Hop To It: Seattleite’s Easter Brunch Favorites

Photo: Flickr, Jake Bellucci

Our top spots for chowing down on easter morning.

Easter Sunday is a holiday for everyone, religious or not. Whether you choose to spend the day with family or friends — or both — there are some time-tested rules to follow. The ham needs to be tender, cloth napkins are a must for the table setting, and a semi-formal dress code is strictly enforced. With this criteria in mind, Seattleite offers up our favorite spots for the biggest brunch of the year.

Photo: Flickr, Jake Bellucci

Palisade | 2601 West Marina Place | (206) 285-100 | This old favorite (and former employer) of mine still holds a dear spot in my heart, especially on the day of the bunny.  As if the view of Seattle, Elliott Bay, and Alki Beach isn’t enough, the menu offers a dynamo trio of hashes (prime rib, smoked salmon, white prawn) and the ridiculously rich, crab cake benedict.

Bastille Café and Bar | 5307 Ballard Ave NW | (206) 453-5014 | Francophiles unite!  As Ballard’s resident go-to for French cuisine, Bastille has you covered.  Courtesy of their rooftop garden, Bastille’s culinary minds have already announced Easter Sunday specials for both the restaurant and bar.  As expected, eggs will be prominently featured on these plates in many forms, including poached, hardboiled, omelets and as cocktail ingredients.  Even more interesting, the bar features a collection of absinthe to kick the morning up one more notch.

Terra Vista at Snoqualmie Casino | 37500 SE North Bend Way, Snoqualmie | (425) 888-1234 | Now that Lent is over, perhaps you’re anxious to hit the tables again?  Or maybe you just don’t like waking early?  Do you have a church service to attend? Snoqualmie Casino is here to please all with their celebration starting at 4 p.m.  Easter specials include boiled Maine lobster and a rosemary roasted lamb loin, accompanied by Terra Vista’s regular fare and exceptional wine list.  Aren’t poker chips really just adult Easter eggs, anyways?

Tavolata | 2323 Second Avenue | (206) 838-8008 | The local Belltown Italian joint will be getting in on the action with Chef Brandon Kirksey rolling out specials like grilled French toast and spaghetti with mozzarella and carbonara.  This is no joke.  Reservations are highly recommended.

Salish Lodge & Spa | 6501 Railroad Ave, Snoqualmie, WA 98065  |  (425) 888-2556  | Why not hit the country for some scenery while you enjoy your brunch? The Dining Room at Salish, located atop beautiful Snoqualmie Falls, will be serving a special three-course breakfast with a mimosa toast from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. In addition, the Salish Ballroom will also be hosting an Easter Brunch Buffet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Kids under 5 eat for free.

Metropolitan Market:  The home option.  No valet or reservation needed. MM will provide you with all the top proteins you could hope to encounter while eating out, such as Snake River Farms boneless Kurobuta ham, – the Kobe beef of pork.  The deli isn’t slacking either, prepped with Yukon Gold mash potatoes and various salads aimed to please.  I have a feeling that champagne and orange juice might be lurking as well.  After Metropolitan Market, all that will be left to you is the seating arrangements of your guests.