Easter in Chicago – 33 Restaurant Specials for 2016

Easter in Chicago 33 Restaurant Specials 2016Easter in Chicago is a phenomenal time of the year. Not only is the weather warming, but there are also an abundant amount of restaurants in Chicago and the surrounding area offering food and drink specials to warm you on the inside.

Have a relaxing brunch with friends or a welcoming dinner with family– or both, or vice-versa– and enjoy Easter in Chicago to the fullest this year.

We have compiled 33 specials for this Easter in Chicago (alphabetical order):


III forks chicago steakhouse

PC: III Forks

III Forks

180 N. Field Blvd., Chicago, Illinois 60601
(312) 938-4303
Sunday, March 27 / 
11 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

III Forks Prime Steakhouse, located in Lakeshore East, will offer an Easter celebration menu on Sunday, March 27 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Executive Chef Billy Caruso’s three course prix fixe features the choice of salad, entree and dessert for $50 per person. A children’s prix-fixe menu will be available for kids 12 and under for $17. Guests may also choose to dine from the a la carte Easter menu, outlined below. For Easter Sunday dining reservations, call III Forks at (312) 938-4303 or visit 3forks.com.

Easter Sunday Celebration Menu
includes tea and coffee

  • Salad select one
    •III Forks Salad
    crispy green apple slices, Wisconsin blue cheese, toasted pecans and field greens with a housemade maple-walnut vinaigrette
    •Caesar Salad
  • Entree select one
    •Roasted Tenderloin 
    roasted shallot thyme veal demi-glace with whipped potatoes and asparagus​
    •Double-Cut Herb Crusted Lamb Chop
    braised fennel and roasted fingerling potatoes
    •Airline Chicken Paillard 
    oyster mushroom and smoked bacon veloute, served with whipped potatoes and crispy Brussels sprouts
  • Dessert select one
    •Mandarin Orange Cake
    satsuma mandarin orange segments and crushed pineapples, folded into moist vanilla cake, layered with a vanilla whipped cream frosting
    •Chocolate Lovers Dessert 

Easter Sunday A la Carte Menu

  • Beginnings
    Ahi Tuna – citrus ponzu, avocado cream, lavash chips $19
    Seared Scallops – housemade bacon jam $19
    Crabcake –  creole beurre blanc $20
    III Forks Salad – toasted pecans, blue cheese, Granny Smith apples, maple pecan vinaigrette $12
    Wedge Salad $12
  • Steaks
    Filet Mignon 8 oz, $42
    Filet Mignon 12 oz, $46
    USDA Prime Bone In Ribeye 18 oz, $56
    USDA Prime Boneless Ribeye 22 oz, $60
    Tomahawk Ribeye 32oz, $90
    USDA Prime New York Strip 16 oz, $46
    Rack of Lamb – Strauss domestic lamb rack, persillade crust $49
  • Butters and Crowns
    Oscar Style – jumbo lump crab, asparagus, hollandaise $14
    Blue Cheese Crown – roasted garlic, bordelaise $6
    King’s Butter – black truffles, garlic, honey, foie gras $9
    Lobster Bernaise – orange zest, tarragon $23
  • Seafood
    Atlantic Salon – tarragon chimichurri $35
    Chilean Seabass $45
    Cold Water Lobster Tail, market
  • Sides
    Sauteed Spinach $10
    Roasted Mushrooms $10
    Off-the-Cob Cream Corn $10
    Mashed Potatoes $10
    Six Cheese Potatoes $12
    Seasonal Vegetables $10
    Lobster Mac & Cheese $20

Acadia Chicago dining room

PC: Acadia

Acadia

1639 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 360-9500
Sunday, March 27 / 5 p.m.-9 p.m.

Chef Ryan McCaskey invites families into Acadia for a two-Michelin starred Easter brunch. Each table will be greeted with a complimentary plate of pastries from Executive Pastry Chef Mari Katsumura to start brunch on a sweet note.

  • A la carte menu includes:
    A selection of fresh oysters
    Cured salmon
    Peekytoe crab hash
    “Green eggs and ham”
    Maine lobster Benedict
    Southern fried chicken
    Maine blueberry pain perdu
    and more

Reservations can be made by calling (312) 360-9500 or visiting Acadia’s website.


AMK Kitchen Bar

AMK Kitchen Bar alcohol

PC: AMK Kitchen Bar

1954 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 276-4400
Sunday, March 27 / 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

AMK Kitchen Bar will welcome Easter celebrants for a hearty holiday brunch on Sunday, March 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.The Bucktown eatery, located at the corner of Armitage and Damen, serves American classics with a modern twist. Chef Barney Smith’s brunch menu features comfort food favorites (chicken and waffles; stuffed french toast; corned beef hash; chilaquiles), small plates (apple salad; grilled watermelon and roasted beet salad; turducken meatballs), sandwiches (AMK burger; ultimate grilled cheese) and sides (mac-n-cheese; fried pickles; asparagus sticks).

The brunch beverage menu boasts four different types of bloody marys, along with an extensive list of craft cocktails, whiskey, bourbon and beer. Bottomless mimosas are offered for $20 per person (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.). The complete brunch menu is outlined below.

