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 10 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.
photo: Justin C. via Yelp
Salty’s 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 chocolate fountain that would make Willy Wonka’s head spin, a made-to-order omelet and pasta station and Easter-themed desserts! Hop over to Salty’s online menu to see even more mouth-watering 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. On Saturday, it’s $68/Adults; $29/Kids (9-13); $19.99/Children (5-8). On Sunday, it’s $73/Adults; $29/Kids (9-13); $19.99/Children (5-8). The four and under set eat for free on both Saturday and Sunday. 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
Daniel’s Broiler Prime Steaks & Chops
If you’re looking for an Easter brunch with a bit of a Northwest seafood flare, the Daniel’s Broiler locations in Bellevue and Lake Union will be serving a delicious Easter brunch menu where you can pick from specialty main dishes such as a Dungeness crab omelet with Gruyère cheese or scrambled eggs with lox and sweet onions. Is your mouth watering yet? Daniel’s has made special Easter brunch considerations for the kids, too. Older kiddos can choose from a larger children’s menu with favorites like french toast and scrambled eggs with bacon and little ones (5 & under) can order a scaled-down version.
Good to know: Brunch will be served from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday. Advanced reservations are highly recommended. $49/Adults; $12/Kids (6-10); 5 & under Free.
10500 N.E. Eighth St., 21st Floor
Bellevue, Wa 98004
Lake Union Location
809 Fairview Pl. N.
Seattle, Wa 98109
photo: Daniel’s Broiler Prime Steaks & Chops Facebook page
If you’ve been to BluWater Bistro for brunch before, you’ll be happy to know they will be serving their awesome Easter brunch again this year. BluWater will be offering their full brunch menu, as normal, plus an Easter brunch special for $15 (think Dungeness crab quiche with breakfast potatoes, fresh-baked scones and fruit). For kids, they have a fantastic selection of brunch sides that are a perfect portion for little tummies. Plus, BluWater is located next to a park, so your tykes can burn off the syrup rush before you head home!
Good to know: Brunch will be served from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday. Reservations are highly recommended. Regular menu prices apply.
BluWater Bistro – Leschi
102 Lakeside Ave.
Seattle, Wa 98122
Urbane – Hyatt at Olive 8
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 eggs and locally sourced smoked salmon cream cheese; Dungeness crab Benedict served with their delish home fries; and apple french toast with a spiced apple compote and caramel whipped cream. Did we have you at the french toast?
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 6:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., costs vary per dish. Reservations can be made online or by phone.
1639 8th Ave.
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
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 the newly remodeled Ivar’s Acres of Clams, on the downtown waterfront, are offering an extensive Easter brunch buffet complete with Dungeness and snow crab, grilled salmon and cod, mussels, oysters, prawns, prime rib and all the other usual breakfast suspects. For those who prefer a sit down-style meal, the Mukilteo Landing will be serving a plated version of their brunch. Psst! We’ve been told the Ivar’s famous Easter Clam will be making a brunch appearance at Ivar’s Acres of Clams from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (yep, we told you this was a uniquely Northwest Easter brunch!).
photo: Ivar’s Salmon House
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.
Ivar’s Salmon House
401 N.E. Northlake Way
Seattle, Wa 98105
Mukilteo Landing (next to Mukilteo Ferry Dock)
710 Front St.
Mukilteo, Wa 98275
Ivar’s Acres of Clams
1001 Alaskan Way – Pier 54
Seattle, Wa 98104
Easter Cruise to Blake Island and 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 the regular Tillicum Village show. The cruise and brunch will take place from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Sunday and 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. $84/Adults and Seniors; $32/Youth; 3 & under Free.
Pier 56 – 1201 Alaskan Way
Seattle, Wa 98101
Eques – Hyatt Regency Bellevue
From Tiramisu pancakes to grits with Beecher’s cheese, 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. Signature dishes will include cedar plank salmon eggs Benedict, crab cakes and roasted lamb leg, plus the usual breakfast fare and a huge selection of Easter desserts. For the little ones, there will be a kids buffet (think chicken tenders, mac ‘n’ cheese and fruit salad). And did we mention mom and dad’s meal comes with bottomless mimosas? Need we say more?
