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Chicago Easter Brunch Guide 2018

Ahh, Easter brunch.  Whether you are going to be celebrating the occasion post-church in your Sunday best with family  or just brunching per usual with friends, Easter Sunday is always a good day to brunch. For one, there are some great specials for the holiday around town, but the pastel colored sweets that you can get almost everywhere make it especially worth brunching.  We have rounded up our go-to spots this year for celebrating the holiday accordingly; from fancy spots perfect for family gatherings or brunch buffets to keep you stuffed and sipping mimosas all day, we have got you covered. Happy Easter everyone!

Fancy Family Gatherings

Eden

The intimate and inviting Eden in West town will have an Easter brunch highlighting fresh, local, and sustainable cooking, with items such as grilled skirt steak & eggs, quinoa cakes, house made granola, grilled avocado eggs Benedict, and homemade sweets like biscuits with honey butter, and doughnuts. Of course, no brunch would be complete without bloody Marys, mimosas, and bellinis. Also, for the kids, Eden will be visited by the Easter Bunny handing out goodies to kids, plus the bakery bar will feature plenty of extra Easter surprises that day, which again, is the best part of the holiday in our opinion! Read our full brunch review of Eden here. For reservations, call (312) 366-2294. Eden, 1748 W. Lake St.

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse

For the perfect, decadent, intimate gathering with your family, grab a reservation at Del Frisco’s, the lavish champagne lounge and upscale restaurant new to the Gold Coast restaurant scene. Guests will dine in style for the spring holiday  steakhouse spins on brunch favorites such as Filet Benedict, Lobster Benedict and some favorite signatures, including Prime Rib. Post-brunch we highly recommend indulging in an effervescent experience at the luxurious Esquire Champagne Room for Champagne sips and light fare in an intimate, opulent setting. For reservations, call (312) 888-2499 or click hereDel Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse,  58 E Oak St.

Maple & Ash

This year Maple & Ash, the over-the-top Gold Coast steakhouse invites guests to a special Easter Brunch featuring the restaurant’s signature staples and a few fun surprises. Indulge and celebrate the holiday with Executive Chef Danny Grant’s slow roasted lamb , fire roasted seafood towers, chef-manned pancake stations, carving stations, an exceptional Easter sweets table and of course, bottomless bubbles. Easter Brunch is priced at $90 per person, with the option to add unlimited bubbles for an additional $25. Read our full brunch review of Maple & Ash here. Reservations can be by calling (312) 944-8888. Maple & Ash, 8 W. Maple St.

The Signature Room

Celebrate Easter Sunday with a delicious brunch, featuring live piano music and incredible panoramic views at The Signature Room. Guests will be treated to an extensive buffet of starters and a variety of chilled seafood, followed by their choice of freshly prepared, plated entrées. The meal concludes with a visit to the dessert buffet that includes decadent sweets, freshly baked cookies, seasonal pastries and a sundae bar. The Easter bunny will be in attendance to visit with younger attendees and all children will go home with a sweet treat. Brunch is $80 for adults and $35 for children 12 and under. For reservations, call (312) 787-9596. The Signature Room, 875 N. Michigan Ave.

Best Brunch Buffets 

River Roast

Celebrate Easter Sunday with your family from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. with the awesome brunch buffet spread at River Roast. For $55 a person ($18 for kids 5-12 and free for kids under 5) guests can enjoy The Chef’s Easter Table, which will feature hand carved roasts such as roasted strip loin with red wine bordelaise, glazed ham with a fruit gastrique, whole cedar plank salmon, and stuffed capone breast with cherries, pistachio, brown chicken jus spring greens, plus traditional accompaniments and homemade sweet treats. Read our full brunch review of River Roast here. For reservations, call  (312) 822-0100. River Roast, 315 N. LaSalle St.

