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Reviewed 18 October 2022

What a culinary experience! Fresh, innovative and delicious menu selections (I had the catfish) that is served in a modest setting with outstanding, attentive service and overall incredible experience.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 1 October 2022 via mobile

If you are blessed enough to be serviced by Twoseme (Two-See-Me) Jackson, you are in for the time of your life. He is FULL of life & riddles. He is "anointed" to Welcome and Serve! As fast as he can talk, he listens to WHO...you are and makes amazing suggestions accordingly. Great Service is icing on the cake, the cake is the phenomal food. It is simple with a twist. They always have super specials that include savory surf and seafoods: lobster, shrimp, short ribs, etc. We chose the standards, that flavor wise are anything but standard, they're superb: Large pillowy Buckwheat pancakes. They have that nutty deliciousness without the heaviness that can sometimes accompany. They were topped with Blueberries and Strawberries and delicious Maple Butter, which I believe is also in the batter. The Flight of French Toast is a RICH medley of goodness, topped with fruits, nuts, zest a luxuriously whipped scoop of cloudlike butter. The bacon is thick cut and crisp. The Chicken Sausage is homemade. The eggs are fluffy and can have a bevy of cheeses if desired. We also requested the super flavor packed Garlic Hot Sauce, which they should bottle (with real chunks of minced garlic.) It is a BYOB but plenty of juices. We had straight Cranberry & a thick mix of Cranberry and Pineapple. Parking is street parking. Join the waiting list immediately. Bathrooms are CLEAN! We do not easily give 5-stars but two Chi Town restaurants DESERVE all-star kudos, Batter & Berries is defined one of them (the other is Virtue)!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 11 September 2022 via mobile

While visiting family and friends, we decided to go grab brunch and it was AMAZING. Anyone who knows me well, knows I LOVE TO EAT 🍽 I apologize for not telling everyone about this great eatery sooner, but life happens. Even though I’m delayed in...this post PLEASE go visit. You will have to probably still wait in line but the wait was worth it! Forgot what my meal was 😜 other than French toast and spinach. I also had a mimosa that was just as great as the food. Great spot… do yourself a favor and give it a try. Sorry again this is Delayed… I’ll blame Covid just like every other business 😆 (just kidding…actually I’m not)More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 30 August 2022 via mobile

The food was soo good!! Our Server Tusiime went above and beyond to make sure we had a great experience. Everything that he recommended was good. I would recommend getting there early because it's a very popular breakfast spot. We waited about 30-40 minutes before...we were seated. It didn't take long for them to bring our food out and it was hot/fresh. We'll definitely be back the next time we're in Chicago!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 28 May 2022 via mobile

We came to Chicago from out of town. We called this establishment 1 week prior to our arrival in an effort to best plan our itinerary. We specifically asked the hostess who answered the phone if this establishment took reservations or if they accepted “waitlist”...from Yelp. We were told “no” to both options. The hostess said that it was “first come first serve” and we had to put our name on the list in person, only… Upon our arrival we did just that, only to find out that there was indeed a “waitlist” option via Yelp and that we could have joined the waitlist prior to our arrival. We waited for almost 2 hours for a table of 2. When we complained to the current hostess, no accommodation or apology was given for the misinformation we were provided. The hostess was informed that a poor review would be given they shrugged their shoulders and said ok. I do not recommend this place the poor service and the quality of food was definitely NOT worth the 2 hours that we waited. You would be better off going to McDonald’s..More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 31 January 2022

So! 6 of my girlfriends and I came to visit after a reservation to another black-owned reservation was canceled unreasonably. The manager allowed us to join last minute. He was very patient and accommodating. You would have thought the staff would have been rushing us...out and making us feel unwelcome, but that was far from what we experienced! Everyone was delightful, fun and professional! And don't let me get into the food! I had the short rib and it was SENSATIONAL! There was not one to-go box needed, because we all enjoyed our food so so so so so much! I haven't been in years, but I have fallen in love with this restaurant all over again and will be back to join with others soon! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 20 September 2021 via mobile

