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Your guide to suburban Easter Sunday brunches

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There are plenty of suburban venues to choose from for those wanting to dine out on Easter Sunday. Unless otherwise noted, all brunches take place on Sunday, April 4.

• Allgauer's, 2855 N. Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook, hosts its Easter champagne brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. oysters Rockefeller, iced jumbo shrimp, salads and made-to-order omelets are featured. Cost is $36.95 for adults; $15.95 for children ages 4-12. Call (847) 664-7999 for reservations. northbrookallgauers.com.

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• The Arboretum Club, 401 Half Day Road, Buffalo Grove, offers Easter brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Carving stations, French toast, seafood, salads and desserts are featured. Adults receive a complimentary glass of champagne. Cost is $27.95 for adults; $15.95 for children. Those 12 and under or 65 and older get a $5 discount. Call (847) 913-9112 for reservations. arboretumclub.com.

• Aurelio's Pizza at 1455 W. Lake St., in Addison, offers an Easter Sunday buffet from noon to 5 p.m. The cost is $15.95 per person. (630) 889-9560.

• A seafood station and omelets and waffles made-to-order are highlights of the Easter brunch at Birch River Grille, 75 W. Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights. The restaurant hosts its brunch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $30.95 for adults. Kids 12 and under are $12.95. Kids under 4 eat free. Call (847) 427-4242 for reservations. birchrivergrill.com.

• Carlucci Restaurant, 1801 Butterfield Road, Downers Grove, offers an Italian Easter brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Menu highlights include the torta pasqueline or the classic Easter tart. Youngsters can enjoy face painting, an Easter egg hunt, a magician and the Easter Bunny. Reservations are required. Call (630) 512-0990 for costs. carluccirestaurant.com.

• Clementi's, at 602 W. Northwest Hwy., Arlington Heights, hosts brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fare includes chicken Marsala, meats from a carving station, salad bar, fruit and a dessert bar. Cost is $17.95 for adults; $9.95 for children. Bring your church bulletin, and take $1 off for each person. Call (847) 253-3544 for reservations.

• The Clubhouse of Cary at Cary County Club at 2400 Grove Lane, Cary, offers an Easter champagne brunch with seatings at 9 and 10:30 a.m. and at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. The Easter Bunny will be on hand. Cost is $20.95 for adults; children ages 4-10 are $7.95. Children ages 3 and under are free. Call (847) 639-9494 for reservations.

• Concorde Banquets at 20922 N. Rand Road, Kildeer, offers an Easter champagne brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dine on quiche, crepes, roast prime eye rib of beef, broiled salmon, pastries and more. Cost is $29.95 adults; children ages 4-12 are $16. Ages 3 and under are free. (847) 438-0025 or concordebanquets.com.

• Dine with a view of Bangs Lake from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Docks Bar and Grill, 313 E. Liberty St., Wauconda. Fare includes eggs Benedict, barbecued ribs, crab legs, oysters and a chocolate fountain. Cost is $26.95 for adults; $14.95 for children ages 7-12. Ages 6 and under are free. (847) 526-3625 or docksbarandgrill.com.

• CityGate Grille, at 2020 Calamos Court, Naperville, will offer an Easter brunch prepared by executive chef David Sapp from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Youngsters can have photos taken with real baby bunnies, and the Easter Bunny will visit. Fare includes a prime rib carving station, omelet station, eggs Benedict, seafood bar, salad bar and more. Cost is $28 for adults; $12 for kids. Children 5 and under eat free. Reservations are recommended. (630) 718-1010 or citygategrille.com.

• Sample authentic, regional Mexican cuisine at an Easter brunch buffet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fonda Isabel at 18W333 Roosevelt Road in Lombard. Fare includes chicken flautas, pollo tango mango, soups, salads, quesadillas, an omelette station and more. Cost is $19.95. Call (630) 691-2222 for reservations.

• An Easter champagne brunch buffet is featured from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fountain Blue, at 2300 Mannheim Road, Des Plaines. Carving, salad and omelet stations are highlights, along with an ice cream sundae station and chocolate fountain. Cost is $28.95 for adults; $16 for kids, ages 4-12. Children ages 3 and under are free. Call (847) 298-3636 for reservations.

