UPDATE: Where to Eat on Easter Day (2014)
Some of you may be wondering, "When is Easter?" And I bet those of you who gave something up for Lent know exactly when Easter is (you've been counting down the days). Well, this special holiday is Sunday, April 20, and the best way to celebrate any weekend holiday is with brunch, no?.
Many restaurants in our city and its environs are hosting Easter brunches, and some are offering dinner, too. So, to help make your life easier when deciding where to dine out this Easter, we've compiled a list of restaurants offering specials. As always, make your reservations sooner rather than later to ensure you, your family and your friends have somewhere to eat. So, hop to it and check out our guide to Easter brunching.
Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen will offer a variety of breakfast dishes, such as perfect pancakes.
Photo courtesy of Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen
At the Woodway location, Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen will host an Easter Brunch Buffet on Sunday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. for $19.95. The brunch includes a made-to-order breakfast station complete with pancakes, huevos con chorizo, and chilaquiles. Customize your omelet with a variety of toppings, including ham, cheese, onions, bell peppers, jalapenos and bacon. Other options at the buffet include a street-taco station (breakfast tacos or savory lunch tacos), a salad station, Enchilada Extravaganza Station with five of Sylvia's enchiladas of the week, and, of course, a dessert station serving tres leches, chocolate tres leches, flan and fresh fruit. Add a mimosa to your meal for $5.
The Westheimer location will offer a weekend breakfast on Saturday, April 19, and Sunday, April 20 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Each item is priced a la carte. Choices include (but not limited to) huevos a la Mexicana (scrambled eggs with diced onion, tomatoes and fresh jalapenos) for $8.50, papas con huevos (potatoes with scrambled eggs) for $8.50, and carne asada con huevos for $11.50. Add a mimosa for $5.
Quattro 1300 Lamar, 713-276-4700
Quattro will host a special Easter Sunday brunch complete with breakfast stations serving all the classics like eggs, bacon, toast and pastries, as well as more savory stations serving sushi and antipasti. There will also be carving stations. Chefs will prepare extra-special items like Peking duck and poached eggs with caviar. Throw in a mimosa or Bloody Mary, and sweets from Araya Artisan Chocolates, for an excellent Easter meal. The buffet is available from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 20, and costs $89 per adult (Bloody Marys, Mimosas and Champagne included). Children ages 6-12 can dine for $39, and they get ice cream and milkshakes. The Easter bunny will be at the brunch, too!
Backstreet Cafe 1103 Shepherd, 713-521-2239
From 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., Backstreet Cafe will serve a three-course Easter brunch on Sunday, April 20. After munching on free cheese straws, enjoy an appetizer of either oyster chowder, watercress vichyssoise, a spinach and Gruyere quiche tart, or a salad of sugar snap peas, asparagus, radishes and mint all tossed in a green herb vinaigrette.Enjoy dishes such as braised lamb shank served with a spring vegetable risotto, or shrimp and grit cakes with two poached eggs topped with a red pepper and andouille Hollandaise. End on a sweet note with blackberry and peach cobbler, banana cream pie, or butterscotch bread pudding. This Easter brunch costs $48 per adult, $15 per child 10 years and younger. Enjoy a day on the patio with live jazz and an Easter egg hunt for the kids.
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Caracol 2200 Post Oak Blvd., #160, 713-622-9996
Feast on a variety of Mexican seafood dishes at Caracol on Sunday, April 20, from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. for $45 per adult and $15 per child. Chef Hugo Ortega will prepare a buffet featuring items such as fish and shrimp enchiladas, tostadas de chorizo con huevo, chorizo y papas, empanadas, seafood-stuffed poblanos and chicharrones stews. Round out the meal with a cocktail, Mexican coffee and hot chocolate, and a couple Mexican pastries or cookies from Hugo's brother, pastry chef Ruben Ortega.
Hugo's 1600 Westheimer, 713-524-7744
For $39 per adult, and $15 per child 10 years and younger, you can enjoy an Easter brunch buffet filled with traditional Mexican dishes, desserts and cocktails. Hugo's house band, Viento, will provide the live music while you and your family enjoy exquisite dishes from chef Hugo Ortega. Stick around for the Easter egg hunt!
