Suburban restaurants planning lavish brunch, dinner spreads for Easter 2019
After this long, bitter winter, spring is finally in the air. And with spring, suburban restaurants are planning lavish spreads and decadent treats for Easter Sunday brunch on April 21. You still have some time to make reservations for brunch, lunch or dinner. But, don't delay, as slots usually fill up quickly. Here is what some suburban restaurants have to offer.
2855 N. Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook, (847) 664-7999, northbrookallgauers.com. When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. What: Easter Sunday champagne brunch with oysters on the half shell, shrimp, snow crab, salads, made-to-order omelets, hand-carved steamship round of beef, hot entrees, kids' buffet and never-ending dessert buffet. Adults: $47.95; kids 4-12: $20. Reservations required.
The Arboretum Club
401 Half Day Road, Buffalo Grove, (847) 913-9112, arboretumclub.com/. Seatings: 10 and 10:30 a.m., 12:30 and 1 p.m. What: Easter brunch buffet with all the fixings. Adults: $29.95; kids 12 and younger: $17.95. Reservations required.
A Toda Madre
499 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn, (630) 474-0969, atmrestaurant.com/, and Quiubo, 120 Water St., Suite 122, Naperville, (331) 702-2711, quiubomx.com/. When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. What: The all-you-can-eat Easter buffet includes Mexican pastries, guacamole, ceviche, French toast, chilaquiles, papas truchas, a taco bar and sides. A mimosa is included for adults 21 and older. Adults: $30; kids 6-12: $15. Reservations required.
In the Herrington Inn & Spa, 15 S. River Lane, Geneva, (630) 208-8920, atwatersgeneva.com/. When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. What: Plated Easter menu featuring brunch entrees, from Black Forest Ham Benedict, Southern-style biscuits and gravy, omelets and French toast to roasted prime rib and maple-glazed salmon to chocolate ganache cake and more. Reservations required.
410 W. State St., Geneva, (630) 232-2665 or bientrucha.com/. When: Easter Sunday. What: All-you-can-eat buffet includes Mexican pastries, guacamole, ceviche, French toast, chilaquiles, papas truchas, a taco bar and sides. A mimosa is included for adults 21 and older. Adults: $30; kids 6-12: $15. Reservations required.
Birch River Grill
75 W. Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights, (847) 427-4242, birchrivergrill.com/. When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. What: Easter brunch buffet featuring a build-your-own omelet and waffle station, seafood and salad stations, continental breads and pastries, a carving station (sirloin of beef, maple-glazed pork loin, prosciutto chicken roulette), sides, desserts (mini French pastries, fruit tarts, tortes) and more. Adults: $39.95, kids: $14.95, kids younger than 5: free. Reservations required.
8349 W. Lawrence Ave., Norridge, (708) 453-5300, theblossomcafe.com/. When: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. What: Easter specials include roast leg of lamb, slow-roasted prime rib, twin filet Oscar style, bone-in baked ham, bone-in rib-eye, baked stuffed shrimp and halibut. Reservations suggested.
5441 Park Place, Rosemont, (847) 261-0399, bub-city.com/rosemont/. When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. What: Brunch, DIY Bloody Marys and a live acoustic set.
The Capital Grille
87 Yorktown Center, Lombard, (630) 627-9800, and 5340 N. River Road, Rosemont, (847) 671-8125, thecapitalgrille.com/events/easter-brunch. When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. What: Easter brunch featuring soups and salads, entrees (lobster frittata, filet mignon, fried chicken and waffles), special children's brunch and desserts (flourless chocolate espresso cake, creme brulee). Cocktails ($9) include mimosa, peach Bellini and Bloody Mary. Adults: $49; kids: $15. Reservations required.
435 E. Butterfield Road, Lombard, (630) 960-0210, carlislebanquets.com/. When: Seatings at 11 a.m., 12:30 and 2 p.m. What: Easter brunch features omelets, waffles and breakfast fare; carving, seafood and kids' stations; champagne and mimosas; and a deluxe sweets table. Don't miss a special appearance by the Easter Bunny. Adults: $42.99, kids 4-12: $18, kids 3 and younger: free. Reservations required.
6111 N. River Road, Rosemont, (847) 518-0990, carluccirosemont.com/. When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. What: Authentic Italian Easter brunch featuring carving stations, Italian pastas, made-to-order omelets, seafood, brunch classics (caramelized apple pancakes, Tuscan toast, Italian eggs Benedict), salads, kids' buffet, and a dessert table and ice cream bar. Plus, kids can meet the Easter Bunny and get their faces painted. Adults: $48.95; kids 6-13: $22.95; kids younger than 5: free. Complimentary valet. Reservations required.
