For many Seattle families, going to a restaurant for Easter brunch is as traditional as Easter baskets, chocolate bunnies and plastic eggs. And since many restaurants start taking Easter reservations weeks in advance, we’ve rounded up 11 spots for you to try–they range from the traditional to the not-so-traditional, depending on how committed you are to things like deviled eggs, hot cross buns and a ham-carving station. Scroll down to learn more.
Salty’s Waterfront Seafood Grills
If you’ve never been to a Salty’s brunch before, you’re in for a real treat. And this year, Easter brunch at Salty’s is going to be even egg-stra special because in addition to an array of Northwest local seafoods (think: Dungeness crab legs, Black Tiger prawns and Puget Sound clams and mussels) and iconic brunch faves like Belgian waffles, pancakes and French toast, there will be a dark chocolate and caramel fountain that would make Willy Wonka’s head spin, a made-to-order omelet station and Easter-themed desserts! Hop over to Salty’s online menu to see even more mouthwatering dishes planned for this year’s feast.
Good to know: Reservations are required and spaces fill up fast, so make reservations now. Easter brunch will be offered on both Saturday and Sunday. At Alki, brunch is $62.99/Adults; $29.99/Kids (9-13); $19.99/Children (5-8) on Saturday. On Sunday, it’s $77.99/Adults; $29/Kids (9-13); $19.99/Children (5-8). The 4 and under set eat for free on both Saturday and Sunday. Brunch prices are slightly cheaper at the Redondo Beach location. See the prices here. Psst! You might just catch a glimpse of the Easter Bunny in the brunch line.
1936 Harbor Ave. S.W.
Seattle, WA 98126
Redondo Beach Location
28201 Redondo Beach Dr. S.
Des Moines, WA 98198
You can always count on the restaurants at finer hotels to provide an Easter feast. And this year, Goldfinch Tavern inside the Four Seasons Hotel Seattle, will be serving a delish Easter Day brunch. Start your meal off with a trip to the appetizer buffet where you will find Puget Sound oysters, salmon lox wraps, cherry bruschetta, shrimp and crab cocktails, clam chowder, maple bacon skewers, an array of salads, artisan cheese board, build-your-own parfait selections, deviled eggs and mini asparagus frittatas. Entrees will include grilled beef ribeye with grilled king mushrooms, sauce béarnaise and herb pesto, pan seared halibut with wilted pea vines, lemon butter sauce and a snap pea and marinated beet salad, Spring Vegetable Ravioli made with ricotta ravioli and tossed in a butter sauce and topped with English peas, asparagus and Parmesan, Crab Florentine Benedict prepared with Dungeness crab, a poached egg, fresh-baked English muffin and spinach hollandaise or grilled lamb chops topped with chimichurri sauce and served alongside grilled asparagus. This year's feast will also include a fabulous dessert buffet sure to please your little Peeps.
Good to know: In addition to a fabulous meal and dessert selections, this year's brunch will also feature a candy bar where you and your kids can assemble your own Easter basket. Psst...this just might be your kids' best Easter ever! Easter brunch will be served on Sunday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $85/Adults; $25/Kids (12 & under).
99 Union St.
Seattle, WA 98101
For a little taste of France for your Easter brunch, head down to Pike Place Market to eat at Café Campagne, located just inside Post Alley. The menu includes some serious brunch food that will push your Easter brunch limits in the best possible way–from French toast for the kiddos to the Oeufs En Meurette and French Toast Brioche (fried in bourbon egg batter and served with maple syrup) for the adults, a French-style Easter brunch may be a new family tradition at Café Campagne.
Good to know: Brunch runs from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. Reservations are highly recommended and available online or by phone. Regular menu prices apply. View the menu online.
1600 Post Alley
Seattle, WA 98101
Urbane Restaurant & Bar
Known for serving up fresh Northwest cuisine in a relaxed and comfortable neighborhood-style setting, Urbane’s Easter brunch is not going to disappoint. In addition to their regular brunch menu, you’ll find festive specials with a focus on ingredients from local farmers and resources. Items like their signature Seattle omelet made with cage-free Wilcox eggs and locally sourced smoked salmon cream cheese, pickled deviled eggs, crispy salumi and arugula and lamb burgers with feta cheese, tomatoes and tzatziki served on Macrina buns (available April 19–26) will have you wishing Easter came more than once a year.
