28 Restaurants Serving Easter Brunch or Dinner

Where to hunt for Easter brunch (or dinner).

 

Editor’s Note: This blog was updated on April 4, 2019

Easter is hopping on in early and that leaves the hostess squirming for time. Why not eliminate the stress of planning and take the time to enjoy the family? We organized a whole spread of brunch and dinner choices featuring some of the best dining experiences throughout Rhode Island.

1. 15 Point Road

15 Point Road, a restaurant along the Sakonnet River in Portsmouth, will open early on Easter, with service from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The prix-fixe menu includes a variety of seafood along with other options. Options range from baked stuffed lobster and Mount Hope seafood to filet mignon and three cheese ravioli. Reserve online or call 401-683-3138. 15 Point Rd., Portsmouth, 401-683-3138, 15pointroad.com

2. Angelo’s Restaurant

In celebration of upcoming Easter, starting Sunday, April 14, Angelo’s Restaurant in Providence will be giving out Easter eggs to the first 1,000 patrons of the week. While some eggs will contain small Easter surprises, 100 eggs will be filled with special Angelo’s gifts like complimentary gift cards, coupons for a rice pie or free kids’ meal and swag, worth a total of $950. Some lucky guests will win old punch tickets good for $9.50 signature Angelo’s dishes, to kick off the Federal Hill establishment’s ninety-fifth birthday in September. The birthday celebration, including the $9.50 menu, will start the day after Easter and last all summer. The $9.50 menu will be available Monday through Wednesday from 2 to 6 p.m. to kick off Angelo’s ninety-fifth anniversary celebration. 141 Atwells Ave., Providence, 401-621-8171, angelosri.com

3. Bluefin Grille

Join the Easter Bunny himself for a buffet at the Bluefin Grille, located in the Providence Marriott. The menu, created by executive chef Franco Paterno, includes fresh salad, seafood and main dishes like roast leg of lamb and sautéed chicken breast. The meal is $40 for adults and $22 for children ages six to twelve. Reservations are required; call 401-272-2400. Providence Marriott Downtown, 1 Orms St., Providence, 401-272-2400, marriottprovidence.com

4. Brix

Executive chef Andy Teixeira and his team have created a special menu for Easter at Newport Vineyard’s Brix Restaurant, available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Share the sticky bun basket and baked brie platter, or eat them all yourself. Large plates include options like Portuguese steak and eggs, Jonah crab cakes and beans and croquet madams. Head downstairs to the winery after lunch for live music from 1 to 4 p.m. Reserve online or at 401-848-5161 x 2. 909 East Main Rd., Middletown, 401-848-5161, newportvineyards.com

5. Cara Restaurant at the Chanler

Experience a morning of fine-dining at Cara, a restaurant at the Chanler, a storied mansion and hotel on Newport’s cliff walk. The three-course Easter brunch, created by executive chef Matt Voskuil, is offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $75 per person. The menu includes sliced prosciutto, foie gras French toast and prime rib, among a variety of other choices. A children’s menu is also available for those ages eight and younger for $30. 117 Memorial Blvd., Newport, 401-847-2244, thechanler.com/cara-restaurant

6. Castle Hill Inn

Experience an elegant Easter brunch at Newport’s Castle Hill Inn. The waterfront restaurant will feature carving stations from noon to 6.30 p.m. The buffet includes starters, chef’s stations, main dishes (like chicken cordon bleu and brioche French toast) and dessert, for $82 for adults and $28 per child. View the complete menu online here. Live music will be played throughout the meal. Reservations are required, call 401-849-3800 or visit the Castle Hill website. 590 Ocean Dr., Newport, 401-849-3800, castlehillinn.com

7. Chapel Grille

This church-turned-restaurant in Cranston is changing up its menu for Easter Sunday, from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Entree options include penne vodka, seafood linguine, filet mignon, grilled swordfish and more. A children’s menu with options like chicken fingers and burgers will also be available. Prices vary. Call 401-944-4900 for reservations, or book online at opentable.com. 3000 Chapel View Blvd., Cranston, 401-944-4900, chapelgrilleri.com

8. Clarke Cooke House

Newport’s Clark Cooke House will be open for both breakfast and lunch on Easter Sunday. Two options are available in the morning: prix fixe for $23 or entree only for $17. Choose from several egg options, a brioche French toast or pick some seafood from the oyster bar. Options from the lunch menu include a variety of salads, sandwiches and burgers, as well as lobster, leg of lamb and filet mignon. 26 Bannister’s Wharf, Newport, 401-849-2900, clarkecooke.com

9. The East End

Enjoy a taste of the East End at this Easter brunch. The meal, served from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., includes charcuterie boards, a raw bar, as well as classic breakfast favorites and a new twist on a Rhode Island classic: coffee milk French toast. Check out the full menu online. Reservations are required, call 401-433-9770 or email ckindberg@theeastendpvd.com. 224 Wickenden St., Providence, 401-433-9770, theeastendpvd.com

