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None Part 2 of our annual brunch roundup focuses on the suburbs (the city list ran last Friday). To make it handy, we've divided the restaurants geographically. And in a story on the next page, I've listed some brunch places I particularly like. Although most of these listings are for brunch, we've included a few Easter and Mother's Day dinners as well. And speaking of Easter and Mother's Day, keep in mind that some brunches raise their prices (and increase their offerings) on those days. Whenever possible, we've included that information as well, but understand that prices can (and do) change with no notice. And may we remind you that reservations for Easter and Mother's Day brunch are a must? See www.metromix.com for a complete on-line brunch guide (also including some of my favorite choices). North Allgauer's on the Riverfront, Northbrook Hilton Hotel, 2855 N. Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook, 847-480-7500. Champagne brunch from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sundays features more than 40 buffet selections including salads, omelets, carved meats, seafood, bread and desserts. Cost is $26.95, $12.95 children 4-12. On Easter and Mother's Day, there is an expanded brunch from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. featuring entertainment. $29.95, $14.95 children 4-12. Reservations suggested. Wheelchair accessible. Betise, 1515 Sheridan Rd., Wilmette, 847-853-1711. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays and Easter. This bistro in Wilmette's Plaza del Lago shopping center features an a la carte brunch ($7.25-$11.50). Unusual selections include raspberry-stuffed French toast, spicy chicken hash, poached eggs. Traditional items include steak and eggs, hamburger Betise, loin of lamb and pork chops. Wheelchair accessible. Brasserie T, 305 S. Happ Rd., Northfield, 847-446-0444. Easter and Mother's Day a la carte brunch ($4.95-$14.95), 10 a.m. -2 p.m., includes French toast, omelets, crepes, breakfast pizzas, custard desserts and other breakfast specialties. Reservations recommended. Cafi Lucci, 609 N. Milwaukee Ave., Glenview. Easter dinner offered 1-8 p.m. Three-course dinner includes roasted leg of lamb with choice of side dish, soup or salad and special dessert. $16.95, $11.95 children 12 and under. Regular menu also available. Mother's Day a la carte menu served 1-9 p.m.; all Moms receive a petite box of chocolates. Carlos', 429 Temple Ave., Highland Park, 847-432-0770. Easter and Mother's Day lunch and dinner. Seven-course lunch, $50; seven-course dinner, $100. Reservations strongly recommended. Country Squire, U.S. Highway 45 and Illinois Highway 120, Grayslake, 847-223-0121. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays. A la carte breakfast ($8.95-$16.95) with traditional fare, assorted fresh fruits, plus sweets table. Expanded Easter and Mother's Day buffet from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. $19.95, $12.95 children under 10. Wheelchair accessible. Reservations required for holidays. Cubby Bear North, 21611 N. Milwaukee Ave., Lincolnshire, 847-541-4700. Buffet brunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays includes omelets, waffles, blintzes, roasted chicken and more. $10.95, $5 children 12 and younger. Easter brunch is an expanded buffet with more hot entrie items and a sweet table. Seatings at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; $19.95, children $6.95. Deerpath Inn, 255 E. Illinois Rd., Lake Forest, 847-234-2280. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sundays. Champagne brunch presented in the gracious surroundings of a historic country inn. Executive chef Marcus DeKoning offers an array of seasonal specialties, along with carved meats, smoked fish, fresh shrimp and oysters, omelets to order, pastries and desserts. $31.60, $15 children under 12. Easter and Mother's Day, $39.60, $21 children. Reservations are recommended and are required for Easter and Mother's Day. Don's Fishmarket, 9335 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, 847-677-3424. Easter and Mother's Day dinner served 3-9 p.m. A la carte menu includes blackened tuna, broiled monkfish, lobster, grilled veal cop and steak. Entree prices $15.95-$26.95. Reservations required. Doubletree Hotel North Shore, 9599 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, 847-679-7000. 