With Easter Sunday just around the corner on April 17, reserve your spot now at these Valley dining destinations for elegant feasts, bountiful buffets and tasty to-go offerings. And mark your calendars for these fun-filled egg hunts and Easter Bunny appearances!
On April 17, elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, A Gurney’s Resort & Spa will host a three-course prix-fixe Easter Brunch, with dishes like lobster avocado toast, carrot and ricotta gnocchi and grilled opah. Kids can get in on the fun with a complimentary Easter egg hunt on Sanctuary’s Sunset Lawn and capture the days moments with a on-site photographer. Sanctuary’s Easter Brunch is served from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Hearth ‘61 at Mountain Shadows
Celebrate Easter at Mountain Shadows with a festive brunch or dinner at Hearth ’61. Brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., featuring family-style antipasti; a choice of entrée including crab benedict, short rib hash, artichoke tortellini, beef tenderloin and pan-seared sea bass; and a family-style dessert spread. The restaurant is also offering its seasonal dinner menu from 5 to 9:30 p.m.
Dig into festive Easter brunch at Prado during two seatings, available at 10:30 a.m. and noon. A full decadent buffet, including live action stations, traditional brunch classics and sweet treats, will be on display, while live music fills the air.
Indulge in your Easter favorites at The Wigwam’s brunch buffet, available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Wigwam Ballroom. Enjoy delicious fresh salad assortments, savory carving stations, decadent desserts and more. The Easter Bunny will be in attendance and ready for photos, too! Or celebrate Easter with a three-course prix-fixe menu at Litchfield’s, The Wigwam’s signature farm-to-table restaurant, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This Easter at Hotel Valley Ho, treat yourself to a buffet in the Sands room, or brunch or dinner at ZuZu. The restaurant is kicking off the holiday with a featured brunch menu, available from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., with Sticky Icky buns, an enchilada burrito and much more. For a more bountiful holiday feast, the Sands buffet, offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., serves a fresh seafood bar, omelets made to order, a chef carving station, desserts and much more. Prefer an evening celebration? Try Chef LaCasce’s three-course Easter dinner menu, available at ZuZu from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Plus, feel the Easter vibes all month long with the Easter Bunny “Show Stopper” Shake at ZuZu–a vanilla pretzel marshmallow milkshake topped with a pretzel marshmallow nest, Peep birds and bunnies, jelly beans, chocolate eggs, white chocolate milk crumb, whipped cream and coconut grass. The shake is $20, and $1 of each shake sold will go to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central & Northern Arizona.
Rusconi’s American Kitchen is celebrating Easter with a special Sunday brunch on April 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The three-course Easter brunch menu features options like steak and eggs, blackberry-glazed pork tenderloin, California halibut, and much more deliciousness.
Guests are invited to celebrate the Easter holiday with an eggs-clusive specialty cocktail at Match Market & Bar. Available only on Easter Sunday, the Limoncello Mojito, featuring rum, lime, limoncello, soda and mint, is $12. The restaurant is also dishing up holiday specialties, like pistachio-crusted lamb rack and vegan pinstripe agnolotti.
Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails at the Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix will be offering a specialty Easter Brunch from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Expect tasty options like citrus-cured salmon served on an everything bagel with whipped cream cheese, onion, caper and tomato; avocado and mushroom toast; and banana and buttermilk pancakes.
Royal Palms’ Easter Brunch Buffet will be served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with menu highlights including omelets and eggs to order, a carving station, charcuterie and cheese, a waffle with the works, a selection of seafood and more. The resort also hosts two Easter Egg Hunts, one at 11 a.m. and the second at 1 p.m. Throughout the day, Royal Palms is also hosting a caricature artist and balloon twister, along with a digital photo booth and live music on property. Families can also take photos with the Easter Bunny who will be making an appearance at Royal Palms.
Located in Palomino Ballroom, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess hosts its epic Easter Sunday Brunch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with its signature dining outlets each offering unique eats. Guests who attend Easter Brunch will receive one complimentary photo with the Easter Bunny in the ballroom per family. (They will not need a reservation, and photos will be on a first-come, first-served basis.) There will also be Easter egg hunts every 15 minutes beginning at 9 a.m., as well as Alice in Wonderland-themed activities and décor.
Maple & Ash in Scottsdale dishes up Easter Brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring braised lamb with panisses, green garlic, cucumber and herbs. The regular brunch menu also available, and diners can take part in the golden Easter egg hunt.
We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort offers a variety of ways to celebrate Easter–ranging from classy to casual. Options include a three-course brunch at Ember from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; an Easter buffet at Dining Studio from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and more.
Easter Brunch at the Boulders Resort & Spa in Scottsdale will be dished up from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Savor a demi-buffet with freshly baked breads, a gourmet salad bar, a seafood display, a carved beef station, made-to-order omelets and a decadent dessert display. Families will enjoy live entertainment and a visit from the Easter Bunny.
