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About Cafe Robey
Our neighborhood café serves up Chef Kevin McAllister’s Modern American fare – against the backdrop of Wicker Park and Bucktown’s bustling six-corner intersection. Join us for brunch and dinner every day of the week. With our open kitchen and double height ceilings, every seat in Café Robey gives way to the streetscape of Milwaukee and North Avenues.
For any parties larger than 6, please call for reservations, 872-315-3084
Chicago, IL 60647
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Daily: 7.00am - 2.00pm
Dinner: Sun-Thurs: 5.00pm - 10.00pm
Dinner: Fri-Sat: 5.00pm - 11.00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
$19 up to 4 hours
Damen avenue - Blue Line
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Cafe Robey Ratings and Reviews
We stayed in a nearby AirBnB and saw the place from the street. It has serious curb appeal. Lovely space if not a tiny bit cold, but it was about 19 degrees outside. We had to wait a very long time to even order coffee. The place was not even crowded, but there seemed to be one waiter and a couple of runners. And the waiter had a terrible attitude. He acted as though we were lucky he bothered to walk over and speak to us. The food was very good especially the eggs Benedict. I had the chilaquilas which were more like breakfast nachos than chilaquilas but what was I expecting in Chicago? Buttermilk pancakes were tasty.
I must say that I would return again but hopefully there will be a different server next time.
Was disappointed with Cafe Robey. The service wasn't very great and the food was sub-par. The $12 Bloody Mary tasted like it had a lot of artificial lime juice in it and was hard to drink. 4 people in my group on the omelette and 3 of them were extremely oily and one seemed to have sand or dirt left in the spinach so left a crunchy texture behind. The rooftop bar here is very neat and I would highly recommend visiting for that spot, but the brunch at the Cafe downstairs left a lot to be desired.
great location and beautiful space. amazing service. though not a family restaurant, they were on top of accommodating a toddler- nice high chair, pulled mac and cheese from brunch menu to dinner. food was only so so. small portions, high prices, no great flavors.
One of the few places that offers brunch earlier than 10 am. Service was great. Cocktails were amazing as was everything we ordered - brioche French toast, hash brown sides, omelette, Cuban sandwich and eggs Benedict. Also didn’t feel like we were crammed in and could really enjoy ourselves. Definitely recommend.
Our server was pretty terrible. We got food before our first drinks even though the host took our drink order after we sat for 10 min without seeing our waitress. Our drinks were consistently empty and often waited for 10+ min for a new drink. Worst of all my scallops came and after a bite i realized they were pure mush. The waitress even commented that she had never seen that. They removed the dish from our bill but didn’t offer anything else.
I booked a table for 6 for a business lunch at Cafe Robey. It was everyone's first time and we all loved it. The atmosphere and noise level was perfect for a lunch with colleagues, or any occasion. We will most definitely be coming back. I even suggested my partner and I go back for a date.
Taste and tasteful are what the Robey cafe has to offer. You'll like the gastronomic variety it has with its chicken, salmon and branzino dishes.
On the tasteful front the interior design of the cafe is trendy yet, a hint of vintage nostalgia is its essence. Tastefully done indeed.
But all that is not worth going to or coming back to if the service is not par excellence. Well I have kept coming back to the Robey Cafe and, its Up and up lounge at the rooftop. So there I rest my case.
Server was inexperienced and made many mistakes including the fact that she totally forgot the two salads that we ordered. Instead, all of our appetizers and main dishes arrived at once but all were cold. When it came to dessert, I was given an old menu that contained some items that were no longer available. Very disappointing
The food was amazing. I don’t usually write reviews on open table, I was so impressed with their food that I just had to. The interior is great, the food was amazing, and the service was superb. The only downside is the location - the area can get pretty packed and obnoxious on weekend, and parking can be difficult. I recommend public transportation or uber getting there.
The place was empty. Hostess seats us next to the only other occupied table. We asked if we could sit someplace so we were not right on top of each other. She moves us with an attitude and then seats the next group right next to us. At this point there are only three tables occupied. Either stupid, bad service, or bad attitude. Take your pick. This could be one of the reasons the place was empty. Food is great!!!
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