m.henry Chicago Illinois

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Good Morning Gators!

Sharp eyed regulars may have noticed that I have reviewed m.henry before. On Monday night December 21st I watched the Food Network show Top 5 Restaurants. It was the Brunch episode. mhenry was their #1 pick. My concern is that it may be very difficult to get in there for awhile. That coupled with the fact that this was one of the places that I lost in my blog purge. So here I am again. I’m not complaining as you will soon see..

We arrived 5 or 6 minutes before opening and was able to park right across the street from the place.

m.henry Chicago Exterior with BREKFST Mobile reflection in the window
m.henry Chicago
Exterior with BREKFST Mobile reflection in the window

 

In we go. This is a really cute place.

m.henry Chicago Interior
m.henry Chicago
Interior
m.henry Chicago Interior
m.henry Chicago
Interior
m.henry Chicago Interior
m.henry Chicago
Interior
m.henry Chicago Interior
m.henry Chicago
Interior
m.henry Chicago Interior
m.henry Chicago
Interior
m.henry Chicago Interior
m.henry Chicago
Interior
m.henry Chicago Interior
m.henry Chicago
Interior

There is electro jazz funk music playing in the background  9  and industrial vinyl tile flooring. (No Carpet)  10   Our Very Excellent Server Luis brought coffee immediately. The coffee was super strong and reasonably complex from Metropolis coffee.    8   Much to my surprise they serve poser Splenda. You want to cut corners? I’m sure that you can find a cheaper better substitute for Cholula hot sauce. That stuff is so boring.

The menu is like I like it. Short. My regular readers know why that this is better.

The Decision process went well and ordering ensued.

ONE (1)

jorge’s black bean cakes & huevos borrachos (drunken eggs)

two homemade black bean cakes served w/masa tortillas topped w/chorizo or soy chorizo, eggs any style or scrambled tofu, topped with adobo sauce. served w/sliced avocado, queso fresco, & sour crème

m.henry Chicago jorge's black bean cakes & huevos borrachos
m.henry Chicago
jorge’s black bean cakes & huevos borrachos
m.henry Chicago Black Bean Cake
m.henry Chicago
Black Bean Cake

The Poached Egg was nearly perfect. The sauce was delicious. The house made tortilla was a bit thick but tasty. The Black Bean cake was slightly sweet, soft, and flavorful. Other than the eggs needing a little salt, this  was a delicious dish and was artfully plated.   8    I asked Luis for a small togo container for my leftover Bean Cakes. Yes I actually took the leftovers. This is extremely rare for me. The container that he provided was exactly the right size.   10    It’s a pet peeve of mine that restaurants will give you a giant foam block for a couple of bites of food.

TWO (2)

dandelion, shallot, and leek omelette

our fluffy omelet sautéed with dandelion greens, caramelized shallots & leeks, and fontinella cheese, served with house potatoes or mixed greens salad.

m.henry Chicago dandelion, shallot, and leek omelette
m.henry Chicago
dandelion, shallot, and leek omelette
m.henry Chicago dandelion, shallot, and leek omelette
m.henry Chicago
dandelion, shallot, and leek omelette
m.henry Chicago House Potatoes
m.henry Chicago
House Potatoes
m.henry Chicago dandelion, shallot, and leek omelette
m.henry Chicago
dandelion, shallot, and leek omelette

As usual the omelette was overcooked. I don’t know why even the best places overcook omelettes.  The Potatoes were great. Charred, Oniony, Seasoned well. The Filling in the omelette was scrumptious. It had Fontinella Cheese which is a personal favorite. It is very under utilized. This dish was another  8  

 

BOTH dishes had Orange Slices. Say It! You know you want to! 1965 called. They wan’t their garnish back.

m.henry Chicago 1965 Orange Slice Garnish
m.henry Chicago
1965 Orange Slice Garnish

 

 

THREE (3)

cinnamon roll french toast

french toast made w/one of our house baked brioche cinnamon rolls, layered w/warm seasonal fruit, vanilla neufchatel crème & topped w/a granola crust

m.henry Chicago Cinnamon Roll French Toast
m.henry Chicago
Cinnamon Roll French Toast
m.henry Chicago Cinnamon Roll French Toast
m.henry Chicago
Cinnamon Roll French Toast
m.henry Chicago Cinnamon Roll French Toast
m.henry Chicago
Cinnamon Roll French Toast
m.henry Chicago Cinnamon Roll French Toast
m.henry Chicago
Cinnamon Roll French Toast

It’s NOT French Toast. You know how I feel about French Toast. WHO CARES! This House made Brioche Concoction is what the Food Network named #1 in the country. I don’t know if it’s a Breakfast Gator #1 but it’s a Very Rare Breakfast Gator   9    YUM

FOUR (4)

blackberry bliss cakes

our fluffy hotcakes layered w/warm blackberries & vanilla mascarpone cream, & topped w/a brown sugar & oat crust

m.henry Chicago blackberry bliss cakes
m.henry Chicago
blackberry bliss cakes
m.henry Chicago blackberry bliss cakes
m.henry Chicago
blackberry bliss cakes
m.henry Chicago blackberry bliss cakes
m.henry Chicago
blackberry bliss cakes

Fluffy Puffy Airy Berry Goodness. That’s It.   9

 

OK That wraps up another one. Add m.henry to your short list. It’s a Breakfast Gator Top Pick. Go There.

 

I’m off to my next adventure!Breakfastgator Logo Line R

 

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