Orange

★★★☆☆
  • 3231 N Clark St

    Chicago, IL 60657

    Cross street: Belmont Avenue

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  • 773-549-4400

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Orange is my favorite brunch spot in Chicago. Try the frushi - fruit sushi. I've never seen anything like it anywhere else - so delicious. And the pancake flight options are the best. They change every week!

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★★★★★

Orange is my favorite brunch spot in Chicago. Try the frushi - fruit sushi. I've never seen anything like it anywhere else - so delicious. And the pancake flight options are the best. They change every week!

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There is always a huge line outside of Orange! The food is ok, very artistic and pretty to look at but it just tastes ok. I would recommend trying it if there is no line, but I don't think it is worth an hours wait.

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★★★☆☆

There is always a huge line outside of Orange! The food is ok, very artistic and pretty to look at but it just tastes ok. I would recommend trying it if there is no line, but I don't think it is worth an hours wait.

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I am not a coffee person but am a fan of their orange coffee. I love picking what fruit I want and they freshly squeeze them into a delicous drink.I recommend ordering their caprese eggs benedict. My mouth is watering from thinking about it.

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★★★★★

I am not a coffee person but am a fan of their orange coffee. I love picking what fruit I want and they freshly squeeze them into a delicous drink.I recommend ordering their caprese eggs benedict. My mouth is watering from thinking about it.

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I love this place. From freshly squeezed juices to orange-infused coffee to frushi, it has a lot to offer that most other breakfast joints do not. The juices are amazing. The frushi was interesting, and on a first visit, a must, but not necessarily a repeat performance. The pancake flights are most definitely the way to go. All breakfast people must have a go at Orange.

4
★★★★☆

I love this place. From freshly squeezed juices to orange-infused coffee to frushi, it has a lot to offer that most other breakfast joints do not. The juices are amazing. The frushi was interesting, and on a first visit, a must, but not necessarily a repeat performance. The pancake flights are most definitely the way to go. All breakfast people must have a go at Orange.

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My daughter and I were in Chicago for Pearl Jam and saw a picture of the frushi in a dining guide. It was close to our hotel so we went for breakfast. Yum! We had the Chai French Toast, perfectly grilled with a milky chai tea sauce, the pineapple omelet, large and fluffy, and an order of frushi. We love coconut rice, but never thought to pair it with fruit. We loved it! The staff was more than friendly and when we told them we would try to come back before we had to fly home, they seemed genuinely happy. We knew they closed at 3:00 so we got there at 2:40 thinking we'd have to get take out since they were closing soon. They said that it was not a problem. In fact a group of men came in right around 3:00 and they were welcomed and seated. We got the eggs benedict with basil hollandaise and the pancake flight, all very good. The prices were comparable to every other restaurant we went to while in Chicago, so no surprises there. Since we've been home, we've thought longingly of Orange and can't wait for the next trip to Chicago.

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★★★★★

My daughter and I were in Chicago for Pearl Jam and saw a picture of the frushi in a dining guide. It was close to our hotel so we went for breakfast. Yum! We had the Chai French Toast, perfectly grilled with a milky chai tea sauce, the pineapple omelet, large and fluffy, and an order of frushi. We love coconut rice, but never thought to pair it with fruit. We loved it! The staff was more than friendly and when we told them we would try to come back before we had to fly home, they seemed genuinely happy. We knew they closed at 3:00 so we got there at 2:40 thinking we'd have to get take out since they were closing soon. They said that it was not a problem. In fact a group of men came in right around 3:00 and they were welcomed and seated. We got the eggs benedict with basil hollandaise and the pancake flight, all very good. The prices were comparable to every other restaurant we went to while in Chicago, so no surprises there. Since we've been home, we've thought longingly of Orange and can't wait for the next trip to Chicago.

Pros: food, staff, deliciouly different

Cons: none

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It's interesting to see such polarized reviews here. It seems that some are taking this place too seriously. The whole vibe felt like it is meant to be fun and light-hearted. If you prefer traditional, more basic breakfast fare, then by all means do not bother. If you get bored with eggs & bacon and want a fun change now & then, give it a try. I loved my flight of pancakes with an apple theme. My friend also loved his eggs benedict with basil hollandaise. We didn't try the fruishi - just doesn't sound good. We were there on a weekday mid-morning, and our service was fine.

2
★★★★☆

It's interesting to see such polarized reviews here. It seems that some are taking this place too seriously. The whole vibe felt like it is meant to be fun and light-hearted. If you prefer traditional, more basic breakfast fare, then by all means do not bother. If you get bored with eggs & bacon and want a fun change now & then, give it a try. I loved my flight of pancakes with an apple theme. My friend also loved his eggs benedict with basil hollandaise. We didn't try the fruishi - just doesn't sound good. We were there on a weekday mid-morning, and our service was fine.

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My friends and I go out to a new spot for breakfast every Sunday. This was next on our list and had decent reviews but was a huge dissapointment. Prices are ridiculous for the small portions and be prepared to sit on a make-shift wood box. I guess their going for eccentric, but they're pretty snooty about it. Menu even says that if you want to build your own omelet, go to someplace with "nugget" in the restaurant name. Options are limited and something like eggs, hashbrowns and toast is labeled "boring." The food was nothing special. I had eggs benedict and the canadian bacon was sinewy, the eggs were far to runny, and the sauce was sweet and with a ridiculously thick consistency. If you think you're too good for a normal breakfast menu, go here. But if you want something filling, well priced, and with better service, keep walking.

