New Year's Day Brunch
For the hungover and the just plain hungry, several local restaurants are offering brunch on New Year's Day. Except where noted, all menus are a la carte. For a larger selection, see our blog the Food Chain.
Angelina Ristorante Brunch fare like eggs Benedict, frittatas, French toast, salads, sandwiches, and pastas. For $20, patrons get an entree plus a bottomless mimosa, kir royale, or bellini (also available separately). a11 AM-4 PM, 3561 N. Broadway, 773-935-5933.
Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba A build-your-own Bloody Mary bar, cava cocktails, and brunch tapas like caramelized banana waffles, goat cheese crepes, and strawberry and cream panini, plus complimentary churros and fresh-squeezed OJ. Wear your pajamas to get a gift certificate in the amount of the price of your meal. a10 AM-3 PM, 2024 N. Halsted, 773-935-5000.
Dunlays This "hangover brunch" includes blue cheese and chips, wild mushroom risotto fritters, oatmeal pancakes, burgers, and breakfast burritos, plus the "award-winning Dunlays Bloody Mary." a10 AM-3 PM, 2600 N. Clark, 773-883-6000, and 3137 W. Logan, 773-227-2400.
Frasca Pizzeria and Wine Bar Offerings include breakfast pizza, quiche, panini, and bottomless mimosas, and there's a $5 kids' menu. a10 AM-3 PM, 3358 N. Paulina, 773-248-5222.
Hot Chocolate Pajama wearing encouraged; specials include pork and eggs, macaroni and cheese, and sourdough flatbread with duck confit, caramelized red onions, and an egg. Drink specials include Bloody Marias and mandarin mimosas. a10 AM-3 PM, 1747 N. Damen, 773-489-1747.
NoMi This brunch buffet includes waffles with walnuts and maple syrup, eggs Benedict, omelets, cinnamon sticky buns, and cranberry scones. a11 AM-2:30 PM, 800 N. Michigan, 312-239-4030, $45, $25 kids 5-12.
Smoke Daddy A "barbecue brunch" features smoked ham and eggs, country-style biscuits and gravy, apple butter pancakes, and monkey bread. a10 AM-3 PM, 1804 W. Division, 773-772-6656. —Julia Thiel