Yolk

★★★★☆
  • 1120 S Michigan Ave

    Chicago, IL 60605

    Cross street: 11th Street

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  • 312-789-9655

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The omlettes are amazing!!!

3
★★★★★

The omlettes are amazing!!!

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Make reservations!

3
★★★★★

Make reservations!

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Great breakfast spot. It's always busy but the wait never seems to be too long. I would recommend getting their strawberry-orange juice, it's always fresh and delicious. The food is great. I have liked everything I've tried but am a fan of

3
★★★★★

Great breakfast spot. It's always busy but the wait never seems to be too long. I would recommend getting their strawberry-orange juice, it's always fresh and delicious. The food is great. I have liked everything I've tried but am a fan of

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This place is right down the block from me, and I remember one of my roommates RAVING about this place as soon as we moved in this past summer. Granted, it took me a surprisingly long time to meander down there myself...like, four months.

3
★★★★★

This place is right down the block from me, and I remember one of my roommates RAVING about this place as soon as we moved in this past summer. Granted, it took me a surprisingly long time to meander down there myself...like, four months.

Pros: Big portion, great prices.

Cons: Nothing

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Okay, anyone giving this place one star must be working for another breakfast place, or simply be irritatingly impossible to please...
100% HONEST REVIEW
I have eaten at Yolk many times, never had a bad experience outside of

3
★★★★★

Okay, anyone giving this place one star must be working for another breakfast place, or simply be irritatingly impossible to please...
100% HONEST REVIEW
I have eaten at Yolk many times, never had a bad experience outside of

Pros: Huge protions, resonable prices, fair service...

Cons: Server occasionally hard to get attention of, loud.

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The food is awful! The place is dirty. The service is lousy. The only reason people are lined up to eat here is because it's one of very few breakfast places in the south loop. Skip it! Cook your eggs at home!

3
★★★★★

The food is awful! The place is dirty. The service is lousy. The only reason people are lined up to eat here is because it's one of very few breakfast places in the south loop. Skip it! Cook your eggs at home!

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Food served cold; Tables are filthy; Loud and noisy

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good food

3
★★★★★

good food

Pros: yummy

Cons: loud

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Having heard about this restaurant from "Check Please" we looked forward to our gastronomic delightful early Saturday morning breakfast!!\r
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LOL!! Were we in for a surprise!!!\r
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The decibel level that greeted us at the door only

3
★★★★★

Having heard about this restaurant from "Check Please" we looked forward to our gastronomic delightful early Saturday morning breakfast!!\r
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LOL!! Were we in for a surprise!!!\r
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The decibel level that greeted us at the door only

Pros: tall booths

Cons: Heavy Metal Ambience for Breakfast

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For over two years my husband and I went to Yolk in the S. Loop almost every weekend, sometimes twice a weekend. Often we waited the 45 minutes-an hour as we always enjoyed our food. I recently called to make a reservation for my

3
★★★★★

For over two years my husband and I went to Yolk in the S. Loop almost every weekend, sometimes twice a weekend. Often we waited the 45 minutes-an hour as we always enjoyed our food. I recently called to make a reservation for my

Pros: Large Menu

Cons: AWFUL Customer Service

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We were so excited to eat here b/c we always see so many people waiting outside. We were starving and ready to have some amazing breakfast... OMG it was AWFUL!!!!!!! I had a skillet which tasted like nothing. It was a bunch of huge chunks of veggies and potatoes and I still am flabbergasted at how you can screw that up... but seriously, there was NO taste! My husband got the California omlette, and it too was AWFUL!!!!!!!! It was like eating a handful of green onions right out of the ground. And it was green in color! The eggs had NO flavor. I ordered fruit instead of bread (which was $2 extra) and I got 3 orange slices, a slice of cantaloupe, and a watermelon wedge. It didn't even taste like fruit it tasted like water. I wish I had at least 1 good thing here... wow really really bad.