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★☆☆☆☆

My friends and I go out to a new spot for breakfast every Sunday. This was next on our list and had decent reviews but was a huge dissapointment. Prices are ridiculous for the small portions and be prepared to sit on a make-shift wood box. I guess their going for eccentric, but they're pretty snooty about it. Menu even says that if you want to build your own omelet, go to someplace with "nugget" in the restaurant name. Options are limited and something like eggs, hashbrowns and toast is labeled "boring." The food was nothing special. I had eggs benedict and the canadian bacon was sinewy, the eggs were far to runny, and the sauce was sweet and with a ridiculously thick consistency. If you think you're too good for a normal breakfast menu, go here. But if you want something filling, well priced, and with better service, keep walking.

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The novelty of the frushi and the fresh squeezed juice are cute...but there was not much else to get me to come back for more.

I've been tasting all the brunch spots in chicago over the past few months and this one came highly recommended. I went, excited to see what all the fuss was about, and when we got there, the first thing that struck me was the decor. It seemed half-hearted: as though they bought the can of orange paint and a bushel of oranges and got just plain tuckered out after that.

The service was fine, nothing fancy and the food looked better than it tasted. Compared to the brunches i've had throughout the country, the food didn't hold up. The concept works, but they need to back it up a little more in the kitchen. My asparagus was old and stalky, the rest of the omelet was, well, just an omelet. the potatoes were good and well-seasoned. overall, it's not the magical brunch-time delight I was led to believe it was. the restaurant is serviceable, but i'm not as excited to go back over and over again.

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★★★☆☆

The novelty of the frushi and the fresh squeezed juice are cute...but there was not much else to get me to come back for more.

I've been tasting all the brunch spots in chicago over the past few months and this one came highly recommended. I went, excited to see what all the fuss was about, and when we got there, the first thing that struck me was the decor. It seemed half-hearted: as though they bought the can of orange paint and a bushel of oranges and got just plain tuckered out after that.

The service was fine, nothing fancy and the food looked better than it tasted. Compared to the brunches i've had throughout the country, the food didn't hold up. The concept works, but they need to back it up a little more in the kitchen. My asparagus was old and stalky, the rest of the omelet was, well, just an omelet. the potatoes were good and well-seasoned. overall, it's not the magical brunch-time delight I was led to believe it was. the restaurant is serviceable, but i'm not as excited to go back over and over again.

Pros: new ideas

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I've been to Orange (with a peel) only once, and I swore to myself that I would never go back, for any reason. I went with my mother, who wanted to go to a new place for brunch, where the menu was creative and unique. She got what she asked for, and for some reason, she liked it. I, on the other hand, may be a food traditionalist, but I don't approve of combinations that just don't go together, like fruit and rice, their special, which they call fruishi. The texture of the rice was poor and the fruit was small and sweet -- not what you want when you're eating rice. It was really gross. I remember I ordered the french toast, which is really rare for me considering I like it, but don't love it -- the choice a direct result from having a poorly thought out menu -- and it came with a balsamic drizzle on it. On French Toast. Clearly the person who created the menu has had severe issues with his palate, or perhaps he got in the "creative for the sake of creativity", regardless, he should not have been able to create a menu, or others should have tasted it before it was used. Remember that unique things are distinctive and individual, and usually catch on at some point, but there is a reason why no one else serves their food this way; it's an awful way to serve it.

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★☆☆☆☆

I've been to Orange (with a peel) only once, and I swore to myself that I would never go back, for any reason. I went with my mother, who wanted to go to a new place for brunch, where the menu was creative and unique. She got what she asked for, and for some reason, she liked it. I, on the other hand, may be a food traditionalist, but I don't approve of combinations that just don't go together, like fruit and rice, their special, which they call fruishi. The texture of the rice was poor and the fruit was small and sweet -- not what you want when you're eating rice. It was really gross. I remember I ordered the french toast, which is really rare for me considering I like it, but don't love it -- the choice a direct result from having a poorly thought out menu -- and it came with a balsamic drizzle on it. On French Toast. Clearly the person who created the menu has had severe issues with his palate, or perhaps he got in the "creative for the sake of creativity", regardless, he should not have been able to create a menu, or others should have tasted it before it was used. Remember that unique things are distinctive and individual, and usually catch on at some point, but there is a reason why no one else serves their food this way; it's an awful way to serve it.

Pros: none?

Cons: "unique" menu that no other restaurant would use, taste palate off kilter, "unique" food for the sake of being "unique", not good food.

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This place was awesome for a relaxed weekend breakfast. They had a great gourmet selection of variations on typical breakfast food. The portions were good sized and the ingrediants were fresh and tasty. The prices were pretty fair as well. This is one of my favorite 3 breakfast places in Chicago for fresh, hip breakfast food. I had some of the irish cut oatmeal that is pan seared and baked. It was excellent. The orange coffee is totally unique, but very good. My wife had an omelet that was out of this world. If you're looking for some great variation on breakfast, this is your place.

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★★★★★

This place was awesome for a relaxed weekend breakfast. They had a great gourmet selection of variations on typical breakfast food. The portions were good sized and the ingrediants were fresh and tasty. The prices were pretty fair as well. This is one of my favorite 3 breakfast places in Chicago for fresh, hip breakfast food. I had some of the irish cut oatmeal that is pan seared and baked. It was excellent. The orange coffee is totally unique, but very good. My wife had an omelet that was out of this world. If you're looking for some great variation on breakfast, this is your place.

Pros: Food, quality of ingrediants.

