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Sunny Side Up
Sunny Side Up

Sunny Side Up Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Email: 42eastsuperior@gmail.com
  • Phone: (312) 930-4242
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast & Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 8:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, BYO Liquor, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: N Wabash
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Sunny Side Up
Our Coffee Shop is on the 1st floor, serving organic coffee, tea, and an assortment of pastries.
The main restaurant is on the 2nd and 3rd floors, along with the bar. We have a private party area on our 4th floor.
The patio is always open, weather permitting!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "This is definitely worth walking to if visiting the city. Coffee beans roasted on premise and the coffee is a great way to start in the restaurant portion. I love that my cup never ended! I visited Chicago for a few days, and made this my breakfast place 2 days in a row. The owner was gracious, had the same waiter both days-Ian who was excellent. I had a nice table for one, and never felt rushed, I enjoyed a very leisurely breakfast even though the place was hopping. The omelet was perfect with potatoes and hearty toast. The next day I enjoyed the oatmeal with fruit-not your typical oatmeal. The lunch menu looked great, but was out enjoying the spring weather in Chicago. They even opened the outdoor seating which was a nice option."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Excellent atmosphere, waitress has phenomenal and the food was awesome. I wished I lived in Chicago so I could go back more often!! They do not sell alcohol, but our waitress told us where we could get champagne (just a short walk away) for our mimosas, fresh squeezed OJ made them fantastic. The Tuscan was delicious, as was the Croque Madam, and the eggs benedict that served on the brioche bread was incredible. We shared an order of cinnamon roll pancakes, OMG, yum!! Everyone at our table had an empty plates!!!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "From the greetings of the warm and friendly hostess, we knew we were at a warm spot. But then our waitress was fantastic and friendly and the manager (owner?) checked on us a couple times too and thanked us when we left. They made us feel very appreciated. And the food was fantastic! Everyone ordered something different and all were great. Nice selection and interesting options, instead of usual brunch menu. Can't wait to return!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Food was good, but not good enough to overcome the poor service. Despite a reservation, they sat some of our early arrivers early, and then kept telling them to leave because the rest of us weren't there yet. Out of our party of 7, three people had to sit on armless rolling salon chairs. Our food took a very long time, and we were cold the entire time. The ambiance is cool...looks like maybe once was an old home. Our server was nice but not overly attentive because she was so busy. The restaurant was packed (11:15am on a winter Sunday)."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Terrible waitress running around complaining and incapable of dealing with one of our group being allergic to Gluten."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Great breakfast place. 3 story house in the middle of downtown. Outstanding menu, good service and terrific coffees. The rye bread toast and sandwich bread is the best"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "The restaurant is huge inside and I love the decor. It feels warm and homey, but is laid out well to accommodate large groups like ours (7). They were also very friendly and accommodating when I called to change our reservation at the last minute. Unfortunately, the food was a mixed bag. Some members of my group really liked their food, while others thought it was just OK. The biggest issue though was the service. The staff was friendly, but we had a long wait to place our order and then several mistakes were made. There were also issues with settling the tab, including a long wait and a weird problem with running through credit cards. I hope that the service is normally better, but I'm not sure if I will give this place a second chance."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Wanted to try a new place for breakfast / brunch. Went with a group of four. The hostess was rude and impatient. Our waiter was great though. Patient, friendly, nice, etc. food was good. Good choices on menu. Great pricing for city!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I love how this restaurant basically is located in a home--really cozy and cute! Great selection of brunch foods and outdoor seating is nice in the summer. I had the Monte Cristo--delish!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Great Experience. We dined here under another name. Was good then and was good now, too bad no alcohol tho."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "Food was delicious. Not sure if brunch can every be worth of 5 stars, hence 4 stars for food. Ambiance was fantastic. Location in a brownstone makes it very warm and cozy. Definitely recommended."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "The food was great but they didn't seem very well organized - they didn't seem to have a table for us initially despite our booking and then the service was a bit patchy but as long as you're not in a rush the food is definitely worth it for a decent brunch!"
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Loved this restaurant! Hadn't eaten there before. It's really close everything, but still feels really quaint. The staff was outstanding and very friendly. The food was great. This goes on my favorite list in Chicago-very tough to get on!!!"
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Happy to find a brunch spot that was able to accommodate a larger party. The multi levels of the restaurant made it feel like we were not jam packed in. Servers were very attentive with the coffee and good about helping with kids orders and half plates. I had the buckwheat pancakes and they were VERY dry. I do not like maple syrup and no amount of butter was going to fix these. But, had a HUGE bowl of berries to go with the pancakes and they were great. One service complaint is that we were given 4 little packets of butter for a table of 10! What????"
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "We eat at 94 West all the time and now when downtown will go here for breakfast or lunch."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "We live out in the suburbs so we're not able to get to sunny side up very often, but when we do, we know it will be a fantastic meal with great service in beautiful surroundings. I've come to make the Croque Madame my absolute favorite. You won't be disappointed at sunny side up."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "We had a fantastic brunch. Made reservations and got seated right away. The portions are large! Had the winter special of pumpkin pancakes and also eggs Benedict Oscar. They were phenomenal! The environment was very cozy and warm and the service was great. Will definitely come back next time I am in Chicago!"
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "Pleasantly surprised that it exceeded the hype and reviews we had read. Food was great, servings were huge, staff was courteous and friendly. Made a reservation, arrived early and were promptly seated even though people were waiting. That in itself gave them high marks in my book. Will definitely return next time we are downtown for the weekend."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "A great find for morning and afternoon dining. An old home converted to a restaurant that feels very cost and warm - especially decorated for Christmas. Lots of creative variations on breakfast favorites served by friendly folks. The associated coffee shop means the coffee drinks are a big notch or two above most restaurants. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "Had some issues making the reservation through Open Table, but they were very nice about it when I called. Food was good and it has a nice ambience. Glad we tried it."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "I booked this sight unseen for Sunday breakfast on a girls weekend. It was tree lighting weekend holiday so very busy. The restaurant was packed, but ready for us. We were greeted very warmly and seated asap. Restaurant is a narrow building with winding staircase and I have no idea how the staff does it. The were all very attentive and our food was great. It is not a place where you can rush due to the building. Be prepared to relax and enjoy the people watching."
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "I had never even realized that Sunny Side Up was where it was but I was pleasantly surprised by my experience. Good, consistent food and service. I went for brunch with a group of women and the waitstaff did not rush us at all. Great place for brunch!!"
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "A new find for us. We'll definitely be going back! Outstanding breakfast. The croque madam in particular was a standout."
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "We had a great breakfast, with a huge selection of items to choose from. The staff were so friendly and helpful. Saw a review on Urban Spoon that was great and went. Wish I lived in Chicago to be able to go again!"
    Dined on 11/3/2013