Gingersnap waffles? Yes, please!
Photo courtesy of The Epicurean Publicist
Cook & Collins 2416 Brazos St., Ste. C, 832-701-1973
From 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m., Cook and Collins will serve an Easter Brunch on Sunday, April 20, complete with special Easter cocktails, such as the Chocolate Bunny Martini with whipped vodka, dark chocolate Godiva liqueur, marshmallows and shaved chocolate for $11. Special Easter brunch items include deviled eggs with sun dried-tomato jam and Canadian bacon, a strawberry salad and roasted lamb served with a minted quinoa salad, marinated tomatoes, pickled onion and cucumber yogurt. Satisfy your sweet tooth with Gingersnap Waffles served with strawberries and pink lemonade cream for $10, or Fat Elvis Pancakes (banana pancakes topped with peanut butter, smoked bacon and banana syrup) for $13. While there are plenty of indulgent options, such as buffalo chili cheese fries topped with eggs and hot sauce, or the BBQ Breakfast complete with pork belly, Root Beer BBQ, macaroni and cheese, a blackberry muffin and cinnamon crumble, Cook & Collins also offers a three-egg white omelet with spinach, herbed mushrooms, onion, feta, and kale, served with smashed home fries and fruit.
Kenny & Ziggy's New York Delicatessan 2327 Post Oak Blvd., 713-871-8883
Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at Kenny & Ziggy's for Easter this year. The New York deli will serve house specialties like their ginormous sandwiches, stuffed cabbage, Hungarian goulash and chopped liver for lunch and dinner. Top lunch or dinner off with a New York-style cheesecake or an eclair. Start the morning off with homemade cheese blintzes served with your choice of strawberry or blueberry preserves for breakfast.
Mockingbird Bistro 1985 Welch, 713-533-0200
Mockingbird Bistro will offer a three-course Easter menu for $59 per person and $25 per child 12 and younger served from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Start the meal with asparagus risotto and maple-glazed Texas quail, a spring pea souffle with jumbo lump crab or beef carpaccio with a Parmesan vinaigrette and grilled sourdough bread. Choose from roasted pork chops with scrambled eggs, braised collards and smoked grits, roasted half chicken with a fricassee of wild mushrooms, smoked bacon, creamed corn and thyme jus, or an American Kobe burger with foie gras served on a Slow Dough onion bun for the main course. Finish the meal with Granny Smith apple bread pudding and cinnamon ice cream, a Godiva white chocolate cheesecake with strawberry compost, crème brulee with espresso chocolate chip cookies, or flourless chocolate cake served with white chocolate ice cream.
Prego 2520 Amherst, 713-529-2420
From 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m., Prego will offer a special three-course Easter brunch for $42 per person. Begin with pan-roasted Gulf crab cakes with avocado and scallion cream, followed by chicken piccata with a savory waffle and house-made basil syrup, or Parmesan-crusted Red Snapper served with Gulf shrimp, cherry heirloom tomatoes, sauteed spinach and penne. Dessert includes a trio of miniature sweets: chocolate cake, tiramisu and strawberry shortcake.
Trevisio Restaurant 6550 Bertner, 713-749-0400
Take the family to Trevisio for Easter brunch from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. for $45 per adult and $16 per child age 6 to 12; children younger than 6 eat for free. Trevisio will offer a cold buffet featuring items such as assorted yogurts with homemade granola, caprese salad, breads and pastries, cheeses, fruits and smoked salmon. Enjoy scrambled eggs, cinnamon raisin French toast, pan-seared salmon, butternut squash risotto and polenta from the hot buffet, and don't forget about the desserts. Trevisio will offer a variety of mini pastries like chocolate truffles, eclairs, brownies, Godiva chocolate cheesecake and biscotti.
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Start your brunch off with ricotta doughnuts from Osteria Mazzantini.
Photo by Kaitlin Steinberg
Osteria Mazzantini 2200 Post Oak Blvd., Ste. 140, 713-993-9898
Osteria Mazzantini will serve a special three-course Easter brunch for $59 per adult and $25 per child. Begin with an antipasti of Italian pastries like cornetti, sfogiatelli, ricotta doughnuts and pannetone, followed by a second course of slow-roasted leg of lamb with roast potatoes, prosciutto, artichokes and pan jus. Then, end the meal on a sweet note with honey-vanilla panna cotta and strawberries.