Cons: Limited choices, service, cramped

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I'd heard that their Brunch was great so I decided to check it out with my parents who were in town for a visit. It took forever to get a waitress and when she finally came, she disappeared for another 15 min before coming back to take our order. The first dish I asked for, they were "out of it" and then the second choice as well! I had to get my third choice and my father his second - they were "out of" three dishes"?!? There was also no Decaf coffee for my mother. 20 min later the waitress arrived with two dishes and both were wrong. Not just a little wrong, but completely incorrect. My mother's order was never put in. When asked how long it would take to get the right order, she said about 30mins because of other orders in front of us (including my mother who they hadn't prepared ANYTHING for). Unbelievable.

On to the food - It wasn?t good. There seems to be a large contingent of people in this city who think that because the dishes are a little ?creative? and pricey, that they are something special. NOT TRUE!! I admire creativity, but when it doesn?t work, it shouldn?t be praised. I don?t care if your ingredients are a little uncommon and the combinations a little unusual, if the food isn?t good, it doesn?t matter. This is the only time in my life I?ve ever said to a waitress ?I am not paying for anything, I am walking out of here, this was terrible? and that?s exactly what we did. Even my parents, who are incredibly forgiving of poor service, agreed and followed suit. I can only think of 3 times in my life where I didn?t leave a tip for the server, this was probably the most deserved. We went up the street to a basic diner and got eggs, toast, and coffee for under $5 a person and it was 10 times better than any of the $15 ?creative? dishes at Orange.

Chances are if someone tells you how good this place is, they fancy themselves as sophisticated and adventurous for finding something a little different. Ignore them. Go somewhere else.

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★☆☆☆☆

I'd heard that their Brunch was great so I decided to check it out with my parents who were in town for a visit. It took forever to get a waitress and when she finally came, she disappeared for another 15 min before coming back to take our order. The first dish I asked for, they were "out of it" and then the second choice as well! I had to get my third choice and my father his second - they were "out of" three dishes"?!? There was also no Decaf coffee for my mother. 20 min later the waitress arrived with two dishes and both were wrong. Not just a little wrong, but completely incorrect. My mother's order was never put in. When asked how long it would take to get the right order, she said about 30mins because of other orders in front of us (including my mother who they hadn't prepared ANYTHING for). Unbelievable.

On to the food - It wasn?t good. There seems to be a large contingent of people in this city who think that because the dishes are a little ?creative? and pricey, that they are something special. NOT TRUE!! I admire creativity, but when it doesn?t work, it shouldn?t be praised. I don?t care if your ingredients are a little uncommon and the combinations a little unusual, if the food isn?t good, it doesn?t matter. This is the only time in my life I?ve ever said to a waitress ?I am not paying for anything, I am walking out of here, this was terrible? and that?s exactly what we did. Even my parents, who are incredibly forgiving of poor service, agreed and followed suit. I can only think of 3 times in my life where I didn?t leave a tip for the server, this was probably the most deserved. We went up the street to a basic diner and got eggs, toast, and coffee for under $5 a person and it was 10 times better than any of the $15 ?creative? dishes at Orange.

Chances are if someone tells you how good this place is, they fancy themselves as sophisticated and adventurous for finding something a little different. Ignore them. Go somewhere else.

Pros: I cant think of any

Cons: Service, Food, Staff, Price

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My husband and I went here for brunch on a Saturday after looking forward to trying this highly praised restaurant for months and months. I ordered the green eggs and ham which was good, but oversalted and definitely not worth the excessive hype. My husband ordered the pancake flight but, because of a food allergy, asked that they not put the poppy seeds on top of one of the pancakes that was part of the special. This, apparently, was out of the question. Orange has a strict policy of not making any changes AT ALL to their dishes. Alternatively, he then asked if he could just get 2 of one of the other pancakes types. Also, totally out of the question.... We were explained that they were a very busy restaurant and could not possibly accomodate special requests. Well, isn't any successful restaurant busy? I had never eaten anywhere, at any price level, that wasn't at least willing to TRY and accomodate a food allergy and in this case it was as easy as not throwing a spoonful of poppy seeds on top. Needless to say, we will not be going back. Even if the food had been outstanding, which it was not, the rude attitude over a ridiculously easy request was enough to keep me away for good.

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★☆☆☆☆

My husband and I went here for brunch on a Saturday after looking forward to trying this highly praised restaurant for months and months. I ordered the green eggs and ham which was good, but oversalted and definitely not worth the excessive hype. My husband ordered the pancake flight but, because of a food allergy, asked that they not put the poppy seeds on top of one of the pancakes that was part of the special. This, apparently, was out of the question. Orange has a strict policy of not making any changes AT ALL to their dishes. Alternatively, he then asked if he could just get 2 of one of the other pancakes types. Also, totally out of the question.... We were explained that they were a very busy restaurant and could not possibly accomodate special requests. Well, isn't any successful restaurant busy? I had never eaten anywhere, at any price level, that wasn't at least willing to TRY and accomodate a food allergy and in this case it was as easy as not throwing a spoonful of poppy seeds on top. Needless to say, we will not be going back. Even if the food had been outstanding, which it was not, the rude attitude over a ridiculously easy request was enough to keep me away for good.

Pros: located in a fun neighborhood

Cons: terrible customer service and overhyped food

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I have to start by saying I love diners of all kinds but mostly those of the 'dive' variety. That being said, I recommend Orange not b/c it's a dive but because it's got that dive friendliness with better food, service and Oh! the juice! I would try the apple-grape-strawberry or orange-pear combinations. Overall, great service good food and the chance to create your own juices make this a place to go for sure. Try to go in a group of 2 or 4?parties bigger than that may have to wait a while for a table.

