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A plate of lamb chops
Photograph: Courtesy of the Signature Room

Where to dine for Easter brunch in Chicago

Celebrate the holiday with brunch, mimosas and other delights.

Jeffy Mai
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Jeffy Mai
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Easter is coming up on Sunday, April 9, but it’s not too late to make plans for a scrumptious brunch. Many of the best restaurants in Chicago will be open and offering special menus and spring-inspired dishes in honor of the occasion. Enjoy a traditional bone-in ham or mix things up with specialties like pastas and ricotta donuts from some of the finest Italian spots in town. Indecisive? There are several buffet options, which give you the opportunity to sample a little bit of everything. And if you’re looking for a gorgeous view with your meal, you can book a table on the 95th floor of a skyscraper. So get ready to feast with our guide to where to eat Easter Brunch in Chicago.

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Easter brunches in Chicago

  • Restaurants
  • Loop

Join the historic Walnut Room for a Bunny Brunch on Easter. Guests will enjoy a buffet spread featuring items like hash brown casserole, pineapple-glazed ham, French toast bake and more for $29.95 per adult and $19.95 per child. The Easter Bunny, face painters and balloon artists will also be on hand to provide entertainment.

  • Restaurants
  • Italian
  • West Loop
  • price 3 of 4

Let Top Chef Joe Flamm treat you and your loved ones to a Croatian- and Italian-inspired Easter brunch. The West Loop hotspot will offer a four-course menu featuring dishes like Benedict pampanella and braised lamb hash. The cost is $55 per person, and special cocktail, wine and beer selections will be available for purchase. Reservations can be made on Tock.

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  • Restaurants
  • Italian
  • River North
  • price 2 of 4

Join Osteria Via Stato for an Easter brunch buffet packed with variety. Guests can start at an omelet station, followed by Italian-inspired favorites such as ciabatta French toast and sausage and vegetable strata. There will also be a carving station with Slagel Farm dry-aged ribeye, and a ricotta donut station for sweet treats. Brunch is $68.95 per adult and $34.95 for children ages 6-10. Reservations can be made on OpenTable.

  • Restaurants
  • American
  • Streeterville
  • price 3 of 4

Enjoy Easter from one of the tallest points in the city at the Signature Room at the 95th. Diners will sit down to a three-course meal, with plates like avocado toast, slow roasted leg of lamb, crab cake Benedict, ham chops and white and dark chocolate mousse cake. There will also be live musical entertainment to help set the mood. Brunch is priced at $75 per person. Reservations are available on OpenTable.

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  • Restaurants
  • Global
  • Streeterville

Head to the Albert inside Hotel EMC2 for an Easter menu inspired by the vibrant flavors of spring. Executive Chef Steve Chiappetti presents a decadent antipasti buffet to start, and then invites guests to choose one of several main courses, including Calabrian leg of lamb and bellini pancakes. The meal concludes on a high note with a colorful sweets table filled with housemade pastries. The cost is $39 per person. Reservations can be made on OpenTable.

  • Restaurants
  • Latin American
  • West Loop
  • price 2 of 4

Lively Latin eatery Carnivale will host an Easter brunch buffet boasting a seafood bar, seafood and lamb station, carving station, omelet station, cotton candy station and more. Kids will also be able to enjoy an egg hunt, a coloring station and an appearance from the Easter bunny. The cost is $55 per adult and $25 for children ages 5-12. Make a reservation on Tock.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Restaurants
  • Italian
  • West Loop
  • Recommended

Add some Italian flair to your Easter festivities with brunch at Formento’s. The table will receive zeppole, ceci bean spread and kale salad to share before each guest picks an entree. Options range from carbonara and cacio e pepe to lamb hash and crab cake sandwich. The cost is $45 per adult and $10 for children ages 10 and under. Book a reservation on OpenTable.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Restaurants
  • Contemporary American
  • Streeterville
  • price 3 of 4
  • Recommended

Park Hyatt Chicago’s 7th floor restaurant NoMI is serving a four-course Easter brunch paired with sweeping views of Michigan Avenue and the lake. You’ll be able to choose from items like spring quiche, fried chicken, strawberry salad, country ham, roasted lamb, macarons and much more. It’s priced at $165 per adult and $50 for children ages 5-12. Reservations can be made on Tock.

  • Restaurants
  • Wine bars
  • Andersonville

Wine bar Uvae in Andersonville is putting together a three-course meal in celebration of Easter. Options will include fried oysters, deviled eggs, Nutella croissants, lobster cake Benedict, brioche French toast, prosciutto and gruyere omelet, broccoli-cheddar quiche, chocolate pot de creme and more. You’ll also get unlimited mimosas, Bloody Marys, coffee, tea and juices. Brunch is $55 per person. Reservations are available on Tock.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Restaurants
  • American
  • River North
  • price 2 of 4
  • Recommended

Popular breakfast and brunch spot Beatrix is whipping up a couple of Easter specials on April 8-9. In addition to the regular menu, diners can try lobster enchiladas with soft scrambled eggs, and bananas foster waffles with brûléed banana, toasted pecans and whipped cream. The dishes will be available at the River North, Streeterville, Fulton Market and Oak Brook locations.

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