How to solve that age-old riddle of what to serve for Easter Brunch? Reservations, of course! Why spend Easter cooking and cleaning when you and the family can go out and enjoy a splendid repast before hunting the baskets and eggs? What follows is a selection of brunches for any budget.
The Frontenac Hilton, 1335 Lindbergh Blvd., will put on a grand Easter brunch in their ballroom with a huge ice sculpture, fresh flowers and a rumor of a visit from the Easter bunny. The magnificent brunch will include pastries, bagels, fresh fruit, omelets prepared to order, applewood smoked bacon and sausage, French toast, cheese blintzes with raspberry coulis, and biscuits and gravy. Other offerings include a seafood pasta, stuffed chicken breast, poached salmon, guava barbecued pork, vegetables, and carved to order prime rib, ham and leg of lamb.
Diners can choose from four seatings at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 noon, and 1 p.m. Prices are $37.95 for adults, $17.95 for ages between 5 and 12. Children under four are free. Call 314-367-9750 or visit www.hilton.com.
While Schneithorst’s, 1600 S. Lindbergh Blvd., will not be offering a special Easter brunch, diners can still enjoy their favorite breakfasts off the menu. Those include the German utopia which is bratwurst, eggs, hash browns and toast ($9.50), a three-egg omelet which choice of ingredients ($10.00), and corn beef hash with eggs and hash browns ($9.50). Choose blueberry or strawberry pancakes ($6.65) or waffles ($8.00), biscuits and gravy ($4.95), or a variety of baked goods. Call 314-993-2381 or visit www.schneithorst.com.
For a funky brunch, The Highway 61 Roadhouse & Kitchen, 43 S. Old Orchard Rd. in Webster Groves, will fill the bill. The Roadhouse will serve from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Over 27 items will adorn the buffet table, and include cheesy grits, beans and rice, jambalaya, barbeque ribs, fried catfish, macaroni and cheese, green beans, plus pancakes, beignets, pecan French toast and made to order omelets. A dessert table with cakes and cobblers will round out the brunch. Those so inclined can sidle up to the “Build your own Bloody Mary” table where, for $3, they can peruse 10 different mixes and 20 different hot sauces to mix with Absolut or Stoli vodka. Cost is $14.95 per Adult, $6.95 3-12, under 3 is $1.95. For reservations, call 314968-0061 or visit www.hwy61roadhouse.com/
BrickTop’s, 10342 Clayton Rd., does not have a buffet, but has a large array of unique breakfast items. Manager Mark Peak said they offer six different types of egg Benedict - traditional, steak, smoked salmon, crab, BLT, and a Bel Air which is a veggie with avocadoes and tomatoes. ($11 to $14) “We also have a specialty chicken and waffles which are chicken tenders atop Belgian waffles with a syrup drizzle. ($11) We also have homemade warm cheddar grits ($4 to $5) and homemade doughnuts with specialty dipping sauce.” ($8). Diners can also order a carafe of mimosas. For reservations, call 314-567-6300 or visit www.bricktops.com/reservations.
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 1855 S. Lindbergh Blvd., will be offering brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The three-course brunch will be from includes choice of appetizer of wedge salad or fresh fruit. Entrée choices will be filet mignon Benedict, New Orleans style French toast, Fleming’s frittata, steak house filet Cobb salad, and prime rib which come with potatoes O’Brian and sautéed green beans. Dessert will be a choice of white chocolate bread pudding, crème brulee, or walnut turtle pie. Prices are $34.95 for adults. There is also a special children’s menu for $16.95 for those 12 and under. For reservations, call 314-567-7610. www.flemingssteakhouse.com/St-Louis.
Tucked away in Kirkwood at 118 Adams Ave, Sunset 44 Bistro will be serving a sumptuous buffet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Owner Bob Menendez said they make all of their own pastries and desserts and will be serving everything from fresh fish to beef to pork to chicken, plus traditional breakfast items. Those include brioche French toast, ham, eggs Benedict, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, hash browns, marinated and roasted chicken, pasta con broccoli, Black Angus beef, slow cooked BBQ pork, eggs Florentine, fish Creole, and chilled shrimp cocktail. Cost is $28 for adults and $13 for children. Children 3 and under are free. For reservations call 314-965-6644 or visit www.sunset44.com.