Come together with loved ones this Easter to relish in warmer weather, listen to live music, and feast on decadent dishes at Boston’s top dining destinations. On April 1, guests will find countless options to celebrate Easter from extravagant brunches and spring-inspired dinner menus, to live entertainment and family-friendly events for every bunny.
Bistro du Midi
Guests are invited to revel in an exquisite dining experience with friends and family this Easter at Bistro du Midi. Chef/chef partner Robert Sisca, who this month rejoined the team at Bistro du Midi, is back and serving up a dazzling and memorable selection of French cuisine with coastal New England influence. The exclusive three course prix fixe menu will be served from 10:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and is $60 per guest.
The Easter Prix Fixe menu is as follows:
Heirloom Beets, chèvre frais, farro puff, tarragon meringue
Spinach and Endive, seasonal vegetables, maple vinaigrette
Watercress Soup, marcona almonds, spring peas, crème fraiche
Yellowfin Tuna, black olive tapenade, potato crisp, cured egg yolk
Spanish Octopus, iberico ham, shishito peppers, au poivre
Salmon Rillettes, smoked & poached, capers, fougasse
Charcuterie, house accompaniments
Quiche, mushrooms, asparagus, peas, feta
Maine Butter Poached Lobster Benedict, spinach, saffron hollandaise
Le Croque Madam, black forest ham, mornay, gruyère, fried egg
Duck Confit “Foieffle”, Belgian waffle, rhubarb, maple syrup, foie gras butter
Beet Root Gnocchi, aged goat cheese, pine nuts, basil
Faroe Island Salmon, clams, chorizo, kale
Prime Short Rib Burger, gruyère, sesame bun
Bavette Steak Frites, truffle parmesan fries, brown butter hollandaise
Hopkins Southdown Farm Lamb, green lentils, croquette, mini lamb jus
Dulcey Ganache, blood orange coulis, milk chocolate crèmeux
Matcha Panna Cotta, passion fruit gel, black sesame ice cream
Brioche Beignet, dry caramel, espresso anglaise
Bistro du Midi is located at 272 Boylston Street in Boston’s Back Bay. Easter brunch will be served 10:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. and is available at $60 per guest. For more information, please visit bistrodumidi.com or call 617.426.7878 to make a reservation.
Boston Harbor Hotel
Guests and their loved ones are invited this Easter Sunday to join the Boston Harbor Hotel in their Easter traditions and celebrations guaranteed to delight those of all ages. Bearing a basket full of goodies, young ones will be treated with a visit from the beloved Easter Bunny himself during the celebrated annual Easter Brunch. Chef Daniel Bruce has pulled out all the stops for a decadent and splendid Easter Brunch buffet, sure to impress palettes across the board. The Easter Brunch buffet will be available from 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. in the Atlantic Room and Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar.
The full Easter Brunch buffet menu is as follows:
Mini Roasted Baby Lamb Racks with Rhubarb Strawberry Sauce
Pastry Wrapped Atlantic Salmon
Saffron Shrimp Cream
Maple Glaze Baked Bone in Ham
Grilled Golden Pineapple Salsa
Omelets to Order
Three American Caviars
Sour Cream and Chive Biscuits
Soft Scrambled Eggs, Grilled Tomatoes, Sour Cream and Cheddar Cheese
Thyme and Butter Laced Easter Egg Potatoes
Pan Seared Swordfish in a Lemon Tarragon Essence
Maple and Chili Grilled Chicken Breast with Garlic Cream
Mustard Roasted Sliced Beef Tenderloin, Grilled Oyster Mushrooms and Spring Braising Greens
Pan Seared Pork Buns, Miso, Aged Soy and Tatsoi Salad
Barbecued Duck Breast, Sweet Pea and Jasmine Rice Salad
Penne Pasta, Basil, Tomato, Feta Cheese and Calamata Olive Salad
Guacamole, Crisp Tricolor Tortillas and Cilantro Sour Cream
Spring Greens, Cucumber Yogurt Dressing and Cheddar Croustades
Imported and Domestic Cheeses
Assorted Meat Charcuterie
Selection of Smoked Fish
Chilled Gulf Shrimp Cocktail
Bagels and Assorted Cream Cheese
Selection of Fish Mousses and Terrines
Platter of Steamed Lobsters, Mussels and Clams
Assorted Sushi Platter, Spicy Seaweed Salad
Grilled Sea Scallops, Mache and Pink Grapefruit Salad
Seared Striped Bass, Shaved Fennel and Leek Salad
Jonah Crabmeat Quesadilla, White Bean and Scallion Salsa
Flash Fried Calamari, Napa Cabbage and Bok Choy Slaw
Assorted Mini Pastries
Boston Harbor Hotel is located at 70 Rowes Wharf. Reservations for brunch are available from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in both the Atlantic Room and Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar. Brunch is $110 for adults and $50 for children under 12 years old. For more information, please visit bhh.com or call 617.748.1878 to make a reservation.