35 S. Washington St., Naperville, (630) 717-3500, catch35.com/easter-brunch-2019/. When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. What: Easter brunch with highlights such as crabcake eggs Benedict, braised short rib hash, creme brulee French toast, Amish chicken chopped salad, miso-glazed grilled salmon, chilled seafood station, fruit, cheese, pastries, a kids' table and a sweets table. Adults: $39.95; kids 4-10: $16. Reservations required.
Seasons 52 is adding new dishes to its Easter menu, including grilled lobster, fresh corn polenta and eggs.
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In the Hyatt Regency, 1400 Corporetum Drive, Lisle, (630) 852-1234 or lisle.regency.hyatt.com. When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with seatings at 10, 11:30 and 1. What: The chef-crafted Easter brunch buffet features a traditional breakfast, an omelet station, a seafood and salad bar, an antipasti display, a prime rib and baked ham carving station, hot entrees, sweets, a kids' buffet and a Bloody Mary bar ($10 per drink). The first mimosa is complimentary and $5 thereafter. Adults: $44, kids 6-12: $23, kids younger than 6: free. Reservations required.
2155 CityGate Lane, Suite 103, Naperville, (630) 579-3210 or chefigatakitchen.com/. When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. What: Italian-style Easter brunch with dishes like limoncello French toast, lamb Benedict with minted hollandaise sauce, carved ham, Florentine Benedict, flatbread and bruschetta bar, fruit smoothies, Easter asparagus salad, made-to-order omelets, grilled swordfish, Che Figata Bolognese with fusilli and much more. The dessert spread in Lavazza consists of Italian cookies, olive oil cake, Lavazza's Gelato Bar and cappuccinos and espressos. Adults: $55, kids 5-12: $18, kids 4 and younger: free. Brunch cocktails: $5 mimosas, $8 Bloody Marys. Reservations required.
Chicago Marriott Naperville
1801 N. Naper Blvd., Naperville, (630) 505-4900, chicagomarriott naperville.com/. Seatings: 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. What: Easter brunch with a buffet of pastries, salads, breakfast specialties (apple-stuffed pancakes), omelet station, carving station (prime rib, ham), hot items (stuffed chicken, mushroom ravioli), desserts and a kids' buffet. Adults: $45; kids 5-12: $20; kids 4 and younger: free. Reservations required.
Chicago Prime Italian
1370 Bank Drive, Schaumburg, (847) 240-1414, chicagoprimeitalian.com/. When: Noon to 8 p.m. What: Italian specialties just for Easter. Reservations required.
Chicago Prime Steakhouse
1444 E. Algonquin Road, Schaumburg, (847) 969-9900, chicagoprimesteakhouse.com/easter-menu. When: 3 to 10 p.m. What: Easter family-style dinner with choices of deviled eggs, beet salad, ham on the bone, roasted leg of lamb, side dishes and desserts (chocolate chambord cake, coconut banana cream pie). Adults: $46.95; kids 12 and younger: $19. Reservations required.
City Gate Grille
2020 Calamos Court, Naperville, (630) 718-1010, citygategrille.com/. When: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. What: Easter brunch features a handcrafted, made-to-order omelet station, a build-your-own waffle bar, lunch specialties (herb-roasted prime rib, braised pot roast, chilled seafood platter, Greek chicken, sides and more), a giant chocolate fountain, kids' favorites and more. Plus, children can meet the Easter Bunny. Adults: $44.95, kids: $19.95, kids 5 and younger: free. Reservations required.
298 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, (630) 472-0600, theclubhouse.com/. When: 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. What: The Easter buffet serves up prime rib of beef, bourbon-glazed ham and turkey at the carving station, plus a variety of salads, cold displays, a seafood and raw bar (oysters on the half shell, Jonah crab claws, lobsters arms and claws), and hot items (banana walnut French toast, eggs Benedict, vodka pasta, pecan-crusted tilapia, steamed mussels), custom omelet and pasta stations and kids' items. Check out the dessert table complete with a chocolate fountain. See the website for the full menu. Adults: $49.95, kids 6-12: $24.95, kids 5 and younger: free. Reservations required.
Dine on lamb cake during The Estate's Easter brunch.
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20922 N. Rand Road, Kildeer, (847) 438-0025, concordebanquets.com/. When: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. What: Easter Sunday Champagne Brunch includes a glass of champagne, an omelet station, pastries, a carving station, a seafood station, a salad bar, seasonal fruit, and French, Italian and Viennese miniature pastries for dessert. Plus, the Easter Bunny will make an appearance. Adults: $42, kids 4-12: $18, kids 3 and younger: free. Reservations required.
4419 Northwest Hwy., Crystal Lake, (815) 459-7234, dandreabanquets.com/. When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (last seating at 2 p.m.) What: Easter Sunday Brunch includes roast beef, ham and turkey carving stations, made-to-order omelet and waffle stations, breakfast and lunch dishes, fresh fruit, salads, a juice bar, an array of desserts and a complimentary glass of champagne. Plus, kids can visit with the Easter Bunny. Adults: $29.95; kids 10 and younger: $12.95; kids younger than 3: free. Reservations suggested.
