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At Willmott's Ghost, even the Easter salad looks tempting.

Brunch. It’s what separates us from the animals. If you’re looking to spend Easter morning in the time-honored tradition of pursuing Insta-worthy riffs on waffles and then pounding mimosas to assuage the guilt of ignoring your mom’s texts about coming home for the holiday, look no further. This comprehensive(ish) list of brunches includes options for takeout, patio seating, or (whoa!) even a table inside. Some local spots even make Easter dinner a thing. Stay tuned for updates to this list; the brunch options in this city are a bottomless wellspring. 

Takeout

 

Ascend Prime Steak and Sushi

The t0-go selection at this penthouse of finer dining begins with an elaborate granola canape and concludes with a mini carrot cake. You can select your second and entrée courses from among options like black garlic tofu toast and baked lobster shakshuka. Schedule your pickup online. Bellevue

Byen Bakeri

You might be so over hygge now that Daylight Savings has hit, but this Nordic bakery has curated a noteworthy Easter selection including buttery kringles, buns spiced with fragrant cardamom, and a gaggle of more elaborate pies and cakes. They also have a Passover lineup starring a fabulous-looking pavlova. Schedule your pickup through Tock. Queen Anne

Kladdkaka is sort of like the Swedish version of a gooey brownie or molten lava cake.

Canlis

Seattle’s pivot specialists offer a brunch and dinner kit for pick up the day before Easter (Easter Saturday? Is that a thing?), and it contains step-by-step instructions for preparing farm-fresh eggs, tangerine mimosas and a glazed boneless ham that could feed a small army (of 4-6). Reserve here. Queen Anne

Carrello

If you were wondering “so when are the deviled eggs going to make an appearance?”, first of all, why? Second of all, here they are. Carrello’s serves-four Easter Feast also includes another ubiquitous classic, lamb, alongside whey-braised cabbage and potatoes and a marscapone cheesecake. Schedule your pick up through Tock or email [email protected] for alternate times. Capitol Hill

Charlotte Restaurant and Lounge

This restaurant on the 16th floor of the Lotte Hotel offers panoramic views of the city and a four-course Easter brunch that begins with a green gazpacho and concludes with a chocolate truffle torte and petit fours. They're also offering take-home cookie decorating kits created by their pastry chef, Artis Kalsons. Downtown

The Counter at Old Ballard Catering Co.

The Greek Feast Family Meal, although not exclusively offered on Easter Sunday, includes spanakopita, a roasted eggplant dip, and materials to byog (build your own gyro—duh) and is a great option for an Easter meal. Ravenna

Damoori Kitchen

An Easter menu package for four includes a Levantine beef roast with pomegranate molasses, or order a la carte for a prepaid pick up via Tock between 11 and 6:30. Magnolia

Ethan Stowell Popup at Bramling Cross

Although the trendy gastropub is long gone, its former digs are now an event space for the ESR Restaurant Group, which has been hosting bi-weekly pop-ups. The Easter brunch line-up is stuffed to the gills with salmon--salmon bruschetta with pickled onion, salmon grilled and topped with crab--and concludes with a dark chocolate ganache cake. Order ahead online. Ballard  

FamilyMeals Special Weekend Brunch

Chefs Jesse Smith and Maximillian Petty (Eden Hill) are offering an Easter weekend special through their burgeoning meal subscription service, FamilyMeals. The meal in question, delivered for free April 3rd, consists of a ham and spring vegetable quiche, roasted potatoes and a caramel-y bread pudding. Visit https://familymeals.us to place an order.

Mamnoon

The trendy Middle Eastern spot in Cap Hill has crafted an Easter meal kit meant to serve 4-6. Scrumptious-sounding contents include: a spice-brined leg of lamb, a spring vegetable bi zeit, and a classic charred eggplant dip. And you may have never known, until this very moment, that donut baklava bread pudding was a thing you needed in your life, but here we are. Capitol Hill

Paragon

Chef Stephan Bourgond's finish-at-home kit centers on a pair of croque monsieurs with heating instructions, plus some impeccably sourced local eggs and bacon, and fixings for mimosas. Preorder via Toast to pick up on Saturday. Queen Anne

Shiro's Sushi

Shiro’s is doing the most for this whole Easter thing; select guests will uncover a gold-leaf-encased quail egg (!) hidden in their sumptuous take-home Easter platter, which will also include lamb chops, matcha short cake and a choice selection of sushi. If fortune does indeed smile upon you, a photo of yourself with your golden quail egg is good for a free dessert upon your next visit. Belltown

Is there any situation not improved by topping with lox? Doubtful.

The Whale Wins

Brunchers can take home a three-course cooking kit (never fear, instructions included) that will turn out savory buckwheat blinis topped with smoked salmon and a strata containing layers of Canadian bacon, cheese, and Calabrian chili aioli. Schedule a pickup through Tock. Wallingford

Willmott’s Ghost

The Easter take-home kit at Renee Erickson’s Roman-inspired spot includes a torta pasqualina, lamb served with a nettle verde salsa, and the option for a host of add-ons including burrata, cured meats and fresh flowers (presumably intended for springtime ambience, not consumption). Preorder online. Denny Regrade

Temple Pastries

Although not offering an Easter-specific special, Temple Pastries is a compelling brunch option given their creative selection of cookies—black sesame yuzu macaron, anyone?—pastries, and breads. The pastry phenom also has exclusive weekend offerings that include horchata brioche donuts and coconut curry puff pastry. Order ahead to secure your Easter cruffin fix. Central District

Dine In

 

The Extra Ingredient

A “PNW Easter Brunch” includes a spread of lox, savory quiches, a crab benedict, and waterfront views—from your table. Inside. Where you actually get to sit and eat. They will have various pacing and distancing protocols in place to ensure the safety of guests. Make a prepaid reservation online. Eastlake

