Fall weather is confusing. It’s sunny and hot enough for rosé on the patio one day, while the next morning’s chilly winds leave you donning a sweater and looking for a cup of spiked coffee and some French toast. Luckily, whatever Chicago throws at you, there’s a restaurant ready to satisfy your cravings. Dress in layers and check out these 15 new brunches sure to keep you full until winter.
Osteria via Stato
620 N. State St. 312-642-8450
Launched: June 17
Dishes: The River North restaurant puts an Italian spin on brunch with ciabatta French toast with berries and maple syrup ($12.95) and pizza with hand-pulled mozzarella, black pepper bacon, caramelized onion and egg ($16.95).
Drinks: Build your own Bellini using prosecco and seasonal fruit purees including white peach and blood orange ($10) or have your prosecco blended with lemon sorbet and vodka in a sgroppino ($12).
Brunch time: 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Reservations recommended.