The Florentine

The Florentine will be hosting a brunch buffet this Easter s, and it sounds awesome thanks to family-friendly offerings perfect for all taste buds. Crafted by Chef Zachary Walrath, Easter Brunch features a menu of elevated, elegant dishes inspired by traditional Italian fare available for $75 per person and $25 per child age 12 and under. The raw bar will feature jumbo shrimp and crab claws and there will be a carving station with ham and prime rib. Plus, with unlimited mimosas or bloody Marys for an additional $15, guests can dine and imbibe at the same time. To make reservations click hereThe Florentine, 151 W. Adams St.

Carnivale 

Carnivale will be featuring a spectacular buffet brunch, to say the least. For $35 a person, guests can expect Carnivale brunch favorites such as the Ricotta Pancakes, Chicken ‘N Waffles, and libations to wash brunch down thanks to their DIY bloody Mary bar and table side mimosa kits. In addition to the special brunch buffet bring the family and enjoy face painter, photo booth, and a live DJ. Read our full brunch review of Carnivale here. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling (312) 850-5005. Carnivale, 702 W. Fulton St. 

Mago Grill & Cantina

Celebrate Easter Mexican-style with Mago’s unique all-you-can-eat brunch offering that features a variety of Mexican dishes, perfect for the family’s Easter celebration. For $35 per adult and $17 for kids, guests can enjoy complimentary tropical fruit mimosas, the made-to-order omelet station, a carving station, Mago classics such as the restaurant’s pork loin en mole de Manzana, traditional Mexican breakfast favorite such as chillaquilles and pozole, seasonal fruits and fresh salads, plus a sweets table. Read our full Bitches brunch review of Mago here. For reservations, call (312) 212-2222 or click here.  Mago Grill & Cantina, 1010 S Delano Ct. 

Spring Specials for Easter Brunch 

Chez Moi

Chez Moi, one of The Bitches’ favorite French dining spots in the city, will be offering a special brunch on Sunday. Enjoy a 3-course prix fixe menu for $34 per person ($14 for children) or order menu items a la carte. With the option for $15 bottomless mimosa packages, this is a brunch winner. Menu items include French onion soup, Lyonnaise salad with poached eggs, double smoked bacon and frisee, hanger steak & eggs with Hollandaise sauce and frites, to name just a few. Save room for dessert such as the French vanilla creme brulee or Chez Moi’s famous gateau breton with salted caramel sauce. Read our full  brunch review of Chez Moi here. Make reservations by calling (773) 871-2100.  Chez Moi, 2100 N. Halsted St.

Lowcountry

We have the perfect spot to enjoy Easter brunch specials in a casual spot, ideal for friends to gather for what is sure to be a Sunday Funday! Both Lowcountry locations will be serving a special Lowcountry Boil Brunch for Easter, which includes special brunch items such as crab cake Benedict, biscuits & gravy, shrimp & grits, waffles with mixed berries and fried green tomatoes with pimento cheese. A mimosa package is also available for $15, which is, of course, totally worth it. To make a reservation, click hereLowcountry, 3343 N Clark St. and 1132 S Wabash Ave.

Seven Lions

Michigan Avenue’s American clubhouse will be offering a 2-course price fixe menu for Easter brunch. The meal begins with a complimentary housemade cinnamon roll, followed by a selection of items including Easter ham, avocado toast with smoked salmon or a vegetarian breakfast kkillet. Easter Brunch is available from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. for $24 per person. The regular brunch menu is also available a la carte. For reservatrions, click here.

Tanta

Celebrate Easter the Peruvian way at Tanta, Chicago’s preeminent Peruvian eatery with a decadent array of South American fare featuring Executive Chef Jesus Delgado’s Easter specials including Choros Escabechados featuring pickled mussels in an aji amarillo sauce with olive oil and chalaca, Aji de Scallops y Garbanzos with seared scallops, aji amarillo sauce, chickpeas and chard stew and La Chuleta de Cordero y Carapulcra, an Easter specialty of grilled lamb chops in a rosemary and wine reduction with a sundried potato stew. Read our full review of Tanta here.Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling the restaurant at (312) 222-9700

 

 

 

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