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5 unexpected options for Easter brunch in Chicago

Reservations may be going fast, but there’s still time to shore up your plans for this year’s Easter brunch, and Chicago has you covered no matter what your idea of a celebratory brunch. From uber–dim sum to Baja brunching, all the way to skyline views at Michelin-starred spots, we’ve searched the city for the most unique, interesting, and delicious specials for next Sunday. Check out these five Easter brunches in Chicago.

“Brunching in Baja” at Dos Urban Cantina
Skip the boring poached eggs and head to this Logan Square cantina, where they’re serving up an exciting menu inspired by the cuisine of Baja California. Dishes like baja fish tacos, concha French toast with rhubarb, whipped cream, and piloncillo syrup, and chilaquiles with fried eggs, salsa verde, crema, Chihuahua cheese, and cilantro will be available, and there are special gifts for the kids. Reservations are probably a good idea.
Neighborhood: Logan Square MAP


Intro

Easter brunch at Intro
Celebrate Easter Sunday with this truly unique brunch in Lincoln Park. Offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Intro’s Easter menu includes dishes like honesty eggs with pork belly and congee rice, egg foo young with braised short ribs, and Chinese donuts with cinnamon and espresso milk. The family-style meal goes for $22.95 a head, or you can select from the always delightful dim sum specialties, which will be served a la carte. Traditional tea service will also be offered.
Neighborhood: Lincoln Park MAP

See inside a classic hotel
The Chicago Athletic Association Hotel is probably the coolest hotel in Chicago right now, with a beautifully restored interior, a trendy rooftop bar, and the greatest lobby/restaurant in the city. But have you been inside the lavish grand ballroom? If not, head here on Easter Sunday, when they’ll be hosting a massive brunch buffet—complete with views of Millennium Park— that includes house-made charcuterie, pit-smoked ham, leg of lamb, waffles, omelets, and desserts. To top it off, bottomless mimosas and bloodies are available for the adults.
Neighborhood: The Loop MAP

Head to France at The Blanchard
Let’s face it: Things get expensive on Easter Sunday. If you want something fancy but don’t want to totally blow the mortgage payment, head to The Blanchard for a Michelin-starred French feast. Dishes include things like crabe royal, with smoked salmon roe and onion crème, asparagus with egg white custard and herbs, and a classic croque madame with Nueske’s ham, Gruyère, and Mornay saunce. The best part? Everything is a la carte—no crazy buffet or minimum price, and dishes start at $12.
Neighborhood: Lincoln Park MAP

Brunch with the best view in town
There’s no better view than the one at North Pond, where guests can gaze out over the water and have a straight look at the gorgeous Chicago skyline. Best known as a fancy Michelin-starred dinner spot, they’re also open for brunch, and their special Easter menu includes some amazing dishes, like king crab spring rolls with smoked black cod, sesame carrots, and sriracha mayonnaise, or a strawberry-rhubarb tartelette with milk curd jam and mojito sorbet. At $85 per person, it’s not cheap, but it includes three bountiful courses and, honestly, it’s sure to be worth it.
Neighborhood: Lakeview MAP


North Pond

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