Save the date (April 9) for these family-friendly feasts–some complete with appearances from the Easter Bunny and egg hunts–to celebrate Easter in Phoenix and beyond.
The Wigwam’s brunch buffet, which takes place in the Wigwam Ballroom from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., features fresh salad assortments, savory carving stations, decadent desserts and visits from the Easter Bunny. For a prix-fixe Easter feast, Litchfield’s, The Wigwam’s signature restaurant, will serve crisp salads, lavish brunch favorites and Chef’s specialty desserts from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $85 per adult and $30 per child (brunch buffet); $99 per adult and $20 per child (Litchfield’s).
To book: www.wigwamarizona.com.
Hotel Valley Ho
At Hotel Valley Ho on Easter, treat yourself to a chef-attended buffet in the Sands room (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.) or brunch at ZuZu (6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.). At ZuZu, dig into a raw bar, Easter Brunch board and much more, while Sands dishes up a bountiful holiday buffet. Or savor Chef LaCasce’s Easter dinner features, available at ZuZu from 5:30 to 10 p.m. with options like Patagonian rack of lamb and pan-seared Alaskan halibut. Don’t miss the annual Easter egg hunt; meet on the ZuZu patio at 8:30 a.m. to take part.
Cost: $72 per adult and $27 per child (12 and under).
To book: www.hotelvalleyho.com.
Mountain Shadows hosts a festive brunch and dinner at Hearth ’61 in honor of the Easter holiday. Brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with options like crab benedict, braised green chili pork hash, beef tenderloin and more. The restaurant is also offering its seasonal dinner menu from 5 to 9:30 p.m.
Cost: $95 per adult, $35 per child (12 and under) and free for children 6 and under.
To book: www.mountainshadows.com.
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
Join in for holiday brunch at Palomino Ballroom at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., for a festive selection of eats from Bourbon Steak, La Hacienda, Toro Latin Restaurant & Rum Bar and Ironwood American Kitchen. Brunch at the resort includes complimentary access to one of the resort’s Alice in Wonderland Easter egg hunt adventure in the ballroom, the Wonderland experience and complimentary photo ops with the Easter Bunny himself. The hunts will happen every 15 minutes beginning at 9 a.m. until the last brunch seating.
Cost: $159 per adult, $74 per child and free for children 5 and under.
To book: www.fairmont.com/scottsdale.
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch dishes up a decadent Easter brunch between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., with a variety of brunch favorites, endless desserts, a taco stand and carving, seafood and pasta stations. Additionally, diners can enjoy live music from the resort’s Center Stage Bar between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Cost: $115 per adult ($145 with unlimited access to the mimosas and Bloody Mary bar), $48 per child (6 to 12) and children 5 and younger dine free.
To book: www.hyattregencyscottsdale.com.
Sheraton Phoenix Downtown’s signature restaurant, Carcara, is set to host Easter brunch, featuring a raw bar, carving stations and a slew of delicious entrees. The kid’s corner will serve scrambled eggs, mini corn dogs and more, as well. Families can also take part in festive activations for their Easter in Phoenix including live music from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., face painting, a caricature artist and an Easter Bunny appearance from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost: $78 per adult and $30 per child; tickets include unlimited mimosas and unlimited Huss Urban Sunset Mexican Lager.
To book: www.opentable.com.
For an elegant Easter brunch, Ocean Prime features its exclusive holiday menu available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Easter specials include lobster toast, crab cake eggs benedict, short rib surf and turf and many other festive options. Ocean Prime’s dinner menu will be offered beginning at 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Easter Sunday.
To book: ocean-prime.com.
Rusconi’s American Kitchen
Diners are invited to enjoy their Easter in Phoenix celebration with an holiday brunch at Rusconi’s American Kitchen. Chef Michael Rusconi has crafted a three-course menu, with multiple selections to choose from for each course, like steak and eggs, braised spring lamb shank, pan-seared halibut and more. A two-course children’s holiday menu is also available. Rusconi’s brunch is available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost: $82 per adult and $23 per child (12 and under)
To book: rusconiskitchen.com.
