Where to Dine in Houston This Easter Sunday, 2016

Start your holiday with State of Grace's Gulf Shrimp Benedict.EXPAND
Start your holiday with State of Grace's Gulf Shrimp Benedict.
Photo by Julie Soefer Photography

From bunny breakfasts and classic buffet brunches to elegant meals featuring egg hunts and live jazz, here's where to eat in Houston this Easter:

024 Grille
945 North Gessner, 281-501-4350

On Easter Sunday, enjoy a festive brunch featuring breakfast and lunch fare, holiday favorites, and desserts. Brunch will be offered in two seatings: an early one from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. ($50 per adult, $20 for children up to 13, free for children three and under, plus 20 percent service charge); and a brunch seating from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ($55 per adult, $25 for children up to 13, free for children three and under, plus 20 percent service charge).

51fifteen Restaurant & Lounge
5115 Westheimer, 713-963-8067

From 11am-4pm, 51Fifteen Restaurant & Lounge will offer an elegant Easter Brunch Buffet, featuring carving, omelet, seafood and dessert stations in addition to your favorite traditional breakfast fare. And don't forget the brunch cocktails, including Bloody Mary's, mojitos, sangria and mimosas. To add a little festiveness, the Charlie Perez Trio will perform as our dining soundtrack for the special day. Cost is $39.95 for adults, $24.95 for youth 6-12 years, and $10.95 for children age 3-5.

Arnaldo Richards’ Picos
3601 Kirby, 832-831-9940

Enjoy a Grand Easter Brunch, where dishes will include traditional favorites like Mole Coloradito (lamb stewed in red Oaxacan Mole), Carne Guisada Estilo Norton (slow roasted savory beef), Mahi Mahi Maquechoux (blackened mahi mahi over chorizo corn maquechoux) and Chilaquiles Verdes (tortilla strips with melted cheese and pulled chicken with a green tomatillo sauce). There will also be a carving station with roasted lamb and tenderloin and a 28 foot long dessert bar with Mexican pastries, cookies, cakes, flan, churros and Arroz Con Leche (rice pudding garnished with cinnamon and raisins). And in celebration of National Paella Day, you’ll find a huge 54-inch pan paella. Cost is $39 per person, $29 for seniors, and $18 for kids. Kids ages 6 and under eat free.

Artisans Restaurant
3201 Louisiana, 713-529-9111
 
Let the family dress up in their Easter best and enjoy an extravagant five-course menu. The restaurant will be serving Easter brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $95 per person.

Aura Brasserie
15977 City Walk, 281-403-2872

Enjoy prix fixe three-course Easter Sunday brunch, featuring dishes such as shrimp beignets, candied pork belly and crisp pork dumplings, flounder ceviche, duo of salmon and sea bass, mustard-crusted rack of lamb, and crème brûlée. Cost is $44.95 per person, with a $15 kid’s menu available for children under 12. Reservations are available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Backstreet Cafe
1103 South Shepherd 713-521-2239

Hit this charming restaurant for a special three-course menu featuring oyster chowder, braised lamb shank with spring risotto, and strawberry rhubarb crisp, among other choices. Brunch will be offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $48 per person ($15 per child age ten and under) plus beverage, tax and gratuity. The day also features live jazz by Bob Chadwick and an Easter egg hunt for the children.

Bistro Provence
13616 Memorial, 713-827-8008 

From 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the authentic French restaurant will be offering a three-course, multi-choice Easter brunch menu for $44 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Expect delicious treats like vichyssoise, smoked salmon eggs Benedict, petit filet mignon béarnaise, and chocolate and orange mousse.

Brady's Landing
8505 Cypress, 713-928-9921

Gather with your family and friends for an Easter feast, available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The bountiful buffet features everything from eggs Benedict and French toast to peel-and-eat shrimp and carved leg of lamb. Plus, there’s complimentary bubbles, kids' Easter craft baskets, and a Bloody Mary bar. Cost is $42.95 per adult, $40.95 per senior and $20.95 per child.

Brennan's of Houston
3300 Smith St, 713-522-9711

On Easter Sunday, enjoy an elegant three-course brunch ($56 per person) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Get an amuse-bouche of a crawfish boil deviled egg before feasting on dishes such as Creole smoked salmon, shrimp and goat cheese grits, oak-grilled filet mignon, and Southern pecan pie. But if you can't make it on Sunday, you can bring the kiddies to Brennan’s for brunch with the Easter Bunny, offered from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, March 25. The day includes photo ops with the bunny, live bunnies on the patio, Easter goodies, and brunch favorites, including a biscuit, muffin, choice of starter, entrée and dessert.

