If you’ve got family visiting over Easter weekend, then ease some of the stress by visiting these prime locations for brunch or dinner. No family coming to visit? Reserve a quiet table and take advantage of these spring menus.
Time to enjoy the early spring harvest with fresh seasonal ingredients at White Dog Cafe in Wayne. Easter brunch will start at 9:30 a.m. and end at 3 p.m., so you and the family can have plenty of time to munch on farm-fresh dishes and sip on boozy cocktails or refreshing mocktails. White Dog Café will also serve dinner from 5-9 p.m. Along with traditional Easter fare, look for specialties including housemade pasta and the pastry chef’s signature desserts. The same great menus are available on March 31, with brunch from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and dinner from 5-10 p.m. Closer to White Dog in Haverford? Enjoy the restaurant’s brunch menu from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., and dinner from 5-9 p.m. on Easter.
200 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, (610) 225-3700; 379 Lancaster Ave., Haverford, (610) 896-4556.
Celebrate Easter at Autograph Brasserie. Start the day off right with brunch from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., featuring fresh-squeezed orange juice and cinnamon rolls, plus traditional brunch favorites with a twist. And don’t miss the bloody mary and bellini bouquet. If you prefer dinner, Autograph will be serving from 5-9 p.m. Sit down to fresh seafood, fine steaks and handmade pastas, all complemented with wine or a specialty cocktail.
503 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, (610) 964-2588.
Make it an egg-cellent Easter at the Sheraton Great Valley Hotel on April 1, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. with a hot breakfast buffet, complete with omelet and waffle stations, a carving station and a dessert display. Get your fill of freshly baked pastries, smoked salmon, assorted salads, egg white frittata, cinnamon-glazed French toast served with Nutella, bananas foster, Belgian waffles, pineapple-glazed ham, leg of lamb, herb-crusted prime rib, and potato gnocchi with Kennett Square mushrooms, sundried tomato and a basil pesto cream sauce. Save room for assorted petit fours, cakes and pies, and champagne or mimosas.
707 E. Lancaster Ave., Frazer, (610) 524-5500.
Vickers will be openfrom 1-7 p.m. on Easter, so take advantage of a three-course, prix fixe special menu for $65 per person. Delicacies like Vickers’ famed crab cakes, tender beef Wellington and classic rack of lamb are perfect for this special occasion, as are tempting appetizers including escargot with pernod, seasonal soups and a selection of fresh seafood in the plat de fruits de mer. Don’t forget dessert, like coconut crème caramel, cinnamon apple strudel, crème brûlée and artisanal ice cream.
192 E. Welsh Pool Road, Exton, (610) 363-7998.
Kids aren’t the only ones who get to have fun this Easter. Visit Chaddsford Winery on March 17–18, 24–25 or 31 and scavenge the winery’s historical grounds for Easter surprises like candy, tickets to future winery events, free wine tastings, glasses and bottles of wine, coupons toward wine purchases and membership in the Chaddsford Wine Club. Tickets are $15, and include participation in one of four slotted hunt times—10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m. or 4 p.m.—plus one glass of wine from the traditional tasting menu. Don’t forget to bring a decorated basket to collect your goodies and for the chance to win a Chaddsford Wine gift box. Food trucks will also be on the grounds.
632 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, (610) 388-6221.