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Chicago Restaurants

Erwin Cafe

  • 2925 N. Halsted St. Map It
  • Lakeview

Updated 06/11/2013

Fodor's Review

Striking a pose between friendly and refined, this spot has comforting food, a cozy setting, and polished service. Chef Erwin Drechsler often patrols the dining room of his namesake restaurant, greeting regulars. The straightforward, seasonal menu may not look all that different from other upscale American menus—skate sautéed with zucchini, cherry tomatoes, garlic, and fingerling potatoes; wood-grilled flank steak with smoked Gouda mashed potatoes; and one of the city's best burgers—but the skillful cooking and vibrant flavors make you respect simplicity. The booths by the front windows are the best for views of neighborhood comings and goings.

Restaurant Information


2925 N. Halsted St., Chicago, Illinois, 60657, United States

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Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed Mon. No lunch Tues.–Sat.

Updated 06/11/2013


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