Let someone else do the cooking and enjoy an Easter brunch out with your family. Here are a few great Easter brunch menus throughout Chicagoland.

Easter Brunch Cruise at Chicago’s Navy Pier

Navy Pier
Chicago, IL

Sunday, April 24, 2011
Board: 11:00AM – Cruise Noon-2:00PM

Price: from $66.90 per adult | $40.90 per child age 3-11*

Get out on the water this Easter for an exceptional celebration aboard Chicago’s most luxurious cruising vessel, Odyssey. Make a lasting memory this year and celebrate Easter in style.

This Cruise Includes:

Odyssey Brunch Buffet Menu

Complimentary glass of champagne or mimosa during cruise for adults

Goodie Bag and a special appearance by the Easter Bunny for kids
Live entertainment

Spectacular Chicago skyline views

Indian Lakes

(credit: IndianLakesResort.com)

Hilton Indian Lakes Resort

250 W. Schick Road
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
630-529-0200 (extension 6720)

Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011


Price: Adults $34.95, Children 6-12 $15.95, Children 5 and under free

The Hilton Chicago/Indian Lakes Resort will welcome families and friends for an Easter Sunday Brunch on Sunday, April 24. Taking place in the Grand Ballroom from 10am-3pm, a lavish buffet will be offered in addition to live music and the ever-popular Easter Bunny.

Chef Carol Buckantz has released this year’s holiday menu, with plenty of classic breakfast and brunch items as well as specialty entrees and delectable desserts. Children will enjoy the knee-high buffet table with kid-friendly menu selections. The complete menu is outlined below.

Reservations are required. The fees do not include tax and gratuity (18-percent is added to parties of eight or more). Alcoholic beverages are not included in pricing. Coupons will not be honored for this brunch event.

Breakfast Items:
Imported and Domestic Cheese Platter
Sliced Seasonal Fresh Fruit and Berries with yogurt sauce
Assorted Breakfast Pastries and Bagels with flavored cream cheeses
Scrambled Eggs with chives
Herb Roasted Potatoes
Eggs Benedict with Hollandaise
Country Blend Sausage Links
Apple Wood Smoked Bacon
Belgian Waffles with warm maple syrup, whip cream and berry compote
Cinnamon Swirl French Toast
Omelet Stations – made to order with choice of ingredients: ham, bacon, peppers, onion, spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms, jalapenos, salsa, cheddar and Swiss cheese (egg whites and Egg Beaters available upon request)

Lunch Items:
Poached Shrimp Served with zesty cocktail sauce and lemon
Smoked Salmon with condiments
Waldorf Chicken Salad
Greek Tomato Salad
Spinach Salad with Mandarin oranges, dried cherries, Bleu cheese and candied walnuts
Tortellini Antipasto Salad
Stuffed Chicken Greco with artichokes, spinach, sundried tomatoes
Feta Cheese and marsala wine glaze
Macadamia Crusted Mahi Mahi with mango-pineapple relish and orange beurre blanc
Roasted Artichoke Ravioli tossed in a Spring Pea Pesto
Roasted Fingerling Potatoes tossed with oregano, lemon and crumbled feta
Spring Vegetable Medley

Carving Station:
Herb Roasted Leg of Lamb, rosemary demi and mint jelly
Brown Sugar Glazed Ham with pineapple rum raisin sauce
Roasted Garlic-Studded Round of Beef, beef au jus and horseradish cream
Assorted Rolls

Kids Knee-High Buffet:
Chicken Tenders and tater tots
Silver Dollar Pancakes with maple syrup
Miniature Cupcakes, cookies and Easter candy

Dessert Table:
Assorted Easter-themed cakes, tortes, cheesecakes, miniature pastries, cookies, cupcakes and mousse cups
Chocolate Fountain with Skewer and Dip Favorites – strawberries, marshmallows, pretzel sticks, pound cake and rice crispy treats


327 S. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL

Easter Sunday, April 24th 8:00am-4:00pm

Nana Easter Menu:

This menu which features seasonal fare and Nana classics will be offered in lieu of the regular breakfast/brunch and lunch menus. Open seating only, no reservations will be taken.

