9 family-friendly restaurants that have open Easter reservations

Boston Harbor Hotel.
Boston Harbor Hotel. –Boston Harbor Hotel

The Easter Bunny may arrive at your home in the wee hours on Sunday morning, but a personal chef to cook brunch for your family won’t. Never fear: These nine restaurants will hop right to it with menus that cover all the breakfast (or dinner) basics, and some even have egg hunts, special kids menus, or Easter Bunny appearances to keep the little ones smiling in their Sunday best.

Note: All of these restaurants had open reservations at the time this article was scheduled for publication.

ArtBar

Not only does ArtBar have a three-course Easter feast planned for adults, but it created a prix fixe menu for its youngest guests. While mom and dad dig into truffle deviled eggs or spring pea soup followed by choices like crab cake Benedict and duck confit pot pie, kids can feed on a fresh berry fruit cup followed by chicken fingers and fries, pancakes with syrup or eggs any style with potatoes, bacon and toast, and — the cherry on top — an ice cream sundae. (Sunday, April 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 40 Edwin Land Blvd., Cambridge; $50 for adults and $19 for children ages 10 and younger; reservations here)

Bambara

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For Easter Sunday, Bambara chef David Bazirgan is giving guests two options to experience his New American-style menu with Armenian influences. The first is an a la carte menu available from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring brunch dishes such as lump crab Benny and ricotta pancakes. The second is a brunch buffet filled with everything from a smoked salmon station to a leg of lamb carving station in the Serrano Ballroom of the adjacent Hotel Marlowe. Easter egg hunts for the kids will take place at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. (Sunday, April 16; a la carte menu in the restaurant is served from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., prices vary; brunch buffet in the ballroom is served from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., $50 per person and $20 for children ages 11 and younger; 25 Edwin H. Land Blvd., Cambridge; reservations here)

Beat Brasserie

Enjoy Easter brunch with a Beat twist, including live music and a visit from the Easter Bunny. The Beehive’s sister restaurant in Harvard Square has a bunch of reservations available during the day, and later, for their a la carte dinner menu. (Sunday, April 16; brunch is served from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner from 5 to 10 p.m.; 13 Brattle St., Cambridge; brunch is $41.95 for adults and $17.95 for children ages 10 and younger; reservations here)

The Beehive

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Over in the South End, The Beehive will be playing live music all day. The tunes start at 9:30 a.m. with a jazz trio and continue at 1 p.m. with soul, followed by a Brazilian pianist at 5 p.m., and, finally, standard Sunday blues at 9 p.m. A few tables are still available for the two-course brunch menu. The a la carte dinner menu offers much more widely available reservations. (Sunday, April 16; brunch is served 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., dinner from 5 to 10 p.m.; 541 Tremont St., Boston; brunch is $52 for adults and $18 for kids; reservations here)

Bambara. —Scott Gardner

Boston Harbor Hotel

Chef Daniel Bruce has planned an extravagant Easter buffet in the Atlantic Room overlooking the Boston Harbor. The Mark Greel Sambita Trio will entertain from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. as guests feast on dishes like mint roasted leg of lamb with strawberry rhubarb sauce and pastry-wrapped Atlantic salmon and scallops, plus a made-to-order omelet bar and pasta station, a platter of steamed lobster, mussels, and clams, assorted sushi, and much more. The little ones will enjoy an Easter egg hunt at 11:30 a.m. or 2:30 p.m., and the Easter Bunny himself will make an appearance. (Sunday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston; $110 for adults and $50 for children ages 12 and younger; reservations here)

Boston Marriott Burlington

The whole family will be “hoppy” with this Easter buffet. It includes a raw bar, soup, salad, carving, and hot food stations with choices like oven-baked cranberry-dijon glazed ham, rosemary and garlic slow-roasted New York sirloin, and fennel roasted salmon–plus a dessert display. A separate children’s buffet will be stocked with chicken fingers, mac and cheese, assorted pizza, chocolate chip cookies, brownie bites, and candy-filled Easter eggs. Kids will also enjoy photos with the Easter Bunny and an egg hunt for all ages with prizes. The Paul Dilley Trio Jazz Band will entertain guests with live music. (Sunday, April 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; One Burlington Mall Rd., Burlington; $59 for adults, $19 for children ages 12 and younger, and free for children ages 3 and younger; 781-221-6684 for reservations)  

Glass House

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Make reservations for Easter brunch and let kids ages 2 to 11 enjoy a free Easter egg hunt on the lawn next to the restaurant at 11 a.m., plus Easter Bunny photo opps. Just don’t forget a basket to hold all your goodies. Glass House’s brunch menu makes its debut on Sunday starting at 10 a.m. with items like beignets with dulce de leche and orange-cardamom sugar, breakfast potato poutine, and French toast with bacon-bourbon syrup. (Sunday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; egg hunt at 11 a.m.; 450 Kendall St., Cambridge; egg hunt is free, brunch prices vary; brunch reservations here, egg hunt reservations here)

Tamo Bistro and Bar

This Seaport restaurant located inside the Seaport Hotel on the Boston Harbor is serving an Easter brunch buffet all day long filled with eggs Benedict, ricotta blintzes, French toast, pancakes, an omelet station, roasted honey ham, leg of lamb, and a chocolate fountain. While live jazz will be on tap for music lovers, the little ones will also enjoy a visit from the Easter Bunny, an Easter egg hunt, and crafts from Samara Lamm of The Kids Place 4 Fun in Needham. (Sunday, April 16 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 1 Seaport Lane, Boston; $69 for adults, $18 for children ages 5 to 12, and free for children ages 5 and younger; reservations here)

Top of the Hub

Everyone in the family will be enamored by the views from the 52nd floor of the Prudential Tower. It’s the perfect backdrop for an elaborate dinner filled with items like citrus-poached jumbo shrimp, seared jumbo sea scallops, and pineapple carrot cake. A special kids menu includes fruit cocktail, sweet pea and mascarpone ravioli, and vanilla ice cream with raspberries and chocolate sauce. Easter brunch menus will also be available, but brunch reservations are going especially fast. (Sunday, April 16; brunch is served 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and dinner from 3 to 7 p.m.; 800 Boylston St., Boston; brunch is $65 for adults and $35 for children ages 12 and younger, dinner is $75 for adults and $35 for children ages 12 and younger; reservations here)

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