Where to Eat Brunch in Chicago Right Now, March 2017

Brunch, not quite breakfast or lunch, is often overlooked but we're here to give it all the attention it deserves. While the Essential Brunch Map highlights longtime favorites, the Eater Chicago Brunch Heatmap is a continually updated list showing the newest places that are doing great things with their brunch menus. Because after a long week, everyone should kick back and relax over an omelet and Bloody Mary. So don't ruin your weekend by making the wrong choice. Nobody likes soggy bacon.

This month brings a load of new additions, starting with Paramount Events' chic restaurant Eden. AceBounce is now offering bottomless brunch to fuel the ping pong action while the recently reconcepted Trench has also launched daytime service. They join a growing number of restaurants dedicated to making brunch as equally delicious as dinner service. Sure, you can order a McMuffin at all hours of the day but why settle? Start Sunday Funday off right and get your eggs (and much more) on at these red-hot restaurants.


It’s certainly not the kind of traditional dim sum found in Chinatown but executive chef Stephen Gillanders’ current menu is an East-meets-West interpretation that thoroughly excites nonetheless. On Sundays, a family-style dim sum brunch is offered for $22.95 per person or diners can order items a la carte. Options include bacon and egg fried rice, smoked salmon bao, and coconut pancakes.


By Jeffy Mai

Eater Chicago

(March 22, 2017)