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Breakfast Spot and American Restaurant$$$$
River North, Chicago
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  • Taylor L.
    "Brunch nachos sound amazing but were just okay."(4 Tips)
    Jim M.
    "Red Velvet Pancakes, Strawberry Stuffed French Toast Bites, good."(4 Tips)
    Lily N.
    "Great strawberry French toast bites"(2 Tips)
    @jayelarex
    "Get the homemade Chicken Sausage."(2 Tips)
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  • Damian C.
    Damian Cox3 weeks ago
    The skillets are fantastic! Do yourself a favor 😁
  • David W.
    Love the donut French toast.
  • Bitches Who Brunch
    Bitches Who BrunchNovember 2, 2016
    Bring family and friends here for a casual, convenient brunch outing but opt for somewhere else for a brunch date with the girls. Read more
  • Katie W.
    Katie WatersOctober 2, 2016
    The Chicago skillet is amazing and is a meal for days. You'll want a nap after it.
  • Chase M.
    Chase MaxwellSeptember 11, 2016
    The worst. Brunch "nachos" were an abomination.
  • David L.
    David LeszcynskiAugust 23, 2016
    The cinnamon roll was amazing and brought back memories from my childhood. When food evokes such emotion you know you've done something right.
  • Noah M.
    Noah ManionMay 13, 2016
    Pretty solid breakfast, lunch is just average. the name is beyond dumb.
  • ISC C.
    ISC ChicagoMarch 24, 2016
    Very popular brunch spot; drinks were disappointing ;(heir idea of Irish coffee was literally a shot of Irish whisky poured into a mug of coffee)
  • Cayla A.
    Cayla AllenMarch 22, 2016
    I stop by every time I'm in Chicago, if you have to wait, it's worth it, & keep an eye on the bar, it's 1st come 1st served & you can eat there! The red velvet pancakes are so good if you want a treat
  • John F.
    John FrenchFebruary 4, 2016
    Incredible brunch! The brunch nachos are killer!!!
  • Doug C.
    Doug CouchSeptember 9, 2015
    Make a reservation on Open Table or your early breakfast will turn into a late lunch.
  • Ivan N.
    Ivan Nuñez-PachecoSeptember 7, 2015
    Try the Carnitas Benedict- cool twist on a breakfast classic. And the cherry mimosas are yummy.
  • Viet D.
    Viet DangAugust 31, 2015
    They have bottomless mimosas for brunch.
  • Katie R.
    Katie RhodesAugust 23, 2015
    Great service, and the waffle bites were amazing. I'd recommend a reservation for brunch
  • Danielle M.
    Danielle MarksAugust 9, 2015
    Eat at the bar, if you don't want to wait 30 min. Or make a reservation. They are slow
  • Kira S.
    Kira SimpsonJuly 21, 2015
    Loved the breakfast nachos and the cherry mimosa!
  • Ryan E.
    Ryan EscobarMay 18, 2015
    Good service and atmosphere. You definitely get a good value for your money.
  • Emily S.
    Emily SullivanJanuary 31, 2015
    Slow service, dirty utensils and glasses. However, the veggie tofu skillet was good.
  • Alexandros P.
    Alexandros PlexidasDecember 2, 2014
    Good american styled breakfast. Service is very good. Try the power of tower!
  • Eileen S.
    Eileen SalasNovember 26, 2014
    Cutest place for a brunch date!😊
  • mikkie l.
    mikkie loNovember 26, 2014
    Such a cute venue 🙌
  • Willie
    WillieSeptember 27, 2014
    Nothing is good here.
  • Sandy T.
    Sandy TangSeptember 21, 2014
    If you get the cranberry mimosa, heed the bartender's warning! It will spurt like a grade school science experiment if combined incorrectly.
  • Melanie D.
    Melanie DeniseSeptember 3, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Breakfast sliders. Choose your own meat, sausage, bacon, or Canadian bacon. Scrambled eggs with cheddar cheese on English muffin with potatoes. So good. Great portion. Get and share. Or save for later
  • Taylor L.
    Taylor LubeckeSeptember 1, 2014
    Brunch nachos sound amazing but were just okay. The smoothie was the best part of my meal.
  • Joseph B.
    Joseph BlewittAugust 28, 2014
    Great brunch food, obvi, and excellent service. Get here as early as you can on Sundays to get seated right away.
