As spring finally begins to show its face in Colorado, the spring holidays begin to pop up on the calendar as well. With all the plans you have to make for Easter, why spend the morning cooking brunch for the whole family when you can head out to eat to enjoy an amazing meal at one of these local area restaurants? You are probably already cooking up a storm for dinner, so don’t overwork yourself. Instead, make your reservations early, and then head out to a memorable brunch filled with all the trimmings at any of these delightful spots. After this meal, you may never want to cook Easter brunch again.
Beast + Bottle
719 E. 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80203
Beast + Bottle is that rustic American-style restaurant that is perfect for any special occasion. Bring the whole family out to experience this wonderful dining experience for Easter, just be sure to make those reservations early. The brunch menu offers many delightful dishes, sure to please any palate. Enjoy the deep fried brioche French toast with cranberry jam, the gingerbread waffle or Beast + Bottle’s spin on the classic Benedict, the Artic Char Eggs Benedict served with gravlax and capers. Make sure to order a mimosa or the “That Funky Monkey-Mosa,” which is a truly delicious spin with sparkling white wine and fresh orange juice, and you’ll have everything you need for a memorable Easter brunch.
1529 S. Pearl St
Denver, CO 80210
The Black Pearl is a classic neighborhood restaurant with simple, elegant surroundings and a diverse and eclectic American menu. Brunch here is always a fantastic experience, with lots of delicious creations that would be perfect for your family meal. Start it off with Monkey Bread, made with cream cheese, pecans and a brown sugar butter glaze. Then move on to something more traditional like the Chef’s Omelet, the Banana Nutella Waffle or even the Duck Confit Hash Skillet. If you are more of a lunch fan during the brunch hours, you can also try a burger, chicken and waffles or the quiche of the day. You can get it all with a bottomless mimosa to round out your meal, or try the Bloody Mary made with the house-infused pepper vodka for a spicy kick to your Sunday morning.
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Central Bistro and Bar
1691 Central St
Denver, CO 80211
If you love farm-to-table dining, and you want to enjoy the freshest tastes available in Colorado, then you’ll want to make your Easter reservations at Central Bistro and Bar. The fun, contemporary setting is perfect for the bright and creative cuisine, just be sure to save some room for dessert, as the sweets here are not to be missed. For brunch, you can order the banana pancakes with whipped cream cheese frosting, the maple bourbon French toast with candied bacon or try the country pork hash with pickled shallot. Central Bistro also offers bottomless mimosas and a delicious Bloody Mary, depending on what your morning drink of choice is, so order a few, and enjoy a wonderful holiday meal with your family.
Elway’s Cherry Creek
2500 E. 1st Ave
Denver, CO 80206
If you want to treat your family to something extra special for Easter Brunch this year, spend the morning at the one and only Elway’s in Cherry Creek. It’s a very high-end steak house that does everything right, and brunch here is a great way to experience this fabulous spot without the craze of the dinner crowd. All brunch selections come with fresh buttermilk biscuits and fresh fruit, but it’s the steak and eggs here that really shine. If steak isn’t your thing, you’ll love the Elway’s French toast, the eggs Benedict or the house breakfast. Really, everything on this brunch menu is pure, classic brunch fare, all made with care by the incredibly talented chefs at this popular Cherry Creek restaurant.
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1600 W. 33rd Ave
Denver, CO 80211
Everything at Root Down is inspired by the cuisines of the world, so you’ll find a very eclectic menu filled with lots of yummy options sure to please everyone in your family for Easter brunch. The menu includes fantastic options like huevos rancheros with crispy pork belly, fried chicken and goat cheese biscuits, a pulled pork omelet and even a classic bagel and lox sandwich. One of the best draws of this fantastic spot, however, is the fact that it offers a large selection of gluten-free items, including the scrumptious almond flour buttermilk pancakes, so no matter what dietary needs or restrictions your family may have, Root Down can serve everyone well. Of course, it wouldn’t be brunch without a bottomless mimosa, served either classic or blood orange.
Deborah Flomberg is a theater professional, freelance writer and Denver native. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.