Easter brunch is a time-honored tradition, conjuring thoughts of spiral ham, tempting chocolate bunny ears and grandma throwing back a few Bloody Marys. Whether your preference is for the traditional, the gourmet, the vegetarian or the wacky, Easter brunches around the city offer a range of options for your April 4 celebration. ‚ (A big thank you to Katherine, my intern, for helping assemble this list).
LM Le Restaurant This modern, comfortable Lincoln Square restaurant will serve up a contemporary French Easter brunch from 9 am to 3 pm. Cold buffet options include croissants, artisan breads, pain au chocolat, salads, assorted sushi rolls, smoked salmon and sturgeon, artisan cheeses, homemade country terrine, and a charcuterie selection. À la carte entrées will feature a choice of LM quiche with caramelized shallots, gruyère and spinach; brioche french toast with roasted pears; herbed risotto with pine nuts, zucchini and goat cheese; pan roasted arctic char with artichokes, heart of palm and sauce vierge; and a croque monsieur with béchamel and frites. Desserts include chocolate mousse and French pastries. The cost is $39 for adults and $12 for children 12 and under. There is no cost for children under 2 years old. LM Le Restaurant is located at 4539 N. Lincoln Avenue. Call (773) 942-7585 for reservations.