Easter is coming, and area restaurants are getting read to fix their best brunch dishes just for you. But you need to make reservations at most places, if you want a guaranteed table. Here are some of the offerings in the area. Prices do not include tax and tip.
Biga on the Banks, 203 St. Mary’s St. at Market Street. 210- 225-0722. Kids’ menu available. Service from 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Biga’s brunches are rightly famous year round. For Easter you’ll find entrées like roasted rib-eye of beef, seared natural scallops with parmesan mashers, and red chili pork pozole with white cabbage, oregano and lime share the spot light with more breakfast-style offerings including a Maine lobster frittata and a Biga take on eggs Benedict with smoky paprika hollandaise. After ordering your entrée, help yourself to an array of appetizers, salads, muffins, sushi, cheese and many other options.
The kids’ table desserts are served at kids’ height, making the goodies very reachable for young brunchers. Adults have numerous sweets to select from like coconut raspberry cake, lemon meringue tarts, chocolate cremeux, mint chocolate cheesecake, cookies, brownies and more. Adults $59 and kids’ menu will be available for $27.
Reservations are a good idea.
Boiler House Texas Grill & Wine Garden, 312 Pearl Parkway, 210-354-4644 — Easter brunch is 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Order off the regular brunch menu or choose one of chef Jeff White’s specials, which include Caballero Ranchero with barbacoa, smoked bacon, jalapeno jack and smoked cheddar cheese; Wagyu Hanger Steak Benedict; Lobster Carbonara Pot Pie; Ultimate Steak and Eggs; and Lemon Curd Trifle. Prices vary.
Charlie Wants a Burger, 223 Losoya St., 210-227-0864 — Easter hours are 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. with breakfast offerings in the morning, plus the regular menu of food and drinks.
The County Line, 10101 I-10 W., 210-641-1998 — The restaurant will be open 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. with its regular array of slow-smoked meats. Or, if you want your ribs shipped to you, click here.
Crumpets, 3920 Harry Wurzbach, 210-821-5600 — Easter brunch is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m with live music accompanying the meal. All entrées are served with appetizer, house salad, fresh vegetable, breads, dessert, and your choice of coffee or iced tea and wine or champagne. Appetizers include Puff Pastry with White Wine Mushroom Sauce; Scottish Smoked Salmon with Cream Cheese; and Mousse Truffle Pate. Entrée choices: Shrimp salad on avocado, eggs Benedict or chicken breast with Champagne sauce ($29.50 each); Split rack of lamb Provençal, Grilled salmon fillet with lemon butter and capers, Prime beef ribeye with choice of sauce or Shrimp Lyonnaise ($39.50 each); or the Trilogy of beef tenderloin with Rossini sauce, lobster tail with lemon butter and rack of Provençal ($49.50). The children’s menu for kids under 10 include tortellini or chicken breast with salad or dessert for $12.50.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine, 255 E. Basse Road, 210-824-9463 — A special Easter Three-Course Brunch menu will be offered 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Choices include Prime Rib with a Trio of Sauces, Fleming’s Signature Eggs Benedict, Prime Rib Hash or Baked Brioche French Toast layered in vanilla and orange custard with choice of appetizer and dessert.. The price is $39.95 per person. In addition, guests will also receive a $25 dining card valid for a future visit.
Frederick’s, 7701 Broadway, 210-828-9050; Frederick’s Bistro, 14439 N.W. Military Hwy., 210-888-1500 — Easter Brunch specials include appetizer choices of Shrimp and Crab Cocktail with Spicy Cocktail Sauce ($12), Baked Oysters Casino ($10) and Crab Cake ($11). Main course choices: Parmesan Crusted Rainbow Trout ($21), Grilled Lamb Chops ($26), Beef Filet Mignon with Jumbo Shrimp ($33), Eggs Benedict ($19) and Sea Scallops and Shrimp with Tomato & Garlic Sauce ($22). Call for hours.
Hilton Palacio del Rio, 200 S. Alamo St., 210-222-1400 — Easter Brunch seatings are at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The meals will be served in the hotel’s Salon del Rey Ballroom, and includes a brunch buffet, a glass of champagne, an appearance by the Easter Bunny, and complimentary valet parking. Visit the petting zoo including baby goats and sheep, bunnies, chicks, a piglet, and more. Guests will also enjoy a live harp performance during brunch.
Hyatt Hill Country Resort, 9800 Hyatt Resort Drive, 210-767-7999 — Easter brunch in the new Independence Ballroom will be 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. An Easter egg hunt on the lawn begins at 9 a.m. and other family activities are planned. Pricing: Adults – $54.95, Seniors (60+) – $44.95, Children ages 6-12 – $26. Evening dining in Antlers Lodge will be available.