Thankfully we were able to get in line through Yelp, as I would've regretted waiting for an hour plus otherwise. We were seated within a few minutes of checking in after having been in line for about 70-75 minutes. Unfortunately from there, it took another...10 min to get glasses of water and another 5 min before our waitress greeted us. The team was friendly in general, but the different periods of waiting were a little rough. The "We're Movin On Up" Executive dish was pretty solid and very filling, but the sauce that was used in the dish definitely didn't taste very breakfast/brunch-friendly. It kinda threw the rest of the dish off a bit. Having seen a lot of pictures of the Cluck-N-Gaufre (Goof) dish in other reviews, I had fairly high hopes for it. Unfortunately, it ended up being the most disappointing of the dishes. The hot sauce flavor of the chicken was actually very tasty, but was overshadowed by the almost burnt texture and dry taste of the breading/chicken itself. The Caramel French Toast was the highlight of the meal, and adding some cut up bananas/strawberries made it even better. The food in general was good, but between that, the insane wait times, and the average service, I don't see myself coming back.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 21 July 2021

Looks like Sci-Fi can be Real since Invisibility is my Super Power. Really! I'm not joking. I now know how it feels when your super power is malfunctioning and no one sees you because you stayed invisible. Considering this is my second attempt to eat...here (the first try was a bust since it took so long to get a seat and to even order because they forgot me so I left), they are pretty consistent at least with me when it comes to service. This time I made sure I was their very 1st customer once they opened up what with limited seating and all. Nothing fancy for me so I went with "The Traditional" (2 eggs, B&B cheese crusted hash browns, and a choice of bacon). During the whole hour after ordering I couldn't believe my eyes when all the other diners got their food while I twiddle my fingers. I tried to keep myself occupied by browsing on my phone but I was just so so hungry. I was speechless! I was invisible again! They forgot my order. After that I decided to leave..again! As soon as I got up..here comes my order. Seriously?!? I walked out shaking my head. Move over Bilbo Baggins. Step aside Harry Potter. I don't need the One Ring or Harry Potter's Cloak of Invisibility. No need for a serum either Hollow Man. There's a new Boss of Invisibility in town. That's ME! So to all you folks out there. Beware. If you don't wanna end up like Scarlett O'Hara saying "As God is my witness, as God is my witness they're are not going to lick me. I'm going to live through this and when its all over, I'll never be hungry again. No, nor any of my folk. If I have to lie, steal, cheat, or kill, as God is my witness I'll never be hungry again!" BE VISIBLE!!!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 8 December 2020

The French Toast Flight was amazing! Friendly, efficient waitstaff. We waited for the weekday to avoid the weekend wait. But worth the wait even on the weekends! Excellent food!

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 10 November 2020 via mobile

We understand this is a very busy place at breakfast time & on the weekends it can have an hour+ wait, so we had a really nice late weekday breakfast with no wait. Small with only a dozen tables, the place is busy with a...lot of hussle bussle! Simply decorated, the restaurant has a homey, comfortable feel with lots of attention by the staff. We shared the Super Flight and Spinach Omelet; both were cooked to perfection and served piping hot. It is a little pricey but probably average for Chicago. We lik d the place and will be back with friends!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 30 July 2020

A very family oriented atmosphere! Me and my girlfriend enjoyed a nice Sunday brunch with my niece. Their menu offers a variety of breakfast and lunch items that are delicious, and will defiantly exceed your expectations!

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 12 June 2020

This is now my go to place to take out of towners for brunch. The wait is sometimes long but worth the wait. If your party is small you could probably get seated earlier. The very first time I went here, a man walked out...and said " Now that was an experience!" and I said the very same thing when I left. Get the French Toast Flight to share and one of the specials. Cheers!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 13 April 2020

This had to be one of the best places for breakfast I have ever visited. Had to get there early but it was worth the wait.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 29 February 2020

After reading many good reviews picked this place for breakfast and we were not disappointed. Called ahead to be put on the waitlist. When we arrive we would of had to wait fifteen minutes for a table. There was the community table that is first...come first serve and two seats were available. As soon as we sat down the coffee was being poured immediately. Very Good service. We ordered our food before the person in front of us and the person to the left. Not sure why, however that would not deter me from coming back. Breakfast was unbelievable and all the waffles and french toast plates that went by looked incredible. They have specials everyday. I had the crawfish benedict and it was fantastic. The cheesy hashbrowns that accompany your meal are another meal in itself. Cannot wait to go back.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 27 February 2020

If you in town for a short trip I wouldn't recommend it. They have specialty plates that I'm not sure if they are suitable for breakfast, for example, jambalaya omelet.

Date of visit: February 2020
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They have some pretty awesome omelette options that are gluten free. They also often have specials that are pretty clean as well.
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I would take Uber or Lyft it can be difficult to find on street parking if you go on a weekend.
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