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Jul 11, 2008 10:18 AM

Brunch in River North?

I need a nice-ish place to go for brunch in River North, but I have a few conditions. It needs ot be open on the early side (by 11). It needs to have outdoor seating. And it needs to not involve waiting in line for an hour.

Any thoughts? Thanks!

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  1. If Saturday works for you (that's the only day they have brunch), Frontera Grill would be a great choice. It opens at 10:30 and, though there are no reservations, if you get there by 11 there's usually little or no wait. There's also outdoor seating. The menu combines some of the restaurant's lunch items along with some breakfast dishes (especially eggs) not otherwise offered.

    1. Also check out Blue13 on Ontario. I went for brunch the first Sunday it opened with now wait and excellent food. They had traditional brunch items that were well executed (eggs benedict, lox and bagels) but also had some interesting more "foodie" options like "Steak and Eggs on Acid" that a friend really enjoyed.