Where to Eat in Seattle on Easter
With more than 300 eggs hidden throughout their dining rooms, Madison Valley’s Harvest Vine hosts the best and biggest restaurant Easter Egg hunt in town. Fuel up for the hunt with their Spanish-style tapas menu, featuring lip-smacking snacks like tortilla Española, chorizo ‘n’ eggs, and rabbit confit. Brunch served 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Since Easter and ham go hand-in-hand, a salumi bar is the perfect place to ring in the holiday. At Ethan Stowell’s Bar Cotto, get your pork on with house-made guanciale and prosciutto pizzas and pork belly hash. Chef Zach Chambers’ seasonal, plucked-from-the-market menu will also please vegetarians. Instead of chocolate bunnies, devour Nutella-dipped torta fritta, Italian fried bread, served piping hot from the pizza oven. Springtime cocktails and $9 Prosecco put punch in your brunch. À la carte menu from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
At the Four Seasons’ Art, brunch comes with a beautiful view of Elliot Bay. Enjoy market-to-table fare as the Easter Bunny works the room. Adults will delight in a Benedict bar while kids munch on pancakes & waffles. A sumptuous dessert buffet will woo diners of all ages. Two courses: $65 adults and $25 for the kids' menu.
Celebrate Easter à la française at Capitol Hill’s French gastropub, Le Zinc. Enjoy French classics like moules frites — featuring Le Zinc’s delectable fries — chicken liver mousse, and crème brulée. From 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., the whole family is welcome. Three courses: $35 with mimosa and for kids under eight-years-old, $15 gets the gooey ham & cheese delight, croque-monsieur, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
For a destination-worthy brunch, head east to the Cascade’s luxurious Salish. With views of stunning Snoqualmie Falls, Salish offers a Northwest menu infused with honey sourced from the hotel’s own hives. Highlights include homemade pastries with honey butter and honey-glazed ham steak. For all-day decadence, book a treatment at the hotel’s sumptuous spa. Three course brunch: $70 adults, $30 kids six to12 years old. Children five and under eat free.
Choose your own eating adventure at Salty’s bountiful buffet, featuring a meat carving table, a pasta bar, a seafood station and a chocolate fountain. Kids will love the buffet line, Easter egg hunt, and Easter Bunny photos. The Bloody Mary bar ensures the grown-ups have fun, too. Brunch is available all day from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Adults: $64.99, kids aged nine to13 years: $29.99, kids five to eight-years-old: $19.99. Kids under four eat for free.
For a brunch that feels like home, head to Wallingford’s Tilth. Housed in a charming craftsman house, Maria Hines’ organic restaurant will be serving seasonal, locally-sourced dishes like rhubarb mint stuffed French toast, a smoked sablefish potato gallette, and cheddar biscuits with smoked chicken gravy. If we get blessed with Easter sun, there is a lovely patio. A three-course brunch will be $30 + $10 for cava/mimosa and coffee.
Kids and adults alike agree that chocolate is Easter’s essential ingredient. No need for a barely-cocoa, drugstore bunny when you can get the cocoa-licious ones at Fran's Chocolates. Both dark and milk chocolate bunnies are on hand at this local chocolatier and they’ve laid chocolate eggs filled with an array of flavors like peanut butter, caramel, and hazelnut. Fully-loaded Easter baskets are available as well.
Italy’s traditional Easter bread, colomba, is baked fresh at Macrina Bakery. A similar dough to pannetone, this rounded loaf is studded with candied orange peel, sliced almond glaze, and a powdered sugar dusting. Egg and bunny-shaped brown-sugar shortbread cookies and carrot cake cupcakes will also be available. All locations have these fresh-baked offerings.