2
★★★★☆

I have to start by saying I love diners of all kinds but mostly those of the 'dive' variety. That being said, I recommend Orange not b/c it's a dive but because it's got that dive friendliness with better food, service and Oh! the juice! I would try the apple-grape-strawberry or orange-pear combinations. Overall, great service good food and the chance to create your own juices make this a place to go for sure. Try to go in a group of 2 or 4?parties bigger than that may have to wait a while for a table.

Pros: Lots of choices and organic is on the menu

Cons: Small dining room equals long wait on sat/sun mornings

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I am an experienced bruncher, coming from New York, where brunching is an art form. After reading the reviews of this place (and seeing it among the top-rated brunch venues in Chicago here on Citysearch), I was eager to try, and I must say I was disappointed.

There was nothing precisely "bad" about anything I ordered, but I thought the food was unsophisticated and way too sweet. The hollandaise on my eggs benedict didn't have the slight lemony tanginess one expects from hollandaise, the side of potatoes that comes with it tasted like it should be a dessert (and needed a lot of salt), and the side of cinnamon pancakes we got to share tasted like a stale, store-bought America's Choice brand cinnamon bun masquerading as a small pile of the driest pancakes you have ever met. And I think I got a cavity from them too.

It was a juvenile brunch experience, from our server (who cheerfully offered us a flight of sixteen candy-flavored pancakes, from gummy bear to Jolly Rancher, um, what?) to the text on the menu (I hate menus that read like a not-funny-but-thinks-he's-funny person's blog, with chatty descriptions of each dish, like "Heya!!! Yer sure gonna love these here eggs, partner! Deeelish, I tell you!!"). The two redeeming factors were that it was reasonably priced and had a variety of fresh fruit juices. Still, I would not go back.

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★★☆☆☆

I am an experienced bruncher, coming from New York, where brunching is an art form. After reading the reviews of this place (and seeing it among the top-rated brunch venues in Chicago here on Citysearch), I was eager to try, and I must say I was disappointed.

There was nothing precisely "bad" about anything I ordered, but I thought the food was unsophisticated and way too sweet. The hollandaise on my eggs benedict didn't have the slight lemony tanginess one expects from hollandaise, the side of potatoes that comes with it tasted like it should be a dessert (and needed a lot of salt), and the side of cinnamon pancakes we got to share tasted like a stale, store-bought America's Choice brand cinnamon bun masquerading as a small pile of the driest pancakes you have ever met. And I think I got a cavity from them too.

It was a juvenile brunch experience, from our server (who cheerfully offered us a flight of sixteen candy-flavored pancakes, from gummy bear to Jolly Rancher, um, what?) to the text on the menu (I hate menus that read like a not-funny-but-thinks-he's-funny person's blog, with chatty descriptions of each dish, like "Heya!!! Yer sure gonna love these here eggs, partner! Deeelish, I tell you!!"). The two redeeming factors were that it was reasonably priced and had a variety of fresh fruit juices. Still, I would not go back.

Pros: Fresh fruit juices, reasonable prices.

Cons: Unsophisticated fare, juvenile interior, food way too sweet.

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Orange is just one of those restaurants I never get tired of. And after spending a few weeks away from it and finally going back I'm left to wonder why I even bother to go anywhere else.

The prices are not high, compared to other area restuarants. They're average, and for the variety and food quality there should be no complaints. I spend the same amount on a meal here that any area diner would charge. However, Frushi and fresh juice are rather expensive...

Sitting outside in the summer is awesome, however, I really like being by the kitchen to see what they're doing in there. Never once have I had a rude server, infact, they've been nothing but friendly. Many even go out of their way to greet my boyfriend and I when we come in. Even if we've been absent for a while. I'm shocked they remember us.

Try the Caprese Benedict. It's amazing. I love getting it for breakfast because its one of the few things on their menu that isn't sweet. However, the Pan Seared Oat Meal and Pancake Flight never disappoint.

One of the best restuarants in the area. All my friends from out of town go crazy for this place.

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★★★★★

Orange is just one of those restaurants I never get tired of. And after spending a few weeks away from it and finally going back I'm left to wonder why I even bother to go anywhere else.

The prices are not high, compared to other area restuarants. They're average, and for the variety and food quality there should be no complaints. I spend the same amount on a meal here that any area diner would charge. However, Frushi and fresh juice are rather expensive...

Sitting outside in the summer is awesome, however, I really like being by the kitchen to see what they're doing in there. Never once have I had a rude server, infact, they've been nothing but friendly. Many even go out of their way to greet my boyfriend and I when we come in. Even if we've been absent for a while. I'm shocked they remember us.

Try the Caprese Benedict. It's amazing. I love getting it for breakfast because its one of the few things on their menu that isn't sweet. However, the Pan Seared Oat Meal and Pancake Flight never disappoint.

One of the best restuarants in the area. All my friends from out of town go crazy for this place.

Pros: Food, setting, wait staff

Cons: The place gets loud, sit in the back of the restuarant to avoid the roar of the juicer.

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Orange is definitely something else when it comes to Breakfast foods. The restaurant has a real casual and trendy decorum that reminded me back home of Austin. The juice bar lets you mix and match different kinds of fresh squeezed juices, but I do think the prices were high for a small glass... fresh or not. The breakfast menu items here were unlike anywhere else I have ever had. I don't remember what I had, but I remember I did get tired of eating it. Still, I will come back here if I get a chance since there were so many other menu items that I would love to have.

