This year is extra special for those who wish to dine in San Francisco for Easter Sunday brunch. That’s because after two long years, restaurants can actually welcome back visitors indoors for this special holiday. However, if you want to go to the best spots for Easter brunch, now is the time to start making reservations. To put it differently, demand for reservations will be the highest it’s ever been this year. With that in mind, here then, are just a few recommendations for that perfect Easter Sunday brunch.

Absinthe Brasserie & Bar

398 Hayes St.
San Francisco, CA  94102
(415) 551-1590
www.absinthe.com

Weekend Brunch Hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

No special Easter Brunch menu is currently available from this popular brasserie. However, the current brunch menu does offer many gourmet treats. Furthermore, reservations are being taken right now. You can start off with your choice of oysters or Tsar Nicoulai Caviar. Next, you can try breakfast options like Berry Lemon Buckwheat Crepes or the Bay Area Breakfast. You can also order dishes like Petrale Sole Meunier and Black Truffle Cheeseburger. To accompany your meal, you can pick from assortment of cocktails, beers and wines. Among the “wine by glass” options are French wines from Loire and Burgundy.

Epic Steak

369 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA  94105
(415) 369-9955
www.epicsteak.com

Sunday Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

You can be certain that Epic Steak will be quite busy on Easter Sunday. After all, it has an outstanding brunch menu and its bayside views are simply epic. For seafood, you have choices like Pacific Oysters, Seafood Platter and Shrimp Cocktails. If you prefer more classic breakfast dishes, try the Chicken & Waffles or Duck Hash. Equally impressive are grilled selections like Epic’s A5 Wagyu Striploin and “The Best Damn Filet”. In case you want a drink along with your meal, you have selections like French 75 and Epic Bloody Mary. Lastly, don’t forget to save room for sweets like Dulce de Leche Cheesecake or S’More Sundae.

Insider Tip:

Epic Steak’s next-door sister restaurant Waterbar, is open for lunch at 11:30 a.m.

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Flores

2030 Union St.
San Francisco, CA  94123
(415) 796-2926
www.floressf.com

Weekend Hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

If you haven’t already tried the traditional Mexican brunch at Flores, Easter Sunday might be worth a visit. Even if you wait too long to book reservations, you can place yourself on a waiting list that day. What’s more, the brunch menu is backed with several great food items that is generating Michelin Guide buzz. For instance, you have five taco choices, starting at 1 for $5.50, 3 for $16 and 6 for $31. There are also breakfast items like Pancake de Elote ($14), Chilaquiles ($14) and Huevos Poblanos ($15). Lastly, you can order treats like Churros, Flan or Tres Leches each for $10.

Garden Court (credit: Randy Yagi)

Garden Court

Palace Hotel
2 Montgomery St.
San Francisco, CA  94105
(415) 512-1111
www.marriott.com/sfolc-palace-hotel

Sunday Hours: 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

If you had one San Francisco choice for Easter brunch, it might be the iconic Garden Court Restaurant. Not only does it offer a wonderful brunch menu, but its dining area is clearly among the city’s most beautiful. With that in mind, you should make your reservation as quickly as possible. For brunch you have items like the Continental Breakfast, Palace Omelet and Eggs Benedict. Additionally, you can order blueberry or buttermilk pancakes or French toast. At the same time, Garden Court may also offer the Palace Breakfast Buffet on Easter Sunday.

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Greens Restaurant

2 Marina Blvd.
Fort Mason, Building A
San Francisco, CA  94123
(415)-771-6222
www.greensrestaurant.com

Weekend Brunch Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

If you are looking for healthy dishes and a modestly priced brunch menu, visit Greens. After all, it’s among America’s most famous vegetarian restaurants and a pioneer of California cuisine. Yet with that in mind, Greens is another spot where you need to make an Easter reservation very soon. In view of the menu, you have several outstanding dishes to enjoy from the brunch menu. In more detail are popular choices like Avocado & Baby Lettuce Salad and Spring Fattoush Salad. Of course, there are delicious breakfast bites like Bread Pudding French Toast and Pinnacle Scrambled Eggs. You can top off your Easter meal with desserts like Vanilla Bean Flan or the vegan Orange-Ginger Cake.

