Restaurants

25 Boston-area brunch spots where you can still get an Easter reservation

Each restaurant on the list is family-friendly.

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Maybe Easter came up unexpectedly fast. Or maybe you changed your mind about a home-cooked meal after thinking about also getting your kids to keep their suits on and their ribbons tied all Sunday morning long. Either way, we rounded up some last-minute restaurants that still have availability for Easter brunch.

Note: All of these restaurants had open reservations for the brunch hours listed on Sunday, March 27, on OpenTable (or, in the two specified cases, at the provided phone numbers) at the time of this post’s publication.

Update: We’ve crossed out any restaurants that are booked up as of Friday morning.

Boston

1. Aragosta Bar and Bistro

Spend your Easter by the Boston Harbor at this Italian eatery that focuses on locally-sourced goods. Their brunch menu includes an array of eggs Benedict, healthy options like steel cut oats, and sweets like a malted waffle. (11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.)

2. Barlow’s Restaurant

Barlow’s in Fort Point offers a home-like feel with classic American fare. In addition to their regular menu, Barlow’s will have Easter treats, such as jumbo cinnamon rolls and maple glazed ham. (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

3. Boston Harbor Hotel

Celebrate Easter with more than just food at Boston Harbor Hotel. Along with a seasonally-inspired brunch that comes with a dessert buffet, an Easter bunny will roam the hotel as a live jazz band provides brunch background music. (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; all 617-439-3995 for reservations)

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4. Brownstone

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Tucked in the corner of a Back Bay brownstone, this Copley Square restaurant looks quaint but serves up big plates of duck, sweet potato hash, and croque monsieurs. They definitely have the whole brunch thing down because they serve it seven days a week. (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

5. Cinquecento Roman Trattoria

This South End restaurant is a comfortable neighborhood go-to, and on Easter, they’re offering several brunch specials, like a Maine crab omelette and short rib hash, along with their full menu. (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

6. Davio’s

Davio’s bills itself as Boston’s only Northern Italian steakhouse, so expect great steak and seafood options here. For Easter brunch, check out the specials (in addition to the regular menu). (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

7. Ecco

For Easter, this trendy East Boston lounge (with a private parking lot) is whipping up a plethora of pancake options: peanut butter, chocolate chip, red velvet, and strawberry. (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

8. Met Back Bay

Met is an all-American eatery that offers more sophisticated brunch options (calamari) along with kid-friendly fare (Cap’t Crunch French toast). (9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)

Aye aye Cap’n! ?? – Cap’n Crunch French Toast ?MET Back Bay, Boston

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9. Precinct Kitchen and Bar

Find this contemporary American eatery inside the Loews Hotel. Easter brunch runs $64 a person and $25 for children 10 and under, and includes options like rosemary-mustard leg of lamb and eggs Benedict. (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

10. Sonsie

You’ve probably already brunched at this Newbury Street hotspot. On Easter, they’ll have cinnamon maple pecan doughnuts and apple cheddar pancakes. (11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)

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11. Stephi’s in Southie

If you want to be a bit farther away from the crowds, check out this location from the owner of Stephi’s on Tremont and Stephanie’s on Newbury for the same kind of New American dining, from pulled pork scramble to a smoked salmon Benedict. (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

12. The Capital Grille

This Boylston Street steakhouse offers fine dining but in a casual, kid-friendly setting. Their Easter brunch menu includes classic dishes for adults, like lobster frittata and filet mignon, along with a special children’s brunch featuring mac and cheese and French toast. (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

13. Ward 8

Ward 8 is a casual New American restaurant that straddles the West End and the North End. They’ll have their regular brunch menu, which features lemon ricotta crepes, steak and eggs, and more. (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

Cambridge/Somerville

14. ArtBar

This restaurant, inside the Royal Sonesta Hotel, will host a special Easter brunch with American dishes, like lobster Benedict and pecan brown butter waffles. There’s a special Easter brunch kids menu, too. (11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

15. Brass Union

Part of late restaurateur Ken Kelly’s Somerville sister eateries, Brass Union plates classic food in a chic, underground setting. Bring the whole family for an Easter brunch buffet: $35 per person and $15 for children 12 and under. (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; call 617-623-9211 for reservations)

16. Harvard Gardens

Explore Beacon Hill after eating at the pub-style Harvard Gardens. After any of their many omelets, save room to try the red velvet pancakes for a holiday treat. (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

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17. La Brasa

Thanks to their wood-burning stove, La Brasa cooks a cozy and authentic Italian meal. Find sourdough pancakes and avocado toast with poached eggs on their brunch menu. (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

18. PARK Restaurant and Bar

This American-style Cambridge restaurant will have Easter specials, from homestyle quiche for the kids to cilantro and cucumber Bloody Mary cocktails for the adults. (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

19. Rosebud American Kitchen

Children will love the diner car feel of this Davis Square restaurant—and their Easter special PEEP milkshake. Adults will love all the eggs Benedict options. (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

20. The Painted Burro

Rosebud’s sister restaurant offers a similar atmosphere with Mexican fare. They’ll have Easter specials like braised rabbit tacos, plus every table gets servings of chips and salsa to tide your child over. (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

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Suburbs

21. Bistro 5

Chef Vittorio Ettore keeps people coming to this Medford Italian restaurant with seasonal foods. For Easter, the eatery will have a prix fixe menu with two choices of desserts: house-made doughnuts and brioche French toast. (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

22. Cask ‘n Flagon

Avoid the Fenway crowds with this Marshfield location of the neighborhood eatery. At their Easter brunch buffet, adults eat for $16.99, and children 6 to 12 are $9.99 (kids under 6 eat for free). Let your kids loose on the omelet and waffle stations while you build your own Bloody Mary. You can reserve a table through the right sidebar on their site. (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

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23. Fairsted Kitchen

This kid-friendly, Victorian-styled Washington Square restaurant serves American comfort food. For Easter, they’re plating a prix fixe brunch menu full of options like roasted lamb and house-made yogurt. (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

24. Joe’s American Grill

Joe’s has locations in Woburn, Dedham, Braintree, and more, so there’s plenty of chances to get a table at this all-American eatery on Easter. Brunch options include go-tos like challah French toast and an array of omelets. (10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

25. Seasons 52

Inspired by the appeal of a local farmers market, this Chestnut Hill restaurant puts out a seasonally changing menu. For Easter brunch, look forward to vegetable frittatas and brick oven brioche French toast. (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

 

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