Easter brunches are happening at home this year instead of at restaurants and hotels, but Chicago’s culinary industry is still whipping up holiday brunches, dinners, and desserts with options ranging from traditional ham to goose, lobster, and more. Below, find 20 Chicago-area spots offering celebratory dishes and Easter offerings for delivery and pickup. Ordering deadlines vary among establishments, so it’s a good idea to double check sooner rather than later.Read More
Where to Order Easter Meals for Takeout and Delivery in Chicago
There’s plenty of lamb, ham, and cocktail kits to go around
Found Kitchen and Social House
Suburban Evanston restaurant Found Kitchen from chef and owner Amy Morton is offering $125 Easter brunch “to-go baskets” that serve four. Purchasers will get several starters, including house-baked breads with strawberry jam and green bean casserole; two of five possible main dishes like quiche, lamb provencal, and maple glazed ham; along with a choice of potato side dishes and miniature desserts. Found is also offering Bloody Mary ($20) and mimosa ($16) kits with all the fixings, and several liquor upgrades for an extra charge. Orders must be placed via phone or email at email@example.com by Friday. Curbside pickup will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday.
Neighborhood French spot Bistro Campagne touts a $85 Easter brunch for four with hot cross buns, a vegetable “Salad Maison,” a choice of quiche lorraine or mushroom quiche, plus breakfast sausage, duck fat fingerling potato hash, and fruit. Staff are accepting orders by phone before Thursday at 6 p.m.
Reclaimed Bar and Restaurant
Southern bar and restaurant Reclaimed opts for three Easter dinner options that feed six, all with optional wine pairings: apple-smoked shoulder ($110-$178), herb-crusted rack of lamb with 16-18 chops ($125-$199), or bourbon-glazed beef tenderloin ($175-$228). All three packages come with six dinner rolls and whipped butter, pecan apple salad, manchego-whipped potato puree, brown butter green beans, and honey-ginger roasted carrots. Customers can place orders online through Friday for pickup on Sunday.
Mirabella Italian Cuisine & Bar
Italian steakhouse Mirabella is offering its delights via delivery on Easter from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Options include pasta, veal, seafood, and of course, cuts of beef. Ordering is available through third-party delivery companies UberEats, Grubhub, and Postmates.
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Lincoln Park restaurant Gemini has a three-course family-style Easter dinner that serves four to six people for $195. It includes Parker House rolls with whipped butter, shaved Brussels sprouts and baby kale salad, honey-baked ham, white cheddar potato gratin, and more. Customers can add two bottles of wine for $55, and large shared cocktails are also offered. A limited a la carte menu also an option, including Gemini’s Sunday fried chicken special. Dinner is available for pre-order through Friday, with curbside pickup between 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Bucktown hit Etta proffers some fun and unusual Easter dishes in its $65 family meal for two — fire-baked focaccia, spring lamb ricotta gnochetti, fire-roasted filet mignon, and chilled old bay gulf shrimp all appear on the menu. Patrons are invited to “brunch it up” and add maple and black pepper-glazed bacon, crispy breakfast potatoes, breakfast casserole, and an Aya pastry basket for an additional $20, plus drink kits, wine, and shareable cocktails. Orders can be placed online.
Maple & Ash
Glitzy Gold Coast steakhouse Maple & Ash features upscale Easter options in its $80 family meal package for two. Diners can expect dishes like filet mignon, a smoked salmon platter, fried egg strata, and maple-glazed honey baked ham. Turn it into a lux affair with the “Easter Brunch Royale” add-on that features the entire family meal plus siberian caviar and wild Alaskan King Crab legs for an extra $85. Call to place an order for pickup, available on Sunday.
Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse
Chicago institution Gibsons is going all-in on its $249 Easter dinner that feeds four to six, starring a 4-pound Australian rib roast accompanied by salad, bread, creamy horseradish, and au jus, plus a choice of two potato and/or vegetable sides. Top it all off with chocolate mousse pie or carrot cake. Orders are accepted over the phone at 312-587-0508, ext 2. by Thursday. The dinner is offered at Gibsons downtown restaurant as well as its spots in suburban Rosemont, Oakbrook, and Naperville.
Chef Brian Jupiter’s West Town restaurant Frontier plays on nostalgic flavors with its Easter options. There are two options: one highlights smoked ham plus macaroni and cheese ($55), while the other features smoked salmon and dill-roasted potatoes ($75). Both include green beans, buttered rolls, and peach cobbler. Each serves four people and comes with a package of festive marshmallow Peeps. Other playful options include a $20 mimosa kit and Easter baskets for kids and grown-ups. Pickup and delivery options are available, and customers can place orders online.
