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Chef Art Smith’s Reunion Hero

Jun. 16, 2023

Chef Art Smith’s Reunion Adds Weekend Brunch

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CHICAGO – Longtime Chicago resident and Celebrity Chef Art Smith has begun serving brunch at his Reunion restaurant, located at Chicago’s iconic Navy Pier. Brunch is served every Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Smith, TV personality and personal chef to celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey and Lady Gaga, opened Reunion earlier this year as a family-oriented eatery for locals, visitors, and anyone looking for straightforward, down-home Southern food.

“Brunch is a time to gather with family and friends. It’s more than a meal; it’s a reunion on Sunday morning before the hectic week ahead,” said Chef Art. “Our brunch is inspired by some of my favorite American cuisine staples.”

Click here to access Reunion’s press kit, including b-roll, photos, menu, and logo.

Click here to access Reunion’s Brunch Menu.


Chef Art Smith’s love of sharing and togetherness have made him the success he is today. Currently, Chef Art is the Executive Chef and Co-owner of six restaurants and two non-profits. He has received the culinary profession’s highest awards and has cooked for some of the world’s most famous celebrities. In 1997, Smith became the personal, day-to-day chef to Oprah Winfrey, a position that lasted 10 years. In 2007, Chef Art was honored by Chicago Magazine as a “Chicagoan of the Year.” That same year, the prestigious James Beard Foundation named him “Humanitarian of the Year.” To learn more about Chef Art Smith’s Reunion, visit


Located on Lake Michigan, Navy Pier is the top nonprofit tourism destination in the Midwest, stretching more than six city blocks and typically welcoming nearly 9 million annual guests. Originally opened in 1916 as a shipping and recreation facility, this Chicago landmark showcases more than 50 acres of parks, restaurants, attractions, retail shops, sightseeing and dining cruise boats, exposition facilities, and more. The Pier celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016 with the unveiling of the iconic Centennial Wheel, Polk Bros Park, Fifth Third Bank Family Pavilion, and Peoples Energy Welcome Pavilion. In 2021, Navy Pier continued to usher in its second century with ongoing Pier-wide redevelopment efforts—including Sable, a 223-room Hilton hotel, new restaurants and partnerships, and thrilling additions to Pier Park. The Pier is also proud to continue providing free, year-round arts and cultural programming designed to inspire, educate and connect communities across the city and the globe. Click here to donate to Navy Pier, a mission-driven 501(c)(3) organization, in support of the organization’s post-pandemic revival and free public programming. For more information, visit


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