Holiday Food and Drink

Easter Dining in Houston 2019 [Updated]

Easter Dining in Houston 2019 [Updated]
Photo by Becca Wright

Here's a list of special Easter brunches and dinners around Houston. Whether it's you and a few friends or a gaggle of extended family members, there's a place to fit everyone's budget and holiday preferences. And remember to check back with us. We will be adding more restaurants to the list in the weeks to come.

3201 Louisiana

The Easter menu at Artisans leans a la Francaise with a five course menu beginning with l'amuse bouche of pepper-seared tuna with ginger sabayon and la crepe with lobster Thermador. There are three options to choose from for an entree: pan seared tenderloin, sea bass with saffron sauce and chicken breast stuffed with sun-dried tomatoes and ricotta, served with fresh spinach pasta.

Your French Easter meal ends with Artisans' meringue vacherin with ice cream, Grand Marnier sabayon and Chantilly cream.

The special Easter menu will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will be the only available menu.  Artisans will be closed for dinner.

$65 per person, plus tax and gratuity
A credit card is required for reservations.

click to enlarge Kevin D'Andrea at La Villa. - PHOTO BY SHANNON O'HARA
Kevin D'Andrea at La Villa.
Photo by Shannon O'Hara
La Villa
4315 Montrose

This sleek and contemporary French restaurant has Kevin D'Andrea, a former Top Chef France finalist, at the helm adding modern flair to French cuisine. For Easter Sunday, La Villa will have a pre-fixe menu and its a la carte menu as well.

The adult brunch includes a glass of champagne, a pastry basket filled with a croissant, a raisin roll, chaussons au pomme and pain au chocolat plus truffle scrambled eggs, seven-hour lamb shoulder confit, French-style mashed potatoes and a beautiful ending with a praline chocolate mousse with salted crumble and vanilla ice cream. The child's pre-fixe includes a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice, a pastry basket, scrambled eggs and a gourmet chocolate treat. The a la carte menu includes choices like oysters, black truffle risotto and a croque monsieur or madame.

$49 Adult pre-fixe
$24 Child pre-fixe
Reservations can be made at OpenTable or by phone at 713-524-0070.

click to enlarge Have a Bavarian Easter at King's BierHaus. - PHOTO BY PHILIPP SITTER
Have a Bavarian Easter at King's BierHaus.
Photo by Philipp Sitter

King' BierHaus
2044 E. T.C.Jester

The King's BierHaus and its little sibling next door, EggHaus, are hosting an Easter egg hunt. at 11 a.m. and another at 2 p.m. on Easter Sunday. Customers should park in the lot located outside the Hauses and then be escorted across the street to the White Oak Bayou Greenway Trail for the hunt.

EggHaus will be open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with its regular menu of kolaches, breakfast dishes and sandwiches. King's BierHaus will serve Easter brunch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Both Hauses will offer free mimosas to adults.

14714 Memorial
2356 Rice Boulevard

Hungry's is hosting its Easter brunch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with traditional favorites like Southern crispy chicken and eggs and smoked salmon avocado toast, but it is introducing some new vegan dishes as well. Organic buckwheat waffles with strawberries, blueberries, banana, peanut butter syrup and powdered sugar is a scrumptious way to start off Easter morning. There's also vegan tofu migas, a plate of tofu, vegan mozzarella, Cuban black beans, tomato, roasted corn, topped with avocado and served with new potatoes and fresh fruit.

The cafe is also featuring a new cocktail, the Green Garden ($8), made with Ketel One Botanical, cucumber, mint, lemon agave and jalapeno. Refreshing.

Etoile Cuisine et Bar
1011 Uptown Park Boulevard

This French restaurant is offering a three course menu of Gallic favorites from Chef Philippe Verpiand. Dishes like poached egg with Serrano ham or blue crab and Maine lobster bisque start off the first course. There are options such as duck leg confit and braised beef short ribs for mains and lemon tart or profiteroles with pistachio ice cream for dessert. Brunch runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Etoile will be open for dinner with its regular menu.

