1991 was a big year: the Soviet Union fell, the Internet was made available to the masses and in a little corner of the world at 514 Main Street in Evanston, The Lucky Platter was born!
Our mission has always been to excite your palette and your senses with our creative take on comfort classics such as Yankee Pot Roast with mashed potatoes and baby bok choy, to our Chicken Pot Pie with pulled chicken and ratatouille baked in a flaky crust. All of our breads, pastries, sauces (the list goes on) are made from scratch daily by our staff, some of whom have been with us for over a decade!
We enjoy shaking things up and our menus reflect that. Changing seasons and evolving inspiration make it so our guests can always count on something new popping up.
As one of the hottest brunch restaurants around, people crowd in to start their weekend days off with a menu that is like no other! Our food is as diverse as the guests who enjoy it. Where else can you find Fried Green Tomato Benedicts and Apple Ricotta Blintzes alongside your basic Eggs Any Style? And you can wash it down with a Classic or Pomegranate Mimosa every Saturday and Sunday!
We are open Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner every day of the week but if that’s not enough, take us home with you. Our menu is available for carryout and we offer larger quantities of soups, pastries and salad dressings for those of you who just want more!
We feel so fortunate to have built a base of so many regulars, some of which have been enjoying our unique blend of humor and deliciousness since the beginning. To them, we say thank you! Perhaps though, some of our favorite moments are seeing new faces discovering the Platter for the first time. The surprised looks and expressions after their first bite of a Tandoori Salmon Salad or the Morroccan Vegetable Tagine, keeps us going strong, knowing that we still got it!
2014 was a big year for us – with “phase 1” of our remodel which included new booths, ceiling, paint job and table tops that use vintage wallpaper from different decades. We have also been having more specials including free-range roasted chicken as well as a eggnog panna cotta (now on the menu semi-permanently).
In the first couple months of 2015, we have a added a bar, easier accessibility in the front entrance and a new sign!
please check back for our ever growing craft beer list both in bottles, cans and draft!