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Brunch is an integral part of the perfect downtown Chicago weekend. Fuel up before a day of shopping on Michigan Avenue or sightseeing with a delectable meal and a cocktail at one of Chicago's top restaurants.

Lakefront views, playful game rooms, al fresco dining, and delicious afternoon indulgences make up our guide to summer time brunch on The Magnificent Mile.


  • GreenRiver

    Toast the Irish at GreenRiver

    The namesake of the unique Streeterville restaurant GreenRiver pays tribute to the city's deep Irish American roots. Enjoy brunch high above the downtown sidewalks on the 18th floor terrace. The menu features seasonal fair and an award winning cocktail program. Enjoy a sweet brioche pain perdu or a savory shrimp and cheddar grits offered on the weekend brunch menu. Don't leave without ordering a slice of the carrot cake, named one of the best in Chicago!

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    259 E. Erie Street


  • Chicago Athletic Association

    Raise your glasses and brunch like it's 1893!
    The historic 125 year-old Michigan Avenue Hotel hosts an array of brunch options.

    Cherry Circle Room
    Enjoy a brunch menu featuring dishes similar to those served at the turn of the century in a cozy, eclectic space. Choose from brunch options such as a "surf n' turf" eggs benedict or a classic belgian waffle with roasted pistachio butter. Toast your brunch mates with classic cocktails or modern day concoctions. Order table side cocktail service if you're feeling extra fancy!

    The Drawing Room
    The drawing room offers a more laid back brunch - perfect for a work day on the laptop or a coffee date in a beautiful space over looking Millennium Park. Enjoy a classic American breakfast otherwise known as "The Van Doozer" paired with a fresh banana muffin. Treat your self to a classic champagne cocktail when your work is done! 

    The Game Room 
    The Game Room is the perfect place to spend a light-spirited afternoon among friends. Challenge each other to a round of bocce ball, a chess tournament, or a foosball match. Enjoy casual menu items such as fried pickles or a heffelfinger hot dog. Order a Shlitz on tap, a Chicago favorite of the past and present, or a root beer float with house made root beer. 

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    12 S. Michigan Avenue

  • Beatrix

    Where healthy and mouth-watering collide.

    If healthy eating is a top priority we recommend brunch at Beatrix. One of Chicago's top restaurants is about more than just health: everything on the menu is light with insane flavor. Order a Quinoa burger or the fluffy lemon pancakes paired with a fresh-squeezed juice packed with a generous dose of energizing power greens. With two locations downtown, Beatrix is a must-try venue. 

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    671 N. St. Clair

    519 N. Clark Street

  • Beacon Tavern

    Rustic Casual downtown brunch

    Just steps from Chicago's Riverfront and the Magnificent Mile is what Chicago Tribune restaurant critics call a "rare hidden gem." The Beacon Tavern serves upscale American Fare in a casual space right next to the iconic Wrigley Building. The brunch menu features delicious banana bread waffles and a classic Maryland style crab dip complete with Utz crab chips...a rare Midwest find!

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    405 N. Wabash Avenue

  • Baptiste and Bottle

    Swanky American Brunch

    Approachable, bourbon-centric restaurant Baptiste & Bottle serves a weekend brunch just as impressive as their extensive whiskey selection. Located on the 20th floor of the swanky Conrad Chicago Hotel, guests are invited to enjoy brunch dishes such as cinnamon rolls in a skillet or chicken and waffles, paired with a maple-bacon infused "breakfast" old fashioned or an extravagant build-your-own Bloody Mary. Don't miss the views from high above downtown Chicago!

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    101 E. Erie Street

  • Rosebud on Rush

    Authentic Italian al fresco 

    Just one block from The Magnificent Mile, Rosebud on Rush is home to one of the most celebrated family-owned restaurants in Chicago. A true Chicago experience is not complete without an al fresco brunch on their beautifully landscaped sidewalk patio. Brunch is offered on the weekends from 8 a.m. until noon. Enjoy authentic Italian dishes or breakfast options such as the Rush St. Oscar omelet. Not to mention, the heart of downtown location is one of the best people watching locations in the city!

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    720 N. Rush Street


  • Sienna Tavern

    Rustic Italian meets modern industrial tavern

    River North hot spot Sienna Tavern hosts a weekend brunch with so many choices you may have to eat twice. Enjoy options from the crudo bar, wood fired pizza selection, savory or sweet brunch assortments, housemade pastas and much more. Let the afternoon slip away as you enjoy house favorite brunch cocktails or a cold pressed juice. Get crazy with a bottle of bubbles paired with fresh squeezed juice!

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    51 W. Kinzie Street

  • NoMI Kitchen

    Chic ambiance meets artful cuisine

    Located seven floors above Michigan Avenue at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, NoMI Kitchen is one of the top restaurants in Chicago. Noted not only for the stunning year round downtown views, but also their artful spin on American classics along with an incredible sushi selection. Enjoy skyline views on the rooftop garden or inside with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Michigan Avenue. Brunch dishes such as the NoMI BLT or the Sake-Oyako bowl will leave you anticipating your next afternoon brunch relaxing at this luxurious North Michigan Avenue hot spot.

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    800 N. Michigan Avenue

  • Fremont

    Bottomless brunch party

    If a boozy brunch is what you're looking for, then look no further than Fremont Chicago. Known for their bottomless mimosas and brunch buffet, Fremont is the place to be on a weekend afternoon when you're in the mood to party. Enjoy fun in the sun complements of the retractable rooftop along with a live d.j. and a lively crowd. Bottle service is available if you're ready to get extra crazy. Don't miss the doughnut wall, grab one grab two, the limits are bottomless! 

    15 W. Illinois Street

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