Easter Dining Specials

Easter dining specials: These restaurants are open to serve holiday brunch and breakfast faves

Easter specials: Restaurants open to serve brunch and breakfast faves

Jonathan's The Rub Chicken and Waffles
Chicken and waffles at Jonathan's The Rub Courtesy photo
News, Table Restaurant, May 2014
Table 's holiday brunch complete with $10 mimosa pitchers and $15 Bloody Mary pitchers.  Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Artisans Houston restaurant crowd venue
Artisans features a special six-course Easter menu. Photo by Debora Smail/Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau
Eleven Eleven XI seafood tower
Seafood tower at Eleven:Eleven Courtesy photo
Bistro Provence
The over-the-top, three-course menu at Bistro Provence starts with the likes of a duck confit and frisee salad. Courtesy photo
Jonathan's The Rub Chicken and Waffles
News, Table Restaurant, May 2014
Artisans Houston restaurant crowd venue
Eleven Eleven XI seafood tower
Bistro Provence

If you haven't yet made reservations for Easter, fear not. Below are seven under-the-radar restaurants, not normally open on Sundays, but throwing out the welcoming mat this Easter holiday.

Eleven:Eleven

If the pan-seared grouper (with sun-dried tomato pecan pesto, shredded parmesan and grilled asparagus) or the grilled pork chop (with whole grain mustard potato salad and fried okra) aren't enough to get your attention, brunch-type fare like shrimp and scallop-filled crepes (with Brie infused bechamel sauce) or braised pork shank and fried eggs (with crispy potatoes and salsa verde) is sure to do the trick. (10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Prices are a la carte)

Jonathan's The Rub

Jonathan's will be serving up breakfast favorites including chicken and waffles and biscuits and gravy, along with hearty steaks, burgers and more. Note: Leave your booze at home. The usual BYOB policy is out the window this Sunday in favor of restaurant-served mimosas. (10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Prices are a la carte)

Table on Post Oak

This Easter, head to Table for a holiday brunch complete with $10 mimosa pitchers and $15 Bloody Mary pitchers. Highlights on the menu include eggs Benedict, croque madame (a sunny side up egg with ham, Gruyere cheese and bechamel sauce) and a lobster BLT (with smoked bacon, avocado, arugula lettuce and tarragon Dijon aioli sauce). (10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Prices are a la carte)

Bistro Provence

The over-the-top, three-course menu at the Memorial-area French bistro starts with the likes of a duck confit and frisee salad (with a poached egg and walnut vinaigrette). Move on to entrees such as smoked salmon and eggs Benedict and petite beef filet mignon in bearnaise sauce (with green beans and mashed potatoes). Save room for sweets like the lemon meringue tart. Reservations are required, plus a $20 per person deposit via PayPal. (11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.; $44 per person)

Artisans

Chive crepes (stuffed with chicken, ricotta cheese and cream cheese), saffron trout (with a seafood rice pilaf and white asparagus), lavender chocolate cake... and the roster of French eats on the special six-course menu goes on at this upscale dining spot in Midtown. (11 a.m. – 3 p.m.; $95 per person)

Provisions

Brunch at modern bistro Provisions (half of Montrose’s two-restaurants-in-one concept, Pass and Provisions) will feature a laundry list of delicious options from a clam pizza (with potato, parmesan and pickled peppers) and poached eggs (with biscuits and sausage gravy and mustard greens) to a smoked salmon bagel sandwich. Pair your meal with a refreshing cocktail like the P&P Paloma (a mix of tequila, ancho chile, grapefruit and sparkling mineral water). (11 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Prices are a la carte)

Sparrow Bar + Cookshop

The kitchen at this Midtown gem will offer three, fresh from the farm courses. We recommend starting with the shiitake mushroom dumplings (drizzled with blue cheese and honey sauce). Then choose from entrees like eggs carbonara (with shell pasta, cream, braised bacon, peas and duck egg yolk) or crispy flattened chicken with lemon butter sauce (plus milled potatoes and salsa verde). End your meal on a sweet note with options such as warm mango and brown butter cobbler. (10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; $35 per person)

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