Cadillac Bar
1802 Shepherd, 713-862-2020

The Cadillac Bar is hosting an Easter Brunch from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. With over 60 dishes to choose from – including an omelet station, eggs benedict, an enchilada station, pastas, tacos, honey-glazed ham, and desserts galore – there is sure to be something for everyone. Cost is $26.99 for adults, $16.99 for seniors, and $10.99 for children.

Caracol Restaurant – Coastal Mexican Kitchen
2200 Post Oak #160, 713-622-9996

¡Feliz día de Pascua! Celebrate Easter with a Sunday brunch buffet, featuring an array of antojitos from the comal, marinated vegetable salads, chicharrones stews, enchiladas (fish or shrimp), seafood-stuffed poblanos, empanadas and rotating egg dishes including chilaquiles with eggs, migas, huevos a la Mexicana, tostadas de chorizo con huevo, chile rellenos con huevo, chorizo y papas, cocteles and ceviches. Just save room for dessert, as pastry chef Ruben Ortega will prepare a bountiful arrangement of traditional Mexican fresh baked breads, cookies, candies and pastries. Easter brunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and is $45 per adult and $15 per child, plus tax and gratuity. Live music by Ikaru.

The Dunlavy  
3422 Allen Pkwy, 844-386-5289

Enjoy an excellent brunch buffet overlooking the picturesque Buffalo Bayou at the Kitchen at The Dunlavy. Brunch buffet items will include a Soup and Salad station featuring dishes such as Tuscan Kale Salad and Carrot Salad with poppy seed dressing and granola crunch; a Breakfast Station ranging from a Biscuit Benedict to Waffles with honey butter to Eggs Florentine; a Savory Station with Chicken Marbella to Trout Almandine to Turkey Enchiladas; a Carving Station including prime rib roast and rotisserie leg of lamb; and a Dessert Station. Reservations are required and will begin from 10 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. Price will include the first mimosa on the house and will be $85 for adults and $25 for kids under 12.

Eddie V's Prime Seafood  
CityCentre: 12848 Queensbury, 832-200-2380
West Ave: 2800 Kirby, 713-874-1800

Both locations will be serving Easter Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m, featuring a pre-fixe Easter menu for $49/adult and $15/child. Enjoy cinnamon rolls to share, then choose from dishes such as a Deviled Egg Trio, Fried Green Tomatoes, Lobster Quiche Florentine, Shrimp & Grits, Pan-Seared Steak & Eggs, and Bananas Foster Cake. The children’s menu features dishes such as Crispy Chicken Fingers and Scrambled Eggs & Cheese with bacon. The restaurants will be open until 8 p.m., with the full dinner and children’s menu also available.

Etoile Cuisine et Bar
1101 Uptown Park, 832-668-5808

Visit Etoile Cuisine et Bar on Easter Sunday for a delectable brunch with dishes like Salmon Rôti (seared salmon, spring vegetables, butternut squash mousseline, lemongrass beurre blanc), Cuisse de Canard Confites aux Lentilles (duck leg confit, lentils, fried brussel sprouts) and Steak à Cheval Béarnaise (flat iron steak, béarnaise sauce, poached egg, fingerling potatoes, vegetables. Cost is $48 per person.

Fratelli's Ristorante 
1330 Wirt, 713-263-0022

Enjoy an Easter Sunday Champagne Brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $19.95 per adult and $8.95 per child.

Harold’s Restaurant, Bar & Terrace  
350 W. 19th, 713-360-6204

Harold’s will be serving up a $45 four-course brunch from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. For the 21+ crowd, guests will be treated to a complimentary mimosa upon arrival, followed by a first course of beignet nuggets for the table to enjoy before the rest of their food arrives. Highlights from Chef Antoine Ware’s Easter menu include a Sweet Potato Lamb Hash with smoked Black Hill lamb, tossed with Atkinson Farms roasted sweet potatoes and a crispy poached duck egg.

Holley’s Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar
3201 Louisiana #101; 713-491-2222

A soulful prix-fixe Easter brunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Start with a house-cured salmon lagniappe, then choose from appetizers such as Moroccan lamb samosas, NOLA-style roasted oyters, and miso-glazed pork ribs before moving on to the big guns. Creole crawfish nantua, fried cornish hen, and seafood Spanish tortilla are just some of the highlights. Finish your meal off with some “down south” coconut cake or apple pie bread pudding. Cost is $50 per adult and $25 per child.

