Food & Drink

Where to Make Easter Brunch Reservations Around Baltimore

Your guide to buffets spreads, prix-fixe plates, and drink deals for the spring feast.

Although we love snacking on chocolate bunnies and embarking on egg hunts, Easter Sunday is really about gathering around the table with loved ones. And if you’re hoping to ditch the bacon and eggs at home and make a brunch reservation for the springtime celebration, there are plenty of local places planning specials. If eats like banana French toast, smoked salmon flatbread, and Old Bay-roasted chicken sound appetizing, put on your Sunday best and hop over to one of these delectable spots on March 31.

Blackwall Hitch: The Easter brunch buffet at this Inner Harbor eatery is back with a stellar spread and specialty stations. Fill your plate with made-to-order omelets, chicken and waffles, French toast, and herb-crusted prime rib. End the morning on a sweet note with your choice of assorted brownies, cheesecakes, petit fours, and parfaits. 700 East Pratt St. $56

Docks on the Harbor: Just across the street, this Inner Harbor newbie is offering 90 minutes of bottomless mimosas, Bloody Marys, Bellinis, and an assortment of frozen drinks and margaritas with the purchase of select items from the brunch menu. And of course, brunch wouldn’t be complete without a special visit from the Easter Bunny from 12 to 2 p.m. 621 East Pratt St., $30

Guilford Hall Brewery: In the rustic taproom of this brewpub near Station North, enjoy live music, sip a craft brew, and dig into brunch specials like a deviled egg trio, an all-American breakfast with ham or bacon, and festive berry-drizzled waffles topped with mini Peeps. Adult beverage deals will include $5 half liters, $12 Bloody Marys, $12 Peep-tinis, and $25 bottomless mimosas. 1611 Guilford Ave.

Gunther & Co.: With its bright and contemporary decor, including a 16-foot living green wall, this Brewers Hill favorite is an ideal dining destination for spring. A two-course prix-fixe menu includes starters like Thai red curry crab soup, tuna ceviche, and cornmeal-crusted fried oysters with a green curry pork sauce. Options for the main event include harissa-scented lamb, crab and goat cheese quiche, a smoked salmon “everything” flatbread, and berry French toast with macerated fruit. 3650 Toone St., $45

Johnny’s: Snag a table for the family at this relaxed Roland Park staple. The full-blown buffet spread will feature plenty to please all palates, including salads, fruits, pastries, omelets, sliders, fried chicken, and bananas foster French toast. Be sure to save room for the pink velvet lemonade cake and chocolate covered pretzel cupcakes for dessert. 4800 Roland Ave., $45

La Cuchara: Known for its wood-grilled meats and fish, the trendy spot in Woodberry’s Meadow Mill is serving up a three-course prix-fixe for the holiday. Look out for items like vegetable fricassèe, braised beef daube with horseradish and pommes purèe, and pan con tomate—a simple yet delicious Spanish tomato bread. Craving something sweet? The almond cake with wildflower honey is a must-try. 3600 Clipper Mill Road, $49. 

Nick’s Fish House: Head to Port Covington bright and early to soak up the spring sun over the water this Easter. There, you’ll find Nick’s buffet service with typical breakfasts like pancakes, French toast, and hash browns, along with omelet and meat-carving stations. But, naturally, seafood is the star of the show, with selections like Maryland crab soup, chicken and shrimp jambalaya, blackened mahi mahi, crab balls, and white wine-steamed mussels. 2600 Insulator Drive, $59.95

Rec Pier Chop House: Throughout Easter weekend, pull up a seat at the rustic yet contemporary Italian chophouse inside Fells Point’s Sagamore Pendry hotel for a flavorful brunch. Highlights on the buffet will include sweet crespelles with an orange glaze, carved pit beef, blue crab Benedicts with tomato hollandaise, a smoked salmon display, and a variety of cheese and charcuterie. Finish it all off with desserts ranging from tiramisu to housemade pie. 1715 Thames St., $105

Rusty Scupper: The Key Highway stalwart’s annual all-you-can-eat event is back in full force for the holiday. Snack on your usual French toast, scrambled eggs, and bacon, while indulging in a made-to-order omelet bar, carving station with fresh meats, and an iced seafood station. Other menu highlights include Old Bay-roasted chicken with honey butter, smoked gouda grits and lobster, and a spiced roasted salmon with charred corn and crab fondue. 402 Key Highway, $79

RYMKS: This inviting community spot in Little Italy will be featuring Belgian waffles and velvety blue corn cheese grits, plus proteins like catfish, salmon, and lobster. With an entree purchase, you’ll have access to endless mimosas to make your holiday boozy and bright. 819 East Pratt St., $25-38

The Capital Grille: If you want to go all out with a steakhouse brunch, head to this Inner Harbor classic for special crab cake Benedicts, 8-oz center cut filet mignon, dry-aged New York strip and eggs, and lobster frittata—all served with asparagus and white cheddar hash browns. Wash everything down with a glass of Champagne or a mimosa, and be sure to save room for a scoop of ice cream for dessert. 500 East Pratt St., $47-50

The Manor Tavern: Located in Monkton, this charming destination inside an 18th-century stone farmhouse is perfect for snapping family photos. During the holiday brunch service, fill your plate with options like citrus chili-glazed salmon, pan-fried Tuscan chicken with parmesan butter sauce, and “Corn Jumble”—a tavern tradition with sautéed smoked bacon, onions, fresh corn on the cob, and a touch of cream. Plus, enjoy the specialty omelet bar and a carving station featuring brown sugar bourbon-glazed ham. 15819 Old York Road, Monkton. $54.95

The Turn House: This fine-dining destination on a golf course in Columbia will fill its chafing dishes with worldly selections like tabouli and couscous salad, pastrami salmon, and crackle-dyed deviled eggs. Plus, enjoy carving stations and choose from an endless assortment of pastries like pain au chocolate, fruit turnovers, mini croissants, and house-made biscuits. 11130 Willow Bottom Drive, Columbia. $65

Twist Fells Point: At this stylish neighborhood bistro in Fells Point, new à la carte brunch specials are being introduced just in time for the big day. Look out for Mediterranean-inspired dishes including traditional shakshuka, lamb, and feta quiche with salmon and zucchini. 723 S Broadway.