Let’s face it, Easter is filled with some not-so-great traditions. Egg hunts are exhausting, that plastic grass gets everywhere, and no one really looks great in a bonnet. But a leisurely brunch with multiple mimosas and a variety of tasty treats? That we can get behind.
These 16 San Antonio restaurants are welcoming the season with delightful egg dishes, spring fresh salads, decadent desserts, and plenty of ham and lamb. But you better get cracking. Reservations are going fast.
Fill your basket with a variety of adorable treats from the lauded bake shop. Specials include Easter egg moon pies, carrot cake, and Neapolitan bunny heads made with white chocolate mousse and strawberry compote.
This Pearl haunt is offering a creative take on the traditional brunch. Enjoy dishes like carrot oatmeal pancakes, cast iron rabbit bread pudding, a lobster Cobb salad, and a country ham Benedict, or really do it up with the David Lee Roth burger made with a Krispy Kreme doughnut bun.
Now in its 38th year, Crumpets has had plenty of time to perfect Easter Brunch. The menu includes perpetual crowd pleasers like rack of lamb Provençal, beef tenderloin, and lobster tail as well as simple dishes for the kiddos.
Éilan Hotel & Spa
Fuel up for the egg hunt with a lighter buffet of artisan Texas cheeses, poached Mexican shrimp, oven baked chicken breast, and roasted redfish in a lime-oregano vinaigrette. Need something a little heartier? Get a slice of Texas ribeye or seared lamb T-bone from the carving station.
Bring the whole family to this steakhouse’s brunch. The adult menu features decadent selections like lobster bisque, eggs Benedict, and cinnamon apple brioche French toast. Kids get their own prix fixe with crowd-pleasing options like a cheddar omelet or an ice cream sundae.
Take a break from the usual lamb at this San Antonio favorite’s international Easter brunch. The menu includes everything from Vietnamese dumplings to linguine with shrimp, scallops, crabmeat, and spinach. It does offer a classic lamb dish too, served here with a garlic white wine sauce.
Luce Ristorante e Enoteca
Celebrate Easter Italian style at this colorful eatery. The three course prix fixe meal consists of a soup or salad starter, a choice of a leg or lamb or lobster ravioli entree, and tiramisu or a chocolate lava torta for dessert.
Oak Valley Vineyard
Enjoy a brunch buffet in a beautiful setting at this Texas bistro. The menu is full of tried-and-true dishes like chicken dijon, honey baked ham, deviled eggs, and several light salads — all served with plentiful mimosas.
Hop to La Cantera for an Easter supper special that starts with a choice of six salads ranging from a classic Caesar to a new school kale with jalapeño and mint. Then move on to a massive smoked pork chop before ending the meal with a sweet trio of a vanilla bean crème brûlée, chocolate crunch, and praline cheesecake.
Bubbles are the star of this downtown chophouse’s first Easter brunch. For $75, dine on Texas ranch classics while sipping Pierre Jouet Champagne.
Rosella at the Garden
Check out the newest Rosella location at the San Antonio Botanical Garden where you can feast on favorites like bagels and lox, waffles, chicken biscuits and gravy, and loaded breakfast pretzel croissants.
Rosella at the Rand
Sip on Bloody Marys while enjoying live music at the downtown hot spot’s jazz Easter brunch. The usual brunch menu will be available, including the restaurant's delicious Egg Cloud sandwiches.
The popular restaurant and live music venue has a special edition of its Jam and Toast Brunch planned for April 1, with a Southern menu of Nashville-style hot chicken, smoked cheddar grits, and country baked eggs. Texas whiskey maker Herman Marshall will be on hand pouring samples.
Southerleigh Fine Food & Brewing
In addition to the usual Southern brunch of Gulf crab omelets, double fried ham steaks, and chicken and waffles, the Pearl brewpub will be rolling out mimosas, micheladas, and beers made especially for the day.
Step into spring with an Italian Easter brunch featuring a fixed price menu of fresh salads and soups, a family-style cheese course, and entrée options like a grilled chévre sandwich, pan seared potato gnocchi with gorgonzola and San Marzano tomatoes, and meaty pappardelle Bolognese.
Start with a carafe of spring-inspired mimosas at Jason Dady’s Tuscan eatery before diving in to dishes like sweet corn chowder with crispy fried kale, marinated rib eye with saba glazed wild mushrooms, and the famous Nutella X3 dessert.