While brunch is a favorite tradition at any time of the year, we happen to think spring and summer are prime brunch seasons. We’ve compiled a list of places offering brunch, with details on indoor dining, al fresco, and takeout. Be tempted again for a weekend indulgence!
Lucille Restaurant, Drury Lane: Dine-In
This is at the top of our list for a reason: Lucille is rated in the Top 100 Brunch Restaurants in America by OpenTable. Perfectly paired — Sunday brunch and a little jazz. Their Sunday Jazz Brunch is iconic, with superior performance and food aspects of Drury Lane seamlessly combined for the ultimate guest experience. Enjoy unlimited entrée stations, the live jazz trio and to top it all off: unlimited champagne, bellinis, and mimosas! Served from 10:30am to 1pm — reservations can be made online or by calling 630-530-8300.
151 Kitchen | Bar: Dine-In, Takeout & Curbside Pickup
At this locally-owned restaurant, they believe that family and friends connecting and sharing over a meal is always cause for a celebration, and we agree! Located in quaint downtown Elmhurst, 151’s menu is anchored by seasonality and complemented by an extensive beverage program. Delight in warm banana bread, baked brie, Crispy Chicken Benedict, Pork Belly Hash, Blackened Shrimp & Grits, omelettes, and more. Wash it down with one of their specialty cocktails. The brunch menu is available Saturday and Sunday until 4pm.
Beatrix Oak Brook: Patio, Dine-In, Takeout & Delivery
May we suggest building your brunch around an excellent cup of coffee with one of the house blends from Beatrix Coffee Roasters. Beatrix’s story began with a passion to share a more healthful approach to cooking, eating and drinking. Their fresh-squeezed juices are prepared daily with locally sourced produce. With choices like Light & Fluffy Lemon Pancakes, Ten Grain Oatmeal, Spicy Chicken Tinga, and Crispy Kale Salad, there is something for everyone. All pastries and sweets are baked fresh in-house, a local favorite is the honey-butter cinnamon roll. Beatrix serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 9am to 3pm.
Grill 89: Dine-In, Takeout & Delivery
Let’s start with their brunch cocktails — you can’t go wrong when they’re labeled “Good Morning,” “Good Anytime” and “$4 Features.” If you prefer premium beer or wine, their curated list is also impressive. The food menu has quite an array of options and showcases their commitment to offering a fresh and modern twist on traditional recipes. From 11am to 2pm on Saturdays and Sundays the brunch section of the menu showcases specials such as Pot Roast Hash, Chicken & Waffles, Huevos Rancheros, and Quarterback Combo of pancakes and eggs. Salads, protein bowls, handhelds and main dishes also available.
Mesón Sabika: Patio, Dine-In, Takeout & Delivery
Voted one of the Top 100 Patios in the Country by OpenTable! The restaurant is housed in a white mansion built in 1847 and is situated on a four-acre estate. When you step inside, you immediately experience the grace and charm of a Mediterranean villa. Sunday Lunch features several brunch and entrée specials alongside a full menu of hot and cold tapas and beautiful paellas. Complete your experience with one of their signature sangrias and a specialty tart or pastry from their extensive dessert selection. The brunch menu is available on Sundays from 11:30am to 3:30pm.
Pinstripes: Patio, Dine-In, Curbside Pickup & Delivery
This Oak Brook destination has it all, and everything is made from scratch, with a tempting menu of brunch classics, such as Chicken & Waffles, Truffled Arugula & Egg Pizza, Prosciutto Fig Flatbread, Nutella & Banana Pizza, and Prime Rib Dip on pretzel bun. Bottomless mimosas and housemade gelato are not to be missed. Check their website for weekly special offers! Brunch is available Saturdays and Sundays until 3pm.
Tapville Social: Dine-In, Curbside Pickup & Delivery
This culinary and craft libation destination offers a small but mighty brunch menu Friday through Sunday from 11am to 3pm. Menus are seasonal with rotations throughout the year. Current selections include French Toast Casserole, Chorizo Breakfast Tacos, and a Breakfast Flatbread along with a mimosa flight. Their craft libations include rotating varieties of craft beer, wine and hand-crafted cocktails. Most of the craft beverages on their Pour Your Own tap wall are locally sourced, certified independent, and a majority sourced locally. Reservations are encouraged.
The Clubhouse: Dine-In, Curbside Pickup & Delivery
A very popular destination for an award-winning brunch, the Sunday Brunch Buffet 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 pastry table. The Sunday Brunch Buffet is served from 10am to 2pm — reservations are strongly recommended.
Putting on your own brunch at home? Marché offers the ultimate made-to-order cheese boards that include a hand-selected assortment of just-ripe cheeses paired with fitting accoutrements like nuts, olives, vegetables and freshly baked baguettes. Owner Jill Foucré knows how to serve up a stunning special occasion board and with it a truly special experience.