Easter is right around the corner so make your reservations now to enjoy Easter brunch and Easter eggs at these haute spots in San Francisco, Sausalito, the East Bay, South Bay, Wine Country and even Lake Tahoe. All brunches take place Sunday, April 5 unless otherwise noted.
Top of the Mark at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins
Top of the Mark Executive Chef Nenad Stefanovic presents the annual Easter buffet on Sunday, April 5. In addition to the views to be had from the legendary sky lounge, guests will enjoy a selection of raw bar items, antipasto, salad, and small plates including Roasted Marinated Beets, with goat cheese, walnut oil and Roasted Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho. Entrée selections include Pesto Marinated Sliced Strip Loin of Beef with potato timbers, jasmine tea demi; Muscovy Duck L’Orange with roasted parsnip; and Grilled Dorado with white bean mash and tomato relish. Brunch favorites can be had at the omelet station and a build-your-own buttermilk waffle station. Guests of Top of the Mark’s Easter brunch will enjoy entertainment by pianist Ricardo Scales and a special visit from the Easter Bunny. Easter brunch is served from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Luce at the InterContinental San Francisco
Michelin-star Chef Daniel Corey’s Easter Day brunch offers a selection of dishes for all palates to enjoy including Chilled Poached Prawns with a spicy cocktail sauce, Herb & Garlic Roasted Tenderloin of Prime Beef with au jus horseradish and salsa verde, in addition to traditional brunch items such as French Toast with banana and whipped cream. Easter brunch is served from 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Regular breakfast/brunch will be served until 10:45 a.m.
Presidio Social Club
Presidio Social Club will be offering an Easter feast on Sunday, April 5th in true PSC style. Keeping it traditional but with a playful twist, the restaurant will be serving both brunch and dinner, with offerings like a Sea Salt Baked Ham and a Roasted Leg of Lamb with Spring Vegetables. Top off the experience with wine, champagne, or specialty cocktails from the PSC Bar. Call 415.885.1888 to make a reservation today.
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Come celebrate Easter Sunday at San Francisco iconic restaurant, Waterbar, and enjoy the beautiful Bay Bridge view and delicious three-course brunch prepared by Chef Parke Ulrich. The special three course prix fix menu will be served from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Among the menu items are favorites such as American Caviar Scramble, Smoked Halibut Croquette and Eggs Benedict Sea Scallop Ceviche.
Arguello at the Presidio Officers’ Club
Award-winning chef Traci Des Jardins will be offering a three-course brunch for adults on Easter Sunday, as well as a separate menu for kids. Reservations are recommended, and are available 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Combined with the exhibits, special events and programming available at the Presidio Officers’ Club, it’s the perfect place for families to gather this Easter.
STEM Kitchen & Garden
Stem Kitchen & Garden will be debuting its first-ever brunch this Easter, which will be available both in the restaurant as well as on its incredible patio that offers sweeping views of the Bay. Brunch includes a prix fixe menu that features vegetables harvested from its on-site garden, house-cured meats, and more. A separate menu is available for kids. An ongoing Sunday brunch program will be launched later in April. Reservations are recommended and are available 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Canela Bistro & Bar
Caneila, an intimate, romantic and traditional Spanish tapas restaurant in the Castro, has created a special menu for the perfect Easter celebration. Executive Chef Mat Schuster will serve a variety of benedicts with a Spanish twist, including Dungeness crab, ham and steak. Chef Schuster has also created delicious Garlic Paprika Deviled Eggs exclusively for the day’s events. Guests who prefer an evening celebration can enjoy selections including Coca Flatbread with Spanish Ham, Farmer’s Sheep Cheese and asparagus, or Roasted Leg of Lamb with spring vegetables, finished with a delectable Spanish dessert: Bizcocho con Fresas y Nata, a Strawberry Shortcake with cream biscuits and pastry cream. Easter cocktails will be available all day, including the Fizzy Bunny made with Spanish Cava and Strawberry Puree or Peep lemonade created with fresh squeezed lemon, muddled mint, Spanish Vermouth, white wine, simple syrup and a rim, aptly made with Peeps!
Photo Credit: Bon Appetit Management CompanySEAGLASS at the Exploratorium
Made by sushi chef Sachio Kojima, SEAGLASS will be offering all natural brilliantly colored Easter Eggs, tinted bright pink with beets, and vibrant yellow with turmeric. These Easter eggs are marinated in a mixture of organic yogurt and miso, and are available exclusively on Easter Sunday.
