Where to Eat in Houston Easter 2015

Celebrate Easter with an elegant Creole-style affair at Brennan's.
Celebrate Easter with an elegant Creole-style affair at Brennan's.
Photo by Troy Fields

From bunny breakfasts, egg hunts, and 3-course meals featuring roasted racks of lamb to Mexican-style brunch buffets with live music and cocktails, here's where to eat this Easter in Houston:

Note: Don't forget to make your reservations quickly, as these spots are bound to fill up!

024 Grille 945 N. Gessner, 281-501-4350

On Saturday, March 28, gather the whole family and hippity hop over to 024 Grille for a delicious breakfast buffet featuring an Easter egg hunt, photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny, kids coloring craft station, gift bags for kids, and complimentary self-parking in the Westin Garage. Cost is $24 per adult, $14 for children 4 - 14, and free for children 3 and under. Seatings are available at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

On Easter Sunday, enjoy a festive brunch featuring breakfast and lunch fare, holiday favorites, desserts, and more ($55 per adult, $25 for children 4 - 14, free for children 3 and under).

Américas 2040 W. Gray, 832-200-1492 21 Waterway, 281-367-1492

Join both locations for an Easter Sunday brunch featuring Américas classics from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

An Easter Sunday brunch buffet ($39 per adult, $29 for seniors, $15 for children 6- 12) will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., alongside the breakfast and regular menu from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feast on regional Mexican dishes, including moles, barbacoa, pozoles, paellas, ceviches and more. Save room for the delicious dessert bar, which features flan, churros, and tres leches, in addition to a plethora of other sweets. There will also be Mexican hot chocolate at every table.

Artisans Restaurant 3201 Louisiana St, 713-529-9111

Let the family dress up in their Easter best and enjoy a five course menu on Easter Sunday. This elegant 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

This Sugar Land Town Square restaurant is offering an elegant 3-course prix-fixe Easter brunch ($39 per person) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feast on crab beignets, braised lamb shanks, blackberry cobbler and more.

Backstreet Cafe 1103 S. Shepherd 713-521-2239

This Easter, chef Hugo Ortega will be offering a special 3-course menu -- featuring oyster chowder, slow-cooked leg of lamb, strawberry rhubarb dumplings, and more -- from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $48 per person ($15 per child age 10 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

This Easter from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Bistro Provence, one of Houston's most authentic French restaurants, will be offering a three-course, multiple choice Easter lunch menu for $44 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Expect delicious treats like vichyssoise, smoked salmon eggs Benedict, petit filet mignon béarnaise, and more.

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

On Friday, April 3, bring the kiddies to Brennan's for brunch with the Easter Bunny, offered from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The meal includes a biscuit, muffin, choice of starter, entree and dessert ($30 for children, $45 for adults).

Then, on Easter Sunday, enjoy an elegant 3-course brunch ($56 per person) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feast on creole smoked salmon, shrimp and grits, filet mignon, pecan pie, bananas foster, and more.

Cadillac Bar 1802 Shepherd, 713-862-2020

Hop on over to the Cadillac Bar for an Easter brunch buffet from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Guests will have the opportunity to choose from a delicious array of eats, including eggs benny, beef empanadas, omlet, taco and pasta stations, a dessert bar, and more. The cost is 26.99 for adults, $16.99 for seniors, and $8.99 for children.

Caracol 2200 Post Oak #160, 713-622-9996

¡Feliz dia de Pascua! Join Caracol in celebrating the holiday with their Easter Sunday brunch buffet, featuring live music alongside chicharrones stew, enchiladas, chilaquiles, migas, ceviches, salads, plenty of seafood offerings, freshly baked desserts, and more. And to complement the food, there is an extensive menu of eye-opening cocktails for guests to choose from, as well as fresh-squeezed juices, flavorful Mexican coffee and hot chocolate. Brunch ($45 per adult and $15 per child, plus tax & gratuity) will be served from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Carmelo's 14795 Memorial Dr., 281-531-0696

Join Carmelo's for an Easter brunch featuring lobster bisque, beef stroganoff, osso bucco and more from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The adult brunch is $39.95 per person and children under 12 are $25, plus tax and gratuity.

Churrascos 2055 Westheimer, 713-527-8300; Multiple locations

Join all locations for an Easter Sunday brunch featuring Churrascos classics from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Danton's Gulf Coast Seafood Kitchen 4611 Montrose, 713-807-8883

This Cajun-Creole hot spot will be serving their regular menu along with brunch specials like eggs Benedict, French toast and migas from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Expect live blues and plenty of good times.

Eleven:Eleven Restaurant & Bar 607 W. Gray, 713-529-5881

Join this charming restaurant for an Easter brunch featuring all of your Eleven: Eleven favorites from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Federal Grill 510 Shepherd Dr, 713-863-7777

Join The Federal Grill for an Easter brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $42 per adult, $12 for children 10 and under.