0
★☆☆☆☆

We were so excited to eat here b/c we always see so many people waiting outside. We were starving and ready to have some amazing breakfast... OMG it was AWFUL!!!!!!! I had a skillet which tasted like nothing. It was a bunch of huge chunks of veggies and potatoes and I still am flabbergasted at how you can screw that up... but seriously, there was NO taste! My husband got the California omlette, and it too was AWFUL!!!!!!!! It was like eating a handful of green onions right out of the ground. And it was green in color! The eggs had NO flavor. I ordered fruit instead of bread (which was $2 extra) and I got 3 orange slices, a slice of cantaloupe, and a watermelon wedge. It didn't even taste like fruit it tasted like water. I wish I had at least 1 good thing here... wow really really bad.

Pros: none

Cons: food, wait, service

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Yolk is now my number one favorite breakfast place, nationwide. The restaurant itself is clean and sizeable -- even the waiting area! The food is unquestionably the best I've tasted for breakfast -- the omelettes are creatively delicious and the pancakes are wonderful (especially with stawberries and maple syrup). However, it's the service that really stood out for me. I've eaten here twice in the last 10 days, and both times we had Lisa as our waitress. Not only was she punctual and helpful, but she was as pleasant as could be. Her sincere concern for our dining experience made our breakfast even better. If I remember, I'll ask for Lisa the next time I go.

2
★★★★★

Yolk is now my number one favorite breakfast place, nationwide. The restaurant itself is clean and sizeable -- even the waiting area! The food is unquestionably the best I've tasted for breakfast -- the omelettes are creatively delicious and the pancakes are wonderful (especially with stawberries and maple syrup). However, it's the service that really stood out for me. I've eaten here twice in the last 10 days, and both times we had Lisa as our waitress. Not only was she punctual and helpful, but she was as pleasant as could be. Her sincere concern for our dining experience made our breakfast even better. If I remember, I'll ask for Lisa the next time I go.

Pros: quality of food, service, waiting area, price

Cons: none i could see

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A wonderful breakfast spot with an expansive menu. many different french toasts, egg dishes and even crepes. You get a lot of food for the prices here.

4
★★★★☆

A wonderful breakfast spot with an expansive menu. many different french toasts, egg dishes and even crepes. You get a lot of food for the prices here.

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With all the great breakfast places in Chicago, why would anyone choose YOLK? After all, the food here is served-to-order, not made-to-order.
It?s readily apparent that breakfast here is made en masse, like a factory, in anticipation of general demand, not cooked in response to an order taken by a waitress. But unlike a factory, there?s no quality control between the production line and the consumer.
The factory approach is evident in the food. Scrambled eggs arrived hard, luke-warm and chopped up. They were pre-made and scooped from a warming tray ? but even the breakfast buffet at Marriott Courtyard beats these eggs.
Bacon was not cooked to be crispy. The fat was somewhat raw and I?m sure chewy, if we had the stomach to actually eat it.
Pancakes were gummy, chewy, flavorless disks. Again, I?d suspect they came from a warming tray. If not, I?d remove the latex from the recipe.
Even the toast was inedible. It showed signs of toasting around the edges, but would be more accurately described as a cold slice of bread.
In fairness, an order of hash with poached eggs was much better. Nothing special about the hash, but the kitchen did properly poach the eggs, and many breakfast restaurants fail that test. I guess it?s a sign that if the kitchen must cook something to order, they can do it competently.
Believe it or not, the worst part of the meal was not the food. My companion simply couldn?t eat what she was served. Her meal was sent back, and she declined to order something else. Soon the owner ? maybe manager but he called it ?my restaurant? ? came to our table. ?I looked at your plate and I couldn?t see what was wrong with it,? he said in a tone of inquisition. The conversation deteriorated from there. I think this is a man who simply should not be in the restaurant business.
And, this is a restaurant that you?d be better off avoiding.

