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The 20 Essential Brunch Restaurants in Chicago
Balena is one of The 20 Essential Brunch Restaurants in Chicago.

1. Balena

1633 N Halsted St (btwn Willow St & North Ave), Chicago, IL
Italienisches Restaurant · Lincoln Park · 68 Tipps und Bewertungen

EaterEater: Chef Chris Pandel shows off his rustic Italian side with a breakfast-y selection of dishes including scrambled egg bruschetta, crispy polenta hash with pork ragout and a porchetta sandwich. Mehr erfahren.

Batter & Berries is one of The 20 Essential Brunch Restaurants in Chicago.

2. Batter & Berries

8.5
2748 N Lincoln Ave (btwn W Diversey Pkwy & W Schubert Ave), Chicago, IL
Frühstücksplatz · North Side · 164 Tipps und Bewertungen

EaterEater: At this Lincoln Park café, guests can indulge their sweet tooth on a variety of decadent creations, such as caramel French toast topped with candied walnuts, caramel sauce and maple butter. Mehr erfahren.

Big Jones is one of The 20 Essential Brunch Restaurants in Chicago.

3. Big Jones

8.6
5347 N Clark St (btwn W Summerdale Ave & W Balmoral Ave), Chicago, IL
Südstaaten- / Soul Food-Restaurant · Andersonville · 136 Tipps und Bewertungen

EaterEater: Weekend brunch features staples such as gumbo, shrimp & grits and the popular Eggs New Orleans, a riff on eggs benedict with blue crab cakes. Mehr erfahren.

Bohemian House is one of The 20 Essential Brunch Restaurants in Chicago.

4. Bohemian House

11 W Illinois St (at N State St), Chicago, IL
Osteuropäisches Restaurant · Near North Side · 49 Tipps und Bewertungen

EaterEater: At brunch, try the open-faced pork schnitzel sandwich, smoked beef tongue hash, and a strawberry kolacky. Mehr erfahren.

Dove's Luncheonette is one of The 20 Essential Brunch Restaurants in Chicago.

5. Dove's Luncheonette

9.3
1545 N Damen Ave (btwn Milwaukee Ave & Wicker Park Ave), Chicago, IL
Diner · Wicker Park · 95 Tipps und Bewertungen

EaterEater: If you need a little morning pick-me-up, the "Back to Life Cocktail" ceviche is a refreshing starter that’ll do the trick. Mehr erfahren.

Dusek's is one of The 20 Essential Brunch Restaurants in Chicago.

6. Dusek's

8.9
1227 W 18th St (at S Allport St), Chicago, IL
Bar · Pilsen · 91 Tipps und Bewertungen

EaterEater: Drop in for a plate of chicken and waffles or pancetta benedict and wash it down with a cold beermosa. Mehr erfahren.

Frontera Grill is one of The 20 Essential Brunch Restaurants in Chicago.

7. Frontera Grill

8.9
445 N Clark St (btwn Illinois St & Hubbard St), Chicago, IL
Mexikanisches Restaurant · River North · 253 Tipps und Bewertungen

EaterEater: The brunch menu features huevos rancheros, chilaquiles and hot cakes so you can start the day off with a hearty, satisfying meal. Mehr erfahren.

Gather is one of The 20 Essential Brunch Restaurants in Chicago.

8. Gather

9.0
4539 N Lincoln Ave (btwn Wilson Ave & Sunnyside Ave), Chicago, IL
Amerikanisches Restaurant · Ravenswood · 42 Tipps und Bewertungen

EaterEater: Lounge on the backyard terrace and nosh on contemporary American bites like shrimp & grits, flapjacks, chicken & waffles and more at this well-done restaurant and wine bar in Lincoln Square. Mehr erfahren.

GT Fish and Oyster is one of The 20 Essential Brunch Restaurants in Chicago.

9. GT Fish and Oyster

8.9
531 N Wells St (at Grand Ave), Chicago, IL
Fischrestaurant · River North · 196 Tipps und Bewertungen

EaterEater: For brunch, start with some fresh oysters and go to town on biscuits & gravy, crab benedict and chicken & waffles. Mehr erfahren.

Mindy's Hot Chocolate is one of The 20 Essential Brunch Restaurants in Chicago.

10. Mindy's Hot Chocolate

8.7
1747 N Damen Ave (at W Willow St), Chicago, IL
Geschäft für Nachspeisen · Bucktown · 199 Tipps und Bewertungen

EaterEater: For brunch Mindy kicks it into overdrive and delivers an assortment of sweet and savory dishes, ranging from buttermilk blueberry pancakes to brisket hash and a breakfast banh mi.  Mehr erfahren.

