Easter Weekend Shopping, Dining & Events in Hyde Park

Easter Weekend is Friday-Sunday, April 7-9, and local Hyde Park businesses, organizations, and restaurants have everything you need to celebrate the holiday with family and friends.


Ascione Bistro

1500 E. 55th Street

Ascione Bistro has prepared a special Easter menu with selections including Colorado Braised Lamb Shank with Idaho Mashed Potato in Red Wine Reduction; Halibut with Wild Mushroom and Asparagus Risotto in Port Wine Reduction; Cioppino with Shrimp, Mussels, Clams, and Lobster Tail in a Spicy White Wine Tomato Sauce; and Double Cut Colorado Lamb Chops with Sicilian Caponata and Rosemary Potatoes. Complimentary traditional Italian Easter bread will also be served, with decorated eggs at every table. Make your reservations today at 773-363-8161 or online. Regular brunch and dinner menus will also be available.




5226 S. Harper Avenue

Kilwins has all the treats to make your holiday extra special, from pre-assembled baskets, solid chocolate Easter bunnies, decorated cream Easter eggs, chocolate-dipped cookie asssortments, foil-covered chocolate eggs, jelly beans, malt eggs, fudge, and more. Stop by early for the best selection!



Mesler Kitchen | Bar | Lounge

1411 E. 53rd Street

Mesler Kitchen | Bar | Lounge is offering a special Easter weekend menu, starting on Friday, April 7 through Sunday, April 9. On Sunday, there will be two reservation times at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Options include braised lamb with polenta, poached eggs, pickled onion, goat cheese, arugula, and radish; asparagus soup with pickled ramps and croutons; and Meyer lemon meringue tart with berries.


Easter Weekend menu at Mesler Kitchen | Bar | Lounge


Mesler Kitchen | Bar | Lounge


Park Community Church

5631 S. Kimbark Avenue

Park Community Church is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, April 9 from 9-10 a.m. at 5631 S. Kimbark Avenue. A light breakfast and coffee will be available, with an Easter service to follow.


The Quadrangle Club

1155 E. 57th Street

The Quadrangle Club on the University of Chicago campus is hosting an Easter egg hunt, Easter Bunny photo opportunity, and buffet brunch on Sunday, April 9. The egg hunt is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., and the brunch begins at 12 p.m. with one seating. The egg hunt is complimentary for brunch guests, or $10 per child without the brunch. Egg hunt participants receive a small wicker basket and candy-filled eggs. The buffet with full bar is $65 per person for members, $85 per person for non-members, and $25 per child. Brunch options include:


Braised Lamb Shoulder / Herb-Crusted New York Strip


Garden Salad / Caesar Salad / Smoked Salmon Gravlax


Wild Scottish Salmon / Eggs Benedict Two Ways / Brioche French Toast / Green Beans Almondine / Brown Butter Whipped Potatoes


Crispy Chicken Tenders / Tater Tots / Mozzarella Sticks / Macaroni & Cheese


Strawberry Fruit Tart / Chocolate Pot de Creme / Maple Bread Pudding /Seasonal Fruit

Click here to make reservations.


The Quadrangle Club at the University of Chicago


Stan’s Donuts & Coffee

5225 S. Harper Court

Peeps and pastel donuts make their return to Stan’s Donuts & Coffee this Easter holiday season. Running from April 10 through April 17, you can find these festive donuts at all of our locations, from Wicker Park to the South Side and all throughout the suburbs.  Place your order here.



Truth Be Told

1227 E. 60th Street

Introducing “Sunday Roast” available every Sunday starting at noon.  Launching on Easter Sunday, April 9th, guests are treated to a traditional roast with prime rib, Yorkshire pudding or popover, roasted root vegetables, oven-roasted potatoes, gravy, watercress salad, and horseradish cream – $65 for two people.


Vineyard Church of Hyde Park

The Vineyard Church of Hyde Park is hosting an Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday, April 8 – this FREE event will take place rain or shine on April 8 from 3-5 p.m. at Stout Park (5446 S. Greenwood Avenue). We’ll have two big Easter egg hunts, a bounce house, yard games to play with friends, Easter crafts, and yummy snacks. Free gift for the first 60 families, and everyone can enter to win one of our raffle prizes. Join us and invite your friends and neighbors for a wonderful spring afternoon.


Easter Eggstravaganza hosted by the Vineyard Church