Easter Sunday is only a few days away, but a handful of Denver restaurants are still accepting walk-ins and reservations. These 10 brunch options will give parents a break and provide food lovers with once-a-year morning menu items. A few of these restaurants are opening for service solely for the occasion. Others are planning special holiday desserts or carving stations. Here, Eater saved the best for the last minute:
- The Bindery will host its first Easter brunch this Sunday, April 1, with special menu items, including kids dishes. A few spots are still available for parties of two. Saturday’s brunch has more openings for families of four. From 8 to 9 a.m. on Saturday, there will also be an Easter egg hunt.
- Bang Up To The Elephant is having an Easter “egg” hunt for adults this Sunday, with coconuts hidden around the surrounding Capitol Hill neighborhood. Those who find them can get a free cocktail at the restaurant, which is having all-day happy hour and offering its normal brunch specials. The new Caribbean spot serves chicory coffee and doughnuts, as well as coconut bread French toast and curried shrimp and potato roti.
- Marcella’s opens for a one-day-only Easter brunch Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and starts its dinner service right after. Truffle eggs and shrimp polenta are on the menu, along with a Nutella waffle. Italian zeppole doughnuts will be served as well as bottomless mimosas and bellinis.
- Flagstaff House in Boulder will offer a $68 three-course brunch on the mountain, and a handful of reservations are still available. Steak and eggs and an elevated bacon, egg, and cheese are on the menu. The classic Boulder restaurant’s new head chef is a former Food Network “Chopped” champion.
- In Larimer Square, Cru is planning a three-course, Napa-themed brunch for $30. Diners can order from a selection including white asparagus soup, dijon-crusted leg of lamb, and Meyer lemon mascarpone budino. Wine bottles are also a third-off on Sundays.
- Cattivella in Stapleton will serve traditional Easter breads and desserts Sunday morning. The restaurant is offering four courses for $40 or four courses with bottomless mimosas for $52. A pastry basket starts the meal, followed by a choice of pizza, lasagna, or omelette. There will be a ham carving station and Sicilian cassata cake for dessert. Also, there will be an Easter bunny.
- Guard and Grace steakhouse has a $65 brunch buffet with just a few reservations still available in the afternoon. Diners will find a waffle bar, carving station, cheese and charcuterie selection, omelettes, and lots of muffins and cookies. Kids eat for $25.
- Social Fare still has a few early and afternoon spots available for its first Easter brunch at the Cherry Creek Marriott. There will be a playroom for kids (with the Easter bunny) and DIY cocktail stations for adults. See also pastry, carving, seafood, egg, and dessert stations. Valet parking is complimentary for diners.
- Tag in Larimer Square is offering a $48, three-course menu with options like a confit duck Monte Cristo, seared Hamachi, and milk chocolate bread pudding. A handful of reservations for various group sizes are still available.
- While Tavernetta’s first Easter brunch (from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) is booked, the restaurant does accept walk-ins for its more casual lounge seating. Special brunch dishes will include bombolone doughnuts for the table to share, antipasti such as cheese, fruits, and salad; and main dishes like vegetable tartine and smoked salmon. For those who can’t make the special Sunday brunch, know that the restaurant’s outdoor patio will open for business starting Monday.