There are few things more satisfying than waking up a little late on a Sunday and heading to a great brunch. I feel all the world’s problems can be discussed and resolved over brunch because of the automatic good vibes that come from it. Here are five of the best brunch spots, whether you discuss diplomacy or your favorite show’s latest episode, it’s sure to be a good time.
1 Allium at Four Seasons Chicago
For Sunday Brunch at Allium, every guest that walks in is welcomed with freshly baked cast iron pecan pull-apart bread. Executive Chef Kevin Hickey wanted to make the Allium’s brunch experience innovative so he has some interesting twists to the format, including shared plates for family style brunching and an interactive dessert experience. Don’t worry though, you still get an individual main course with choices that include Bacon & Onion Buns French Toast and Wagyu Skirt Steak and Eggs. And for special occasions like Easter and Mother’s Day, Allium offer extended brunch buffet service.
I have to admit, I just only found out about Shaw’s brunch recently and I’m very upset I didn’t know sooner. Their classic brunch includes a Make-Your-Own-Omelet Station that has 13 ingredients, a huge buffet, full carving station an of course a cold seafood bar that features fresh sushi and oysters. And if that’s not enough tey even have a sweets table with everything from cupcakes and cookies to key lime tartlets. This is truly a brunch that knows how to please customers, adults and children alike.
Yolk is one of those places that you just feel is going to be great. When they opened the first location, my cousin and I waited for well over a hour just to try it out (and I never ever wait that long to eat). It was well worth the wait because the pancakes are some of the best I ever tasted. They are opening their fourth restaurant this summer in the West Loop, so obviously they are doing something right.
Trenchermen is the brainchild of brothers Michael and Patrick Sheerin along with partners Kevin Heisner and Matt Eisler. Their Sunday Brunch menu is filled with creative dishes like Chicken Confit Hash, Popcorn Grits and Pork Belly Pad Thai. And to make it even more fun and inventive, they have created a cocktail list that matches the amazing Brunch menu with drinks like Funky Chicken and Better Than Advil. Their Sunday Brunch is between 10 AM and 2 PM.
5 Au Cheval
Au Cheval is taking brunch and turning it on its head. It’s the type of place that turns classic dishes into creative ones like their fried bologna sandwich or pork porterhouse on its dinner menu. So you can imagine the type of dishes that they prepare for their Sunday Brunch. To do more than imagine and actually taste the dishes, head over to Au Cheval between 10am to 3pm on Sundays.