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★☆☆☆☆

With all the great breakfast places in Chicago, why would anyone choose YOLK? After all, the food here is served-to-order, not made-to-order.
It?s readily apparent that breakfast here is made en masse, like a factory, in anticipation of general demand, not cooked in response to an order taken by a waitress. But unlike a factory, there?s no quality control between the production line and the consumer.
The factory approach is evident in the food. Scrambled eggs arrived hard, luke-warm and chopped up. They were pre-made and scooped from a warming tray ? but even the breakfast buffet at Marriott Courtyard beats these eggs.
Bacon was not cooked to be crispy. The fat was somewhat raw and I?m sure chewy, if we had the stomach to actually eat it.
Pancakes were gummy, chewy, flavorless disks. Again, I?d suspect they came from a warming tray. If not, I?d remove the latex from the recipe.
Even the toast was inedible. It showed signs of toasting around the edges, but would be more accurately described as a cold slice of bread.
In fairness, an order of hash with poached eggs was much better. Nothing special about the hash, but the kitchen did properly poach the eggs, and many breakfast restaurants fail that test. I guess it?s a sign that if the kitchen must cook something to order, they can do it competently.
Believe it or not, the worst part of the meal was not the food. My companion simply couldn?t eat what she was served. Her meal was sent back, and she declined to order something else. Soon the owner ? maybe manager but he called it ?my restaurant? ? came to our table. ?I looked at your plate and I couldn?t see what was wrong with it,? he said in a tone of inquisition. The conversation deteriorated from there. I think this is a man who simply should not be in the restaurant business.
And, this is a restaurant that you?d be better off avoiding.

Pros: Poached eggs well

Cons: Aweful food. Complete lack of customer service attitude.

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I used to eat at this place in the suburbs when it was known as egglectic but I will never return due to a horrible experience. My order came wrong the first time then runny and disgusting the second time. I asked nicely for a different meal. Ten minutes later the waitress returned my same runny meal but cooked longer to try to dry it out and told me the owner would not allow me to switch my order (she herself was in disbelief at her boss). I asked to speak to him, he then insulted me for ordering egg whites instead of trying to see what he could do to ensure that my breakfast was satisfactory. And what is the overhead anyway on eggs? Needless to say, I left and will never return. Not to mention I went there for my 30th birthday and have never, ever left a review for a restaurant on any website!

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★☆☆☆☆

I used to eat at this place in the suburbs when it was known as egglectic but I will never return due to a horrible experience. My order came wrong the first time then runny and disgusting the second time. I asked nicely for a different meal. Ten minutes later the waitress returned my same runny meal but cooked longer to try to dry it out and told me the owner would not allow me to switch my order (she herself was in disbelief at her boss). I asked to speak to him, he then insulted me for ordering egg whites instead of trying to see what he could do to ensure that my breakfast was satisfactory. And what is the overhead anyway on eggs? Needless to say, I left and will never return. Not to mention I went there for my 30th birthday and have never, ever left a review for a restaurant on any website!

Pros: usually good food

Cons: customer service, and obvious unwillingness to admit when food is bad

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this breakfast was a disaster. the potatoes were hard, the toast wasn't toasted, the french toast had no flavor( it was like eggs on toast), i asked for bone in ham and was assured it was and it was not (they don't have bone in ham) pressed and salty yuck! and most importantly the service was awful. i called back to talk to someone about it and the person that answered the phone talked to me as if she didn't understand why i was calling. as if what did i want her to do about it . go figure.

0
★☆☆☆☆

this breakfast was a disaster. the potatoes were hard, the toast wasn't toasted, the french toast had no flavor( it was like eggs on toast), i asked for bone in ham and was assured it was and it was not (they don't have bone in ham) pressed and salty yuck! and most importantly the service was awful. i called back to talk to someone about it and the person that answered the phone talked to me as if she didn't understand why i was calling. as if what did i want her to do about it . go figure.

Pros: none

Cons: everything

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They also serve lunch but I typically get breakfast fare when I am there. Super large portions at affordable prices. Bright and cheery atmosphere and spacious enough that you are not bumping elbows with the customers at the next table.

4
★★★★☆

They also serve lunch but I typically get breakfast fare when I am there. Super large portions at affordable prices. Bright and cheery atmosphere and spacious enough that you are not bumping elbows with the customers at the next table.

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The menu features diner classics, but this sleek space is no greasy spoon with its long granite bar, blond wood tables, cordoned-off booths and snaking light fixtures. An exposed kitchen faces the cheerful yellow and…

 

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