Easter lands on April 5 this year, and many area restaurants are gearing up with special brunches and dinners showcasing spring flavors.
All of the places listed require advance reservations, unless otherwise noted. Prices do not include tax and tip.
Aldaco’s, 22211 I-10, (210) 698-9700; 20079 Stone Oak Parkway, (210) 494-0561 — Easter hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Brunch patrons can choose from the regular menu as well as the make-your-own Bloody Mary bar.
Backyard Bistro, 167 Panther Ridge, Pipe Creek, (830) 535-4094 — Brunch is served 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Biga on the Banks, 203 S. St. Mary’s St., (210) 255-0722 — Brunch will be served 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Entrees like Roasted Ribeye of Beef, green chili tomatillo pork stew with queso fresco, and warm Scottish salmon crepes with egg vinaigrette share the spot light with more breakfast-style offerings including a Maine Lobster Frittata and a Biga take on Eggs Benedict. Then you can help yourself to an array of appetizers, salads, muffins, sushi, antipasto and a host of different desserts. There is also a kids’ dessert table. Prices are $59 for adults and $27 for children.
Boiler House Texas Grill and Wine Garden, 312 Pearl Parkway, (210) 354-4644 — Easter brunch begins at 100 a.m. and continues until 3 p.m. Specials include rabbit and dumplings with English peas; house corned beef “hash” with chorizo tator tots; shrimp and cheesey grits with house Boudine and local arugula; popcorn crusted soft shell crab benedict; and brisket biscuits and gravy withcheddar, house-made pickles and bacon gravy.
Citrus at the Hotel Valencia, 150 E. Houston St., (210) 230-8412 — Easter brunch will be served 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The menu is filled with an array of artisanal charcuterie, oysters, lobster bisque, salads, pan-seared red fish Vera Cruz, sous vide leg of lamb and spiral cut ham, all ending with French macarons, caramelized white chocolate custard and much more. Prices:$59.95 for adults; $29.95 for children ages 6-12; free for children 5 and younger.
Crumpets, 3920 Harry Wurzbach, (210) 821-5454 — The Easter brunch menu will include a variety of fish, chicken, lamb and beef options. Highlights include Shrimp Salad on Avocado, Eggs Benedict and Chicken Breast with Champagne Sauce ($29.50 each); Split Rack of Lamb Provencal, Grilled Fresh Salmon Fillet with Lemon Butter and Capers, Prime Beef Ribeye Green Peppercorn Sauce or Boardeaux Mushroom Sauce and Shrimp Lyonnaise over Wild Rice Blend ($39.50) and the Trilogy of Tenderloin of Beef with Rossini Sauce, Lobster Tail with Lemon Butter, and Rack of Lamb Provencal ($49.50). All dishes come with appetizer, house salad, fresh vegetable, assorted breads, dessert, coffee or iced tea and wine or champagne. A children’s plate of Tortellini or Chicken Breast is priced at $12.50.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, 255 E. Basse Road, (210) 824-9463 — Fleming’s will serve an Easter brunch for $40 per guest. It begins with a choice of appetizer, including Lobster Bisque, Modern Caesar or Fresh Seasonal Fruits and continues with a choice of entrée including the Fleming’s Signature Eggs Benedict, Prime Rib with a Trio of Sauces, Blue Crab Omelet, Porcini-Crusted Filet Mignon or Baked Brioche French. The meal finishes sweetly with a choice of dessert that includes the White Chocolate Bread Pudding, Cheesecake or Walnut Turtle Pie. In addition, each party will receive a $25 dining card valid for a future visit. Call for hours.
Frederick’s Restaurant: 7701 Broadway, 210-828-9050; Frederick’s Bistro: 14439 NW Military Highway, 210-888-1500 — The Easter brunch will include numerous appetizer choices: Manhattan-style Mussel Chowder ($8), assorted seafood platter ($18), and Frederick’s Oyster Casino ($11). Main course choices: Parmesan Crusted Flounder & Avocado Relish ($19), Salmon with Mussels & Champagne Veloute ($17), Lamb Chops ($19), Peppered New York Strip & Béarnaise Sauce ($25), Sea Scallops with Tomato Sauce, Fresh Herbs & Capers ($18), Chicken Breast with Sundried Tomato & Artichoke Hearts ($16), Frederick’s Eggs: Half Benedict & Half Norfolk ($18), and Grilled Quail Five Spices Honey Soy Sauce ($17). Child Menu: Grilled Fish or Grilled Chicken Breast ($14). Call for times.
