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You Deserve It: 5 New Brunch and Lunch Options Include Sumi and Bar Siena

Plus new options at Presidio, Sidecar at Long Room and State and Lake.

Bar Siena
Bar Siena

RIVER NORTH—Chef Gene Kato is introducing brunch beginning this Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Sumi Robata Bar. Full food and beverage menus (below) show an intriguing option dubbed "dragon's milk" (vodka, cucumber, mint, Nigori sake, white pepper, lime), as well as bento boxes, fried chicken, steak and eggs and, yes, a burger. [EaterWire]

WEST LOOP—Bar Siena has recently launched lunch service, which finds the majority of the dinner menu available (minus larger entrees) and the inclusion of a number of sandwiches. You can see the full menu below, but some options include a chicken saltimbocca (with crispy speck on a brioche bun) and lobster club. Bar Siena's lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. [EaterWire]

BUCKTOWN—On Saturdays, though a full brunch service won't be available (that is still only available on Sundays), Presidio is offering their full bar along with a number of "grab and go" options from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. These include juices from Owen + Alchemy, pastries from Red Hen Bread, a bagel sandwich from chef Shaun Connelly, as well as coffee from Sparrow Roastery. [EaterWire]

ST. BEN'S—Sidecar at The Long Room now hosts guest chef pop-up brunch service, with the second slated for this Sunday. Chef Ben Sheagren will be making puffy tacos ($2 per, with another $2 for scrambled egg), beef carnitas ($9), vegetable hash ($8) and more options. [EaterWire]

THE LOOP—If you're looking for a new brunch option with a beer angle, State and Lake's beer brunch is for you. Running every Saturday and Sunday, the brunch finds new dishes paired with and inspired by a number of Goose Island beers for $20. These include house cured pastrami corned beef hash with a Matilda and "bread pudding" French toast with a St. Genevieve Belgian style wit (full menu is below). There's also their weekend "fried chicken frenzy" featuring five pieces with two biscuits for $16 or ten pieces with four biscuits for $30, as well as select growlers for $20. [EaterWire]

Sumi Robata Bar

702 N Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60654 (312) 988-7864 Visit Website

Bar Siena

832 West Randolph Street, , IL 60607 (312) 492-7775 Visit Website

The Long Room

120 West 44th Street, Manhattan, NY 10036 (212) 997-3933 Visit Website

State and Lake

201 N State Street, Chicago, IL 60601 312 878 7297 Visit Website


1749 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647