Make Easter easy this year by dining out. Here are some spots to hit on April 20th for that Easter brunch, lunch and dinner.
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Absinthe Brasserie & Bar
Executive Chef Adam Keough has created an additional a la carte menu item, inspired by Southern French flavors, while Bar Manager Jared Schmidt will offer a sweet and festive cocktail. Easter brunch hours are from 11am to 3pm. 398 Hayes St (at Gough), San Francisco. 415.551.1590.
Ironside in San Francisco will be serving brunch from 11am to 2pm with an all you can eat breakfast buffet and a bottomless Mimosa for $30.00 ($18.00 for just the buffet). Kids ten years of age and under can enjoy the buffet for $10.00. Menu highlights will include buttermilk pancakes with banana-rum syrup, scrambled eggs with cheese, steel-cut oatmeal with bourbon vanilla brown sugar, house made spicy chicken sausage, biscuits and sawmill gravy, chipotle-garlic breakfast potatoes, fried sweet plantains with house salsa, cheddar grits, and chocolate chip bread pudding with bourbon caramel. A Bloody Mary bar will allow guests to create their own breakfast cocktail. 680 2nd Street, San Francisco. 415.896.1127.
Savor the brunch fiesta at La Urbana on Easter, with extended hours (10:30am - 3pm), at this Divisadero hot spot! Whether you’re coming from church or just waking up with an hour til close, La Urbana will be firing up the kitchen and bar with dishes like brunch favorites like the Totopos Chilaquiles, Dungeness Crab Sopes Benedict and all the morning cocktail concoctions like the popular Morningcall and Mezcal Bloody Mary. Bring the family, there’s a kids plate as well. 661 Divisadero St, San Francisco. 415.440.4500.
Easter brunch is served from 10am to 2pm at Mandarin Oriental. With an extensive Easter Brunch buffet and a carving station for adults and kids, plus signature mimosas and bloody marys, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Make sure to not miss our annual Easter egg hunt at 11am and again at 1pm with a Golden Ticket to be found in each hunt for a chance to win a fantastic prize. Our photographer will take photos of your child (or you) with the Easter bunny making an appearance from 11am to 1pm to bring home wonderful memories of your day. 222 Sansome St, San Francisco. 415.276.9724.
Top of the Mark at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins
Top of the Mark Executive Chef Nenad Stefanovic presents the annual Easter buffet on Sunday, April 20. In additional to the views to be had from the legendary sky lounge, guests will enjoy a selection of raw bar items, antipasto, salad, and small plates including Almond cucumber gazpacho and Roasted Wild Mushroom with crostini and basil oil. Entrée selections include Alaskan Halibut with caramelized fennel, fire roasted peppers and citrus beurre blanc; Kurabota Pork Loin with Brussels sprouts and whole grain mustard sauce; and Saffron Couscous with spring vegetables and parmesan broth. Brunch favorites can be had at the omelet station and a build-your-own buttermilk waffle station. Guests of Top of the Mark’s Easter brunch will enjoy limitless mimosas, entertainment by pianist Michael Athens, and a special visit from the Easter Bunny. Easter brunch is served from 10am – 2pm; Adults are $109 and children between the ages of four and 12 are $59. 999 California Street, San Francisco. 415.392.3434
Twenty Five Lusk
Twenty Five Lusk in San Francisco will be open from 10:30am to 3:30pm serving a $38 three-course prix fixe menu with main plate choices of lobster Benedict; asparagus frittata; a Storm Hill burger; organic strawberry pancakes; fried green tomato blt; grilled Louisiana Gulf prawns; The Standard (eggs, bacon, hash browns, toast); and grilled rib eye with eggs. The beverage special of the day will be a mimosa with various fresh squeezed juice options. 25 Lusk Street, San Francisco. 415.495.5875.
A16 will host a festive Easter brunch and dinner featuring an a la carte menu with creations from Chef Chris Thompson and Pastry Chef Candace Rowan. For brunch, A16 will offer dishes such as Ceci Fettucine with braised sugo, fava, and pecorino and Pastiera Napoletana, an Italian cake made of ricotta cheese that hails from Naples. For dinner, guests can choose from menu items like Roasted Leg of Lamb with senise peppers, English peas, and tendrils and Cassata Siciliana, a traditional round sponge cake from Palermo with fruit juice and ricotta cheese. The special brunch offerings will be available in addition to the restaurants regular menu. A16 will be open from 11am to 9pm and switch from its dinner menu at 4pm. 2355 Chestnut Street, San Francisco. 415.771.2216.
Beach Chalet Brewery & Restaurant
Beach Chalet Brewery & Restaurant will be open from 8am to 10pm featuring their regular a la carte menu. Brunch highlights, served from 8am until 4pm, will include cold smoked salmon; deviled Easter egg trio; chilled spring pea soup; Meyer lemon poached asparagus; fruit and yogurt parfait; Spanish chorizo omelet; Dungeness crab or classic Benedict; green eggs & ham sandwich; stout braised lamb sandwich; pan roasted salmon fillet; grilled flat iron steak frites; and a grilled chicken Cobb salad.1000 Great Highway, San Francisco. 415.386.8439.
