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Updated: Where to Eat Brunch in Chicago Right Now

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Brunch, not quite breakfast or lunch, is often overlooked but we're here to give it all the attention it deserves. The Eater Chicago Brunch Heatmap has been updated to show you more new places—alongside old favorites—that are doing great things with their brunch menus. So start your day off right and get your eggs on at these restaurants that are hot right now.

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1. Dove's Luncheonette

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1545 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 645-4060
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One Off Hospitality’s take on the classic diner offers a menu of Southern-inspired Mexican cuisine. Start with cobia ceviche and roasted beets in mole negro before moving onto more substantial plates like chile rellenos and red chile enchiladas.

2. Tippling Hall

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646 N Franklin St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 448-9922
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The newest restaurant from Mercadito Hospitality features a beverage program headed up by the Tippling Bros. (Paul Tanguary and Tad Carducci) and a menu offering everything from chipotle hummus and duck confit empanadas to flatbreads, croquet madame, fried chicken and chicken pot pie. There’s even a $14 Lunch Tray Special, which includes an appetizer, salad, choice of entrée and dessert. And you’ll want to complement the food with a draft cocktail like the Deep Dish Manhattan (koval whiskey, carpano vermouth, averna, malort).

3. The Promontory

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5311 S Lake Park West
Chicago, IL 60615
(312) 801-2100
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The Promontory is now open for brunch and chef Jared Wentworth is cooking up dishes like potato gnocchi lobster “hash,” quiche of matsutake mushrooms, eggs sardou, a lamb burger and more. Drop in and see what the popular hearth-to-table spot is all about.

4. Baker Miller

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4610 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
Sometimes it’s okay to load up on sweets for breakfast, especially if it’s from Baker Miller. In addition to its pastries and assortment of pies, the brunch menu also offers oatmeal, grits and a Plowman’s lunch of dried pepper sausage, cheese curds, pickled kale, soft egg, slice of pie and more.

5. Bar Mas

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800 W Washington Blvd
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 243-1995
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The brunch menu of Mexican favorites includes chilaquiles, pozole, huevos rancheros, torta ahogada and many more. You’ll also want to wash it down with a mas michelada or one of the other delectable cocktails.

6. Bar Takito

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201 N Morgan St
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 888-9485
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The West Loop newcomer serves up lamb barbacoa tortas and a variety of tacos (pork belly, coffee braised beef, fish, brunkow cheese) for lunch, in addition to sides like polenta and Carolina gold rice.

7. MAX'S Wine Dive Chicago

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1482 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 661-6581
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Who says you can’t have fried chicken and champagne for brunch? Max’s Wine Dive’s brunch menu offers an assortment of comfort foods: the famous southern fried chicken served with home fries, collard greens and Texas toast; MAX ‘n Cheese; braised short rib & egg hash; cinnamon & sugar French toast; and more. And as you can probably expect, there are plenty of fine wines to go with all the hearty fare.

8. SideDoor

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100 E Ontario St
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 787-6768
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The new American-style gastropub offers a comforting brunch menu of items including jidori chicken pot pie, Dungeness crab benedict, fish & chips and a prime rib plate. There’s also a selection of cheese and charcuterie to enjoy as well as an expansive beer list featuring some rare brews.

9. I|O Urban Roofscape

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127 W Huron St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 649-2000
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Craft your own menu with the RI|OT Brunch at I|O Urban Roofscape. Mix things up with your choice of three small plates and a mimosa or Bloody Mary for $35. Items include steak benedict, huevos rancheros, brunch poutine, brioche sticks, lemon donuts and more. Dishes can also be ordered a la carte.

10. Q-bbq

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714 W Diversey Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 281-7800
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Start the day with some barbecue as Q-BBQ is now offering brunch items on its menu. Selections include burnt ends hash, spicy pork tacos, cornbread French toast, brisket and eggs, and breakfast sandwiches with choice of smoked meat.

11. Tanta Chicago

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118 W Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 222-9700
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Gaston Acurio’s red-hot Tanta has brought the flavors of Peru to Chicago. He’s now taken it a step further by introducing a brunch menu so diners can try reimagined breakfast favorites. Start with one of the excellent ceviches before moving onto dishes “From the Earth” (quinoa burger), “From the Coast” (octopus braised in red wine sauce, quinoa and swiss chard salad) and more (huevos tanta; chicharron waffle). As for drinks, well you can’t go wrong with a pisco tasting.

