Magnolia Cafe

1224 W Wilson
Chicago, IL 60640
Phone: (773) 728-8785
Cuisine: American, Bar/Gastro Pub/Wine Bar
Price: $$$$
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  • Hours
    Monday: Closed
    Tuesday: 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    Wednesday: 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    Thursday: 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    Friday: 5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
    Saturday: 5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
    Sunday: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Closed on Mondays. Sunday Brunch 10-3
  • Amenities Private Party Room, Call for info on Private Parties
  • Atmosphere Live Music, Romantic
  • Bar Full Bar, Beer, Wines
  • Meal Times Served Brunch, Dinner, Brunch on Sundays 10-3pm
  • Banquet Facilities 20 - 50 People, Private Party room for up to 50 people for all events. Showers, Rehearsal Dinners, Corporate Events, Birthday's etc
  • Parking Availability Valet
  • Payment Methods Amex Cash Discover Mastercard Visa


Magnolia Cafe is located north of downtown Chicago in the newly revitalized neighborhood of Uptown. Beautiful pictures of Magnolia flowers line the walls of this intimate American Bistro. The atmosphere is cozy and conversation friendly with lively jazz music playing softly in the background. One can enjoy many of the unique cocktails served at Magnolia's bar or indulge in any of their small production, boutique bottles of wine. Steak and fish dishes are prepared with a stylish twist and choosing one dish from another is quite the challenge. Since its opening in December of 2001, owner and chef Kasra Medhat thrives in delivering his recipe for great service and a delightful culinary adventure. Neighborhood regulars all describe Magnolia as an incredible dining experience and a warm and inviting place not to be missed when looking for a truly memorable dinner.

Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 76reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by food very good. love the atmosphere. Service was slow last.night. seemed very crowded for a Wednesday night so short staffed. We didn't care but think some other tables might have. Jun 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great ambiance, service and delicious food. Jun 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great place. You will never leave unhappy. Food is wonderful. May 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great service, presentation and food. Cute intimate setting. Apr 22, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by In general, the staff was much more interested in socializing among themselves than in tending to customers. Mar 3, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Service was excellent and the choices offered on the menu were great options. Mar 3, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great atmosphere and attentive staff. Jan 22, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Surprised, only one fish selection on the menu. Jan 21, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by We headed here for a late casual brunch on a Sunday. There was no waiting, service was fast, food was perfect. Go for the crab cake benedict or the trout hash. It may seem expensive but the portions justify the cost. It wasn't overly noisy or crowded to where I couldn't hear my date. Jan 6, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by The food was fantastic. The service was polite and prompt. Jan 4, 2015
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