2
★★★★★

Orange is definitely something else when it comes to Breakfast foods. The restaurant has a real casual and trendy decorum that reminded me back home of Austin. The juice bar lets you mix and match different kinds of fresh squeezed juices, but I do think the prices were high for a small glass... fresh or not. The breakfast menu items here were unlike anywhere else I have ever had. I don't remember what I had, but I remember I did get tired of eating it. Still, I will come back here if I get a chance since there were so many other menu items that I would love to have.

Pros: Original breatfast items in a great casual trendy atmosphere

Cons: A little pricey and long waits

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Sunday's at Orange are interesting. You may wait a while for a table, but it is worth it with their fresh squeezed juices, fruit sushi rolls and themed pancake flights. If you are in the mood for something fun and interesting, Orange is the place.

2
★★★★☆

Sunday's at Orange are interesting. You may wait a while for a table, but it is worth it with their fresh squeezed juices, fruit sushi rolls and themed pancake flights. If you are in the mood for something fun and interesting, Orange is the place.

Pros: Kitchy ambience, kitchy food

Cons: parking

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service was not quick what so ever...food was really good. the atmosphere here is great though. i recommend it, but don't be in a hurry.

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★★★☆☆

service was not quick what so ever...food was really good. the atmosphere here is great though. i recommend it, but don't be in a hurry.

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Very trendy food. Great brunch and breakfast food. Great drinks! Get the donut pancakes! Long lines

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★★★★☆

Very trendy food. Great brunch and breakfast food. Great drinks! Get the donut pancakes! Long lines

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I ate at Orange once before and I really enjoyed it. Unfortunately this experience was not nearly as good as the last. We were seated promptly next to the kitchen. Our server never once smiled at us or was friendly. It took him forever to take our order and it took forever for our food to come out. When our food was served (by someone else), my chicken was overcooked, my husband's nutterfluffer bread was stale and my friend's toast was burnt. We would have complained, however our server never came back to see how we were doing. The only good thing about this place was the orange juice although that was over-priced. It's unfortunate, but we won't be back. Also, we had to pay $10 to park in the lot next door (on a Saturday)!

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★☆☆☆☆

I ate at Orange once before and I really enjoyed it. Unfortunately this experience was not nearly as good as the last. We were seated promptly next to the kitchen. Our server never once smiled at us or was friendly. It took him forever to take our order and it took forever for our food to come out. When our food was served (by someone else), my chicken was overcooked, my husband's nutterfluffer bread was stale and my friend's toast was burnt. We would have complained, however our server never came back to see how we were doing. The only good thing about this place was the orange juice although that was over-priced. It's unfortunate, but we won't be back. Also, we had to pay $10 to park in the lot next door (on a Saturday)!

Pros: Orange Juice

Cons: Server was rude, food was stale and overcooked

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When I came it was like 11AM on a Saturday so we waited for 45 minutes for a table for two. When we got seated, it was a little cramped which is ok because almost eveything is like that in the city. The service did suck, we ordered some of the fruitsushi and our server forgot about it. It is overpriced but what do you expect, everything in the city is. I thought the food was good, but it is a little expensive. I have definitely have been to better places. It really isnt worth it for the price but it was fun to check it out...

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★★★☆☆

When I came it was like 11AM on a Saturday so we waited for 45 minutes for a table for two. When we got seated, it was a little cramped which is ok because almost eveything is like that in the city. The service did suck, we ordered some of the fruitsushi and our server forgot about it. It is overpriced but what do you expect, everything in the city is. I thought the food was good, but it is a little expensive. I have definitely have been to better places. It really isnt worth it for the price but it was fun to check it out...

Pros: different combos, good food

Cons: loud,expensive, cramped,bad service, long waits

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My visiting friend, her mother, and myself decided to try out Orange on President's Day. Luckily they only seat full parties, so we got bumped to the front and were seated in no time. The fresh squeezed juice is a must, I had unorginal orange and it was amazing. I also can comment on the asparagus omelet, and green eggs and ham being QUITE delicious. Although I was not a fan of the breakfast potatoes. Definitely a treat for breakfast and a fun place for maybe a monthly visit.

Our waitress was slow though. S L O W.

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★★★★★

My visiting friend, her mother, and myself decided to try out Orange on President's Day. Luckily they only seat full parties, so we got bumped to the front and were seated in no time. The fresh squeezed juice is a must, I had unorginal orange and it was amazing. I also can comment on the asparagus omelet, and green eggs and ham being QUITE delicious. Although I was not a fan of the breakfast potatoes. Definitely a treat for breakfast and a fun place for maybe a monthly visit.

Our waitress was slow though. S L O W.

Pros: Fresh Squeezed Juice, Innovative Creations, Crazy Bathroom

Cons: Slow Service, Rumored Waits

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This place has it all-a great atmosphere, breakfast foods with a twist and amazing juice choices. Everytime I have visitors from out of town, I always make sure I get them to an Orange, since I know they don't have one at home. The Fruishi is amazing and original. Clark St. can have a long wait if you don't get there early, so I suggest going to the new one downtown, which is larger and even has a juice bar to wait at (I think it's on harrison) or getting there early. It's not a diner, so don't expect to pay diner prices. :)

2
★★★★★

This place has it all-a great atmosphere, breakfast foods with a twist and amazing juice choices. Everytime I have visitors from out of town, I always make sure I get them to an Orange, since I know they don't have one at home. The Fruishi is amazing and original. Clark St. can have a long wait if you don't get there early, so I suggest going to the new one downtown, which is larger and even has a juice bar to wait at (I think it's on harrison) or getting there early. It's not a diner, so don't expect to pay diner prices. :)

Pros: original, fruishi, service

Cons: pricey, sometimes long wait

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Looking at the busy juice bar made me order up a delicious apple/pear/ginger juice-- an excellent choice. These are FRESH squeezed juices so they really give you a buzz. I decided on Grits cakes and French Toast Kabob (the latter split with a friend). The Grit cakes were crispy toast-like slices served with scambled eggs, a little guacomole, spicy pico de gallo and spicy tomato sauce. It was like a wonderul pallete of textures and flavors-- just mixing and matching them was the thrill of any good meal. The French Toast Kabob was good, but a tad dry for my taste, but the mango salad topping brought it to life. It hardly needed any maple syrup because the fruit gave it so much sweetness. I'd go again in a heartbeat, only a little earlier to avoid the wait.

