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Where to Brunch Post-Marathon

Refueling after a run is vital, and what could be better than refilling your energy tank with a delicious brunch? Whether you are running in the race or just there to cheer on your friends, there are plenty of Chicago restaurants with excellent brunch deals to help you celebrate.

Free Rein Brunch

Free Rein

Free Rein is a delicious and conveniently located American brasserie. Located on the doorstep of Michigan Ave, it’s close to Millennium Park and easy to get to after the marathon. Show your runners bib to get 20% off your brunch! Enjoy the eggs Benedict in this spacious, modern restaurant and bask in your running glory. Read our review here.

Free Rein, 224 North Michigan Ave., (312) 334-6700

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Mon Ami Gabi

If you want to get away from the crowds in Grant Park after your run, hit up Mon Ami Gabi in Lincoln Park. The French restaurant offers multiple types of Benedicts and a plethora of brunch specialties to satisfy your sweet tooth (chocolate waffle anyone?). By showing your medal or race ID, you and one guest receive an appropriate 26.2% off your brunch. This is your chance to get the crème brûlée French toast and not feel bad about it!

Mon Ami Gabi, 2300 N. Lincoln Park West, (773) 348-8886

Terzo Piano Brunch

Terzo Piano

Located in the modern wing of the Art Institute, Terzo Piano is a great place to head after the marathon. Show your race ID and get 26.2% off your entrée. Enjoy a savory meal and then check out the museum for a chill afternoon. Read our review here.

Terzo Piano, 159 East Monroe St, (312) 443-8650

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Land & Lake 

Mimosa brunch at Land & Lake Kitchen is the perfect way to reward yourself after running (or cheering) 26.2 miles! The Midwestern focused restaurant is down the street from the finish line, located on the ground floor of the LondonHouse Hotel. The restaurant offers a mimosa brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The $30 deal includes your choice of brunch entrée and 1.5 hours of unlimited mimosas. Favorites from the brunch menu include the Lake Benedict with smoked salmon, poached eggs, and cider béarnaise on a house made biscuit; Brioche French toast with slow poached strawberries, strawberry coulis and Chantilly cream; and breakfast mac and cheese with smoked cheddar mornay and bacon topped with a sunny side up egg.

Land & Lake, 81 East Wacker Drive, (312) 253-2337

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Acanto

Steps from Millennium Park and along Chicago’s Cultural Mile, Acanto is the destination for those who appreciate Italian food, wine, and an approachable, inviting dining experience. Brunch includes classic selections like eggs and toast or a spinach and mushroom frittata, as well as pizza and pasta options if you’re in need of some post-marathon carbs. Most importantly, all bottles of wine are half off during brunch, so ample celebrating can occur. Read our review here.

Acanto, 18 South Michigan Ave, (312) 578-0763

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Latinicity

Latinicity provides a delicious interpretation of Latin street food just a few blocks west of Millennium Park. Located on the third floor of Block 37, this multi-sensory experience features eight innovative kitchens, a Mexican restaurant, coffee café, full bar, and lounge. For $35 you can enjoy a 2-hour bottomless selection of brunch specialties and mimosas, bloody Marys, and sangrias. Sounds like a steal for extra hungry marathoners! Plus it’s super casual, so post-marathon attire will fit right in. Read our review here.

Latinicity, 108 N State St. 3rd floor, (312) 795-4444

Katlin Gnojek

Chicago Food Editor

A management consultant from 9 to 5, Katlin loves marketing, Champagne, and a killer pair of shoes. When she is not working, you can find her unwinding over brunch, at a BodyPump class, or baking to her heart's content at home. Katlin will never turn down a chocolate croissant.

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