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Edgewater Beach Cafe

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5545 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60640-1662
+1 773-275-4141
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 08:00 - 19:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Edwardsville, Illinois
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105 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

This cafe is a dinner only restaurant, located in the famous old Edgewater Beach Hotel. It's just a couple blocks from where my father lives and my dad eats there regularly. We have also had a couple of large family get-togethers here and they took very good care of us. Most recently we had my father's 90th birthday celebration at... More 

Thank Ricardo59IL
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124 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

The owner is very warm and makes you feel like a part of the family. He knows a lot of the customers, as they are regulars here (pretty neat to have so many repeat customers in a city with a multitude of restaurants to choose from). The chef is amazing as well - she trained at Le Cordon Bleu. Bring... More 

Thank Luvingmywine
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

Small enough to feel cozy, awesome cowboy music, on selected nights, and gourmet food. It was a Mimosa and french flavored meal

Thank Shelly B
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

Great food, wonderful and classy setting. Circa 1929 historic landmark building. Art Deco. Good service. Awesome steaks! Decent prices.

Thank Chris D
Iowa City, Iowa
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2014

Beautiful and classy atmosphere, piano player, and house magician who did some wonderful tricks for my daughter. The food was wonderful as well. It wasn't crowded when we went. Wish I had taken pictures to share.

1 Thank The_chiefs_squaw
Chicago, IL
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98 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2013

In line with the other reviews of the excellent food and service. I live nearby and have had my eye on this place for a long time waiting for the right opportunity to give it a try. That opportunity came this weekend when I hosted an out of town visitor who is a world traveler. I reasoned that if he... More 

3 Thank xjpc2
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 October 2013 via mobile

Had the duo of filets and the apple braised duck. Both were spectacular. The shame of it was that there was only one other couple in the place. Spread the word! Great french food for a wonderful price!

1 Thank Jason V
Chicago, Illinois
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67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2012

This excellent restaurant is in the Edgewater Beach Apartment Building built in 1929 by the architect of the Drake Hotel in Chicago. It is run by a Vietnamese husband and wife couple with their son. The food is classic American/French with some Asian influence and some really incredible dishes which defy any specific ethnic origin, like the red cabbage salad... More 

1 Thank nancerbug1
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 May 2011

I love this place! I am a little confused by one of the reviews, however. There is no outdoor patio at this cafe. It is small, intimate, and the food is wonderful. Located in the Edgewater Beach Apartment building. And Fridays are lovely with the added attraction of music. Highly recommended.

Thank Mlrphotos
Merrimac, Wisconsin
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180 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2007

For a good time...... Oh, that story would not fly here. However, after a couple of visits, Friday will be the total evening of Unmatched Food, Great enviorment of friendly atmosphere, live piano entertainment, and a Host that will make you a friend. Any night is good for a quiet evening of great food, however something happens on Friday night... More 

1 Thank TravelersAH

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
French, American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
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Open Hours
08:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5545 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60640-1662
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 773-275-4141

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?