2124 Northbrook Court, Northbrook, (847) 498-4321 or di-pescara.com/. When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. What: Chef Mychael Bonner will be crafting seafood-inspired specialties such as lobster Benedict, specialty pastries and more. The regular menu will be available.
D.O.C Wine Bar
326 Yorktown Center, Lombard, (630) 627-6666 or docwinebarchicago.com/. When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. What: Easter brunch buffet with unlimited mimosas and sparkling. Dine on carved ham, French toast, fresh fruit, pastries, frittatas, breakfast potatoes and more. $35 per person. Reservations required.
890 E. U.S. Route 45, Mundelein, (847) 949-1550, doverstraits.com/. When: Noon to 9 p.m. What: The restaurant will be serving the regular menu and an Easter menu that includes roasted leg of lamb, prime rib of beef and fresh fish specials.
The Drake Hotel Oak Brook
2301 York Road, Oak Brook, (630) 571-0000, thedrakeoakbrookhotel.com/easter-brunch.htm. When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. What: Indulge in Easter brunch, which includes an omelet station, pastries, breakfast selections (eggs Benedict, O'Brien potatoes, cheese blintzes), fresh waffle station, carving station (herbed-rubbed prime rib of beef, roasted rosemary lamb, brown sugar and bourbon-glazed steamship of ham), salads, a seafood and raw bar (oysters on the half shell, cocktail shrimp), entrees (stuffed chicken polenta, pan-seared strip loin, potato gnocchi), sides, a kids' table and desserts (Death-by-Chocolate Cake, creme brulee, bourbon pecan pie, Ruby Cake, European tortes) and more. Includes champagne and mimosas. Adults: $70; kids 6-12: $25; kids 5 and younger: free. Reservations required.
100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace, (630) 530-8300, lucillerestaurant.com/holidays-and-special-events/easter-brunch. When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. What: Easter brunch includes a variety of starters (pastries, cheeses, strawberry spinach salad, fresh fruit), plus omelet, savory, carving and ice cream stations, a seafood bar, a dessert table, a children's corner, and a Bloody Mary bar (for an additional charge). Champagne, mimosas and Bellinis are included. Kids can take photos with the Easter Bunny, play at the crafts table and join in an Easter egg hunt. Adults: $60; kids 6-12: $16; kids 3-5: $10; kids 2 and younger: free. Reservations required.
Burnham's Restaurant, 1401 Nordic Road, Itasca, (630) 773-1400, eaglewoodresort.com/. When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. What: Brunch featuring starters such as tomato basil and crème sherry soup, grilled cheese finger sandwiches, salads, fresh fruit and pastries; a raw bar featuring Louisiana-style boiled gulf shrimp and fresh shucked oysters; chef stations featuring carved-to-order Angus prime rib and cherry-smoked Colorado leg of lamb; an omelet station; entrees like pistachio-crusted seared sea bass, Southern fried boneless pork chops and Michigan blueberry pancakes; and desserts such as French mini pastries, bourbon pecan pie, rhubarb Pana cotta and more. Plus, there's a kids buffet, too. Easter Egg Hunts and decorating will take place at 11 a.m., noon, 1 and 2 p.m. Adults: $48.95; kids 6-12: $19.95; kids younger than 5: free. Reservations required.
Diners will find ham at the carving station during The Estate's Easter Sunday brunch.
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The Estate by Gene & Georgetti
9421 W. Higgins Road, Rosemont, (847) 653-3302, geneandgeorgetti.com/. When: 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. What: Delicacies await at The Estate's Easter Brunch. Sip on a complimentary mimosa or Bloody Mary and take advantage of a chef's carving station including Easter ham and slow-smoked prime rib. Plus, there's more, including pastries and fruit stations, salad and appetizer stations, a salumi station, a hot classics station (eggs Benedict, vanilla and orange spiced French toast), a raw bar (jumbo shrimp and freshly shucked Blue Point oysters), a children's corner and more. Snap a photo with the Easter Bunny in the photo booth or visit with him during Easter Brunch. Adults: $52, kids 10 and younger: $19. Reservations required.
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
960 Milwaukee Ave., Lincolnshire, (847) 793-0333 or flemingssteakhouse.com/locations/il/lincolnshire. When: Starting at 10 a.m. What: Nosh on a three-course brunch that includes a Caesar salad or lobster bisque, entrees such as brioche French toast, steak and spring vegetable quiche and salmon Cobb salad, and desserts including flourless chocolate cake and New York cheesecake. Prices start at $32 for adults and $16 for kids. The full dinner menu will be available all day. Reservations required.
