Downtown Chicago's 5 Best Options for New Year's Day Brunch

Posted by Leo Clark. on Wednesday, December 31st, 2014 at 12:19pm.

New Year's Day Brunch in Chicago

Whether you’re just visiting Chicago for all the New Year’s Eve festivities or happen to live here full time, what better way to kick off your 2015 than with a delicious brunch after a long, fun, and eventful night of partying?

There are few things Chicagoans like more than a solid brunch on a Saturday or Sunday morning, or in this case Thursday, and if you’re going to be in or around the downtown area looking for a great spot to satisfy that mid-morning appetite, here are a few places that top our list for the best brunch in town:

Howells & Hood | Streeterville

Happening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. is the Howells & Hood New Year’s Day Hangover Brunch. $29 per person will get you unlimited access to a limited edition menu, an omelet bar, charcuterie, and so much more. And given its location right off Michigan Avenue, this stop is strongly recommend for visitors staying somewhere on the Mag Mile!

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Hub 51 | River North

Offering an all you can eat buffet, what better way to start off the new year than with unlimited pancakes? To make a reservation, call (312) 828-0051. The New Year’s Day Buffet will be served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and is $30 per person.

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Sixteen | River North

If you’re looking to class it up a bit for the morning after, what better place to do it than the five-star, award-winning restaurant inside Trump Tower Chicago? The food and atmosphere here speaks for itself, and if you’re staying somewhere in or around the River North area, why not kick off the New Year’s Day in style?

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Slurping Turtle | River North

If you don’t think you’ll be up and around for a mid-morning or early afternoon brunch, don’t worry. From 10:30 to 8 p.m., the Slurping Turtle in River North will be hosting a Pajama Party Bruch Buffet, and for only 28 bucks, you’ll get all kinds of great options lie Matcha Green Tea, Waffles, Duck Fat Fried Chicken, and much, much more.

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Chicago Q | The Gold Coast

Although more known for its BBQ, Chicago Q will also be serving up some tasty brunch items on New Year’s Day, which will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Along with all the house-smoked meats, there will also be a Bloody Mary Bar and also black-eyed peas—a southern United States tradition that’s thought to bring good luck and prosperity for the year ahead.

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