This Easter, celebrate the holiday on the water at the Embarcadero gem, CHAYA Brasserie. Offering a special menus like the young adults’ menu for $15 and the 3-course menu for $42, CHAYA will feature dishes such as Smoked Trout and Crispy Potato with crème fraiche, ikura, and shiso salsa verde; Castelle French Toast with caramelized banana, almonds, and fresh fruits; and Five Spiced Duck Confit Hash with piquillo peppers, red onions, and fried duck egg. For an additional $12, guests can enjoy bottomless champagne or mimosas.132 The Embarcadero, San Francisco. 415.777.8688.
E&O Asian Kitchen
Located in the heart of San Francisco’s vibrant Union Square district, E&O Asian Kitchen offers modern Asian cuisine in a sleek restaurant and lounge space. The restaurant will be open for dinner on Sunday, April 20th and feature Chef Sharon Nahm’s version of an Easter egg, Lap Souchong Tea Deviled Eggs with char siu lacquered bacon. 314 Sutter St, San Francisco. 415.693.0303.
First Crush Restaurant, Wine Bar & Lounge
First Crush Restaurant, Wine Bar & Lounge in San Francisco will debut brunch service, currently not available, serving, from 10am to 2pm, regular menu items and a range of breakfast and lunch small plates and entrées, plus there will be a Bloody Mary bar, specialty cocktails and fresh squeezed juices. Dinner will be served from 5 to 10pm. 101 Cyril Magnin Street, San Francisco. 415.982.7874.
Lark Creek Steak
Easter made easy. Lark Creek Steak is serving Easter brunch and dinner. Check their website for all locations and to make reservations. 845 Market St, San Francisco. 415.593.4100.
Presidio Social Club
Get together with family and friends and celebrate Easter, with an extra dose of delicious at Presidio Social Club. Keep it traditional and comfortable with PSC’s full delectable brunch menu, plus a selection of specialty dishes featuring locally sourced baby lamb, and classic Virginia Ham. 563 Ruger Street, San Francisco. 415.885.1888.
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Celebrating its first Easter in Oakland, A16 Rockridge will offer special brunch and dinner offerings by Chef Rocky Maselli. For brunch, guests can choose from an a la carte menu with dishes such as Crespelle with rhubarb compote and whipped cream fraiche and candied almonds and Capunti with lamb heart sugo, gava beans, and pecorino reserva. For dinner, the a la carte menu will feature savory dishes such as Verdetto, Easter Lamb with egg, snap peas, pea greens, and grana padano and a special dessert of Pastiera Napoletana with cinnamon, gelato, and orange caramel. An Easter-inspired libation will be available for the holiday as well. The Carrot Top features Boyd + Blair vodka, carrot, grapefruit, and lemon juice with ginger syrup and garnished with festive carrot fronds. A16 Rockridge will be open from 11am to 9pm and switch from its dinner menu at 4pm. 5356 College Avenue Oakland. 510.768.8003.
Ajanta Restaurant in Berkeley will be open for lunch from 11:30am to 2:30pm and for dinner from 5:30 to 9:30pm serving a $27.50 Chef’s Tasting Menu for dinner with three appetizers and four main dishes plus sides of rice, naan bread, chutneys and pickles. A vegetarian option will offered for $24.50 and the regular menu will also be available.
1888 Solano Avenue, Berkeley. 510.526.4373.
Haven will offer a $35 per person Easter family meal. Executive Chef Chris Johnson has created a seasonal menu in keeping with his modern American bistro style which includes Little Gem Salad, Roasted Lamb Shoulder, herb Roasted Potatoes and Braised Cabbage. 44 Webster St., (Jack London Square), Oakland. 510.663.4440.
This Easter, Jacks Restaurant ‘s brunch will be offering made-to-order omelets, traditional eggs Benedict, cinnamon swirl French toast, assorted cheeses, salads, mimosas and more. Brunch will be served from 11:30am to 4pm. It is fixed pricing: $39.95 adults, $34.99 seniors, $19.95 children 6-12, and 5 & under eat free. 2 Portola Plaza, Monterey. 831.649.2698.
Nick’s Cove Restaurant
Executive Chef Austin Perkins has crafted a special Easter Brunch menu. Some of the dishes on offer include Butter Roasted Local Halibut; Ham and Cheese Sandwich and Potato and Goat Cheese Gratin.. As always, a fully-stocked oyster bar is available featuring several varieties of local oysters as well as Nick’s Cove’s famous The Original Tomales Bay BBQ Oysters. Throughout the day on Easter Sunday, children are welcome to join a hunt for the Easter Bunny out in the Boat Shack, and those who find his hiding spot will receive a special sweet treat from Nick’s Cove. 23240 Highway 1, Marshall. 415.663.1033.