Yolk is one of those hyped up brunch spots that my dad is always skeptical about. He can take one look at their menu, see the prices, and insist he can get better service and food at the cozy breakfast spot nearby. My sister and I, on the other hand, are more than happy to drive all the way downtown, pay for parking, and wait in line for random hyped up ~yuppie~ restaurants. And that's exactly what we did.
The wait to get a table at Yolk was loooooooong. My sister and I were left standing by the door for about 45 minutes before we finally got called and ushered over to our table. After spending several minutes perusing their extensive menu, my sister order the All-Star Combo because you can't go wrong with a classic breakfast while I opted for the skirt steak with all the sides. The combo, while pretty standard and 'boring', was delicious with large servings. The skirt steak was tasty and perfectly cooked. But my favorite part of the meal were the waffles! They were crisp and tasted great even without butter or syrup. Speaking of butter, I don't know what they put in their butter, where they get, or if they churn it themselves but it was fantastic and I was tempted to ask for more to bring home.
Yolk is great casual brunch spot in downtown Chicago, perfect for brunch dates and hanging out with friends. I would definitely go back to explore the menu and try the red velvet French toast.
What we ordered:
Skirt steak & eggs with fresh fruit and waffles
Yolk all-star combo (2 eggs, 2 sausage links, 2 slices of bacon, a half waffle)