Dining BrunchCelebrate a special occasion, a holiday with family and friends or skip the “girl’s night out” and make it a “girl’s day out” over brunch. With expansive buffets, build your own omelet stations, loaded seafood bars, tempting desserts and drink specials, what’s not to love about brunch in DuPage? Check out some of the favorite experiences below.

SUNDAY CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH AT DRURY LANE, OAKBROOK TERRACE
Spend a relaxing Sunday over Lucille’s champagne brunch featuring decadent cuisine and lavish desserts. Serving up palette pleasers at over ten different gourmet stations, there is something for everyone. Rove from station to station, build your favorite omelets, pleasure your sweet tooth and build your own crepe at the Crepe Station or build a towering hot fudge sundae at the Ice Cream Station. The best part of it all, Champagne, Mimosas and Bellinis are included with the brunch. Visit https://www.lucillerestaurant.com/menus 

IT’S BRUNCH TIME AT 151 KITCHEN l BAR, ELMHURST
This is a favorite stop for “brunch” foodies! Located in quaint downtown Elmhurst, the seasonal menus reflect the bounty of the Midwest in their upscale relaxed setting, with friendly service. The simple, fresh ingredients are sourced from local farmers. The menu is rustic in nature and the craft beers, cocktails and wines compliment the flavors. Delight the taste buds with warm banana bread, baked brie, Crabby Eggs Benedict, Pork Belly Hash, Shrimp & Grits, pancakes and waffles and wash it down with a Bloody Mary or Eternal Youth cocktail. On Saturdays and Sundays enjoy bottomless Mimosas and Bellinis from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm for only $13.00. Visit https://www.151elmhurst.com/menu

BRUNCH & HISTORY GO TOGETHER AT HARRY & EDDIE’S, HINSDALE
Formerly the Hinsdale Theatre, Harry & Eddie’s is an open and bright expansive restaurant offering a modern American fusion experience. Try the signature Shrimp Bloody Mary loaded with spiced rum, poached shrimp, blue cheese olives, pickles, cherry peppers and stalks of celery. The Almost Benedict and Lemon Ricotta Pancakes will please the palette. Warm up with a crock of the Classic French Onion Soup filled with melt in your mouth cheese and buttery sweet onions. For the heartier appetite, try the 7 oz. Social Burger piled high with cheddar, lettuce, tomato, bacon and finished off with a dollop of mayo. Their house vegetable chips are “drop the mic” delicious. The kid’s menu includes favorites like scrambled eggs, french toast, mac & cheese and buttered noodles. Visit https://www.harryandeddies.com

PINSTRIPES…BISTRO.BOCCE.BOWLING.AND BRUNCH, OAKBROOK CENTER, OAK BROOK
This indoor-outdoor venue offers plenty of room to kick back and enjoy a weekend brunch. The bottomless buffet is expansive and a favorite for all ages. Entrees like Chicken & Waffles, Smoked Salmon Flatbread, Nutella & Banana Pizza, Lobster Crostini, Biscuits & Gravy to the Creamy Polenta, are sure to please the palette. Enjoy the Mimosa and Bloody Mary specials while you’re at it too. Continue the Sunday fun with a game of bowling or bocce ball. Visit https://pinstripes.com/

SOPHISTICATED BRUNCH AT THE DRAKE OAK BROOK, OAK BROOK
A sophisticated brunch dining experience awaits in the atmosphere of the Colonial Room. The white-table cloth restaurant features classic American cuisine in an upscale yet comfortable environment. Enjoy herbed prime rib, pastas, omelets, bakery selections, pan seared Tilapia, a seafood raw bar and indulge yourself at the mouth-watering Dessert Table. Sunday Brunch Menu changes weekly and the price includes unlimited Mimosas and Champagne. Visit https://www.thedrakeoakbrookhotel.com/

SUNDAY BRUNCH AT MESÒN SABIKA MANSION, NAPERVILLE
The restaurant is housed in a white mansion built in 1847 and it is situated on a four-acre estate. When you step inside, you immediately experience the grace and charm of a Mediterranean Villa. During warmer months, guest can choose to dine alfresco on the award-winning patio. Known for their extensive selection of Mediterranean inspired small plates, this is a unique brunch buffet experience you won’t want to miss. Taste the variety of cold and hot tapas. Step up to the carving station for a tender slice of seasoned beef, sample the hot soups, fresh fruit, signature paella and a variety of breakfast items. Finish off the feast with home-made desserts sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.  The over 21 crowd can enjoy a glass of champagne or a mimosa included in the brunch price. Visit http://www.mesonsabika.com/

SUNDAY BRUNCH AT THE CLUBHOUSE, OAK BROOK
A very popular destination for an award-winning Sunday brunch, the menu features classic American cuisine, an expansive wine and cocktail list and drink specials. Savor the traditional meat offerings; create a mouth-watering Belgian waffle; step-up to the seafood bar for the freshest crustaceans; and be sure to satisfy the sweet tooth at the decadent Chocolate Fountain. Visit https://www.theclubhouse.com/

WEEKEND BRUNCH AT THE HAMPTON SOCIAL, BURR RIDGE VILLAGE CENTER, BURR RIDGE
This lifestyle restaurant concept evokes East Coast living in every aspect. The atmosphere is “beachy” and the weekend brunch is a visitor and local favorite. From the chilled charred shrimp to lobster rolls and homemade pizza’s, classic eggs benedict to smash burgers, New England clam chowder to jar of king crab, every item on the menu will surprise and please the palette. Add this trendy hot spot to your brunch bucket list today! Visit https://www.thehamptonsocial.com/burr-ridge