If you're visiting the Detroit metro area for Easter and are looking for a great place to grab a special holiday brunch, many of the Detroit restaurants are serving up meals prepared just for the occasion.
Whether it's a brunch buffet or a sit-down feast served to your table, these Detroit restaurants serve up Easter feasts so you don't have to worry about planning a meal while on vacation. As a special treat, some have even booked an Easter bunny to visit during brunch.
While there are many other great Easter events in Detroit, you'll want to fill up to enjoy egg hunts and parades at one of these restaurants before you go to any of them. Make sure to call ahead for reservations as tables quickly fill up on busy holidays like Easter.
The Cherry Creek Golf Club in Shelby Charter Township has held a signature Easter Sunday brunch and Easter egg hunt for more than 20 years.
The spectacular brunch buffet features omelets, pancakes and waffles, eggs, bacon, sausage, salads, poultry, fresh fish, specialty carved meats, potatoes, seasonal vegetables, an ice cream sundae bar, and other tempting desserts.
After brunch, guests head outside to the lawn to search for Easter eggs in the grass. The Easter Bunny will also make an appearance, and kids can get their photos taken with this holiday mascot. Attending the Cherry Creek Golf Club's annual event is a memory that kids won’t soon forget.
Moose Preserve Bar & Grill offers a special menu for Easter Sunday, so get ready to order a house favorite like Jack Daniels BBQ ribs, "buffaloaf," or certified Black Angus steaks.
If you don't know what delectable meat to enjoy, you may want to try "The Wild Thang," an adventurous sampler platter complete with venison sausage, rabbit ravioli, whitefish pate, and BBQ buffalo balls. Also, no meal at Moose Preserve is complete without the "award-winning, made-from-scratch, cooked-to-order chocolate chip cookies."
This hunting lodge-style barbecue restaurant is located in Bloomfield Hills, a few miles northwest of Detroit. Call ahead 30 minutes before you leave to make sure there's a seat waiting for you, or reserve for a group of six or more in advance.
Owned by the same people as Moose Preserve, Deadwood Bar & Grill has a similar menu of comfort food goodies prepared especially for the Easter holiday. However, Deadwood also offers a Sunday turkey dinner, Gran Marnier French toast, huevos rancheros, or spicy eggs Benedict, all washed down with a signature Bloody Moose.
Deadwood is located in Northville, which is approximately 25 minutes west of downtown Detroit. As with Moose Preserve, make reservations in advance or call before you leave to make sure there's room for you at the Easter brunch.
J. Baldwin's is an award-winning modern restaurant that serves beautifully presented food, including a special meal just for the Easter holiday. On Sunday afternoon, you can choose from several enticing entrees, appetizers, and desserts in a special three-course meal.
The restaurant is in Clinton Township, which is about 40 minutes northeast of downtown Detroit. You can make an online reservation for a seat at Easter brunch, and if you'd rather serve dinner at home (or in your accommodations), you can also place a pickup order ahead of time.
Union Street usually hosts an Easter Sunday brunch with great and interesting dishes like their house-smoked brisket poutine or steak and eggs with a fresh fruit plate. However, they will also serve up its regular menu alongside Easter brunch treats, so if you're feeling in the mood for their signature lobster cakes, you can order those, too.
Union Street is found in Midtown Detroit, just south of the Museum of Contemporary Art. Easter brunch is served on Easter Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Reservations are recommended and can be placed by phone.
If you don't mind making a bit of a drive for your holiday meal, the historic Holly Hotel offers a plated Easter brunch with three courses of breakfast options that include muffins and scones, baked brie en croute, prime rib, and homemade apple pie.
Everything at The Holly Hotel is elegant, well prepared, beautifully presented, and a bit Belle Epoque, especially the meal. Other dishes served for Easter brunch include free-range poultry, fresh fish, fresh farmers' market produce like fiddlehead ferns and morel mushrooms, and freshly made baked goods and waffles.
The No. VI (Novi) Chophouse is a sophisticated steakhouse inside the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Novi, which is about 30 minutes northwest of Detroit. On Easter Sunday, this upscale restaurant will host a holiday brunch buffet that includes stations for omelets, lox, carved prime rib and roast turkey, breakfast, lunch, salads, bread, and sweets.
Novi Chophouse has won the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence from 2012 to 2017 for its outstanding service, its fantastic collection of wine, and its unique menu of foods. You can share a toast this Easter over a special selection of wine pairings for the buffet.
5ive Steakhouse is located inside the chic Inn at St. John's (Golf Course) in Plymouth, Michigan—about 30 minutes northwest of Detroit. For Easter this year, 5ive Steakhouse is serving a plated prix fixe brunch with four courses, including a trio of small tastes appetizer, a farmers' market salad, a choice of two main courses, and a plated trio dessert.
This place tends to be pricey, so bring your credit card. Reservations are not required for brunch, but you can phone ahead or book reservations online if you have a party of six or more.
Park 600 bar and kitchen at Royal Park Hotel has a full Easter brunch menu with starters and greens; breakfast plates; midday meals built around luxury burgers, smoked salmon, pork shank, and oven-made goodies like a Breakfast Skillet filled with chicken-apple sausage and hash browns.
A brunch is not a brunch without cocktails, so the bar is serving light drinks from Mimosas and Bellinis to Bloody Marys. To accompany this, there are several kinds of premium juice, tea, and coffee available as well.
The Royal Park Hotel is in Rochester, Michigan, which is about 45 minutes north of Detroit. All food is made with locally-sourced ingredients and inspired by local and European dishes, which makes this a great place to try the best of Detroit-style cooking.
McCormick & Schmick's hosts an Easter brunch with signature dishes like crab cakes Benedict, bananas Foster French toast, salmon crepes, prime rib, and a goat cheese frittata, but you can also order amazing homemade jelly donuts and a basket of fresh cinnamon Sister Schubert rolls. There is also a large selection of brunch cocktails like beautiful Blood Orange Mimosas, Sparkling Strawberry Mojitos, and Build-Your-Own Bloody Marys.
Located in Troy—a little under 30 minutes north of Detroit—McCormick & Schmick's may be part of a national chain, but with local ingredients and a warm ambiance, it's a great place to spend Easter in the city.