Do you know where you’re eating on Easter? Forget all that exhaustive cooking at home. Treat your family to some great dining on this Sunday holiday! Please note: some restaurants require reservations. In any case, we always recommend calling ahead for holiday dining.

Big Bowl
If you’d prefer some Asian influence in your Easter, visit Big Bowl, which is open 11:30-7 p.m. You can find this Lettuce Entertain You property locally in Chicago, Schaumburg, and Lincolnshire.

Bub City
Both the Chicago and Rosemont locations are offering Easter celebrations. In Chicago, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. you can enjoy brunch and build-your-own Bloody Marys, with an acoustic set throughout. Food options include fried chicken and waffles and beef brisket Benedict, along with the Brunch & 3 for $16.95 (a special menu with brunch options). At Rosemont, enjoy Easter from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. with a visit from the Easter Bunny, Southern options like fried chicken and waffles and beef brisket Benedict, or Bub’s BBQ meats. Build your own Bloody Mary, and enjoy live music from noon-2 p.m.

Catch 35 Seafood & Premium Steaks
Easter Brunch here includes seatings at 9:30 a.m., 11:30, and 1:30 p.m. The breakfast menu includes crabcake eggs benedict, scrambled eggs, braised shortrib hash, peach and blueberry french crepes, creme brulee french toast, applewood smoked bacon, pork and sage sausage links, and Yukon Gold potatoes o’brien. Lunch features are macaroni and cheese, cheese tortellini with mushrooms and peas, Thai basil chicken, sour cream and chive potatoes, stir-fried mixed vegetables, potstickers, beef tenderloin medallions, and miso-glazed grilled salmon. A cold station includes seasonal fruit, artisanal cheese, balsamic grilled asparagus, Caesar salad with sun-dried tomato croutons, smoked salmon with garnishes, jumbo shrimp cocktail, and spicy tuna and coconut shrimp rolls. Breads and a sweets table with assorted desserts and chocolate strawberries are included. Reservations are required; cost is $39.95 for adults, and $16 for kids.

Chuck’s Southern Comforts Cafe
On Easter Sunday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., enjoy a brunch buffet in Burbank that costs $29.99 per person, $15.99 for kids 4-12. The menu includes breakfast selections such as Bananas Foster French toast, spicy southwestern brisket hash, ham and cheese scramblers, cajun hash brown potatoes, chilaquiles, and an omelet station and a pancake station. Lunch selections include salads, cream of chicken rice, cream of poblano with shrimp, smoked salmon, smoked chicken, pulled pork, garlic mashed potatoes, peppercorn gravy, roasted veggies, mac and cheese, and coleslaw. The carving station features smoked leg of lamb, peppercorn-crusted beef brisket with gravy, and smoked ham with pineapple glaze. There’s a dessert table with ice cream and toppings, cobblers, and other assorted items. Regular menu is not available.

Di Pescara
Sunday brunch at Di Pescara in Northbrook includes an a la carte menu with Lobster Eggs Benedict, Maple Monkey Bread, Chicken Tinga Tostada, and many more creative and delicious offerings. These offerings are available from 9 .m.-2 p.m.; the regular menu is available after 1 p.m.

Emilio’s Tapas
Add some Spanish flair to your Easter! At the downtown location, Sol y Nieve, you can get a four-course meal complete with lamb for $35.95 during open hours from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. The regular menu is available. At the original Hillside restaurant, a cold tapas buffet at $35.95 includes a hot tapas entree and dessert. Hillside is open from 11 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Kids eat at both locations for $10.95.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Get a three-course Easter Brunch on Sunday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.  for $44.95. The menu includes an appetizer – your choice of lobster bisque, modern Caesar, or housemade burrata salad. For your entree, choose Flemin’s Signature Eggs Benedict, a farm-fresh veggie omelet, cinnamon apple brioche French coast, California-style steak & eggs, or an Ora King salmon Cobb salad. Sides are Lyonnaise potatoes and pan-seared broccolini. For dessert you can choose from a New York cheesecake, creme brulee, or fresh berries & chantilly cream. Featured cocktails are the bacon and blue cheese Bloody Mary ($8.95) or the Sonoma Sparkler ($8.95).

Harry Caray’s
RIVER NORTH: The Easter Brunch menu at the Chicago location includes the Sofie-Mosa for $10 with Sofie Saison Farmhouse Ale, and entree specials being served from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. They are: Smoked salmon eggs Benedict for $14, Steak and Eggs for $22, and Bananas Foster French Toast for $12.
ROSEMONT: The Champagne Brunch here runs from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and costs $44.95 for adults, $23.95 for kids. The buffet includes Scottish smoked salmon (for bagels), muffins and danishes, fresh fruit, eggs Benedict, hickory-cured bacon, sausage, and O’Brien potatoes. Available entrees include Penne alla Vodka, seared tilapia, chicken Vesuvio, salmon cakes, and Italian sausage and peppers. Starters (soup, salad, crudite, antipasto, crab-stuffed tomatoes), sides (potatoes, asparagus, mushrooms, smoked cheddar mac and cheese), desserts, and kids’ selections are also available. Also included: an omelet and scramble station, Belgian waffle station, and carving station with three meats.
LOMBARD: The Champagne Brunch goes from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and costs $40.95 for adults, $20.95 for children. The spread includes an omelet station, pasta station, and carving station with two meats, along with breakfast favorites (eggs Benedict, French toast, scrambled eggs, applewood-smoked bacon, sausage, fruit), sides (potatoes, brussels sprouts, roasted veggies), starters (smoked salmon, deviled eggs, salads), and children’s selections. Entrees are boneless chicken Vesuvio, lemon butter-grilled salmon, and sausage and peppers. A sweets table is also included.
HOLY MACKEREL!: Have Easter dinner from 4-8 p.m. in Lombard; specials are soft shell crab, $35.95, and flat-iron steak, $33.95.

