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Dining

Spertus Institute does not have an onsite restaurant or cafe.

For group visits and events, Spertus Kosher Catering featuring Cuisine by Wolfgang Puck is available both on-site and off-premise. Kosher delivery is also available by advance arrangement. Call 312.322.1718.

These lists of neighborhood and kosher restaurants are provided as a resource for Spertus Institute visitors. All information is subject to change.

Neighborhood Restaurants 

Artist's Cafe — $$
Soup, Salads, and Sandwiches
412 S. Michigan Ave.
312.939.7855
MAP (0.24 miles)

Cafecito — $
Salads and Sandwiches
26 E. Congress Pkwy
312.922.2233
MAP (0.2 miles)

Eleven City Diner — $$
New York Style Deli
1112 S. Wabash
312.212.1112
MAP (0.45 miles)
10% discount for Spertus visitors.
Just ask your waiter.

Epic Burger — $
Natural Burgers and Smoothies
517 S. State Street
312.913.1373
MAP (0.2 miles)

Kitty O’Shea's — $$
Irish Pub
720 S. Michigan Ave.
(in Chicago Hilton)
312.294.6860
MAP (0.1 miles)

Manny’s Coffee Shop — $$
Classic Chicago Deli
1141 S. Jefferson
312.939.2855
MAP (1.5 mile)

Mercat a la Planxa — $$$
Upscale Catalan Cuisine
638 S. Michigan Ave.
(in the Blackstone Hotel)
312.765.0524
MAP (0.1 miles)

Park Grill — $
Contemporary American
11 N. Michigan Ave.
(in Millennium Park)
312.521.7275
MAP (0.6 miles)

Pauly’s Pizzeria — $
Pizza by the slice, salads
719 S. State St.
312.957.1111
MAP (0.4 miles)

Russian Tea Time — $$$
Russian and Ukrainian
77 E. Adams
312.360.0000
MAP (0.42 miles)

Starbucks — $
636 S. Michigan Ave
(in the Blackstone Hotel)
MAP (0.1 miles)

Tamarind — $$
Pan Asian
614 S. Wabash
312.379.0970
MAP (0.12 miles)
10% discount for Spertus visitors.
Just ask your waiter.

Yolk — $$
1120 S. Michigan Ave.
312.789.9655
MAP (.37 miles)


 

Kosher Restaurants

Currently there are only a few kosher dining options in the
Chicago downtown area.

Bebe's Kosher Deli — $
Deli, grocery vendor in Chicago's French Market
131 N. Clinton St.
312.575.0306
MAP (1.7 miles)

Metro Klub — $$$
Kosher sandwiches
733 W. Madison Street at Halsted (in the Crowne Plaza Hotel)
Open for lunch Monday—Thursday only
312.602.2104
MAP (2.5 miles)
Discount coupons for Metro Klub are available at the Spertus Patron Services desk in the lobby.

The Chicago Loop Synagogue, at 16 South Clark Street (phone 312.346.7370) offers kosher boxed lunches. These are brought in from The Sandwich Club restaurant in Skokie, for sale between noon and 2:30 pm Monday—Thursday.

Magnolia Bakery — $
Cupcakes, muffins, cakes (dairy)
108 N. State St.
312.346.7777
MAP (0.9 miles)

Milt's Barbecue for the Perplexed — $$
Southern-style kosher BBQ
3411 N. Broadway St.
773.661.6384
MAP (6.1 miles)

Here are some kosher suggestions on the city's north side and in the suburbs. A more complete list of Chicago-area kosher restaurants can be found on the Chicago Rabbinical Council’s website.

Ken's Diner and Grille/ Malibu Pizza — $$
Sandwiches, burgers, parve ice cream
3353 Dempster Street, Skokie, IL 60076
847.679.2850
MAP (14.2 miles north of Spertus)

Shallots Bistro — $$$
French/American
7016 Carpenter Road, Skokie, IL 60076
847.677.3463
MAP (14.7 miles north of Spertus)

Slice of Life — $$
Pizza/Pasta/Vegetarian
4120 W. Dempster Street, Skokie, IL 60076
847.674.2021
MAP (17 miles north of Spertus)

Taboun Grill — $$$
Mediterranean
8808 Gross Point Road, Skokie, IL 60076
847.965.1818
MAP (14.5 miles north of Spertus)

Mizrahi Grill — $$
Israeli
215 Skokie Valley Road, Highland Park, IL 60035
847.831.1400
MAP (24.4 miles north of Spertus)