Eight Last-Minute Easter Brunch Ideas
The best boozy cocktails, prix fixe menus, and buffet options in Boston this Easter.
Looking to kick back this Easter with friends, family, and maybe even a Bloody Mary or two. Even if you didn’t make that reservation already there’s no need to worry. We’ve compiled a list of some great brunch options that are slinging far more exciting fare than your regular quiche and eggs benny. How about Frosted Flakes French toast, a green eggs and ham pizza, or German schnitzel and biscuits? Here are eight tasty brunch ideas that are sure to please this Easter.
Grab the kids and join the Beat Hôtel for a family-friendly Easter spread, which will include a seasonal prix fixe brunch, live jazz performances by the Gary Fieldman Trio and Doug Johnson, and a visit from the Easter bunny. As for the food, you’ll be able to enjoy seasonal dishes from Executive Chef Rebecca Newell, including spiced carrot soup, baked spiral ham with charred pineapple glaze, and roasted lamb shoulder with tomatoes and spring peas. There’s also a separate childrens menu that includes fun, kid-friendly dishes like grilled cheese and french toast.
$34.95 per person, $14.95 for children 10 & under, April 20, 10 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., 13 Brattle St., Cambridge, 617-499-0001 or beathotel.com.
The Beehive is celebrating Easter Sunday with a special three-course prix fixe brunch and live performances all day long from Latin Jazz artist Renato Malavasi and Lefteris Kordis . The offerings will include Italian Easter egg drop soup, eggs benedict with ham, spinach, or short ribs, and blackened crackling ham with rum and raisin sauce. Plus, there will be a “Little Bee’s Kids Menu,” an easter egg hunt, and a visit from the Easter Bunny.
$42.95 per person, 14.95 for children 10 & under, April 20, 9:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., 541 Tremont St., Boston, 617-423-0069 or beehiveboston.com.
While all of Salvatore’s five Boston-area locations will be celebrating Easter Sunday with brunch, only the Salvatore’s Lawrence location will feature a Grande Brunch Buffet of hearty Italian and Easter dishes. You’ll be able to enjoy fresh baked pastries, Belgian waffles, savory omelets, classic neapolitan pizzas, stuffed shells, and even carved prime rib. And what’s brunch without dessert? Diners can indulge in a dessert station that will feature mini pastries, tortes, dessert bars, cannoli, brownies, and cookies.
$29.99 per person, $12.99 for children 10 & under, April 20th, Salvatore’s Lawrence, 354 Merrimack St., Lawrence, 978-291-0220 or salvatoresrestaurants.com.
For something a little different this Easter, head to BRONWYN, where Chef Time Wiechmann and his wife Bronwyn Wiechmann are serving up handcrafted cocktails and dishes inspired Central and Eastern European cuisine. The Easter menu will put a German twist on the classic American brunch, all with local ingredients from Boston-area farms. Enjoy German delights like schnitzel and biscuits, pfannkuchen (cast-iron pancakes), haxe hash (beer-braised pork shank), and eclectic cocktails like a Alarmglocke (cold-brew Karma coffee, Polmos Wisniowka, Jagermeiser, Krusovice beer) or a German Bloody Mary (tomato juice, Luksusowa vodka, Hungarian paprika, mustard).
April 20, 11 a.m.- 2:30 p.m., 255 Washington St., Somerville, 617-776-9900 or bronwynrestaurant.com.
Celebrate Spring in bloom at Tower Hill Botanic Garden. At their restaurant Twig, you’ll be able to eat delicious food from Chef Thomas Simons, including sausage stuffed french toast, brown sugar and mustard glazed black forest ham, and fresh vegan ravioli, all the while surrounded by Tower Hill’s beautiful gardens.
April 20, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m., 11 French Dr., Boylston, 508-869-6111 or towerhillbg.org.
Russell House Tavern
Head to Cambridge’s Russell House Tavern for delicious brunch classics with a French twist, like their eggs BLT on a buttery croissant, torched bananas with granola, and a stuffed brioche French toast. In additional to their regular brunch menu, Chef Tom Boriga has created all new spring-inspired specials such as his green eggs and ham pizza, a confit duck leg, and the “first of the season” strawberry shortcake.
April 20, 14 John F. Kennedy St., Cambridge, 617-500-3055 or russellhousecambridge.com.
Stephanie’s on Newbury
Stephanie’s is known for their sophisticated comfort food, and their brunch menu is no exception. Classics like buttermilk griddle pancakes, crab cake eggs benedict with jalapeno hollandaise, and New England clam chowder can be found alongside more unconventional offerings like their grilled tenderloin salad and arepa con chorizo. This Easter, they’re spicing up the menu even further with dishes like grilled asparagus frittata, farmhouse hash, honey glazed Easter ham and eggs, and “build your own” Bloody Marys.
April 20, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., 190 Newbury St., Boston, 617-236-0990 or stephaniesonnewbury.com.
Gather, located in Boston’s new innovation center at District Hall, will serve a special Easter Brunch featuring foodie favorites such as huevos rancheros, lobster eggs benedict, and a Frosted Flakes French toast. In addition to his brunch options, Chef Dennis Wilson will also be serving selections from his regular menu like a lobster cod salad and a lamb osso buco with mulled polenta and confit tomatoes.
April 20, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 75 Northern Ave., 617-982-7220 or gatherboston.com.