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.
Easter Brunch Served: 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
$24.95 adult and $6.95 for children
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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!
The Saint Paul Hotel
$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
$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.