Easter brunch is a perfect way gather the family, without the fuss of a big, multi-course meal. We looked across the Houston dining landscape to find some of the city’s newest and most intriguing brunch options to celebrate the holiday.
Some of these options have an interactive component, too. After all, why just go out for the same brunch menu that's served every week at a marked-up price? Here, then, are 10 spots that are sure to bring some intrigue to a traditional holiday meal.
2840 at Dukessa
This Easter brunch popup offers a variety of tastes for all palates. Chef Ross Coleman's menu includes avocado toast, a cedar-smoked salmon eggs Benedict, a choose-your-own omelet station, artisanal fruits and cheeses, a carving board with herb-crusted New York strip, New Orleans bread pudding, and an ice cream bar. The cost is $58.75 for adults and $14.95 for kids under 10. Buy tickets here.
From 7:30 am to 3 pm, this fun Montrose spot offers an Easter “Booze & Brunch,” showcasing its spring cocktails. Diners can opt for a frosé made with Liberation de Paris rose or a pineapple thyme daiquiri, among others. Chef German Mosquera will throw a few rum-infused dishes into the mix with all the usual brunch classics. No reservations necessary, no tickets to buy. 2604 Dunlavy St.; 713- 528-1993
The restaurant serves its daily breakfast fare, but it’s added in celebratory touches for kids and adults. In addition to dining on options like the drunken chicken kolache of hand-shredded chicken, Spaten Lager marinade, sautéed peppers and onions, blended with Buffalo sauce, or the pretzel grilled cheese sandwich with bacon on a pretzel bun, there will be free mimosas for adults. Kids can have their photos taken with the Easter bunny or take part in one of two Easter egg hunts along the White Oak Bayou Greenway Trail, at 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. 2042 East TC Jester Blvd.; 713-489-6719.
Easter Brunch on the Green comes with live music from 11 am to 3 pm. Feast on a build-your-own breakfast taco bar, meat-carving stations, and house-made pastries and desserts. Specialty cocktails including mimosas, sangria, and mojitos are available for $15 with one-cent refills. Brunch is $35 per person and $15 for children aged 2 to 12. 1611 Lamar St.; 713-337-7321.
Helen in the Heights
The upscale casual Greek restaurant commemorate both traditional and Greek Orthodox Easter (April 28) with a lamb roast. Chef William Wright and the team cook a whole lamb, served with Greek sides of roasted potatoes and greens. The celebrating begins at 11 am and lasts until the lamb is gone. 1111 Studewood; 832-582-7146.
The EaDo hot spot offers a special pre-fixe Easter brunch menu along with its traditional a la carte fare. Diners choose a small plate, large plate, and dessert option from selections such as a snow peas and pea tendril salad of fava bean falafel, pickled spring onions, herb-laced yogurt, potato, and salsa verde; deviled eggs with fried oysters and trout roe; a grilled ribeye; duck eggs Benedict served with duck confit, Szechuan agrodolce and a polenta cake; and a milk chocolate caramel peanut bar. The pre-fixe brunch is $45 per person, and reservations are recommended. 1201 St Emanuel St.; 832-582-7202.
The upscale Indian favorite has two seatings for Easter Brunch, one between 11 am and noon, and the other from 1 to 2:30 pm. The three-course meal includes a starter of deviled eggs, then choices of first and second courses such as lamb aloo methi hash, lamb vindaloo, and a Goanese fish curry. Vegetarian options are available, too. Finish with one of several desserts. The cost is $65 for adults and $35 for kids under 10 (kids under 5 eat free). 2925 Richmond Ave.; 713-960-8472.
One Fifth Mediterranean
Chris Shepherd and his team have added half a dozen special options to the menu for Easter brunch. Among them are shakshuka, an egg dish of braised rabbit, roasted peppers and Yonder Way eggs; harcha, a Moroccan semolina flatbread, offered with Aleppo honey and barberry jam; and kookoo sabzi, an herbed omelette done with garlic, labneh, and barberry walnut relish. All items are served a la carte. Reservations are a must. 1658 Westheimer Rd.; 713-955-1024.
Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille
All locations are opening early at 11 am on Easter Sunday. In addition to the full menu, which is available all day, there are two seasonal, brunch-inspired dishes and cocktails. Diners can choose an 8-ounce filet Creole Benedict, filet mignon cut into two Cajun-spiced tournedos topped with egg and dijonnaise, then served on toasted English muffins for $44.95 or the crab cake Benedict, crab cakes with herb Hollandaise sauce covered with poached eggs and garnished with chive, dill and parsley for $38.95. Drink specials include mimosas, Bloody Marys and milk punch for $6.95 each. Multiple locations.
The Heights’ wine bar goes “Old Skool” for Easter, with a Hippity-Hop Brunch. From 9 to 11 am, they’ll play old-school hip-hop tracks to accompany offerings like walnut toast with triple cream brie and berry preserves; the B.E.L.T., a breakfast panini of bacon, scrambled eggs, Dijonaise, lettuce, and tomato on ciabatta; and grilled focaccia with eggs over easy, asparagus and tomato salad. As a bonus, the cafe will serve $5 glasses of rose all day long. 642 Yale St.; 346 -223-1111.