Where to Eat in Chicago on Easter

Find a festive brunch or supper at one of these restaurants
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Celebrate spring in the most tasteful of ways with one of these great Chicago restaurants. Whether you are looking for brunch or supper, these holiday menus will not disappoint.

Brunch is not usually available at Gemini Bistro's Lincoln Park restaurant, but they’ll be offering a special one just for Easter. Get sweet with oatmeal crusted brioche French toast or indulge in the braised pork shoulder hash. The whole menu can be seen here.

Delicious options abound at Howells & Hood this Easter. Create your own omelette, or try some of chef Scott Walton’s creations, such as buttermilk lavender biscuits or Oaxacan black mole chilaquiles. Live blues music will be played throughout the morning. It is $39 per adult for the buffet, which is available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. See the menu and make reservations on their website

If you’re looking for a special Easter supper, Found is a perfect choice. Chef Nicole Pedersen is serving up a multi-course meal just for the holiday. Enjoy dishes like leg of lamb with pistachio chimichurri and faro with dried fruit and herbs. House made French macaroons are a sweet end to the evening. The menu is $38 for adults and $18 for children and is available from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Enjoy Easter with an amazing view at I|O Urban Roofscape. The newly offered brunch will be available on Easter Sunday. The three-course menu will include tasty dishes such as Urban Huevos Rancheros with chili-poached eggs, gringo salsa, and micro cilantro, lemon doughnuts with lavender honey, and sweet potato hash. The brunch is $35 per person and available from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reservations can be made online.

Celebrate in style with Lockwood's Easter brunch offerings. From traditional dishes such as spring pea soup and country Easter ham to unique plates like French-cut chicken breast with lavender, Lockwood’s menu will help you usher in spring. The brunch is $59 per adult and $29 per child. You can see the full menu here.

Enjoy a four-course sharing menu with your loved ones at Mercadito this Easter. From 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., diners can feast on dishes such as pastor tacos, Mexican French toast with cajeta and apple, and taquiza de pollo. A brunch cocktail is included. It is $30 per person, and reservations can be made by calling 312-329-9555.

Mercat a la Planxa will offer a three-course, six-plate tasting menu as well as a carving station and Spanish desserts this Easter. Guests can look forward to dishes like onill Coca, a braised rabbit flatbread with mascarpone béchamel, and Conchinillo Asado, roasted suckling pig, a Mercat signature item. Brunch is available for $45 per adult and $25 per child between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. [related]

Make Easter an event to remember with a Michelin-starred brunch from Sepia. Chef Andrew Zimmerman will be showcasing a four-course menu focused on ingredients from local farmers. Enjoy cheese blintzes with lingonberries, croque-madame, and crunchy French toast with whipped mascarpone. Reservations are $50 per adult and $28 per child. The full menu can be seen here.

Enjoy a luxurious Easter brunch at Travelle in the Langham Hotel. This decadent menu includes white gazpacho with cucumber, grape, and crouton; smoked salmon benedict; and oysters with caviar and Meyer lemon. An unlimited mimosa cart is also available for diners to fully round out their holiday meal. Reservations are $90 for adults and $30 for children.

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Chef Peter Coenen adds special Easter dishes to The Gage’s brunch menu this coming Sunday. Try the smoked rabbit confit or grilled lamb loin while enjoying the views of Millennium Park. Specialty Easter cocktails will also be available.