Brunch Entrees

  • STANDARD BREAKFAST $10
    2 eggs, potatoes, seared pork belly
    THE OMELET $10
    bacon, chicken sausage, green onions, bell peppers, white American cheese
    CHILAQUILES AND HUEVOS $11
    yellow corn tortilla chips, chicken chorizo, chipotle chile sauce, white cheddar, pico de gallo, avocado sour cream, 2 sunny side up eggs
    CHICKEN AND WAFFLES $14
    crisp malted waffle, fried chicken, whipped butter, chili honey
    LOX AND BAGEL BENEDICT $14
    pastrami lox, toasted bagel, poached eggs, cream cheese sauce, capers, tomato, red onion, lemon zest
    KALE AND WILD MUSHROOM EGG WHITE FRITTATA $11
    egg whites, chopped kale, caramelized onion, roasted red bell peppers, sautéed mushrooms, fontina cheese, egg whites
    BISCUITS AND GRAVY $9
    egg whites, biscuits, creamy rosemary chicken, sausage, gravy / add egg any style, $1
    STUFFED FRENCH TOAST $10
    french toast coated with crispy rice, Nutella, caramelized bananas, chantilly cream, toasted walnuts
    CORNED BEEF HASH $10
    braised corned beef, potatoes, turnips, parsnips, onions, topped with 2 eggs, root veggies

Small Plates

  • APPLE SALAD $11
    Fuji apples, Wisconsin bleu cheese, dried cranberries, smoked almonds, field greens, cider vinaigrette
    GRILLED WATERMELON AND ROASTED BEET SALAD $11
    red and golden beets, grilled watermelon, brûléed goat cheese, field greens, pumpkin seeds, citrus vinaigrette
    TURDUCKEN MEATBALLS $10
    turkey, duck, and chicken, spicy red sauce, cheesy garlic bread
    BRUSSELS SPROUT SALAD $9
    crispy brussels sprouts, red cabbage, carrots, fresno peppers, scallions, bacon, crunchy shallots
    CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS $7
    dumplings, Amish chicken, celery, root veggies

Sandwiches

  • THE AMK BURGER $10
    two quarter pound patties, white American cheese, fried pickles, horse radish dijonnaise, brioche add fried egg – $1 add bacon – $2
    ULTIMATE GRILLED CHEESE $10
    fontina, provolone, havarti, gouda, asiago, bacon tomato jam
    THE CHICKEN $10
    grilled chicken, habanero sauce, celery slaw, Wisconsin bleu cheese, chicken crackling, french bread

Sides

  • ASPARAGUS STICKS $5
    chargrilled, Thai chili sauce
    MAC-N-CHEESE $8
    asiago, provolone, gouda, fontina, havarti, jalapeño bacon crust
    HOME FRIES $4
    roasted garlic
    FRIED PICKLES $4
    ale-battered, charred onion aioli
    FRIES $4
    garlic aioli

AMK Brunch Cocktails / $11 each

  • AMK Bloody Mary 
    St. George’s vodka, house made bloody Mary mix
    Smokey the Bear Bloody Mary 
    Templeton rye, Mezca, house made bloody Mary mix
    Rye or Die Bloody Mary 
    Templeton Rye, house made bloody Mary mix
    Carrie
    Black IPA back, house made bloody Mary mix
    Rhub Me Off 
    Deep eddy grapefruit, Banana Giffards orange, rhubarb hops, Champagne top
    Thorn Cherry
    Luxardo Cherry Liqueur, Imbue Petal and Thorn Vermouth, lime, Champagne, Sage
    Roaring Punch
    Roaring Dan’s Rum, Fiama Falla Punch, Saffron Bitters, cherry preserves, thyme

bistronomic interior

PC: Bistronomic

Bistronomic

840 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 944-8400
Sunday, March 27  / 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bistronomic, the modern French bistro in the Gold Coast neighborhood helmed by acclaimed Executive Chef/Owner Martial Noguier, will offer a seasonally inspired three-course Easter Brunch menu on Sunday, March 27, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The price is $40 for adults and $19 for children 10 years and under. Children may select two courses. The à la carte Brunch Menu will not be available during Easter Brunch.

  • Featured Easter Brunch Dishes:
    The Baby Kale & Romaine Caesar Salad
    Caramelized Spring Onion & Pea Quiche
    Bistronomic Deviled Eggs
    Faroe Island Salmon Salad
    Croque Mademoiselle
    Belgian Waffle
    Hanger Steak & Two Eggs
    Cherry Brioche Bread Pudding
    Chocolate Hazelnut Bars

Bistronomic’s Easter Brunch Menu

  • FIRST COURSE
    Caramelized Spring Onion & Spring Pea Quiche
    Spring Pea Salad | Pleasant Ridge | Hazelnut Vinaigrette
    Asparagus Salad
    Grapefruit Segments | Capriole Farm Goat Cheese | Lemon Honey Vinaigrette
    Spring Soup
    Chef’s Daily Preparation
    Homemade Short Stack Pancakes
    Strawberries | Buttermilk | Rhubarb Marmalade
    Martial’s Mother’s Country Pâté
    Spring Salad | Cornichons | Roasted Hazelnuts
    Bistronomic Deviled Eggs
    Smoked Salmon | Shaved Fennel | Housemade Mayonnaise
    Baby Kale & Romaine Caesar Salad
    Roasted Garlic | Pleasant Ridge Cheese | Anchovies
     
    SECOND COURSE
    Eggs Benedict
    Housemade Salmon Gravlax | Poached Eggs | Lemon Hollandaise
    Savory Crepes
    Confit of Chicken | Truffle Oil | Spring Mushroom Ragout
    Asparagus & Seasonal Mushroom Omelette
    Farm Eggs | Capriole Farm Goat Cheese | Port Wine Reduction
    Croque Mademoiselle
    Nueske’s Ham | Pleasant Ridge Cheese | Mornay Sauce
    Faroe Island Salmon Salad
    Arugula Salad | French Beans | Avocado | Poached Eggs
    Belgian Waffle
    Crispy Nueske’s Bacon | 100% Pure Maple Syrup | Farm Eggs
    Flat Iron Steak & Two Eggs
    Duck Fat New Potatoes | Roasted Garlic Purée | Red Wine Reduction
    Brioche French Toast
    Crème Brûlée Batter | Citrus Supreme | Grand Marnier Syrup

    THIRD COURSE
    Bistronomic Cherry Brioche Bread Pudding
    Pistachio | Butterscotch | Crème Anglaise
    Baked Alaska
    Vanilla Ice Cream | Toasted Meringue | Caramelized Almonds
    Chocolate Hazelnut Bars
    Crispy Praline | Chocolate Mousse | Grand Marnier Sauce

$40 for Adults / $19 for Children 10 Years and Under


 

The Boarding House in Chicago

PC: The Boarding House

The Boarding House

720 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 280-0720
Sunday, March 27

Celebrate Easter at The Boarding House, where Chef Tanya Baker offers a prix fixe menu perfect for spring!