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays. At Windows Restaurant, champagne buffet includes omelets, pasta station, several hot entrees and carving stations. $20.95, $12.95 children 5-12, under 5 free. Easter and Mother's Day will be a traditional brunch, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. $23.95, children 3-12 $12.95, under 3 free. Easter Bunny will visit on Easter. Wheelchair accessible. Reservations suggested for holidays. Edelweiss, 7650 W. Irving Park Rd., Norridge, 708-452-6040. Noon-7 p.m. Easter and Mother's Day buffet will feature a carving station with roast beef, lamb and ham, a create-your-own-pasta-dish station, a seafood table with oysters, shrimp, poached salmon and other delicacies, fresh fruits, salads and a dessert table. Reservations are recommended. $24.95, $11.95 children 4-10, 3 and under free. Flatlander's Restaurant & Brewery, 200 Village Green (one block east of Milwaukee Avenue and Ill. Hwy. 45), Lincolnshire, 847-821-1234. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays. Buffet numbers more than 100 items, including made-to-order pasta bar, waffle station, carving station, hot and cold items, dessert table and kids-sized table. $16, $6 ages 6-12. On Easter, brunch seatings will be at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 2 p.m.; the Easter Bunny and a magician will be on hand. Hyatt Deerfield, 1750 Lake-Cook Rd., Deerfield, 847-945-3400. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays. Madison's Atrium Restaurant and Regency Ballroom champagne brunch, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., $23.95, $11.95 children 5-12, under 5 free. Live music during the buffet, which features waffles, pancakes, made-to-order omelets, poached salmon, oysters, salads and carving stations. For Easter, the Easter Bunny, a petting zoo, an Easter egg hunt and a kiddie buffet will also be featured. $31.95, $14.95 children 5-12, under 5 free. Reservations required. Mother's Day brunch planned. Kirsch's Restaurant at the French Country Inn, Highway 50 West, Lake Geneva, Wis., 262-245-5756. New Orleans-style brunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays. A la carte menu includes Eggs Kirsch atop filet mignon, zydeco scramble, eggs Royal Orleans, roasted lobster tail, beignets and traditional brunch items. $9.95-$36.95. Reservations accepted. Lambs Country Inn, Illinois Highway 176 at Interstate Highway 94, Libertyville, 847-362-5050. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays. Buffet includes a glass of champagne, homemade muffins, poached salmon, ham, beef and baked beans. $12.95, $5.95 children 10 and under. Easter and Mother's Day brunch 10 a.m.-2 p.m., $13.95, $5.95 children 2-12. Wheelchair accessible. Marriott Suites Deerfield, 2 Parkway North, Deerfield, 847-405-9666. Buffet in Allie's American Restaurant, 7 a.m.-noon Saturdays and Sundays, includes traditional breakfast fare and a waffle and omelet station. $9.50, $2.75 children 10 and under. For Easter, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., $18.95, $8.95 children 10 and under; an ice carving, photo with Easter Bunny, carved ham and lamb, candied yams and potatoes, lox tray, peel and eat shrimp, salad bar and sweets table. Similar Mother's Day brunch planned. Reservations requested. Wheelchair accessible. Marriott's Lincolnshire Resort, 10 Marriott Drive off Milwaukee Avenue near Half Day Road, Lincolnshire, 847-634-0100. 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., champagne brunch with harpist every Sunday, more than 50 food items plus dessert buffet. $24.95, $12.95 children 6-10, under 6 free. Easter and Mother's Day brunch 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in Grand Ballroom and King's Wharf Restaurant. Champagne buffet includes raw bar, all-you-can-eat shrimp, lox, bagels, herring, omelets, waffles, salads, a ham-and-beef carving station and a crepe station. $27.95, $12.95 children 6-12, under 6 free. The Easter Bunny and a clown will visit on Easter. Wheelchair accessible. Reservations required. Patrick & James', 368 Park Ave., Glencoe, 847-835-7000. Easter brunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m. A la carte menu includes broccoli quiche, smoked salmon with mixed greens and smoked-bacon tomato omelet. Regular dinner menu with Easter specials served 3-7 p.m. Radisson Hotel Lincolnwood, 4500 W. Touhy Ave., Lincolnwood, 847-677-1234. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sundays. In TJ's Restaurant, the buffet brunch includes 12 entrees, shrimp, pastries, danish, pies, cakes, made-to-order omelets, a pasta station and carving stations. The cost is $17.95 or $19.95 with unlimited champagne, $10.95 children 11-5, free for children 4 and under. For Easter and Mother's Day the buffet will be expanded, including more dessert choices. $24.95 with unlimited champagne and Bloody Marys, $12.95 children 5-11. For Easter entertainment there will be the Easter Bunny, an Easter egg hunt and a live petting zoo. Seatings at 9:30 a.m., noon and 2:30 p.m. Reservations required. Wheelchair accessible. Roxy Cafe, 626 Church St., Evanston, 847-864-6540. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Easter. Buffet features omelets of the day, pasta, homemade desserts. $14.95, $5.95 children 4-10, under 4 free. Wheelchair accessible. Shooters, 4538 N. Harlem Ave., Harwood Heights, 708-867-6360. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays. Buffet features omelets, French toast, pancakes, fried chicken, ribs, spaghetti, lasagna and desserts, including a sundae bar. $8.15 (tax included), 50 cents per year for children 2-11, under 2 free. No reservations. Southgate Cafe, 665 Forest Ave., Lake Forest, 847-234-8800. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Easter and Mother's Day. Buffet includes omelets, shrimp, fresh fruit, muffins, smoked ham, turkey, eggs Benedict and pancakes. $24.95, $12.95 children 2-10, under 2 free. Wheelchair accessible. Szechwan North, 2857 Pfingsten Rd., Glenview, 847-272-0007. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays and Easter. Buffet features beef, chicken, crab legs and other entrees, fried rice, fried noodles, three appetizers, soups, dessert, tea and a fortune cookie. $9.50, $4.95 children 3-11, under 3 free. Mother's Day, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. $12.95, $6.95 children 3-11, under 3 free. Wheelchair accessible. Trio, 1625 Hinman Ave., Evanston, 847-733-8746. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays. Chef Shawn McClain's three-course, prix fixe menu changes but is likely to include such standouts as warm mushroom and blue cheese strudel, savory bread pudding with poached egg and foie gras hollandaise, whole wheat and sourdough pancakes and the restaurant's signature treasure box of sweets. $29. The price for special Easter and Mother's Day prix fixe menus is $38. Reservations strongly recommended. Wheelchair accessible. Northwest Alumni Club, 871 E. Algonquin Rd., Schaumburg, 847-397-3100. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. "Sports breakfast" features selections from the menu including eggs Benedict and several steak and egg platters ($4.95-$6.95). All entrees are served with hash browns and English muffins. Wheelchair accessible. Atrium, 3223 W. Algonquin Rd., Rolling Meadows, 847-259-7070. 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays. Unlimited champagne buffet of 60 items features fresh fruit, lox and bagels, peel-and-eat shrimp, pastry table, crab salad, eggs Benedict, carved beef and a make-your-own-sundae station. $17.95, $8.95 children 3-10, under 3 free. For Easter, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., $21.95, $10.95 children 3-10, under 3 free. For Mother's Day the hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and the price is $21.95, $10.95 children 3-10, and under 3 free. Wheelchair accessible. Self-parking in lot or free valet parking. Reservations required for parties of seven or more and on holidays. The Barn of Barrington, 1415 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington, 847-381-8585. The rustic, century-old barn setting offers elegant cuisine, fine wines and a bountiful Sunday brunch amid vintage antiques. Hours are 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.$21.95, children 4-10 $11, children 3 and under free. For Easter and Mother's Day, hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; same prices. Reservations required. Biloxi Grill, 313 E. Liberty Street, Wauconda, 847-526-2420. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Easter and Mother's Day. Expanded a la carte menu items include grilled pork tenderloin, mixed greens, soups, ham, lamb and rabbit stew. $2.75-$14.95. Reservations accepted. Cafe Alyce, Oakton Street at Busse Road (in the Midway Motor Lodge), Elk Grove Village, 847-981-1670. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays. Champagne buffet brunch includes carved roast beef and ham, chef creations, salads and pastries. $16.95, 10 percent discount for senior citizens, children 12 and under free. Easter and Mother's Day brunch served 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. $19.95, $6.95 children 6-12, under 6 free. Wheelchair accessible. California Cafe, Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg, 847-330-1212. 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sundays. A la carte brunch specialties include crab cakes, calamari, sirloin steak, omelets and waffles, $2.95-$13.95. Easter brunch 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Prix-fixe menu choices include roast leg of lamb, smoked salmon dill waffle, petite filet, $15.95. Non-smoking dining room. Carmalita's Cocina/Cadillac Ranch, 1175 W. Lake St., Bartlett, 630-830-7200. 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sundays, brunch buffet ($11.95, $6.95 for children 6-10, $2.95 for children 3-5, children 2 and under free) offers an ever-changing selection that includes made-to-order omelets, barbecued ribs, eggs Benedict, seafood Creole and a build-your-own sundae bar. Easter brunch will be available during regular hours ($19.95, children's prices remain the same). Mother's Day brunch is also planned. Wheelchair accessible. Chandler's Chophouse, 401 N. Roselle Rd., Schaumburg, 847-885-9009. Easter brunch buffets are $18.95, $5.95 children 2-10 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The buffets will feature classic entrees, a build-your-own omelet bar, carving stations and dessert table. Reservations suggested. Cuneo Museum and Gardens, 1350 N. Milwaukee Ave., Vernon Hills, 847-816-9900. Easter and Mother's Day champagne brunch will be held outside the historic mansion under a heated tent in the courtyard. Buffet includes seafood Newburg, beef bourguignonne, pasta salads, fresh fruits, tortes and eclairs. Easter includes an Easter egg hunt at 1 p.m., a tour of the grounds, champagne and musical entertainment; seatings at 9:30 and 10 a.m., noon, 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. ($43, $24 children 2-12, under 2 free). Reservations required. Wheelchair accessible. D.Bob's American Bistro, 827 Touhy Ave., Park Ridge, 847-692-2829. Easter brunch with seatings from 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Appetizer, salad and dessert buffet are featured with cooked-to-order entrees including eggs Benedict, apple pancakes, seared salmon with polenta and Amish chicken. A la carte prices begin at $21. Mother's Day brunch will feature unlimited champagne, $29.50; half price for children under 8. Reservations recommended. Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, 7036 Grand Way at Highways 50 East and 12, Lake Geneva, Wis., 262-248-8811. Traditional champagne brunch Sundays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., $19.95, children 6-12 half price. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. seatings for Easter and Mother's Day brunches in the Newport Grill, Grand Cafe and, for parties of seven or more, the Grand Ballroom. $22.95, $12.50 children 6-12, children 5 and under free. Fresh salads, soups and savory entrees such as wood-roasted salmon with rosemary-smoked mussels, scallops and trout, rotisserie roasted spring lamb, baked ham glazed in thyme and honey and fricassee of chicken with roasted corn relish. Desserts include orange pear torte, boysenberry cobbler with shortcake and white chocolate bread pudding. For children, the resort will have a live petting zoo and an Easter Bunny. The resort's golf pros will conduct a putting contest, and spa personnel will offer chair massages. The Greenery, 117 North Ave., Barrington, 847-381-9000. Seatings at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for Easter champagne brunch. A la carte menu items include sauteed wild mushrooms, cured salmon, tomato bisque, pecan encrusted tilapia, grilled vegetables and traditional breakfast selections. $8-$16. Reservations required. Holiday Inn O'Hare, 5440 N. River Rd., Rosemont, 847-671-6350. Easter and Mother's Day champagne buffet brunch is in the hotel's grand ballroom. $32.95, $11.95 children 5-11, under 5 free. Easter seatings at 10 and 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. There will be a special knee-high buffet for kids, with chicken nuggets, hot dogs and macaroni and cheese. The Easter Bunny will pass out treats and there will be Easter egg hunts and a children's petting zoo. Live jazz, flowers for Mother's Day. Wheelchair accessible. Holiday Inn Rolling Meadows, 3405 Algonquin Rd., Rolling Meadows, 847-259-5000. Easter brunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m. includes French toast, egg dishes, carving stations, made-to-order omelets, homemade salads, other traditional items. Fabulous ice carvings and an Easter Bunny will be on hand. $23.95, $9.95 children 6-12, 5 and under free. Wheelchair accessible. Hotel Sofitel, 5550 N. River Rd., Rosemont, 847-928-6951. