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Where to Dine Out for Easter Sunday Brunch 2021 in Houston

CRU's three-course Easter Brunch rocks rack of lamb, creme brulee and more.
CRU's three-course Easter Brunch rocks rack of lamb, creme brulee and more. Photo by Robert Tsai
Easter is right around the corner, falling on Sunday, April 4 this year; so now is the time to make plans for everyone's favorite part of the holiday (besides the egg hunt, of course), and that's brunch. These Houston restaurants are open for brunch and lunch service this Easter Sunday:

The Annie Cafe & Bar, 1800 Post Oak, 713-804-1800
The Annie for brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a brunch menu and Easter specials that will carry into dinner service. Reservations are required.

Arnaldo Richards’ Picos, 3601 Kirby, 832.-831-9940
Enjoy a family-friendly Easter buffet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring traditional favorites such as Tres Chiles Roasted Prime Rib at the carving station, Ceviche Compechano and confections from the spectacular 30-foot Dessert Bar. Brunch will be $45 for adults, $29 for seniors (65+) and $18 for children.

B&B Butchers & Restaurant, 1814 Washington, 713-862-1814
B&B Butchers will be open for brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with live music by David Gallego on the rooftop patio.

B.B. Lemon, 1809 Washington, 713-554-1809
Join B.B. Lemon on Easter Sunday for brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with tunes by DJ Day.

Backstreet Cafe, 1103 South Shepherd, 713-521-2239
The Houston classic will be serving a prix fixe Easter brunch (with live jazz) from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dine on roasted vegetable stuffed quail, watermelon gazpacho, braised lamb with vegetable risotto, grilled skirt steak and eggs, carrot cake and more. Cost is $52 per person, $15 per child, plus tax, gratuity and beverages.

Bludorn, 807 Taft, 713-999-0146
Chef Aaron Bludorn and team are debuting Sunday brunch with a prix fixe Easter Menu (Sunday brunch service will be a la carte after Easter), available for $75 per person and $25 children under 10, not including beverage, tax and gratuity.

Brasil, 2604 Dunlavy
In addition to its regular brunch menu, Brasil will be offering a few specials on Easter Sunday, including French Toast filled with lemon curd and topped with strawberry and whipped mascarpone, a buttermilk jalapeño biscuit with country-style sausage gravy, as well as carrot cake pancakes with candied pecans and cream cheese frosting.

Brasserie du Parc, 1440 Lamar, 832-879-2802
Brasserie du Parc will be open for Easter brunch from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. serving a special three-course menu for $38++ (kids menu also available). Choices include Maine lobster bisque, sole meunière, roasted leg of lamb au jus and pistachio panna cotta, among others.

The Capital Grille, 5365 Westheimer, 713-623-4600;840 West Sam Houston Parkway North, 713-463-5051
Sunday brunch features include Lobster Frittata and Wagyu Strip Steak and Eggs.

Caracol, 2200 Post Oak, 713-622-9996
Caracol will serve a special three-course menu from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for $49 per person and $15 per child, plus beverage, tax and gratuity, featuring live music by houseband Ikaru. Indulge in Mexican conchas, Gulf shrimp albondigas, chilaquiles, bacon-wrapped stuffed shrimp, creamy coconut flan and more.

Cleburne Cafeteria, 3606 Bissonnet
The local staple will be open on Easter Sunday for dine-in from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The restaurant's weekly Sunday Specials include Baked Ham, Turkey and Dressing, Cornish Game Hen with Rice and Prime Rib of Beef, plus a wide array of fresh side dishes and scratchmade desserts.

CRU, 2800 Kirby, 713-528-9463; 9595 Six Pines, 281-465-9463
Pair your three-course Easter Brunch ($36 per person) with $3 mimosas, bellinis, ciprianis or one-third off bottles of wine. Dish highlights include goat cheese beignet, Maine lobster and asparagus risotto, petite filet and eggs, rack of lamb, and creme brulee. CRU will also feature two Easter-themed dinner specials, pan-seared Scottish salmon with lemon-thyme sauce and rosemary roasted double lamb chops with black truffle gratin potatoes, and red wine sauce.

