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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” (41 reviews)
“sticky buns” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Fusion, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
1800 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614-5812
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Reviewed 26 December 2016

Modern setting in landmark building, Chef Virant has created a warm and inviting atmosphere, serving the locally sourced food. Presentation was innovative, dishes were excellent.

Thank Ruel W
Reviewed 9 November 2016

The Local Lettuces Salad and the beef entree - the B.E.S.T ever! The staff was excellent. The decor perfect. The breakfasts were also outstanding. The adult beverages were also excellent. The whole experience was fantastic.

Thank Lauren O
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We frequented Perennial Virant several times because it was right next door to the Hotel Lincoln and very convenient; but after eating there, convenience was only a small part of why I would recommend this restaurant. The food was delicious! We hosted a Sunday morning...More

Thank Kornblit_Tours
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We visited on a Saturday. The restaurant was busy but not too noisy and service fine. Starters we had the salad which was pleasant and had nice crumble of chèvre. The main was meant to be Arctic char but due to availability sockeye salmon was...More

Thank BunchaSwiss
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Food was delicious. We started with the charcuterie platter. It was delicious and they gave you enough bread which oftentimes restaurants don't. Then we had trout, which was very rich but tasty, and char which also was well done. Desserts were ok -- blueberry flan...More

Thank Michele T
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Creatively, crafted food, beautifully presented, and delicious. I loved the outdoor dining patios, private enough to engage in conversation and sufficiently open to observe city life in the surrounding street. I loved the STEELHEAD TROUT with green bean, tomato and ginger sofrito, basmati rice, mushroom...More

Thank erna2491
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped here twice while in town. It was a few blocks from our rental and directly across from Lincoln Park. The restaurant is a part of the Hotel Lincoln and the patio is a great place for people watching. We stopped for brunch on...More

Thank Sharon O
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We were staying in the hotel and used the Perennial for breakfast and a couple of evening meals. You won't be let down, the food was great.

Thank kevinp63
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Easy to get s brunch reservation. Food was very good. Service was excellent. If it hadn't been raining it would have been nice to eat outside. I'd like to go back for dinner. Just very pleasant place!!!

Thank susanne703
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This was a setting the a 15 year reunion gathering. The staff was very nice and gave us lots of drink options and some nice entrees. The selection was very limited and didn't appeal to everyone, and some times I didn't know what I was...More

Thank Zafar39525
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
US$ 20 - US$ 50
Dining Style
Home Style
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
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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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
  • Neighbourhood: 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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