Spring Fennel and Potato Soup 4/6
Wild Mushroom and Arugula Salad 7
Chilled Smoked Salmon Crepe Cake 6
House-Cured Gunthorp Farms Prosciutto 10

Family-Style Share Plates:
Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail and Fried Oysters 16
Buttermilk Scones with Capriole O’Banon, Seedling Orchard Raspberries 4 for 8
Antipasto 15

Nanadict 12
Baked Chilaquiles 11
Biscuits and Duck Gravy 11
Seedling Orchard Wild Strawberry and Blueberry Pancakes 11
Poached Pear and Raspberry Stuffed-French Toast 11
All-American Breakfast 11

Easter Specialties:
Gunthorp Farms Fried Chicken and English Pea-Scallion Waffles 16
Vegan Tofu Scramble 10
Grilled 8-Ounce Heartland Meats Beef Burger, Housemade Pickle and Choice of Side 14
Add Any-Style Egg, Maple-Dijon Bacon, Mushrooms or Artisan Cheese 2
Braised Mint Creek Farm Leg of Lamb and Grilled Rack 16
Smoked Gunthorp Farms Ham and Hook’s Cheddar Omelet 10
Iron-Skillet Roasted Halibut 16
Veggie Enchilada 12


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Quince at The Homestead

1625 Hinman Avenue
Evanston, Illinois 60201

Easter Sunday, April 24

Price: $35 adults, $15 children

Quince restaurant, located at The Homestead in the heart of Evanston, will hold a family-friendly Easter Brunch. Chef Andy Motto has crafted a three course menu for adults ($35) and a two course menu for children 12 and under ($15). The holiday meal will be offered from 10:00am-2:30pm on April 24.

Chef Andy Motto’s Prix Fixe Easter Menu
$35, select one dish from each course

Smoked Salmon Crêpe
Sweet Crêpe
Steel-cut Oatmeal

Frittata -Spinach, wild mushrooms, oven-roasted tomato, Taleggio
Eggs Benedict -King crab, cornbread, poached eggs, hollandaise
Croque Monsieur -brioche, sweet glazed ham, Manchego, bacon, potato
Halibut -Spanish chorizo, capers, brown butter, potato, fennel slaw

Selection of three house-made ice creams
Selection of three house-made sorbets
Cream Cheese Danish with berries, fruit jam
Sweet Cream Scone with fruit curd
House-made Sticky Biscuits

Children’s Easter Menu
Price: $15, select entree and dessert

Egg Any Style- bacon, potato
Chicken Fingers- french fries, ketchup, honey mustard
Grilled Cheese – brioche, potato salad

Petit Banana Split
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Selection of house-made ice creams

Chicago Firehouse

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The Chicago Firehouse

1401 South Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Price: $45 adults, $17 children (five and under free)

The Chicago Firehouse will hold an all-day affair this Easter Sunday. On April 24, an extensive brunch and dinner buffet will be offered from 9:30am-7:00pm. Chef Kendal Duque’s menu incorporates breakfast dishes, salads, seafood, pastas, carving stations, entrees, side dishes and sweets table. The complete menu is outlined below.

Friends and family at the Firehouse will receive a table-side visit from the Easter Bunny and there will be plenty of candy-filled eggs for the little diners. The entire building, including private dining rooms and wine cellar, will be utilized for Easter Sunday service.

Easter Menu by Chef Kendal Duque:

Dishes served from 9:30am-7:00pm:
Imported and domestic artisan cheeses
Cured meats and terrines
Classic Caesar salad
Spring vegetable and pasta salad
Seafood salad
Mixed greens with spiced pecans, blue cheese, dried fruit
Grilled Vegetables with balsamic-herb dressing
Smoked Salmon with traditional garnishes
Chilled seafood platters
Carving station of prime rib with horseradish and au jus
Carving station of baked ham with honey mustard sauce
Wild mushroom and garlic gnocchi
Spring vegetables
Broiled Atlantic salmon with couscous and tomato-olive sauce
Chicken Limone with spinach and lemon-caper sauce
Sweets Table with pies, chocolate cake, cheesecakes, mini pastries and fresh fruit