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sundays. Champagne brunch with smoked salmon, shrimp, omelets made to order, crepes, chicken and chocolate mousse. A la carte entrees $12-$16. Easter brunch features a kiddie buffet, a visit with the Easter Bunny and a jazz duet. $38.95, $11.95 children 4-12, free under 4. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Wheelchair accessible. House of Hunan, 1233 E. Golf Rd., Schaumburg, 847-605-1166. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sundays. Buffet brunch features Peking duck, crab, soup, appetizers, desserts, tea and a fortune cookie. $9.95, children under 10 $4.95. Easter prices the same. Wheelchair accessible. Hyatt Regency O'Hare, 9300 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Rosemont, 847-696-1234. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays. $28.95, $13.95 children 6-12, 5 and under free. Champagne buffet brunch in the atrium lobby offers such traditional breakfast items as waffles, pancakes and made-to-order omelets, as well as a sushi bar, Peking duck and smoked salmon. Strolling musicians and a jazz trio. On Easter, a children's activity center will include face painting, videos, games, a visit with the Easter Bunny and a kiddie buffet. Cost is $39.95, $15.95 children 6-12, 5 and under free. Wheelchair accessible. Reservations required. Hyatt Regency Woodfield, 1800 E. Golf Rd., Schaumburg, 847-605-1234. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays. Trecena restaurant offers champagne buffet brunch includes pancakes, waffles, omelets, pastries, cooked-to-order pasta, eggs and fresh fruit. $19.95, $17.95 children 5-12, under 5 free. Easter champagne buffet brunch in the Regency Ballroom, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. ($35.95, $13.99 children 6-12). Live jazz, an Easter egg hunt, petting zoo, costumed characters and Easter Bunny will also be featured. Wheelchair accessible. Reservations required. Grazie, 1050 E. Oakton St., Des Plaines, 847-299-0011. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sundays. Champagne brunch with lox, omelets made to order, cheese blintzes and a fish dish. $14.95, $8.95 children 3-12, under 3 free. Easter, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Expanded buffet includes spring lamb, roast sirloin and salmon. $18.95, $9.95 children 3-12, under 3 free. The Easter Bunny will visit with gifts. Mother's Day brunch planned. Wheelchair accessible. Reservations required for holidays. Le Francais, 269 S. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling, 847-541-7470. Le Francais offers a five-course, $50 brunch menu on Easter; seatings will be at noon and 3 p.m. Among the featured dishes are terrine of salmon and king crab, warm lobster salad with mango, napoleon of foie gras, Atlantic salmon with mustard and rosemary and duo of rack of lamb and stuffed veal loin. Mother's Day menu is a la carte; dinner entrees are $30-$35. Wheelchair accessible. Reservations required. Mia Cucina, 56 W. Wilson St., Palatine, 847-358-4900. Easter brunch, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Offering traditional Italian and American breakfast favorites including pizzas, salads, pork tenderloin, chicken Marsala, steaks, veal and teramisu. Entrees range from $8.95 to $16.95; children price's are $4.50. Reservations recommended. Millrose Brewing Co., 45 S. Barrington Rd., Barrington, 847-382-7673. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays. Country brunch buffet of traditional breakfast items, $12.95, $7.95 children under 10. Expanded buffet on Easter includes fish, ham and lamb carving stations, salads and desserts. $19.95, $10.95 children under 10. 94th Aero Squadron, 1070 S. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling, 847-459-3700. 