Food-obsessed San Francisco has plenty of dining options for Easter 2014. For starters, Open Table lists more than 200 restaurants in the Bay Area of all cuisines and price ranges that are serving Easter brunch and/or dinner specials on April 20, 2014.
If you’re wearing your Easter best and seeking a fabulous brunch to match, or if you’re dying to hunt for eggs or meet the Easter Bunny, many of San Francisco’s storied hotels can oblige. Below are some of them. And of course there are plenty of things to do besides eat, listed in our guide to Easter weekend events.
The Fairmont San Francisco
The Fairmont’s rooftop garden is a playground on Easter Sunday, with a petting zoo open from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm and an Easter egg hunt running until 2:30 pm. Two restaurants offer brunch. The Crown Room’s spread (10 am-4 pm) has oysters, roasted beef and lamb, sushi, local cheeses, kids’ favs and dozens of other items, with views overlooking the city, a jazz trio playing and a glass of sparkling wine for adults. Ages 12 and up, $129; ages 5-11, $64.50; under age 5, free. Reservations: (415) 772-5204. At Laurel Court, the buffet includes an omelet station, salmon and pastries; it's from 7 am-1 pm and is $59 per person. Reservations: (415) 772-5144.
InterContinental Mark Hopkins
Prime rib, caviar, oysters, blinis and homemade pates are just a few of the selections at the lavish buffet, which includes unlimited mimosas. A pianist and the Easter Bunny entertain at the Top of the Mark. From 10 am-2 pm. Ages 13 and up, $109; ages 4-12, $59. Reservations: (415) 616-6916.
Bottomless mimosas, shrimp Louis, dim sum, ham and an omelet station are all part of the buffet. Children can search for Easter eggs at 11 am and 1 pm, and the Easter Bunny will pose for photos. From 10 am-2 pm. Ages 12 and up, $75; under age 12, $35. Reservations: (415) 986-2020.
Westin St. Francis
The buffet includes roasted salmon, leg of lamb and French macaroons. From 10 am-2 pm. Ages 13 and up, $79; ages 4-12, $37. Reservations: (415) 774-0264.
An over-the-top buffet of food stations serving everything from paella and potato latkes to dim sum and sushi to pastries and kiddie fare, accompanied by sparkling wine and live jazz. For the kids, face-painting, magic tricks and the Easter Bunny. From 10:30 am-3:30 pm in the Garden Court and Grand Ballroom. Ages 13 and up, $125; ages 6-12, $65. Reservations: (415) 546-5089.
The hotel’s Parallel 37 restaurant offers a special four-course lunch from 11 am-4 pm that features ahi tuna, quail and rack of lamb, for $115 per person. Kids are offered Easter treats and their own menu. From 5:30-9:30 pm, a five-course, $125-per-person menu includes seared octopus and grilled flank steak. A children's menu and the regular a la carte dinner menu are also available. Reservations: (415) 773-6198.