In Chicago, brunch is two things: a chance to replenish and a mandatory social experience. Whether you're catching up over short stacks or battling a nasty hangover with more booze, the beloved morning meal has something for everyone. Chicago's top restaurants pull double duty to offer decadent morning dishes that are sure to perk you up—no matter what time you roll out of bed. Looking for bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys? Check. A good mix of savory and sweet options? Check, check. Instagram-worthy surroundings? Got it. We rounded up our favorite brunch options—the ones we return to weekend after weekend for excellent service and restorative bites. If you're planning a weekend brunch in Chicago, check out these go-to spots.
Mornings are an otherworldly experience at this uber-cool West Town hideaway from the folks behind Celeste. If you can, nab a spot toward the front of the restaurant, where sunlight pours in from the atrium-style ceiling and lush greenery fills the room. The morning menu is a global affair with dishes like chai cinnamon rolls, smoked baba ganoush, shakshuka with duck eggs and Spanish tortilla with uni. Stay cool with a boozy slushie or opt for one of the no-proof concoctions; we're big fans of the Wagon Wheels with carrot juice, lemon, cardamom, hoja santa and rosemary.