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Brasserie by LM
It's Easter brunch brought to you by Nutella. The restaurant's partnership means a revamped kids' menu with dishes like French toast and pancakes stuffed with Nutella for $5, which includes a glass of milk. Adults can dine too on a $25 prix fixe (773-334-9463).
Café Ba Ba Reba
Add a little Latin flavor with a sweet and savory pintxos-filled brunch. Options include bite-sized deviled eggs with bacon as well as French toast and waffle-battered chicken. Brunch-flavored tapas take the form of eggs, omelets and waffles. Children will leave with an Easter basket full of treats (773-935-5000).
Café des Architectes
Choices are good, so executive chef Greg Biggers and pastry chef Leigh Omilinsky have created an elegant three-course prix fixe menu with five choices per course. Expect to see taste some of spring’s freshest ingredients. Brunch costs $69 and children 12 years and under can eat for $19 (312-324-4063).
The Easter Bunny, free Peeps, face painting and an egg hunt - this brunch has everything, including carrot cake pancakes, Benedict flights (Kobe brisket, Southern and smoked chicken eggs Benedict) and barbecue Bloody Marys (312-642-1160).
This brunch buffet doesn’t look anything like the usual, sad hotel lobby offerings. Executive chef Chris Macchia assembled house-cured lox and bagels, eggs to order, carved ham and lamb stations, and oysters. Bunch costs $45 for adults, $20 for children under 12, and access to the Bloody Mary Bar or unlimited mimosas for $12 extra for adults (312-660-8866).
Mercat a la Planxa
A ham-carving station is good, but a cochinillo asado (roasted pig) with grilled green onions and romesco sauce is so much better. Bunch includes access to two carving stations as well as a three-course brunch for $35 per person (312-765-0524).
Fulton’s on the River
For the children: an Easter egg hunt through the restaurant. For the adults: a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar. On the menu you'll find dishes like crab Benedict and apple cider-braised ham (312-822-0100).
Kit Kat Lounge
This bunch is probably not safe for grandma, unless grandma's a fan of raunchy drag-queen humor. The prix fixe brunch includes bottomless bloody martinis, mimosas and sangria as well as a festive performance by Diva Madame X. We don’t know which Lady Gaga songs are appropriate for Easter, but you can find out for $29.95 (773-525-111).
Dine with class with executive chef Andrew Zimmerman. He'll be preparing a four-course menu with farmer's cheese blintzes with blood orange curd; pork belly pastrami hash with poached eggs and whole grain mustard hollandaise; and blueberry tart. Brunch costs $48 for adults and $26 for children age 12 and under (312-441-1920).
Hey, it's an Easter egg hunt with no legwork required. Sit down for Easter bunch and be rewarded with an adult egg filled with a special surprise. Prizes include complimentary sangria, a wine tasting in the wine room, area hotel stay and gift certificates to the restaurant (312-266-6691).