Boston Marriott Burlington
Live jazz music, an extensive buffet specially prepared by executive chef Steve Zimei, and a photo op with the Easter Bunny— the Boston Marriott Burlington has all the bases covered for this year’s Easter Sunday. Adults can sip on mimosas, bloody Mary’s, and sangria while kids compete in the Easter Egg Hunt complete with prizes. The Paul Dilley Trio Jazz Band will create the perfect background with their festive music throughout the day.
The full Easter Buffet menu which will be served in the Celebrate Ballroom is as follows:
Raw Bar Station
Peel & Eat Shrimp, Marinated Mussels & Oysters (cocktail sauce, horseradish, mignonette)
Creamy Roasted Tomato Bisque
New England Clam Chowder (oyster crackers, saltines, and brioche croutons)
Fluffy Scrambled Eggs
Cheesy Bacon & Egg Breakfast Sliders
Breakfast Potato, Onions, Pepper
House Cured Bacon
Assorted Muffins and Pastries
Vegetable Chopped Salad
Grilled Pear, Prosciutto, & Arugula Salad
Faro, Asparagus, & Heirloom Tomato Salad
Quinoa, Apple, & Sundried Cranberry Salad
Rosemary & Garlic Slow Roasted New York Sirloin (maidera, horseradish, bearnaise, maitre d’hotel butter)
Marinated Grilled Leg of Lamb (tzatziki, rosemary aioli, apple mango chutney)
Hot Food Station
Honey Garlic Roast Chicken (on braised rainbow greens)
Fennel Roasted Salmon (on tomato fondue)
Rotini Pasta (broccoli, sun-dried tomato, garlic cream sauce)
Four Cheese Mac & Cheese
Oven Roasted Red Bliss Potato
Yukon Gold Mashed Potato
Parmesan & Bacon Green Beans
Roasted Asparagus & Carrots
Artisan Bread Display
Assorted Breads, Roll, & Focaccia (butter, hummus, sun-dried tomato butter, maple butter)
Assorted Mousse Shooters
Array of Pastries & Cake Bites from Our In-House Bake Shoppe
Mac & Cheese
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Candied Filled Easter Eggs
Boston Marriott Burlington is located at One Burlington Mall Road. The Easter Buffet is $59 for adults and $19 for children 12 years and under (including tax and gratuity). Children under three years old enter for free. Reservations are available from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. To make a reservation please contact Bianca Dickey at 781.221.6684 or visit marriottburlington.com.
Chef Nick Dixon welcomes guests to Capo in South Boston for rustic Italian interpretations of your favorite Easter dishes. With a special Easter Brunch menu and Easter dinner specials, there’s plenty to celebrate at Capo. Capo’s expansive dining room can accommodate parties of all sizes, so bring the whole family for a special Easter feast! Specials include Eggs Benedict (carved ham, sautéed spring greens, spring onion hollandaise, asparagus $14), Grilled Ham Steak (sunny side up eggs, salsa verde, crispy potatoes $18), and Italian Cookie Pancakes (with anise, almond icing, and sprinkles $14). Chef Nick Dixon and team will also be serving up dinner specials, starting at 2PM with dishes including Gemelli (Pesto, pancetta, peas $23), Grilled Lamb Chops (olive oil potatoes, spring vegetables, bordelaise $26), and Citrus & Honey Glazed Ham (slow roasted heirloom carrots, snap peas, gremolata $20).
