Few holidays are as renowned for brunch as Easter Sunday. Every restaurant within 10 miles always seems to be packed with families continuing annual traditions, whether it’s after church, egg hunts, or befriending the Easter bunny.
From buffet brunches and bottomless libations to multiple course meals and sweet treats, South Florida has an endless number of restaurants serving the most festive Easter meals.
Whether you’re in the Palm Beaches, Boca Raton or Fort Lauderdale, we’ve rounded up 2019’s top 13 best Easter brunches in South Florida.
The Asian eatery’s brand new brunch menu will launch on Easter Sunday, and you can dig in from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Choose from a variety of authentic, hand-crafted dim sum, which includes pan-fried shrimp pot stickers, scallop dumplings, Pekin duck spring rolls, shrimp har goa, lobster tail spring rolls and edamame truffle pot stickers. ($8 to $16).
Full dishes will include double egg fried rice ($12); Mongolian beef and eggs ($24); Li’s Chinese chicken and waffles with maple Sriracha glaze ($18); house-made donuts with a Chrysanthemum honey glaze and topped with powdered sugar ($6); and egg foo young ($18). Add Mandarin mimosas and bloody marys for $16.
150 Worth Ave. #234, Palm Beach; 561.766.1075; haihousepb.com
Sit back and relax after back-to-back Easter egg hunts with Avocado Grill’s new bloody mary bar. Pair your libations with the eatery’s crab Benedict, or pile your plate high with AG2’s stuffed leg of lamb and prime rib carving stations.
West Palm Beach: 125 Datura St., West Palm Beach; 561.623.0822; avocadogrillwpb.com
Palm Beach Gardens: 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., Palm Beach Gardens; 561.766.2430; avocadogrillwpb.com
From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., bring the entire family to Swank Farms in Loxahatchee for an afternoon full of Easter activities at Swank Farms in Loxahatchee. While the kids enjoy activities like an Easter egg hunt, feast upon the farm’s multi-course Easter brunch. Enjoy live music while you indulge in chef Sam Horrocks’ customized menu, featuring a variety of canapes, a three-course meal and dessert ($99 per adult, $45 kids ages 4 to 12, kids under 3 are free). Don’t forget about the unlimited craft beers, mimosas and bloody marys.
14311 N. Road, Loxahatchee; 561.202.5648; swankspecialtyproduce.com
Enjoy brunch all Easter weekend (April 20 and 21) at chef Clay Conley’s Grato. Enjoy savory dishes like the chicken and hash brown waffle with sausage gravy and a fried egg ($16); breakfast pizza with ham, bacon, sausage, spinach, egg and fontina cheese ($19); and the local fish sandwich made with vegetable slaw and chili aioli on a brioche bun.
If you’re craving something on the sweeter side, try the coconut waffle made with pineapple, strawberry, rum and vanilla gelato ($14) or lemon ricotta pancakes served with blueberries and cream cheese gelato ($12). No brunch is complete without bottomless drinks, and endless frosés, rosé, bloody marys or blood orange-mango mimosas can be added for $19.
1901 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach; 561.404.1334; gratowpb.com
Situated beside the Wyndham Hotel of Boca Raton, the vegan-friendly restaurant notorious for using its homegrown produce will have an Easter Sunday menu or buffet-style lunch for groups with eight or more people ($39 per adult, $21 per child 12 and under, free for kids under 3). Buffet items include a garden greens salad station, made-to-order omelettes, almond milk challah French toast and chicken florentine casserole.
Make reservations for the special brunch menu, which includes the Farmer’s Uber Breakfast (carved roasted rib eye, spätzle brussels sprouts hash, and sunny-side-up eggs with horseradish hollandaise); multigrain blueberry pancakes with house-made almond ricotta and blueberry sauce; and the New England lobster roll made with fresh Maine lobster salad and shaved celery, on a split-top toasted brioche bun.
1901 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton; 561.417.5836; farmerstableboca.com
Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante
Indulge in a delicious Easter Sunday a la carte menu at Sardinia in Delray Beach. Choose from specials like lamb-stuffed ravioli with pink sauce ($24) or lamb specials served with roasted potatoes ($38), which include roasted leg of lamb; rack of lamb, lamb stew, Sardinian-style lamb shank with porcini mushrooms; or a $50 combo plate of lamb specials with roasted potatoes. Drink specials are until 7 p.m. and include Aperol spritz ($7) and $60 brut and $90 rosé Veuve Clicquot bottles.
