The best way to start a day of sightseeing in the city is on a full stomach and these Chicago brunch picks will leave you full indeed. From tall stacks of pancakes and artful french toast presentations to health-conscious offerings, brunch restaurants in Chicago cover it all. Start your morning with sweet or savory options among the brunch dishes below.
Cozy and personal, adventurous eaters love this South Loop eatery aimed at lending fine dining an innovative edge. Play it safe with the crab cake benedict or try a spin on traditional flapjacks with an order of Johnny Cakes: cornmeal pancakes with pickled cantaloupe, maple syrup and brandy whipped cream. Check out the menu
Guests enjoy elevated interpretations of tavern classics and floor-to-ceiling downtown views at this new American upscale gastropub. Try Uncle Eric's Roadhouse Burger and a seasonal libation. Check out the menu
GT Fish & Oyster
Got a hankering for the sea? This Michelin-rated River North splurge space brings the ocean's finest together with creative cocktails and a buzzy, modern space. Ask about the day's oysters pulled from salty waters along Washington, Nova Scotia and Virginia. Eat light with the Seared Tuna Salad. Or go big with the lobster and beyond Seafood Tower. Check out the menu
Parisian cafe-inspired, the all-day café in Humboldt Park
is perfect for a simple espresso and croissant or a full-on indulgent plate of custardy French toast with smoked pecans. Prefer savory?
Sink into the buttery ham,
blue cheese and olive omelet. Check out the menu
Dive into comfort food plates at this wholesome weekend brunch destination. Two locations in River North and Streeterville serve up feel-good picks like cauliflower grits and eggs and a cravable mushroom and quinoa burger. Pair your plate with a fresh-squeezed blue boost juice or a breakfast sangrita cocktail. Check out the menu