Rita’s Cantina & Bar at JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa
Delight in a holiday buffet, complete with live music, face painting, a caricature artist, Easter Bunny visits and the opportunity to have professional family photos taken with Camelback Mountain as the backdrop at Rita’s Cantina & Bar. Indulge in shrimp cocktail, codfish, roasted prime rib, chimichurri lamb chops, made-to-order carne asada tacos, classic breakfast favorites, assorted desserts and much more, with seatings from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Roaring Fork in Scottsdale will be serving specialty menu items in addition to wood-fired favorites, including its fish tacos and filet mignon, on April 17 beginning at 11 a.m.
At its four Valley locations, Thirsty Lion Gastropub will be offering a specialty Easter Brunch featuring breakfast items, salads, salads, sandwiches and kitchen specialties (like spicy fried chicken and waffles) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A special kid’s menu will also be available.
Keeler’s Neighborhood Steakhouse is celebrating Easter with a special brunch available on April 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (last seating). Dishes include prime rib and lamb carving station, oysters and shrimp cocktail, made-to-order omelets, breakfast favorites and much more. Bottomless Bloody Marys and mimosas can be added, as well.
Both Liberty Station American Tavern and Smokehouse locations in Scottsdale are serving up festive brunch specials on Easter Sunday. In addition to the restaurants’ regular brunch menu, diners can enjoy crab benny, smoked prime rib and eggs and ham and cheese quiche, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Plus, the Terravita location offers Easter dinner specials–prime rib and rack of lamb–from 4 to 9 p.m.
Enjoy a family-friendly all-you-can-eat pizza and salad buffet and concert by Brett Valliant on the Mighty Wurlitzer at Organ Stop Pizza in Mesa on Easter from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (doors open at 11:15 a.m.; show starts at 11:45 a.m.).
Pedal Haus Brewery is offering guests a chance to win a variety of prizes over Easter weekend. When guests order the brewery’s house-made White Rabbit IPA or a Pedal Haus IPA, they will get a mystery egg filled with prizes ranging from a “have a nice day” to a $50 gift certificate. All three Valley locations will be offering this Easter celebration on April 16 and April 17.
This Easter Sunday, Kasai Japanese Steakhouse is opening at noon to accommodate reservations. Bring your family to the fire, fun and experience at any of the 14 teppanyaki grills and have an Easter to remember.
Worth Takeaway in the heart of Downtown Mesa will have its Mom’s Carrot Cake available for purchase. The house-made carrot cake is made with cream cheese frosting and orange zest.
Foch Café and Bistro, in partnership with AZ Liquids, The Crepe Club and The Bodhi, will be hosting a scavenger hunt around Mill Avenue and Arizona State University’s Tempe campus from April 2 through April 17. One hundred and fifty different plastic eggs will be hidden with various prizes, including $100 vouchers, T-shirts and freebies at the participating businesses. The deadline to redeem an egg is May 1. Click here for a map of the where the eggs will be hidden.
From delectable desserts to brunch spreads fit for all kinds of feasts, Fox Restaurant Concepts is offering a selection of limited-time, specialty menu items for Easter at its numerous restaurants across the Valley, including all Culinary Dropout locations, The Henry, Olive & Ivy, Doughbird, The Greene House and The Arrogant Butcher. To-go options are even available at Doughbird and The Arrogant Butcher.
This Easter, celebrate with a delectable holiday brunch buffet at Arizona Biltmore on April 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Plus, the resort will also be hosting a Springtime Garden Party on the Aztec Lawn with an Easter-themed petting zoo, a photo backdrop, a cotton candy station and face painting artists. (The party will be open to resort and brunch guests only.)
The Sicilian Baker whips up a selection of specialty holiday dishes including the traditional Zeppole dessert ($6), Chocolate Amaretto Italian Cake ($34), 10-in. Pastiera di Grano ($32), individual Pastiera di Grano ($7), Easter Cookie egg ($5) and the cookie box ($17 per pound). Pre-orders begin on April 6, and pre-order pickup will begin on April 15 until Easter on April 17.
Chompie’s is making it easy for hosts this year by offering Easter Brunch to-go options, available for pre-order and pickup. Options include: Easter Brunch (serves four for $79.99), with scrambled eggs, bacon, ham steak slices, home fries, bagels, cream cheese, fruit salad and muffin loaf; or The Feast (serves eight for $129.99), with scrambled eggs, bacon, ham steak slices, home fries, bagels, cream cheese, fruit salad and muffin loaf.
Dine at Fired Pie on Easter Sunday and receive 20 percent off with code BUNNY22. Online or dine-in.
EAT by Stacey Weber is offering a catered Easter menu that is ready-to-serve, family-sized and feeds four with Easter Sunday staples. (EAT also offers items that are gluten-free and dairy-free.) Pre-orders will be available through April 14 at 8 a.m. and will be ready for pick up on April 16, from 3 to 6 p.m. The Easter menu spotlights smoked salmon dip, truffle deviled eggs, roasted chicken with citrus beurre blanc sauce, citrus ricotta cake and more. EAT’s regular order-ahead menu is also available.
