Brunch, an already lauded meal period, becomes more of a sport around Easter, as restaurants compete for the most delicious springtime offerings. In honor of the bunny-infested holiday, the city will be awash in egg hunts, egg benedicts, and mimosas this Sunday, April 1. Here are a few last minute options for a decadent feast with family and friends.
Easter Tasting Menu at Taj Campton Place
What: Easter is usually a pretty staid holiday, with ham and lamb headlining most menus. This year, Taj Campton Place has a prix fixe menu ($98) of flavorful dishes that reimagine the traditional spring brunch like butter poached lobster with “coastal curry essence,” and chilled strawberry-tomato soup with basil seeds and almonds.
Details: Book reservations here for brunch at 340 Stockton Street.
Brunch and Bonnet Contest at Finn Town
What: Not only is Finn Town serving brunch on Easter from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., it’s also hosting a contest for best Easter bonnet. Don your best hat or bunny ears to win a gift certificate, or just drink multiple types of mimosas and feast on dishes like pork benedict with poached eggs, braised greens, skillet fries, and sage hollandaise.
Details: Make a reservation for a la carte brunch at 2251 Market St.
All Day Brunch at Bluestem Brasserie
What: San Franciscans may not stay out late, but they do love to partake in a lingering, late afternoon brunch. Stop by Bluestem on Easter for hot cross buns and more brunch fare, plus eggs hidden throughout the restaurant for the kiddos.
Details: Eat brunch from 11 a.m.- 10 p.m. at 1 Yerba Buena Ln. Reservations can be made online here.
Luxurious Easter Brunch at the Ritz
What: An opulent brunch opp in the stylish Terrace Room at the Ritz-Carlton, complete with live jazz and platters of shellfish and other brunch favorites. Perhaps most importantly, there’ll be an egg hunt and an Easter bunny on hand for the ultimate celebration.
Details: Easter Brunch is $160 per adult, $98 per child under 12 and includes tax and gratuity. Seatings are available from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Easter egg hunt begins at 12 p.m.
Easter at Top of the Mark
What: The 360 degree view is reason enough to brunch high atop the InterContinental Mark Hopkins, but its very festive Easter brunch takes it to another level. Naturally the Bunny himself will be there, with a backdrop of smooth live piano and an overstuffed brunch with a raw bar, dim sum, sushi, prime rib, crab benedict, and more on the buffet.
Details: It goes from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. The whole thing is $129 per adult, $65 per child ages 4 – 12, excluding tax and gratuity. Reservations are required.
Besides the tried-and-true Easter brunch, many restaurants will be serving their normal brunches on Sunday, too. Check out the brunch heatmap, or Eater SF’s list of essential brunches to plan a pleasant, mimosa-filled Sunday, with or without the presence of a large bunny.