If you are looking for a great Easter brunch spot in the Orlando area, look no further. Here are a few good eateries where you can enjoy your holiday meal at a decent price. During the busy tourist season, some places get very busy, so call ahead or go online to make a reservation. Details are subject to change, it's best to confirm pricing and availability with the restaurant you choose. Click on the links in each case for up-to-date information.
There are two Orlando outposts of this Italian-inflected national chain: one at Winter Park Village and another at the Mall at Millenia. At both, you'll be able to order from an Easter brunch menu with specialties like a Sicilian Omelet with ham, bacon, sausage, caramelized onions, roasted tomatoes, mozzarella, and brunch potatoes, berries and cream French toast, or shrimp and grits with black pepper shrimp, creamy smoked gouda polenta, poached cage-free egg, and ciabatta.
Located on Par Street just off Edgewater Drive in Orlando, the Tap Room is a gathering spot for the city’s elite, thanks to a homey atmosphere and award-winning cuisine. It is known as a top spot for power lunches and alfresco dining. Before you order from the family Easter buffet brunch menu, relax with a spicy Bloody Mary or a tropical mimosa. Then try a specialty benedict with homemade hollandaise sauce, a crab and brie omelet, a biscuit with gravy, or maybe a Belgian waffle.
You can hardly go wrong here. Or you might want to choose from traditional Tap Room breakfast or lunch favorites, salads, and craft beer.
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
In the Orlando area, there are outposts of Fleming's chain on Lee Road in Winter Park and on Sand Lake Road in Orlando. Fleming's is known for its expertise in wine and in broiled wet- and dry-aged USDA prime beef.
The Fleming's 100, the restaurant group's award-winning collection of 100 wines by the glass is curated every year from top-rated wines from around the world. This means that Easter at Fleming's will have a great steak and wine choices, including the Champagne and sparkling wines that suit Easter so well. Your Easter meal here could be three courses including, for instance, lobster with drawn butter, roasted chicken with white wine sauce, or a 16-ounce dry-aged ribeye, with maybe a spinach and goat cheese salads, a choice of sides, and for dessert, possibly a walnut turtle pie or carrot cake. Call the restaurant or go online to check serving times and prices. You'll also want to make a reservation.
The Royal Crest Room
The Royal Crest Room is a beautiful, award-winning, 4,000-square-foot banquet space located at Royal St. Cloud Golf Links. For Easter, a culinary staff that usually spends its time preparing four-star wedding dinners turns its attention to cooking a highly rated Easter brunch buffet for the visiting public. The reasonably priced brunch includes traditional breakfast favorites like omelets and pancakes, plus soups and salads, carved meat, and desserts. Call the venue or check the website for more information.
Beauclaire Dining Room at Lakeside Inn
Lakeside Inn in the heart of quaint Mount Dora, is Florida’s Most Historic Hotel, set amid moss-draped oaks. Built in 1883, Lakeside Inn is the oldest continuously operating hotel in the state of Florida and the last of the grand Victorian-era hotels remaining in central Florida. That said, Easter brunch at the hotel's Beauclaire Dining Room is a little like a charming step back in time. Enjoy a view of the gardens as you order from the champagne brunch buffet or from the regular brunch menu. You might like a chock-full farmer's omelet, or a Florida fresh salad with grilled shrimp, orange slices, sliced avocado, hearts of palm, red onion, and roasted pecans, served on mixed field greens with a citrus vinaigrette or perhaps blackened bourbon beef tips served with basmati rice and seasonal vegetables.
Then walk over to Tremain's Tavern for a very civilized after-meal cognac.
Mission Inn Resort & Club in Howey-In-The-Hills, minutes from Orlando, features two premier golf courses, four restaurants, a spa, and an array of other activities. The resort's Grand Easter Brunch is served at La Hacienda and Nicker's Restaurant with "endless champagne and mimosas and live music." You'll be able to choose from an array of wonderful salads, cheeses and bread; antipasto; house-smoked seafood and fresh shellfish; roasted, carved meat such as prime rib; traditional Easter side dishes; and decadent desserts.
The Hilton Orlando on Destination Parkway in Orlando is an all-in-one resort with hotel, pools, a "lazy river," a spa and fitness studio, and six restaurants, lounges or bars. Enjoy Easter brunch at Spencer's for Steaks and Chops.
Spencer's for Steaks and Chops
Award-winning Spencer's is known for its dry-aged prime Florida beef, fresh innovative dishes, hand-crafted cocktails, and distinctive wine list. All of this can be part of your Easter brunch. Order menu classics like oysters Rockefeller with Pernod, chicken, and biscuits or filet mignon, with foraged mushrooms and haricots verts. Or go with the Easter brunch buffet, which includes an omelet and waffle station, an array of cheeses and soups, a carving station with lamb, a sushi station, and delectable desserts—all served with Champagne or sparkling wine.
