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Where to Eat Brunch in Chicago Right Now

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Brunch, not quite breakfast nor 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 longtime 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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Endgrain

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Enoch Simpson’s new spot dishes out his famous donuts and casual American plates for brunch. Appetizers include mushroom and rapini tart and braised pork hand pie, entrées offer biscuits and gravy and a chorizo sope. There are also a selection of biscuit sandwiches such as crispy pork belly, trout and fried chicken.

Dillman's

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It might not be called a deli anymore but you can still get your helping of deli favorites at Dillman’s. There’s corned beef has with fried egg, gravy and toast; the classic Reuben; matzo ball soup; and even a ‘Chicken in a Pot’ soup. Side options include a variety of potato dishes, smoked & cured meats and cheeses.

The American osteria specializes in bagels, and brunch is the perfect time to try one. Complement yours with a whipped tofu or artichoke schmear, or jams such as tomato and apricot. Brunch sandwiches include "the Hook" (togarashi lox, cucumber, avocado, artichoke cream cheese, red onion); and "Master Blaster" (pork carnitas, red onion, provolone, pickles, Dijon).

Avec is now open for Sunday brunch so you can get all of your favorites without the long wait times. All of the favorites are here, including the chorizo-stuffed dates, “deluxe” focaccia, and roasted pork shoulder as well as some brunch offerings like baked eggs and a Moroccan “berghir” pancake.

Bread & Wine

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The new American spot dishes out cheese and charcuterie selections for brunch, and plates such as a breakfast banh mi sandwich, cured pork belly, a classic fry-up, and crispy semolina gnocchi.

Siena Tavern

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The rustic Italian restaurant offers savory brunch options like lobster hash, prosciutto frittata and truffle scrambled eggs. Those with a sweet tooth can opt for almond pancakes, caramelized waffle or monkeybread.

Parson's Chicken & Fish

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You can now have all the fried chicken and fish you want for brunch as Parson’s opens at 11 a.m. Start with some raw fish and oyster selections before moving onto the fried options that include chicken, fish of the day, hush puppies and baccala fritters. If that’s not enough, there’s funnel cake to satiate the sweet tooth.

Bub City

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Who says you can’t have barbecue for brunch? Get your fill of ribs, brisket, pulled pork, fried chicken, and other classics at Bub City. If that doesn’t suit you, try one of the many sandwiches that include grilled cheese, Texas hot link, shrimp po’ boy and lobster roll.

Longman & Eagle

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The Michelin-star favorite serves a popular brunch consisting of items like chicken and waffles, wild boar sloppy joe, and ploughman's platter. And if you're having a rough morning, try the PBR Breakfast--two eggs, bacon or homemade sausage, house potatoes and a can of PBR.

Evanston’s best new restaurant is open for brunch on the weekends and showcases the finest local ingredients of the season. The veggie-friendly menu offers plates like a chopped salad with pickled beef heart, deviled egg, beets and baby greens; heirloom tomato and burrata sandwich; arugula and parmesan flatbread; and the ever-popular lamb meatballs.

Ramen Misoya

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If you’re looking for something a little different, this chain straight out of Japan is serving some of the best ramen in Chicagoland. Specializing in miso ramen, get your noodle fix topped with pork cha shu, ground pork, bean sprouts, corn, a hard boiled egg and more. You’ll be glad you mixed things up for brunch.

Little Goat

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Stop in for brunch at Stephanie Izard’s diner and order anything and everything on the menu. The almost-always open diner features a wide selection of breakfast, lunch and dinner options available all day that will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. These reimagined diner classics include breakfast spaghetti ‘n clams 'n crab, pork belly pancake sandwich, fried chicken, goat chili and a lot more. And don’t forget to save some room for the shakes, pies and sundaes.

Carriage House

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Mark Steuer’s South Carolina lowcountry spot might be best known for its lowcountry boil, but it also serves up an excellent brunch with plenty of classic comfort foods. Chicken and biscuit, johnnycakes and shrimp grits are just a few of the options alongside sides such as skillet cornbread and potato hash. And if you need a cocktail to start the day off right, the Carriage House Red Eye with El Dorado rum, La Colombe cold press coffee and creme de cacao hits the spot.

