Chicago >Food & Dining > M Henry
5707 N Clark St, Chicago, IL | Directions 6066041.985613 -87.669125
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Neighborhoods: Edgewater, Far North Side
If you want to wait in line for 2 hours on a Sunday for brunch, this would be one of the few b-fast places worth that couple of hours of your life.
Aptly named Bliss Cakes will change your life. The fried egg sandwich does the trick if you don't have a sweet tooth.
One of the best breakfest/brunch spots in town! – Great, creative dishes; vegetarian friendly; nice and stylish, yet not pretentious, atmosphere; healthy and fresh food; and good service. I love this place and so has everyone that I have brought there!
Unique Chicago brunch spot – M Henry is by far my favorite place to grab Saturday brunch with my husband or friends. We love it! It's also a great, unique place to take out-of-town guests. I eat very little meat, so M Henry offers many interesting, healthful vegetarian options, but there are plenty of dishes to satisfy meat eaters as well. You can't always find that balance and both types of food be delicious, but M Henry is up to the challenge! My favorite dish is black-bean cakes and eggs, but I am always tempted by the breakfast bread pudding, blackberry bliss pancakes, and whatever special they have that day. Their coffee is very flavorful with unlimited free refills. They also have a full-service bakery with breads, cookies, pastries, and tarts to tempt you on your way in and out.
Love Love Love! Best Brunch in the City!!! – I'm totally the type of person who finds a place and sticks with it religiously, so when someone suggested M Henry for brunch, it was hard departing from my favorite Wicker Park breakfast spot. Wow, I'm glad I did! M Henry SMELLS like home cooking when you walk through the entrance, and normally a crowd and a wait would annoy me, I found it somewhat fun to people watch all of the restaurants' customers. The wait staff was great, as well as the host. I immediately felt very comfortable. I ordered the Quiche (which comes with a side salad, as well as fresh fruit) and was NOT disappointed. The Quiche was so amazingly tasty and fresh, I couldn't get enough... I'm also the type of person who loves a little "sweet" with his savory, so I ordered a "half order" (you can do that if you don't want a full one) of the Blackberry Blisscakes. Yum. Pure decadence in my mouth! I then went back AGAIN with friends and got the quiche (again) with the Sweet Potato Pancakes... YUM YUM YUM!!! This is my NEW Sunday brunch favorite!
Amazing – I avoided this place for the longest time because it always has such a line and is soooo popular. But I sucked it up one sunny Saturday morning and I'm so glad that I did. First of all...the line moved fast...ten minutes tops. Then the decor was so "down home" and welcoming. I mean, I love a good suspended window just like the next gal - the way they hung them really divided up the seating to make each little section feel private yet being able to see to the next section kept the energy strong. Then...THE FOOD...holy muther of god. The food was incredible. To die. I would go back to this place again and again and again. Hell, I would brave an hour long line if need be.
LONG WAIT...but worth the wait – Its a little bit of a hike to this cute little eatery from where we live, yet we had to come because it was featured on the food network. You want to get here pretty early because the wait for the two of us was forty five minutes. There is a small little coffee bar with muffins and pastries to curb your hunger while you wait but we didn't want to spoil our appetite. The atmosphere is so alive and full of energy. The bread pudding that was featured on the food network was "ok" a little on the watery side..not so much pudding, more like wet bread. We had the tuscan benedict and the fried egg sandwich, very full of flavor. The house potatoes were cooked to perfection and were so crisp. Overall a very nice place and great food, we will defiantly be back for another breakfast and lunch.
great food – The wait was long (although expected because it was a Sunday afternoon), but it was well worth it. The place is so cute and the staff is friendly. All the dishes are presented with such care and taste amazing. I am a vegan and they had a vegan dish! Yay brunch for me!
maybe we went on the wrong day – On reading the reviews of M. Henry, my gf and I decided to try it out for sunday brunch. The wait is long, but not a huge problem unless you have something to do. However, as we were waiting (35-45 min total) to get a table, two guys walked up to the hostess and asked how long the wait was and she said around 40 minutes, apparently they asked really nicely and the hostess let them go in ahead of us (though we'd been waiting for over half an hour). I don't mind waiting, but allowing people to cut in line is just irritating. Anyway, we split a bowl of bread pudding for starters, which was very good, but it took a few minutes for the waiter to actually give us utensils so we could eat it. And I think they cooked our entrees at the same time as the bread pudding since the entrees came out cold 20 minutes later. I understand that there was a significant rush, but any good restaurant should be able to keep their food warm. Given the otherwise good reviews, maybe I'll chalk it up to the fact that everyone has an off day.
Great place to eat-- No where to wait. – I LOVE THE FOOD HERE. Yummy veg options, with intention-- I can get SOY MILK for my coffee with out explaining how one milks a bean. Great options for my non-veg pals. The only draw back is that it's a little cramped in the dineing area, and there is little to no room to wait- especially during those crowded weekend brunch hours.
SO delicious!!! – This place is delicious!!! SOOO good, great brunch with lots of variety. Busy for sure, but worth a wait!
Great addition to the neighborhood – This place is so good. I live in the area and go there all the time. It has a few great vegan options (including the yuba, which I don't like by my vegan friend does). The coffee is wonderful (and free-flowing), the service is outstanding, and the food is always perfect. The Latina Omletta is my favorite non-sweet breakfast and the pancakes with berries and creame is amazing if you want something sweet. I've also been here a couple times for lunch and it was also very tasty. Get there before 9:30am on weekends, as there is usually a lot of customers! Also, they recently added a cafe/bakery, which is also great. It's a perfect stop to pick up morning coffee and a muffin, light lunch or ang baked good for later - including lots of breads. You can't go wrong coming here!
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