2300 Mannheim Road, Des Plaines, (847) 298-3636, fountainblue.com/easter. Seatings: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. What: An Easter Sunday champagne brunch buffet with carving (honey-glazed baked ham), omelet, salad, pasta and entree stations. Plus, there's a European pastry table and a complimentary glass of champagne for adults. Adults: $45; kids 5-12: $26; kids 4 and younger: free. Reservations required.
Locations in Arlington Heights, Barrington, Bolingbrook, Elmhurst, Lake Forest, Naperville, St. Charles and more. miafrancesca.com/. When: Times vary, check the website for hours. What: Easter buffet features brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Highlights include pastries, French toast, salads, sausage and peppers, pastas, chef's carving station, desserts and more. Adults: $42; kids 12 and younger: $16. Reservations required.
1828 Abriter Court, Naperville, (630) 544-3700; 992 Willow Road, Northbrook, (847) 504-0277; and 801 Plaza Drive, Schaumburg, (630) 523-5700, gcfb.com/. When: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. What: Take advantage of the Lawless Easter Brunch featuring the Bloody Mary Experience, the Infinite Mimosa, and the build-your-own doughnut and egg creation stations. Diners can choose from fresh-carved Easter ham, roast turkey or prime rib, Caribbean salmon, kale strawberry salad, pastries, fresh fruit, Reggiano hash brown potatoes, chef's specials, desserts and much more. Adults: $28.99; kids: $8.99; kids 5 and younger: free. Reservations required.
Meet the Easter Bunny at Harry Caray's during brunch on Easter Sunday.
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Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse Lombard
70 Yorktown Center, Lombard, (630) 953-3400 or harrycarays.com/. When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. What: Champagne brunch with breakfast favorites (eggs Benedict, French toast, fruit, bacon), starters, omelet, pasta and carving stations, entrees, sides, children's table and sweets. Includes a mimosa. Adults: $40.95; kids: $20.95.
Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse Rosemont
10233 W. Higgins Road, Rosemont, (847) 699-1200, harrycarays.com/. When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. What: Champagne brunch with breakfast favorites (pastries, fruit, bacon), stations like omelet and scramble, Belgian waffle and carving (maple bourbon-glazed ham, prime rib), starters, entrees (salmon cakes, chicken Vesuvio), sides, children's selections and desserts (bananas Foster and cherries jubilee stations) and more. Includes a complimentary mimosa. Adults: $48.95; kids: $25.95. Easter dinner specials are pistachio-crusted lamb chops ($54.95) and Faroe Island salmon al cartoccio ($27.95). Reservations required.
Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort
3500 Midwest Road, Oak Brook, (630) 850-5555, oakbrookhillsresortchicago.com/. Seatings: 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. What: Executive Chef Victor Martinez introduces Easter Brunch re-imagined in the renovated resort. Kids will enjoy a visit with the Easter Bunny, crafts, a petting zoo and family photos. Brunch includes breakfast items, a hot buffet, an omelet station, a crème brûlée French toast, pancakes and Liege waffle station, a soup and salad station, seafood on ice (shucked oysters and crab claws), beef and ham stations and a kids' table. Don't miss the sweets table featuring lamb cakes, sundae cones, carrot cupcakes and more. Includes a mimosa or glass of champagne. There will be a DIY Bloody Mary bar and cash bar. Adults: $53.95; kids 5-12: $19.95; kids 4 and younger: free. Buy tickets at eventbrite.com/.
5500 Park Place, Rosemont, (847) 671-2739, hofbrauhauschicago.com/. When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. What: Brunch includes German and American specialties such as German and mashed potatoes, a carving station featuring mustard-glazed pork roast and bourbon honey-glazed ham, a German Crepe station and more. Make sure to get a photo with the Easter Bunny, available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Adults: $34, kids 12 and younger: $12. Reservations suggested.
Holiday Inn Chicago Northwest -- Elgin
495 Airport Road, Elgin, (847) 488-9000. When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. What: Easter brunch includes a fresh-baked pastries, fruit, salads, a salad bar, a seafood station, an egg station, a pancake and waffles station, a chef's carving station (sweet pineapple-glazed ham, roast prime rib, roast turkey), lunch entrees, desserts and more. Adults: $29.95, kids 6-11: $15.95, kids 5 and younger: free. Reservations required.
100 W. Main St., St. Charles, (630) 584-2100, hotelbaker.com/easter-sunday-brunch-2019/. When: 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. What: Easter Sunday Brunch featuring custom omelet and waffle stations, carving (roast leg of lamb, honey-glazed ham) and seafood (oysters, shrimp) stations, breakfast dishes, salads, lunch items (braised beef brisket, pan-roasted orange roughy) and assorted desserts (Easter egg cakes, lamb cakes, caramelized rice pudding). Adults: $55, kids 4-12: $27, kids 3 and younger: free. Reservations required.
