Outside Julius Meinl, face on right is of the friendly manager as he greeted us
My travel pals and I had dinner at Julius Meinl (3601 N. Southport) and it was fabulous! Julius Meinl is an Austrian coffee house (with over 100 teas, as well). A friend of ours from Austria recommended the restaurant and explained that this would be a very typical Austrian coffee-tea house experience. Julius Meinl offers an Afternoon Tea menu, but we opted for dinner. We were serenaded at dinner by the sounds of live classical guitar/flamenco music.
Our meals were very tasty! I had kasespatzle, Austrian pan-friend dumplings with onions, garlic and Austrian Emmentaler cheese. K had a cheese plate and A had traditional goulash. Each was delicious.
For dessert, we had esterhazy, six layers of hazelnut and cream. Oh, my! yum!
Esterhazy, with the Julius Meinl logo on the teacup
Visiting Julius Meinl was another highlight of the trip for me - do go if you get the chance!