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Jul 2, 2010 05:55 PM

Eats in Andersonville?

Going to watch the Cubbies lose on the 4th then will head north with 3-4 hours to kill before fireworks. Looking to have a few drinks and then dinner or viceversa, not necessarily in the same place. Will probably head to Hopleaf but it may be crowded? Looking for places b/w Wrigleyville and Andersonville that fit one or both(drinks and/or dinner). kthxbai!

Hopleaf Bar
5148 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640

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  1. It's difficult to tell what will be crowded on the 4th, because it's a Sunday this year.

    Since you're looking for places between Lakeview (Wrigleyville) and Andersonville, there are several neighborhoods along the way: Lakeview, North Center, Lincoln Square, Uptown, and Andersonville. There are excellent places to eat in all of these - but you will need to check with the restaurants (or on to make sure they're open on the 4th. Hopleaf is a good place for drinking, and they have mussels and fries, but there are lots of good restaurants in those neighborhoods for dinner. Such as...

    Deleece (Lakeview, contemporary American) -
    Browntrout (North Center, contemporary American) -
    Sola (North Center, contemporary American) -
    Bistro Campagne (Lincoln Square, French bistro) -
    LM (Lincoln Square, French) -
    Spoon Thai (Lincoln Square, Thai) -
    Magnolia Cafe (Uptown, contemporary American) -
    Tank Noodle (Uptown, Vietnamese) -
    Big Jones (Andersonville, Southern) -

    All of these except Spoon Thai, Magnolia Cafe, and Tank Noodle accept reservations on Now the bad news: all of the restaurants that accept reservations on are showing NO availability there for Sunday evening dinner, which most likely means they're closed. You can try calling them to see if they are open and can give you a reservation over the phone, but otherwise, you'll need to try some other place. Anteprima, an Italian place in Andersonville, is showing availability on Opentable (I haven't been there). mxyzptlk!

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    1. re: nsxtasy

      Thx nsxtasy. Knew I could count on you for a reply. Really, do you do anything besides surf this board?
      Already made a reso at Anteprima via OT as my fallback.

      5316 N Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640

      1. re: hoppy2468

        >> do you do anything besides surf this board?

        Yes, I go out to eat. ;) And I just got back from the best dinner I've had in over a year, at Michael. :)