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 2018, Easter Sunday falls on April 1, and many restaurants in the city feature special menus throughout the holiday weekend. As 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 Grand America Hotel's extravagant buffet, held in the Garden Café with live music, features traditional brunch favorites plus fresh seafood, sushi, roasts, salads, made-to-order pasta, and special dessert creations. Also, you can enjoy a fun-filled afternoon at Easter Bunny Tea where the Easter Bunny will make appearances on Saturday, March 31, 2018, at 12 and 3 p.m.
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 whips 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 their brunch is still rated among the best available for Easter Sunday. 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 is available.
Located in Holladay, Franck's offers an Easter brunch that 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.
This small restaurant in South Salt Lake City 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.
Easter Sunday Brunch at the Gathering Place at Gardner Village in West Jordan will include fresh crepes and omelets, scrumptious desserts, breakfast and lunch items and a chocolate fountain. Alternatively, the Shops at Gardner village also have two other dining destinations that are open over Easter weekend including the Naborhood Bakery and Cafe and Archibald's Restaurant.
Beautiful Log Haven in Millcreek Canyon 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. Surrounded by wildflowers and waterfalls and situated in a historic log mansion in the Wasatch National Forest, this Log Haven offers a one-of-a-kind dining experience in Salt Lake City.
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 a beautiful French-style Easter brunch. Take in spectacular views of the canyon rivers, lush vineyards, and flourishing gardens while you eat this three-course meal.
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 in 2018 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 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.