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Don't let chocolates and marshmallow chicks be the most memorable things you eat this Easter. Make reservations for a special brunch! Traditional breakfast favorites and Creole classics are just a few of the delicacies being served up at these top 10 restaurants for Easter brunch in the U.S. From coast to coast, these restaurants are prime places to enjoy this special mid-day meal surrounded by friends and family.

  • 1. 1789 Restaurant

    Holidays like Easter provide the rare opportunity for diners to experience brunch at Washington DC's 1789 Restaurant, which was a favorite of Julia Child. Guests compose their festive feast from an à la carte menu of traditional Easter favorites.

    1226 36th St. NW

    Washington, DC  20007        

    202-965-1789

  • 2. The Beacon Hill Bistro

    The Easter brunch prix-fixe menu at The Beacon Hill Bistro in Boston stars such tempting fare as Tamworth ham with maple mustard glaze, Vermont lamb shoulder with mint pesto, and house-made desserts.

    The Beacon Hill Hotel

    25 Charles St.

    Boston, MA  02114  

    617-723-7575

  • 3. Brennan's of Houston

    Easter brunch at Brennan's of Houston will feature live music and Creole classics. Children will also have the opportunity to hold and pet bunnies, under the supervision of animal handlers in the courtyard.

    3300 Smith St.

    Houston, TX  77006 

    713-522-9711

  • 4. Canoe

    Take in views of the Chattahoochee River in Atlanta while savoring Canoe's brunch dishes like brioche french toast, or select from the special menu items added just for the Easter holiday.

    4199 Paces Ferry Rd. NW

    Atlanta, GA 30339    

    770-432-2663

  • 5. elements

    Enjoy views of Camelback Mountain while indulging in pastries, waffles and omelets at Easter brunch at elements in Paradise Valley, Arizona.

    Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa

    5700 E. McDonald Dr.

    Paradise Valley, AZ  85253   

    480-607-2300

  • 6. Fig & Olive

    The coastal towns of the French Riviera inspire the brunch at Fig & Olive. On Easter, diners can choose from prix-fixe options like crab Benedict and Provençal lamb. Housemade carrot cake makes for a sweet finale.

    8490 Melrose Place

    West Hollywood, CA  90069

    310-360-9100

  • 7. Marchand's

    Marchand's in St. Petersburg will offer a spread including seasonal fruits and salads, hot and cold meats, crab legs, tapas, eggs Benedict and pastries.

    Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club

    501 Fifth Ave. NE

    St. Petersburg, FL 33701       

    727-824-8072

  • 8. Navio

    For Easter, The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay presents the Navio brunch buffet in the ballroom. There will also be a petting zoo and Easter egg hunt on the Gazebo Lawn.

    The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

    One Miramontes Pt. Rd.

    Half Moon Bay, CA 94019   

    650-712-7040

  • 9. North Pond

    Chicago's North Pond restaurant features a three-course menu for Easter brunch with choices like pork loin sage saltimbocca with maple bacon, frisée, capers, polenta, mascarpone and knob onions.

    2610 N. Cannon Dr.

    Chicago, IL 60614      

    773-477-5845

  • 10. Peacock Alley

    Peacock Alley in New York's The Waldorf-Astoria hotel puts on a luxurious Easter brunch buffet in the lobby with a myriad of gourmet food stations.

    The Waldorf-Astoria

    301 Park Ave.

    New York, NY 10022

    212-872-1275

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