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aet Nov 4, 2002 03:47 PM

Any suggestions for a good brunch spot in the loop or river north area to take out-of-town guests?

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    SuzMiCo Aug 16, 2006 09:56 PM


    It's on the border of being in the South Loop, on Harrison, west of Dearborn. Great, kind of funky brunch food. They have excellant pancake flights - four different kinds of silver dollar pancakes based on a common theme (like chocolate or wine), as well as interesting omelettes.

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      mds60 Aug 15, 2006 06:40 PM

      Speaking of brunch, does anyone have a recommendation for a NICE brunch buffet? I assume they exist but I haven't been able to find one.

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        jbw Aug 15, 2006 08:00 PM

        Check out 4 Seasons buffet brunch menu here:


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          Payton Chicago Aug 15, 2006 09:23 PM

          Corosh on Milwaukee has a pretty good brunch buffet. Not the caliber of 4 star hotels, but better than Stanley's and other bars out there.
          1072 N. Milwaukee

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          Gypsy Boy Nov 5, 2002 09:04 AM

          Though not River North, you might want to consider Brett's. A wonderful, warm and cozy spot, serves an excellent brunch. I haven't been there lately, but my memories of brunch there are wonderful and I wouldn't hesitate to return. It's not terribly large, though certainly large enough and not packed.

          (I think she just changed the name, actually, to Brett's Cafe Americain--like Casablanca)
          2001 W. Roscoe
          Chicago, IL

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            Mike G Nov 4, 2002 05:19 PM

            Well, Wishbone is always good but presumably packed on weekends (never actually been to the downtown one on weekends). Southern comfort food with a yuppie-oriented fat level.

            Metromix.com has a whole bunch of brunch listings right now.

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