Good to know: If your little Peeps are up early on Easter morning, grab a table at Urbane and get in a good meal before all the jelly beans and chocolate bunnies are consumed. Brunch will be served from 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; costs vary per dish. Reservations can be made online or by phone.
Ivar’s Salmon House, Ivar’s Mukilteo Landing & Ivar’s Acres of Clams
For an Easter brunch that is uniquely Northwest, Ivar’s Salmon House, Ivar’s Mukilteo Landing and Ivar’s Acres of Clams, on the downtown Seattle waterfront, are offering a robust Easter brunch buffet. Indulge in Alaskan salmon, mussels, clams, crab legs, crepes, prime rib and all the other usual breakfast suspects at Ivar's Acres of Clams and Ivar's Salmon House. For those who prefer a sit down-style meal, the Mukilteo Landing will be serving a plated version of their brunch. Psst! Keep an eye out for Ivar’s famous Easter Clam (yep, we told you this was a uniquely Northwest Easter brunch).
Good to know: Brunch will be served from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Reservations are highly recommended. $45/Adults; $15/Kids (6-12); 5 & under free during brunch hours. Regular menu pricing for plated brunch.
Ivar’s Salmon House
401 N.E. Northlake Way
Seattle, WA 98105
Reservations: 206-632-0767 or online
Mukilteo Landing (next to Mukilteo Ferry Dock)
710 Front St.
Mukilteo, WA 98275
Reservations: 425-742-6180 or online
Ivar’s Acres of Clams
1001 Alaskan Way–Pier 54
Seattle, WA 98104
206-624-6852 or online
Easter Brunch at Tillicum Village
If your family is seaworthy, take a cruise to Blake Island to visit Tillicum Village aboard The Royal Argosy. In addition to a Northwest-inspired Easter brunch inside the iconic cedar longhouse (think: brioche French toast and Tillicum’s famous alder wood fire roasted fish), kids will get to enjoy an Easter egg hunt on the island along with Tillicum cultural activities and beaches and trails to explore. The cruise and brunch will take place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sunday and will depart from Pier 56 on the Seattle waterfront. Psst! We heard the Easter bunny will be on board, too.
Good to know: Advance reservations are required. $99/Adults (13-64); $89.95/Seniors (65 & older); $49.95/Youth (4-12); 3 & under Free.
1201 Alaskan Way (Pier 56)
Seattle, WA 98101
Eques – Hyatt Regency Bellevue
From Tiramisu pancakes, to grits with Beecher’s cheese, to waffles with sundae toppings, Eques is known for serving up some seriously good eats seven days a week. And for Easter brunch, you can expect high-quality, locally sourced ingredients featuring classic comfort dishes with exciting Northwest flavors. Classic and festive dishes from the hot table and cold top will include buttermilk and carrot cake pancakes, campfire and thyme potato casserole, red and gold beet carpaccio, King crab legs, jumbo shrimp and rock salt prime rib alongside an array of sweet Easter treats and usual breakfast fare. For the little ones, there will be a special kid's menu with mac and cheese and Easter eggs. And did we mention mom and dad’s meal comes with bottomless mimosas? Need we say more?
Good to know: Brunch will take place on Easter from 10 a.m.-2:45 p.m. $58/Adults; $29/Kids (5-12); 4 & under free. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling 425-698-4100.
900 Bellevue Way N.E.
Bellevue, WA 98004
Cafe Flora, Seattle’s premier spot for dynamic vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free cuisine, will be serving a delicious Easter brunch. Families can enjoy a healthy and hearty Easter meal in a bright, garden-like atmosphere. Brunch options will include banana buckwheat pancakes with toasted pecans, caramelized bananas, whipped butter and maple syrup, tropical waffles with mango, dragon fruit, citrus supremes, toasted pistachio and guava coulis, biscuits and gravy, a variety of scrambles, cheesy grits, avocado toast and their delicious Huevos Nopalitos served with crispy blue corn tortillas, black beans, avocado-pepita pistou, grilled nopales, onion, red pepper, tomatoes, cotija and micro cilantro over medium eggs or seasoned tofu. For the kids, Cafe Flora has plenty of fun, fresh and flavorful options including animal-shaped pancakes, fresh fruit and, of course, their ah-mazing cinnamon rolls!
