Utah restaurants celebrate Easter with brunch buffets
If you're a fan of the ubiquitous holiday buffet with a prime rib carving station, shrimp on ice, eggs Benedict and a loaded dessert table then Easter is your kind of holiday. Dozens of restaurants along the Wasatch Front have planned serve-yourself meals on Sunday, April 20.
Of course, there are plenty of restaurants offering sit-down brunches for those who prefer not to graze.
Whatever your dining pleasure, remember to make your reservations soon, as this spring holiday is one of the busiest dining days of the year.
Here are a few places that will be open for Easter. Prices listed do not include tax, tip or alcoholic beverages.
SALT LAKE CITY
Bambara • 202 S. Main, Salt Lake City; 801-363-5454. Buffet served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. includes lamb hash with poached egg, grilled king salmon, carving station with ham and turkey. Adults, $42, seniors 65 and older $36, children 6-12, $22.
CafÃ© Trio • 680 S. 900 East, Salt Lake City; 801-533-8746. Serving regular brunch menu as well as holiday specials from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Regular dinner menu available from 3 to 9 p.m. Restaurant does not accept reservations.
Caffe Niche • 779 E. 300 South, Salt Lake City; 801-433-3380. Serving new Ã la carte brunch menu from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Menu includes sour cream pancakes, cheddar and jalapeÃ±o biscuits and gravy and the "Niche Scrambler."
Copper Bowl Indian Cuisine • 214 W. 600 South, Salt Lake City; 801-532-2322. Brunch served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. includes salads, deviled eggs, kebabs, lamb korma, vegetarian curries and desserts. Adults $12.95, children $6.95.
Faustina • 454 E. 300 South, Salt Lake City; 801-746-4441. Buffet, open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., includes prime rib, salmon, omelets to order, salads, pastries and desserts. Adults $30; children 3 to 12, $15; 3 and younger, free. Regular dinner menu available from 4:30 to 9 p.m.
Fiddler's Elbow • 1063 E. 2100 South, Salt Lake City; 801-463-9393. Open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Serving all-you-can eat prime rib buffet for $14.95.
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar • 20 S. 400 West (The Gateway mall), Salt Lake City; 801-355-3704. Brunch for $39.95 available from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Includes eggs Benedict and prime rib. Children's brunch available for $18.95. Those who dine on Easter get a $25 dining card to use on a future visit.
Grand America Hotel's Garden CafÃ© • 555 S. Main, Salt Lake City; 801-258-6708. Buffet served from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. includes roast meats, seafood, sushi, salads and desserts. Children's buffet and live music. Adults, $49; children 5-12, $24.50; 4 and younger, free.
Left Fork Grill • 68 W. 3900 South; 801-266-4322. Serving brunch from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Prices $7.99 to $9.99.
Little America Hotel • 500 S. Main St. Ballroom buffet served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. includes salads, roasts, entrees and deserts. Adults $47; children 5-10, $23.59; children 4 and younger, free. No reservations required.
Log Haven • 6451 E. Millcreek Canyon Road, Salt Lake City; 801-272-8255. Open noon to 5 p.m. Serving a four-course dinner that includes soup, choice of entree and dessert. Adults, $39.95; children, $21.95.
Market Street Grill and Oyster Bar • 48 W. Market St. (340 South), Salt Lake City; 801-322-4668. Open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brunch specials for $7.99 including eggs Benedict, omelets, eggs ranchero with bacon and French toast with bacon.
Oasis Cafe • 151 S. 500 East, Salt Lake City; 801-322-0404. Buffet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with prime rib carving station, seafood, organic vegetables and chocolate dessert fountain. Adults, $32; children 3-13, $18; 3 and younger, free. Regular dinner menu available after 5 p.m.
The Paris • 1500 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City; 801-486-5585. Open at 5 p.m. for special five-course menu; includes French eggs, soup, salad, oven roasted lamb and dessert. Adults, $44.95; children under 8, $19.95. Regular menu also available.
Ruth's Diner • 4160 Emigration Canyon, 801-582-5807. Serving regular menus, breakfast and lunch 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and dinner until 9 p.m. Live music from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Patio open, weather permitting.
Squatters Brew Pub • 147 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City; 801-363-2739. Serving regular weekend brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Prices from $6.99 to $10.99 Seating on a first-come, first-served basis.
Texas De Brazil • 50 S. Main St., in City Creek, Salt Lake City; 385-232-8070. Open at 11 a.m. Get scrambled eggs, fried potatoes, fruit salad, assorted pastries, bacon and sausage, nonalcoholic beverage and choice of dessert for $35.99. Regular dinner menu also available.
