Brunch near the Hard Rock Hotel
My husband and I are headed to a wedding in chicago this weekend. We would like to meet up with some family for brunch. Any recommendations near the Hard Rock Hotel?
Two of my favorites are both about five blocks away, and another option is only a block from the hotel.
David Burke's Primehouse is four blocks north and one block west from the Hard Rock Hotel. They feature an "American dim sum" brunch - basically an all-you-can-eat brunch served at your table (not a buffet) in 7-8 courses consisting of 20-30 dishes served in small portions. Not inexpensive at $35 but an excellent value considering the top quality and unlimited seconds. I posted a VERY detailed report the last time I had brunch there, at http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/364403 You can view the American dim sum brunch menu on the restaurant's website at www.brguestrestaurants.com/restaurant...
The other place I love is Atwood Cafe, in the Hotel Burnham, two blocks west and three blocks south from the Hard Rock Hotel. They feature an a la carte menu of yummy contemporary American food, very upscale service consistent with a luxury hotel setting, and ultracomfy overstuffed seating. www.atwoodcafe.com
If you want something closer, South Water Kitchen is only a block from the Hard Rock Hotel, and features American comfort food. I haven't been there for brunch so I can't comment on the food/service/etc. www.southwaterkitchen.com
I strongly recommend making a reservation in advance, as they can book up. All three of these places accept reservations on opentable.com (as well as by calling them directly, of course).