By Carson Mlnarik
Finding the right spot for Easter brunch is important, thankfully Phoenix has a fit for every taste, with family options, elegant affairs and mostly important, many, many mimosa choices on every menu.
The Gaming Brunch
Spend the holiday with the Easter Bunny, Mario, Jeopardy and a prize wall at Dave and Busters. Whether you’re into watching sports or virtually playing them, there’s a game for the whole family in the hundred-plus selection. Admission includes a breakfast buffet, dessert, $10 Power Card, egg hunt, Easter Bunny photo and an adults-only mimosa station. Snag your spot by purchasing tickets ahead of time online.
Dave and Busters Tempe Marketplace, 2000 E. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, 480.281.8508, dnbtempeeasterbrunch.eventbrite.com, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., $23.50.
The Bunny Brunch
Let Mr. and Mrs. Cottontail host the festivities at the Hyatt Regency, with live music, a petting zoo and live bunnies. Hotel guests and brunch diners can compete in an epic egg hunt of more than 1000 candy and toy-filled eggs. Brunch buffet includes omelettes, French toast, soups, salads, a kid’s buffet and seafood and steak specialties. Call for reservations.
Southwest Bistro at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch, 7500 E. Doubletree Ranch Road, Scottsdale, 480.444.1234, hyattregencyscottsdale.com, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., adults $99, adults with alcohol $109, kids $42.50, and kids 5 and under free.
The Bistro Brunch
Let this Buckeye gem-of-an-urban-bistro do the cooking for you with one of their three brunch seatings. With a beautiful outdoor patio and spacious indoor seating, the ambiance is secondary only to the buffet selection: prime rib, omelettes, potatoes, bacon, Bananas Foster French Toast, sea food, salads and more. Call for reservations.
Tempo Urban Bistro, 21067 W. Main Street, Buckeye, 623.594.6788, tempourbanbistro.com, 10:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 1:30 p.m., adults $34, kids $13, and kids under 3 free.
Take your plans to the next level — and up a few mountains — with prime rib, lamb or brunch and a view. Phoenix’s beloved Wrigley Mansion throws an Easter celebration fit for the whole family, with two brunch seatings, Easter Bunny photos, and two egg hunts. Call for reservations or visit the mansion’s website.
Wrigley Mansion, 2501 E. Telawa Trail, Phoenix, 602.955.4079, wrigleymansion.com, 12 p.m., and 3 p.m., adults $85 and kids $45.
The Seafood Brunch
You can’t touch the coast and smell the beach air this Easter but you can try the next best thing with food from one of Phoenix’s favorite seafood spots. Ocean Prime serves an á la carte menu of dishes like smoked salmon, French toast, lobster toast and crab and eggs. Diners can pair their cuisine with Blood Orange Mimosas or their signature Bloody Maries. Call for reservations.
Ocean Prime, 5455 E. High Street, Phoenix, 480.347.1313, ocean-prime.com, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., entrees start at $15.
The Cowboy’s Brunch
Take a detour through the days of cowboys and Western yore with Rawhide’s Easter Buffet. Burn off your breakfast with attractions like rock climbing and a mechanical bull, or take it easy with stunt shows, shopping and the petting zoo. The buffet sells out every year, so don’t mosey, little lady (or gent) when it comes to making your reservations.
Rawhide, 5700 W. North Loop Road, Chandler, 480.502.5600, rawhide.com, last seating at 4:30 p.m., free admission and meals $25.95 adults and $9.95 kids.The Lookout Brunch
The McCormick Ranch does their Easter brunch right, starting with wine and mimosas served overlooking the lush golf club. The lux continues with an impressive array of brunch options like omelettes, Belgian waffles, lamb, prime rib, ham and seafood. The kids have their own buffet as well, with choices like mac and cheese, fried chicken and orange chicken with rice. Following the meal, guests can visit with the Easter bunny or enjoy the scenic courtyard’s petting zoo. Call for reservations.
The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, 7700 E. McCormick Parkway, Scottsdale, 480.596.7525, thescottsdaleresort.com, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., adults $75, kids $37.50, and kids under 5 free.