Capo is located at 443 West Broadway. Capo is accepting reservations for Easter Brunch and Dinner, beginning at 11 a.m. Please visit caposouthboston.com or call 617.993.8080 for more details and reservations.
Chopps American Bar & Grill
This Easter, join Chopps American Bar & Grill as Executive Chef Steve Zimei serves up the perfect meal for families, friends, and loved ones. Dive into the Chef’s Tasting Kitchen menu paired with hand-selected wine. The three-course dinner is sure to satisfy and help guests wind down after a day of Easter activities. A full a la carte dinner menu will also be available for guests to choose from on April 1.
The Chef’s Tasting Kitchen menu is as follows:
Burrata (prosciutto, fig mostarda, aged balsamic)
Grilled Lamb Porterhouse (sweet potato, chorizo, rainbow chard, mint-lamb jus)
Seared New Bedford Scallops (parsnip puree, wilted spinach, truffle vinaigrette)
Profiteroles (vanilla gelato, rich chocolate sauce, coco nib crunch)
CHOPPS American Bar & Grill is located at 1 Burlington Mall Road in Burlington. Chef Steve Zimei’s tasting menu will be available at CHOPPS from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. For reservations please call 781.221.6684 or visit choppsamericanbarandgrill.com.
il Casale Cucina Italiana + Bar in Belmont
il Casale Cucina Campana + Bar in Lexington
Sister restaurants DANTE, il Casale Cucina Campana + Bar in Belmont, and il Casale Cucina Italiana + Bar in Lexington invite guests to kick back, relax, and join their family this Easter Sunday. Chef Dante de Magistris will serve up his full a la carte menu of fresh Italian cuisine at all three locations. Guests will also be delighted to dive into Chef Dante’s “Traditional Italian Easter,” featuring family recipes passed down from generation to generation in the de Magistris family. Enjoy dishes such as the Pizza Chiena (Italian style quiche, egg, ricotta, basket cheese, prosciutto, soppressata, field greens, aged balsamic), Easter Lamb (tufoli pasta, spring lamb ragu, grilled lamb chop, egg stuffing, pine nuts, raisins), and Pastiera (Neapolitan Easter pie, ricotta, wheat berries, orange blossom, vanilla gelato).
DANTE and both il Casale locations will be open from 12 – 8 p.m. on Easter Sunday.
DANTE is located at 40 Edwin H Land Boulevard, Cambridge inside the Royal Sonesta Hotel. For reservations, please call 617.497.4200. For more information, please visit restaurantdante.com.
il Casale Belmont is located at 50 Leonard St in Belmont. For more information or to make a reservation, please call 617.209.4942 or visit ilcasalebelmont.com.
il Casale Lexington is located in the heart of Lexington Center at 1727 Mass Ave. For more information or to make a reservation, please call 781.538.5846 or visit ilcasalelexington.com.
Take a stroll through the Boston Commons and head over to Explorateur Café, Restaurant and Bar for a decadent brunch with friends and family. The talented Explorateur culinary team has curated a phenomenal brunch menu, inspired by a fusion of French and Californian cuisines, full of bold flavors and several European favorites. Guests can enjoy everything from Cinnamon Toast Crunch French Toast (challah, cereal milk crème anglaise, baked apple marmalade), Avocado Toast (smashed avocado, citrus puree, radish, sprouts, sriracha aioli, coddled eggs), to Onion Soup Gratinee (sherry, gruyere, French bread crostini) and Steak Frites (NY strip, sauce gribiche, frites, greens).
