Blue Dahlia Bistro. 1115 E 11th St. 512-542-9542, bluedahliabistro.com. The French-inspired bistro is sweetening its brunch offering of crepes, waffles and croissants by giving away an Easter basket with chocolate prizes by Maggie Louise Confections to guests who buy an entree. Kids under five eat free.
Brix and Ale. 1101 Woodlawn Ave. Georgetown. 737-444-2700, sheratongeorgetowntexas.com. The Sheraton Georgetown’s restaurant hosts brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with omelets and a buffet of hot and cold items including roasted salmon, quiche, shrimp cocktail and much more. Cost is $50 per person inclusive of tax, gratuity and a glass of sparkling wine or a mimosa. Cost is $25 for children six to 12 and free for children under 5.
Cannon + Belle. 500 E. Fourth St. 512-493-4900, cannonandbelle.com. The revamped restaurant at the downtown Hilton will serve a brunch spread from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.that includes omelet and oyster bars, a charcuterie table, prime rib carving station and more. Cost is $42, $16 for children seven to 14, and free for those six and under.
The Carillon. 1900 University Ave. 512-404-3655, thecarillonrestaurant.com. The fine dining restaurant on the University of Texas campus hosts brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The meal includes an omelet bar, ricotta cheese pancakes with strawberry fig syrup, cold seafood, Blue Point oysters, an assortment of sushi, a carving station and more. Price is $68 for adults. A special kids’ buffet will feature macaroni and cheese, pecan-crusted chicken tenders, and more for $30.
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Chez Zee. 5406 Balcones Drive. 512-454-2666, chez-zee.com. The longtime Northwest Hills stape will serve a brunch that includes scallops two ways, smoked lamb chops, prime rib and more savory items, along with owner Sharon Watkins’ banana cream pie that she personally created for Jimmy Kimmel. And, for an interesting touch, a professional magician, non-scary clowns and more.
Dai Due. 2406 Manor Road. 512-524-0688, daidue.com. The bakery’s Easter menu includes challah, French bread, honey whole wheat loaves and rolls, buttermilk grits pie, lime pie with a cornmeal crust, pecan frangipane and candied orange pie, Mexican wedding cookies, and more. The butcher is advance selling a rabbit stuffed with a mix of cream, sweetbreads, bacon, mushrooms, brandy, thyme and breadcumbs ($24/lb.), a rack of lamb ($32/lb.), achiote-rubbed lamb shoulder ($19/lb.) and more.
Driskill Grill. 604 BrazosSt. 512-391-7162, driskillgrill.com. Austin’s grand dame will serve its lavish spread under the direction of new executive chef Christian Apetz for the first time. The three-course menu starts with pastries and includes foie gras torchon, confit rabbit benedict, chorizo and smoked cheddar pancakes, and more. Brunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $110, and an additional $12 for the mimosa bar.
Duchman Family Winery. 13308 RM 150 W. Driftwood. 512-858-1470, duchmanwinery.com. The Hill Country winery will serve brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The three-course meal costs $40 ($12 for kids 10 and under) and includes a spinach and arugula frittata and grilled quail.
Eden East. 755 Springdale Road. 512-428-6500, edeneast.com. The al fresco dining at Springdale Farms will serve a brunch with complimentary mimosas from 11 a.m.to 3 p.m. with smoked red fish, whole roasted pig, angel food cake and more. Cost is $90; $25 for kids 6-12; and kids five and under eat free.
Freedmen’s. 2402 San Gabriel St. 512-220-0953, freedmensbar.com. The campus-area barbecue restaurant is serving a special barbecue lamb gyro sandwich for $10.
Goodall’s Kitchen. 1900 Rio Grande St. 512-495-1800, hotelella.com. The restaurant at the Hotel Ella will serve brunch buffet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The menu includes an herb-crusted prime rib, deviled eggs, and ricotta hotcakes. The price is $68 and $25 per child 12 and under. There will also be a visit from the Easter Bunny and a petting zoo by Tiny Tails to You from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Greenhouse Craft Food. 1400 E. Old Settlers Blvd. 512-366-5567, greenhousecraftfood.com. Easter brunch at this Round Rock favorite includes roast beef mushroom demi and horseradish cream, ham with blackberry mustard sauce, fried chicken and biscuit, and more. Cost is $17.99 and $6.50 for kids 12 and under.
Hyatt Lost Pines. 575 Hyatt Lost Pines Rd. 512-308-4860, lostpines.regency.hyatt.com. The restaurant at the Hyatt resort in Bastrop will serve brunch from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. Selections will include an omelet station,fresh seafood, a carving station, local cheese selections, chocolate fountain, and more. Cost is $62 and $28 for children ages six to 12. Children under six eat free.
