20+ Easter Brunch and Lunch Options Around Town
Head to Bar Boulud at the Mandarin Oriental for some crowd-pleasing dishes, live jazz by musician Andrew Smith, and kid-friendly treats. Chef de cuisine Jonathan Kilroy’s brunch menu has roasted leg of lamb, coddled eggs, ricotta gnocchi, and carotte coupe. To complement the main event, pastry chef Robert Differ will serve decadent desserts; children will be especially happy after they receive a chocolate bunny pop to take home.
$55 per person, $25 for children, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 776 Boylston St., Boston, 617-535-8800, barboulud.com.
Bastille Kitchen has a family-friendly Easter extravaganza planned. Adam Kube’s French-inspired offerings include bacon-pecan caramel French toast, quiche Lorraine, and a duck confit omelet topped with truffle marrow butter and fresh endive salad. Pastry chef Nathan Kibarian has made his own Peeps, but kids are in for another treat with a complimentary Easter egg hunt and meet-and-greet with the Bunny himself.
Brunch 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m., 49 Melcher St., Boston, 617-556-8000, bastillekitchen.net.
If you’re looking for some good eats, live tunes, and family-friendly festivities, hop on over to the Beehive. It has a two-course prix-fixe brunch and à la carte dinner, an Easter egg hunt with an appearance from the Easter Bunny, live jazz in the evening courtesy of vocalist Fabio Giocalone, and late-night blues with Bruce Bears.
$48 per adult, $18 per child, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 541 Tremont St., Boston, 617-423-0069, beehiveboston.com.
Bergamot is straying from its normal, dinner-only Sundays and adding a three-course Easter brunch. Specials include chicken livers and toast with egg jam, beets, artichoke, and swiss chard; barbecue lamb rib with milk bread dumplings, peas and carrots; and the Hangtown Fry with oyster mushrooms, fried cardoons, salsify, scallions, stinging nettles, and smoked potato mousse. Don’t forget dessert; one option is crêpes with rice pudding, mango, and rum caramel. Bergamot opens regularly for dinner.
$46 per person, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 118 Beacon St., Somerville, 617-576-7700, bergamotrestaurant.com.
This Inman Square spot has you set on Sunday, with special menu items available for both brunch and dinner. There are large-format, shareable plates that ensure a fun experience with friends or family, including the Easter Bunny—rabbit mousseline with sunny-side eggs, baby artichokes, creamed spinach, and choron sauce; duck confit shepherd’s pie, and wild mushroom and ricotta lasagna.
Brunch 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Dinner 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m., 1071 Cambridge St., Cambridge, 617-714-3693, bisqcambridge.com.
Bistro du Midi
Celebrate Easter overlooking the Public Garden. Three-course menu options include citrus-cured salmon Benedict; grilled rack of spring lamb with Romanesco and truffled potato purée; and carrot cake with honeycomb and blueberry lavender ice cream and other creations by pastry chef Robert Gonzalez. Head sommelier Todd Lippman has created brand new to cocktails to cheers to spring, including Strawberry Fields, with Crème à la Fraise des Bois, gin, fresh lime juice, and grapefruit bitters.
$55 per person, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 272 Boylston St., Boston, 617-426-7878, bistrodumidi.com.
Visit cozy Bondir, where Easter-inspired fare will feature on a three-course lunch menu. There’s rabbit lasagna—apologies to the Easter Bunny—with fonduta and nasturtium, roasted parsnip with cider, macadamia, and sabayon, and lamb loin with herb crust, baby carrot, and baby onion, to name a few. Sweet finishes include chocolate cremeux with sorrel granita and marshmallow, or maple semifreddo.
$55 per person, 12-4 p.m., 279A Broadway, Cambridge, 617-661-0009, bondircambridge.com.
The classics are on the table during chef Jonathan Kopacz’ Easter brunch buffet: a spread of muffins, salads, seasonal fruit, oatmeal, pancakes, veggie and meat scrambles, scalloped potatoes, vegetable quiche, grilled vegetables, freshly carved ham, and more.
$35 per person, $15 for children 12 and under, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 70 Union Square, Somerville, 617-623-9211, brassunion.com.
Ceia Kitchen + Bar
Bring your family to Newburyport for Easter, where executive chef Jeremy Glover has shrimp tartine; rye crêpe with caramelized onions, ricotta, and mushrooms; and more on the brunch menu. Dinner, with dishes like hangar escargot, and lobster spaghetti with English peas, is served until 6 p.m. Ceia is also opening up the rosé cellar for the first time this year on Easter, so you can taste your way into warmer months.
Brunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m., dinner until 6 p.m., 38 State St., Newburyport, 978-358-8112, ceiakitchenbar.com.
Bloody Mary aficionados, celebrate here: Coppersmith just signed on executive chef Jason Heard, from the late, great East Coast Grill, and on Easter Sunday, he’s bringing back the famed DIY Bloody Mary Bar. If you’re looking for some food on the side of your booze, offerings include a Stone + Skillet English muffin egg sandwich, shakshuka, chef’s choice deviled eggs, and the hangover breakfast.