Starters Options Include:

  • Hen Egg with polenta fries
    Baby Spinach Salad
    Pea Soup

Entree Options Include:

  • Spinach Crepes with onions and smoked salmon
    Skate Wing with roasted cauliflower
    Pork Tenderloin with sweet and sour braised cabbage.

Chef Julia Fitting’s dessert trio, featuring:

  • Carrot Macaron
    Milk Caramel Truffle
    Coconut Rocher.

The Easter menu is $44 per guest, with optional cocktails as well as a $15 children’s menu option. To view the complete menu or to make reservations, visit The Boarding House’s website.


 

Cantina Laredo French Toast

Cantina Laredo

508 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 955-0014
Sunday, March 2711:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cantina Laredo in River North will offer a modern Mexican midday meal on Easter Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Chef Hector Rivera’s brunch dishes, outlined below, include Crab Cake Benedict; Chicken Fajita Omelet; Huevos Rancheros; French Toast served with Mexican brandy butter; Chilaquiles; Spinach & Artichoke Omelet; Asada y Huevos; and more. As an added bonus, all brunch entrees are served with a complimentary mimosa, bloody maria or non-alcoholic beverage. 

Cantina Laredo also offers an array of apertivos (top shelf guacamole; quesadillas; ceviche), ensaladas (fajita chicken; grilled shrimp); hand-rolled enchiladas (barbacoa; avocado), taqueria (pollo; pescado); especialidades (fajitas; chicken flautas; pescado del dia) and postres (Mexican Apple Pie; churros). For Easter brunch reservations, call 312-955-0014 or visit cantinalaredo.com.

  • Brunch Entrees Mimosa, Bloody Maria or non-alcoholic beverage included:
    CRAB CAKES BENEDICT
    Poached eggs on crab cakes topped with chipotle-wine hollandaise sauce, crumbled bacon and queso fresco $14.49
    TOSTAR DE FRANCÉS
    French toast topped with blueberries and strawberries, served with maple syrup and Mexican brandy butter $10.29
    CHORIZO CON HUEVOS
    Scrambled eggs with Mexican sausage $10.99
    MIGAS CON HUEVOS
    Scrambled eggs with jalapeños, bacon and sautéed tortillas $10.99
    HUEVOS DIVORCIADOS
    Corn pancake topped with two eggs, one with guajillo sauce and the other with tomatillo sauce $11.29
    HUEVOS RANCHEROS
    Traditional egg dish topped with ranchera sauce $10.99
    CHICKEN FAJITA OMELET
    Fajita chicken, peppers, onions and cheese with chile de arbol sauce $12.29
    SPINACH & ARTICHOKE OMELET
    Artichoke hearts, spinach, peppers, mushrooms and cheese with poblano sauce $11.29
    CHILAQUILES 
    Chicken with sautéed tortillas in tomatillo salsa, topped with two fried eggs $10.99
    ASADA Y HUEVOS
    Grilled steak with marinated onions and chimichurri sauce. Served with two eggs with guajillo sauce $14.29

 

easter in chicago at Chop for brunch

PC: Chop

Chop

1017 S Delano Ct, Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 461-9333
Sunday, March 27 / 9:00 a.m.-3 p.m.

On Easter Sunday, March 27th, Hop into Chop for a spectacular, family-friendly Easter Brunch! Chop is offering a Prix Fixe Menu, with a choice of fresh fruit or a Bloody Mary or Mimosa, for $24 per person.
Chop is the sister restaurant to the popular local Porkchop brand, specializing in steak and seafood. Chop offers an upscale atmosphere in the Roosevelt Collection Mall located in Chicago’s South Loop.

Chop, features grass-fed, locally sourced meat, seafood and steak dishes with a modern twist, including the classic T-bone, Escargot, Lamb Shank, and Steak Poutine. It’s a gourmet meal with the focus being on the meat.

Easter Brunch Menu:

  • Appetizer:
    Deviled Eggs
  • Entree: (Choose one)
    Johnnycakes
    Breakfast Skillet
    Chop Scotch Egg
  • Sides: (choose one)
    Fresh fruit topped with creme fraiche
    Choice of house bloody mary or mimosa

Each customer dining on Easter Sunday will receive a plastic egg with a surprise inside. It could be anything from money to free dinner to candy!

For reservations and more information, log onto their website or call 312.461.9333 or send an email to info@chopchicago.com


Cochon Volant Brasserie

PC: Cochon Volant Brasserie

Cochon Volant Brasserie

100 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 754-6560
Sunday, March 27 / 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Loop’s favorite French Brasserie will serve Easter specials for brunch on Sunday, March 27 from 7:30am3pm. Guests can order ‘off-menu’ items by executive chef Matt Ayala.

