Easter weekend is always packed full of celebrations and events in Salt Lake City, but if you're going to power through all the activities, you'll want to start your morning off right with an Easter brunch at one of the city's many restaurants.
In 2019, Easter Sunday falls on April 21, and many restaurants in the city feature special menus throughout the holiday weekend. However, since many state colleges are celebrating spring break around this time of year, reservations are recommended.
Although few of these restaurants feature an appearance from the Easter Bunny or any holiday decor, you're still sure to enjoy traditional American favorites on their menus. For more details about the hours of operation, prices, and menus visit each restaurant's website.
The largest and perhaps most extravagant hotel in SLC, The Grand America Hotel, is also home to several decadent venues for food and drink. The Garden Cafe, the Gibson Lounge, the Lobby Lounge, and Afternoon Tea will all be open on Easter Sunday this year.
The Grand America Hotel's Easter buffet—held in the Garden Café and accompanied by live music—features traditional brunch favorites plus fresh seafood, sushi, roasts, salads, made-to-order pasta, and special dessert creations.
On Saturday and Sunday of Easter weekend, you can also book a reservation to have afternoon tea with the Easter Bunny. Along with meeting this holiday character, guests will be treated to finger sandwiches, sweets, exotic teas, and a variety of cocoas.
Barbara is a New American restaurant located in a historic building in Downtown SLC on South Main Street. It's also home to one of the best brunches in the city, which are hosted on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year. However, you can also stop by on Easter Sunday for a special service prepared by Chef Nathan Powers.
Bambara's Easter brunch features a huge variety of hot and cold dishes including brioche french toast, truffled macaroni, and cheese with pine nut breadcrumbs, and a carving station with mustard glazed ham with roasted pineapple and organic turkey breast with caramelized onion gravy. Pastry Chef Rebecca Moore will also be at brunch serving up delicate pastries and her own house-made granola.
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse is part of a chain that spreads across the United States, but the brunch at their Salt Lake City location is still rated among the best available for Easter Sunday in the city.
Located at The Gateway in downtown SLC, Fleming's is a great option for both breakfast and dinner options during your holiday brunch. The three-course menu offers a choice of appetizers, entrees, and desserts, including eggs benedict, baked brioche French toast, prime rib or blue crab omelets, and a special children's menu.
If you're looking for a more intimate Easter brunch, you can head out to Holladay just southwest of Salt Lake City where you'll find Franck's Food, a restaurant nestled among trees with just 50 seats available at a time.
Franck's Easter brunch highlights Chef Robert Perkin's love affair with French and American culinary trends and fresh local ingredients. Menu highlights include basil creme fraiche, white soy and fig emulsion, croissant french toast, and Durham Ranch wagyu sirloin steak and eggs.
Named a Diner's Choice by OpenTable for 2019, Caffe Niche is a small restaurant in South Salt Lake City that serves up locally-sourced ingredients with an innovative twist (at a fraction of the cost of other restaurants on this list).
Caffe Niche's Easter brunch menu features delicious options including smoked organic salmon with remoulade and crostini, jalapeno cheddar biscuits and local sausage gravy, organic mixed greens salad with house-made vinaigrette, scrambled local eggs, and lemon curd tartlets.
With brick-lined walkways and boutique-style shops, Gardner Village in West Jordan is a great destination for shopping and dining any time of year. However, while many of the shops will be closed on Easter Sunday, there are a few options for dining out for a holiday brunch.
Easter Sunday Brunch at the Gathering Place will include fresh crepes and omelets, scrumptious desserts, breakfast and lunch items, and a chocolate fountain. Alternatively, the Shops at Gardner village will also have two other dining destinations that are open over Easter weekend: the Naborhood Bakery and Cafe and Archibald's Restaurant.
Located in Millcreek Canyon, surrounded by wildflowers and waterfalls, and situated in a historic log mansion in the Wasatch National Forest, Log Haven offers a one-of-a-kind dining experience in Salt Lake City.
Log Haven will offer an Easter Sunday supper this year. Menu highlights include a choice of fresh spring asparagus soup, pan-roasted Scottish salmon, grilled lemon rosemary chicken, and chocolate lava cake with raspberries, and sugar cured vanilla cream.
Tucked away in the heart of Salt Lake City, Oasis Cafe offers patio and indoor dining and a variety of wines and craft beers alongside a delicious menu of locally-sourced ingredients.
Oasis Cafe will serve an Easter Brunch buffet that mirrors the creative daily menu filled with local organic vegetables, sustainably ranched meats, and the freshest seafood. The buffet will also include a prime rib carving station and a chocolate fountain for dessert.
Located on 20 acres just outside Sandy, Utah, in Little Cottonwood Canyon, La Caille offers luxury dining and spectacular views of the canyon rivers, lush vineyards, and flourishing gardens of the property.
On Easter Sunday, La Caille will serve a beautiful French-style, three-course brunch. Favorites from the menu include a baked vanilla cinnamon French toast, the ratatouille and le picandou goat cheese omelet, and a filet mignon benedict.
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Featuring Spanish favorites and classic American breakfast items, Easter brunch at Finca is a great option for families visiting Salt Lake City. Chef de Cuisine Marco Porlles set aside the regular menu for Easter Sunday to serve up some springtime favorites new and old. This Spanish-inspired restaurant offers a little something different for families visiting the area, so don't shy away from the delicious pre-fixe meal offered over the holiday weekend.