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25 Great Spots for Easter Sunday Brunch in Chicago, 2017

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Easter is on Sunday, April 16 and your family deserves only the best. Treat them to a meal they'll be thankful for this year that's full of brunch-y delights. The following restaurants will be celebrating the occasion with special prix fixe menus and decadent buffet spreads so leave the cooking to someone else. Listed in alphabetical order.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Chicago Q

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1160 N Dearborn St
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 642-1160
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The Gold Coast barbecue restaurant will offer a “Green Eggs & Ham” special (poached eggs, city ham, cornbread, potato hash, herb hollandaise) alongside its regular brunch menu. Guests will also have a chance to meet the Easter bunny and have their faces painted.

2. La Storia

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1154 N Dearborn St
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 915-5950
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The Italian eatery is kicking off its first brunch service of the year with Easter specials throughout the day. Dishes include quail egg ravioli ($12/$18), roasted lamb shank ($33), and canoli ($10).
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3. Athena Greek Restaurant

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212 S Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 655-0000
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In celebration of Greek Easter, which also falls on April 16th, the Greektown favorite is offering a set menu for $38 per person. The meal will include dishes such as magiritsa lamb soup, traditional Greek salad, lamb with potatoes, tsoureki bread, and cookies.

4. Prairie Grass Cafe

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601 Skokie Blvd
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 205-4433
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Up in Northbrook, enjoy a lavish Easter buffet at Prairie Grass Cafe. Each guest starts with the signature “PGC Benedict” before moving onto several brunch stations. The various choices include carved glazed ham, crab cakes with ancho-Sriracha-honey mayo, made-to-order waffles, and fresh crepes. The price is $49.50 for adults and $18 for children 10 and under.

5. Zed451

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739 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 266-6691
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Feast on an unlimited brunch spread and enjoy Easter specials like Faroe Island salmon with Szechuan glaze and a rainbow-colored deviled egg station. The restaurant’s signature brunch items will also be available along with drink deals—$6 mimosas and $8 Bloody Marys. The cost is $36.90 per person.

6. Vermilion

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10 W Hubbard St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 527-4060
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Celebrate the holiday with an array of Indian-Latin egg dishes for brunch. Vermillion will offer 16 different dosas and frankies, including “Anda Paratha” Loaded (open layered flatbread paratha, scrambled eggs, pico de gallo, topped with choice of chorizo/paneer/portabella) and Migas Frittata (baked spinach eggs, pico de gallo, coriander kadai, sweet potato). For dessert, indulge in spiced churros with caramel-coconut dip.

7. The Langham

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330 N Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 923-9988
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Hop over to The Langham for an extravagant brunch with the Easter bunny. Set on the hotel’s second floor, guests will be treated to items such as poached eggs benedict, vanilla pearl Belgian waffles, chilled jumbo crab, Alaskan snow crab and king crab, and freshly shucked oysters. In addition, there will also be a carving station, an omelet station, a crepe station, a smokehouse station, and a Bloody Mary bar. Parents can sit back and enjoy the sounds of live jazz while children will be entertained by an on-site magician, balloon animal artist, and the Easter bunny. The cost is $145 per person and $50 for children 12 and under.

8. Bar Roma

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5101 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 942-7572
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Andersonville’s Italian meatballs specialist is welcoming diners in with a host of Easter specials. They include baked onion soup ($7), seafood salad ($15), prime rib breakfast hash ($16), crispy potato waffle ($15), and lemon cake ($8).
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9. Dos Urban Cantina

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2829 W Armitage Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 661-6452
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Join Dos Urban Cantina for a culinary trip to Baja this Easter. Chef Brian Enyart will serve dishes inspired by the Mexican region, such as Baja-style fish tacos and fresh seafood cocteles. The regular brunch menu will be available as well.
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10. Maple & Ash

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8 W Maple St
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 944-8888
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For the first time ever, spend Easter brunch with the decadent steakhouse. Each table starts with a fire-roasted seafood tower and selection of breakfast sweets. Guests are then invited to try a number of chef-manned stations offering everything from omelets to carved beef tenderloin. The price is $65 for adults and $20 for children ages 12 and under.
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11. Ampersand Wine Bar