2
★★★★★

Looking at the busy juice bar made me order up a delicious apple/pear/ginger juice-- an excellent choice. These are FRESH squeezed juices so they really give you a buzz. I decided on Grits cakes and French Toast Kabob (the latter split with a friend). The Grit cakes were crispy toast-like slices served with scambled eggs, a little guacomole, spicy pico de gallo and spicy tomato sauce. It was like a wonderul pallete of textures and flavors-- just mixing and matching them was the thrill of any good meal. The French Toast Kabob was good, but a tad dry for my taste, but the mango salad topping brought it to life. It hardly needed any maple syrup because the fruit gave it so much sweetness. I'd go again in a heartbeat, only a little earlier to avoid the wait.

Pros: interesting menu

Cons: long wait

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The only complaint I can even come up with is this: Due to the outstanding quality of their food, there may be a wait to get a table. However, the wait is worth it. Incredibly creative dishes, but without the "do I wanna even eat that?" aspect. Then, there's always the Pancake Flight: Pancakes with an ever changing theme. <3 Orange!

2
★★★★★

The only complaint I can even come up with is this: Due to the outstanding quality of their food, there may be a wait to get a table. However, the wait is worth it. Incredibly creative dishes, but without the "do I wanna even eat that?" aspect. Then, there's always the Pancake Flight: Pancakes with an ever changing theme. <3 Orange!

Pros: delicious, creative, inexpensive

Cons: parking?

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probably so good b/c it was so unexpected. i'd never heard the hype, just brought by a friend. and next time i go i've got to ask for the "chai tea french toast" recipe. i almost peed my pants it was so good.

2
★★★★★

probably so good b/c it was so unexpected. i'd never heard the hype, just brought by a friend. and next time i go i've got to ask for the "chai tea french toast" recipe. i almost peed my pants it was so good.

Pros: food!

Cons: kinda slow service

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I don't understand why this place is rated so highly. The service was so unbelievably slow, the food was subpar and overpriced and the service was terrible. I went there in August because I bought into the hype and it had to be one of the worst dining experiences of my life. I will never go back there and never let anyone I know go there. There are so many wonderful restaurants in this city, why anyone would recommend Orange, I don't know.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I don't understand why this place is rated so highly. The service was so unbelievably slow, the food was subpar and overpriced and the service was terrible. I went there in August because I bought into the hype and it had to be one of the worst dining experiences of my life. I will never go back there and never let anyone I know go there. There are so many wonderful restaurants in this city, why anyone would recommend Orange, I don't know.

Pros: Creative menu

Cons: , Terrible service, Painfully slow

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had one great experience and one very average experience. two very different experiences. first trip: food and service were great. second time: both well below par. eclectic menu is creative and interesting, but some things could be done much better. the canadian bacon on my eggs benedict was so thick it was almost inedible. the signature orange-flavored coffee is interesting -- for the first cup... definitely worth a try.

1
★★★☆☆

had one great experience and one very average experience. two very different experiences. first trip: food and service were great. second time: both well below par. eclectic menu is creative and interesting, but some things could be done much better. the canadian bacon on my eggs benedict was so thick it was almost inedible. the signature orange-flavored coffee is interesting -- for the first cup... definitely worth a try.

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A very fun place to eat breakfast! THe server was attentive, patient and prompt. The ambiance is industrial and the place is noisy, so not a spot for romance.
We took three kids 11, 9 and 4 and they all loved the food...
If you spend $50 on your breakfast here, you have a serious problem..our bill for 7 people, with all the trimmings, was $135.00
The Pecan panacakes with creme anglaise were a huge hit, as were the Chai pancakes

2
★★★★★

A very fun place to eat breakfast! THe server was attentive, patient and prompt. The ambiance is industrial and the place is noisy, so not a spot for romance.
We took three kids 11, 9 and 4 and they all loved the food...
If you spend $50 on your breakfast here, you have a serious problem..our bill for 7 people, with all the trimmings, was $135.00
The Pecan panacakes with creme anglaise were a huge hit, as were the Chai pancakes

Pros: imaginative food, orange coffee!!!, great waitstaff

Cons: , noisy

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I don't know why anyone would waste $50 dollars on breakfast at this establishment. It is overpriced, the service is rude and inattentive, and the wait is always over 90 minutes. The place is just too small and there are too many sheep in this world who can't think for themselves but must jump on any bandwagon passing them by.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I don't know why anyone would waste $50 dollars on breakfast at this establishment. It is overpriced, the service is rude and inattentive, and the wait is always over 90 minutes. The place is just too small and there are too many sheep in this world who can't think for themselves but must jump on any bandwagon passing them by.

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We used to love this place but the last 3 times we got there the pancake flight special was sold out.
This is the only reason we go here rather then some other good breakfast spot.
Suggestions: 1. Buy more ingredients so you don't run out! or 2. Have a fallback pancake flight special.
It will be a while before we visit again. When you have your act together you are worth the money - otherwise not!

