Festive brunches for celebrating Easter
Mr. and Mrs. Bunny will join guests for Easter brunch at Brookfield Zoo. | Photo courtesy Chicago Zoological Society
Updated: March 21, 2013 7:50AM
The eggs are all hunted down, the family is gathered. It’s Easter, and it’s time to eat. A sumptuous brunch at a favorite restaurant is in order. We’ve collected a number of festive Easter Sunday brunches that would make fitting meal to crown the holiday.
Amber Café, 13 N. Cass Ave., Westmont
Easter Brunch Buffet, 11a.m.-3p.m.
$29.95 per person
Barclay’s American Grille, 1120 Pleasant St., Oak Park
Easter Brunch 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Carleton Hotel, 1110 Pleasant St.; Breakfast specialties, omlet station, carving station, seafood, salads, sweets table
Adults, $34.95; Kids 5-12, $11.95; ages 4 and under eat free
Reservations at (708) 848-4250 or opentable.com
Barrington Country Bistro, 718 W. Northwest Highway, Barrington
Easter Sunday 3 course prix fix lunch with bistro specialties served 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
38$ per person + tax and 20% gratuity
Reserve at (847) 842-1300 or opentable.com, or see barringtonbistro.com
Blind Faith Cafe, 525 Dempster St., Evanston
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Eggs Florentine, Warm Peach Crepes, Banana Almond Pancakes, Eggs Mornay, omelettes, quiche, Mimosas and pastries
(847) 328-6875, blindfaithcafe.com or opentable.com
Brookfield Zoo, Discovery Center, 8400 W. 31st St. Brookfield
Seating 11 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.
Champagne service; all -you-can-eat of breads, bagels, coffee cakes, muffins, carving station, omlets, sweet table; visit from Mr. and Mrs. Bunny, who will be available for photos
Adult member, 39.95; nonmember $49.95; child member $29.95, non member $35.95; brunch cost includes zoo admission
Reserve at (708) 688-8355 or brookfieldzoo.org
Carlucci, 6111 N. River Road, Rosemont
Carving stations, seafood, other breakfast favorites and Easter Bunny visits
10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
$42.95, adults; $16.99, children; children under 5 free
(847) 518-0990, carluccirosemont.com or opentable.com
Chessie’s 111 Grill, 200 Applebee St., Barrington
Cold and hot buffets, carving station with ham and prime rib, homemade desserts
10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m.
Adults, $26; children 11 and under, $13.95
(847) 382-5021 or chessies-restaurant.com
Chicago Botanic Garden, Nichols Hall, Regenstein Center, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe
Brunch and an Easter egg hunt at the Garden, pot a spring plant to take home, see early spring flowers and more
Seatings at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Adults: $30 member/$35/ nonmember; children (3-12 yrs): $24/$29; children (2 and under): free; price includes parking and gratuity
Tickets online at chicagobotanic.org or call (847) 835-5440
The Clubhouse, 298 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook
Easter Buffet all day includes carving stations, seafood, hot favorites, and dessert table with chocolate fountain
9 a.m.-7 p.m.
$40 adults, $20 children
Reservations at (630) 472-0600 or theclubhouse.com
Cucina Paradiso, 814 North Blvd., Oak Park
Salad buffet, entrée buffet of breakfast and lunch dishes, includ eggs, French toast, stuffed pork tenderloin, grilled salmon, desserts including biscotti and Italian butter cookies
Reservations required, choose 10:30 a.m, 11a.m, noon, 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m.
Adults: $25; children 12 & under: $13; kids 5 & under pay their age
(708) 848-3434; cucinaoakpark.com
Davis Street Fish Market, 501 Davis St., Evanston
A massive seafood station features crab legs, shrimp, mahi-mahi, salmon and more. Carving station will include beef tenderloin, ham, smoked chicken and brisket. Breakfast items with omelets, pancakes also available.
10:3 a.m.-3 p.m.
Adults, $34.95; kids under 10 can choose both breakfast and lunch items from the kids menu, all items priced at $4.95.