Hyatt Hill Country, 9800 Hyatt Resort Drive, (210) 767-7999 — The Easter brunch will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Among the array of displays will be eggs and breakfast dishes, salads, artisan breads and desserts as well as the following seafood items: Crab Claws, Shucked Oysters, Chilled Shrimp, Smoked or Cured Salmon and an Asian Station with Assorted Sushi and Nigiri, Fried Rice, Steamed Jasmine Rice, Dim Sum, Asian Style Chicken and Asian Style Beef. The Carver will have Slow Roasted Beef Prime Ribs with Au Jus, Maple Glazed Ham and Smoked BBQ Spiced Turkey Breast. Entrées and Sides include Oven Roasted Gulf Catch, Grouper with Herb Beurre Blanc, Griddled New Potatoes with fresh herbs, Spring Baby Vegetables, Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes and Seared Chicken Breast with Red Wine Reduction. Prices are $63 for Adults, $49 for Seniors (60+), $26 for Children 6-12, and free for children 5 and younger.
JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa, 23808 Resort Parkway, (210) 483-6622 —The special brunch buffet will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will feature a variety of signature dishes including: made-to-order eggs, warm pastries and breads, pancakes, an array of salads, house-smoked salmon, oyster shooters, a selection of artisan pastas, apple pie “shine” glazed ham, oven roasted prime rib, a delicious selection of sweets and more. Prices: $65 for adults; $55 for seniors; $30 for children ages 4 to 12; free for children 3 and younger.
Las Canarias at the Omni La Mansion del Rio, 112 College St., (210) 518-1063 — Easter brunch will be served 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The extensive buffet will include eggs, omelets and waffles made to order as well as cold seafood (shrimp, lobster tails, salmon and crab Louis), salads, artisan cheese, cured meats and desserts. Also featured will be Texas Redfish Vera Cruz, Shellfish Paella, Asparagus with Wild Rice, Potato Gratin with Black Truffle, Strozzapretti Pasta with Red Onion and Grilled Artichokes, and Blackened Breast of Chicken with Anaheim Peppers. Chef-carved items: Smoked Prime Prime Rib of Beef, Cider Cured Ham and Achiote Marinated Turkey Breast. Prices: $72 for adults and $36 for children ages 6-12.
Las Ramblas at the Hotel Contessa, 306 W. Market St., (210) 298-8040 — Seatings will be at 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. Easter favorites highlight the menu including carving stations of prime rib and roasted leg of lamb, an extensive seafood station of Gulf shrimp, oysters and Blue Crab claws in addition to a selection of grilled salmon, free range chicken and roasted pork loin. A delectable assortment of fresh salads, grilled vegetables, artisan cheeses and cured meats will also be featured. Belgian waffles and omelets made to order will be available along with a bevy of breakfast specialties and a dazzling dessert and pastry display. A children’s buffet will feature macaroni and cheese, mini corn dogs, chicken tenders and pizza. Prices: Adults, $62; children ages 6-12, $22; children 5 and younger, free.
Little Gretel, 518 River Road, Boerne, (830) 331-1368 — Easter Sunday brings the regular brunch with first-come, first-served service. On April 2, Little Gretel will offer a grilled lamb special including the meat plus Southern Czech Coleslaw, Cucumber Salad, Carrot Cabbage Coleslaw, Potato Pancakes with Sauerkraut, Spinach Mashed Potatoes, Assortment of Czech Bread, Housemade Mint Jelly, Lamb Patty Tapas and Pickles. The price is $39.99 per person. The dinner is served 5 to 9 p.m. and reservations are needed for that dinner.
Luce Ristorante e Enoteca, 11255 Huebner Road, (210) 561-9700 — Brunch will be noon to 6 p.m. A three-course special will be available for $37.95. The menu begins with a choice of Zuppa di Zucca (Butternut Squash and Pumpkin Soup, Braised Escarole, Pancetta), Caesar Salad or Caprese, followed by a choice of Costolette D’ Angello (Parsley and Garlic Brined Grilled Lamb Chops, Rosemary Yukon Gold Potatoes, Toasted Garlic Spinach, Texas “Pesto”) or Pesce alla Luce (Pan-Seared Fresh Halibut Fillet, Shrimp and Asparagus Fregola, Toasted Garlic Vegetables). Dessert choices: Ricotta Cheesecake, Tiramisu, Crème Brûlée and Chocolate Lava Torta with Vanilla Gelato. An a la carte menu will also be available.
