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.
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch: Monday - Friday: 7:00am-3:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Chicago Brown Line
Private Party Facilities:
10 person board room with full Audio Video capabilities linked to 52" flat screen.
Private Party Contact:
Steven Zabel: 3122651411
Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch
Brunch Ratings and Reviews
The food and wait service was excellent ...
The food and wait service was excellent but I cannot say the same for the host staff. We were five old friends reuniting to see a friend who recently lost his leg. We picked the spot because of its elevator for wheelchair access. Unfortunately the host treated the use of the elevator like an unnecessary intrusion. As we were leaving, we asked the host if she would take a quick picture of our group (It was not particularly busy at the time). She responded by saying that she would charge three dollars. I waited a moment to see the smile indicating that she was just kidding, but it never came. Despite the really great food, I won't be back.
To be clear, I did not have brunch. My p ...
To be clear, I did not have brunch. My partner and I walked out before we were served.
The reservations process was a breeze - after all, this *is* Opentable.
We arrived a few minutes late for an 11:30a reservation. As I approached the host stand the hostess told everyone to "just get back" we need "to clear the waitlist". I gave the host my name and stepped to the side. At 1136 I received a txt acknowledging my arrival and saying my table was ready.
They then started to seat guests - a few who arrived ahead of us, some who arrived after us. At 11:55 I asked if we were any closer to being seated. The hostess saw that we had been skipped and took us to a table. This would have completely rectified the situation if a) the table had not been one of multiple tables sitting visibly available since we arrived and b) anyone had shown up to actually wait on us. At 12:15p a server finally came with water. I looked at my partner and we decided to move on.
Cute place for brunch! It was awesome th ...
Cute place for brunch! It was awesome that they take reservations! Great food and service. They managed to put interesting combinations together and it worked well! Something for every taste. The space was small so tables were packed in to maximize seating, other than that no complaints.
We really love it here - it's our go-to ...
We really love it here - it's our go-to spot. During our latest visit, Josh, came to our table to clear our dishes (he normally manages the bar) just to say hi to our friends and us. The food is always very good/satisfying, at a reasonable price. Staff is very friendly (esp. Josh) and welcoming, and the whole restaurant is well-lit with sunlights.
Our server was great. Our appetizer ca ...
Our server was great. Our appetizer came after our entrees so the manager comped it which was a nice gesture. The mimosas contained freshly squeezed orange juice which was a nice touch and the reason our bill was so high (we had several). The prices were very reasonable and the quantities are generous.
They should be more respectful of reserv ...
They should be more respectful of reservations. I use Open Table to ensure that my party will be seated on time. Brunch was packed and they couldn't get a clear table for our party. On weekends when they know there will be lots of people, they should be more realistic about scheduling reservations.
This place was good, but nothing special ...
This place was good, but nothing special. We ordered a cinnamon roll to start - it's huge and came out in a skillet, but was stone cold. Only the icing was warm (like they heated it up and poured it over). It was also slightly stale.
I ordered the smoked salmon Benedict and my fiancé got the breakfast burrito. Also, nothing to write home about. Good, but could get it anywhere.
Overall, I didn't feel like I got value out of our $40+ tab, especially considering we didn't order any alcohol. Two breakfasts and coffees shouldn't cost that much, especially when it was all completely mediocre.
Great breakfast place! Not much you can ...
Great breakfast place! Not much you can do to ruin breakfast so you have to be creative to be different . The skillet dishes and the flavor of the food was noteworthy. Good, delicious breads and pastries
Friendly, efficient service
Terrible spot for brunch. Service was te ...
Terrible spot for brunch. Service was terrible...it took me asking a host for a server to actually come to the table. Air was clearly broken but all the "sweating servers" were telling us nothing was wrong. Food was fair. A billion better options in the city. Even McDonalds would've been preferred.
It was unusually hot in the restaurant t ...
It was unusually hot in the restaurant this day. I am not sure if their Air was out, or they hadn't turned it on yet, or they just didn't have air? But it made it so uncomfortable I wasn't able to eat my whole meal.
Unfortunately, the experience was not wh ...
Unfortunately, the experience was not what I expected it to be. I took my parents there for Father's Day Brunch after hearing great things about the restaurant. We arrived for our 9:00am reservation to find the AC was "apparently" on full-blast and it was still about 85-90 degrees at any point in the restaurant. I complained to both our server and the host and the manager never came over, we were never asked if we wanted to relocate. My father sweat through his shirt and no apologies were ever made other than the AC was turned on.
1 - this was completely unacceptable
2- I would recommend investing in the blinds for the windows especially if this is a regular occurrence.
Unfortunately, I will not be returning, nor recommending this in the future.
I would not recommend this to anyone I know. I heard about Brunch because they made the top 100 brunch places in America on an ad I recently saw, so I was very excited to try this place. We had a reservation for Memorial Day, checked in a few minutes early, and about 20 minutes later I went up to the counter and asked how much longer. The hostess apologized and said the table is ready. Naturally I can assume that by her apologizing and immediately seating us meant that we were forgotten. Our waiter was extremely unfriendly and looked stressed out. He barely spoke a word and used a lot of eye rolling and hand gestures - including snapping his fingers at me - yes, I'm serious. At first we ordered water and iced coffee. After seeing him run around for 10 minutes he strolled by our table, rolled his eyes, and goes "ugh, sorry". Then brought us water. The whole experience got off to a bad start and I was truly disappointed for such a highly rated restaurant. The food was just okay. I'm an advocate for the best benedict and this was nothing special. The restaurant itself is nice, but for all the amazing brunch places I've visited in Chicago this was a huge let down. They really need to step it up. I can only say that I hope our visit was some sort of fluke and they do not treat this as standard.
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