  • Raymond H.
    Raymond HarrisAugust 22, 2014
    Good selection of fairly tasty breakfast and lunch. I enjoy the Benedict. Breakfast tacos are also yummy.
  • Melanie D.
    Melanie DeniseAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Belgium waffle with whipped cream and topped with seasonal fruit. Waffle was great with butter. Ask for whip on the side so your waffle doesn't get soggy.
  • Bruce B.
    Bruce BoltonAugust 4, 2014
    Average Benny. Undercooked eggs. Worse still was the coffee. Don't order espresso here. Maybe the worst latte I've tasted & that after asking for extra shot.
  • Frankie T.
    Frankie TorrelavegaJuly 20, 2014
    Service is much better at the bar.
  • Jonathan W.
    Jonathan WarnerJuly 14, 2014
    Great Food, recommend by everyone on 4 square, great atmosphere great breakfast spot close to downtown gotta try the French toast, wicked joint for light eating before a busy day
  • Raksha R.
    Raksha RavikumarJuly 7, 2014
    Brunch Nachos (with potatoes subbed for bacon for those wanting to go the vegetarian route) + Beermosa = great success.
  • Anthony L.
    Anthony LayneJune 11, 2014
    Really good overall
  • Dan
    DanMay 23, 2014
    You are allowed to substitute the buttermilk pancakes for a specialty.
  • Nuha N.
    Nuha NazyMay 3, 2014
    Worker stood up on counter in sneakers to hang 2 signs, never wiped the counter before preparing food on same counter.
  • Frankie T.
    Frankie TorrelavegaApril 19, 2014
    If there's a wait time, check if there are seats available at the bar - that's the best way to get seated soon.
  • Saint
    SaintJanuary 7, 2014
    Great staff! Mr. Maples, the manager, definitely knew how to treat everyone on a blizzard day in Chicago. Oh and the food hit the spot, French Toast bites FTW!
  • Michael M.
    Michael MinaDecember 29, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the chi-town skillet
  • Uber Chicago ..
    Uber Chicago .September 18, 2013
    Offering $5 off brunch bill during Uber Chicago's CHILOVESuberX, 9/20-9/22.
  • Thurgood C.
    Thurgood CoatsSeptember 15, 2013
    Turn your coffee cup over if you want coffee. Someone will appear and pour you a cup of Intelegensia brand coffee. Take advantage of the bottomless coffee.
  • Govind N.
    Govind NarojiAugust 31, 2013
    Build your own omlet!
  • Curtis L.
    Curtis LovinsAugust 20, 2013
    Service is soooo slow!!
  • Lily N.
    Lily NathansonAugust 20, 2013
    Amazing breakfast burrito. Great strawberry French toast bites and blueberry pomegranate mimosa. Highly recommend!!
  • Elly D.
    Elly DeutchJuly 17, 2013
    Power eater breakfast is AMAZING and healthy. Their homemade chicken sausages are incredible. Also, try out the muffin tops - to die for if you like blueberries!
  • Kat
    KatJuly 10, 2013
    Amzae Ballz!
  • Elliott S.
    Elliott SangJune 26, 2013
    The power breakfast was a little lacking even with my added side of bacon. With great nearby alternatives, the food needs to improve and prices lowered a tad.
  • Dave N.
    Dave NathanApril 28, 2013
    Check in and post a picture on Facebook to get 10% off your bill!
  • Taylor M.
    Taylor MartinApril 6, 2013
    Great service ! And the breakfast potatoes are yumms!
  • Peter S.
    Peter SpadaforeApril 6, 2013
    Great food. A little slow, but with the right number of mimosas you don't mind.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithFebruary 17, 2013
    If you're looking for a quick pastry to go, this might not be the place. I waited at the order counter for at least 10 minutes before the woman working acknowledged me.
  • Kristine H.
    Kristine HussainFebruary 13, 2013
    Veggie skillet is a must!
  • Brock G.
    Brock GregoryJanuary 27, 2013
    Pretty cool place. Good Bloody Mary. Food decent. Service spotty.
  • Erik R.
    Erik RowleyJanuary 9, 2013
    Found this place when the sun was rising on New Years Day, apparently one of the few places that serves alcohol 24/7 :). Cocktails go great with pancakes!
  • Pedro C.
    Pedro CarmoJanuary 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Brunch burger is a must!