The Hyatt Lodge
2815 Jorie Blvd., Oak Brook, (630) 581-6782, hyatt.com/. When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. What: Easter brunch features a bounty, featuring breakfast and lunch buffets including carving stations, waffle and pancake stations, a salad bar, seafood and sushi and a kids' buffet. Also, there will be two magicians and a piano player performing and appearances by the Easter Bunny. Adults: $67; seniors: $57; kids 5-12: $26; kids 4 and younger: free. Reservations are required.
Prime steak and eggs is one of five new options available at Seasons 52 on Easter Sunday.
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2290 Point Blvd, Elgin, (847) 783-0200, jimmyscharhouseelgin.com/. When: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. What: Easter specials and meet the Easter Bunny.
Johnny's Kitchen & Tap
1740 Milwaukee Ave., Glenview, (847) 699-9999, johnnysglenview.com/. When: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. What: Easter specials consist of filet mignon and lobster tail, scallops, charbroiled lamb chops, prime rib, rotisserie roasted pork and crispy Atlantic salmon.
510 E. Route 83 in Mundelein, (847) 970-6900 or karmachicago.com. When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. What: Easter brunch with fare including made-to-order omelets, cold items (fruit, lox, shrimp), hot items (corned beef hash, baked penne pasta, bacon, breakfast potatoes), carving station (marinated flank steak, turkey breast), and assorted pastries and pies. Adults: $40; kids 5-12: $15. Reservations required.
Kings Dining and Entertainment
5505 Park Place, Rosemont, (847) 233-0099, kings-de.com/rosemont. When: 11 a.m. to midnight. What: On Easter Sunday, there's free pin painting for kids while supplies last. Families and friends can take advantage of Dine Then Bowl reservations and lane packages.
14245 W. Rockland Road, Libertyville, (847) 362-5050, lambsfarm.org/. Seatings: 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. What: An Easter buffet filled with breakfast classics, fresh fruit and vegetables, freshly carved meats and a dessert table featuring treats made in the Lambs Farm bakery. Adults: $27.95, kids 2-12: $11.95, kids younger than 2: free. Reservations required.
1571 S. Elmhurst Road, Des Plaines, (847) 593-2233, manzosbanquets.com/. Seatings: 10:45 a.m., 1:15 and 3:30 p.m. What: Easter Champagne Brunch featuring a seafood station, breakfast and dinner buffet, pasta and carving station, a hot and cold buffet and a sweets table. Reservations required.
Marriott Chicago Northwest
4800 Hoffman Blvd., Hoffman Estates, (847) 645-9500, facebook.com/ChicagoMarriottNorthwest/. Seatings: 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. What: Easter champagne brunch prepared by executive chef Meredith Wilde includes highlights such as made-to-order omelets, carved prime rib of beef and spiral ham, breakfast selections, gourmet salad bar, cold seafood, hot entrees (burnt ends with chipotle mango barbecue, chicken with peppered bacon riesling sauce, salmon with shrimp étouffée), sides and desserts. New this year is the unlimited gourmet mimosa bar. Adults: $45; seniors: $30; kids 6-12: $15; kids 5 and younger: free. Reservations required.
McCormick & Schmick's
3001 Butterfield Road, Oak Brook, (630) 571-3700, and 5320 N. River Road, Rosemont, (847) 233-3776, mccormickandschmicks.com/. When: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. What: Easter a la carte menu items include an oyster bar, appetizers, soups and salads, signature fish, seafood specialties, steaks and sides. Brunch cocktails include the mimosa, signature Bloody Mary, M&S iced tea and the Perfect Patron Margarita. Reservations are recommended.
1701 Algonquin Road, Rolling Meadows, (847) 952-8181, meridianbanquets.com/. Seatings: 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 and 2 p.m. What: Easter Champagne Brunch features made-to-order omelets and waffles, eggs Benedict, a yogurt bar, smoked salmon and more. Lunch fare includes spring roasted leg of lamb, a carving station (prime rib, ham and turkey), fresh oysters and shrimp, specials for the kids, plus a full dessert bar with chocolate fondue. Visits from the Easter Bunny, too. Adults: $39.95, kids 3-11: $17. Reservations required.
1025 Aurora Ave., Naperville, (630) 983-3000, mesonsabika.com. When: 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. What: Easter Sunday brunch. Adults: $49.95; kids 7-12: $22.95.
