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Cooks County Brunch

PD Girl Apr 14, 2013 07:17 PM

Has anyone tried them for brunch? Is it a nice experience? How would kids do?

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    CLowe Apr 15, 2013 03:26 PM

    I was underwhelmed but the portion/price ratio.

    I wouldn't bring my daughter there unless it was during off eating hours -- they were slammed at Sunday brunch and it felt a tad uncomfortable IMO.

    1. TonyC Apr 15, 2013 10:09 AM

      Only you know how your kids would do, but from multiple experiences during that time span, they seem to like kids, and they promote a family experience.

      Saturday brunch is the new Sunday brunch, and during morning time (say 10:30 AM), the room is relatively quiet & pleasant. Food takes a bit to arrive, so bring appropriate distractions, or order the $$$ pastry basket.

      Just don't order the burger.

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      1. re: TonyC
        sku May 28, 2013 09:34 AM

        Agree on all counts. My kids did fine, but like you say, the wait is long. The pastries are fantastic as is the puffy pancake. Hash is also great.


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        baloney Apr 15, 2013 08:23 AM

        It's nice if service, portion size, time is unimportant to you. Food's generally ok, but I'll never go back since the service is so atrociously amateur for the price.

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        1. re: baloney
          carter Apr 15, 2013 05:38 PM

          Are your comments directed toward brunch, or the restaurant in general?
          I have never had a problem with any of your issues at dinner time, yet have never tried their brunch.

          1. re: carter
            baloney Apr 15, 2013 06:16 PM

            Yes, now that I think back on it, dinner was better(timing and service-wise at least). But every single brunch there that I've been to has been problematic.

            1. re: carter
              ZoeZ Apr 16, 2013 10:41 PM

              Went for dinner last weekend - service was good - in fact more than good - criticism is that we could not see the food on our plates - one tiny votive candle on the table. Food was excellent and good size portions just wish I could have seen more.

          2. Servorg Apr 14, 2013 07:39 PM

            I haven't been but now that I've looked at their brunch menu http://www.cookscountyrestaurant.com/... I am completely intrigued by their braised grass fed beef hash and roasted potatoes with a sunny side up egg (I'd probably pay them to throw one more egg on there).

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