An Easter meal is usually a celebration of springtime and a fresh new start for families and friends. We gather around a table and dine together under (hopefully) a sunny Sunday sky. This year, those celebrations will look slightly different. The gatherings will be smaller, maybe even a gathering of one. We won’t be heading out to brunch at our favorite restaurants or having large gatherings of all our favorite people. That doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate though! This Sunday will be an important and sacred day for many Chicagoans, and our restaurants are stepping up to still provide a delicious Easter meal and other small ways to keep your celebrations special.

Our top choices for your Sunday meal, both in the downtown area and the suburbs, are sure to provide some excitement and flavor for your weekend ahead…

Beatrix {multiple locations}: With locations throughout Chicago and the suburbs, Beatrix is an easy and delicious choice whether you want brunch or dinner! We love their Chicken Bebe for a cozy dinner choice, but the real fun will be had if you order one of their “Go Home & Bake” desserts! Bring everyone together to bake Chocolate Chunk Cookies for a sweet Sunday night activity.

Di Pescara {2124 Northbrook Court, Northbrook; 847.498.4321}: Their Easter special includes everything from Braised Short Rib with mashed potatoes to an Oven-Roasted Lake Superior Whitefish with roasted cauliflower, and every bite will be better than the next!