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Laurel Court Restaurant & Bar

Fairmont San Francisco
950 Mason St.
San Francisco, CA  94108
(415) 772-5260

Hours: Easter Sunday Brunch reservations taken at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.

A dining menu for Easter Brunch or any brunch is currently not available through the San Francisco. However, OpenTable is taking Easter Sunday from two seating times at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. Be that as it may, the Easter Sunday brunch buffet is on the higher end, at $178.29 per person. Although this price might deter many people, the Laurel Court Restaurant is all but certain to be quite busy. No details are currently available on the menu other than it will be an “elegant buffet designed for celebration”.

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Nob Hill Club

InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco
999 California St.
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 392-3434
www.sfmarkhopkins.com

Weekend Hours: Breakfast 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Lunch: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

If you’re looking for a Nob Hill Easter brunch, then make reservations for the Nob Hill Club. Not only can you enjoy a great meal, you can visit one of San Francisco most famous hotels. If that’s not enough, you’ll further enjoy a spot known for its exceptional service and hospitality. As can be seen in the breakfast menu, you have favorites like Avocado Toast, Apple Spiced Waffles and Bagel with Smoked Salmon. Of course, you have vegetarian options like Buttermilk Pancakes and vegan options like Mixed Fruits & Berries. For lunch, try the Mark Hopkins Club Sandwich, Quinoa Bowl or Trofie Pasta.

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Oak Room

Westin St. Francis
335 Powell St.
San Francisco, CA  94102
(415) 774-0264
www.marriott.com/westin-st-francis

Weekend Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Inside Union Square’s flagship hotel, the Oak Room is certain to be filled with guests for Easter Sunday brunch. However, in order to dine here for your special celebration, you must make your reservation right away. Besides, this historic restaurant is only open on Saturdays and Sundays for brunch of any kind. Possibly the most popular choice is the Breakfast Table Buffet, featuring classics like scrambled eggs, fried potatoes and hickory smoked bacon. However, the price for a breakfast buffet is currently unavailable. On the other hand, you can also order entrees like Eggs Benedict and Granola Blueberry Pancakes.

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Smoked Salmon on Toast (credit: Randy Yagi)

Outerlands

4001 Judah St.
San Francisco, CA  94122
(415) 661-6140
www.outerlandssf.com

Brunch Hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

If you want to dine closer to Ocean Beach, Outerlands might be a good spot for Easter Sunday brunch. What’s more, you’ll have a nice selection of healthy choices and at reasonable prices. For example you have a Chia Bowl ($9) and Avocado Toast or French Toast ($14). You might also enjoy the Grilled Cheese or Smoked Trout Frittata from this Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant. Although the website mentions that no reservations are necessary, it’s safe to say you should book in advance for Easter.

Park Chalet

1000 Great Highway
San Francisco, CA  94121
(415) 386-8439
www.parkchalet.com

Weekend Brunch Hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For Easter, why not consider the Beach Chalet for your Sunday brunch. Besides, you actually have not one, but two restaurants onside. At Park Chalet, you can enjoy classic brunch items along with signature cocktails like mimosas. In more detail, you might like Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Beignets ($12) or Smoke Salmon Benedict ($21). Additionally, you might like Pain De Mie French Toast ($18) or Smoke Salmon Corned Beef Hash ($23). The sister restaurant, Beach Chalet also has a similar brunch menu albeit with different closing hours.

Note:

Not all restaurants have posted updated information on Easter Sunday Brunch hours or menus. Please check with the individual restaurant for additional details. You can also visit OpenTable to book a reservation for Easter Sunday. However, some establishments take reservations within a limited time frame. Lastly, each restaurant may require you to provide proof of vaccination status. Please make sure to bring a copy of your Covid-19 vaccine status with you.

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About The Author

Randy Yagi is an award-winning freelance writer who served as the National Travel Writer for CBS Local from 2012-2019. More than 900 of his stories still appear in syndication across 23 CBS websites, including CBS New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco. During his peak years with CBS, Randy had a reported digital audience reach of 489 million and 5.5 million monthly visitors. Additionally, his stories have appeared in the Daily Meal, CBS News, CBS Radio, Engadget and Radio.com.

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