By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published May 22, 2019 at 11:01 AM

Got plans for brunch this weekend?

If you’re looking for a new spot to indulge with family and friends, it might be time to check out the brand new brunch at The Iron Horse Hotel, 500 W. Florida St., which debuts on Saturday, May 25.

After nearly a decade of serving buffet-style brunch, the hotel will officially launch a brand new plated brunch concept featuring a combination of both savory and sweet entrees along with brunch drinks, including bottomless mimosas for $20. The menu, which was developed by chefs Daniel Jacobs and Dan Van Rite of the JVR Group, will be available every weekend on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Menu highlights

Highlights include comfort food favorites like biscuits with sausage gravy, fried chicken and waffle and the "Smash Burger Breakfast," an entree featuring crisp hash browns topped with two burger patties, American cheese, bacon, caramelized onions and two over-easy eggs.

"It cures all ailments on a Sunday morning," notes Jacobs.

Additional offerings include two creative takes on eggs Benedict, avocado and smoked trout toasts and lighter fare like granola and yogurt with a mix of seeds and berries.

On the sweeter side, there are peaches and cream waffles, French toast stuffed with mascarpone and rhubarb jam and a selection of muffins, scones and cinnamon rolls baked fresh at Batches Bakery.

Soul Sessions Brunch

The hotel will also be launching a new music feature for its Sunday brunches. Soul Sessions Brunch will serve to highlight some of the city’s hottest DJs, spinning classic soul, funk, R&B and hip-hop. The first Soul Session will kick off on Sunday, May 26 featuring the stylin’s of DJ E.Rich in The Yard.

Brunch reservations are recommended and can be made at

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.