Mike’s in the Village, 2355-3 Bulverde Road, Bulverde, (830) 438-2747 — Easter brunch hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The special menu begins with first course choices of House Salad, Caesar Salad or Baby Spinach Salad with Bacon and Boiled Egg, followed by a choice of Grilled Fresh Wild Caught Salmon with Lemon and Capers, Cajun Seasoned Prime Rib, Shrimp with a Tomato and Andouille Sausage Broth, or Eggs Benedict with Applewood Bacon. Dessert choices include Blueberry Bread Pudding with Lemon Chantilly Sauce, Strawberry Crepes with Chocolate Drizzle and Bananas Foster over a scoop of Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. Price: Adults, $28.95. Kid meals available for $7.95.
Morton’s the Steakhouse, 300 E. Crockett St., (210) 228-0700 — Morton’s will be openfrom 3 to 9 p.m. on Easter with its regular menu, including a steak and lobster special for $55.
The Omni San Antonio Colonnade, 9821 Colonnade Blvd., (210) 691-8888 — The Easter brunch is from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. with seatings every 30 minutes. Easter favorites on the buffet include Homegrown Grain and Herb Crusted Pork Loin with Mustard Jus, Black Tar Honey Smoked Salmon with Mushroom Ragout, Rosemary Sage Chicken Sous-Vide with Local Heirloom Tomato Jam, Bacon Infused green beans, Dark Ale and Smoked Cheddar Cheese Soup, Mashed Potatoes with Rooftop Chive and Asadero and Wild Rice with Honey Toasted Texas Pecans. Chef Carved-to-Order items include Garlic and Thyme Studded Baron of Beef with Raspberry Merlot, Mustard Crusted Leg of Lamb with Mint Jelly, Hickory Smoked Bone- In Ham with Mustards and Mayonnaise and Local Artisan Breads and Rolls. Appetizers, breakfast items, salads, a seafood display, a cowboy campfire, an omelet station and desserts also on the buffet. Prices: Adults, $53; Seniors (65+), $46; Children (ages 5-11), $24; and children 4 and under, free.
Silo, 1133 Austin Hwy. (210) 824-8686; 434 N. Loop 1604 W., (210) 482-8989 — Brunch begins at 11 a.m. A three-course champagne brunch will be served for $38 a person. First course options: Lobster Bisque, Smoked Salmon “Tostada,” Ancho Braised Pork Ragout, Little Gem Caesar, Chicken-Fried Oysters, Butter Lettuce Salad and Mixed Green Salad. Second course options include Farmer’s Omelet, Maine Lobster Roll, Pan-seared Sea Scallops, Eggs Benedict, Pan-Roasted Chicken, Grilled Beef Tenderloin and Grilled Texas Redfish. Third course choices: Vanilla Bean Cheesecake, Dark Chocolate Truffle Mousse and Toasted Coconut Mousse Pie. The children’s menu is priced at $11 each and includes angel hair pasta with butter and garlic, chicken tenders and a chocolate sundae.
Stone Werks, various locations — A special brunch and drink menu will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Drink specials include $2.75 Mimosas, Sangria and Bloody Marys. Decorative Easter eggs will be available for the kids, while supplies last.
Sustenio at the Eilan Hotel Resort and Spa, 18603 La Cantera Terrace, (210) 598-2950 — Sustenio will host a special Easter Brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The brunch will include traditional favorites including Easter Lamb, Prime Rib, an Omelet Station, an Assortment of Salads and Flatbreads, a dessert station and more. Price is $45 for adults and $25 for children.
Texas de Brazil, 313 E. Houston St., (210) 229-1600 — Easter hours begin at 11 a.m. The regular array of meats will be offered as well as the salad bar. A dessert and non-alcoholic drinks are included in the holiday price.
Two Step Restaurant and Cantina, 9840 W. Loop 1604 N., (210) 688-2686 — The restaurant will open early at 10 a.m. with an omelet station and breakfast bar on the patio for $8.95 a person. A bottomless fresh fruit mimosa bar will be offered for $15 apiece.
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