After this long, bitter winter, spring is finally in the air. And with spring, suburban restaurants are planning lavish spreads and decadent treats for Easter Sunday brunch on April 21. You still have some time to make reservations for brunch, lunch or dinner. But, don’t delay, as slots usually fill up quickly. Here is what some suburban restaurants have to offer.
5441 Park Place, Rosemont, (847) 261-0399, bub-city.com/rosemont/. When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. What: Brunch, DIY Bloody Marys and a live acoustic set.
2124 Northbrook Court, Northbrook, (847) 498-4321 or di-pescara.com/. When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. What: Chef Mychael Bonner will be crafting seafood-inspired specialties such as lobster Benedict, specialty pastries and more. The regular menu will be available.
Mon Ami Gabi
260 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, (630) 472-1900, monamigabi.com/home/?loc=oakbrook. Brunch: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dinner: 3 to 8 p.m. What: Dine on sweet and savory French brunch specialties including creme brulee French toast, classic quiche Lorraine, Benedicts, salads and prime steak frites. Kids will get a special treat during their meal. For dinner, nosh on French specialties like the Wild Escargots de Bourgogne or the Beef Bourguignon served tableside. Save room for the new Maple Bread Pudding topped with bourbon toffee sauce and candied pecans. Reservations required.
601 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling, (847) 777-6878, saranellos.com/?events-custom=easter-brunch-saranellos. When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. What: The Easter Sunday buffet includes a carving station, omelet station, Italian specialties, a dessert table, champagne, mimosas and more. Adults: $44.95; kids 12 and younger: half-price. Reservations required.
1900 E. Higgins Road, Schaumburg, (847) 517-2722, shawscrabhouse.com/schaumburg/. Brunch buffet: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dinner buffet: 3:30 to 7 p.m. What: Brunch includes a cold seafood and salad bar, a chefs table (glazed ham, Alaskan king crab legs, beef tenderloin), build-your-own omelet station, Belgian waffles, a grand hot buffet and a sweets table (red velvet cupcakes, Easter cookies, creme brulee, cake pops). The dinner buffet features a cold seafood and salad bar, a chefs table (shrimp and crawfish etoufee, glazed ham), a grand hot buffet (lobster pasta, Maryland-style crabcakes) and a sweets table. Meet the Easter Bunny from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Adults: $75, kids 7-12: $15, kids younger than 6: free. Reservations required.
1300 Patriot Blvd., Glenview, (847) 657-6363; 235 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire, (847) 279-7900; 232 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, (630) 586-9000; 1250 E. Higgins Road, Schaumburg, (847) 995-0100, wildfirerestaurant.com/. When: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. What: Wildfire will be serving the dinner menu all day plus daily specials including leg of lamb with a shallot balsamic sauce.