Amazon Grill 5114 Kirby Dr., 713-522-5888
Enjoy an Easter brunch at Amazon Grill from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. with a variety of classic Amazon Grill dishes.
This Easter, each Americas location will offer a brunch from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. featuring more than 60 dishes from the restaurant, as well as endless Bloody Marys, mojitos, Sangria and Mimosas.
Each Churrascos location will serve Easter brunch from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and will offer endless morning libations of Bloody Mars, Mojitos, Sangria and Mimosas. Pair these with any of the 60 classic dishes from Churrascos.
024 Grille 945 Gessner, 281-501-4350
From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., you and your family can feast on a variety of brunch options at 024 Grille, like omelets, Eggs Benedict, pastries and muffins, grilled Mahi Mahi, roasted fingerling potatoes and strip loin of beef. The kids will love to dip strawberries, pineapple, marshmallows, bananas and dried apricots into the chocolate fountain. 024 Grille will also serve petit fours, macaroons, truffles, cakes, and fruit and white chocolate mousse parfaits for dessert. The brunch costs $55 for adults, $45 for seniors, $25 for children 6 to 12 years, and the brunch is free for children 5 and under.
51Fifteen Restaurant & Lounge 5115 Westheimer, 713-963-8067
For $45 per person, 51Fifteen will offer a special Easter Brunch complete with carving stations, an omelet station and a crepe station so you can build your own crepe. Enjoy a variety of lunch and breakfast items on Easter Sunday.
Blu 2248 Texas Dr., 281-903-7324
Blu will serve its signature brunch menu on Easter featuring items such as crab cakes benedict, three cheese omelettes and the wild mushroom quiche. Pair your meal with a complimentary cocktail like a Bloody Mary, Mimosa, Screwdriver or Cucumber Lemonade.
Brasserie 19 1962 West Gray, 713-524-1919
Along with the special Easter brunch and dinner at Brasserie 19, you can enjoy a bottle of Vueve Clicquot for $48 and Far Niente Chardonnay for $43.
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Come get the best foie gras in Houston at Etoile on Easter.
Photo by Troy Fields
Etoile Cuisine et Bar 1101-11 Uptown Park Blvd., 832-668-5808
For $48 per person you and your family can enjoy a special three-course Easter brunch featuring a crab and avocado salad, smoked salmon with asparagus, a poached egg and hollandaise sauce, and the famous foie gras au torchon for the first course. Move on to lemon sole with roasted cauliflower, fingerling potatoes, sugar snap peas, fried capers and lemon brown butter, or braised beef short ribs hash with a poached egg, mashed potatoes and greens for the second course. End on a sweet note with a warm chocolate tart, lime and vanilla cheese cake with a strawberry marmalade and blueberry sorbet, milk chocolate mousse with toasted rice ice cream, or a cheese plate with three imported cheeses, dried fruit and bread.
Fogo de Chao 8520 Westheimer, 713-978-6500
If your favorite part of Easter dinner is the meat, then head to Fogo de Chao, where you will be able to dine on an endless amount of meats served gaucho-style. Enjoy picanha sirloin, filet mignon, chicken-wrapped bacon, pork ribs and a variety of seafood during the Easter lunch or dinner. Pair those meats with the special warm cheese bread, and anything on the seemingly endless salad bar. Don't forget about the South American flan or molten chocolate cake for dessert.
Cadillac Bar 1802 Shepherd, 713-862-2020
Cadillac Bar will serve an Easter brunch from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 20. Enjoy a buffet featuring Eggs Benedict, beef empanadas, tacos, pasta, omelettes and a multitude of desserts for $26.99 per adult, $16.99 for seniors and $8.99 for children.
L'Olivier 240 Westheimer, 713-360-6313
For $45, you and your family can enjoy an Easter Brunch at L'Olivier from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 20. Begin the meal with house-made pate of chicken liver, or shrimp cocktail and spicy horseradish sauce, followed by crab cakes Benedict with a poached egg and paprika Hollandaise sauce, or chicken and waffles with Brussels sprouts, a poached egg and Parmesan Hollandaise. Finish it all off with a crème brulee, chocolate mousse, marquise chocolate or roquefort terrine for dessert.
