Monday, March 9

Brunch & Dinner at Tippling Hall

River North's Tippling Hall has quite possibly one of the largest drink menus in Chicago. It's a great spot for a post-work cocktail and dinner, or Sunday brunch. Fortunately for you, I taste tested both!

Dinner

I stopped by for a weekday dinner with two girlfriends and we spent a little while studying the drink menu. It's not a bad idea to read up on Tippling Hall's expansive drink menu including cocktails, wine, and beer. There are even cocktails on draft, frozen cocktails, coffee cocktails, as well as wine sold by the inch. Read that again.

Tippling Hall Drink Menu
Drink Menu
Tippling Hall Drink Menu
Tippling Hall Drink Menu
Tippling Hall Drink Menu
Tippling Hall Drink Menu
I went with the Deep Dish Manhattan with Koval whiskey, vermouth, averna and yes, malort. I enjoyed it, especially because it arrived with a flatbread on top. I can't remember what my friends had ...ladies?

Tippling Hall Cocktails
Tippling Hall Cocktails
We decided the best course of action was to split everything. We started with a trio of appetizers, the duck confit empandas, pickled deviled eggs, and bacon wrapped dates. The clear favorite? Those pickled deviled eggs with house smoked salmon and crispy shallot.

Duck Confit Empanadas
Duck Confit Empanadas
Pickled Deviled Eggs
Pickled Devil Eggs
Bacon Wrapped Dates
Bacon Wrapped Dates
For our main course we picked two completely different items, the roasted chicken tagine and the fried chicken. If you couldn't tell from our selection of appetizers, Tippling Hall's food menu is as diverse as its drink menu. The tagine featured Moroccan carrot couscous, zucchini, chickpeas, and almonds. We loved the unique, strong flavors.

Roasted Chicken Tagine
Roasted Chicken Tagine
The fried chicken was served with a traditional side of cornbread and a not-so-traditional orange honey. A side of housemade hot sauce added a nice kick.

Fried Chicken
Fried Chicken
Since we ordered a bunch of heavy items, we were in need of some veggies and ordered the baked ratatouille. OK, it was topped with goat cheese and toasted hazelnuts, but I promise there were vegetables in there.

Baked Ratatouille
Baked Ratatouille
Our dinner ended with Tippling Hall's famous Adult Chocolate Chip Cookie. This baby is the real deal. Chocolate chip skillet cookie, vanilla-rum ice cream, and bacon brittle. Just do it.

Adult Chocolate Chip Cookie
Adult Chocolate Chip Cookie
Brunch

I headed back to Tippling Hall for a media brunch where I had the chance to sample a variety of items. Our Sunday brunch was set to the tunes of a live DJ that helped kick things off on a fun note (the unlimited mimosas didn't hurt either).

Mimosa
Mimosa
The gorgeous seasonal fruit plate and cottage cheese with candied pineapple that arrived at our table were definitely the healthiest dishes of the morning.

Seasonal Fruit Plate
Seasonal Fruit Plate

Cottage Cheese with Candied Pineapple
Cottage Cheese with Candied Pineapple
Next, we tried my favorite...apple cider donuts topped with cinnamon sugar. I'm glad I don't live closer to Tippling Hall, otherwise I'd be stopping by every weekend for an order of these. I know my donuts and these were on point.

Apple Cider Donuts
Apple Cider Donuts
Along with the donuts we tried some assorted pastries including scones, toasted sticky buns, and ridiculously delicate blueberry muffins.

Assorted Pastries
Assorted Pastries
Tippling Hall's cinnamon French toast was quite good, especially with the generous serving of butter and blueberries.

Cinnamon French Toast with Vermont Maple Syrup
Cinnamon French Toast with Vermont Maple Syrup
Next, we tried the savory options including this mini version of the crab eggs benedict with Old Bay hollaindaise. I'm not usually into benedicts but I loved the chunks of fresh crab!

Mini Crab Eggs Benedict
Mini Crab Eggs Benedict
Mini Crab Eggs Benedict
Mini Crab Eggs Benedict
The ham and eggs dish was HUGE (perfect for sharing). I didn't try this, but the reviews were positive.

Ham & Eggs
Ham & Eggs
We also tried Tippling Hall's take on chilaquiles. Their version is fairly traditional with smaller corn tortillas, tomato salsa, and poached eggs.

Chilaquiles
Chilaquiles
Last but not least, we ended our brunch the same way I ended my dinner at Tippling Hall, with that insane Adult Chocolate Chip Cookie. I had to make sure it still tasted good (it did)!

Adult Chocolate Chip Cookie
Adult Chocolate Chip Cookie
Overall, you can't go wrong with a meal at Tippling Hall. There is a tremendous amount of options for both meals, and on the drink menu. Just be sure to do your research beforehand!

Note: my brunch at Tippling Hall was complimentary; however, the opinions expressed herein are my own.

Tippling Hall
www.tipplinghall.com
646 N. Franklin Street #200
Chicago, IL 60654
312.448.9922
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2 comments:

  1. Great review Amanda! I tried Tippling Hall on Sunday for brunch and it was divine and the drink menu extensive! The bloody marys are the size of human heads! You manhattan looks fantastically tasty -- I need to stop by here for dinner soon.

    Sed Bona

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  2. So glad you enjoyed brunch Ashley!

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