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Where to Brunch in Houston on Easter Sunday 2018

Dine on lobster quiche at Eddie V's this Easter.
Dine on lobster quiche at Eddie V's this Easter. Photo courtesy of Eddie V's Prime Seafood Restaurant
Easter is a bunny hop, skip and jump away (it falls on Sunday, April 1) and Houston restaurants are ready to celebrate. From to quick, casual breakfasts and family-friendly brunches featuring the Easter bunny to luxurious multi-course affairs, here’s where to dine on Easter Sunday in Houston this year:

Backstreet Cafe, 1103 South Shepherd, 713-521-2239
Brunch hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $48 per person, $15 per child age ten and under
Hit one of Houston’s most charming patios and cozy dining rooms for a family-friendly three-course brunch. In addition to live jazz and a special Easter egg hunt for the kiddos, indulge in dishes such as oyster chowder, spring vegetable salad, braised lamb shank and steak and eggs. Dessert includes options like coconut meringue tart and strawberry-rhubarb shortcake.

benjy’s, 2424 Dunstan, 713-522-7602
Brunch hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $38 per person, children’s menu available for $18
The three-course Easter menu features choices such as stuffed “churro” french toast with cajete, chocolate and raspberries; pan-roasted catch served with polenta, oyster mushroom, pea lives and Calabrian chili; cauliflower cakes with moritas chili, chilled artichoke salad, watercress and lemon aioli; and Mom’s Chocolate Cake, made fresh daily and served with pecan icing, Mexican vanilla ice cream and berries.

Bistro Menil, 1513 West Alabama, 713-904-3537
Brunch hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: A la carte
Hit this chic bistro on Menil Campus to enjoy sparkling cocktails and tasty brunch dishes such as French toast with caramel sauce, crab quiche, eggs Lyonnaise and avocado toast.

Bistro Provence, 13616 Memorial, 713-827-8008
Brunch hours: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Cost: $39 per person, $18 for children under 12
Bistro Provence will offer a three-course, multiple choice Easter lunch menu, full of seasonal French treats and all. Indulge in dishes such as vichyssoise, shrimp and avocado skewer, smoked salmon eggs Bénédicte, petite filet mignon and chocolate and orange mousse. Kids may choose from a two-course “little chefs” menu (main course and dessert).

Boheme, 307 Fairview, 713-529-1099
Brunch hours:
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A la carte
Boheme will be hosting a Drag Queen Easter Brunch, complete with games, giveaways, prizes and music.

Bosscat Kitchen + Libations, 4310 Westheimer, 281-501-1187
Brunch hours:
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: A la carte
Bosscat's Sunday Funday brunch features live music and an Instagram-worthy menu of dishes from executive chef Peter Petro, including "Fruity Pebbles" French Toast (with bacon, condensed milk glaze, fresh berries); The "King" (blue suede pancakes, banana cream pudding, maple peanut butter, bacon); Short Rib Chilaquiles (corn tortillas, eggs, chiles, duck fat fried egg, cheese, avocado, sour cream); Chicken Fried Steak (topped with gumbo gravy); and Sticky Bun Breakfast Burger (Canadian bacon, duck fat fried egg, Gruyere cheese).

Brasserie du Parc, 1440 Lamar, 832-879-2802
Brunch hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $38 per person, plus tax and gratuity
Add a French flair to your Easter celebration with brunch at this brasserie off of Discovery Green. The three-course menu features choices from crab cake ratatouille and smoked salmon Benedict to steak frites and an orange cream crepes cake.

Broken Barrel, 1950 Hughes Landing, 281-719-8542
Brunch hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $40
Enjoy a two-course prixe fixe meal with selections like BBQ Breakfast Tacos, Duck Enchiladas, Savory Rice Pudding and Homemade Cinnamon Buns with pecans and bits of bacon.

The Capital Grille, 5365 Westheimer, 713-623-4600; 840 West Sam Houston Parkway North, 713-463-5051
Brunch hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost: $49 per person, $15 for children
In addition to serving its signature dinner menu all day, a three-course menu featuring traditional brunch favorites will be served. For the appetizer course, guests can choose between menu items such as clam chowder, Caesar or Field Greens Salad, shrimp and grits, lobster frittata, bone-in dry aged NY strip and fried egg, classic crème brûlée and flourless chocolate espresso cake.