$52 per person plus tax and gratuity
For reservations call 832-668-5808

La Table
1800 Post Oak Boulevard

La Table is a multi-concept dining destination with an upscale French restaurant, Chateau, and a casual bistro, Marche. Both restaurants are offering Easter dining specials, April 21.

Chateau will offer its signature Grand Brunch family-style for the table. There will be a raw bar, a carving station with beef tenderloin, leg of lamb and seared Atlantic salmon, plus a pastry display of Easter treats like fresh fruit tarts, chocolate mousse and petit fours. There will also be a chocolate fountain with marshmallow Easter Peeps for dipping and swirling.

Adults $85
Children $35
For reservations call 713-439-1000

Marche will have a more laid back approach to the holiday with an a la carte and regular brunch menu. Its Punch Brunch features a weekly punchbowl cocktail, dish specials and live music on the patio.

click to enlarge Emmaline's creme brulee is a tempting taste of spring. - PHOTO BY BECCA WRIGHT
Emmaline's creme brulee is a tempting taste of spring.
Photo by Becca Wright

3210 Dallas

Restaurateur Sam Governale welcomes guests to enjoy Easter Sunday at his European-style restaurant with an Easter brunch, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and dinner service beginning at 5 p.m.

The adult brunch will include a choice of a passion fruit mimosa or a glass of punch. The children's brunch will have gelato topped with Cadbury eggs for dessert.

Guests can start off with a pastry basket of homemade blueberry scones, mini E cinnamon rolls, and croissants with lemon curd and strawberry compote. There will also be spring inspired dishes like English peas soup, prosciutto-wrapped asparagus and spring beet salad. Delicious options like Lobster Benedict with a classic Bearnaise on grilled rosemary foccacia with crispy pancetta or braised lamb rigatoni reward your Lenten good behavior. And if you're still behaving, there are lighter offerings like egg white frittata or wood-grilled Bay of Fundy Salmon. Did we mention Lobster Benedict?

Adults $65
Children $25

click to enlarge The Palm will fulfill your prime rib fantasies. - PHOTO BY BRENT HOFACKER
The Palm will fulfill your prime rib fantasies.
Photo by Brent Hofacker

The Palm Houston
6100 Westheimer

For Easter Sunday, April 21, The Palm will offer its slow roasted aged prime rib with rosemary garlic crust, along with the usual a la carte menu. The Easter prime rib is tenderized through a 35-day aging process and is available in two cuts. The 12 ounce is $45 and the 16 ounce is $48.  It's served with au jus, horseradish, sour cream and prosciutto-wrapped asparagus.

To make reservations, call 713-977-8180.

The San Luis Resort
 5222 Seawall Boulevard

The Galveston resort has a chef-curated brunch for Easter. There will be a carving station with slow-roasted prime rib, Country ham and pesto-rubbed turkey, plus a shrimp and grits bar. Crab claws, mussels and clams are also on the spread, along with soups, salads, charcuterie and cheese.

There will be an Easter egg hunt at 12:30 p.m. and another at 1:30 p.m., plus a visit from the Easter Bunny. The brunch is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a seating every hour.

$65 13 and up
$60 Seniors
$30 ages 4 to 12
Tax and gratuity not included

Mastro's Steakhouse
1650 West Loop South

Mastro's will be open from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 21.

Morton's The Steakhouse
1001 McKinney
5000 Westhemier

Morton's will have a steak and lobster Oscar for $59. It includes an 8 ounce filet and a whole lobster with bearnaise sauce.

Morton's Grille
25 Waterway Avenue

This restaurant in The Woodlands is offering a special brunch menu. It will also have twin lobster tails for $39.

