brunch table filled with all sorts of delicious delicatessen for easter

Restaurant Review: Easter Brunches Around Chicago

brunch table filled with all sorts of delicious delicatessen for easter

Gather your ‘chicks,’ put on your finest finery, and let someone else do the cooking for your Easter meal with the family! On Sunday, March 31, Chicago’s restaurants are going all-out this year for a perfect celebration, at many price points, both affordable and extravagant. 

For expensive tastes and budgets ($100-$300 per person)

Travelle at The Langham, 330 N. Wabash Avenue, $265 per adult. Chef Damion’s Easter Champagne Brunch features a street-style lobster roll of succulent lobster, crispy textures, and bold flavors. The Cantonese dim sum selection adds a touch of Asian sophistication to the spread, showcasing the chef’s expertise in creating “delicate parcels of goodness.” Chef Walleska adds a live performance to create rolled ice cream, while families can also enjoy a S’mores Station! Live entertainment includes acoustic sting duo, The Easter Bunny makes an appearance, bearing treats to share and a balloon artist to create your favorite sculpture. Click here.

Adorn Bar & Restaurant,120 E. Delaware Street, 7th Floor, Four Seasons Hotel, 10am-2:30pm. For $255 per adult, guests can indulge in fresh salads, bursting with seasonal produce to land and sea carving stations, sushi, and a raw bar. With spectacular aerial -like views of Lake Michigan from its seventh-floor windows, Adorn treats its guests to live musical performances, balloon artists and face painting stations, before snapping a photo with the Easter Bunny. Some reservations still available as of Tuesday morning. Click here.

Odyssey Lake Michigan, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Avenue. Board: 45 mins before cruise time. Cruise: 1pm– 3pm. Come sail away for incredible views from the Willis Tower to Navy Pier. Buffet stations include Scottish Salmon, Eggs, and a special Kids Buffet. Make Easter unforgettable this year with dining, dancing, and Chicago’s best views from a climate-controlled interiors and open-air exterior decks. For the kids  face painting, a magician, and the a special visit from the Easter Bunny!  Click here.

Moderately Priced Celebrations (under $100 per person)

Sepia, 123 N. Jefferson Street, For $84.00 per adult, from 10am- 3pm, this Chicago Loop’s Contemporary American, Michelin-starred restaurant is serving  a four-course menu of shareables such as chocolate babka, tomato and olive focaccia, endive salad with walnut, pecorino and grapefruit, and prosciutto tartine with sweet mustard, garlic aioli: your choice of grilled short rib with bone marrow, chimichurri, and spring onion, or foie gras french toast with smoked maple butter and blueberry cornflake, braised lamb with baby carrot, apricot, and curried lamb jus and luscious desserts such as roasted vanilla Pavlova, strawberry and rhubarb compote, elderflower sorbet or chocolate profiterole, with caramelized banana, coffee-cocoa nib ice cream, and buckwheat. Click here

Cafe Robey, 1616 N. Milwaukee Avenue, 2018 W. North Avenue, is located on the main floor of The Robey Hotel in Wicker Park. Entrances are available on North Ave and Milwaukee Ave. They offer an all-day modern American brunch, plus cocktails, beer, and wine. While not a buffet, families can taste storied favorites such as Robey’s Benedict, two 5 min eggs with fried green tomato, andouille sausage, and cajun hollandaise, Omelette with crispy potato, oaxacan cheese, chipotle crema, scallion, and bacon bits, or Breakfast Tacos, with scrambled eggs, pork al pastor, potato oaxacan cheese, and avocado salsa verde. Click here.

Happy Easter to all who celebrate!

Alison Moran-Powers and Dean’s Team Chicago