Hutch American Cafe - River North

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$30 and under
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American

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Hutch American Cafe in River North. A spinoff of Hutch American Bistro, the popular restaurant in Lakeview near Wrigley Field. The cafe is billed as an all-day brunch restaurant, which will make it popular to those working odd hours and other brunch fans who don’t want to wait for the weekend.

The menu is essentially an updated version of the brunch menu at Hutch on Clark Street. Diners will find sandwiches, omelettes, flatbreads and salads. They also serve smoothies and have a selection of brunch cocktails.

The tidy space is simple and rustic. There’s a chalkboard menu and a painting featuring a version of the Chicago flag with the brunch essentials of a Bloody Mary, coffee, eggs and waffles in place of the stars.

Offers

Weekday Specials

Starting Oct 3, 2019·Mon-Fri 9:00AM-2:30PM

$5 Mimosas, $16 Bottomless Mimosas, $8 Bloody Marys, & Kids Eat Free!

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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.2
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4.2
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vipLAnnB
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Something was wrong with the kitchen - staff let us know that the oven was out or something else had happened. But before that all staff was unseen for at least 15minutes before coming by to ask how we were or take order.

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vipErin
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

My experience at hutch was absolutely terrible. They didn’t seat my group until 20 minutes after our reservation, a server didn’t come to our table for another 15 and once he did, he said, “sorry I didn’t know I was supposed to be your server.” He gave us two free appetizers for the wait and we placed our drink order, however, the drinks did not come for another 30 minutes. When the food arrived another 30 minutes later, it was cold, bad, and overall disappointing. I used to love going to hutch, but after this experience I will never return. The waiter was apologetic but completely lackluster, lazy and did nothing to fix the situation. The two cold appetizers that we were give for free did not come close to appeasing the situation. This was a true example of a restaurant doing the opposite of good business.

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Sulli
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The food was just okay, it took us over an hour to get our food.. eggs and pancakes so it shouldn't have taken long..the waiter forgot about us we had to flag them down.

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onadate
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Good food and vibes!

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SueS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Have had brunch here numerous times. Always fantastic food and their coffee is excellent too. Friendly and attentive staff. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Tbh not the best experience it was terrible food and it’s too loud. The food reallt was poor biscuits and gravy was terrible and the food was cold

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MeghB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience1

Regardless of arriving 5 minutes before my reservation time, with everyone in my party with me, we still had to wait 35 minutes before being seated. Hutch should not be taking reservations that close together if they are anticipating busy day.

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vipKSalad
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

My first experience with Hutch was good. But this time the overall experience was pretty bad - food, as well as service. Mimosa carafe was quite flat, the dish came without the extra egg I ordered, bacon was overcooked, the server had to be reminded to bring us silverware, their espresso machine was broken. However the staff were friendly and sweet.

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Lola
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We didn't get served our food for over an hour after we ordered. Even when our food arrived, two orders were completely wrong. My friend ordered a vegan meal and she was given toast with bacon and eggs. Our waiter didn't check on us routinely and kept returning only to confirm our orders because he couldn't remember. The food was subpar and not worth the wait and hassle. We asked to see a manager and no manager ever came to our table. We arrived at 12 and didn't leave until 2 pm because of the slow service. I will not be returning.

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JessicaS
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Friendly service but terrible food! Would not go back.

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JacquelineL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

I have been to the Hutch in wrigleyville and loved it but this experience here was not good. I had a reservation for 7 people at 12pm and when we arrived were told that open table overbooked them and it was going to be a while. We ended up waiting for over an hour for a table. The first table that was given to us was a table so small it would've only fit about 4 people and they tried to cram us into that table. Once we said we weren't going to sit there, we got a bigger table. We didn't have anyone come to even take our drink orders for at least 25 mins after being sat down. Overall disappointed and probably wont come back to this location.

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vipEmily
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

I went to brunch here with a few friends. The service was not good. We placed our order before the restaurant became crowded, but it took 45 minutes to get our food. It was clear that the waiter forgot to put in our order since people who ordered after us received their food 10-15 minutes before us. Once the food arrived, it was disappointing. The fried eggs were so over-cooked they were rubbery and not edible. We requested new eggs but they were only a minor improvement. I would not suggest coming here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Server was very busy and it took awhile for us to get drinks and coffee.

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vipAyanaS
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was a nice brunch spot, but I felt the food could've been a bit more creative for the price. I.E. the scrambled eggs were comes hard to the point where the consistency wad compromised. The omelet was a bit overdone as well. Nevertheless, it was tasty and we were satisfied (the cheesy potato casserole made up for the eggs). The ambiance was good, it was homey and comfortable. Our server was spot on and kept checking on us, and bringing what we needed.

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CarmishaF
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Brunch with my sisters! Good food, good value. Love that the have brunch during the week!

JB
JeffB
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was really good. Especially the cheese potatoes

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service food was great.

