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.
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.
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.
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.
Ambiance was good. Cocktails were good. Food was not good and had consistent seasoning problems across multiple dishes. Also, my duck was extremely overcooked.
Ceviche was very good and the beef tartar was excellent. The fish entree was not my favorite choice but it was ok.
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!
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.
Excellent food, great service in an inviting environment.
This restaurant was a great find. The brussell sprout salad and potato skins were fabulous. Gourmet quality at a reasonable price.
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
Great little place on southport to pop in for lunch or brunch. Good food and really friendly staff.