Hugo’s
1600 Westheimer, 713-524-7744

The popular restaurant will offer an overflowing Easter Brunch Buffet from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dishes include traditional Mexican dishes, hot and cold, and a mouthwatering dessert station. Cost is $42 per person ($15 for children age ten and under), plus tax & gratuity. Live music by Viento.

Kata Robata Sushi & Grill
3600 Kirby, 713-526-8858

Sushi lovers can celebrate the day at Kata Robata. The restaurant will be open from noon to 11 p.m. on Easter Sunday serving their “regular menu” and, as with all Sundays, serving their happy hour menu from noon to 5 p.m.

Kenny & Ziggy's
2327 Post Oak, 713-871-8883

The whole family can enjoy a relaxed Easter breakfast, lunch or dinner in Kenny & Ziggy’s comfortable, casual and vibrant atmosphere. Try their house specialties including sky-scraping sandwiches, filled with a variety of traditional deli favorites; stuffed cabbage served in a sweet & sour sauce; Hungarian goulash; chicken soup; homemade cheese blintzes, served with strawberry or blueberry preserves;  noodle kugel; and world’s largest éclair.

Kiran's
4100 Westheimer, 713-960-8472
Join Kiran’s for an eclectic Indian-style Easter brunch buffet ($55 per adult, $25 per child 12 and under, with children under 5 free) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Guests will be able to choose from a variety of delicious items including Sweet & Savory Crepes, Chicken Tikka Masala, Vindaloo & Garlic Mushrooms and Goanese Cod Curry. For dessert, enjoy Carrot cupcakes with Cream Cheese & Ginger Icing, Tiramisu, Pistachio Kheer and more. There will even be special offerings for kids, such as Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches, Mac n’ Cheese and Sliders.

La Table 
1800 Post Oak, 713-439-1000

Enjoy an elegant Easter brunch from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m for $59 per adult and $29 per child. Start with family-style breakfast stuffs at the table before hitting up the buffet, featuring carving stations, a raw bar, pastry corner, cold cut and bread bar, and salad display.

Le Mistral 
1400 Eldridge, 832-379-8322

Enjoy an elegant three-course (plus amuse-bouche) Easter brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $65 per person. Choices include lobster bisque cappuccino, a duo of lamb leg and rack with black garlic au jus, and a dark chocolate and pistachio crème anglaise dessert.

Mark’s American Cuisine  
1658 Westheimer, 713-523-3800

One of the city’s best known and most acclaimed chefs, owner Mark Cox, has created a show-stopping, prix-fixe menu this Easter Sunday. The restaurant will open its doors from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. (last seating will be at 2 p.m.), offering a three-course brunch with several items for each course to choose from, including beef short rib steak and eggs, a duo of smoked shrimp and salmon, and French toast with grilled pork chop. The cost of brunch is $64.95 per adult and $18.95 per child, plus tax and gratuity. The special prize is that Easter Sunday also marks the beginning of Sunday brunch every Sunday.

Max’s Wine Dive - Fairview
214 Fairview, 713-528-9200

The Fairview location will offer its regular brunch menu in addition to specials including green eggs and lamb, and steak, chicken-fried lobster and eggs.

Max’s Wine Dive - Washington
4720 Washington, 713-880-8737

The Washington location will be offering its regular brunch menu full of mimosas by the glass or carafe, Hong Kong French toast, fried egg sandwiches and fried chicken.

Omni Houston Hotel  
4 Riverway Houston, 713-871-8181

Enjoy a family-friendly Easter brunch from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. In addition to all of the usual early morning suspects, a few menu items that will be featured include prime rib of beef with Syrah-pear jus and horseradish crème; bacon marmalade Dr Pepper pork leg with braised cabbage and pineapple compote; and bourbon glazed Atlantic salmon roasted on cedar. Brunch will also include a children’s menu. Cost is $72 per adult, $32 for children age six to 12, and free for children five and under.

Ouisie’s Table
3939 San Felipe, 713-528-2264

The Southern eclectic style that has always defined the foods at Ouisie’s Table will be showcased in style this Easter Sunday, when the restaurant presents a special holiday brunch menu of old favorites and new creations. The specially created à la carte menu offers an array of soups, appetizers, salads, egg dishes, pastas and meats. There will also be an extensive dessert tray to choose from. Among the special dishes are andouille sausage and chicken gumbo, rainbow trout à la Francesca, waffles and country fried chicken with fried egg and kefta tagine with sunny-side up eggs. Easter brunch hours are 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Post Oak Grill  
1415 S. Post Oak, 713-993-9966

Enjoy a family-friendly Easter brunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Highlights include a roasted leg of lamb carving station, made to order omelets, kids menu, and hot station featuring things like seafood paella, lemon pepper chicken and eggs Benedict. 

