Several local restaurants are planning impressive Easter brunches and dinners. For those of you who want to spend March 31 feasting on a meal other than chocolate bunnies and jellybeans, here are some options.
822 Lancaster St., 410-547-8282.
What’s hoppin’: This fine-dining Italian restaurant is offering a supplemental menu for Easter dinner in addition to its a la carte options.
When: 4-9 p.m.
Price: $29-62 for a four-course dinner, plus the cost for optional wine pairings. All items are also offered a la carte.
On the menu: Lamb and other traditional Easter dishes.
Darker Than Blue Cafe
3034 Greenmount Ave., 443-872-4468.
What’s hoppin’: This all-inclusive brunch buffet includes live jazz music by The Kevin Thornton Trio.
When: Three seating times—11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 1-2:30 p.m., and 3-4:30 p.m.
Price: $25.95 per person.
On the menu: Comfort foods, like waffles, grits, and eggs made to order. One free mimosa per person will also be served.
Fleet Street Kitchen
1012 Fleet St., 410-244-5830.
What’s hoppin’: The restaurant is offering three-course, prix-fixe meals. The restaurant will serve brunch for the first time since opening last year, followed by dinner.
When: Brunch from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., dinner from 5-9 p.m.
Price: Brunch is $39 per person; dinner is $49 per person, plus $25 for an optional wine pairing.
On the menu: For brunch, lobster soup, butternut squash toast, and slow-roasted leg of lamb. For dinner, duck confit, caramelized sea scallops, and roasted veal loin. Desserts include carrot cake, chocolate macaroons, and a dark chocolate tart.
720 Aliceanna St., 410-332-1666.
What’s hoppin’: Enjoy a three-course brunch at this upscale spot in Harbor East. Each reservation receives a $25 dining card for future use at the restaurant.
When: 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Price: $36.95 per person, $17.95 for children 12 and under. Excludes tax, gratuity, and cocktails.
On the menu: Lobster bisque, prime rib, and Fleming’s egg strata (an open-faced omelet with cream, vegetables, pico de gallo, and chèvre cheese). For children, a fresh fruit salad, chicken strips and fries, and French toast.
4800 Roland Ave., 410-773-0777.
What’s hoppin’: Johnny’s offers an Easter brunch buffet. The Easter bunny will make a special appearance from 2-4 p.m.
When: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Price: $29 per person, $19 for children 12 and under.
On the menu: Dishes include potato egg torta, black bean dip, lamb empanadas, and roasted pork shoulder.
719 S. President St., 410-244-5533.
What’s hoppin’: An “All About the Lamb” menu will be offered, along with the regular a la carte menu. Reservations are requested.
When: 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Price: About $24 for individual plates and $30-$40 for family-sized.
On the menu: Sharhat (sliced lamb loin with an herb sauce), habra nayeh (fresh-chopped lamb with garlic, olive oil, and mint), and slow-roasted leg of lamb are a few examples.
Morton’s The Steakhouse
300 S. Charles St., 410-547-8255.
What’s hoppin’: A three-course Easter dinner is being offered.
When: 3–9 p.m.
Price: $59 per person.
On the menu: 6 ounce center-cut filet mignon, honey-chili glazed salmon filet, chicken bianco, and double-cut prime rib pork chop.
Mt. Washington Tavern
5700 Newbury St., 410-367-6903.
What’s hoppin’: The restaurant is offering Baltimore-inspired options.
When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Price: A la carte pricing ($10-$17).
On the menu: Choices include Charm City Benedict (fried green tomatoes, sautéed spinach, lump crab and hollandaise on biscuits), jumbo lump crab cakes, and smoked salmon latkes.
801 Aliceanna St., 443-872-0000.
What’s hoppin’: The seafood restaurant is serving an a la carte brunch and dinner. Reservations are recommended.
When: 12-9 p.m. Brunch selections will be served until 2 p.m.
