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Vivial Restaurant & Cocktail Bar

11 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch

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Jolly Posh has carved out a unique place for itself among the many eateries of the Lakeview part of Chicago. Its main draw are the drinks the mixologists are able to craft and it’s worth returning simply to see what they will come up with next.

However, the food menu deserves attention too, whether you just want the cheeseburger or the notable salmon sandwich. Many people descend on Jolly Posh every day for snacks and tea around noon rather than a full meal. You’ll also find that the tea service at Jolly Posh is excellent as well and has become a favorite of many.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Wednesday: 5pm - 10pm
Thursday: 5pm - 10pm
Friday: 5pm - 10pm
Saturday: 5pm - 11pm
Sunday: 5pm - 10pm

Saturday & Sunday: 11am - 3pm

Our popular specials include: "1/2 Price Bottles of Wine & Bubbles", our weeknight Happy Hour from 5pm - 7pm on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday evening; and "Sunday Night is Comfort Night" serving fried chicken with mac and cheese for only $10 per entree.

We welcome large parties & private bookings. For inquiries email or call 773.312.3755

We are closed on Monday and Tuesday
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Phone number
(773) 312-3755
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Garrett Christiansen
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Cross street
W. Grace St.
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Parking details
On street parking is available.
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Public transit
Southport Brown Line 2 blocks south.
Addison Bus 1 block south.
Clark Bus 1 block east
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Special events & promotions
Please contact for inquiries
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2based on all time ratings
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on March 5, 2016

Minimalistic yet warm design. The Bloody Mary was unlike any Bloody Mary I've had - still trying to figure out if that was bad or good! The cornbread is delicious & great for sharing.

5.0Dined on February 19, 2016

The first restaurant I've been to in a while where every dish was exceptional. My husband and the other foodie couple we were with agreed. I also loved the ambiance, decor and sexy low lighting. We look forward to going back for dinner and to trying their brunch, I can only imagine how good brunch will be.

4.0Dined on February 18, 2016

The server told us upfront that she needed to take our entire order at once so the kitchen could space it out appropriately. Unfortunately, 1 person in our party was delayed, and, thus, unable to order when she arrived, so we had to share our food with her. It's unfortunate, as the restaurant was virtually empty. Since we were told the house,"rule" when seated, I'm not judging the restaurant on this, but do be aware of their policy.
Our appetizers were very good. Most of tge group order the Mahi Mahi for an entree and the overall consensus was it was dry, if not simply overcooked. The polenta was by far the favorite, with the duck second. The real star of the meal was dessert. Don't miss the bread pudding and creme brule. Both were outstanding.

3.0Dined on February 17, 2016

Ambiance was good. Cocktails were good. Food was not good and had consistent seasoning problems across multiple dishes. Also, my duck was extremely overcooked.

5.0Dined on February 14, 2016

Ceviche was very good and the beef tartar was excellent. The fish entree was not my favorite choice but it was ok.

5.0Dined on February 13, 2016

Overall amazing! If you love tequila, the fight night cocktail is one of the best I've had. The starters are definitely large enough to share between two people if the shareable menu is not for you. The entree portions are definitely on the "smaller" side compared to most restaurants but definitely didn't leave us hungry. A great experience; will recommend to others!

4.0Dined on January 24, 2016

Went for brunch. The chicken and grits were outstanding, the short ribs and the duck were very good. Only disappointment was that they had run out of the Bloody Mary mix, which for Sunday brunch, is kind of a key component.

5.0Dined on January 2, 2016

Excellent food, great service in an inviting environment.

5.0Dined on January 1, 2016

This restaurant was a great find. The brussell sprout salad and potato skins were fabulous. Gourmet quality at a reasonable price.

4.0Dined on November 28, 2015

This is a new restaurant, and dark from the outside, but cozy on the inside. The food is really good... Smaller portions meant to share. We started with the Anaheim chilies and beer and cheese soup and they were outstanding. It may not sound like but good was gourmet! For mains we had the rock fish and the short rib, and both were very flavorful. The drinks were great too. The bread served with the beef tartare and the chili salsa was a bit heavy. Overall great food and we'll go back

4.0Dined on July 19, 2015

Great little place on southport to pop in for lunch or brunch. Good food and really friendly staff.