2109 W. Chicago Ave.,
A recent visit to Old Oak Tap has me loving brunch again.
Nestled in the heart of Ukrainian Village, this spot is a weekend
gem for families. I don't normally consider taking my sons to the
neighborhood "tap," but this one actively reaches out to hipsters
and mothers alike.
Whether you're looking for chocolate chip pancakes and bacon or
a vegetarian lunch, its Saturday and Sunday brunch menu fits the
I immediately was impressed by gorgeous artwork, high ceilings
and stunning light fixtures. We found a comfy spot just across from
the fireplace and settled in with the menu-a mix of breakfast
standards and southwest-inspired dishes.
We began with savory apple fritters. These deep-fried balls are
sinfully delicious. They were an excellent accompaniment to my $3
mimosa special. I then enjoyed a southwest skillet, while my sons
went right for the eggless options. We all agreed that the Fried
Chicken Sliders took the prize for best dish, not just because of
the perfectly fried chicken pieces, but also because of the fried
pickle slices. Amazing. The black bean burger was a close
The restaurant's clientele definitely reflects its location, as
twentysomethings mix easily with urban families. Service was
friendly and fast without ever making us feel rushed.
Old Oak Tap's innovative and reasonably priced menu makes it a
destination perfect for a daytime date or family outing. We're
already planning on both.
Alena Murguia lives in Berwyn, Illinois along with her husband and three growing sons.
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