From bacon to Bloody Mary’s, it’s easy to see why brunch is a weekends staple for busy Chicagoans. Any time you can combine the best of two meals and serve coffee and cocktails side-by-side, the crowds will follow. At The Hudson, we’re lucky to be just steps from some of the best brunch in Chicago’s River North. Known for serving dishes that are both innovative and classic, here are a few spots you’ll want to add to your weekend rotation.
For many, this breakfast spot needs no introduction. With 11 locations in Chicago, Yolks in River North is conveniently located steps from The Hudson, and includes all of the classic staples that you crave come Sunday morning. While we can’t guarantee there won’t be a line outside, you won’t be disappointed with the extensive menu, portion size, or price.
Feel like something sweet in the morning? Try the Red Velvet French Toast, which is red velvet cake with swirls of cream cheese that’s dipped and grilled in their secret batter, then topped with strawberries and cream. For the savoury-types, opt for any of the 3 Egg Scramblers or the 5 Egg Omelettes. Both are served with your choice of potatoes, cheesy grits, toast, pancakes, or an English muffin.
Address: 747 N Wells St.
At Brunch, you can unleash your inner child with dishes like the Fruity Pebble French Toast. Just added to the menu, this one-of-a-kind meal is a treat that will please kids and nostalgic parents alike. If you’re looking for something on the healthier side, not to worry. The Power Breakfast offers egg whites or marinated tofu with oven roasted tomatoes and kale, and is served with chicken sausage or buffalo pork links. Late night at Parliament? The Morning After Tacos are sure to cure that champagne headache.
Address: 644 North Orleans at Erie
No matter what time of year it may be, you’ll always feel like you’ve stepped into summer at The Hampton Social. A vibrant atmosphere with plenty of rosé all day, it’s perfect for meeting friends or kicking back and people watching. Brunch faves include the Crab Cake Benedict, served with cremcotta ham, arugula, and a spicy hollandaise. We also suggest the L.B.L.T., which has poached lobster, bacon, arugula, fried egg, avocado mayo, and tomato on multigrain bread. Yum.
Address: 353 W Hubbard St.