Two Wichita fine-dining restaurants are adding weekend brunch to their offerings

Brunch has become the trendiest meal of the day over the past several years, and more and more, Wichita restaurants are adding weekend menus that allow people to hang out and recap their weekend adventures over Eggs Benedict and Bloody Marys.

Now, two more longtime Wichita restaurants are getting in on the weekend brunch business.

One is 6S Steakhouse, Brandon Steven’s fine-dining restaurant at 6200 W. 21st St. It’s been open since 2018 and has offered occasional brunches over the years. But the new iteration started on Feb. 2.

“We kind of just thought of it one day,” said Chrysta Gillum, the restaurant’s assistant general manager. “We thought, ‘Why aren’t we hosting brunch, especially on the west side?’”

The new 6S brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Customers order from a special menu that includes starters like avocado toast and truffle cheese fries, four different salads, and breakfast items like steak and eggs, Eggs Benedict, and a breakfast sandwich made on an English muffin with bacon, egg, cheese and garlic mayo.

The brunch menu — which you can see below — also offers several sandwiches and entrees like prime rib, steak frites and chicken Parmigiana. There’s also a kid’s brunch menu and one dedicated to brunch cocktails including carafes of mimosa, Bloody Marys, coffee drinks with alcohol and more.

Customers are slowly realizing that 6S has added weekend brunch, Gillum said. To entice people to try it, the restaurant is discounting brunch bills by 25% on Fridays through the end of February.

Wichita chef and restaurateur Syed Jillani has purchased Hangar One Steakhouse and plans a few changes.
Wichita chef and restaurateur Syed Jillani has purchased Hangar One Steakhouse and plans a few changes.

Another upscale restaurant that’s adding brunch is Hangar One Steakhouse at 5925 W. Kellogg. Syed Jillani, who purchased the aviation-themed restaurant in 2019, has decided to add a daily buffet to his list of services, and on the weekends, the buffet will be filled with breakfast foods.

Jillani said he’ll likely start the buffet late next week. The restaurant, which now doesn’t open until 4 p.m., will begin offering an “executive lunch” from the buffet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. He’s hoping to draw in business people working near Dwight Eisenhower Airport who need places for work meetings. The buffet will cost around $16 a person on weekdays.

On Saturdays and Sundays, the buffet also will be offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. but will include things like fried eggs with tomato and onion marmalade, chilaquiles topped with eggs, croissants, muffins and more. It’ll likely cost $1 more than the weekday brunch, he said.

Jillani, who also owns Kababs at 3101 N. Rock Road, said he used to serve lunch at Hangar One but stopped during COVID.

He said he’s hoping the new buffet will attract a daytime crowd.

“We want it to bring some people into the restaurant,” he said.

6S brunch menu