Whether or not you actually celebrate the religious aspects of the holiday, Easter (which falls on Sunday, April 1) is a great excuse to go out to a fancy brunch. We've compiled all the Seattle options below for your convenience, so you can save the hunting for Easter eggs and spend more time thinking about hollandaise-smothered eggs (not to mention bottomless mimosas). If you're opting to stay in this year, we've got you covered there, too—read on to find out where to pick up hot cross buns, columba di Pasqua, and smoked ham. For more Easter events (including BunnyCon and the famous, secular Pastor Kaleb's Sunday Service), check out our complete Easter calendar.
Note: We advise you to make your reservations as soon as possible, as some of these locations may already be fully booked and deadlines are approaching for pickup orders. Call ahead to make sure.
MARCH 31-APRIL 1
Make some "friends with benedicts" at the inaugural edition of this brunch pop-up, which features eggs benny "stacks" in variations like Chicken & Waffle and the Pablo Escobar (tortilla chips, chicken, green sauce, avocado, poached egg, cheese sauce, pico de gallo).
Chef Varin Keokitvon of rustic-luxe Heartwood Provisions has created a newly launched brunch menu, with choices like jamon benedict, ginger congee, and smoked pork shoulder hash. Beverage director Amanda Reed has curated drink pairings like the Soundgarden-inspired Black Hole Sun (Plantation dark rum, pineapple, coffee, and allspice).
The three-course prix fixe brunch at Maria Hines's trattoria will feature fresh, light dishes such as a sweet yogurt bowl with vanilla poached kumquats and house-made granola, asiago and scallion scone Benedict, and limoncello sorbetto.
Abscond to Blake Island on a cruise to feast on brioche French toast and Tillicum Village’s famous alder wood fire-roasted fish. Then comb the island for over 3,000 toy-filled eggs and a dozen golden prize eggs and snap a pic with the Easter Bunny.
Bluwater Bistro Leschi
Grab Dungeness crab quiche, breakfast potatoes, fresh baked scones, and fruit for under 20 bucks and take in the waterfront vista.
The cozy, bookish bar will have an a la carte menu, including bagels and lox, seasonal pancakes, quinoa porridge, crab cakes Benedict, huevos rancheros, corned beef hash, veggie frittatas, Cobb salad, and the famous Bookstore Burger, with mimosas, Bloody Marys, and signature cocktails to wash it all down.
Choose from brunch specials like prawns and grits and lobster frittata on the steakhouse chain's prix fixe menu. There's also a prix fixe menu for kids.
The hotel's lavish brunch smorgasmord includes breakfast and seafood buffets, carved meats, made-to-order pastas and flatbreads, seasonal spring dishes, and a dessert buffet and Snoqualmie ice cream sundae bar.
Chef Shaun McCrain's Ballard restaurant will serve their signature French-American fare, like duck confit and waffles, steak and eggs, and toad-in-a-hole.
Frolik will offer a bountiful buffet with options like customizable omelets, bourbon brown sugar ham, and a build-your-own-wedge-salad station, plus $10 bottomless mimosas and an Easter egg hunt for grown-ups (featuring surprises like Seattle Chocolates, vouchers for dinner for two, free drinks, and extended happy hour prices).
Chef Joe Ritchie's Easter brunch begins with an appetizer buffet, continues with entrees like fried chicken and waffles with strawberries and bourbon-sage syrup or a lamb burger with yogurt sauce, and concludes with a buffet of desserts like blueberry goat cheese cheesecake and rhubarb crème fraiche pavlova.
Ivar's Acres of Clams
Load up on a buffet with fish 'n chips, grilled salmon and cod, prawns, mussels, clams, prime rib, and roasted leg of lamb, and finish with a mini dessert. The rare and elusive Ivar's Easter clam will even make an appearance.
Jimmy's On Broadway
In addition to their regular brunch menu with items like blueberry pancakes and Moroccan shakshuka, the Silver Cloud Hotel restaurant will concoct some chef brunch specials for Easter.
Knee High Stocking Co.
The Olive Way speakeasy does Easter brunch Filipino style, with tres leches bread pudding French toast, "the Motherload" (beef tapa, pork tocino, or chicken loganiza with eggs and garlic rice or duck fat home fries), and bottomless guava mimosas.
The Middle Eastern favorite will supply savory family-style dishes, like sobhaneh (a Persian breakfast plate) and nargesi with taftoon bread (caramelized onions, spinach, and eggs).
The romantic Francophile spot will have their regular brunch menu (featuring picks like chicken fried steak, strawberry banana crepes, and the "Almost Famous" Bloody Mary) and and some Easter-inspired specials, too.
The family-owned and operated winery will serve a family-friendly brunch.
