It's been a long time coming, but Imperial Lamian will finally regularly serve its dim sum for weekend brunch. The River North Chinese spot's new weekend service goes from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The menu includes a variety of dumplings, as well as the wok favorites from the dinner menu.
Over the past few weekends, the team at Naansense has experimented by trying Saturday brunch service with unique Indian-inspired items such as dosa stuffed with a variety of ingredients, not just masala and potatoes. The tremendous response by customers has led to making brunch official. Folks can build their own dosa, or select from chocolate/strawberry and steak and chorizo selections. Saturday brunch is BYO and goes from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.
In Old Town, SteakBar has quietly kicked of their own brunch service down on Wells Street. There's four new items highlighted by, of course, the steak and eggs. Weekend brunch kicks off at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Don't forget weekday breakfasts. Rosebud Prime's kicking off weekday breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The menu includes three different egg Benedicts with jalapeño hash browns, vanilla crunch French toast and oatmeal brûlée.
Finally, how does brunch on a Loop rooftop sound? That's what the folks at Aire at the Hyatt Centric hotel have in mind. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., they're offering "liquid brunch" for $45 per person. That covers bottomless mimosas and a selection of sweet and savory items.