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“What a pleasant surprise....” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of 676 Restaurant & Bar

676 Restaurant & Bar
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Ranked #336 of 9,467 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Magnificent Mile
Cross street: Huron St
Transit: Two blocks from the Chicago stop on the Red Line and right outside of any Michigan Avenue bus. On the corner of Michigan Avenue and Huron.
Description: 676 Restaurant focuses on using ingredients from Midwest and local farmers whenever possible. The fare is approachable, organic and sustainable - local food treated the way it was intended. Chef accentuates the food selection with an ever changing selection of hand-made house charcuterie, honey from his own hive, produce from rooftop gardens located on the sundeck at the Omni Chicago Hotel and pork from the exclusive Acorn Edition IV pig out of Norwalk, Iowa. Chef and his culinary team’s dishes will bring back memories of fishing from the dock for bluegill, hunting game in the north woods, summers spent picking apples from the orchard trees hoping not to get caught and standing in awe at the plethora of jarred food under grandma’s basement stairs. That is the Midwest. That is 676. With unparalleled views of Chicago’s famous Magnificent Mile, this unique restaurant experience is augmented with rustic touches, communal plates and a bit of nostalgia of the foods you remember as a kid.
annapolis, md
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332 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
“What a pleasant surprise....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014

This is Omni's restaurant located on the 4th floor of their property on Michigan Avenue. The ambiance is super welcoming and comfortable. They have huge throne like chairs scattered near the large windows where you can look out onto the street and the activity below.

This review is based solely on their breakfast buffet, a concept I have never eagerly embraced. After eating here twice, 676's buffet was beyond acceptable.

The restaurant has joined the bandwagon of utilizing locally sourced ingredients. (A good trend if executed properly). The display of the food itself was a bit unique. I loved the big cutting board on which brown paper wrapped rustic breads were displayed. It was cut your own slice. What followed was a topping fiesta from flavored cream cheeses and nut butters to excellent jams, nutella (homemade) and honeys. I put a dollop of numerious spreads on my bread so it almost looked like a quilt. But each bite delivered a different and happy flavor.

The bacon and sausages were top notch especially the patties of pork, blueberry and maple. It might sound odd, but it was devine. To make my breakfast even more decadent, I found some petite bread puddings with a caramel apple compote. This plus more was before I even got to the egg station.

I ordered the veggie omelet not even looking at the variety the chef had. I loved the fact that some ingredients, like mushrooms, were pre-sauteed to bring out the flavors. Boy could you tell the difference. My taste buds came alive and the cheese just sealed the deal.

Of course, there were many many more items of which I never even got a taste of...fruits, yogurt, granolas, cereals, croissants, bagels, smoothies etc. For $23 bucks, it was more than worth it. And the service was excellent.

Visited December 2013
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Middletown, Illinois, United States
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2013

I never ate anything but breakfast in this restaurant, which is part of the Omni Hotel, so that's all I speak to-----I LOVE BREAKFAST!!!! For me---that's what vacation is all about as I do not eat it while at home---Everything I had was good and not over priced----Once again---the staff---top notch, as was the food. If like me---your a breakfast kind of guy or gal-- you'll leave with a full belly and a smile on your face

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Bridgman, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Nice Views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2013

Very good for the nice view of Michigan Avenue, and a nice place to rest and have a cocktail while shopping. Breakfast is okay, not a lot of choices unless you have the buffet.

Visited December 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Fantastic Breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2013

We called in for the breakfast buffet, the views were great over Michigan Avenue, the staff were great and explained the menu well.

Loved the omelette station, made to order with the ingredients of your choice, they were delicious.

Was a really relaxed environment for breakfast, with excellent choirs, and tasty food.

Definitely recommend for breakfast.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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“Really great hotel restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2013

I ate at this restaurant while I was at the Omni for a meeting and it is probably one of the best hotel restaurants out there. The ambiance is great, as well as the food. The restaurant overlooks Michigan avenue, so if you want to people watch while you have your food, I would definitely ask for a table near the window. Also try the Hummus, its excellent!

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