  • Emily B.
    Emily BeldenOctober 31, 2012
    Great tomato bisque soup. Frazzled waitresses. Under estimated lunch spot during the week. Serve Pepsi products :(
  • Tiffany P.
    Tiffany PSeptember 10, 2012
    Get the steak skillet with mushrooms & goat cheese--one of the best skillets I've ever had-- and the strawberry French toast bites -- delicious! Oh, and don't forget a blueberry/pomegranate mimosa!!
  • Matthew C.
    Matthew C.July 9, 2012
    The biscuits and gravy are ridic!
  • Daniel E.
    Daniel EckenrodeJuly 7, 2012
    The strawberry stuffed French toast is Awesome!!! Get it for yourself and let everyone else drool!!! :D
  • Drew S.
    Drew SeaseJune 5, 2012
    Braised pork & scrambled eggs breakfast tacos with feta, slaw, pineapple marmalade.... Yum
  • @jayelarex
    @jayelarexMay 19, 2012
    Sit by the windows.
  • @jayelarex
    @jayelarexMay 19, 2012
    Get the homemade Chicken Sausage.
  • Kelly K.
    Kelly KniewelMay 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Pulled pork benedict!
  • Toni O.
    Toni OgundareApril 12, 2012
    I loove the Veggie Benedict!!!! Side of fruit and it's a great, healthy meal!
  • Erin W.
    Erin WynnJanuary 17, 2012
    They market themselves as organic but none of their dairy products (except eggs) are organic?
  • Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel
    Radisson Blu Aqua HotelNovember 29, 2011
    6-8 minute taxi ride from the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel to River North. Signature items include chocolate & dried cherry French toast with peanut butter whipped cream, and 3 types of breakfast sliders.
  • Anne S.
    Anne SmithOctober 27, 2011
    Ask for Alfonzo, Usher's doppleganger!
  • Frank L.
    Frank LizzadroOctober 9, 2011
    Had a large group. Breakfast was room temperature. Bill was $130. And they charged us $2 for sharing because someone in our group didn't order. Dick heads.
  • Sara D.
    Sara DimaggioOctober 2, 2011
    Get the french toat bites! They're amazing!
  • Brian V.
    Brian VautourOctober 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    This is my third time a Brunch I remain disappointed with the service. Great food but everything else is awful. Table service was okay 1st time but service at the bar was disorganized and distressing.
  • Dan M.
    Dan MelilloSeptember 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Really loved the strawberry stuffed French toast.
  • Crain's Chicago Business
    Crain's Chicago BusinessSeptember 8, 2011
    The fried egg sliders ($8.50) pack flavor. Served in pairs on sturdy ciabatta, one comes with bacon, lettuce and tomato, while the other is variable; ours had a peppery sausage patty and mozzarella. Read more
  • Jim M.
    Jim MAugust 14, 2011
    Beware the 'kitschy' coffee mugs--cheap stained fossils. Bananas on Pancakes not sweet, neutralized by same grill/pan as savory items. Red Velvet Pancakes, Strawberry Stuffed French Toast Bites, good.
  • Janet R.
    Janet RobertsAugust 8, 2011
    go before 11am on a Saturday! Read more
  • Josh H.
    Josh HarroldJuly 14, 2011
    Turkey and Boursin Panini is dyn-o-mite.
  • AskMen
    AskMenJuly 5, 2011
    Set to open tomorrow, the River North eatery cooks up organic eggs. . A 20-seat breakfast bar offers no-frills dining, and a reusable coffee mug program encourages environmentally friendly sipping. Read more
  • Marco M.
    Marco MorelliJuly 3, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Love this new brunch spot in the hood. Banana pancakes and house made Sausage and non-miss items.
  • Eric W.
    Eric WestJuly 2, 2011
    Food wasn't that great. Prices too expensive. Food took an hour. Manager is cheesy. Stay away, at least for a few months until they get their act together
  • Scott S.
    Scott SachnoffJuly 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Quiche of the day is not a pie-shaped slice but an individually cooked mini-pie w/flaky crust! Mmmm good.
  • Jen
    JenJune 26, 2011
    The breakfast burrito is delicious!
  • Gilt City
    Gilt CityJune 22, 2011
    Get the strawberry stuffed french toast bites! You can share with friends or eat them all yourself. They're delicious!
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