Easter Sunday is April 17, and whether you’re celebrating Jesus’ resurrection, the end of Lent or the arrival of the Easter bunny, restaurants along the Front Range are ready to serve you brunch, a meal that has become synonymous with the holiday.
Here are 15 restaurants in Denver and beyond that are now accepting reservations. Not looking to eat out? Treat yourself to an Easter basket ($155) stuffed with goodies from restaurants like Misfit Snackbar, Urban Cookie, The Bindery and others. Proceeds benefit Razom For Ukraine, which is providing emergency aid to civilians.
Let the brunching begin!
Brunch in Denver
Guard & Grace
If you’re looking for an upscale vibe, Guard & Grace in downtown Denver is sure to please. That’s because the holiday brunch menu is almost as expansive as the 9,000-square-foot space, with breakfast items like bread pudding-French toast and a lobster Benedict; appetizers such as crab toast, octopus and fancy pigs in a blanket; and entrees ranging from steaks to fish. And that’s before you check out the raw bar. 1801 California St., Denver. 303-293-8500. guardandgrace.com. Brunch served 10 a.m. to noon on Sunday. Reservations encouraged.
Italian restaurant Il Posto is cooking up an Easter specialty called pasqualina, which will be served alongside other brunch items such as Benedict con bistecca and house-made blueberry biscuits on the holiday weekend. Pasqualina is a savory tart, and at Il Posto it will be made with spinach, ricotta and hard boiled eggs. Buy it for $10 a slice or preorder a whole pie for $24 by April 16 at 4 p.m. 2601 Larimer St., Denver; 303-394-0100. ilpostodenver.com. Brunch served 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
The Kitchen American Bistro
The Kitchen restaurant in both Denver and Boulder rolled out a brunch menu in February and is inviting locals to try it out on Easter weekend. Expect a mix of sweet and savory dishes, such as a Belgian waffle served with spiced apples, almonds and whipped cream, and a lobster roll. More conventional brunch items include an avocado-and-crab cake Benedict, chilaquiles and cruffins. 1560 Wazee St., Denver; 303-623-3127; and 1039 Pearl St., Boulder; 303-544-5973. thekitchenbistros.com. Brunch served 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at both locations.
LeRoux Bistro near Union Station is offering a prix fixe menu all day on Easter. Diners choose from starters such as deviled eggs and smoked salmon bruschetta before moving on to mains like glazed ham and roasted lamb leg. The $60 meal includes a side and dessert, too. 1510 16th St., Denver. 720-845-1673. lerouxdenver.com. Brunch served 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Reservations encouraged; make one online.
The Red Barber
Who said adults shouldn’t get to hunt eggs on Easter, too? On April 16, The Red Barber, a rooftop bar at the Catbird hotel, will host a boozy bunny egg hunt with prizes such as a free one-night stay at the hotel. Tickets to the event cost $35. 3770 Walnut St., Denver. 720-707-4040. theredbarber.com. The event runs 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturday.
If you’re looking for a DIY Easter brunch experience, place an order with Smok, which is selling whole briskets for you to smoke at home for the holiday. Briskets cost $112 each and come chilled. Sides such as fried Brussels sprouts and mac and cheese can be added on. Place your order at Smok’s Denver or Fort Collins locations by April 13 for pick-up on April 16 or 17. 3330 Brighton Blvd, #202, Denver, 720-452-2487; 2000 S. Colorado Blvd., Building IV, Denver, 720-400-7770; and 327 E. Foothills Parkway, Unit 110, Fort Collins, 970-672-0675. denversmok.com.
Bring an appetite to Tamayo Mexican restaurant on Larimer Square, which will be serving bottomless brunch items and cocktails. For $42, diners can munch on small plates of chicken enchiladas, huevos rancheros, poblano chile breakfast potatoes and more, and wash them down with mimosas, margaritas and Bloody Marys. Bottomless brunch costs $28 for those only looking to eat, and $12 for children 12 years old and under. 1400 Larimer St., Denver. 720-946-1433. eattamayo.com. Brunch served 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Three Saints Revival
The end of Lent seems like an appropriate time for a toast, and Three Saints Revival wine bar has designed a special sparkling wine cocktail for the occasion. The Blood Orange French 75 is the bar’s mimosa-inspired twist on the classic cocktail and apt for pairing with its special food item of the day: a lamb burger with tzatziki. Other brunch plates include patatas bravas with eggs, a French omelet, and French toast, among other offerings. 1801 Wewatta St., Denver; 720-707-3500. threesaintsrevival.com. Brunch served 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.
