It’s hard to believe that Easter is already around the corner. If you don’t have brunch reservations in place yet – don’t worry! That’s our specialty, and we’ve got you covered. Here are our best recommendations and top Easter specials in Chicago.
Fancy Family Brunch
Gather the family at this Pilsen hotspot for its inaugural brunch buffet, including a prime rib carving station, chicken and waffles, chilaquiles, French toast, and much more from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Brunch is $34.95 for adults, $17.95 for children, and kids three and under eat free.
Monnie Burke’s, 1163 W. 18th St, Chicago, IL, (312) 243-2410
River Roast is the ultimate place to host a family-friendly brunch with your loved ones. With a perfect view and one of the most divine brunches in the city, reservations are sure to book up quickly. The special chef table will feature a breakfast station, salads, hand-carved roasts (honey smoked ham, smoked turkey, slow-roasted strip sirloin and cedar plank salmon), delightful sides, desserts, and more. Brunch is $55 for adults, $18 for children, and kids five under eat free.
For a classy Easter brunch with family and friends, look no further than Travelle. The gorgeous restaurant inside of the Langham Hotel with scenic views of the Chicago River will feature a specialty brunch buffet created by executive chef Damion Henry. A variety of breakfast and lunch items will be offered, including pastries, omelets, and caramel pecan French toast, as well as Easter favorites with sea salt-crusted tomahawk ribeye, honey-glazed smoked bone-in ham, sushi, and dim sum. Little ones are welcome with a specialty child-friendly buffet of vegetables and hummus, macaroni and cheese, crispy chicken fingers, and more. There will be live music and a meet-and-greet photo opportunity with the Easter bunny from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Brunch is $175 per adult and $50 per child.
Travelle, 330 N. Wabash St, Chicago, IL, (312) 923-7705
Sunda, Chicago’s Asian-inspired restaurant offering an eclectic cross-cultural menu, celebrates Easter with a colossal buffet. Expect to dine on truffle scrambled eggs, biscuits and longanisa gravy, beef caldereta, pork belly Benedict, adobo fried rice, grilled chicken adobo, crunchy pig hidden lobster maki, oysters on the half shell, shrimp tempura maki. There’s also an omelet station with braised oxtail, longanisa, shishito peppers, cheeses, chicken apple sausage, asparagus, mushrooms, smoked salmon, and more. The brunch buffet also offers a kids’ station, and the Easter bunny will visit the restaurant to say hi to families all morning long. Brunch is $65 for adults and $20 for children.
Sunda, 110 W Illinois St, Chicago, IL, (312) 644-0500
Margeaux Brasserie, inside the gorgeous Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Chicago’s Gold Coast, will serve a three-course menu. Courses include foie gras torchon, croque madame crepes, and banana cream pie. A jazz trio will be performing, and kids can decorate macarons with chocolate paint. Brunch is $68 for adults and $19 for kids.
Margeaux Brasserie, 11 E. Walton St, Chicago, IL, (312) 625-1324
The Signature Room at the 95th
Families and friends can enjoy a gourmet brunch buffet and a visit with the Easter bunny in the sky thanks to Easter brunch at The Signature Room. Featuring live piano music, photo opportunities with the bunny, and a lavish spread of chilled seafood, salad, charcuterie, fresh fruit, and soup, this is perfect for a memorable brunch. The menu also includes a chef-attended carving station, made-to-order entrées, and a dessert buffet, Brunch is $80 for adults, and $35 for children. Kids under three eat for free. Reservations are required.
The Signature Room at the 95th, 875 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL, (312) 787-9596
Hubbard Inn will host a $50 Easter bottomless brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring a choice of mimosas or Bloody Marys paired with a brunch buffet. Created by executive chef Jason Hedin, the buffet will be stocked with baked goods, a waffle station, an omelet station, a carving station, fresh fruit, bacon, sausage, ham, and more.
Hubbard Inn, 110 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL, (312) 222-1331
Frasca Pizzeria and Wine Bar
Frasca Pizzeria and Wine Bar, the popular Italian hot spot in Roscoe Village, will host a buffet featuring omelets, pizza, bruschetta, cured meats, salads, and desserts. Brunch is $39 for adults and $10 for kids. You can add bottomless brunch cocktails for $15.
Frasca Pizzeria and Wine Bar, 3358 N Paulina St, Chicago, IL, (773) 248-5222
Parlay at Joy District
Parlay at Joy District will be hosting Easter brunch for those looking to get lit with their friends and party the day away. Enjoy the restaurant’s extravagant brunch buffet and mimosa bar. Created by executive chef Jason Hedin, brunch highlights include a carving station, seafood table, charcuterie, chili, pizza bar, waffle station, egg station, and dessert selections like cake pops, tartlets, brownies and a variety of Rice Krispie treats including Fruity Pebbles and Lucky Charms. There is also a cereal bar and a doughnut wall with flavors like powdered sugar, sprinkles, chocolate, and vanilla.
Parlay at Joy District, 112 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL, (312) 955-0339
For a unique dining experience to celebrate Easter, head over to the gorgeous bohemian haven that is Beatnik. As part of their ongoing jetset brunch series, brunch-goers can escape Chicago winter to experience the music and cocktails of different tropical regions each weekend. Beatnik will host a “Flight To Teheran” themed brunch with bonhomme music director Saam Hagshenas at the DJ booth spinning the musical stylings of the Middle East. Brunch will feature their normal a la carte items, plus 50% off all large format cocktails. Drink up!
Beatnik, 1604 W. Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL, (312) 929-4945