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US$21 - US$30
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American, Cajun & Creole
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Downtown / The Loop
0.5 km from The Art Institute of Chicago
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Reviewed 23 April 2021

Heaven on Seven is as close to "New Orleans Cajun" as you'll find in Chicago. An atmospheric little diner with a lunch line that runs all the way down the hall, the food is delicious. I absolutely love visiting NOLA for Cajun food but Chicago...never had a credible comparison. Hon7 is on Jewelers' Row, on the seventh floor of a nondescript office building, but those "in the know" are lining up at 11:30 to get a table in the small place.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 27 January 2020

We had not eaten at Heaven on Seven for several years, simply due to lack of opportunity, due to not being close enough for a few decades. We had always liked the food and service there, just had not been near it. Our fond memories...took us back, once we reaized how close it was and remembered having enjoyed the food. It was a trip back in time... the food was very good, as we had remembered and the waiter just was perfect... friendly, helpful, and courteous... adding to our pleasant experience. Their Po' Boys and accompaniments are truly works of art straight from the Quarter and if you've never had anything like their bashers, they are good AND a meal in their own right (took mine back to the hotel and ate them later that night... still good, even cooled down).More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 22 January 2020

We enjoyed a tasty/spicy and fun lunch at this truly hidden gem of a restaurant - secluded on the seventh floor of the Garland Bldg (N Wabash & E Washington). The Cajun food is excellent, service fun and attentive and a unique establishment with lots...of character! We enjoyed the Jambalya, Gumbo soup and all of the suggested spicy sauces to try - whew - can't wait to go back!!!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 10 January 2020

The food here is stick to your ribs food! The Jambalaya and gumbo are delicious and enough to warm your gut. They have every type of hot sauce you want and then some, the staff is friendly and very helpful. Great place!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 13 December 2019

Fun decor, if you have your own Mardi Gras beads, wear them and fit in. Service was excellent - such a charming, friendly, and attentive man. It was lunch so only had the Gumbo but that was also excellent! Corn bread good. Biggest drawback was...noise, a little hard to talk once the place filled up.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 10 December 2019

We came for lunch on a break during a conference at the Palmer House. It was a short walk. The restaurant itself is on the 7th floor of a building and it is small and becomes quite crowded during lunch hours. We were able to...be seated fairly quickly for a group of 6. Poboys were enjoyed by others at the table as well as gumbo. I ordered the red beans and rice, which was good, but didn't have much andouille in it. I would probably order a poboy next time instead. Several bottles of hot sauce were available at the table, which was neat. We love New Orleans and Cajun food, so it was nice to have something close to authentic this far north.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 12 October 2019 via mobile

We enjoyed the gumbo and poor boys so much - and the jalepenos corn muffins - that we went back a second day. Fried shrimp fantastic. Friendly staff and the biggest hot sauce collection we have ever seen.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 7 October 2019

I did a fair bit of research before i went to Chicago and never noticed this place. Someone mentioned Heaven on Seven just before we were leaving - I wished I had found it earlier. I had never tried New Orleans' food and had never...heard of Po'boy and Gumbo. I am now a convert even though Gumbo seemed like Beef Stroganoff to us - but a bit of Tabasco soon sorted that. The waiter was very knowledgeable and passionate about the food. It was a lovely atmosphere and we wished we had been able to go there more than once. As this restaurant is on the seventh floor of the garland building there is no street presence to catch your eye - it's very easy to walk straight past it. It also seems a bit strange to have to sign in with the security guard on the ground floor and may put some people off. It's cash only but there is a cash machine in the restaurant. So there are no excuses, give it a go, I'm giving it five stars just for the atmosphere and being different. Treat yourself to a Po'boy and spread the word.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 31 August 2019

Hidden away on the 7th floor but signposted outside, this is a gem of a place to eat. Beautifly furnished, great menu and super staff. You will enjoy your visit.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 12 August 2019

I am a NOLA native and always on the lookout for my next fix of Gumbo, Boudin, Jamabalaya, etc. . . found out about this restaurant by accident. It's located on the seventh floor of the Garland Building and was a bit challenging to find....When you walk in you would swear you were in a Restaurant in New Orleans. Felt like I was at home and one of the first things I spotted was the Abita Beer - they had Abita Amber which was a no brainer as to what I was drinking that night. The menu is extensive and our waiter let us know of the specials. I got the Étouffée and the Wife got the Coucon Du Lait Po-Boy. The étouffée was more of a "Creole" than what I am used to back home. It was good but not what I would have called an étouffée. Étouffée's i've eaten have a flour based roux in more of a brown gravy/sauce. This was a red gravy or tomato based sauce. With that said it was still good. The Couchon Du Lait Po-Boy disappeared from my wife's plate and she inhaled the cole slaw. Entree's were good. We both got the gumbo and agreed it could have had a bit more "bite" to it. The Jalapeño corn bread complimented everything on the table. On the downside they do not take credit cards - so bring cash. All things said this is a really good New Orleans/Cajun Restaurant in the heart of Chicago. When you are tired of the typical Chicago cuisine the city has to offer, give this place a try.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Yes, on Fridays and Saturdays
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They don't have a menu for kids, but I think you can request smaller portions. They do have food that is not too spicy and that my own kids would like ;)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Heaven on Seven - N Wabash

Yes, Heaven on Seven - N Wabash offers takeaway services.

Heaven on Seven - N Wabash is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4