It's 10am on Sunday, and all you want is a plate of eggs, a hot cup of coffee and something gently boozy to take the edge off last night. We've got you. Check out our reviews of 50-plus brunch spots, from dives to fancy buffets, from Pilsen to Andersonville and everywhere in between.
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Bars are an underappreciated spot for brunch
La Sirena Clandestina
Brunch, away from the Randolph St. crowd
The gin bar masters the Red Snapper
Hyde Park has a great new brunch
Cajun cuisine and killer beignets
Bloody Marys on a glorious patio
Stella Barra Pizzeria
The Lincoln Park pizza spot turns out breakfast pies, sandwiches and more
It's the most inventive brunch in town
Dusek's Board & Beer
Fried oyster hash, a giant cinnamon roll and brunch punch
Honey Butter Fried Chicken
Fried chicken gets more morning-friendly
Parson's Chicken & Fish
Now that the patio has closed for the season, Parson's the turns its attention to brunch
avec, DryHop Brewers, RM Champagne Salon and Takito Kitchen
Beer and tacos for brunch.
The humble huarache gets prime billing at a new Wicker Park brunch.
A chefy twist on the ham-and-cheese.
The best food here? The drinks.
Old Town Social and Table Fifty-Two
ROOF and Mercadito
Tiny Lounge, the Bedford and Bangers & Lace
Brunch on Mondays?
Hotel brunch reviews
Suite brunches at Wave, The Pump Room and MarketHouse.
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Indian brunch. Tavern brunch. Retail brunch?
Allium, the Florentine and Publican Quality Meats
Bill Kim’s take on eggs Benedict replaces every element with an Asian substitute.
A Randolph Street diner re-creates a British tradition.
GT Fish & Oyster
Giuseppe Tentori handles a notoriously heavy meal with a light touch—and an arsenal of seafood.
Brunch is an altar. This is how you worship it.
Rootstock, Davanti Enoteca, Lulu Belle’s Pancake House
Perennial Virant and Northdown
25 Degrees and Quay
Bistronomic, Chicago Q and Autre Monde
Bottomless mimosas that aren’t a race to the bottom.
Three Aces and Porkchop
We saw a darkness. And then we ate breakfast.
Red Door and Ombra
Ciccheti, kimchi and more.
Bread & Wine, Nellcôte and Yusho
Pasta for brunch—that’s a thing now.