Easter is a holiday best celebrated with brunch. But after a morning egg hunt, or a trip to the pews with the cheasters (i.e., the masses who turn up for Christmas and Easter), you just might be too tuckered out to enjoy whipping up food for the family. Not to worry, you can have your colored-oeufs and eat them too at these Boston-area Easter brunches:
Enjoy brunch classics at this modern French bistro, like Belgian waffles with whipped cream and berries, or croque madame with pork belly, as well as indulgences like chocolate chip pancakes. Brunch is served from 10:30am to 3:30pm and the whole family can enjoy an Easter Egg hunt.
49 Melcher St., Boston, 617-556-8000, bastillekitchen.net
Puritan & Co.
Puritan & Co. brings their farm-to-table approach to brunch, with all locally sourced ingredients. This Easter, they are offering a $55, prix fixe brunch menu from 10:30am to 3pm, with dishes like the pastrami-smoked salmon toast, croque madame with truffle honey, and fresh trofie pasta with a poached egg. Sweet endings include a crumb cake garnished with sesame honeycomb, and a scrumptious lemon and buttermilk chess pie.
1166 Cambridge St., Cambridge, 617-615-6195, puritancambridge.com
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Head to Kendall Square for a French-inspired yet modern Easter brunch. Feast on savory options like a carving station with freshly baked honey glazed ham and rosemary-crusted leg of lamb. For those with a sweet tooth, the pastry chef will be whipping up homemade donuts. Kids even get their own buffet table. Brunch is served from 10:30am to 3:00pm. $45 for adults; $10 for kids 12 and under.
300 Technology Square, Cambridge, 617-576-3000, catalystrestaurant.com
The Mandarin Oriental’s restaurant will welcome families for a prix-fixe brunch in its beautiful architectural dining room at $98 for adults, $48 for children. Feast on brunch delicacies like the lobster scramble or the shakshuka, made with addawi cheese and naan, or take your pick from bistro favorites like roasted leg of lamb or the Easter classic honey glazed ham. The Easter Bunny will even be making the rounds for table-side visits. Brunch is served from 11:30am to 3:30pm.
776 Boylston St., Boston, 617-535-8800, barboulud.com
Door No. 7
If you’re looking to stay in the suburbs, try the classy new spot Door No. 7, and jazz up your Easter this year with the White Heat Trio. They’ll be offering a special caviar service, where you can feast on both sea trout caviar and hackleback caviar. Specials include barbecued lamb and eggs with molasses barbeque, and a lobster cake benedict. Finish your meal with the lemon tart accompanied by vanilla bean anglaise.
165 Linden St., Wellesley, 781-391-6500, doorno7.com