Avli River North
Modern Greek hotspot Avli, with locations in River North, Lincoln Park, and suburban Winnetka, has a “Greek Easter Feast” for $29 per person, featuring Mediterraean hits like oven-roasted lamb shoulder, traditional Greek salad, and tsoureki, a sweet Greek Easter bread. Add ons, such as spinach pie triangles and kourambiethes, or Greek holiday cookies, are also offered for an up-charge. Place meal orders for pickup on Tock.
French and Continental restaurant Marchesa highlights tons of festive Easter proteins. Roast Hudson River goose (herb and apricot stuffing, gravy) is offered whole ($250) or halved ($145); boneless rotisserie leg of lamb with rosemary and garlic is available for $250; and boneless smoked ham with honey mustard glaze goes for $225. All come with four side dishes and dessert. Staff are taking orders by phone or email via firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday at noon. Pickup is available on both Saturday and Sunday.
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Peruvian restaurant Tanta has an $80 “Comida Easter” meal package for four with a hearty offering including taro chips, fried yucas (aji sauce), tamal and pollo empanadas, pollo a la brasa (roasted chicken, bean stew, arroz con choclo, fried rustic potatoes, aji sauces), seco de cordero (braised lamb leg, quinoa stew, cilantro squash sauce, carrots, radish criolla) and much more. There are also a number of add-ons, like tallarin saltado (wok stir-fried udon, chicken chicharron, fried egg, vegetables), plus wine by the bottle. Order over the phone or online by 5 p.m. Saturday. Pickup is available on Sunday.
Pastry chef Aya Fukai of Aya Pastry features Easter treats such as a $38 “Easter Egg Hunt Package” for pickup that includes six plastic eggs filled with mini brownies and almond tart squares, plus four French macarons — order now, because supplies are limited. She’s also selling Easter breads and pastries online for pickup on Saturday and Sunday. Pick-up orders must be placed by 4 p.m. to retrieve the next day.
Gene & Georgetti
This recently reopened downtown steakhouse has a familiar and affordable Easter menu for families. For $35, patrons can choose from a selection of starters, entrees such as lamb stew and roasted honey ham, sides like sautéed carrots and green beans, and chocolate or carrot cake. Kids meals go for $12, and feature macaroni and cheese and chicken fingers. Place an order by phone by Saturday. The menu is also offered at the restaurant’s suburban Rosemont location.
The Palm - Chicago
Swissotel steakhouse the Palm has a $75 Easter menu featuring 26-ounce prime rib with au jus and horseradish cream, two individual sides, and cheesecake or flourless chocolate torte. Half-priced bottles of wine are also available to-go.
Two Michelin-starred South Loop restaurant Acadia has a few luscious Easter dinner options: The first includes a queen-cut prime rib (au jus, horseradish cream) with dauphinois potatoes, heirloom root vegetables, English peas, foie gras butter, and Parker House rolls for $45. The other highlights a lobster pot pie for two ($95) with two whole butter-poached Maine lobsters, roasted fingerling and whipped potatoes, pearl onions, baby carrots, sour creamy pastry, smoked whitefish roe, and lobster bisque. If there’s any remaining room, end on a sweet note with white coconut cake ($12). Order online while supplies last.
The Duck Inn
Bridgeport restaurant the Duck Inn has seasonal Easter meals for pickup or delivery. Each $75 dinner comes with four portions of braised lamb shanks (green garlic, mint pesto) or crispy chicken thighs and rabbit sausage (tarragon gremolata), plus a gratin of potatoes, ramps and goat cheese, pease in ginger butter, baby kale and shaved asparagus salad with stinging nettle vinaigrette, and rhubarb bread pudding with strawberry compote and fragola cream. Order online via Tock.
Hyde Park hotspot Virtue will be closed on Easter Sunday, but diners can plan ahead and order the restaurant’s Saturday family meal ($48) for four and hang on to it for the next day. Saturday’s menu includes a honey-baked ham, red beans and rice, collard greens, cornbread, a baby romaine salad, and carrot cake. Ordering is available online, and there’s curbside pickup at the restaurant.
Original Soul Vegetarian
This legendary South Side vegan restaurant has plenty of options for those looking to go animal-free for Easter. Appetizers, entrees, platters, and desserts are available for pickup.
Nita's Gumbo Market
Cajun mini-chain Nita’s Gumbo has plenty of hearty options to spice up Easter Sunday, including its zesty signature gumbo, whole chicken wings tossed in savory roux, and more. Customers can pick up meals or order delivery through Grubhub or UberEats.