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great Friday Brunch!! My wife and I were staying in the Loop/Theatre district, and wanted to find a brunch place on a Friday. Hutch American Cafe! It was an easy mile walk from our hotel, and well worth the late morning stroll. We were greated warmly when we arrived, and seated right away. We each had the spicy sunset cocktail, a great variation on a tequila sunrise, and a perfect start to our dining experience! We had the breakfast wrap and the pulled bacon benedict! Both were delicious!! The chorizo in the wrap is perfect spice and flavor! The pulled bacon is pulled pork with burnt ends and tons of flavor. The hollandaise sauce was great and poached eggs on top, perfect!! The potato casserole is worth the trip alone....it's included with most breakfast entree's....if not, add it!!! would highly recommend, and will definitely be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
Fayetteville
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. Get the totchos, you won’t regret it. Came here for brunch and had a good tome

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We arrived early, so we didn’t mind waiting. They were super-busy. Hostess was very nice and seemed to have an organized system. She was hustling to make sure tables were cleared & cleaned quickly. She was constantly communicating to all the groups waiting for tables providing updates and also brought us a complimentary mini drink because it looked like they were overbooked for awhile.

Our waitress was very nice too. Everyone seems to love their food except me. I actually hated mine (chilaquiles), and they asked me about it. I told them it was fine because I didn’t want to make a big deal about it. They were clearly busy...3 out of 4 plates were great & the apps we ordered we all really enjoyed.

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JMarie
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chilaquiles with avocado was excellent and appreciated the friendly and timely service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Good brunch- Chris was an excellent server. Funky little place off the beaten path.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing brunch spot. Staff is always super accommodating and food is consistent and delicious. It’s always crowded - I do wish the space wasn’t so cramped but a solid brunch.

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vipNanbets
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Food was great as were Tiffany and Anna.

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SarahS
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great breakfast and many different mimosa flavors. Hector took great care of us!

JG
vipJonathanG
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Poached eggs came out cold. Ontario St. omlette was the best order at the table. Service was exceptional though. Didn't have to flag anyone down and were very timely to prepare food.

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Remis
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a find! Loved it. Perfect brunch if you want to be real and avoid trendy chain restaurants. Service and ambiance were charming and food was great.

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MorganH
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food wasn’t great and took forever. Started with a blood orange mimosa which was the best part of the meal, and the spinach blueberry smoothie which took forever to come out. For food we got the salmon Benedict and the biscuits and fried chicken. Even though we asked for no scallions on the Benedict and indicated a food allergy, it came out with scallions. We sent it back and 10 minutes later it came out with a fresh layer of hollandaise and some of the onions still remaining, now just quietly hidden under the sauce.

The biscuit and chicken didn’t have enough gravy and was just way too much biscuit compared to everything else on the plate.

The whole meal was just ok, but our server was friendly and helpful.

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Lauren
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks here are as exciting as you’d expect it, but the FOOD is what really knocked me out. The breakfast wrap was phenomenal, as was the biscuit with fried chicken and gravy. The bloody mary’s didn’t have any garnishing which can be disappointing, but the cheesy potatoes made up for it. All over a great experience in a fun environment.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Service and everything was great. The problem was that no one could really eat their food except the eggs Benedict. We had two avocado toasts but couldn’t even cut through them with a steak knife they were so toasted. The country fried steak was extremely over cooked and the steak sandwich was so chewy we didn’t eat any of it.

We’ve loved the lake view location by this one was a let down for all 5 people

MM
MeganM
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The bottomless mimosa deal cannot be beat! It is really fun for groups and the burger is delicious.

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geriko
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Tyler, was wonderful. He was ready with recommendations and super fun to interact with! Brunch food was great. I was surprised at how large my salmon flatbread was. Carafe drinks were strong; definitely did not skimp and worth the money.

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Jaime
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hutch was amazing! Food was outstanding and the staff were very friendly. Had a reservation for 5 and got to sit by the window. Thank you Hutch, we will be back!

BH
vipBHDorsey
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place! First time there. Fresh orange juice in the cocktails. My breakfast was perfectly cooked. My dad loved his chicken and waffles.’thanks for a great brunch!

JL
vipJosephL
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Beware of dining on a Sunday morning/afternoon! We had a reservation and the front desk was 20 minutes late seating us, due to an extremely frazzled hostess who was also expected to clean off tables.

From the hordes of people fighting for tables to the screaming children and completely cold food, this was definitely not an experience that left anyone begging for more. In fact, we were begging to get out as soon as we could.

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vipNicolette
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and the nutella poppers are a must try! Also, the service is second to none.

MD
vipMDMcE
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Overall, the food was bland & the place was busy. The bar was backed up because of the volume of people. They want you to do the bottomless mimosa because it eases the traffic at the bar. We sat a long time waiting for our food (just like everyone else) but it was nice for our waiter to provide free “shooters” while we waited. I wouldn’t recommend this place if you’re looking for tasty food & drink. I would, however, recommend this place if you mostly care about a boozy brunch in a vibrant bar.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy brunch! Delicious mimosas. Tyler our waiter was top-notch!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! There was a small error with our order but the waiter was very quick to fix it. The menu was affordable and had plenty of options. Would highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go to for brunch and mimosas. The server is always very accommodating and friendly.

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Hutch American Cafe - River North offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 300-4195.

Hutch American Cafe - River North is rated 4.3 stars by 293 OpenTable diners.

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