Wednesday, March 23, 2016

13 Egg-cellent Easter Brunches

Whether your youngsters are hopping out of their seats to meet the Easter Bunny or you're looking for a swanky spot to get you out of the kitchen and out on the town, we have a Easter brunch for you.

Easter brunch at The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland


The Ritz Carlton
1515 W Third St, Cleveland; 216-623-1300;
Add a touch of glam to your Easter celebration with the Easter Ballroom Brunch at the Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland. With seven stations including fine cuisine ranging from sushi to wild mushroom pasta and Easter-themed desserts such as Coconut Bunny Tails, foodies and kiddies alike will leave satisfied.

Nautica Queen
1153 Main Ave., Cleveland; 216-696-8888;, 1-3:30 p.m.
Set sail with the Easter Bunny for a family cruise and brunch. The Nautica Queen’s first cruise of 2016 will take you under historic bridges and along the city skyline. Depart at 1p.m. and enjoy a special Easter meal topped off with unlimited coffee and tea.

Table 45
9801 Carnegie Ave., Cleveland; 216-707-4160;
Eat your fill into an ocean trance to the sounds of live Caribbean music. There will be children’s face-painting  and breakfast drinks, including Champagne cocktails and bloody marys, for adults.

Cleveland Chop
824 W St Clair Ave., Cleveland; 216-696-2467;; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; $30 for adults and $12 for children ages 5-12, 4 and under free. 
If you’re looking for sugar and spice on your Easter morning, Cleveland Chop is the place to be. Made-to-order omelettes, a carving station and freshly baked cinnamon rolls add variety to your plate. While drinks are not included, there are plenty of inventive options to tempt us such as the house-infused chipotle bloody mary.

Urban Farmer
1325 E. Sixth St., Cleveland; 216-771-7707;; 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; $48, for adults, $20 for children under 10.
Local favorites await you and your family with Urban Farmer’s impressive spread. Action stations include an omelette and a carving station, and be sure to visit the deviled egg bar. Breakfast breads and sausages are made in house, and your youngster won’t want to miss the kids' buffet featuring mini grilled cheese and other fun-sized bites.


The Lodge at Geneva on the Lake
4888 N. Broadway (state Route 534) Geneva-on-the-Lake; 440-415-1546;; 10:00 am-3:00 pm.
Hop over to the Lodge Easter morning and enjoy one of three Easter egg hunts at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., or 2 p.m. Treats and prizes will be awarded alongside a delicious spread of springtime brunch foods.

Valenti’s Ristorante
3365 Richmond Road, Suite 130, Beachwood 216-464-4665;, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; $39.95 for adults, $15.95 for children under 12, under 5 free
Add some Italian flavor to your holiday with Valenti's antipasti created by Milo Valenti himself. This family-friendly setting will offer both omelet and carving stations. Don't fill up on the main course though. With bread pudding, cakes and cookies, you'll want to save room for dessert.

Forest Hill Kitchen
3099 Mayfield Road, Cleveland Heights; 216-505-1345;; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
With banquet-style seating, an a la carte menu, and a bloody mary bar, this pop-up Easter brunch in the old Rockefeller's space is difficult to beat. Try the popular Orange Cardamom French Toast ($10), made with challah bread and creme chantilly. While there is no children’s menu, don’t despair — the chefs will happily prepare a smaller portion of any dish for your youngster.


Deagan’s Kitchen & Bar:
14810 Detroit Ave., Lakewood; 216-767-5775;; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
If you need to take a break from binging on Peeps but still want something to satisfy your sweet tooth, try Deagan's blueberry waffles spread with lemon curd and lavender meringue. There's savory here too such as the white asparagus bisque or the beet and hamachi salad.

100th Bomb Group
20920 Brookpark Road, Cleveland; 216-267-1010;; 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Toast the holiday with the Champagne buffet and comforting breakfast foods as you and your family visit the Easter Bunny. Brunch is served until 2:30 p.m., but the feast will continue through the afternoon featuring prime rib, ham, chilled seafood, sushi rolls and more.

Luxe Kitchen & Lounge
6605 Detroit Ave., Cleveland; 216-920-0600; 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.
If you’re over all the pastel bunnies and  egg-shaped candies, escape to Luxe for a sophisticated brunch. Try the poached eggs ($15) with crab, potato cakes, cheddar and herbed hollandaise. Fans of ricotta you want to miss the lemon ricotta pancakes ($12) or the house-made ricotta gnocchi with Gorgonzola cream sauce ($21).


The Taverne on Richfield
3960 Broadview Road, Richfield; 330-659-0610;; 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $26.99 adults, $13.99 children under 8, children under 2 free. 
Get your fill of breakfast items such as the homemade pastries with your choice of toppings including bourbon walnut syrup or hearty lunch items including the veggie lasagna Alfredo at Taverne of Richfield’s diverse Prime Rib & Brunch Easter Buffet. A maple and brown sugar ham awaits you at the carving station and kids can finish up with dirt cups.

111 Bistro
2736 Medina Road, Medina; 330-952-1122;; seating 10 am, noon, 2 p.m. $26 adults, $7 for children 10 and under. 
Feast on carved sirloin roast with spinach and artichoke risotto, or indulge your taste buds with petite four desserts from Dancing Desserts. Kids can munch on anything from white mac n’ cheese to chicken fingers and fries.

Additional reporting by Madeline Sweeney

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