touch supper club

There is a restaurant in Chicago called The Bongo Room. Probably eight or so years ago my friend took us there for breakfast; I’ve been hooked ever since. Whenever we are in the city, we don’t leave until we’ve stopped in for breakfast or lunch. The atmosphere and delicious/creative menu lure us in each time.

We like to go out for breakfast and try to at least once a month. Often we look for places that are similar to our Chicago faithful. One of our favorites is Lucky’s Cafe. It doesn’t necessarily remind us of The Bongo Room, but it’s delicious and comforting nonetheless.

A few weeks ago, we checked out the brunch at Touch Supper Club for Metromix. This was my first time there to eat (previously I’ve just been there for the music and dancing, but even that was several years ago). Since chef Jeff Fisher joined, it’s been on my list. After sitting there for awhile, we both commented that Touch reminded us of The Bongo Room. The decor is completely different, but they both somehow felt the same and the menu items were similar. I can’t put my finger on what it was exactly that reminded us of our Chicago favorite, but whatever it was, we were happy to be there.

This was also Natalie’s first restaurant! She was the perfect diner – slept the entire time.

Here is my full review for Metromix. In short, wow. I can’t believe we haven’t been there sooner for Sunday brunch and I now can’t wait to go back and see what they do for dinner. We loved everything we sampled, from the mimosas (try the pear nectar) to the super thick, super deluxe French toast.

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Here’s more on the food:
Once known solely for its music and dancing, Touch is now earning a reputation for what’s happening in the kitchen, not just the basement, thanks in large part to chef Jeff Fisher.
The chef has assembled a tempting and creative selection of Sunday options, from egg concoctions (all served with tator tots and fresh fruit), to sandwiches, like the spamwich and fried bologna, to a variety of carbohydrates including chicken and waffles and chorizo and cornbread.

On a recent Sunday outing, we opted for the breakfast burrito with cheese, scrambled eggs, thick pieces of chicken and potato wrapped in a crunchy tortilla; stuffed French toast with berries foster and cream cheese and the potato pancakes. For sides, we sampled the hash browns and maple bacon sausage.
The thick French toast was the hands-down favorite. This French baguette not only made the dish more enjoyable, but was visually appealing as well. The oversized burrito, one of the most requested items, was equally as good, although we would have preferred more cheese and even perhaps some guacamole.
It’s worth noting that the portions at Touch are quite generous. We left with half the burrito and potato pancakes. Further, the prices are some of the lowest for brunch in the city. Our total bill (including three main dishes, two sides and three mimosas) was less than $35.

2 Comments

  1. Jim
    Posted January 30, 2009 at 11:00 am | Permalink

    Touch is one of my favorite places. The dinners are fantastic. Also, there’s free sushi during Friday’s happy hour, and Wednesday night is now half-price pizzas (just started).

  2. Kingsley
    Posted June 8, 2009 at 10:15 pm | Permalink

    There is also a gift certificate at http://www.restaurant.com for $25… it usually costs $10, but once signed up for the site, they frequently send out discount codes of up to 80%! We frequently dine at Touch with our $25 gift card that cost $3 or less… appetizers, dinner, drinks and dessert rarely sets us back more than $50!

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