Metro Detroiters love their brunch. Some of the region’s most popular dining destinations specialize in that late-morning, early-afternoon fare that occupies our fantasies at the end of a long night out.
But not all brunches are created equal. When it comes to Easter Sunday, you’re looking for the best the city has to offer. Exceptional food is only part of the equation. You need an environment conducive to a family gathering. An atmosphere that encourages celebration and welcomes the coming of spring after months of cold and snow.
If you’re still searching for that perfect Easter Brunch reservation, look no further. Here are the spots we know will host a memorable experience for you and your family.
For 25 years, The Whitney has prided itself on delivering a remarkable Easter Brunch. The three-course meal comes complete with an appetizer trio, entree – try the famous beef wellington – and house-made dessert. At $59.95/person, it’s an incredible value for the special occasion. Brunch will be served from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and reservations are available online.
Hazel Park’s favorite culinary pop-up host will be the site of an Easter seafood boil to remember. Chef Max Hardy (COOP, Jed’s Detroit, What’s Crackin’, Honey, Rosemary & Byrd) presents his spin on a classic Easter boil, complete with crawfish, mussels, crab legs, shrimp, potatoes and more. Sides include garlic and basil rolls, creole rice and mac ‘n’ cheese with an apple cobbler for dessert. Reservations are available online at $90/person and wine pairings are available at an additional cost.
Berkley Common returns with their annual Easter Brunch with a unique selection of holiday cocktails and limited menu items. While the menu is yet to be released, you can expect delicious vegan-friendly options and of course, their legendary duck fat potatoes. Reservations are available online and require a non-refundable deposit of $25/person.
Located in Detroit’s historic Palmer Park neighborhood, La Dolce Vita’s legendary Sunday brunch is perfect for any special occasion. A purveyor of fresh, regional Italian cuisine, the restaurant boasts specialties including a lobster benedict, fettuccine florentine, and Italian-style French toast (complete with mascarpone cheese). The ambiance is equally impressive, with a gorgeous patio and live music from the city’s best musicians.
Grey Ghost is known as one of Detroit’s most creative dining establishments. With a constantly rotating menu and beverage program, you’re sure to find new surprises every time you visit. While the brunch menu is not as extensive as their dinner service, the options are beyond delicious. Try the baklava pancakes, pizza benny, or cornbread waffle, and don’t forget to check out their impressive list of brunch cocktails. Go for one of their unique bloodies, made with celery salt and bologna sausage, or expand your horizons with the Mary Peppers – a pepper-infused tequila sipper.