Where to Brunch on Easter Sunday 2013

From holiday classics like the Easter bunny and roast leg of lamb to Mexican-style brunch buffets and live bands, here's where to eat this Easter:

Brunch Buffets:

Cafe Chino 3285 Southwest Fwy. | 713-524-4433

$20 per person ($10 for children age 5-10, under five eat free) | 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Great for a group or family, enjoy all-you-can-eat Asian-fusion cuisine. Feast on egg drop soup, pork dumplings, veggie delight or a Texas-inspired jalapeño chicken. Bonus: For $6, you can enjoy all-you-can-drink Bloody Marys and mimosas.

Hugo's 1600 Westheimer | 713-524-7744

$39 per person ($12 children age ten and under) | Easter egg hunt | 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

The legendary Mexican restaurant serves a full buffet of traditional hot and cold Mexican dishes complete with a must-try dessert station. Feast on octopus salad, roast pork ribs, and huevos rancheros while bouncing to live music from their amazing house band, Viento. Kids can enjoy an Easter egg hunt.

Kiran's 4100 Westheimer | 713-960-8472

$45 per person ($25 children age 5 to 12, under eat 5 free) | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Feast on fresh salads, salmon rillettes, baked omelets, whole wheat waffles, bison curry, tandoori chicken drumsticks, olive naan and more. See the full menu here.

Pesca 2015 W. Gray | 713-522-1330

$39 per adult ($15 per child) | 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Indulge in French toast, migas, quiche, paella and more at this eclectic seafood restaurant. Make sure to save room for dessert. See the full menu here.

Piatto Ristorante - Royal Oaks 11693 Westheimer | 281-509-9645

$24.95 per person ($14.95 children age ten and under)

Feast on buttermilk pancakes, breakfast sausage, eggs, Italian-style French toast, assorted breads, salads, and entrées like beef tenderloin marsala, grilled tilapia, margerita pizza and more (including a dessert buffet). See the full menu here.

Ristorante Cavour 1080 Uptown Park Blvd. | 713-418-1000

$75 per pereson ($30 children under 12)

Indulge in an elaborate and elegant Easter buffet including bellinis, make-your-own omelets, roasted rack of lamb with mint jelly, Chilean sea bass in lemon butter sauce, lobster and shrimp risotto, smoked salmon, a raw bar and a world-class dessert bar with tiramisu, tarts, milkshakes and more. Kids will love the macaroni and cheese, chicken nuggets and chocolate bunnies. See the full menu here.

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

$28 per person ($9.95 children age ten and under) | 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Enjoy a German-style buffet with Texas flair featuring cold plates like assorted salads, fruit, herring, shrimp and pâté, and main dishes like eggs Benedict, bratwurst, roast leg of lamb, goulash and more. See the full menu here.

The Tasting Room -- Uptown Park 1101-18 Uptown Park Blvd. | 713-993-9800

$29.99 per person ($7.99 age 16 and under) | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Dine on all-you-can-eat French toast, made-to-order omelets, candied bacon, house-made beignets, fruit, pasta salad and more.

Up Restaurant 3995 Westheimer | 713-640-5416

$55 per adult ($25 children under 12) | Two Seatings: 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Feast on seasonal fruit, assorted cheese, breads and salads, a breakfast station featuring French toast and frittatas, pastas, a raw bar, entrées like roasted prime rib, and more. Don't forget to save room for the dessert station with chocolate mousse cake, assorted macarons and tarts. See the full menu here.

Pre-fixe Dining:

Backstreet Cafe 1103 S. Shepherd | 713-521-2239

$45 per person | three courses | live jazz and Easter egg hunt | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. (few openings left)

Enjoy live jazz from Bob Chadwick and feast on a menu of fried green tomatoes, braised lambshank, eggs Benedict two ways, blackberry cobbler and more. After brunch, let the kids enjoy an Easter egg hunt.

Bistro Provence 3616 Memorial | 713-827-8008

$44 per person ($20 deposit required at time of reservation) | three-course meal | 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Enjoy a three-course brunch in one of Houston's oldest and most authentic French restaurants. The Easter menu boasts bistro specialties like duck confit salad, crabcake niçoise, salmon eggs Benedict, petit beef filet and lavender crème brûlée.

Brennan's of Houston 3300 Smith St. | (713) 522-9711

$55 per adult | three-course brunch | Live Jazz & Easter Bunny on Patio | 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Brunch will feature favorites like turtle soup and Texas shrimp remoulade, as well as upscale twists on classics like an andouille & crawfish stuffed omelet and braised lamb & sweet potato waffles. For dessert enjoy their famous bananas foster, flambéed tableside, or a farm fresh strawberry shortcake with local strawberries. See the full menu here.

And be sure to check out the outside patio, featuring a traveling jazz band and the Easter Bunny himself.

