Easter Brunch in San Francisco

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Food-obsessed San Francisco has plenty of dining options for Easter. For starters, Open Table lists hundreds of restaurants throughout the Bay Area, including a variety of cuisine and price ranges, that serve Easter brunch, lunch, and/or dinner specials during Easter Week.

If you’re wearing your Easter best and seeking a fabulous brunch to match, or if you’re dying to hunt for eggs or meet the Easter Bunny, many of San Francisco’s storied hotels can oblige. Below are just a sampling. Of course there are also plenty of things to do besides eat, which are highlighted in our guide to Easter weekend events.

The Fairmont San Francisco
Located in a prime location atop one of SF's famous Seven Hills, both the Fairmont's Crown Room and Laurel Court restaurants offer brunch. The Crown Room’s buffet spread (seatings at 10am and 1pm) includes a seafood bar with oysters and crab, hand-rolled sushi, carving boards, a pasta station, kids’ favs and dozens of other items, with views overlooking the city, a jazz trio playing and a glass of sparkling wine for adults. The Easter Bunny will pass out treats, and you can visit the hotel’s rooftop garden from sunshine and more outstanding views.

Prices are $145/person ages 12 and up; $79/person ages 11 and under. Reservations: (415) 772-5144. The Laurel Court Enhanced Brunch Buffet has seatings at 12:30pm and 3pm, and foods that include an artisan bread and cheese display, raw bar, and a trio of West Coast salmon. It's $105/adult, $59 for children under 12. Reservations: (415) 772-5260.

InterContinental Mark Hopkins
Prime rib, roasted lamb, caviar, oysters, duck l’orange, dim sum and crepes are just a few of the selections at the lavish smorgasbord at the Top of the Mark. A pianist and the Easter Bunny entertain. Seatings from 9:30am to 1:30pm. $139 per adult; $65 per child aged 4-12. Reservations required: (415) 616-6940.

InterContinental San Francisco
The Michelin-starred Luce restaurant at the InterContinental San Francisco in SoMa offers a Sunday buffet from 11:30am to 2:30pm featuring prawn cocktails, sauté beef tenderloin, dim sum from City View Restaurant, an omelette station, bottomless mimosas and more. $90 for adults; $45 children 4-12. Reservations: (415) 616-6566.

Palace Hotel
Expect an over-the-top array of food stations serving everything from sweet blinis and beignets to potato latkes, sashimi and risotto, as well as mimosas, bellinis, and classic Bloody Marys to imbibe on. The Palace's Garden Court Restaurant and Grand Ballroom is accepting Easter Brunch reservations from 10:30am – 3:30pm. They can be made at (415) 546-5089 (call for prices).
Westin St. Francis 
Centrally located in the heart of Union Square, the historic Westin St. Francis' Oak Room Restaurant hosts a savory Easter brunch with such highlights as roasted salmon leg of lamb, assorted tarts and French macarons.

Reservations can be made at: (415) 774-0264. Call for prices.