by Lauren Blake

Whether you’re breaking Lent or not, chances are you’re looking forward to Easter Brunch. Before you go gorging on a giant chocolate bunny rabbit or a bag of jelly beans, fill up on the goodness of mid-day provisions.  Here’s our take on Where to go for Easter Brunch in Charlotte.  Just make sure to save some room to fit into your floral frock.


Bistro la Bon

Bistro la Bon continues to awe with its weekend eatables. To ensure a special Sunday brunch, chef Majid Amoorpour has hand picked a few dishes to add to the buffet tray. Indulge in a Roast Leg of Lamb or the fresh Scottish Salmon in addition to the usual delights. Amoorpour, a classically trained pastry chef, takes serious pride in his pastries  so you’ll definitely want to have a little bite of each- from the cranberry scones to the coconut macaroons. Sip on $3 mimosas and bellinis to celebrate Easter in style and in good taste. To take a peek at the smorgasbord items, click here. $24 per person. Reservations required, call (704) 333-4646.

1322 Central Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28205

e2 emeril’s eatery

Chef de Cuisine, Brian Mottola has prepared an egg-cellent brunch menu for Easter Sunday. Breakfast person? Nosh on Bananas Foster Pancakes with spiced rum syrup and cinnamon butter ($10) or try the Eggs Benedict with blue corn brioche, grilled house bacon and champagne hollandaise ($12). If lunch is more your style, dig in to Shrimp & Grits served with panceta and Anson Mills rice grits ($16) or Emeril’s version of chicken and waffles served on an Old Mill buckwheat waffle with slaw ($10). For the full menu, click here. Reserve a table online or call (704) 414-4787.

135 Levine Avenue of the Arts, Suite 100
Charlotte, NC 28202

Leroy Fox

Forget Easter egg dying and create your own concoction at the custom omelet station. If you’re seeking something a little less savory and a lot sweeter, opt for the Cannoli Cream French Toast or the Strawberries and Cream- a vanilla yogurt parfait layered with fresh fruit and granola. Drink specials include $4 Bloody Marys and $12 bottomless mimosas. Reservations required for 6+, call 704-366-3232.

705 S. Sharon Amity Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28211

Brio’s Tuscan Grill

Join Brio for Bunny Brunch, a family friendly affair featuring plated brunch and fun for the kids. The Easter bunny will be hopping through to make a very special appearance. Reservations required, please call 704-571-4214.

4720 Piedmont Row
Charlotte, NC 28210


Uptown brunch spot 5Church has extended its usual hours to open early on Easter (10 a.m.) Chef Jamie Lynch offers an expansive menu with dishes from belgian waffles to crab cakes and poached eggs. Brunch specials offered- $10 bottomless sangria anyone? For reservations, visit or call 704-919-1322.

127 N. Tryon St., Suite 8
Charlotte, NC 28202

Block & Grinder 

As of now, the newly unveiled Block & Grinder is only open for dinner. But in honor of the holiday, Chef Kent Graham will be offering a special Easter brunch. Judging from the quality of the pre-opening dinner, this is one you won’t want to miss. Get a sneak peek for Block & Grinder brunch before it becomes available in mid to late April. For reservations, call 704-364-2100.

2935 Providence Road
Charlotte, NC 28211