12. MFK.

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432 W Diversey Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 857-2540
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The new Lakeview spot has been garnering praise for its Spanish-influenced seaside fare. Start with little bites such as crunchy prawn heads and ceviche with poblano guacamole. Larger items include fresh whole shrimp, while an order of cobia collar & clams is enough to feed multiple people. Don’t skip out on the “Soil” section either as there are delicious options like brussels sprouts with garlic, shallots, almonds and preserved lemon.

13. Analogue

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2523 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 904-8567
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Analogue has been receiving rave reviews for its drinks and outstanding Cajun fare. Sunday brunch offers staples like beignets along with ham hock hash, shrimp and grits, and fried chicken sliders. Wake yourself up with the Some Like It Hot cocktail featuring fernet, demerara, hot coffee, whipped cream and mint. It’s about as close as you’re going to get to Louisiana in Chicago.

14. Nico Osteria

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1015 N Rush St
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 994-7100
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Nico is still a tough table to land but you can always stop in for brunch to get a taste of the menu. Start with Amanda Rockman’s Italian doughnuts or chestnut coffee cake before moving onto a seafood selection of Hog Island oysters, razor clam, chilled lobster and more. Other options include a porchetta autostrada sandwich and a trio of pastas such as spaghetti carbonara and tagliolini with clams.

15. Fat Rice

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2957 W Diversey Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 661-9170
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Expanding into brunch has made it slightly easier to snag a seat at Fat Rice. Abraham Conlon's menu is still unique during the day, however, bringing in an array of new items such as chive dumplings, a bone-in pork chop sandwich and Macanese hash.

16. Dusek's

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1227 W 18th St
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 526-3851
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The Pilsen favorite offers everything from a rotating selection of oysters to oyster hash, Scotch egg, challah French toast, BBQ shrimp and grits, white cheddar mac & cheese and much more.

17. Fig & Olive

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104 E. Oak St.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 445-0060
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The Gold Coast’s sprawling new Mediterranean concept has a fall seasonal brunch selection centered on fresh, local ingredients. The extensive menu features everything from salads and organic eggs (truffle mushroom fontina scrambled eggs) to Panini, burgers, bruschetta, raw bar options (oysters, crudo, beef tartar) and more (veal Milanese). With such a variety, there’s just about something for everyone.

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1. Dove's Luncheonette

1545 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
One Off Hospitality’s take on the classic diner offers a menu of Southern-inspired Mexican cuisine. Start with cobia ceviche and roasted beets in mole negro before moving onto more substantial plates like chile rellenos and red chile enchiladas.
1545 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

2. Tippling Hall

646 N Franklin St, Chicago, IL 60654
The newest restaurant from Mercadito Hospitality features a beverage program headed up by the Tippling Bros. (Paul Tanguary and Tad Carducci) and a menu offering everything from chipotle hummus and duck confit empanadas to flatbreads, croquet madame, fried chicken and chicken pot pie. There’s even a $14 Lunch Tray Special, which includes an appetizer, salad, choice of entrée and dessert. And you’ll want to complement the food with a draft cocktail like the Deep Dish Manhattan (koval whiskey, carpano vermouth, averna, malort).
646 N Franklin St
Chicago, IL 60654

3. The Promontory

5311 S Lake Park West, Chicago, IL 60615
The Promontory is now open for brunch and chef Jared Wentworth is cooking up dishes like potato gnocchi lobster “hash,” quiche of matsutake mushrooms, eggs sardou, a lamb burger and more. Drop in and see what the popular hearth-to-table spot is all about.
5311 S Lake Park West
Chicago, IL 60615

4. Baker Miller

4610 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
Sometimes it’s okay to load up on sweets for breakfast, especially if it’s from Baker Miller. In addition to its pastries and assortment of pies, the brunch menu also offers oatmeal, grits and a Plowman’s lunch of dried pepper sausage, cheese curds, pickled kale, soft egg, slice of pie and more.
4610 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60625

5. Bar Mas

800 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607
The brunch menu of Mexican favorites includes chilaquiles, pozole, huevos rancheros, torta ahogada and many more. You’ll also want to wash it down with a mas michelada or one of the other delectable cocktails.
800 W Washington Blvd
Chicago, IL 60607

6. Bar Takito

201 N Morgan St, Chicago, IL 60607
The West Loop newcomer serves up lamb barbacoa tortas and a variety of tacos (pork belly, coffee braised beef, fish, brunkow cheese) for lunch, in addition to sides like polenta and Carolina gold rice.
201 N Morgan St
Chicago, IL 60607

