Most holidays call for a big, fancy dinner, like your traditional Christmas feast or a night out on New Year’s Eve. But not Easter.This springtime celebration is best observed in the daylight, preferably with eggs Benedict, stacks of pancakes, and plenty of mimosas.
Chicago is brimming with brunch options year round, so we narrowed it down to a few of our favorite spots offering Easter brunch specials and buffets. Here’s where to eat on Easter Sunday 2019:
Mon Ami Gabi
Mon Ami Gabi will be serving an à la carte menu of decadent brunch dishes with French touches, like the crème brûlée french toast or smoked salmon with homemade brioche and crème fraîche. Diners can also choose from “Not Breakfast” selections like a truffle and brie burger. Along with a kids menu, little ones will receive a special Easter basket. 2300 N. Lincoln Park West, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Summer House Santa Monica
Enjoy a California-inspired brunch, plus a meet-and-greet with the Easter Bunny, at Summer House Santa Monica. The brunch menu includes seasonal dishes like the Santa Monica egg white omelette, avocado toast, and breakfast tostadas, in addition to the regular lunch menu. 1954 N. Halsted St., 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Booth One is offering an Easter brunch prix-fixe menu, with a little something for everyone. The meal starts with a selection of pastries, followed by options like an acai bowl, truffled cauliflower soup, duck confit chilaquiles, quiche lorraine and much more. For the kids, the Easter Bunny will be visiting the Library Bar across the lobby from 12 – 2 p.m. 1301 N. State Pkwy, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; $40 per person (gratuity, and taxes not included)