Kitsch 'N On Roscoe

★★★★☆
  • 2005 W Roscoe St

    Chicago, IL 60618

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  • 773-248-7372

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As you may have deduced, I heard about this place one of Rachael Ray's Food Network shows (not 30 Minute Meals of that new version of 30 Minute Meals she has). Everything you see on that episode is there from the classic board games o n

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★★★★★

As you may have deduced, I heard about this place one of Rachael Ray's Food Network shows (not 30 Minute Meals of that new version of 30 Minute Meals she has). Everything you see on that episode is there from the classic board games o n

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have you ever checked out roscoe st.? it is very hidden quite and cute! Kitsch'n is too much fun! not only bringing you back to childhood days of twister and mr potatoe head there menu is quite unique and delicious!
hands down best green eggs and ham i've experienced in chicago! it's also nice being able to go to brunch and enjoy a tasty alcoholic beverage! you wont be disappointed. staff here is great!

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★★★★☆

have you ever checked out roscoe st.? it is very hidden quite and cute! Kitsch'n is too much fun! not only bringing you back to childhood days of twister and mr potatoe head there menu is quite unique and delicious!
hands down best green eggs and ham i've experienced in chicago! it's also nice being able to go to brunch and enjoy a tasty alcoholic beverage! you wont be disappointed. staff here is great!

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Sure, it's kitschy and cute, but the food is great. Chilaquiles to die for, especially if you had one to many cervezas the night before. On Valentine's Day they host a wonderful dinner with games and prizes, and a twinkie tiramisu that is too much fun.
And if you have to wait for a table, grab some coffee on the house and browse the neighborhood.

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★★★★☆

Sure, it's kitschy and cute, but the food is great. Chilaquiles to die for, especially if you had one to many cervezas the night before. On Valentine's Day they host a wonderful dinner with games and prizes, and a twinkie tiramisu that is too much fun.
And if you have to wait for a table, grab some coffee on the house and browse the neighborhood.

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Kitsch'n cooks up some of the best signature dishes for brunch in the city. My personal favorites: Spicy-Crazy Eggs, Chile-quiles (the hangover cure!), Fried Chicken and Waffles, and their Coconut French Toast! The staff is extremely nice, and the crowd can run the gambit from 20-somethings to old-timers. I'd describe it as kind of a dive-bar meets 70's-chic urban hipster place - but don't let that fool you because the food is great, there is good service, and the place is clean and oozes cool decor (set the wayback machine for 1975). The wait is usually quick for parties of 2, and the few times we've gone with a group it hasn't taken too long either (20 min. max) - the spicy bloody mary's help the wait go by fast!

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★★★★★

Kitsch'n cooks up some of the best signature dishes for brunch in the city. My personal favorites: Spicy-Crazy Eggs, Chile-quiles (the hangover cure!), Fried Chicken and Waffles, and their Coconut French Toast! The staff is extremely nice, and the crowd can run the gambit from 20-somethings to old-timers. I'd describe it as kind of a dive-bar meets 70's-chic urban hipster place - but don't let that fool you because the food is great, there is good service, and the place is clean and oozes cool decor (set the wayback machine for 1975). The wait is usually quick for parties of 2, and the few times we've gone with a group it hasn't taken too long either (20 min. max) - the spicy bloody mary's help the wait go by fast!

Pros: Great Food, Homemade Spicy Bloody Mary, Nice Staff

Cons: Can get busy (but the waits isn't too long)

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After watching a Food Network special on this eatery, my husband and I had to check out Kitschn on Roscoe. It's a combo of homemade comfort food with a VH1 twist-- the cafe is filled with pop culture memorabilia, lunch boxes, toys, and board games. There's plenty to look at here while you wait for one of their delicious specialties. In all my travels, I've never seen twinkie tiramisu before-- it's a must try!

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★★★★☆

After watching a Food Network special on this eatery, my husband and I had to check out Kitschn on Roscoe. It's a combo of homemade comfort food with a VH1 twist-- the cafe is filled with pop culture memorabilia, lunch boxes, toys, and board games. There's plenty to look at here while you wait for one of their delicious specialties. In all my travels, I've never seen twinkie tiramisu before-- it's a must try!

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Kitsch'n -- what a blast! This is a great place to dine when you're in the mood for something different. They have an excellent brunch menu as well as an interesting dinner menu. The atmosphere is just as the name describes -- kitschy! You'll find all your favorite childhood toys and old-time TV shows playing on the old-time TVs. Their cocktail selection is marvelous -- be sure to check out their Tang martini! The best time to visit is in the warmer summer months -- the beer garden in the back of the restaurant is relaxing and provides the perfect summer night's fun.