Caracol, 2200 Post Oak #160,713-622-9996
Brunch hours: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Cost: $47 per adult, $15 per child (12 and under)
Caracol’s Easter Sunday brunch buffet will overflow with an array of antojitos from the comal, marinated vegetable salads, chicharrones stews, enchiladas (fish or shrimp), seafood-stuffed poblanos, empanadas, cocteles and ceviches, succulent seafood offerings and rotating egg dishes including chilaquiles, migas, huevos a la Mexicana, tostadas de chorizo con huevo and chile rellenos con huevo. Pastry Chef Ruben Ortega will prepare a bountiful arrangement of traditional Mexican fresh baked breads, cookies, candies and pastries.

Chama Gaúcha Brazilian Steakhouse, 5865 Westheimer, 713-244-9500
Brunch hours: Opens at 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $52.50 per person, $25.50 for salad bar only, $26.50 for children (ages 8 to 11), free for kids under seven
The authentic Brazilian steakhouse will be offering its variety of succulent, flame-roasted meats, side dishes and extensive salad bar for a festive Easter Sunday brunch, with live music and a face painter from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. As a special gift after the meal, each table will receive a bag of assorted cookies to take home and the kids can choose a few candy-filled Easter eggs from a basket at the door.

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, 5061 Westheimer, 713-355-2600
Brunch hours:
 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost: A la carte
Del Frisco’s will be open early on Easter Sunday to serve brunch, featuring Prime Filet Benedict ($46),  Lobster Benedict ($46) and signature Prime Rib ($45 for 16 ounce, $55 for 20 ounce, available all day).

Dish Society, 5740 San Felipe, 832-538-1060; 23501 Cinco Ranch, 281-394-7555; 12525 Memorial, 713-467-3474
Brunch hours: 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cost: A la carte (counter-service)
Dish Society will be open its regular Sunday hours, offering a counter-service brunch featuring favorites from shrimp and grits to pork belly hash.

The Dunlavy, 3422 Allen, 713-360-6477
Brunch hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $70 per person, $12 for children 12 and under
Enjoy an Easter Sunday brunch buffet in this beautiful, chandelier-lit dining room overlooking Lost Lake and Buffalo Bayou Park. Offerings include a made-to-order omelet station, carving station with prime rib and cedar plank salmon, fresh baked breakfast pastries and Dunlavy favorites including salmon gravlax and avocado toast.

Eddie V’s, 2800 Kirby, 713-874-1800; 12848 Queensbury, 832-200-2380
Brunch hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost: $49 per person, $15 for children
Dine on a three-course Easter brunch, including cinnamon rolls to share; appetizer choices such as Norwegian smoked salmon and fried green tomatoes; entrées including steak and eggs, lobster quiche and shrimp and grits; and sweet endings like butterscotch panna cotta and banana foster cake. There will also be a live piano performance in the lounge from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Etoile Cuisine et Bar, 1101-11 Uptown Park, 832-668-5808
Brunch hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $52 per person
Indulge in a three-course menu, starting with choices such as poached egg ratatouille with Serrano ham, organic beets and burrata, and blue crab and Maine lobster bisque. Move onto mains like duck leg confit, seasonal risotto and roasted leg of lamb before finishing with dessert: a lemon tart, dark chocolate mousse or profiterole with pistachio ice cream.

Fielding’s local kitchen + bar. 26400 Kuykendahl
Brunch hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: A la carte
Enjoy Fielding’s brunch classics like cream cheese lemon pancakes, crab frittata and pot roast hash alongside special Easter features from chef Edel Goncalves; and don’t forget to tack on bloody and mimosa flights.

Fig & Olive, 5115 Westheimer, 832-632-6632
Cost: $42
The prix fixe brunch option features dishes like French Toast stuffed with smoked bacon jam and topped with Lavender Vermont Maple Syrup and bourbon vanilla whipped cream; Provencal Baked Eggs served with nicoise olives, ratatouille vegetables, and picholine dressing; and Moroccan Glazed Salmon accompanied by cauliflower couscous with raisins and fresh mint, parsley salad, fennel, and preserved lemon puree. Fig & Olive will also feature a limited selection of regular menu items.

