Reviewers Going Mad for MAD Social Brunch

Posted on June 27th, 2017

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In the past few years the restaurant business has seen a huge increase in the amount of weekend brunch traffic. It makes sense. If you like sleeping in and relaxing on the weekend, brunch is the perfect meal option.

Brunch also lets restaurants stretch their wings when it comes to creating unique menu items that strike the prefect balance between breakfast and lunch.

At Phil Stefani’s Signature Restaurants’ MAD Social location in the West Loop, we take our brunch service pretty seriously. And it shows, as we’ve recently been featured in two more prominent publications that have touted our incredible brunch. These kudos come on the heals of our 2016 ranking as one of Chicago’s best brunch spots. 

Popular foodie blog Bitches Who Brunch visited MAD Social in March and raved about our Short Rib Benedict which is braised Korean style short ribs, on toasted pretzel buns, with brussels sprouts kimchi, topped with togarashi hollandaise and served with house potatoes.

“It was packed with flavor and all of the components worked really well together,” the blog post said. 

Another of the diners ordered our now famous Chicken and Waffles. Created with a churro waffle, chicken breast milanese, MAD hot sauce, crisp pork belly, maple syrup, the reviewer called the dish “fantastic” and the MAD hot sauce “awesome.”

Thrillist Chicago also recently featured MAD Social in their guide to Best Brunches in Chicago. According to Thrillist, “MAD Social’s pancakes might just be the best in Chicago, and you really aren’t going to want to miss out on these airy, salted caramel whipped butter-topped babies.”

While we really love great reviews, we also love exceeding our guests expectations with our brunch service. If you’re looking for a new brunch spot in the city, discover our full brunch menu below and join us starting at 10 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.


Braised Korean style short ribs, toasted pretzel buns, brussels sprouts kimchi, togarashi hollandaise, house potatoes


Oven baked eggs, sun dried tomato sauce, roasted potatoes, spinach, mushrooms, toast points, fresh herbs, grana


Any style with house potatoes, choice of toast., choice of bacon,sausage or fruit


Grilled skirt steak, 2 eggs sunny side up, sweet pepper succotash, chimichurri, choice of toast


Buttermilk pancakes, salted caramel whipped butter, fresh berries, maple syrup


Red cabbage, carrot, cilantro, toasted garlic chips, scallions, wonton strips, sesame seeds, yuzu soy vinaigrette


Sweet corn, wild mushrooms, crispy brussels sprouts, butter crumb crust 


churro waffle, chicken breast milanese, MAD hot sauce, crisp pork belly, maple syrup 


chicken and prosciutto sausage blend, baby greens, fried egg, dijonnaise, tomato, smoked gouda, served with breakfast potatoes 


house made cured salmon, charred scallion cream cheese, avocado, sour dough, poached egg, balsamic, micro greens

MAD Social
1140 Madison St.
Chicago, IL


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