Copperleaf Restaurant

The New American spot nestled inside the Cedarbrook Lodge is offering an Easter meal from 11am-9pm, which will include a selection of seasonal vegetable focused starters and an array of larger plates such as Moroccan lamb shank served alongside creamy grits and lentil-feta gremolata. Make your reservations hereSeaTac

The Dining Room at Salish Lodge

The lodge restaurant in Snoqualmie will have an Easter quiche to-go, along with a dine-in menu that includes a fresh pastry basket, an heirloom carrot soup, and a smoked ham shank benedict served alongside brioche toast. Check availability on their website. Snoqualmie

Hearth

The Heathman Hotel restaurant will be providing an Easter menu consisting of more "brunchy" options like French toast and eggs benny alongside prime rib and morel risotto entrees. Make reservations on their website. Kirkland

The Goldfinch Tavern

The Goldfinch Tavern, located inside The Four Seasons, is offering an $89/person Easter brunch that includes bottomless mimosas for an extra $25/person (2pm Advil not included). The Goldfinch is also offering a takeout Easter Feast Box for those who would rather day drink at home. Make a resy on Open Table.  Downtown

Jerk Shack

Chef Trey Lamont has assembled an Easter prix fixe menu vibrant with the flavors of spicy green papaya, white truffle oil and passion fruit. DJ Topspin AKA Blendiana Jones will be presiding over diners for what is sure to be a memorable Easter morning. Make a reservation onlineBelltown

Monsoon

This one’s for all my pescatarians out there (keep telling yourself fish don’t have feelings—that’s how I sleep at night). The chic Vietnamese spot, with locations in Capitol Hill and Bellevue, is offering two Easter specials featuring fresh seafood for take out or dine in. Capitol Hill, Bellevue

Pogacha

This laid-back Mercer Island joint is offering an Easter brunch and dinner menu for dine-in. You can get bottle service mimosas (a concept that has a sort of frightful, call of the void allure), along with a selection of breakfast classics including scrambles and avocado toast. Call 425-455-5670 to make the recommended reservations. Mercer Island

Ray's Cafe

The cafe, nestled above Seattle seafood institution Ray’s Boathouse, is offering a three-course Easter meal only available for dine-in. Options span from a bowl of classic Ray’s clam chowder all the way to a coconut curry with somen noodles and chili oil. Reserve online. Ballard

Serafina

The three-course Easter brunch at Eastlake’s Italian stalwart is $35/adult and $12/child, which makes this a family-friendly option. Select each course from options such as zucchini latkes with tomato jam and lemon dill yogurt and an upgraded avocado toast topped with salmon roe and preserved lemon (if this is the avocado toast that’s the reason why millennials can’t afford to buy houses, we’re okay with that). Eastlake

Water's Table

The restaurant at the Renton Hyatt is offering lakeside views and a special brunch menu, available for dine in or take out, this Easter. You can make reservations by visiting their website. Renton

 
Easter for Dinner

 

Daniel’s Broiler

 The longtime steakhouse, with locations in South Lake Union and the CD, is offering a three-course dinner including an app, entrée and dessert, for $120/person. The restaurant has prepaid pick-up and delivery options, so the tagline for this one ought to be: lobster tail, except you don’t have to leave the house. South Lake Union & Central District

Staple and Fancy

The Ethan Stowell staple is running a $120/two Easter special centered around (you guessed it) lamb, prepared with artichoke hearts and a mint salmoriglio. If that doesn't sound sufficiently tempting, then I have one thing and one thing only to say about the first course: burrata with tomato preserves and grilled bread. Reserve your table or order takeout online. Ballard

This Easter meal centers on the lamb, served with artichoke hearts, mint salmoriglio and fregola sarda (a round Sardinian pasta reminiscent of orzo). 

How to Cook a Wolf

The Madison Park and Queen Anne locations are each offering distinct menus, but lamb chops are the prima donna in both productions, while an olive oil cake is the grand finale. Reserve a table while limited supplies last, or elect for takeout. Madison Park & Queen Anne

Husky Deli

West Seattle’s iconic house of deli and ice cream will be offering some equally iconic Easter classics in a special that serves six to eight people, including their Armadillo style ham, roasted potatoes, green beans and a half-gallon of ice cream. Call (206) 937-2810 to pre-order. West Seattle

Mkt.

The tiny spot diverges from its Stowellian siblings in that it offers a choice of grilled aged rib eye or scallops, rather than the omnipresent Easter lamb, as the main course in its Easter patio dining menu. Score a table online or place an order for takeout ahead of time. Wallingford

Red Cow

The sleek, steak-y brasserie's three-course Easter dinner includes a shared entree, so ensure that your dining companion can be suitably bent to the force of your will. (Or, you know, is someone you can compromise with. But that seems overrated). Reserve now for dine-in or takeout. Madrona

Spinasse

Stuart Lane’s four-course Easter dinner, which can be ordered via Tock or over the phone on or before April 2, centers on braised lamb shank and a rabbit ragu. The chocolate egg and caramel mousse dessert is a nostalgic nod to childhood memories of Easter. (Minus the humiliation of being notably worse than your siblings at finding eggs—anyone else? No? Just me? Cool.) Hit up Tock or call (206)251-7673 to reserve. Capitol Hill

Tavolàta

Stowell's upmarket Italian eatery is offering a three-course Easter menu at all three of its locations, providing ample opportunity to safely enjoy dine-in ambiance once again. A hamachi crudo with green strawberry, pistachio and coriander is the star of the first course, and the semolina cake served with rhubarb and lemon curd promises a symphony of textures for dessert. Reserve onlineCapitol Hill, Belltown, Fremont

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