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★★★★☆

Kitsch'n -- what a blast! This is a great place to dine when you're in the mood for something different. They have an excellent brunch menu as well as an interesting dinner menu. The atmosphere is just as the name describes -- kitschy! You'll find all your favorite childhood toys and old-time TV shows playing on the old-time TVs. Their cocktail selection is marvelous -- be sure to check out their Tang martini! The best time to visit is in the warmer summer months -- the beer garden in the back of the restaurant is relaxing and provides the perfect summer night's fun.

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My boyfriend and I just had dinner here, and enjoyed every bite. The tortilla chip/mango salsa appetizer was delicious, as were our meals. I'm sure their breakfast and brunch are also quite tasty, but if you're not wanting to battle the crowds, try 'em in the evening. We'll definitely be returning soon!

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★★★★★

My boyfriend and I just had dinner here, and enjoyed every bite. The tortilla chip/mango salsa appetizer was delicious, as were our meals. I'm sure their breakfast and brunch are also quite tasty, but if you're not wanting to battle the crowds, try 'em in the evening. We'll definitely be returning soon!

Pros: Fun atmosphere, Delicious food

Cons: Cramped seating

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This is a unique cafe with a nostalgic 70's vibe that is great fun for anyone that has even the foggiest memories of life in the 70's - and some 80's. The brunch menu is outstanding and lunch is very good as well - a mix of eclectic menu items and regular old standbys. Most of the menu is homestyle like meat loaf, hamburgers, etc. but in the recent years they've added more 'risky' flavors. It's a lot of fun to eat here, especially at an outside table in warm weather.

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★★★★☆

This is a unique cafe with a nostalgic 70's vibe that is great fun for anyone that has even the foggiest memories of life in the 70's - and some 80's. The brunch menu is outstanding and lunch is very good as well - a mix of eclectic menu items and regular old standbys. Most of the menu is homestyle like meat loaf, hamburgers, etc. but in the recent years they've added more 'risky' flavors. It's a lot of fun to eat here, especially at an outside table in warm weather.

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I can't believe I just found out about this place yesterday. They make the best spicy bloody marys in town and really know what to dish up for brunch! The spicy dishes especially, they dont hold back the heat on, and killer coconut french toast as well. Our waitress was extreemly cool and hooked us up with incredible recommendations (for food and brunch cocktails). It's very homey and has a unique "lived in" feel to it with tons of great vintage paraphenalia all around. They also served our food on fiesta-ware! File under "not to miss... and leave the attitude at home and unwind". Cheers!

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★★★★★

I can't believe I just found out about this place yesterday. They make the best spicy bloody marys in town and really know what to dish up for brunch! The spicy dishes especially, they dont hold back the heat on, and killer coconut french toast as well. Our waitress was extreemly cool and hooked us up with incredible recommendations (for food and brunch cocktails). It's very homey and has a unique "lived in" feel to it with tons of great vintage paraphenalia all around. They also served our food on fiesta-ware! File under "not to miss... and leave the attitude at home and unwind". Cheers!

Pros: Inexpensive, Friendly Staff, Good Scene

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The ambiance was great 70's stuff- trip down memory lane. That said, it was all downhill from there. Our waitress didn't arrive until the table seated immediately after us had already ordered. We only got one glass for water, and the carafe had a fleck of food the glass had some gunk, as well as chipped top along the top... and, after asking for a glass, and getting a snotty response from the waitress, I didn't even bother pointing out that the glass was dirty. When the food arrived, it was stone cold (french toast and grits)- while the crab cakes were lukewarm.

Given above, we didn't even bother commenting on the food (which would have been tasty if it were warm)- and they never did ask us "how was everything?". The 70's stuff was great, but the service and the food AWEFUL.

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★☆☆☆☆

The ambiance was great 70's stuff- trip down memory lane. That said, it was all downhill from there. Our waitress didn't arrive until the table seated immediately after us had already ordered. We only got one glass for water, and the carafe had a fleck of food the glass had some gunk, as well as chipped top along the top... and, after asking for a glass, and getting a snotty response from the waitress, I didn't even bother pointing out that the glass was dirty. When the food arrived, it was stone cold (french toast and grits)- while the crab cakes were lukewarm.

