Chicagoans have a sweet spot for weekend brunch. Maybe it’s the Bloody Mary’s talking or the fact that we only have something like two weekends to enjoy dining al fresco (just kidding, maybe). In any event, you could have brunch every weekend day for a year straight and still have plenty of places to try in this town.
While this list is by no means exhaustive (we can already see the “you missed my favorite spot!” comments), these 10 restaurants are serious about their brunch offerings. One of them even pairs brunch with a gospel choir performance. We told you we’re serious about brunch.
If you’re jonesing for a Bloody Mary or Mimosa to accompany your brunch dish, head to Twisted Spoke or Big Jones. Both have a killer cocktail menu.
Want to hear some live music with your brunch? Book your spot at House of Blues during its weekly Sunday all-you-can-eat buffet Gospel Brunch.
If atmosphere is just as important as your meal, head to JAM and Lula Café, both in Logan Square, or Jane’s in Bucktown. Each serves its own menu loaded with creative dishes you won’t see on any other menu in Chicago, many of which incorporate freshly sourced vegetables.
Standy favorites include Frontera Grill and North Pond where Chefs Rick Bayless and Bruce Sherman continue to crank out flavorful farm-to-table favorites at their respective restaurants on a regular basis.