Good to know: Sunday brunch will be served from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The full brunch menu can be found at cafeflora.com. Reservations for six or more can be made by calling 206-325-9100.
2901 E. Madison St.
Seattle, WA 98112
The Dining Room at Salish Lodge & Spa
With outstanding views of the Snoqualmie Falls and Snoqualmie River, The Dining Room at Salish Lodge & Spa provides a first-of-the-season experience. And this Easter will be no exception. The brunch menu will feature Pacific Northwest cuisine paired with local, homegrown flavors and the best ingredients and refined cooking techniques. Start your meal off with freshly baked pastries, assorted fruits, English pea cream soup, honey glazed pork belly or banana Nutella crepes. Then, indulge in your choice of main courses: Dungeness Crab and Gruyere Quiche, Carved Filet of Beef, Potlatch Chinook Salmon, Smoked Ham Shank Eggs Benedict or Traditional Breakfast consisting of free range eggs, Yukon potato hash and and ham, bacon or sausage. Psst...be sure to save room for dessert! There will be an array of treats to choose from, including cakes, truffles, miniature tarts, macarons, eclairs and chocolate covered strawberries.
Good to know: Brunch will be served from 7 a.m.-2 p.m on Sunday and reservations are required. $85 per person.
The Dining Room at Salish Lodge & Spa
6501 Railroad Ave. S.E.
Snoqualmie, WA 98065
Kingfisher Restaurant - Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort
Celebrate Easter with family and friends at Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort’s annual Easter brunch, a Leavenworth favorite for locals and visitors alike. Families can feast on a wide variety of delicious breakfast items, brunch selections and desserts at Kingfisher Restaurant. The buffet menu will include sumac and maple roasted king salmon with pistachio and preserved Meyer lemon yogurt, sustainable peel n’ eat Old Bay spiced shrimp, a chef’s selection of Northwest cured meats and artisan cheeses and freshly baked breads, scones and pastries. Breakfast selections will include strawberry and rhubarb baked French toast with almond streusel, cherry wood smoked bacon, Snake River Farms Kurabota smoked pit ham with spiced honey orange glaze and roasted potato hash with caramelized onions, smoked paprika and fresh herbs. Finish off your meal off with assortment of delectable desserts, including Kingfisher Restaurant's signature mini desserts, custards and pies.
Good to know: Sleeping Lady’s Easter brunch will be served in Kingfisher Restaurant from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. on Sunday. $45/Adults, $16/Kids (5-12) and complimentary for the under five set. Reservations are required. Consider making a weekend of it by booking an overnight package which includes a gourmet dinner and Easter brunch at Kingfisher. Psst...after indulging in Chef Christian Mikkelsen’s incredible cuisine and Baker Nim's delectable desserts, take the self-guided art walk to view the installations throughout the grounds from many local and Washington state artists. And be sure to visit with the Easter Bunny who will be presenting little ones with organic treats.
7375 Icicle Rd.
Leavenworth, WA 98826
The Restaurant at Alderbrook
Make memories with your kids this Easter while enjoying a one-of-a-kind brunch at The Restaurant at Alderbrook. Their special Easter brunch menu will feature Hood Canal oysters, sautéed garlic-herb prawns, smoked salmon Benedict and banana bread French toast as well as a carving station, made-to-order omelets, salads and yummy desserts. The restaurant is known for showcasing local seafood harvested from Puget Sound and Hood Canal with savory creations, so you know Easter brunch is going to be fantastic!
Good to know: Easter brunch will be served from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sunday. Advance reservations are highly recommended by phone or online. $65/Adults; $25/Kids (10 & under). If you’ve got kids under age 10, you’ll want to time your brunch with the Easter egg hunt that will take place at 1 p.m. on the cottage lawn and along the waterfront. Psst! We hear the Easter Bunny will be making a special appearance, too! The egg hunt is open to resort and non-resort guests.
7101 Washington 106
Union, WA 98592
—Kristina Moy & Katie Kavulla