It’s finally spring in the Windy City, well, at least according to our calendar. Whether you are looking for a fancy pants prix fixe meal with the fam, or a top notch mimosa and Bloody Mary bar with the girls, Chicago restaurants are pulling out all the stops to satisfy our Easter brunch cravings. Here’s where the Chicago Bitches recommend you get your (Easter) egg fix.
Fancy Pants Prix Fixe
For those looking for a classy way to celebrate Easter, The Boarding House is serving a three-course prix fixe menu including roasted carrot soup, herbed ricotta mezzaluna, and grilled flat iron steak. The Easter menu is available from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. and is $44 for adults and $15 for kids 12 and under. 720 N Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60654. (312) 280-0720.
Another prix fixe option is Fig & Olive’s Mediterranean-inspired menu. Their sweet and creamy fig and Gorgonzola tartlet sounds too enticing to pass up. Brunch is $40 per person and available from 11 a.m.– 3:45 p.m. 104 East Oak Street, Chicago, IL 60611. (312) 445-0060.
David Burke’s Primehouse is not messing around with heavy hitters, like bacon cheddar biscuits, lamb chops, and filet mignon. The Easter menu is available at 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at $50 for adults and $20 for children 13 and under.
It’s Easter Sunday, so no ordinary buffet will do. The Florentine, located at the JW Marriott, will be serving an Easter buffet with ham and lamb stations, oysters, panettone French toast, and more from 10 a.m. – 2.pm. The brunch is $55 for adults, $20 for kids under 12. They are also offering $15 for mimosas or unlimited Bloody Marys…that’s pretty hard to top. 151 West Adams Street, Chicago, IL 60603.
In a battle of lavish hotel Easter brunch buffets, NoMI Restaurant in Park Hyatt Chicago is top notch. $135 per adult and $40 per child, gives you access to extravagant chef stations from Chef de Cuisine Paul Dobroski. Brunch will be served from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm. Park Hyatt Chicago, 800 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611. (312) 335-1234.
A Focus on Bloody Marys and Mimosas
What better to celebrate with our favorite brunch accouterments, Bloody Marys and mimosas? If cocktails are your favorite part of brunch, Roscoe Village’s Commonwealth Tavern might be your kind of place with a $6 build-your-own Bloody Mary and a $12 mimosa bar. Their Easter brunch menu includes a $15 lamb and eggs. Brunch is available 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 2000 W Roscoe Street, Chicago, IL 60618. (773) 697- 7965.
If you’re in Lincoln Park, head to Compass Bar for half price mimosas and Bloody Marys from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. If the weather permits and that’s a big “if,” their 38-person patio might offer a great place to enjoy the first days of spring. 433 W Diversey Parkway Chicago, IL 60614. (773) 248-3230.
All About the (Easter) Eggs
The only thing better than coloring beautiful eggs is eating them. Labriola Ristorante will be serving a sausage, pepper and egg lasagna from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. 535 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago Illinois, 60611. (312) 955-3100.
The Dawson celebrates Easter with brunch from 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Expect specials like an Easter egg salad sandwich or a honey ham & eggs hash, both delicious and highly underrated. 730 W Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60654. (312) 243-8955.
A Family Affair
Bring the kids for face-painting, an Easter egg hunt, and the Easter bunny at Chicago Q! In addition to their regular menu, they will be offering a variety of Easter brunch specials, such as their Smoked Deviled Eggs with Pickled Shrimp, created by Chef/Partner Lee Ann Whippen. Brunch begins Easter Sunday at 10 a.m. 1160 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL, 60610. (312) 642-1160.
Gather is offering a special Easter menu for friends and family this weekend. Create your meal by choosing the entree of your choice from our regular brunch menu as well as our special Easter offerings for $35 per person. We’re excited about their pastry board consisting of red velvet cake doughnut holes with cream cheese frosting, sticky buns with ooey gooey glaze and candied walnuts, blueberry muffins with tarragon butter and apple turnover with candied bacon and caramel sauce. Might have to wear stylish, stretchy pants to this one. 4539 North Lincoln Ave Chicago, IL 60625. (773) 506-9300.
We’re not afraid to admit, we enjoy a good Easter egg hunt. Dusek’s Board and Beer is hosting an adult and kid friendly hunt at noon with prizes from local businesses. After hunting down a few prizes, we’re going to reward ourselves with bacon-wrapped rabbit loin and Easter punch. Done and done. 1227 W 18th Street, Chicago, IL 60608. (312) 526-3851.
Farm to Table Goodness
Siena Tavern is the place to chow down on delicious brunch items in a comfortable yet trendy space with your favorite people. Opt for family style with your closest friends, so everyone can try their Lobster Hash and made-from-scratch Truffle Mushroom Pizza. Brunch will served 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 51 West Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654. (312) 595-1322.
At Pastoral, fromage is king and their Easter brunch menu reflects that. On Sunday, April 5th, they will offer a cheese course featuring Zingerman’s Manchester cheese, lemon scones, and blueberry rosemary jam. For dessert, Pastoral will offer banana pudding complete with caramel peanut butter, vanilla wafers, candied bacon bits, and miso. This will definitely satisfy our salty and sweet obsession. Brunch will be served Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 2947 North Broadway, Chicago, IL 60657. (773) 472-4781.