Food and Drink

There are a number of great dining options in Lakeview. Here is a list of places within easy walking distance, sorted by proximity to the Wit.

Theater Wit

Okay, we can't offer dinner, but we do have a full service bar, focusing on locally-produced spirits, as well as a host of cocktails cooked up by our staff and libations manager, Majel. We do have a variety of snacks, including nuts and locally produced chocolates.

1232 W Belmont
Monday - Sunday evenings, Saturday and Sunday lunch

Cooper's specializes in BBQ and an astonishing array of craft beers. Friendly and casual. I also think their burger is one of the best in the city. And I've eaten a lot of burgers… And they also offer discounts to members. [ View Menu ]

1040 W Belmont Ave
Monday - Sunday evenings

Chicago's favorite comfort food: pizza. Stuffed pizza! Thin pizza! Flatbreads (which I think are fancy pizza)! Pastas and salads if you don't want pizza! Member discounts available. [ View Menu ]

Great American Bagel
1248 W Belmont Ave
Monday - Sunday lunch

Freshly made bagels, coffee and sandwiches. Hundreds of actors and staff have wolfed these down, and members get 10% off to boot. Sadly, not open for dinner, but if you want a quick bite before a matinee, they're your stop.

1059 W Belmont Ave
Monday - Sunday evenings

Sushi and Japanese with some inventive appetizers. Lovely food and atmosphere. Member discounts available. Try the Gomae, one of Time Out Chicago's 100 best dishes of 2010. [ View Menu ]

There are literally dozens of places all around Lakeview and the Belmont Theater District. We'll add more here shortly, but also check out these supporting restaurants for more choices.