For many families, going out for Easter brunch is as big a part of the celebration as Easter baskets and the Easter bunny. Here are recommendations for Easter brunch in St. Louis in 2013. Easter Sunday is March 31, 2013. For other Easter events, read my article on Easter Egg Hunts and Other Celebrations in the St. Louis Area.
Easter is your chance to enjoy a fine dining experience at the Coronado Ballroom. The Ballroom is a top venue for private events, but its Easter Brunch is open to the public. And this is definitely the place to go if you have a sweet tooth. The cost is $52 for adults and $22 for children. Valet parking is included. To make a reservation, call 314-367-4848, ext. 100.
3701 Lindell Blvd.
Midtown St. Louis
Missouri Botanical Garden
Easter Brunch is one of the more popular events at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Diners can feast on ham, roast beef, french toast, pasta, salads, desserts and more. There are three seatings at 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. The cost is $27.95 for adults and $13.95 for children ages 5 through 12. Children under 5 are free. To make a reservation, call 314-961-7588.
4344 Shaw Blvd.
South St. Louis
Pere Marquette Lodge
Pere Marquette Lodge in Grafton is offering a special Easter buffet throughout the day. Enjoy breakfast specialties, dinner entrees and plenty of delicious desserts. The cost is $24.95 for adults and $9.95 for children. To make a reservation, call 618-786-2331, ext. 502.
13653 Lodge Blvd.
Enjoy brunch in a great outdoor setting at the Boathouse in Forest Park. The brunch menu features egg casserole, buttermilk pancakes, biscuits and gravy and other traditional breakfast fare. To make your reservation, call 314-367-2224.
6101 Government Drive
Top of the Riverfront
Of course, the big draw at this rotating restaurant at the top of the Millennium Hotel is the view. You can see the St. Louis skyline and the Mississippi River from 28 stories up. But there's also a huge brunch buffet with more than 100 items. To make a reservation, call 314-241-3191.
200 S. Fourth Street
Downtown St. Louis
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Duff's CLOSED in June 2013. Duff's is a popular brunch spot in the heart of the Central West End. Try one of their giant omlets, turkey-apple sausage or Creole Eggs Benedict. Brunch is served from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. To make a reservation, call 314-361-0522.
392 N. Euclid
Central West End
The restaurant at the Missouri History Museum is offering an Easter brunch featuring fresh local produce and products. Seatings are at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. The cost is $32 for adults and $15 for children ages four to 12. Kids three and younger are free. To make a reservation, call 314-361-7313.
Lindell and DeBaliviere
The Ritz-Carlton in Clayton is serving up brunch on Easter Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The menu includes a caviar bar, gulf shrimp, roasted pork loin, a children's buffet and various desserts. Children are also invited to paint and decorate Easter eggs. The price is $82 for adults and $41 for children. To make a reservation, call 314-719-1433.
100 Carondelet Plaza
Chase Park Plaza
For another upscale option, consider brunch at Eau Bistro or the Starlight Roof at the Chase Park Plaza. The menu includes fresh seafood, omlets, fruit, desserts and more. Brunch at Eau Bistro is $48 for adults and $20 for children ages five to 12. Children younger than five are free. For reservations, call Eau Bisto at 314-454-9000. Brunch at the Starlight Roof also includes carving stations, appetizers, salads and pastas. The price is $58 for adults and $20 for children. To make reservations for the Starlight Roof, call 314-633-6868.
212 N. Kingshighway
Central West End