Grotto will offer an Easter brunch featuring its signature peach bellini for $5 on Sunday, April 20, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Hearsay Gastro Lounge 218 Travis St., 713-225-8079
This Easter, Hearsay Gastro Lounge will offer Easter brunch and dinner featuring classic dishes from the restaurant. Enjoy grilled chicken with a fig spread, Brussels sprouts, warm brie, ciabatta and rosemary frites, or sweet and savory chicken and waffles with scrambled eggs. Pair it all with bottomless mimosas or a "Pink Delicious," gin with St. Germaine, grapefruit and champagne.
Mark's American Cuisine 1685 Westheimer, 713-523-3800
Mark's American Cuisine will offer a special three-course Easter brunch on Sunday during three seatings -- 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., 12 p.m. until 1 p.m., and 2 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. The Easter Brunch costs $64.95 per adult and $28.95 for a three-course kids' menu.
From 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., Max's Wine Dive on Washington Avenue will offer a special brunch, and from 4:30 p.m. until midnight the restaurant and bar will serve a special Easter dinner. Make reservations early to enjoy special entrees and plates, including the Rabbit Mole.
The new Fairview location will serve its regular brunch menu from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., and will also serve a "Flowmosa," cold-pressed juices from Max's Wine Dive's sister concept, Flow Juice Bar.
The Melting Pot will offer a special on the four-course experience this Easter.
Photo by Minh T. Truong
The Melting Pot 6100 Westheimer Rd., Ste. 146, 713-532-5011
Choose from three menus featuring four courses of fondue at The Melting Pot on Sunday, April 20, from noon until 3:30 p.m. Each menu experience includes cheese, salads, entrée and one chocolate fondue. For $32.95 enjoy a land and sea four-course fondue menu featuring filet mignon, herb-crusted chicken and Pacific white shrimp; for $34.95 feast on the classic four-course menu featuring Angus Beef sirloin, Memphis-style BBQ pork medallions, Pacific white shrimp, herb-crusted chicken and teriyaki-marinated sirloin; and for $42.50 enjoy filet mignon, lobster tail, chicken, Pacific white shrimp and wild mushroom sacchetti in the Fondue Delight option.
Monarch at Hotel Zaza 5701 Main St., 713-527-1800
Monarch at Hotel Zaza will serve a special Easter brunch for $65 per adult and $20 per child under 12. Begin with an assortment of pastries, followed by a starter of crepes with Louisiana crawfish tails, cream, cognac, cayenne and tomatoes; shrimp and fish ceviche with avocado, cabbage and mango crema; or lamb lollipops with a horseradish dipping sauce. Next, enjoy either gazpacho soup or a wedge salad with tomatoes, radishes, bacon crumbled, blue cheese and Ranch dressing. Feast on a rabbit confit pot pie in a delicate puff pastry, chilaquiles with black bean refritos, shredded chicken, eggs and queso fresco, or a simple eggs Florentine for the main entrée. Children choose from buttermilk pancakes, scrambled eggs with bacon, toast and roasted potatoes, or Brioche French toast. Dessert options include carrot cake, coconut cream pie and lemon cheesecake.
Mr. Peeples 1911 Bagby, 713-652-0711
From 11 a.m. until 6 p.m., Mr. Peeples will serve an Easter Brunch buffet for $50 per adult and $20 per child 12 and under. Fill up your plates with prime rib and duck breast from the carving stations, shrimp oysters and crab cakes from the raw bar, and make your own omelette at the omelette station. Make sure to grab some tasty treats from Chef Johnny's Dessert Bar.
Perry's Steakhouse & Grille 9827 Katy Freeway, 832-358-9000 9730 Cypresswood, 281-970-5999 487 Bay Area Blvd., 281-286-8800 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Ste. Q100, Katy, 281-347-3600 2115 Town Square Place, Sugar Land, 281-565-2727 6700 Woodlands Pkwy, The Woodlands, 281-362-0569
Each Perry's Steakhouse & Grille location will open early at 11 a.m. on Easter Sunday, and will begin serving its Easter Dinner special at 4 p.m., which includes any salad of your choice, Perry's Famous Pork Chop and a trio of desserts for $24.95 per person.
