Chicago is the best place to be in the summer. For everything Chicago throws at us during the winter, we get back twofold during the summer. Which for us means, fitting in as many patio brunches as possible.
The Fourth of July in Chicago is also one of our city’s best holidays, and my friend from college, Sarah, was coming into town to celebrate. All the more reason to brunch, but we needed a bottomless brunch option, of course! So, after a little internet research, I found a spot I haven’t tried, Bistronomic in the Gold Coast.
Bistronomic is one of those spots that a bit hidden but nonetheless a gem. Bistronomic is first and foremost a French bistro that serves farm-to-table fare from midwest farmers. Its an approachable and affordable option for delicious and good for you cuisine.
Britt, Sarah and I arrived at Bistronomic and picked a hightop on the patio, then proceeded to order bottomless mimosas for the table. Our waiter was prompt with our mimosas, and with refills—just the way a bottomless should be!
After some mimosas, we got down to business and put in our food orders. Bistronomic has such a great variety of sweet and savory dishes that it was hard to choose.
Britt opted for the eggs Benedict with Canadian bacon, Hollandaise, and poached eggs atop a crisp English muffin and a side salad. Not only was the dish beautifully presented, but it was delicious. The eggs were perfectly poached with a runny yolk, and the Hollandaise was tart without being overbearing.
Sarah chose the Brioche French toast with crème brûlée batter, orange slices, and Grand Marnier syrup. If you have a sweet tooth, this is the dish to get at Bistronomic. The Brioche bread was thick, perfectly cooked, and again the presentation was on point. I tried a bit of it and loved it—I almost wished I had ordered it too.
When I put in my order, I inquired for our waiter’s opinion to choose the quiche Lorraine, the short stack pancakes, or the Belgian waffles. Without skipping a beat, our waiter suggested the short stack—done!
The short stack came out sitting in a puddle of butterscotch syrup. The buttermilk pancakes were covered with caramelized bananas and smelled delicious. As I took a bite, the butterscotch drenched pancakes were almost too sweet for me. It was a great, creative dish but after a couple of bites, I was craving something salty to combat the sweet, sugary butterscotch that I couldn’t get away from.
Bistronomic was a great way to start our Fourth of July weekend together. The bottomless service was great, and while my dish was a bit too sweet, even for me, it was a great spot to brunch. Next time, I’d get the Brioche French toast, or opt for something a bit more savory.
The Bitches say: B. If you’re seeking a bottomless brunch in the Gold Coast area with delicious food, then head to Bistronomic. Just steer clear of the short stack—the butterscotch syrup is too much, even for a sweets lover.
840 N Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
Bistronomic serves brunch Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.