Easter is one of the most popular brunch days all year, and it's not too late to find the perfect place to eat. Here are a few spots around Boston that are providing a fun range of holiday dining options.
The Classy Brunch Buffet at Bambara
From Chef David Bazirgan of Bambara comes a fresh take on the Easter brunch buffet, which will be served in the Serrano Ballroom of the adjacent Hotel Marlowe. The buffet will feature stations focused on smoked salmon, roast beef, and freshly made omelets, as well as updated brunch classics such as eggs Benedict and Choereg (Armenian Easter bread) French toast. Brunch runs from 10:30am to 2pm with Easter Egg Hunts at 10:30am and 1:30pm. $50 per person, kids 11 years old and under are $20 per person. Reservations suggested.
25 Edwin H. Land Blvd., Cambridge, 617-868-4444, bambara-cambridge.com
The Super-casual Pascal Lamb at Blackstrap BBQ
Chris Thompson at Blackstrap BBQ will be whipping up some innovative Easter BBQ dishes this Sunday, where they specialize in slow-smoked barbecue in authentic American regional styles. Try their specials like the smoked trout deviled eggs or green eggs and pulled lamb sandwich, if you’re looking for a unique take on the typical Easter lamb. Brunch will be served starting at 11am.
47A Woodside Ave., Winthrop, 617-207-1783, blackstrapbbq.com
The North End Italian Feast at Lucia Ristorante
The Italians know how to do Easter right, and at Lucia Ristorante you can find some Easter specials worth making the trip to the North End. Herb roasted lamb al forno with roasted potatoes, and a seasonal lasagna primavera lead the specials list. A traditional Easter cake of sweet ricotta and wheat berries — Torta di Grano — are on the dessert menu, alongside budino di pane, their version of bread pudding with Colomba Easter bread served with vanilla gelato. Specials will be available from 11:30am to 10pm, in addition to the regular menu.
415 Hanover St., Boston, 617-367-2353, luciab.st
The New England Brunch (with a Twist) at Puritan & Co.
Puritan & Co., located in Inman Square, will feature a three-course brunch menu in addition to a la carte pastries. The menu is full of local ingredients and innovative takes on New England classics. 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. End your meal on a sweet note with 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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Brunch with a Side of Jazz at Darryl's Corner Bar & Kitchen
Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen will be serving up an all-you-can-eat jazz brunch buffet featuring live music entertainment by pianist and vocalist Hakim Law. Choose from a selection of delicious brunch cocktails and a rich assortment of dishes packed with southern soul.
Brunch menu items include Southern favorites like cheddar grits, French toast, country ham, fried chicken, BBQ ribs, mac and cheese, red velvet waffles, fried catfish strips, and jambalaya. Adults: $27.95, Seniors: $23.95, Youth (6-12): $19.95. Reservations suggested.
604 Columbus Ave., Boston, 617-536-1100, dcbkboston.com
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The Elegant Brunch in Historic Boston at the Hampshire House
For an upscale dining experience with New England charm, try the elegant Hampshire House in Beacon Hill. Chef Markus Ripperger will be presenting classic New England cuisine with a European influence. Choose from traditional dishes like clam chowder, smoked salmon and salmon Benedict, or a lobster omelet in addition to an array of healthy options all complemented with seasonal vegetables. The three-course brunch is $65 per person and is served from 11am to 2pm. Reservations are recommended.
84 Beacon St., Boston, 617-227-9600, hampshirehouse.com