Jammies brunch at Mon Ami Gabi
After a long night of ringing in 2013, roll out of bed New Year's Day and head to Mon Ami Gabi for brunch -- pajamas encouraged. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, enjoy waffle bananas foster, blueberry French toast and crepes and quiches, which range from $9 to $13 each. Grab mimosas or a spicy Bloody Mary. Guests who dine in their PJs receive a gift card equal to their bill for their next visit.
Mon Ami Gabi is located at 260 Oak Brook Center, Oak Brook. (630) 472-1900 or monamigabi.com.
PL8's late NYE dinner
Being late to the party has perks at PL8 Simply Asian. Parties of six or more who make reservations after 9 p.m. on New Year's Eve receive a complimentary Processo toast and a complimentary signature dessert -- chocolate banana wontons -- for each member of their party. Guests can order from the regular dinner and cocktail menus throughout the night.
PL8 Simply Asian is at 736 W. Northwest Hwy., Barrington. (847) 382-1988 or pl8simplyasian.com.
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Celebrate good times and good food from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. New Year's Day at Zest Bistro. Brunch items include the breakfast sandwich made with scrambled eggs, Niman Ranch bacon, cheddar cheese and arugula on a toasted pretzel bun for $9; or duck confit hash with a fried egg, shaved manchego, kumquat jam, toasted baguette and sriracha butter for $14; or The Benny's "The Crabby" crabcakes, toasted brioche, dill, sauteed spinach and rémoulade hollandaise for $17.
Zest Bistro is at 935 W. Burlington Ave., Downers Grove. (630) 969-9869 or lemontreegrocer.com/bistro.