  • Food Specials:
    The Breakfast Royale: Les Cheeseburger Royale served with an egg on an English muffin ($16.95)
    The French’d Fried Chicken Sandwich, with bib lettuce, pickles and spicy tarragon aioli on a brioche bun ($16.95)
    Brioche French Toast with Nutella ($13.95)  

For all families celebrating, kids will receive an Easter basket with festive accessories and treats from the French bakery. The regular brunch menu will also be available to order. Reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling 312-754-6560


Bloody Marys at Common Wealth Tavern

PC: Common Wealth Tavern

Commonwealth Tavern

2000 W. Roscoe St., Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 697-7965
Sunday, March 27 / 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

$3 to $14 brunch items

Brunch highlights include:

  • Brunch Schnitzel (herb aioli, smoked potatoes, pickled red onion, fried egg; $14)
    Pig Muffin (maple pig head, farm egg, American cheese, English muffin; $12)
    Kentucky Hot Brown (smoked turkey, bacon, tomato, beer cheese, sourdough, $14)

Featured drink specials include a $3 Build-Your-Own Mimosa Bar and $6 Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar.


toast at Drury Lane in oakbrook terrace

PC: Drury Lane

Drury Lane

100 Drury Ln, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
(630) 530-8300
Sunday, March 27 / 10 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Lucille at Drury Lane (100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook) invites guests to join for Easter Brunch, perfect for the entire family! Taking place on Sunday, March 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., mingle with the Easter Bunny over a delicious brunch, featuring fare from more than seven individual stations.

  • Menu highlights include:
    Omelette Station with seasonal toppings
    Savory Station with Herb Roasted Chicken and Roast Pork Loin
    Seafood Bar with Fresh Shrimp, Mussels, Oysters, and Crab Cakes
    Carving Station with Roast Turkey, Roast Prime Rib, and Baked Ham
    Dessert table with Assorted Pastries and Cakes

Mimosas and bellinis are complimentary throughout the meal and the Bloody Mary Bar, complete with assorted mixes and condiments, is perfect for those looking for something savory.

After meeting with the Easter Bunny, the little ones can head over to the Children’s Corner, with a variety of kid-friendly menu items made just for them.

COST:
$45/adults
$15/children (ages six to 12)
$10/children (ages three to five)
Complimentary for children ages two and younger

To make reservations and learn more, visit Lucille’s website or call (630) 530-8300.


Earls Kitchen + Bar in Chicago

PC: Earls Kitchen + Bar in Chicago

Earls Kitchen + Bar

1538 N Clybourn Ave a108, Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 929-3952
Sunday, March 27 / 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Enjoy a delicious brunch and springtime cocktails at Earls Kitchen + Bar this Easter Sunday! The Lincoln Park restaurant will also host special extended brunch hours the following Monday in spirit of the holiday. Guests can enjoy refreshing Mimosas and the Bees Knees cocktail with aviation gin, cointreau, honey, fresh lemon and angostura bitters paired with brunch featuring:

  • Croque Madame
    with grilled sourdough, poached egg, white cheddar, virginia ham, roasted serrano cream
    Goat Cheese Frittata
    with arugula, oven dried tomatoes, roasted red peppers, chopped olives, preserved lemon
    Spicy Sausage + Mushroom Hash
    with avocado, crispy fried potatoes, topped with poached eggs and hollandaise
    Sweet Virginia Benny
    with sweet virginia ham, poached eggs, hollandaise, grilled sourdough, crispy fried potatoes

 

The Florentine in Chicago

The Florentine

151 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 660-8866
Sunday March 27 / 6:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

The Florentine will feature an extensive, Italian-inspired brunch buffet presented by Executive Chef Zach Walrath. Conveniently located in The Loop, both local and visiting families can celebrate Easter in the elegant restaurant offering assorted pastries, hot breakfast items, various seafood, antipasti, salads and more. Guests can also enjoy a carving station offering ham and prime rib as well as a made-to-order omelet station.


Frontier Toasted Tomato & Goat Cheese Frittata

PC: Frontier

Frontier

1072 North Milwaukee, Chicago, IL 60642
(773) 772-4322
Sunday, March 27 / 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

$20 per person

Guests can celebrate Easter Sunday at Frontier and enjoy a $20 buffet.

  • Featuring:
    house-cured hams (cured for 45 days)
    ham frittatas
    smoked ham and grits
    ham hock biscuits
    green salad
    eggs
    fried chicken
    breakfast potatoes
    and other fare specially prepared by Pioneer Tavern Group Corporate Executive Chef Brian Jupiter.

Tickets can be purchased online Here. Please contact emily@pioneertaverngroup.com for table reservations.


 

happ inn Exterior

PC: The Happ Inn

The Happ Inn

305 Happ Road, Northfield, Illinois 60093
(847) 784-9200
Sunday, March 27 / 
10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

The Happ Inn, located in suburban Northfield, will hold a family-friendly, Easter brunch buffet on Sunday, March 27. The festive celebration will not only feature a fabulous meal, but the Easter Bunny will make an appearance as well. From 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., dining guests may enjoy Chef Freddy Sanchez’s Easter brunch menu, featuring an unlimited array of appetizers, salads and desserts, along with the choice of entree (one per person). The complete menu is outlined below. 

The fee for adults is $37.95 and children (12 and under) are $14.95. The Happ Inn’s regular dinner menu will be served that evening from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Easter reservations may be made by visiting TheHappInn.com or by calling 847-784-9200.

