Spring may not have officially sprung quite yet, but Easter is early this year – next Sunday, March 27. It’s time to think about your post-egg hunt meal. After all, we can’t exist on chocolate bunnies alone.
Restaurants all over the Baltimore area are hosting Easter brunches featuring entertainment, kid-friendly meals and all sorts of springtime treats. Here’s a look at your Easter Sunday options:
Aldo’s: The Little Italy favorite will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Easter Sunday and will host a Jazz Brunch featuring a live jazz duo. The restaurant’s full standard menu will be available, as well as brunch items, brunch cocktails and a three-course prix fixe Italian Easter dinner menu.
B&O American Brasserie: Easter brunch at B&O includes an early bird buffet (8 a.m. to 10 a.m.) and an “all aboard” brunch running from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. The early bird option has plenty to love – bananas foster French toast! – though if you arrive later in the day, you’ll also have your choice of excellent lunch dishes, like fried chicken, smoked salmon and roasted sirloin.
Cinghiale: The Foreman Wolf Italian spot in Harbor East will serve Easter dinner from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Easter Sunday. The full a la carte menu will be available, alongside a prix fixe menu featuring dishes like white asparagus and poached egg with white truffle and vincigrassi, a traditional lasagna including rose veal, porcini mushrooms and chicken livers.
Cinnamon Tree: Located in the Hunt Valley Wyndham Grand, Cinnamon Tree is making Easter brunch fun for both parents and kids with a champagne brunch for adults and a special “knee-high buffet” designed just for kids. The Easter Bunny will also be on hand, visiting with kids and handing out chocolate eggs.
Cunningham’s: Cunningham’s in Towson will be open for Easter brunch and dinner, with a two-course brunch menu available – the lobster-ginger soup sounds spectacular – and a three-course dinner.
Fleet Street Kitchen: Easter dinner will be available at Fleet Street Kitchen, including both an a la carte menu and a three-course prix fixe option featuring dishes like lamb ragu and ember-roasted carrots.
The Helmand: The famous Afghan restaurant will serve a special Easter dinner menu, focused on lamb dishes. Reservations are filling up, so don’t wait to make one.
Hersh’s Pizza & Drinks: From 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Hersh’s will serve a special brunch menu including springtime favorites like leg of lamb and Sunday morning staples like Corpse Reviver cocktails.
Johnny’s: From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Johnny’s will serve an Easter buffet brunch, including jellybean soda – non-alcoholic for kids and a special boozy version for adults.
La Cuchara: The Basque restaurant will be open from 11 a.m to 8 p.m. on Easter, with the regular menu available, plus a few special dishes, such as torrijas (Spanish French toast) with warm honey and apples, house-cured salmon and a 24-hour braised lamb shoulder with spring peas, morels and fresh mint.
Lebanese Taverna: Go for the lamb on Easter with Lebanese Taverna’s “lambcentric” menu, including kebobs, kibbet, kafta harra and more.
The Milton Inn: Take a lovely ride out to the country for an Easter meal at The Milton Inn in Sparks, which will offer a three-course prix-fixe menu for adults and a two-course menu for children.
Mount Washington Tavern: The Tavern has brunch options covered on Easter, with a buffet in the Pimlico Room and SkyBar, and the regular brunch menu available in the front bar and Chesapeake Room. (Specify which you prefer when making reservations.)
Ouzo Bay: Go Greek for Easter with brunch at Ouzo Bay, starting at 11 a.m. The restaurant will offer the full regular menu alongside signature brunch specialties.
Pen & Quill: This fun restaurant, located near the train station, will be open for brunch on Easter Sunday. Both the cocktails and the food are thoughtful; it’s a good spot to ring in spring.
Schola: Do something a little different this Easter with a class at Schola. The cooking school will host both an Easter brunch and an Easter dinner class on Easter Sunday.
Sotto Sopra: Celebrate Easter with classic, fabulous Italian food in Mount Vernon; Sotto Sopra will be open from 12:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – and reservations are recommended!
Tark’s Grill: Easter at Tark’s will be an amped up version of their weekly Sunday brunch, with bottomless mimosas and Bloodies, smoked brisket and a full dessert selection, among other things.
The French Kitchen: The restaurant, located in the Lord Baltimore Hotel, will hold a brunch buffet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Easter, including local standouts like chicken Chesapeake and a lovely crab and crawfish bisque.
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