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30 Great Options for Easter Sunday Brunch

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Easter Sunday is nearly upon us, and with it comes plenty of delectable options. Special prix fixe menus and grand buffets are just some of the numerous options at the restaurants around town that will serve brunch. So leave the cooking to the professionals and get your fill of eggs, eggs and eggs on with family and friends at one of the following spots.

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GT Fish and Oyster

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Join GT Fish & Oyster for a prix fixe brunch on Easter. The menu features options like brioche French toast, chicken & waffles, crab Benedict and biscuits with lobster gravy, served family style. Each table will enjoy their choice of three dishes as well as items to share including Neuske’s Bacon, country potatoes, churros with orange cream cheese and GT’s classic "Everything Monkey Bread." The cost is $45 per person and brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

River Roast

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River Roast’s weekly Blues & Brews Brunch features delicious brunch fare with live blues. On Easter, musician Nick Moss will perform and the restaurant will offer an Easter Brunch for the Table package for $140, which includes a whole chicken, ham, charcuterie, biscuits and gravy, Scotch egg and more for four people. River Roast will also hold an Easter Egg Hunt for kids from 11:00 to 3:00 in the Monarch Rooms. Brunch takes place from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm, and the live music starts at noon.

Chicago Cut Steakhouse

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Chicago’s steakhouse by the river will feature an Easter buffet selection of oysters on the half shell, sushi rolls, crab legs, smoked salmon, eggs Benedict and more along with stations offering omelets, French toast, prime rib and honey glazed ham, and a dessert table. There will be three seatings available at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. and the cost is $75 per adult and $25 for children.

Table Fifty-Two

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Art Smith’s signature Southern restaurant will offer special pan-seared lamb chops with crispy amaranth, daylily bulbs, buttermilk and blueberry to be enjoyed with other items like their well-known fried chicken and waffles, southern fried catfish and brick oven mac and cheese. In addition, a trio of Easter macarons will be available: lavender with black currant and thyme, lemon meringue with candied lemon and lemon curd, and carrot cake with toasted cinnamon and cream cheese frosting.

Nico Osteria

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Nico will be cooking up some Easter brunch specials available between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. The items include dungeness crab scramble, housemade biscuits & gravy, spring lamb hash, ham chop & eggs, “Pigs in a Blanket” (Italian sausage patties wrapped in buttermilk pancakes) and gubana.

Bar Pastoral

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Wine and dine at the popular Lakeview bistro and enjoy several limited-edition Easter items. The selections include a cheese course with Zingerman’s Manchester cheese, lemon scones and a blueberry rosemary jam ($11); an entrée of country ham, Widmer’s aged brick potatoes, mustard greens and poached egg ($15); and banana pudding, caramel peanut butter, vanilla wafers, candied bacon bits, and miso for dessert ($10). Brunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Slurping Turtle

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Say “sayonara” to the usual brunch fare and enjoy Japanese egg dishes and other spring specials all Easter weekend at Slurping Turtle. During lunch and dinner, guests can try Top Chef-inspired dishes, available a la carte or as a 3-course menu for $32, that include Tamagoyaki (Japanese egg omelet with grated daukon), Chiyawanmushi (Steamed Japanese egg custard with Alaskan spot prawn, shimegi mushroom, edamame, and asparagus ) and Nabeyaki Crab Tamago-Togi Udon (Alaskan snow crab in a clay pot with udon noodles, soy-dashi broth, egg drop, fried tofu and kamaboko). The restaurant will be open for Easter brunch 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Shaw's Crab House

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This Easter, Shaw’s is offering a special brunch buffet with classic breakfast fare as well as an omelet and waffle station, surf and turf station, cold seafood bar and a sweets table. The buffet will be available between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. and the cost is $75 for adults and $25 for children under 12.

Tortoise Club

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A grand Easter buffet from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. features a raw bar with oysters on the half shell, chilled shrimp, smoked salmon and ceviche while a carving station offers bone-in ham and prime rib. Guests can also indulge in the Belgian waffle bar and a dessert station with a variety of pies, cakes and cookies. The cost is $59 for adults and $22 for children aged 5-12.

Paris Club Bistro and Bar

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Serving a prix-fixe menu from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. the day's offerings will include items like soft egg scramble, croque madames, and seasonal pain perdu. The cost is $40 per person.

