Brunch

4.3
298 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem

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About

BRUNCH restaurant is your favorite breakfast and lunch spot. Nestled in River North we serve up delectable such as S'mores French Toast, California Club, Red Velvet Pancakes and an array of Skillets. Proudly serving Intellegentsia Coffee our Baristas whip up your favorite coffee drinks. Juices are fresh squeezed daily. Enjoy counter seating or anyone of our comfortable booths or tables. A friendly server will be right over to make your Brunch as enjoyable as possible.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation

Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch: Monday - Friday: 7:00am-3:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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Phone number
(312) 265-1411
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
10 person board room with full Audio Video capabilities linked to 52" flat screen.
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Private party contact
Steven Zabel: (312) 265-1411
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Cross street
Erie
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Public transit
Chicago Brown Line
Additional
Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch
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4.3based on all time ratings
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4.1
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4.0
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LO
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 1

Food was very good. Service was okay. It could have been better. Ex. When we arrived, one of the coffee cups set out had lipstick on it. They should have caught that. Ex. When we were ready to head out I asked for a takeout container and server handed me the one the next table had touched, debated using, passed around, then left with their plates. The ambiance was nice as the place has big windows and feels open even when it's crowded. BUT, apparently on the weekends people go to celebrate birthdays and the entire restaurant is disrupted by a screaming server asking for help sing. We were there about an hour and a half and this happened FOUR times. It really cheapened the place and was REALLY annoying. I probably won't be back.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!! Service, food, ambience was all wonderful!! Had the signature French toast and it was wonderful!!

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SB
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for Brunch! Only negative comment is that its a bit pricey. Food is quality!

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S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

SO DELICIOUS!! Highly suggested for any occasion. the service and food is fantastic

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B
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Confirmed reservation a week in advance for myself and out of town guests. Upon arrival, had to wait 50 min past reservation time. Food came out quickly (breakfast food) however, missing items that didn't show up until we were done eating (toast, pancakes and a fruit side). The overall takeaway is Brunch is just plain unorganized. Sara, the assistant manager said it was due to a "glitch" in the reservation system. Will not return- plenty of other great options in RN.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was amazing! Definitely must return to try the lunch menu. I completely fell in love with the mini chocolate chip pancakes! I had completely forgotten that it was St. Patricks day so when they came out with the green mimosas I was in awe.

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Unique options, delicious.

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Austin
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved this place!! Excellent brunch. So yummy & generous servings. Will definitely be back. Cortez was an excellent server.

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m
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waitress was very friendly and informative. We reserved a table and got seated right away. Everything was delicious.

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TP
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was tasty but service left much to be desired. Our group of 4 arrived on time for our 10:30 reservation. During a subsequent 30 minute wait to be seated in the cramped lobby, we checked in with the hostess multiple times, who made various excuses such as that Open Table had not appropriately closed the booking times. No apologies were made for the extensive wait and our group felt less and less welcome. Our brunch ended up being rushed due to the long wait, not ideal.

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Loved our server and the food was great!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I love Bloody Marys' but can't handle extremely spicy ones. The ones at Brunch are perfect!

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MD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 1

Everything about this place is usually top notch. On the day in question, however, the service was less than what we'd hoped & the noise level was deafening. I literally had a headache upon exiting from the screaming millennial female customers seated to my right. First time something like this has ever happened at "Brunch" for me. The food continues to be excellent.

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Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Waiter was friendly, helpful, and attentive.

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fiance and I love to try different brunch locations around the city, and Brunch is now one of our faves! Great food, quick and friendly service, and a fun atmosphere. Love the fun, mismatched mugs and different brunch posters.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Friends birthday

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k
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and outstanding service!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time here, and I'm glad we made a reservation. We were seated immediately and Cortez, our server, was on point. We both tried one of the skillet varieties and they were great! Casual and family friendly environment. If you're not a fan of giggly kids, maybe not a place for you. We really enjoyed it.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2017
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Had a great brunch with friends. Wait staff was awesome! For was typical brunch food, but good. Blueberry belini was great!

