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Where to get Easter brunch in Chicago

Celebrate the spring holiday over mimosas and pancakes with Easter brunch in Chicago

Zach Long
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Zach Long
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Last year, most folks celebrated Easter in Chicago at home, but this year many are cautiously venturing out to enjoy brunch and small gatherings with family. While large egg hunts and other traditional activities may be canceled this year, you can count on some of the best restaurants in Chicago to pull out all the stops with spring-inspired dishes and plenty of sweet treats on Sunday morning. Whether you're looking for a traditional spread of ham and eggs, some chicken and waffles or a Mediterranean feast, your Easter brunch options are plentiful. We've gathered some of the best Easter brunch specials in Chicago that you can enjoy in-person or eat at home.

Easter brunches in Chicago

  • Restaurants
  • River North

Tzuco's brunch menu isn't Easter-specific, but everything being offered sounds delicious. Sit indoors or on the River North Mexican restaurant's all-seasons patio and dig into waffles served with fried chicken or duck leg carnitas; fish tacos; and a shakshuka made with chile de arbol. Don't forget to order some guacamole to start, which can be made with chapulines (toasted crickets) if you're feeling adventurous.

Brunch is served on Sunday, April 4 from 10am to 2pm.

  • Restaurants
  • Mediterranean
  • West Loop

Chicago Restaurant Week goes through Easter Sunday this year, so you can order Aba's $25 prix fixe menu, which includes a spread (you can't go wrong with the hummus or whipped feta); main courses like kefta and eggs or short rib shakshuka; and a beverage. It's available for in-person dining, takeout or delivery—and Aba also has an Easter To-Go Menu that include beef tenderloin kebab, za’atar roasted chicken and plenty of sides.

Brunch is served from 11:30am to 3pm on Sunday, April 4. Easter To-Go menu can be picked up or delivered from 11am to 3pm on Saturday, April 3 and Sunday, April 4, $55 per person.

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  • Restaurants
  • Wicker Park

Celebrate Easter New Orleans-style at Ina Mae's Tavern, where fried chicken and pancakes, gator sausage and crawfish are on the menu. Those dining in-person can also take advantage of $8 Bloody Marys and $12 dreamsicle mimosas during brunch. And if you'd rather take some food home, a $65 Easter Package includes enough smoked ham, collard greens, potato and bacon casserole and cobbler for four hungry folks.

Brunch is served from 11am to 3pm on Sunday, April 4. Easter Package must be ordered before April 2, $65.

  • Restaurants
  • Soul and southern American
  • Hyde Park
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Erick Williams and his team at Virtue aren't serving Easter brunch in their restaurant, but you can order an Easter Feast with enough food for four people to enjoy at home. Choose from ham or lemon chicken as your main course, accompanied by mac and cheese, collard greens, rolls with honey butter and carrot cake. There's also a mimosa kit available—how convenient!

Easter Feasts can be picked up or delivered on Sunday, April 4, $195.

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  • Restaurants
  • Greek
  • Logan Square

Chef Doug Psaltis (formerly of RPM Steak, Italian and Seafood) launched his contemporary Greek restaurant in Logan Sqaure just a few weeks ago and his new brunch menu will debut just in time for Easter Sunday. Featuring a formidable lineup of baked goods and dishes like sunny side eggs over fries and gyro meat as well as tsoureki French toast, there are sweet and savory options for your entire party. You can even finish your meal with a halva date shake—it's never to early for a milkshake.

Brunch is served from 10am to 1pm on Saturday, April 3 and Sunday, April 4.

  • Restaurants
  • American
  • Bridgeport
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It's an Easter Brunch extravaganza at the Duck Inn, where you and up to five of your friends can enjoy a generous spread. Your table comes laden with spiced deviled eggs, smoked salmon, buttermilk biscuits, duck fat potatoes and Dutch baby pancakes. Just remember to leave room for entrees like rotisserie duck hash or an avocado tartine. Outside of all the leftover candy that will go on sale Monday, this might be one of the best Easter deals in town.

Brunch is served on Sunday, April 4 from 10:30am to 1pm, $48 per person.

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  • Restaurants
  • Japanese
  • West Loop
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Allow Chef Gene Kato to serve you a three-course Japanese meal while you celebrate Easter, including house made pastries, sashimi, nigiri and your choice of "steak and egg" lettuce wraps, salmon teriyaki or a kabocha pancake.

Brunch is served on Sunday, April 4 from 11am to 2:30pm. $65 per person.

  • Restaurants
  • Italian
  • River North
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If you're up for a family-style Easter brunch, Osteria Via Stato is ready to fill your table with delicious treats. For $40 per person, you'll get housemade pastries, a fruit platter, a farro salad and crispy bread pudding for everyone to share. Each guest can also select an entree, whether they prefer ciabatta French toast or a vegetable frittata. Add an Italian Brunch Bubbly package with prosecco, peach and blood orange fresh fruit puree for $55 if you really want to liven up the group.

Brunch is served from 10:30am to 2pm on Sunday, April 4.

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  • Restaurants
  • American
  • Lake View
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The folks at Southport Grocery and Café have long been brunch pros, so it comes as no suprise that their takeout Easter offerings are top notch. The $58 brunch package serves two and is accompanied by reheating instructions, so that you can get the breakfast casserole up to temp while you snack on deviled eggs, blueberry teacake, fresh fruit and sparkling rose mimosas.

Brunch packages can be picked up Saturday, April 3 and Sunday, April 4 from 8am to 2:30pm.

  • Restaurants
  • Contemporary American
  • Bucktown
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Easter brunch at the Bristol is a prix fixe affair ($33 per person), with plenty of starter and entree options, as well as complimentary coffee or juice. You can go the traditional route and begin with a cinnamon roll before digging into an Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon; or you can eat some deviled eggs and a plate of braised lamb lasagna.

Brunch is served on Sunday, April 4 from 10am to 2pm, $100 deposit required.

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  • Restaurants
  • American
  • West Loop
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Ready to dine outside again? The Publican will have its usual selection of brunch oysters, waffles, pork belly hash and boozy libations available during Easter morning. For those who'd rather dine at home, a special Easter Brunch kit allows you to reheat asparagus and gruyere strata; roasted carrot and green bean salad; and smoked salmon in your own kitchen.

Brunch is served on Sunday, April 4 from 10am to 2pm. Brunch kits are available for pick-up and delivery on April 3 and 4, $125.

  • Restaurants
  • Delis
  • Greektown

This Easter Sunday brunch option is a little unconventional, but hear us out. Rye Deli & Drink is offering a "Party at Your Mamma's House" package that you can pick up or have delivered (via Tock). It includes a briefcase turntable, a copy of the Rolling Stones' Let it Bleed LP, two servings of matzo ball soup and a WAP mimosa kit, complete with sparkling wine, juice and a charred pineapple. Listen to "Gimmie Shelter," slurp some soup and mix your own drink!

Avaiable for pickup or delivery on Saturday, April 3 and Sunday, April 4.

Find more of the best brunches in Chicago

  • Restaurants

When it comes to brunch, Chicago takes the meal to another level. Brunch at the best Chicago restaurants means inventive takes on eggs Benedict, perfectly done brunch classics like waffles and pancakes and well-crafted Bloody Marys to kick-start your day. And it's not just restaurants—some of the best bars in Chicago also serve up noteworthy brunches. And for any brunch haters out there, we have one word: breakfast.

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