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8 Best Brunch and Bottomless Brunch in Chicago, IL

Best Brunch and Bottomless Brunch in Chicago – Chicago, Illinois, is the third largest city in the United States, with a population of nearly three million people.  It prides itself on being a multicultural city that thrives on the harmony and diversity of its neighborhoods. Known for its grass-fed dry-aged steak and world famous city hot dog stands, brunch in Chicago is a serious treat. Lets check out some of the best places to visit in Chicago for brunch.

 

STK Steakhouse – Bottomless Mimosas Brunch Option

9 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654

STK Steakhouse offer a weekend brunch from 11am until 1pm with more unusual options such as Jalapeno Pickled Shrimp Cocktail and Bigeye Tuna Tartare.  They also do a great range of entrees like Smoked Pork Belly Benedict, Truffle Steak and Egg and Hot Chicken and Waffle.  Of course what STK are really famous for though is their steaks!  You can choose from Filet, Wagyu Flat Iron, NY Strip, Dry-Aged Delminico to Cowgirl Ribeye and Dry-Aged Bone-in Strip.  Top those off with King crab oscar, shrimp of Truffle butter.  To make it really decadent, why not turn it into a boozy bottomless brunch with Mimosas and Bloody Marys?

 

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STK Steakhouse

 

 

The Publican

837 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607

The Publican is a fun and creative seafood & pork-focused restaurant in a hip setting.  “An homage to oysters, pork and beer, The Publican’s eclectic menu is inspired by simple farmhouse fare in a space evocative of a European beer hall. Chef-Partner Paul Kahan has developed a network of purveyors to supply the restaurant with hand-selected and sustainably-raised fish, seafood and pork.”

Below are some of the brunch options on offer at The Publican.

Apple salad

~yogurt, sumac, honey and pecans~

Tartine

~salmon rillette, ice box cucumbers, hard boiled eggs and dill~

Pork chop and eggs

~grilled onion, shishito pepper, chimichurri and sunny eggs~

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The Publican

Boqueria – Boozy Brunch

1837 M St NW, Washington, DC 20036, United States

Enjoy the ‘Boozy Brunch’ menu at Boqueria. “The menu features a selection of classic tapas, followed by a choice of traditional brunch options or an incredibly satisfying version of Paella brimming with succulent pork belly, slow roasted chicken, sweet piquillo peppers, topped with farm fresh eggs poached to runny perfection. An a la carte menu includes an array of tapas, hearty seasonal salads, and the ‘Pollo Rustido Feast’; a Catalan style dish of roasted chicken, served with roasted seasonal vegetables, salsa verde, and farm fresh eggs. Unlimited Mimosas and sangría completes the occasion.”

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Boqueria

m. henry

5707 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60660

m.henry offers globally inspired, modern American cuisine.  “We prepare all our food from the finest natural and seasonal ingredients available, using locally produced & organic products whenever possible. In our kitchen we embrace the healthiest cooking methods in creating each dish. at the same time, we recognize that life is also about maintaining a balance. with that in mind, you’ll find both healthful and delightfully rich items side by side on our menu.”

Some of the delicious brunch items are listed below.

 

Jorge’s black bean cakes & huevos borrachos (drunken eggs)

~two homemade black bean cakes served w/masa tortillas topped w/chorizo or soy chorizo, eggs any style or scrambled tofu, topped with adobo sauce. served w/sliced avocado, queso fresco, & sour crème~

Veritable vegan epiphany

~scrambled organic tofu, sautéed with rapini, sweet onions & our own blend of spices, served w/tempeh strips or veggie sausage, sliced avocado, a petite fruit salad or house potatoes~
French toast
~made w/one of our house baked brioche cinnamon rolls, layered w/warm seasonal fruit, vanilla neufchatel crème & topped w/a granola crust~

Fannie’s killer fried egg sandwich

~toasted sour boule layered w/ two over-medium eggs, applewood bacon, sliced plum tomatoes, gorgonzola, & fresh thyme, served with house potatoes~
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m. henry

Batter and Berries

2748 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

Batter & Berries was founded by in 2012 as an eclectic breakfast, lunch and brunch restaurant. Their hope was to provide a world-class dining experience  by serving guests unique food options and an upbeat & invigorating atmosphere.  “What makes us special is our approach to serving you, our guests, we serve you the way we want to be served; with love. Most of our menu items are made in house, each day. Every egg is cracked by hand, our sausages are hand made from locally sourced poultry & Maple Leaf Farms Pork, and our potatoes are shredded fresh every day.  We use 100% Pure Maple Syrup, nothing artificial. Our French Toast batters and  sauces are made with fresh fruit, which leaves an unmistakable impression on the palate.”