  • Appetizer Buffet unlimited
    Chicken Tortilla Soup
    Freddy’s Famous Guacamole
    Potato and Mushroom Taquitos
    Cheese Quesadillas
    Shrimp Ceviche
    Bagels and Lox
    Mini Muffins
    Southwest Chopped Salad
    Caesar Salad
    Fruit Salad
    Caprese Salad
    Greek Salad
    Hummus with fresh veggies
    Mini Spinach Quiche
    Margarita Flatbread
    Spinach, Goat Cheese, and Sun-dried Tomato Flatbread
  • Entrées select one per person
    Corned Beef Hash
    Happ Inn Prime Burger with Fries
    Falafel Black Bean Veggie Burger with Fries
    Eggs Benedict with Roasted Potatoes
    Crab Cake Benedict with Roasted Potatoes
    Short Ribs Benedict with Roasted Potatoes
    Carlos’ Skirt Steak & Eggs with Roasted Potatoes
    French Toast with Crème Anglaise & Raspberry Sauce
    Easter Omelette with Roasted Potatoes
    Eggs, Bacon, and Toast
    Salmon or Tuna Nicoise Salad
    Grilled Salmon and Garlic Spinach with Hollandaise
    General Happ Fried Chicken with Fries
  • Kid’s 

Entrées select one per child
    Skirt Steak
    French Toast
    Chicken Fingers with Fries
    Burger Sliders with Fries
    Mac and Cheese
    Eggs and Bacon
  • Dessert Buffet unlimited
    Mini desserts (key lime, cheesecake, chocolate & H-apple Streusel Pie)
    Churros
    Assorted Cookies and Cupcakes


$37.95 adults; $14.95 kids


hearth restaurant

PC: Hearth Restaurant

Hearth

1625 Hinman Avenue, Evanston, Illinois 60201
(847) 570-8400
Sunday, March 27 / 
9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Hearth restaurant will welcome guests for a celebratory Easter brunch on Sunday, March 27. From 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the Evanston eatery will offer pastries, breakfast fare, sandwiches and entrees served in a cozy setting with wood-burning fireplace. Chef Woody Linton’s brunch menu, outlined below, features warm coffee cake, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, short rib ciabatta, chicken club, crab cake benedict, corned beef hash, gnocchi, black cod and more. For table reservations, visit hearthrestaurant.net or call 847-570-8400.

  • Hearth: Brunch Menu:
    Warm Pastries
    Coffee Cake – apple compote, streusel $3.50
    Scone – cranberry, orange, chocolate $3.50
    Muffin – apple, lemon $3.50
  • Breakfast Plates
    Biscuit and Gravy – chorizo, scallion, egg any style $6/$12
    Pancakes – pumpkin, cinnamon butter, maple syrup $6/$12
    French Toast – brioche, crème anglaise, blueberry $6/$12
  • Sandwiches served with home fried potatoes or fruit
    Short Rib Ciabatta – oe egg, blue cheese, arugula, cherry $14
    AM Burger – oe egg, bacon jam, english muffin $12
    Croissant – scrambled egg, ham, hooks cheddar $12
    Chicken club – bacon, blue cheese, tomato jam $10
  • Egg Dishes served with home fried potatoes or fruit
    Omelet – pancetta, blue cheese, fried parsley $12
    Benedict – crab cake, spicy hollandaise, poached egg $15
    Corned Beef Hash – eggs, fine herbs, shallots, red pepper $13
    Bacon and Eggs- pork belly, fried poached egg, frisee $14
  • Other Plates
    Black Cod – sweet potato and spanish chorizo hash $20
    Gnocchi – prosciutto bolognese, fresh mozzarella $16/$8
    Asparagus Salad – pine nuts, parmesan, lemon vinaigrette $8
    Burrata – cauliflower, aged balsamic, baguette $8
  • Sides $4.50
    Bacon
    Sausage
    Fresh Fruit
    Home Fried Potatoes

Kanela Breakfast Club fruit salad

PC: Kanela Breakfast Club

Kanela Breakfast Club

Multiple Locations
Sunday, March 27 / (Varying Hours) 6-8 a.m. to 3-3:30 p.m.

$11 to $12 chef specials
Kanela will feature several festive specials at all locations for Easter Sunday.
LAKEVIEW

  • Spring Salad, $10
    Spinach, strawberry, avocado, candied walnuts, avocado, red onion, orange
    “Peeps Have Risen” French Toast, $12
    Peeps stuffed French toast with apricot and raspberry sauce

OLD TOWN & STREETERVILLE

  • Carrot Cake Pancakes, $11
    Carrot cake batter, cream cheese frosting, toasted walnuts

WICKER PARK

  • Green Eggs and Ham Benedict, $12
    Fresh spinach, ham, poached eggs, avocado and pesto hollandaise on a toasted English muffin
    Carrot Cake Pancakes, $11
    Carrot cake batter, cream cheese frosting, toasted walnuts

Kinfork at Woodfield Mall

PC: Kinfork

Kinfork

5 Woodfield Mall,Schaumburg, IL 60173
(847) 610-3958
Sunday, March 27 /  
Brunch specials along with the regular menu will be available from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Kinfork American Kitchen & Tap will open its doors on Easter Sunday for an all-Brunch Specials with a Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bar day Easter feast. While Woodfield Mall is traditionally closed for the holiday, Kinfork will welcome Schaumburg families with Easter-inspired brunch dishes, specially created by Chef Phil Manolis, in addition to a Bloody Mary and Mimosas.

Easter Brunch Specials below are served with homestyle potatoes:

Grilled Vegetable, Pancetta and Smoked Gouda Frittata 14.95
Bananas Foster French Toast 11.95
Greek Yogurt, Granola, Fruit 11.95
Egg, Bacon and Cheddar Cheese Wrap, Tomato Basil Tortilla 13.95

Guests can ‘cheers’ with custom Bloody Marys and Mimosas made with their choice of accompaniments to build the perfect brunch cocktail. Families can also choose to dine on Kinfork’s lunch, dinner and kids menus throughout the day. Located in the heart of the Chicago suburbs within the thriving Woodfield Mall shopping center, Kinfork presents a classic, American dining experience. Reclaimed wood accents, warm earth tones and hints of Americana nostalgia come together to create an atmosphere reminiscent of a rustic camping experience, and set the backdrop for a comfortable and sociable meal.


