Easter Brunch

The sun is finally starting to peek through that seemingly endless stretch of winter gray, which means fuzzy chicks, colored eggs, and tulips are inevitable—as is overeating. Should you wish to do so outside your home this year, here are a few places worth the bellyache. Reservations are required in most cases. Chandler's Crabhouse It's hard to be crabby in springtime, but Chandler's has managed—their Easter brunch menu includes a Dungeness crab omelet and whiskeyed crab soup in addition to broiled king salmon filet, house-made buttermilk scones and more. $24.95 adults, $19.95 seniors, $9.95 kids. Children under 5 are free. 10 a.m.–3 p.m. 901 Fairview Ave. N., 206-223-2722. SOUTH LAKE UNION Daniel's Count on Daniel's for brunch with a Northwest flair. The menu includes Northwest-style clam chowder, eggs Benedict, prime filet mignon, fresh strawberries with Devonshire cream, and more. $24.95 adults, $19.95 seniors, $9.95 kids. Children under 5 are free. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. 200 Lake Washington Blvd., 206-329-4191, LESCHI/MADRONA; 10500 N.E. Eighth St., 425-462-4662, BELLEVUE; 809 Fairview Pl. N., 206-621-8262, LAKE UNION Icon Grill The mere mental image of the kids destroying the house on their inevitable Easter morning sugar high should send you running toward the tyke-friendly Icon Grill. With choices of pastries, salads, fruits, and an entrée menu sporting all kinds of egg dishes and sandwiches, this is the place for lighter meals and less stress. $24 adults, $15 kids. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Fifth Avenue and Virginia Street, 206-441-6330. DOWNTOWN Luigi's Grotto Italian doesn't have to be heavy. The Grotto promises a spring-themed authentic Italian brunch including traditional Neapolitan lard bread; rigatoni with ricotta and basil meat sauce; and roasted lamb, which recalls centuries of tradition. As a tasty conclusion to the brunch, indulge in the Grotto's house-made pastiera (a sweet Easter dessert). $22 adults, $11 kids. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 102 Cherry St., 206-343-9517. PIONEER SQUARE Piatti Ristorante This à la carte menu features smoked salmon and Dungeness crab scrambles, a spring vegetable frittata, and more. Entrée prices range from $10.95 to $13.95. 10 a.m.–3 p.m. 2800 N.E. University Village, 206-524-9088. UNIVERSITY VILLAGE Serafina For an elegant Easter brunch, head to this Eastlake institution. The menu includes some egg dishes ($14–$18) such as a pancetta frittata and steak and eggs and, for diners more attracted to the "–unch" side of "brunch," a mushroom lasagna, uniquely prepared asparagus, steamed Alaskan halibut, and other entrées ($14–$19 each). Also: a kid's menu and live violin. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. 2043 Eastlake Ave. E., 206-323-0807. EASTLAKE SkyCity Once again, the Space Needle is hosting its fancy Easter brunch. This year, expect an upscale buffet of eggs Benedict, waffles, pancakes, mixed seafood dishes, and prime rib. $39.50 (includes a drink and the ride up the elevator). 9 a.m.–2:45 p.m. 400 Broad St., 206-905-2100. DOWNTOWN SEATTLE food@seattleweekly.com

 
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