Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED NAMES Perennial

1800 N. Lincoln Ave. (Clark St.) Send to Phone
312-981-7070
THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED NAMES TO PERENNIAL VIRANT. An American bistro with plenty of modern touches and dishes from Paul Virant.

Cuisine
Open
Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
Features

* Click here for rating key

THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED NAMES Perennial, Chicago, IL

THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED NAMES Perennial Restaurant Review

: THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED NAMES TO PERENNIAL VIRANT. Yes, Perennial is located directly across the street from Lincoln Park---but that wasn’t the inspiration for its green-sounding name. Owners Rob Katz and Kevin Boehm, who also own Boka and Landmark, found the moniker for their restaurant in one of their favorite wines. Of course, there is a strong sense of seasonality going on here---look for produce from twice-a-week Green City Market nearby to make plenty of guest appearances on the menu. There’s lots of star-chef-power going on at this chic American bistro, too: Paul Virant (Vie) is in the kitchen, and he will upend the menu soon. In the past, we enjoyed the “wings & beer” starter, with its beautiful frenched confit chicken legs, beer-braised onions and blue cheese foam. The menu may also include the likes of glazed chicken lollipops with soy reduction, orange and cashews. From there, move on to flat-iron steak with flavorful black pepper bordelaise or house-made linguine with clam sauce. Head straight to the lovely patio during warm weather.
Discover new Chicago restaurants
New & Hip Restaurants in Chicago

Find all the new Chicago restaurants that have opened recently with GAYOT's round-up.



RESTAURANT AWARDS

GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards honor America's best chefs, as well as promising newcomers and a top restaurateur.