Best Restaurants Lincoln Park/Lakeview

Best Restaurants Lincoln Park/Lakeview

Boundaries: Between Diversey Parkway south to North Avenue, from Clybourn Avenue east to Lake Michigan
People who live here don’t really need a car to get around, which is a good thing, because parking here is scarce. Residential streets are lined with cars bumper to bumper, and most of the streets require a permit to park. The neighborhood’s young energy is fed by the 3,000 students who attend DePaul University’s oldest and largest campus in the heart of Lincoln Park. Named for Chicago’s largest park (with more than 1,200 acres), the neighborhood offers an abundance of outdoor activities, including bike trails, jogging paths and athletic fields. There really is not a main artery in Lincoln Park, because every major street running through the neighborhood is a hub of commercial activity.


Italian inspired. Honest cooking. Balena is the first collaboration of Boka Restaurant Group and The Bristol Group. Recently named one of Bon Appetit's Top 50 Best New Restaurants. Chef Chris Pandel is the executive Chef and he oversees the operations at both The Bristol and Balena.


 The name goosefoot didn’t emerge from a fondness for feathered friends or feet, but from our passion to cook with the highest quality seasonal ingredients grown and sourced from small artisan farms.

A goosefoot or chenopodium genus is actually a plant family of great significance to the culinary world. There are 150-varieties in the family some of the species in the genus have leaves that resemble the foot of a goose. A few of our favorites are: Chioggia beets, strawberry blite, Swiss chard, Bull’s Blood, Bordeaux spinach, lamb’s quarters, red orach, epazote and quinoa.