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Best Family Friendly Easter Brunches In Twin Cities

March 23, 2012 6:00 AM

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By Meghan Marx

When we think of Easter, many of us have traditions involving family, friends, celebrating at church, egg hunts, chocolate bunnies, baskets full of candy, and of course, brunch — a late morning or early afternoon feast where your only responsibly is paying the bill. Easter Brunch is a big deal in Minnesota and many of us have kids “hopped” up on sugar — so we compiled a list of some places we like to call the Best of the Family Brunch.

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Café Lurcat

1624 Harmon Place
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 486-5500

Easter Brunch Served: 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
$24.95 adult and $6.95 for children
Reviews, directions and more info. on the website

Café Lurcat serves up one of the area’s most impressive brunch spreads in town and with it’s convenient location just off of South Lyndale Ave and near I-94 it’s a sure bet for a great brunch. It overlooks Loring Park, where hopefully on Easter, some of the park natural beauty is will begin showing signs of life with springtime just around the corner. Lurcat’s brunch is set up family-style with kid’s prices making it a great place for the entire family to eat. They also offer a children’s area for coloring and Easter baskets, too!

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The Saint Paul Hotel

350 Market St
St. Paul, MN 55102
(800) 292-9292

$34.95 per person, $12.95 for children ages 3-10

If you are looking for a wonderfully over-the-top traditional yet luxurious brunch for your Easter celebration, then the historic Saint Paul Hotel’s menu is perfect for you. The hotel recently reinstated its Easter Brunch in the ballroom after many patron requests for the St. Paul tradition to return. The hotel’s chefs creates an all-you-can-eat feast for all and feel free to bring the entire family to enjoy the Easter Bunny, Easter baskets and lots of good spring-like feelings during this holiday event!

Nicollet Island Inn

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Nicollet Island Inn

95 Merriam Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 331-1800

$49 per guest

For those searching for a more of an elegant and relaxing Easter Brunch look no further than Nicollet Island Inn located on Nicollet Island in Minneapolis. This historic Inn overlooks the Mississippi River and offers brunch in five appetite-filling courses. These classic offerings range from eggs benedict, duck confit, cured salmon, poached lobster to key lime cheese and much more. This Easter Brunch may be pricier than the others but satisfaction is guaranteed at the Inn’s traditional take on brunch. Call ahead for reservations and arrive with an empty stomach.

Meghan Marx was born and raised in the mid-west, where outdoor activity is her second nature. Meghan is a graphics artist, college professor and web designer. Follow Meg at @designingmarx.

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  • Harold Tadlock

    Now, let’s get back to reality, and tell us which one’s the average person can afford.

  • Dawn

    We have been going to Old Country Buffet for our Easter brunch for years. The food is just fine

  • AJ

    “Family Friendly”?!!At $49 per person? And what kid is going to be thrilled with duck confit and poached lobster? If there are the “best” choices for family friendly Easter brunch, we’ll stay home and eat jellybeans!

    • John

      My sentiments eggsactly.

    • SE

      Those are some of the options, they actually make waffles and omelette and have a huge selection of other things for kids…..”BEST” not “Most Affordable” …I take my kids to Fogo de Chao a few times a year, that is $55 for my 13 year old and $30 for my 9 year old, then for new years we go to Cosmos for New years dinner, it is a coursed out dinner and cost roughly $85-100 for each child and then $125+ for adults with a wine pairing, it is fine dinning and my kids LOVE it…

      I just do not understand what price has to do with this, you could not cook brunch with the same menu options for the same prices….Value is in the product, and the prices reflect to standard of products..great food, great location and more is not going to be $10 a plate.

      • Barbara

        Well some of us can’t afford fine diing at those prices…I can buy most of my daughter’s summer clothes for that price!

        • CC

          Barbara… I agree! For $125.00 my husband and I can eat for a week – really. The amount of money you are spending is crazy. Even if you only do it a few times a year.

      • MSea

        Mitt, Mitt – is that you?

      • Jackie

        Seriously??!! You don’t understand what price has to do with it?

  • Linguini Lips

    Mystic Lake brunch….AB FAB and inexpensive….prime rib & ham included.

  • Jim

    I’ll be visiting my Dad at his assisted living facility for Easter and I bet I enjoy it more than going to these places.

    • Jackie

      Blessings to you.

  • justaxnspend

    God bless you Jim!

  • wendy

    Really, Meghan Marx? Is this the best you could find for families in the twin cities?
    I would say you did not do your homework! Please try again.

  • SusieQ

    These brunch offerings would leave any family I know in the poorhouse. C’mon….seriously? While I am sure she found lovely brunches, calling them family friendly is a bit out there. Bless you Jim for taking the time to visit your dad. I for one will be cooking brunch-for my family at about a 10th of these prices.

  • Kristina Westberg

    those are the worst prices ever!!!!!! cough cough here is my kidney for partial payment.

  • TLO

    You can go on the Paddelford Cruise and have brunch for $40 for adults and $19 for children. I would much rather do that! Just saying…

  • Kate Roeger

    i work as a caterer for families who can’t usually afford them for special events… know how people I can feed for the prices listed at these not so family friendly options? wow…..

  • foghorn

    Here I thought this was going to be a good article. Thinking that I might go to one of these places. I opened the story and started laughing.
    It’s obvious to me that this reporter makes too much money to be calling these resturants “Family friendly” Maybe “upper class family friendly.”

  • tim

    The Medina Entertainment Center Restaurant is very good and not too pricey.

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