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Diners' Choice: Great for brunch restaurants in Chicago / Illinois

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are great for brunch in Chicago / Illinois? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of PLANTA - Queen restaurant
4.9
4.9 (26)
$30 and under
Vegetarian / Vegan
River North (Chicago)
About the restaurant
Under Chef David Lee, PLANTA is dining as it should be – an unguilty pleasure. Created in 2016, PLANTA is a celebration of delicious and innovative plant-based cuisine served in a beautifully-designed space, without pretension and with an overflow of good vibes. PLANTA Queen River North features signatures like Ahi Watermelon Nigiri and Bang Bang Broccoli while expanding plant-powered horizons with ceviche, dumplings, noodles, sustainably-crafted cocktails, and more. PLANTA reimagines and reinvents plant-based dining, providing flavorful (and fun) proof that the power of plants can change the world.
Top review
EricM
Dined on Jul 5, 2024
Andrew is the friendliest most helpful person!! Honestly everyone who works at Planta is so kind!! We loved the power lunch special and hope it comes back soon!! Every dish is amazing! Dragon roll is a “must order,” each visit!! So are the udon noodles and sushi burritos!! Overall Planta is food heaven for all but especially if you are vegan ( my family isn’t vegan and still loves it)!!! Eat junky or healthy it scrumptious!!!!
A photo of Dove's Luncheonette restaurant
4.8
4.8 (12)
$30 and under
Tex-Mex
Bucktown / Wicker Park
About the restaurant
Drawing inspiration from bygone diners, Dove’s Luncheonette offers southern-inspired Mexican cuisine, alongside a tequila and mezcal-focused bar program.

interested in hosting an event or large group with us?
email vipevents@oneoffhospitality.com to book with us today!



Top review
JanB
Dined on Jun 18, 2024
Great menus with wonderful service and just off the L it was a great location I. Wicker Park. The music was a bit loud for us but I would definitely go again
A photo of Frida Room - Pilsen restaurant
4.8
4.8 (56)
$30 and under
Breakfast
Pilsen
About the restaurant
A LOCALLY-OWNED CAFÉ OFFERING AN ARRAY OF MODERN MEXICAN & AMERICAN BREAKFAST AND LUNCH FAVORITES. A PREFERRED WEEKEND BRUNCH SPOT WITH STAPLES LIKE CHILAQUILES, PANCAKES, AND PANINIS.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 7, 2024
The staff were very welcoming and accommodating when we needed to make a last minute change to our reservation. The food was fresh, tasty and generous sized portions. Great little spot for Sunday brunch
A photo of Haymarket Pub & Brewery restaurant
4.6
4.6 (41)
$30 and under
Brewery
West Loop
About the restaurant
The West Loop's original brewpub, Haymarket has been making Great Beer For Great Beer Drinkers in Chicago since 2010. Two bars and two dining rooms offer plenty of space for groups of all sizes. Along with a wide variety of beers and spirits, the eatery provides a diverse menu, which includes sandwiches, salads, pizza and house made sausages from our scratch kitchen. A convenient Chicago location, it is also a popular venue for private parties, showers and corporate meetings. Shoot pool and throw darts in our Tavern Bar.

We appreciate your patronage and support!

Top review
Caitlin
Dined on Jul 6, 2024
We had a party of 3 for Saturday morning brunch. Frank was our server and he was great! Very attentive and was on top of our bottomless mimosa refills without us even having to ask. $25 bottomless mimosas for 90 minutes and delicious food with great service, can’t beat that! We will definitely be back the next time we visit Chicago.
A photo of Irene's Finer Diner restaurant
4.6
4.6 (28)
$30 and under
Breakfast
North Center
About the restaurant
Chicago’s finer diner!

A neighborhood breakfast + lunch restaurant with a quarter-century family legacy located in North Center.

Irene’s sets itself apart from traditional diner menus by offering elevated twists on classics such as the
Short Rib Grilled Cheese, Fried Chicken Sandwich, Carrot Cake Pancakes, and more. For those looking for a health-conscious option, Irene’s will offer an array of skillets and a section dedicated to salads. Perfect for families with little ones, Irene’s expansive kid's menu will feature a variety of healthy and hearty options. The menu is curated to feel approachable and offer something for everyone.

