Best New Brunch | Eat Out Awards 2013

Brendan Sodikoff's diner is the top pick for brunch this year
English breakfast at Au Cheval.
By Anthony Todd |

Is there a more important category than brunch? Chicago takes the midday weekend meal seriously, and it's no surprise that the winner is a nouveau diner that's turning out exceptional takes on the classics. Here's your top pick for the best new brunch of the year. 

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Restaurants, Contemporary American

Au Cheval

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If you asked all the foodies in town where they would go to sop up a hangover, the overwhelming response would be Au Cheval. Brunch here has gained a serious cult following, which just proves the old adage that no matter how good a dish, it’s always better with a fried egg on top. The restaurant’s famous burger is available for brunch, alongside favorites like an outstanding English breakfast of bacon, eggs and beans. This isn’t some pretentious brunch fête; this is satisfying, gut-busting food, served with a side of hash browns. 

Other nominees: Carriage House, Nellcôte, Township, Trenchermen