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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 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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1. Little Goat

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820 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 888-3455
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Stop in for brunch at Stephanie Izard’s newest spot 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, duck banh mi, fried chicken, shepherd’s pie, goat chili and a lot more. And don’t forget to save some room for the shakes, pies and sundaes.

2. Carriage House

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1700 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 384-9700
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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 waffles, johnnycakes and shrimp grits are just a few of the options alongside sides such as skillet cornbread and beignets. And if you need a cocktail to start the day off right, the Delicious Sour with Laird’s Bonded Applejack, orchard peach, lime, egg whites and club soda will do the trick.

3. Little Market Brasserie

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10 E. Delaware Pl.
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 640-8141
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Those rolling out of bed extra early or late can stop into Little Market Brasserie, where brunch runs from 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the weekends. Choose from selections like fish and chips, Baja lobster roll, biscuits and gravy with a fried egg, semolina gnocchi and more. Breakfast cocktails are available as well as a full juice bar list fit for even the healthiest diners.

4. GT Fish and Oyster

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531 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 929-3501
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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, bagel and house cured lox. Wash it down with a bellini, mimosa or peach cider.

5. The Bristol

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2152 N. Damen Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 862-5555
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Brunch has expanded to Saturdays at the Bristol so there are more opportunities to start the day with 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.

6. BellyQ

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1400 W Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 563-1010
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Bill Kim expands modern Asian barbecue to Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Put a twist on the traditional brunch offerings with items like tea-smoked duck benedict, fried chicken with donuts and pork sausage gravy, and huckleberry jam and vanilla maple syrup French toast.

7. Grange Hall Burger Bar

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844 W Randolph
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 491-0844
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The top-notch burgers are the main attraction here but Grange Hall offers a Farmers Breakfast on the weekends for those wanting a more traditional brunch. The farm-to-table selections include peasant-style baked eggs, blueberry griddle cakes, soda biscuits and sausage gravy, open-faced breakfast burger and more. Top it all off with a slice of Barbara’s Fresh Pie of the Month.

8. The Monarch

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1745 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 252-6053
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Andrew Brochu’s neighborhood cooking extends to brunch with a menu full of unique dishes like foie gras mousse with strawberry jam and toast, duck confit chilaquiles, and pork belly benedict. Breakfast cocktails include a house twist on the traditional drinks with the Vlad the Impaler Bloody Mary and Express Meisho Mimosa.

9. Lula Cafe

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2537 N Kedzie Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 489-9554
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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, smoked trout scramble and more. The restaurant also serves up seasonal dishes using organic produce from local sources.

10. The Publican

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837 W Fulton Market
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 733-9555
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The Publican now offers brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Start with some fresh oysters from the east coast, then try the pigs in a blanket, braised lamb or smoked brown sugar ham. And as always, don’t forget the popular syrup-braised pub bacon.

11. Trenchermen

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2039 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 661-1540
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he Sheerin brothers’ newest spot offers a robust Sunday brunch featuring creative dishes like pig pork belly pad Thai, sauerkraut bagel with mustard cream cheese and smoked fish, and chicken confit hash. A number of playful cocktails also help complement the meal.

12. Yusho

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2853 N. Kedzie Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 904-8558
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If you crave noodles, get your fix on Sundays at this yakitori-inspired restaurant. For $20, you get a bowl of ramen of your choice, dessert and a beverage from the bar.

13. Au Cheval

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800 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 929-4580
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Forget about your average greasy spoon diner, Au Cheval redefines what you know with creative interpretations on classic dishes. The restaurant is open for brunch on the weekends from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

14. Nellcôte

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833 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607
(855) 635-5268
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The party extends into the morning with Nellcote’s $18 prix-fixe brunch, which includes shared pastries, breads, charcuterie and cheese for the table. Enjoy entrees like lobster hash, a sunnyside-up egg piza, quiche lorraine, whole wheat pancakes and more. Don’t forget about the cocktails either. Brunch is available on Sundays.

15. Big Jones

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5347 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 275-5725
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The Southern cooking kitchen with a focus on locally grown and sustainably farmed food has revamped its brunch menu. 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 features off the butcher’s block.

