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To take advantage of Chase Sapphire Preferred’s lucrative offer of 3x points on dining on the first Friday of every month, we regularly round up the best in food and drink. Since April’s first Friday kicks off Easter weekend, TPG Contributor Michele Herrmann suggests restaurants where you can congregate for a Friday repast—starting off your holiday with a basket full of Ultimate Rewards—or gather on Sunday for an Easter brunch.
These 10 delicious brunch spots will be open on Easter Sunday, but be sure to check availability—and keep them in mind for Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday, May 10!
Set inside The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta, this Southern-inspired restaurant and bar is planning Easter Brunch around an “Early Spring Meadow” inside the hotel’s ballroom. Dishes will include a Honey-Basted Leg of Lamb, Rosemary Salt Crusted Prime Rib, and Sweet Shrimp with Toasted Loganville Grits. What’s even more inviting is the “Dessert Meadow.”
It’s an alternative to the traditional Easter Brunch setting, but this South End establishment has an eclectic atmosphere and offers live jazz music. Adults can opt for the two-course menu, which includes dishes like eggs shakshuka, candied garlic spare ribs, Italian Easter Egg Drop Chicken Soup, and thick-cut French toast. Youngsters can order off of a “Little Bee’s” menu and even go on a special Easter egg hunt.
Clement Restaurant & Bar—New York City
New York City definitely knows brunch, and it’s tough to pick just one place, but this Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet inside The Peninsula New York sounds pretty darn memorable. The set-up will have both hot and cold selections, including a seafood bar with Long Island oysters and Nantucket scallops, carved meats, aged cheeses, vegetarian dishes, a dessert bar, and an omelet station. There will also be an Easter egg hunt through the hotel’s lobby area.
This long-time Philly staple has an ideal location for watching the South Street Easter Parade along being the place for a family-friendly Easter Brunch before and after the event. As an a la carte menu, highlights include eggs Benedict, whole wheat pancakes and shrimp and grits.
Casa Luca—Washington, D.C.
This Mt. Vernon Square hotspot is giving guests two options for Easter Sunday: an a la carte Easter brunch at chef Fabio Trabocchi’s osteria, or go in for a $65 tasting menu that includes a fresh pastry basket, three courses, and bottomless brunch drinks.
This Midtown Italian gem will serve an authentic Italian Easter brunch celebrating Pasqua (the Spring Harvest) prepared in mind for adults and children with pastries, an antipasti table, an omelet station and choice of entrée. Even the youngest patrons have a good time with doing some egg decorating.
The 2nd Floor Bistro & Bar—Dallas
This Contemporary American restaurant in North Dallas is concocting a sweet and savory brunch menu for patrons. Offerings include sushi stations and cooked-to-order omelets and selections ranging from New York Strip and roasted salmon to glazed ham and crab benedict. For children, there are two Easter egg hunts at 12 noon and 2:30pm.
This modern French bistro in the Gold Coast neighborhood has a three-course menu that offers a good value of choices for first and second courses. Options include traditional pancake stacks and egg dishes, along with the intriguingly-named Martial’s Mother’s Country Pâté and Scottish Salmon Salad. Bottomless mimosas are also available for an additional price.
Well recognized for its seafood offerings, this Waterfront restaurant has a special Easter brunch prix fixe menu for adults, as well as a children’s menu. Fittingly, the sample menu includes fish choices such as a sea scallop ceviche, smoked halibut croquette, and a grilled tombo tuna.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar—Los Angeles
This downtown L.A. steakhouse is putting on a lavish Easter brunch, where adult guests (there will be a separate menu for children) can choose an appetizer of lobster bisque, modern Caesar salad, or fresh seasonal fruits, and entrées include baked brioche French toast, prime rib or Blue Crab omelet. Yum!
Any dining plans for Easter weekend—or favorite brunch spots in America? Let us know in the comments below. The Points Guy Assessment: The Chase Sapphire Preferred is a great pick for the beginner and the frequent traveler. The CSP has superb travel benefits, double points on certain purchases, and a 50,000 point sign up bonus. The $95 annual fee is waived the first year so this puts it as one of the less expensive cards, while still allowing you to earn one of the most valuable point currencies.
The Points Guy Assessment:
The Chase Sapphire Preferred is a great pick for the beginner and the frequent traveler. The CSP has superb travel benefits, double points on certain purchases, and a 50,000 point sign up bonus. The $95 annual fee is waived the first year so this puts it as one of the less expensive cards, while still allowing you to earn one of the most valuable point currencies.