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Perennial Virant

#215 of 7,599 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Lincoln Park
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1800 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614-5812 (Wells & Clark)
+1 312-981-7070
09:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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All hours
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 11:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
New York City, New York
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 Brunch in a private room that turned out to be perfect from the food to... More 

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Vevey, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 substituted. The fish was a little dry in its cooking, the rice heavily over salted,... More 

Thank BunchaSwiss
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles 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 and chocolate tart. Service started out great but deteriorated, probably due to several large parties... More 

Thank Michele T
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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 fu man chu and the THE TONIC AND GINS with ford’s gin, ransom old tom... More 

Thank erna2491
Avon Lake
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121 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 Saturday and had amazing food! Our Bloody Mary's were great, and the fresh raspberry glazed... More 

Thank Sharon O
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Northville, Michigan
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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 eating. I wish they labeled some of the not obvious dishes.

Thank Zafar39525
Red Bank, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

We wanted to find a place for breakfast before we went into the Lincoln park Zoo. Did we ever! Amazing farmers breakfast...eggs cooked to perfection, slagel sausage, what's that you say? Sausage from a nearby farm of course. Home fries that are not greasy and multi grain thick cut toast with homemade raspberry jam. Fresh squeezed juice and nice hot... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 50
American, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Home Style
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 11:00
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:00
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:00
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:00
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:00
17:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 11:00
17:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Lincoln Park

Neighbourhood Profile
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. The Lincoln Park Conservatory is one of the most popular attractions in the area, with the Chicago History Museum a close second. Armitage Avenue is where you’ll find great shopping from high-end retailers and small boutiques, whereas Clark Street houses cafes and restaurants. For more highbrow entertainment, walk along Lincoln Avenue to find some of Chicago’s finer museums and theaters.
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