The 20 Essential Brunch Restaurants in Chicago
Balena is one of The 20 Essential Brunch Restaurants in Chicago.

1. Balena

8.9
1633 N Halsted St (btwn Willow St & North Ave), Chicago, IL
Ristorante italiano · Lincoln Park · 68 consigli e recensioni

EaterEater: Chef Chris Pandel shows off his rustic Italian side with a breakfast-y selection of dishes including scrambled egg bruschetta, crispy polenta hash with pork ragout and a porchetta sandwich. Leggi tutto.

Batter & Berries is one of The 20 Essential Brunch Restaurants in Chicago.

2. Batter & Berries

8.8
2748 N Lincoln Ave (btwn W Diversey Pkwy & W Schubert Ave), Chicago, IL
Posto per la colazione · North Side · 153 consigli e recensioni

EaterEater: At this Lincoln Park café, guests can indulge their sweet tooth on a variety of decadent creations, such as caramel French toast topped with candied walnuts, caramel sauce and maple butter. Leggi tutto.

Big Jones is one of The 20 Essential Brunch Restaurants in Chicago.

3. Big Jones

8.9
5347 N Clark St (btwn W Summerdale Ave & W Balmoral Ave), Chicago, IL
Ristorante con cucina degli Stati Uniti del Sud / afroamericana · Andersonville · 129 consigli e recensioni

EaterEater: Weekend brunch features staples such as gumbo, shrimp & grits and the popular Eggs New Orleans, a riff on eggs benedict with blue crab cakes. Leggi tutto.

Bohemian House is one of The 20 Essential Brunch Restaurants in Chicago.

4. Bohemian House

9.0
11 W Illinois St (at N State St), Chicago, IL
Ristorante est‑europeo · Near North Side · 46 consigli e recensioni

EaterEater: At brunch, try the open-faced pork schnitzel sandwich, smoked beef tongue hash, and a strawberry kolacky. Leggi tutto.

Dove's Luncheonette is one of The 20 Essential Brunch Restaurants in Chicago.

5. Dove's Luncheonette

9.4
1545 N Damen Ave (btwn Milwaukee Ave & Wicker Park Ave), Chicago, IL
Tavola Calda · Wicker Park · 84 consigli e recensioni

EaterEater: If you need a little morning pick-me-up, the "Back to Life Cocktail" ceviche is a refreshing starter that’ll do the trick. Leggi tutto.

Dusek's is one of The 20 Essential Brunch Restaurants in Chicago.

6. Dusek's

9.2
1227 W 18th St (at S Allport St), Chicago, IL
Bar · Pilsen · 87 consigli e recensioni

EaterEater: Drop in for a plate of chicken and waffles or pancetta benedict and wash it down with a cold beermosa. Leggi tutto.

Frontera Grill is one of The 20 Essential Brunch Restaurants in Chicago.

7. Frontera Grill

9.2
445 N Clark St (btwn Illinois St & Hubbard St), Chicago, IL
Ristorante messicano · Near North Side · 251 consigli e recensioni

EaterEater: The brunch menu features huevos rancheros, chilaquiles and hot cakes so you can start the day off with a hearty, satisfying meal. Leggi tutto.

Gather is one of The 20 Essential Brunch Restaurants in Chicago.

8. Gather

9.2
4539 N Lincoln Ave (btwn Wilson Ave & Sunnyside Ave), Chicago, IL
Ristorante americano · Ravenswood · 39 consigli e recensioni

EaterEater: Lounge on the backyard terrace and nosh on contemporary American bites like shrimp & grits, flapjacks, chicken & waffles and more at this well-done restaurant and wine bar in Lincoln Square. Leggi tutto.

GT Fish and Oyster is one of The 20 Essential Brunch Restaurants in Chicago.

9. GT Fish and Oyster

9.2
531 N Wells St (at Grand Ave), Chicago, IL
Ristorante di pesce · River North · 189 consigli e recensioni

EaterEater: For brunch, start with some fresh oysters and go to town on biscuits & gravy, crab benedict and chicken & waffles. Leggi tutto.

Mindy's Hot Chocolate is one of The 20 Essential Brunch Restaurants in Chicago.

10. Mindy's Hot Chocolate

9.1
1747 N Damen Ave (at W Willow St), Chicago, IL
Pasticceria · Bucktown · 195 consigli e recensioni

EaterEater: For brunch Mindy kicks it into overdrive and delivers an assortment of sweet and savory dishes, ranging from buttermilk blueberry pancakes to brisket hash and a breakfast banh mi.  Leggi tutto.

