About Knife & Tine
Knife & Tine, located in Lincoln Park, serves a menu of New American dishes. The knowledgeable staff, finely curated wine program, and comfortable setting allows guests a fun and approachable dining experience.
American, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am-2:00pm; Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm -11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Fullerton & Southport
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Short walk from the Fullerton Red Line stop, near DePaul University's Lincoln Park campus.
Private Party Facilities:
Knife & Tine is the perfect venue for any occasion! The restaurant offers small and large group seating. The Atrium, with exposed stone, large windows and sky lights, can seat up to 30 guests, and can accommodate up to 50 guests making it a perfect location for your next cocktail party, corporate meeting, or any celebration.
The Alcove, a private dining room with dark wood finishes and an elegant chandelier, offers a private viewing window of the kitchen, and seats up to eight guests comfortably.
Private Party Contact:
Carissa Shaffer: 773-697-8311x
Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Knife & Tine Ratings and Reviews
We love this restaurant! The menu is in ...
We love this restaurant! The menu is interesting, the service is always so friendly, and everything is delicious! We don't live nearby, but we make it a point to have a meal there if we're going to be anywhere nearby. Just had brunch for the first time today, and it was outstanding. I particularly loved the chilaquiles.
The peppers were unlike anything I have ...
The peppers were unlike anything I have ever had and would highly recommend! The in-house dessert donut was fantastic! Every house cocktail we had was very well made. (BT Royale, Bonfire, and one other whisky based one). Service was exceptional, fast, and friendly. Great for date night or to grab an app and a cocktail at the bar. No one was in blue jeans and had an aire of upper-crust modern american cuisine.
Awesome prices for over the top amazing ...
Awesome prices for over the top amazing food! Kate greeted us with a smile and got the evening started by pointing us in the right direction with the drink selection. The menu hit all the right notes, and there was something for everyone. One of my guests had the bone-in pork chop, and it was flavored and cooked to perfection. I had the cheesy shrimp and grits, and it easily upheld and surpassed the southern tradition. Finally, the cauliflower salad was brite and refreshing. Our tab was under $80 with drinks. I could spend at least that amount just for myself at other Chicago restaurants, and not even come close to the complete dinning experience I had at Knife & Tine.
The service was absolutely fantastic fro ...
The service was absolutely fantastic from the bartender to the server. The owner even came over to see if things were going well. The food was good, not great . We sat in the rotunda area and that was cozy and lovely.
Had dinner the first time on 8/9. It was ...
Had dinner the first time on 8/9. It was really good. I was surprised by the menu selections - lots to chose from. I liked the adult beverage list. Nice place for a weekend dinner or a gathering with some friends.
Really, really great service. Everyone d ...
Really, really great service. Everyone did a fabulous job. Great suggestions on pairing wines.
My burger was excellent. Didn't care for the fries, soggy. Husband really liked the crab cakes and his skirt steak. My muscles were Ok but not great. Am a muscles snob. Many around us were really into the fried chicken. Must be good.
Loved the setting and are looking forward to out next visit.
A real surprise regarding the great food ...
A real surprise regarding the great food and service. This place is a hidden gem! It could go head to head with the most successful restaurants in River North or the West Loop. The prices were very reasonable for the high quality of food.
Incredible service, and even better food ...
Incredible service, and even better food! I highly recommend the chicken & dumplings, the apple glazed pork belly, and any bottle of wine. The staff was funny and informative, and there are TVs in their main dining room if you want to catch a Cubs game. :) Toward the end of the night, they dim the lights -- perfect spot for a delicious and romantic date.
Our first visit to knife and tine for ou ...
Our first visit to knife and tine for our anniversary dinner. I had noted the occasion in our reservation, and they greeted us with glasses of champagne. We had mussels as an appetizer and they were delicious. I ordered the halibut which was very well prepared. My husband had the shrimp and grits, unusual for Chicago but tastier than many I've had in the south. I will definitely go back. Our server was attentive and made some good wine recommendations to go with our meals. A good experience.
What a wonderful experience all the way ...
What a wonderful experience all the way around! We loved our waiter (Griffin) and the owner was totally hands-on, going above and beyond . Everything we ate was great. We especially liked the crab cakes appetizer , the salad with chicken, and the donuts (wow!). Can't wait to go back.