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sundays. Champagne buffet includes omelets, crab legs, shrimp, carved beef and ham, fajitas, salad bar, fresh pastries and hot entrees. $17.95, $7.95 children 6-11. Easter and Mother's Day brunch is an expanded champagne buffet 9 a.m.-6 p.m. $19.95, $7.95 children 6-10. Port Edward, Illinois Highway 62 (one block east of Illinois Highway 31), Algonquin, 847-658-5441. 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays; 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Easter. The buffet at this seafood restaurant includes complimentary champagne, fried shrimp, crab-shrimp salad, fresh oysters and clams, bouillabase, smoked salmon, seafood alfredo, London broil, baked ham, an omelet station, baked whitefish, salad varieties, waffles, eggs Benedict and a 20-foot dessert table. $16.95, $8.95 children 3-11, under 3 free. Easter brunch $18.95. Wheelchair accessible. Reservations required. Seasons, 314 Old McHenry Rd., Long Grove, 847-634-9150. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays. Buffet includes complimentary orange juice and champagne, carved turkey, roasted leg of lamb, potatoes Anna, cinnamon French toast, country-style eggs and a variety of salads. A harpist entertains. $17.95, $10.95 children 2-12, 3 and under free. Family breakfasts with the Easter Bunny, 9 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. April 15, 16 and 22. $10.95 , $7.95 children under 12. Reservations required. On Easter and Mother's Day, a champagne brunch featuring breakfast breads, glazed ham and herb-crusted leg of lamb. $23.95, $11.95 children under 12. The Easter Bunny will be on hand Easter Sunday for photographs and to give children treats. Wheelchair accessible. Silk Mandarin, 4 E. Philip Rd., Vernon Hills, 847-680-1760. Mother's Day champagne and lobster brunch 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Buffet of hot and cold appetizers and entrees; each diner also receives one-half steamed Maine lobster and glass of champagne. $15.95, $7.95 children under 10. Warsaw Inn, 217 N. Illinois Highway 31, McHenry, 815-344-0330. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sundays. Buffet features more than 80 food items, including pierogis, French toast, omelets, pancakes and blintzes. $9.95, $4.95 children 4-9, $1 children 2-3. Easter brunch 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; dinner buffet 2:30-9 p.m. Both are $12.95, $9.95 children 10-12, $6.95 children 4-9, $1 children 2-3. Mother's Day brunch planned. Westin O'Hare, 6100 River Rd., Rosemont, 847-698-6000. Easter brunch in the Astor Ballroom. Seatings begin at 11 a.m. Jazz music by the Stylists, clowns and a petting zoo for the children. Entrees include choice of roast sirloin, honey mustard glazed ham and seared duck breast. Various appetizers and desserts. $37, $15 children 5-11, under 5 free. Reservations required. West Allgauer's Grill, 3003 Corporate West Drive (in the Hilton Inn), Lisle, 630-505-0900. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sundays. Champagne brunch includes omelets, carved prime rib, waffles and dessert bar. $22.95, $10.95 children 4-12, 3 and under free. Easter and Mother's Day there will be an expanded buffet featuring more than 100 items. $26.95, $11.95 children 4-12, 3 and under free. The Easter Bunny will be on hand. Reservations required. Wheelchair accessible. Braxton Seafood Grill, 3 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, 630-574-2155. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays. Omelet bar includes made-to-order omelets, hash browns, bacon, sausage, fresh fruit and muffins. $7.95, $3.95 children under 10. Easter, there will be an expanded menu and brunch buffet featuring the Easter Bunny, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. $17.95, $7.95 children 5-10. Wheelchair accessible. Mother's Day brunch planned. Cafe Winberie, 151 N. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park, 708-386-2600. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays. Buffet features 30 breakfast and lunch specialties. $13.95, children 12 and under 50 cents per year. Reservations required. The Clubhouse Cafe, 298 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, 630-472-0600. 11:15 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays. A la carte brunch items include crab cakes, breakfast potatoes, breakfast burritos, oatmeal brulee. $6.95-$8.95. Additional items on Easter, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (price not available). A la carte on Mother's Day. Reservations accepted. Drake OakBrook, 2301 York Rd., Oak Brook, 630-574-5700. 