Want to make your Easter brunch or dinner a memorable, yet convenient experience? Then go out! So many great restaurants are offering Easter meals on Sunday, April 1, you can pick and choose from amazing dining experiences all over the city and suburbs. You’ll want to make reservations ASAP! Here are some we like:
Easter Brunch is served here from 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. It features seafood, carving stations, flavorful pastas, omelets to order, traditional breakfast favorites, complimentary mimosas, and more. The Easter Bunny visits from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost is $47.95 for adults, $17.99 for kids.
From 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Naperville location, you can enjoy a brunch buffet that includes crabcake eggs benedict, braised shortrib hash, peach and blueberry crepes, creme brulee French toast, and other breakfast specials. The lunch offerings include Thai basil chicken, potstickers, beef tenderloin medallions, miso-glazed grilled salmon, and more. A cold station, breads, and sweet table will also be available. Cost is $39.95 for adults, and $16 for kids.
The holiday feast at The Clubhouse runs from 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. and includes pictures with the Easter bunny from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Hot buffet items include breakfast items, vegetables, blackened chicken jambalaya, pasta, chicken marsala, chicken piccata, orange-glazed salmon and pecan-crusted tilapia (note: some offerings are not available all day). The carving station features roast turkey with sage gracy, bourbon-glazed ham, and prime rib. Salads, cold displays, a seafood and raw bar, and desert table are featured. Also, kids’ items, and an omelet and pasta station are included.
Drake Hotel Oak Brook
The Easter Elegance Brunch here takes place in the Gold Coast Room with live music from the Steve Biossat Trio. There’s entertainment, activities, an egg hunt for kids, and even an adult Easter Egg Hunt with golden eggs featuring great surprises, such as overnight stays at the hotel! Brunch is available from 10 a.m.-3 pm. The bakery area includes English scones with lemon curd and Devonshire cream, assorted Danish, croissants, and savory pastries. The breakfast bar includes fruits, yogurt, quinoa granola, smoked salmon and trout, lemon ricotta pancakes, crabcake benedict, parmesan hash browns, roasted apple crepes, bacon and turkey bacon, and pork and spicy chicken sausage. Or, enjoy the omelet station. Soup and a salad bar are available, as is a sushi bar, local cheese and charcuterie, and shrimp and oysters and tuna avocado on ice. Your entrees include orak king salmon, roasted chicken breast, marinated leg of lamb, and sides. There’s even a Mediterranean corner with lamb kefta kabab and all the fixings. Carving station features include ham with an ancho-honey glaze, and char-crusted NY strip loin. A kids’ corner and spring desserts (split into berries, nuts, eclair, and citrus offerings) round off this extravagant meal. Cost is $119 for adults, $39 for children over 5.
At the Hillside location, enjoy the annual Easter buffet of hot and cold tapas for $40 per person. Every child under age 8 gets an Easter Bunny Basket! Or, visit the Chicago location for holiday specials.
The Estate by Gene & Georgetti
Get seated between 11 a.m.-3 p.m. for a special buffet, the third annual Easter Brunch, at this elegant space. The buffet includes an omelet station and a carving station with slow-roasted prime rib, ham, and roasted lamb, along with favorite brunch items, cheeses and charcuterie, salads and breads, a pasta station, seafood options, kids’ station, a complimentary mimosa upon arrival, and a dessert spread. Cost is $48 per adult and $19 per child over age 2. A photo booth will be available for pictures.
Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse
The two suburban Chicagoland Harry Caray’s locations will feature the Champagne Brunch again this year, while in Chicago a selection of brunch favorites is offered. The River North location offers brunch from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., with special entrees like smoked salmon eggs benedict ($14), steak and eggs ($22), and Bananas Foster French Toast ($12).
At Rosemont, the buffet from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. includes breakfast favorites including Scottish smoked salmon and eggs benedict, along with an omelet and scramble station, a Belgian waffle station, and a carving station with prime rib, herb-crusted roast turkey breast, and maple-bourbon glazed ham. Entrees include penne alla vodka, tilapia, chicken vesuvio, salmon cakes, and Italian sausage. Starters, sides, kids’ options, and desserts are included. Cost is $44.95 for adults, $23.95 for kids.
In Lombard, the buffet also runs 10 a.m.-2 p.m., with breakfast favorites such as eggs, bacon, eggs benedict, and french toast. Entrees include chicken vesuvio, grilled salmon, and sausage. An omelet station, a pasta station, and a carving station with prime rib and honey-glazed ham are available. Starters, sides, children’s selections, and a sweets table are on hand. Cost is $40.95 for adults, $20.95 for kids.
Rosemont’s German restaurant, steeped in hundreds of years of tradition, offers the Easter Sunday Brunch Celebration! The special brunch menu features both American and German specialties, including Tagesuppe – Bayrische Kartoffelsuppe, a Bavarian potato soup with veggies, frankfurters, croutons and chives. Also, enjoy a fresh salad and cold station, specialty items, a Chef Action station (with marinated beef sauerbraten, savory pork roast, honey glazed ham, and omelet station), plus desserts. The event lasts from 11 a.m.- 3p.m., and the Easter bunny is available from 1-3 p.m. Cost is $30 per person.
Easter Brunch at Northbrook’s House 406 is an all-you-can-eat extravaganza that includes a create-your-own-omelet-with-a-chef area, along with buttermilk pancakes, Cocoa Krispie encrusted French toast, Parmesan & Chive hash brown casserole, bacon and sausage, artisan muffins, bagels and lox, salads, Chicken Vesuvio, apple-cider braised beef short ribs, organic oven-roasted salmon, fruit, kids’ grilled cheese, and dessert and a juice bar. Cost is $38 for adults, and $19 for kids 2-12. Reserve now!
