Learn about Easter activities & Easter brunch menu at The Drake in Chicago, Illinois

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The Drake Chicago, a Hilton Hotel, is a member of the Historic Hotels of America and it is listed in the National Register of Historical Places.

The famed front doors of The Drake opened on New Year’s Eve in 1920, to 2,000 of Chicago’s most distinguished citizens. The Drake became Chicago’s high society’s first choice in opulence.

During the 1930s and 1940s, celebrities like Bing Crosby, George Gershwin, Walt Disney, Charles Lindbergh and many more would sip cocktails while listening to Herbie Kay in the Gold Coast Room. In the 1950s, newlyweds Marilyn Monroe and Joe Dimaggio carved their initials in the wooden counter of the Cape Cod Room.

Today, The Drake Hotel offers the grandeur of its past and the modern amenities to fit today’s high society.

The Drake Hotel at Easter

Real Chicago experiences await at the Drake Hotel this Easter.

You can enjoy a culinary celebration at The Drake’s festive Easter Elegance Brunch. Seating will be every thirty minutes from 9 am to 2:30 pm.

The Steve Biossot Quartet will be performing live throughout the day. In between dancing, enjoy the amazing brunch. There will be an open bar, including Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas. For the family, you can get a complimentary family portrait by professional photographers.

Children can go hippity hoppity to their buffet of bite size delicacies and desserts prepared especially for them. There will be a movie room with kid friendly movies. Other activities include arts and crafts, caricature artist, balloon specialist and face painting.

Easter Elegance Brunch Menu

Fresh Pressed Juice

  • Made to Order Juices featuring Traditional and Artisan Juices


  • Blueberries, Banana Nut and Cranberry Orange Muffins
  • Fruit Danish
  • Butter and Chocolate Croissants
  • Savory Tomato, Feta and Spinach Pastries

Breakfast Bar

  • Sliced Melon
  • Almond Quinoa Granola
  • Organic Berries
  • Nutella French Toast
  • Greek Yogurt Parfait
  • Smoked Salmon
  • House Made Lavender Cured Salmon
  • Salmon Pastrami
  • Banana Foster Sauce
  • Lobster Cake Benedict
  • Old Bay Hollandaise
  • Parmesan Hash Browns
  • Pork Sausage
  • Roasted Apple Crisps
  • Chocolate Chantilly
  • Smoked Bacon
  • Chicken Apple Sausage

Omelet Station

  • Farm fresh eggs
  • Ingredients – Onion, Tomato, Peppers, Spinach, Sauteed Mushrooms, Ham, Applewood Bacon, Chorizo, Smoked Salmon, Bay Shrimp, Cheddar, Goat Cheese and Gruyere

Block Cheese Charcuterie

  • Honeycomb from Heaven’s Honey
  • Home Made Pork Rillettes or Rabbit Pate

On Ice

  • Peel & Eat Shrimp
  • Champagne Cocktail Sauce
  • Marie Rose Sauce
  • Fresh Grated Horseradish
  • Split King Crab Legs
  • Oyster Bar, East & West Coast Varieties
  • Lemon, Tabasco & Fennel Mignonette
  • Lemon Butter Scallops on the Shell
  • Charcoal Ceviche


  • Curry Corn Bisque

Sushi Bar

  • Nigiri & Maki
  • Handmade by our Personal Sushi Chefs to include Tuna, Salmon, Shrimp and Crab

Salad Bar

  • Arcadian Lettuce, Hearts of Romaine and Frisse Arugula Mix
  • Heirloom Tomato, English Cucumber, Haricot Vert, Enoki Mushrooms, Golden Beet, Radish, Pine Nuts, Sunflower Seeds, Spiced Cashews, Bulgarian Feta, Shaved Manchego and Golden Croutons
  • Dried Blueberries, Mango, Persimmons and Freeze Dried Yumberries
  • Classic Caesar, Raspberry Balsamic, Lemon Vinaigrette and Creamy White French

Small Plates

  • Sous Vide Duck Breast
  • Confit Dark Meat Croquette
  • Smoky Kohlrabi Mousse
  • Baby Bok Choy

Shawarma Station

  • Marinated Chicken, Shaved Lamb
  • Cumin Roasted Cauliflower, Shredded Cabbage, Tomatoes and Fattoush
  • Tarator Dressing, Tzatziki, Babaganoush and Black Garlic Hummus
  • Fresh Pita and Chips


  • Easter Ham, Ancho-Honey Glaze
  • Sweet Hawaiian Rolls
  • 17 Day Dry Aged Strip Loin, Cocoa Dusted
  • Cabernet Demi Glaze
  • Mini Onion Rolls


  • Thyme and Oregano Marinated Leg of Lamb with Crispy Fried Okra and Lemon Orzo
  • Blackened Salmon with grilled Chayote and Lime Charmoule
  • Fenugreek Chicken Breast with Tomato Relish and Cashew Basmati Rice
  • Bacon and Chive Yukon Potato Pave
  • Caramelized Baby Carrots and Charred Ramps
  • Snap Asparagus with EVOO and Truffle Salt
  • Ratatouille Stuffed Tomatoes

Kida Corner

  • Crudite Shooter with Ranch
  • Mini Hot Dogs with Ketchup
  • Ham & Cheese Sandwich
  • Jelly Sandwich
  • Chicken Tenders & Tater Tots
  • Mini Burgers
  • Mini Pizzas
  • Brownie Bites
  • Cake Pops
  • Jello Cups
  • Fresh Fruit Cups

Spring Desserts


  • All Chocolate Brownies
  • Chocolate Covered Strawberries
  • Chocolate Mousse with Whip Cream and Chocolate Curls – Gluten Free
  • Zucchini Chocolate Chip Bar
  • Chocolate Crumb Cookies
  • Chocolate Covered Oreos

Berry & Cream

  • Blueberries & Cream
  • Strawberry Pie
  • Vanilla Chantilly
  • Butterscotch Brownies
  • Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Coconut Cream Trifle
  • Mixed Berry Shortcake Cookie Bar
  • Mango Creamsicle Panna Cotta


  • Assorted Macarons
  • Polenta Lemon & Almond Cake
  • Nutella Tiramisu with Hazelnut & Cocoa
  • Peanut Butter Cup
  • Caramel Nut Tartlet
  • The Drake Hotel Candy Cart

Discount Rates for The Drake Chicago

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Pricing is $189 for adults, $55 for children ages 6 to 12 and complimentary for children aged 5 and under.