The Capital Grille 5365 Westheimer | 713-623-4600

$49 per adult ($15 children age 12 and under) | three-course brunch | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Start with their excellent wine list, then dine on steakhouse favorites oysters on the half shell and wagyu beef carpaccio, followed by brunch items like lobster eggs Benedict and peppered filet hash. Kids can enjoy mini cheeseburgers, chicken fingers, mac 'n' cheese, French toast or a three-egg omelet.

Feast 219 Westheimer | 713-529-7788

$19.95 per person | Easter Roast | 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Choose between two feasts at one of the city's best: A roast leg of lamb served with roasted potatoes, parsnips, brussel sprouts, garlic rutabaga and mint sauce or a delectable eggplant lasagne with spring green salad. Both meals will be followed by crème brûlée.

Haven 2502 Algerian Way | 713-581-6101

$45 per person ($15 children age 3-12, 2 and under eat free) | three-course brunch + amuse | Easter egg hunt in the garden | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Start with a family-style relish tray filled with deviled eggs, pimento cheese, celery sticks, pickled vegetables, and olives. Then dine on inovative dishes like a crawfish stuffed phyllo beignet, chilled peanut shrimp salad, duo of lamb, or cocunut curry spring vegetables. Brunch classics like veggie-stuffed frittatas and brioche French toast are sure to be just as good. Easter egg hunts will run throughout the day in the garden.

Mockingbird Bistro Wine Bar 1985 Welch | 713-533-0200

$59 per person ($25 children age 12 and under) | three-course menu | 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Start with dishes like chilled spring pea soup or lobster citrus salad before moving on to smoked salmon eggs Benedict, lamb provençal pappardelle, or filet and eggs. Finish with a mouthwatering dessert trio featuring raspberry and chocolate truffle, espresso cheese cake lollipop, and apple bread pudding. See the full menu here.

Rainbow Lodge 2011 Ella Blvd. | 713-861-8666

$49 | three-course menu + housemade bread, biscuits & jam | 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Choose from dishes like duck and andouille sausage gumbo, fried Texas quail bites, honey-sesame lobster salad, grilled lamb chops, seared red snapper and more. Finish the meal off with favorites like croissant bread pudding with bourbon caramel sauce or lemon meringue pie in a jar. And enjoy 99-cent mimosas & champagne until 3 pm. See the full menu here.

Regular Menu + Easter Specials

BLU Restaurant & Lounge 2248 Texas Dr. | 281-903-7324

Dine on breakfast dishes like gruyere & cheddar quiche, smoked salmon, and banana & cinnamon French toast or try one of the restaurant's Easter specials. Plus enjoy one complimentary mimosa per entrée and live jazz on the patio.

Danton's Gulf Coast Seafood Kitchen 4611 Montrose Blvd. | 713-807-8883

Live Jazz | 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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., enjoy live blues from Milton Hopkins.

Grand Lux Cafe 5000 Westheimer | 77056

Brunch Specials | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Enjoy an indulgent holiday brunch featuring red velvet pancakes, caramel banana-nut French toast, made-to-order breakfast beignets and more. Be sure to wash it all down with a strawberry bellini or two.

Max's Wine Dive 4720 Washington | 713-880-8737

Chef's Specials | 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Try brunch favorites like Max's griddled-corn cakes and buttermilk-soaked chicken wings or their famous fried-egg sandwich, or feast on Executive Chef Michael Pellegrino's Easter specials -- including his one-day-a-year rabbit mole.

Piatto Ristorante - Galleria 4925 W. Alabama | 713-871-9722

Easter Specials | 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Enjoy the regular menu plus Easter specials including lamb chops eggs Benedict and pecan-crusted rainbow trout. $6 Bloody Marys and mimosas are available as well.

Prego 2520 Amherst | 713-529-2420

Brunch (including off-the-menu specials) | Live Jazz Guitar | 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Nosh on eggs, waffles and crepes as well as Italian meat and seafood entrées and seasonal specials.

The Tasting Room - CityCENTRE 818 Town & Country Blvd. | 281-822-1500

A la carte brunch + Easter Specials | 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Enjoy dishes like short rib hash, crab cakes and eggs, and lemon ricotta pancakes in addition to Easter specials like crawfish-étouffée-topped eggs Benedict, roasted leg of lamb and house-made carrot cake.

The Tasting Room - Kings Harbor 1660 W. Lake Houston Pky, Suite 105 | 281-361-0044

A la carte brunch + Easter Specials | $5 Cereal Bar for Kids | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Indulge in favorites like eggs Benedict topped with lobster hollandaise, steak and eggs, and mimosas as well as seasonal chef specials.

Tila's 1111 S. Shepherd | 713-522-7654

Beginning 10 a.m. | Easter egg hunt

Start with the Peach Fuzzini, Tilas's special Easter cocktail, and nosh on dishes like chicken manchego in mole sauce, grilled shrimp enchiladas and more. Kids can enjoy an Easter egg hunt.

Happy brunching!

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