What would brunch be without at least a little flowery liqueur? 

Raise your aperol spritzes, it's time once again for Easter brunch. This year marks the revival of something we thought the pandemic killed off for good—buffets. We'll continue to add more brunches (and dinners) to the list below as we inch closer to April 17.

Dine-In Options

Ascend Prime Steak and Sushi

Bellevue 

Ascend takes Easter brunch to new heights (figuratively and literally) with a "reimagined" multiple course spread that might include lobster tartine, wagyu eggs benedict, and macarons. Bonus: You only have to share the bread (a basket full of goodies like honey milk buns and blood orange scones) and you get to select two entrees, so show up with an empty stomach. Make a reservation through the website here

BluWater Bistro

Leschi  

Thankfully this tradition survived the pandemic: The venerable restaurant's Easter special—dungeness crab quiche, breakfast potatoes, a fresh baked scone, and fruit—is back, all for $22.75. Reserve on OpenTable here

Ray's Boathouse and Ray's Cafe 

Ballard

You can gaze out at the Olympics while you start into a three-course meal at Ray's Boathouse. Upstairs, the cafe will put on an all-day buffet that includes a Northwest seafood carving station, and shifts from breakfast to dinner food at 3pm. Make a reservation here for the Boathouse and here for the cafe.

Elliott's Oyster House

Waterfront 

The waterfront classic will offer entrees like a sweet cream french toast and an applewood-smoked Alaskan salmon scramble, with gooey goat cheese and mushrooms. Whether you take the sweet or savory route, brunch pairs well with the fruity (or flowery) spritzes. Call 206-623-4340 or make a reservation online here 

Copperleaf Restaurant 

SeaTac

An extravagant buffet provides practically every brunch food imaginable, and then some. This includes meat, seafood, and egg-made-to-order stations, as well as the grazing table—essentially a giant charcuterie board. And that doesn’t even cover the eggs benedicts, croissants, cakes, donut wall…you get the point.Make a reservation.

Charlotte Restaurant and Lounge

Downtown 

The restaurant atop the Lotte Hotel  kicks off a four-course meal with shareable bites like gravlax and hot fried oysters, followed by a white asparagus soup, your choice of salmon, lamb, or spring pea cavatelli, and then, *dessert*. The dessert portion in question is a display of cakes, (mascarpone caramel, matcha-mango, etc) tarts, (hazelnut goat cheese, lemon meringue) and cookies. (And macarons, because what’s Easter brunch without at least one pastel food?) Make a reservation through OpenTable.

Ivar's Acres of Clams 

Waterfront  

The historic seafood spot at Pier 54 will be serving a plated brunch for Easter. Potential activities include gazing out at the Sound and maybe even sipping on a mid-morning Ivarita. You can make a reservation on Tock.

Goldfinch Tavern

Downtown 

Chef Brian Doherty heads a stacked three-course brunch, bookended by an appetizer buffet and a dessert buffet. Abundant entree options range from a lobster frittata to lemon ricotta ravioli. Bring a designated driver–for an extra $25 on top of the $99 per person charge, you can go buck wild with bottomless mimosas. Book through their website or call 206-749-7070.

Hotel Sorrento

First Hill 

If for some reason you’re not feeling brunch, there’s always Sorrento’s Easter tea. With seating times at 1 and 4, you’ll be sipping on posh teas like white peony and moonlight jasmine, and of course grazing on some requisite teatime snacks. Buy tickets through their website. 

The Capital Grille

Downtown 

This old-school steak house is keeping its brunch menu simple—and savory—with lobster frittata, New York strip and eggs, and filet mignon. Prime cuts before noon might be a little unorthodox, but it feels less sacrilegious when it comes with a side of white cheddar hash browns. Make a reservation on their website

The Lakehouse

Bellevue

The Lakehouse’s Easter special is a choice cut of halibut alongside a poached egg, asparagus, and chives. You can also choose from their spring brunch menu, which features a classed-up version of green eggs and ham. Make a reservation here.  

Water's Table

Renton

Eggs benedict and waterfront views? You’re in luck. Choose between bennies with ham, spinach, salmon, or Dungeness crab, and then round out your meal with some jam-filled beignets. Make a reservation through their website.

Westward

Wallingford 

If you’re bored of traditional brunch food, Westward’s Easter specials get creative: porchetta tartine with sour kumquats, fennel, pistachios, and fermented chili powder, or the deviled eggs with crispy pork, pickled criolla sella peppers, and mint. You can make a reservation on OpenTable. 

Cedar + Elm 

Kenmore

The Lodge at St. Edward Park’s on-site restaurant is hosting a special Easter brunch and dinner. Indulge in some brunch fixings like fried chicken and waffles, or roll up for the evening portion of grilled octopus and lamb. You can make a reservation on Tock.  

Grappa

Queen Anne 

Their brunch menu might not be Easter specific, but it did undergo a big makeover just in time for the holiday. Grappa slings hangover cures like eggs benedict and breakfast burritos (and cocktails), as well as daintier plates like crab avocado toast and prosciutto-wrapped asparagus. Make a reservation on OpenTable.   