Call (847) 869-3474 or see davisstreetfishmarket.com
Fleming’s Steakhouse, 960 Milwaukee Ave., Lincolnshire
A 3-course brunch menu for $36.95 from 11:30-3 and regular menu selections; 3-course children’s brunch for $17.95
11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
(847) 793-0333 or flemingssteakhouse.com
Francesca’s Amici, 174 N. York Road, Elmhurst
Brunch Buffet 11:30 a.m-2 p.m. The Easter Bunny will visit
$29.95 for adults; $12.95 for children under 12
(630) 279-7970, miafrancesca.com or opentable.com
Francesca Bellezza, 75 S. La Grange Road, La Grange
Easter Brunch 11:30-3 p.m.
(708) 579-3500, miafrancesca.com or opentable.com
Gianni’s Cafe, 20505 N. Rand Road, Kildeer
Brunch features prime rib, omlets, with $5 unlimited Mimosas and $5 Bloody Marys
3 seatings 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m.
$26.95, adults; $13, kids 10 and under ; 3 and under free
(847) 550-8892, gianniscafe.com or opentable.com
Globe Cafe and Bar, Hilton Orrington Hotel, 1710 Orrington Ave., Evanston.
Grand Easter Brunch Buffet includes complimentarly glass of Champagen starting at noon; sparkling water before noon. Breakfast Station, Hot buffet for entrees like Dijon and Sage Roasted Turkey Breast, salads, chilled seafood and a Kidss’ Buffet. Live music.
11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Adults, $37; seniors $30; children 5-10, $15; children under 4 free with paying adult
Reserve at (847) 866-8700
Jerry’s, 507 Chestnut St., Winnetka
French toast, egg cups, herb stuffed roasted pork, salads, poached salmon, desserts
$45, adults; $25 ages 7-11; $12, under 7; babies on us
(847) 441-0134 or opentable.com
Karma Asian Food and Fine Wine, 510 Illinois 83, Mundelein
Salads, artisan breads, seafood, omlets, hot entrees
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
$29.95 adults, $13.95 kids 5-12; kids under 5 free
Lambs Farm, Magnolia Café & Bakery, 14245 W. Rockland Road, Libertyville
Buffet features hand-carved meats, breakfast classics, fresh fruit and vegetables, and dessert table featuring items made at Lambs Farm;
Seatings at 10 a.m., noon or 2 p.m.
$22.95 adults, $10.95 children 12 and younger; children 23 months and younger free
Call( 847) 362-5050 or see lambsfarm.org
McCormick and Schmick’s
Classic brunch favorites like Eggs Benedict, Bananas Foster French Toast
3001 Butterfield Road, Oak Brook, (630) 571-3700
5320 N. River Road, Rosemont, (847) 233-3776
4999 Old Orchard Center, Skokie, (847) 763-9811
Mike Ditka’s, 2 Mid America Plaza, No. 100, Oakbrook Terrace
Salads, omlets, Da Coach’s Raw Bar, Carving station, hot entrees, kids’ buffet, dessert table, cotton candy station
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Adults, $44.95; children 6-12, $19.95; children 5 and under free
(630) 572-2200 or ditkasrestaurants.com
Millrose Restaurant, 45 Barrington Road, Barrington
Brunch with the Bunny, carved items,omlets, hot buffet, cold buffet, desserts and pies
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
$36.95, adults; $19.95, children 9 – 13; $10.95 per children 5 – 8; children 4 & under no charge
(847) 382-7673 or millroserestaurant.com
Morton Arboretum, Gingko Room, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle
Prime rib, made-to-order omlets, pasta; visit from the Easter Bunny
Seatings at 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.