1
★★☆☆☆

We used to love this place but the last 3 times we got there the pancake flight special was sold out.
This is the only reason we go here rather then some other good breakfast spot.
Suggestions: 1. Buy more ingredients so you don't run out! or 2. Have a fallback pancake flight special.
It will be a while before we visit again. When you have your act together you are worth the money - otherwise not!

Pros: Great when good

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Very unusual combinations and flavors make this a different type of breakfast place. Unpretentious staff, cute menu and great coffee. The pancakes in ANY flavor (try the rose pancakes) and coconut french toast are the best items. My only complaint is that it is rather pricey. $10 for pancakes is a little much.

2
★★★★☆

Very unusual combinations and flavors make this a different type of breakfast place. Unpretentious staff, cute menu and great coffee. The pancakes in ANY flavor (try the rose pancakes) and coconut french toast are the best items. My only complaint is that it is rather pricey. $10 for pancakes is a little much.

Pros: Unusual flavors, Attentive Staff

Cons: Parking, Pricey

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After hearing about Orange from several pepole, we had to try it. We waited the requisite 40 minutes (in the rain) and were really hungry. The menu ("menuzine") is very clever and there are lots of interesting items ("green eggs and ham"; jellyroll pancakes", etc.). But you can't eat the menu.

The freshly juiced juice combos were awesome. Coffee was rather weak. Service was unbelievably poor: it may have just been our waitnress, but it was very slow, things were forgotten and late.

The food was good (not fabulous) and the check really very high (>$30 for two) for breakfast. I'll continue to go to Toast and the Bongo Room.

1
★★☆☆☆

After hearing about Orange from several pepole, we had to try it. We waited the requisite 40 minutes (in the rain) and were really hungry. The menu ("menuzine") is very clever and there are lots of interesting items ("green eggs and ham"; jellyroll pancakes", etc.). But you can't eat the menu.

The freshly juiced juice combos were awesome. Coffee was rather weak. Service was unbelievably poor: it may have just been our waitnress, but it was very slow, things were forgotten and late.

The food was good (not fabulous) and the check really very high (>$30 for two) for breakfast. I'll continue to go to Toast and the Bongo Room.

Pros: cute menu, interesting items, great fresh juices

Cons: expensive, service poor

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Pleasant place for a casual morning nibble. The frushi is a MUST. Also, although pricey, the juice bar is great. You can choose from many different juices, orange, mango, banana, and mix them. Very tasty. Stay away from the eggs, not very well prepared. Service was very hands on and if you need any assistance please ask, they are more than willing to assist. Wear warm clothing. Very chilly due to all brick walls.

1
★★★☆☆

Pleasant place for a casual morning nibble. The frushi is a MUST. Also, although pricey, the juice bar is great. You can choose from many different juices, orange, mango, banana, and mix them. Very tasty. Stay away from the eggs, not very well prepared. Service was very hands on and if you need any assistance please ask, they are more than willing to assist. Wear warm clothing. Very chilly due to all brick walls.

Pros: Frushi, Service, Juice Bar

Cons: Heating, eggs

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greatn selection of fresh made fruit and vegetable juices. the rabbit is fantastic!

2
★★★★★

greatn selection of fresh made fruit and vegetable juices. the rabbit is fantastic!

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The one and only time I've ever been there there was an hour and a half long wait for brunch. This would have been understandable and even acceptable if, #1 they had a waiting area and #2 the people inside looked happy with their food and the service. However, there was no waiting area (everyone was bunched in the doorway or standing outside in the blazing heat) and everyone inside looked cramped and miserable. Ours was not the only group to say "screw it" and leave. Oh yeah, and the hostess was surly. Did I fail to mention that?

1
★★☆☆☆

The one and only time I've ever been there there was an hour and a half long wait for brunch. This would have been understandable and even acceptable if, #1 they had a waiting area and #2 the people inside looked happy with their food and the service. However, there was no waiting area (everyone was bunched in the doorway or standing outside in the blazing heat) and everyone inside looked cramped and miserable. Ours was not the only group to say "screw it" and leave. Oh yeah, and the hostess was surly. Did I fail to mention that?

Pros: good concept

Cons: crowded, poor service

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This is a great breakfast/brunch spot for Lakeviewers with a creative menu that changes to fit the seasons. Come here if you're sick of bacon and eggs.

2
★★★★★

This is a great breakfast/brunch spot for Lakeviewers with a creative menu that changes to fit the seasons. Come here if you're sick of bacon and eggs.

Pros: inexpensive, creative menu

Cons: busy on Weekends

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I've eaten at Orange only on once. I have read a many review about this restaurant prior to dining there. Most of the reviews that I read totally turned me off to even trying it out. Mind you, half of these review were done, supposedly, by employees of Orange in retaliation to the negative reviews that were posted about there employeer. The food did not live up to the descroptions on the menu and the fresh made juice, great concept, but quite watered down. I would have opted for water if I would have known this. If you are looking to spend $25.00 a person for a mediocre breakfast then I would reccomend this place, otherwise this city is full of great breakfast options. One, being Nookies tree, is my favorite and with $25.00 you can feed two people and still go home with a doggie bag!

0
★☆☆☆☆

I've eaten at Orange only on once. I have read a many review about this restaurant prior to dining there. Most of the reviews that I read totally turned me off to even trying it out. Mind you, half of these review were done, supposedly, by employees of Orange in retaliation to the negative reviews that were posted about there employeer. The food did not live up to the descroptions on the menu and the fresh made juice, great concept, but quite watered down. I would have opted for water if I would have known this. If you are looking to spend $25.00 a person for a mediocre breakfast then I would reccomend this place, otherwise this city is full of great breakfast options. One, being Nookies tree, is my favorite and with $25.00 you can feed two people and still go home with a doggie bag!