Michael Jordan's Restaurant
1225 W. 22nd St., Oak Brook, (630) 828-2932, michaeljordansrestaurant.com/happenings/. When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 21. Dine on a bounty of fare during Easter brunch. Expect a carving station (slow-roasted prime rib, herb-roasted turkey), Chef Gary's Signature Brunch Items (lemon chicken, frittata, challah bread French toast, wings, mashed potato station), raw bar (oyster shooters, crab claws Imperial, ahi poke, poached lobster), salads, charcuterie, kids' station and a sweets table (mini Key lime pie tartlets, brownie bites, lemon pound cake, fresh fruit) and more. Also, there will be a Bloody Mary, Bellini and mimosa bar for an extra charge. Adults: $59; kids 12 and younger: $20. Reservations required.
Mon Ami Gabi
260 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, (630) 472-1900, monamigabi.com/home/?loc=oakbrook. Brunch: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dinner: 3 to 8 p.m. What: Dine on sweet and savory French brunch specialties including creme brulee French toast, classic quiche Lorraine, Benedicts, salads and prime steak frites. Kids will get a special treat during their meal. For dinner, nosh on French specialties like the Wild Escargots de Bourgogne or the Beef Bourguignon served tableside. Save room for the new Maple Bread Pudding topped with bourbon toffee sauce and candied pecans. Reservations required.
Meet the Easter Bunny from 1 to 3 p.m. in Barlett and 1 to 4 p.m. in Edison Park. morettisrestaurants.com/.
Morton's The Steakhouse
1751 Freedom Drive, Naperville, (630) 577-1372; 699 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook, (847) 205-5111; 9525 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Rosemont, (847) 678-5155; 1470 McConnor Parkway, Schaumburg, (847) 413-8771, mortons.com/. When: 5 to 10 p.m. What: The regular menu, which includes jumbo lump crabcakes, lobster bisque, chicken Christopher, prime steaks and chops and more, will be available along with steak and lobster Oscar for $59.
14 S. Third St., Geneva, (630) 262-1000 or nichegeneva.com/. When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. What: The three-course tasting menu includes a first course of mixed fruit and berries or kale salad and a second course of steak and egg, wild mushroom omelette, porchetta hash, Belgian yeast waffle or Ream's smoked ham Benedict. Finish with a dessert of carrot cake, milk chocolate tart or champagne panna cotta. Sides ($3.50) include caramel and pecan monkey bread, smoked bacon, and caramelized Brussels sprouts with apple jam and toasted almonds. Adults: $48; kids 12 and younger: $24. Reservations required.
Old Town Pour House
1703 Freedom Drive, Naperville, (630) 448-6020 or oldtownpourhouse.com/naperville/. When: Opens at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 20, and 10 a.m. Sunday, April 21. What: Easter specials include fried chicken (crispy Southern fried chicken, apple wood smoked bacon and bourbon honey butter on a biscuit) and Benedict (smoked ham, sautéed asparagus and poached eggs on a toasted English muffin topped with tomato hollandaise). These will be available Saturday and Sunday along with the full brunch menu. Old Town Pour House in Oak Brook will be closed on Easter Sunday.
Try the new Crab Cake Benedict or Filet Creole Benedict at Perry's Steakhouse in Oak Brook during Easter brunch or dinner.
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Perry's Steakhouse & Grille
5 Oakbrook Court, Oak Brook, (630) 571-1808, perryssteakhouse.com/. When: Easter specials: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; dinner: 4 to 9 p.m. What: Two off-the-menu dishes -- 8-ounce Filet Creole Benedict ($44.95) and Crab Cake Benedict ($38.95) -- will be available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Also, Perry's will be serving an all-day dinner menu, three cocktail specials (Bloody Mary, mimosa and Brandy Milk Punch for $6.95 each) and the traditional Sunday Supper Special (choice of salads, Perry's signature seven-finger-high pork chop and the dessert trio for $34.95). Reservations requested.
Pheasant Run Resort
4051 E. Main St., St. Charles, (630) 584-6300, pheasantrun.com/easter. When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. What: Brunch featuring made-to-order omelets, a carving station (pork loin, ham, lamb), pastries, salads, pastas, a kids' corner and a bounty of desserts. Kids can visit with the Easter Bunny, participate in two egg hunts at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., and, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., decorate cookies and do crafts, visit the petting zoo or get a family portrait taken. Adults: $42.95; kids: 5-12 $19.95; and free for kids 4 and younger. Reservations required.
7 Oakbrook Center Mall, Oak Brook, (630) 575-8700; 1150 Willow Road, Northbrook, (847) 480-2323; 100 W. Higgins Road, South Barrington, (847) 844-9300; pinstripes.com/. When: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. What: Easter brunch buffet and visits from the Easter Bunny. Adults: $35; kids 6-12: $15; kids 5 and younger: free. Plus, bowling and bocce are both $10 an hour.
