When @JLgoesVegan came to Chicago yesterday and asked if anyone wanted to go to dinner at Karyn’s on Green, I jumped at the chance. See, I have a hubby who doesn’t like to eat out and so I don’t really go anywhere. Let alone to a swanky vegan joint like Karyn’s. Now, I’ve been to Karyn’s Cooked (Green is way better IMHO), and I’ve gotten take out from her raw cafe (I like Cousin’s better) but I LOVE Karyn’s on Green.
This will mostly be pics with captions but here are my overall thoughts:
Food: mostly excellent, see captions for details
Friendliness and quality of server: awesome, the guy really knew his menu and was very nice but it was harder to get attention as the crowd poured in, get there early
Wine list/drinks: fab, way more options than many bars, although curiously the water said the scotches were not vegan
Poshness: yeah, well, you could eat here in jeans but it is a really, really nice restaurant, Sunday attire would not be out of place, great date spot
Quality of leftovers: except for the maki roll which wilts the next day, everything was peachy keen nuked in the nukebox
Noise level: very good, before the band started (if hearing is an issue for you, don’t go on Wed. nights), talented band but it definitely put a damper on my ability to have a conversation
Now, to the food:
I would definitely like to go back but could probably only afford it once a year or so. But do let me know if you need a date. Especially if you’re buying ;-}
September 6, 2012 at 9:45 pm
If I’m ever in Chicago, I’ll get in touch. I’ve been wanting to try Karyn’s on Green.
September 7, 2012 at 5:02 am
Nice recap! I’m so glad we got to see one another, get caught up, and FEAST!
September 7, 2012 at 11:11 am
All of this food looks amazing! I’m slightly jealous — even though I’ve only been there once, KOG made a great impression and is easily one of my favorite restaurants. We’ll be outside of Chicago for two days in November, and I’m hoping we can sneak in a quick bite to eat at Karyn’s before we return home. The barbeque seitan with cornbread stuffing and braised collards sounds particularly appealing, especially since we will be nearing Thanksgiving.