Devon Seafood Grill (39 East Chicago Avenue) invited me to check out their new brunch offering, now available on Sundays between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Brunch is an all-you-can-eat buffet for a fixed price of $45/adult, $16/child under 12. Drinks, including brunch cocktails, coffee, or choices from the extensive wine list, are extra.
If you plan to go for Easter Brunch, there’s a special menu for that particular Sunday.
Items that might not normally expect to see at brunch include a chilled seafood display featuring smoked trout, oysters on the half shell, sushi, and shrimp cocktail. Each seafood item seemed to have its own sauce or accompaniment choice, so you could mix and match taste sensations to your heart’s content. I zeroed in on the char crusted Ahi tuna with a little pickled ginger and didn’t look back. There’s also a chef-service station for deletable Steamed Alaskan Red King Crab Legs, if you have a mind to crack some shells.
Though Devon is known for their seafood, I thought the standard breakfast items were particularly well done. I filled up a couple of times on the homemade granola with yogurt and fresh mix of juicy blackberries, strawberries and blueberries. The pastries were flakey, sweet — much better than I expected, as were the biscuit and gravy.
If you crave more savory lunch items, then load up on the lobster macaroni and cheese or crab cake stuffed mushrooms. Or go for the more traditional salads, cheeses, or chicken. Though you may have eaten too much, browse the dessert table for a panna cotta or key lime tart. They’re worth the splurge in calories.
Devon is a great place to stop in for brunch if you’re headed to the Mag Mile for a day of shopping, or if you just happen to be in the neighborhood. The only downside? Their tasty and dangerously addicting cheese biscuits weren’t on the brunch menu, which means you’ll need to go back for dinner, too.
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