STK Steakhouse

Bellevue

STK offers an a la carte Easter brunch and dinner menu on the 16th and 17th. Brunch entails some decadent seafood-egg combos like Dungeness crab deviled eggs and the lobster eggs benedict, while dinner features a slow-roasted prime rib with charred baby carrots, pesto ricotta, and salsa verde. Book a table here

13 Coins

Pioneer Square, SeaTac, Bellevue 

You can dine on classic Easter brunch items like—you guessed it—the smoked salmon benedict and braised lamb shank. Call 206-682-2513 (Pioneer Square), 206-243-9500 (SeaTac) or 425-455-1313 (Bellevue) to make a reservation. Walk-ins are also welcome, if you’re feeling spontaneous and don’t mind a wait. 

Takeout Options

Eden Hill

Queen Anne 

Eden Hill continues its pandemic-era commitment to holiday takeout with a fried chicken and waffle (complete with fancy syrup) package for four. It includes a light springtime salad with green goddess dressing, surely to offset your sizable share of the four wings, four drums, and eight waffles. You can place your order here and pick it up the day before. 

Metropolitan Grill

Downtown

The steak house is offering an Easter dinner for four and lets you choose between prime rib, rack of lamb, and Kurobuta ham for the entree. An apple crisp drizzled with caramel sauce rounds out this carnivorous feast. You can order here, and your meal will be available for pickup or delivery on the 15th and 16th. 

Spinasse

Capitol Hill

This Italian-inspired four-course dinner for two consists of classic Easter dishes like a flaky torta pasqualina (in layman’s terms, a savory pie), tajarin pasta, braised lamb, and a mascarpone cheesecake. You can order here or call 206-251-7673 for pick up on the 16th or 17th. 

The Whale Wins

Wallingford

While a close-minded few may not believe that binge-eating six hot cross buns constitutes a "meal," others delight at the opportunity. Made with candied fruit and currants, and best served hot with butter, the Easter snacks (or brunch, if you really commit) are available for pickup on the 16th and 17th. Pre-order them on the website

Willmott's Ghost

Denny Regrade 

The takeout meal for two (or one, if you’re feeling extra ambitious) includes red wine braised lamb, chicory salad, olive oil cake, and thankfully, reheating instructions. You also have some fun booze options to choose between, such as prosecco, Willmott’s very own negroni, and a strawberry balsamic shrub. Pre-order on Tock.

Damoori Kitchen

Magnolia 

If you don’t want to splurge on an entire brunch, you can always get some baklava to go from this Lebanese spot. The flavors and nut fillings range from chocolate-dipped raspberry walnut to pistachio. Pre-order on Tock by the 14th and schedule a pick-up time on the 16th or 17th. 

Byen Bakeri 

Queen Anne 

The Scandinavian bakery is supplying an array of treats for Easter and Passover, such as hot cross buns, cardamom buns or braids, Danish kringle (best served warm), numerous cakes and cookies, and their renowned kladdkaka, a flourless chocolate cake topped with powdered sugar. Order now on Tock.  

Husky Deli 

Alaska Junction

Skip the $35 eggs benedict. The family-owned deli is blessing your Easter with an entire ham, roasted red potatoes, green beans, bread, caesar salad, and half a gallon of ice cream for six. Be warned—you get to choose the ice cream flavor, so heated fights over whether to choose chocolate or strawberry may ensue. Call 206-937-2810 to place your order and pick up on the 16th.  

Queen Anne Coffee Co. 

Queen Anne

The bakery offers a delectable selection of bake-at-home cinnamon rolls, pies, salads, and quiche to choose from. Call 206-566-6788 or stop by the shop to place your order. 

Bakery Nouveau 

Capitol Hill, Alaska Junction, and Burien

Technically not a brunch, but certainly something you would want to be privy to–all three bakeries will be selling hot cross buns, bunny and chick domes, and a variety of other sweet Easter treats. It’s first come, first served, so we suggest camping out overnight. 

Easter Getaways

Salish Lodge and Spa

Snoqualmie

A four course brunch kicks off with a fresh baked pastry basket (or fruit) and concludes with carrot cake adorned with walnuts and candied carrot ribbons. The strawberry cheesecake pancakes and the smoked ham shank eggs benedict are a couple of the considerable middle course options. Call 800-272-5474 to reserve a table.

Captain Whidbey

Whidbey Island

The stylized boutique hotel getaway has a special a la carte Easter brunch planned, followed by an Easter egg hunt on the lagoon lawn and photos against a wildflower backdrop.

Packers Kitchen and Bar and Great Blue Heron Grill

Blaine  

The Semiahmoo Resort restaurants give new meaning to the phrase "surf and turf." Not in the way of food, per se, but you can head to one (Packers) for an oceanside view or to Great Blue Heron for a golf course vista. While the scenery might differ, both luckily have lemon ricotta pancakes and chicken fried steak. To make a reservation, call Packers at 360-318-2090 and Great Blue Heron at 360-371-5745. 

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