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4845 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 728-0031
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The wine bar, typically only open for dinner service, will offer a brunch menu featuring dishes like hot smoked salmon with charred cippolinis, poached eggs, and béarnaise ($13); braised beef cheek hash with roasted pepper crème fraiche, onion jam, and scrambled eggs ($13); and fried eggs with bacon on avocado toast ($11).
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12. Trench

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2039 W North Ave
Chicago, IL
(773) 661-1540
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The recently reopened Trench is hosting its first Easter brunch and offering a four-course prixe fixe menu. Options include smoked salmon with potato rosti, beef tartare, crab benedict with lobster hollandaise, beef wellington, and more. Priced at $45 per person; children ages 12 and under eat free.

13. Chicago Athletic Association

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12 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 940-3552
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Don your Sunday best and join the CAA for an elegant brunch in the White City Ballroom. Chow on made-to-order waffles, omelets, and a carving station serving herb crusted tenderloin, smoked pit ham, and roasted leg of lamb. A jazz trio will provide live entertainment and guests can take in sweeping views of Millennium Park. Cost is $135 for adults and $65 for children ages 6-13.

14. LondonHouse

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85 E Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 357-1200
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LondonHouse’s picture-perfect brunch offers diners an unbeatable view of the Chicago River and an indulgent buffet spread. Pose with the Easter bunny in the Juliette Ballroom on the third floor and satiate your appetite with items like chocolate croissants, sweet cream scones, lobster benedict, and braised short ribs. The package is priced at $75 per person.

15. Sepia

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123 N Jefferson St
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 441-1920
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The Michelin-starred restaurant is opening its doors for brunch, welcoming guests with an exquisite prix fixe menu from chefs Andrew Zimmerman and Sarah Mispagel. They’re putting a creative twist on midday classics such as spring herb zeppoli, shakshuka, and chocolate Nutella raspberry tart. The cost is $57 for adults and $32 for children 12 and under. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 312-441-1920.

16. The Barn

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1016 Church St
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 868-8041
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Evanston’s meat-centric hideaway will open for Easter and offer a special three-course brunch. A la carte options include the luxurious “Grand Central Caviar Sandwich” ($18.95), 14 oz. bone-in New York strip ($46.95), and Za’atar roasted half chicken ($22.95).
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17. Spiaggia

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980 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 280-2750
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Take food tour of the Mediterranean coast with Tony Mantuano’s Sardinian Easter brunch. Diners will enjoy four courses inspired by traditional Italian Easter meals, served family style. Special wine pairings will also be available for each course. The cost of brunch is $65 per person.
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18. River Roast

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315 N La Salle Dr
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 822-0100
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Live blues and chef John Hogan’s signature roasts make for an ideal Easter meal. The riverside restaurant will offer a selection of comfort eats—spring greens, hand-carved roasts, scrambled eggs, Belgian waffles—and a Bloody Mary bar. Kids can also partake in an egg hunt in one of the restaurant’s private event spaces. Cost is $55 per person and $15 for children ages 5-12.
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19. Nico Osteria

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1015 N Rush St
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 994-7100
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Do brunch right with four courses from chef Erling Wu-Bower’s at Italian hotspot Nico Osteria. He’s cooking up dishes like burrata, stuffed apple pancakes, spring lamb hash, lobster scramble, fried chicken, and more. The prix fixe menu is priced at $70 per person.
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20. Bohemian House

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11 W Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 955-0439
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Round up the whole gang for a family-style, three-course brunch. Savor Central European-inspired takes on morning favorites such as Bavarian pancakes, pork schnitzel, beef collar goulash, and raspberry kolackys. Guests can select three mains and three sides for the table and the brunch is priced at $35 per person.
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21. The Blanchard

