Buffets are big on Easter.
Several Wasatch Front restaurants have planned large spreads that include all-you-can eat carved meats, seafood, salads, egg dishes and — of course — desserts on Sunday, April 8. It’s a great way to make everyone in the family — from little kids to grandparents — happy.
Of course, if grazing isn’t your style, there are still plenty of restaurants offering holiday meals that are ordered off a menu.
Either way, this spring holiday is one of the busiest dining days of the year so reservations are recommended: We suggest you make them soon.
Here’s a list of what’s open. Prices do not include tax, tip or alcoholic beverages.
Bambara • 202 S. Main, Salt Lake City: 801-363-5454. Holiday buffet available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Adults $38, children 6-12, $18; seniors $28. Easter dinner available in the evening.
Gathering Place at Gardner Village • 1100 W. 7800 South, West Jordan; 801-566-8903. Brunch buffet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Adults, $19.95; children 3-11 $10.95. Seating is first come, first serve.
Grand America Hotel • 555 S. Main Street, Salt Lake City; 801-258-6807. Buffet in the grand ballroom from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Special offerings for children. Cost is $55 for adults, $27.50 for children 5 to 12; kids 4 and under, free. The Garden Cafe will offer its regular menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Grub Steak • 2095 Sidewinder Drive, Park City; 435-649-8060. Holiday buffet includes carved meats, seafood, quiche, eggs Benedict, cheese, omelets, crepes, pastries fruit and dessert. Adults $24.75; children 12 and younger, $11.75
Hamilton’s Steak & Seafood • 2427 N Main St., Logan; 435-787-8450. Buffet served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., includes carved meats, seafood, made-to-order omelets, salads, pasta, crepes, fruit and pastries. Adults $27, children $12.
Harley & Bucks • 3900 N. Wolf Creek Drive, Eden; 801-745-2060. Brunch buffet with meat-carving stations, seafood, fruits, salads, quiche, frittatas and made-to-order omelettes and waffles. Chocolate fountain and dessert table. Adults $21.99; children $14.99. Regular menu not available.
Little America Hotel • 500 S. Main, Salt Lake City; 801-596-5700. Holiday buffet in the Grand Ballroom is $42 for adults, $21.00 for children 5-10; children 4 and under free. A breakfast buffet also available in the Steakhouse. Cost is $17.95 for adults; $8.95 for children 5-10; kids 4 and under free. Regular menu will be available after 5 p.m. in the Steakhouse. Regular menu will be available all day in the Coffee Shop.
Oasis Cafe • 151 S. 500 East, Salt Lake City; 801-322-0404. Buffet with prime rib-carving station and desserts served from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Adults $32, children 10 and under $18.
Slopes by Talisker • 2100 Frostwood Blvd., Park City; 435-647-5555. This restaurant inside Waldorf Astoria will offer a buffet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Includes meat-carving station, omelet station, salads, sides and desserts. Adults $75, children, $25.
Snowbasin Ski Resort • 3925 Snow Basin Road, Huntsville; 801-602-1021. Buffet with meat-carving station, seafood, crepes, eggs Benedict, breads, fruits and desserts. Adults $37, children $17, kids 6 and under free. Regular menu not available.
Snowbird Ski Resort • Little Cottonwood Canyon Road, Salt Lake City; 801-933-2181. The Aerie Restaurant on the 10th floor of the Cliff Lodge will be serving a holiday buffet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Menu includes meats, sushi, breakfast items, omelet station, fruits, salads, vegetables and desserts. Adults $36.95, children 6-12, $18.95. Regular menu not available.
Thanksgiving Point • 3003 Thanksgiving Way, Lehi; 801-768-4990. Brunch buffet at the Harvest Restaurant at Water Tower Plaza served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Adults, $28.95, children 11 and under $14.95. Traditional breakfast items, carved meats, seafood, cheeses, fruits, salads, pastries and desserts.
Trio Cottonwood • 6405 S. 3000 East, Salt Lake City; 801-944-8746. Buffet open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Adults $29.99; children 6-12, $14.99; kids 5 and under free. Regular menu not available.
Blue Boar Inn • 1235 Warm Springs Road, Midway; 888-650-1400. Five-course fixed-price brunch served from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Cost is $40 and includes several entree choices including salmon, prime rib, lamb, French toast, crab cakes and traditional eggs Benedict. Regular menu not available.
Caffe Niche • 779 E. 300 South, Salt Lake City; 801-433-3380. Sunday brunch served from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring the new spring menu that includes a wild mushroom scramble, Caribbean pancakes, house smoked salmon and bagel plate.
