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4715 N Sheridan Rd, Uptown, Chicago, IL 60640-7513
+1 773-275-0626
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Chicago, Illinois
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81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

We enjoy occasional Sunday brunches with my younger cousin once removed, who lives in the Uptown area. This was our first visit to Inspiration Kitchens, after seeing its Sunday brunch favorably mentioned in internet reviews. We got there at 10AM. I thought parking would be easy, but even though traffic was light, street parking was tight. I wound up parking... More 

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Thank JohnVic_11
Chicago, IL
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2016

Inspiration Kitchen is a restaurant affiliated with an organization that assists homeless and jobless people in Chicago. One of their programs trains people to work in the food service industry. These participants run Inspiration Kitchen. Although I live nearby and i am interested in helping the homeless, i did not know about this place. My friend and I were there... More 

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Thank NBCTeacher
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Best buffet in many years and many venues. Smiling, attentive, gracious service. Outstanding food. Lifted our spirits while it delighted our palates. A wonderful Mother's Day treat!

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Thank joanbliss
Chicago, Illinois
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2,773 reviews
1,562 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,777 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2015

Inspirations Kitchens is a non-profit organization that is a social enterprise that trains, hires and helps with housing for the homeless. It has a restaurant in Uptown, at 4715 North Sheridan Road, and in Garfield Park, at 3504 West Lake Street. The corporation provides essential social services to Chicagoans hardest hit by poverty and homelessness and helps individuals gain valuable... More 

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Thank Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2015

I used to lived in this neighborhood and used to come here very often, it is a BYOB and a three course meal is 24 bucks, which is very affordable. Now we live somewhere else and still go back for a nice treat. What I like the most is that you a re helping a cause but is not a... More 

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Thank Francisco M
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2014

The initial appeal of this restaurant is the social enterprise nature of its activities, providing training and employment to those who need a leg up in Chicago. The food was superb, and the service friendly. My only (very minor) suggestion for improvement would be to slow the food service a bit a the courses came a bit to quickly! Remember... More 

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Thank Brummalc
Clinton, Iowa
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2014

I encourage everyone to check out Inspiration Kitchen and learn about how they develop individuals who have been down on their luck to succeed in the restaurant business.

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Thank LizQ61659
Farmington Hills, Michigan
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135 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2014

This restaurant helps people who have been going through difficult times to learn skills and get back on their feet. The menu and prices were great, and they are one of the few restaurants in the area that take reservations. We shared a side of mac 'n cheese (outstanding) and I had a BLT Salad that was very fresh. We... More 

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Thank MissLenore
Chicago
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306 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2014

Super concept: Inspiration Kitchens helps individuals (who have been in difficult circumstances) gain valuable skills and experience to lead to employment in the food service industry. This restaurant cares for people on both sides of the counter! What a terrific idea. At the Uptown location, we were greeted and cared for by Ann. Ann was terrific in her knowledge of... More 

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Thank Coffeecup1390
salt lake city, ut
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2014

I agree- give Garfield Park its own listing, as I imagine the experience there is quite different from the one in Uptown. This is a great place to eat when you're visiting the Conservatory (which is also fabulous). The food and service are great (although a bit pricey for us). It's definitely off the beaten tourist path, so if you're... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4715 N Sheridan Rd, Uptown, Chicago, IL 60640-7513
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 773-275-0626

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?