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“Michigan Avenue's best lunch” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Oak Tree Restaurant

Oak Tree Restaurant
900 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-1542 (Near North Side)
312-751-1988
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Ranked #294 of 8,390 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Diner
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Good for: Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
Neighborhood: Near North Side
New Brunswick, New Jersey
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91 reviews 91 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Michigan Avenue's best lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

I've been coming here since it was a little place around the corner in the 80's. The food is great. Service is great. The place is spotless and the prices are fair. What else do you want in a lunch place?

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Shelby Township, Michigan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Very Good Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

I was impressed with the quality of food at Oak Tree. I was disappointed that they would not allow substitutions to their menu. Overall a very good restaurant.

Visited May 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Early morning blues.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

We went for coffee and something to eat about 9a.m. Monday morning. I asked for a mug for my coffee as my arthritis was acting up in my hands and I can not hold onto a paper cup. The mugs were sitting on the counter and the man behind the counter said "Sorry we don't use mugs in the morning." We left.

Visited May 2013
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Elkhart, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“My Favorite Breakfast in Chicago”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

The Oak Tree has been my favorite "go to" breakfast restaurant in Chicago for 35 years. It was a small corner restaurant on Oak Street until it moved to the Bloomingdales building on Michigan Avenue. Only the location has changed. The breakfast menu from traditional eggs and toast, to brioche French toast (which I had last week) is wonderful. For those who are coffee-holics, prepare to be delighted. The coffee is strong (not bitter) and flavorful. When in Chicago, skip the "free" continental breakfast where you are staying, and treat yourself to a REAL breakfast at The Oak Tree!

Visited May 2013
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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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98 restaurant reviews
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
“Great lunch and breakfast place with a view of MI Ave.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

We have been going here for years. It is hidden on the 6th floor of the Bloomingdale or 900 Building on MI Ave. Take the elevator up, it's much faster. A lot of seating is available,so if there is a line ,it moves fast. Food is very fresh and excellently prepared. Service is fast and very efficient. My favorite breakfast food here is the corned beef hash. It is not as salty as in other restaurantsz. Great salads and sandwiches for lunch or breakfast all day! Very family friendly and believe it or not, not very noisey.

Visited April 2013
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