Easter is all about family, faith, and brunch — it doesn’t fall on a Sunday by coincidence! We’ve searched far and wide to bring you the best Easter brunches in Chicago. Our Easter brunch guide has something for everyone, whether you’re looking for a buffet, a bar setting, or the Easter bunny.
Each Kanela Breakfast Club location has its own special menu items for Easter. The Old Town, Streeterville, and Wicker Park locations will be serving carrot cake pancakes, while Wicker Park will also offer Green Eggs and Ham Benedict. We’re most intrigued by the Lakeview outpost’s Peeps-stuffed French toast. We loved this spot when we reviewed it. 3231 N. Clark St., 1408 N. Milwaukee Ave., 1552 N. Wells St., and 500 N. Lake Shore Drive, brunch served from 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
From Easter favorites like roast ham to brunch classics like chicken and waffles, Gather’s Easter brunch truly has something for everyone. Every table will be served a selection of house-baked pastries like lemon and poppy seed danishes, blueberry and tarragon scones, and raisin and rolled oat coffee cake. Intelligentsia coffee, loose leaf tea, and fresh squeezed orange juice are included with brunch. Brunch at Gather is $35 per person. 4539 N. Lincoln Ave., brunch served from 9 a.m. until 4 pm.
Fancy Pants Brunch
For a ritzy Easter celebration, dine at NoMI Kitchen at the Park Hyatt Chicago. NoMI’s brunch will feature several chefs’ stations as well as a la carte items from the ocean, garden, cave (charcuterie), pasture, and stove (brunch classics). Don’t forget to save room for their incredible dessert menu. Easter brunch at NoMI is $135 per adult and $40 per child. 800 N. Michigan Ave., brunch served from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Celebrate Easter the Italian way at Tuscany on Taylor, with a feast featuring dishes like lasagna, porchetta, and tenderloin and eggs. This brunch will definitely hold you over well past dinner. 1014 W. Taylor St., brunch served from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
Reservations are recommended for Siena Tavern’s popular Easter brunch. Siena Tavern’s brunch menu includes savory and sweet favorites like biscuits and gravy and monkeybread. Don’t forget about their cold-pressed juices and build-your-own mimosas and Bloody Marys. 51 W. Kinzie Ave., brunch served 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Adult Beverages Brunch
For a more casual vibe, check out Tavern on Little Fort’s Easter brunch. Specials include a brisket-and-bacon breakfast burger, breakfast bagel, and vegetable frittata. Easter isn’t exactly a drinking holiday, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the build-your-own mimosa ($3) and Bloody Mary ($5) bars. 4128 N. Lincoln Ave., brunch served from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Commonwealth Tavern will also be serving make-your-own brunch cocktails. Mimosas are $3, while Blood Marys are $6. Unless you’re on a liquid diet, you’ll probably want to try the brunch schnitzel, pig muffins, and Kentucky hot brown dishes. 2000 Roscoe St., brunch served from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Why choose from one or two brunch dishes when you can get everything you want at Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro’s annual Easter brunch buffet? Enjoy classic brunch dishes like eggs Benedict and waffles, as well as Irish favorites like bangers and bacon and fish and chips. Brunch is $29.95 per adult and $12.95 per child. 3905 N. Lincoln Ave., brunch served from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
For a more traditional brunch buffet option, head to Frontier in Noble Square. $20 will get you all-you-can-eat frittatas, house-cured ham, fried chicken, ham and grits, and breakfast potatoes… just to name a few options. Is your mouth watering yet? 1072 N. Milwaukee Ave., brunch served from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
If your Easter celebration involves children (or if you’re a child at heart), your clan will enjoy brunch with the Easter bunny at Riva on Navy Pier. Brunch will feature a classic spread including carving and omelet stations, a raw bar, a fruit buffet, and dessert table. Don’t miss out on a photo op with the Easter bunny! Brunch costs $48.95 for adults, $19.95 for children under 12, and is free for children under the age of three. 700 E. Grand Ave., brunch served from 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.
If you’re looking to consume copious amounts of food this Easter, head to Feast! This Wicker Park establishment oh-so appropriately named Feast. Easter brunch includes a brunch entree and the Easter buffet table, as well as coffee, tea, or juice. Check out our regular brunch review of Feast here. Brunch is $27.50 per adult and $15 per child. 1616 N. Damen Ave., brunch served 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m