On April 8th, 2012, forget about spending Easter at home cooking and cleaning. Instead, head out to some of Boston’s best restaurants with family and friends for a quality holiday meal. Whether you like to wake up and gather your group for a special Easter brunch or end the day with an Easter dinner feast, the following locations have you covered. With options including live music, buffets with a long list of menu selections and activities for the kids, there is sure to be a spot on the list perfect for your celebration.
541 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02116
Easter Hours: Brunch: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dinner: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Located in the South End, The Beehive includes a Jazz Brunch on Easter Sunday with live music from 10 a.m. to midnight. Executive Chef Rebecca Newell will be serving up comfort food classics at this family friendly event, which will also offer a “Little Bee’s Kids Menu” to accommodate any children in the group. Kids can even partake in an Easter egg hunt and visit with the Easter bunny from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Easter dinner will also be served beginning at 4 p.m., with more music, dinner and drinks.
Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro
25 Charles St.
Boston, MA 02114
Easter Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Beacon Hill Bistro is serving a special prix fixe Easter brunch. The menu will be inspired by both the holiday and the season, featuring flavors of spring. Selections will include options like the arugula salad with candied hazelnuts and lemon vinaigrette, Kentucky ham served with a maple mustard glaze, and crispy braised and roasted Jameson Farm lamb shoulder. End the meal on a sweet note with desserts like the house-made carrot cake.
Four Seasons Hotel Boston
200 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02116
Easter Hours: Bristol Lounge 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Ballroom -10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The Four Seasons, located in the Back Bay overlooking the Public Garden, is hosting two Easter events. There is the option to dine in the Bristol Lounge or feast on the grand buffet in the ballroom. Both options are $95 per person, with children ages 3 to 12 dining at half price. The Bristol Lounge will offer a buffet for appetizers and desserts, but diners will choose one from the five entrees, with choices like the charbroiled rack of lamb or the toasted almond gnocchi. The ballroom, which can accommodate larger groups of up to 12 guests, will feature a wide variety of breakfast and lunch favorites along with fresh seafood.
250 Franklin St.
Boston, MA 02110
Easter Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Right in the Financial District across from Post Office Square at The Langham hotel, Café Fleuri serves up its annual Easter brunch with family-friendly activities. Executive Chef Mark Sapienza will be creating a special menu with meats, seafood, cheeses and chocolates from the restaurant’s well-known chocolate bar. An Easter bunny is rumored to make an appearance, and face painting and magicians are slotted for children’s entertainment as well. For $88 per person for adults and $45 for children, enjoy the wide variety of food and drinks to choose from and kick back with live music amongst friends and family.
1 Seaport Lane
Boston, MA 02210
Easter Hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Aura is offering an Easter brunch buffet for $55 for adults and $13 for kids ages 5 to 14, with kids under 5 welcome to dine for free. Feast on salmon cake benedict, pancakes ricotta, blintzes, or a leek and truffle quiche if you are in the mood for breakfast. If you are looking for heartier entrees, go for the leg of lamb, honey glazed ham or haddock. Don’t forget to pile your plate with sides like macaroni and cheese and herb roasted potatoes to really fill you up. There will be a dessert buffet with assorted mini desserts, cookies and a chocolate fountain. Easter activities may also be available; last year the Easter bunny really delighted diners.
*Pricing, menu selections, and times are subject to change. Please contact the restaurant directly for up-to-date information and to make reservations.
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