Jeffrey’s. 1204 W Lynn St. 512-477-5584, jeffreysofaustin.com. Austin’s finest steakhouse gets decadent with a menu that includes pastries, truffled deviled eggs; terrine of foie gras; caviar service; a seafood tower; porchetta, prime rib, and more for $100. Cost is $50 for kids and free for kids seven and under.
Josephine House. 1601 Waterston Ave. 512-477-5584, josephineofaustin.com. Jeffrey’s polished kid sister will serve a three-course brunch for $55,with a menu that includes lemon ricotta pancakes, English pea and avocado crab toast, Belgian waffle with chicken sausage and more.
Lamberts. 401 W. Second St. 512-494-1500, lambertsaustin.com. The upmarket barbecue spot will run an Easter brunch buffet for $50. The spread includes prime rib from the carving block, brisket, pork ribs, and made-to-order items like French toast and breakfast Frito pie.
Lonesome Dove. 419 Colorado St. 512-271-2474, lonesomedoveaustin.com. Tim Love’s wild-game play on a steakhouse hosts brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $35, with selections like foie gras-huckleberry biscuit with rabbit-rattlesnake gravy, fettine Benedict with jalapeño hollandaise, lemon brioche French toast with raspberry-chipotle syrup and more.
Olamaie. 1610 San Antonio St. 512-474-2796, olamaieaustin.com. The $50 Easter brunch ($25 for kids) at this refined Southern restaurant will include dishes like pancakes, biscuits and gravy, and shrimp and grits.
Olive & June. 3411 Glenview Ave. 512-467-9898, oliveandjune-austin.com. The special Easter menu runs from 11 a.m. through dinner and includes Italian easter bread stuffed with sausage and cheese topped with a soft boiled egg; grilled asparagus, hard boiled egg, and anchovy hollandaise;cavateli with sage pesto and summer squash; and grilled lamb leg. Cost is $39 per person and kids 12 or under eat free for dinner.
Pizzeria Sorellina. 23526 Texas 71. 737-222-6061, pizzeriasorellina.com. In addition to its regular menu of pizzas, charcuterie and sides, the pizzeria at Apis will serve a large-format wood-roasted lamb shoulder for four to six people available for pre-order. Call 512-436-8918 to place an order, $26 per person.
Revelry Kitchen + Bar. 1410 E. Sixth St. 512-322-5223, revelryatx.com. The brunch buffet at this East Austin restaurant runs from 11 a.m.to 3 p.m. features a carving station, chicken and waffles and more. Cost is $35 per person.
Salt & Time. 1912 E. Seventh St. 512-524-1383, saltandtime.com. The a la carte Easter brunch menu at this East Austin restaurant, butcher store and salumeria will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and feature a braised lamb empanada, steak and eggs, migas, pancakes, smoked pork chop and more.
Salt Traders Coastal Cooking. 2850 N Interstate Hwy 35. Round Rock. 512-351-9724, salttraderscc.com. Jack Gilmore’s seafood restaurant in Round Rock will serve crab cake Benedict, smoked salmon scramble and more, in addition to their weekend shrimp boil and $1 Gulf oyster specials.
Second Bar + Kitchen at Domain Northside. 3121 Palm Way #101. 737-300-4800, sbkdomain.com. The all-you-can-eat Easter brunch buffet at the North Austin location of chef David Bull’s bistro will be served from 9a.m.to 3 p.m. and include passed small bites, made-to-order individual plates and bowls. Cost is $38 per and $19 for children Kids four and under eat free.
Sullivan’s Steakhouse. 300 Colorado St. 512-4956504, sullivanssteakhouse.com/austin. The downtown steakhouse will host a three-course brunch for $39. Menu items include eggs Benedict, prime rib and Bananas Foster pudding.
TNT/Tacos and Tequila. 507 Pressler St. Suite 400. 512-436-8226, tacosandtequilatnt.com. The West End Mexican restaurant’s Easter brunch costs $22 and includes omelet stations, Belgian waffles with fresh fruit, eggs Benedict, huevos rancheros, a taco bar, carving station with brisket and ham, and more. Cost is $7 for children six-11, and children under five eat free.
Taverna Italian Kitchen. 258 W Second St. 512-477-1001; 3120 Palm Way. Suite 160. 512-356-9384, tavernabylombardi.com. The two locations of the Italian restaurant will serve an a la carte Easter menu that includes Italian wedding soup, parmesan-crusted lamb chops, shrimp and lobster lasagna and more.
Trace. 200 Lavaca St. 512-542-3660, traceaustin.com. The restaurant at the W Hotel Austin will serve a three-course brunch for $58 that includes options such as Gulf shrimp bisque, cold-smoked prime rib, and berry fruit tart.
Vox Table. 1100 S. Lamar Blvd. 512-375-4869, voxtableaustin.com. The modern restaurant in the Lamar Union will serve a three-course prix fixe brunch menu for $35 and $1 mimosas until 4 p.m.]]