Easter is an excellent excuse to have a big brunch and bottomless mimosas.
Make this year's meal a melting pot of flavors with a range of dishes—from Spanish tortilla to French omelette to coconut curry—at these Bay Area restaurants.
Easter Brunches in San Francisco
Doesn't this Easter ham sandwich look delicious?
(Courtesy of 4505 Burgers & BBQ)
Executive chef Eric Minnich will homage the holiday with an a la carte menu with a Spanish twist—think poached eggs with Spanish potato hash, chorizo, and brava sauce; and avocado toast with Serrano ham. Sweet tooth? Go for the pain perdu with maple syrup, chantilly cream, and macerated berries. // 11am to 3pm; 101 Montgomery St. (The Presidio), thecommissarysf.com; reservations are available through OpenTable.
4505 Burgers & BBQ
If you grew up anywhere near the south, you might be accustomed to having an Easter ham. Get in sando form 4505 style: pork legs—split, brined, and smoked in house—and stacked with bread and butter pickles, gruyere cheese, and crispy onions on an Acme pan de mie roll. // 10:30am-11pm, April 19-21; 705 Divisadero St. (NoPa), 4505burgersandbbq.com.
Hop over to Bluestem for a hoppy and sweet pairing: The restaurant is offering is a bright lager or IPA to pair with a massive cinnamon roll with brown butter cream cheese frosting or king pancakes with bacon, peanut butter, and bananas. // 11am to 3pm; 1 Yerba Buena Ln. (SoMa), bluestembrasserie.com
Magnolia Brewing Co.
Chefs Roque Mendoza and Laurance Gordon will be serving huevos rancheros, side salads, and fried egg and sausage sandwiches. Wash it all down with a light pilsener or a Billy's Sunday Bitter. // 10am to 10pm; 1398 Haight St. (Haight-Ashbury), magnoliabrewing.com
Celebrate the day with a sophisticated Indian touch. Executive chef Srijith Gopinathan has designed a four-course meal of French toast with fresh berries; butter poached Maine lobster with coconut curry; seared Angus beef fillet with black truffle and potato mousse; and a dessert of mango, avocado, and white chocolate. // 11:30am to 1:30 pm; $98/person, $65/wine pairings; 340 Stockton St. (Union Square), tajcamptonplace.com
Easter Brunches in Oakland
Anyone for some lamb prosciutto?
(Courtesy of Duende Restaurant + Bodega)
After the Easter egg hunt at Lake Merritt, chow specials' including slow-cooked lamb shoulder and pan-roasted striped bass at this waterfront restaurant, which will also has a bountiful raw bar. // 10am-3pm; 1520 Lakeside Dr. (Oakland), thelakechalet.com
Duende Restaurant + Bodega
Open for brunch especially for Easter, Duende will serve a family-style meal of Catalan toasts; spicy pork rillettes; avocado montaditos; grilled pork belly with slow cooked egg and spring vegetables; and tortilla de papas. // 11am to 2pm, 468 19th St. (Oakland), duendeoakland.com
Easter Brunches in Marin
Heap your plate with fruits, pastries, seafood, meats, and more at Cavallo Point's Easter buffet brunch.
(Courtesy of @cavallopoint)
You can always count on a fancy hotel to go all out. At Sausalito's Cavallo Point, there are two options: the Grand Brunch Buffet ($110/adults, $55/kids ) with multiple stations for classic brunch fare, seafood, and more; and the Prix-Fixe Brunch ($58/adults, $22/kids), which starts with an array of appetizers (think artisanal charcuterie and pastries) followed by a main course, such as honey ham Benedict or smoked whitefish hash, and a series of desserts. PS: Prefer to do your major dining at night? Murray Circle is also serving a five-course Easter dinner ($95/person, $48/wine pairings). // Two seatings (10am to noon, and 12:30-2:30pm) are available for the buffet at 601 Tidewater and Surfbird; the Pre-Fixe Brunch will be served from 9am to 2pm at the restaurant Murray Circle, 601 Murray Circle (Sausalito); reservations can be made by calling 415.339.4700; cavallopoint.com
Copita Tequileria y Comida
Make it festive with lamb birriaquiles or huevos Rancheros and a new spin on the Violetta cocktail (tequila, creme de violet, creme de pampelmousse, lime and grapefruit). // 11am to 2pm; 739 Bridgeway (Sausalito), copitarestaurant.com
Easter Brunches in Wine Country
La Toque's dining room is always a pretty place for a proper brunch.
See Michelin stars at chef Ken Frank's celebrated Napa restaurant, which will be serving a three-course, contemporary French brunch ($48/person, $24/wine pairings). Refined palates will love a lobster omelet with tender leeks, potato, and fontina cheese; Alaskan halibut tempura; and grilled hanger steak with bone marrow and picked shallots. // Noon to 2pm; The Westin Verasa Napa, 1314 Mckinstry St. (Napa); for reservations, call 707.257.5157; latoque.com.
Farm at Carneros
This multi-course, family-style meal ($85/adults, $42/kids) celebrates the season with avocado toast; seared scallop with trumpet mushroom "bacon"; and mixed chicory salad with duck confit. There's also a special menu for kids. // 10am to 4pm; Carneros Resort, 4048 Sonoma Hwy, (Carneros), farmatcarneros.com
Easter Brunches in the South Bay
If you're aiming for Michelin stars, then make it Madera at the Rosewood Sand Hill.
(Courtesy of Madera)
The Easter menu ($120/person, beverages not included) at this Michelin-starred restaurant is designed to be shared. Start with chilled pea soup with pancetta and mint or smoked salmon flatbread; entrees include honey-glazed ham and roasted leg of lamb. // 10am to 3pm; Madera at Rosewood Sand Hill Hotel, 2825 San Hill Rd. (Menlo Park), maderasandhill.com
First thing to know: unlimited mimosas. Have your fill and then fuel up at the buffet stocked with herb roasted prime rib, oysters Rockefeller, eggs Benedict, and more. // $75/adults, $32/kids age 6-12; Toll House Hotel, 140 Santa Cruz Ave. (Los Gatos), vergerestaurant.com