The Publican

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The Publican offers brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Start with some fresh oysters from the east coast, then try the maple sausage corn dog, rock crab scramble, or duck confit. And as always, don’t forget the popular syrup-braised pub bacon.

Lula Cafe

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The always-popular Lula Cafe has lines out the door and it’s easy to see why. Diners pack the house for breakfast and brunch classics like buttermilk pancakes, brioche French toast, breakfast burrito, chilaquiles and more. The restaurant also serves up seasonal dishes using organic produce from local sources.

Au Cheval

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Forget about your average greasy spoon diner, Au Cheval redefines what you know with creative interpretations on classic dishes. Brunch options include foie gras and scrambled eggs, potato hash with duck heart gravy and the popular cheeseburger a cheval.

Trenchermen

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A robust Sunday brunch features dishes like corned beef benedict, baguette french toast, and frittata. A number of playful cocktails like the 'Better than Advil' also help round out the meal.

The Bristol

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Start the day with the Bristol's famous basque cake. After that try the braised pork chilaquiles, biscuits and gravy, hangover breakfast noodle bowl, or even the charcuterie board. Add in a killer cocktail list and you’ve got the perfect cure for that hangover.

GT Fish and Oyster

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One of the city’s finest seafood restaurants has taken the plunge into brunch. Luckily, the seafood shines during the day as well with options including smoked whitefish quiche, crab benedict, biscuits and lobster gravy, and bagel and house cured lox. Wash it down with a bellini, mimosa or peach cider.

Bill Kim puts his Asian spin on Sunday brunch. Items include Vietnamese omelet, nori waffle, tea-smoked duck benedict, and crispy tofu. Cap it off with some of the best soft serve in town.

Big Jones

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The Southern cooking kitchen focuses on locally grown and sustainably farmed food. Try the crowd favorite Eggs New Orleans — ponchartrain blue crab cake with poached eggs, popovers, and béarnaise sauce — or some shrimp and grits. Housemade pecan-wood-smoked Andouille sausage and hog's head pâté are specials off the butcher’s block.

2Sparrows

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The ever-changing seasonal menu by chef Greg Ellis, a Trotter's vet, keeps things interesting with favorites like the pork belly sandwich and a selection of housemade pop tarts and doughnuts. Other options include a salmon BLT, chile relleno, and market quiche.

Endgrain

Enoch Simpson’s new spot dishes out his famous donuts and casual American plates for brunch. Appetizers include mushroom and rapini tart and braised pork hand pie, entrées offer biscuits and gravy and a chorizo sope. There are also a selection of biscuit sandwiches such as crispy pork belly, trout and fried chicken.

Dillman's

It might not be called a deli anymore but you can still get your helping of deli favorites at Dillman’s. There’s corned beef has with fried egg, gravy and toast; the classic Reuben; matzo ball soup; and even a ‘Chicken in a Pot’ soup. Side options include a variety of potato dishes, smoked & cured meats and cheeses.

Reno

The American osteria specializes in bagels, and brunch is the perfect time to try one. Complement yours with a whipped tofu or artichoke schmear, or jams such as tomato and apricot. Brunch sandwiches include "the Hook" (togarashi lox, cucumber, avocado, artichoke cream cheese, red onion); and "Master Blaster" (pork carnitas, red onion, provolone, pickles, Dijon).

Avec

Avec is now open for Sunday brunch so you can get all of your favorites without the long wait times. All of the favorites are here, including the chorizo-stuffed dates, “deluxe” focaccia, and roasted pork shoulder as well as some brunch offerings like baked eggs and a Moroccan “berghir” pancake.

Bread & Wine

The new American spot dishes out cheese and charcuterie selections for brunch, and plates such as a breakfast banh mi sandwich, cured pork belly, a classic fry-up, and crispy semolina gnocchi.

Siena Tavern

The rustic Italian restaurant offers savory brunch options like lobster hash, prosciutto frittata and truffle scrambled eggs. Those with a sweet tooth can opt for almond pancakes, caramelized waffle or monkeybread.

Parson's Chicken & Fish

You can now have all the fried chicken and fish you want for brunch as Parson’s opens at 11 a.m. Start with some raw fish and oyster selections before moving onto the fried options that include chicken, fish of the day, hush puppies and baccala fritters. If that’s not enough, there’s funnel cake to satiate the sweet tooth.