Davanti Enoteca River North

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The Italian restaurant will offer a special brunch buffet of items including rock shrimp, roasted lamb saddles, risotto alla carbonara, eggs Benedict, made-to-order omelets, housemade shortbread Pop Tarts and key lime pie. The buffet is served between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and priced at $42 for adults and $14 for children 12 and under.

The Dawson

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In celebration of Easter, brunch hours will be extended from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guests can feast on dishes such as chicken-fried lobster, an English "Muffinwich" and biscuits & tasso gravy or try the special Easter egg salad sandwich.

Tanta Chicago

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Join Tanta for traditional Easter fare enjoyed by Peruvians on this celebrated holiday. Feature dishes include Jalea ($24) with Peruvian-style fried seafood, yuca, avocado chalaca, and cebiche sauce; and Estofado de Cordero ($34) with braised lamb hind shank, aji panca and red wine reduction, quinoa polenta, wild mushrooms, and organic kale. Brunch is offered from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Luella’s Southern Kitchen

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The new Lincoln Square eatery focused on Southern regional dishes will offer two specials on Easter: Crawfish Étouffée with Carolina Gold rice ($14) and a dessert sampler of beignet, blackberry hand pie, milk chocolate bread pudding and caramel ice cream ($6). The regular brunch menu, available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., includes favorites like buttermilk fried chicken, bananas Foster pancakes and shrimp and grits.

Roka Akor

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Roka Akor will open at 12 p.m. on Easter and guests can enjoy a special four-course tasting menu featuring dishes such as beet-cured salmon with cucumber and lemongrass vinaigrette, Wagyu Beef Tartar with Root Vegetable Crisp, Robata Grilled Braised Wagyu Beef Short Ribs with grilled artichoke & Wafu dressing, and more. The cost is $55 per person plus an additional $25 for Japanese-style Bloody Mary or mimosa bar.

A10 will be serving Easter Brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Start on a sweet note with an assortment of housemade pastries such as banana muffins, hot cross sticky buns and crystallized ginger scones. A selection of entrees will be offered including lobster Benedict, chicken-fried quail and cinnamon raisin French toast. Cost is $35 per person; children 10 and under are $15.

Hop over to Found for an afternoon feast with the family from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Diners will have options for the table that include pan-roasted salmon, smoked Slagel Farm ham and more alongside other options such as kale and Swiss chard salad and black bottom coconut cream bars to share. The cost is $38 per person and $18 for kids while children under 5 eat free.

Osteria Via Stato

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Pasqua, as the day is known in Italy, will be celebrated with a buffet of springtime brunch delights. Start with an omelet station before making your way around and sampling ciabatta ‘French’ toast; house-made sausage & vegetable strata, and a ricotta doughnut station. The cost is $39.95 per person and children aged 5-10 are half-price.

White Oak Tavern & Inn

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White Oak is launching brunch and will offer farm-to-fork dishes such as housemade tamale, Cuban sandwich, and sourdough waffles alongside drinks like a Beermosa.

Fig & Olive

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Enjoy Mediterranean spring flavors on Easter with Fig & Olive’s Easter prix-fixe menu. Choices include crab cake eggs Benedict, fig gorgonzola tartlet, Riviera salmon, and panna cotta a l’orange for dessert. The cost is $40 per person and brunch is available from 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Bar Takito

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Bar Takito’s recently launched brunch will be available on Easter between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. The menu features dishes like pambazos (spicy Mexican torta), huarache (spicy corn pancake), posole (pork and hominy soup) and coctel de camarones (Mexican shrimp cocktail).

MAX'S Wine Dive Chicago

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Diners of all ages are invited to enjoy brunch and a festive Easter egg hunt at Max’s Wine Dive. Guests can win prizes ranging from $1 mimosas to full meals and chow down on comfort foods like braised pork belly Benedict and the restaurant’s Southern fried chicken. Brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Chicago Q

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Enjoy a delicious Southern-style brunch with barbecue favorites from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Popular items include carrot cake pancakes and three kinds of eggs Benedict: Southern with pulled pork over fried green tomatoes, American kobe brisket over cheddar-chive biscuits or smoked chicken over honey-butter cornbread. Two specials for the day will be smoked deviled eggs with pickled shrimp to start and an apple-smoked rabbit confit with roasted baby carrots. Kids will also enjoy a visit from the Easter Bunny, face painting and an Easter egg hunt.

