When it comes to brunch, Chicago takes the meal to another level. 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 brunch in Chicago
20 best brunches
Critical praise for the gluttonous, restorative weekend tradition
Best brunch dishes in Chicago
These are things we want every weekend
Where to get Saturday & Sunday brunch
In short: everywhere
Kid-friendly brunches in Chicago
These spots accommodate little ones and offer dishes they'll love
Best eggs Benedict
These are eggs Benedict worth getting out of bed for
5 places for Mexican breakfast
Score morning burritos, tacos and tortas
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 quiches
Find buttery, flaky perfection.
In our search for the perfect Belgian waffle, we found several contenders. But only one was perfect.
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
Rustic Italian for brunch
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