Celebrate Easter Sunday with Poggio in Sausalito. Enjoy sweeping views of the Bay and the Sausalito Harbor while celebrating with your family for both brunch and dinner. Executive Chef Benjamin Balesteri will be offering specials throughout the day including Liege-style waffles with fresh berries, seasonally-inspired frittatas, and spit roasted lamb.
Enjoy Easter brunch at Copita with bottomless mimosas, Chilaquiles and Vuelve a la Vida – lobster, bay scallops, miagi oysters, and red snapper in a spicy tomato, orange, chile, and avocado salsa, topped with Pacifico. With a vibrant outdoor patio and airy environment, Copita makes an ideal dining destination for a daytime trip to Sausalito.
The Sea by Alexander’s Steakhouse
The Sea by Alexander’s Steakhouse in Palo Alto will be serving from 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM a $65.00 three-course prix fixe brunch menu with entrée choices of Halibut (Wild Alaska) with octopus, butter bean, bacon and tomato; New York Steak (Nebraska/$10.00 supplement) with miso crème fraîche and truffle fries; Lobster Scrambled Egg (Wild Maine/$10.00 supplement) with tarragon, lemon and parmesan; Grilled White Shrimp (Wild Mexico) with crushed potato, vadouvan, lime and chive; King Salmon (Wild Columbia River) with radish, chanterelles, bacon and haricot verts; or Scallops (Wild Maine) with burdock, ginger, fava and sake. Prices exclude tax and gratuity. There will also be select a la carte soup, salad and Wagyu beef options. Each guest will receive a complimentary glass of sparkling wine.
Haven, the Daniel Patterson Group’s (DPG) family style restaurant in Oakland, will offer a special Easter brunch menu. In-keeping with the new prix-fixe, family style service, Haven will offer a 4-course menu that intersperses shareable dishes with individual plates. The spring menu showcases Executive Chef Charlie Parker’s signature style – modern American food that melds technical precision with rustic flavors in addition to whole animal cookery. Available from 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Napa Valley & Sonoma County
La Toque at The Westin Verasa Napa
Come celebrate Easter Sunday at La Toque – the Michelin Star rated restaurant located at The Westin Verasa Napa – led by acclaimed Chef Ken Frank. The special three course prix fix menu will be served from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Past menu items include La Toque brunch favorites such as: Crab Croquettes with Meyer Lemon Aioli, NY Strip Steak with Warm Wild Mushroom and Potato Salad, and Lobster Omelette with Melted Leeks and Lobster Hollandaise. Guests can look forward to enjoying a complimentary Apertif of a Bloody Mary, Mimosa, or glass of Prosecco during their dining experience.
The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards
Celebrate Easter Sunday at The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards with a warm and welcoming brunch. Start with small bites to share like a sweet caramelized pear crostata with cream cheese, puff pastry and bartlet pear or savory lamb pastrami served with pickled onion, rye crisp and coriander. Round out your meal with the braised estate beef and bacon hash – savory vegetables, mustard crème, sausage, and sunny eggs. Enjoy your holiday surrounded by not only friends and family, but stunning views as well. After brunch, head over to The Winemaker’s Studio to blend your own wine or sip on some of Wente’s favorites.
Photo Credit: B.R. Cohn Winery
2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt at B.R. Cohn Winery
On Saturday, April 4 (not Easter Sunday!!), Kendall Cohn invites you to join her and her family at the 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt at this Glen Elen winery. Bring your family and friends to enjoy the festivities! Delicious bites from Ultra Crepes Food Truck and Starting From Scratch Bakery. Face painting for the kids and wine glass painting for the adults! JumpJump bounce house and the one and only Easter Bunny!
Saddles Steakhouse at MacArthur Place Hotel & Spa
Saddles Steakhouse’s annual Easter Champagne Brunch has become a local Sonoma tradition.
Brunch highlights include King Crab legs, Steamed Jumbo Prawns, Mussels and Clams, Oysters on the half shell, Leg of Lamb with tomato chutney, oven roasted Turkey and Ham, and classic Eggs Benedict along with a large selection of miniature desserts. Hours are 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Brunch at PlumpJack Café in Squaw Valley
PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn in Lake Tahoe hosts its 3rd Annual Mountain Easter Egg Hunt on the grounds of the hotel – open to guests of the hotel and Easter Brunch diners. Easter Brunch is an a la carte dining experience featuring a seasonal holiday menu including Maine Lobster Benedict, Chocolate Belgian Waffles, PJ Bellinis, and more – served in the PlumpJack Cafe main dining room. Brunch is available from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.; Easter Egg Hunt starts promptly at 11 a.m.