Faustina • 454 E. 300 South, Salt Lake City; 801-746-4441. Regular Sunday brunch menu from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Patio will be open if weather permits. Regular dinner menu available from 4:30 to 9 p.m.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse • 20 S. 400 West, Salt Lake City; 801-355-3704. Three-course brunch for $34.95 offered from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Includes salad or fruit, choice of entrees with side dish, including filet mignon, French toast or prime rib and dessert. Children $16.95. Regular menu also available.
Franck’s • 6264 S. Holladay Blvd., Holladay; 801-274-6264. Four-course dinner that includes eggs Benedict with cured pork loin, smoked scallops, braised short ribs and brioche French toast. Seatings available at 11 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 3:15 p.m. Adults, $49, children 12 and younger $24.
Jasoh! Prime & Pub • 195 Historic 25th St., Ogden; 801-399-0088. Serving brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Menu includes Nicoise chicken salad, frittatas, and biscuits and gravy.
La Caille • 9565 Wasatch Blvd., Sandy; 801-942-1751. Special holiday brunch menu available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Includes several entree choices including salmon Benedict, quiche Lorraine, lamb and creme brulee French toast. Adults $38, children 12 and younger, $21. Price breads, cheese blintz, non-alcoholic beverages and a candy buffet for kids.
Lamb’s Grill • 169 S. Main St., Salt Lake City; 801-364-7166. This landmark restaurant will open for the first time in its history on Sunday, April 8, offering a sit-down brunch menu from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Highlights include quiche, steak Benedict, Moroccan lamb skewers and house-smoked pork chop with eggs. Prices from $10-$15.
Left Fork Grill • 68 W. 3900 South, Salt Lake City; 801-266-4322. Open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Serving regular brunch menu plus specials, including prime rib hash.
Log Haven • 6451 East Millcreek Canyon Road, Salt Lake City; 801-272-8255. Serving a four-course set meal that includes appetizer, soup or salad, choice of entree including lamb, trout, steak or wild mushroom risotto and choice of dessert. Adults, $39.95; children, $21.95. Reservations available between noon and 5 p.m.
Lugano Italian • 3364 S. 2300 East, Salt Lake City; 801-412-9994. Open 4 to 8 p.m. Serving regular menu plus Italian Easter specials including leg of lamb and grilled filet Mignon medallions.
Paris Bistro • 1500 S. (Emerson) 1500 East, Salt Lake City: 801-486-5585. Serving a five-course French holiday dinner beginning at 5 p.m. Meal includes appetizer, soup, salad, leg of lamb entree and strawberry rhubarb dessert. Adults $44.95, children under 12, $19.95. Regular menu also available.
Red Butte Cafe • 1414 So Foothill Blvd., Salt Lake City; 801-581-9498. Regular brunch menu plus holiday specials including blueberry/hazelnut pancakes and sweet potatoes and pork belly hash. Prices form $8 -$12.
Roots Cafe • 3474 S. 2300 East, Salt Lake City; 801-455-1799. Serving regular breakfast from 10 a.m. to noon. Live music on the patio.
Silver Fork Lodge • 11332 E. Big Cottonwood Canyon, Brighton; 801-533-9977. Regular menu available all day. Breakfast and lunch $6-$14, dinner $11-$30. First come, first serve.
Trio Downtown • 680 S. 900 East, Salt Lake City; 801-533-8746. Serving regular a la carte bunch and dinner menus with chef specials. Brunch served 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; dinner 3 to 9 p.m.
Tucci’s Cucina Italiana • 515 S. 700 East, Salt Lake City; 801-533-9111. Open from noon to 9 p.m. Serving regular menu plus holiday specials.
Wild Grape Bistro • 481 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City; 801-746-5565. Featured item is the Bloody Mary steak and eggs special. Includes grilled asparagus, poached eggs, breakfast potato and a biscuit for $15. Regular Sunday brunch menu also available.
Easter meal to go
Piñon Market & Cafe • 2095 E. 1300 South, Salt Lake City; 801-582 4539.
Take a break on Easter Sunday and let owner Victoria Topham and her staff cook your holiday meal. The market is offering a variety of la carte items to go including: ham, swiss and asparagus quiche; wild mushroom and spinach tart; fruit salad, potato gratin, baked artichoke and leek casserole, strawberry scones, clover leaf rolls and fruit salad. Prices vary per item, but range from $8.99 to $12.99 per pound. Place your order soon to ensure availability. Pick up on Saturday, April 7, and remember the market will be closed on Easter Sunday.