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About Clever Rabbit

A veggie-centric restaurant within the heart of Wicker Park featuring thoughtfully sourced ingredients alongside an eclectic wine list and inventive cocktails.

2015 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Farm-to-table

Hours of Operation:
Monday--Thurs 4:30 PM-10:00 PM
Fri- 4:30 PM-11:00 PM, Sat 10:00 AM -11:00 PM
Sun 10:00 AM-10:00 PM

Cross Street:
Damen Ave

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(773) 697-8711

Website:
http://cleverrabbitchicago.com/

Executive Chef:
Matthew Lair

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Clever Rabbit Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Good Vegetarian Options (41)
Vegan (30)
Good for a Date (26)
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Healthy (26)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Handcrafted Cocktails (25)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Gluten Free Options (18)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Cozy (17)
Hot Spot (16)
Casual (15)
Fun (13)
Seasonal (12)
Local Ingredients (11)
Special Occasion (11)
Great for Brunch (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Romantic (10)
Authentic (9)
Organic (9)
Paleo Friendly (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Tapas (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Business Meals (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Worth the Drive (2)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Absolutely loved Clever Rabbit! While it's very vegetable-focused, all the options were very filling and different (carrot dumplings?! yum!) It was a different take on veggies and the cocktail list was incredible - highly recommend the carrot margarita and the drink with matcha in it. I will be going back!

Tags: Cozy, Organic, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was amazing, the drinks were delicious, the service was outstanding. This is one of my favorite spots.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Good concept but poor execution, missed the mark - food was cooked unevenly and 4/4 dishes from our table were WAY oversalted...the point of being inedible.

Drinks were decent but service was lacking. All in all - not worth the high prices.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

another wonderful meal at this new(ish) neighborhood gem. quite cold sitting at the front of the restaurant (kept our coats on for part of the meal) but other than that very tasty - my parents were in town visiting and loved it!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Hungry Rabbit always delivers an amazing experience. The ingredients are high quality and the seasoning is perfect. Each dish is unique in taste and texture. The service is not rushed and perfectly timed. Ask the server to deliver the courses as recommended by the chef for an even better experience. Do not hesitate to reserve a 5:30pm table before a 7:30pm Bulls or Blackhawks game. You will have a great meal at a much better value than a bar in the West Loop, and your companions will be talking about the meal for weeks to follow.

Tags: Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

would come back just for the atmosphere! they played a lot of Queen & Bowie that night, which was fun. burger was incredible- would also recommend the carrot margarita. server was sweet and attentive. we weren't fans of the coffee (dark matter) but waitress took it off our bill. overall wonderful experience.

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 2018

It was delicious. It was very reasonable and service was great.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Organic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Went for brunch. Was very hopefully but wasn't impressed. Food was underseasoned and overpriced.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent food in a comfortable ambiance. I love the emphasis on gf and v options.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We went for NYE with a small group. Small plates to share. Food was DELISH and different. It’s known to be a vegetarian restaurant, but had a few non-veg options. Im not a vegetarian by loved every single dish. Server was great and personable. Would definitely recommend Clever Rabbit to a friend. A must-check-out!

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Most dishes are meant to be shared, which was fun. The menu is very creative, with a lot of interesting flavor combinations. For example, it would have been easy (and obvious) for them to serve their carrot dumplings with a brown sugar butter sauce, but instead they went with a sesame ginger sauce, which made the whole dish lighter and allowed the subtle carrot flavors really come through. And, although it seems like everyone has a kale salad on the menu these days, theirs was really delicious - definitely a cut above the rest. All in all, we were very impressed and will definitely go back again. This is also a really good option for mixed groups of vegetarians and non-vegetarians because there's something for everyone here.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We were interested in getting out of our neighborhood (river north) & trying something new. We're both vegetarians. We were incredibly impressed with Clever Rabbit's menu, selection, variety, & drinks. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu offering suggestions & drinks. We'll definitely be back to enjoy the great food & atmosphere.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Vegan, Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great food! Love the ambience. Servers were very helpful. Will def be back!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Highly recommended! The dishes were unusual/interesting in a very good way and the presentation was visually appealing. Great flavors, amazing service and the new benchmark for a chicken dish.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

great food and great service. just a bit to loud!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We enjoyed it very much. So wonderful to have a veggie centric restaurant that doesn't rely on fake meat, but makes use of the almighty vegetable. We had trouble choosing what to order because it all sounded awesome. We will be back!

