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Perennial Virant
American Restaurant$$$
Today 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 – 11:00 pm
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1800 N Lincoln Ave Chicago, IL 60614
1800 North Lincoln AvenueUSIllinoisChicago60614
$$$American Restaurant, BarToday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 – 11:00 pm
Monday 5:00 – 10:00 pmTuesday 5:00 – 10:00 pmWednesday 5:00 – 10:00 pmThursday 5:00 – 10:00 pmFriday 5:00 – 11:00 pmSaturday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 – 11:00 pmSunday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, 5:00 – 9:00 pm
Honoring the seasons, the local land and its farmers, Chef Paul Virant  brings you the craft of creating and cooking with pickles, preserves and aigre-doux.
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Inventive New American cuisine based around seasonal ingredients plus pickled/preserved products.- Google
"Inventive cocktails and small plates."
"The Atlantic Salmon in a sesame & garlic sauce is to die for."
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Brian Stevens
6 months ago
I stopped in on a recent snowy Sunday morning to try out their breakfast/brunch menu and was happy with my choice! The traditional, yet industrial decor matches well with the attached Hotel Lincoln (from which many of the diners came) and had a casual, and yet chic atmosphere. The menu is always changing, with the donut being the one anchor. It's dense and best eaten with a spoon and has a delicious chocolate glaze. The skillet was hearty and filling and yet not overly so. Definitely added to my list of places to go more often.
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Michael Kelly
6 months ago
We had stayed overnight at the Hotel Lincoln from out of state and had planned to go here for our breakfast. The food was amazing and our waiter Brian was very knowledgeable and attentive without being annoying. Probably the best breakfast I have ever had.
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Emily Seto
a year ago
Posh, with a great location. I went there on New Year's Eve with a group of friends, and we did a 5-course pre-fixe tasting menu for $100 per person (which didn't include tax, gratuity, or any beverages). The service was good and the food was tasty and creative, but the portions were really, really tiny considering the prices. Each of the five courses was pretty much two bites each. Maybe things were different that night since it was New Year's Eve, but I thought the food was extremely overpriced.
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Trevor Hateley
2 years ago
My favorite Boka group restaurant - heck, my favorite overall restaurant in Chicago. Our server was knowledgeable and able to recommended wines based on the flavor notes we were looking for, despite the plaid shirt. We started with a medium plate of scallops and watermelons, and were amazed. The little melons were spiced with cherry bomb peppers, which sounds intimidating, but the heat was dispersed and it paired amazingly well with the seared, rare scallops. Definitely a taste combination I'd never had before, and one I want again. Next we got our large plates, Walleyed Pike for her and Young Chicken for me. Both incredible, savory dishes. The fact that everything is farm-to-plate is nice, but the kitchen could be a Syngenta laboratory for all I care and I'd still give them 5 stars. If it tasted the same, that is.
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Kayleigh Hamre
a year ago
By far the best meal I have had yet in Chicago!! What a great experience between the host service, the waiter, the venue and the food I left beyond thrilled wanting to go right back in and start the entire experience all over again. The atmosphere is so great within the restaurant you never want to leave. The food was so amazingly fresh and well prepared the tastes were so flavorful and rich. I cannot wait to go back to Perennial!!
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Stacey Harbin
a year ago
We've been here 5 or 6 times now for brunch, and each time was delicious. The menu is truly seasonal and fresh, and the bacon...good lord. Thick, thick cut. Delicious. Great spot to bring your parents for brunch when they're in town.
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Erica Trittschuh Armitage
a year ago
Love the corner location across from the park. Corned by busy streets, but it doesn't feel that way as the inside feels cosy. The prosciutto beignets are an absolute must as an appetizer and I like the TBD cocktail. I love that everything is fresh and locally sourced. Great service and overall good experience.
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Jill Gilliland
a year ago
Perennial Virant is a must, I cannot say enough about the food, service, and management. Amazing food, local fresh vegetables, the flavors were incredible. Try the canned, in house, vegetables, part of an incredible appetizer. Enjoy!


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