For Chicago, brunch is an art form. Brunch at the best Chicago restaurants means inventive takes on eggs Benedict, perfectly done brunch classics like waffles and pancakes and well-crafted Bloody Marys to kick-start your day. And it's not just restaurants—some of the best bars in Chicago also serve up noteworthy brunches. And for any brunch haters out there, we have one word: breakfast.
Best brunches in Chicago
20 best brunches
Critical praise for the gluttonous, restorative weekend tradition
Best brunch dishes in Chicago
From perfect pancakes to Bloody Marys, these are things we want every weekend
Where to get Saturday & Sunday brunch
Where to eat on this neglected weekend morning
Best eggs Benedict
These are eggs Benedict worth getting out of bed for
12 brunch pastries
When you need a small sweet during brunch, Chicago restaurants serve up coffee cakes, churros, cinnamon rolls and more
Biscuits and gravy, four ways
Our favorite biscuits and gravy in the city
Over-the-top French toast
Now with fried chicken, s'mores and foie gras.
Where to get the best bacon in Chicago
5 great pancake restaurants
Chicago joints to get your syrup on
5 great huevos rancheros
Where to sate your brunch craving for the traditional Mexican dish
5 great quiches
Find buttery, flaky perfection.
Hash browns vs. breakfast potatoes
A writer decides which potatoes have her heart: hash browns or home fries.
Unusual brunch dishes
Noodles, hot dogs and poutine at brunch?
Brunch beverage guide
6 coffee cocktails
Move over, Bloody Mary. This spring, Chicago brunch spots are all about coffee cocktails
Beyond the mimosa
Try these new classic brunch cocktails.
Evolution of Chicago coffee
How Chicago's coffee scene has changed from Starbucks to Intelligentsia to Asado.
How to navigate a Bloody Mary bar
A master bartender from the Aviary tackles brunch’s most popular cocktail.
Recent brunch reviews
Scofflaw brunch review
The gin bar masters the Red Snapper
A10 brunch review
Hyde Park has a great new brunch
Analogue brunch review
Cajun cuisine and killer beignets
Xoco Wicker Park brunch review
The new Xoco outpost has better brunch hours
The Dawson brunch review
Bloody Marys on a glorious patio
Kinmont brunch review
Three words: Oyster Bloody Mary
Stella Barra Pizzeria brunch review
The Lincoln Park pizza spot turns out breakfast pies, sandwiches and more
Fat Rice brunch review
It's the most inventive brunch in town
Dusek's Board & Beer brunch review
Fried oyster hash, a giant cinnamon roll and brunch punch
Honey Butter Fried Chicken brunch review
Fried chicken gets more morning-friendly