Dario's Steakhouse & Seafood, 14315 Cypress Rosehill
Dario's will be hosting a three-course Easter Brunch 4 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with kids options available. Choose from options like crispy roasted maple duck with mixed Asian vegetables served with raspberry Chambord sauce and filet mignon benedict topped with a chipotle brandy sauce, served with breakfast potatoes and asparagus, and finish with choice of housemade desserts. Cost is $50 per person.

Eddie V’s Prime Seafood, 2800 Kirby, 713-874-1800; 12848 Queensbury, 832-200-2380
The restaurant is offering a prix fixe brunch menu of elevated favorites such as Lobster Quiche Florentine, King Crab Omelet with three citrus hollandaise and Crispy Chicken White Cheddar Jalapeno Biscuit.

Eighteen36, 2221 West Alabama, 832-831-7050

Eighteen36 will be offering brunch on Easter Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., both inside and on its spacious patio. Dine on dishes from a Greek Pita Sandwich to classics such as the Challah French Toast from the beloved old-school Houston restaurant Roadster Grill.

Etoile Cuisine et Bar, 1101-11 Uptown Park, 832-668-5808
Etoile Cuisine et Bar is celebrating Easter with a special three-course brunch menu from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $54 per adult plus beverages, tax and gratuity. There is also a kid’s menu available for $25++. Dine on choices such as deviled eggs with lobster medallions, braised beef short ribs with butternut squash mousseline, and lemon tart with strawberry coulis.

Georgia James, 1100 Westheimer
Georgia James will be serving its regular menu with a few brunchy additions. Reservations can be made online.

Good Vibes Burgers & Brews, 1329 East Broadway, 832-569-4141
Enjoy mimosa and Bloody Mary specials for Easter Sunday, plus Cajun hot chicken over waffles and torched table-side s’mores for dessert.

Guard and Grace, 500 Dallas, 346-326-0789
Guard and Grace will be hosting an Easter brunch and two Easter Egg hunts, taking place on the second floor at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Additionally, the restaurant will be open for service from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and it will be offering an a la carte menu with regular menu dishes and Easter Sunday brunch specials. Several brunch offerings include Maine Lobster Benny with biscuits, poached eggs, and Américaine sauce; Smoked Wagyu Brisket Hash with scrambled eggs, tomato gravy, and frites; and Chicken & Waffle Wings with Togarashi and maple syrup. There will also be a kid-friendly section on the menu.

Hay Merchant, 1100 Westheimer
The craft beer bar and kitchen will be serving its regular brunch menu from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a few Easter specials. Walk-ins welcome.

Hotel ZaZa, 5701 Main, 713-527-1800; 9787 Katy Freeway, 713-986-9800
Hotel ZaZa plans to offer a luxe twist on the classic Easter brunch at both the Museum District and Memorial City locations, featuring eats like bourbon brioche French toast, crab cake Benedict and molettes with French bread, refried black beans, bacon, a sunnyside up egg and queso fresco. Reservations are available from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hugo’s, 1600 Westheimer, 713-524-7744
Chef Hugo Ortega is offering a special brunch menu, beginning with housemade conchas for the table, followed by a three-course menu from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for $49 per person, $15 for children, plus beverage, tax and gratuity. Features include corn soup with chile de arbol, guajillo-rubbed, wood-grilled chicken, huevos rancheros and Mexican chocolate bombe. There will also be live music by houseband Viento.

Indianola, 1201 St Emanuel, 832-582-7202
Herb crusted leg of lamb roast, prosciutto and pea salad, deviled eggs, collared green spanakopita, duck fat roasted fingerling potatoes, macaroni and cheese cacio pepe style and more are on the menu at Indianola's all-you-can-eat Easter brunch. Cost is $65++ per adult (free for kids 10 and under) and reservations are available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

Kenny & Ziggy’s, 2327 Post Oak, 713-871-8883
The deli will be open for breakfast, lunch or dinner, serving its colossal menu of sky-scraping sandwiches, entree salads, smoked fish, comfort foods like stuffed cabbage, Hungarian goulash, fresh-made cookies, cakes and pies.