Welcoming at the door, primary waiter wa ...
Welcoming at the door, primary waiter was very attentive, food arrived on time and large portions. The weirdest thing that stuck out was when I ask for new silverware, because I already have used it to eat the donuts, the bust-boy "ask if I had dropped them on the floor?" The look on everyones face at the table was as stunned as mine and I just told him that I order a savory dish and didn't want to reuse them. Regardless it was the topic of conversation for the rest of the meal. Overall was a good experience.
I had the steak with Chimichurri and it ...
I had the steak with Chimichurri and it was beyond delicious and one perfectly!
My friend had the pork belly and he said it was awesome! We will definitely be back!!!
The service was great - we were well taken care of.
Spontaneous after work dinner with a GF, ...
Spontaneous after work dinner with a GF, K&T fit the bill perfectly. Menu had a few interesting twists, not the same-old, same-old, would happily dine here again. Only complaint was on the noise level, we sat in the front atrium, which started to get a little loud as it filled up, tough for quiet conversation but certainly not a deal breaker.
Another amazing meal at Knife & Tine!!! ...
Another amazing meal at Knife & Tine!!! The food is delectable...the James Beard challenge blended burger was outstanding and so was the calamari steak and the key lime doughnut. The cocktail options were so creative. What really sets them apart is the terrific service. So attentive to every detail from the hostess to the bartender to the server to the owner who is ever present front of house. And the dining rooms are gorgeous. Love this place!
We happened to go on the two year annive ...
We happened to go on the two year anniversary of Knife and Tine. The owners totally get the restaurant business and their market. Food is very high quality but not out of reach price wise. They have great cocktails and some very reasonable wines in addition to some very good ones. The menu doesn't reach and doesn't overwhelm with choices. Service is very good and there is a team atmosphere with the entire serving staff. Highly recommended.
good menu - but all food felt like it wa ...
good menu - but all food felt like it was missing something (another ingredient, seasoning, something?). the best thing we had was our one glass of wine each before we ate sub-par bread/butter (too salty butter), very average pretzel with not that great of sauces, popcorn (not nearly as tasty as barrel-house flats), chicken/dumpling (needed so much flavor, at least salt would help) and ravioli (Chicago has way better pasta places, not sure this ravioli was handmade, lacked flavor). I normally love trying dessert but didn't order after this meal - I can't imagine it was good. I wanted to like this place because it is near my house and well decorated but it didn't happen. I will try brunch though - hoping it's good?
This was my first time and I'm so glad we found this amazing restaurant. The staff is super friendly, help and down to earth. The food from the appetizers to the main courses was absolutely delicious and very diverse. I highly recommend this fantastic restaurant!
Birthday Party Success
Thank you for a wonderful birthday surprise! We recently dined for my father's birthday- and had 2 guests surprise him who flew in from NYC. The team was so helpful in getting them sat ahead of time so we could surprise him at the table- the private room was perfect and unexpected! The team was so engaging, even the server asst who joked about keeping us hydrated was friendly and wonderful. Food was great, and the team coordinated a bottle of wine that was purchased by someone else to have sent to the table. Thank you for everything!
Very cute restaurant. Their little indoo ...
Very cute restaurant. Their little indoor patio area was the ideal spot for our Saturday morning brunch. The coffee was hot and they kept my cup filled throughout the meal. The food was delicious and there wasn't an up charge to swap out the bfast fries for fruit. We recommend the omelet & bananas foster pancakes!
I have been to Knife and Tine several t ...
I have been to Knife and Tine several times and it is always excellent. The portions are large enough and they have an interesting and varied menu. I am addicted to their pork chop which is always delicious. Desserts are also good. We have taken several friends there and they go back. Its informal and friendly and so far, not too loud. Enjoy!
Great spot in Lincoln Park
Great find in Lincoln Park. The food was so delicious! I went with friends and we had a big lunch earlier that day, so we shared apps, had drinks & ordered a couple desserts to share. Everything was prepared perfectly and was wonderful. The staff was professional and very pleasant too. I would be interested in trying brunch there on my next visit!
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