Be sure to save room and take home a bundle of Easter-themed sweets from Executive Pastry Chef Lee Napoli. The pastry team at Explorateur will be offering Easter sweets all weekend, so Bostonians can fill their baskets with fresh treats, including:
Easter Egg Sugar Cookies
Lamb Sugar Cookies
Chocolate-filled bunnies with marshmallow tails
Explorateur is located at 186 Tremont St. in Boston. For more information, call 617-466-6600 or visit explorateur.com.
Grill 23 & Bar
The team at the award-winning Grill 23 & Bar invites guests to celebrate Easter with an exclusive brunch menu from executive chef Brian Kevorkian. Doors to Boston’s beloved steakhouse open for a special Easter Brunch at 11:00 a.m., where Bostonians and visitors can dine on delights such as a Sticky Bun with an orange-lemon glaze, Crab Benedict (roasted asparagus, old bay hollandaise), and Steak & Eggs. For those looking to take the family out for an afternoon treat, Grill 23 will be offering their Spring Dinner Menu from 3pm until 9pm. Menu-favorites include Grill 23’s legendary 100 Day Aged Prime Ribeye, Steamed Lobster, and Pan-Seared Loch Duart Salmon.
Grill 23 & Bar is located at 161 Berkeley St. in Boston’s Back Bay. The restaurant will be open from 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. on April 1. To book a reservation or for more information, call 617-542-2255
Kick back this year and let executive chef Tyler Kinnett and his team at Harvest do all the Easter cooking. Integrating rich flavors with the freshest meat and produce, Harvest’s Easter three-course prix fixe menu will be sure to satisfy. Guests can opt for their meal to be enhanced with wine pairings specially chosen by beverage director Brahm Callahan. Executive pastry chef Joshua Livsey will treat you at the end of your meal with delectable chocolate, fruit and ice cream dessert options.
For $65/person ($30 upgrade fee for wine pairing), guests can enjoy three courses with selections including:
Yukon Gold Potato Soup
Dill Crème Fraiche, Espelette Gougeres & Salmon Roe
Biutiful, Brut Nature, Cava, Requena, Spain NV
Roasted Beets & Burrata
Brown Butter Seeds, Orange & Watercress
Albrecht Schneider, Riesling Kabinett, Rheinhessen, Germany 2015
Classic Shrimp Cocktail
Cocktail Sauce, Lemon & Horseradish
Ranga Ranga, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand 2017
Carrot, Asparagus, Torn Bread Crumbs & Pecorino
Ca’Stella, Pinot Grigio, Friuli, Italy 2017
Asparagus & Prosciutto
Poached Egg, Frisée & Parmesan Cracker
Mayer Landhaus, Gruner Veltiner, Vienna, Austria 2016
Vermont Pork Duo
Roasted Loin, Garlic Sausage, Cassoulet Beans & Sweet 100 Tomatoes
Mossback, Pinot Noir, Central Coast, California 2016
Bay of Fundy Salmon
Black Rice, Beet Puree, Citrus & Chicory
J.P. Brun, Pinot Noir, Bourgogne, France 2015
Painted Hills Beef Striploin
Parsnip Whipped Potato, Broccoli Rabe & Buttered Bordelaise
Rock & Vine, Three Ranches, Cabernet Sauvignon, North Coast, California 2014
Baked Beet Rigatoni
Gruyere, Goat Cheese, Fennel, Mustard & Horseradish
Jean-Marc Brocard, Chardonnay, Sainte Claire, Chablis, France 2015
Roasted Green Circle Farms Chicken
Crispy Panisse, Baby Carrots, Green Onion & Dried Cherry Jus
Altos las Hormigas, Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina 2015
Duck Confit Hash
Yukon Gold Potato, Sunny Side Up Eggs, Hollandaise & Toasted Sourdough
Leeuwin Estate, Shiraz, Siblings, Margaret River, Australia 2013
Dark Chocolate Crémeux, Sea Salt, Chocolate Cake & Avocado Ice Cream
Fonseca, Ruby Port, Bin 27
Lemon Meringue Pop, Raspberry Cream Puff Pop & Chocolate Ganache Pop
Grahams 10 Year Tawny Port
Banana Cream Pie
Caramel, Speculoos Ice Cream, Rum Custard & Blond Chocolate
Saracco, Moscato d’Asti, Piedmont, Italy 2016
Strawberry Panna Cotta
Matcha, Goat’s Milk Ice Cream & Fresh Strawberries
Marenco, Brachetto d’acqui, 2016
Vanilla Rhubarb Sorbet
Grahams 10 Year Tawny Port
Easter Prix Fixe menu will be available all day from 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. in place of the regular a la carte and bar menus. Children’s menu will be provided as well.