The Oceanaire Seafood Room

5061 Westheimer

Beginning at 11 a.m., The Oceanaire will feature brunch classics and dishes such as chicken fried lobster, Massachusetts jumbo sea scallops with sweet corn risotto and plenty of USDA Prime steaks to choose from.

Broken Barrel
1950 Hughes Landing

This lakeside restaurant in The Woodlands is offering a two-course prix-fixe brunch for Easter Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with several choices per course. For starters, diners can opt for grilled carrot cake, crispy devilled eggs or charred broccoli salad. The second course offers a duck McMuffin, truffle frittata, or salmon Benedict.

$40 per person, plus tax and gratuity
For reservations call 281-719-8542

click to enlarge PHOTO BY TOM ROWE
Photo by Tom Rowe
Rainforest Cafe
5310 Seawall Boulevard
500 Katy Mills Circle

Both locations of Rainforest Cafe will host Breakfast with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, April 20, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. There will be a breakfast buffet, special goodie bags for the kiddos plus an Easter egg hunt and Easter basket rafflle.

The breakfast buffet will include an omelette and a waffle station.

$21.82 for 11 and up
$13.98 for 10 and under
Children 3 and under FREE
For reservation and tickets go to

click to enlarge CRU Crab Cake Benedict  will make every bunny happy. - PHOTO BY ROBERT TSAI
CRU Crab Cake Benedict will make every bunny happy.
Photo by Robert Tsai

CRU Food and Wine Bar
2800 Kirby
9595 Six Pines

Both The Woodlands and Kirby locations of CRU will host Easter brunch, Napa-style. Brunch beauties will get a sneak peek at some of the items on the new brunch menu. Diners will have a choice of three courses for $35, which seems like a pretty sweet deal for a holiday. Starters like avocado toast, rock shrimp Louie salad and mini Belgian waffles lead into entree options such as CRU steak and eggs, herb roasted lamb loin and CRU crab cake Benedict. End your meal with Meyer lemon and mascarpone curd, molten lava cake or creme brulee with fresh berries. That's way better than jellybeans.

Adults $35
Children under 12 (1/2 off . We assume that means $17.50)

Surf or Turf Benedicts at Perry's. - PHOTO BY CHAN DO
Surf or Turf Benedicts at Perry's.
Photo by Chan Do

Perry's Steakhouse and Grille
1997 West Gray
23501 Cinco Ranch
6700 Woodlands Parkway
700 Baybrook Mall
9827 Katy Freeway
2115 Town Square Place
9730 Cypresswood

All locations of Perry's will open early at 11 a.m. and will feature two seasonal brunch dishes for Easter. There is the 8 ounce Filet Creole Benedict ($44.95) and the Crab Cake Benedict ($38.95) which makes for a very tough decision. If luxe Benedicts don't rock your world, the full dinner menu will be served also.

click to enlarge PHOTO BY CHAN DO
Photo by Chan Do
There will be three cocktail specials: a mimosa, a Bloody Mary and a brandy milk punch each for $6.95.

From 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., the usual Sunday Supper Pork Chop special will be available. For $34.95, diners get a choice of six salads for a starter, the Seven Finger Pork Chop, and a dessert trio of vanilla bean creme brulee, chocolate crunch and praline cheesecake. During the month of April, Perry's Pinot and Pork special offers $5 off a glass or $20 off a bottle of its newly released Perry's Reserve Pinot Noir with the purchase of the Perry's pork chop at dinner or the Sunday Supper.

Dandelion Cafe
5405 Bellaire Boulevard

This cafe will be serving two special Easter brunch items along with its regular menu. There will be a quiche Florentine with herb tomato salad for a savory spring dish. There will also be lemon curd with macerated blackberries and basil which is paired with a choice of French toast or pancakes with Chantilly cream. Walk-ins are welcome.

