Barking Frog 6am-2:30pm
Chef Bobby Moore, recent champ of Seattle’s American Lamb Jam cook-off, prepares a menu of surefire bets, such as bourbon-maple drizzled French toast with mixed berry compote. Or, for those with lunch on the mind, try his southwestern carrot soup or pan-seared Alaskan halibut topped with asparagus, oyster mushrooms, and fennel beurre blanc. Individual items $10-$29/person; call for reservations.
Café Flora 9am-2pm
The vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free-friendly menu includes cafe classics, from the Santa Fe sunrise scramble—brimming with whole black beans, corn, and red onion, spicy chili verde, and melted Cotija cheese—to the coconut mango waffle, finished with a taste of garam masala and topped with mango-raisin chutney and sweet toasted coconut flakes. Individual items $5-$12/person; reservations recommended.
Chef Daisley Gordon of recent Iron Chef America fame prepares Dungeness crab and leek quiche, a black truffle omelet with sautéed potatoes and house-made pork sausage, and a pan-roasted beef onglet with a side of pommes frites and smoky harissa rouille. Individual items $9-$39/person; call for reservations.
Cedarbrook Lodge 10:30am-3pm
Only locally grown, organic, and all-natural ingredients make up this buffet. Try the slow-roasted pineapple glazed ham, lemon-infused Alaskan prawns braised in cocktail sauce, or the side of fresh-herb fingerling potatoes with flavorful organic root vegetables. Then reward yourself with an ice cream sundae. $30/adult, $16/child; call for reservations.
Chandler’s Crabhouse 10am-3pm
A Dungeness crab quiche and omelet are on the menu, but before you shuck away at the seafood classics, consider the house-made buttermilk scones dripping with maple butter and raspberry preserves, or the corned beef hash with poached eggs doused in chili hollandaise. $28/adult, $10/child; reservations recommended.
For his debut into brunching territory, chef Jason Wilson prepares Kushi oysters on the half shell, steeped in champagne mignonette, Painted Hills Beef short ribs, and sous vide duck egg with watercress, horseradish, and truffle oil. An assortment of honey butter, marmalade, and vanilla mascarpone pastries rounds out the meal. Individual items $3-$24/person; call for reservations.
Four-time James Beard nominee Donier Kaspar takes to the kitchen for an extensive holiday menu, from sunflower seed and coconut muffins, to entrees including honey ginger carrots mousseline and beef shoulder tenderloin with peppercorn marsala sauce. And let’s not forget the crunchy banana spring roll drizzled in warm chocolate sauce. $40/adult, $15/child; call for reservations.
Library Bistro 8am-2pm
Selections include an array of cheese flights, soft poached eggs with a side of artichoke and creamed spinach, or brioche French toast with warmed caramel sauce, candied walnuts, and bananas. Let the kiddos hunt for the plate of green eggs and ham off the Bunny Brunch menu. Individual items $5-$24/person; call for reservations.
Pomegranate Bistro 9am-2pm
Chef Lisa Dupar whips up signature favorites, like her cold smoked salmon Benedict and the Wasskily Wabbit Easter cocktail. Individual items $2-$14/person; reservations are booked, but the bistro has left room open for Easter day walk-ins.
Ponti Seafood Grill 10am-2:30pm
The three-course prix-fixe includes lamb avgolemono, soba noodle pancakes topped with mixed organic greens and ginger-soy marinated beef tenderloin skewers, and warmed blueberry coffeecake and currant-apricot scones topped with a tower of fresh fruit. $29/adult, $15/child; call for reservations.
Ray’s Boathouse 10am-2:30pm
Sit down to a menu featuring petite filet mignon with poached egg, asparagus, and bearnaise, market vegetable strada with anselmo farm greens, and shaved fennel doused in a sherry vinaigrette. Individual items $20-$28/person; call 206-789-3770 ext 3 for reservations.
Ray’s Café 9:30am-3pm
Or stay standing and mingle at the buffet featuring an antipasto of assorted pâtés, salami, pickled peppers, marinated artichokes, and grilled vegetables. Then wander toward the seafood bar and shucking station, stocked with oysters on the half shell and Alaskan King crab legs. And of course make your way to the dessert line for raspberry swirl cheesecake, chocolate-dipped strawberries, and, yes, fish-shaped marshmallow peeps for the youngsters. $37/adult, $18/child; call for reservations.
Salish Lodge 7am-3pm
Take in the view of the mighty Snoqualmie Falls while enjoying a multi-course breakfast boasting buttermilk pancakes topped with Devonshire crème, Pike Place vegetarian omelets, farm eggs with bacon, pork-apple sausage, and honey cured ham and potatoes, or poached eggs Dungeness. Acompanied by a champagne mimosa, fresh-squeezed juices, and a handcrafted “baker’s basket.” $49/adult, $23/child; call for reservations.
Salty’s on Alki 7am-7:30pm
The buffet menu includes carved leg of lamb with mint jelly, kielbasa sausage, and made-to-order fruit crepes and Belgian waffles; from the in-house bakery comes cupcakes, crème brulee, and Puyallup fair scones. All manner of special guests spring in – from pianist Victor Janusz to the spritely bunny of Easter fame. $48/adult, $20-$26/child; reservations recommended.
Sip at the Wine Bar 10am-2pm
Try the Frangelico French toast laced with hints of hazelnut liquor and topped with warm vanilla syrup and candied hazelnuts, or the ahi melt of seared rare black pepper tuna, duck egg, marinated artichoke hearts, and sharp white cheddar on buttery brioche. For the little ones: chocolate chip-studded pancakes with whipped cream and fresh fruit or signature sliders and potato frites. Individual items $9-$20/person; call for reservations at downtown, Issaquah, and Gig Harbor locations.
Volunteer Park Café 10am-2pm
Warm up with espresso and straight-from-the-oven scones slathered with fresh farm butter and organic apricot preserves. Then choose an entree: nettle and sheep cheese tart with Minor’s lettuce salad; spinach and prosciutto baked eggs with smoked tomatoes; or brioche French toast with ricotta and sprinkled with fresh blackberries and hazelnuts. $10-$26/person; reservations recommended.
Waterfront Seafood Grill 11am-3pm
The a la carte menu includes bacon-wrapped filet and eggs with hollandaise and demi glace, crispy corned beef hash with poached eggs and green onions, or banana walnut pancakes doused in hot maple syrup and whipped cream. Individual items $6-$48/person; call for reservations.
Note availability is dependent on size of party.