Take the whole family to Post Oak Grill on Easter Sunday for a special brunch from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. The brunch includes various salad stations serving a baby blue spinach salad, seafood ceviche, apple smoked Alaskan salmon with crispy bagels, as well as carving stations with roasted leg of lamb, glazed ham and roasted beef tenderloin. Post Oak Grill will also serve hot breakfast and lunch items like baked pork loin medallions, salmon-infused Eggs Benedict and seafood paella. Desserts include German chocolate cake, a decadent English trifle and grilled pineapple banana bread pudding served with white chocolate and fresh homemade croissants.
Ristorante Cavour at the Hotel Granduca 1080 Uptown Park Blvd., 713-418-1000
Ristorante Cavour will offer a special Easter brunch featuring a buffet of Eggs Benedict, omelettes, waffles, meat carving stations, stuffed artichokes, Swiss chard and ricotta quiche, smoked salmon, cheese boards, bruschetta, parfaits, crepes much more for $75 per adult and $35 for children ages 5-12. Libations of Rossini, bellinis, mimosas, sangria, Prosecco and Rosé Prosecco are included.
Sambuca 909 Texas Ave., 713-224-5299
Sambuca will offer an Easter Brunch with live music on Easter Sunday, including waffles, Eggs Benedict, pancakes, breakfast pastries, grilled Mahi-Mahi, prosciutto-stuffed chicken and an array of deserts. This Easter Brunch costs $32.95 for adults and $9.95 for children 12 and under, and is offered at three seating times: 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m. and 1:45 p.m.
Sorrel Urban Bistro 2202 West Alabama, 713-677-0391
From 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., Sorrel Urban Bistro will serve Easter brunch featuring cold-water lobster cake Benedict, herb biscuits with duck gravy and apple-smoked bacon with eggs, and dried cherry bread pudding French toast served with sautéed maple pears. Lunch and dinner will be offered until 8 p.m. and include options such as torchon of Muscovy duck foie gras, Karbach beer-braised lamb shanks, and pan-seared Gulf snapper with spinach gnocchi, braised tomatoes and olives. Dessert options include gluten-free chocolate torte, pistachio semi freddo milkshake with peanut butter cookies, and a trio of Cloud 10 Creamery ice cream.
The Kings Harbor location will serve an Easter Brunch from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. for $29.99 per adult and $17.99 for children 12 and under (kids 5 and under eat for free). The buffet includes items such as jalapeno and goat cheese grits, Cajun fries, twice-baked mac and cheese, herb crusted prime rib and Crème brulee French toast. Dessert options include baked apple bread pudding, miniature pies and tarts, and Nutella brownie bites.
The Uptown Park Tasting Room location will serve an Easter Brunch from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. for $34.95 per adult and $14.95 per child 17 and under. The menu includes various hot buffet stations serving buttermilk biscuits, spicy fried chicken fingerlings, Cajun sausage cornbread and crawfish jambalaya, as well as other stations serving smoked salmon, cured meats, Belgium waffles and Cajun baked ham. Top it all off with Creole bread pudding, pies, cakes, cookies and an assortment of miniature dessert shots.
The City Centre location will serve Easter Brunch from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. with mimosas, classic brunch dishes like shrimp and grits, chicken and biscuits, lemon ricotta pancakes and crème brulee-battered French toast. This location will also serve Easter brunch specials, including braised lamb shank with creamy polenta and spring vegetables, and Creole Eggs Benedict served with house-made biscuits, grilled tomatoes, Andouille sausage and a Creole mustard Hollandaise.
Start off Easter with a morning crepe from Sale-Sucre.