 

Easter in Chicago at The Kitchen

PC: The Kitchen

The Kitchen

The Kitchen, located in River North, will serve up specialty brunch items from 11am-3pm on Easter Sunday, March 27. Guests will enjoy dishes by executive chef Johnny Anderes.

  • Food Specials:
    Lamb with Herbs De Provence, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Jus and Dandelion Greens ($28)
    Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs with Caviar ($8 per piece)
  • Drink Specials:
    Easter
    cocktails include The Kitchen Bloody Mary with Breckenridge Vodka, Alta Cucina Tomatoes, Basil & Fresno Chili and Beer Back ($12)
    The Beerloma with Lagunitas Lil’ Sumpin’ Sumpin’, Giffard Pamplemousse Liqueur, Fresh Grapefruit & Lime ($10).

The regular brunch menu will also be available to order. Reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling (312) 836-1300.


interior of Porkchop in Chicago

PC: Porkchop

Porkchop

Porkchop, located at 941 W. Randolph in the West Loop
Porkchop, located at 1516 E. Harper Court in Hyde Park
Porkchop, located at 100 Nugent Street in Glenwood
Sunday, March 27 / 11 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

On Easter Sunday, March 27th, Porkchop Restaurants will offer a Prix Fixe Menu, served with fresh fruit or a Bloody Mary, for $19 per person. Complete Menu Below. Guests may also enjoy brunch from the full menu with options such as; The Pulled Pork Benedict, Shrimp and Grits, Chicken and Waffles and Strawberry French Toast. Brunch will be served from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm on Easter.

For reservations and more information, visit the website or send an email to info@chicagoporkchop.com

  • APPETIZER:
    Small Bowl of Chicken and Andouille Gumbo, simmered with red and green peppers and served with rice
  • ENTRÉE (choose one)
    Eggs Benedict, Two buttermilk biscuits with country ham, poached eggs, blood orange hollandaise, topped with caviar
    Beer Battered Catfish Fillets, farm-raised catfish fillets with jalapeño hush puppies and creamy cheese grits
  • SIDES (choose one)
    Fresh Fruit topped with crème fraiche
    Signature Bloody Mary

$19 per person


Kit Kat Lounge

PC: Kit Kat Lounge

Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club

3700 N. Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 525-1111
Sunday, March 27 / 11 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Enjoy a celebratory Easter brunch at Kit Kat, complete with mimosas, pink champagne and live entertainment. On Sunday, March 27, the Lakeview Lounge and Supper Club will offer a four course prix fixe menu from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Chef JoAnn Witherell’s menu, outlined below, includes mimosas, pink champagne, sangria or bloody martinis for $39.95 per person. Throughout the midday soirée, the fierce and fabulous Diva Madam X will entertain brunch guests with live performances as female pop stars, songstresses and Hollywood icons. 

For brunch reservations, please call Kit Kat at 773-525-1111.

Kit Kat’s Easter Menu
$39.99, includes mimosas, pink champagne, sangria and bloody martinis

  • First Course
    House made cheddar biscuits with whipped honey butter 
  • Second Course choice of:
    Kit Kat Salad – romaine, spinach, sliced apples, candied almonds, apple cider vinaigrette

    Southwest Salad – romaine, avocado, tomatoes, black beans, corn, cheddar, roasted pumpkin seeds, tortilla strips, buttermilk ranch 
  • Third Course choice of:
    Croque Monsieur – applewood smoked ham, gruyere, mustard aioli, parmesan truffle fries 

    Crab Cake Benedict – lemon bearnaise, bacon crumble
    Macho Man – two eggs any style, bacon, sausage, biscuit and sausage gravy, roasted potatoes 
    Kit Kat Burger – smoked bacon, gruyere cheese, French mustard, over easy egg, parmesan truffle fries
    Ravioli – ricotta, spinach, asparagus, shallots, mushrooms, peas, parmesan creme sauce
    Chicken and Waffles – cayenne maple and roasted red fingerling potatoes
  • Dessert choice of:
    Kit Kat’s Carrot Cake

    Brownie Sundae – vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce, whipped cream

$39.95 per person 
 


easter in chicago cocktail at Osteria Langhe

PC: Osteria Langhe

Osteria Langhe

2824 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 661-1582
Sunday March 27 / 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m

Celebrate Easter Day the Piemontese way with Logan Square’s Osteria Langhe. For $40 per person, guests will enjoy a special brunch menu from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. curated by Chef/Owner Cameron Grant, featuring a selection of five appetizers, five main entrées and three desserts inspired by Piemonte. Offering a special drink pairing with the holiday meal as well, Osteria Langhe promises a memorable brunching affair on Easter Sunday.


punch bowl social schaumburg

PC: Punch Bowl Social

Punch Bowl Social

American Ln, Schaumburg, IL 60173
(224) 836-9080
Sunday, March 27 / 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m

Join Punch Bowl Social for an Easter-perfect buffet!

For $29, guests enjoy enticing options:
buttermilk biscuits
cheese and charcuterie boards
corned beef hash
monkey bread french toast
tender belly sausage
and more

Kids are in store for tyke-sized holiday bites too, with features including tater tots and cheeseburger sliders. Get social this Easter Sunday with Punch Bowl Social!

The buffet is $29 for adults, $12 for those 15 years of age and under, and kids under the age of six eat for free.


RIVA brunch of steak and eggs

PC: RIVA

RIVA

700 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 644-7482
Sunday, March 27 / 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
$48.95 adults; $19.95 children 12 & under; under 3 is free

Riva Crab House on Navy Pier will host an Easter brunch with fantastic lakefront views. Chef Luigi Garcia will showcase an omelet station, carving station, raw bar, fresh fruit buffet, and a mouthwatering dessert display.