10. Eleven Forty Nine

Eleven Forty Nine, on the Warwick/East Greenwich line, is offering a contemporary Easter brunch from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Along with chef-prepared entrees, pastries and fresh fruit there will also be a Belgian waffle station, carving station and antipasto station. Enjoy the classic brunch fare for $39.95 for adults and $19.95 for children ages six to twelve years old. Call 401-884-1149 to make reservations. 1149 Division St., East Greenwich, 401-884-1149, elevenfortynine.com

11. George’s of Galilee

Take in the view of Block Island Sound during Easter brunch at George’s of Galilee. The buffet-style meal features some breakfast classics like scrambled eggs and bacon, as well as more savory options like bourbon-peach glazed ham and wild mushroom ravioli, with seatings at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. A cold bar with fruit salad, charcuterie and local seafood rounds out the menu. The brunch is $28.99 per adult and $12.99 per child over age three. Reserve a table by calling 401-783-2306. 250 Sand Hill Cove Rd., Port of Galilee, 401-783-2306, georgesofgalilee.com

12. The Gulf Stream Bar and Grille

In between Providence and Newport for the holiday? Head to the Gulf Stream Bar and Grille in Portsmouth for Easter brunch. The menu, at $28 per person, includes a variety of brunch favorites, like waffles and home fries, and more. Bloody Marys and mimosas are just $5 with the purchase of brunch. Call 401-293-0930 to reserve. 1 Lagoon Rd., Portsmouth, 401-293-0930, gulfstreambar.com

13. Gurney’s Newport Resort and Marina

Head to Goat Island for Easter brunch and waterfront views at Gurney’s Newport Resort and Marina, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The buffet-style meal will include an omelet station, local seafood platters, charcuterie boards, maple-bourbon glazed ham and more. Finish off the meal with pastries and desserts, then help the kids search for eggs and take some photos with the Easter Bunny. The event is $85 for adults, $75 for seniors and active military members, and $35 for children ages four to twelve. 1 Goat Island, Newport, 401-851-3366, gurnseysresortds.com/newport

14. Hotel Viking

Make it a Sunday brunch at Hotel Viking. With only two seatings, at 10 a.m. and noon, the meal includes a variety of classic breakfast options, assorted European artisan breads, a carving station, a Viking raw bar and more. This Easter brunch is $87 for adults, $70 for seniors and $35 for children between ages six and twelve years old. Book online before seats fill up. 1 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 401-847-3300, hotelviking.com/dining/one-bellevue

15. Johnny’s Newport

Take in historic Newport on Easter Sunday with a meal at Johnny’s at the Atlantic Resort. Named after John Clarke, the founder of the town, Johnny’s menu includes a variety of fresh New England fare. The restaurant is offering continuous service for the holiday, with breakfast starting at 6:30 a.m., a buffet at 10:30 a.m., and dinner from 4 to 10 p.m. The brunch buffet, $24.95 for adults and $12.95 for children, includes a carving station as well as other entrees. Reserve here, or by calling 401-847-2750. 240 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 401-847-2750, johnnysnewport.com

16. Mainsail at Newport Marriott

Check out the spectacular views of Newport Harbor over brunch at the Mainsail Restaurant. The Easter menu has several healthy options like fresh cut melon and berries, steel cut oats and an omelet station. Or splurge with Belgian waffles, prime rib and tiramisu. No matter what you choose, brunch is $65 per person. Reserve online or call 401-849-7788. 25 America’s Cup Ave., Newport, 401-849-1000, mainsail-restaurant.com

17. Massimo

In addition the regular dinner menu, served all day until 9 p.m., Massimo presents Buona Pasqua!, a pre-fixe Easter Brunch. Choose from a variety of Italian options, like insalata di spinaci, spaghettoni alla carbonara and agnello al forno, for $35 per person. 134 Atwells Ave., Providence, 401-273-0650, massimori.com

18. Mill’s Tavern

Nestled at the foot of Providence’s historic College Hill, Mill’s Tavern is adding holiday specials to the regular menu for Easter. New entrees, created by executive chef Ed Bolus, include pommery crusted rack of lamb and carved steamship round smoked ham, available from noon to 7 p.m. Embrace the Easter bunny’s favorite food with a carrot ginger flip and brown butter carrot cake for dessert. 101 North Main St., Providence, 401-272-3331, millstavernrestaurant.com

