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The Hit List: Sunday Best

By Robin Barr Sussman | Photo: Julie Soefer | March 23, 2015

Easter Sunday is traditionally a big day for brunch. Here are five fine spots for your family meal. Let the hunt for eggs—and bacon and more!—begin.

Tres leches pancakes at Americas


1. Américas (2040 W. Gray St., 832.200.1492, and other location) is putting on a brunch spread featuring more than 60 dishes plus a meat-carving station and pasta bar. Also expect a crepe station with waffles and fluffy tres leches pancakes. Regular lunch menus available.

2. Hop on over with the whole family to Brennan’s of Houston (3300 Smith St., 713.522.9711)  on Friday, April 3, for Brunch with the Bunny (including a photo op with the Easter Bunny, of course). Sunday is Easter brunch featuring a three-course Creole fete with Atchafalaya crawfish omelets, turtle soup, shrimp and grits, strawberry shortcake and more. Live bunnies on the patio!

3. Del Frisco’s Grille (in West Ave., 832.623.6168) boasts a lively brunch scene every weekend. Anticipate a wide variety including the Grille Benedict, Southern-fried chicken-and-waffles with hickory smoked bacon and more. Build your own Bloody Mary or sip a Youth Serum cocktail.

4. An irresistible brunch menu beckons at Etoile (1101-11 Uptown Park Blvd., 832.668.5808). Choose from three courses which might include smoked salmon with poached eggs, the crab-and-avocado salad, braised beef short rib hash and lime-vanilla cheesecake with blueberry sorbet. Dinner from the regular menu starts at 5PM.

5. Easter brunch at the Omni Hotel (4 Riverway Dr., 713.871.8181) attracts more than 800 guests annually. The elaborate feast starts with Champagne cocktails, caviars, blinis and chocolate-covered strawberries. Move on to stations offering oysters, sushi, Spanish paellas and desserts. Kids get their own buffet—plus photos with the Easter bunny, cotton candy, and an interactive art station.