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Chicago Best Brunch Restaurants


Brunch with family and friends is a great way to enjoy gourmet food on a laid-back weekend. Linger over strawberry waffles, indulge in an omelet with crispy bacon, sip a glass of Champagne, or dive into a succulent plate of crabs' legs. We've done the legwork for you, so just sit back, relax, and browse GAYOT's list of the best brunch restaurants in Chicago.

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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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Four Seasons Hotel Chicago restaurant offering a seasonal menu of homemade pastas, steaks and seafood, along with skyline views. 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...

Beatrix American
No Rating
671 N. St. Clair St.
Chicago, IL 60611

Streeterville spot offering American fare, from nightly dinners to weekend brunch. 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...

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...

Café des Architectes French
14/20
Dining Room at Café des Architectes, Chicago, IL Sofitel Chicago Water Tower
20 E. Chestnut St.
Chicago, IL 60611
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This near-Water Tower hideaway is an architecturally dramatic dining destination. More...

Café Robey American
13/20
Dining Room at Café Robey, Chicago, IL The Robey
2018 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647

With ease and confidence, Wicker Park's only hotel restaurant earns its stripes for all-day dining. 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' Italian spot on Taylor Street focuses more on inventive small plates and wine. 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...

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...

Longman & Eagle American
14/20
Dining Room at Longman & Eagle, Chicago, IL 2657 N. Kedzie Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
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The atmosphere is hip, but it's the food that's really the draw at this Logan Square spot. 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...

Mott Street Asian
No Rating
Dining Room at Mott Street, Chicago, IL 1401 N. Ashland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642
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This Wicker Park spot serves comforting fare inspired by the "post-service cravings" of the Ruxbin crew. More...

Owen & Engine English
14/20
Dining Room at Owen & Engine, Chicago, IL 2700 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
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English charm, lots of brews and a farm-driven sensibility pervades at this pleasant pub. 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...

River Roast American
14/20
Dining Room at River Roast, Chicago, IL 315 N. LaSalle St.
Chicago, IL 60654

Noted chefs join forces at this riverside restaurant, offering American fare with tableside service. 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...

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