Looking for Someplace New for Sunday Brunch in Chicago?

Shake it Up with Something New for the Best Brunch in Chicago

Chicago might be known for its deep dish. But the city has its own unique take on food in general.

So, it shouldn’t surprise you that our top five picks for the best Sunday brunch in Chicago serve tasty treats like French Toast with Bergamot Cherries and Alaskan King Crab Eggs Benedict. It’s enough to get you out of your comfy bed, even in the middle of winter.

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River Roast

River Roast is located along the Chicago River. You can start with a drink, take in the view, and take your time with the menu. That’s helpful because River Roast offers such a wide assortment of dishes such as sandwiches, salads, and roasted meat dishes, as well as a dedicated brunch line-up.

The brunch menu covers the gamut, with chicken and waffles, omelets, and steak and eggs.

Tableside Carving

One of the more popular picks is the Oyster Shooter. It marries the house’s specialty Bloody Mary mix with the shucked oysters. All roasted meats are carved tableside, including pork tenderloin, roast beef, and a whole fish (yes, we know it’s not meat, but you might be interested).

If you’re tired of the same old, same old eggs benedict, then River Roast’s version is enticing. It’s made with smoked salmon, pickled onion, capers, and spicy hollandaise for $16.

Average entrée pricing –  $20.00

Address –  315 N LaSalle St, Chicago, IL 60654

Link to make a reservation  – River Roast

(Reservation link available on the drop-down menu)

Maple & Ash

Patrons consider Maple & Ash one of the best places to go for Sunday brunch in Chicago. That’s because of the restaurant’s unique take on breakfast standards. It’s certainly not one of the least expensive on our list at $65 per person, but it’s well worth it if you’re looking for something a bit more upscale.

For starters, you’ve got the Alaskan King Crab Eggs Benedict, Truffled Omelet, and Fire Roasted Eggs. You can also enjoy family-style Filet Mignon, French Toast, and other shareables.

Brunch Cocktails

The early-day cocktails will compete with the entrees for your attention. It is the morning, after all, so why not go for the Goose Express? It’s made with Grey Goose, Cold Brew Liqueur, and Espresso Marbella.

Don’t forget to make a reservation, though. They’re required at this Chicago Sunday brunch hotspot.

Brunch per person – $65.00

Address – 8 W Maple St, Chicago, IL 60610

Link to make a reservation – Maple & Ash

Wishbone Chicago


Wishbone adds Cajun flavor to their weekend brunch offerings. You can order shrimp & grits in regular or Cajun varieties, which should make spicy food lovers rejoice! Other Sunday brunch specialties include Chicken & Waffles, Blackened Chicken, and Wishbone’s exclusive Cajun Omelet.

The Louisiana Bowl features red beans over your choice of rice or cheese grits, with andouille sausage and two eggs, topped with chopped tomato and green onions. Their Red Eggs are topped with Cajun spices and Southern-style deliciousness.

Average entrée pricing – $15.00

Address – 161 N Jefferson St, Chicago, IL 60661

Link to make a reservation – Wishbone

(Reservation button located on the homepage of the website)

North Pond

Like Maple & Ash, North Pond sets a per-person price for its Sunday brunch. But it’s a bit more affordable at $45 for a three-course meal.

You’ll start with Shrimp Toast or your choice of two salad options. For the next go-round, it’s Spring Hash, a Chicken Waffle (a popular Chicago Sunday brunch item), or Cod Mushroom. Save room for the closer, though, as your brunch dessert will be something exceptional.

Sunday Sweet Starts

North Pond offers Chocolate Macha Marble Cake, Basque Cheesecake, and Bostock. If you’re curious about Bostock, it’s Baked Brioche French Toast with Brioche Ice Cream, Frangipane Cream, and Morello Cherries. Enough said.

Brunch per person – $45.00

Address – 2610 N Cannon Dr, Chicago, IL 60614

Link to make a reservation – North Pond

Kanela Breakfast Club

USA Today declared Kanela Breakfast Club to have the “Best Breakfast in Chicago.” But you should find out for yourself if it lives up to the hype, and it’s probably not going to take much convincing for you to give it a try.

Kanela is an affordable Chicago brunch place with most entrees in the $10 to $15 range. Red Velvet French Toast and Lemon Blueberry Pancakes will satisfy a sweet tooth.

Pork and Jam?

Savory options include Chilaquiles, Crab Cake Benedict, Lorraine Scramble, and the Pork and Jam sandwich. If you like to venture away from the standards, build your own omelet or skillet for just $10.49!

Average entrée pricing – $12.50

Address – 1408 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Website – Kanela Breakfast Club

(Link to get a carry-out order, reservations not available)

Beyond Best Sunday Brunch in Chicago

If you’re like me, then you appreciate an excellent Chicago Sunday brunch. But what about the other 167 hours in the week?

We won’t let you down as the OTL City Guides continue to compile the best of’s in Chicago and beyond. And, if you want to add a bit of entertainment to the mix, then OTL Seat Fillers should be active in Chicago sometime during the summer of 2021.