Skip the Peeps and jellybeans and indulge in a divine Easter Sunday brunch or dinner at one of these Valley restaurants. Be sure to make your reservations soon and check the Web sites for up-to-date menus and prices.
At Arizona Biltmore, the historic Gold Room, with its dazzling tapestries, statuary and gold-leaf ceiling, will host a lavish Easter Brunch with 10 different stations including fresh fruit; pastries; omelet station; hot items; antipasto bar; small plate salads; entrees; carved meats; pastries; and kids station. The kiddos will also enjoy the Easter Bunny and a gala egg hunt; Easter petting zoo; photo booth; face painting and much more during the holiday weekend.
Chef Beau MacMillan will create a four-course, prix fixe meal with amuse followed by spectacular beginnings, entrees and desserts at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain‘s Views Ballroom from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This gala holiday buffet features timeless dishes like roasted ham and leg of lamb, plus new twists like bananas foster French toast and pan-seared salmon. Artisan breads, imported cheeses, Maine lobster bisque, salads, an omelet station and assorted desserts complete the buffet. Reservations are required.
Hop on over to The Farm at South Mountain in Phoenix to dine under The Canopy on the Grove. Seatings start at 8:30 a.m. and brunch includes delicious farm-fresh eats like pecan French toast, scrambled eggs and more.
From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Rusconi’s in Phoenix is dishing up a three-course Easter menu. Entree choices include steaks and eggs, quiche and more.
Diners at Taggia at Firesky Resort & Spa get to choose from a brunch buffet, with cooked-to-order eggs, Southwest pork sausage and more, or a festive holiday dinner, which will be served until 10 p.m.
Easter Brunch at Perfect Pear Bistro in Tempe and Ahwatukee means bottomless mimosas and choice of frittata and side for $22.50, until noon.
Pink Pony in Scottsdale will serve featured holiday favorites like roasted ham and Champagne cocktails from 9 a.m. to close.
The Boulders’ signature Latilla restaurant will be featuring a specialty Easter Brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with fresh salads, breakfast favorites, traditional Easter favorites, and delectable desserts. The resort’s Grill Kitchen and Bar will be featuring an a la carte dinner menu from 6 to 9:30 p.m. while Palo Verde restaurant will be featuring a three-course, specialty Easter dinner menu on with festive favorites prepared by Executive Chef Michel Pieton.
From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., both locations of Los Sombreros will dish up three-course brunch menus, featuring pozole and chilaquiles with roasted tomato sauce, chicken and egg.
For Easter, Gertrude’s at Desert Botanical Garden will serve holiday favorites like Niman Ranch ham, hot cross buns and more.
From a Belgian waffle station to an assortment of elaborate desserts to an ice sculpted seafood display, The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix has something yummy to suit every taste for Easter brunch.
On Saturday, April 4, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the Orchid Lawn at The Phoenician will be the setting for Phoe-Phoe’s Afternoon Tea Party, a version of The Phoenician’s traditional offering, complete with kid-friendly finger sandwiches, scones and an assortment of desserts. All children in attendance will receive a plush bunny Phoe-Phoe, the resort’s signature mascot, as well as a copy of its latest children’s book, Fun at The Phoenician with Phoe-Phoe & Friends. Local Scottsdale couple, Author Emily Randolph and photographer/illustrator Dan Merchant, will be on hand to sign copies of the book and read to the children. Joining them will be one of the stars of the story, Lady, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Reservations are required.
The Scottsdale Plaza Resort’s casual breakfast and lunch spot, Garden Court, is hosting a family friendly Easter Sunday Champagne Brunch Buffet from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The buffet includes many familiar brunch dishes such as an omelet bar and bakery items, but guests will also find various unique, delicious options to try like brunch salads and cinnamon-orange French toast.
Social Box Neighborhood Eatery is offering an expanded brunch menu on Easte including ham and cheese omelettes, biscuits and gravy, waffles, breakfast burritos with a choice of meat and a fruit bowl. They will also host an Easter egg hunt from 1 to 3 p.m. Brunch is offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Easter Sunday.
Phoenix City Grille is now taking reservations for Easter Sunday Brunch. Served every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (including Easter), Executive Chef Rory Hewitt’s Sunday brunch menu incorporates a variety of sumptuous entrees that he rotates on a regular basis utilizing fresh ingredients from local farmers and vendors whenever possible.
On Easter Sunday, Cibo e Vino will be serving a selection of mouthwatering holiday eats, like leg of lamb, spinach pie, sweet potato pie and much more.
On Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Litchfield’s and The Wigwam Ballroom, guests can enjoy special Easter Day Brunch celebrations featuring delicious fresh salad assortments, selections of cheese and fruit displays, savory omelet and carving stations, tasty entrées, comforting favorites, pastries, assorted breads and a decadent dessert display to complete the meal.
At Bistro du Lac in Scottsdale, the Easter buffet will include salads, cheese platters, lamb with vegetables, fish stew and an array of other dishes and dessert options.
Roundup the family for early Easter celebration starring the Easter Bunny at Hole-In-The-Wall at Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort in Phoenix. Families can enjoy a buffet breakfast and take photos with the Easter Bunny during this special event on Saturday, April 4, from 8 to 11 a.m. Cookie decorating and seasonal crafts will also be offered during the event.