Top review
JulieA
Dined on May 28, 2024
Food was delicious especially the homemade turkey sausage, bread and jam. Service was great. Ambience could use an upgrade, but I'll be back.
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4.5
4.5 (67)
$30 and under
American
Rolling Meadows
About the restaurant
Our inspirations come from iconic places: Cider mills and celebrated orchards of Michigan, the creameries & fisheries of Wisconsin and Illinois craft-beer brewers along Route 66.

Simple yet ever changing, built on the best beverage and food northern mid-America has to offer. Food inspired by local heritage showcasing culinary craftsmanship and offering local insider beer & cocktail picks.


Top review
Whitjudyvip
Dined on May 27, 2024
We have had the same wonderful server each time we have had breakfast in your restaurant. She is super attentive and friendly and makes it a pleasure to dine there.
A photo of Frida Room- Lincoln Park restaurant
4.5
4.5 (20)
$30 and under
Breakfast
Lincoln Park
About the restaurant
An array of Mexican & American cafe fare dished up in cozy quarters with a chill vibe.


Coming Soon: Thursdays-Saturdays -- Bar and Evening Services.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 6, 2024
Went for breakfast on Father's Day and they told us they were expanding they're hours, opening for dinner soon. As we enjoyed our breakfast, we decided to go back and try their dinner. Very pretty restaurant, delicious food, reasonable prices and friendly staff.
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4.4
4.4 (176)
$30 and under
American
Near North
About the restaurant
In 1943, on the corner of Ohio and Wabash in downtown Chicago, Uno Founders, Ike Sewell and Ric Riccardo, created the original and legendary Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza. They combined authentic Italian recipes with the finest meats, spices, vegetables and cheeses and baked them in a unique and delicious deep dish crust, creating a hearty pizza like no other. Today, Uno’s Deep Dish Pizza is still made as it was then, with dough made fresh daily, hand stretched and covered with meats, hand-cut vegetables and freshly shredded mozzarella cheese. We put that same attention to detail in all our menu items, including pasta, salads, burgers, steaks and seafood and our new Love All, Feed All™ menu – which includes our 600-calorie-or-less Uno De-Lites, as well as our Gluten-Sensitive, Carb-Conscious, Vegetarian and Vegan offerings. So come by and let us help you create memories with your family and friends at Uno.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jul 11, 2024
I brought my out-of-town guest requesting to try the best deep dish pizza in Chicago…according to the online reviews-but I’ve had better. I ordered large spinach and a large sausage and pepperoni .The crust was so thick and super crunchy (which is not my preference) that it was difficult to cut through the crust. I guess i simply prefer Lou Malnatis with their butter crust. Otherwise the wings and Caesar salad was delish Ill come again but I’ll order the thin crust.
A photo of Nellie's Restaurant restaurant
4.4
4.4 (191)
$30 and under
Puerto Rican
Bucktown / Wicker Park
About the restaurant
Nellie’s Puerto Rican Restaurant is a family owned eatery nested in the heart of Chicago’s vibrant Puerto Rican community.

Since opening in March 2006, Nellie’s has become recognized as one of “Chicago’s Best”. Serving a unique blend of traditional Puerto Rican cuisine and American breakfast favorites. Including their famous 'avena de coco' (coconut oatmeal) and the ever popular weekend buffet.

Nellie's prepares every dish with the highest quality ingredients by a talented cooking staff and served with a warm smile.

Nellie’s is not a restaurant; it is an experience. Find out what the excitement is all about!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 1, 2024
Very homey, I love coming here for breakfast whenever I'm in the area. Never disappoints
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4.3
4.3 (148)
$30 and under
Shabu-shabu
River North (Chicago)
About the restaurant
Unique and cozy rotary Shabu-Shabu hot pot restaurant nestled in the heart of Chicago's river north. Grab some friends and come on in!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 20, 2024
I've been to this place before, and I'm liking the new menu! It was nice to have the split bowl with both broths, and the new instant ramen additions were awesome! Can't wait to return for another visit!
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