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It's everyone's favorite weekend meal: brunch! Check out our ongoing round up for where to spend your Saturday or Sunday mornings: 

ROOH Chicago Offers New Brunch Menu

ROOH situated at 736 W Randolph, will begin opening its doors earlier on Sundays to present a twist on classic brunch offerings. Beginning Sunday, November 24, ROOH will feature a menu courtesy of Executive Chef Sujan Sarkar and Chef de Cuisine Sahil Sethi, along with a cocktail menu. Menu items include a Lamb Chapli Burger, Prawn Pepper Fry Benedict, Paneer Bhurji and so much more. The new menu is available every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Columbus Tap

Columbus Tap, located at the Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park, 200 North Columbus Drive, offers guests a new brunch menu from Executive Chef William Schultz. Southern comfort meets the Windy City with the savory new brunch menu served Saturdays and Sundays 11:30 a.m. from 3:00 p.m. in the modern gastropub. Local ingredients fused into classic southern dishes are evident throughout the menu, including the Chicken & Waffles featuring southern-fried chicken thighs, cornbread waffle and braised collards topped with special Lincoln Park honey butter, the Halsted Omelet, featuring three eggs, ham, sweet onion and aged Wisconsin cheddar, and the Tropical Beignets, topped with pineapple jam and toasted cashews. 

Bobby’s Lincoln Park

Bobby’s Lincoln Park, Lincoln Park’s new contemporary American restaurant, is now offering brunch. Guests will be offered a list of chef creations with an Italian flare at special prices and cocktails that include signature mixes for only $8, $6 wines by the glass, and $3-4 beers in Bobby’s dining space. The menu is available  from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on weekends.

ENO Wine Room

Every Sunday, guests at ENO Wine Room, 505 N. Michigan Ave., will be offered bottomless mimosas, an entrée from the new brunch menu created by Executive Chef Craig Couper and appearances by well-known drag entertainers. Hosted by Chicago’s own Fox E. Kim, ENO Wine Room’s Pour Decisions will feature weekly themed performances. Doors open at 12 p.m. and the Drag show runs through 2 p.m. 

ROOF on theWit

ROOF on theWit has “POP” Sundays, for brunch every week. They feature champagne flights, a tiered brunch tower, and creative cocktails like the “My Name is ___, and I’m An (Aperol)ic”. Additionally, the newly renovated space features music and digital pop art work right in time for the Andy Warhol exhibit currently at the Art Institute of Chicago.

The Albert

The Albert, located at 228 E. Ontario St., offers a weekly brunch on both Saturdays and Sundays. The menu, curated by Executive Chef Larry Feldmeier, features a lineup of options from Shrimp Mosaic made with Gem Lettuce, Quail Egg and Louie Dressing; and Squash Toast served with Butternut Squash, Mascarpone and Pickled Plum. 

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Courtesy of ENO Wine Room

Commons Club

Commons Club, is the second-floor restaurant at the Virgin Hotels Chicago.

Available on Saturdays and Sundays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. — an earlier start time and later close than most brunches in the city — the new Commons Club brunch inspired by Executive Chef Moosah Reaume’s own experiences following a plant-based diet and waking up feeling fueled for the day ahead, the menu features five entirely plant-based dishes as well as options for anyone who’s still looking to make a few more sinful choices before Monday.

Healthy highlights from the menu include the Power Protein Bowl ($12) with quinoa, roasted mushrooms, baby kale and a hot pepper vinaigrette and a Plant Based Breakfast Burrito ($18) featuring just eggs, black beans, home fries, Beyond Maple sausage, and avocado queso on a flour tortilla. The brunch menu also boasts dishes like the Churros French Toast ($12) with caramel, apples and cinnamon sugar and a flavor-packed take on Chilaquiles ($17) made with chili-lime tortilla chips, avocado, lime crema, radishes, black beans, fried eggs and guests’ choice of salsa.

For those who need a few more hours of R&R, Commons Club’s brunch runs into the afternoon and offers a variety of lunch dishes. Guests can warm up with a bowl of Butternut Squash Curried Soup ($9), topped with candied ginger and crispy delicata squash, or dig into an Everything Burger ($19) with two patties, bacon, fried egg, pickled red onions, tomatoes and jalapeno creamed cheese on an everything crusted Brioche bun

“Nothing zaps the enjoyment out of a late night with friends like waking up the next morning feeling sluggish,” said Chef Reaume. “This menu is designed with that morning-after feeling in mind. I wanted to create a selection of dishes that would give guests an energy boost while still offering indulgent options because sometimes you just need to soak up a night of partying with a hearty plate of bacon.”

Guests looking to extend their weekend fun into the morning hours can still look forward to a selection of brunch cocktails including a Bacon-Infused Vodka Bloody, Dark Matter Cold Brew Cocktail and a Gin Celery Cocktail. Guests can also order endless bubbles for $25 per person to keep the good times flowing.

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Courtesy of Commons Club

Gadabout

Each Sunday from 11am-3pm.

Dishes will include items such as Cauliflower Congee (Cauliflower, chicken stock, pork belly, scallions, chili oil/crisp, soft boiled egg, sesame seeds), Char Toast (Arctic char lox, avocado, pickled golden beets, micro chives, orange & juniper crema, rye crumb) and Yogurt Panna Cotta (Greek yogurt, kumquat marmalade, strawberries, candied pecan & date crumble, mint).
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Courtesy of Gadabout

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