Where to eat brunch outside in Chicago

Pancakes are even better when you eat them al fresco. Here's where to have outdoor brunch in Chicago this summer.

Somehow, eating eggs Benedict and biscuits and gravy outside just tastes better. Now that it's summer, head to one of these outdoor restaurants this weekend, and bask in the sun while sipping mimosas or Bloody Marys. 

Ema

Ema

Clink wine glasses and down plates of house-cured king salmon, avocado toast and Spanish tortilla on this intimate 36-seat patio in River North. Brunch is available Saturday and Sunday from 11:30am to 4pm. 

Osteria Via Stato

Osteria Via Stato

You'll have to wait to try Osteria Via Stato's forthcoming brunch, but when you do, request a seat on the restaurant's sunny patio. Expect Italian favorites like breakfast prosciutto and egg pizza, house-made sausage, vegetable strata and a build-your-own bellini bar. 

 

By Morgan Olsen and Erica Garber

Time Out Chicago

(June 15, 2017)