Chef Jeremy Kiens prepares a special a la carte holiday brunch menu featuring bestsellers such as the "Nanadict" and baked chilaquiles alongside holiday selections like lobster deviled eggs and lemon poppy seed pancakes. Nana staffers will also distribute colorful Easter eggs, which are stuffed with goodies, to children during brunch service from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Porkchop

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Porkchop will offer a prix fixe menu including items such as pulled pork eggs benedict, chicken and andouille gumbo and strawberry French toast for $19 per person until 3 p.m.

Bistronomic

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Bistronomic will offer a seasonally focused three-course Easter brunch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guests will be able to choose one selection for each course and options include asparagus salad, Bistronomic deviled eggs, eggs Benedict, hanger steak & two eggs, brioche French toast, crème brulee, cherry brioche bread pudding and much more. The cost is $39 per person and $19 for children.

III Forks Prime Steakhouse

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Celebrate Easter with a three-course prix fixe menu available all day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Guests have their choice of salad (III Forks salad or steakhouse wedge), entrée (roasted tenderloin, pan-seared Atlantic salmon, herb-crusted lamb chop, airline chicken Paillard) and dessert. Cost is $50 per person.

The Grill On The Alley

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For Easter, guests will receive a glass of Mumms Blanc De Blancs and “Something Sweet” starters featuring house-made scones, croissants and muffins served with sweetened butter and chocolate-hazelnut spread. Entrée options include filet mignon and eggs filet, Texas French toast with French berry compote, crab cake Benedict and more, as well as a choice of dessert. Brunch is available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is priced at $34.95 per person.

Filini Restaurant and Bar

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Celebrate Easter with brunch options to satisfy all cravings. For $27 per person, guests can enjoy a buffet of breakfast favorites including scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, pastries, oatmeal and more. As an alternative, a special a la carte menu will also be available featuring signature items like Cartoccio, Chilaquiles Alla Filini and Breakfast Pizza. And to top it off, the brunch special is a northern Italian classic, Lamb Osso Bucco with asparagus and pea risotto. Filini will be open on Easter from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

La Sirena Clandestina

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John Manion’s Latin hotspot offers a number of tasty South American-inspired dishes for Easter brunch, available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Guests can feast on Plantain Chilaquiles and Croque Milanesa while sipping on Latin-libations including La Sirena’s signature Caipirinha and Bloody Mary’s with Peruvian pisco and Fernet Branca.

GT Fish and Oyster

Join GT Fish & Oyster for a prix fixe brunch on Easter. The menu features options like brioche French toast, chicken & waffles, crab Benedict and biscuits with lobster gravy, served family style. Each table will enjoy their choice of three dishes as well as items to share including Neuske’s Bacon, country potatoes, churros with orange cream cheese and GT’s classic "Everything Monkey Bread." The cost is $45 per person and brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

River Roast

River Roast’s weekly Blues & Brews Brunch features delicious brunch fare with live blues. On Easter, musician Nick Moss will perform and the restaurant will offer an Easter Brunch for the Table package for $140, which includes a whole chicken, ham, charcuterie, biscuits and gravy, Scotch egg and more for four people. River Roast will also hold an Easter Egg Hunt for kids from 11:00 to 3:00 in the Monarch Rooms. Brunch takes place from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm, and the live music starts at noon.

Chicago Cut Steakhouse

Chicago’s steakhouse by the river will feature an Easter buffet selection of oysters on the half shell, sushi rolls, crab legs, smoked salmon, eggs Benedict and more along with stations offering omelets, French toast, prime rib and honey glazed ham, and a dessert table. There will be three seatings available at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. and the cost is $75 per adult and $25 for children.

Table Fifty-Two

Art Smith’s signature Southern restaurant will offer special pan-seared lamb chops with crispy amaranth, daylily bulbs, buttermilk and blueberry to be enjoyed with other items like their well-known fried chicken and waffles, southern fried catfish and brick oven mac and cheese. In addition, a trio of Easter macarons will be available: lavender with black currant and thyme, lemon meringue with candied lemon and lemon curd, and carrot cake with toasted cinnamon and cream cheese frosting.

Nico Osteria

Nico will be cooking up some Easter brunch specials available between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. The items include dungeness crab scramble, housemade biscuits & gravy, spring lamb hash, ham chop & eggs, “Pigs in a Blanket” (Italian sausage patties wrapped in buttermilk pancakes) and gubana.