A slew of Salt Lake City's eateries will remain open on Easter Sunday—April 12, 2020—to serve up hot cross buns, frittatas, Bloody Marys, and the like. You can even find one with an Easter Bunny provided on-site. Because some colleges will be celebrating spring break during the holiday, reservations are recommended.
Being the largest and perhaps most extravagant hotel in Salt Lake City, it's no surprise that The Grand America Hotel houses many restaurants and bars, two of which will be holding special Easter events in 2020.
The Garden Café—whose dishes are nearly as decorative as its chic and elaborate Victorian-esque interior—will be serving up international cuisine and an array of sweet treats under its stunning Murano chandeliers from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Easter. It costs $59 per adult and $29.50 for kids between the ages of 5 and 12.
Alternatively, there's a less formal Easter Bunny Tea in the elegant and cozy Lobby Lounge, where the famous hare himself will be around for photographs. For $35 per adult and $25 for kids 12 and under, guests are treated to petite finger sandwiches, sweets, exotic teas, and a variety of cocoas. The event will be held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with seatings from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day.
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse is a franchise that spans the United States, with its Salt Lake City location sitting downtown at The Gateway shopping center. This carnivorous restaurant offers breakfast and dinner favorites—eggs benedict, baked brioche French toast, prime rib, and blue crab omelets—on Easter Sunday. It will be offering a three-course brunch and a three-course Filet & Lobster menu (even a three-course offering for kids) starting at 10 a.m. on the holiday. Prices range from $50 to $75 per person.
People who want to forego the French toast for a sleeker gathering altogether might consider making their reservation at Franck's, where Easter dinner consists of a honey-braised ham with avocado mousse starter, porcini tempura Icelandic cod and the works for a first course, four wagyu beef tastings for a second, and a clotted cream tart for dessert.
Francks is an intimate (only 50 seats) eatery that specializes in French food with an American twist. The unpretentious interior offers a less intimidating alternative to other, more formal dining rooms in town, but the food is the same quality. The three-course Easter dinner menu, which you can supplement with craft cocktails or wine pairings, will be available for $70 per person and $35 per child from 4 to 9 p.m.
With brick-lined walkways and boutique-style shops, Gardner Village in West Jordan is the destination for high-end shopping and dining any time of year. Although many of the boutiques will be closed on Easter Sunday, Gardner Village will still celebrate the holiday with Easter brunch at the Gathering Place, a charming and rustic event space that's otherwise popular for weddings.
Guests will be able to build their own omelets and crepes, dip into the three-tiered Belgian chocolate fountain, and counteract the carving station's offerings with a selection of mini pastries and sweets. The spread will be on offer from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 12 and it costs $29 per adult, $16.50 for children under 11. No reservations are necessary.
Looking for something a little more adult-friendly than a tableside Easter Bunny? Salt Lake City's ultra-cool hipster gastropub, East Liberty Tap House, will indeed be open on Easter Sunday, serving up its typical brunch menu from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Creative burgers, bagel sandwiches, small plates, mimosas, Bloody Marys, and craft brews abound. You can expect things here to be more casual and less kid-concentrated than three-course menus and activity corners. With mains in the $10-to-$15 range, it's one of the more budget-friendly options, too.