 

Caramel French Toast

~caramel batter, candied walnuts and dulce de leche~

Cluck and Gravy

~handmade buttermilk and herb biscuits, B&B house made chicken sausage gravy and egg~

Green City Omelete

~sauteed zucchini, summer squash, pepper, onions, mushrooms and herbed egg whites~

Banana-walnut Belgique

~fresh banana and walnut batter, caramelized banana and vanilla  rum sauce~

 

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Batter and Berries

 

 

Yolk

1767 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647

At Yolk, they push the limits with new and creative breakfasts and brunches. They invite you to enjoy their fresh and creative approach to breakfast and lunch in an urban, sophisticated setting.  “Well when you dine with us at Yolk it is more than just fantastic food made from high quality ingredients and offered at a reasonable price – it’s the place to see and be seen. It’s an experience. It’s fresh. It’s innovative. It’s sunshine and conversation. Add bright colors, smiling faces and now you have something special.”

THE WORKS OMELET

~Bacon, sausage, ham, mushroom, onion, tomato, cheddar~

IRON MAN OMELET

~Egg whites, mushroom, smashed avocado, tomato, onion, green pepper. Side of salsa~

SMOKED SALMON SCRAMBLER

~Cream cheese, red onion, tomato, smoked salmon. Side of capers~

SANTA FE FRITTATA

~Eggs, bacon, avocado, jalapeno, green onion and seasoned potatoes,  scrambled and baked. Topped with pepper jack, cheddar, swiss and  sour cream. Side of salsa. Toast, pancakes, or English muffin~

VERY BERRY FRENCH TOAST

~Challah french toast, housemade greek yogurt, almond granola,
fresh berries. Drizzled with honey~

BANANA-BLUE CRUNCH CAKES

~Multigrain batter mixed with almond granola & blueberries, topped  with bananas and honey~

YOLK ALL-STAR COMBO

~2 eggs any style, 2 sausage links, 2 slices of bacon and your choice of 2 pancakes, 2 crepes, 2 slices of French toast, or a half waffle~

 

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Yolk

Maple and Ash

8 West Maple Street, Chicago, IL 60610

Maple & Ash is an innovative take on the traditional steakhouse – mixing a modern aesthetic with authentic service to deliver classic wood-fired dishes.  Offering a menu crafted by two-Michelin-star Chef  and a wine list awarded “one of the most outstanding in the world” by Wine Spectator, Maple & Ash is a high class, sophisticated dining experience. Some of the stars of the brunch menu are listed below.

 

~avocado, salsa, feta, herbs & crusty bread~

~cucumber, red onion, capers, bibb lettuce, dill, yogurt & spiced naan~

~chorizo, salsa rojo, pinto beans, escabeche, eggs~

avocado, poached eggs, arugula & hollandaise

 

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Maple and Ash

HASH

1357 N. Western Ave

Hash is welcoming, inclusive diner that serves good, honest brunch cuisine in a  ’70s rock-inspired decor setting.

EGGY ROLLS
~fried wontons stuffed w/ scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, bacon, & jalapenos w/ a side of habanero mayo for dippin’~
RICOTTA TOAST
~house made ricotta, marinated cherry tomatoes, basil kale pesto, lemony arugula & balsamic reduction on toasted thick cut sourdough~
BBQ PORK HASH
~slow roasted pork shoulder, sweet and smokey virginia style bbq sauce, roasted corn relish, & crispy fried onions on top of fried potatoes w/ two eggs & toast~

PIZZA FRIES

~double fried hand-cut fries topped w/ house marinara, mozzarella, pepperoni, sausage, diced green peppers & fried basil~
TRUFFLE
~sauteed kale, crispy fried brussels, caramelized onions, & truffle aioli. vegan~
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HASH

 

 

Vikki Evans

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