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays. Seating on the half hour. $24.95, $13.95 children 4-10, 3 and under free. Buffet includes carving station of turkey, lamb or ham, seafood, sweets table, pasta selections and children's buffet. Expanded Easter brunch, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. $28.95 in the Drake Ballroom and The Cafe, and for $31 in the Three Oaks and Veranda Rooms; $15 for children 4-14, under 4 are free. Easter Bunny and a clown will visit. Reservations recommended. Wheelchair accessible. Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace, 630-530-8300. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sundays. Champagne brunch buffet, in the main foyer and ballroom foyer, includes more than 200 items. A carving station, pizza station, pasta station. Peel-and-eat shrimp, crab cakes, oysters Rockefeller, quiche Lorraine, assorted shrimp and crab salads. Entrees include roast leg of lamb, baked orange roughy, ham and turkey. For dessert, made-to-order donuts and sundae bar. $17.95, $8.50 children 5-12. For Easter, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., $18.95, $10.50 children 5-12, under 5 free. Wheelchair accessible. Valet parking. Reservations highly recommended. Fareways of Cantigny, 27W270 Mack Rd., Wheaton, 630-260-8194. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays. Buffet includes assorted salads and vegetables, made-to-order omelets, carving station and a variety of hot entrees. $20.95, $18.95 seniors, $9.50 ages 3-11. Easter brunch is sold out. Grand Mandarin, 3099 Ogden Ave., Lisle, 630-357-0888. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sundays and holidays. A half steamed lobster is included, plus a buffet with soups, hot and cold appetizers, snow crab legs, Peking duck, roast beef in a sweet sauce, chicken in garlic sauce and pork-filled wontons. Choice of wine or champagne. $14.95, $9.95 children 4-10, under 4 free. The Hamlet Steak House, 600 E. North Ave., Carol Stream, 630-665-4500. 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Easter and Mother's Day. Brunch includes choice of hickory-smoked ham, roast leg of lamb or beef tenderloin tips Diane, each accompanied by a croissant topped with scrambled eggs and cheddar cheese and fresh fruit garnish. $11.95, $8.95 children 8 and under. Easter Bunny will visit. Harvey's Prime Rib, 331 E. Ogden Ave., Westmont, 630-789-2212. Easter champagne brunch will be served 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $20.95, $9.95 children 10 and under. Easter dinner menu, 2-7:30 p.m. Wheelchair accessible. Hotel Baker, 100 W. Main St., St. Charles, 630-584-2100. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sundays, including Easter and Mother's Day. Diners select from an 80-item buffet (including carving stations, omelet station, seafood, pasta, imported cheeses and traditional breakfast items) in the historic Rainbow Room; then they can dine there or in the adjacent Trophy Room or, in warm weather, on the terrace overlooking the Fox River. $21.95, $8.95 children 12 to 3, or free if accompanied by a paying adult (one free child per adult). Children under 3 are free. Special expanded Easter and Mother's Day buffets are $29.95, $14.95 for children 3 to 12, and free for children under 3. Reservations strongly recommended. Wheelchair accessible. Hyatt Regency Lisle, 1400 Corporetum Drive, Lisle, 630-852-1234. 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays. Champagne brunch buffet in Chatfield's includes omelets and carving stations. $21.95, $13.95 children 6-12, under 6 free. Easter, expanded brunch in the Arbor Ballroom with live piano music and harpist. Includes mustard-glazed ham, seared salmon, iced Gulf shrimp, roast leg of lamb, carving stations, omelets, salads and dessert table. $26.95, $13.95 children 5-12, under 5 free. Special kid's buffet and activities. Kid's movie, Easter Bunny and clown sculpting balloons. Reservations required. Wheelchair accessible. Hyatt Regency Oak Brook, 1909 Spring Rd., Oak Brook, 630-573-1234. 