Prego
2520 Amherst, 713-529-2420

Prego will be open for brunch and dinner on Easter offering its Sunday brunch fixed-price, three-course menu, which is $25 plus tax and gratuity, plus daily specials like lamb osso bucco. An à la carte menu, children’s menu and vegetarian/gluten-free menu will also be available.

Quattro - Four Seasons Hotel Houston
1300 Lamar, 713-650-1300

This family-friendly Easter celebration will feature more than 70 different menu items, along with complimentary valet parking at the Four Seasons for $95 per person. While the youngsters express themselves in the arts and crafts area decorating Easter eggs, adults can relax with free-flowing mimosas and Bloody Marys. Brunch will be offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Rainbow Lodge
2011 Ella, 713-861-8666
 
Hit the beautifully rustic lodge for a Gulf-inspired three-course Easter Sunday feast for $55 per person. Brunch reservations are available from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dinner service runs 5 p.m. through 8 p.m. and includes Sunday Supper and half-price wines. Kids can explore the patio and lawn area for scattered Easter eggs while the adults celebrate with border palomas, bellinis and Texas Bloody Marys.

Sonoma Retail Wine Bar & Restaurant in the Heights
801 Studewood, 713-864-9463

Celebrate Easter with a brunch or dinner at this wine bistro, open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

State of Grace  
3258 Westheimer, 832-942-5080

Ford Fry’s stunner recently started serving brunch on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and will be open on Easter Sunday. Enjoy mouthwatering dishes like chicken-fried chicken (with sausage gravy, two eggs fried over easy and a butter biscuit), crawfish enchiladas (with a fried egg and beans) and eggs en cocotte (with cured steelhead, spring peas, asparagus, young artichokes and toast). 

The Tasting Room - CityCentre
818 Town and Country, 281-822-1500 

The Tasting Room - CityCentre’s buffet will be full of breakfast and lunch favorites including a waffle station, an omelette station and a Bloody Mary bar full of fixin’s. Cost is $29.95 per adult and $14.95 for kids 12 and under, with the Bloody Mary bar costing $8 per Tito's cocktail.

The Tasting Room - Kingswood
1660 West Lake Houston, 281-361-0044

The Tasting Room - Kingwood will also be offering a brunch buffet in addition to special pricing on mimosas, Bloody Marys and infused cocktails. Cost is $29.99 per adult and $12.99 for kids 12 and under, with kids under 4 being free.

The Tasting Room - Uptown Park
1101-18 Uptown Park, 713-993-9800

The Tasting Room - Uptown Park’s Easter brunch buffet will include an omelette station, a carving station with leg of lamb and prime rib, and other brunch favorites. There will also be a mimosa bar and happy hour pricing on wines during brunch and live music. Cost is $39.99 per adult and $14.99 for kids 12 and under.

Triniti 
2815 S. Shepherd, 713-527-9090

With its casually sophisticated ambience that is bathed in beautiful daylight, a multi-course holiday menu with seasonal choices that fit both brunch and lunch moods, carafes of mimosas, and a children’s menu for the little ones, Triniti is a great choice for Easter with your family. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., enjoy dishes such as asparagus and crab bisque, foie gras ‘breakfast’ with cinnamon monkey bread, rabbit and dumplings, and salted caramel pot des crème. Cost is $75 per person, with a $10 children’s menu available.

The Tuck Room  
4444 Westheimer, 832-709-2146

This swanky restaurant and bar located inside iPic Theaters will be hosting an Easter brunch, complete with the Ultimate Bloody Mary Bar and a visit from the Hipster Bunny, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Union Kitchen
Bellaire: 4057 Bellaire, 713-661-0025
Memorial: 12538 Memorial, 713-360-2000
Kingwood: 23918 US-59, 832-644-9067

The Union Kitchen will be offering a special Easter menu on top of its existing brunch menu, as well. The Bellaire and Memorial locations will be featuring a Lobster and Lump Crab Benedict, an Oven Roasted Alaskan Halibut, a Stuffed Pork Loin, a Cinnamon Roll Waffle, just to name a few. For the Easter options, each featured dish will be available a la carte.

We will be updating this list throughout the weeks leading up to Easter. Please let us know if you'd like to be included at dish@houstonpress.com.


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