Southport and Irving in Chicago, Illinois combines recipes from around the globe with American ingredients for a menu that is truly in a league of its own. This even includes the bar. Here, you�ll find cocktails that were famous before Prohibition came to the Windy City and a number that were served far from the eyes of the law. Southport and Irving also has a number of modern classics and seasonal creations.
If you stop in at Southport and Irving for brunch, definitely try the stuffed French toast. The chicken and waffles receive high marks as well. A lunchtime favorite here is the salmon BLT. Those who don�t like seafood will find the pork ramen is popular.
Food OK, but sounded better on the menu than it actually tasted..
Great spot for brunch with some friends. Menu had plenty to choose from, highly recommend
The service is great, and the diver scallops and Brussels sprouts are amazing!
Went here for my brunch with a group a friends. The food was excellent but that might be because of the bottomless mimosas. Regardless the place was charming and the service was excellent. I can't wait to go again.
SIP presents a funky, loft-style ambience in the heart of North Lakeview, with excellent, friendly, and wonderfully courteous service, and really terrific food. Our waitress was personable, engaging, and made several good recommendations on our luncheon order; she was attentive, without being intrusive. The food was excellent, hot and steaming to the table, and they even re-heated my entrée for me (it didn't arrive cold; it was just so good, I took my time eating it, and so they re-heated it for me)! I enjoyed SIP immensely, and would absolutely recommend this for brunch, or drinks, or just an all-around great time!
My friends took me to Southport and Irving for a birthday celebration. We started with a Charcuterie board---inventive and perfectly chosen selections. We each had a different entree--each was perfect and delicious. Didn't want dessert--but it was a birthday so had a trio of Gelato's...yum.
And do try the house special cocktails. Like the talented Chef there the mixologist has got it down.
THEN, Friday nights are Jazz nights in the bar....so another hour with drinks and Keri Johnsrud. Honestly, SIP a comfort.
We ordered a charcuterie plate, asked twice what kind of cheeses were on it and never got an answer. Our server was nice and said he was waiting on a large party at the bar, but unfortunately we had a bad experience. We had to beg someone to bring us water and then waited to order dessert for a very long time. My parents were in from out of town and commented that that was the worst service they've experienced when visiting chicago. I would go back, I don't think our server was to blame, it was whoever gave him a large party and additional tables.
SIP is a welcoming with an amazing brunch on weekend. What has happened there is the synergy of the great bar and historic cocktails/beverages with a new, exciting and innovative Exec Chef (Ryan Silver). The menu is morphing to his own style and we sampled only the items our serve was proud to point out as his new dishes. The risotto and mustard brined chicken are amazing. Desserts are tasty and they serve fresh brewed Metropolis coffee--nice touch.The wine list is compact but one of the best I have seen anywhere. And most reasonable menu price wise we have encountered--city or burbs. Staff is down to earth and seem genuinely excited about the changes going on there.
The energy and changes going on there simply blew us away. Enjoy!
We live a few blocks away and finally made it to SIP. All I can say is we are so excited to have a new favorite restaurant on Southport! We entered the restaurant through the bar and were glad we did.. it was really, really nice.. and the restaurant was just as cool (great ambiance and vibe). The food was excellent. We got the mushroom bruschetta as an appetizer, the scallops and the butternut squash raviolis as our entrées. Everything was delicious. I wish that we had time to order a dessert but we were catching a show. We will definitely be back soon.
We were celebrating quite a few things between the right if us and had a great time. The server even brough out a plate of pancakes and French toast with a bunch of candles at the end for a nice treat. Only complaint is the room is pretty loud. With 8 of us at te table, I had trouble conversing with those at the other end. Other than that, the food was great. Skip the SIP bloody and go for the bottomless. My friends all got the SIP but the guy next to me wound up sipping mine because the flavor was better. The others didn't seem impressed by the more expensive bloody either.