Chicago >Food & Dining > Green Zebra
1460 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL | Directions 6062241.896144 -87.665278
Sunday From 10:30 AM To 02:00 PM Sunday From 05:30 PM To 09:00 PM Monday-Thursday From 05:30 PM To 9:30 PM Friday-Saturday From 05:00 PM To 10:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Goose Island, West Side
Fine vegetarian dining. Recommend the black bean mole plantain hash.
Offers a very classy tasting menu with beautiful presentations and good service. Green Zebra is a vegetarian paradise and perfect for the romantic vegetarian couple's Valentine's Day celebration - offering a 4-course tasting menu on the special holiday with vegan choices. Dynamite!
Amazing Brunch – Wow, this was one of the best brunches I've ever had. While I am not a vegetarian, I prefer the veggies to the meat and wanted to entertain a vegetarian friend who was in town for the weekend. We were not disappointed.
We got to the restaurant at 10:15 on a Sunday morning, 15 minutes prior to their opening. I may be an early bird but 10:30 seems kind of late time to open. Regardless, we were seated and served almost immediately. I had expected to wait a long time for my food but the kitchen and wait staff was quickly attentive to everyone's orders.
The waiter brought us our drinks and complimentary madeline cookies with a side of rhubarb preserves and cinnamon butter. It was a delicious way to start my day. I could have eaten a dozen of them but I'm glad I didn't because my entree was incredible.
My friend ordered the eggs benedict and I ordered the grits with greens, mushrooms and poached eggs. I can't describe how wonderful my dish was. The eggs were poached perfectly; the greens and mushrooms fresh and al dente; the polenta rich and creamy. It was amazing.
I very highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants a delicious and easy brunch.
A great vegetarian restaurant – I was in Chicago to see some music, but I was sick as a dog, barely able to taste anything and hopped up on day-quil. Still, Green Zebra tasted wonderful, and left me and my meat-eating buddy, completely satisfied.
I had the 5-course tasting menu for just $55. Serious!
The dishes were classic in style: greens, consomme, risotto, crepes, and dessert. Simple, done well.
I will definitely eat here every time I am in Chicago. One of the country's best vegetarian restaurants.
Yum – I had never been to a vegetarian restaurant before so I had no idea what to expect... despite the fact that I was a vegetarian for 9 years. I guess I was used to being a vegetarian in a carnivore's world. I went here for my birthday and it was fantastic. The food was great and the waiter took the time to explain what everything was as I was used to eating pasta and fruit back in my veggie days. We had this egg thing, I have no idea what it was but I kinda crave it now and then. I would definitely go back again adn I recommend it to anyone
You Must Go Try! – I went to the Green Zebra twice and both times were a great experience.
The menu is very creative,staff was wonderful and the food was delicious!
attentive staff, good food presentation, tasty dishes....not a lot of parking, make sure you have change for the meters! – Our waitress was very kind, knowledgable of the wines and all the dishes and was able to explain the different ingredients in one of my dishes. I found the wine to be very good even though I'm not one who likes to drink a lot. I had the 3 course plan and then had the poached pears for dessert. I gotta say that was the best dessert I've had in a long time. Until I got home and checked the restaurant out, I never would have known it was vegetarian, so being a vegetarian was definitely a perk. Even if your not a vegetarian, there is something that you'll find on the menu that you like and if you don't, well then your taste buds need a little changing. I highly recommend trying at least once. It can be expensive so make a sporadic occassion.
Damn good restaurant – The previous reviewer slams this restaurant for ethical issues because the owner has another restaurant that DOES serve meat dishes. If you are vegetarian for ethical issues, then that may bother you. However, do NOT disregard this restaurant - it is FAN-FLIPPIN-TASTIC!! I am not a vegetarian, however my boyfriend is - so I like to find cool places where he can order whatever he wants off the menu and not have to think about it, but where we can both find unique and clever dishes. This place has it!!! You order 3 or 4 small plates - 3 is ENOUGH - cus you have to get dessert!!! They have put much time and effort into creating a creative and unique menu that I doubt will be found elsewhere in this city. In conclusion, the Green Zebra is a bad-ass, hip, vegetarian place to stuff your face with LOTS of tasty dishes. ENJOY!!
Ethics and compassion are not on the menu at the Green Zebra in Chicago – Gotta let you guys know: If you're a vegetarian or vegan, eating at the Green Zebra is not ethical.
A funny thing happened to me the other day. I met the owner of the Green Zebra, MrsSue Kim-Drohomyrecky. She was over at one of her other restaurants. It's called Custom House and it's on Dearborn.
I don't usually like to publicly whip people but I gotta say: How the hell do you own a Veg restauraunt and a place across town that serves veal and foie gras? WTF?!?!
Don't eat at the Green Zebra for ethical or compassionate reasons. Voting with your dollars has zero effect when it goes into the coffers of the Drohomyrecky clan; who would cut up and serve a baby Koala Bear's spleen if it had a good profit margin.
In the interest of full disclosure I'll let you know I've eaten here twice. Never again.
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Favorite restaurant in Chicago – This is my favorite restaurant in Chicago. I love the small plate concept because there are so many phenomenal things on the menu and you want to taste them all. The Thai spiced carrot soup is outstanding. I also had the Shiitake mushrooms with crispy potato, delicious. Presentations are great and the small plate portions are perfect. And for dessert, the Valrhona chocolate trifle with raspberries was divine!
Awesome – I feel like a broken record--this place is great! My family and I went here for dinner and had an outstanding experience! The service was out of this world--very friendly and knowledgeable. The food was great and I can't wait to go back and try the tasting menu!
My husband and I went in and had the tasting menu, what a fun way to experience the wonderful menu. We both got different dishes and had a great time. The wine pairing was spot on and our service was excellent. Very attentive and friendly. We have already told our friends to go here and we can't wait to get back! Thank you to the whole staff!
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