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A Chicago Tradition.

General Info
Since 1945, Chicago area patrons have been flocking to Ann Sather Restaurant to try the many offerings of Swedish cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Ann Sather is a family restaurant that can accommodate individual parties up to corporate banquets of 2,000 or more people! Ann Sather Restaurant's menu features delicious breakfast and lunch. Some of our most popular dishes include: Cinnamon rolls and sweet breads Eggs benedict Swedish pancakes Three egg omelets Soups and salads Hot and cold sandwiches Outside of our sit down restaurant service, Ann Sather offers catering as well. We cater weddings, business meetings, luncheons, anniversaries and banquets of all sorts. Catered meals can be delivered to your location, or you can enjoy them in one of our many banquet rooms in the restaurant. Call Ann Sather's today for more information!

Regular Hours

  • Business Meetings
  • Houses / Homes
  • Lunches
  • Restaurants
Payment method
diners club
Price Range
North Side, Lakeview
Wedding Reception Locations & Services, Party & Event Planners, Restaurants, Party Planning, Caterers, Wedding Supplies & Services
Other Information

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Caterers

Alcohol: No

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: No

Price Range : Below Average


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Awesome food. My kids had the...

Awesome food. My kids had the incredible cinnamon buns and I had the Mediterranian Omelet, they were both awesome. The cinamon buns were so good on the way back home we got 4 of them for the go. By the way, 1 omellet is good for two adults and the buns are good for two people. A must go to for breakfast.




Brunch is great, cheap, and fantastic! Don't forget to get your cinnamon rolls!!



your employees are rude starting with the cashier girl.

i had a very bad experience the last time i was there with the cashier mexican girl young lady she is very rude.

please train your personnel before hiring them thank you.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Awesome breakfast - try a cinnamon roll!

5 stars for the cinnamon rolls, they are awesome. I go here probably 3 times a month for breakfast on Sunday and have always had amazing cinnamon rolls. I could eat a bowl of the icing they put on them by itself. The rest of breakfast is really good, though I tend to stick with the Swedish pancakes. There are really good deals on lunch and dinner too.



Provided by Citysearch - 
The owner makes the experience

I'd been to Ann Sathers in Lakeview several times over the last few months and really thought that I'd found my regular, favorite breakfast restaurant. The food is good, the service is quick and the wait staff is generally friendly. The new location is lovely, although the tables are crowded together, and my friend and I visited it last Sunday. We were seated right next to the kitchen, amidst all the bustle. Our server, who was great as usual, brought our meals; but my hollandaise sauce, served in a plastic cup, was ice cold as if it was just pulled from the fridge. When I asked to have it heated, the server took it back and the response from the kitchen was ""Tell this customer to go to another restaurant"" (but I did receive the sauce, piping hot and served in a large bowl). Apparently, it was the owner who was upset that I had the nerve to request that my food actually be warm. So, really, whom could I possibly complain to if the owner doesn't even care about the quality of his guests' experience? I am not interested in giving my money to an owner who explicitly insults his guests, even if he thinks they can?t hear him.



Provided by Citysearch - 
I wish I could recommend this place.

The cinnamon buns were delicious and the bacon was perfect. The waiter was even really attentive... but NEVER give these guys your credit card!

The shenanigans began when they gave me the bill. I gave them my credit card and waited for a good ten minutes for the waiter to return. He comes back handing me the wrong bill and the wrong card. I correct his mistake and he goes back. Another ten minutes later, he comes back with THE SAME WRONG CARD in his hand. I point this out again. He leaves again. At this point my friend and I are thinking ""Man, this guy must be having a rough day."" We waited a few more minutes until he returned again. This time he had the right card in his hand, but the wrong bill. I was astonished at the circus act this had become. He left again to correct his mistake and came back with the right card and the right bill. I payed it and left. (And only a half hour after finishing my meal. Nice.)

So later that day I check my bank balance and it reads that I have $60 less than what I started with. Yup, they triple charged me. Days later, after calls back and forth to the restaurant and my bank, the money is still missing from my bank account.

All in all, the place has good food but they are monkeys when it comes to handling a credit card.



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are you desperate for a hyped-to-be-homely disappointment?

yeah yeah cinnamon rolls. if that's all you want for breakfast then go ahead. but if you are eating out for something more consider this when choosing:

if you are ordering one of their eggs benedict variations that come with ""hollandaise sauce"" don't be expecting a thick delicious sauce with a bit of flavor. hollandaise is an emulsion (heated and mixed slowly) of butter, egg yoke, and lemon or vinegar and seasoned. it is delicate and somewhat difficult which is why many restaurants only have it on some days.
ann sathers ""hollandaise"" is raw egg yoke with melted butter added. that's it. and that is not a hollandaise. it's flavorless and cheating the customer.

so plan on ordering an overcooked omelet instead.



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Try it for Dinner

This place is great for dinner! For one price, you get an assortment of breads (including the famous Ann Sather cinnamon rolls), an appetizer (the fruit soup is yummy!), an entree (the filet mignon, Swedish meatballs, and sweet potato gnocchi are all killer), two sides, and a dessert (pies, ice cream sundaes, brownies a la mode)! The servers are all super friendly and the atmosphere is great -- and terrific for people watching because such a wide variety of people are there! So, have breakfast at Orange or something, and visit Ann Sather for a more savory meal later in the day.



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Eat Here

There are plently of places that one can purchase a warm and wonderful smelling cinnamon roll - however Ann Sather's offers one that also tastes well beyond expectation. I ordered their breakfast sampler which was a good way to sample their food at one sitting. Everything was cooked well and tasted great with the exception of the swedish potato and pork sausage - which was a bit bland for the American breakfast sausage pallete. The wait staff was very freindly and well knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this establishment to any anyone.



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Has something for everyone

Been years since i have been there and the memory is still strong. Many friends in Chicago call me from here on a daily basis. The breakfast is to die for, and the menu is filled with enough tongue-pleasures that it is sure to accomidate anyones taste buds. You may have to wait a while between making an order and tasting it, but often times, it is well worth the wait.