Bring out the family this Sunday for Easter and enjoy food and drink specials that will only be offered on April 16th. In true Chicago fashion, we celebrate with our love of good food and drink. Whether you want a brunch buffet or a Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary bar, we have a list of some Easter brunches that are happening in the city and around the suburbs!
Commonwealth Tavern will open it's doors at 10 a.m for a family-friendly brunch lasting until 2 p.m. on Easter Sunday. Enjoy brunch drink specials like, $3 Build-Your-Own Mimosa Bar and $6 Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar. Brunch food specials include:
- Brunch Schnitzel, $14 (herb aioli, smoked potatoes, pickled red onion, fried egg)
- Pig Muffin, $12 (maple pig head, farm egg, American cheese, English muffin)
- Belgian Waffle, $9 (Belgian style waffle with choice of fresh strawberries or bananas topped with whipped cream)
Commonwealth also has a Kid's Menu that ranges in price from $5 to $6. It features options like bacon and eggs, grilled cheese, mini cheese burgers and chicken fingers so your little ones won't go hungry.
Kanela Breakfast Club is an option for Easter brunch since there are locations all over the city in Andersonville, Lakeview, Old Town, Streeterville and Wicker Park. Kanela is offering two Easter-themed dishes on Sunday, April 16 that include:
- Carrot Cake Pancakes, $11.49 (Multigrain pancake batter with shredded carrots, topped with a cinnamon icing)
- Green Eggs and Ham Benedict, $12.49 (Fresh spinach, ham, poached eggs, avocado and pesto hollandaise on a toasted English muffin)
All locations are open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.
If you find yourself in the heart of Chicago's Loop on Sunday, visit Roanoke for a three-course prix fixe Easter brunch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. They have a variety of specials on their menu like a bisque-style Clam Chowder, Supper Club Prime Rib that is hand-carved and rotisserie roasted, Porchetta Eggs Benedict, and Herb Crusted Rotisserie Lamb. The prix fixe menu is $33 (plus tax and gratuity).
Roanoke has also put together some brunch cocktails that include:
- Bloody Mary with a salumi fontina skewer, $11.50
- Blood Orange Mimosa, $11
- Toast & Jam, $11.50 (Knob Creek Rye, hibiscus syrup, and fresh grapefruit and lime juice)
Roanoke will have a children's menu that will be available for $7 for the kiddos. Items like Mac-N-Cheese, chicken fingers with fries, scrambled eggs with bacon and English muffin, and Cheeseburger with fries are on the menu.
Tavern on Little Fort is opening at 10 a.m. on Easter Sunday and will have a family-friendly brunch until 2 p.m. Brunch highlights include:
- The Breakfast Burger, $14.95 (70-percent brisket and 30-percent bacon patty, tavern sauce, bread and butter pickles, fried egg, New England bun)
- Breakfast Bagel, $11.95 (ham, scrambled egg, beer cheese)
- South of the Border Skillet, $10.95 (two scrambled eggs, hash browns, chihuahua cheese, avocado, tomato, onion, green pepper, chorizo, served with salsa verde)
Featured drink specials include a $3 Build-Your-Own Mimosa Bar and $5 Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar. Little Fort will also have a new kids menu with items for $6 each like bacon and eggs, mac and cheese, mini corn dogs, grilled cheese, mini cheese burgers and chicken tenders.
Celebrate this Sunday in Little Italy with Tuscany Restaurant on Taylor Street. Tuscany on Taylor is putting on an Easter Brunch menu created by Executive Chef Victorio Padilla. In addition to the specials, the regular menu will also be available. Featured items include:
- Marinato, $11 (Sliced cured salmon, egg whites, red onion, toasted baguette)
- Lasagna, $15 (Bolognese, béchamel sauce, parmigiano, mozzarella)
- Agnolotti, $17 (Shrimp ravioli, wild mushroom sauce)
- Salsiccia, $14 (Grilled Tuscan sausage, peppers, onion, scrambled eggs, grilled ciabatta)
- Porchetta, $16 (Herb stuffed roast pork loin wrapped with pork belly, crispy potatoes, braised fennel, pinot grigio reduction)
- Agnello, $17 (Roasted leg of lamb served with mashed potatoes)
- Bue all Benedict, $23 (Seared beef tenderloin, poached eggs, hollandaise on an English muffin served with breakfast potatoes)
- Salmone, $26 (Seared Atlantic salmon, oyster mushrooms, asparagus, cherry tomatoes)
- Mousse Torta, $9
- Creme Brulee, $7
Tuscany in Oak Brook, a Phil Stefani classic, has put together a menu of chef specials this Easter created by Chef Tilon. Tuscany's regular menu of Italian specialties will also be available. A sample of specials include:
- Bufala alla Griglia, $15 (Bufala mozzarella wrapped in prosciutto, artichokes, sun dried tomato pesto, aged balsamic)
- Granchio Reale, $16 (Alaskan king crab salad, mango, avocado, compote, tomatoes, passion fruit dressing, frisee salad)
- Spaghettini al Gamberetti, $24 (Spaghetti noodles, roasted jumbo shrimp, zucchini, spicy shrimp tomato cream sauce, shaved green onions)
- Raviolini di Vitello, $23 (Homemade veal stuffed ravioli, smoked bacon, roasted tomatoes, shaved zucchini, brown butter sauce)
- Stinco d'Agnello, $35 (Eight hour slow-cooked braised lamb shank, gratinated potato, vegetables, red wine sauce)
Tuscany in Wheeling is hosting an Easter Sunday buffet featuring eight stations created by Executive Chef Bolla Loza. The stations include breakfast, seafood, carving, omelet, Italian, salad, antipasto, seafood and dessert. There will also be a special kids station so no one will go hungry. The regular dinner menu will begin at 4 p.m. Call 847-465-9988 for reservations.