Photo of courtesy of Carlino’s Market
The Easter bunny is getting ready to hop into town! If you are looking for a great way to spend the holiday, whether it’s enjoying brunch or dinner with family, or going on an adults-only egg hunt, read on for our top picks:
Enjoy an Alba-style Easter dinner in the comfort of your own home. Choose from delicious entrees, sides or dessert for the big event, or an easy dinner the night before. All items come in disposable aluminum pans with reheating instructions. Meals and sides include the likes of slow roasted beef brisket with horseradish crema, rosemary and red wine-braised lamb shank, and spicy broccoli rabe, and will be available for pickup the afternoon of April 15. Call the restaurant at (610) 644-4009 or order online. All orders must be placed by Wednesday, April 12.
7 W. King St., Malvern.
Let Carlino’s do the cooking for you with a collection of Easter and Passover dishes handcrafted by their chefs. Carlino’s now offers online ordering for in-store pick-up at both the West Chester and Ardmore locations. Special Passover menu items include rosemary-apricot chicken, chilled poached salmon and baby kale and brussels sprouts salad. For Easter, indulge in a menu of herb-roasted boneless leg of lamb, spiral sliced ham, glazed carrots, twice baked potatoes and more. View the menu online.
2616 E. County Line Road, Ardmore; 128 Market St., West Chester.
Chaddsford Winery//Photo courtesy of Albert Yee
Kids shouldn’t be the only ones to have fun at Easter. Embrace your inner child and join Chaddsford Winery on April 15 for an exciting, adults-only Easter egg hunt. Scour the winery’s property to find hidden eggs containing surprises, including Easter candy, tickets to future winery events, wine tastings, glasses of wine, bottles of wine and more. The $15 ticket includes participation in one of four timed hunts and one glass of wine from the tasting menu. This popular event sold out last year, so be sure to reserve your spot.
632 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford.
The Gables at Chadds Ford//Photo by Ed Williams
Enjoy an Easter brunch buffet from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. at The Gables at Chadds Ford. Dishes include assorted cheese and crackers, tomato and fresh mozzarella, salad, pastries, smoked salmon, bagels, French toast, eggs, sausage, bacon, crab cakes, prime rib and ham. Adults are $30 per person and children under 10 are $12. View the full menu online.
423 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford.
The day before Easter, bring your children to Milito’s in Downingtown to enjoy breakfast with the popular bunny himself from 8:30–10 a.m. Enjoy a breakfast buffet, pictures with the Easter bunny and Easter crafts for the kids. The cost is $12.95 for adults, $6.95 for kids and free for children under 3. Enjoy an Easter brunch buffet on April 16, featuring artfully crafted entrees, sides and desserts that are perfect for the whole family to enjoy. Adults are $29.95 per person, kids are $10.95 and children under 3 eat for free. Reservations are required.
20 E. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown.
Celebrate Easter with the Radnor Hotel’s champagne brunch. A bountiful buffet and a visit from the Easter bunny create a memorable holiday for the whole family. Enjoy the sounds of classical piano with an excellent view of the Formal Gardens in the elegant Terrace Room or alfresco on the Terrace Balcony. The buffet is served from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. The cost is $38.95 per person, $17.50 per child ages 5–11 and children under 5 are free. View the full menu online.
591 E. Lancaster Ave., St. Davids.
Enjoy an a la carte Easter brunch from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. featuring dishes like baked brie with fresh berries, smoked salmon with cream cheese, lobster bisque, made-to-order omelets, Maryland-style eggs Benedict, Belgian waffles and more. For reservations, call (610) 363-7200. 693 E. Lincoln Hwy., Exton.
Conshohocken’s Spring Mill Café is serving up a three-course Easter brunch. Some of the offerings will include potato leek soup with poached shrimp; Romaine hearts with poached pears, blue cheese and walnuts; bananas Foster French toast; half-rack of lamb; housemade desserts and much more! The cost is $40 per person plus tax and gratuity.
164 Barren Hill Road, Conshohocken.
Vickers//Photo Courtesy of Vickers Restaurant
Enjoy a three-course seated brunch menu for $34 with items like eggs Benedict and vanilla-almond French toast. Brunch is served from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Vickers’ delectable a la carte dinner menu will be served from 4–7 p.m. with added specials like roasted leg of lamb and maple-orange glazed ham. Make your reservation by calling (610) 363-7998.
192 E. Welsh Pool Road, Exton.
Head to White Dog’s Haverford (379 Lancaster Ave.) or Wayne (200 W. Lancaster Ave.) locations for a seasonal Easter brunch or dinner. Brunch will be served on April 15 from 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m. and on Easter Sunday from 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Wayne’s a la carte menu features warm doughnuts, cobb salad and smoked salmon Benedict. Haverford’s a la carte menu features smoked salmon latkes, cinnamon apple pancakes and blackened shrimp tacos. Enjoy spring’s local harvest with seasonal specialties, new house-made pastas and signature desserts served on Saturday from 5–10 p.m. and on Easter Sunday from 5–9 p.m. See Haverford’s full menu and Wayne’s full menu online.
379 Lancaster Ave., Haverford; 200 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne.
The White Horse Tavern & Wine Bar at the Sheraton Great Valley offers the ideal historic spot to enjoy Easter brunch. From 10 a.m.–3 p.m., guests can indulge in brunch offerings and may even catch a glimpse of the Easter bunny.
707 E. Lancaster Ave., Frazer.
Teikoku//Photo by Dallyn Pavey
Whether you celebrate Easter or just want an excuse to let someone else do the cooking, on April 16, Win Signature Restaurants Azie on Main (789 E. Lancaster Ave., Villanova), Azie in Media (217 W. State St., Media) and Teikoku (5492 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square) will serve up an unlimited Easter brunch buffet from 11 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Offerings include a carving station, omelet station and dessert station, plus a variety of dishes like sushi, nigiri, smoked salmon ceviche and pork dumplings. The cost at Azie on Main is $36 for adults, $18 for children 10 and under; Azie in Media is $32, $18 for children 12 and under; and Teikoku is $25, $12 for children 10 and under. Teikoku will also offer a complimentary mimosa. All restaurants will offer their la carte dinner menus from 5–9 p.m.