Pros: innovtive menu, intersting ideas

Cons: too pretentious, costly, overrated

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orange is SO VERY OVER_RATED. i had breakfast there on two occasions. the service is great but come on, 13.95 for an omelette??? the juices are tasty but way over priced as well. i dont know what the other reviewers are eating but orange will soon be in the red

1
★★☆☆☆

orange is SO VERY OVER_RATED. i had breakfast there on two occasions. the service is great but come on, 13.95 for an omelette??? the juices are tasty but way over priced as well. i dont know what the other reviewers are eating but orange will soon be in the red

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After reading the top 10 canidates this morning I went to Orange for breakfast and tried the Green eggs and ham. It was fairly good, the cheese is not melted, but cut in cubes and placed in the center of the scrambled eggs. Ok, different that's cool, I guess. But the potatoes are bland, it was like they took out of the boiling water and squeezed through the mold without seasoning at all. The server screwed my roommates order which took over 15 minutes to begin with (i'm a cook, i know how long it takes to make eggs) but we were too hungry to send it back..there was only 3 tables eating at that time...
atmosphere is welcoming and relaxing, could definitely try it a second time just to be fair.

2
★★★★☆

After reading the top 10 canidates this morning I went to Orange for breakfast and tried the Green eggs and ham. It was fairly good, the cheese is not melted, but cut in cubes and placed in the center of the scrambled eggs. Ok, different that's cool, I guess. But the potatoes are bland, it was like they took out of the boiling water and squeezed through the mold without seasoning at all. The server screwed my roommates order which took over 15 minutes to begin with (i'm a cook, i know how long it takes to make eggs) but we were too hungry to send it back..there was only 3 tables eating at that time...
atmosphere is welcoming and relaxing, could definitely try it a second time just to be fair.

Pros: inviting atmosphere, menu descriptions, close to home

Cons: juice is overpriced, slow service

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I cant say enough about ORANGE. This place is great!! The food is delicious the atmospere is terrific, and the service is always wonderful. GO!

2
★★★★★

I cant say enough about ORANGE. This place is great!! The food is delicious the atmospere is terrific, and the service is always wonderful. GO!

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I was so excited to try this place out. First visit, after a fairly long wait I was told that they didn't have any french toast or pancakes available (one of the reasons that we went over there). My second visit found the place closed for water damage. Okay, one last time....third visit now, and no potatos to be found for breakfast. I received a big plate of spinach instead. I really wanted to like this place.

1
★★★☆☆

I was so excited to try this place out. First visit, after a fairly long wait I was told that they didn't have any french toast or pancakes available (one of the reasons that we went over there). My second visit found the place closed for water damage. Okay, one last time....third visit now, and no potatos to be found for breakfast. I received a big plate of spinach instead. I really wanted to like this place.

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We waited for an hour, but it was SO worth it. The food is inventive and full of flavor, the wait staff is perkey and extremely attentive, and the atmosphere is clean and funky. The fruit juices are excellent and the frushi (fruit sushi) is so cute.

2
★★★★☆

We waited for an hour, but it was SO worth it. The food is inventive and full of flavor, the wait staff is perkey and extremely attentive, and the atmosphere is clean and funky. The fruit juices are excellent and the frushi (fruit sushi) is so cute.

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It's all in the details. From the cucumber in your glass of water to the frushi (fruit sushi) and the option-filled juice bar, you can tell that the owner puts a lot of thought into the food he serves. The food was very good, service better than average, and I appreciated all the extra touches. There can be a wait for a table, especially on weekends, and that's the worst thing I can say about Orange.

2
★★★★☆

It's all in the details. From the cucumber in your glass of water to the frushi (fruit sushi) and the option-filled juice bar, you can tell that the owner puts a lot of thought into the food he serves. The food was very good, service better than average, and I appreciated all the extra touches. There can be a wait for a table, especially on weekends, and that's the worst thing I can say about Orange.

Pros: reasonable prices, great food, nice ambience

Cons: no parking, waiting for table

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We waited about half an hour before a table was ready, but we were determined to try Orange out. The wait was worth it. Water is served with a slice of cucumber (rather than lemon) and was good. The Frushi was good, but I'll end up skipping it next time. The breakfast bruschetta was light. The ham and cheese omelette was very good. It came with a side of potatoes that weren't too heavy and added to the plate well. We weren't in the mood for juice, but had about four different fruit combinations lined up for next time.

2
★★★★★

We waited about half an hour before a table was ready, but we were determined to try Orange out. The wait was worth it. Water is served with a slice of cucumber (rather than lemon) and was good. The Frushi was good, but I'll end up skipping it next time. The breakfast bruschetta was light. The ham and cheese omelette was very good. It came with a side of potatoes that weren't too heavy and added to the plate well. We weren't in the mood for juice, but had about four different fruit combinations lined up for next time.

Pros: freshness, location

Cons: wait

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Orange offers a wonderful breakfast in a very trendy environment at reasonable prices. From beginning with the juice bar and Frushi to the expansive entrees, Orange offers a little something for everyone. The food is not cheap, but is a reasonable for what you get. Go during the week or before 10 to avoid the crowd.

2
★★★★★

Orange offers a wonderful breakfast in a very trendy environment at reasonable prices. From beginning with the juice bar and Frushi to the expansive entrees, Orange offers a little something for everyone. The food is not cheap, but is a reasonable for what you get. Go during the week or before 10 to avoid the crowd.

Pros: food quality

Cons: crowded, parking

 

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