Scottsdale Resort’s Palm Court restaurant will present live entertainment and a delicious Easter brunch featuring delectable appetizers like poached Oregon Bay shrimp, Alaskan king crab legs, smoked Scottish salmon, a variety of salads, imported cheeses and smoked meats, assorted sushi and much more from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For the first time, Eddie V’s Prime Seafood in Scottsdale will open at 11 a.m. on Easter Sunday to offer guests a special daytime dining experience. Because Easter brunch is traditionally a family affair, the fine-dining restaurant will feature two prix-fixe menu versions to accommodate both adults and children. Adult guests can enjoy classic cocktails that go hand-in-hand with brunch fare.
On Easter Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sierra Bonita Grill in Phoenix will be serving its signature Southwestern brunch dishes, plus specials that have been created for the holiday.
On Easter Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Scottsdale’s Paul Martin’s American Grill will be offering a prix fixe brunch menu featuring three courses and a beverage.
Celebrate with family and friends this Easter with brunch at District American Kitchen and Wine Bar from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The mouthwatering culinary experience will include a variety of food stations, an assortment of artisan breads and pastries, fresh squeezed juices and bloody Mary bar.
Easter Brunch at Wrigley Mansion means a special holiday-themed brunch service with popular selections from Wrigley Mansion’s award-winning Sunday Brunch as well as new, additional items to highlight the holiday, including additional carving station items, seasonal salads and new Easter desserts.
Celebrating spring in La Hacienda Plaza, six Fairmont Scottsdale Princess chefs come together to create one elaborate culinary festival at the AAA Five Diamond resort. With food stations throughout the blooming courtyard, the menu highlights popular selections from Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak, La Hacienda by Richard Sandoval, Ironwood American Kitchen and the new Toro Latin Restaurant & Rum Bar by Richard Sandoval.
Roaring Fork hosts an Easter Brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring a carving station, bread station, savory cold and hot item station, egg and meat carving tables and a tasty dessert station.
ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho is serving up a delicious Easter brunch inside and on the shaded patio from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., including the famous Bloody Mary + Mimosa Bar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy one the specials of the day or choose something from the seasonal brunch menu. Bring the little ones and meet on the patio at 9 a.m. for the annual Easter Egg Hunt, including prizes and a special golden egg. The seasonal dinner menu will also be served, from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
LON’s at the Hermosa will be keeping its doors open on Sunday, April 5 not only for a special Easter brunch, but for dinner as well. Enjoy this special holiday with family and friends as Executive Chef James Ducas and the LON’s culinary team prepares a special Easter Brunch consisting of four delicious courses. For dinner, the team will be serving a three-course menu.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Earnest in Chandler is dishing up a three-course menu, including a complimentary mimosa.
Dive into Easter with an exclusive brunch buffet at Little Cleo’s, located inside The Yard, in Phoenix. Normally closed on Sundays, this seafood eatery will open its doors, offering a non-traditional Easter menu from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
On Easter, the healthy, fast-casual eatery Flower Child will give away free treats to the first 100 guests that dine-in. Of those guests, four will be the lucky winners of a family style to-go-meal, valued at $75.
Visit Talking Stick Resort and Casino Arizona this Easter and allow both properties to take care of all your dining needs. Both venues are pulling out all the stops on April 5, celebrating the holiday with a vast array of delicious offerings, from an upscale feast at Orange Sky to an all-day buffet at Eagles Buffet.
Rawhide Steakhouse hosts a delectable Easter Buffet on Sunday, April 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A wide array of western selections will be offered including rosemary-crusted pork loin, honey-baked ham and more.
Central Bistro in Phoenix dishes up an Easter brunch menu from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dishes include stuffed French toast, eggs benedict, steak and eggs and more.
Let The Second Story Liquor Bar cook for you this Easter. Don’t just decorate and hide eggs this holiday; savor them throughout the three courses that include Granny Smith apple pancakes, lamb chops, beef tenderloin and more.
On Sunday, April 5 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Padre Murphy’s, will be celebrating Easter Sunday with family, friends and a delectable brunch buffet with London broil, baked ham and more.
Hop on in to RA Sushi on Easter Sunday, April 5, for all day happy hour! Feast on more than 25 appetizer and sushi selections ranging from $3.49 to $8.99, and celebrate with family and friends with a wide variety of beer, wine and signature cocktails ranging from $3.75 to $8.
T. Cook’s at Royal Palms Resort and Spa will be serving up two dining options from Chef Paul McCabe including a buffet and specialty menu. Guests of T. Cook’s have the opportunity to choose from a prix-fixe menu or an Easter buffet featuring leg of lamb and other Easter dishes.
Fogo de Chão in Scottsdale will celebrate Easter Sunday by extending their hours, welcoming guests from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Plus, for the holiday, children 6 years of age and under eat for free, and kids 7 to 12 dine at half price.
J&G Steakhouse at The Phoenician has put together a delectable menu that mixes seasonal spring delights with classic Easter dishes (think traditional favorites like lamb chops and sweet pea soup to exotic offerings like mango upside down cake with basil ice cream).
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