Besides coffee, juices, wine and craft beer, Dandelion Cafe is offering $4 mimosas and sangrias. For those looking for special Easter-themed sugar cookies, the cafe sells them for $2.75 each, 6 for $16 and a dozen for $30. To pre-order, call 832-988-9210.

click to enlarge The Grove has a sweet deal on Easter cocktails. - PHOTO BY DANIEL BARRETT
The Grove has a sweet deal on Easter cocktails.
Photo by Daniel Barrett
The Grove
1611 Lamar

The upscale restaurant at Discovery Green will host a special Brunch on the Green for Easter Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with live music and a build-your-own taco bar. There will also be carving stations and house-made pastries and desserts. To add some sparkle to your holiday celebration, there will be mimosas, sangrias and mojitos for $15 with one cent refills.

$35 13 and up
$15 ages 2 to 12

Frank's Americana Revival
3736 Westheimer

Frank's will have a special brunch menu from executive chef Colin Shine along with the lunch and dinner menus April 21. Brunch and lunch will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. while dinner begins at 5 p.m. The brunch offerings include crab cake Benedict, migas, fried green tomatoes and brioche French toast. There are also salads and sandwiches, plus entrees such as blackened Creole Snapper.
click to enlarge The Dunlavy offers a chandelier-filled brunch. - PHOTO BY DEBORAH SMAIL
The Dunlavy offers a chandelier-filled brunch.
Photo by Deborah Smail
The Dunlavy
3422 Allen Parkway

Easter brunch under the multitude of chandeliers runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., overlooking Lost Lake and Buffalo Bayou. There will be carving and seafood stations with special brunch favorites like pit smoked prime rib, roasted leg of lamb and crab cocktail. Expect breakfast classics such as creme brulee French toast and an omelette station. Desserts will include vegan Key Lime pie and gluten-free strawberry-rhubarb custard trifle.
$70 for 13 and up
$12 for 12 and under
For reservations, go to exploretock/thedunlavy

click to enlarge Helen Greek roasts a gorgeous Easter lamb. - PHOTO BY GARY GRIFFIN
Helen Greek roasts a gorgeous Easter lamb.
Photo by Gary Griffin

Helen Greek Food and Wine
2429 Rice Boulevard
1111 Studewood

For Easter (April 21) and Greek Orthodox Easter (April 28), Helen 's is roasting whole lamb from Farm to Table. The lamb will be served with lemon roasted potatoes and roasted greens. The cost is $34 and will be served from 11 a.m. until it is sold out.

Rainbow Lodge
2011 Ella Boulevard

This ultra-romantic fine dining spot is located in a 113 year-old log cabin with lush landscaping. For Easter Sunday, it will offer three courses from the spring menu. Choices like smoked duck gumbo, lobster Diablo risotto and crab meat omelette are on the savory side along with a special Easter dessert menu to choose from.There will be Easter eggs on the patio for the little ones. Rainbow Lodge will also offer its Sunday Supper for $15 and half-price wines beginning with dinner at 5 p.m. You can check out its Facebook page for the Sunday Supper offerings.

$55 per person
$35 kids menu

For reservations call 713-529-2420

The Frio Grill
16410 Mueshke

This Hill Country-themed restaurant in Cypress will host an Easter brunch from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. that will feature several stations, including a kids station with chicken tenders, sliders and mac and cheese. For adults, there is a cold station with pastries, fruit and cheese, walnut cranberry chicken salad, cold boiled shrimp and more. Breakfast favorites like biscuits and gravy and scrambled eggs will be served at the hot station while the "action" station will have prime strip loin, ham steaks and Belgian waffles. There will also be $5 mimosas and Bloody Marys.

$29.99 for 11 and up, plus tax and gratuity
$10 for 3 to 10 years, plus tax and gratuity

1600 Westheimer

The brunch buffet at Hugo Ortego's namesake restaurant offers an abundant array of traditional Mexican dishes, hot and cold, plus a mouthwatering dessert station. Live music from Viento and a full bar add to the holiday spirit.