Bub City

Who says you can’t have barbecue for brunch? Get your fill of ribs, brisket, pulled pork, fried chicken, and other classics at Bub City. If that doesn’t suit you, try one of the many sandwiches that include grilled cheese, Texas hot link, shrimp po’ boy and lobster roll.

Longman & Eagle

The Michelin-star favorite serves a popular brunch consisting of items like chicken and waffles, wild boar sloppy joe, and ploughman's platter. And if you're having a rough morning, try the PBR Breakfast--two eggs, bacon or homemade sausage, house potatoes and a can of PBR.

Found

Evanston’s best new restaurant is open for brunch on the weekends and showcases the finest local ingredients of the season. The veggie-friendly menu offers plates like a chopped salad with pickled beef heart, deviled egg, beets and baby greens; heirloom tomato and burrata sandwich; arugula and parmesan flatbread; and the ever-popular lamb meatballs.

Ramen Misoya

If you’re looking for something a little different, this chain straight out of Japan is serving some of the best ramen in Chicagoland. Specializing in miso ramen, get your noodle fix topped with pork cha shu, ground pork, bean sprouts, corn, a hard boiled egg and more. You’ll be glad you mixed things up for brunch.

Little Goat

Stop in for brunch at Stephanie Izard’s diner and order anything and everything on the menu. The almost-always open diner features a wide selection of breakfast, lunch and dinner options available all day that will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. These reimagined diner classics include breakfast spaghetti ‘n clams 'n crab, pork belly pancake sandwich, fried chicken, goat chili and a lot more. And don’t forget to save some room for the shakes, pies and sundaes.

Carriage House

Mark Steuer’s South Carolina lowcountry spot might be best known for its lowcountry boil, but it also serves up an excellent brunch with plenty of classic comfort foods. Chicken and biscuit, johnnycakes and shrimp grits are just a few of the options alongside sides such as skillet cornbread and potato hash. And if you need a cocktail to start the day off right, the Carriage House Red Eye with El Dorado rum, La Colombe cold press coffee and creme de cacao hits the spot.

The Publican

The Publican offers brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Start with some fresh oysters from the east coast, then try the maple sausage corn dog, rock crab scramble, or duck confit. And as always, don’t forget the popular syrup-braised pub bacon.

Lula Cafe

The always-popular Lula Cafe has lines out the door and it’s easy to see why. Diners pack the house for breakfast and brunch classics like buttermilk pancakes, brioche French toast, breakfast burrito, chilaquiles and more. The restaurant also serves up seasonal dishes using organic produce from local sources.

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Au Cheval

Forget about your average greasy spoon diner, Au Cheval redefines what you know with creative interpretations on classic dishes. Brunch options include foie gras and scrambled eggs, potato hash with duck heart gravy and the popular cheeseburger a cheval.

Trenchermen

A robust Sunday brunch features dishes like corned beef benedict, baguette french toast, and frittata. A number of playful cocktails like the 'Better than Advil' also help round out the meal.

The Bristol

Start the day with the Bristol's famous basque cake. After that try the braised pork chilaquiles, biscuits and gravy, hangover breakfast noodle bowl, or even the charcuterie board. Add in a killer cocktail list and you’ve got the perfect cure for that hangover.

GT Fish and Oyster

One of the city’s finest seafood restaurants has taken the plunge into brunch. Luckily, the seafood shines during the day as well with options including smoked whitefish quiche, crab benedict, biscuits and lobster gravy, and bagel and house cured lox. Wash it down with a bellini, mimosa or peach cider.

BellyQ

Bill Kim puts his Asian spin on Sunday brunch. Items include Vietnamese omelet, nori waffle, tea-smoked duck benedict, and crispy tofu. Cap it off with some of the best soft serve in town.

Big Jones

The Southern cooking kitchen focuses on locally grown and sustainably farmed food. Try the crowd favorite Eggs New Orleans — ponchartrain blue crab cake with poached eggs, popovers, and béarnaise sauce — or some shrimp and grits. Housemade pecan-wood-smoked Andouille sausage and hog's head pâté are specials off the butcher’s block.

2Sparrows

The ever-changing seasonal menu by chef Greg Ellis, a Trotter's vet, keeps things interesting with favorites like the pork belly sandwich and a selection of housemade pop tarts and doughnuts. Other options include a salmon BLT, chile relleno, and market quiche.