We understand that Easter weekend can be more of a chore than a celebration (you know, all those familial obligations and hardcore cooking for aunts, uncles, cousins twice removed, etc). Easter is a holiday, after all, so this year instead of going through all that hassle, impress your family and indulge in a hearty brunch (or dinner) at one of these fabulous restaurants. These restaurants are here to save you from all that prepping, trimming and cleaning. See a list of restaurants open on Easter Weekend below:
Not in the mood to cook up a big meal of your own? No problem, Café Boulud has you covered this Easter Sunday with a delicious three-course brunch. The prix-fixe menu features Café favourites like Grilled Lamb Chops, Oeufs au Saumon Fumé and Rotisserie Chicken and Waffles. Enjoy for $78 per person (open from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm)
7 West Café
The great thing about 7 West Café is that you can always rely on them to be open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. Rain or shine, holiday or not, if you feel like eating really early or really late, they’ve got a menu full of everything you could possibly need (read: hangover cure realness).
The new(ish) vegetarian hot-spot on Bay Street won’t let plant-based eaters down this Easter Weekend. They’re open and serving their signature, 100% plant-based à-la-carte brunch menu. Think dishes like Planta’s Signature Burger, Banana Pancakes, Land Lox Platter and more.
Colette Grand Cafe
If you’re feeling a bit bougie this Easter Weekend, lucky for you Colette Grand Cafe will be open to serve you some delicious French fare. For $75 per person, fill up at the brunch buffet which includes an assortment of Fresh Seafood, Charcuterie Board, Seasonal Salads, and other delicious offerings!
Is there ever really a bad time to have seafood? We think not – even during brunch! The Chase will be serving a special prix-fix Sunday brunch. Highlights include a Seafood Buffet, Crab & Avocado Tartine, and Roasted Lamb & Eggs. Diners can feast on this and more delightful things from under the sea for $95 per person.
The Chase Fish and Oyster
Another seafood option, The Chase Fish and Oyster, is here to grace us with their signature à-la-carte Sunday brunch menu. You can expect menu items like Smoked Salmon Benedict, King Crab Omelette and Avocado Toast – a welcome alternative to your plain old eggs and toast!
Drake One Fifty
The Drake One Fifty will be hosting a special “Feaster” dinner this Easter Sunday evening alongside their regular a la carte menu. Feasters can expect a family style meal of Sliced House-smoked Ham, Honey Roasted Carrots, and Buttered Fingerling Potatoes, followed by Pouding hComeaur, all for only $35.
The Drake Hotel
Sister restaurant to the Drake One Fifty, The Drake Hotel will also be having its own special long weekend feast, so leave the Easter cooking to them and bring the whole family along to enjoy a traditional Easter Sunday dinner. In true Drake style, you can expect all the fixings and maybe several cocktails too.
Yorkville outpost, STK wants you to leave the Easter fussing to them – they’ll be open for regular business hours over the entire long weekend!!! The chic lounge and steakhouse boasts menu items like Braised Short Rib, Chili Rubbed Rack of Lamb, Crispy Duck Breast and more. If you’re a true and faithful carnivore, then STK is the place to be.
Globe Bistro is inviting all families to come join them for a tasty Easter celebration this Sunday! They’ll be offering a 3-course prix-fix menu for only $29 plus a $12 menu for children (this includes treats from the Easter bunny, duh!). Although, note that the restaurant will be closing early so your best bet is to enjoy this feast over lunch time.
Why not change things up a bit this Easter Weekend and indulge in some Aburi sushi? Haven’t had the pleasure of tasting it yet? It’s sushi that’s been flame-seared to give it a slightly different taste that’s truly exceptional. Miku will be open for regular business hours, but hurry they’re almost all booked up!
As the Mediterranean eatery puts it, Easter brunch to your heart’s content!!! They’ll be serving an extraordinary menu of freshly-baked breads, hearty salads, European cheese, made-to-order pastas, carved meats, a la carte options, and pastries. There’s literally something for everyone, plus they’ll have a live jazz band and a monitored kids zone on-site too.
The contemporary French restaurant in Yorkville will be serving their normal menu this Easter Weekend, so you’ll be happy to know that you can order your usual favourites. Their long weekend hours are as follows: April 14 – Brunch 11:30 am – 4:00 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm, April 15 & 16 Brunch 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, Dinner 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm.
Hothouse Restaurant & Bar
The Hothouse Restaurant & Bar will be open from 11 am to 1 pm on Easter Monday for brunch! If you’re like us, then you can never say no to Italian – even if it’s on Easter (who needs roast chicken or turkey anyways?).
The Good Son
The Queen West favourite will be open for brunch and dinner this Sunday but is be closed Monday. Haven’t tried their Breakfast Pizza yet? We’d definitely suggest ordering this one for a truly satisfying and unconventional Easter brunch.
If you’ve eaten at Real Mo-Mo’s before then you know that owner Monique Guffen’s worldly dishes don’t disappoint! Things like the Cider Braised Mussels, Nasi Goreng, and Bison Burger come to mind… Sound like what you’re craving? Lucky for you Real Mo-Mo’s is open for brunch and dinner this Easter Weekend.
Do you have anymore Easter weekend destination suggestions for us? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @ViewTheVibe.