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1935 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
(872) 829-3971
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Brunch on an a la carte selection of French classics. Highlights include oeuf outhier (creamy scrambled egg, chive, vodka-spiked creme fraiche, royal osetra caviar), Croque Madame (smoked Nueske’s ham, gruyere, fried egg, mornay sauce) and steak frites.
Nick Fochtman

22. Longman & Eagle

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2657 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 276-7110
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The lauded whiskey bar is hosting its annual Adult Easter Egg Hunt from noon to 2 p.m. It’ll take place around Logan Square and guests should email info@longmanandeagle.com to register in advance. The fee per two-person team is $10 and all proceeds will benefit One Tail at a Time, Longman & Eagle’s charity partner. Afterwards, the good vibes will continue with a block party back at the bar.

23. Acadia

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1639 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 360-9500
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Roll out the red carpet and show the family how much you care by treating them to a sumptuous brunch at Acadia. Chef and owner Ryan McCaskey’s two Michelin-starred restaurant will open for an elevated buffet, offering a spread of innovative favorites. Enjoy fresh seafood at the raw bar as well as carved prime rib and ham, or breakfast delights like lobster benedict and brioche French toast with Maine blueberries. For dessert, tables will be presented with a family-style baked Alaska. Priced at $85 per person and $35 for children; tickets can be purchased on Tock.
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24. Osteria Via Stato

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620 N State St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 642-8450
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Kick Easter off with a mouthwatering buffet of springtime delights. Starting with an omelet station, guests will make their way around the dining room, sampling a litany of Italian-inspired bites that include ciabatta ‘French’ toast, sausage and vegetable strata, and made-to-order ricotta doughnuts. To sweeten the deal, an Easter candy table will be set up for kids to enjoy. The cost is $45.95 per person and children ages 10 and under are half-price.

25. HUB 51

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51 W Hubbard St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 828-0051
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Eat until you drop with an endless brunch buffet at this River North favorite. Standouts include classics like brioche French toast and chilaquiles, alongside carving, sushi, and seafood stations to please everyone’s palates. Make it a Sunday Funday with a trip to the Bloody Mary and mimosa bar for an additional $6. Brunch is priced at $36 per person and $15 for children 12 and under.

1. Chicago Q

1160 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60610
The Gold Coast barbecue restaurant will offer a “Green Eggs & Ham” special (poached eggs, city ham, cornbread, potato hash, herb hollandaise) alongside its regular brunch menu. Guests will also have a chance to meet the Easter bunny and have their faces painted.
1160 N Dearborn St
Chicago, IL 60610

2. La Storia

1154 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60610
Marc Much
The Italian eatery is kicking off its first brunch service of the year with Easter specials throughout the day. Dishes include quail egg ravioli ($12/$18), roasted lamb shank ($33), and canoli ($10).
1154 N Dearborn St
Chicago, IL 60610

3. Athena Greek Restaurant

212 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60661
In celebration of Greek Easter, which also falls on April 16th, the Greektown favorite is offering a set menu for $38 per person. The meal will include dishes such as magiritsa lamb soup, traditional Greek salad, lamb with potatoes, tsoureki bread, and cookies.
212 S Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60661

4. Prairie Grass Cafe

601 Skokie Blvd, Northbrook, IL 60062
Up in Northbrook, enjoy a lavish Easter buffet at Prairie Grass Cafe. Each guest starts with the signature “PGC Benedict” before moving onto several brunch stations. The various choices include carved glazed ham, crab cakes with ancho-Sriracha-honey mayo, made-to-order waffles, and fresh crepes. The price is $49.50 for adults and $18 for children 10 and under.
601 Skokie Blvd
Northbrook, IL 60062

5. Zed451

739 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654
Feast on an unlimited brunch spread and enjoy Easter specials like Faroe Island salmon with Szechuan glaze and a rainbow-colored deviled egg station. The restaurant’s signature brunch items will also be available along with drink deals—$6 mimosas and $8 Bloody Marys. The cost is $36.90 per person.
739 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60654

