From breakfast casseroles to French toast, ham and cinnamon rolls, Easter brunch is packed with dining options, savory and sweet. In terms of Chicago restaurants, you have more than enough to take your pick from. Restaurants around the city roll out special menus for the big holiday, making it easy to get together with family and friends. But before you head to the restaurant, be sure to make a reservation for Sunday, March 27, as brunch places all over the city will be hopping.
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The Boarding House
720 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 280-0720

Master sommelier Alpana Singh knows her wine… and her food. Her River North restaurant has become a wonderful food and wine experience, and that goes for Easter Sunday brunch too. Not normally open on Sunday, the Boarding House makes an exception for the holiday, and it opens its doors for a special prix-fixe menu, which, in past years, has included three courses, as well as a kids menu for a lower cost. The regular menu isn’t available for Easter brunch, but the options are sure to be delicious contemporary American eats.

11 E. Walton Place
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 646-1400

For a quiet, out of the way (but still in the heart of Chicago) Easter brunch, look no further than Balsan, which is tucked away in the Waldorf Astoria hotel on the Near north side. The restaurant has been offering Easter brunch for over a decade, and it’s at once an elegant and refined, while relaxed, experience. Create family memories while delving into New American cuisine thanks to their prix-fixe menu.

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River Roast
315 N. LaSalle St.
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 822-0100

For contemporary American food, all while enjoying some fabulous views of the river, head to Chef Tony Mantuano’s River Roast in the River North neighborhood. Their brunch itself is pretty spectacular, as every Sunday is a Blue & Brews Brunch — but Easter brunch has its own signature touch. While diving into a plethora of comfort eats — past Easter brunches have featured everything from whole chickens to biscuits and gravy — you’ll be entertained by a blues musician. Past years have also seen River Roast host an Easter egg hunt for the kiddos.

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Slurping Turtle
116 W. Hubbard St.
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 464-0466

Want comfort food but with a Japanese twist? Then head on over to the River North restaurant Slurping Turtle, which is known for everything from its sashimi and maki rolls to its noodles. Come Easter Brunch, diners can take their pick from a la carte items, or opt for the prix-fixe three-course menu. Whichever you pick, it’ll be an experience to remember with fabulous Top Chef-worthy dishes, like Tamagoyaki (Japanese egg omelet with grated daukon).

Tortoise Club
350 N. State St.
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 755-1700

If part of your family is craving seafood and the other some prime rib, then Tortoise Club is your place for Easter Brunch. The Tortoise Club, and its supper club atmosphere, offers classic dishes that promise to please just about every palate. Part of the Easter brunch often includes an iced seafood bar, and past Easters have included wonderful touches, including Easter egg surprises on the table and a caricature artist on sight. Easter brunch is also available all day long.

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Elizabeth SanFilippo is a freelance writer, who enjoys trying new foods from all over the world. But her favorite city for culinary treats will always be Chicago. When not blogging about food, she’s working part-time at a culinary vacation company, The International Kitchen, based in the Windy City, as well as repping Younique cosmetics and skincare products. Some of her writing can be found at