Here’s a roundup of locations where you can feast on ~EASTER BRUNCH~ or take the little ones for an Easter egg hunt that will leave you saying, “Thank you Easter Bunny, bwok bwok!”

~EPIC ROASTHOUSE~ is serving a three-course prix-fixe menu from 10:30am–3:30pm, and the regular à la carte brunch menu, plus there’s an Easter egg hunt for the kids at 1pm. The menu includes a basket of hot cross buns; chilled asparagus with spring garlic egg salad on brioche and crispy fried spring onions, or a fava bean and radish salad; rotisserie-roasted leg of lamb with morel mushrooms and a wedge of rosemary-potato-onion pie, or sautéed garlic shrimp with basil-whipped potatoes, sweet peas, and their greens, or cornmeal flap jacks with bacon brittle and shirred duck egg; and strawberry rhubarb compote with David’s warm lemon scones and house-made mint ricotta for dessert. (Dag, now I’m hungry.)

~DOSA ON FILLMORE~ is serving unique Easter brunch items that include a strawberry-banana uttapam (pancake style version of a dosa, $12), and an egg poriyal dosa (dosa filled with a South Indian scramble of organic eggs, chiles, tomatoes, and onions, $10). Daytime beverages include a bloody Mary curry ($8.50) and elderflower mimosas ($9).

~BACAR~ is hosting an Easter Bonnet Brunch from 10am–3pm. On the menu: cheese biscuits & gravy; country bread French toast and fruit; eggs just the way you like them; smoked salmon rillette and toasted brioche; and wild mushroom and spinach quiche. The menu is viewable online.

~BAR BAMBINO~ is hosting a three-course prix-fixe brunch menu for $45 per person from 11am–3pm. The menu will include Italian holy week classics like Neapolitan Easter bread and minestra di Pasqua, in addition to lamb with peas, eggs with prosciutto, and other Easter favorites.

hosts a splashy Easter brunch buffet in The Terrace Restaurant with seafood, salads, hand-carved meats, a build-your-own omelet station, cheeses, seasonal fruits, selection of European-inspired desserts, and there’s a jazz trio. Served from 10am–4pm. Adults $98, children five to 12 years of age $49, plus tax and gratuity. There is also a children’s petting zoo, with long-eared bunnies, baby chicks, and ducklings. The complimentary Easter egg hunts starts at noon and 2pm. Reserved for guests dining or staying at the hotel.

At ~SILKS RESTAURANT~, a special Easter brunch will be offered from 9am–1pm. There will be an endless flow of mimosas, and dishes like cilantro-cured and grilled Atlantic salmon; scrambled eggs; plus Asian-inspired brunch dishes like carrot ginger soup, chilled soba noodle salad with marinated prawns, and dim sum. There will also be a dessert table with a wide array of sweet endings. $49 for adults and $25 for children.

North of the City, ~RICKEY'S RESTAURANT & BAR~ in Novato is offering an expanded Easter brunch. There will be seven stations,including breads and pastries; omelettes; vanilla pancakes and eggs Benedict; salads; a carving station; sides and desserts. There will also be cookie and card-decorating stations, as well as an outdoor Easter egg hunt. Brunch is from 11am–2:30pm; the Easter Bunny arrives at 1pm, with a 2pm egg hunt. $29.95 for adults, $27 for seniors (65+), $14.95 for children (5–12), and those under five are free.

~MARTINI HOUSE~ is serving an Easter three-course prix-fixe menu for $45. From 11:30am–7pm, along with the regular à la carte menu.

South of the City in Redwood City, ~SOFITEL SAN FRANCISCO BAY~ is hosting a brunch with nine buffet and live stations, along with a chocolate fountain, beverages, and a complimentary glass of Champagne per person. Seatings are available at 10am or 12:30pm. $55 for adults and $25 for children 5–12 years old, and children under five are free.

Sun. April 12th, 2009

Various locations