Jam is one of The 20 Essential Brunch Restaurants in Chicago.

11. Jam

3057 W Logan Blvd (at Milwaukee Ave), Chicago, IL
Frühstücksplatz · Logan Square · 56 Tipps und Bewertungen

EaterEater: Chef Jeffrey Mauro elevates morning cuisine with dishes such as malted custard French toast, lake trout quiche and a rotating waffle of the day. Mehr erfahren.

Longman & Eagle is one of The 20 Essential Brunch Restaurants in Chicago.

12. Longman & Eagle

9.2
2657 N Kedzie Ave (at W Schubert Ave), Chicago, IL
Neuamerikanisches Restaurant · Logan Square · 348 Tipps und Bewertungen

EaterEater: If you’re nursing a hangover, try the PBR breakfast—two eggs, bacon or sausage, maple glazed spam, house potatoes, can of PBR—along with a shot of whisky to help with the recovery process. Mehr erfahren.

Lula Café is one of The 20 Essential Brunch Restaurants in Chicago.

13. Lula Café

9.2
2537 N Kedzie Blvd (btwn Linden & Logan Sq.), Chicago, IL
Café · Logan Square · 254 Tipps und Bewertungen

EaterEater: The brunch menu features rotating items like a breakfast burrito, cornbread French toast and a rotating selection of breakfast sandwiches. Mehr erfahren.

M. Henry is one of The 20 Essential Brunch Restaurants in Chicago.

14. M. Henry

8.7
5707 N Clark St (at W Hollywood Ave), Chicago, IL
Frühstücksplatz · Edgewater · 137 Tipps und Bewertungen

EaterEater: Satiate the sweet tooth with cinnamon roll French toast; go vegan with an organic tofu scramble with veggies; or try "Fannie’s Killer Fried Egg Sandwich" loaded with eggs and bacon. Mehr erfahren.

Nana is one of The 20 Essential Brunch Restaurants in Chicago.

15. Nana

8.4
3267 S Halsted St (W 33rd St), Chicago, IL
Café · Bridgeport · 82 Tipps und Bewertungen

EaterEater: The menu changes to highlight what’s in season but avocado fries, the nanadict (pupusas, chorizos, poached eggs, poblano cream sauce) and huevos rancheros are all signature items worth your attention. Mehr erfahren.

North Pond is one of The 20 Essential Brunch Restaurants in Chicago.

16. North Pond

8.7
2610 N Cannon Dr, Chicago, IL
Neuamerikanisches Restaurant · Lincoln Park · 40 Tipps und Bewertungen

EaterEater: Take in the gorgeous views of the skyline while enjoying a seasonal and locally-sourced three-course prix fixe menu. For $35 per person, it’s one of best and most overlooked brunch deals in town. Mehr erfahren.

Sweet Maple Cafe is one of The 20 Essential Brunch Restaurants in Chicago.

17. Sweet Maple Cafe

8.5
1339 W Taylor St (btwn Loomis & Throop), Chicago, IL
Frühstücksplatz · University Village - Little Italy · 73 Tipps und Bewertungen

EaterEater: There’s usually a line at the down-home breakfast cafe but wait it out and be rewarded with country scrambles, customizable omelets, pancakes, French toast, breakfast tacos and more. Mehr erfahren.

The Duck Inn is one of The 20 Essential Brunch Restaurants in Chicago.

18. The Duck Inn

8.6
2701 S Eleanor St, Chicago, IL
Gaststätte · Bridgeport · 45 Tipps und Bewertungen

EaterEater: The neighborhood gem offers chef-driven comfort foods. The brunch fare includes brioche French toast and, predictably, duck confit hash. Mehr erfahren.

The Publican is one of The 20 Essential Brunch Restaurants in Chicago.

19. The Publican

9.1
837 W Fulton Market (at N Green St), Chicago, IL
Neuamerikanisches Restaurant · Fulton Market · 352 Tipps und Bewertungen

EaterEater: Dishes constantly change but you can expect to find fresh oysters from the coast and items like crab scramble and chili-glazed pork shoulder. Mehr erfahren.

Trenchermen is one of The 20 Essential Brunch Restaurants in Chicago.

20. Trenchermen

2039 W North Ave, Chicago, IL
Neuamerikanisches Restaurant · Wicker Park · 102 Tipps und Bewertungen

EaterEater: The brunch program is given the same attention as the dinner menu and features an ever-changing array of seasonal dishes to go along with a robust pastry and coffee program. Mehr erfahren.