Given above, we didn't even bother commenting on the food (which would have been tasty if it were warm)- and they never did ask us "how was everything?". The 70's stuff was great, but the service and the food AWEFUL.

Pros: Food is average

Cons: service

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I live in Roscoe Village and I have never understood all the buzz about Kitsch'n. I've eaten there on several occassions and always felt it was a average to below average experience. The restaurant is crowded because it is quite small and offers a limited menu which is less than inspiring. The cramped quarters does not contribute positively to the ambiance and as there are often small children present it makes for a noisey, hurried meal. It's clean and the service is always pleasant, and they do serve a tastey bloody mary, but if you're looking for a comfy, casual brunch try another restaurant.

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★★★☆☆

I live in Roscoe Village and I have never understood all the buzz about Kitsch'n. I've eaten there on several occassions and always felt it was a average to below average experience. The restaurant is crowded because it is quite small and offers a limited menu which is less than inspiring. The cramped quarters does not contribute positively to the ambiance and as there are often small children present it makes for a noisey, hurried meal. It's clean and the service is always pleasant, and they do serve a tastey bloody mary, but if you're looking for a comfy, casual brunch try another restaurant.

Pros: service, bloody mary

Cons: small, crowded rooms, loud

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The brunch menu here is quite good, and the place serves great bloody marys. I can't see it as much of a family place, but definitely a fun time for reasonable prices.

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★★★★☆

The brunch menu here is quite good, and the place serves great bloody marys. I can't see it as much of a family place, but definitely a fun time for reasonable prices.

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Service is great, food is even better. Everyone must try their southern fried chicken. It's the best!

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★★★★★

Service is great, food is even better. Everyone must try their southern fried chicken. It's the best!

Pros: Food, Service, Inexpensive

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What a great place! The atmosphere is 1970's chic and naturally funky with amazing "found" items and the music, mood, and room-feel is both comfortable and casual. Perhaps best of all, the food was utterly fantastic - real, satiating (sp?), and delicious. The sincere waitresses and friendly kitchen guys made us feel like right at home.

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★★★★★

What a great place! The atmosphere is 1970's chic and naturally funky with amazing "found" items and the music, mood, and room-feel is both comfortable and casual. Perhaps best of all, the food was utterly fantastic - real, satiating (sp?), and delicious. The sincere waitresses and friendly kitchen guys made us feel like right at home.

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From the reviews, I thought it would be great to go and have some breakfast w/the family, but I was disappointed! The food was just okay. My daughter who loves french toast and always finishes her food did not like her french toast and left more than half food on her plate.

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★★★☆☆

From the reviews, I thought it would be great to go and have some breakfast w/the family, but I was disappointed! The food was just okay. My daughter who loves french toast and always finishes her food did not like her french toast and left more than half food on her plate.

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The first time I went to Kitsch'n, I was sure I wouldn't enjoy it. I thought it would just be some hokey atmosphere with mediocre food. I was wrong! The atmosphere is really fun (especially if you grew up in the 70's as I did), but not overdone. I have been back several times and the food is always very good and the service is very, very friendly. I have only had breakfast but am looking forward to trying lunch as the menu looks great. As for breakfast, they've got terrific pancakes, the green eggs (eggs with pesto) are awesome and the french toast and waffles are fabulous too. The breakfast potatoes, seasoned with fresh rosemary, red onion and red pepper are delicious!

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★★★★★

The first time I went to Kitsch'n, I was sure I wouldn't enjoy it. I thought it would just be some hokey atmosphere with mediocre food. I was wrong! The atmosphere is really fun (especially if you grew up in the 70's as I did), but not overdone. I have been back several times and the food is always very good and the service is very, very friendly. I have only had breakfast but am looking forward to trying lunch as the menu looks great. As for breakfast, they've got terrific pancakes, the green eggs (eggs with pesto) are awesome and the french toast and waffles are fabulous too. The breakfast potatoes, seasoned with fresh rosemary, red onion and red pepper are delicious!

Pros: Great service, Great food, Fun atmosphere

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This place is worth going out of your way for. Lucky you if you live nearby.
I had a phenomenal lunch here yesterday. Cajun veggie quesedillas and the Wow Chili. Spicy but not overpowering. A very friendly and helpful waitress. Very reasonably priced. I'll be back with my kids.

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★★★★★

This place is worth going out of your way for. Lucky you if you live nearby.
I had a phenomenal lunch here yesterday. Cajun veggie quesedillas and the Wow Chili. Spicy but not overpowering. A very friendly and helpful waitress. Very reasonably priced. I'll be back with my kids.

