Celebrate Mother's Day with brunch at Intro. Enjoy dishes like Duck Confit with Potato Hash & Poached Egg, Coconut Pancakes and Chinese Donuts with Cinnamon and Espresso Milk. Dim Sum specialties will be served a la carte, or enjoy brunch family-style for $22.95 per person, plus tax (gratuity not included).
Fried rice might not scream "brunch" to you, but to Stephen Gillanders, the executive chef of Chicago restaurant Intro, it was a natural fit for their new menu. As its name might indicate, Intro is used to introducing new concepts: the restaurant switches their menu every few months. At the end of February, Intro launched a modern Chinese dim sum brunch.
Like hot dog accoutrements and pizza crust thickness, Chicagoans take brunch seriously. And while we all have our weekend go-to's, exploring what's new on the brunch scene is often as exciting as going back to our faithful standbys. From dim sum and ping pong to fully loaded omelets in the West Loop, here are seven new brunches to try this weekend.
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.
For the longest time, Chicago dim sum was confined to a few familial parlors in Chinatown. Aside from outliers like Shanghai Terrace, the rest of the city has been somewhat deprived of dumplings.
Brunch, not quite breakfast or lunch, is often overlooked but we're here to give it all the attention it deserves.
Celebrate Easter Sunday with a truly unique brunch at Intro, including dishes such as: Duck Confit with Potato Hash & Poached Egg, Coconut Pancakes and Chinese Donuts with Cinnamon and Espresso Milk. Dim Sum specialties will be served a la carte, or enjoy a family-style meal at $22.95 per person plus tax (gratuity not included).
Learn to prepare Dim Sum specialties to recreate in your own home! The first cooking class of a monthly series will be hosted at Intro on Saturday, March 25th from 1pm to 3pm. The class will be hosted in the Intro kitchen and followed by a family-style lunch. Select wine and beer will also be available. Space is very limited; Call 773-868-0002 to make your reservation. $64.95 per person (not including tax and gratuity).
Let us show you a new way to “Brunch”. Intro’s Dim Sum brunch menu launched Sunday, February 26th and is available every Sunday from 10am to 2pm. The menu can be ordered a la carte, or shared family-style at $22.95 per person (not including tax and gratuity). Sample menu items include; Breakfast Bao with Smoked Salmon, "Everything Spice", Caper Szechuan Aioli, Papaya Salad with Tamarind Vinaigrette and Bacon and Egg Fried Rice. Call 773-868-0002 to make your reservation.