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Perennial Virant - CLOSED

1800 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614-5812
+1 312-981-7070
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (42 reviews)
“salad” (15 reviews)
“french toast” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Fusion
1800 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614-5812
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Reviewed September 29, 2014

Diver sea scallops. Crispy shallots. Pickles. Swiss chard. Amazing. Online menu may not reflect current, seasonal variations on this dish. That goes for the rest of the menu. Ice cream sundae. Vanilla ice cream. Crumbled white chocolate. Cocoa nibs. Simple. Amazing. Service. Amazing. Great location...More

1  Thank shockleesg
Reviewed September 27, 2014

Hats off to the Chef. A group of colleagues joined me for this dinner and it was delightfully delicious! My group of 8 each ordered something different and everything had quite the appealing presentation and was deliciously prepared! My meal was the garlic-prepared sausage with...More

1  Thank SeriousSDTraveler
Reviewed September 19, 2014

The breakfast exceeded our expectations with even the jam produced with fresh local ingredients. Perfectly cooked omelet served with freshly baked toasted bread. Served with style as we watched Chicago commuters breeze by on their bikes...a very stylish room.

Thank BarbB8122
Reviewed September 17, 2014

What a great restaurant. I only ate breakfast here while staying at the Hotel Lincoln, but even if I weren't a hotel guest, I would go to this place. Locally sourced, carefully prepared, creatively served and amazing service to boot! Special Kudos to manager Maria....More

1  Thank Doug B
Reviewed August 30, 2014

This restaurant is a real treat. Every dish has unusual ingredients the are wonderfully integrated and delicious. We had the Charcuterie, which has three different types of meats served with creative mustards made with plum an beer. The pate was one of the very best...More

Thank maguiredan
Reviewed August 25, 2014

We went for brunch. It started out great but went downhill from the start. Service kept getting worse, waitress was insulting. We asked for more syrup, she said that we had plenty. It was unbelievably hot that day, humid and muggy and they insisted on...More

Thank Karen C
Reviewed August 22, 2014

Garrett's Popcorn the 5th best restaurant in Chicago? You have to be joking. We live in Chicago. We ate at Perennial a few years ago. We were not impressed. But, because of the recent buzz, we decided to try it again. As we found out,...More

Thank paristodc50
Reviewed August 18, 2014

We were guests at a rehearsal dinner there. The food was delicious and great wine and service! Very attentive staff who were working the private event. We had a lovely time!

Thank Sue C
Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

Located in such a great place of Chicago, I thought I would drop by for brunch. Strongly recommend the brisk... Absolutely to die for, so tender and fresh. Service is top notch!! Acknowledge by everyone who you come across. Place is hip with great vibes!!

Thank Tackos
Reviewed August 15, 2014

Go to Perennial Virant. AMAZING FOOD and fresh, farm-to-table aesthetic. Friendly service and reasonable prices.

Thank heyitsep
Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through
one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park
boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a
free zoo open to visitors year-round. This
pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks,
row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln
Park itself borders the lakefront area offering
peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline.
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$20 - $50
Dining Style
Home Style
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1800 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614-5812
    (Wells & Clark)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Park
  • Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
  • Phone Number: +1 312-981-7070
  • E-mail
Perennial Virant is a collaborative effort between Boka Restaurant Group and acclaimed Chef Paul Virant. Paul won Food & Wine Best New Chef America 2007 and was a James Beard finalist for Best Chef Great Lakes 2011. The modestly priced menu is comprised of small, medium, and large plates. Perennial Virant has one of the most magnificent patios in Chicago located right across from the Green City Market. Brunch is served both Saturday and Sunday.
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