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays. Champagne buffet in Horseradish Cafe includes omelets to order, assorted pastries. $21.95, $16.95 children 5-12, under 5 free. Easter and Mother's Day offerings feature a larger buffet with a pasta station, smoked fish, cheeses, peel-and-eat shrimp, carving station, seafood station, omelets and waffles. $29.95, $16.95 children 5-12, under 5 free. Easter brunch includes a special children's buffet. Also the Easter Bunny, ice sculptures, a jazz trio and player piano. Champagne served noon-3 p.m. Wheelchair accessible. Reservations required. Indian Lakes Resort, 250 W. Schick Rd., Bloomingdale, 630-529-0200. 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sundays. Champagne brunch includes French toast, omelets made-to-order and breakfast potatoes. $18.95, $12.95 children 5-12, under 5 free. Special expanded champagne brunches on Easter and Mother's Day. $22.95, $11.95 children 4-12, under 4 free. Easter brunch will feature a petting zoo, the Easter bunny, a clown, face painting and an egg hunt. Reservations required. Inglenook Pantry, 11 N. 5th St., Geneva, 630-377-0373. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays. Buffet features turkey, eggs Benedict, barbecued chicken, ribs, scrambled eggs, soup, salads, French toast and desserts. $10.95, $4.95 children 5-10, $2 children 4 and under. Easter and Mother's Day, seatings 10 and 11:15 a.m. and 12:45 and 2 p.m. Expanded buffet with roast duck and rack of lamb. $17.95 ($18.95 for Mother's Day), $8.95 children 7-10, $3.95 children 3-6, $1.95 children under 3. Wheelchair accessible. Las Bellas Artes, 112 W. Park Ave., Elmhurst, 630-530-7725. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. A la carte Sunday brunch features traditional items such as oatmeal, pancakes and omelets and Mexican specialties, including huevos rancheros; three-course prix-fixe available for $15. A la carte prices range from $7.25-$15. Easter and Mother's Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Special menu features appetizer, oatmeal, breads, choice of 14 French and Spanish-influenced entrees, and fruit sorbet. $12-$20 per person, depending on entree. Complimentary potted herb plant for each mother on Mother's Day. Reservations required. Wheelchair accessible. Mar Lac Banquets, 104 S. Marion St., Oak Park, 708-848-4636. Easter buffet served 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. with carved prime rib, lamb stew, pasta salads, shrimp, dessert and fruit table and complimentary champagne. $20.95, $10.95 children 5-12. Reservations required. Complimentary valet parking. Marriott Suites Downers Grove, 1500 Opus Pl., Downers Grove, 630-852-1500. Breakfast buffet 6:30-11:30 a.m. Sundays, $8.95, $3.95 children under 12, under 3 free. Expanded brunch buffet planned for Easter, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. $20.95, $8.95 children 3-12. Reservations recommended. Wheelchair accessible. Meson Sabika, 1025 Aurora Ave., Naperville, 630-983-3000. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays. Traditional Spanish tapas menu includes hot and cold specialties like salmon fresco, pollo al curry, and bacon-wrapped dates, plus assorted breakfast specials. $18.95, $9.95 children 4-12, children under 4 free. Expanded selections for Easter and Mother's Day. $22.95, $12.95 for children on Easter and $23.95, $13.95 for children on Mother's Day. Mill Race Inn, 4 E. State St., Geneva, 630-232-2030. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays. A la carte menu includes seafood selections, prime rib, Swedish meatballs and chicken Oscar. Children's menu available. Easter breakfast brunch, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $4.95-$20.95. Reservations highly recommended. Valet parking. Wheelchair accessible. Montparnasse, 200 E. 5th Ave., Naperville, 630-961-8203. Brunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Easter with seatings on the half hour. Four-course prix-fixe meal served tableside with choices from the breakfast, lunch and dinner menus, $38 per person, children under 6 free. Reservations recommended. Nordic Hills Resort, Illinois Highway 53 and Nordic Road, Itasca, 630-773-2750. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays. Champagne brunch buffet items include carved meats, omelets, Belgian waffles and traditional breakfast items. $15.95, $7.95 children 4-12, under 4 free. Complimentary champagne, juice, coffee and tea. Easter champagne brunch, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $23.95, $12.95 children 4-12, under 4 free. Easter brunch will feature

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