I am 1,000% biased, but Lincoln Park is my favorite thing about Chicago. I always tell people that it is the perfect mix of a quiet, quaint neighborhood and a bustling, exciting city. My husband and I have lived here for a year and a half and we feel like we haven’t even scratched the surface of things to do! However, throughout that time, we have curated some of our favorite spots for every occasion and I am so excited to share them with you today!


Date Night

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Although this restaurant is technically located in Lakeview, I had to include it on my list! It has a great location, elevated mexican food, amazing drinks and blue crab guacamole. You can’t go wrong! Make sure to check out their awesome happy hour deals!

My pick: House margarita, blue grab guacamole, and Adobo Steak Tacos

Mon Ami Gabi

If you are looking for fabulous french food, look no further! Located on Lincoln Park West, this restaurant transports you with the feeling of an authentic french steak house. It’s a great place to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or treat yourself to a nice meal.

My pick: The (to die for) French onion soup and Dijon Steak & Frites!



Photo: Homeslice

Butcher & The Burger

This BYOB (build your own burger) place is stocked full of amazing choices. We really started loving Butcher & The Burger when we were on Whole30 because it is so easy to build a healthy burger!   

My pick: Lentil Brown Rice Burger with whatever toppings I am feeling that day!


Homeslice has become one of our most frequented restaurants in Lincoln Park for a late Sunday lunch. Because let’s be honest, who doesn’t love pizza? And Homeslice does pizza well!

My pick: Jalapeno homies & a party boi pizza!


Healthy Options

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Left Coast

If you follow Chicago bloggers, then chances are you have seen them instagramming at Left Coast. This adorable corner restaurant is a refreshing healthy option among some not so healthy (but still delicious) places.   

My pick: Farro and away, add chicken!

Summer House Santa Monica

Walking into Summer House is like walking into beachside restaurant in the heart of California. You’ll definitely want to get an Instagram here :). Not only is the place gorgeous, the food is delicious with some solid healthy choices!   

My pick: Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl or Amish Chicken Taco Platter!


Sweet Treats

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Glazed & Infused

We are truly lucky to have so many doughnut options here in the Windy City. However, after a very thorough study of my own, I have declared Glazed & Infused Chicago’s best.

My pick: Buttermilk Bar!

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream

I was so excited when I heard that Jeni’s was coming to Lincoln Park! You will not find more unique ice cream flavors. Quick tip: skip the line by buying a pint at Foxtrot, the connected market next door.

My pick: It is always a toss up between the salted peanut butter with chocolate flecks and the lavender ice cream!