Make plans with Some Bunny to experience the best Chicago has to offer in celebration of Easter this year! We went on an egg hunt for the most exciting dining specials, interactive experiences, entertainment and gift offerings available this year in Chicago and beyond, so get egg-cited!
“Hopping” to experience something a little different this Easter?
Gather friends and family for a celebratory Easter cruise with City Cruises Chicago! This year, the organization will be hosting a variety of Easter Brunch Cruises on Lake Michigan including a Signature Brunch Cruise boarding at 12 p.m. and an Easter Premier Brunch Cruise boarding at 12:15 p.m. To enjoy the beauty of the Chicago River, City Cruises is offering an Easter Premier Plus Brunch Cruise boarding at 12 p.m. While onboard one of City Cruises Chicago’s premier vessels, guests will enjoy a signature holiday buffet, classic cocktails, and the most incredible views the city has to offer. Make your Easter unforgettable while dining and dancing from a climate-controlled interior, or savor the Spring air with a picture-perfect backdrop from the outdoor decks! To book an Easter cruise, visit their website.
On April 16th, Roseland Community Hospital on Chicago’s Far South Side, 45 W 111th St., will be hosting their first Community Easter Box Giveaway in the physician’s parking lot. The Hospital will be distributing 200 boxes filled with treats and other goodies for children up to age 12. The Easter Bunny will also be making a special appearance on-site for photos and a raffle will be hosted for a chance at winning cool prizes! Distribution will take place from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., or until boxes are exhausted. No registration required! To learn more, please visit the hospital’s website.
Easter Sunday at Puttshack Oakbrook Center will be a hole in one for the whole family! The world’s first and only upscale, tech-infused mini golf experience is perfectly complemented with an array of global food and beverage offerings that groups can share between games on Easter Sunday. Open at 11 a.m., Puttshack is perfect for friends and family looking to experience some friendly mini-golf competition and incredible eats at Puttshack’s on-site restaurant featuring tasty dishes such as Goat Cheese Veggie pizza, Hatch Chile Cheeseburger, Pad Thai Chopped salad, and more! To make a reservation, visit their website.
Ready, set, egg hunt! On Easter Sunday, Offshore Rooftop & Bar is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt for families of all ages on April 17th beginning at 10:30 a.m. Named the World’s Largest Rooftop Deck by Guinness Book of World Records, this breathtaking restaurant and bar is celebrating Spring and Easter morning with an Easter Egg Hunt for children under the age of 8 years old. They will be hopping around collecting all the hidden treat filled eggs right on Offshore’s stunning patio overlooking the beautiful Lake Michigan and city skyline. Parents and for those not participating in the hunt are welcome to enjoy Offshore’s delicious brunch menu, fit for the whole family! To register, please visit here.
Gather Around the Table with the Top Brunch Offerings and Special Menus
Enjoy brunch with your family and a visit with the Easter Bunny this year at Thorn Restaurant & Lounge from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The modern American restaurant located inside The Rose Hotel in Rosemont is celebrating Easter Sunday with a delicious brunch menu featuring decadent dishes including Dark Chocolate Waffles, Chicken Pesto Panini, signature cocktails and more. The Easter Bunny has plans to visit the restaurant for complimentary photos and visits with the kids. To make a reservation, please visit their website.
Dive into a Tapas Brunch this Easter at Chicago’s top dining destination for colorful celebrations. Carnivale, 702 W. Fulton Market, will be offering a special Easter Tapas Brunch from 11 am – 2 pm with an appearance from the Easter Bunny in the restaurant’s vibrant main dining room. Guests may enjoy delicious Easter Tapas including Ropa Vieja, French Toast with a Spiced Rum Syrup and a Short Rib Skillet. To make a reservation, please visit the restaurant’s Tock.
Head to Navy Pier to enjoy an Iberian-inspired Brunch on Easter Sunday overlooking Lake Michigan at Lírica, 900 E. Grand Ave. From 10 am – 3 pm, diners may enjoy delicious brunch offerings including a Torta Espanola, Cod Brandade and more. For the kids, Lírica will offer classic favorites and a knee-high Sweets Buffet, filled with Easter candy, Kiddie Cocktails, mini churros and more. To make a reservation, please visit their website.
Things are getting egg-citing as Oaken Bistro + Bar, 200 N. Field Dr., invites guests to a special brunch with the Easter Bunny from 7am-3pm this Easter. The regular brunch menu will be available along with special Easter offerings that include Honey & Pineapple-Glazed All-Natural Ham, an Easter Egg decorated mini Carrot Cake, and a myriad of carefully selected beverages from polished Pinot to refreshing Mimosas. Reservations for the special event can be made on the Oaken website.
The Chicago Firehouse, located in the South Loop at 1401 South Michigan Avenue, will hold an all-day soirée on Easter Sunday. Their special prix fixe menu will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. featuring starters such as their Signature Lobster Bisque and Strawberry and Goat Cheese Salad, and entrées that include a Slow-Roasted Leg of Lamb and Applewood Smoked Ham. The special one-day menu is available for $75 per person. To learn more and make a reservation, visit their website.
Hyatt Lodge, 2815 Jorie Blvd, Oakbrook’s most unique hotel surrounded by beautiful lakes, streams, and wooded trails invites guests to celebrate Easter with a special brunch at Water’s Edge on Sunday, April 17. The brunch buffet includes unlimited mimosas and champagne, made-to-order omelets, a carving station, a seafood raw bar, and more. Tickets are $79 for adults and $30 for children (tax and gratuity not included.) Seating times are 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased on OpenTable.
A Chicagoland staple rooted in culture and community, Chicago Gaelic Park, located at 6119 West 147th Street in Oak Forest, is offering an Easter Dinner the whole family will enjoy this year. From 2 – 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, guests are invited to dine at Gaelic Park’s all you can eat Easter Sunday Carvery Buffet. The menu will feature soups, a salad bar, Prime Rib carving station, Chicken Vesuvio, Pasta Primavera, vegetables, and more. A children’s buffet will also be offered, featuring favorites such as chicken strips, mac and cheese, corn, and French fries. To top the meal off, diners can indulge in an ice cream sundae bar with fresh fruit and cookies. The Easter menu is available for $37.95 for adults and $17.95 for children. Reservations and prepayment are required.
Fill Every Basket with Something Special
Paper Source, the premier paper destination for all things gift-related, offers everything needed to make the perfect basket this year. From a colorful confetti frame for your favorite family memory to a special card or Baby Butterfly Gummies to add a little something sweet, there’s something for everyone this Easter at Paper Source! To shop, visit one of Paper Source’s brick and mortar locations or visit their website.
Gift the art lover a special Easter surprise with tickets to the upcoming One of a Kind Spring Show. Bringing 300 artists together from across North America, the 6th annual show makes its return to The MART April 29 through May 1. To purchase tickets, please visit their website.
Luft Balloons, Chicago’s premier balloon boutique located at 345 W. Armitage Ave, is celebrating Easter with a variety of themed balloon offerings including Easter eggs, bunny ears, Easter bursts and more! Dedicated to bringing joy through the art of the balloon, customers can choose from a wide variety of air-filled creations or helium bouquets to celebrate their next occasion in style. Luft Balloons is open from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. for pickup and delivery. For more information and to peruse Luft’s Easter offerings, visit their website or call 773.718.8002
It’s all about the kids this Easter! Roosevelt Collection Shops is the perfect destination to find everything you need for the young ones! Stop at Kido and grab a bunny shaped pop-it or find the perfect outfit for pictures with the Easter bunny with fashionable children’s attire from H&M. To view all of the great shops at Roosevelt Collections Shops visit their website.