Prairie Grass Cafe
601 Skokie Blvd, Northbrook, (847) 205-4433, prairiegrasscafe.com/. When: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. What: Each guest will start with the restaurant's signature "PGC Benedict" featuring a poached egg with spinach and roasted tomato hollandaise sauce. The Easter brunch buffet includes salads, pastries, veggies, entrees, a carving station (bone-in glazed ham), a made-to-order omelet and waffle station, and a dessert buffet with a crepe station, fresh fruit and a cake station. Dinner is from 5 to 8 p.m. featuring the regular menu and some spring specials. Adults: $53, kids 10 and younger: $18. Reservations required.
Prairie Landing Golf Club
2325 Longest Drive, West Chicago, (630) 208-7633, prairielanding.com/mcchesneys-pub-grill/special-events/. Seatings: 9:30, 11 and 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. What: The chefs have created a special Easter menu of breakfast favorites (vanilla bean French toast, quiche), entrees (grilled tilapia, baked meat lasagna, grilled chicken), a raw bar (oysters, shrimp cocktail), cheeses, salads, fruit, sweets (chocolate-dipped fruit, cakes, pies), a kids' corner and mimosas. Adults: $39.50; kids 6-12: $16.95; kids 3-5: $12. Reservations: Call Erin Bobsin at (630) 208-7633 or email email@example.com.
Rack House in Arlington Heights will serve hickory-smoked Carolina pulled pork on its Easter buffet.
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Rack House Kitchen & Tavern
222 E. Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights, (847) 640-7225, rackhousetavern.com/. When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. What: Chef Bryant Anderson will serve barbecue-inspired holiday dishes on the brunch buffet including 12-hour hickory-smoked Carolina pulled pork, carving stations with hickory-smoked prime rib and oak-smoked honey-glazed ham, plus chocolate Baileys French toast, cinnamon roll pancakes, an omelet station, homemade quiche and pastries, cheeses and fruit platters, kid-friendly choices and more. Adults can enjoy $4 Bloody Marys and mimosas. Adults: $32.99, kids 12 and younger: $14.99. Diners who make a reservation at 9 a.m. or at 2 p.m. and later will receive 10 percent off the total check. Reservations are highly recommended.
9520 Higgins Road, Rosemont, (847) 692-4426, theram.com/. When: Opens at 11 a.m. Sunday. What: Besides offering their full menu, The RAM offers a $16.99 Easter Sunday steak dinner special featuring a Harris Ranch ½-pound center-cut sirloin served with seasonal vegetables and cheddar mashed potatoes. Plus, all kids eat for one dollar from the kids' menu (12 and younger) with each adult entree purchased. For libations, the 18-ounce Double Shot Proud Mary Bloody Marys are $5 as are the ½-liter grand mimosas and sangrias. Limited reservations are available or try call-ahead seating.
The Ube Pot de Creme with fresh berries and bubu tuile will be on Roka Akor's special Easter Sunday menu.
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166 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, (630) 348-9210, rokaakor.com/. When: Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; dinner: 3 to 9 p.m. What: The special three-course lunch menu includes a choice of crispy rice or grilled pork belly for the first course; grilled salmon teriyaki, Snake River Farms Wagyu Sirloin or a chef's selection of three sashimi for the second course; deviled eggs and grilled broccolini for the table; and dessert. It's $38 per person. An a la carte menu and an optional wine pairing will be available.
Sam's of Arlington
1863 W. Central Road, Arlington Heights, (847) 577-1800, samsofarlington.com/. When: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. What: Easter specials like baked ham with sweet potatoes, roast leg of lamb, roast duck, steak and lobster tail and more.
Saranello's will be preparing quite a spread for Easter Sunday.
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601 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling, (847) 777-6878, saranellos.com/?events-custom=easter-brunch-saranellos. When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. What: The Easter Sunday buffet includes a carving station, omelet station, Italian specialties, a dessert table, champagne, mimosas and more. Adults: $44.95; kids 12 and younger: half-price. Reservations required.
Seasons 52's Upright French toast is served with spiced bacon, fresh blueberry compote and maple-vanilla cream.
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3 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, (630) 571-4752, and 1770 E. Higgins Road, Schaumburg, (847) 517-5252, seasons52.com/home/. When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. What: The three-course Easter brunch menu lets diners choose a starter (black bean and bacon soup, split pea and kale soup, field greens, spinach and strawberry salad, romaine and kale Caesar salad, and Greek yogurt with strawberries and almond granola), an entree (prime steak and eggs; grilled lobster, fresh corn polenta and eggs; Upright French toast; wood-grilled sea scallops; or brick-oven roasted Cornish hen) and a Mini Indulgence dessert (strawberry rhubarb cheesecake). It's $29.95. Add a mimosa, Bloody Mary, sangria or Champagne Bellini for $6 each. Reservations recommended.
