Ahhh, the many flavors of a good brunch menu. To appease the masses, it’s important that restaurants offer items that will satiate anyone with a sweet tooth and those who prefer a classic, savory dish. If you’re like us, you like a mix of both, but one dish cannot be missed for the perfect brunch spread: eggs benedict. Like all other brunch items, many Chicago chefs have added their own twist to this crowd’s favorite. Whether you’re looking for a classic recipe or an upscaled benedict with smoked salmon or other fancy ingredients, here are where to find the best eggs benedict in Chicago.
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Mon Ami Gabi
2300 N Lincoln Park W, Chicago, IL 60614
Talk about exclusive! Mon Ami Gabi, a popular French restaurant in the city, only offers brunch one day a week – Sunday. Next Sunday, head out for an incredible eggs benedict dish. Whether you want it to be classic, made with smoked salmon, steak, or artichoke and spinach, your appetite will be satiated and your stomach will thank you!
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3rd Coast Cafe
1260 N Dearborn St, W Goethe St, Chicago, IL 60610
Proudly stating that 3rd Coast Cafe is “as Chicago as Wrigley Field”, the location of this restaurant has been a home for Chicago classics since the 1920’s. Along with a classic eggs benedict, 3rd Coast also offers the “Betty” benedict, consisting of avocado, tomato, and poached eggs with a side of fruit, and a prosciutto benedict topped with layers of prosciutto and arugula. YUM.
6 E Chestnut St, Chicago, IL 60611
A fan of bagels with lox? Try out Tempo Cafe’s Nova Lox benedict! An english muffin piled high with Nova Lox, two poached eggs, salty capers, and buttery rich hollandaise sauce. If you’re looking for something to pair with your main meal, check out Tempo’s extensive list of sides like crispy hash browns or Virginia ham off the bone.
500 W Madison St, Chicago, IL 60661
With a few locations across the city, Yolk is a staple for those looking for some reliable, delicious breakfast food. Of course, we need to talk about the eggs benedict. With different variations like the waffle benedict, benedict caprese, and south of the border benedict, you can get a twist on the classic no matter what flavor profile you’re in the mood for.
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130 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601
Another popular chain across the Chicagoland area is Wildberry, and for good reason! Wildberry is super popular for their pancakes, French toast, and other sweet breakfast items, but their eggs benedict are a MUST try. From the Florence benedict with chopped bacon and baby spinach to the corned beef hash benedict, Wildberry’s benedict section of the menu alone will keep you coming back for more.
Lake and Land Kitchen
81 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601
Located in LondonHouse is Land and Lake. Not only does this restaurant offer some incredible river views, but the menu is delicious. Homemade buttermilk pancakes, a pesto scramble, and three different types of benedicts. Whether you choose ham, avocado, or smoked salmon, you’ll eat every last bite of food on your plate.
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909 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
Ann Sathers? Isn’t that the place with the cinnamon rolls? YES, but they also have really, really good eggs benedict! With a grand total of six different eggs benedict options, you’re likely going to have a really hard time deciding which option to choose from. Good thing you can mull over your decision with warm cinnamon rolls in hand!
1470 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
With locations in Andersonville and Wicker Park, you have a few places you can get some of Bongo Room’s incredible benedicts. Most notably, you’ll find the deconstructed lobster benedict on their brunch menu, and it’s definitely something you’re going to want to order ASAP. With flaky English muffins, a house made lobster filling, and green goddess hollandaise sauce,
1746 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60614
With over 50 years of service in Old Town, you just know that Nookies serves up a great eggs benedict. The eggs benedict here is as classic as they come, but can be paired with fruit, hash browns, or tomato slices for some extra health.
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