Easter Sunday, April 8 is one of the holiest days of the Christian calendar. While it is traditionally a time for families to gather, it doesn’t seem to create the same angst as Thanksgiving and Christmas. If you’d rather dine out with your family, biological or adopted/created, there are a number o

Rick's Picks: Easter Dining

ChicagoPride.com
March 29, 2012

Easter Sunday, April 8 is one of the holiest days of the Christian calendar. While it is traditionally a time for families to gather, it doesn’t seem to create the same angst as Thanksgiving and Christmas. If you’d rather dine out with your family, biological or adopted/created, there are a number of options available.

Hearty Restaurant
3819 N Broadway St | Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 935-5555 | http://www.heartyboys.com
The Hearty Boys have extended their Sunday brunch hours until 4 p.m. for Easter. Chef Dan's Easter Day menu has offerings for all to enjoy, whether it be slow roasted pork hash or crispy fried chicken and waffles.

Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club
3700 N Halsted | Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 525-1111 | http://www.kitkatchicago.com
Kit Kat’s (pictured) fabulous holiday brunch will feature a four-course menu paired with brunch cocktails and nothing says Easter like divas performing as pop icon favorites. The prix fixe menu with cocktails is $29.95.

Horizon Cafe
3805 N Broadway | Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 883-1565 | http://www.horizoncafechgo.com
Horizon Café will offer a choice of leg of lamb, baked ham or roast turkey for dine in or delivery. Celebrate Greek Easter a week later, on April 11, with a Greek combo platter of lamb, spinach pie, pasticcio and Greek potatoes.

Taxim
1558 N Milwaukee Ave | Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 252-1558 | http://taximchicago.com
Taxim isn’t waiting the week, it’s preparing a Greek Easter lamb dinner on Sunday, April 4. The five-course prix fixe menu offers all the traditional Greek Easter treats for $55 per person.

Frontier Grill
1072 N Milwaukee Ave | 60642
(773) 772-4322 | http://www.thefrontierchicago.com
Frontier will offer a brunch menu of house-smoked ham Benedict, with hollandaise on a buttermilk biscuit in addition to the regular a la carte brunch menu. If you prefer to host your own event, the house-smoked ham can be ordered by the pound.

Shaw's Crab House
21 E Hubbard Street | Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 527-2722 | http://www.shawscrabhouse.com
Shaw's Crab House is offering a Sunday brunch buffet ($49.99 for adults) featuring a make-your-own-omelet and waffle station, a carving station with herb-roasted turkey, and seafood bar.

Francesca's Bryn Mawr
1039 W Bryn Mawr | Chicago, IL 60660
(773) 506-9261 | www.miafrancesca.com
Francesca's Bryn Mawr will celebrate Easter with a brunch 10am-3pm and dinner 3pm-9pm. Reservations are recommended.

Bistrot Margot
1437 N Wells Street | Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 587-3660
Bistrot Margot is offering a relative bargain of $24.95 for the three-course prix fixe brunch menu.

Fonda Isabel
18 W 333 Roosevelt Rd | Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 691-2222 | http://fondaisabel.com
Fonda Isabel in Lombard is celebrating with brunch buffet of regional Mexican dishes for $19.95. Among the items on the buffet will be cochinita pibil (slow roasted pork), fish tacos, carne asada and chicken flautas.

Osteria Via Stato
603 N State | Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 642-8450 | http://www.leye.com/restaurants/directory/osteria-via-stato
Easter, or Pasqua, as it is known in Italy, buffet brunch features an egg and omelet station as well as other traditional Italian offerings as frittata, ciabatta ‘French’ toast, sausage and vegetable strata and a ricotta zepole (doughnut) station. Cost is $39.95 per person plus tax and gratuity.

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