Many of us have fond childhood memories of chocolate bunnies, robin's eggs, marshmallow chicks, and jelly beans.
But Easter meals aren’t just about sugar, candy, and dessert. Whether you’re looking for a traditional meal or something completely different (sushi, anyone?), there's something for everyone. Restaurants around South Florida are serving a number of creative twists on classic brunch offerings, with everything from buffet banquets to specialty à la carte dishes.
To help you decide where to dine, here are a few of the best Easter brunches happening in Broward and Palm Beach counties. Just remember to save a little room for some chocolate bunny — or try, anyway.
Palm Beach County Restaurants Serving Easter Brunch & Dinner
Nosh on Parisian classics at...
Pistache French Bistro
101 N. Clematis St., West Palm Beach. Call 561-833-5090, or visit pistachewpb.com.
Pistache French Bistro in West Palm Beach will be offering a special menu on Easter Sunday for those craving a Parisian-style holiday experience served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Available exclusively for Easter, the restaurant will feature a three-course prix fixe special menu showcasing items like roasted Brussels sprouts, salmon en croute, roasted duck and waffles, and a jumbo lump crab cake eggs Benedict. Brunch is $55 per person ($25 for children).
Have a view of the ocean at...
Brandon's at the Tideline Ocean Resort & Spa
2842 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach. Call 561-540-6440, or visit tidelineresort.com.
Brandon’s will celebrate Easter with a variety of special menu offerings available only from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 27. Available exclusively for Easter, Brandon’s will feature a buffet showcasing items like breakfast pastries, Belgian waffles, smoked salmon, artisanal cured meats and cheeses, and more. Brunch is $70 per person ($24 for children 12 and under).
Dye Easter eggs at...
Waterston Resort & Marina
999 E. Camino Real, Boca Raton. Call 561-368-9500, or visit waterstoneboca.com.
Waterstone Resort & Marina will be offering an Easter Sunday brunch experience all afternoon in the hotel's Atlantic Ballroom, complete with a buffet, Easter egg dyeing, children’s play area, and even a visit from the Easter Bunny himself. The menu includes smoked herb roasted tri tip with au jus, a display of sweet and savory breakfast breads, artisan cheeses with fondue, cured meats, and roast turkey breast, honey baked ham, or Florida grouper. Brunch will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 27. Brunch is $74.96 per person ($25 for children 6 to 10).
Drink unlimited prosecco at...
Bistro Ten Zero One
1001 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Call 561-833-1234, or visit bistro1001.com.
This Easter, Bistro Ten Zero One in West Palm Beach will serve an Easter Sunday brunch with seatings at noon and 2 p.m. Guests will choose from a variety of sweet and savory breakfast dishes, salads, seafood, charcuterie, a prime-rib carving station, and a variety of entrées from executive chef Christian Quiñones. There will also be an omelet station, Belgium waffles, snow crab legs, and a yakitori station with chicken or beef. The best part: unlimited prosecco and mimosas. Brunch is $45 per person ($27 for children 4 to 12, and free for children 4 and under). Reservations are required.
Broward County Restaurants Serving Easter Brunch & Dinner
Drink bottomless mimosas at...
401 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-767-0222, or visit grille401.com.
Grille 401 will celebrate Easter with a special brunch featuring signature dishes — and bottomless mimosas — from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 27. Classic brunch selections include everything from the restaurant's signature crab cake or steak eggs Benedict to a hearty breakfast of steak and eggs and granola-encrusted, thick-cut French toast. In addition to the bottomless-mimosa offering, guests can pair their brunch with any of Grille 401’s specialty craft cocktails or ice-cold beers.
Sushi and dim sum at...
1 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-302-6460, or visit burlockcoast.com.
Fort Lauderdale’s newest oceanfront restaurant, Burlock Coast, will celebrate Easter with a special brunch menu for $135 per person ($50 for children 5 to 12). From 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 27, guests can brunch away to their heart's content at the restaurant’s Easter feast with a number of select-your-own options including a breakfast, salad, and meat carving station, charcuterie, and a raw bar. There's even a sushi and dim sum station with shumai, pot stickers, and spring rolls. Hot entrées will continue with braised lamb shoulder, duck confit, red wine-braised chicken, and sea bass — but save room for the dessert table featuring more than a dozen options, from cupcakes to pistachio cake.
Get bottomless brunch at...
Beauty & the Feast
601 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-567-8070, or visit society8.com.
Beauty & the Feast, located in the Atlantic Hotel & Spa, will be offering an Oceanfront Easter brunch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 27. Guests are invited to enjoy an all-you-can-eat brunch featuring a variety of stations and small plates, from chilled shrimp and oysters with a bloody-mary drizzle to sweet wild berry silver-dollar pancakes. Or go lunch casual with Gulf shrimp smothered in a smoked cheddar grits and Cajun Tasso ham sauce. Special additions for the Easter holiday will include meat-carving, omelet, pasta, and fresh fruit/parfait stations. The bottomless brunch $49.95 per person ($29.95 for children 10 to 14, and $19.95 for children under 10).
Get your photo taken with the Easter bunny at...
Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort
1111 N. Ocean Drive, Hollywood. Call 954-874-4444, or visit margaritavillehollywoodbeachresort.com.
Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort will honor the holiday with an Easter "eggstravaganza." First, an Easter-egg hunt will take place at Margaritaville Restaurant from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Sign-up is required at the activities desk by LandShark Pool. Next up: an Easter Brunch, served in Margaritaville Restaurant, with the first seating beginning at 10 a.m. (and a second seating at 12:30 p.m.). Reservations are required.
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Try Easter specials at...
5550 NW 40th St., Coconut Creek. Call 954-935-6699.
NYY Steak, located at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, will feature a special menu for this year's Easter holiday. The restaurant will be offering an Easter Sunday Brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on March 27. The cost is $75 per person and includes live entertainment as well as a mimosa and access to a bloody-mary bar. Additionally, NYY Steak will have a number of Easter specials during dinner hours, including spring pea soup, lamb loin chops, or salt- and pepper-crusted prime rib, and strawberry shortcake for dessert.
Get one-pound of crab legs at...
5550 NW 40th St., Coconut Creek. Call 954-977-6700.
Fresh Harvest, the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek's elevated dining concept, has scheduled an Easter brunch from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 27. The cost is $35 per person ($17 for children 10 and under) and includes endless mimosas and sparkling wine — as well as one pound of crab legs.
Drink bottomless mimosas at...
Diplomat Resort & Spa
555 S. Ocean Drive, Hollywood. Call 954-602-8317, or visit diplomatresort.com.
The Diplomat Resort & Spa will host a Sunday Easter brunch with bottomless mimosas and a brunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 27. The buffet will feature all the traditional favorites, plus a kid-friendly buffet with fried chicken, macaroni salad, and pizza for younger patrons. The price of brunch is $85 for adults ($20 for children 5 to 12).
Nicole Danna is a food writer covering Broward and Palm Beach counties. To get the latest in food and drink news in South Florida, follow her @SoFloNicole or find her latest food pics on the BPB New Times Food & Drink Instagram.