Good to know: Breakfast à la carte will be served on Sunday from 7 a.m.-9 a.m. Easter brunch will be served from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $49.95/Adults; $24.95/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 Berry French Toast with Columbia City Bakery brioche dipped in a rich egg batter, berry compote, candied pumpkin seeds and whipped lime mascarpone; Hoppin’ John Fritters with black-eyed pea cakes, cayenne aioli, apple-mint relish, smoky collard greens and cheesy grits; and Forager Scramble with eggs or seasoned tofu, chanterelle and crimini mushrooms, butternut squash, fried sage, sautéed onions and goat cheese. For the kids, Cafe Flora has plenty of fun, fresh and flavorful options including animal-shaped pancakes and fresh fruit!
photo: Cafe Flora
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
Reservations: 206-325-9100 x3
Ray’s Boathouse & Café
The whole fam can celebrate Easter Sunday on the waterfront with gorgeous one-of-a-kind views over fresh and flavorful food at Ray’s Boathouse & Café. The restaurant is offering plenty of options for guests to choose from including Ray’s signature Café Buffet offering brunch and dinner items or an a la carte brunch or dinner in the Boathouse. While you take in the gorgeous views, nosh on some of their best-selling appetizers, salads, and entrées along with a la carte brunch items. The brunch menu will feature decadent options such as Ray’s Benedict with Dungeness crab meat, baby arugula, hollandaise, poached eggs and roasted red potatoes or french toast with cinnamon-vanilla custard, Challah bread and Vermont maple syrup.
Good to know: The Boathouse will serve Easter brunch from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. From 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., the Boathouse will be serving their traditional dinner menu in addition to a special three-course holiday menu for $55 per person with options such as Grilled Northwest King Salmon with lemon spiked orzo, grilled asparagus, shimeji mushrooms, and lemon cream-dill, and for dessert, a Lemon-ricota cheesecake with a graham cracker crust, raspberries and pistachios. Children’s Easter menus for ages 5-11 will be available in the Boathouse for both meals.
photo: Ray’s Boathouse
The Café will be offering their annual grand holiday buffet with a complete range of appetizers, salads, entrées and desserts including Ray’s traditional carving and shellfish stations with options of Roasted RR Ranch prime rib, herb roasted leg of lamb, and Penn Cove manila clams and mussels. There will also be breakfast and brunch items like eggs Benedict, Brioche french toast, and Uli’s breakfast sausage available until 3 p.m.
Good to know: The Café Buffet is $55 per guest; $25 for children ages 5-11. Children under age 5 dine free. The Café will open at 9 a.m. and the Boathouse will open at 9:30 a.m. on March 27. Last seating will be at 7 p.m. for both venues. No happy hour will be served on Easter Sunday. Boathouse reservations are strongly recommended and can be made by calling 206-789-3770 or by visiting rays.com/rays-boathouse-reservation.html. Café reservations are also strongly recommended and can be made by calling 206-582-0094 or by visiting rays.com/rays-cafe-reservation.html.
6049 Seaview Ave. N.W.
Seattle, Wa 98107
Boathouse reservations: 206-789-3770
Cafe reservations: 206-582-0094
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, snow crab claws, 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 the Hood Canal with savory creations, so you know Easter brunch is going to one to remember!
photo: Jeff Caven for Alderbrook Resort & Spa
Good to know: Easter brunch will be served from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday. Advance reservations are highly recommended by calling 360-898-5500. $49/Adults; $16/Kids (10 & under). If you’ve got kids, you’ll want to time your brunch with the Easter egg hunt that will take place at 1 p.m. on the cottage lawn for the under five set and along the waterfront for ages 5-10. 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
Where does your family like to eat Easter brunch? Share your suggestions with us in the Comments below!
— Kristina Moy & Katie Kavulla
feature photo courtesy of Jeff Caven for Alderbrook Resort & Spa