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KICK

KICK restaurant and bar features bold cuisine with global spice from Asia, Latin America, and beyond. NOW OPEN!!!
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35 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
(35 Reviews)
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Rating Breakdown 35 reviews
5 stars
(6)
4 stars
(18)
3 stars
(8)
2 stars
(3)
1 star
(0)
Food 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Service 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
Ambiance 
3.6 / 5
(Very Good) 3.6 / 5
Noise Level
1.5 / 3
Moderate
Value 
3.3 / 5
(Very Good) 3.3 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • neighborhood gem(12)
  • good for groups(10)
  • great for brunch(5)
  • fit for foodies(3)
  • kid-friendly(3)
  • great for lunch(1)
KICK Reviews List
Review 1 for KICK
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 2/12/2016
 2010
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Review 2 for KICK
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2007
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2007
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Review 3 for KICK
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2012
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2012
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Review 4 for KICK
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups
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Review 5 for KICK
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

warm a

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch
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Review 6 for KICK
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 1/23/2016
 2009
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Review 7 for KICK
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2010
Special Features: great for brunch
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Review 8 for KICK
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

The food is delicious and definitely has a kick!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Our first time, we stopped in on a Saturday night on-spec and were delighted to get a table. The staff are really friendly and attentive, but most importantly, have actually tried the dishes for themselves so are knowledgeable about the ingredients and level of 'kick'. Obviously the spiciness of the food is the theme here, but don't let that distract from the variety and quality on offer, and the cosy but modern feel of the decor. I had the Churrasco steak and it was delicious. The lettuce wraps packed a lot of heat, similar to Thai curry. Definitely a place we'll return to - it wasn't busy because it's fairly new and tucked away off Lincoln - I hope it gets busier and stays the course, but not so busy that I can't get a table, of course!"
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 9 for KICK
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2009
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Review 10 for KICK
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2006
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2006
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2006
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Review 11 for KICK
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2006
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2006
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Review 12 for KICK
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2015
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Review 13 for KICK
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/16/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2011
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 14 for KICK
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 15 for KICK
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 16 for KICK
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2006
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups
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Review 17 for KICK
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2008
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 18 for KICK
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Kick

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We had a group of 14 for brunch and this was a first visit the for all of us. Service was great and the food was delicious! The menu was not the typical brunch menu. We pretty much sampled the whole menu and no one was disappointed. They were agreeable to modifications of an item as requested. We ordered red velvet pancakes for the table and they were superb! Portions were big, only a few of us were able to finish. We also enjoyed the Bloody Marys- the special version had a real kick, those who love spicy were well rewarded. We will definitely return, especially for the red velvet pancakes!"
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2004
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 19 for KICK
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/14/2016
 2000
Dined on 1/14/2016
 2000
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Sola, the previous restaurant in this space, was fantastic. Thus, we may have had unrealistically high hopes for KICK. However, the food was a disappointment. It was, surprisingly, not very spicy. It was actually pretty bland. The menu is also pretty limited. At least it wasn't very expensive. The house cocktails we tried were fine, but nothing special. There are too many other really good restaurants in the city to justify ever returning here."
Dined on 1/14/2016
 2000
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Review 20 for KICK
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/13/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/13/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/13/2016
 2015
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Review 21 for KICK
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Great Food but POOR Value

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2007
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"The food was great, but not worth the cost. We spent $110 (with tax and tip) for the wing app ($12 for 6 little wings), $15 for a burger, $23 for chimichurri steak, and $38 on drinks (2 signature drinks, a draft cider, and a coors light). I would say based on the size and quality of the items they should have been priced around 25% less. This was more of an $80-85 dinner, not $110. We will probably not be returning because the value just isn't there, which is unfortunate because the concept and food are good."
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2007
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Review 22 for KICK
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/06/2016
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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Review 23 for KICK
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2006
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2006
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2006
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Review 24 for KICK
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/26/2015
 2011
Dined on 12/26/2015
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/26/2015
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, kid-friendly
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Review 25 for KICK
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2011
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2011
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2011
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 26 for KICK
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/19/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/19/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/19/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find
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Review 27 for KICK
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/12/2015
 2007
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Review 28 for KICK
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Great once it hits it's stride...

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Kick makes for a great neighborhood bar/restaurant in Roscoe Village where we don't have many similar options. Every menu item comes with some spice. I felt that the options were a little overpriced for the quality of food we received. The ceviche was delicious (and spicy) and they have a decent beer/wine list. It's early days yet, so I'd definitely be willing to try it out again as it picks up and check out something new on their menu."
Dined on 12/11/2015
 2010
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 29 for KICK
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Dined on 12/13/2015
 2008
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Review 30 for KICK
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 12/10/2015
 2008
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Review 31 for KICK
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 11/25/2015
 2008
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Review 32 for KICK
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 12/02/2015
 2011
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Review 33 for KICK
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Kick can be Hot

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/30/2015
 2010
Dined on 11/30/2015
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Our service was terrific and the food was very good. Be prepared for a little Kick in each dish - even when you don't expect it!"
Dined on 11/30/2015
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups
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Review 34 for KICK
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/05/2014
 2013
Dined on 7/05/2014
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 7/05/2014
 2013
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Review 35 for KICK
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

great food and service

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/23/2015
 2010
Dined on 11/23/2015
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We went in the first night they opened. The servers were very attentive. I had a burger as did my husband and the food was great! We live a few blocks away, and will definitely be back!"
Dined on 11/23/2015
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot
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