HOME > Chowhound > Chicago Area >

I'm at a loss...Dinner tonight near Apollo Theatre

geg5150 Oct 15, 2010 09:38 AM

I cannot think of a thing! I have a friend in town and we're going to see a show at the Apollo at 10:30 tonight. Need recs for dinner before hand near the Apollo or anywhere off the Brown Line between Kedzie and Diversey.

We went to The Purple Pig last night and tomorrow we're going to Hopleaf. We're not looking for anything fancy, just casual, really tasty dinner. I was thinking about Chilam Balam in Lakeview. Any other suggestions?

Thanks in advance and sorry for the short notice!

Hopleaf Bar
5148 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. m
    marciab RE: geg5150 Oct 15, 2010 11:16 AM

    The Apollo Theater has some suggestions on their website
    Also, I ate at Merlo la Salumeria. It was fabulous, tho not casual

    1. l
      lbs RE: geg5150 Oct 15, 2010 11:43 AM

      Glenn's Diner off the Montrose Brown Line Stop http://www.glennsdiner.com/

      Cafe 28 off the Iriving Park Brown Line Stop http://www.cafe28.org/pages/menu/6.php

      Cjizakaya off Southport Brown Line

      All these are nice to because you can hop on the Lincoln bus after and get to the Apollo that way too.

      Cafe 28
      1800 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL

      Glenn's Diner
      1820 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60613

      1 Reply
      1. re: lbs
        malone RE: lbs Oct 16, 2010 07:23 AM

        btw, the Lincoln bus doesn't run that late.

      2. b
        beanbreath RE: geg5150 Oct 15, 2010 02:55 PM

        Chizakaya is great, but a bit of a walk from the Southport brown line.

        Just down the street from The Apollo is Kyoto Sushi Restaurant
        2534 N. Lincoln

        Fair food, but it tends to get loud and crowded college kids.

        1. b
          beanbreath RE: geg5150 Oct 19, 2010 01:10 PM

          Where did you end up?
          Was it any good?

          Show Hidden Posts