Vietnamese Cuisine for Lunch or for Dinner Monday–Thursday or Friday–Sunday at Simply It (Up to 53% Off)

Lincoln Park

87% of 281 customers recommend

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In a Nutshell

Vietnamese-style meats nestle inside french baguettes or garnish clay pots full of rice and caramel sauce

The Fine Print

Expires 60 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Not valid until 10/22/12. Reservation recommended on weekends. Dine-in only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Vietnamese cuisine often contains hallmarks of French cooking, such as sandwiches served in baguettes and noodles served in berets. Taste a fusion of flavors with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $7 for $15 worth of Vietnamese lunch, served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • $12 for $25 worth of Vietnamese dinner Monday–Thursday
  • $12 for $25 worth of Vietnamese dinner Friday–Sunday

The menu features classic Vietnamese eats such as clay-pot-baked catfish in a caramel sauce ($8.95), shrimp sautéed with pumpkin ($14.95), and wine-marinated cubes of filet mignon in a butter sauce ($14.50).

Simply It

During French colonization, Vietnamese chefs adopted many of the French ways of cooking and and applied them to their local ingredients. At Simply It, a BYOB eatery in Lincoln Park, cooks continue that culinary tradition with banh mi sandwiches served on crusty baguettes, meats slow-cooked in clay pots, and sautés infused with lemongrass and pumpkin.

A Menu Born in Vietnam

Tuan Nguyen, the owner of Simply It, took a deep-diving approach to creating his menu. As part of the family that previously launched Pasteur in Edgewater, he was already more than familiar with Vietnamese cuisine. But he went further in his efforts, traveling to Vietnam to learn about the cuisine at its source. After absorbing the intricacies of the nation's street foods and main courses, he brought his knowledge back to Chicago. The result is a menu that's approachable, yet authentic.

When Opposites Attract

Sometimes, the best way to highlight an ingredient is by pairing it with a contrasting flavor or texture. The cooks at Simply It have mastered this concept. For every tangy bite of pickled carrot or fresh cilantro, there's a countering morsel of caramelized pork belly or cooling lemongrass tofu.


The pho is perfect - the noodles are just the right amount of chewiness....but more importantly, the soup broth is ON POINT.

Adrienne C., Yelp, 9/7/12

This place makes you feel like you walked into your family's house for Sunday dinner.

Vivian T., Yelp, 9/2/12


87% of 281 customers recommend

  • “Make a reservation. And it's BYOB”

  • “This is a wonderful restaurant with unusual items very well executed. A very eclectic crowd eating there, who are clearly very into the food. ”

  • “Good quality food, although not particularly authentic.”

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    Lincoln Park

    2269 N Lincoln Ave.

    Chicago, Illinois 60614


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