• Easter brunch is 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Francesa Tavola at 208 S. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights. Prime rib, ham carving stations, a waffle station, chocolate fountains and pastries are just part of the fare. The cost is $24.95 for adults; $12.95 for children. For reservations, call (847) 394-3950. miafrancesca.com.

• The Fresh 1800 restaurant in the Hyatt Regency Woodfield at 1800 E. Golf Road, Schaumburg, offers Easter brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The menu includes freshly baked breads and pastries, made-to-order waffles and omelets, poached shrimp cocktail, fresh fish, ham and more. Adults are $32.95; children are $14.95. Children under 5 are free. Call (847) 517-6930 for reservations.

• Grazie! at 1050 E. Oakton in Des Plaines, hosts its Easter buffet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Highlights include champagne, panini French toast, chicken Vesuvio, lox and bagels, fresh fruit and more than 100 specialties. Adults are $24.95; children under age 12 are $12.95. Reservations are recommended. Call (847) 299-0011.

• Head to The Garlands of Barrington, at 1000 Garlands Lane, Barrington, for a brunch buffet with seatings at 10:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. Executive chef Hans Ladwein is preparing a menu featuring fresh meats, seafood, pastas, eggs, salads, cheeses and desserts. Youngsters can join in an Easter egg hunt and meet the Easter Bunny. The cost is $36.95 for adults. Children ages 10 and under are $13.95. Call (847) 756-3332 for reservations. Visit thegarlands.com.

• Hotel Baker at 100 W. Main St., St. Charles, hosts an Easter brunch. Call the hotline at (630) 337-2100 for all information.

• Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House at 55 S. Main St., in Naperville hosts an Easter champagne brunch with seatings at 9 and 11 a.m. and at 1 and 3 p.m. Dine on fare from a carving station, an omelette station, a buffet line and a sweets station. Adults receive a complimentary glass of champagne. Cost is $35 for adults; children ages 4 to 12 are $14. Children 3 and under are free. Reservations are recommended. Call (630) 548-3764.

• Karma, at 510 E. Route 83 in Mundelein, hosts its Easter brunch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with fare including bow-tie pasta salad, poached king salmon, peel-and-eat shrimp, cheeses, pancakes, egg dishes, pastries and more. Cost is $26.95 for adults; $12.95 for kids. Those under 5 eat for free. (847) 970-6900 or karmachicago.com.

• Celebrate Easter with a French flair at Le Titi De Paris at 1015 W. Dundee Road, Arlington Heights. Dine from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on fare that includes appetizers, sorbet or salad, entrees such as nut crusted pork tenderloin, slow braised spring lamb shank and cavatappi pasta with vine-ripened tomatoes. Cost is $36-$39 for adults. A special three-course children's menu is available for $15. Call (847) 506-0222 for reservations. letitideparis.com.

• An Easter champagne brunch is offered by the Marriott Chicago Northwest, at 4800 Hoffman Blvd., Hoffman Estates. Seatings run from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Adults are $29.95. Seniors (62 and older) are $23.95. Children 6 to 12 are $16.95. Call (847) 645-9500 for reservations.

• McCormick & Schmick's, at 1140 E. Higgins Road, Schaumburg, will host an Easter brunch featuring benedicts, omelets and baked French toast. A special children's brunch plate is offered for $4.95. Call (847) 517-1616 for information on seatings and costs. mccormickandschmicks.com/chicago.

• Meridian Banquet and Conference Center, at 1701 Algonquin Road in Rolling Meadows, offers its Easter champagne brunch with seatings at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. Dine on everything from eggs Benedict and waffles to roasted pork, ham, seafood, salads and desserts. Cost is $30 for adults; children ages 3-11 are $16. (847) 952-8181, or meridianbanquets.com.

• Stop by Meson Sabika, at 1025 Aurora Ave., Naperville, for brunch from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fare includes carving stations and omelettes made-to-order. A special children's buffet is offered, along with an Easter egg hunt (weather permitting). Cost is $38.95 for adults; children ages 7-14 are $14.95; children under 6 are free. (630) 983-3000 or mesonsabika.com.