Kuu, 947 Gessner, 713-461-1688
Enjoy an Easter Sunday brunch featuring two-for-one nigiri from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

click to enlarge Dine on snapper, leg of lamb and more at La Table this Easter. - PHOTO BY SHANNON O'HARA ·
Dine on snapper, leg of lamb and more at La Table this Easter.
Photo by Shannon O'Hara ·
La Table, 1800 Post Oak, 713-439-1000
La Table will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., offer its full lunch a la carte menu with the special addition dish of Roast Leg of Lamb with spring vegetables, pommes purée and sauce paloise. Each table will receive a complimentary plate of Madeleines.

Landry’s Seafood House
Patrons can enjoy one of Easter fixtures such as Crab Stuffed Sixty South Salmon ($34.95) or Seared Jumbo Scallops with corn fondue, sautéed spinach and tomatoes, seasonal sides for $28.99. Reservations are recommended.

Marvino's Italian Steakhouse, 24002 Northwest Freeway
Marvino's will be offering a special 3-course brunch menu from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with options such as jumbo shrimp sauteed in lemon butter and served on a bed of linguini pasta, grilled rbeye and crab cake, served with a poached egg and roasted potatoes, and choice of dessert. Cost is $45/person.

Max’s Wine Dive Fairview, 214 Fairview, 713-528-9200
Easter brunch will highlight Braised Oxtails ($20) served over jalapeno cheddar grits with collard greens and crispy fried onion rings and a Lobster Omelet ($18) with spinach, brie, Spanish chorizo, caramelized onions and smothered sauce. The specials are available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Max’s Wine Dive Washington, 4720 Washington, 713-880-8737
Chef Beto Gutierrez has created a special feature for Easter Sunday at the Washington location: Braised Lamb Shank ($38) with parmesan polenta, garlic broccolini, lemon herb gremolata and a balsamic demi. The dish will be offered all day on Easter Sunday for dine-in only.

Monkey’s Tail, 5802 Fulton, 713-842-7188
For the holiday weekend (including Good Friday and Easter), Monkey’s Tail will be offering crawfish Thursday - Sunday, plus weekend brunch. Customers can choose between regular or jalapeño flavored crawfish for $8 per pound. Add-ons include corn, red potatoes, and sausage and dipping sauces are melted butter, monkey’s tail dipping sauce and extra seasoning.

The Nash, 1111 Rusk
The Nash will be open from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. for Easter, serving its regular menu, including favorites like the Forbidden Eggs and Chicken Radiatore, an array of pizzas, desserts and more. Reservations can be made on Resy.

The Oceanaire, 5061 Westheimer, 832-487-8862
The Oceanaire will offer an Easter Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., featuring Lobster Eggs Benedict for $39.

One Fifth Southern Comfort, 1658 Westheimer
One Fifth will host a multi-course Easter Sunday brunch with seatings at 10:45 a.m, 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. for $55 adult/$25 child. Dine on Johnny cakes with radishes and cultured butter, roasted oysters, crab-stuffed jalapeños, rabbit and dumplings, and more. Make reservations online.

The Original Ninfa’s, 2704 Navigation, 713-228-1175; 1700 Post Oak, 346-335-2404
Regular brunch hours will be extended from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Easter Sunday, and chef Alex Padilla will be offering an Easter special of a pecan waffle with fried quail, fried oysters, two fried eggs and guajillo chipotle cream sauce. There will also be specialty Easter cocktails available.

Orleans Seafood Kitchen, 20940 Katy Freeway
Orleans Seafood Kitchen will be open for Easter from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., offering its "Family Day" Sunday special with 20-percent off on all dine-in and to-go orders. Dine on crawfish, fried shrimp, chicken fried chicken, oysters, gumbo, shrimp etouffée and more.

