Hop Over to the South Loop for a Two Michelin-Starred Easter Brunch
- Chef Ryan McCaskey’s fine dining restaurant offers a brunch for Easter. The South Loop restaurant features a menu with touches of the Spring season such as Lobster Eggs Benedict with truffle hollandaise; “Green Eggs & Ham” comprised of deviled eggs with ramp puree, Spanish chorizo powder, and wasabi tobiko; and Crab & Kimchi Fried Rice with uni and farm egg. Throughout Acadia’s dining room, stations will feature options such as Seared Foie Gras with sea buckthorn jam and brioche; a Slagel Farms Lamb Leg carving station; and Raw Bar fully outfitted with cured salmon, Kaluga caviar and accompaniments, shrimp cocktail, oysters, and smoked mussels. For those with a sweet tooth or to complement the meal, fanciful pastry add-ons from Executive Pastry Chef Kyleen Atonson are available.
- Acadia’s Easter brunch is served Sunday, April 21, 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., and is $95 per person, or $35 for children under 12, excluding beverages, tax, and gratuity. Reservations can be made by calling 312.360.6900, emailing email@example.com, or by visiting OpenTable.
Blooms, Bees, and Chrysanthemum Liqueur
· April showers bring May flowers, but The Blackstone is ushering the sights and sounds of spring early with its Blooming at The Blackstone package, which includes a Lake View Room to take in the unobstructed views of Lake Michigan; a bouquet from Flowers for Dreams; a canvas tote bag to help guests maximize the hotel’s location on Michigan Avenue and the nearby Roosevelt Collection Shops; and a printed itinerary of specially curated spring activities. The package also includes two cocktails from lobby bar Timothy’s Hutch, which gives guests the perfect excuse to try KOVAL Distillery’s Chrysanthemum and Honey Liqueur in The Bee’s Knees seasonal cocktail.
· Blooming at The Blackstone is available for booking on The Blackstone’s website now through mid-May.
Rooftop Easter Vibes
I|O Godfrey (127 W. Huron St.)
· This Easter, I|O Godfrey, the year-round rooftop lounge at The Godfrey Hotel Chicago, invites visitors and locals to celebrate Easter Sunday with a rooftop brunch at the spot’s River North indoor|outdoor space with city views. The brunch buffet includes carving and omelet stations, pancakes and waffle stations, Steak Benedict, Lobster Mac & Cheese, and more. Guests with a sweet tooth can enjoy Ice Cream + Waffle Tacos, Cake Pops, and other desserts.
· Kids can have fun at I|O’s game room, face-painting station, and egg hunt. The Easter Bunny will also attend the brunch for visits and photo opps.
· Guests can enjoy I|O Godfrey’s brunch for $39/adult and $12/child. Reservations can be made online at www.godfreyeaster.com or by calling 312.374.1830.
A Prime Easter Feast
- Guests can rejoice with a prime rib meal to celebrate the end of the Lenten season and the start of spring at Lawry’s The Prime Rib. Guests will be offered a prime rib feast on Easter Sunday, complete with Easter eggs and a jelly bean count. Diners can try menu items like Lawry’s Famous Prime Rib, Atlantic Salmon and Lobster, the Spinning Bowl Salad, and Yorkshire Pudding.
- Lawry’s will be open from 12-8 p.m. on Easter Sunday, April 21. Reservations can be made by calling 312.787.5000 or online here.
Easter along the River
· From LondonHouse Chicago’s Juliette Grand Ballroom, with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Chicago River, guests are welcomed to a Easter brunch buffet, with brunch dishes by Executive Chef Jacob Verstegen and Pastry Chef Samantha Santiago Torres. Dishes include seafood towers, Brisket Benedict, Ham and Cheese Funnel Cake, Bulgogi-Style Cauliflower, Crispy Potato Pancakes, and more. Sweets include Salted Caramel Ganache Tarts, and Violet Macarons with prosecco jelly, all accompanied by a Chocolate Egg Sculpture.
· Reservations for the Easter brunch on Sunday, April 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. can be made by calling 312.253.2317 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
· The South Loop restaurant celebrates Easter with a four-course menu inspired by Spain’s Holy Week or Semana Santa. First course includes a Spanish Bisque with lobster, monkfish and mussels; second course includes a Montadito Trio featuring crab, smoked salmon, and tuna tartar. For the third course, guests have their choice between an Atlantic Cod Tempura dish with samfaina sauce and Catalan ratatouille or a Spinach Caneloni dish with tomato béchamel and manchego cheese. Guests finish dinner with Traditional Easter Beignets served with caramel sauce. Kids receive a free box of three Housemade Peeps in the colors of Spain’s flag on Easter Day.
- The menu is available April 15-21 and is priced at $55. Reservations are made by calling 312.765.0524.
Easter Brunch in the Clouds
· Enjoy a brunch buffet and a visit with the Easter Bunny in the sky. The Easter brunch at The Signature Room features live piano music, photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny, and a spread of chilled seafood, salad, charcuterie, fresh fruit, soup, and more. Plus, guests have access to a chef-attended carving station, made-to-order entrées, and a dessert buffet.
· Easter brunch is served from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sunday, April 21 for $80 per adult, and $35 per child aged 4-12, excluding tax and gratuity. Children under the age of three eat for free. Pricing includes one glass of Signature Room Sparkling Wine and choice of soda, juice, coffee, and tea. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 312.787.9596.
East Meets West Easter Brunch
· Sunda, Chicago’s Asian-inspired restaurant offering a cross-cultural menu, celebrates Easter with a buffet on Sunday, April 21 from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. including truffle scrambled eggs, biscuits and longanisa gravy, beef caldereta, pork belly benedict, adobo fried rice, grilled chicken adobo, crunchy pig hidden lobster maki, oysters on the half shell, shrimp tempura maki, and an omelet station with braised oxtail, longanisa, shishito peppers, cheeses, chicken apple sausage, asparagus, mushrooms, smoked salmon, and more. The brunch buffet also offers a kids’ station, and the Easter bunny will visit the restaurant to say hi to families all morning long.
· Sunda’s Easter buffet is available for $60 for adults and $20 for children. To make a reservation, guests can call the restaurant at 312.644.0500 or visit: www.sundanewasian.com/chicago/reservations.
A Botanical Easter
· Travelle is offering a brunch buffet created by Executive Chef Damion Henry. A variety of breakfast and lunch items will be offered, including pastries, omelets, and Caramel Pecan French Toast, as well as Easter Favorites with sea salt-crusted Tomahawk rib rye, Honey glazed smoked bone-in ham, sushi, and dim sum. Little ones are welcome with a specialty child-friendly buffet of vegetables and hummus, macaroni and cheese, crispy chicken fingers, and more. There will be live music and a meet-and-greet with photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
· A Botanical Easter will be hosted on Sunday, April 21 from 10 a.m-3 p.m. and costs $175 per adult and $50 per child.
· Reservations can be made online or by phone at (312) 923-7705.