3035 S. Federal Highway Delray Beach; 561.332.3406; sardinia-ristorante.com
Saiko-i Sushi Lounge/Hibachi and Yakitori Sake House
Introduce your tastebuds to a new Easter meal at Saiko-i and its sister restaurant, Hibachi and Yakitori Sake House. Both places will offer a dim sum Easter basket served in a woven bamboo basket. Inside will be one spring roll, three crispy lobster dumplings, one Peking duck dumpling, one Wagyu beef gyoza, one wasabi pork shumai, one Crystal shrimp dumpling, one lobster and shrimp shumai and one fried sesame seed ball ($15).
Saiko-i: 5970 SW 18th St. Ste. E4, Boca Raton; 561.544.0087; saikoiboca.com
Yakitori Sake House: 271 SE Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton; 561.544.0087; yakitoriboca.com
Enjoy both traditional and unique brunch dishes at Yard House’s Easter weekend (April 20 and 21) brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Yard House offers many tried-and-true brunch options, like avocado toast (smashed avocado, whipped feta, arugula and tomatoes on artisan bread) or an all-American breakfast with your choice of cage-free fried or scrambled cheese eggs, served with bacon, crispy ripped potatoes and grilled artisan bread.
If you want to experience a new burst of flavor, order the machaca con huevos (shredded braised beef and a scrambled cage-free egg with red onion, pasilla peppers and jalapeños, topped with jack cheese and green tomatillo and red ancho chili sauces); or carnitas chilaquiles: tortilla chips (carnitas, jack cheese, roasted pasilla peppers and jalapeños in a tomatillo sauce, topped with sour cream, cilantro and a cage-free fried egg).
201 Plaza Real Ste. 1201, Boca Raton; 561.417.6124; yardhouse.co
“Bottomless” and “brunch” are two words that will forever belong together, and in this case, you can enjoy Lona’s on Sunday, April 21 for $48. From 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., dig into authentic Mexican dishes created by head chef Pablo Salas, such as chilaquiles and huevos rancheros; tacos al pastor and barbacoa tacos made to order; a salad station with Mexican cheeses; half-shell oysters and fresh ceviche; Mexican specialties such as Mexican rice, charro beans, salmon mole and chicken poblano; and made-to-order Mexican chocolate crepes. Top off your feast with bottomless mimosas, margaritas and/or bloody marys.
321 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954.245.3069; lonarestaurant.com
The Atlantic Hotel & Spa
Dive into The Atlantic’s oceanfront Easter Sunday brunch offerings from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pick and choose from extensive brunch stations and flowing small plates. The brunch stations include an omelette bar, salad bar, pasta action station and a carving station with leg of lamb, prime rib, drunken mussels, peel-and-eat shrimp, and chicken Bianca.
Among the flowing small plates are short rib eggs Benedict, bananas foster French toast, chicken and waffles, Nutella pancakes, as well as peanut butter and bacon French toast. Seating reservations are in two-hour increments and can be made by calling 954-567-8070.
601 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954.567.8070; atlantichotelfl.com
Eat to your heart’s desire at Burlock Coast’s buffet-style Easter Sunday brunch. From noon to 7 p.m., the rustic oceanside restaurant located in The Ritz Carlton Fort Lauderdale will be offering a plethora of both sweet and savory options to satisfy every taste bud. The all-encompassing breakfast station will be available until 3 p.m.; enjoy fresh plates from the micro station and garden bar, expansive charcuterie display, and sushi and dim sum station; or get your carve on at the lamb shoulder or slow-cooked honey ham carving stations. End your brunch on a sweet note by perusing the lavish dessert station.
The little ones can also dig into macaroni and cheese or chicken fingers at the kids buffet. Unlimited pours of BC Brew, rum punch, mimosas and bloody marys are available for an extra $25. For reservations, call 954-302-6460.
1 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954.302.6460; burlockcoast.com
Big City Tavern
The Las Olas staple is serving up Easter Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy Hawaiian roll sliders with maple brown sugar baked ham, egg and Swiss cheese ($14) and quiche Lorraine ($13). Top your Easter brunch extravaganza on a sweet note with its Easter-themed strawberry glazed house-made doughnuts topped with Peeps, jelly beans and chocolate eggs ($4.50). From 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., enjoy a coriander-crusted rack of lamb with a port wine reduction and foie gras-filled prunes ($36) for its Easter dinner special.
609 Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954.727.0307; bigcitylasolas.com
Enjoy Easter Sunday brunch with views of the Himmarshee River at Fort Lauderdale’s newest pan-Asian, Latin-fusion eatery. Indulge in unique brunch items, like guava cream cheese-stuffed French toast ($11) and tempura-fried chicken and waffles ($14). Wash it down with “Mummosas,” a Mimosa made with Mumms Champagne, or adult Shirley Temples concocted with cherry liqueur and Sprite (both $10).
1200 E. Las Olas Blvd. #101, Fort Lauderdale; 954.994.1416; casasensei.com
Cover photo courtesy of Big City Tavern