Where to Eat

The best restaurants and cafes in the neighborhood! Please consult the map for general locations or download a PDF of the restaurant guide.

Price ranges: $ = under $10, $$ = $11-$30, $$$ = $31-$60

58th St. and Ellis Ave. (Food Trucks)

Whether you’re looking for tortas, meatballs, or cupcakes, a variety of food trucks park just a block from the admissions office every weekday. Find out what’s here at twitter.com/uchinomgo or just walk over and peruse the numerous options!

On or Near Campus

Barnes & Noble Bookstore Café

A coffee shop with plenty of extra snacks and cold lunches ($)

Hutchinson Commons

Wide array of options, ranging from Noodles, Etc. and Flat Iron Grill to Indian and Italian cuisine ($-$$)

Cobb Café

Eclectic atmosphere with food catered from local eateries, fresh pastries, & hot, quality coffee ($)

Grounds of Being

“Where God drinks coffee”, it has packed lunches, international snacks, and fair trade coffee. Cash only. ($)

Hallowed Grounds

Located in the Reynold’s Club, it’s notable for its local selection of food as well as the free pool tables for community use ($)

Plein Air Café

Coffee shop notable for its rustic charm, Steak and Ale pie, and high-end coffee ($$)

Everett Kovler Café

Located in the Booth School of Business, this cafe has a salad bar, a grill, a soup station, and gluten-free options ($-$$)

57th St. (Nearest to campus, 10-minute walk)

Cemitas Puebla

Casual Mexican style sandwiches, tacos, and guacamole ($)

Zaleski & Horvath MarketCafe, 57th & Kenwood

Local deli with a wide selection of salads and sandwiches ($$)

Medici Bakery, 57th & Kenwood

Freshly-baked bread and pastries with a different shake flavor each month ($)

Medici Restaurant, 57th & Kenwood

Student fave with great pizza and burgers ($$)

Noodles, Etc., 57th & Kenwood

Casual pan-Asian dishes and green tea ice cream ($)

Salonica, 57th & Blackstone

Greek-style diner with delicious breakfast options ($)

55th St. (West end, 15-minute walk)

Seven Ten Lanes, 55th & Ellis

Bowling alley with pub-style lunch and dinner selection ($$)

The Nile, 55th & Woodlawn

Low-key Middle Eastern falafel and shawarma joint ($)

Bergstein’s NY Delicatessen, 55th & Woodlawn

Classic New York sandwiches, soups, and smoked fish ($$)

55th St. (East end, 20-minute walk)

Maravillas, 55th & Lake Park

Casual eatery serving Mexican favorites and a few American eats ($)

la petite folie, 55th & Lake Park

Classically prepared French food ($$$)

Thai 55, 55th & Cornell

Thai spot with great pad kee mow and bubble tea ($)

Pho 55, 55th & Cornell

Vietnamese fusion grill & noodle shop with excellent pho ($$)

Siam Thai, 55th & Cornell

Cafe that serves traditional Thai dishes including curries & seafood ($)

The Snail Thai Cuisine, 55th & Cornell

Casual Thai joint with excellent massaman curry & basil chicken ($)

53rd St. (25-minute walk)

Cedars Mediterranean Kitchen, 53rd & Woodlawn

Sit-down shawarma, falafel, & kebabs. Great for "family style" dining ($$)

The Sit Down Cafe & Sushi Bar, 53rd & Kimbark

Eclectic pizza, sushi, and sandwich place with great smoothies ($$)

Zberry, 53rd & Kenwood

Build-your-own frozen yogurt shop ($)

Shinju Sushi, 53rd & Kenwood

Casual sushi place with an all-you-can-eat deal ($$)

Giordano’s, 53rd & Blackstone

Traditional Chicago deep dish pizza institution ($$)

Five Guys, 53rd & Harper

Juicy burgers, fresh fries, and infinite soda flavors ($$)

A10, 53rd & Harper

Stylish French and Italian cuisine from Chicago chef Matthias Merges ($$$)

Rajun Cajun, 53rd & Harper

Small, no-frills spot serving Indian and Cajun cuisine ($)

Pizza Capri, 53rd & Harper

Local Italian restaurant with great pizza and salads ($$)

Valois, 53rd & Harper Court

Longstanding, classic Hyde Park diner serving breakfast all day ($)

Ja’ Grill, 53rd & Harper Court

Curries, jerks, and other Jamaican specialties in an upscale-casual space ($)

Porkchop, 53rd & Harper Court

Rustic pork-focused BBQ joint that’s open late ($$)

Native Foods Café, 53rd & Harper Court

Fast, casual vegan plates made with tempeh and seitan ($$)

Chipotle Mexican Grill, 53rd & Harper Court

Hyde Park outpost of the national made-to-order burrito chain ($)

The Promontory

Artisanal, mouthwatering, farm-to- 38 table eatery ($$$)

Restaurant Map

Restaurant Map