Harvest is located in Cambridge’s Harvard Square at 44 Brattle St. (on the walkway). For more information or to make a reservation please call 617.868.2255 and visit harvestcambridge.com.
Lincoln Tavern & Restaurant
South Boston’s go-to brunch destination, Lincoln Tavern & Restaurant welcomes guests for a family-friendly Easter Brunch and Easter Dinner. With menu items fit for kiddos and adults, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy. In addition to Lincoln signature brunch menu, guests can enjoy Easter brunch specials including Carrot Cake Pancakes (with bourbon maple pecan syrup, spiced cream cheese frosting), Smoked Pork (with roasted heirloom carrots, charred yukon potatoes, blistered cipollini onions, sunny side egg, Downeast cold brew honey glaze), and special Easter Doughnut special from Pastry Chef Kate Holowchik. Chef Nick Dixon and team will also be serving up dinner specials, starting at 4 p.m. with dishes including Grilled Lamb Chops (roasted spring vegetables, smoked potato puree, gremolata) and Seared Ham Steak (sugar snap peas, sautéed leeks, popover, beurre monte).
Pastry chef Kate Holowchik is serving up Easter Sweets to go, including custom cakes and a variety of special Easter Pies that are sure to impress. Custom Cakes and Easter Pies can be ordered at lincolnsouthboston.com for pickup on Saturday (3/31) or Sunday (4/1). Orders must be placed 72 hours in advance online or via phone. Easter Pie flavors include Tollhouse (chocolate chip cookie pie with whipped cream), Strawberry Rhubarb Pie (topped with an oat and brown sugar crumble), and Lemon Meringue Pie with torched marshmallow meringue). All pies are available for $25 each and can be made Gluten Free ($30 each). Lincoln’s custom cakes come in a variety of sizes with customizable flavors and fillings (prices start at $30).
Lincoln Tavern & Restaurant is located at 425 West Broadway in South Boston. Lincoln is accepting limited reservations for Brunch on Easter, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Visit lincolnsouthboston.com for more information and call (617) 765-8636 for reservations.
The team at Post 390 welcomes families, friends, and loved ones to delight and dine on their Easter Brunch menu specially prepared by executive chef Nick Deutmeyer. The Easter Brunch menu features the finest ingredients and produce from New England’s top farmers, foragers, and fishermen. Highlights from the three-course menu include Raw Bar options (Oysters, Seafood Tower, Cracked Jonah Crab Claws, etc.), Acadian Redfish Crudo (lemon zest, pistachio oil, mint & celery), Buttermilk Fried Chicken (rose petal harissa, cucumber, rhubarb, jicama, pea tendrils), Easter Ham & Cheese Benedict (house-cured brown sugar ham, aged cheddar, poached eggs, sourdough toast, hollandaise), and, Asparagus & Aged Cheddar Quiche (bitter greens with lemon). Save room for a sweet note with decadent desserts from Pastry Chef Danica Lockett such as Post 390’s beloved Banana Cream Pie (house made banana liquor, bruleed banana) and Lemon Ricotta Doughnuts (diplomat cream, strawberry rhubarb jam)
The three-course Easter brunch is $48 and begins at 12 p.m. Post 390 is located in Boston’s Bay Bay neighborhood at 406 Stuart Street on the corner of Clarendon Street. Reservations are available and walk-ins welcome. For more information, please call 617-399-0015 or visit post390restaurant.com.