Thirsty Lion Gastropub
All four Valley locations of Thirsty Lion will be offering a specialty brunch fit for the whole family this Easter Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Special holiday dishes include spicy fried chicken and waffles, pork benedict, avocado toast and more. A special children’s brunch menu will also be offered.
To book: www.thirstyliongastropub.com.
We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
There are a trio of ways to celebrate Easter at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort. For a casual repast, head to WKP Sports & Entertainment for holiday dishes like grilled bourbon BBQ ham and flights of bubbly or Ahnala Mesquite Room for bananas foster French toast, bacon-wrapped tenderloin and more. Or savor an all-out Easter brunch at The Buffet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for omelet, carving and dessert stations as well as four specialty holiday dining stations.
Cost: Buffet is $63 per person.
For more information: www.wekopacasinoresort.com.
Roaring Fork in Scottsdale will be offering an Easter brunch starting at 11 a.m. Specialty dishes include mussels and chorizo, green chili pork, filet mignon and many more wood-fired eats.
To book: www.roaringfork.com.
Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar and Grill
Chandler and Scottsdale
Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar and Grill has put together a prix-fixe four-course Easter brunch for two. Each couple will receive Asian-spiced deviled eggs, followed by an appetizer to share, a brunch entree (like New Wave Pad Thai, pictured, or orange peel chicken) and a delicious dessert. Gluten-free options are available, too.
To book: www.lingandlouies.com.
Cala celebrates with two special Easter dishes plus bottomless mimosas. Diners can enjoy a Dungeness crab benedict with organic poached egg, sourdough English muffin, baby spinach, crispy leeks, chive hollandaise and caviar or a braised short rib hash with organic fried egg, pickled red onions, breakfast potatoes and charred scallion chimichurri.
To book: www.calascottsdale.com.
Tomaso’s is offering multiple high-quality, savory dinner specialties this Easter, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Easter menu includes mouthwatering meals like the traditional lamb osso buco ($46) with six-hour braised lamb, red wine demi and pappardelle pasta; Pasta Sorrentino ($52) with linguini, tomato herb sauce, deshelled lobster, scallops on the half shell, jumbo prawns and saffron; veal chop Milanese ($46); and braised lamb and pappardelle ($32).
To book: www.tomasos.com.
CIELO at ADERO Scottsdale
On Easter Sunday, CIELO at ADERO Scottsdale serves up dishes like French toast casserole with warm maple syrup, slow cooked corned beef and beef braised cabbage, oven-roasted salmon and more in honor of the holiday. Seatings start at 7 a.m., with the last available at 1:30 p.m.
Cost: $45 per person.
To book: www.opentable.com.
Families can hop over to Mavrix in Scottsdale for a scratch-made brunch at The Bunny Buffet, featuring a brunch taco and tostada bar, French toast, corned beef hash, a build-your-own sundae bar and more. Adults will enjoy half-off mimosas until 2 p.m. While at brunch, kids can enjoy free pics with the Easter Bunny, an egg hunt with more than 1,000 stuffed eggs and a $10 game card per person. Seatings: 10:30 to 11:30 p.m. and noon to 1:30 p.m.
Cost: $40 per adult and $25 per child.
To book: www.mavrix.com/news/easter-2023.
Federal American Grill
Federal American Grill is offering a three-course prix-fixe menu for brunch and dinner to celebrating Easter in Phoenix. The brunch menu features mini crab cakes, steak and eggs and more while the dinner menu has the likes of fried oysters and wild-caught salmon.
Cost: $45 per person.
To book: thefederalgrill.com.
Proof Bread in Downtown Mesa will offer hot crossed buns, fresh bread and Easter centerpieces all week and through Easter weekend. Preorder pickups are available if ordered in advance.