7. MAX'S Wine Dive Chicago

1482 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Who says you can’t have fried chicken and champagne for brunch? Max’s Wine Dive’s brunch menu offers an assortment of comfort foods: the famous southern fried chicken served with home fries, collard greens and Texas toast; MAX ‘n Cheese; braised short rib & egg hash; cinnamon & sugar French toast; and more. And as you can probably expect, there are plenty of fine wines to go with all the hearty fare.
1482 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

8. SideDoor

100 E Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60611
The new American-style gastropub offers a comforting brunch menu of items including jidori chicken pot pie, Dungeness crab benedict, fish & chips and a prime rib plate. There’s also a selection of cheese and charcuterie to enjoy as well as an expansive beer list featuring some rare brews.
100 E Ontario St
Chicago, IL 60611

9. I|O Urban Roofscape

127 W Huron St, Chicago, IL 60654
Craft your own menu with the RI|OT Brunch at I|O Urban Roofscape. Mix things up with your choice of three small plates and a mimosa or Bloody Mary for $35. Items include steak benedict, huevos rancheros, brunch poutine, brioche sticks, lemon donuts and more. Dishes can also be ordered a la carte.
127 W Huron St
Chicago, IL 60654

10. Q-bbq

714 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60614
Start the day with some barbecue as Q-BBQ is now offering brunch items on its menu. Selections include burnt ends hash, spicy pork tacos, cornbread French toast, brisket and eggs, and breakfast sandwiches with choice of smoked meat.
714 W Diversey Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60614

11. Tanta Chicago

118 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60654
Gaston Acurio’s red-hot Tanta has brought the flavors of Peru to Chicago. He’s now taken it a step further by introducing a brunch menu so diners can try reimagined breakfast favorites. Start with one of the excellent ceviches before moving onto dishes “From the Earth” (quinoa burger), “From the Coast” (octopus braised in red wine sauce, quinoa and swiss chard salad) and more (huevos tanta; chicharron waffle). As for drinks, well you can’t go wrong with a pisco tasting.
118 W Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60654

12. MFK.

432 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60614
The new Lakeview spot has been garnering praise for its Spanish-influenced seaside fare. Start with little bites such as crunchy prawn heads and ceviche with poblano guacamole. Larger items include fresh whole shrimp, while an order of cobia collar & clams is enough to feed multiple people. Don’t skip out on the “Soil” section either as there are delicious options like brussels sprouts with garlic, shallots, almonds and preserved lemon.
432 W Diversey Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60614

13. Analogue

2523 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Analogue has been receiving rave reviews for its drinks and outstanding Cajun fare. Sunday brunch offers staples like beignets along with ham hock hash, shrimp and grits, and fried chicken sliders. Wake yourself up with the Some Like It Hot cocktail featuring fernet, demerara, hot coffee, whipped cream and mint. It’s about as close as you’re going to get to Louisiana in Chicago.
2523 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

14. Nico Osteria

1015 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611
Nico is still a tough table to land but you can always stop in for brunch to get a taste of the menu. Start with Amanda Rockman’s Italian doughnuts or chestnut coffee cake before moving onto a seafood selection of Hog Island oysters, razor clam, chilled lobster and more. Other options include a porchetta autostrada sandwich and a trio of pastas such as spaghetti carbonara and tagliolini with clams.
1015 N Rush St
Chicago, IL 60611

15. Fat Rice

2957 W Diversey Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Expanding into brunch has made it slightly easier to snag a seat at Fat Rice. Abraham Conlon's menu is still unique during the day, however, bringing in an array of new items such as chive dumplings, a bone-in pork chop sandwich and Macanese hash.
2957 W Diversey Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

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16. Dusek's

1227 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60608
The Pilsen favorite offers everything from a rotating selection of oysters to oyster hash, Scotch egg, challah French toast, BBQ shrimp and grits, white cheddar mac & cheese and much more.
1227 W 18th St
Chicago, IL 60608

17. Fig & Olive

104 E. Oak St., Chicago, IL 60611
The Gold Coast’s sprawling new Mediterranean concept has a fall seasonal brunch selection centered on fresh, local ingredients. The extensive menu features everything from salads and organic eggs (truffle mushroom fontina scrambled eggs) to Panini, burgers, bruschetta, raw bar options (oysters, crudo, beef tartar) and more (veal Milanese). With such a variety, there’s just about something for everyone.
104 E. Oak St.
Chicago, IL 60611

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