Where to eat on Easter

(Credit: Rodolfo Gonzalez AMERICAN-STATESMAN)
(Credit: Rodolfo Gonzalez AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

*Cantine. 1100 S. Lamar Blvd. 512-628-0348, cantineaustin.com. Emmett and Lisa Fox’s Mediterranean-inspired restaurant in the Alamo Drafthouse complex will serve a brunch enhanced with Easter specials like the Spring Strata, a baked egg dish with bread, fontina, leeks, asparagus, spinach and tomato, as well as chocolate-stuffed brioche.

Capital Grille. 117 W. Fourth St. 512-322-2005, thecapitalgrille.com. The swanky steakhouse will serve its dinner menu all day, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The three-course brunch menu includes options like artichoke bisque, filet mignon and flourless chocolate espresso cake. The cost is $49 for adults and $15 for children.

*Carillon. 1900 University Ave. 512-404-3655, thecarillonrestaurant.com. The restaurant at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center serves a wide-ranging brunch that includes ricotta pancakes with strawberry-fig syrup, maple-bacon cornbread, smoked salmon, shrimp cocktail, smoked prime rib and rosemary-roasted leg of lamb. Cost is $65 for adults and $25 for children ages 6-12. Kids younger than 5 eat free. There will also be a kids’ buffet with macaroni and cheese, chicken tenders and more.

Dine. 111 E. Cesar Chavez St. 512-478-2991, dineradissonaustin.com. Chef David Garrido’s restaurant at the Radisson serves a spread offering more than 40 savory and sweet offerings, including grilled salmon, honey glazed ham, brisket carving station, cherry pie, s’mores and more. Brunch, which runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., costs $55 ($25 for children ages 10-16; free for kids younger than 10.)

Dos Chivos. 11620 RM 620. 512-250-1600, doschivos.com. The modern Mexican restaurant in Anderson Mill serves an Easter brunch that includes over-easy eggs with ham, migas with chorizo, menudo and a trio of Mexican popsicles.

Driskill Grill. 604 Brazos St. 512-439-1234, driskillgrill.com. This Austin fine dining classic serves a three-course brunch with a menu that includes savory crepes, steak and lobster Benedict, and foie gras and French toast. Cost is $110, with brunch running from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Eddie V’s. 301 E. Fifth St., 512-472-1860; 9400 Arboretum Blvd., 512-342-2642; eddiev.com. The seafood and steakhouse will serve its dinner menu all day, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The three-course brunch menu includes options like smoked salmon, pan-seared steak and eggs, shrimp and grits and Alaskan king crab omelet. The cost is $49 for adults and $15 for children.

*Freedmen’s Bar. 2402 San Gabriel St. 512-220-0953, freedmensbar.com. The campus-area barbecue restaurant serves a brunch that includes a barbecue Benedict with buttermilk biscuit.

Finn & Porter. 500 E. Fourth St. 512-493-4900, finnandporteraustin.com. The hotel at the downtown Hilton that is closing on April 2 will serve its final Easter brunch. The $45 meal ($20 for kids younger than 10) is a four-course prix fixe affair, with seatings from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and includes roasted corn chowder, pastrami salmon and rib-eye.

Fleming’s. 11600 Century Oaks Terrace, 512-835-9463; 320 E. Second St., 512-457-1500; flemingssteakhouse.com. Both locations of the steakhouse will serve a three-course meal for $39.95 that includes options like eggs Benedict, baked brioche French toast, prime rib and porcini-crusted filet mignon. Service begins at 10 a.m.

Goodall’s Kitchen. 1900 Rio Grande St. 512-495-1800, goodallskitchen.com. The restaurant at the Hotel Ella near the University of Texas will serve a three-course dinner for $65 ($27 for children younger than 12). Menu includes carved prime rib, grilled steelhead trout, deviled eggs and more.

*Greenhouse Craft Food. 1400 E. Old Settlers Blvd., Round Rock. 512-366-5567, greenhousecraftfood.com. The farm-to-table casual restaurant in Round Rock serves an Easter brunch buffet for $17.50 ($6.50 for kids younger than 12). It includes roast beef with mushroom demi and horseradish cream, ham with apricot mustard, veggie frittata, a kids’ waffle station and more.