To order: proofbread.com.
Kasai Japanese Steakhouse
Kasai Japanese Steakhouse will be opening at noon on Easter and dishing up a stuffed lobster tail as a holiday special. It is paired with sautéed ginger-garlic broccolini and pineapple-coconut rice with cashews.
To book: kasaiscottsdale.com.
Royal Palms Resort and Spa
Royal Palms will host two Easter specials: a three-course brunch at T. Cook’s and a festive banquet buffet (with chilled seafood, carved meats, dessert and much more) in one of its recently redesigned ballrooms, both available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Both experiences include a glass of sparkling wine and one Royal Palms mimosa.
Cost: $175 per adult, $75 per child (6 to 12) and children 5 and younger dine free.
To book: www.royalpalmshotel.com.
Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails
Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix is hosting a three-course Easter brunch experience from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. with menu highlights like stuffed crepes, shaved garden salad, Wagyu beef cheek ravioli and a dessert course. Plus, the hotel’s newly opened Eden launched Sunday Garden Parties inclusive of a floral pop-up shop and DJ for a casual Easter Sunday event.
Cost: $95 per adult and $45 per child (12 and under).
To book: bluehoundkitchen.com/events.
Chompie’s is celebrating the holiday with an Easter brunch to-go menu: Easter Brunch (serves four for $79.99) and The Feast (serves eight for $144.99). Both options include scrambled eggs, bacon slices, ham steak slices, home fries, bagels, cream cheese, fruit salad and muffin loaf.
To order: chompies.com.
The Sicilian Baker
The Sicilian Baker will offer traditional Italian Easter desserts for a limited time including zeppole ($7 each), a fluffy, doughnut-like pastry filled with vanilla custard; individual-sized Cassatina ($6), a cake filled with ricotta cream, covered by pistachio marzipan; individual-sized Pastiera di Grano ($7), a sweet ricotta tart; and much more. Pre-orders begin on Saturday, April 1, and these desserts will be in-store for pick-up from Wednesday, April 5, until Monday, April 10.
To order: www.thesicilianbaker.com.
Toca Madera Scottsdale hosts Easter weekend brunch on Saturday, April 8, and Sunday, April 9, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy live entertainment, specialty cocktails and a fabulous menu of oysters Rockefeller and tuna tataki to celebrate the Easter holiday.
To book: www.tocamadera.com/reservations.
Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, A Gurney’s Resort & Spa
Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, A Gurney’s Resort & Spa offers a three-course prix-fixe Easter brunch on April 9, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Menu items include Moroccan-spiced lamb meatballs; carrot-and-ricotta gnocchi; pastrami short rib hash; upside-down pineapple carrot cake; and more. The property will also host its seasonal Easter egg hunt on April 9 at 9:30 a.m. for resort guests and members.
Cost: $125 per adult and $50 per child (under 12 years).
To book: www.gurneysresorts.com.
L’Auberge de Sedona
L’Auberge de Sedona is hosting an Easter brunch buffet on Sunday, April 9, to celebrate the upcoming holiday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The property’s Cress on Oak Creek welcomes guests and locals to savor buffet menu items that highlight local ingredients and Southern Europe influences and flavors. Diners will be accompanied by live music from Dos Guitars.
Cost: $115 per adult and $60 per child (10 and under).
To book: www.opentable.com.
Spend Easter Sunday at JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa’s Tía Carmen. The restaurant’s Easter Grand Mercado will be serving delights including tres leches French toast, pecan wood-smoked bacon, fresh fruit ceviche, charcuterie, artisan bread with dips and spreads, a raw bar, a carving station and much more. Brunch will be available on Sunday, April 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $148 per adult and $39 per child (ages 5 to 12).
To book: www.tiacarmendesertridge.com.
Enjoy Easter brunch from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the cozy lounge while you enjoy live music and Montauk brunch favorites like short rib huevos rancheros, avocado toast and assortment of sweet crepes.
