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Basil Leaf Cafe

2465 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614-2717
+1 773-348-7243
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good34%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2465 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614-2717
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just when I thought it can not get better I had lunch there yesterday. My favorite server; ordinarily do not drink at lunch but she asked if I would like a glass of Gavi. I said yes and my guests were thrilled. We had sandwiches;...More

Thank jamesF1532HO
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son & I were looking for a place that served a great salad, meatballs and sandwiches, so when this establishment popped up as an option, we HAD to check it out. We entered to an empty dining area for a light lunch and were...More

Thank Debra W
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Invited as a guest, I enjoyed real gnocchi in a basil sauce while my friend who eats there frequently had a marvelous looking trout and vegetables. She is gluten free for real, and I can eat anything. Sit inside if you don't like street noise...More

Thank Andrea F
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

My husband & I were in the mood for Italian food & this place didn't disappoint! I love that they take reservations. The place has a beautiful atmosphere & we had a seat right my the open air window. Our server Jessica was very sweet...More

Thank sheric827
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Clean, open, well-lit. Nice menu. Had a simple dinner of mussels and side of asparagus. Excellent house-baked dinner rolls. Service was perfect--felt well-cared for. Was a quiet Thursday evening, conversation friendly, not rushed. Would go back!

Thank LGP27
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

...was absolutely to die for! My son's shrimp appetizer was much larger than expected and very fresh. Wine selection is well-priced. Will return for sure, and my son and daughter-in-law who live in the area are adding it to their list of regular choices.

Thank Lori K
Reviewed 29 May 2017

A lovely popular neighborhood spot with very friendly staff and delicious upscale Italian cuisine. Nice wine list as well makes this a top pick for the area.

Thank FrequentFlyer013
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Fabulous sandwiches and salads!!! Delicious Bloody Mary's!!! And great service !!!! In Lincoln Park , cute neighborhood

Thank sfurey0127
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a late dinner and was pleasantly surprised by the lovely dining room and beautiful bar. The Italian rolls and the spinach and pear salad were delightful starters. The lobster ravioli was delicious and the cheese tortellini with a light alfredo sauce was...More

Thank aeropom
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

It was my mom's 80th birthday and I talked to the owners for reservation purposes. I received a text later if I 'd preferred a special menu . Upon our arrival they surprised us with their private room and a special welcome without expecting extra...More

Thank Mahtabhs
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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2465 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614-2717
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Park
  • Neighbourhood: Lincoln Park
  • Phone Number: +1 773-348-7243
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