6. Vermilion

10 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60654
Celebrate the holiday with an array of Indian-Latin egg dishes for brunch. Vermillion will offer 16 different dosas and frankies, including “Anda Paratha” Loaded (open layered flatbread paratha, scrambled eggs, pico de gallo, topped with choice of chorizo/paneer/portabella) and Migas Frittata (baked spinach eggs, pico de gallo, coriander kadai, sweet potato). For dessert, indulge in spiced churros with caramel-coconut dip.
10 W Hubbard St
Chicago, IL 60654

7. The Langham

330 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Hop over to The Langham for an extravagant brunch with the Easter bunny. Set on the hotel’s second floor, guests will be treated to items such as poached eggs benedict, vanilla pearl Belgian waffles, chilled jumbo crab, Alaskan snow crab and king crab, and freshly shucked oysters. In addition, there will also be a carving station, an omelet station, a crepe station, a smokehouse station, and a Bloody Mary bar. Parents can sit back and enjoy the sounds of live jazz while children will be entertained by an on-site magician, balloon animal artist, and the Easter bunny. The cost is $145 per person and $50 for children 12 and under.
330 N Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

8. Bar Roma

5101 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640
Marc Much
Andersonville’s Italian meatballs specialist is welcoming diners in with a host of Easter specials. They include baked onion soup ($7), seafood salad ($15), prime rib breakfast hash ($16), crispy potato waffle ($15), and lemon cake ($8).
5101 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640

9. Dos Urban Cantina

2829 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Marc Much
Join Dos Urban Cantina for a culinary trip to Baja this Easter. Chef Brian Enyart will serve dishes inspired by the Mexican region, such as Baja-style fish tacos and fresh seafood cocteles. The regular brunch menu will be available as well.
2829 W Armitage Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

10. Maple & Ash

8 W Maple St, Chicago, IL 60610
Marc Much
For the first time ever, spend Easter brunch with the decadent steakhouse. Each table starts with a fire-roasted seafood tower and selection of breakfast sweets. Guests are then invited to try a number of chef-manned stations offering everything from omelets to carved beef tenderloin. The price is $65 for adults and $20 for children ages 12 and under.
8 W Maple St
Chicago, IL 60610

11. Ampersand Wine Bar

4845 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
Nick Fochtman
The wine bar, typically only open for dinner service, will offer a brunch menu featuring dishes like hot smoked salmon with charred cippolinis, poached eggs, and béarnaise ($13); braised beef cheek hash with roasted pepper crème fraiche, onion jam, and scrambled eggs ($13); and fried eggs with bacon on avocado toast ($11).
4845 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60625

12. Trench

2039 W North Ave, Chicago, IL
The recently reopened Trench is hosting its first Easter brunch and offering a four-course prixe fixe menu. Options include smoked salmon with potato rosti, beef tartare, crab benedict with lobster hollandaise, beef wellington, and more. Priced at $45 per person; children ages 12 and under eat free.
2039 W North Ave
Chicago, IL

13. Chicago Athletic Association

12 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603
Don your Sunday best and join the CAA for an elegant brunch in the White City Ballroom. Chow on made-to-order waffles, omelets, and a carving station serving herb crusted tenderloin, smoked pit ham, and roasted leg of lamb. A jazz trio will provide live entertainment and guests can take in sweeping views of Millennium Park. Cost is $135 for adults and $65 for children ages 6-13.
12 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60603

14. LondonHouse

85 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601
LondonHouse’s picture-perfect brunch offers diners an unbeatable view of the Chicago River and an indulgent buffet spread. Pose with the Easter bunny in the Juliette Ballroom on the third floor and satiate your appetite with items like chocolate croissants, sweet cream scones, lobster benedict, and braised short ribs. The package is priced at $75 per person.
85 E Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL 60601

15. Sepia

123 N Jefferson St, Chicago, IL 60661
The Michelin-starred restaurant is opening its doors for brunch, welcoming guests with an exquisite prix fixe menu from chefs Andrew Zimmerman and Sarah Mispagel. They’re putting a creative twist on midday classics such as spring herb zeppoli, shakshuka, and chocolate Nutella raspberry tart. The cost is $57 for adults and $32 for children 12 and under. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 312-441-1920.
123 N Jefferson St
Chicago, IL 60661

