Easter Brunch Options


After doing the top five Sunday Brunches last week, I felt that I should probably point out some great options for Easter brunch. It’s not another top five, it’s just a helpful list of a few places you can check out for brunch this Easter Sunday. There are the traditional brunch menus, a prix fixe menu and even a breakfast cruise. If you were still undecided about what to do for Easter, hopefully with my help you can nail down at least your brunch plans. And remember it’s Easter Sunday, so be sure to make reservations if they allow it, I have included the phone numbers of each location to make it easier on you.

Markethouse Restaurant

611 North Fairbanks Court

Chicago, IL 60611

(312) 224- 2200

This is a more upscale brunch choice featuring locally sourced ingredients and foods. Here you will find dishes like Meyer lemon waffles with minted mixed berry compote and onion tarts as part of their breakfast buffet. There will also be a chef’s station where they will be serving up Swan Creek Omelets made-to-order. The price is $39.95 for adults and $18.95 for children 10 and under.


Mercadito Chicago

108 West Kinzie Street

Chicago, IL 60654

(312) 329-9555

This is an interesting choice because it’s a shareable family brunch that includes both Mexican favorites and Chef Sandoval’s take on some classic American brunch items. It’s definitely one of the more affordable options, for just $13.50 ($19.50 with cocktail) you can choose any three items off of their brunch menu, which includes a sweet butternut squash omelet that comes with bacon, manchego cheese and creamy poblano sauce and several “mini skillets.”


Filini Bar & Restaurant

221 North Columbus Drive

Chicago, IL 60611

(312) 477-0234

For a more nontraditional option, there’s the Filini Bar & Restaurant. Instead of the usual brunch buffet or menu, they are cooking up an elegant four-course prix fixe menu. The menu is full of simple spring foods accompanied by a variety of seasonal vegetables. Guests will enjoy delectable choices including Ravioli Roman Style, Lamb Porterhouse and much more. The cost for the menu is $45 per person and the children’s menu will be available as well.


Spirit Cruise

Navy Pier (600 E Grand)

Chicago, IL 60611

(312) 595 – 7437

For those who want to be a little more unique, there’s the Spirit Cruise Easter Brunch. There will be a big buffet filled with the classic brunch fare. There will be a DJ playing music so you can get on the floor and dance as you cruise on Lake Michigan. The cruise runs from 12:30PM to 2Pm and is priced at $54.90 for adults and $32.95 for children 3-12 years old (tax not included). For those who can’t make it for brunch, there’s also an Easter dinner option available.

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