Brunch is the meal to look forward to after a long week. What’s better than enjoying a plate of waffles with your favorite breakfast cocktail among friends. Below is an updated list of where to eat brunch this month. Happy Weekend!
Mortar & Pestle: This rustic-chic Lakeview daytime eatery is a place that will get you out of your comfort zone. There aren’t many places where you find a Cuban sandwich, vanilla pancakes, foie gras french toast and a cobb salad all on the same menu. And they are all equally amazing. They don’t take reservations, but you can walk along Broadway St. while you wait for your table, there is plenty to do. If you are determined to have a solid lunch/brunch, this is the place. And the foie gras french toast is not optional.
Mott St.: The trendy vibe, in a casual setting, with funky communal seating serving Korean street food mixed in with other flavors like Chinese and Japanese, really gives Mott St. that cool-kid vibe. The idea here is to share, so come with a group and just keep ordering as you go. A few noteworthy items are the dreamy coconut pancakes, the perfectly steamed dumplings and the melt-in-your-mouth fried rice. What’s really cool about brunch, is you can order the burger, at your table. And you must
Cafe Robey: In Wicker park, you will find the cutest boutique hotel that offers city views, cozy rooms, a pool and a cool vibe. On the first floor you will find Cafe Robey, which is open for lunch and dinner daily and brunch on the weekends. It is one of the more enjoyable places to have brunch with the large windows letting the sun beam in, cozy and creative seating, fun and flirty menu and excellent service. If you are a Chicagoan, I promise, you will feel like you are on vacation while dining here. Make sure to go to The Up Room after brunch and enjoy a cocktail while enjoying the beautiful views of the city.
Margeaux Brasserie: If you want to feel like you are on vacation, or in Paris, Margeaux is the place. Located inside the Waldorf Astoria, the chef presents an excellent brunch menu that is a bit fancy, but you are on vacation, remember? The atmosphere is classy and beautifully French, you must end your visit with a macaroon or two. Yum!
Torali: A posh Italian restaurant located in the newly remodeled Ritz Carlton, is a beautiful setting to enjoy brunch and beyond. Located on the 12th floor in the lobby, Torali has a fresh and open atmosphere that will make you feel like you are on vacation, even if you are a Chicagoan. After brunch, saunter over to the rooftop deck and stay awhile.
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