Best Restaurants in Logan Square

You’ll find an eclectic mix of restaurants in Logan Square that are influenced by countries and regions around the world. Here is a look at some of the neighborhood’s best.

Chiya Chai Café: This Nepalese café/restaurant at 2770 N. Milwaukee Ave. offers a variety of Chai teas, along with dumplings, savory pies – including a popular one made of kale and potato – and more. Not sure which chai tea to try? Get a flight to sample the different options. Lunch and dinner are offered.

Father & Son Restaurant: A Logan Square fixture for more than 55 years at 2475 N. Milwaukee Ave., this family-owned Italian-American restaurant is one of three in the Marcello’s group in the Chicago area. The restaurant is known for its family recipes that are made from scratch, including some of the best thin crust pizza and broasted chicken in the area. The menu has expanded over the years to include contemporary offerings, including creative pasta dishes, salads and flatbreads.

Friendship Chinese Restaurant: If you’re looking to celebrate the rich history of Chinese cuisine, this is the place for you. The Michelin Guide Recommended Restaurant (in 2016 and 2017) at 2830 N. Milwaukee Ave. offers lunch, dinner and has a Hong Kong Street Food menu available from the website.

Mi Tocaya Antojeria: The Mexican restaurant was named one of America’s best new restaurants and chef/owner Diana Davila has received note as a top chef in the region and nation. Visit 2800 W. Logan Blvd. for Mexican food like you’ve never had it before at a restaurant that continues to draw accolades.

The Radler: The restaurant is a large open space that resembles a Bavarian beer hall and is inspired in part by the strong history of bicycles – both with manufacturing and riding – in the Logan Square area. In German, the word “radler” is a slang term, used to identify an someone who rides their bike on a regular basis The outstanding food – featuring sausages, sandwiches, salads and, of course pretzels – and local and imported beers provide an authentic German experience at 2375 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Ryuu Asian BBQ: You’ll experience a mixture of Thai, Korean and Japanese barbecue options – some of which you can barbecue on your own – at this 2766 N. Milwaukee Ave. location. The menu also includes rice and Thai noodle dishes as well as sushi, plus an ambitious beer and Asian spirits menu.

Serai: The restaurant’s name is the Malay word for lemongrass, which is a key ingredient in Southeast Asian foods. Malaysian selections are the primary focus at the restaurant at 2169 N. Milwaukee Ave., with specialties that include a signature serai pork chop.

Twain: Husband and wife team Chef Tim Graham and Beverage Director and Sommelier Rebekah Graham’s Midwestern-inspired restaurant is influenced by the couple’s extensive collection of spiral-bound women’s club cookbooks from the 1940s through the present as well as Tim’s central Missouri upbringing. Dinner and Sunday brunch focuses on delicious, approachable dishes with modern twists and fun presentations. The name comes from the famous writer from Hannibal, Missouri, Mark Twain. Except for Sunday brunch, the restaurant at 2445 N. Milwaukee Ave. is open evenings.