Brunch Bites: Rosebud Steakhouse and Remington's
When it comes to brunch at a steakhouse, there's a lot more to it than steak and eggs. Diners can find out for themselves at Rosebud Steakhouse, where new executive chef Andrew Sikkelerus has implemented a thoughtful new Sunday brunch program. Unlike your standard a la carte brunch service, this one is $35 per person and features a "grazing table" with oysters, shrimp, smoked salmon, and salads, followed by a hot entree cooked to order. Options include crab cakes, steak filet medallions, cedar planked whitefish, brick chicken, a market omelet filled with ramps and smoked chicken, salmon piccata, and more. Brunch is served from 10:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Sundays. Children under 12 are $12.95.
Following a successful launch with lunch and dinner, Michigan Avenue's Remington's has officially expanded to add brunch to its portfolio of contemporary American fare. Weekend brunch, courtesy of executive chef Russell Kook and 4 Star Restaurant Group corporate chef Todd Stein, features items like lobster deviled eggs, rotisserie pork hash, crab toast, eggs Florentine, a French dip sandwich, veggie burger, and more. To drink, there's a Bloody Mary with Smoke Daddy mix, mimosas, and Venetian Spritz's made with Prosecco, Campari, and a sugar cube. Considering Remington's prime locale on Michigan Ave. across from The Bean, complete with wholly retractable floor-to-ceiling windows, the restaurant is poised to offer the most scenic brunch setting downtown, ideal for summertime.
- Matt Kirouac