Photo by Molly Dunn
Sale-Sucre 2916 White Oak, 713-623-1406
Sale-Sucre will host a special Easter Brunch from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 19, and Sunday, April 20. The menu includes a salad with cantaloupe, watermelon, goat cheese, basil and a balsamic dressing for $8, as well as a variety of crepes,: a tuna crepe; morning crepe with ham, mushrooms, scrambled eggs, cheese and onions; spinach and smoked salmon crepe; a vegetarian crepe with the fresh vegetables of the day; and a crepe fermiere with a bechamel sauce, potatoes, sausage, cheese and onions. Order a croque madame or Eggs Benedict for a more filling brunch, or choose from the various entrees including a steak tartare, pan-cooked curry shrimp, and an almond crusted trout. Cap it all off with a crème brulee, chocolate mousse or crepe stuffed with Nutella, or chocolate and topped with strawberries and whipped cream.
Each Tradicao Brazilian Steakhouse location will offer a special Easter lunch featuring selections from 14 grilled meats and seafood, the salad bar and sides for $38 per person.
Up 3995 Westheimer, 713-640-5416
Up will serve an Easter Day Brunch featuring family-style appetizers of truffle mac and cheese, house-cured dill Scottish salmon with roasted fingerling potatoes and a mustard aioli, Andalusian gazpacho and a Caesar salad. Choose one entrée from three options of a lobster salad prepared with pickled carrots and cucumbers, sun-dried tomatoes, and green olives; Tandoori-spiced Scottish salmon served with quinoa, tomatoes, cucumber, fennel, baby artichokes and Kalamata olives; or slow-cooked spring leg of lamb with roasted fingerling potatoes, sweet baby carrots and snap peas. Choose your sweet treat from a buffet of various desserts. This brunch costs $45 per adult and $20 per child 12 years and under. There are two seatings, one at 11:30 a.m., and the other at 1:30 p.m.
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar 2405 W. Alabama St., 713-520-5959 1201 Lake Woodlands Dr., Ste. 305, The Woodlands, 281-362-0103 788 W. Sam Houston Parkway N., 713-827-1120
Fleming's will host a special three-course Easter brunch for $39.95 per guest from 10:30 a.m. until
3 p.m. 2 p.m. Begin with an appetizer of either lobster bisque, a Caesar salad or fruit, followed by an entree of Prime Rib with a trio of sauces, Eggs Benedict, Prime Rib Hash or a baked Brioche French toast with vanilla and orange custard. Side options include summer squash gratin or smashed O'Brien potatoes. End your meal on a sweet note with white chocolate bread pudding, cheesecake or walnut turtle pie. A children's menu is available for $18.95 for children under 12. Each party will receive a $25 dining gift card as well.
Boardwalk FantaSea Yacht Charters 8 Kemah Rail Rd, Kemah, 281-538-9600
Why not take a cruise this Easter? Rather than sitting inside a restaurant, hop aboard the Easter Buffet Cruise from Boardwalk FantaSea Yacht Charters. The ship will depart at 1 p.m. and for the next two and a half hours you and your family will cruise around Clear Lake, Kemah and Galveston Bay while enjoying an Easter meal of a spinach salad with pears, tomatoes, gorgonzola and a sherry balsamic vinaigrette; beef tenderloin and Romano chicken with garlic mashed potatoes; pasta with Alfredo sauce; and green beans with red bell peppers and onions. End the meal with fruit and mini desserts. Children can visit the Easter Bunny, too. Tickets for the cruise cost $79.99 for adults, $39.99 for children 12 and under, $74.99 for seniors (55 years and older), and $71.99 for military.
Haven 2502 Algerian Way, 713-581-6101
Haven will serve an Easter brunch from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. for $45 per adult and $15 per child. Feast on chicken and waffles, seafood gumbo and brioche French toast for appetizers, followed by main courses of grilled Gulf fish and shrimp, Eggs Broussard with a tasso ham puff pastry, or braised and pulled lamb shank with a toasted English muffin and sunny-side up egg. Desserts include chocolate ice box pie, coconut tres leches bread pudding, vanilla bean pound cake, buttermilk pecan layer cake and ambrosia with oranges, grapefruit, strawberries, lemon curd, pecans, coconut and sorbet.
MKT Bar 1001 Austin, 832-360-2222
From 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 19, and Sunday, April 20, MKT Bar, inside the downtown Phoenicia Specialty Foods, will serve an Easter brunch. Menu items include pecan praline waffles topped with fresh peaches and whipped cream, fried catfish with jalapeno grits and a seafood frittata with shrimp, crab, tomatoes and artichoke hearts. Pair any of these dishes with one of the four special cocktails, including the raspberry MKT mojito with raspberry simple syrup with mint, apple juice and the house rosé.
