Food-obsessed San Francisco has plenty of dining options for Easter 2013. For starters, Open Table lists 225 restaurants in the Bay Area of all cuisines and price ranges that are serving Easter brunch and/or dinner specials on March 31, 2013.
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.
InterContinental Mark Hopkins
Prime rib, caviar, oysters, white asparagus soup with lobster, crepes and Viennese pastries are just a few of the selections at the lavish buffet. A pianist and the Easter Bunny entertain. From 10 am-2 pm. Ages 13 and up, $105; ages 4-12, $59. Reservations: (415) 616-6916.
Westin St. Francis
The buffet includes lobster bisque, Moroccan couscous, leg of lamb and French macaroons. From 10 am-2 pm. Ages 13 and up, $74; ages 4-12, $37. Reservations: (415) 774-0264.
A buffet of several food stations (including ones for kids’ favorites, sushi, and dim sum and Chinese dishes), accompanied by sparkling wine and live jazz. For the kids, face-painting, magic tricks, Easter cookie decorating and the Easter Bunny. From 10 am-4 pm; seatings in the Garden Court and Grand Ballroom are at 10 am and 2 pm. Ages 13 and up, $105; ages 5-12, $75. Reservations: (415) 546-5089.
Order bottomless mimosas, green eggs and ham, a smoked fish platter, entrees for kids and other items a la carte. Children can search for Easter eggs at 12:30 pm and take photos with the Easter Bunny. From 10 am-4 pm. Reservations: (415) 986-2020.
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 has oysters, ribeye, sushi, California 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. From 10:30 am-4 pm. Ages 12 and up, $119; ages 5-11, $59.50; under age 5, free. Reservations: (415) 772-5204. Laurel Court has a breakfast buffet from 6:30-11 am (adults, $30; ages 5-11, $15; under age 5, free), and supplements it with some brunch entrees from 11 am-1 pm (adults, $40; ages 5-11, $20; under age 5, free). Reservations: (415) 772-5260.
The hotel’s Parallel 37 restaurant offers a special three-course menu that includes choices such as vichyssoise, quail, lamb, halibut and vegetarian and gluten-free options. Chef Michael Rotondo, who joined the Ritz in January 2013, was formerly the executive chef at Charlie Trotter’s in Chicago. From 12-8 pm. Adults $85. Kid’s menu also available. Reservations: (415) 773-6198.