Easter is a day of worship, a day to spend with family or maybe even a day to watch children hunt for eggs and be greeted by an over-sized white furry guest with white floppy ears. Spend the afternoon doing anything but fussing over a hot stove. Dress up in your Sunday best and stop hunting for a deviled egg recipe or a roasting pan large enough to glaze your ham. Gather your family together and leave the cooking to a chef from one of the top restaurants for Easter brunch in St. Louis.
Missouri Botanical Garden
4344 Shaw Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63110
Call ahead for reservations at this popular brunch spot. Feast on ham, roast beef, pasta salads and dessert. Soak in the beauty of the Sassafras Café inside the Missouri Botanical Gardens, and then spend the afternoon enjoying walking through the gardens. Seatings occur three times throughout the day on March 31, at 10:30 a.m., noon and again at 1:30 p.m. Enjoy admission to the Garden as part of the cost for the brunch.
The Columns Banquet Center
711 Veterans Memorial Parkway
St. Charles, MO 63303
Leave any plans for dieting on the back burner on Easter Sunday starting at 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Celebrate the day with an array of scrumptious cuisine. Make your reservations ahead of time so you can relax and soak in the ambiance of this premier banquet center in St. Charles. Be dazzled from the moment you walk in the door with amazing ice carvings that accent a full buffet influenced by Chef John Shanahan.
Illinois Route 100
13653 Lodge Blvd.
Grafton, IL 62037
(618) 786-2331 ext. 502
Keep a tradition alive with Pere Marquette’s Easter brunch buffet. Make your reservations ahead of time for your special seating time starting at 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on March 31. Celebrate by spending the weekend at the lodge in a cabin, or enjoy the country drive to the bluffs of the Mississippi River on the Illinois side after church. Once you’ve arrived, get ready to feast on the food that fills the buffet lines once a year at this lodge restaurant atop a hill on the grounds of a state park. Bring the kids to hop behind a floppy-eared guest hosting two Easter egg hunts on the property at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
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Missouri History Museum
5700 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63112
Make it a brunch to remember at this restaurant tucked away inside the Missouri History Museum. Bring your appetite and your taste for a gorgeous view overlooking Forest Park. The elegant champagne brunch features a made-to-order omelet station and other locally grown and provided hot foods crafted by Executive Chef Greg Ziegenfuss, who also overseas Butler’s Pantry Catering. Choose from three seating times throughout the mid-morning and early afternoon with advance reservations to secure your table at this popular location for brunch.
3650 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63127
Leave the carving of the ham to the hand-carving expertise of a professional server. Sit back and relax with friends in the warm and cozy surroundings of this restaurant with a neighborhood feel. Don’t let the Irish pub atmosphere fool you, because this place knows how to serve an Easter brunch that will bring you back year after year. Enjoy traditional brunch items of waffles, sausages and eggs as well as a variety of not-so-typical brunch food like hand-carved ham, wings, pastas, salads and desserts.
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