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. So dress your Peep-loving kiddos in their Easter best and head out for an eggs-cellent holiday meal.
Known as one of Seattle’s best catering and special events companies, Kaspar’s pulls out all the stops for Easter brunch at their Lower Queen Anne location. This could possibly be the Easter brunch that dreams are made of – served buffet-style, we’re talking about gourmet omelet stations, made-to-order waffles, and a dessert station that will make your kids forget all about the Easter candy they have waiting at home. Not already convinced? Hop on to Kaspar’s website for a full list of drool-worthy brunch items.
photo: Kaspars Special Events & Catering Facebook page
Good to know: Brunch will be served from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Reservations are required and space is limited, so jump on the phone now! $46/adults; $18/kids (7-16); 6 & under free.
19 West Harrison St.
Seattle, Wa 98119
An Easter brunch with a bit of a Northwest seafood flare, the Daniel’s Broiler locations in Bellevue, Leschi 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 or scrambled eggs with lox. 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. Advanced reservations are highly recommended. $45/adults; $10/kids (6-10); 5 & under free.
10500 N.E. Eighth St., 21st Floor
Bellevue, Wa 98004
Leschi Marina Location
200 Lake Washington Blvd.
Seattle, Wa 98122
Lake Union Location
809 Fairview Pl. N.
Seattle, Wa 98109
BluWater Bistro’s Easter brunch is a double-down – they are serving brunch at two of their locations, Leschi and Green Lake, and for two days – both Saturday and Sunday of Easter weekend. They are 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, after brunch at either location, go run around at the parks next door to burn off the syrup rush!
Good to know: Brunch will be served from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Reservations are highly recommended and available online. Regular menu prices apply.
102 Lakeside Ave.
Seattle, Wa 98122
Green Lake Location
7900 E. Green Lake Dr. N.
Seattle, Wa 98103
Salty’s Seafood Grills
If you’ve never been to a Salty’s brunch before, you’re in for a real treat. And 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 an Easter egg hunt in the brunch line! Hop over to Salty’s online menu to see even more mouth-watering dishes planned for this year’s feast.
photo: Kris U. via Yelp
Good to know: Reservations are required and spaces fill up fast, so make reservations now by phone or online. Easter brunch will be offered on both Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, $63/adults; $25.99/kids (9-13); $19.99/children (5-8). On Sunday, $68/adults; $29.99/kids (9-13); $19.99/children (5-8). The four and under set eat for free on both Saturday and Sunday. Psst! Pictures with the Easter Bunny will be available, so be sure to ask your serve
1936 Harbor Ave. S.W.
Seattle, Wa 98126
Redondo Beach Location
28201 Redondo Beach Dr. S.
Des Moines, Wa 98198
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; Orange-Cointreau brioche french toast; or the Double Stack Yellowstone Beef Burger made from grass-fed beef, and featuring smoky campfire cheese, tomato chutney, horseradish mustard, and a lettuce-pickle salad, all on a Macrina potato bun. Did we have you at the Orange-Cointreau brioche 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
For an Easter brunch that is uniquely Northwest, Ivar’s Salmon House are offering an extensive buffet complete with Alaskan salmon, mussels, clams, oysters, crab, crepes, prime rib, and all the other usual breakfast suspects. For those that prefer a sit down style meal, the Mukilteo Landing will be serving a plated version of their brunch. Psst! We’ve been told that Ivar’s famous Easter Clam will be making a brunch appearance (yep, we told you this was a uniquely Northwest Easter brunch!).
photo: Ivar’s Salmon House
Ivar’s Salmon House
401 N.E. Northlake Way
Seattle, Wa 98105
710 Front St. (next to Mukilteo Ferry Dock)
Mukilteo, Wa 98275
Easter Sunday Cruise to Blake Island and Tillicum Village
If your family is seaworthy, take a cruise to Blake Island and Tillicum Village aboard The Royal Argosy. In addition to a Northwest-inspired Easter brunch inside the iconic cedar longhouse, kids will enjoy an Easter egg hunt on the island and the regular Tillicum Village show. Menu items include Tillicum’s famous salmon, Brioche French Toast with Strawberry Compote, Maple Pepper Bacon, John Wayne Eggs, Home Fries, seasonal fruit, fresh scones and more.
Good to know: Advance reservations are required by phone or online. $79.95/adults and seniors; $30.95/kids (ages 4-12); 3 & under free.
Pier 56 – 1201 Alaskan Way
Seattle, Wa 98101
Eques – Hyatt Regency Bellevue
From Tiramisu pancakes to grits with Beecher’s cheese to Alaskan Dungeness crab eggs Benedict, Eques is known for serving up some seriously good eats seven days a week. For Easter brunch, you can expect high-quality, locally-sourced ingredients featuring classic comfort dishes with exciting Northwest flavors. Signature dishes will include Eggs Benedict with shaved prosciutto and citrus cream sauce on black pepper chive biscuits; locally smoked wild Sockeye salmon; and citrus braised pork shoulder with cheddar jalapeño grits and chipotle tomato sauce. For the little ones, there will be traditional holiday faves along with dessert table. And did we mention mom and dad’s meal comes with champagne? Need we say more?
Good to know: Easter brunch will be served from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $44.95/adults; $22.95/kids (5-12); 4 & under free. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made through OpenTable or by phone.
900 Bellevue Way N.E.
Bellevue, Wa, 98004
425 698-4100 (reservations)
The Restaurant at Alderbrook
Make memories with your kids this Easter while enjoying a one-of-a-kind brunch from The Restaurant at Alderbrook. Their special Easter Brunch menu will features seasonal salads, fish and traditional fare as well as yummy desserts. The restaurant is known for showcasing local seafood harvested from Puget Sound and the Hood Canal with savory creations like tiny sweet oysters or Dungeness crab cakes so you know Easter brunch is going to one to remember!
photo: The Restaurant at Alderbrook
Good to know: Easter brunch will be served from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Advance reservations are recommended by phone. $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 noon on the cottage lawn for the under five set and along the waterfront for kids 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
Portals at Suncadia Resort
If you’re looking to start a new Easter tradition this year, take your crew to Suncadia for lots of Easter-themed activities throughout the weekend and a specially crafted Easter brunch. Menu items will include items like the Individual Ellensburg Lamb Shepard’s Pie with Rosemary Whipped Potatoes and Washington Chanterelles; Red Wine Stone Ground Mustard Glazed Ham; Ricotta Gnocchi with Roasted Butternut Squash; and Lacinato Kale, Crispy Garlic and Shaved Parmesan Cheese.
Good to know: Brunch will be served from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $54/adults; $24/kids ages 4 to 12; 3 & under free. Reservations are required by calling Portals.
3600 Suncadia Trail
Cle Elum, Wa 98922
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 Salty’s