It’s last minute – but here are ideas for the Easter brunches and dinners you might find still with seats for tomorrow after church. They’re Sunday, April 8, unless otherwise noted. At most, reservations are required or at least, highly recommended.
International Polo Club Pavilion, Wellington: Field-side Easter brunch at 3 p.m.; Easter egg hunt at 3:30 p.m. and the US Open Polo Championships at 4 p.m. There will be an Easter hat contest at half-time with special prizes. Tickets and info: 561-282-5334; internationalpoloclub.com
Darbster, 8020 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach: “Raw” crepes, eggless quiche Lorraine, and “eggs” Benedict Oscar are on the brunch menu Sunday. Carrot cake Cheezecake for dessert. All foods are vegetarian; many are vegan and some are raw. Darbster is dog-friendly. 561-586-2622; darbster.com
Bentley’s, 805 Donald Ross Road, Juno Beach: Easter brunch served from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; reservations recommended. Menu offerings include Mornay eggs, crab Benedict, beef filet Benedict, grilled lamb chops, beef tenderloin and chicken breast Cordon Bleu. 561-624-7944; bentleyscafe.com
Prime, 110 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach: An Easter buffet-style brunch is served 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and includes stations with omelets, French toast, waffles, crab cakes, poached salmon, prime rib, chicken saltimbocca, swordfish, pasta with rabe and sausage, braised short ribs, seafood paella, sushi and more. Cost is $34.95 adults; $12.95 kids. 561-865-5845; primedelray.com
Philippe by Philippe Chow, 200 E. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton: Philippe will host its first fortune cookie hunt. Special $12.99 3-course menu for kids 12 and under; kids under 5 eat free. Menu choices are from standard Asian menu. philippechow.com
51 Supper Club, Downtown at the Gardens, Palm Beach Gardens: Carving station, fresh seafood, pastas, omelets, Benedicts, and desserts are on the Easter brunch menu here. 561-622-3500; 51supperclub.com
Cafe Boulud, 301 Australian Ave., Palm Beach: Brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. includes housemade Palmetto Creek Farms ham, roasted leg of spring lamb, salmon en croute; cream cheese carrot cake, a chocolate mousse nest and “other goodies” are on the desserts menu. East egg hunt with prizes is at noon for kids 5 and under; at 12:30 p.m. for kids 6-12 years old. Buffet is $75 for adults; $36 for kids 10 and under; tax and tip is extra. 561-655-6060; www.danielnyc.com.
Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach, 100 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan: Temple Orange restaurant features cold and hot specialties including a raw bar with sushi, clams, oysters, crab claws and shimp; carving stations, entree buffet, charcuterie, cheeses and salads. Egg and brunch dishes also featured on the buffet along with a made-to order pancake cart. Reservations required. Adults, $95; kids, $45 (under 5 eat free). 561-540-4924; ritzcarlton.com/palmbeach
Note that many other restaurants in the county are offering their normal Sunday brunch menus on this holiday, but call your favorite to confirm, to be sure.
Happy Easter to my readers!