Best Brunches Now: Here's Where to Hop Out for an Easter Feast

Best Brunches Now: Here's Where to Hop Out for an Easter Feast

Japanese ube pancakes at Traveler's Table

WHETHER YOU ARE brunching with kids in tow, in it for the Bloody Marys, or craving prime rib, seafood and seasonal strawberry desserts served on a silver platter, H-Town has the Easter treat for every bunny!


Bloom & Bee

Bloom & Bee

Easter Brunch at this flower-driven Post Oak Hotel stunner starts with a luxurious choice of deviled eggs with prosciutto and black truffle or white asparagus soup. Mains range from lobster eggs Benedict with caviar to herb roasted lamb leg with thyme lamb jus, plus a dessert buffet of French pastries and cakes.

Brennan's of Houston

Brennan's of Houston

The iconic Creole house has three dates for Easter dining this year starting April 7 with Brunch with the Bunny starring photos with the Easter Bunny. April 8 is the Very Hoppy Brunch, also family friendly with live bunnies on the terrace from nearby Boling Bunny Farms! Sunday brunch April 9 is the most leisurely with seatings throughout the day. Reservations are required for all events.

Crú

Dessert at Crú (photo by Robert Tsai)

This smart, cozy spot features a three-course wine country-style brunch, along with brunch cocktails and specials on Domain Chandon rosé and Veuve Cliquot by the glass. Highlights include crab cake Benedict, smoked salmon deviled egg toast, and desserts.

Four Seasons Houston

Cheese station at Four Seasons brunch

The Four Seasons Houston’s annual extravagant Easter Brunch in Toro Toro will feature classics with a Latin twist from 10am-2pm ($155 per adult and for $65 per child, 12 and under). Reservations can be made on the website.

Guard and Grace

Seafood tower at Guard and Grace

Downtown Houston’s modern steakhouse will keep guests ‘hoppy’ with a special menu for Easter brunch. Start with smoked salmon rillette with crème fraiche and smoked trout roe or TG wagyu beef dumplings. Its raw bar features a Bubu sashimi plate, Crispy Tuna with ahi, avocado, serrano, yuzu and tempura sushi rice, and a custom-built Seafood Tower for six.

Le Jardinier

Le Jardinier

Who wouldn’t want to be in “the garden” (translation of the restaurant name) on Easter Sunday? Take your time because this MFAH gem serves its three-course menu from noon to 7pm. Anticipate lovely choices including Murray’s burrata with strawberry rhubarb; spiced roasted lamb, and Ora king salmon. Save room for the award-winning desserts!

Local Table

Local Table (photo by Jenn Duncan)

It’s easy to find a Local Table as they are all over town with a casual family-friendly menu of egg dishes, chicken and waffles, and savory sidekicks. We hear the Easter Bunny will be hopping around from table to table this year.

Navy Blue

Navy Blue

Celebrate Easter Sunday in the heart of Rice Village at Aaron Bludorn’s modern American seafood concept. A la carte lunch with Easter specials will be served from 11-2:30pm, as well as dinner a la carte from 5:45-9pm. Lunch on house smoked salmon served with jumbo asparagus, poached egg with Bearnaise sauce, and rack of lamb persillade served with spring vegetables.

Traveler's Table

Cruise on over to this light-filled Montrose fave for a special three-course prix-fixe Easter brunch (dine-in or take-out). International dishes include shitake edamame dumplings, Japanese Ube pancakes, and Norwegian smoked salmon latkes with onion-dill crème fraiche.

Ostia

Ostia

Surrounded by bougainvillea, lemon trees and greenery, this chic restaurant evokes a picturesque spot for brunch. Chef Travis McShane’s focaccia French toast with blueberries and mascarpone; ricotta pancakes with maple syrup; and pizza dough doughnuts will appease carb lovers. Savory dishes include grilled Gulf fish with Calabrian chili, pizzas, gnocchi, and a frittata. Brunch runs from 11am-3:30pm.

Ouzo Bay

Lobster omelet at Ouzo Bay (photo courtesy of Atlas Restaurant Group)

Let Ouzo Bay handle the holiday spread this Easter with Mediterranean takes on classic brunch dishes including short rib chilaquiles with fried pita, tzatziki, and salsa verde; and the roasted lamb Greek Breakfast Gyro with scrambled eggs, tzatziki and Greek oregano fries. Brunch also spotlights Ouzo Bay’s fresh seafood program with crab cake Benedicts and a Maine lobster omelet.

Postino

Postino (photo by Becca Wright)

Looking for come-as-you-are casual? Try the eye-opening brunch menu, perfect for dining al fresco on the restaurant’s large, shaded patio. Served weekends, the menu offers myriad shareable dishes. Think Umbria egg toast, cast iron sticky bread, and seeded avocado toast. Sip $6 mimosas and bellinis and refreshing wine-based and beer-based brunch cocktails.

Xochi

Chef Hugo Ortega and his team will serve an epic Sunday brunch buffet from 10am-3pm this Easter. Expect the usual coastal Mexican favorites as well as a carving station, new seasonal items and Easter desserts.

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