JW Marriott, 23808 Resort Parkway, (210) 483-6622 — The Easter Buffet will be from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Pricing: Adults $70; seniors $60; children ages 4-12 $30. The menu includes all of your favorites with a Hill Country twist.
Las Canarias at the Omni La Mansion del Rio, 112 College St., 210-518-1177 — Las Canarias’ Easter Champagne Brunch will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Items on the brunch menu include Eggs Benedict with House-Cured Ham, Texas Cinnamon Raisin Brioche French Toast, Bananas Foster over Pearl Sugar Belgian Style Waffles, Blood Orange and Dill Gravlax Salmon, and Farm Fresh Eggs and Omelets Made-to-Order, along with a full salad station including an assortment of meats and cheeses. Featured dishes include Texas Redfish and Shellfish Paella along with a chef carving station offering Apple and Mint Stuffed Leg of Lamb and Smoke Prime Rib of Beef. A pastry station will include an assortment of handmade brownies and cupcakes, Lemon Meringue Shortbread Tarts and Croissant Bread Pudding with Spiced Caramel Anglaise. The price is $72 per adult and $36 for children ages 6-12. Regular à la carte dining at Las Canarias will begin at 5:30 p.m.
Las Ramblas in the Hotel Contessa, 306 W. Market St., 210-298-8040 — Easter Brunch will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Executive chef Jordan Mackey has created a menu of Easter specialties, including traditional holiday favorites with flavorful Spanish overtones. Entree selections include but are not limited to applewood-smoked prime rib, Moroccan maple-glazed ham, honey-glazed turkey breast and an extensive seafood bar and smoked seafood display. Paella Valencia, roasted salmon and pasta also highlight the chef’s savory selections. Artisan cheeses and Spanish cured meats, fresh vegetables, salads and a roasted asparagus soup will also be served, in addition to a waffle and omelet station. A children’s buffet with macaroni and cheese, mini corn dogs, chicken tenders and pizza will also be available. There will a dessert buffet for all. Prices are $51 for adults, $17 for children ages 7 to 16, and free for children 6 and under. Sangrias and mimosas are priced at an additional $12 per person.
Little Gretel, 518 River Road, Boerne, 830-331-1368 — Easter hours are 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Seating is on a first-come-first-served basis and no reservations will be taken. The busier time tends to be between 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Luce Ristorante e Enoteca, 11255 Huebner Road, 210-561-9700 — Easter hours are noon – 9 p.m. with a three-course special for $39.95 a person. The menu begins with a choice of Zuppa di Zucca (Butternut Squash and Pumpkin Soup, Braised Escarole, Pancetta), Caesar Salad or Caprese, followed by a choice of Costolette D’ Angello (Parsley and Garlic Brined Grilled Lamb Porterhouse Chops) or Pesce alla Luce (Pan Seared Fresh Halibut Fillet). Dessert choices: Spumoni, Tiramisu, Crème Brûlée and Chocolate Lava Torta with Vanilla Gelato.
Lüke San Antonio, 125 E. Houston St., 210-227-5853 — Easter brunch is served 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Specials include boiled crawfish with new potatoes; Jamon Tejano, house-cured ham with a goat cheese fritter; Redfish “on the Half Shell”; and Twin County Farm Lamb Ragout. The dessert special is Heavenly Hash with candied pecans, nougat marshmallow and devil’s food brownie.
Marie Callender’s Restaurant & Bakery, 4788 NW Interstate 410 Loop Frontage Road, 210-680-4257 — Dine in for Easter Brunch or Easter Ham Dinner. Easter brunch includes a selection of traditional brunch items while the dinner includes ham with pineapple sauce, mashed potatoes, gravy and more. Some of the options for dinner to go include:
- Turkey Feast ($99.99) – A delicious oven roasted turkey breast with all the feast trimmings. Serves up to 6 people.
- The Ultimate Whole Turkey Feast ($119.99) – A whole roasted turkey with all of the feast trimmings. Serves up to 8 people.
- Ham and Turkey Combo Feast ($139.99) – A roasted turkey breast and bone-in spiral cut quarter ham with chipotle-pineapple glaze topping and all the feast trimmings. Serves up to 8 people.
- The Ultimate Whole Turkey & Ham Feast ($149.99) – A whole roasted turkey, bone-in spiral cut quarter ham and chipotle-pineapple glaze topping. Serves up to 8 people.
- Brunch Feast ($49.99) – Perfect for an Easter brunch, this feast includes eight freshly baked muffins, two 9” classic quiches, seasonal fruit, whipped topping all packaged and ready to go. Serves up to 10 people.
There are also 30 types of pie available to go in flavors such as Apple, Chocolate Cream, Lemon Meringue and Pumpkin.
