Chicago >Food & Dining > Kitsch 'N On Roscoe
2005 W Roscoe St, Chicago, IL | Directions 6061841.943134 -87.678882
Monday through Sunday 8:30am to 3:30pm
Neighborhoods: North Side, Roscoe Village
Bad Service if you're not Rachael Ray – As you may have deduced, I heard about this place one of Rachael Ray's Food Network shows (not 30 Minute Meals of that new version of 30 Minute Meals she has). Everything you see on that episode is there from the classic board games o n the wall, to the bad paint chipping away...only looking like no one dusted them off since that episode. The chairs and tables from the 80s were on their "last legs". The service was B A D bad!!! The waitress was looking like she was in a rush and didn't really care and would rather sing Queen songs than pay attention. Seriously, 10 minutes after sitting down, followed by 20 minutes for my order, unacceptable. Speaking of my order, I just had to try what Rachael had, Green Eggs n Ham. Final verdict: FAIL!!! Eggs were overcooked and turning crusty brown, the "green" part of it all came from only the scallions and spinich "mixed in". The potatoes that came with it were flavorless and some uncooked and the toast, well, they ran out. So, they subbed with an English muffin instead (which was a plus) but never asked me to switch. All in all, my 1st (and most likely my only) visit was a FAIL!!! I guess if you're not Rachael or in the neighborhood you only get to see the ugly side of this place. Sorry, I'll be making my own Green Eggs n Ham...without the BAD SERVICE!!!
green eggs and ham!? – have you ever checked out roscoe st.? it is very hidden quite and cute! Kitsch'n is too much fun! not only bringing you back to childhood days of twister and mr potatoe head there menu is quite unique and delicious!
hands down best green eggs and ham i've experienced in chicago! it's also nice being able to go to brunch and enjoy a tasty alcoholic beverage! you wont be disappointed. staff here is great!
Whimsical '70s memorabilia and clever dishes are served at this Roscoe Village eatery. – The Scene
This neighborhood favorite revels in retro reverence, from the color-flecked Formica tables to the sun-yellow and lime-green walls. A Leif Garrett album rests on a windowsill, while customers entertain themselves with miniature Mr. Potato Heads, Magic 8 balls and other time-tested toys.
Despite the tiny kitchen, portions are generous, and food arrives fast. Enormous bread slices fan out in triplicate to build an incredible French toast tower, with sauteed banana, peach and pineapple compote. The Green Eggs & Ham ... Sam breakfast includes eggs scrambled with spinach pesto, scallions and smoked ham. And where else could you possibly order Twinkie tiramisu or a Pop-Tart sundae? Service comes with a smile, plenty of refills of Seattle's Best coffee and scandalously low prices. Kitsch'n is open for dinner on Fridays and Saturdays only, when "TV dinner entrees" include fillet-cut portobello mushrooms served over herbed polenta and "Wow" pot pies.
Photo by Ryan Ptomey
Retro Brunch Revival – Kitsch'n cooks up some of the best signature dishes for brunch in the city. My personal favorites: Spicy-Crazy Eggs, Chile-quiles (the hangover cure!), Fried Chicken and Waffles, and their Coconut French Toast! The staff is extremely nice, and the crowd can run the gambit from 20-somethings to old-timers. I'd describe it as kind of a dive-bar meets 70's-chic urban hipster place - but don't let that fool you because the food is great, there is good service, and the place is clean and oozes cool decor (set the wayback machine for 1975). The wait is usually quick for parties of 2, and the few times we've gone with a group it hasn't taken too long either (20 min. max) - the spicy bloody mary's help the wait go by fast!
Delicious Dinners, Too! – My boyfriend and I just had dinner here, and enjoyed every bite. The tortilla chip/mango salsa appetizer was delicious, as were our meals. I'm sure their breakfast and brunch are also quite tasty, but if you're not wanting to battle the crowds, try 'em in the evening. We'll definitely be returning soon!
Kitsch'n Brunch Rocks! – I can't believe I just found out about this place yesterday. They make the best spicy bloody marys in town and really know what to dish up for brunch! The spicy dishes especially, they dont hold back the heat on, and killer coconut french toast as well. Our waitress was extreemly cool and hooked us up with incredible recommendations (for food and brunch cocktails). It's very homey and has a unique "lived in" feel to it with tons of great vintage paraphenalia all around. They also served our food on fiesta-ware! File under "not to miss... and leave the attitude at home and unwind". Cheers!
Best of? are you CRAZY?? – The ambiance was great 70's stuff- trip down memory lane. That said, it was all downhill from there. Our waitress didn't arrive until the table seated immediately after us had already ordered. We only got one glass for water, and the carafe had a fleck of food the glass had some gunk, as well as chipped top along the top... and, after asking for a glass, and getting a snotty response from the waitress, I didn't even bother pointing out that the glass was dirty. When the food arrived, it was stone cold (french toast and grits)- while the crab cakes were lukewarm.
Given above, we didn't even bother commenting on the food (which would have been tasty if it were warm)- and they never did ask us "how was everything?". The 70's stuff was great, but the service and the food AWEFUL.
Try again – I live in Roscoe Village and I have never understood all the buzz about Kitsch'n. I've eaten there on several occassions and always felt it was a average to below average experience. The restaurant is crowded because it is quite small and offers a limited menu which is less than inspiring. The cramped quarters does not contribute positively to the ambiance and as there are often small children present it makes for a noisey, hurried meal. It's clean and the service is always pleasant, and they do serve a tastey bloody mary, but if you're looking for a comfy, casual brunch try another restaurant.
a fun time for some brunch – The brunch menu here is quite good, and the place serves great bloody marys. I can't see it as much of a family place, but definitely a fun time for reasonable prices.
Great! – Service is great, food is even better. Everyone must try their southern fried chicken. It's the best!
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