Additional dishes served from 9:30am-2:00pm:
Omelet Station
Eggs Benedict
Sausage and bacon
French Toast
Breakfast potatoes

Additional dishes served from 2:00pm-7:00pm:
Pasta station
Blackened Beef Tenderloin Tips with mashed potatoes, grilled peppers and peppercorn sauce
Roasted Pork Tenderloins with creamy polenta and cherry sauce
Braised Lamb Shoulder with roasted potatoes, peas and carrots
Garlic mashed potatoes

Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club

3700 N. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60657

Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011


Price: $29.95 per person
 (includes three courses and cocktails)

This Easter Sunday, enjoy a celebratory brunch at Kit Kat complete with four courses and cocktails. While the Lake View lounge and supper club does hold a weekly brunch, this event will offer a twist: Chef Mark Kasper has created a special prix fixe menu just for Easter diners. The free-flowing cocktails (bloody martinis, mimosas) and performances by Diva Madame X will be included in the day’s festivities.

Please call Kit Kat to reserve a table for Easter brunch (not required, but highly recommended).

Kit Kat’s Easter Menu

Course One:

Blueberry Beignets

Course Two
Kit Kat Salad shaved asparagus, shaved fennel, cherry vinaigrette
Mini Cinnamon Buns

Course Three:
: Jumbo Lump Crab Cake Benedict honey ham, dill, poached eggs, hollandaise, roasted red potatoes

Chicken Fried Steak buttermilk biscuits, sage sausage gravy, roasted red potatoes

Turkey Panini French brie, farmer’s market asparagus, heirloom tomato, truffle fries

Course Four:
: Farmer’s Market Fruit Parfait homemade granola, orange blossom-vanilla yogurt
Frushi fruit sushi with sweet sticky rice, fresh fruit, candied ginger, lime sorbet

Gospel Brunch at the House of Blues

House of Blues Chicago
329 N. Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 923–2000

Easter Sunday, March 24, 2011

See a performance by Cedric Nunley & The Bretheren, Hosted by Cedric Nunley!

Gospel Brunch Menu includes;

Create Your Own Omelet Station
Fresh Made to Order Waffles
Entrees and Breakfast Favorites
Bread Station
Seafood Station
Carving Station (Chef’s Choice of Two)
Salad Station

Chicago Cut

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Chicago Cut Steakhouse

300 N. LaSalle, Chicago IL 60654

Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011

First Course:
Lobster Bisque, 
Jumbo Lump Crab Cake, 
spicy remoulade sauce & southern coleslaw

Caesar Salad
-chopped hearts of romaine tossed in Caesar dressing,
 hand-cut parmesan and garlic herb croutons, & shaved parmesan

Shrimp Salad
-shredded romaine lettuce, onion, green beans, bacon,
chopped shrimp, and tear drop tomatoes


Honey Glazed Bone–In Ham

Stuffed Leg of Lamb

Steamed Broccoli
, Steamed Carrots
, Whipped Potatoes

Desserts by Chef Jackie Shen, 
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
, Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich

Chicago q

1160 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL

Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011

Bring the kids for face-painting, an Easter egg hunt and the Easter bunny!
In addition to their regular menu, they will be offering a variety of Easter brunch specials created by Chef/Partner Lee Ann Whippen including;

Easter Brunch Menu:

Kobe Brisket Hash: brisket hash,two eggs, buttermilk biscuit – $7.75

Smoked Chicken Eggs Benedict: cornbread topped with house-smoked chicken, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce, served with home fries – $9.25

Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast: Texas toast stuffed with mascarpone cheese topped with walnut butter, served with home fries – $8.75

Chef Whippen also will prepare two Easter lamb specials. For lunch: a Pulled Colorado Lamb Sandwich with zucchini, walnut and feta cake – $11.75

For dinner: A pulled Colorado Lamb Entrée with zucchini, walnut and feta cake – $19.75

Lauren Wulf, CBS Local Chicag