If you’re looking for a bottomless brunch option in Cherry Creek, head to Toro, where $49 buys unlimited brunch plates and beverages. Options include ceviche amarillo, eggs Benedict, lomo saltado beef hash, mini Belgian waffles, mimosas, micheladas, margaritas and more. Bottomless brunch costs $30 for those only looking to eat. 150 Clayton Ln., Suite B, Denver. 303-253-3000. torodenver.com. Brunch served 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Reservations encouraged.
Brunch buffets are a staple of Easter dining, and Urban Farmer’s boasts charcuterie, deviled eggs, oysters on the half shell, a waffle bar, avocado toast and even prime rib, among other bites. The all-inclusive eats cost $70 for adults and $35 for kids ages 10 and under. Add on bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys for an extra $20. 1659 Wazee St., Denver. 303-262-6070. urbanfarmersteakhouse.com. Brunch served 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.
Brunch elsewhere on the Front Range
Corrida is launching brunch on Easter weekend with dishes inspired by Spain, including a Spanish omelet, house-made chorizo breakfast sandwiches, and dry-aged steaks. The restaurant will roll out its gin and tonic cart, as well as mimosa bottle service. 1023 Walnut St., #400, Boulder. 303-444-1333. corridaboulder.com. Brunch served 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
The Empire Lounge and Restaurant
The Empire Lounge & Restaurant is rolling out several special brunch plates on Easter, including crepes stuffed with blueberries, blackberries and raspberries that are then topped with powdered sugar and whipped cream; green chile hash with onion, peppers, potatoes and eggs; and bacon and arugula eggs Benedict. 816 Main St., Louisville; 303-665-2521. theempirerestaurant.com. Brunch served 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.
Grand Hyatt Vail
If you’re up for a trip to the mountains, the Grand Hyatt Vail has a full morning of Easter fun planned. At the hotel’s “mimosa brunch,” diners can pick from a buffet of items including hand-rolled sushi, black truffle-egg white frittata, and chicken and waffles. Brunch costs $90 per person, except for children ages one to 12, who pay the same price as their age. At 11 a.m. there will be an egg hunt, photo-opps with the Easter bunny and live music. 1300 Westhaven Drive, Vail. 970-476-1234. hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/colorado/grand-hyatt-vail/egegh. Brunch served 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Jill’s Restaurant at the St. Julien Hotel will offer two brunch seatings that include access to a buffet and Easter eggs hunts. Brunch offerings include made-to-order eggs, Belgian waffles, biscuits and gravy, shrimp cocktail, seafood paella, Alaskan king crab legs and more. Tickets cost $85 for adults and $36 for children ages 4 to 12. The Easter bunny will also be there for photos and to lead the egg hunt. 900 Walnut St., Boulder. 720-406-7399. stjulien.com/eat-drink/jill’s-restaurant-and-bistro. Brunch served 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. and 12:45 to 2 p.m.
Los Dos Potrillos
Los Dos Potrillos, which readers of The Denver Post boast is one of the best taco shops along the Front Range, is hosting an Easter brunch buffet at its Littleton location, where diners can enjoy enchiladas, chili relleno, menudo and more for an all-inclusive price ($38.95 for adults, $16.95 for kids). In addition to cocktails like mimosas and Bloody Marys, Los Dos Potrillos Cervecería is also debuting a michelada lager brewed with maggi sauce and beef broth on tap during Easter brunch. There also will be a michelada bar. 10065 W. San Juan Way, Littleton. 303-948-1552. los2potrillos.com. Brunch served 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations required; make one by phone.
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