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20 Best Places for Easter Sunday Brunch Across the Country

Move over, breakfast—brunch is the most important meal of the day on Easter. From Southern gems to rooftop escapes, these are the most delicious, luxurious spots for Easter Sunday brunch.

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Commander’s Palace, New Orleans, Louisiana

Creole gumbo with a side of live music, please. That’s what you’ll get at the Commander’s Palace jazz brunch on Easter Sunday. Soak in the vibrant culture of New Orleans as you feast like a king on turtle soup, doughy beignets, crispy catfish and eggs and buttermilk biscuits. Try your hand at Cajun cooking when you get home.

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Halls Chophouse, Charleston, South Carolina

Yes, you can go to a steakhouse for your mid-morning meal and yes, it’s one of the best decisions you’ll make. Especially if you head to the Sunday Gospel Brunch at Halls, where you can (and should) indulge in the bacon-wrapped filet mignon or their jaw-dropping whiskey bread pudding. Get our guide for how to make bread pudding the old-fashioned way.

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The Whitney, Detroit, Michigan

What used to be an aristocrat’s mansion is now Detroit’s best-kept secret when it comes to indulgent Sunday morning meals. At the city’s most romantic restaurant, you’ll choose three courses with options like prime rib hash and smoked salmon crostini. Bonus: If it’s warm, you can dine al fresco in the gardens next to gurgling fountains and lush blossoms. Discover more hidden gems in our roundup of the best small-town restaurants in every state.

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Rainbow Room, New York City, New York

Towering 65 floors above Rockefeller Plaza, Easter brunch at the Rainbow Room offers a stunning view of New York City’s skyline as the backdrop. You’ll be overwhelmed by options from the crepe station to the bacon bar to the dim sum—but the real star of the show is the “pastry boutique” with enough tantalizing treats to satisfy any sweet tooth. Up next: Check out our prettiest Easter desserts.

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Gracie’s Restaurant, Portland, Oregon

Step back in time to the glitz and glamour of old Hollywood with an Easter morning spent at Gracie’s, where their signature is the airy German pancake dusted with powdered sugar. It also happens to be one of the longest continually-running restaurants in Oregon—just like these other oldest eateries in every state.

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Trummers on Main, Clifton, Virginia

Start with the Rappahannock River oysters and a side of heirloom cornbread with melted butter before gorging yourself on soft shell crab Benedict, charred scallion quiche and chantilly-topped strawberry French toast. And if you’re up for dessert at this stunning slice of Virginia wine country, dip into a pot of melt-in-your-mouth mousse—or learn how to make a similar version with only 3 ingredients at home.

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T. Cook’s, Phoenix, Arizona

Let the kids embark on one of the Easter egg hunts while you indulge in brunch at T. Cook’s, the Royal Palms Hotel’s upscale eatery. It’s a combination of buffet and plated entrees, so you can load up on the selection of prawns, oysters and crabs at the seafood bar before tucking into your main meal. Can’t make the trip? Here are 100 easy Easter brunch recipes you can make at home.

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Belvedere, Beverly Hills, California

It doesn’t get much swankier than Sunday brunch on the terrace at Belvedere. Surrounded by cascading greenery and limestone fountains, you’ll almost feel as if you’re on a Roman holiday as you dine on the Mediterranean-inspired menu.

Psst: You can always make a similar (and healthier) menu at home.

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The Brown Palace, Denver, Colorado

Bottles of bubbly will be popping at The Brown Palace’s famously lavish Champagne Brunch, where diners can choose from four different tiers, from Dom Perignon to a meal sans sparkles. Thirsty now? Mix up one of these creative cocktails for your next weekend brunch. Cheers!

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The Lafayette, Washington D.C.

While a seat at the top of the Hay-Adams on Easter morning is pricey ($120 per person!), you get what you pay for at this Washington hotel overlooking the White House. Pick from what seems to be a never-ending array of mouthwatering meats, scrumptious salads and decadent desserts—but first, read this guide to making the most of a buffet.