FM Kitchen & Bar, 1112 Shepherd, 832-804-6006
Brunch hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: A la carte
Easter Brunch will feature some tasty spins on classic brunch favorites from chef Ryan Hildebrand, including  Mixed Berry Pancakes (topped with salted butter and brown butter bourbon syrup); Biscuits and Gravy (buttermilk biscuits with black pepper bacon gravy and breakfast sausage); Huevos Racheros (tlacoyo with refried breans, red chile sauce, pico de gallo, avocado and two eggs – your way); and Fruit Parfait (house granola with honey yogurt and fruit). FM Kitchen and Bar also will be offering its regular brunch menu and full lunch and dinner menu, along with crawfish on the patio (available every Saturday and Sunday).

Four Seasons Hotel, 1300 Lamar, 713-650-1300
Brunch hours: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $105 for adult, $49 for children ages six to 12)
The extravagant Easter Brunch buffet will be available at Quattro, the Ballroom, Austin and Vinoteca, and will include a live pianist for entertainment. Complimentary beverages will include soda, tea, coffee, Bloody Marys and mimosas.

Hugo’s, 1600 Westheimer, 713-524-7744
Brunch hours: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Cost: $45 per person, $15 for children age ten and under
Alongside live music by Viento, Hugo’s will offer its bountiful Sunday brunch buffet, including traditional Mexican dishes, hot and cold, and a mouthwatering dessert station.

click to enlarge We're guessing the deviled eggs at State of Grace trump any leftover Easter eggs you'd whip up at home. - PHOTO BY JULIE SOEFER
We're guessing the deviled eggs at State of Grace trump any leftover Easter eggs you'd whip up at home.
Photo by Julie Soefer
Lucienne, 1070 Dallas, 713-242-8555
Brunch hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $58 per person (a la carte kids menu also available)
Executive chef Jose Hernandez has created a three-course brunch menu exclusive for Easter Sunday, with a kids menu also available. Enjoy dishes such as beet salad, duck confit, pan-roasted flounder, braised short ribs with spring vegetables and carrot cake with butternut squash caramel. Kids can enjoy a la carte dishes like chicken and waffle, spaghetti and tomato sauce and peanut butter, banana and grape preserves crepes.

MFA Cafè, 5601 South Main, 713-521-4469
Brunch hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $25 for adults, $12.50 for ages 12 and younger
The Museum of Fine Arts cafe will be hosting a special Easter brunch, with selections including roast leg of lamb with mint gremolata, zucchini and feta eggs baked in tomato sauce, bacon, scrambled eggs, roasted potatoes, cheese-grits casserole, deviled Easter eggs, tea sandwiches, antipasto and fruit, assorted pastries and more. The adult price includes drip coffee and one complimentary beverage.

Molina’s Cantina, 7901 Westheimer, 713-782-0861; 3801 Bellaire,713-432-1626
Brunch hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: A la carte
Molina’s will be open its regular hours, offering dishes such as cheese and chili con carne enchiladas with egg, Baja-style fish tacos and fajitas with all the fixin’s.

The Original Ninfa's on Navigation, 2704 Navigation, 713-228-1175
Brunch hours: Opens at 10 a.m.
Cost: A la carte
Executive chef Alex Padilla's weekend brunch menu includes favorites such as Huevos Rancheros, Carnitas Hash & Eggs, Red Chile Pork Posole (traditional Mexican "hangover soup"), Tacos Con Huevos, Chilaquiles Verdes, Suckling Pig - Two Ways, and Chef's Pick: Fried Quail on goat cheese grits and bacon, with two eggs over easy. Tack on a spicy Bloody Maria or Horchata Borracha (featuring Kahlua and tequila blanco).

Radio Milano, 800 Sorella, 713-827-3545
Brunch hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $30 for adults, $12 for children ages ten and under (free for children under five)
Enjoy a buffet of traditional breakfast favorites and Italian cuisine. An array of table-side champagne cocktails and sparkling wines by the glass will also be available for an extra charge.

