Hop On These Restaurants For Easter Brunch

By Molly Rippinger
In Food

Next to Mother’s Day, Easter is one of the busiest brunches in the business and often reservations are key to getting a table. Keep the out-of-towners happy and call ahead to these spots offering a stellar Easter spread.

Image courtesy of Cielo

Image courtesy of Cielo

Balaban’s
Consistency is key for the celebration at Balaban’s, where guests are not gouged by holiday prices nor denied their usual go-to brunch items because of an Easter menu. Rather, brunch-goers are treated to a spread of Balaban’s best rotating options–hand-carved prime rib, seared salmon, beef brisket, peel and eat shrimp, pasta salads, assorted quiches and an omelet station are just a few of the highlights. Brunch is served from 9am to 2pm and is $23.99 per adult and $10 for children ages 12 and under. 1772 Clarkson Rd., Chesterfield, 636.449.6700.

Bixby’s
Tucked inside the second floor of the Missouri History Museum, Bixby’s offers an elegant Easter brunch along with sweeping views of Forest Park. On the savory side, look for sliced beef tenderloin served with red wine demi-glace and potato hash or blackened shrimp and grits. Others can satisfy their sweet tooth with decadent bourbon brioche pain perdu along with other brunch classics. Brunch seatings are at 10am, 12pm and 2pm. $33.75 per adult and $10.75 for children ages 10 and under. 5700 Lindell Blvd., Missouri History Museum, 314.361.7313.

Cielo
There’s little left to desire at one of the biggest brunch spreads of year hosted by Cielo in the Four Seasons Hotel. Among the more than 70 items, your guests can catch all of their brunch favorites along with bloody marys and a bottomless mimosa bar. Also, look for the Easter Bunny to be hopping through the dining room throughout the day. Brunch is served from 10am to 4pm. $81 per adult, $30 for children ages 5-12. 999 North 2nd St., Downtown, 314.881.2105.  

Nico
The Mediterranean-inspired menu at Nico will bring bright, bold flavors to your Easter brunch. Enjoy egg dishes based on the cuisines of France, Morocco, Italy, America and Greece; lamb sausage patties laced with African spices; or a plate of espresso mascarpone beignets topped with warm chocolate sauce. On Easter Sunday, all items on Nico’s standard brunch menu will be available along with a few specials–Crab Louie salad, quiche Lorraine with braised pork belly and decadent prime rib. Brunch is served from 10am to 3pm. 6525 Delmar Blvd., Delmar Loop, 314.727.0200.

The Coronado Ballroom
There’s no need to stress about Easter Sunday at the Coronado—simply take advantage of the complimentary valet parking and be welcomed to brunch with either a bloody mary or mimosa. Inside the ballroom, enjoy access to omelet and waffle stations, splendid seafood displays, salads, carved meats and plenty of kid-friendly options. An Easter Bunny also makes an appearance during the day. Brunch is served from 10am to 3pm. $55 per adult, $20 for children ages 3-10. 3701 Lindell Blvd., Midtown, 314.367.4848.

Home Wine Kitchen
This Easter, don’t worry about battling your way through the buffet line and instead enjoy sitting down to a table at Home Wine Kitchen. Here, guests will be offered a unique prix fixe menu with a great mix of items that are both sweet and savory, light and decadent. The meal also includes your choice of a strawberry-orange mimosa, bacon bloody mary or an apple-lemon spritzer. Brunch-goers are also welcome to order from an a la carte menu. Brunch is served from 10am to 3pm. $28 for the prix fixe option. 7322 Manchester Rd., Maplewood, 314.802.7676.

The Nest
Keep the whole family happy this Easter and bring them to The Nest, a cafe that takes the meaning of “family-friendly” to a whole new level. Enjoy the brunch buffet featuring fresh, health conscious options while kids partake in an Easter egg hunt and explore the indoor play area. Brunch seatings are at 9am, 11am and 1pm. $30 per adult and $15 for children. 10440 German Blvd., Frontenac, 314.942.3521.

The Ritz-Carlton
Feast on the flavors of spring at the Ritz-Carlton’s annual Easter brunch featuring a large spread of dishes that range from the classic prime rib carving station to the more adventurous displays of sushi or salt-encrusted red snapper. An array of salads and pastas round out the savory items while a stunning dessert display ensures everyone ends Easter on a sweet note. Brunch is served from 10am to 4pm. $89 per adult, $44.50 for children ages 5-12. 100 Carondelet Plaza, Clayton, 314.863.6300.

Ruth’s Chris
Easter celebrations aren’t limited solely to morning and midday at Ruth’s Chris, where guests have the option of enjoying a dinner buffet rather than the traditional brunch. Dinner items will include a tenderloin carving station and a selection of baked seafood along with sides, such as sweet potato casserole. Earlier in the day look for the omelet station, house-made granola with fresh berries or the sliced honey ham. Brunch is served from 11am to 3pm, dinner is from 3pm to 7pm. $34.95 per adult and $12.95 for children 12 and under. 315 Chestnut St., Downtown, 314.259.3200. 

Scape American Bistro
Shake up the standard brunch fare and experience the wide range of options at Scape. Seafood lovers can explore the raw bar that’s filled with colossal shrimp, crab legs and oysters on the half shell while meat eaters can take their pick from carving stations featuring maple-pecan crusted ham and wood-grilled meats. Brunch is served from 9:30am to 4pm. $45 per adult and $20 for children ages 5-12. 48 Maryland Plaza, Central West End, 314.361.7227.

Sump Coffee
If you’re looking to keep it a little more casual this Easter, consider stopping by Sump for a collaborative, pop-up brunch. The folks at Kitchen Kulture will set up shop cooking an a la carte menu featuring items like goat cheese and Spanish chorizo frittata or brioche pain perdu topped with persimmon-apple butter, sliced pecans and whipped crème fraiche. Pastries by Pint Size Bakery and coffee drinks by Sump will also be available. Brunch is served from 10am to 2pm. 3700 S. Jefferson Ave., Benton Park, 314.412.5670. 

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