Z'Tejas Southwestern Grill • 191 S. Rio Grande St. (The Gateway mall), Salt Lake City; 801-456-0450. Open at noon serving various items for $7.75 to $12.95 including chorizo scramble; breakfast Barbacoa enchilada, eggs Benedict and pancakes. Pictures with the Easter bunny.
SOUTH VALLEY AND CANYONS
The Aerie at Snowbird Ski Resort • 9320 S. Cliff Lodge Drive, Little Cottonwood Canyon, 801-933-2181. Buffet open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. includes lamb, seafood, New York strip and more. Adults, $43; children, 6 to 12, $20
Alta Ski Resort's Collins Grill • 210 Little Cottonwood Canyon Road, Alta; 801-799-2297. Buffet served from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Menu includes eggs Benedict, poached salmon, pork loin, home-fried potatoes, rice pilaf, fresh fruit, organic greens salad bar, cupcakes and other desserts. Cost $30. Must be on skis, no foot passengers.
CafÃ© Trio • 6405 S. 3000 East, Salt Lake City; 801-944-8746. Brunch buffet served from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Petite beef tenderloin, chicken piccata, French toast, local meats, cheeses, seasonal fruit and local eggs. Adults, $29.99; children 6-12, $15.99; 5 and younger, free.
Christopher's Steak House and Grill • 1122 E. Draper Parkway (12300 South), Draper; 801-572-263. Buffet served from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. includes breakfast items, prime rib, salads, desserts as well as cooked-to-order steak and eggs Benedict and omelets. Adults $27.99; children 10 and younger, $12.99; seniors 55 and up, $19.99.
Franck's • 6263 S. Holladay Blvd., Holladay; 801-274-6264. Four-course plated brunch available from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Adults, $55; children 12 and younger, $25.
Gardner Village • 1100 W. 7800 South, West Jordan; 801-566-8903. Easter brunch served from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Adults, $21.95; children 3 to 11, $12.95. First-come, first-served basis.
La Caille • 9565 Wasatch Blvd., Sandy; 801-942-1751. Buffet available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and includes fresh seafood, carving stations, salads, breakfast and lunch items and desserts. Candy buffet and Easter Bunny visit for children. Adults, $49; children 4 to 10, $26; 3 and younger, $10.
Market Street Grill and Oyster Bar • 2985 E. Cottonwood Parkway, Cottonwood Heights; 801-942-8860; and 10702 S. River Front Parkway, South Jordan; 801-302-2262. Open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brunch specials for $7.99 including eggs Benedict, omelets, eggs ranchero with bacon and French toast with bacon.
Silver Fork Lodge • 11332 E. Big Cottonwood Canyon Road, Brighton; 888-649-9551. Open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Serving regular menu plus daily specials.
Tuscany • 2832 E. 6200 South, Salt Lake City; 801-277-9919. Brunch served from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Prime rib, ham, breakfast meats, omelet station, eggs Benedict, salads, fresh pastas, seafood bar, side dishes and house-made desserts. Adults, $45; children 12 and younger, $20. Regular dinner service beginning at 5 p.m.
Grub Steak • 2093 Sidewinder Drive, Park City; 435-649-8060. Buffet served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Carved meats, eggs Benedict, hot and cold dishes, made-to-order omelets, fruit and cheese and dessert table with chocolate fondue. Adults $27.75; children under 12, $13.75.
St. Regis Deer Valley's J&G Grill • 2300 Deer Valley Drive, East, Park City; 435-940-5760. Serving brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Menu includes shrimp salad, spring pea soup, smoked salmon Benedict, short rib hash and dessert. Adults, $45; children under 12, $22.50.
Squatters Roadhouse Grill and Pub • 1900 Park Ave., Park City; 435-649-9868. Serving regular weekend brunch from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Prices from $6.99 to $10.99. Seating on a first-come, first-served basis.
Wasatch Brew Pub • 1900 Park Ave., Park City; 435-649-0900. Serving regular weekend brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Prices from $8 to $12. Seating on a first-come, first-served basis.
Harvest Restaurant at Thanksgiving Point • 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi; 801-768-4990. Easter buffet on Saturday, April 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Includes hot breakfast items, pastries, breads, cheese, fruit, carved meats, shrimp, salads and desserts. Adults, $31.95; children 11 and younger, $15.95; 5 and younger, $1 per year.