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Best Places To Have New Year’s Day Brunch

December 21, 2010 7:00 AM

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New Year's Brunch

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New Year's Brunch

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You might want to sleep in New Year’s Day, but there is nothing better to kick that hangover from too much champagne the night before then to have a hearty breakfast the next morning. You don’t even need to get out of your pajamas to enjoy brunch at some places. And if you want to keep the party going that you started on New Year’s Eve, most places have Bloody Mary and mimosa specials.

Café Ba-Ba-Reeba!

Don’t be embarrassed about wearing your pajamas here for brunch because anyone who does receives a gift certificate in the amount of your brunch bill. Eat brunch with a Spanish flair, but still find the favorites like waffles, French toast and pancakes.

2024 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: 773-935-5000
Website: www.cafebabareeba.com/chicago
Hours: 10 a.m. – 3p.m.

Third Coast Café

Located at the heart of the Gold Coast, Third Coast Café has been serving people for the past 25 years. Sit with the locals and admire the great pieces of hanging artwork for sale. They serve breakfast all day long at reasonable prices, but brunch on New Years Day will start at 8 a.m. and will run until 3 p.m. They offer a multitude of omelettes, scones, and even stuffed French toast with melted brie.

1260 N. Dearborn Parkway
Chicago, IL 60610
Phone: 312-649-0730
E-mail: 3rdcoastcafe@gmail.com
Website: www.3rdcoastcafe.com

Parking can be tight in the area so there is three hour, $10 valet parking available at 1250 N. Dearborn Standard parking. Just make sure to remember to get your ticket validated at the restaurant.

Hub 51

Looking for a later start to your morning and an opportunity to keep ringing in the holiday, then head over to River North’s Hub 51. For $30 per person, you have the opportunity to get your hands on an all-you-can-eat brunch buffet. They’ll offer the usual of eggs and Belgium waffles, but they’ll also add a sushi station, pulled chicken nachos and butterscotch pudding. Continue to celebrate with $6 Bloody Marys and River North Mimosas.

51 West Hubbard
Chicago, IL 60610
Phone: 312-828-0051
Website: www.hub51chicago.com
Brunch hours: 10 a.m. – 3p.m.

Frasca Pizzeria + Wine Bar

Come here if you feel like you didn’t drink quite enough champagne the night before. Their brunch menu includes bottomless mimosas for only $14. Looking for something a little different for brunch than the normal routine? Then try their breakfast pizza, which consists of three over easy eggs, sausage and cheese over their house made crust. They also offer pancakes if you’re not quite ready to be so daring.

3358 North Paulina St.
Chicago, IL 60657
Phone: 773-248-5222
Website: www.frascapizzeria.com
Brunch hours: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Flatwater

Maybe you didn’t party too hard the night before, so you’re willing to go out New Years morning to a nice restaurant without the hangover following you through the door. Dine by the Chicago River on three different kinds of omelettes, crabcake benedict or banana pancakes. For a nice meal, they keep their brunch prices reasonable.

321 North Clark Street
(River Level)
Chicago, IL 60610
Phone: 312-644-0283
Fax: 312-644-0318
Website: www.flatwater.us
Their brunch starts at 9 a.m.

Rachel Azark is a writer and lives on Chicago’s northwest side. Read more of her work on her blog parksandpancakes.com.

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