With Covid cases improving in Chicago, Mayor Lightfoot has increased the legal capacity and extended hours at restaurants in the city. Now, indoor capacity at restaurants, bars, and events can increase to 50 percent or 50 people within one room or space (whichever is less) and establishments can remain open for on-site liquor service until 1:00 a.m, provided they serve food. With this news, be on the lookout for brunch restaurants updating their hours in the coming months. We have compiled a list of the best Chicago restaurants that have already extended their hours and are back to offering brunch on Sundays!
Frasca is a neighborhood Italian influenced restaurant featuring specialty pizzas, hearty pastas, and an extensive selection of wine.
Brunch is now back Saturday and Sunday from 10 am -3 pm offering unlimited aperol spritz, mimosas, and rose sangria for $25. It’s also open Tuesday through Friday 4pm-9pm and Saturday to Sunday 10 am – 9 pm.
If you’re looking for the best restaurants that offer a different approach to brunch, take advantage of “Sunday Funday” and head over to Play Kitchen! They have a new brunch menu with $30 bottomless mimosas. Starting at 11 am every sunday and offered until 4 pm, you can attend the after party with $20 2 hour wristbands until 1o pm.
Bar Siena is just one of the restaurants already taking advantage of the extended hours. They are now open until 1 am Thursday through Saturday, and until 11:30 pm Sunday through Wednesday. And they’ve added something new for service and restaurant industry workers! Every Monday is industry night for service + restaurant industry workers. If you bring proof of employment you will enjoy half-off your bill. And as always brunch is back on Sundays!
Tavern on Rush is a classic restaurant in Chicago that offers brunch for visitors spending a night downtown. It’s an upscale, contemporary steakhouse on famous Rush Street in Chicago. If you are looking for the best Classic American dishes, there is something for everyone on the menu. And good news! With the extension of dining hours and liquor availability, Tavern on Rush has extended their hours to 12 am Monday through Sunday.
Located in the River North neighborhood, Siena Tavern is a must if you’re looking for modern Italian cuisine. The 10,000 square foot space’s décor reflects a hybrid of a rustic Italian market, a fine dining restaurant, and a modern, industrial tavern, bridging old world comfort and hospitality with a contemporary menu and design. Now with the lightened restrictions, this restaurant is reopening brunch on Sundays in Chicago.
With extended hours just being set into effect, more and more restaurants and bars will be adjusting their hours. Stay updated on what’s to come and enjoy just a little bit more freedom!
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