16. Three Aces

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1321 W Taylor St
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 243-1577
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Rock, roll and brunch with these new delicious offerings at Three Aces. Selections include sourdough waffles, breakfast ribollita, porchetta pull-a-part sandwich and much more.

17. Perennial Virant

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1800 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 981-7070
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With spring just around the corner and a patio rocking across from the park, this is a perfect time to experience Paul Virant's cooking. Nosh on Vie bread French Toast, house-smoked trout or smoked honey bourbon sausage all while sipping on one of the tasty brunch cocktails.

18. 2Sparrows

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553 W Diversey Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 234-2320
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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 rotating selection of housemade pop tarts to chilaqulies, french toast with apples and whipped cream and steak and eggs.

19. Allium

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120 E Delaware Pl
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 799-4900
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Experience brunch in a new way by sharing small plates family style. Start with a pecan pull apart and a libation, then share charcuterie, chilled jumbo shrimp, bison sloppy joes and more. Finally, choose from a selection of entrees including Wagyu skirt steak and eggs, bacon and onion buns French toast and Wisconsin walleye.

20. Jam

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3057 W Logan Blvd
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 292-6011
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The popular breakfast and brunch spot discontinued dinner service so that it can focus on what it does best. Enjoy some breakfast selections like malted custard French toast and pot roast, or stop by for a corned beef sandwich or massaged kale salad for lunch.

21. Storefront Company

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1941 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 661-2609
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The Wicker Park restaurant known for its farm cuisine and modern cooking features a sweet and savory brunch menu. Satisfy the sweet tooth with lemon & ricotta soufflé pancakes or try the blue crab omelet, fried rice & eggs and a selection of housemade meats.

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1. Little Goat

820 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607

Stop in for brunch at Stephanie Izard’s newest spot 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, duck banh mi, fried chicken, shepherd’s pie, goat chili and a lot more. And don’t forget to save some room for the shakes, pies and sundaes.

820 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607

2. Carriage House

1700 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622

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 waffles, johnnycakes and shrimp grits are just a few of the options alongside sides such as skillet cornbread and beignets. And if you need a cocktail to start the day off right, the Delicious Sour with Laird’s Bonded Applejack, orchard peach, lime, egg whites and club soda will do the trick.

1700 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622

3. Little Market Brasserie

10 E. Delaware Pl., Chicago, IL 60610

Those rolling out of bed extra early or late can stop into Little Market Brasserie, where brunch runs from 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the weekends. Choose from selections like fish and chips, Baja lobster roll, biscuits and gravy with a fried egg, semolina gnocchi and more. Breakfast cocktails are available as well as a full juice bar list fit for even the healthiest diners.

10 E. Delaware Pl.
Chicago, IL 60610

4. GT Fish and Oyster

531 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654

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, bagel and house cured lox. Wash it down with a bellini, mimosa or peach cider.

531 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60654

5. The Bristol

2152 N. Damen Ave., Chicago, IL 60647

Brunch has expanded to Saturdays at the Bristol so there are more opportunities to start the day with 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.

2152 N. Damen Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647

6. BellyQ

1400 W Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60607

Bill Kim expands modern Asian barbecue to Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Put a twist on the traditional brunch offerings with items like tea-smoked duck benedict, fried chicken with donuts and pork sausage gravy, and huckleberry jam and vanilla maple syrup French toast.

1400 W Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60607

7. Grange Hall Burger Bar

844 W Randolph, Chicago, IL 60607

The top-notch burgers are the main attraction here but Grange Hall offers a Farmers Breakfast on the weekends for those wanting a more traditional brunch. The farm-to-table selections include peasant-style baked eggs, blueberry griddle cakes, soda biscuits and sausage gravy, open-faced breakfast burger and more. Top it all off with a slice of Barbara’s Fresh Pie of the Month.

