The Easter Bunny can get by on an all-carrot diet, but we’re serving you up a whole lot more than that! Easter is celebrated April 4, and whether you prefer a formal Easter dine-in option, brunch on the river or takeout to enjoy in your cozy clothes, we have ideas for a memorable holiday meal. We even found some fun DIY dessert options! Reserve your spots, make your plans and have the hoppiest of Easters!

RESTAURANTS WITH DINE-IN, TAKEOUT & DELIVERY OPTIONS

photo: RPM Seafood

RPM Seafood
Celebrate Easter with RPM Seafood while they serve up holiday specials, alongside their normal menu. If you prefer to celebrate at home, RPM Seafood is offering an Easter dinner package that includes Housemade Parker House Rolls, Lobster Ravioli, Black Pepper Glazed Ham, Strawberry Rhubarb Tart and more.

Apr. 4; 317 N. Clark, St., River North; RPM Seafood. More details

RPM Italian
Doors will open at noon on Easter Sunday for holiday specials like Braised Lamb Shank and Sweet Pea Raviolini, and more alongside the full menu. If you prefer to celebrate at home, RPM Italian is offering a three-course Easter dinner package that includes Fresh Housemade RicottaTuscan Kale and Spinach Salad, Spaghetti Carbonara, Crispy Heritage Chicken, Tiramisu and more.

Apr. 4; RPM Italian, 52 W. Illinois, Near North. More details.

RPM Steak
RPM Steak opens early at noon to serve holiday specials, alongside the regular menu. If you prefer to celebrate at home, RPM Steak is offering an Easter dinner package that includes a Spring Pea Salad, Roasted Beef Tenderloin, Roasted Asparagus, RPM Carrot Cake and more.

Apr. 4; RPM Steak, 66 W. Kinzie, Near North; More details

Easter in Spain at Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba
Celebrate Easter in Spain, without the airline fees! This year, Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba is offering Easter Brunch to Go that includes their Ba-Ba Bloody Marys and Sangria-To-Go. Or, you can dine-in for brunch starting at 9 a.m. or dinner, 3 p.m.-9 p.m. Their Easter Brunch To-Go package must be ordered by Apr. 3 at 5 p.m.

Apr. 4; Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba, 2024 N. Halsted, Lincoln Park. More details

Easter Brunch and Takeout at True Foods Kitchen
Join True Foods Kitchen Easter weekend for a celebration of spring, including a colorful, seasonal line-up of brunch and beverage options, Easter brunch available for dine-in, carryout or delivery at both the River North and Oak Brook locations.

Apr. 4; River North and Oakbrook locations. More details

Easter Brunch or Dinner at Summer House
Celebrate Easter with a brunch or dinner at Summer House & Stella Barra. If you prefer to celebrate at home, the restaurant is offering an Easter Brunch and Easter Dinner to-go that can be ordered for 2 or 4 people.

Apr. 4; Summer House & Stella Barra, 1954 N. Halsted, Lincoln Park. More details.  

RESTAURANTS WITH DEDICATED IN-PERSON BRUNCH

Brunch at Tavern on Rush
Tavern on Rush hasn't announced a bunny-specific brunch this year. However, they host an exceptional brunch every Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., that includes a raw bar, french toast, pancakes, brick oven pizza, and lots of different egg-centric options.

Apr. 4; Tavern on Rush, 1031 N. Rush St., Gold Coast. More details

TO-GO OR DELIVERY ONLY

Beatrix Market
Beatrix Market is offering mix-and-match holiday dishes to create a holiday menu at home, The a la carte menu includes Roasted Ham with Maple Glaze, Rosemary Brown Butter Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Baked Macaroni and Cheese, and Oh My! Caramel Pie. 

Order by Mar. 31 for Apr. 2 & 3 pickup; DePaul & Loop locations. More details for DePaul & Loop

The Best of Lettuce
Best of Lettuce Delivered allows you to enjoy your favorite dishes from multiple Lettuce Entertain You restaurants all at once! Participating restaurants are offering special Easter packages including RPM Italian, Summer House and more! These specials are available for pick-up or delivery to Chicago's Northern suburbs. Select bottles of wine and cocktail kits are also available.

Pick-up or delivery Apr. 4; 59 W. Hubbard for pick-up. More details

NATURE-THEMED DESTINATIONS

photo: Morton Arboretum

Easter Brunch at Morton Arboretum
Enjoy the breathtaking views of Morton Arboretum's Meadow Lake while enjoying Easter with your loved ones. This event is first being offered to registrants of last year's cancelled Easter brunch. Should more seatings become available, Morton Arboretum will update their website. So, keep checking for availability!

Apr. 4; Morton Arboretum, Ginkgo Restaurant; 4300 Illinois Route 53, Lisle. More details

CRUISE THE WATERWAYS

photo: Odyssey

Chicago River Cruise Aboard The Odyssey
Get out on the water this Easter for an exceptional celebration and brunch aboard Chicago’s most luxurious cruising vessel, Odyssey. You'll experience a 2-hour plated brunch cruise while soaking in Chicago's beautiful architecture.

Apr. 4; Odyssey, 455 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive. More details

BRUNCH WITH REAL BUNNIES

Brunch at Lambs Farm
Enjoy a plated meal at the Magnolia Cafe & Bakery and then make your way to the Bunny Patch to see live bunnies and take a socially distanced photo with the Easter Bunny. Kids will receive a goody bag and can pick a gift to take home.

Apr. 4; Lambs Farm, 14245 Rockland Rd., Libertyville. More details

COOKIE DECORATING

Summer House
Summer House is offering a Spring Cookie Decorating Kit that includes 5 spring-themed sugar cookies and ready-to-use royal icing piping bags and sprinkles.

Apr. 1-Apr. 4; Summer House, 1954 N. Halsted St., Lincoln Park. More details

Beatrix
Pick up an Easter Cookie Decorating Kit that includes six Easter-themed cookies and four icings. The kit is available at all 4 Beatrix locations in River North, Streeterville, Fulton Market and Oak Brook.

Mar. 24-Apr. 1; 4 Beatrix locations. More details

— Maria Chambers

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