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16. The Barn

1016 Church St, Evanston, IL 60201
Marc Much
Evanston’s meat-centric hideaway will open for Easter and offer a special three-course brunch. A la carte options include the luxurious “Grand Central Caviar Sandwich” ($18.95), 14 oz. bone-in New York strip ($46.95), and Za’atar roasted half chicken ($22.95).
1016 Church St
Evanston, IL 60201

17. Spiaggia

980 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Marc Much
Take food tour of the Mediterranean coast with Tony Mantuano’s Sardinian Easter brunch. Diners will enjoy four courses inspired by traditional Italian Easter meals, served family style. Special wine pairings will also be available for each course. The cost of brunch is $65 per person.
980 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

18. River Roast

315 N La Salle Dr, Chicago, IL 60654
Marc Much
Live blues and chef John Hogan’s signature roasts make for an ideal Easter meal. The riverside restaurant will offer a selection of comfort eats—spring greens, hand-carved roasts, scrambled eggs, Belgian waffles—and a Bloody Mary bar. Kids can also partake in an egg hunt in one of the restaurant’s private event spaces. Cost is $55 per person and $15 for children ages 5-12.
315 N La Salle Dr
Chicago, IL 60654

19. Nico Osteria

1015 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611
Marc Much
Do brunch right with four courses from chef Erling Wu-Bower’s at Italian hotspot Nico Osteria. He’s cooking up dishes like burrata, stuffed apple pancakes, spring lamb hash, lobster scramble, fried chicken, and more. The prix fixe menu is priced at $70 per person.
1015 N Rush St
Chicago, IL 60611

20. Bohemian House

11 W Illinois St, Chicago, IL 60654
Marc Much
Round up the whole gang for a family-style, three-course brunch. Savor Central European-inspired takes on morning favorites such as Bavarian pancakes, pork schnitzel, beef collar goulash, and raspberry kolackys. Guests can select three mains and three sides for the table and the brunch is priced at $35 per person.
11 W Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60654

21. The Blanchard

1935 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
Nick Fochtman
Brunch on an a la carte selection of French classics. Highlights include oeuf outhier (creamy scrambled egg, chive, vodka-spiked creme fraiche, royal osetra caviar), Croque Madame (smoked Nueske’s ham, gruyere, fried egg, mornay sauce) and steak frites.
1935 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60614

22. Longman & Eagle

2657 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
The lauded whiskey bar is hosting its annual Adult Easter Egg Hunt from noon to 2 p.m. It’ll take place around Logan Square and guests should email info@longmanandeagle.com to register in advance. The fee per two-person team is $10 and all proceeds will benefit One Tail at a Time, Longman & Eagle’s charity partner. Afterwards, the good vibes will continue with a block party back at the bar.
2657 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

23. Acadia

1639 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60616
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Roll out the red carpet and show the family how much you care by treating them to a sumptuous brunch at Acadia. Chef and owner Ryan McCaskey’s two Michelin-starred restaurant will open for an elevated buffet, offering a spread of innovative favorites. Enjoy fresh seafood at the raw bar as well as carved prime rib and ham, or breakfast delights like lobster benedict and brioche French toast with Maine blueberries. For dessert, tables will be presented with a family-style baked Alaska. Priced at $85 per person and $35 for children; tickets can be purchased on Tock.
1639 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60616

24. Osteria Via Stato

620 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654
Kick Easter off with a mouthwatering buffet of springtime delights. Starting with an omelet station, guests will make their way around the dining room, sampling a litany of Italian-inspired bites that include ciabatta ‘French’ toast, sausage and vegetable strata, and made-to-order ricotta doughnuts. To sweeten the deal, an Easter candy table will be set up for kids to enjoy. The cost is $45.95 per person and children ages 10 and under are half-price.
620 N State St
Chicago, IL 60654