Brunch will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the main dinner menu will be served from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Easter Bunny will be on-site for photos with children and families. Large parties welcome. Reservations are recommended.


Seven Lions in Chicago

PC: Seven Lions

Seven Lions

130 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 880-0130
Sunday, March 27 / 10 a.m. – Close

Hop on over to Seven Lions this Easter for their special two-course menu.

Starting with Chef Becca Zuckerman’s Pastry Basket, including muffins, banana bread and a raspberry cheese danish, guests can choose between either the Spring Pea Soup, with lobster salad and creme fraiche, or the Mizuna Greens, with fresh apricots, fontina fontal, and mustard vinaigrette.

For the second course, choose between Chef Patrick Russ’ Salmon Florentine Benedict, with bordeaux spinach, asparagus, and hollandaise, the Pasta Primavera, with fettuccine, spring vegetables, and tomato fondue, or the Honey Glazed Pork Loin, with roasted baby carrots and rainbow swiss chard.

Seven Lions also features a Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar ($10) or mimosa pitchers ($15).

Easter brunch is $34 per person, and reservations can be made via OpenTable.


Shaw's Crab House Chicago

PC: Shaw’s Crab House Chicago

Shaw’s Crab House Chicago

21 E Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 527-2722
Easter Buffet – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (both Main Dining Room and Oyster Bar)
An a la carte dinner menu will be available from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

This Easter Sunday, March 27th, 2016, Shaw’s Crab House in Chicago is offering a very special Sunday brunch buffet priced at $75 for adults and $20 for kids 12 and younger. The buffet will feature a Grand Hot Buffet line with classic breakfast fare, plus Shaw’s specialties.

  • Special Offerings:
    •The brunch buffet will also include the Omelet and Waffle Station, with 13 available ingredients
    •The Surf and Turf Station, including lobster bisque, King Crab Legs, hand-carved beef, and spiral ham.
    •There will also be a Cold Seafood Bar, heaped with sushi, oysters, shrimp, smoked salmon and cold crab.

Top it off at Shaw’s Sweet Table, with all of Shaw’s favorite desserts in bite size portions. Try a taste of crème brulee, raspberry tartlets, key lime pie, Shaw’s mini cupcakes, and assorted fruits and candy with Easter treats.

Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 312.527.2722
$75 for adults and $20 for kids 12 and younger


Easter in Chicago Buffet at Shaw's Crab House Schaumburg

PC: Shaw’s Crab House Schaumburg

Shaw’s Crab House Schaumburg

1900 E Higgins Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60173
(847) 517-2722
Brunch Buffet – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
A special appearance by the Easter Bunny
will take place during Sunday brunch as well from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.!

Dinner Buffet- 3:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

This Easter Sunday, March 27th, 2016, Shaw’s Crab House in Schaumburg is offering both a brunch and dinner buffet that are not to be missed! Priced at $65 for adults and free for kids 12 and younger (limit 2 children per adult).

  • The brunch buffet will feature many Shaw’s favorites including:
    •Grand Hot Buffet with Eggs Benedict
    •Mini Crab Cakes
    •Seasonal Fish
    •Build-Your-Own Omelet Station
    •Hot delicacies like Golden King Crab, Shucked Oysters, and an Easter Spiral Ham
    •Famous Shaw’s Sweets Table with an amazing assortment of cookies, cupcakes, and other mini desserts.

Shaw’s Schaumburg will continue Easter dining with a spectacular dinner buffet!

  • The Easter Dinner Buffet includes:
    •Cold Seafood & Salad Bar with Oysters, Shrimp Cocktail, Sushi, and three kinds of salad
    •Grand Hot Buffet
    •Chef’s Table selections like Lobster Bisque, Beef Tenderloin, Easter Spiral Ham, and delicious vegetable and pasta sides
    •Sweets Table to round out the meal.

Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 847.517.2722
$65 for adults and free for kids 12 and younger (limit 2 children per adult)


Little Fort Breakfast Burger

PC: Tavern on Little Fort

Tavern on Little Fort

4128 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 360-1869
Sunday, March 27 / 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
$3 to $15 brunch items

Brunch highlights include:

  • the Breakfast Burger
    (70-percent brisket and 30-percent bacon patty, tavern sauce, bread and butter pickles, fried egg, New England bun; $15)
    Breakfast Bagel
    (ham, scrambled egg, beer cheese; $12)
    Vegetable Frittata
    (asparagus, tomato chile relish, aioli, parmesan; $12)

Featured drink specials include:

  • $3 Build-Your-Own Mimosa Bar
    $5 Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar.

ducks for easter in chicago at Trump International Tower

PC: Trump International Tower

Trump International Hotel & Tower® Chicago

401 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 588-8000
Sunday, March 27 / 
10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Celebrate Easter Sunday with a lavish brunch and spirited family-friendly festivities at Sixteen – the property’s Michelin Two-Star, Forbes’ Five-Star restaurant located on the sixteenth floor.

From 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., guests of Sixteen will indulge in a delightful Easterbrunch showcasing elegant cuisine presented by Executive Chef Lloyd Moonga. Highlights include made-to-order sushi and custom prepared omelets, along with decadent carving stations. Brunch-goers can also order a variety of specialty selections including Lamb Rack Provencal, Peppercorn-crusted Prime Rib and Veal Loin Medallions. For those looking to indulge their sweet tooth, guests may choose from an assortment of delectable treats at Sixteen’s dessert station, featuring Coconut Cream Pie, Blackberry St Germain Parfait and Chocolate Mint, Blueberry and Passion Fruit Macaroons.

