7 Best Restaurants for Easter 2015 Brunch & Dinner
From Frazer to Villanova, we've made your Easter dining plans on the Main Line stress-free.
Azie on Main Macarons//Photo by Nina Lea Photography
If you haven’t already, it’s time to hop to it and make those Easter Sunday reservations! Whether you're on the hunt for brunch or for dinner, you’ll be sure to find something to love at our seven top picks along the Main Line.
(From Left): Bloody Mary at Azie on Main, French Toast at Azie on Main//Photos by Nina Lea Photography
Azie on Main: An unlimited Easter brunch buffet will be on the menu from 11 a.m.–2:30 p.m., complete with carving, omelet and dessert stations in addition to a variety of standard brunch dishes (scrambled eggs, French toast, bacon, sausage, fresh fruit, yogurt) and Asian specialties (steamed chicken dumplings, crab and veggie spring rolls, sushi). The cost is $32 for adults, $12 for children 12 and under (plus tax and gratuity). Azie's a la carte dinner menu will be offered from 5–9 p.m. Make reservations by calling the restaurant. 789 E. Lancaster Ave., Villanova, (610) 527-5700, www.azieonmain.com
The Desmond: The Desmond is hosting a traditional Easter brunch with buffet-style offerings including cinnamon-rum French toast, applewood-smoked bacon, buttermilk pancakes, Belgian waffles, eggs Benedict, crab and shrimp cakes, brown sugar–glazed country ham and carved roast beef, to name just a few. Save room for dessert: you’ll definitely want to indulge in the Desmond’s renowned bananas Foster bread pudding! Brunch is $39 for adults, $17 for children ages 6–12 and free for children under 5. 1 Liberty Blvd., Malvern, (800) 575-1776, www.desmondgv.com
Farmhouse Bistro: A three-course prix-fixe Easter brunch is on offer for just $35. Start with your choice of spring salad, Caesar salad or cream of asparagus soup. Main course selections include grilled petite filet mignon; eggs Benedict; smoked salmon, asparagus, and Gruyère quiche; carved Virginia ham; and Amaretto-battered banana-stuffed French toast. End your meal on a sweet note with saffron peach crème brûlée, flourless chocolate torte, warm apple tart tatin or Belgian dark chocolate–covered strawberries. A children’s menu is also available. 39 Conestoga Rd., Malvern, (610) 647-1631, www.thefarmhousebistro.com
Paramour: Easter specials begin with a spring brunch menu and special holiday additions to the chef’s complimentary appetizer bar, offered from 10 a.m–3 p.m. Enjoy a specialty cocktail or build your own Bloody Mary. Paramour is also hosting Easter dinner from 5–9 p.m. Choose from the restaurant’s à la carte dinner menu or indulge in Executive Chef Eric Goods’ three-course supper for just $39 per person. In addition to the special supper menu, select bottles of wine are being offered at half price. 139 E. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, (610) 977-0600, www.paramourwayne.com
The Radnor Hotel: Enjoy views of the gardens from The Radnor Hotel’s Terrace Room on Easter Sunday while enjoying the brunch buffet from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. The menu includes an omelet station, fresh homemade waffles, French toast, poached salmon chaud-froid, peel ‘n eat shrimp, roasted pork loin, sautéed chicken, baked fresh fish, fresh pasta du jour and much more. The Easter Bunny will be hopping in for a visit, too. Adults can enjoy the buffet for $38.95, children ages 6–12 are $17.50 and those under the age of 5 dine free. Reservations are required; call the restaurant to save your space. 591 E. Lancaster Ave., St. Davids, (610) 688-5800, www.radnorhotel.com
White Dog Cafe: The cafe will be open from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. serving farm-fresh, local breakfast and lunch items. Add on a $4 brunch cocktail (Bloody Mary, white sangria, red sangria, mimosa, or screwdriver) to make your meal complete! From 5–8 p.m., enjoy spring’s harvest with White Dog’s seasonal menu and signature house-made desserts. 200 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, (610) 225-3700, www.whitedog.com/wayne
White Horse Tavern and Wine Bar sea bass//Photo by Alexandra Whitney Photography
White Horse Tavern and Wine Bar: Save your space for Easter brunch at the historic White Horse Tavern. On offer from 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m. will be carved leg of lamb, carved honey ham, a made-to-order omelet station, an array of breakfast foods and a selection of delicious desserts. Bring the kids—rumor has it that the Easter bunny will be making an appearance. Brunch is $39.95 for adults and $18.95 for children. 707 E. Lancaster Ave., Frazer; phone: (610) 280-2580, www.whitehorsetavernandwinebar.com