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Help! Brunch in/near Rogers Park

Cmvramirez May 25, 2008 12:45 AM

My parents are in town for this weekend and, after Mass ends at 1 p.m. today, they want to grab breakfast/brunch somewhere in the area. Can a Chowhound suggest some places that might work for us? Thank you!

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    nicolson Jun 1, 2008 12:45 AM

    UncommonGround just opened a new location on Devon, (1401 west). The menu looks great:

    If you're willing to go farther south (5707 n. Clark), there's M. Henry, which also has a nice brunch menu (though they close the cafe at 3 on Sundays, so that might not leave you much time.): http://mhenry.net/menu.html#brunch

    Personally, I'd stay away from Leonas, which has always underwhelmed me. (Same goes for the Heartland, which never has understood the concept of seasoning.)

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    1. re: nicolson
      The Old Man Jun 1, 2008 09:40 AM

      I find these answers interesting. I left Chicago over 17 years ago and just heard that the Heartland is still opened. I never understood it's appeal even back then.

      I also note that the OP was eating last Sunday--it's a little late for recommendations now--but the info is interesting.

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      saltyassdog May 30, 2008 10:41 PM

      Morseland on Morse just west off Sheridan is good. Nice quiet atmosphere, great coffee (plus full bar), and decent to very good food (depending on what you pick).

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        tktchr May 25, 2008 07:02 AM

        Leona's on Sheridan Road serves brunch on Sunday until 2:00, I think ( http://www.leonas.com/ ). If you're interested in Mediterranean, you can go to Reza's on Clark street ( http://www.rezasrestaurant.com/ ) - I think they also serve a buffet until 2:00.

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        1. re: tktchr
          johnh91011 May 28, 2008 03:19 PM

          I wouldn't bother with Reza's on Clark. Their quality has really deteriorated lately. We were there a couple of times recently and none of the food was even luke warm. There was only one small inadequate burner under each big platter. I don't know about the other Reza's in the city

          1. re: johnh91011
            The Old Man May 28, 2008 10:49 PM

            Too bad--I've always loved Reza's and was planning on hitting it on my return trip to Chicago--haven't been in 3 years.

            Never like Leone's.

            And always liked (a little further south) Calo's.

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