Max’s Wine Dive, 340 E. Basse Road, 210-444-9547 — Easter brunch is 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Order off the regular brunch menu with some Easter specials, including mimosas. Also, for a special price get an Easter Retail Package with wine. To make a reservation call the number above. Easter specials include Smoked Tomato Aioli with pickled Quail Egg and Bavarian Crème Salad and Smoked Duck Breast Omelet with Spinach, Brie and Marbled Potatoes. Prices vary.
Morton’s the Steakhouse, 300 E. Crockett St., 210-228-0700 — Morton’s will be open for dinner on Easter with the regular menu and a steak and lobster special for $55.
Mike’s in the Village, 2355 Bulverde Road, Bulverde, 830-438-2747 — Easter Brunch is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. First course is a choice of House Salad, Caesar Salad or Baby Spinach Salad with Bacon and Boiled Egg. Second course is a choice of House Cured and Baked Virginia Ham with Sweet Potato Hash and Sautéed Vegetables; Grilled Fresh Wild Caught Salmon with Lemon and Capers; Cajun Seasoned Prime Rib; Shrimp with a Tomato and Andouille Sausage Broth plus Smoked Gouda Cheese Grits; or Eggs Benedict with Sautéed Spinach and Applewood Bacon. Dessert choices: Blueberry Bread Pudding with Lemon Chantilly Sauce; Strawberry Crepes with Chocolate Drizzle; and Bananas Foster with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. The price for adults is $26.95. Children’s menu choices: Grilled Cheese with French Fries and Fresh Fruit; Grilled Chicken with French Fries and Fresh Fruit; Chicken Tenders with French Fries and Fresh Fruit; and Pancakes with Bacon and Fresh Fruit. The children’s options, for kids under 10, come with a drink for $7.95.
Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade, 9821 Colonnade Blvd., 210-699-5803 — Easter Day Champagne Brunch in in the Omni Grand Ballroom is from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. with seatings every 30 minutes until 2 p.m. Breakfast entrees include Applewood Smoked Bacon, Country House Chicken and Apple Links, Eggs Benedict with Canadian Bacon and Red Pepper Hollandaise and Vanilla Cinnamon Swirl French Toast. An omelet station, seasonal fruit, Warm Butter Croissants and Fruit Danish, Muffins, Sliced French Baguettes and Bagels, and salads will be offered. Easter favorites: Smoked Pork Loin with Granny Smith Apple and Fennel; Roasted Salmon with Wild Mushroom Confit and Wine Reduction; Garden Herb Marinated Chicken Breast and Natural Jus; Green Bean Amandine; Dungeness Crab and Pea Soup; Home-style Mash Potatoes; and Saffron Rice Pilaf with Orzo.
Also: Carved-to-order: Garlic and Thyme Studded Baron of Beef with Raspberry Merlot; Mustard Crusted Leg of Lamb with Mint Jelly; and Hickory Smoked Bone-In Ham. Seafood Display: Citrus Brined Shrimp, New Zealand Green Lip Mussels, and Crab Claws. Cowboys Campfire: Hill Country Chili and Jalapeno Cornbread, Pickled Ham Hocks and Honey Baked Beans, Venison and Root Vegetable Stew, and Fredericksburg Peach Cobbler with Roasted Oats and Texas Pecans. Desserts: S’mores Bar with Graham Crackers, Bite-Size Desserts and Bars, Mini Cakes and Pies and Sugar-Free Delights. Prices are $50 for adults, $43 for seniors 65+ and $21 for children ages 5-11.
Ostra at the Mokara Hotel & Spa, 212 W. Crockett St., 210-396-5817 — Breakfast will be available at Ostra beginning at 6:30 a.m. Ostra’s regular à la carte menu will be available during breakfast and lunch. Featured Easter specials will be offered during dinner service only beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Paesanos 1604, 3622 Paesanos Pkwy., 210-493-1604; Paesanos Lincoln Heights, 555 E. Basse Road, 210-828-5191; Paesanos Riverwalk, 111 W. Crockett St., 210-227-2782 — Easter hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. with the regular menu plus blackboard specials.
Piatti at Eilan, 17101 La Cantera Parkway, 210-251-3542 — Easter brunch begins at 11 a.m. with service going until closing. Easter specials will be offered in addition to the regular menu.