Caribe Royale All-Suite Hotel & Convention Center
The four-star, 1,335-room Caribe Royale resort on World Center Drive is in the heart of Orlando, within easy access of Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores, Disney Springs, Lake Bryan, and Falcon's Fire Golf Club. Enjoy your Easter dinner buffet here at The Tropicale, one of the resort's three restaurants.
For your Easter brunch or dinner, go ahead and take advantage of breakfast buffet specialties like filet mignon and eggs, hot cakes, or Chef Bubba’s French toast made with Texas-size bread, dipped and rolled in coconut dusted corn flakes, then deep fried and served with banana’s Foster sauce. Or order New strip steak, chicken tikka, Gulf grouper, or a half rack of smoky barbecued ribs from the dinner menu. You may also want to check out the dinner buffet, which has everything you'd want in an Easter meal. What really puts this place over the top, though, is the entertainment—live jazz and poolside calypso music, Easter egg hunts, and movies under the stars. Make a weekend of it and enjoy it all.
Rosen Hotels and Resorts, Orlando
Rosen Plaza Easter Brunch at Rosen Plaza
Rosen Plaza, an award-winning 800-room, 14-story hotel on International Drive in Orlando has a number of restaurants and lounges and goes all out for Easter.At the Rosen Plaza Eastern Brunch, get complimentary champagne or wine with your brunch, as well as complimentary parking. The Grand Easter Brunch includes soup, fresh fruit, chilled salads and seafood like house-cured smoked salmon, omelets, slow roasted prime rib of beef au jus, pan-seared chicken with balsamic glaze and figs, and classic Easter desserts like New York cheesecake and bright yellow lemon bars.
One of Rosen Plaza's several restaurants and lounges, Jack's Place offers its own Easter brunch, a three-course meal loaded with specialties like a 20-ounce ribeye and fresh Florida seafood, plus a decadent dessert.
Another facility in the Rosen hospitality group, Rosen Centre is an award-winning 1,334-room, 24-story hotel on International Drive. It is connected to the Orange County Convention Center, the second largest in the country, via the Rosen Centre skywalk. Among its many amenities are nine restaurants and lounges, including Cafe Gaugin, which offers an outstanding Easter brunch.
At every Cafe Gaugin Easter brunch, there are unlimited mimosas and more than 40 dishes, including cream of asparagus soup, salads like tabouleh and fresh fruit ambrosia, an array of antipasto, seafood like snow crab claws, roasted pork belly, a pasta bar, meats such as garlic-and-rosemary-crusted spring lamb, omelets made to order and waffles, plus sweets like coconut cream pie and a plate of chocolate Easter eggs and jelly beans.
Located on Orlando's Universal Boulevard, Rosen Shingle Creek is a 255-acre hotel with 1,501 guest rooms and suites spread over 490,000 square feet, making it one of the largest full-service convention hotels in Central Florida. It features an astounding 15 dining or lounging options, including an Easter brunch extravaganza at its Café Osceola.
A bit more exotic side than other Rosen restaurants, Café Osceola's Easter brunch includes make-your-own pasta, freshly made sushi, an array of fresh seafood, an antipasto display, various salads, carved lamb, an incredible antipasto display, a variety of salads, breakfast items like omelets made to order and eggs benedict, waffles, and award-winning desserts.
Universal Orlando Resort is actually an enormous complex of six Loews hotels featuring a range of accommodations, amenities, recreation, and special theme park benefits. Each hotel puts you within easy walking distance or a quick shuttle ride to Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure, and Universal’s Volcano Bay water theme park, plus the Universal CityWalk dining and entertainment complex.
Each of the six Loews properties in this complex has pools, recreational options, and multiple dining choices. Plus, they offer exclusive theme-park benefits. Among the tens of restaurants at Universal Orlando Resort, three stand out for their Easter brunches: Trattoria del Porto at Portofino Bay Hotel, The Kitchen at the Hard Rock Hotel, and Islands Dining Room at the Royal Pacific Resort. At every one of these restaurants, kids are treated like tiny royalty.
- Trattoria del Porto at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel serves an Easter champagne brunch featuring smoked New York strip, roasted leg of lamb, roasted pork loin, blackened mahi-mahi, omelets and crepes made to order, chilled seafood and pasta dishes plus much more. This brunch is hit with kids because there is also entertainment in the form of Universal Orlando characters, a strolling musician, a face painter, a balloon artist, and a children's activity table.
- The Kitchen at the Loews Hard Rock Hotel serves a wonderful Easter brunch with prime rib, maple-glazed ham, rotisserie chicken, made-to-order omelets, and special items for children. Plus,
kids can meet the Easter Bunny and visit the kids-only pancake and cupcake decorating station. There's an Easter egg hunt poolside at 9:00 a.m. but check with the restaurant to confirm.
- Islands Dining Room at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort serves an Easter champagne brunch featuring smoked prime rib, roasted leg of lamb, golden tilefish, made to order omelets and waffles, fresh sushi, and much more. There's kid-friendly entertainment here, too, with the Easter Bunny, Universal Orlando characters, music and hula dancers, a face painter, and a balloon artist.