Subway: Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Sedgwick(312) 981-7070 perennialchicago.com41.915475 -87.634560 1800 N Lincoln Ave (at Clark St) Old Town, Chicago
Brunch (Sat, Sun), dinnerAverage main course: $25
Perennial Virant (PV for short) lives and dies by chef Paul Virant’s dedication to seasonal ingredients. The seasonal urgency with which he creates some of his dishes may explain why they sometimes disappoint. But make no mistake: For every miss, there’s a phenomenal success, such as a perfect rib eye, pillowy gnocchi, robust housemade sausages and basically every cocktail on the list.