Essence of India

$ $
4601 N Lincoln Ave (at W Wilson Ave)
Chicago, IL 60625
5:00pm - 10:00pm
5:00pm - 10:00pm
5:00pm - 10:00pm
12:00pm - 10:30pm
12:00pm - 10:30pm
12:00pm - 10:00pm



  • Mutter paneer, butter chicken are excellent
  • Closed on Tuesdays :-(
  • Get the Elephant Ride cocktail with gin! So wonderful.
  • The butter chicken is amazing.
  • Butter Chicken is the best!
  • BUTTER CHICKEN (CHICKEN MAKHANI)Tandoori chicken simmered in tomato sauce, butter and spices is the best!
  • Waiters don't smile but who cares! =) Food is awesome and you can drink Indian beer.
  • If you like North Indian food, this is the spot! Butter Chicken is very good
  • Great option either to take out or dine in (although theyre not BYOB like you might expect).
  • We had a great time here. The Mango lassi is fantastic! The samosas were perfectly fried. The Madras curry chicken spicy was mouth watering with the garlic naan (extremely fresh and fluffy).
  • The food is as expected, drinks subpar, and the service was pretty awful.
  • Homemade mango and pistachio ice creams are fantastic .
  • Excellent!!!!
  • Perfect mango lassi.
  • We got the Bhuna Chicken based off the waiter's recommendation, and it delivered. Not something I would have known to order, but excellent indeed!
  • Excellent!
  • Bring a StreetWise with you on your next visit!
  • Omg the lamb!!! Melts in your mouth. Seriously.
  • 20 percent off lunch Fri-Sun. Lamb Palak is delicious!
  • Tasty Indian food, very nice service, indian decor. I loved it.

Nearby places

4614 N Lincoln Ave (Wilson Avenue)
4544 N Lincoln Ave (at W Wilson Ave)
4553-4557 N Lincoln Ave (at W Wilson Ave)