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F
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff with good sense of humor. Food was served in reasonable time and was hot versus room temperature. Pancakes melt in your mouth and the best house sausage I have ever eaten.

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P
Chicago
69 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Watch out for those muffin tops... they are divine!!

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SL
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The place was very cute. The seating is all very close , crammed in. The noise level is high. The food was average. Our server was awesome, but I will not be going back.

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SD
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place to get together with friends. Lively environment, good friend and good cocktails! I got the Chi-town Skillet and it was fabulous! Definitely recommend.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Still about 15 minute wait past our reservations.

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M
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and excellent service. Cute brunch spot. I recommend!

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L
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great neighborhood brunch spot. Excellent service. Menu full of brunch classics. Definitely a local favorite of ours.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

The waitress was pleasant but the food was mediocre at best. The potatoes were dry and the sausage patty was like cardboard. Definitely won't be back.

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S
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

What impelled us to select this eatery was (1) its blunt proclamation of just what we were looking to do and (2) they accepted reservations.

I am tired of standing in long lines awaiting a table on Saturday or Sunday morning because an otherwise great brunch is served at a restaurant that refuses to take reservations during brunching hours.

We had out-of-town guests who wanted to go to brunch at 12:30 because their flight out was at 4 so BRUNCH was the obvious choice. Street parking was not a problem and the ambience and menu were right. There was a wide variety of choices, the food was good, prices were fair and the portions were huge.

The only problem was it took forever to get the food ... probably due to the humongous number of tables in proportion to the number of staff and the size of the kitchen. It took us 90 minutes from start to finish.

Other than that the overall experience was pleasant and a good time was had by all that were there.

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great menu selections . Variety of sweet and savory for brunch. Atmosphere was good but loud. Waiter was friendly and helpful. Loved using Opentable for reservations. Street parking wasn't bad. I would go again for brunch. My kids loved it as well.

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HF
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful menu with a lot of variety. We especially enjoyed the brunch nachos.

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D
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

So glad to find a Sunday brunch spot that takes reservations. I have a large family and we love doing a siblings brunch, but always have a hard time finding a spot that can accommodate us and our friends. Great food, good value, and there are even tvs for football Sunday!

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They were very accommodating as well as kind! Everyone was so happy and service was amazing!

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Brunch was great for our surprise bday events!!

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Nice brunch option. Fast, friendly service, and food was good.

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JP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great eggs Benedict menu. The server was gracious enough to let me do a custom order and it was wonderful. Definitely recommend.

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L
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The host staff was exceptional, super friendly and accommodating, that was our first impression. Once we were seated our server came right over, he was a nice guy, good server, and then the food.... my partner and were both happy with our meals....We flew in from Boston so I can't say We'll back, however I will recommend BRUNCH to anyone I know visiting!!!

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K
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were taken such good care of. We told them we had a grandparent hard of hearing and they gave us a special room and our own space. The food was absolutely delicious and the service was exceptional! Thank you for making our daughter's special occasion so enjoyable!

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London
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food menu, excellent quality. Drinks, Bloody Mary's, Cery good, although fairy slow from ordering to delivery.

Decor is fairly ordinary, menu would suit a higher quality table and chairs and decor.

Service was very accommodating, nothing to much trouble, even when really busy.

Overall would be back for what it says in the tin, a good Brunch. For causal business meetings, perfect, but with new decor, might suit formal business overall too

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been to Brunch several times before. The food is always delicious. Today was a first date & it went great.

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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We were at quickly, per our reservation, and had a nice private room. We had prompt food service, and everything came out correct, even with many food restrictions and specific orders. The food itself was DELICIOUS! However, our waitress was completely inappropriate. She knew we were on a bachelorette party, and had gone out the night before, and took that as an opportunity to share get own drinking stories from the night prior. She used foul language, talked about being hung over and tired, and showed us her armpit stains from sweat. We were appalled. I've been to Brunch before and loved it. Which is why I brought 11 other girls along this time. Not sure if I'll be doing that again... Maybe just takeout?

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