Jilly’s Cafe
In Evanston, head over here for a prix-fixe Easter brunch that costs $32. Your choice of appetizers includes beet salad, Scottish smoked salmon, spinach salad, sauteed crab cake, or fire-roasted tomato-fennel soup. As an entree, choose French toast with strawberries, shrimp frittata, sauteed Atlantic salmon, barbeque-glazed beef short ribs, roasted pork tenderloin or rotini with grilled chicken breast. You’ll also get champagne, mimosa, orange juice, coffee, or tea, and a selection of homemade desserts.

Level 257
At the Pac-Man-themed eatery in Schaumburg complete with classic games, Easter Brunch runs from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. for $30 for adults and $15 for kids (under 5 eats free). The menu includes Swedish pancakes with lingonberries, slow-roasted prime rib, gobble-glazed ham with pineapple, and cinnamon rolls.

MAGO Grill & Cantina
With locations in Chicago, Arlington Heights, Bolingbrook, and South Barrington, MAGO can help you infuse some Latin flavor into your Easter brunch, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Make a reservation today!

McCormick & Schmick’s
Chicago, Oak Brook, Rosemont, and Skokie locations are offering a visit from the Easter bunny from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., with baskets full of candy, discount cards, and prizes. Brunch specials and the signature Bloody Mary will be available.

Morton’s The Steakhouse
At Morton’s The Steakhouse locations in Naperville, Northbrook, Rosemont, Schaumburg, and Chicago, you can get a steak and lobster special for $56 on Easter Sunday.

Mrs. Murphy’s & Sons Irish Bistro
Add some Irish excitement to your Easter Brunch buffet, being offered here from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at $35, $15 for kids.

Osteria via Stato
From 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., enjoy Chef David DiGregorio’s buffet that includes an omelet station and Italian-inspired offerings such as Ciabatta “French” Toast, House-made sausage and vegetable strata, and a ricotta doughnut station (yes, they’ll be handmade to order!). An Easter Candy table will be set up for the kids. Cost is $45.95 per person; kids 1o and under are half price, and kids 5 and under are free.

Prairie Grass Cafe
Sarah Stegner’s Northbrook eatery is open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. with a brunch that’s $49.50 for adults and $18 for children 1o and under. Every guest starts with the signature PCG Benedict, and the buffet includes a great selection of items: tomato salad with balsamic reduction and 1/2 wheel of Parmesan, roasted carrots with pistachios and honey yogurt sauce, mixed greens salad with baby peas, deviled farm eggs, smoked salmon and cream cheese spread, and beans and rainbow Swiss chard. the restaurant’s signature moussaka is included, along with chicken chiliquilles, ahi tuna, crab cakes, breads and sides, carved-to-order glazed ham, ancho-marinated skirt steak, a hot waffle station, and made-to-order omelets. A dessert buffet is also included.

Reel Club
This Lettuce Entertain You seafood eatery in Oak Brook is open from 9 .m.-7 p.m. serving a buffet with a shellfish station, assorted sushi, carved prime rib and ham, an omelette station, waffle bar, risotto station and traditional Easter dishes. Cost is $47.95 for adults, $19.95 for kids 12 and under. The regular menu is not available.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House
This steak place with locations in Chicago, Northbrook, and South Barrington opens at noon on Easter with a special Celebration Surf & Turf special – get a 6 or 8 oz. filet with two cold-water lobster tails for $49.95-$56.96 (based on location), or enjoy a 12 oz. or 16 oz. ribeye with lobster tails ($59.95-68.95).

Easter brunch here will be grand! You can design your own omelettes and waffles, visit the carvery station, or enjoy items from the smoked fish table, pasta stations, shrimp cocktail & ceviche area, dessert tables, and more. You can even make your own mimosa, or send the kids to the candy table. Cost is $39.95 for adults and half-price for children under 12.

Shaw’s Crab House
The Schaumburg location is offering a brunch and dinner buffet! Brunch includes favorites including a cold seafood and salad bar, a grand hot buffet, a build-your-own omelet station, a slow-roasted bone-in ham, and the famous Shaw’s Sweets Table. The dinner buffet includes roasted leg of lamb and Chesapeake fried chicken. Cost is $49 for adults, $10 for kids 7-12. The Easter bunny will come from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Give your Easter brunch an Italian twist! The new brunch menu here includes antipasti, panini, insalate, contorni, and some great Italian-infused entrees. These include panettone French toast, lemon ricotta crespelle, chicken Milanese, spinach and goat cheese frittata, leek risotto cake, ham and eggs, and smoked beef brisket. Check out the full menu by clicking the title above.

Tuscany Wheeling
Only a few tables now remain at Tuscany’s Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet, which takes place from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and costs $39.95 for adults, and $19.95 for children under 10. The buffet will include a breakfast station, carved meats, omelet station, kids station, seafood station, and dessert station. The regular dinner menu will be served starting at 4 p.m.

Weber Grill Restaurant
Easter Brunch and Dinner specials are available along with the regular dinner menu at locations in Chicago, Lombard, and Schaumburg. Brunch features, served until 2 p.m., are grilled steak and eggs southwest style ($17.50), chocolate cherry pretzel bread French toast ($10.50), double-smoked bourbon-glazed ham benedict ($14), and a kid’s brunch plate for 12 and under with scrambled eggs or pretzel bread French toast, fruit, tater tots, and bacon ($6.50). For dinner, choose a strawberry salad ($7), house-smoked bourbon-glazed ham ($16), wood-roasted leg of lamb ($20), and grilled mahi ($32).

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