The Pac-Man themed eatery in Schaumburg offers Sunday brunch every week, but on Easter Sunday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., you can enjoy one that features Belgian waffles, slow-roasted prime rib, glazed ham, and fudge brownies – and much more – while you explore classic arcade games.
From 9 a.m.-3 p.m., try the elegant buffet at this eatery that features traditional Mexican favorites along with the usual stations. Complimentary fruit mimosas are provided. Cost is $35 for adults, $17 for kids.
Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro
What’s better than Easter with Irish flair? The Easter Brunch buffet here costs $35 for adults and $15 for kids 2-12.
Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille
Perry’s opens at 11 a.m. for Easter, and serves a three-course Easter Supper Special from 4-9 p.m. The meal includes your choice of salad, Perry’s Famous Pork Chop, and a dessert trio, for $34.95. Perry’s also hosts an Easter Sunday Social Hour, with $9 cocktails and bar bites from 4-9 p.m. Make a reservation now!
Prairie Grass Cafe
Easter Sunday here features a buffet style meal from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., and the regular menu plus spring specials from 5-8 p.m. Each guest starts with the signature PCG Benedict, a poached egg with spinach and roasted tomato hollandaise. The buffet includes salads, cheese, signature moussaka, crispy chicken, seared Ahi tuna, crab cakes, Yukon Gold potatoes, grilled veggies, a carved-to-order bone-in glazed ham, ancho marinated skirt steak, an omelet station, and a hot waffle station. A dessert station with cakes, cookies, and crepes is also included. Cost for the buffet is $51 for adults and $18 for kids.
The RAM Restaurant & Brewery
Reservations are available for Easter, and kids eat for just $1 with the purchase of an adult entree. You can also get $5 Proud Mars, the eatery’s signature 18 oz. Bloody Mary, served with a vegetable and cheese kabob and a snit of RAM’s Blonde Ale.
Sam & Harry’s
In Schaumburg, Sam & Harry’s will host an Easter Brunch Buffet from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Expect the usual breakfast items, breads, artisan meats and cheeses, lox, salad, and more. An omelet station and strawberry and mascarpone stuffed French toast are specialty items. The carving station offers slow roasted prime rib and herbed leg of lamb, and seafood includes ora kind salmon and iced shrimp cocktail. Don’t forget desserts, and a complimentary mimosa! Cost is $45 for adults, $20 for kids 6-11.
At Schaumburg, enjoy Shaw’s Easter Buffet on 4/1 from 9 a.m.-7 p.m., featuring brunch items until 3 p.m. and dinner specialties from 3:30-7 p.m. Brunch includes a ham carving station, build-your-own-omelet, candied bacon, and eggs benedict. Dinner includes slow-roasted leg of lamb, a ham carving station, shrimp and grits, fried chicken, lobster pasta, and more. A visit from the Easter bunny is expected between 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost is $55 for adults, $10 for children 7-12.
In Chicago, Shaw’s All Day Buffet focuses on brunch items from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The dinner buffet, from 2-7 p.m., includes a leg of lamb carving station, sauteed salmon, and more. Cost is $79 for adults and $20 for kids.
You can get a prix-fixe meal here for Easter Dinner. Start with Caesar salad, iceberg lettuce wedge, shrimp and lobster bisque, or market fresh greens. Choose from an entree of filet mignon, NY strip, crab and basil stuffed shrimp, hand-carved prime rib, roasted rack of lamb, roasted balsamic chicken, or simply broiled salmon. You can even upgrade to a bone-in KC strip, bone-in ribeye cowboy cut, or a one-pound lobster tail ($20 apiece). Enhancements include foie gras ($16), Oscar style ($11), Nueske’s slab bacon and blue cheese ($12), or signatue butters ($3). Add side dishes like garlic horseradish mashed potatoes or lobster mac and cheese ($6-$11). Housemade desserts include NY-style cheesecake, key lime pie, bananas foster bread pudding, and chocolate mousse. Children’s menu items cost $7. Ask about the featured wine! The meal costs $39 per person.
This Easter, the brunch buffet goes from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., and the regular dinner menu is available from 4 p.m. You’ll enjoy breakfast, carving, omelet, Italian, seafoode, antipasto, seafood, dessert, and kids’ stations. Cost is $42.95 for adults, $19.95 for kids under 10.
Easter Brunch at the Oak Brook location of this upscale entertainment center features a buffet of carved prime rib, seafood, waffles, omelets, salad, desserts, and more. Cost is $35 for adults and $15 for kids 6-12. The buffet is available from 9:30-3 p.m. Get in some bowling while you’re there!
Weber Grill Restaurant
Visit locations in Lombard, Schaumburg, and Chicago for Easter culinary excitement! Easter Brunch is served in the suburbs from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Downtown, breakfast is from 6:30-11:30 a.m. and dinner, with the regular and Easter menu, is available from 11:30 a.m.-1o p.m. Until 2 p.m., specials include grilled steak and eggs ($17.50), chocolate cherry pretzel bread French toast ($10.50), double smoked bourbon glazed ham benedict ($14), and a Kid’s brunch plate with eggs or French toast ($6.50). Dinner features include a Strawberry Salad ($7), House Smoked Bourbon Glzed Ham ($16), Wood-Roasted Leg of Lamb ($20), and Red-Chili Marinated Grilled Swordfish ($35).