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Posted by Terra James on 03/01/2010
This is a restaurant that knows breakfast intimately. The food is fabulous and plentiful, the coffee is above average, and our orders arrived at a dizzying speed. The room is adorably decorated and deceptively large, but the noise level is tolerable even when they're full. Yolk gets extra points for offering egg whites or beaters for no extra charge. Though my conscious wouldn't allow it, I fantasize about what would be if I ordered their Cinnamon Bun french toast. The Cajun Scrambler was just as fantastic. This is a great value for Michigan Avenue. The only reason Yolk didn't get a full rating of 5 was because my dad remarked that "the waitresses could be hotter."
Posted by celina on 01/06/2010
that 's the perfect place if you have a least 1hr to waste waiting for an order of pancakes........
Posted by Mike Dougherty on 04/09/2009
I was visiting Chicago in early April, strolling down Michigan Avenue when hunger hit and I stumbled across YOLK. Sat at the comfortable chairs at the counter and was immediately served coffee and given a menu. The Cajun Portabello Mushroom omelet was a World Series Taste Bud Winner. The combination of eggs, grilled vegetables, topped with a huge mushroom was pleasing to the eye and palate. The service was the best,,very pleasant, quick to refill coffee, went out of their way to find a paper for me to read. Price,,,, very reasonable I live in New England, but travel to Chicago often,,, It is now a must to eat at YOLK.
Posted by S on 01/22/2009
I am from Florida and was visiting Chicago for about a week for my mom's 50th birthday. We went to Yolk on our first morning. The Oatmeal is out of this world. Also, the banana peanut butter pancakes will make you salivate just by looking at them. Needless to say, we spent the remander of our mornings at Yolk for breakfast. We did venture out to other breakfast places and found that for the same prices, you got less at other places. This place is amazing and I will go there everytime I ever visit Chicago. It does get busy though especially on the weekends so make sure you beat the crowds!!
Posted by letseat on 10/25/2008
With all the great breakfast places in Chicago, why would anyone choose YOLK? After all, the food here is served-to-order, not made-to-order. Perhaps patrons hail from the newly developed South Loop where restaurant and shopping development still lags the many new condos. So convenient choices are slim. If I lived in the neighborhood, I’d make the trek to someplace good. What do I mean by "served-to-order"? It’s readily apparent that breakfast here is made en masse, like a factory, in anticipation of general demand, not cooked in response to an order taken by a waitress. But unlike a factory, there’s no quality control between the production line and the consumer. The first clue that this is a food factory is the enormous number of seats in the restaurant. Only a cafeteria/buffet approach could feed the hoard if the restaurant were full. But the real proof is evident in the food. Scrambled eggs arrived hard, luke-warm and chopped up. They were pre-made and scooped from a warming tray – but even the breakfast buffet at Marriott Courtyard beats these eggs. Bacon was not cooked to be crispy. The fat was somewhat raw and I’m sure chewy, if we had the stomach to actually eat it. Pancakes were gummy, chewy, flavorless disks. Again, I’d suspect they came from a warming tray. If not, I’d remove the latex from the recipe. Even the toast was inedible. It showed signs of toasting around the edges, but would be more accurately described as a cold slice of bread. In fairness, an order of hash with poached eggs was much better. Nothing special about the hash, but the kitchen did properly poach the eggs, and many breakfast restaurants fail that test. I guess it’s a sign that if the kitchen must cook something to order, they can do it competently.
Posted by Anonymous on 04/26/2008
I absolutely love this place! The food is great, the service is great and the prices are reasonable. I go here almost every wknd and whenever someone ask for a good breakfast place i always recommand Yolk to them and 5/5 loves it. If you havent been here you are missing out.
Posted by cardozo on 03/13/2008
These were the best pancakes I've ever eaten and I've eaten a lot of pancakes in my life. I ordered the meat and eggs and paid $1.49 extra or something silly to upgrade to the blackberry and bananna pancakes so I got a huge breakfast and a coffeee for under $10. Beats paying $22 for 2 eggs, bacon, toast and coffee at the Hilton or wherever when traveling. I'll be in town for 3 more days and I'm going back tomorrow morning.