With lively festivities geared towards families, the property will open Eastermorning with an outdoor Easter egg hunt at The Terrace at Trump at 11:30am, 12:30pm and 1:30pm.
A special prize will be awarded to the champion who uncovers the most eggs. Additionally, a VIP guest – theEaster Bunny himself – will make an appearance during brunch.
To augment the celebration, guests of all ages will enjoy a mini petting zoo onsite in the Skyline Room, complete with ducks, chicks and other adorable farm animals.

Sixteen’s Easter brunch is $160 for adults and $50 for children (ages 5 to 12) exclusive of alcohol, tax and gratuity. Reservations are highly recommended. Please call (312) 588-8030.


Bolognese Lasagna at Tuscany on Taylor

PC: Tuscany on Taylor

Tuscany on Taylor

1014 W. Taylor St., Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 829-1990
Sunday, March 27 / 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
$11 to $23 menu specials

Tuscany Restaurant on Taylor Street will feature an a la carte Easter Brunch menu created by Executive Chef Victorio Padilla.

Featured items will include the following:

  • Salmone, $11
    Sliced cured salmon, egg whites, red onion, toasted bread
    Medaglione di Bue, $23
    Beef tenderloin medallions, poached egg, hollandaise sauce, roasted peppers, onion, parmigiano, diced potatoes
    Porchetta, $16
    Porchetta, roasted potatoes, fennel, pinot grigio reduction
    Tenderloin and Eggs, $18
    Grilled tenderloin, potatoes, toast, eggs any style
    Salsiccia, $14
    Grilled Tuscan sausage, peppers, onion, scrambled eggs
    Agnolotti, $14
    Sausage ravioli, wild mushroom sauce
    Agnello, $17
    Roasted leg of lamb served with mash potatoes
    Lasagna, $15
    Bolognese, béchamel sauce, parmigiano, mozzarella

Tuscany Oak Brook

PC: Tuscany Oak Brook

Tuscany Oak Brook

1415 W. 22nd St., Oak Brook, IL 60521
(630) 990-1993
Sunday, March 27 / 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
$9 to $32 specials

Tuscany in Oak Brook invites guests to enjoy chef specials this Easter created by Chef Fernando Garcia. Regular menu items will also be available. Below is just a sample of the offerings. 

Specials include the following:

Frutta di Mare con Farro, $15
Steamed and marinated shrimp, calamari, baby octopus, clams, Tuscan farro
micro greens, olives, fresh herbs, salsa verde
Lasagnette con Ragu D’Agnello, $16
Hand cut fresh square noodles tossed in lamb sausage ragout,
shiitake mushrooms, shaved pecorino
Salmone Croccante, $27
Crispy skin seared Scottish salmon, braised baby kale, couscous, Vermouth garlic cream sauce


Tuscany Wheeling

PC: Tuscany Wheeling

Tuscany Wheeling

550 S. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling, IL 60090
(847) 465-9988
Sunday, March 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
$39.95 adults; $19.95 children 10 and under

Tuscany in Wheeling will host an Easter Sunday buffet featuring eight stations created by Executive Chef Bolla Loza. The stations will include breakfast, seafood, carving, omelet, Italian, salad, antipasto, seafood and dessert. There will also be a special kids station.
The regular dinner menu will begin at 4 p.m. Reservations are recommended.


weber grill restaurant steak dinner for easter in chicago

PC: Weber Grill Restaurant

Weber Grill Sizzles

539 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 467-9696
Sunday, March 27 / 6:30am-11:00pm

On Easter Sunday, gather the family at Weber Grill restaurants and feast on an array of Easter-inspired dishes right from the smoker and grill. While adults indulge in Corporate Chef Larry Donahue’s holiday creations, kids can enjoy the “bento box style” brunch plate and Easter eggs filled with candy and special Weber Grill restaurants’ warm, attentive service and comfortable sophisticated dining rooms is the perfect place to celebrate the Easter holiday morning till night.

Easter Sunday Brunch “A-la-carte” / Served until 2:00pm

  • Grilled Steak and Eggs
    Southwest Style Skirt Steak and Eggs any style, Guajiilo Salsa and Breakfast Potatoes $17.50
    Chocolate Cherry Pretzel Bread French Toast
    Fresh strawberries, mascarpone whipped cream $10.50
    Double Smoked Bourbon Glazed Ham Benedict
    Grilled roma tomato, hollandaise, toasted English muffin, grilled asparagus, hash browns $14
    Kid’s Brunch Plate (twelve and under)
    Choice of scrambled eggs or pretzel bread French toast with fresh fruit, tater tots and applewood smoked bacon $6.50

Easter Sunday Dinner Features Served All Day:

House Smoked Bourbon Glazed Ham
Horseradish cream sauce, roasted garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus $15.95
Wood-Roasted Leg of Lamb
Roasted Garlic mashed potatoes, asparagus and rosemary jus $18.95


White Oak Tavern and Inn

PC: White Oak Tavern and Inn

White Oak Tavern & Inn

1200 W Webster Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 248-0200
Sunday, March 27 / 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Located in the heart of Lincoln Park Chicago, White Oak Tavern & Inn offers friends and family a warm and inviting environment and a delicious Easter Brunch menu prepared by Executive Chef Tom Van Lente using fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

  • Menu:
    Cinnamon Roll with cream cheese frosting (v)
    Apple Scones with maple butter (v)
    Hanger Steak Hash with peppers, onions, fried egg
    Smoked Ham Skillet with pimento, red eye gravy, pickled peppers, potatoes, scrambled eggs
    Biscuit & Gravy with mushroom gravy, apple-turnip salad (v)
    Stuffed Funfetti French Toast with fresh berries & cream (v)
    Chicken & Waffle with maple syrup, grilled peach preserves
    Avocado Toast with feta, pickled red onion, arugula, cilantro (v)
    Salmon Toast with cucumbers, pickled onions, creme fraiche, dill, radish salad

$37 per person


 

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