Q on the Riverwalk at the San Antonio Hyatt, 123 Losoya St., 210-510-4477 — The Easter brunch will be from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Included will be a Seafood Station with Chilled Prawns – Marinated Mussels – Half Shelled Oysters; a series of salads plus Cream of Asparagus Soup with Blue Crab Meat. At the Breakfast Station: Made-to-Order Omelets, House Smoked Chairman Reserve Brisket Sopas, Bourbon Pecan French Toast with Molasses Butter and Maple Syrup, Chicken Jalapeno Sausage and Smoked Bacon. Entrees: Herb Roasted Halibut Lemon Confit, Apple & Fennel Stuffed Organic Chicken Breast and Hickory Smoked Bison Brisket with Prickly Pear BBQ Sauce. At the Carving Station: Cedar River Farms All Natural Beef Rib-Eye and Heritage Bone-In Ham. Desserts include Cream Puffs, Petite Fours, Chocolate Dipped Strawberries Fruit Tarts and more. The price is $47 for adults and $23 for children ages 4-12. Complimentary Champagne or Mimosa. Complimentary self-parking across the street, if space is available.
Rio Rio Cantina, 421 E. Commerce St., 210-226-8462 — Easter hours are 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. with breakfast options in the morning. The regular food and drink offerings will be available until closing.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Concord Plaza, 7720 Jones Maltsberger Road, 210-821-5051; Grand Hyatt, 600 E. Market St., 210-227-8847 — The Concord Plaza location will be open 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Easter with the full menu as well as Ruth’s Classics, a multi-course prix fixe special. The Grand Hyatt location will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner on Easter.
Silo Elevated Cuisine, 434 North Loop 1604 W., (210) 483-8989 — A three-course Easter Champagne brunch will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. First course, choice of one: Lobster Bisque, Smoked Salmon, Grilled Honey Ancho Glazed Quail, Classic Caesar Salad, Baby Arugula, Little Gem Lettuce. Second course: Silo Eggs Benedict, Maine Lobster Scramble, Seared Sea Scallops, Southern BBQ Grilled Redfish, Oven-Roasted Chicken Breast, Beef Tenderloin. Third course: Vanilla Bean Cheesecake, Dark Chocolate Truffle Mousse Pie. Children’s menu: Angel Hair Pasta with butter, garlic and cheese bread, Chicken Tenders and third course, Chocolate Sundae. Cost is $38 per person not including tax and tip; Children’s menu, $11.
Sustenio at Éilan Hotel and Spa, 17103 La Cantera Pkwy., 210-598-2950 The Easter Brunch Buffet will be from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and will feature chef Stephan Pyles’ newly unveiled Mediterranean-inspired menu. At the carving station, Sustenio’s signature Grilled Bistecca Fiorintina “Prime” Porterhouse will be accompanied by Spinach Florentine and Chianti Jus. Other carving station choices include Oven-Roasted Prime Rib with Horseradish Cream and Natural Jus and Apple Honey Glazed Spiral Ham infused with Anise and served with Apple Chutney. Other entrees: Oven Roasted Salmon with Mango and Peach Chutney; Grilled Breast of Chicken with Organic Mushrooms and Natural Jus; Farmers Market Vegetables and Whipped Yukon Potatoes.
The brunch also includes Sustenio Chicken-Fried Steak Benedict with Buttermilk Biscuit; Traditional Eggs Benedict with Nueskie Canadian Bacon and House Hollandaise; Brioche French Toast with Honey Butter and Pure Maple Syrup; and Applewood Smoked Bacon and Country Sausage. The omelet station provides made-to-order creations while seafood options include Poached Jumbo Shrimp and Crab Claws; Oyster Shooters; Sashimi; and Crudo. Other features: local artisan cheeses, antipasti, charcuterie and marinated olives, seasonal fruit, smoked salmon, Caesar and other salads, side dishes, a Brick-Oven Flatbread Station and dessert selections, including a made-to-order “Liquid Nitro” Ice Cream Station. Prices are $59.95 for adults, $49.95 for seniors and active military; and $19.95 for children ages 4 to 12.
Texas de Brazil, 313 E. Houston St., 210-229-1600 — Service on Easter begins at 11 a.m. Early diners can also enjoy scrambled eggs, fried potatoes, pastries and more in addition to the array of meats.
Tre Trattoria Alamo Heights, 4003 Broadway and Tre Trattoria Downtown, Easter Brunch from 10-4. 210-805-0333. See full multi-course brunch online here. $42.50 non-inclusive of tax and tip.
Tre Trattoria Downtown, 401 S. Alamo, at the Fairmont Hotel. Easter Brunch from 10-4. (210) 223-0401. See full multi-course brunch online here. $42.50 non-inclusive of tax and tip.
Tuk Tuk Taproom, 1702 Broadway, 210-222-8277 — On Easter weekend, Dim Sum Pajama Brunch will be available both Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. People are encouraged to wear their pajamas and come as they are. The prices are $25 for adults and $14.50 for children under 14. For reservations: pjs@TukTukTaproom.com.
Z’Tejas, 15900 La Cantera Parkway, 210-690-3334 — Easter brunch hours are 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Receive a complimentary photo with the Easter Bunny.