If there’s one day that Chicago’s hospitality industry sleeps, it’s Mondays. Which means that dining out on a Monday night can prove challenging, and frustrating for those who want a great meal out on a day when many restaurants are closed. So, here are 18 great restaurants that do serve on Monday nights.Read More
18 Outstanding Chicago Restaurants That Are Open Mondays
On a day when many restaurants are closed, eaters can still get a great meal out
1. Lula Cafe
Beloved Logan Square stalwart Lula Cafe is ready on Mondays with inspired, and seasonally-driven, new American cuisine.
Aside from Chicago’s most comprehensive and well-curated mezcal collection, pop into Quiote on Mondays for elevated Mexican staples like fried oyster tacos and crab tostadas.
3. Paulie Gee's Logan Square
New York expert Paulie Gee’s executes great Neapolitan pies with atypical toppings, like the “Hellboy”: fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, spicy soppressata, Parmesan, and hot honey.
Boka executes new American plates of lemon verbena-accented scallop crudo, and a whole roasted aged duck right, and chef Lee Wolen continues to earn one Michelin star for doing so.
This past May, Chicago’s gold star of avant-garde cookery went from five days to seven days of service, making reservations ever so slightly more attainable.
6. Pizzeria Bebu
At Lincoln Park’s Pizzeria Bebu, anticipate classic and creatively-topped pies made with quality ingredients on Mondays.
7. Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse
This steadfast Chicago steakhouse has been serving its devout clientele since 1989 — and does so on Mondays.
8. Nico Osteria
For seasonal Italian cookery in a grand space, One Off’s Nico Osteria delivers.
Head to Chicago’s one-Michelin-star Spiaggia for its elegant contemporary Italian plates by chef Tony Mantuano.
10. Piccolo Sogno
Arguably one of Chicagos top Italian haunts, hit Piccolo Sogno for some of the city’s most authentic Neapolitan pies and great handmade pastas.
11. RPM Steak
Raise the stakes on Monday nights with RPM Steak’s excellent collection of beef, which ranges from several types of wagyu to prime domestic beef.
12. Bavette's Bar & Boeuf
Think surf and turf, with a sexy Parisian accent, from Brendan Sodikoff’s Bavette’s on Mondays.
Chef CJ Jacobson’s newbie Israeli/Mediterranean boite Aba has proved a tremendous hit since its June debut. Sample his olive oil-laced plates on the restaurant’s lush garden patio.
14. Roister Restaurant
Chicago, IL 60607
Inspired, flavor-packed American cookery shines on Mondays at The Alinea Group’s most casual fine dining engagement, Roister. Don’t miss the fried chicken.
For sushi, grilled skewers, and composed Japanese plates, Momotaro wins. And there’s Japanese whisky, too, at Boka Group’s palace on Mondays.
16. Au Cheval
If craving a burger, or even some scrambled eggs with foie gras, Hogsalt’s ever-popular bistro has eaters covered on Mondays.
17. Blackbird Restaurant
Drop by One Off’s pioneering OG fine dining staple Blackbird for ingredient-driven, seasonal plates of cherry-barbecued pork and chitarra pasta with clams, yuzu, and fermented tomato.
Windy City staple avec is ready on Mondays with seasonally-inclined rustic Mediterranean share plates.