This is going to sound harsh, but maybe ditch your family’s Easter Egg hunt this year, grab some of your closest friends, and hit up a brunch spot for an epic, alcohol-filled Easter. Because hey, Jesus was pretty into wine, so….it’s not that much of a stretch to assume he’d be a fan of bottomless mimosas too, right? They keep refilling every time you run out. And. That. Is. A. Miracle.
What does your family have to offer? A lame adult Easter basket — weirdly filled with really practical stuff like deodorant brands you’d never wear, a gift card or two, and a pack of red vines or whatever the hell your family assumes your favorite candy is? Some ham and stale rolls? Love?
Nice try, family. Brunch has avocado toast.
So, now that we’ve convinced you to head out for Easter 2019, here are the 10 most epic-looking Easter brunches across the country that you should book right now (they will fill up, fam). And look, we guess you can invite your family too. Everyone deserves a bellini on Easter Weekend — even your Aunt Donna who always gives you an Easter basket filled with off-brand travel deodorants.
1072 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60642
Chicagoans can’t go wrong choosing Frontier this year for their Easter Brunch Buffet. The buffet will include 45-day house-cured ham, frittatas, an omelet station, salad bar, raw oysters, pastries, and who knows what else! Really, from the looks of it, anything can happen at Frontier, like eating an alligator with meat stuffed in its mouth. And what’s Easter without an alligator, right? Currently, there are still spaces for the 10:30 and 12:30 seatings. Move fast if you want a spot.
3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
If you’re spending your Easter weekend in Vegas this year, check out the Easter brunch at Lago. Lago is the first Italian restaurant from award-winning chef Julian Serrano and is located in the Bellagio hotel, with dining views of the iconic Bellagio fountain (thanks to its floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows).
Easter Brunch at Lago will cost you $38 and score you a freshly baked breakfast pastry basket to start, a three-course feast featuring Italian twists on brunch favorites, and unlimited access to the dessert bar.
176 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Spago in Beverly Hills holds an annual Easter Brunch between 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Tables are currently still available. This year, Spago will be serving up a three-course menu of California cuisine that will also include a champagne tincture bar, a pop-up pie and bake shop (which honestly, every brunch spot should make a thing), and an appearance from the Easter Bunny itself, which, after enough champagne might seem cool.
Spago is a little on the higher end, so tickets to their brunch will cost you $175 per person, but did we mention the pie and bake shop?
152 Courthouse Square, Oxford, MS 38655
City Grocery has positioned itself as one of the centerpieces of the Oxford Mississippi dining scene. With an eye for presentation, both in the restaurant’s interior design and its plating methods, City Grocery doesn’t seem to have a single dish that doesn’t look like a piece of literal art. City Grocery makes use of local ingredients and, as such, has a seasonally based Brunch menu. So, we can’t offer you a preview of what to expect come Easter time, but we can show you what they’ve served at their most recent brunch this St. Patrick’s Day.
Check out this glazed pork belly with parmesan cheese grits and a sunny-side-up egg! They’ve even got a bokeh effect going on in this photo. See what we mean? Food Art.
Reserve a table while there is still time!
845 N Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119
Brunch has a reputation for offering fairly light fare, but whoever decided that has never spent Easter brunch at Toups’ Meatery. Chef Isaac Toups is a James Beard recognized southern chef who brings a refined approach to traditional rustic Cajun dishes. Toups’ brunch menu features stone ground Lamb grits, shrimp fried rice, smoked oxtail poutine, a wagyu beef bacon burger, and something called the Meatery Board — a selection of house-made fresh and cured meats and condiments. Yes, that’s all just a board of meat!
So much meat we forget to mention the bottomless mimosas! This is the place if your appetite leans more towards the lunch side of brunch.
Go heavy this year and reserve a spot at Toups’ if you’re in the New Orleans area.
This booze-heavy brunch at the Chelsea Socarrat is a steal at just $39 per person. Guests will be treated to one tapa, one brunch dish or paella — this is a paella bar after all — and a dessert dish of either chocolate dipped churros or seasonal sorbet — with unlimited access to sangria and mimosas for an hour and a half. Please note that in order to take advantage of this brunch deal, the entire table must participate.
Brunch dishes include smashed Avocado Toast, Flamenco style eggs, with chorizo, potatoes, fava beans, artichokes, and of course, paella!
Reserve a table before it’s too late!
60 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10011
Rahi is a Greenwich Village-based artisanal Indian restaurant, and they’ve still got some open tables left for their Easter Brunch! Headed by chef Chintan Pandya, Rahi brings a modern flair to classic Indian dishes and traditional flavors, and utilizes local New York produce for the freshest flavors.
Take advantage of Rahi’s Bombay Brunch menu, which consists of Egg Paratha, Masala Cheese Omelettes, Uttapam Waffles, Kerela Fried Chicken and Pao, and the Madam Ji, a dish consisting of brioche, Amulet’s cheese, chicken tikka, and eggs. Ditch the mimosas and fill up on mango bellinis this brunch.
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Café Campagne calls itself “The Heart of France in the Heart of Seattle” and serves French fare with long weekend brunch between 8 am and 4 pm. Menu highlights include the French Toast Brioche, fried in brandy infused egg batter, and served with fresh fruit and maple syrup or the Dungeness crab quiche, with comtè cheese and sweet onions.
Brunch spots are still abundant, and you can reserve a table now.
Acting as an homage to French cafe culture, Le Diplomate has positioned itself as a prime gathering space within Washington’s 14th street corridor. The menu at Le Diplomate consists of Gallic mainstays, a thoughtfully curated wine list, and several group dining selections. But if you’re going brunch, how are you going to pass up on that lobster omelet?
Spots are going fast at Le Diplomate, so reserve a spot here ASAP.