Neighborhood Description

Ravenswood is the neighborhood that my wife and I have called home since 2008. While it doesn't have the fantastic architecture and (formerly) grand theaters, clubs and dance halls that Uptown has to its east, or the locally owned strip of shops and restaurants like neighboring Lincoln Square has to its west, Ravenswood does have a jewel to call it's own: Ravenswood Avenue. 

I have been intrigued by Ravenswood Avenue since we moved into the area. No, there aren't many interesting shops, businesses or restaurants on the street, but it just exudes history to me. There are an endless number of old buildings that were used as machine shops or by other forms of industrial businesses throughout the 1900s, and I often think "This is what Chicago is all about." And while some of these types businesses are still thriving in the area, many of these buildings have since been converted into offices, lofts, and artist spaces, among other things. 

Neighborhood Links
Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce
Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center
Ravenswood Child Care Center
History of Ravenswood
Resources in Ravenswood

Swedish Covenant Hospital
(773) 878-8200
5145 North California Avenue
Methodist Hospital of Chicago
(773) 271-9040
5025 North Paulina Street
Post Office
(773) 561-3330
2522 West Lawrence Avenue
(773) 472-1314
2011 West Montrose Avenue
(773) 327-0345
1343 West Irving Park Road
Amundsen High School
(773) 534-2320
5110 North Damen Avenue
Rogers Park Montessori School
(773) 271-1700
1800 West Balmoral Avenue
Chappell Elementary School
(773) 534-2390
2135 West Foster Avenue‎
St. Philip Lutheran School
(773) 561-9830
2500 West Bryn Mawr Avenue
Budlong Elementary School
(773) 534-2591
2701 West Foster Avenue
North Shore SDA Junior Academy
(773) 769-0733
5220 North California Avenue
North Park University
(800) 888-6728
3225 West Foster Avenue
Grocery Stores
Dominick's Finer Foods
(773) 769-2347
5233 North Lincoln Avenue
(773) 769-5320
5562 North Lincoln Avenue
Diala Grocery & Liquor
(773) 784-3199
1935 West Foster Avenue
Foster Food & Liquor Inc
(773) 506-1918
1900 West Foster Avenue
(773) 271-8223
5206 North Western Avenue
Cool Places to Eat
Bistro Campagne
(773) 271-6100
4518 North Lincoln Avenue
Cuisine:  French
Spoon Thai Restaurant
(773) 769-1173
4608 North Western Avenue, Chicago, IL
Cuisine: Thai
Opart Thai House Restaurant
(773) 989-8517
4658 North Western Avenue‎
Cuisine: Thai
Los Nopales Mexican Restaurant
(773) 334-3149
4544 North Western Avenue
Cuisine: Mexican
Glenn's Diner
(773) 506-1720
1820 West Montrose Avenue, Chicago
Cuisine: American
Spacca Napoli
(773) 878-2420
1769 West Sunnyside Avenue
Cuisine: Italian
Caro Mio Italian Restaurant
(773) 275-5000
1825 West Wilson Avenue
Cuisine: Italian
Chicago Brauhaus Inc‎
(773) 784-4444
4732 North Lincoln Avenue
Cuisine: German
Sabor A Cuba Restaurant
(773) 769-6859
1833 West Wilson Avenue
Cuisine: Cuban
Garcia's Restaurant
(773) 769-5600
4749 North Western Avenue
Cuisine: Latin
Over Easy
(773) 506-2605
4943 N Damen Ave
Cuisine: American
Andies Restaurant
(773) 384-0654
1467 West Montrose Avenue
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Paddy Osplaine's Restaurant
2434 West Montrose Avenue
Cuisine:  Irish Pub
Tank Sushi‎
(773) 769-2600
4514 North Lincoln Avenue
Cuisine: Japanese
Daily Bar & Grill
(773) 561-6198
4560 North Lincoln Avenue
Cuisine: American
Mixteco Grill
(773) 868-1601
1601 West Montrose Avenue
Cuisine: Mexican
Mythos Restaurant
(773) 334-2000
2030 West Montrose Avenue
Cuisine: Greek
Cafe Selmare‎
(773) 989-5595
4729 North Lincoln Avenue
Cuisine: French/ Baked Goods
Chalk Board
(773) 477-7144
4343 North Lincoln Avenue
Cuisine: American
Pizza Doc‎
2251 W Lawrence Ave
Cuisine: Italian