We decided to ask local foodies in the Chicago area to give us their choice picks to try during one of the most important weeks this year for 312 based foodies – Chicago Restaurant Week 2017!
Composed of 14 days, from January 27th to February 9th, this event offers dining deals from over 300 Chicago restaurants. From breakfast pizzas to brunch tacos, this our Chicago Restaurant Week Guide for Brunch.
Robert’s Pizza Company
“For brunch I recommend Robert’s Pizza Company in Streeterville. Their pizzas are amazing and truly unique, especially the huevos rancheros pizza. It took Robert 5 years to perfect his pizza crust recipe and it’s like nothing I’ve ever had!”
– kel_eats_chicago, Eater | Wino | Traveler
“The breakfast pizza at Bar Siena is superb and an overall great brunch vibe, especially when your hungover on Sundays and find yourself questioning all your life decisions.”
– Chiraq Foodie, Pairing tasteless captions with tasteful food
“Being on a low salt diet by choice, I am aware whenever dishes are heavy with salt. Not with the parsnips and potato hash. Compliments to the chef, sous chef, cook, or fry guy because for a dish that looked too pretty to eat, I devoured it without shame. … The bistro is quaint, in a European kind of way. I would, however, recommend making a reservation for Friday and Saturday evenings. Considered how busy it was, it was also nice that the server was extremely accommodating.”
– Chicago Alphabet Soup, Gino Williams
“You get a drink and 3 courses, one of them being their famous bomboloni!”
– travels4food, Miki: Chicago Culinary Explorer
“This powerhouse is not only bustling restaurant, but a butcher shop, deli and event space too. The meat options at Chop Shop are nothing short of impressive, which is why it is one of my favorite places to brunch in the city!”
– 303eatschi, Alyssa Capalbo: Eater | Drinker | Creator | Explorer
“I’m in love with local seasonal food and there are a bunch of places in the Suburbs that do a great job sourcing local ingredients and making delicious dishes with them. Two sure things for Chicago Restaurant Week are Farmhouse Tavern in Evanston for Brunch and Vie in Western Springs for Dinner. I’ve had memorable meals at both restaurants!”
“When a place has menus dedicated separately for Saturday and Sunday brunch, you know they take it seriously. This place is perfect for both veg heads and meat lovers. When we went I had the fried chicken with Corn Bread Pudding (which is very much a thing), Slaw, Dill Pickle, Sunny Side Eggs. It was ungodly. Big plus is their super accommodating for vegetarians so it made for a really easy experience, as well as solid bloody mary and mimosa options.”
– 312foodies, Chicago / Boston Food and Drink
“This place has some sentimental value to me. I came with a friend and fell in love with the romantic antique-y anterior. That pork schnitzel is definitely a winner too.”
If you’re interested in a three-course breakdown for brunch, Chi EATS offered a deliciously detailed recommendation of enjoying brunch at Bar Siena. Bar Siena is located in the West Loop and is “the ‘little sibling’ to River North’s Siena Tavern is a rustic, hip, and more casual restaurant with a younger crowd.”, as Chi EATS put it.
“Bar Siena, located in the bustling West Loop, has become one of my favorite spots. Plus, it’s also helmed by famed by ‘Top Chef’ and restaurateur, Fabio Viviani, so you can’t go wrong.
Their brunch menu for Restaurant Week 2017 is a creative menu that’s sure to please every kind of appetite. Start with your choice of a caramelized waffle with Nutella butter and bruleed bananas, or a decadent Cherry Almond Granola with greek yogurt, chia seed, cherry gelato, and mint.
The second course consists of Avocado Toast (shoutout basic b’s everywhere), a Bombo Breakfast Sandwich with pancetta cured bacon, pork sasuage, eggs, and cheese, Short Rbi Hash with a rosted garlic hollandaise, or a Breakfast Pizza, complete with sausage, tomato, and proscuitto cotto.
Dessert and brunch don’t always go hand in hand, but you’re going to want to indulge in Bar Siena’s signature Bomboloni. Imagine a light, airy, and perfectly puffy filled donut. Are you drooling yet?”