From Omelets to Baked Ham: Local Easter Brunch Options

By: Toni Cunningham | April 16, 2014
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While it would be great to eat just chocolate bunnies and peanut butter eggs all day long on Easter, that wouldn’t be very nutritionally sound, and would likely result in a trip to the dentist. Save those candies for dessert and head to brunch instead!

Brunch is a great way to spend time with the family on Easter Sunday, and plenty of Metro Detroit restaurants are hosting special breakfast and lunch (ya know, brunch) meals throughout the day. Take a peek below!

J Baldwin’s, 16981 18 Mile Rd., Clinton Twp., will host a three-course meal on Easter from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Plated entrees will be served with accompanying side dishes, and you get your pick from items like Asiago Chicken, Roast Prime Rib, Coconut Crusted Tilapia and Roast Duck.

Buffet style appetizers and sides will be on hand as well, including JB’s Signature Brunch Pizza, Spring Vegetable Pot Stickers, Chilled Shrimp Cocktail and fresh fruit. No brunch would be complete without dessert, and the table here will include Bumpy Cake, Key Lime Pie and much more. Reservations are required and the meal costs $28 for adults (there is a separate kids menu for $12).

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The Brookshire Restaurant, 600 E. University Dr., Rochester, at the Royal Park Hotel is serving brunch between 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. The feast will include breakfast staples like muffins, fruit, berries and cheese, as well as an omelet station and table with chilled seafood and poached shrimp.

Carving stations with sirloin and pork will be available, and featured entrees include Pan Seared Blackened Atlantic Salmon, Grilled Chicken Breast, Steamed Spring Local Farm Vegetables and more. Easter candies and a vast selection of desserts will top the meal off perfectly.

Be sure to make your reservation in advance! Brunch costs $45 for adults and $28 for children ages 5 to 12.

Alexander’s Land & Sea Grille, 10180 Grand River Rd., Brighton, is hosting a champagne brunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The buffet style meal will include a prime rib carving station, omelet station, house made pastries, pancakes, French toast, eggs, smoked salmon, fresh fruit and more.

Your meal will cost $26 for adults, $22 for seniors ages 65 and older, $13 for kids 12 and under, and is free for children ages 3 and under.

The Historic Holly Hotel, 110 Battle Alley, Holly, is hosting a plated Easter breakfast with three different seatings: 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. To start, homemade muffins and English scones will be served with fresh cream and fruit compote.

Main entrees will follow, including your choice of Poached Eggs Royale, Yorkshire Steak and Eggs, Monkey Bread French Toast or Hoffman Cheddar Skillet Quiche. Dessert includes Holly Hotel Strawberry Shortcake and Orange Pound Cake.

All of the above costs just $19 for adults, $15.20 for club members and guests, and is free for children ages 8 and under. Bring the kids, because the Easter Bunny will be present during breakfast for pictures!

Loccino Italian Grill & Bar, 5600 Crooks Rd. #106, Troy, will feature an Easter Grand Buffet from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The large selection of entrees includes a prime rib carving station, salmon, Chicken Piccata and Eggplant Parmesan.

If on Easter Sunday you’re more in the breakfast food mood than lunch, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, waffles, muffins and croissants will also be on the menu. Various pastas, salads, fruits and desserts will also be available.

The buffet costs $25.95 for adults and $15.95 for children ages 6 to 12.

Sweet Lorraine’s, 17100 N. Laurel Park Dr., Livonia, is holding an Easter brunch celebration between 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. There will be an abundance of food stations, including a soup bar (with Cream of Tomato and Lobster Bisque) and carving station complete with Herb Roasted Prime Rib, Slow Baked Dearborn Ham, an omelet station and Belgian waffle station.

If that doesn’t fit your fancy, mayhaps the many main course items will. Farmhouse Quiche, Eggs Benedict, Sautéed Chicken Marsala, Roasted Lamb Chops and Caribbean Jambalaya will also be served. Salads and sides will include a farmers market salad bar, Greek pasta salad, shrimp cocktail, a Norwegian smoked salmon platter and more.

A separate buffet will be available for children, and includes kid-approved items like chicken fingers and mac n’ cheese.

Don’t forget the dessert—including Coconut Rum Torte, Sweet Lorraine’s own Carrot Cake, Chocolate Decadent Mousse and more. The meal costs $38.95 for adults, $12.95 for kids ages 12 and under, and is free for kids under age 5.

Additionally, several restaurants under the Epicurean Group will host Easter Sunday brunch, including Northern Lakes Seafood, 5500 Crooks Rd., Troy, Novi Chophouse, 27000 Karevich Dr., Novi, and Coach Insignia, 100 Renaissance Center, Detroit. Depending on the restaurant, brunch prices range from $29.95 to $44.99 per adult.

Most importantly, don’t forget the reservation—all of the above restaurants require one. Happy Easter!