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Chicago Best Brunch Restaurants


The most versatile—and decadent—meal of the week, brunch with family and friends is a great way to enjoy gourmet food on a laid-back weekend. Linger over strawberry waffles, have a hearty starter of an omelet with crispy bacon, sip a glass of Champagne, or dive into a succulent plate of crabs' legs. Anything goes at this not-quite-breakfast, not-quite-lunch event. We've done the legwork for you, so just sit back, relax, and search our list of the best brunch restaurants in Chicago.

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Adobo Grill Mexican
12/20
Dining Room at Adobo Grill, Chicago, IL 1610 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60610
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Bustling Mexican spot for good tequila, mole and creative desserts --- not to mention guacamole prepared tableside. More...

Allium Contemporary
No Rating
Dining Room at Allium, Chicago, IL Four Seasons Hotel Chicago
120 E. Delaware Pl.
Chicago, IL 60611
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New American cuisine in the former Seasons space. More...

Au Cheval American
14/20
Dining Room at Au Cheval, Chicago, IL 800 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60707
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This modern-day, West Loop diner from Brendan Sodikoff throws calorie caution to the wind. More...

Autre Monde Cafe & Spirits Mediterranean
14/20
6727 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Berwyn, IL 60402
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Modern Mediterranean in suburbia from Spiaggia vets. More...

avec French
15/20
Dining Room at avec, Chicago, IL 615 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60661
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Foodies and scenesters continue to be on board with this Paul Kahan wine bar and small-plates hub. More...

Big Jones Southern
14/20
Dining Room at Big Jones, Chicago, IL 5347 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640
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Southern cuisine gets an update at this small, chef-driven gem. More...

Bistrot Margot French
12/20
1437-39 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60610

Romance exudes from this Left Bank setting, which is quite the scene during prime time. More...

The Bristol American Regional
15/20
Dining Room at The Bristol, Chicago, IL 2152 N. Damen Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
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A casual, yet polished, restaurant with a made-from-scratch approach and highly seasonal, innovative dishes. More...

Cafe des Architectes French
14/20
Dining Room at Cafe des Architectes, Chicago, IL Sofitel Chicago Water Tower
20 E. Chestnut St.
Chicago, IL 60611

This near-Water Tower hideaway is an architecturally dramatic dining destination. More...

Cafe Selmarie Café
12/20
Dining Room at Cafe Selmarie, Chicago, IL 4729 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
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Matchbook-size go-to for European pastries, tasty sandwiches and more elaborate main courses. More...

Davanti Enoteca Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Davanti Enoteca, Chicago, IL 1359 W. Taylor St.
Chicago, IL 60607
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Scott Harris delivers yet another topnotch Italian spot with this handsome Taylor Street gem. More...

Eleven City Diner Deli
11/20
Dining Room at Eleven City Diner, Chicago, IL 1112 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
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Relatively inexpensive, authentic, New York-style Jewish deli that serves a mean corned beef sandwich. More...

Fat Rice Portuguese
14/20
Dining Room at Fat Rice, Chicago, IL 2957 W. Diversey Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
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Fusion in the truest sense, this Portuguese-leaning pad from the X-Marx crew delivers a blast of flavor to Logan Square. More...

Feast International
11/20
Dining Room at Feast, Chicago, IL 1616 N. Damen Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
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Come-as-you-are Bucktown storefront where worldly dishes are served to the bed-head set. More...

House of Blues Southern
11/20
Dining Room at House of Blues, Chicago, IL 329 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60611
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Locals and tourists converge at this restaurant for Southern fare, a festive brunch and live blues. More...

Kanela Breakfast Club American
13/20
3231 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60657
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Hip BYOB breakfast nook for the brunch bunch, with invitingly updated a.m. eats. More...

La Sirena Clandestina Latin American
13/20
954 W. Fulton Market
Chicago, IL 60607
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Flavors pop at John Manion’s happening Latin hub in the West Loop. More...

Mon Ami Gabi French
13/20
Dining Room at Mon Ami Gabi, Oak Brook, IL Oakbrook Shopping Center
260 Oakbrook Ctr.
Oak Brook, IL 60523
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This real-deal French eatery is all about serving bistro-style seafood and steak frites. More...

Perennial Virant American
15/20
Dining Room at Perennial Virant, Chicago, IL Hotel Lincoln
1800 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
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An approachable, modern American bistro with green market sensibility from Paul Virant and the Boka boys. More...

The Publican American Regional
15/20
Dining Room at The Publican, Chicago, IL 837 W. Fulton Market
Chicago, IL 60607
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A bustling “hall” from Paul Kahan that pays homage to beer, pork and fish. More...

Quay Seafood
No Rating
Dining Room at Quay, Chicago, IL 465 E. Illinois St.
Chicago, IL 60611
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Showy, seafood-centric restau-lounge overlooking the Chicago River. More...

River Roast American
14/20
315 N. LaSalle St.
Chicago, IL 60654
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Noted chefs join forces at this riverside restaurant, offering American fare with tableside service. More...

Salpicon Mexican
14/20
Dining Room at Salpicon, Chicago, IL 1252 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60610
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Dine on quality Mexican fare including one of the best flans around at this upscale spot. More...

Shaw's Crab House Seafood
13/20
Dining Room at Shaw 21 E. Hubbard St.
Chicago, IL 60611
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Uptown meets downtown at this pristine River North seafood hub. More...

Signature Room at the 95th American
13/20
Dining Room at Signature Room at the 95th, Chicago, IL John Hancock Center
875 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
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It’s mostly about the stellar city views, though this John Hancock Center American passes the culinary test, too. More...

Weber Grill Restaurant American
11/20
Dining Room at Weber Grill Restaurant, Chicago, IL Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown
539 N. State St.
Chicago, IL 60654

Find upscale backyard barbecue on Weber kettle grills at this pit stop. More...

Wishbone Southern
11/20
Dining Room at Wishbone, Chicago, IL 1001 W. Washington Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60607
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Affordable Southern fare served to a comfort food-seeking crowd. More...

XOCO Mexican
Quick Bite
Dining Room at XOCO, Chicago, IL 449 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60654
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Mexican street food with a kick dominates the menu at Rick Bayless’ cozy River North eatery. More...

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