1900 E. Higgins Road, Schaumburg, (847) 517-2722, shawscrabhouse.com/schaumburg/. Brunch buffet: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dinner buffet: 3:30 to 7 p.m. What: Brunch includes a cold seafood and salad bar, a chefs table (glazed ham, Alaskan king crab legs, beef tenderloin), build-your-own omelet station, Belgian waffles, a grand hot buffet and a sweets table (red velvet cupcakes, Easter cookies, creme brulee, cake pops). The dinner buffet features a cold seafood and salad bar, a chefs table (shrimp and crawfish etoufee, glazed ham), a grand hot buffet (lobster pasta, Maryland-style crabcakes) and a sweets table. Meet the Easter Bunny from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Adults: $75, kids 7-12: $15, kids younger than 6: free. Reservations required.
Stoney River Steakhouse and Grill
20504 N. Rand Road, Deer Park, (847) 719-1596, stoneyriver.com/. When: Sunday. What: Stoney River will be serving up Easter brunch. Reservations required.
244 S. Main St., Naperville, (630) 305-0230, and sullivanssteakhouse.com/naperville/. When: 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. What: Three-course prix fixe brunch menu includes salads or lobster bisque; entrees such as filet mignon eggs Benedict, crab and basil-stuffed shrimp, roasted rack of lamb or simply prepared salmon; and housemade desserts such as bananas Foster bread pudding or Key lime pie. The children's menu is $15. Cocktails include the mimosa ($7), Bloody Mary ($8) and Retro Screwdriver ($10). The prix fixe menu is $45. Reservations required.
Sweet Baby Ray's
800 E. Higgins Road, Elk Grove Village, (847) 437-9555, sbrbbq.com/elk_grove/. Seatings: 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. What: Easter brunch with omelet and carving stations, barbecue items, turkey, ham and prime rib, homemade sides and salads, and a dessert and fruit table. Adults: $29.99, kids 8-12: $13.99; kids 4-7: $8.99.
Texas de Brazil in Schaumburg is adding some new menu items for Easter Sunday.
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Texas de Brazil
5 Woodfield Mall, Suite D312, (847) 413-1600, texasdebrazil.com/locations/schaumburg/. When: Opens at 11 a.m. What: Full rodizio-style dinner menu will be available all day (with regular dinner pricing) with added specialty brunch items including scrambled eggs, bacon, croissants and Danish pastries available until 3 p.m. Each full meal will also include nonalcoholic beverages and a dessert. Reservations required.
Choose from an array of sweets on the Easter buffet at the Lincolnshire Marriott Resort.
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Three Embers Restaurant
In the Lincolnshire Marriott Resort, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, (847) 634-0100, threeembersrestaurant.com/ep-easter-brunch.php. Seating time remaining: 2 p.m. What: The Easter Bunny once again makes appearances during Easter brunch in the Grand Marquee Pavilion. Choose from a variety of traditional breakfasts dishes (waffles, made-to-order omelets, pastries), salads, entrees (herb chicken breast, Parmesan-crusted tilapia), a seafood bar (shrimp, oysters on the half shell), carving stations (rosemary crusted leg of lamb, brown sugar honey-glazed ham), sweet treats (doughnut station) and kids' favorites. Champagne and mimosas are included. Adults: $48; kids 12 and younger: $22. Reservations required.
550 S. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling, (847) 465-9988, tuscanychicago.com/location/wheeling/. When: Brunch: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; dinner menu: 4 to 9 p.m. What: Brunch buffet featuring stations such as breakfast, seafood, carving, omelet, Italian, salad, antipasto, kids' and dessert. Adults: $42.95, kids 10 and younger: $19.95. Reservations recommended.
Victory Meat and Seafood
116 N. York St., Elmhurst, (630) 359-5599, victorymeatandseafood.com/. When: Opens at 11 a.m. What: Special Easter brunch menu featuring lobster eggs Benedict and other egg creations. Plus, an endless mimosa glass for $15.
Westin Chicago Northwest
400 Park Blvd., Itasca, (630) 773-4000, westinchicagonorthwest.com/. When: 10 a.m. to noon. What: Easter Sunday Brunch with live music and visits from the Easter Bunny. A complimentary glass of champagne is included for adults. Adults: $46.95, kids 7-12: $17.95, kids 6 and younger: free. Reservations required.
1300 Patriot Blvd., Glenview, (847) 657-6363; 235 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire, (847) 279-7900; 232 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, (630) 586-9000; 1250 E. Higgins Road, Schaumburg, (847) 995-0100, wildfirerestaurant.com/. When: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. What: Wildfire will be serving the dinner menu all day plus daily specials including leg of lamb with a shallot balsamic sauce.
2301 Fountain Square Drive, Lombard, (630) 495-1912 1880, and Tower Drive, Glenview, (847) 729-9273, yardhouse.com/home. When: 11 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. Sunday, April 21. Yard House is celebrating Easter with a twist on traditional deviled eggs. Their version includes candied bacon, spicy tomato sauce, sweet chili and chives starting at $3.95.