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Medici on 57th

#286 of 7,631 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Hyde Park
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1327 E 57th St, Chicago, IL 60637-1724
+1 773-667-7394
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 07:00 - 23:00
Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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Fort Worth, Texas
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369 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We came on a Friday night. We were seated right away but our waiter was super slow. It took forever for him to come over and greet us. Plus we had to get up everytime we needed something. We never refilled our water. We finally ordered all at once so he didn't have the chance to run off to the... More 

Thank Sadie D
Dallas, United States
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89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Medici, the restaurant, is convenient for faculty and students at the University of Chicago, but it offers only an acceptable dining experience. The dining room was a welcome ruralesque departure from the Chicago suburban landscape, and the food was good...prepared well enough and presented well enough. It was a bit irritating that our party's (9 people) dishes were delivered at... More 

Thank Donald W
Dallas, Texas, United States
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came in for a quick bite of dinner. It was awesomeness. We had the delcious lemonade, and then I had the chicken sandwich with there fresh baked bread. The think cut fries were possible the best part of my meal. I like match stick type fries. I highly recommend this for breakfast, brunch and now dinner. One of my... More 

Thank Andrea B
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434 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the train from downtown to this area mainly to see Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House. We had some time to kill and popped in for coffee and pastries. Very friendly vibe and clientele seemed to be a mix of different ages and types. We sat outside and watched the birds go after crumbs that feel from the tables.... More 

Thank TarHeel
Columbus, Indiana
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145 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Ate here by accident really. Happened to find a parking space in front of the place (parking in this area is horrible when U of Chicago is in session) to run some errands several blocks away. When we got back, there was still time on the meter and, well, we were right outside, so decided to go in for lunch.... More 

Thank interceptpubs
Lake Zurich, Illinois
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42 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Great atmosphere and good food. The interior is unique with a lot of graffiti and interesting surroundings. The food is good and service friendly. I didnt eat breakfast, but I hear it is their specialty.

Thank soc64
Merton, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Had my first Smoked Salmon omelet. Wonderful but a little heavy on the onions. Service was great. Loved the homemade wheat bread.

Thank wxman291
Cincinnati, Ohio
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108 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

My husband and I were in town visiting one of our daughters who had a newborn, and this is where she and her husband have eaten before. They suggested it and it was not bad. I had a salad, but it came with a pesto herb dressing and I am just not a pesto person. So I tried about three... More 

Thank JayWalk7
northbrook, il
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Great food, great prices and great service. Consistent throughout the years. Definitely a go-to place when we are in Hyde Park! Nice when we ask for potatoes and bacon to be crisp they actually ARE crisp!!!!

Thank alm751
Perth, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

I remember this restaurant from the '60's when it was behind The Green Door Bookstore further down 57th street. Many many years have passed. It has a funky place of its own with dining upstairs and down. On a Saturday night around 6.30pm there was over 30mins. Wait for a table, but it was worth it. The pizzas are even... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Pizza
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1327 E 57th St, Chicago, IL 60637-1724
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Hyde Park
  • Neighbourhood: Hyde Park
  • Phone Number: +1 773-667-7394

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Hyde Park

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Hyde Park
If you want to get a feel for quintessential South Side Chicago, you have to make a stop in Hyde Park, one of the city’s most popular neighborhoods. This historic area is home to two of the city’s most prominent cultural institutions, the Museum of Science and Industry and the University of Chicago. A stroll here will bring you past vintage and grand hotels converted into luxury apartment buildings; peaceful gardens, parks and green spaces; and ivy-adorned museums and other cultural institutions that speak to the city’s diversity and architectural beauty.
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