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.
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!
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.
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.
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
SALAD & COLD STATION
Garden Salad / Caesar Salad / Smoked Salmon Gravlax
ENTRÉES & SIDES
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.
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.
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.
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.