Brunch is no luxury in this town; practically every weekend is an excuse for the boozy morning meal. On Easter, though, it can be nice to get a little fancy and head somewhere you may not normally on a regular Sunday. Here are nine upscale brunch options to treat yourself with this Easter Sunday.Read More
Where To Get Fancy For Easter Sunday Brunch in San Francisco
Don your spring best for some upscale holiday eating
1. 1300 on Fillmore
1300 on Fillmore is upping its usual Sunday gospel brunch with Easter specials like a pastry basket with honey butter and homemade hot-pepper jelly, Blue crab benedict with buttermilk-chive biscuits, tabasco hollandaise and breakfast potatoes and orange marmalade-bourbon glazed ham with sweet potato gratin and blue lake beans. The three course menu is $45 per person ($23 for children) and comes with live gospel. Seats are at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
2. Chaya Brasserie
Three courses cost you $50 (plus another $20 for bottomless mimosas) for courses like duck confit donburi (rice bowl with fried duck, egg, pickled green papaya, sweet chili and togarashi). Kids are welcome, too, with a special $20 menu and Easter baskets filled with gifts.
3. Epic Steak/Waterbar
From 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., chef Parke Ulrich is going to be really busy. He's hosting two brunches at Epic Steak and Waterbar (right next door to each other). Both have the same great view of the Bay Bridge and cost $55 for three courses, so the menu is the deciding factor here. Epic's is meat-focused (dishes like sweet pea ravioli with truffled parmesan, mint and pancetta; slow roasted tri tip; bittersweet chocolate mousse eggs; an Easter cookie trio) while Waterbar's has more seafood (sea scallop ceviche; smoked halibut croquette; marshmallow bunnies on coconut grass), so choose as you please.
4. Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse
If you haven't yet been to Fogo de Chão, Easter is your perfect excuse. The Brazilian steakhouse is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. for unlimited meat madness at $59.95 per person, though children seven to twelve are half that and kids under six dine for free.
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5. Foreign Cinema
There's no more iconic brunch than the one at Foreign Cinema, which is even more special on Easter Sunday with a $70 three course menu ($25 for kids) that's a la carte style, so you can mix and match as you please.
6. MKT Restaurant and Bar
The fifth floor of the Four Seasons will feature an appetizer buffet with raw bar, seafood dishes, cheese, charcuterie, salads, scones and more. It's followed by a three-course menu (full menu here) and a Bellini for $115 (excluding taxes).
7. Parallel 37
No one does brunch better than The Ritz-Carlton, so while this one is expensive, it's also a total treat. $135 per person (excluding tax and tip) gets you access to the luxe buffet with dishes like herb-crusted spring lamb, prime rib, rabbit porchetta, eggs benedict, raw bar with crab, oysters and shrimp, assorted dim sum, cheese, charcuterie, bagels and more. Plus, there's an unlimited bloody mary and mimosa bar. Seats are from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
RN74 is known for its decadence, making it an easy pick for elevated brunch fare. Dishes like rabbit pate, pastrami-style salmon tartare and soft scrambled truffle egg are on the a la carte menu from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
9. The Commissary
Star SF chef Traci Des Jardins is opening The Commissary on Easter Sunday for a special brunch from 11 a.m to 3 p.m. This one might not come off as fancy as the others on the list, but anytime Des Jardins is involved, it's worth paying attention. Dishes like rhubarb cinnamon crumb coffee cake, meyer lemon brioche torrijas, eggs poached en tomate e chorizo and more are on the a la carte menu (in full here).