Chicago >Food & Dining > Flo
1434 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL | Directions 6062241.896235 -87.663878
Neighborhoods: West Side, Goose Island
Lost our order – I've only been once. But at first they were really rude with checking our ID's. Then they LOST our order, after we ordered 15 minutes earlier. The muscles were blah, but the fish taco's were good. Service was just plain awful! I wouldn't go back their...They need to get their stuff together!
Nothing Special – Ordered delivery from here. Food arrived over an hour after ordering, they assured us it would be here in 30 minutes. Dishes were cold, soggy, and difficult to eat out of their fancy looking take out boxes. Flavors in most dishes were nonexistent, and the few that had flavor must have had every spice in the kitchen in them. In the end I enjoyed the bread and thats about it. As the headline states, nothing special, there are plenty of other great places in the area to try.
Bruch is a Lock – I used to live on the West Coast, and I have a fondness for breakfast burritos. Flo is my favorite place in Chicago to try to recapture that West Coast glory. It's kind of steep, but delicous, nonetheless. In fact the whole brunch is inspired by the Southwest. I've never had a regular meal there, but they also seem to have a wide variety of options. Last time I went, I had the blueberry pancakes, and they were perfectly cooked and perfectly balanced with the blueberry to batter ratio. Another important fact to be noted is their use of my favorite local coffee, Intelligentsia. You are able to help yourself to it when you're waiting for your table, but, contrary to popular belief, it is not free. They add it to your tab when you are seated.
FLOTASTIC!! – YUMMY. ok the coffe is really good and i never say that about coffee. ALSO get the rojo BLOODY MARY it is so good. and for breakfast the burrito it is the best. I love FLOs.
I would say your average brunch place – Went here from reading the reviews and would say that the food was basic and regular nothing really extraordinary. From the reviews I was expected so much more and didn't really see the hype. The food was good and regular.
Amazing Meal – Just got back from Sunday Brunch. We were looking for a replacement brunch location due to the temp move of Dodo. This place has it all! Good food, great food, fast service and reasonable prices. Free coffee during your wait (which was only around 25-30 minutes) topped it off. Would highly recommend this place and will sure be back!
Terrific brunch place! – I happened to be in the Ukrainian Village last summer and tried Flo, after hearing good things about it. It did not disappoint! The pancakes were out of this world and my friend's egg sandwich was huge. We went on a weekend, with a group of 5 people, and didn't have a problem getting in. The service was great, coffee cups were always full, and the food is absolutely delicious. A great value.
The best breakfast joint in Chicago. Period. – We've been to many breakfast restaurants in the city but FLO easily beats them all. We heard Ann Sather was good. OMG. It was horrendous compared to FLO. In fact, it's unfair to put them in the same category. FLO has very unique dishes that are made right each time. The chorizo burrito and chilaquiles are delicious. Their coffee is nice and strong. The service is completely awesome.
Development opportunities: Control the draft, you can feel the cold air if you sit near the entrance. We've had some juice issues in the past.
Brunch – What a great little find this restaurant was for me trying to offer out of town guests something better than the typical overpriced brunch of downtown. Went on a Sunday for brunch, and there was a small wait. A locals spot for sure, but a very welcoming atmosphere. Coffee offered while you wait for a table outdoors on benches or standing. We were seated promptly. A very nice menu offering. Certainly not your typical brunch menu. The food was fresh, well prepared, and delicious, service was above standard ... while waiting the host took a chair to an elderly man waiting outside of the restaurant so that he did not have to stand. Compassion, great service, good food and the price can't be any better. I love this place.
THE Best Bloody Mary in the world! – If you like spicy bloody mary's then you need to head to Flo for breakfast and jump into one of their Chile Verde Bloody Marys. Its made with a poblano sauce base (so it's green, not red) and tastes incredibly fresh. You will immediatley feel the great sting in your throat from how spicy this drink is. It's not hot just for the sake of being hot, but hot from all the fresh peppers and spices they must use. Feast has a really good Bloody Mary, but it doesn't hold a candle to the one at Flo. The food is excellent as well - try the chilaquiles.
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