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Hugo's authentic Mexican buffet brunch is the perfect way to celebrate Easter with your loved ones.
Hugo's authentic Mexican buffet brunch is the perfect way to celebrate Easter with your loved ones.
Photo by Mai Pham

Hugo's 1600 Westheimer, 713-524-7744

Hugo's legendary brunch buffet will be getting festive this Easter Sunday. From 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., feast on Mexican dishes, hot and cold, and a mouthwatering dessert station. Cost is $42 per person ($15 for children age 10 and under), plus tax & gratuity. Live music by Viento.

Hyatt Market Street, The Woodlands - Market Street Kitchen 9595 Six Pines, 281-203-5005

Enjoy an extensive buffet -- featuring smoked Scottish salmon, buttermilk biscuits and gravy, rosemary leg of lamb, and more -- in addition to a visit from Peter Cottontail, with seating reservations at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. The cost is $58 per person for adults and includes bottomless mimosas (bottomless, build your own Bloody Mary's are an additional $15 per person). A special kid's menu is $25 per child and offers items ranging from chicken tenders to corn dog nuggets, french fries and macaroni & cheese. Children under 5 are complimentary.

Jonathan's The Rub 9061 Gaylord, 713-465-8200

Though the restaurant is typically closed on Sundays, Jonathan's The Rub will be opening its doors for a special Easter Sunday brunch. The menu will feature Jonathan's take on traditional breakfast favorites including; chicken and waffles, challah French toast, biscuits and gravy and much more. For guests looking for more than breakfast, they will also be able to choose from a selection of steaks, burgers, and other Jonathan's The Rub classics. Reservations are available from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. They will also be serving mimosas, so BYOB will not be an option.

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

Kata Robata will be open from noon to 11 p.m. on Easter Sunday.

Kiran's 4100 Westheimer, 713-960-8472

Join Kiran's for an eclectic Easter brunch buffet ($55 per adult, $25 per child with children under 4 free) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feast on Indian street foods, whole wheat waffles, slow-cooked lamb shank, saffron rice, carrot cake cupcakes, and more. A younger children's buffet featuring fruit skewers, pb&j and egg salad sandwiches, pasta, and hand-cut fries will also be available.

Line & Lariat 220 Main, 832-667-4470

Line & Lariat will be hosting an Easter Sunday brunch buffet from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Get your fill at the omelet, waffle, carving, salad and seafood stations and save room for an assortment of fresh fruit, pastries and desserts. The brunch is priced at $65 for adults and $32 for children ages 6-12. Children 5 and under dine free.

L'Olivier Restaurant & Bar 240 Westheimer, 713-360-6313

Bring the family to L'Olivier for an Easter brunch featuring an egg hunt for the kids. The 3-course meal is $45 per person, with a $15 children's meal available.

MKT Bar 1001 Austin, 832-360-2222

Beginning Friday, April 3, Phoenicia Specialty Foods & MKT BAR will be offering yummy Easter food specials and holiday-themed treats all weekend long. Highlights from the menu include braised leg of lamb, smoked salmon pizza, and challah French toast alongside MKT Bar brunch favorites. Toast the occasion with a refreshing pomegranate mimosa, sake bloody Mary or a bottle of bubbly, complete with live music on Sunday. Then get hopping on your Easter shopping at Phoenicia Specialty Foods.

Mockingbird Bistro Wine Bar 1985 Welch St, 713-533-0200

This Easter from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., chef John Sheely is offering a 3-course prix fixe brunch for $65 per person and $25 for children (ages 12 and under). Choose from dishes like Maine lobster bisque, spring risotto, slow-braised short rib, crawfish frittata, and more. Just don't forget to save room for the trio of desserts: a caramel apple bread pudding, flourless chocolate truffle, and luscious lemon tart.

Moody Gardens Hotel, The Garden Restaurant 7 Hope, 409-683-4466

Galveston residents and visitors are invited to spend Easter Sunday at Moody Gardens for Easter in the Gardens. Beginning at 11 a.m., families can participate in a plethora of free activities for this exciting spring holiday event. In addition to all of the activity outdoors, guests can enjoy a delicious meal at the Easter Sunday buffet in both the Garden Restaurant and Moody Gardens Hotel from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Prices for the Garden Restaurant are $26.95 for adults, $19.95 for seniors, $12.95 for children ages 5 through 12 and free for children ages 4 and under. Moody Gardens Hotel prices are $48.95 for adults, $38.95 for seniors, $24.95 for children ages 4 through 12 and free for children 3 and younger.

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

This upscale Southern restaurant has created a special Easter brunch menu of old favorites and new creations, which will be offered from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Easter Sunday.