Ouisie's Table, 3939 San Felipe, 713-528-2264
The Southern eclectic restaurant will offer a special Easter brunch menu, a mix of classics and new features, and with an extensive dessert tray to close things out. Dine on braised pork osso bucco with tomatillo sauce, herb mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus; grilled beef medallions served with béarnaise sauce, pecan-crusted potato cake and poached egg, asparagus and roasted tomato; and more. For families, those members 12 and younger may choose three selected items for $14. Hours for this special Easter Brunch are 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday, April 4. Reservations are strongly encouraged.

Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille
Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille will be opening early at 11 a.m. for Easter with brunch-inspired features.

Pinstripes, 3300 Kirby, 346-297-1770
Easter brunch will be available for dine-in or pickup, featuring Smoked Salmon Flatbread ($17) layered with dill cream cheese, arugula, onions, grape tomatoes and capers and topped with fresh smoked salmon; Bunny Waffles ($10) topped with fresh fruit, chocolate chips and a whipped cream cottontail; and Slow Roasted Prime Rib ($29), a twelve-ounce hand-cut prime rib served with garlic mashed potatoes, horseradish cream sauce and au jus.

Pondicheri, 2800 Kirby
Dine al fresco on the gorgeous Pondicheri patio or grab a spot inside to enjoy coconut pancakes, egg dosa, the fan-favorite Morning Thali and more. Reservations can be secured on the Resy app.

Prego, 2520 Amherst, 713-529-2420
Prego will serve its Patio Spritz Menu 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, featuring dishes such as spaghetti carbonara, mushroom and asparagus frittata and the house Bloody Mary.

Rainbow Lodge, 2011 Ella, 713-861-8666
The original lodge restaurant will be offering a special three-course Easter menu, with choices from smoked duck gumbo and rainbow trout with lump crab and pecan brown butter to lemon ice box pie ($55++ per person, $35 kids menu). Easter brunch will be served 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Safina Mediterranean InterContinental Houston - Medical Center, 6750 Main
Safina Mediterranean will be offering a special Easter Sunday menu beginning at 11 a.m., with highlights including Rotisserie Lemon chicken au Jus ($30), 3 hours Bourbon Braised Short Ribs ($34), Gulf Snapper Vera Cruz ( $38), Tiramisu ($12), NY Cheesecake ($12) and more.

Seasons 52, 4410 Westheimer, 713-621-5452;842 West Sam Houston Parkway North, 713-464-5252
Easter Brunch selections include Crab and Cheddar Quiche, Upright French Toast and Wood-Grilled Shrimp and Grits, among other dishes.

Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen, 6401 Woodway, 713-334-7295; 1140 Eldridge, 832-230-3842
The restaurants will offer the Rio Grande Valley Parrillada for four people at a special price of $79.95 plus tax and gratuity. The feast features bean and cheese nachos, mesquite-grilled chicken and beef fajitas, jumbo shrimp and quail served with rice, charro beans, roasted corn, chiles toreadors and tortillas, plus vanilla ice cream for dessert.

The Tasting Room at CityCentre, 818 Town and Country, 281-822-1500
On both Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., TTR will serve Easter Brunch. In addition, guests can enjoy a special Easter dish, “The Mixed Grill Asado,” for $55 from 11 a.m. to close. The feature includes grilled lamb chops, steak churrasco, garlic shrimp and andouille sausage, and is served with lemon aioli and cherry pepper chimichurri.

True Food Kitchen, 1700 Post Oak, 281-605-2505
The nutrition-conscious kitchen will be offering Easter brunch on both Saturday and Sunday, with a colorful, seasonal lineup of brunch features including strawberry quinoa pancakes with lemon coconut whipped cream and a spring garden scramble featuring asparagus, poblano pepper, smoked gouda and more.

UB Preserv, 1609 Westheimer
UB Preserv will host its Dim Sum-Style Brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Make a reservation online.

Xochi, 1777 Walker, 713-300-4440
Xochi is serving a special three-course Easter menu from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for $49 per person and $15 per child, plus beverages, tax and gratuity. Dine on squash blossom soup, grilled prime Angus ribeye and eggs, chilaquiles, carrot cake and more.

We will be updating this list in the days leading up to Easter. If you have a restaurant to add, please send your information to [email protected]
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