Price: A la carte pricing ($13.95-$38.95).
On the menu: Mostly seafood dishes, with salads, soups, and steaks also available.
Old Stein Inn
1143 Central Ave., Edgewater, 410-798-6807.
What’s hoppin’: A German-style brunch buffet will be offered.
When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Price: $22 per person, $10 for children 12 and under, free for children 4 and under.
On the menu: Traditional German brunch fare, like strudel, brat-gravy biscuits, museli, and breakfast schnitzel.
1425 Aliceanna St., 410-534-7296.
What’s hoppin’: The lounge-style restaurant is serving an Easter buffet feast with a Spanish flair. Complimentary valet parking is available.
When: 12-6 p.m.
Price: $44 per person, $25 for children 12 and under.
On the menu: Tapas, like chorizo fresco empanadas, and entrees including wood-grilled hanger steak, mahi-mahi “a la planxa,” and vegetable paella.
Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion
720 Aliceanna St., 410-659-0099.
What’s hoppin’: The restaurant is serving a special brunch menu. Each reservation receives a $25 dining card for future use at Roy’s.
When: 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Price: $29.95 per person for two courses, $12.95 for children, or a la carte pricing ($8.95-$33.95).
On the menu: Brunch classics and seafood choices, like crab and corn chowder, steak “loco moco” (grilled hangar steak, sunny-side-up egg, fried rice, and soy mushroom gravy), and Hawaiian-style Misoyaki butterfish.
402 Key Hwy., 410-727-3678.
What’s hoppin’: The Scupper’s annual Easter buffet offers more than 20 breakfast and lunch options. Reservations are required.
When: Scheduled seatings from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Price: $43.95 per person, $19.95 for children 10 and under.
On the menu: Salads, main entrees, a raw bar, and desserts.
1 E. Pratt St., 410-962-5503.
What’s hoppin’: Sullivan’s is offering an all-American three-course brunch.
When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Price: $32 per adult, $8 for children.
On the menu: Classics including French toast, eggs Benedict, shrimp scampi, and meatloaf.
1010 Fleet St., 410-244-6867.
What’s hoppin’: Ten Ten is serving a three-course brunch, followed by a three-course dinner.
When: Brunch from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., dinner from 5-9 p.m.
Price: Brunch is $24 per person; dinner is $36 per person, and a wine pairing is available for $20.
On the menu: For brunch, an Easter granola mix (pear, caramelized fennel, and orange crème fraîche), sour-cream pancakes, and a bacon leek frittata. For dinner, steak tartare, crab dumplings, and ricotta gnocchi.
507 S. Exeter St., 410-528-8600.
What’s hoppin’: The restaurant’s Easter egg brunch includes a complimentary basket of dyed eggs. There will be a lucky egg in one of the baskets. If you find it, you’ll win a bottle of wine. Reservations are recommended.
When: 12-5 p.m.
Price: A la carte pricing ($6-18).
On the menu: The restaurant’s regular a la carte brunch selections, like salmon Benedict, buttermilk pancakes, and a breakfast burger, accompanied by several chef signature dishes.
Wit & Wisdom Tavern
Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore, 200 International Dr., 410-223-1464.
What’s hoppin’: Early birds can admire the morning sun over the harbor and the panoramic views from inside Wit & Wisdom’s cozy waterfront dining room. Reservations are required.
When: Two-hour seating slots available from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Price: $45 per person, $30 for children 12 and under.
On the menu: Hot and cold buffet options, including a wild mushroom and spinach frittata, pastries by chef Chris Ford, a carving station with smoked ham and poached salmon, and more.
The Wine Market Bistro
921 E. Fort Ave., 410-244-6166.
What’s hoppin’: The Wine Market is serving a three-course brunch.
When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Price: $26 per person.
On the menu: New American cuisine, like Nutella fig pancakes, a Maine lobster salad, and passion fruit sorbet.