Prego 2520 Amherst, 713-529-2420

Prego will be open for brunch and dinner on Easter, offering both their regular menu and off-the-menu daily specials. Children's menu and vegetarian/gluten-free menu also available.

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

In addition to a 70+ item holiday brunch buffet, Quattro's Easter Sunday extravaganza features appearances by the Easter bunny, craft and egg painting stations, story-telling, and fun for the whole family. Feast on things like leg of lamb, sous vide caviar eggs, pasta stations, kids stations, dessert, and more. The cost is $92 per adult, $39 per child (ages 6 - 12), and complimentary for children ages 5 and under.

Radio Milano 800 Sorella Court, 713-827-3545

From 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., feast on a brunch buffet ($30 per adult, $15 per child) including everything from pasta, egg, carving and salad stations to dishes like striped bass, roasted rib-eye in barolo sauce, and chicken parmesan. In addition to brunch, there will be an Easter egg hunt that will appeal to all ages with treats ranging from candy to gift cards. The brunch buffet and Easter festivities are priced at $30 for adults and $15 for children.

Rainbow Lodge 2011 Ella Blvd, 713-861-8666

Enjoy a Gulf-inspired 3-course Easter Sunday brunch for $49 per person from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ristorante Cavour 1080 Uptown Park Blvd, 713-418-1000

Indulge in an elaborate and elegant Easter buffet ($85 per person, $40 for children 5 - 12) featuring bellinis, create-your-own omelets, crepes and parfaits, made to order pastas and risottos, carving stations; fresh salads, a raw bar and seafood selections, a world-class dessert bar; and a whole more. Kids will love the macaroni and cheese, chicken tenders and chocolate chip pancakes.

Royal Sonesta Houston 2222 West Loop South, 713-627-7600

Enjoy an elegant Easter brunch buffet ($56 per adult, $48 for seniors, $20 for children age 6 - 12), featuring starters from the dramatic "appetizer wall", a salad and bread shelf, as well as the seafood, carving and omelet stations. Finish your meal on a sweet note with an assortment of mini desserts, fruit tarts and cakes. A special kid's buffet will also be available and will include chicken tenders, mac & cheese and mini pizzas. The price incorporates a mimosa upon arrival for adults, as well as live music and children's entertainment.

Rudi Lechner's Restaurant and Bar 2503 S. Gessner, 713-782-1180

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., enjoy a German-style buffet with Texas flair, featuring assorted salads, fruit, herring, shrimp and pâté and main dishes like eggs Benedict, bratwurst, goulash, apple strudel, and more. The brunch is $32.95 per adult and $12.95 for children 10 and under.

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

This Easter, Sonoma will be open extended hours featuring brunch favorites. Join for brunch or dinner from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Syvlia's Enchilada Kitchen Multiple locations

The Galleria and Energy Corridor locations of this enchilada kitchen will be offering a special Easter brunch buffet, featuring made to order omelets, street tacos, enchiladas, sides, and desserts, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $19.95 per person with a $5 mimosa special available.

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

Join the CityCentre location of TTR for a 3-course Easter Sunday brunch, available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The $40 meal features choices like crawfish macque choux, pea soup, crème-brulee-battered French toast, and more.

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

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., dine on a la carte Easter specials like jalapeño-bacon deviled eggs, shredded rabbit confit, sweet corn cake eggs benny, Peeps s'mores, and more.

The Bird & The Bear 2810 Westheimer, 713-528-2473

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., this upscale Southern restaurant is offering a very appealing a la carte brunch menu made especially for Easter. While there are a few familiar items that tend to be guest favorites, this menu has dozens of this-day-only dishes created by new Executive Chef Martin Valerio.

Tony Mandola's Gulf Coast Kitchen 1212 Waugh, 713-528-3474

Enjoy an egg hunt for the kids and an extravagant Easter brunch buffet -- featuring a seafood ice bar, carving stations, breakfast stuffs, pastas, entrees, desserts, and more -- from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The restaurant has expanded its brunch buffet to include a kids station featuring things like chicken tenders, mini chocolate chip pancakes, sliders, and more. Cost: Adults: $50; Children 2-12 years-old: $16.99.

Triniti 2815 S. Shepherd, 713-527-9090

Join Triniti in a special four-course Easter brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For $65 per person, feast on chilled pea soup, spring quiche, pork breast blanquette, profiteroles, and more.

The Woodlands Resort 2301 N. Millbend, 281-364-6292

Peter Cottontail is hopping his way down the bunny trail to The Woodlands Resort for Easter Sunday Brunch. Guests will enjoy a bevy of buffet offerings, a bit of bubbly and a special visit from the Easter Bunny. Reservations are accepted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Prices are $57 per adult, $25 for children 6-12, and $17 for children 2-5.

We will be updating this list leading up to Easter. Please let us know if you'd like to be included.

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