Top 10 Spots for Easter Brunch
Don't let foil-wrapped chocolates and marshmallow chicks be the most memorable things you eat on Easter -- make reservations for a special brunch! Traditional breakfast favorites, Southwest specialties, and Creole classics are just a few of the delicacies being served up at Gayot's top 10 restaurants for Easter brunch in the U.S.
The Beacon Hill Bistro (Boston)
The Easter brunch menu at The Beacon Hill Bistro will star such tempting fare as farm egg omelets and cinnamon brioche french toast.
Owners Peter and Cecilia Rait run a wholly different show than other restaurateurs, one devoid of ego and very smooth -- a result of their European hotel school background. The restaurant is a long, thin, bright room with slightly arched ceilings, torch-like sconces and an oh-so-Parisian tile floor; to celebrate the acquisition of the first full liquor license to be issued on Charles Street in decades, an eight-seat bar was installed. The neighborhood's sophisticates linger over a rather reasonable wine list and mingle over streamlined bistro plates that boast a mixture of local products and provincial French conceptions. ... The dessert cart is sure to trigger overseas memories. Brunch and lunch star omelets, croque madame, steak frites and other simple favorites. Read the full review.
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Brennan's of Houston (Houston)
Gulf Coast crab cakes, eggs Benedict, shrimp rémoulade and bananas Foster flambéed tableside are just a few of the items from the famous Brennan's of Houston brunch.
You can't help but think that even an authentic New Orleans courtyard couldn't be this pretty, but the expansive brick-tiled patio dotted with wrought-iron furniture and anchored by an imposing fountain is truly striking. Indoor diners also can take advantage of its shaded beauty, without the ill effects of Houston's humidity, through floor-to-ceiling windows that wrap around the courtyard. The main dining room is not as eye-catching as the courtyard, but it is an elegant treat for lunches, dinner and, especially, the famous Brennan's brunch. That feast begins with appetizers like turtle soup or shrimp rémoulade. Entrées may include eggs Benedict, jumbo lump crab cake or eggs, or savory dishes like the Texas pecan roasted black grouper. And don't miss out on a worldwide tradition that started with this family---bananas Foster, flambéed tableside. Read the full review.
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