Easter is known as the moveable feast, so what better way to take a dining out approach than to look at great spots for Easter brunch across the country? Listed below are Easter meals that can be had in The Daily Meal's 12 featured cities at restaurants that made our list of 101 Best Restaurants in America. In cities where brunch wasn't being served in those restaurants, we've noted other interesting spots to consider.
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L'Espalier • Lunch options include the à la carte menu, a six-course tasting ($60), and chef's tasting ($100). For a special meal later in the day you can do Saturday or Sunday Tea (2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
Eastern Standard Not on the list of The Daily Meal's 101 Best Restaurants, but with accolades like being included in Boston Magazine's 50 Best Restaurants in 2010, brunch is more than a safe bet. Raw bar includes oysters and Alaskan king crab leg. Mains include the smoked brisket and brioche French toast. As for sandwiches, there's roast beef, the burger, and even a Cuban.
Publican • Among other treats, brunch (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) includes waffles with cherry conserve, baked Monte Cristo, smoked sablefish, shrimp with dirty rice, buttermilk biscuits, and pecan sticky buns.
Frontera Grill • Chef Rick Bayless' spot isn't open on Easter Sunday, but if you're not a stickler for those kinds of details you could catch brunch there on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Bouchon • From 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. you can stop in for brunch at Chef Thomas Keller's Vegas Bouchon outpost. Pastries, sourdough waffles, corned beef hash, croque monsieur, ham steak and eggs, sterling white sturgeon caviar, terrine de foie gras de canard, and much more.
Tableau • Chef David Spero does modern American cuisine in Steve Wynn's Encore. The brunch menu on Saturday and Sunday, served from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m, includes among other options, a Dungeness crab club, elk sausage and eggs, and their signature 'milk and cookies soufflé." (Photo: Flickr/Kaloozer)
Bouchon • Expect fare similar to that noted in Vegas above along with bread pudding-style Bouchon French toast, salmon baguette, truite Grenobloise, and steak frites (11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.)
Bottega Louie • Plenty of brunch options at what The Los Angeles Times called a "palatial restaurant/gourmet market/patisserie" in downtown L.A. And hey, Midtown Lunch's Zach Brooks has gone on the record saying you can find lunch there for under $10.
Michael's Genuine • Duck rillette, duck confit hash, crispy pig ear salad, breakfast pizza, and much more are on the offer for brunch at Michael's Genuine on Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Joe's Stone Crab • The restaurant is closed on Sunday for lunch, but you could swing in on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.