Mark your calendars: this year, the Easter Bunny is hopping into H-Town on Sunday, April 17. Yes, that’s right around the corner, which means it's time to make those reservations and be sure that you and your family aren’t left out of the hoppiest holiday of the year.
Brunch in the city will feature traditional Easter meals like lamb, rabbit and duck, plus some not-so-deviled eggs. If you want to embrace the vibrant colors of the season, plan to brunch at Bloom & Bee and, if you’re looking for buffet-style service, Chef Matha Wilcox at Indianola in EaDo will allow guests to order seconds at no additional charge, and Underbelly Hospitality’s Wild Oats is offering all-you-can-eat meats.
We’ve rounded up some of the best Easter brunches in Houston:
Springtime is all about bright pastels and flowers, and the Post Oak Hotel’s Bloom & Bee is in the spirit. Filled with vibrant floral tones ranging from orange to magenta, the Easter brunch atmosphere will be eggcellent this year. Executive Chef Jean-Luc Royere has curated a holiday-themed menu, with savory deviled eggs, and Lobster Eggs Benedict and Caviar. To really get in the spirit, throw on your favorite spring outfit.
Bloom & Bee, 1600 West Loop South. Sunday, April 17, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $75 per person. Make reservations on Open Table.
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It’s sunny and warm outside, and that means it’s time for dining al fresco. Boutique hotel La Colombe d’Or in Montrose is celebrating Easter all weekend with a three-course menu, featuring festive flavors with a Southern twist. Choose between delectable small plates such as creamy risotto du marché with black truffles or an appetizing arugula and endive salad.
La Colombe d’Or, 3410 Montrose Blvd. Saturday, April 16, and Easter Sunday, April 17, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Prices vary. Make reservations on Open Table.
Authentic French restaurant Le Jardinier, which translates to the gardener in English, is adding a whole new meaning to Easter brunch with its three-course menu. Michelin-starred Chef Alain Verzeroli created menu options that help set the tone for the holiday: heirloom turnips and radishes right on time for the season, plus a spring rabbit ragu and a roasted spicy lamb shoulder.
Le Jardinier, 5500 Main St. #122. Sunday, April 17, from 1 to 7 p.m. $125 per person. Make reservations through Resy.
Sometimes it’s nice to keep meals light and fresh. The Galleria’s iconic mainstay French restaurant will offer some equally iconic dishes like vegetarian risotto, grilled salmon, lemon chicken, mashed potato and seasonal vegetables, all served family-style. Be sure to leave room for the family-style dessert.
La Table, 1800 Post Oak Blvd. Sunday, April 17, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. $75 per person. Make reservations through Resy.
Even if you’re not an early riser, Chef Troy Guard’s Easter brunch will give you a reason to rise and shine. Make sure that you’re bright-eyed and bushy-tailed for brunch, which will feature Million Dollar Bacon and Duck Confit Hash.
Guard & Grace, 500 Dallas St. Sunday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Prices vary. Make reservations through the website.
In Houston, there’s no better way to do brunch than bottomless. EaDo’s modern Texas diner, Indianola, will serve a traditional Easter brunch featuring a wild gulf shrimp cocktail, crawfish and caviar deviled eggs, herb-crusted leg of lamb with mint jus, and duck fat roasted potatoes, all served tableside. As a special touch, Chef Matha Wilcox is playing the Easter bunny this year with a special treat — guests can request seconds of any favorite dishes at no additional charge.
Indianola, 1201 St. Emanuel St. Sunday, April 17, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $65 per adult, $20 per child. Make reservations through Resy.
Picky eaters in the family? Sometimes in order to appease the entire crew, you need to take a break from the prix-fixe menus and go for the tried-and-true buffet. Chris Shepherd’s Underbelly Hospitality has you covered Easter Sunday with an all-you-can-eat buffet, featuring grilled or roasted ham, rabbit and lamb, all cooked on the live-fire grill, better known as the “Grillie Nelson.”
Wild Oats, 2520 Airline Drive Unit C-315. Sunday, April 17. Adults $75, children $35. Make reservations through Resy.
Chef Don Bowie is welcoming Easter weekend with tons of flavor. At Taste Bar, the chef will prepare traditional Southern dishes (think lamb served jerk style, gouda mac and cheese, and braised collard greens.) If you want to go lighter for brunch, try the jerk lamb chop and eggs.