To book: www.themontaukaz.com.
Terra Tempe Kitchen & Spirits
The Westin Tempe’s signature restaurant, Terra Tempe Kitchen & Spirits, is putting a holiday spin on its newest brunch all Easter weekend (April 7 to April 9), alongside the Easter Bunny, photo opportunities for families and live music on Easter Sunday. Brunch is available 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
To book: www.opentable.com.
Match Market & Bar
In addition to its regular brunch menu, Match Market & Bar serves up some dishes available exclusively on Sunday, April 9. In celebration of Easter, diners can enjoy a duck benny, The Nest (fried hash brown stack and soft poached quail eggs with an arugula salad tossed in bacon-almond vinaigrette with candied bacon bits) and Hummingbird cake from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
To book: www.matchphx.com.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Easter, The Americano is offering an exquisite Easter brunch (in addition to its staple Bougie Brunch) complete with new additions to celebrate the holiday with an elegant twist. Easter-only specials include crab benedict, lobster soft scramble, a decadent crepe cake and much more.
To book: theamericanorestaurant.com.
Sottise, a modern French bistro in Downtown Phoenix, will be open for a special a la carte Easter menu from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. on the holiday.
To book: Tock.
Sedona’s Enchantment Resort serves as a scenic and activity-packed base camp for families to celebrate Easter this year. Taking place on Easter Sunday, the littlest guests can visit with the Easter Bunny and enjoy a Red Rocks egg hunt, starting at 10 a.m. Then, it is time to savor a prix-fixe Easter dinner at Che Ah Chi, surrounded by expansive views of Boynton Canyon.
To book: www.enchantmentresort.com.
Pedal Haus Brewery
All locations (Tempe, Phoenix and Chandler) of Pedal Haus Brewery will be hoppin’ Easter weekend, April 8 and April 9, with food and drink specials. The brewery’s famous White Rabbit IPA will be on special for $5, and a carrot juice “Bunny Mary” will be mixed up, alongside a new deviled egg special.
To book: pedalhausbrewery.com.
Hash Kitchen locations across the Valley (Scottsdale, Chandler, Peoria and Arcadia) are offering limited-time Easter specials from April 6 to April 9. Must-try options include the Cadbury Egg Tsunami Pancakes, topped with vanilla cream, melted Cadbury chocolate, Peeps marshmallows and Robin Eggs made out of malted milk balls. For something savory, the Leg of Lamb Hash features oven-roasted leg of lamb, hash potatoes, poached eggs and a rosemary demi with fried leeks.
To book: www.hashkitchen.com.
This Easter, Frutilandia is offering its 20-oz. Unicorn’s Dream, a delicious, colorful milkshake made with Thrifty’s cotton candy ice cream and topped with whipped cream, sprinkles, bubble gum and a cotton candy stick for just $5, from now until April 10.
To order: www.frutilandiausa.com.
The Italian Daughter
The Italian Daughter hosts a special Easter brunch and dinner during which guests have the opportunity to snap a picture with the Easter Bunny and enjoy an assortment of treats for the kids. Patrons can also savor a one-day-only menu of classic Italian dishes and Maggiore holiday tradition specialties including Tomaso’s Mixed Grill and an Italian Easter Colomba Cake. The restaurant will open early for the day at 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
To book: www.theitaliandaughter.com/holiday/.
Wildflower dishes up tasty Easter-ready sweets this spring. Hot cross buns are available April 7 to April 9; blueberry custard pie is available through April 30; and adorable daisy cookies are available through April 9.
To order: wildflowerbread.com.
Chauncey Social offers a special Easter-themed brunch–alongside its full drink menu–on Sunday, April 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The entire menu full of amazing brunch dishes will be available, along with a trio of holiday-specific options: Easter quiche, strawberry-pecan French toast and bread pudding (served with ice cream and a strawberry reduction).
To book: chaunceysocial.com.