Pros: value, food, service

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Hands down, some of the best fried chicken in Chicago! Great drinks too.

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★★★★★

Hands down, some of the best fried chicken in Chicago! Great drinks too.

Pros: Friendly

Cons: Hidden

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I'm new to Chicago and have had a lot of fun discovering all the cool places in town - though this one is the most funky/cool! (It reminds me of the scene back home in San Francisco). It's got wild 70's-ish decor, delicious food and very cool waitresses (translate... down to earth, unpretencious, & make you feel at home). Brunch was a blast and dinner was delicious. Many $4 cosmopolitans later, we stumbled out laughing about all the great memories we were reminded of growing up. My new Saturday-night hang-out!

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★★★★★

I'm new to Chicago and have had a lot of fun discovering all the cool places in town - though this one is the most funky/cool! (It reminds me of the scene back home in San Francisco). It's got wild 70's-ish decor, delicious food and very cool waitresses (translate... down to earth, unpretencious, & make you feel at home). Brunch was a blast and dinner was delicious. Many $4 cosmopolitans later, we stumbled out laughing about all the great memories we were reminded of growing up. My new Saturday-night hang-out!

Pros: Ambience, Food, Comfortable

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This is my favorite place for brunch in the city - a real Chicago original in a great nighborhood. Funky retro fixtures, vintage appliance colored walls, old dine-ette sets, and magic 8-balls to help you decide what to eat when your too hungover to think (on weekend mornings). We tried dinner last night for the first time and really enjoyed it. After starting off with the waitress' suggestion of the baked goat cheese (with pesto and red sauce) I had the fried chicken (this is a great fried chicken place!) and my date who is vegetarian, found several things to choose from, opted for the massive spinach lasagna. Our waitress Amber was terrific and really took care of us - thanks! Oh,yeah... cheap prices on bottles of wine too.

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★★★★★

This is my favorite place for brunch in the city - a real Chicago original in a great nighborhood. Funky retro fixtures, vintage appliance colored walls, old dine-ette sets, and magic 8-balls to help you decide what to eat when your too hungover to think (on weekend mornings). We tried dinner last night for the first time and really enjoyed it. After starting off with the waitress' suggestion of the baked goat cheese (with pesto and red sauce) I had the fried chicken (this is a great fried chicken place!) and my date who is vegetarian, found several things to choose from, opted for the massive spinach lasagna. Our waitress Amber was terrific and really took care of us - thanks! Oh,yeah... cheap prices on bottles of wine too.

Pros: Inexpensive, Easy Parking, Good Service

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We loved the drink specials - $2.00 Pabst Blue Ribbons in a can when we visited - at first it was just a gag, but after 5 it was a riot! Awesome food, the waitresses were super friendly and fun too - great service, and they have that funky seventies thing down. Best of all, we felt like it was hard to spend our money because it was so reasonable. We'll be back for PBR Tuesdays!

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★★★★★

We loved the drink specials - $2.00 Pabst Blue Ribbons in a can when we visited - at first it was just a gag, but after 5 it was a riot! Awesome food, the waitresses were super friendly and fun too - great service, and they have that funky seventies thing down. Best of all, we felt like it was hard to spend our money because it was so reasonable. We'll be back for PBR Tuesdays!

Pros: Food, Service, Value

Cons: Parking (not too bad)

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The service here was great. The staff all had smiles and I enjoyed it. The atmosphere is goofy and fun. The place was packed when we walked in, but we managed to get the table in the back with a couch. A couch. We were going to eat there, but we moved to a normal table once one opened up. Call me traditional. The food was very good. I had an omelette burrito that wasn't too soggy. It was loaded with veggies. The pattie melt is served on French bread and very good. The fries are the spicy kind. I also like how you can walk off the meal on Roscoe with the shops around.

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★★★★☆

The service here was great. The staff all had smiles and I enjoyed it. The atmosphere is goofy and fun. The place was packed when we walked in, but we managed to get the table in the back with a couch. A couch. We were going to eat there, but we moved to a normal table once one opened up. Call me traditional. The food was very good. I had an omelette burrito that wasn't too soggy. It was loaded with veggies. The pattie melt is served on French bread and very good. The fries are the spicy kind. I also like how you can walk off the meal on Roscoe with the shops around.

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This neighborhood favorite revels in retro reverence, from the color-flecked Formica tables to the sun-yellow and lime-green walls. A Leif Garrett album rests on a windowsill, while customers entertain themselves with…

 

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