Whether you celebrate Passover, Easter, or the Easter Bunny, signs of spring are sprouting up at restaurants all over the city. We’ve rounded up the best ways to celebrate the holiday, at home and beyond.
Located inside Hotel Contessa, Ambler Texas Kitchen + Cocktails will host Easter brunch on Sunday, April 17, with delectable appetizers, entrées, bubbles, and more. Highlights of the spread will include classic appetizers like deviled eggs; locally inspired entrées like the Alamo omelet (chicken apple sausage, mushrooms, tomatoes, and queso fresco); and griddle options such as Belgian waffles and buttermilk pancakes. Wash it all down with a mimosa kit consisting of La Marca prosecco and your choice of two juices (orange, grapefruit, pineapple, blood orange, or watermelon). Reserve a table online here or contact the restaurant at 210-229-9222.
Another River Walk-adjacent brunch option, Tributary is hosting a delicious brunch from 12-3 pm on Sunday. Located inside the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter, the farm-to-table restaurant will offer a locally sourced menu with signature brunch cocktails, hand-baked goods, and more. In addition to mouth-watering à la carte items, the bakeshop will feature fresh beignets; buttermilk biscuits; and local honey, jams, and farmer’s market vegetables. Curated boards for the table will include the beer garden board with German sausages, pretzels, mustard, and sauerkraut; a charcuterie and cheese board featuring local cured meats, cheese, pickles, seasonal jam, and sea salt crackers; and a Gulf shrimp cocktail complete with cocktail sauce and fresh horseradish. Reservations can be made here; complimentary self-parking is available.
Boiler House will offer both brunch and dinner Easter options on Sunday to keep the celebrations going all day. Chef Frank Hernandez has curated the menus to satisfy both sweet and savory cravings, including options like stuffed French toast or open barbacoa tamales for brunch, and Texas antelope fried steak for dinner. Head to boilerhousesa.com for reservations.
Take your feast home with Central Market’s Easter and Passover menus of complete meal options, or pick and choose from prepared entrées, sides, and baked goods. Available to order now until April 14 at 6 pm, Easter options include an Easter ham dinner for six or an Easter brunch for four to six. There are likewise two Passover options, a tagine-style chicken with olives and lemons or a braised brisket — both serving six to eight. In addition, à la carte items are available online and in the chef’s case at each Central Market location, where customers can also find seasonal florals, holiday candies, bakery items, and more.
The Jerk Shack is also making Easter prep easy with family packs for $65, which will include 14 pieces of fried or jerk chicken, or mixed chicken for a $3 add on, a choice of three shareable sides, and an order of plantains. Head to the restaurant's Toast Tab to order.
And homegrown favorite Bakery Lorraine will offer special Easter-themed pastries at starting Friday, April 15. The Easter menu includes general pastries like lemon cake, as well as bunny tarts, Easter moonpies, and chocolate nest tarts. A delicious carrot cake is available for pre-order by Wednesday, April 13 at noon. All orders can be picked up on Saturday, April 16 or Sunday, April 17 during business hours.