Executive chef Shawn Applin will create some Easter-themed specials and cocktails to supplement the Hotel Monaco bar's usual brunch menu of malted waffles, duck confit hash, and more.
Ray's Boathouse and Ray's Cafe
At Ray's Boathouse, brunch on an a la carte menu with avocado toast with eggs, challah French toast, and veggie benedict with optional Dungeness crab, with a side of stunning waterfront views. The buffet at the Boathouse's sibling Ray's Cafe has a myriad of choices, including brioche French toast, bay shrimp mac and cheese, and horchata panna cotta.
After a winter of heavy, hearty root veggies and greens, the light, luminous flavors of spring—like rhubarb, cherry, fava bean, and asparagus—are eminently welcome. To that effect, Serafina chef Christian Chandler has composed a two-course prix fixe Easter brunch with the best of the season in mind, including smoked pork belly with local cherries, ras el hanout, pistachio butter, and quail egg; brioche French toast with rhubarb jam, maple-vanilla whip, and house sausage; and porchetta hash with green garlic, spring onion, salsa verde, and a sunny side up egg. Musician Pasquale Santos will regale brunch-goers with contemporary violin, and, should the weather prove to be suitably clement, the restaurant’s lush, romantic secret-garden patio will also be open.
Tamara Murphy's local, sustainable, "earth to plate" restaurant invites guests to celebrate spring. If you're lucky and weather permits, they might even open up the rooftop garden patio.
Tilth's brunch menu is comprised of their signature local, organic, homey fare, such as soft scrambled eggs with foraged mushrooms and aged cheddar, cheddar biscuits and gravy with chorizo, and housemade sourdough waffles with rhbuarb compote.
The baroque Cajun/Creole establishment promises beignets, benedicts, and "the best French toast you have ever had."
The Hyatt Regency Lake Washington's restaurant departs from the usual brunch buffet with a char siu pork belly carving station with kimchi and sweet soy, plus fresh seafood like spicy mango scallop ceviche and more standard brunch fare like classic eggs benedict.
Sip champagne or sparkling cider and heap your plate with maple glazed pit ham and all the fixings at the brunch buffet as you cruise Lake Union and Lake Washington.
FOOD TO ORDER
The beloved bakery has all of your Easter needs covered with colomba di Pasqua ("Easter dove," a glazed Italian Easter bread), hot cross buns, brioche rolls, mousses decorated like chicks, chickens, and Easter bunnies, and chocolates in the shapes of crosses, bunnies, eggs, chicks, and more.
Deadline: Pre-order by Wednesday, March 28 for Friday, March 30 pick-up, or by Thursday, March 29 for weekend pick-up. All bakeries will close at 4 pm on Sunday, April 1. Pre-orders can be placed in person or by calling the location you would like to pick up from.
Pastry chef Rachael Coyle's excellent Greenwood bakeshop will have sweet, yeasted, spiced hot cross buns with candied Meyer lemon and orange peel, as well as bake-at-home scones and rustic rhubarb galettes with almond cream.
Deadline: Pre-order by 5 pm on Wednesday, March 28 for pick-up between 8 am-4 pm on Friday, March 30; 8 am-4 pm on Saturday, March 31; or 8 am-noon on Sunday, April 1.
The bakery staple's spring menu features columba pasquale celebration bread, brioches, bird's nest cupcakes, and more.
Deadline: Orders must be placed by noon, two days in advance. Seasonal menu is available through May 13. Call your nearest bakery to order.
Pike's Pit Bar-B-Que
Don't feel like cooking? The Pike Place barbecue establishment has smoked bone-in ham available (for pre-orders by the pound or whole ham (14-18 lbs), at $12/pound.
Deadline: Available in store March 29-April 1, while supplies last. Call 206-538-0779 or stop by in person to pre-order.
The Pike Place pastry purveyor has Easter kulich, a fluffy traditional Russian bread filled with raisins and citrus and iced with frosting and sprinkles.
Deadline: Available for pre-order until March 26. Available in store on March 31 and April 1.
Forget Cadbury: The Fremont chocolatier has gorgeous pink-and-blue speckled Gianduja eggs, "enrobed in white chocolate and filled with a hazelnut spread and milk chocolate," available at its retail store.
Deadline: Available while supplies last.
The gourmet cupcakery's Easter dozen includes cupcakes topped with buttercream and pastel animal figurines and "Happy Easter" toppers, in addition to coconut cupcakes decorated to resemble Easter baskets with jelly bean eggs.
Deadline: It's recommended to order as soon as possible, at least 48 hours in advance. (Availability may vary for some weekends and holidays; call 206-632-7020 if you have a last-minute order and your request may be accomodated.)