19. Ocean House

Ocean House, an iconic and historic Rhode Island resort, will celebrate the weekend with a variety of events for children and adults alike. On Saturday, a children’s Easter tea, including an assortment of tea, finger sandwiches and desserts, will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Seaside Ballroom. The Alice in Wonderland themed proper tea is $55 for adults and $35 for children ages four to twelve. Then join the Easter Bunny himself for Sunday brunch from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The buffet will include holiday-inspired fare, for $85 for adults and $45 for children ages four to twelve years old. The ninth annual Ocean House Easter Egg Roll (in which children race to roll eggs to the finish line with a long wooden spoon) and Hunt will take place on the South Lawn from 10 a.m.–11 a.m. for a $15 donation. 1 Bluff Ave., Watch Hill, 855-678-0364, oceanhouseri.com

20. Pane E Vino

Pane E Vino, a Federal Hill establishment since 2002, will introduce several Easter specials from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Options abound, from braised lamb ragu and oven baked ham to burrata di andria and peperoni ripieni. Check out the full menu here and reserve a spot here or by calling 401-223-2230. 365 Atwells Ave., Providence, 401-223-2230, panevino.net

21. Red Stripe Restaurants

Celebrate the holiday by brunching all day at one of Red Stripe’s locations. Breakfast favorites like French toast are joined by entrees like beef bourguignon and ricotta ravioli in the buffet, available until 4 p.m. At $32 for adults and $15 for children twelve years old and younger, the brunch also includes a variety of miniature desserts, featuring chocolate mousse and fruit tarts. The restaurants’ dinner menus will be available after 4 p.m. Reserve a table online. 465 Angell St., Providence, 401-437-6950; 455 Main St., East Greenwich, 401-398-2900, redstriperestaurants.com

22. Siena Restaurants

Choose from one of Siena’s three Rhode Island locations in Providnce, East Greenwich or Smithfield for Easter brunch, starting at 11:30 a.m. Co-owner and chef Anthony Tarro will supplement the regular authentic Tuscan menu with some Easter specials. Reserve a table online. 238 Atwells Ave., Providence, 401-521-33; 5600 Post Rd., East Greenwich, 401-885-8850; 400 Putnam Pike, Smithfield, 401-349-4111, sienari.com

23. Spumoni’s

Pair your scrambled eggs with some penne pasta during Easter at Spumoni’s Italian restaurant. Enjoy a classic brunch with Italian flair from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The holiday buffet is $20.99 for adults and $10.50 for kids three years old to ten years old. Reservations are accepted for parties of five or more. 1537 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, 401-726-4449, spumonisrestaurant.com

24. Stoneacre Brasserie

Looking for a more thoughtfully sourced option for brunch? Stoneacre Brasserie in Newport focuses on local foods and maintaining a strong relationship with the environment. Options for a three-course meal include a local mushroom and leek quiche, doughnuts with warm ricotta, a duck rillettes, Jonah crab cakes and more, for $48 per person, plus tax and gratuity. 28 Washington Sq., Newport, 401-619-7810, stoneacrebrasserie.com

25. The Safari Room at OceanCliff Hotel

The Safari Room, a restaurant and bar at OceanCliff Resort in Newport, is hosting Easter brunch for $54 per person. Take in a panoramic view of Narragansett Bay while enjoying selections from a variety of buffet stations, including a raw bar, make-your-own omelet table, a carving station and a dessert display. Make a reservation online. 5 Marina Plaza, Newport, 401-849-6683, newportexperience.com/dine

26. The Vanderbilt

Take in everything that the Easter holiday has to offer – from brunch to the egg hunt – at the Vanderbilt hotel in Newport. For $80, adults can enjoy cocktails and a variety of food stations from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Kids can eat, and head outside to decorate a take-away basket, join the egg hunt and play “pin the tail on the bunny” for $40. If you prefer not to have brunch, simply head to the egg hunt at the Garden Terrace for $10. Reserve online or call 401-846-6200. 41 Mary St., Newport, 401-846-6200, aubergeresorts.com/vanderbilt

27. Waterman Grille

Enjoy a meal by the river at the Waterman Grille in Providence. Located in the former bridge gatehouse, dating back to 1871, the Grille is offering Easter brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For $41.95 for adults and $17.95 for children ages two to twelve, make your way through the extensive menu — start at the carving station and end at the candy buffet. Reservations are suggested. 4 Richmond Square, Providence, 401-521-9229, watermangrille.com

28. Yoleni’s Easter Brunch and Dinner

Yoleni’s is open Easter Sunday for both brunch and dinner. Located in the heart of downtown Providence, Yoleni’s offers an authentic Greek experience with brunch available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and dinner will include the regular menu with Easter additions from 5 to 9 p.m. For brunch, choose from eggs Benedict, pitas and pancakes plus salads and honey sliced ham, plus more options. Reservations can be made by calling 401-500-1127. 292 Westminster St., Providence, 401-500-1127, yolenis.com

 

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