Pandemic Easter 2.0 is quickly approaching. But this year, along with takeout, restaurants across the city are also open for outdoor and indoor dining. So if you want to eat something besides a basket filled with some of the most polarizing candy in existence, here are 10 great restaurants offering Easter brunch and dinner packages.
This French restaurant in Lincoln Park is offering two options. You can dine-in for a special Easter brunch with dishes like a frittata with asparagus and smoked salmon, crab cake benedict and carrot cake, and more. Or, you can get Che Moi’s Easter box to-go. It’s $99, serves two, and includes things like deviled eggs, crab cakes, lamb stew, carrot cake and mini chocolate tarts, plus a bottle of champagne. To order, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the restaurant at 773-871-2100.
Swift & Sons is offering a prix fixe Easter brunch for outdoor or indoor dining. It’s $85 per person ($20 for kids under 12) and includes cinnamon coffee cake, currant-glazed scones, a smoked whitefish and salmon platter, king crab-stuffed crepes, ham benedict, and pancakes topped with housemade jam.
You can order Easter Brunch to-go at this Lincoln Park tapas restaurant. The package has dishes like french toast with candied almond Nutella, egg and manchego empanadas with chorizo, and more. It serves two to four people, costs $45-$90, and is available for both carryout or delivery. And for an extra charge, you can add on a “Ba-Ba Bloody Mary” or a “Ba Bamosa” kit.
Momotaro, a Japanese restaurant in the West Loop, is offering Easter brunch for $65. You choose from a variety of small plates, like a kabocha pancake, sashimi and nigiri, shrimp tantan noodles, and a steak and egg lettuce wrap.
The $140 carryout brunch spread at Shaw’s is....extensive. It serves two and includes: french toast bread pudding, caramelized bacon, broccoli quiche, Parker House rolls, caesar salad, shrimp cocktail, lobster bisque, roasted carrots, mashed potatoes, crab, filet mignon, and peach crisp. Everything is packed, chilled, and comes with reheating instructions. Orders must be placed by 12pm April 2. And if you don’t want to rent a U-haul to take it home, the meal is available for dine-in, too.
Tanta’s Easter meal includes handmade empanadas filled with sauteed spinach and mushrooms, Peruvian-inspired adobo glazed lamb shanks, and a very fancy-looking carrot cake. The cost is $120, and it serves about four. Just note, the ordering deadline is Wednesday, March 31st at 10pm.
We recently ordered from this brand new Greek restaurant and really enjoyed it. So, we’re happy that they’re offering specials for Easter Sunday, and the following four Sundays leading up to Greek Easter (which is on May 2.) You’ll find dishes like lamb shoulder kleftiko, sweet peas arakas latheros, potatoes fournou and artichoke avgolemono, kataifi cheese pie (which is delicious), and a chocolate egg for dessert.
There are now two Avecs, the original in the West Loop, and a brand new location in River North. Both are offering Easter brunch, but with slightly different menus. River North has pastries like a raspberry rose kouign amann, and a variety of dishes like baked french toast with rhubarb compote, and paella with confit chicken thigh. West Loop Avec has cinnamon rolls with brown butter glaze (we can confirm these are delicious) and small plates like shrimp with polenta and a soft egg, bacon-wrapped dates, and sumac-glazed pork belly.
Etta in Bucktown is another great restaurant that recently opened a River North location, and both are offering Easter brunch. It’s a $50 prix fixe menu ( with an option to add a $45 mimosa package) served family-style. It includes a choice of four entrees (like soft scramble or short rib hash) and dishes for the table to share like pastries, a smoked salmon platter, and brown butter pancakes. They’re also offering an at-home package for $200 that feeds four.
Ok, so we admit that including an ice cream shop that’s been around since 1926 is a little random. But it’s also fun: The Original Rainbow Cone is offering a special Easter ice cream cake. It’s eight inches and includes the signature Rainbow Cone flavors - chocolate, strawberry, palmer house, pistachio, and orange sherbet. Plus, it’s decorated with peeps, candied eggs, and buttercream frosting. The Easter cake is $46.50 and must be ordered 24 hours in advance.