- ★★ no thanks
- $ (~$10-15 plate)
- small – twos or fours
- bar/cocktail menu
- go for brunch
- neighborhood: lincoln park
- street parking // clark/broadway buses
- put your name/number in for the wait and walk around
this is my first unhappy review. and i feel like a crotchety old man writing this. so come on chicago, let’s not let this happen again.
i was/am so, so disappointed! a lot of neighbors and coworkers had recommended this place, and after two-three valiant attempts to wait, we finally made it this past weekend.
i was so excited (hence the billions of pictures) and we had four of us so we tried both doughnuts and two poptarts to start. not too bad, and off to a decent start. my only gripe is that the poptarts were more pastry than filling. but i liked the creativity!
between the four of us, we had the benedict, the pork belly sandwich, shrimp & grits, and the grilled cheese. apparently the quiche is where it’s at because they could not make these dishes well. everything sounded so good, presentation was great – but flavors were lacking and most were bland.
the vibe is great, and the staff is sweet. i was just hoping much more out of this new neighborhood hot spot.
oh yes, and the coffee batch we had was burnt too. le sigh 😦
553 W Diversey Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60657