Seasonal American plates inside the Viceroy Chicago
Executive Chef Lee Wolen’s brunch menu is vast, meaning you’ll need to make some tough decisions. Consider the fried chicken & French toast with sriracha honey and whipped butter or baked eggs with spicy tomato, feta, merguez sausage, and grilled bread. Here you must try plenty of pastries like the Gooey Butter coffee cake or Nutella pop tart from talented pastry chef Meg Galus. Feeling festive? Share a punch bowl with your brunch companions like the Competitor’s Punch with vodka, raspberry, lime, and soda water, plus a full bottle of cava.
Walton Street Kitchen + Bar
Unlimited booze and indulgent brunch plates in an expansive Gold Coast dining room
The team that brought you Gemini and Coda Di Volpe is crafting massive, tasty brunch dishes in the heart of the Gold Coast. Start with a flight of seasonal breakfast pastries like the apple pie bar with candied walnuts, the raspberry jam donut, or the perfect cinnamon roll. Savory standouts include the breakfast sandwich piled high with bacon, egg, cheddar, and tomato jam on a soft English muffin, and blueberry pancakes with oatmeal crumble and chantilly cream Tack on unlimited brunch cocktails like mimosas, Aperol spritzes, or house wine, for $22.
3 Arts Club Cafe
The perfect scrambled eggs with a side of people watching
While more than a special occasion brunch rather than a staple in your brunch rotation, 3 Arts Club Cafe delivers a quality scene along with quality food. This restaurant housed inside Restoration Hardware’s Gold Coast store features a menu of decadent dishes like the RH Scramble with farm eggs, creme fraiche, avocado, and chives. Feeling extra decadent? Top it off with fresh Australian black truffles. Other standouts include the brunch-only truffled grilled cheese, smoked malmon with charred sourdough, and the favorite RH burger with Dijonnaise, sharp American cheese, pickles, and onion.
Maple & Ash
An over-the-top steakhouse with a hearty brunch buffet
Maple & Ash goes all out on Sundays with its station-style brunch. Eat to your heart’s content with options including a meat carving station, an omelet station, fruit and pastries, and traditional brunch accouterments like potatoes, bacon, sausage, and waffles. A la carte options like a seafood tower and steaks can be added on if you’re feeling extra indulgent. Wash it all down with mimosa service.