Breakfast and Brunch, Old Town

Perennial Virant

Perennial Virant
Brunch and Breakfast

Neighborhood: Old Town
Address: 1800 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
Phone Number: (312) 981-7070
Website

Price Range: $12-20 before brunch libations
Our Rating: 3 out of 5

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The PV Omelet: House smoked pork loin, Prairie Fruits Farm Chevre, pesto, shaved vegetables, homefries with cheese curds, toast

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The Three-Egg Skillet: Roasted broccoli and cauliflower, pickled cucumber, dill, piperade (?), feta

The sticky bun…worth ordering just to hear the waiter say, "Let's get sticky!"

The sticky bun…worth ordering just to hear the waiter say, “Let’s get sticky!”

What We Tried: Sticky Bun, PV Omelet, Vie Bread French Toast, Three Egg Skillet

Our Take: This place was hopping on a Sunday at noon, but we had reservations (recommended) so we didn’t wait at all. The atmosphere was very pleasant, especially since we were seated next to the open air window. The sticky bun and homefries were great, but beyond that, everything else was just trying a little too hard (think pickled leek relish over sunny side up eggs). Any place that says “pickled cucumber” instead of just telling you they are putting a few dill pickle slices on your scrambled eggs might just not be for me. This is a great place to take your future mother-in-law who is in from The Hamptons for the weekend, but if you are just looking for a solid hangover brunch, keep going.

-Meredith

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