The Easter buffet goes from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
$45 per person plus tax and gratuity
$15 ages 10 and under
For reservations call 713-524-7744

click to enlarge a' Bouzy does chicken and waffles with strawberries. - PHOTO BY BECCA WRIGHT
a' Bouzy does chicken and waffles with strawberries.
Photo by Becca Wright

a'Bouzy, 2300 Westheimer, will serve its regular brunch service on Easter from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with dinner service from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Try the brioche toast service with daily butters, jams and Texas wildflower honey or strawberry waffles with the option of adding chicken tenders. Add chicken tenders.

The Classic
5922 Washington

The Classic will serve a special Easter brunch menu from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. with starters like matzo ball soup ($5) and thick cut bacon with salsa verde and pecans ($8). Mains include the Porterhouse pork chop ($20) and steak and eggs ($32) featuring a 44 Farms NY strip. There's also roasted leg of lamb and breakfast options.

For reservations call 713-868-1131

2424 Dunstan

For a no fuss family celebration, benjy's is offering an Easter brunch menu from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and its regular dinner menu from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. There is limited seating so make your reservations early.

$36 Adult
$18 Kids
For reservations call 713-522-7602

Jonathan's the Rub, The Original

9061 Gaylord

This longtime Houston favorite will serve brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a featured chicken and waffles dish. The twist on this ubiquitous dish? It has cheesy grits between the crispy fried chicken and the waffle. There will also be omelets, challah bread French toast and steaks and chops on the a la carte menu. The Original is still BYOB.

For reservations call 713-465-8200

Jonathan's the Rub
12505 Memorial

The second out post of Jonathan Levine's family-run restaurant will be serving brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is not BYOB, but offers a full bar and wine list.

For reservations call 713-808-9291

click to enlarge Impress your visiting relatives with brunch at the Houstonian. - PHOTO BY HUGH HARGRAVE PHOTOGRAPHY
Impress your visiting relatives with brunch at the Houstonian.
Photo by Hugh Hargrave Photography

The Houstonian Hotel

111 North Post Oak

The Houstonian Hotel is offering three different Easter brunch options for guests and visitors.

The Houstonian Hotel Grande Ballroom Brunch will offer breakfast and lunch fare as well as seafood, salads and desserts. Champagne and seasonal mimosas are included with the brunch price. There will be a special visit by the Easter Bunny for the little ones and the not-so-little ones, too.

$84 for 13 and up, plus 23% service charge, 8.25% sales tax
$39 for 5 years to 12 years,  plus 23% service charge, 8.25% sales tax
4 years and under, FREE
Valet is complimentary, thankfully.

TRIBUTE at The Houstonian will offer a la carte options such as Kings Inn Salad and Scallop and Crab Etoufee from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For reservations call 713-685-6713

The Manor House will serve its Gulf Coast Creole cuisine from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
$65 13 and up, plus service charge and sales tax
$25 5 to 12 years, plus service charge and sales tax
For reservations call 713-685-6840

Bistro Provence, 13616 Memorial, will open for Easter brunch, though it is regularly closed on Sunday. It is making a special exception for a Bonnes Paques. There will be a three course meal created by Genevieve Guy, with several options for each course. Starters include vichyssoise or salade Lyonnnaise with options like chicken chasseur and petit filet mignon for mains. Chocolate mousse or lemon meringue tart finish your culinary tour of southern France.

For Little Chefs 12 and under, there is a two course meal.

The Easter menu is available from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and reservations are required with a $20 deposit per person, over 12, via Paypal. Cancellation terms apply.

$39 13 and up, plus tax and gratuity
$18 12 and under, plus tax and gratuity
For reservations call 713-827-8008

click to enlarge Steak Benedict at Dario's. - PHOTO BY BEAR HANDS MEDIA
Steak Benedict at Dario's.
Photo by Bear Hands Media

Dario's, 14315 Cypress Rosehill, will offer a three course, prix-fixe brunch menu, April 21, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Multiple choices will be available for each course. For the first course, there are options such as bacon-wrapped shrimp or roasted poblano pepper soup. The second course offers choices like a NY Strip or salmon Benedict. For the dessert course, carrot cake and chocolate lava cake are two of the five available sweets.

click to enlarge PHOTO BY BEAR HANDS MEDIA
Photo by Bear Hands Media
There will also be mimosa and Bloody Mary specials.

