The Best Easter Brunches in Columbus
Easter brunch is a much-hallowed tradition to some; it is the feast that rewards those faithful through Lent. Or those who just really like to brunch, and love any occasion to truly make it over-the-top, and spectacular — the way brunch should be. There are no shortages of brunch spots for Easter in Columbus, whether you want to go the white-cloth, all-you-can-eat, or casual route.
Every year, Latitude 41 serves guests a three course, prix fixe menu that includes a number of house-made dishes. You’ll get a taste of the local meat, cheese and produce the city has to offer, all in the middle of downtown.
For many vegans, holiday meals can prove difficult, but thankfully Latitude serve dishes that can be made vegan, including their soups and salads, and options for their second and third-course meals. So no matter if you’re eating light and saving room for dinner or readily prepared for full-on gluttony, Latitude has something to satisfy your apetite.
Brunch often goes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To reserve a spot or get more info, visit www.latitude41restaurant.com.
Bistro 2110 at The Blackwell
In the years since Bistro 2110 opened their doors on the campus of The Ohio State University, they have continued to offer students, their families, and visitors to the city a taste of true urban elegance. On Easter, that trend endures with their Easter Brunch, a lavish affair featuring Chef-attended carving and action stations for traditional favorites like smoked turkey, seasonal entrees, and house-made desserts. Reservations are required, and children under 5 eat free.
For more info, visit www.theblackwell.com.
The Boat House at Confluence Park
A hidden gem, The Boat House overlooks the point where the Olentangy and Scioto Rivers meet, and provides one of the most spectacular waterfront views in the city. You too can enjoy the view during their Easter Sunday Champagne Buffet. Enjoy a mix of traditional holiday dishes and seafood, plus mimosas, a Bloody Mary bar and a possible visit by the Easter bunny.
Things to keep in mind: An advance deposit is required at reservation, and a regular a la carte menu will not be available.
For more information, visit www.boathouserestaurantoh.com.
Yes, Union Café will be offering Easter Sunday brunch as well, sans the Easter dishes. Their large brunch buffet skips the traditional dishes in place of Bloody Marys and mimosas, Belgian Waffle and Omelet stations, and more. Plus, Union can accommodate big parties with a large patio and its own bar, televisions all around the joint playing the funkiest videos for your karaoke pleasure, and some of the funnest servers in the city. Reservations are always recommended, though you should get there early if you hope to enjoy the heated patio.
For more info, visit www.columbusnightlife.com.
Hands down the best view in the city, Milestone 229 sits on the Scioto Mile downtown. Their regular brunch menu, which often features a version eggs benedict, hash and french toast, also includes the regular lunch menu. Milestone also boasts a bar featuring several different Bloody Marys, like the Kentucky Cowboy, and one or two kinds of mimosas, including the Moroccan.
For more info, visit www.milestone229.com.
Easter is a time to celebrate life, rejuvenation, and bounty. So wherever you choose to go, and whoever you choose to go there with, be mindful that a little indulgence is not only called for, but demanded. Have a safe and delicious Easter.
Photo by Jennifer René of Jennifer René Photography.