You don’t need to be religious to celebrate the outpouring of delicious spring meals that are being cooked up in the Bay in honor of Easter. Whether you’re celebrating with family or friends, headed out to enjoy a tasteful evening meal or a rowdy, mimosa-infused brunch, we’ve rounded up a few of our choice picks for Sunday, April 16’s feast.
Bluestem’s “Easter Basket”
What: Bluestem (One Yerba Buena Ln., SF) is adding an “Easter Basket” to its holiday menu — a sugary concoction of house made treats like freshly baked bread, carrot cake, strawberry, and lemon poppy seed.
Details: Bluestem is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Easter Day. Call 415) 547-1111 to reserve.
Springtime Menu at The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards
What: The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards is harvesting the spring produce from its on-site organic garden to accompany the additions to its Easter menu like Dungeness crab Benedict with arugula, corned beef hash seasoned with peppers and onions, and smoked trout scramble with asparagus.
Details: Call (925) 456-2450 to make a reservation at Wente Vineyards (5050 Arroyo Rd., Livermore) between either 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. or 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Brunch and Dinner at Finn Town
What: Both brunch and dinner are celebratory affairs over at Finn Town (2251 Finn Town, SF), which is kicking of its morning meal by screening an ever-appropriate Easter movie: Who Framed Roger Rabbit. There will be several special additions to its usual menu as well, like ham on homemade biscuits with spicy pepper jelly, salmon eggs Benny with spiced avocado, and fried egg sandwiches on house made English muffins. For dinner, Finn Town is cooking up a few other spring seasonal classics: lamb meatloaf with pint pesto and duck pot pie.
Details: Brunch is served from 10:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner is served starting at 5 p.m. Call (415) 626-3466 to reserve.
Brunch at The Commissary
What: The Commissary’s Easter brunch menu serves a cheese plate, deviled farm eggs with avocado mousse and saffron caviar, as well as sweeter fare like banana and walnut buttermilk pancakes.
Details: Brunch is served between 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call (415) 561-3600 to reserve and check out the full menu here.
Epic Steak’s Easter Brunch
What: Enjoy a view of the waterfront as you sip on Epic’s flight of “Easter honey bee bubbles,” a selection of three sparkling meads. The food menu is filled with seafood specialties like Drakes Bay oysters, yellowfin sashimi, and Alaskan halibut, along with the classic Epic steak burger and a smoked tri-tip.
Details: $55 per person. Brunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call (415) 369-9955 to reserve.
Waterbar’s Breakfast Feast
What: Waterbar’s Easter mid-morning offerings are filled with festive items like American caviar scramble topped with fromage blanc, a grilled Mahi Mahi salad, and lavender panna cotta for dessert.
Details: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Waterbar (399 The Embarcadero, SF). $55 per person.
Brunch at Foreign Cinema
What: Catch some springtime sunshine on Foreign Cinema’s ample patio, where a festive brunch menu will be served. Choose from a three-course prix fixe menu which features holiday-inspired fare like brown sugar bacon, rhubarb-and-Fuji apple-filled pop tarts, and spring time egg preperations. Details: Call (415) 648-7600 to make reservations between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. $70 for adults, $25 for kids.
What: Start off your Easter festivities with a bit of morning bubbly at RN74, where you can flavor your mimosas with either pomegranate, orange, or grapefruit juice. For food, there’s duck wings à l’orange, Schmitz Ranch steak tartare, and croissant eggs Benedict.
Details: Full menu here. Brunch will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call (415) 543-7474 to reserve.
4505 Burgers & BBQ
What: Take the casual route to Easter lunch (and skip the lines, too), at 4505 Burgers & BBQ, which is serving up its annual Easter ham sandwich: an Acme pan de mie bun piled high with house-cured smoked ham, gruyere, bread and butter pickles, and crispy onion strings.
Details: Dine in or order ahead for pick-up by calling (415) 231-6993. Serving from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Brunch at Zazie
What: If you’re prepared to stand in line, then steel yourself for Cole Valley’s charming French brunch, which is well worth the wait. The menu is filled with all that your Easter feasting will require, like pancakes flights of ginger, buttermilk, and French toast flavored buttermilk cakes, grilled chicken breast sandwich with roasted pepper aioli, pain de mie French toast.
Details: Brunch is served from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Full menu here.
Easter Breakfast at Mama’s on Washington Square
What: Crowd-pleasing brunch go-to Mama’s is located just off Washington Square, so that you can finish off your Easter feasting and lie down in the park for a nap afterward. Chocolate cinnamon French toast, salmon scramble, and crab cake eggs Benedict are all on the menu.
Details: Open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for brunch on Easter Day.
Presidio Social Club’s Brunch
What: Presidio Social Club is adding a few seasonal specialties to its Easter brunch menu but don’t worry — house-baked classics like the challah French toast, brioche beignets, and brown sugar cinnamon rolls will still be on the menu.
Details: Brunch is served starting at 10 a.m. Call (415) 885-1888 to reserve.
SoMa Streat Food Park’s Easter Brunch Bash
What: SoMa Streat Food Park is hosting a mimosa-fueled Easter morning bash that features multiple food trucks, bottomless mimosas and sangrias, and plenty of activities to keep the kids occupied as well, like an Easter egg hunt and coloring stations.
Details: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at SoMa Streat Food Park (428 11th Street, SF). Full run-down here.