7 Spots to Eat Easter Brunch Around Boston
Because one cannot live off Cadbury Creme Eggs alone.
Easter is a holiday best celebrated with brunch. But after a morning egg hunt, or a trip to the pews with the cheasters (i.e., the masses who turn up for Christmas and Easter), you just might be too tuckered out to enjoy whipping up food for the family. Not to worry, you can have your colored-oeufs and eat them too at these Boston-area Easter brunches:
Bergamot isn’t usually in the brunch business, so use this Sunday as an opportunity to sample their excellent BBQ lamb ribs and beet ravioli before dinnertime. They’ll have special morning dishes on offer too, like chocolate French toast terrine with cara cara orange jam and almonds, and crepes with rice pudding, mango, and rum caramel. The three-course, $46 menu will be available from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Bergamot – 118 Beacon St., Somerville, 617.576.7700, bergamotrestaurant.com
2. Bastille Kitchen
Enjoy brunch classics like Belgian waffles with fruit, chantilly cream, and Vermont maple syrup, as well as Quiche Lorraine with North Country Bacon. You'll also find inventive indulgences like bacon-pecan caramel French toast, and duck confit omelets topped with truffle-marrow butter. Brunch is served from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Bastille Kitchen - 49 Melcher St., Boston, 617.556.8000, bastillekitchen.net
3. Puritan & Company
They'll be offering a $45, prix fixe brunch menu from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m, with dishes like pretty-in-pink beet cured salmon on toast with pumpernickel, pickled shallots, and greens, and an asparagus mushroom scramble with Thistle Hill Farm tarentaise cheese. Sweet endings include a chocolate trifle with dulce de leche, maple cream, and candied pecans, and a light and luscious key lime tart with shortbread crumble.
Puritan & Company - 1166 Cambridge St., Inman Square, Cambridge, 617.615.6195, puritancambridge.com
4. Doretta Taverna
The new Greek restaurant by Michael Schlow will host a family-friendly, family-style meal from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, with a reprise on Greek Easter, Sunday May 1st. The meal will be $59 per person, $25 for kids 12 and under. Dig into spreads with grilled bread, freshly caught fish, or slow-cooked lamb shoulder, as well as Mediterranean vegetable dishes.
Doretta Taverna – 79 Park Plaza, Boston, 617.422.0008, dorettaboston.com
Easter is when Catalyst’s pastry chef Nicole Harrington gets to really play — with strawberry frosted donuts, cinnamon buns, scones, and a special Easter egg nest cheesecake. But there’s substance, too, with savory options like BBQ chicken hash with fried eggs and toast, and the Catalyst burger, served on a local Stone & Skillet English muffin with cheddar, bacon, caramelized onions, and roasted tomatoes, topped, of course, with house-made ketchup. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Catalyst – 300 Technology Square, Kendall Square, Cambridge, 617.576.3000, catalystrestaurant.com
6. Osteria Posto
The new Italian eatery in Waltham will be celebrating Easter from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. with specials like their eggs fiorentina with garlicky greens, cipolinni onions, fontina, and house hollandaise sauce, and their marscapone and ricotta stuffed crepes with lemon and mixed berry compote. They will also have their regular menu on offer with homemade pastas, salads, small plates, and hearty meat dishes like their bone-in ribeye and pork shanks with parmesan and polenta.
Osteria Posto – 99 Third Ave., Waltham, 781.622.1500, osteriaposto.com
7. Bar Boulud
The Mandarin Oriental restaurant will welcome families for a French-inspired prix-fixe brunch, $55 for adults, $25 for children (chocolate bunny pop included). Feast on bistro favorites like roasted leg of lamb, and pain perdu with crème brulee and Grand Marnier oranges. Desserts include their signature Gateau Basque, a vanilla custard cake with brandied cherries and vanilla anglaise. Brunch is served from 11:30 a.m to 3:00 p.m.
Bar Boulud – 776 Boylston St., Boston, 617.535.8800, barboulud.com/boston