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Ella Elli

Restaurants, Contemporary European Lake View
4 out of 5 stars
Ella Elli
Photograph: Jaclyn Rivas

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

The newest spot from 4 Star Restaurant Group pairs friendly service with beautiful plates in cozy digs. Grab a bench at the bar (that’s right, there are tall, two-seat benches practically made for couples) and order a round of cocktails. We’re particularly fond of the gimlet with gin, lime cordial and elderflower liqueur. Opt for dishes like a creamy confit potato with pickled mustard seeds and dill. This surprisingly elegant spot makes the perfect backdrop for date night.


Atmosphere: This chic restaurant is ideal for a spendy date night or drinks with friends if you’re looking to impress.

What to eat: We’re fans of the pizza and veggies; the yogurt and seasonal fruit makes for a gorgeously refreshing dessert.

What to drink: Cocktails are light and fun, but the servers are happy to point you in the right direction if wine is more your speed.

Where to sit: We loved those cozy booths at the bar—a no-brainer for couples who love watching bartenders in action.


Address: 1349 West Cornelia Avenue
Cross street: between North Southport Avenue and North Lakewood Avenue
Transport: El: Brown to Southport, Red to Addison. Bus: 152.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 5pm-11pm, Sat-Sun 5pm-12am
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