11 a.m., 40 W 3rd, South Boston, 617-658-3452, coppersmithboston.com.
Craigie on Main
The annual Easter Bunny Brunch is back, with cinnamon doughnut holes, Vermont heritage crispy pork belly, grass-fed beef tongue and cheek hash, artichoke frittata, shrimp a la plancha, and many more options on the prix-fixe menu.
$50 per person, 853 Main St., 617-497-5511, Cambrige, cragieonmain.com.
An all-day prix-fixe is available at Deuxave on Easter Sunday. Chef Chris Coombs has frisée aux lardon, lamb ravioli, butter-poached Scituate lobster and scrambled heirloom egg, house-made cavatelli, Baked Alaska for dessert, and more options.
371 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, 617-517-5915, deuxave.com.
Doretta Taverna & Raw Bar
Greek Easter isn’t celebrated until May 1, but for this weekend’s holiday and that date, chef Michael Schlow has a special prix fixe menu with add-ons at Doretta Taverna. The Greek Easter feast includes a tasting of spreads with grilled bread, grilled octopus, Village salad, a choice of fish or lamb, Mimi’s lemon potatoes, string beans, white beans with tomato and dill, and dessert.
$59 per person, $25 for children 12 and 79 Park Plaza, Boston, 617-422-0008, dorettaboston.com.
Liquid Art House
Chef Doug Rodrigues is offering up an all-you-eat buffet on Easter Sunday, if you’re up for the challenge. There are classics like eggs Benedict and brioche French toast, as well as a build-a-bagel sandwich option and custom omelet station. Chef Giselle Miller’s house-baked contributions include pecan rolls, and dacquoise cake with coffee and almond. Two extra perks: kids under 4 eat free, and the prix-fixe comes with one mimosa or Japanese peach bellini per person.
$60 per person, $15 per child, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 100 Arlington St., Boston, 617-457-8130, liquidarthouse.com.
Brunch is a rarity at this new addition, so make your way to the Seaport to indulge. In honor of the holiday, there are à la carte specials from chef Mitch Brumels. There is something for sweet and savory brunch lovers, from blueberry French toast served with house-smoked bacon, to jumbo lump crab cakes with poached eggs.
Brunch 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., 140 Seaport Blvd., Boston, (617) 670-1345, ocean-prime.com.
Parsnip Restaurant & Lounge
A classy lunch awaits in Harvard Square at Parsnip, which is opening its dining room for a special three-course Easter lunch service. Highlights include crab salad with seared scallop and red pepper coulis, rosemary and garlic-studded leg of lamb with cocotte potatoes and baby carrots Vichy, and a sweet finish of a dark chocolate brownie, milk chocolate mousse, dulce de leche, and popcorn ice cream.
$70 per person, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 91 Winthrop St., Cambridge, 617-714-3206, parsniprestaurant.com.
Known for its Neapolitan-style pizzas and handmade pastas, Posto will offer some special options and hours this Easter. There’s roasted heritage breed ham with Parmesan-whipped Yukon potatoes, mostarda fruit, and sautéed kale, or a roasted leg of lamb with spring vegetable giambotta, creamy polenta, and mint.
1-8:30 p.m., 187 Elm St., Somerville, 617-625-0600, postoboston.com.
Puritan & Company
Chef Will Gilson is offering up a prix-fixe brunch menu, in addition to his restaurant’s regular dinner menu and its new, Prime Rib Sunday menu. Try the corned beef hash, or grilled hanger steak and eggs for some classic Easter eats; or mix it up with fried fish with remoulade, cabbage slaw, and grilled potato salad. For the sweet-toothed, there’s a selection of desserts.
$45 per person, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 1166 Cambridge St., Cambridge, 617-615-6195, puritancambridge.com.
Chef and owner Lydia Shire is serving up traditional Easter features alongside Scampo’s regular brunch and dinner menus. Enjoy decadent land and sea offerings such as she-crab soup with Irish butter, tiny new potato gnocchetti and maple croutons; sautéed halibut, and veal rib eye with Maine lobster tail. Finish it all off with a traditional Easter pavlova with crisp meringue, lemon creme, oven-roasted strawberries, and strawberry and lime sorbets.
215 Charles St., Boston, 617-536-2100, scampoboston.com.
Select Oyster Bar
This Back Bay spot is poppin’ bottles on on Easter Sunday to commemorate the holiday, and their first-ever brunch service. Imbibe some Pol Roger 2004 brut by the glass, or their newest txakolina rosé, alongside your eggs. And if you need caffeine more than booze in the morning, you’re in luck—Wired Puppy coffee is free.
Brunch 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., 50 Gloucester St., Boston, 857-239-8064, selectboston.com.
Tremont 647 & Sister Sorel
Getting out of bed on a Sunday morning can seem a daunting task, but chef Andy Husbands’ South End spots, Tremont 647 and Sister Sorel, are making it that much easier with their Easter pajama brunch and family-friendly specials. Reservations are required for groups of five or more. The restaurants are open regularly for dinner, too.
Brunch 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 647 Tremont St., Boston, 617-266-4600, tremont647.com.