$39 member adult/$46 nonmember; age 4-12, $27 member child/$32 nonmember; children under 4 free
Reservations: (630) 725-2066, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m
Pete Miller’s Seafood and Prime Steak
1557 Sherman Ave., Evanston, (847) 328-0399
412 N Milwaukee Ave Wheeling, (847) 243-3700
Jazz Brunch, with Gourmet Carvery, Seafood Extravaganza, waffle and omlet stations, Pasta Table, Dessert Table with Chocolate Fountain and more
Music: Linda Solotaire, Evanston; BMR4, Wheeling
10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
$39.95, adults; $9.95, kids 10 & under; free for kids 5 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
1150 Willow Road, Northbrook, (847) 480-2323
100 W. Higgins Road, South Barrington, (847) 844-9300
7 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, (630) 575-8700
At all locations, Easter egg hunt for kids starts at 9:30 a.m., visit and photo op with the Easter Bunny; brunch buffet including carved prime rib, seafood, waffles, made-to-order omelets, salad bar, desserts and more. Plus $3 Mimosas, $5 Bloody Marys.
Adults $28; kids 6-12, $14, kids 5 and under free
Prairie Grass Cafe, 601 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook
Buffet features made-to-order omelets, with the Applewood Smoked Maple Creek Farm Bacon, Honey Glazed Bone-In Ham and Deviled Farm Eggs, house moussaka, crab cakes, fresh salads, a mix of breads and dessert buffet.
Adults, $45; children under 10 years, $15
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
(847) 205-4433 or prairiegrasscafe.com.
Rosebud Old World Italian, 1370 Bank Drive, Schaumburg
Breakfast favorites, chilled seafood platters, carved beef and ham station, omelet station, pasta station, full chocolate buffet; Bloody Mary bar ($8) and bottomless Mimosas ($12)
10 a.m.-3 p.m.; reservations recommended
$35 adults; $15 kids aged 6-12; children under 6 free
(847) 240-1414; www.rosebudrestaurants.com
Seasons of Long Grove, 314 Old McHenry Road, Long Grove
Herb Roasted Leg of Lamb, array of breakfast breads, carved Maple Cranberry Glazed Turkey
Breast, Chocolate Sweet Table
Seatings at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m.; reservations required
Adults, $27.95; children 2-12, $13.95
(847) 634-9150; seasonsoflonggrove.com
Shaw’s Crab House, 1900 E. Higgins Road, Schaumburg
Three options for Easter Sunday: Brunch buffet, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., featuring omelet and waffle station, surf and turf station, including lobster bisque, King Crab Legs, and hand-carved beef, cold seafood bar, with sushi, oysters, shrimp, smoked salmon and cold crab and Shaw’s Sweet Table
Dinner buffet, 2-7 p.m., featuring fresh Parmesan haddock and crab, a pasta station, Chicken Parmesan, salads and more
Grand Crab Buffet, 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. featuring three crab varieties, crab cakes, too, along with shrimp cocktail, sushi and fried shrimp and more
$48 for adults and kids 12 and younger eat for free (limit 2 children per adult)
(847) 517-2722; shawscrabhouse.com
Sullivan’s Steakhouse, 250 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire
A 3-course menu featuring a variety of popular brunch and dinner menu items
11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Adults, $32; Children’s menu, $8
(847) 883-0311 or sullivanssteakhouse.com
Topaz, 780 Village Center Drive, Burr Ridge
Spring Brunch Buffet features leg of lamb on the carving station, an omelet station, signature whitefish and desserts
11 a.m.-3 p.m.
(630) 654-1616 or topazcafe.com or opentable.com
Trattoria 225, 225 Harrison St., Oak Park
Seafood and cheese station; omlet station, carving station, sweets table and more
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Adults $26.95; children $12.95; 3 and under, complementary
(708) 358-8555; reserve at opentable.com
Brunch features Firehouse Egg, Iron Skillet Hash, Chocolate Cherry Pretzel Bread French Toast, Double Smoked Bourbon Glazed Ham Benedict plus a kid’s brunch plate and an Easter egg treat for all kids.
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
2331 Fountain Square Drive, Lombard, (630) 953-8880
1010 N Meacham Road, Schaumburg, (847) 413-0800