Reza's Restaurant

Chicago, Illinois

3.6 / 4 votes

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Restaurant, Coffee/Tea/Juice, Bar

There are more than 20 clearly listed vegetarian appetizers at Reza's, including Vegetable Casserole, Roasted Zucchini in Tomato Sauce, and Eggplant Steak. Vegetarian platters are also served, as well as six different veggie combination lunches. Reza's also offers an elegant 20s style d├ęcor, outdoor seating when weather permits, and a seated bar.

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Reza's is one of the few vegan-friendly places in the extended downtown area of Chicago. That said, the food here is not that great.

I split a few appetizers with my friend. The falafel appetizer ($5.95) consisted of big falafel balls with a lemony tahini sauce with dill. But it was served luke-warm and lost much of its appeal that way. Also, the flavor just wasn't that great; it tasted bland and got boring after a few bites. We also had a vegetarian shamshiri ($5.95), which was basically just falafel covered in an unusual, and tasty, sweet-sour pomegranate sauce. Finally, the vegetarian kabob (made without butter for us- $5.95) was pretty bland and comprised one piece each of carrot, zucchini, mushroom and tomato.

That said, the decor and atmosphere here was great. The place is huge and has a nice lounge area upfront. It looks like a fancy bar/restaurant from the 1920s. It's classy with high ceilings, dark wood everywhere, exposed brick, and a big, elegant bar. This is the type of place Al Capone would have dined at and I was pleased that places like this still exist in Chicago.

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Reza's has a good mixture of veg and non-veg food, so it's really easy to satisfy the wants of a group. The veg food overall is pretty good. They also have a location on Andersonville right on Clark.

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River North


Accepts Reservations

Wheelchair Accessible


$$ - average


  • American Express Diner's Club Discover MasterCard Visa


  • Lebanese


  • Brunch
  • Buffet
  • Delivery
  • Happy Hour
  • Large Group-Friendly
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Romantic
  • Valet Parking



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