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Cafe Brauer

Lincoln Park
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Address: 2021 N Stockton Dr, Chicago, IL 60614-4700
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+1 312-742-2480
11:00 - 20:00
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Located at the south end of the Lincoln Park Zoo, this historic restaurant...

Located at the south end of the Lincoln Park Zoo, this historic restaurant re-opened in 1990 after $4 million in restorations.

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Beautiful venue

Located in the heart of Lincoln Park, just outside of Lincoln Park Zoo, the Cafe Brauer is not only elegant, but also offers great views of the immediate area, as well as the... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Located in the heart of Lincoln Park, just outside of Lincoln Park Zoo, the Cafe Brauer is not only elegant, but also offers great views of the immediate area, as well as the Chicago skyline. The building was built in 1908 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The centerpiece of the restaurant is the Great Hall... More 

Thank Allen21096
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Visited here with family who live in Chicago. It was easy to park, get a table and the food was lovely and good value. It's within a couple of minutes walk from the zoo too which meant it was perfect for the young ones in the group.

Thank CookieBiscuits
Limerick, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Went as a family group, 6 adults and a baby in a stroller/buggy. The lunch was very good and the staff were friendly and supportive.

Thank John H
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Attended a wedding reception at Cafe Brauer this weekend; first time I'd been there in years since it first opened a couple of decades ago when it was often used for charity benefits. Great, grand space with phenomenal views of the city. Lovely outdoor porch for cocktails, grand hall is an ideal place for dinner and dancing. Hall was kind... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

Delightful patio overlooking Lincoln Park Lake. Family, and dog, friendly; space for small children to roam. Diverse, well-presented menu.

Argyle, Texas
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Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Our food ranged from average to good, but the patio is a blissful place to be on a pretty day. Lovely views, nice menu options, and good service.

Thank ILoveTexas
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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Reviewed 11 March 2016

I was fortunate to get to visit Cafe Brauer for a wedding. Ground floor is open to the public, but on upper level, there is a large hall that is used for weddings. The decor is classical, but very well maintained. It has an outdoor area, where it has great views of the south pond and Michigan ave buildings. I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

Ordered fish tacos and buffalo chicken salad - fresh, generous and delicious. A brilliant setting and a complete surprise to find such great food at what we thought was probably likely only to be a generic tourist cafe.

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Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

We went for dinner and had a lovely patio table overlooking the zoo and the city skyline. The menu is simple but very reasonably priced. We had the steak with chimichurra sauce. It came with grilled brocolli and a side. I had sweet potato fries and my friend had a salad. Great deal for $15.95! The food was tasty and... More 

Thank Sue D
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

We like this quaint water-side outdoor cafe with its beautiful view of the city. It's a nice place to meet friends after work or on the weekends for a drink and/or meal/snack and good people watching on the boardwalk and nearby zoo. (Many wedding parties come to take photos on the nearby bridge, and they often shoot movies there as... More 

Thank Bonnie T

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Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a free zoo open to visitors year-round. This pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks, row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln Park itself borders the lakefront area offering peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline. The Lincoln Park Conservatory is one of the most popular attractions in the area, with the Chicago History Museum a close second. Armitage Avenue is where you’ll find great shopping from high-end retailers and small boutiques, whereas Clark Street houses cafes and restaurants. For more highbrow entertainment, walk along Lincoln Avenue to find some of Chicago’s finer museums and theaters.
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