Taste Bar + Kitchen, 3015 Bagby St. Sunday, April 17. Prices vary. Make reservations through Open Table.
The chefs at Ouisie’s Table are pulling more than rabbits out of their hats for Easter. The specially curated menu will include a mix of older, fan-favorite plates such as crab cakes, oysters and the signature, never off the menu Lemon Ice Box pie. Plus, you can expect brand-new mouth-watering additions, such as Manhattan Clam Chowder and Texas Crab Cobb Salad.
Ouisie’s Table, 3939 San Felipe St. Sunday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Make reservations through Open Table.
A Sunday meal should feel like one grandma used to make. Here you will find Southern comfort food, with a touch of international flair (what better way to describe Houston cuisine?). The family-owned Ember & Greens Restaurant & Bar in Memorial has everything from sweet to savory: spicy Shakshouka bowls with spinach, jalapeno and bell peppers, or the Nutella and Rosewater French Toast.
Ember & Greens, 9403B Katy Freeway. Brunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and dinner 4 to 9 p.m. Prices vary. More information here.
This year, Easter will be celebrated all weekend. Both Houston-area Truluck’s locations — Westheimer and The Woodlands — will have special offerings for the occasion. Known for its prime selections of surf and turf, Truluck’s will feature a Florida lobster thermidor made with chunks of spiny lobster tail, simmered in a creamy shellfish sauce with havarti, mushrooms and tarragon. To drink, try the Easter Bloom cocktail, made with Pierre Ferrand Ambre Cognac, Almond Orgeat Syrup, Angostura, lemon and lime juice, and served in a martini glass.
Truluck’s, 5350 Westheimer Road. Friday, April 15, through Sunday, April 17. $125. Make reservations through Open Table.
For brunch, head to this bayou-front eatery for a three-course meal of wild game and seafood. Find specials such as Rainbow Lodge’s smoked duck gumbo with andouille sausage and wild rice pilaf, and the braised buffalo short rib benedict. Make your reservations early as the gorgeous outdoor views make it a no-brainer to book.
Rainbow Lodge, 2011 Ella Blvd. Sunday, April 17, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Full dinner menu available at 5 p.m. $60 for adults, $35 for children. Make reservations through Open Table.
Toro Toro is elevating the typical brunch with an extravagant annual Easter brunch with a Latin twist of course. Expect traditional eggs benedict with hollandaise sauce and a Boston cream pie french toast, plus an omelet station and those hard-to-resist house-made sticky buns.
Toro Toro, 1300 Lamar St. Located inside the Four Seasons Hotel. Sunday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $145 per adult and $65 per child. Make reservations through Open Table.
Berg Hospitality’s B&B Butchers is offering brunch and a show on Easter Sunday. Enjoy small bites such as mini beef wellington and miniature crab cakes, or think bigger with a rack of lamb or bone-in chicken shank, all while enjoying live music from David Gallego on the patio.
B&B Butchers, 1814 Washington Ave. Sunday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Prices may vary. Make reservations online through Open Table.
Buona Pasqua! That simply means Good Easter in Italian. The holiday marks a season in full bloom, and Rosalie’s menu is a reflection of that. Easter Sunday will be marked by spring takes on classic Italian favorites such as carrot rigatoni with rabbit and rosemary, and Etruscan fried artichokes with preserved lemon aioli.
Rosalie Italian Soul, 400 Dallas St. Sunday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Prices vary. Make reservations via the website.
The city’s newest boutique hotel is getting in on the brunch craze. The Medical Center’s Blossom Hotel will host a bottomless buffet Sunday, dubbed the Lunar Easter Brunch. The taste is reminiscent of that down-home flavor, and the menu includes cedar plank salmon, pineapple-glazed pork loin and sweet potato casserole. The brunch will be family-friendly, with Easter egg hunts and face painting.
Blossom Hotel, 7118 Bertner Ave. Sunday, April 17, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. $108.95 per adult and $39.95 per child. Call (832) 898-9287 or email [email protected] to secure a reservation.
The neighborhood diner is offering a full dinner menu all day, along with a special Easter menu. Brunch items include eggs-your-way, and sandwiches such as the River Oaks Club and prime rib. A classic crème brûlée rounds out the Easter feast.
Frank's Americana Revival, 3736 Westheimer Road. Sunday, April 17, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Prices vary. Make reservations via the website.