844 W Randolph
Chicago, IL 60607

8. The Monarch

1745 W. North Ave., Chicago, IL 60622

Andrew Brochu’s neighborhood cooking extends to brunch with a menu full of unique dishes like foie gras mousse with strawberry jam and toast, duck confit chilaquiles, and pork belly benedict. Breakfast cocktails include a house twist on the traditional drinks with the Vlad the Impaler Bloody Mary and Express Meisho Mimosa.

1745 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622

9. Lula Cafe

2537 N Kedzie Blvd., Chicago, IL 60647

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, smoked trout scramble and more. The restaurant also serves up seasonal dishes using organic produce from local sources.

2537 N Kedzie Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60647

10. The Publican

837 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607

The Publican now offers brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Start with some fresh oysters from the east coast, then try the pigs in a blanket, braised lamb or smoked brown sugar ham. And as always, don’t forget the popular syrup-braised pub bacon.

837 W Fulton Market
Chicago, IL 60607

11. Trenchermen

2039 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

he Sheerin brothers’ newest spot offers a robust Sunday brunch featuring creative dishes like pig pork belly pad Thai, sauerkraut bagel with mustard cream cheese and smoked fish, and chicken confit hash. A number of playful cocktails also help complement the meal.

2039 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

12. Yusho

2853 N. Kedzie Ave., Chicago, IL 60618

If you crave noodles, get your fix on Sundays at this yakitori-inspired restaurant. For $20, you get a bowl of ramen of your choice, dessert and a beverage from the bar.

2853 N. Kedzie Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618

13. Au Cheval

800 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607

Forget about your average greasy spoon diner, Au Cheval redefines what you know with creative interpretations on classic dishes. The restaurant is open for brunch on the weekends from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

800 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607

14. Nellcôte

833 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607

The party extends into the morning with Nellcote’s $18 prix-fixe brunch, which includes shared pastries, breads, charcuterie and cheese for the table. Enjoy entrees like lobster hash, a sunnyside-up egg piza, quiche lorraine, whole wheat pancakes and more. Don’t forget about the cocktails either. Brunch is available on Sundays.

833 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607

15. Big Jones

5347 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640

The Southern cooking kitchen with a focus on locally grown and sustainably farmed food has revamped its brunch menu. 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 features off the butcher’s block.

5347 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640

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16. Three Aces

1321 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607

Rock, roll and brunch with these new delicious offerings at Three Aces. Selections include sourdough waffles, breakfast ribollita, porchetta pull-a-part sandwich and much more.

1321 W Taylor St
Chicago, IL 60607

17. Perennial Virant

1800 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

With spring just around the corner and a patio rocking across from the park, this is a perfect time to experience Paul Virant's cooking. Nosh on Vie bread French Toast, house-smoked trout or smoked honey bourbon sausage all while sipping on one of the tasty brunch cocktails.

1800 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60614

18. 2Sparrows

553 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60614

The ever-changing seasonal menu by chef Greg Ellis, a Trotter's vet, keeps things interesting with favorites like the pork belly sandwich and rotating selection of housemade pop tarts to chilaqulies, french toast with apples and whipped cream and steak and eggs.

553 W Diversey Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60614

19. Allium

120 E Delaware Pl, Chicago, IL 60611

Experience brunch in a new way by sharing small plates family style. Start with a pecan pull apart and a libation, then share charcuterie, chilled jumbo shrimp, bison sloppy joes and more. Finally, choose from a selection of entrees including Wagyu skirt steak and eggs, bacon and onion buns French toast and Wisconsin walleye.

120 E Delaware Pl
Chicago, IL 60611

20. Jam

3057 W Logan Blvd, Chicago, IL 60647

The popular breakfast and brunch spot discontinued dinner service so that it can focus on what it does best. Enjoy some breakfast selections like malted custard French toast and pot roast, or stop by for a corned beef sandwich or massaged kale salad for lunch.

3057 W Logan Blvd
Chicago, IL 60647

21. Storefront Company

1941 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60640

The Wicker Park restaurant known for its farm cuisine and modern cooking features a sweet and savory brunch menu. Satisfy the sweet tooth with lemon & ricotta soufflé pancakes or try the blue crab omelet, fried rice & eggs and a selection of housemade meats.

1941 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60640

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