You love dinner at River Roast, but have you tried the brunch? And you know Reno as the place you grab your morning bagel, but have you missed its perfect pizza? These seven Chicago restaurants are culinary triple threats: We love them morning, noon and night.
Located in The Loop, Cochon Volant is the place you love to take clients for a business lunch (or, if you’re the client, the place you love to get taken). The French brasserie’s hearty comfort food (we die for the orecchiette with ragu) is just as good at breakfast, dinner and weekend brunch—duck confit omelette, anyone?
100 W. Monroe St.; 312-754-6560 or cochonvolantchicago.com
It sits at the heart of Wicker Park’s Six Corners and also happens to have one of our favorite rooftops in town, so we’re game for any excuse to linger a little longer at The Robey. Casual eats like avocado toast and a fried chicken sandwich rule the daytime menu, but come dinnertime, it’s all about sophisticated platings of branzino with dried apricots and almonds. We may just have to spend the night at one of the rooms.
1600 N. Milwaukee Ave.; 872-315-3060 or therobey.com
The recently reinvented Atwood is one of your best options to stop in for a bite when shopping or museum-hopping downtown. At lunch, try the crab cake sandwich or salmon Caesar salad. Come dinner, we’re all about the braised pork belly with toasted sesame and preserved lemon. Whatever time it is, be sure to save room for the next-level baked Alaska.
1 W. Washington St..; 312-368-1900 or atwoodrestaurant.com
With our two favorite foods (bagels and pizza) on lock, Reno is a place we’d be happy staying all day and well past closing time. When served on a perfectly chewy everything bagel, the “basic” breakfast sandwich (scrambled egg, cheddar) is anything but. That whole perfectly chewy thing carries through to the evening pizza menu, which features toppings like smoked mozzarella, fennel sausage and crimini mushroom.
2607 N. Milwaukee Ave.; 773-697-4234 or renochicago.com
River Roast made its name with its gorgeous riverside seating and epic roasts (like the perfect crispy-on-the-outside, juicy-on-the-inside chicken), so you’d be forgiven for overlooking its brunch menu—until now. Cooked in a cast iron pan, the chef’s hash made with barbecue pork, poblanos and farm eggs is reason enough to go...but the Thursday night and weekend brunch live blues performances will totally seal this as your new favorite brunch option.
315 N. Lasalle St.; 312-822-0100 or riverroastchicago.com
With a spacious patio, bright and airy interior and menu that doesn’t disappoint at any time of day, this is the perfect little neighborhood spot. At every meal, the menu offers something for everyone, whether you’re craving a fresh and light veggie bowl with shishito peppers, black lentils and avocado or a hearty half-pound burger with fig and Brie. Guess it’s time to start looking for a place in Ukrainian Village.
1001 N. Winchester Ave.; 773-698-8703 or winchesterchicago.com
With velvet rose banquettes and views of Lincoln Park, the Lincoln Hotel’s flagship restaurant offers plenty of eye candy. The food, however, remains the main attraction whether you stop by for brunch or dinner. Don’t miss the generously portioned cinnamon bun drizzled with English butter toffee icing or the pappardelle with duck, rosemary and pecorino.
1800 N. Lincoln Ave.; 312-981-7070 or thekennison.com