Dreading overcooked ham, bland potatoes and watery green beans for Easter dinner again this year? Start a new tradition with our roundup of Easter brunches that will satisfy your stomach and fill up the kids before the egg hunt begins.
24 Public Square, Cleveland, 216-902-4095, sanssoucicleveland.com, noon-5:30 p.m.
So you weren’t able to escape for a European retreat during spring break, then head to Sans Souci for a dose of the French countryside. The special Easter brunch menu includes lobster and boursin quiche ($18), Ohio City truffle and rosemary pierogies ($9) and slow braised lamb with rosemary polenta ($24).
House of Blues
308 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 215-523-2583, houseofblues.com; $36, children (6-12) $18; 11 a.m.
For brunch and a show, head to the House of Blues Gospel Brunch with the Stan Moore Gospel Ensemble. It’ll have your feet tapping as you traipse the buffet.
1515 W. Third St., Cleveland, 216-902-5255, ritzcarlton.com; $50, children $20; 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Too tired from egg hunting to read menus? Look no further than Muse’s four-course prix fixe Easter meal. Begin with roasted butternut squash soup, follow that with braised pork belly, lobster ravioli and wrap up with a dessert bar.
12706 Larchmere Blvd., Cleveland, 216-862-8931, bonvivantlarchmere.com; $15, children $8; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Join George Foley on the piano for a live musical performance and visit the Easter Bunny himself when the clock strikes noon. With entertainment and an affordable price, this brunch is difficult to resist.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
28869 Chagrin Blvd., Woodmere, 216-896-9000; $36.95,
children $17.95, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Known for its exceptional food during the later half of the day, Fleming’s will welcome brunch-goers this Easter, offering premiere dishes on its prix fix menu such as baked brioche french toast with a walnut crisp. A savory appetizer and dessert will accompany your entree, and don’t leave before trying a blood orange mimosa or a Scottish beauty off the Easter cocktail menu.
34205 Chagrin Blvd., Moreland Hills, 216-464-3700, flourrestaurant.com
Straddling the line of casual and upscale, Flour’s a la carte Easter brunch brings an Italian twist to classic foods. “You’ve got the flair of young chef Matt Mytro and old school Paul Minnillo,” says general manager Brian Lachman. “They find a beautiful happy medium.” See for yourself when your eggs benedict ($13) comes out topped with mortadella.
3355 Richmond Road, Beachwood, 216-831-5599; $32.50,
children (4-12) $16; 10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
From fresh-made waffles with Ohio maple syrup and blueberry compote to individualized vegetarian quiches, chef Jonathon Bennett is giving everyone a reason to join the festivities this Sunday. “This is a Jewish neighborhood, but there’s no doubt we’re celebrating Easter,” says fronthouse manager Mimi Hargate.
9801 Carnegie Ave., Cleveland, 216-707-4045; $ 42,
children (6-10) $17; 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
With Zack Bruell and Tom Schrenk behind the food, and with entertainment by the Cleveland Institute of Music Jazz Trio, brunchers won’t be able to tell whether the flavors or the rhythms are making them sing this Easter. They’ve got all the classics, but the raw seafood bar is taking over the score.
100th Bomb Group
20920 Brookpark Road, Cleveland, 216-267-1010; $38.95,
children $15.95; 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Located across from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, 100th Bomb Group combines elegance with historic memorabilia. Indulge in traditional pasta or elaborate seafood and decadent desserts while the kids choose from simpler options and enjoy a sweeping view of flight arrivals and departures.
Cleveland Airport Marriott
4277 W. 150th St., Cleveland, 216-252-5333; $32.95, seniors $25.95, children (3-12) $13.95; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
If you’re looking for luxury and a reason to dress up, head to the Cleveland Airport Marriot’s County Ballroom. The buffet-style brunch satisfies an eye for glamour and an appetite for anything from stuffed lamb to green bean casserole. You may need to wear the suit with a little extra room.
Luxe Kitchen & Lounge
6605 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, 216-920-0600, luxecleveland.com;
a la carte; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Luxe Kitchen & Lounge jazzes up traditional ham with a pineapple and cherry glaze ($17). If you’d prefer a hearty breakfast food, try the mushroom and goat cheese omelet ($10) with baby kale and blistered tomatoes.
1137 Linda St., Rocky River, 440-799-4292, marketbeer.com; $26, children $8; 11 a.m. Saturday
Tip off the Easter Bunny and his friends on good hiding spots for eggs this Saturday at Market. Their brunch is complete with kid-friendly foods such as pancakes and scrambled eggs. For fun of a more adult nature, hit up the famous MKT bloody mary cart.
SB Eighty One
24481 Detroit Road, Westlake, 440-835-3559; $25,
children (12 and under) $11; 10 a.m.-noon
Can’t seem to please all the relatives joining you for brunch this Easter? Avoid that headache by heading to SB Eighty One. There, your frisky uncle can hit the dance floor, while the kids can enjoy classic breakfast fare at the buffet. Even grandma can feel at ease while feasting on a sensible lemon rosemary chicken.
Wine Bar Rocky River
1313 Linda St., Rocky River, 440-799-4300; $25,
children (under 12) $10; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Forgo a loud, noisy buffet in favor of Wine Bar Rocky River’s cozy, natural setting perfect for an Easter morning with the family. The three-course prix fix menu includes choices such as wild mushroom quiche or a basic scrambled eggs breakfast for the kids. Try the fresh pear juice or blood orange juice at the unlimited mimosa bar included in the $25 price.
One Red Door
49 Village Way, Hudson, 330-342-3667; a la carte; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
You’ll want to reserve your family’s place in the cozy One Red Door this Easter. The elaborate brunch menu features a la carte specials including lemon ricotta cheese pancakes ($12) for breakfast enthusiasts or the lamb special for those with a meatier appetite. Be sure to visit the bloody mary bar for specialty drinks.
Blue Canyon Kitchen & Tavern
8960 Wilcox Drive, Twinsburg, 330-486-2583; $36.95,
children (8-12) $15.95, (3-7) $9.95; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Venture out to the Blue Canyon for their reservation-only buffet, featuring a variety of breakfast meats and dishes, or choose a made-to-order breakfast delicacy. Try the maple sage turkey breast at the chef-carved station or indulge in oysters at the raw bar. Four or more mimosas or bloody mary’s ordered per table receive a $2 discount per drink.
Creekside Restaurant & Bar
8803 Brecksville Road, Brecksville, 440-546-0555; a la carte;
8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Enjoy a full breakfast menu featuring specials chosen by the chef. Don’t miss out on the coconut hummingbird torte ($4.50) and beginning at 11 a.m. the orange honey mojito ($8).
8001 Rockside Road, Valley View, 216-524-9404; a la carte;
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Enjoy comfort and class this Easter at Lockkeepers’ plated brunch event. Quality Italian options dominate a menu that lets guests dictate the style. A more casual hand-rolled pizza ($10.95) is as celebrated as the sophisticated lobster risotto ($27.95). - By Alexis Parisi and Emma Gasperak