Mavrix in Scottsdale will serve a scratch-made brunch and half-price mimosas from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Plus, get free photos with the Easter Bunny and participate in an egg hunt with more than 1,000 stuffed eggs.
Uptown Plaza hosts its first-ever Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 16, beginning at 9 a.m. The public is welcome to hunt 200 pre-filled Easter eggs and a limited number of Golden eggs stuffed with fun prizes from participating businesses, including Hi, Skin, Camelback Sports Therapy, Huss Brewing Co., Sweatshop on Camelback and Shake Shack. The event takes place in the courtyard.
Join Ling & Louie’s for a special Easter prix-fixe menu, available Saturday, April 16, and Sunday, April 17. Courses include crispy calamari, breakfast sliders, very berry French toast, Louie’s hangover fried rice and much more. This limited-time offering is only available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Easter weekend.
AJ’s Fine Foods and Bashas’ are offering chef-prepared Easter brunches and dinners to make holiday entertaining a breeze. Both full feasts and a la carte dishes are available. Our Easter dinner pick? The Deluxe Spiral Sliced Ham Dinner (serves six to seven) at Bashas’ with a spiral ham, scalloped potatoes, broccoli au gratin, ambrosia and dinner rolls for $49.99.
At Scottsdale Quarter, families will have the opportunity to explore the town center in search of Easter treats on Saturday, April 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., during the Hide and Peep Egg Hunt. The egg hunt will be an interactive scavenger hunt that will unlock the secret location to a prize-filled bag for each participant. Afterward, families can enjoy music, face painting and balloon twisting while the Easter Bunny hops around The Quad. Reservations are required for the egg hunt portion of the event and can be made on Eventbrite.
On Saturday, April 9 from 5 to 7 p.m., Desert Ridge Marketplace will be hosting an Egg-streme Bunny Bash. Kick off the Easter celebrations early at Desert Ridge with photos with the Bunny, Easter egg hunts, glow-in-the-dark egg-decorating stations, live entertainment by Funergy, tenant giveaways and much more.
Hop on over to Dave & Buster’s at Tempe Marketplace for Breakfast with the Easter Bunny. On Saturday, April 9, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, enjoy a buffet-style breakfast, an Easter egg hunt, showing of “Hop,” photos with the Easter Bunny and more! Tickets for this event include access to breakfast, movie and a play card to use once the event ends.
On Saturday, April 16, Downtown Mesa Association presents the Easter Egg Extravaganza beginning at 10 a.m.—until the 5,000 hidden eggs are all gone! The plastic eggs will be filled with fun trinkets and surprises for kiddos and handed out by merchants as well as hidden along Main Street from Robson to Center Street (be sure to visit both sides of the street). That day, stop by the Downtown Mesa Mural located at 63 W. Main from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for free photos with the Easter Bunny. Along with photo opps, there will be face painting, princess photo opps, kids crafts and activities.
Don’t miss the Dino Egg Hunt on Friday, April 15, and search for eggs throughout Arizona Museum of Natural History. This family-friendly event is ideal for those with children from preschool up to 10 years of age, with a Tiny Tots area for the youngest egg hunters. There will also be crafts and live animal encounters with birds, reptiles and more. Member access starts at 5:30 p.m. and general admission is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tickets are available online; $5 for members and $10 for non-members. It includes museum admission, crafts and 10 stuffed eggs per participant.
On Saturday, April 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. start the Easter festivities early at Dave & Buster’s for the ultimate breakfast bash. Snap photos with the Bunny, enjoy a showing of the 2011 movie “Hop,” munch on delicious breakfast and more.
Enjoy an old-school spin on the traditional Easter brunch at Postino WineCafe on Sunday, April 17. The Old Skool Hippity-Hop Brunch will be hosted from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at all Postino locations. Brunch-goers can toast Easter with $7 seasonal cocktails while select locations will be featuring DJ’s spinning 90’s hip-hop tracks.
Enjoy Easter brunch from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the cozy lounge while you enjoy live music and Montauk brunch favorites.
Pita Jungle will be offering a special Easter Family Meal for four. For $89, guests can choose one main entrée, three family-style sides, a salad and a dessert. Adding more to your group? Add an additional person for $20 per person. The offer is valid for online ordering and pick up at participating locations.
Balloon Bunny Blast is a brand new Easter-themed hot air balloon event at Salt River Fields, taking place April 15 and 16 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. The will feature over 12 hot air balloons from around the country acting as candy stations for kids to visit and get Easter treats. There will be tickets available on site for a short hot air balloon ride, a free Bunny Hop Kids Zone, a petting zoo and, of course, the Easter Bunny will be there for photos. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for kids (kids under three are free).
From 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen is preparing four special dishes for guests to celebrate Easter with family and friends. Guests can choose the lobster crab benedict, buccatini “Carbonara,” spiced cheesecake mousse and, for the kids, green eggs and ham.