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The Circle, Palm Beach, Florida

Slip into your Sunday best for one of the most luxurious meals at the iconic Breakers Palm Beach hotel. Underneath the glow of sparkling chandeliers, you’ll have your pick of a spread fit for a king (or queen!) including everything from fresh seafood to made-to-order omelets to over 30 different drool-worthy desserts. All while a harpist plays for you tableside, of course. Recreate the experience at home with one of our most fabulous Easter cocktails.

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Livingston, Atlanta, Georgia

There’s something for everyone at Livingston’s Easter Sunday brunch buffet. Not only are there Southern specialties like collard greens with turkey bacon or vanilla brioche French toast with caramelized Georgia peaches but there’s a children’s buffet with macaroni and cheese and chicken fingers for picky eaters.

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Hoku’s, Honolulu, Hawaii

Brunch, but make it island-style. That’s what you’ll find on your plate at Hoku’s, the beachside fine dining establishment where the menu is made up of regional favorites like fresh sushi, acai bowls and even a poke bar. You can even bring a taste of Hawaii home to your own Easter table with one of these local recipes.

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Cindy’s, Chicago, Illinois

Spring sunshine + beautiful blooms + delicious dishes = Easter brunch at Cindy’s Rooftop. Tuck into a hearty helping of prosciutto arugula quiche as you sip a sparkling mimosa made fresh tableside… all while soaking in jaw-dropping views of the Windy City. Once you’re in the city, stick around for a slice of deep-dish— one of the most iconic foods from the area.

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Boston Harbor Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts

An elegant waterside view? Check. A visit from the Easter Bunny for the kids? Check. Every cheesy, rich, mouthwatering brunch dish you could ever dream of? Double check. Easter at the Boston Harbor Hotel is filled with mint-glazed lamb, charcuterie boards for days and the fresh seafood that New England is so famous for.

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Sterling Brunch at BLT Steak, Las Vegas, Nevada

It’s hard to pick just one in a city that has some of the most outrageous brunch buffets in the world. But the Sterling Brunch takes the (pan)cake with all-you-can-eat lobster tail, caviar, chocolate truffles and more. Want more #foodspo? Check out this list of the most over-the-top desserts in every state.

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Lacroix, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This isn’t your average brunch buffet. With over 50 dishes to choose from, like fluffy frittatas and pillowy pancakes, everything at the old school but upscale Rittenhouse Hotel in the heart of Philadelphia is worth trying. Save room for dessert, which is served in the kitchen (so you’ll get to see the behind-the-scenes action).

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Sinema, Nashville, Tennessee

Two words: bottomless brunch (which includes bottomless mimosas and bloody Marys, too!). That plus a fried chicken and biscuit bar makes Sinema the obvious choice for Easter Sunday sips and snacks. Wondering where the best brunch in your state is? We’ve rounded up the 50 top spots across the country here.

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The Mansion Restaurant, Dallas, Texas

An elegant estate overlooking the oak tree-lined Turtle River, The Mansion Restaurant is the perfect Southern chic setting for Easter brunch. Pair your “practically endless” mimosas with apple bourbon bacon cakes or smoked brisket Benedict. And if you’re feeling inspired now, here are 100 of our favorite Sunday brunch recipes.

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Washington

Tarsan i Jane, Seattle

At reservation-only Tarsan i Jane, you’re here for the authentic Valencian paella. Part of a five-course meal served with cinnamon coffee, the saffron-scented rice is tossed with a variety of veggies, chorizo or seafood, depending on the week. Can’t make it to Seattle? Recreate the Spanish specialty with this hearty paella recipe.

Amanda Tarlton
As both a freelance lifestyle writer and editor for a national teen magazine, Amanda spends most of her time creating #content. In those (rare) moments when she's not at her desk typing furiously, she's likely teaching a hot yoga class, reading the latest chick-lit or baking a batch of her famous scones.

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