Chicago Restaurant Week: 8 Mouth-watering Brunches

Posted on January 24, 2018

Brunch is a favorite pastime for locals and visitors alike, and Chicago has no shortage of delicious weekend offerings.

Chicago Restaurant Week is January 26 - February 8, 2018, and is the perfect opportunity to shake up your brunch routine and try somewhere new. This 14-day culinary celebration features more than 370 participants offering prix fixe menus starting at $22 for brunch (or lunch) and $44 and/or $44 for dinner.

We perused more than 60 brunch menus and narrowed the delicious list to eight spots that tempted both our sweet and savory taste buds.

See below for menu highlights and quick links to start planning your brunch fix.

Barrio Chicago

River North, 65 W. Kinzie Street

Sweet: Churro French Toast with dragon fruit, grilled pineapple, horchata whipped cream

Savory: Avocado & Heirloom Cherry Tomato Toast with watermelon radish, togarashi, poached egg

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Lakeview, 3313 N. Clark Street

Sweet: Coconut Milk French Toast with rich coconut milk, Kraken spiced rum, hint of nutmeg, pandan syrup

Savory: Honey Butter Fried Chicken & Pandan Waffles with 1/2 cornish hen, Vietnamese-style pandan waffles, coconut syrup

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Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!

Lincoln Park, 2024 N. Halsted Street

Sweet Citrus French Toast with goat cheese butter, honey and orange

Savory: Bacon Mac 'n Cheese with poached egg

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Ella Elli

Lakeview, 1349 W. Cornelia Avenue

Sweet: Stuffed Brioche French Toast with chocolate, berries, cardamom powdered sugar

Savory: Avocado Toast with slow poached egg and everything seasoning

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River North, 74 W. Illinois Street

Sweet: Grapefruit Brulee with warm spices, demerara sugar, lime 

Savory: Spicy Hummus with marinated fresno & sweet roasted chilies

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Knife & Tine

Lincoln Park, 1417 W. Fullerton Avenue

Sweet: Cinnamon Roll Pancake with cream cheese frosting, cinnamon swirl

Savory: Shrimp & Grits with white cheddar grits, applewood smoked bacon, giardiniera shrimp broth, hush puppies, greens

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Photo: TimeOut Chicago

Pub Royale

Wicker Park, 2049 W Division Street

Sweet: Chai Dulce de Leche Doughnut

Savory: Duck Biscuits & Gravy with Garam Masala Spice, Poached Egg, Crispy Duck Skin

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Siena Tavern

River North, 51 W. Kinzie Street

Sweet: Monkeybread with hazelnut cream, caramel, candied hazelnuts

Savory: Smoked Salmon with tomato, red onion, capers, cucumber, chive cream cheese, crispy dough

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