With all of the holiday stress of traveling and planning for 2015 for both locals and those visiting Chicago, one thought that may not have been on your mind is where can you grab a later brunch on New Years Day? Although a lot of restaurants and bars are closed on the first of the year, we’ve compiled a list that offer both accommodations and tables/seats available to re-fuel your celebratory tummies:
Nico Osteria at The Thompson Hotel
Located directly below the Thompson Hotel, Nico Osteria will be up and running with its daily Brunch menu on Jan, 1st. Comprised of light antipasti, filling friatti, a raw bar, and Amanda Rockman’s dolci items, this menu is a perfect combination of a savoury and sweet brunch. On the plus side, if you’re staying at The Thompson, or just arriving from last night’s activities, easy access to Salone Nico or an open table are just a few steps away.
1015 North Rush Street, Chicago, IL 60611
Starting at 12 p.m. on 01/01/15, The Pump Room is offering a, “Day & Night Recovery Brunch,” featuring a special guest DJ playlist and bottled champagne specials. Word to the wise, the Challah French Toast, made with caramelized apples & smoked bacon will soak up any remaining booze lingering in your system.
1301 North State Parkway, Chicago, IL 60610
The Drake Hotel
Being recognized as the quintessential social hotspot along the Mag Mile, The Drake Hotel will be continuing its tradition of Holiday Afternoon Tea from November 15th through January 4th – a classier alternative for those who prefer a poshy type of brunch following New Years Eve. Holiday Afternoon Tea is available daily from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. inside the Palm Court.
140 East Walton Place Chicago, IL 60611
Although this multi-purpose house serves as a hotel and members-only club in the West Loop, a variety of dining options are available to the public within Soho. Whether you’re in the mood for something healthy and light at The Allis or satisfying and delicious from PizzaEast, both hotel guests and non-members can relax and recover inside this urban oasis.
113-125 North Green Street Chicago, IL 60607
Both JIMMY and David Burke’s Primehouse will be opened New Years Day. While Primehouse will be offering its weekend brunch menu from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., JIMMY’s regular “wine down with JIMMY” happy hour event will occur from 6-8 p.m., offering $6 wines and $5 small plates. After enjoying “wining down,” JIMMY’s regular vinyl DJ, Will Galvan, will start playing tunes at 9 p.m. for those who are fully recovered and want to continue celebrating the 2015.
610 North Rush Street Chicago, IL 60611