*Jacoby’s Restaurant & Mercantile. 3235 E. Cesar Chavez St. 512-366-5808, jacobysaustin.com. The charming rustic restaurant that sits above the Colorado River serves a Southern Easter brunch for $45, with a menu from new executive chef Albert Gonzalez (formerly of Apothecary). Cost is $20 for children ages 5-12 and free for children younger than 5.

Juliet. 1500 Barton Springs Road. 512-479-1800, juliet-austin.com. The handsome Italian restaurant with the expansive patio serves a brunch that includes eggs Florentine and bread pudding French toast.

Knotty Deck & Bar and Treehouse Kitchen. 9721 Arboretum Blvd. 512-343-2626, marriott.com/hotels/travel/aussh-renaissance-austin-hotel. The Southern restaurant at the Arboretum Marriott serves brunch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a menu that includes bacon-cheddar biscuits, brisket hash and doughnuts.

Liberty Kitchen. 507 Pressler St. 512-840-1330, libertykitchenatx.com. The Houston-based seafood-centric restaurant serves a brunch that includes dishes like lobster and bacon quiche ($22.75) and pineapple-glazed ham with fried potato cake ($23.50).

Oasthouse Gastropub. 8300 N. RM 620. 737-222-5779, oasthouseaustin.com. The refined European-inspired pub serves Easter brunch starting at 9:30 a.m., with a menu that includes honey biscuits and carnitas poutine.

*Prelog’s. 360 Nueces St. 512-350-2895, prelogs.com. The European-inspired restaurant downtown serves brunch for $39. The meal includes eggs Benedict, petite tender steaks, quiches and sweets, with bottomless alcoholic brunch beverages like mimosas for an extra $20.

Revival Public House. 340. E. Second St. 512-469-0000, revivalpublichouse.com. The Southern restaurant downtown serves a la carte entrees like beef tenderloin Benedict and a buffet of sides, salads and more for $27.95 per adult (includes a mimosa) and $12.95 for children 12 and younger.

Russian House. 307 E. Fifth St. 512-428-5442, russianhouseofaustin.com. The Russian restaurant downtown serves a brunch buffet (including unlimited mimosas) that includes mushroom soup, pork stroganoff, a blini station and more. Cost is $32 per person and $12.50 for children.

Searsucker. 415 Colorado St. 512-394-8000, searsucker.com/austin. The Warehouse District New American restaurant will include a braised rabbit leg salad with carrot-top pesto as part of its Easter brunch.

Sullivan’s. 300 Colorado St. 512-495-6504, sullivanssteakhouse.com/Austin. The Warehouse District steakhouse serves a three-course brunch for $39, with a menu that includes shrimp and lobster bisque, hand-carved prime rib and bananas Foster.

TNT – Tacos and Tequila. 507 Pressler St. 512-436-8226, tacosandtequilatnt.com. The casual modern Mexican restaurant just west of Lamar Boulevard serves a $22 brunch with a menu that includes a carving station, grilled fish, omelet and huevos rancheros bar and more. Service runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tony C’s. 10526 W. Parmer Lane. 512-255-9463, tonycs.com. The Avery Ranch location of this Italian restaurant serves an Easter buffet that includes carved round of beef, baked strata and cinnamon knots.

Trace at the W Hotel Austin. 200 Lavaca St. 512-542-3660, traceaustin.com. The swanky restaurant at the W Hotel serves a three-course prix fixe menu that includes Parker house rolls with smoked brisket, smoked salmon Benedict and seared grouper. The meal, served from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., costs $55.

Visconti Ristorante. 320 S. Loop 360. 512-306-6400, granducaaustin.com. The Italian restaurant at the Hotel Granduca in West Lake Hills serves a grand brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The meal includes a charcuterie display, eggs and omelets cooked to order, chilled seafood towers and crudo, French toast, steak Florentine and much more. Cost is $72 for adults and $29 for children ages 6-12.

Author: Matthew Odam

Restaurant critic & features writer at Austin American @Statesman and @Austin360. Austin-born 6th generation Texan. Left-handed.

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