Green Zebra

Chicago, Illinois

3.5 / 14 votes

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Upscale vegetarian restaurant

Restaurant, Bar

Green Zebra is an entirely vegetarian restaurant with vegan options. This upscale lounge-like restaurant also offers prix-fixe tasting menus and has an extensive list of wines, beers and teas.

Now serves brunch on Sunday.

(Note that the restaurant previously served meat dishes as well, which some reviews allude to.)

Added by Eric Purdy on Aug 10 04 (last updated Sep 30 12)

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My husband and I are both vegan. On a recent trip to Chicago, a vegetarian friend and her omni husband suggested eating there, so we did.

The veg food at Green Zebra looked really good, but the vegan options were more limited and less exciting. This was a tapas-style menu and a prix fixe option-- my husband got one and I got the other.

Between us we had the Tuscan Kale salad (okay), another salad with frisee (better IMO but I can't recall exactly what else was in it or what it was called), heirloom summer bean chili with roasted poblano peppers (sweet, spicy and pretty good), Nichols Farm Summer Squash Hash (also pretty good), Country Flatbrad with tomato jam and some veggies (pretty good too) and three side dishes to share around the table -- Foraged Maitake Mushrooms, Roasted Summer Squash, and Sauteed Pole Beans. The mushrooms was the best of these side dishes, tasty but very salty. Dessert was Key Lime Angel Food Cake with Avocado Ice Cream-- nice but not wow.

In fact, that would be my verdict about Green Zebra-- everything was solid but nothing was stellar. The food was pretty good, but not enough to justify the cost of dining there, at least for us vegans. I think our vegetarian-dish-eating friends fared better, but as a vegan, considering the cost, I'd have to give this three stars and recommend going to The Girl and the Goat instead.


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I had an amaziiinggg dinner at Green Zebra.

To start, I had the couscous salad, which was a little bland, so I wasn't too hopeful for the rest of the meal. But MAN, I had the black bean dumplings and they were AMAZING. I was even a little sad when I got to the last one. My mom had the mushroom risotto and she said it was really tasty (it looked pretty too). We shared the chickpea tanjin, which really good too. Like, REALLY good.

But the best was definitely last. We ordered the only vegan dessert, a coconut sorbet with tapioca. I doubt anyone would be able to tell that the coconut sorbet was vegan. I also had the coconut oolong tea with it, which made it even better.

The bill was really high--$90 for two people. But we both agreed that it was worth every cent.

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Neighborhood

Ukranian Village

Non-Smoking

Accepts Reservations

Prices

$$$ - expensive

Payment

  • American Express Diner's Club Discover MasterCard Visa

Cuisines

  • Eclectic (Fusion)

Features

  • (Mostly) Organic
  • Brunch
  • Private Rooms
  • Romantic

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Hours

5:30pm - 10pm
5pm - 11pm
10:30am - 2pm;
5pm - 9pm

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