• The Morton Arboretum at 4100 Route 53, Lisle, offers Easter brunch with seatings at 9:30 a.m., noon and 2:30 p.m. Fare includes carved roast beef, honey-glazed ham, tilapia and more. The Easter Bunny will be on hand. A cash bar is available. Cost is $31-$43. Call (630) 968-0074 or visit mortonarb.org. The Morton Arboretum is also hosting its Breakfast with the Bunny from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 2, and Saturday, April 3. The meal includes scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage, fresh fruit and beverages. The Easter Bunny will visit. Cost is $26 per child and $32 per adult. (630) 725-2066 or mortonarb.org.

• Niche Restaurant, at 14 S. Third St., Geneva, hosts an Easter brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. with breakfast pastries and a choice of six main-menu dishes. The cost is $35 for adults; $10 for children ages 12 and under. Reservations will be taken on the half-hour beginning at 10:30 a.m. (630) 262-1000 or nichegeneva.com.

• Pamela's Parkside Grill, at 27 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights, offers an Easter brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and a dinner from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Call (847) 394-2728 for reservations. Visit pamelasparkside.com.

• Pinstripes at either 1150 Willow Road in Northbrook or at 100 W. Higgins Road in South Barrington, hosts an Easter brunch buffet from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fare includes create-your-own-omelets, carving stations, waffles and a chocolate fountain. Kids can dine on macaroni and cheese, French fries and pizza. Cost is $26 for adults. Children ages 6-12 are $12. Children under 5 are free. (847) 480-2323, (847) 844-9300 or pinstripes.com.

• Shaw's Crab House at 1900 E. Higgins Road, Schaumburg, offers an Easter brunch buffet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with classic breakfast fare, plus Shaw's specialties. An omelet and waffle kitchen, a carving station, a cold seafood bar and a sweet table are highlights. Cost is $49.99 for adults (includes a complimentary mimosa or bloody mary); kids 12 and younger eat for free (limit two children per adult). For reservations, call (847) 517-2722.

• Stop by Sweet Baby Ray's Barbecue, at 800 E. Higgins Road, Elk Grove Village, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for made-to-order omelets, eggs Benedict, smoked salmon and shrimp, baby back ribs and much more. Adults are $29.99. Children (ages 8-12) are $14.99. Call (847) 437-9555 for reservations. sbrbbq.com.

• Tramonto's Steak and Seafood, at 601 N. Milwaukee Ave., in Wheeling, hosts its Easter brunch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dine on honey-glazed ham, roasted prime rib, jumbo shrimp cocktail, fresh sushi rolls and made-to-order omelettes. The Easter Bunny will be on hand from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $36.95 for adults and $12.95 for children ages 3 to 12. Call (847) 777-6575 for reservations. westinnorthshore.com.

• Truffles Grove at 360 N. Rohlwing Road, Itasca, hosts a champagne Easter brunch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A carving table of prime rib and ham, smoked fish, lasagna, mashed potatoes, cold salads and desserts are highlights. The Easter Bunny will make an appearance. Cost is $22.95 for adults; children ages 3-10 are $10.95. Call (630) 773-9650 for reservations.

• Va Pensiero Restaurant in the Historic Margarita Inn at 1566 Oak Ave., Evanston, hosts an Easter brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and an Easter dinner from 4 to 8 p.m. The menu includes grilled lamb loin, eggs Benedict, lobster bisque, spaghetti with crumbled Italian sausage and more. Cost is $38 per person. A special children's menu is available for $15. Call (847) 475-7779 for reservations.

• Roselle's Villaggio Ristorante at 1242 West Lake St., Roselle, hosts an Easter buffet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dine on everything from shrimp cocktail and stuffed mushrooms to roasted lamb, pork loin and cheese ravioli. Guests can also order from the regular menu. Cost is $28.95 for adults. Kids ages 4 to 10 are $12.95. Children 3 and under are free. Call (630) 671-9000 for reservations. villaggioonline.com.

• Vittorio De Roma, at 154 W. Northwest Hwy., Palatine, offers Easter brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Honey glazed ham, French toast, roasted chicken and a dessert table are highlights. Cost is $19.95 for adults. Children ages 10 and under are $12.95. Call for reservations. (847) 991-7006 or vittorioderoma.com.

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