Rainbow Lodge, 2011 Ella, 713-861-8666
Brunch hours: 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. offering
Cost: $55 per person
Spend Easter Sunday at this unique restaurant, set in a historic 113-year-old log cabin on an acre of beautiful grounds. The three-course Gulf Coast-inspired brunch menu includes choices such as crispy oyster salad, smoked duck and andouille gumbo, braised buffalo short rib eggs benny, rainbow trout with lump crab and pecan brown butter, warm croissant bread pudding and lemon ice box pie with blueberry port compote. The full dinner menu will be available starting at 5 p.m. featuring its regular $15 Sunday Supper feature and half-price wines.

The Palm Houston, 6100 Westheimer, 713-977-2544
Brunch hours: 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: A la carte
The Palm Houston invites friends and family to gather for a fun-filled day celebrating Easter Sunday with savory brunch specials along with a traditional Prime Rib special (available until 8 p.m.). Easter options include Nova Scotia Lobster Cakes ($25), Prime Skirt Steak Benedict ($25), Jumbo Lump Crab Frittata ($25) and a 26-ounce bone-in Prime Rib aged for 35 days and slow roasted complete with a side of classic au jus sauce ($59).

Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille, all locations
Brunch hours: Early opening beginning at 11 a.m.
Cost: A la carte for brunch
Perry’s will open early to offer an all-day dinner menu and a special place for friends and family to eat, drink and celebrate the holiday. From 4 to 9 p.m., a three-course Easter Supper Special will be available for $34.95.

Piatto Ristorante, 4925 West Alabama, 713-871-9722
Brunch hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: A la carte
In addition to its full regular menu, Piatto will be serving an Easter Brunch menu featuring items such as poached eggs over Romano-crusted veal scaloppini, orzo con salmone, filet mignon eggs benny over polenta, and lobster ravioli.

Prego, 2520 Amherst, 713-529-2420
Brunch hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: A la carte
Prego will be open regular hours, offering its Sunday brunch menu in addition to Easter specials.

State of Grace, 3258 Westheimer, 832-942-5080
Brunch hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: A la carte
State of Grace will enhance its signature brunch menu—which includes staples like butter biscuits and ham, crawfish Benedict and smoked salmon hash—by featuring a costumed Easter Bunny, who will be available throughout brunch service to take photos with children and their families.

Steak 48, 4444 Westheimer, 713-322-7448
Brunch hours: Doors open at 11 a.m.
Cost: A la carte
This Easter, guests will have a choice of several appetizers, sides and brunch entrees —including chef’s daily selection of fresh oysters, White Fish + Butter Poached Crab, Filet Mignon + Fried Egg, Colorado Rack of Lamb and Maryland Style Lump Crab Cakes.

Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen, 6401 Woodway, 713-334-7295; 1140 Eldridge Pkwy, 832-230-3842
Brunch hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $24.99 per adult, $12.99 for kids under age 12
Sylvia’s will be serving a buffet of great Tex-Mex classics (think chilaquiles, huevos rancheros, pancakes, tres leches and all kinds of enchiladas), adding a special Easter bunny cake just for the holidays. Guests can also expect an Easter egg hunt for kids on the patio.

Tony Mandola’s Gulf Coast Kitchen, 1212 Waugh, 713-528-3474
Brunch hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: A la carte
Enjoy a New Orleans-style brunch featuring omelets, eggs benny and Mama Mandola’s fried chicken, plus a special signature Limoncello Citris Sangria cocktail ($6).

True Food Kitchen, 1700 Post Oak, 281-605-2505
Brunch hours:
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: A la carte
Special Easter features include a strawberry bourbon smash, spring asparagus toast and strawberry and rhubarb crisp.

Urban Eats, 3414 Washington, 832-834-4417
Brunch hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: A la carte plus a $24 Easter special
Urban Eats will be serving a limited edition Benny Flight during its Sunday brunch hours. The day's special includes three different Egg Benedicts: the Brasserie, Salmon and our new Caritas Verde Benny, with a carafe of mimosas or bellinis for $24, a $36 value.

We will be updating this list leading up to Easter. Restaurants can send Easter brunch details to [email protected]
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