Before Julie Grother opened Sassafras American Eatery  at 2637 W. 26th Street, the Jefferson Park Victorian was a revolving door of restaurants (including the short-lived Gordo Loco).
But with a focus on modern Southern cooking and efficient, neighborly service, Sassafras sparkles with the kind of quality and easy comfort that could finally turn this location into a hotspot.
High notes are everywhere on chef Colin Mallet's brunch/lunch menu. For lunch, try the well dressed chicken confit salad (pictured) with Haystack Mountain goat cheese , local and organic arugula, toasted walnuts, and dried berries. For brunch, don’t miss the fried green tomato Benedict. The stack of lightly breaded green tomatoes, local greens tossed with sun-dried tomato vinaigrette, and poached eggs come draped in tangy hollandaise. Paired with spicy, house-made cornbread and a cheesy potato casserole, it's a hearty start to lazy summer mornings.
Save Room: Sassafras’ milk shake options get creative and playful. Of note the pink and white animal cookie flavor.
2637 W. 26th St., 303-433-0080