3 Best Places to Get Brunch in Chicago Near Popular Attractions

Spring is turning, restrictions are being lifted, and Chicago’s most sought after summer attractions are opening up. People far and wide travel to the Windy City to check out iconic spots like Lincoln Park Zoo, Grant Park, The Willis Tower, and Navy Pier; and each represents a different unique part of the city. And standing within walking distance of these attractions are some of Chicago’s best restaurants for brunch, drinks, or full meals.

So, as the warm weather approaches and with museums, parks, zoo’s and more reopening, we wanted to ensure you had Chicago’s latest and greatest brunch offerings on your radar that are in close proximity to the city’s best attractions and lively neighborhoods. We’ll update this brunch list with more and more deals as they come through, but look no further if you want the very best meal to add to your already enjoyable Chicago day trip.



Located down the street from Lincoln Park and Lincoln Park Zoo, Gemini has recently launched their brunch program and bottomless brunch offerings. For $25, guests can indulge in bottomless brunch staples such as Mimosas, Bellinis, Pauly G’s Bloody Mary, margarita’s, variety of wines, beer and more! If you’re looking for the best brunch places in Chicago, the menu at this restaurant includes fresh cinnamon rolls, Croissant Breakfast Sandwiches, Spicy Chicken Sandwiches, a variety of salads, and more.


The Dearborn

The Dearborn offers one of the best brunches in Chicago’s Loop area. Located in close proximity to Grant Park, Millennium Park, and the museums, The Dearborn is a perfect spot to enjoy brunch before participating in summer activities. Diners can indulge in Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread, Dutch Apple Pancakes, Buffalo Chicken Sandwich, Roasted Pear Grilled Cheese, and more! The Dearborn’s Tavern Style pizzas are also available during brunch.


The Smith

The Smith is located in the heart of Chicago’s lively River North neighborhood. Located just a few blocks from Navy Pier, The Smith is the best brunch place in Chicago to start your weekend off right. With the purchase of an entree, guests will receive a free brunch cocktail of their choice! Guests can choose from a variety of brunch offerings including Vanilla Bean French Toast, Avocado Toast, Grilled Chicken Sandwich, their signature Mac & Cheese, and more. The Smith also offers an extended patio along Clark Street and also offers a weekend sunset menu.


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