Jam is one of The 20 Essential Brunch Restaurants in Chicago.

11. Jam

7.6
3057 W Logan Blvd (at Milwaukee Ave), Chicago, IL
Posto per la colazione · Logan Square · 55 consigli e recensioni

EaterEater: Chef Jeffrey Mauro elevates morning cuisine with dishes such as malted custard French toast, lake trout quiche and a rotating waffle of the day. Leggi tutto.

Longman & Eagle is one of The 20 Essential Brunch Restaurants in Chicago.

12. Longman & Eagle

9.3
2657 N Kedzie Ave (at W Schubert Ave), Chicago, IL
Nuovo ristorante americano · Logan Square · 333 consigli e recensioni

EaterEater: If you’re nursing a hangover, try the PBR breakfast—two eggs, bacon or sausage, maple glazed spam, house potatoes, can of PBR—along with a shot of whisky to help with the recovery process. Leggi tutto.

Lula Café is one of The 20 Essential Brunch Restaurants in Chicago.

13. Lula Café

9.4
2537 N Kedzie Blvd (btwn Linden & Logan Sq.), Chicago, IL
Bar · Logan Square · 239 consigli e recensioni

EaterEater: The brunch menu features rotating items like a breakfast burrito, cornbread French toast and a rotating selection of breakfast sandwiches. Leggi tutto.

M. Henry is one of The 20 Essential Brunch Restaurants in Chicago.

14. M. Henry

8.9
5707 N Clark St (at W Hollywood Ave), Chicago, IL
Posto per la colazione · Edgewater · 131 consigli e recensioni

EaterEater: Satiate the sweet tooth with cinnamon roll French toast; go vegan with an organic tofu scramble with veggies; or try "Fannie’s Killer Fried Egg Sandwich" loaded with eggs and bacon. Leggi tutto.

Nana is one of The 20 Essential Brunch Restaurants in Chicago.

15. Nana

8.7
3267 S Halsted St (W 33rd St), Chicago, IL
Bar · Bridgeport · 79 consigli e recensioni

EaterEater: The menu changes to highlight what’s in season but avocado fries, the nanadict (pupusas, chorizos, poached eggs, poblano cream sauce) and huevos rancheros are all signature items worth your attention. Leggi tutto.

North Pond is one of The 20 Essential Brunch Restaurants in Chicago.

16. North Pond

8.5
2610 N Cannon Dr, Chicago, IL
Nuovo ristorante americano · Lincoln Park · 36 consigli e recensioni

EaterEater: Take in the gorgeous views of the skyline while enjoying a seasonal and locally-sourced three-course prix fixe menu. For $35 per person, it’s one of best and most overlooked brunch deals in town. Leggi tutto.

Sweet Maple Cafe is one of The 20 Essential Brunch Restaurants in Chicago.

17. Sweet Maple Cafe

8.8
1339 W Taylor St (btwn Loomis & Throop), Chicago, IL
Posto per la colazione · University Village - Little Italy · 67 consigli e recensioni

EaterEater: There’s usually a line at the down-home breakfast cafe but wait it out and be rewarded with country scrambles, customizable omelets, pancakes, French toast, breakfast tacos and more. Leggi tutto.

The Duck Inn is one of The 20 Essential Brunch Restaurants in Chicago.

18. The Duck Inn

8.8
2701 S Eleanor St, Chicago, IL
Pub ristorante · Bridgeport · 39 consigli e recensioni

EaterEater: The neighborhood gem offers chef-driven comfort foods. The brunch fare includes brioche French toast and, predictably, duck confit hash. Leggi tutto.

The Publican is one of The 20 Essential Brunch Restaurants in Chicago.

19. The Publican

9.2
837 W Fulton Market (at N Green St), Chicago, IL
Nuovo ristorante americano · Fulton Market · 348 consigli e recensioni

EaterEater: Dishes constantly change but you can expect to find fresh oysters from the coast and items like crab scramble and chili-glazed pork shoulder. Leggi tutto.

Trenchermen is one of The 20 Essential Brunch Restaurants in Chicago.

20. Trenchermen

2039 W North Ave, Chicago, IL
Nuovo ristorante americano · Wicker Park · 102 consigli e recensioni

EaterEater: The brunch program is given the same attention as the dinner menu and features an ever-changing array of seasonal dishes to go along with a robust pastry and coffee program. Leggi tutto.