Springtime is here, and Easter brunch should be on your radar. Easter this year is on Sunday, April 21, and reservations are going quickly. Everyday brunch is great for your bottomless mimosa needs and homestyle potato cravings, but Easter brunch should be something special. Restaurants that usually don’t offer brunch create a unique menu and offer a new experience, while other restaurants kick up their weekly brunch menus with new offerings and specials for the holiday. We’re having a hard time narrowing down which place we want to go to for Easter brunch this year. Do you pick the place you know is consistent with brunch or do you try a new place? The menus we’ve seen this year look sharp, the choices are tough. If you’re going with family, pick a place you know will please the majority buffet style. If you’re going with friends or a small niche group, try a new place and indulge. Here are the places offering special menus for Easter. This list will be updated. —Justin Burke-Samson


  • The Stanley, Elizabeth – three-course prix fixe brunch starting at $40 per person with an a la carte menu for children under 12. All beverages a la carte.
  • Upstream, SouthPark – seafood brunch buffet, $44.95 per adult and $17.95 pre children. Brunch offered from 10:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m.
  • Mimosa Grill, Uptown – classic brunch and Mediterranean style buffet with drink specials, $45.95 per adult and $19.95 per children.
  • Angeline’s, Uptown – classic brunch buffet with Italian pastries, $40 per adult, $20 kids 12 and under. From 8:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m.
  • BLT Steak, Uptown –  the restaurant’s usual a la carte menu with additional Easter specials.
  • Hello, Sailor, Cornelius – waterfront brunch buffet, $35 per adult and $15 per children. From 11:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m.
  • Aqua e Vino, South Charlotte – traditional Italian four-course lunch, $60 per person. From 11:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m.