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By Amy Cavanaugh |

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Lately it seems that the hottest thing in Chicago dining is revamping your brunch menu. Here are four new brunches to check out.

BellyQ just added a brand new Sunday brunch menu with items both classic and Asian-inspired. Available from 10 a.m. to 2 pm, the menu includes a tea smoked duck benedict, huckleberry jam and vanilla maple syrup French toast, and a nori waffle with sake, maple syrup, and pork patties.

Toni Patisserie and Café just launched Waffle Weekends. All day on Saturday and Sunday, there will be three different waffles available: a traditional Belgian topped with maple syrup, berry compote, fresh berries, or whipped cream; a savory cheese waffle with ratatouille sauce; and a rotating waffle du jour.

Sable Kitchen and Bar launched a new Saturday and Sunday brunch menu that consists entirely of shared plates available in whole and half sizes. Try brûléed steel cut oatmeal, ginger-scallion brown fried rice, or housemade sausage links wrapped in pancakes.

You’ll have to be patient, but starting April 28, Acadia is adding a prix fixe Sunday brunch menu from 11 am to 3 pm. Dishes include morel mushroom tarts; crepes with gruyere, potato, ham, and scrambled eggs; and lobster eggs benedict.

1400 West Randolph Street, Chicago
(312) 563-1010

Toni Patisserie and Café
65 East Washington Street, Chicago
(312) 726-2020

1639 South Wabash Avenue, Chicago
(312) 360-9500

Sable Kitchen and Bar
505 North State Street, Chicago
(312) 755-9704