Line & Lariat 220 Main, 713-224-4266
Line & Lariat, inside Hotel ICON, will serve a brunch buffet from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Sunday for $65 per adult and $20 per child ages 8-12. The buffet will include omelettes, waffles, pastries and fruits, among many other items; there will also be bottomless mimosas and sangria for the adults. Children can participate in an Easter egg hunt as well.
ARA Restaurant 2222 West Loop South, 713-627-7600
The ARA Restaurant, located inside Royal Sonseta Hotel, will serve an Easter brunch buffet for $48 per adult, $40 per senior and $20 per child ages 5-12; the meal is complimentary for children under 5. Fill up your plates with starter options like peach-stuffed French toast or a citrus lobster salad, followed by entree options like roasted duck breast, dry-aged pork chops with potato galette or cedar plank-roasted Scottish salmon. Dessert options include crème brulee, tres leches, raspberry and black currant cheesecake, a strawberry tart and a chocolate dome.
Sparrow Bar + Cookshop 3701 Travis, 713-524-6922
This Easter, Sparrow Bar + Cookshop will offer a three-course prix fixe menu for $35 per adult (children may dine off of the special kids' menu for $15). The a la carte menu is available as well. Executive chef Monica Pope will serve items like avocado sashimi with almond sambai, Eggs Benedict with rib-eye spinalis steak and a bacon scone, and carrot cake with Skyr, unfiltered honey and caramelized pineapple.
Triniti 2815 S Shepherd, 713-527-9090
Feast on the four-course Easter brunch menu at Triniti for $65 per person. The menu is offered from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. and includes dishes like a foie gras breakfast featuring an English muffin with blackberry jam, duck prosciutto and a quail egg, as well as a corn souffle served with smoked oyster. Top it all off with an apple crisp a la mode. Make cookies with the kids from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday for $12. Each cookie set is designed by Triniti's pastry chef Samantha Mendoza and comes with six Easter-themed sugar cookies and three icings for decoration.
Hubbell & Hudson Bistro 24 Waterway, 281-203-5641
For $49 per person, you and your family can enjoy a four-course Easter brunch featuring starter options like lobster bisque or sticky buns with toasted pecans, caramel sauce and a Chantilly cream. Entree options include chicken and waffles, and pecan-smoked salmon with eggs. The meal concludes with sugary treats like fried apple pie, lemon pudding cake and smoked chocolate s'mores.
RA Sushi 3908 Westheimer, 713-621-5800 799 Town & Country Boulevard, 713-331-2792
Each RA Sushi location will offer dining specials on Sunday, April 20, from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m. Food specials like spicy sesame chicken wings and various sushi rolls range from $2.25 to $7.25, and drink specials for wine, beer and cocktails range from $3 to $7.
Sullivan's Steakhouse 4608 Westheimer, 713-961-0333
For $36 per person, Sullivan's Steakhouse will serve a starter, entree and dessert for each person during its Easter brunch from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Begin with savory options like a Caesar salad or shrimp and lobster bisque, or enjoy a sweet treat like the seasonal fruit parfait with Greek yogurt and granola. Enjoy options like Eggs Benedict, roasted balsamic chicken and lobster-stuffed shrimp for your entree, followed by warm chocolate cake or bananas foster bread pudding for dessert. A children's menu is available for $7.
Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House 5601 Westheimer, 713-355-2600
Del Frisco's will serve an Easter brunch from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. for $45 per person, which includes a starter, entree and dessert. Begin with shrimp cocktail or a beefsteak tomatoes and onions salad, followed by filet mignon Benedict, shrimp and grits, or French toast stuffed with banana and mascarpone. Finish the meal with cheesecake or chocolate mousse. A children's menu is available for $10.
Del Frisco's Grille 2800 Kirby, 832-623-6168
Del Frisco's Grille will serve its regular weekend brunch menu on Easter unday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Enjoy lemon-blueberry pancakes, crab cake Benedict, a croque madame or chicken fried steak and eggs paired with a mimosa, white sangria, screwdriver or a build-your-own Bloody Mary.
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