Basil’s Kitchen 9:30am–2:30pm
Chef Favio and staff at the Bellevue Hilton carve up leg of lamb, prime rib, and turkey breast; the buffet also features herb crusted salmon, grilled chicken breast with mushrooms, and scrambled eggs with gruyere scallop potatoes. Go wild at the make-your-own omelet and Belgian waffle stations. $42 adults, $18.95 children 6–12; reservations suggested.
Chef Shannon Galusha features three plat du jours along with regular brunch items: salmon and fennel hash, cured brisket, and a Florentine omelet with spinach du toit and house-made chevre. Bar manager Charles Veitch couples those with two Eastery cocktails. Individual items $7 to $17/person, reservations recommended.
Beach Café 10am–3pm
Hop through the omelet station and make-your-own Bloody Mary bar, or order dishes like baked ham with honey pepper glaze, Tillamook cheddar scrambled eggs, spring vegetable quiche, and Alaskan king salmon with baby spinach and lemon essence. $29 adults, $15 children 10 and under; call for reservations.
Bin on the Lake
Chef Paul Hyman’s à la carte menu is comfort food to the max, featuring vanilla bean brioche French toast, buttermilk fried hen with a brown sugar waffle, black truffle scramble, and a lamb shank with bean and sausage cassoulet. Individual items $10 to $30/person; call for reservations.
Brasserie Margaux 11am–3pm
This bountiful buffet includes roasted leg of lamb with garlic and rosemary, seafood paella, eggs florentine with basil hollandaise, and buttermilk pancakes with blueberry compote, to name a few. Salads and pastries make up the cold selections and three different fruit tarts—French apple, pear, and fresh strawberry—round out the dessert selections. $32 adults, $16 children 5–11; call for reservations.
Chandler’s Crabhouse 10am–3pm
Start with house-made scones and appetizers, then dig into the seafood-centric entrees: dungeness and bay shrimp Louie, crab cakes or crab quiche, king salmon or halibut filets, or corned beef hash with poached eggs and chili hollandaise. $30 adults, $10 children 6–10, children 5 and under free; reservations recommended.
Daniel’s Broiler 10am–2:30pm at Bellevue and Lake Union, 11am–2:30pm at Leschi
Go surf—clam chowder and Alaskan king salmon served with an artichoke gruyere quiche, lobster club salad, crab omelete—or turf with a USDA prime filet mignon. Whatever the order, you get a basket of homemade scones. $35 adults ($45 for filet mignon), $10 children 6–10, children 5 and under free; reservations recommended.
The Hardware Store 8am–2:30pm
The Vashon eatery prepares a little bit of everything: scrambled eggs, honey ham, mini pancakes (gluten-free available) mac and cheese, and a Caledonia benedict with spinach, tomatoes, cheese, and salsa. $18 adults, $8 children 12 and under; reservations recommended.
Chef Kaspar Donier offers an impressive spread of pastries, antipasti, and salads, plus hot selections such as fried cornish hen with sausage gravy, carrots mousseline, and three meat empanadas, Traditional breakfast go-tos, too. Leave room for desserts like the orange cardamom creme brulée, chocolate pavlova with pears and chocolate Chantilly, and a strawberry rhubarb shortcake. $40 adults, $15 children 7–14, children 6 and under free; call for reservations.
Ponti Seafood Grill
The canal-side favorite serves up a three-course menu offering sweet starters—blueberry coffee cake, currant apricot scones, fresh fruit—and a global entrée list featuring soba noodle pancake, bronzed halibut southwest salad, and French toast with apple sausage. $29 adults, $15 children 12 and under; call for reservations.
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