Tags: Cozy, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Organic, Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Good place to eat! Food is delicious and service was very nice

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great spot on division to get food you would otherwise associate with a restaurant in the West Loop. Incredible selections for vegetarians and a decent supply of meat options for those who would rather go that route. And an incredible wine list to boot!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Tapas
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Solid cocktails, good wine selection. Definitely recommend pairing a salad with a main for sharing--think the burger. Was disappointed with the Brussels sprouts, but recommend the carrot dumplings.

Tags: Healthy, Happy Hour, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Truly my favorite place to go to these days. Authentic, healthy, beautiful yet non-pretentious place with great music playing that is not so loud that you can't converse. I love the fact this this vegetable forward (truly delicious and creative vegetable dishes) has one of the best burgers and roasted chicken dishes I've had.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Must have gotten this place on an off night. Everything we ordered on this visit was either bad or average. Best item was the burger but the bun was soggy. My husband and I went a few months back and had great dishes, so it seems to be hit or miss.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great food delicious vegan options yummy cocktails! Definitely will be back ! Service was superb.

Tags: Vegan, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Fun, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was excellent. Had an 8:15 reservation and was not seated until 9:30. Had drinks at the bar which were comped. Restaurant was busy; however, 1:15 minute wait with a reservation was disappointing.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

What a great find. Can't wait to go back for other food items!

Tags: Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Came here for brunch and left really happy (and full)! Great vegetarian options and tasty, balanced cocktails.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quick Bite, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Vegan
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

It’s good. A little pricey. They have some interesting takes on traditional items so clarify ahead of your order

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Fantastic Vegan Option! Music was played on a phonograph which added to the eclectic atmosphere. Date night & family friendly. We’ll be back!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Tapas
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

It was great!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We enjoyed our second visit to Clever Rabbit very much. We brought friends from out of town and we all were thrilled with the vegetable-centric cuisine, although the burger is also amazing. We happily shared everything and the drinks were also good. Look forward to returning when we are in the area.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We had great service, the waitress was very helpful explaining the menu! Food was good, reasonably priced and healthy

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Tapas, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients, Organic, Vegan, Seasonal, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Really great restaurant - we'll definitely be back. The menu is very creative - primarily delicious vegetarian options, and they're all different from what we've seen before.

Cocktails were great too.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Tapas, Vegan, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I had chamomile tea, a carrot margarita and kale salad. Everything was tasty and beautifully-presented!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The staffs are really nice. The ingredients are simple but tasted amazing. Looking forward to visit again with my vegetarian friends

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Didn't really honor our reservation. Just gave us the next available table... or, the second next available table since a couple that walked in after us got seated before us despite our having an 8:15 and it being 8:45. The food was okay, but I suppose I was expecting something better than usual for vegetarian dishes and it didn't meet the bar.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Vegitarian-forward place. One of my guests was V/GF/DF and Clever Rabbit has all of the above clearly marked.
The dishes were very good, creative and satisfied the vegetarians and non-vegetarians among us.
The restaurant is very attractive and cozy. The tables are set far enough apart that one doesnt feel that they're in the labs of their neighbors.
Wood definitely go back! The only caution is that the chef seems to be pretty liberal with the salt. We all found the food to be overly salted. It would have tasted fresher and better in my opinion have taken better if they laid off the salt a bit.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegan
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Bartender was very rude, making first impressions pretty bad. The rest of the staff was friendly but not genuine or warm. Food was mediocre at best. Not creative or interesting or even flavourful. Cocktails were very limited and don't stand up to their hype at all. Definitely not worth the prices. You would be better off going to Mana or Green Zebra for the same amount of $$ and ambiance in the same neighborhood.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I’ve been here too many times to count... and still went for my special birthday brunch. Always a perfect mix of options and great service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Overall, the cocktails and food exceeded my expectations. The only reason I really didn't provide a more glowing rating is that our service was not the best. We felt pressured by our waiter to order more than we wanted and when we weren't ready. He was pushy and when we stuck to what we preferred, he made himself scarce and was curt the rest of service.

From a hostess, food and ambiance piece, this place was a great and I would definitely suggest it!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

As a vegetarian, I was completely underwhelmed. Food was mediocre at best. Our salad (fiambre) was the best thing we ate all night. The ambiance was nice and it had a lot of promise. Skipped out on the $45 crudité platter. My friends and I joked we could have hummus and baba for much cheaper anyplace else! I personally will not be back.

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great spot for a good dinner!

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