Brunch is an ideal solution for those who like to luxuriate in bed instead of getting up early. Had fun on Friday or Saturday night? It’s time to go for brunch! Chicago offers a variety of establishments where you can enjoy it without breaking your budget…
- Au Cheval
This establishment is a perfect place to regain strength after a busy day. You can order there ‘Chilaquiles’ – fried tortilla with guacamole and pickled onions. This is a classic Mexican dish, which is available in two portions – a huge and gigantic. Before eating, don’t forget to pour on your dish with hot tomato salsa!
In case you’re not a fan of Mexican cuisine, try classic English breakfast represented by a tasty omelet with thick slices of Texas toast and garnish with fried green beans wrapped in crispy bacon.
Address: 800 W Randolph St
Hours: Monday-Saturday 11am-1am, Sunday 10am-12am
Average price: $17 for main course
Don’t miss the opportunity to taste there date fruit stuffed with chorizo! However, you can fall in love with the other dishes – pizza, baked potatoes with pancetta, flaky cinnamon buns and incredible Eggs Benedict, which consist of Italian pork sausages on toast with a poached egg and hollandaise sauce with lemon. As for drinks, you can order ‘Le Chet Noir’ – an amazingly delicious iced coffee cocktail with vanilla!
Address: 615 W Randolph St
Hours: Sunday-Friday 11.30am-2pm, 3.30pm-12am; Saturday 3.30pm-1am
Average price: $8 for small portion, $17 for large portion of the main course
- Big Jones
Brunch at Big Jones begins with complimentary sugar buns Beignet. But don’t even think to finish with this and be sure to try the rest of the cakes of this establishment. For example, warm biscuits sprinkled with salt, butter and jam. It’s also recommended to taste poached eggs, which are served with crab cakes and buns, abundantly watered with béarnaise sauce.
Address: 5347 N Clark St
Hours: Monday-Friday 11am-9pm; Saturday-Sunday 9am-9pm
Average price: $16 for main course
This establishment offers really tasty dishes for brunch. Its Bolognese sandwich with garlic is obscenely delicious. Homemade spaghetti Bologna are served on the brioche with a spicy cream cheese, sweet pickled cucumbers, mustard aioli sauce and a fried egg. Undoubtedly, this is the best dish if you need to regain your strength after busy weekend. You can also check out chicken burger with spicy cheese sauce and corn fritters.
Address: 1700 W Division St
Hours: Monday-Friday 12pm-2am; Saturday-Sunday 10am-3pm, 4pm-2am
Average price: $14 for main course
- GT Fish-and-Oyster
For brunch GT offers a variety of seafood dishes, but it’s not necessary to start with oysters. At first, taste the ‘churros’ – crunchy pastries with orange curd cream or bagel with a tender curd cheese and dill. Then you can take Benedict eggs with crab meat, Swiss chard, and hollandaise sauce. Brunch in the GT goes far beyond the usual fish and oysters.
Address: 531 N Wells St
Hours: Saturday-Wednesday 10am-2.30pm, 5pm-10pm; Thursday-Friday 10am-11pm
Average price: $14 for main course
- Owen & Engine
This British pub serves traditional English brunch. It includes fried eggs, rye bread that can be dipped in egg yolk, beans, three kinds of meat, and stunning blood pudding with grilled tomatoes. There is also an incredible salt beef, chopped and fried with duck egg, pancakes with butter and jam and strong coffee. Did you know that the British have such a cool brunch?
Address: 2700 N Western Ave
Hours: Monday-Friday 5pm-2am, Saturday 11am-2am, Sunday 11am-12am
Average price: $18 for main course
- Perennial Virant
Brunch menu at this restaurant is constantly changing, so you never know what you can taste there. But there will always be a donut with carrot jam, cream cheese, vanilla icing and in addition, excellent Bloody Mary served with elk meat, pickled cucumbers and cheese sticks. Don’t miss to taste a great portion of chopped stewed beef with poached egg on a bed of spicy pickled beet.
Address: 1800 N Lincoln Ave
Hours: Monday-Friday 5pm-10pm, Saturday 9am-2am, 5pm-11pm; Sunday 9am-2pm, 5pm-9pm
Average price: $25 for main course
Well, all of these establishments feature good visitor’s reviews and offer you to enjoy a really tasty branch in Chicago. So, choose the best one to visit it during your next trip. By the way, you can use a rental car to reach your favorite establishment quickly and easily.
Lily Berns is a travel writer, she enjoys sharing her travel writing and photography with various blogs online.