$39.95 per person, plus tax and gratuity

Backstreet Cafe
1103 South Shepherd

Impress your kith and kin with an Easter menu from James Beard-award winning chef, Hugo Ortega at Backstreet Cafe. The three course menu will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a number of options per course. For starters there are choices like gazpacho, beef carpaccio and spring vegetable salad. Choose from seven entrees such as braised lamb shank, seared scallops with asparagus risotto and bucatini with spicy crab.

Finish off with coconut meringue tart, strawberry-rhubarb shortcake or perfect chocolate cake. There will also be complimentary cheese straws, plus Parker House rolls and blueberry muffins.

There will be live jazz by Bob Chadwick and an Easter egg hunt for the wee ones.

$48 11 and up
$15 10 and under
Tax and gratuity are extra. For reservations call 713-521-2239.

Brasserie du Parc
1440 Lamar

Chef Philippe Verpiand is offering a three course prix-fixe from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the restaurant will also be open for dinner with an a la carte menu.

The Easter menu offers choices like Maine lobster bisque, ouefs mimosas aux crevettes (devilled eggs with shrimp, y'all) and beef tartare to start. The second course has options like braised beef short ribs, roasted Atlantic salmon and coq au vin.

The dessert course presents a difficult choice with ile flottante with a pistachio creme anglaise, chocolate layer crepe cake and panna cotta with fresh berries.

$38 per person, plus tax and gratuity
For reservations call 832-879-2802

2200 Post Oak

Chef Hugo Ortega's Easter brunch at Caracol celebrates his Mexican heritage and cuisine with a buffet of huevos a la Mexicana, chile rellenos, chilaquiles, and migas. There will be seafood dishes like ceviche, seafood stuffed poblanos and enchiladas. Pastry chef Ruben Ortega will prepare an abundant array of traditional Mexican pastries, breads, cookies and candies.

Easter brunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. There will be live music from Ikaru.

$47 per person, plus tax and gratuity
$15 per child ages 12 and under, plus tax and gratuity
For reservations call 713-622-9996

Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen
6401 Woodway
1140 Eldridge Parkway

Sylvia's will offer a bountiful buffet of Tex-Mex classics from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Easter. Guests can start with chile con queso then nosh on chilaquiles, fajitas, carnitas and Sylvia's famous pancakes. Also on the buffet will be five flavors of the Enchilada Queen's most popular enchiladas. Besides the flan and tres leches on the dessert station, there will be a special Easter Bunny cake. For a spirited touch, there will be $5 mimosas with 25 cent refills.

$24.99 per person, plus tax and gratuity
$12.99 under 12, plus tax and gratuity

For reservations call 713-334-7295 (6401 Woodway) or 832-230-3842 (1140 Eldridge Parkway)

2520 Amherst

Prego will serve its regular menu plus some off-the-menu items. There will be special desserts for Easter Sunday.

1777 Walker, inside the Marriott Marquis

Hugo Ortega's most recent restaurant opened in 2017 and has many critics and food writers declaring it the best restaurant in Houston and in Texas. The James Beard Award-winning chef brings that quality at all three of his restaurants. You can bring your family to sample the bounteous Sunday buffet to get a taste of the chef's cuisine. From egg dishes to seafood to meats, there will be plenty of delicious items to choose from. Just don't forget to try the Mexican hot chocolate.

$45 per person, plus tax and gratuity
$15 ages 12 and under, plus tax and gratuity

If you are a restaurant planning a special Easter menu and would like to be included in this article, please email your information to We will be updating this right up until Easter.
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