easter brunch table setting with daffodil and cutlery

For many people, Easter means renewal, feast and family. Looking for a few places to celebrate the occasion? We know some great places for Easter brunch around Phoenix. Read on to find out what they are, and Happy Easter!

Important: To secure your place at the table, call ahead for reservations as soon as possible. These venues typically sell out early.

1. The Farm at South Mountain

Spend Easter morning at The Farm at South Mountain for a buffet brunch of farm-to-table pastries, pecan french toast, scrambled eggs, bacon and more. Then rent yard games for family play time, or tour the garden and other farm sights. The Easter Bunny will also be on hand for pictures.

Where: 6106 S 32nd St., Phoenix
When: Sunday, April 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Cost: $55.95 for adults, $25.95 for kids 8-12 and $15.95 for kids 2-7. Children under 2 are free. Purchase online soon; spaces are already selling out.
More info and registration: www.thefarmatsouthmountain.com

2. Hotel Valley Ho

Salads, seafood, honey-glazed ham and desserts will fill the Easter buffet at Hotel Valley Ho’s Sands Venue. Other delicacies include herb crusted prime rib, duck confit and razzle berry pie. There will also be an Easter Egg Hunt at 9 a.m.; be sure to RSVP at 480-421-7812.

Where: 6850 E. Main St., Scottsdale
When: Sunday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost: $59 adults, $19 for children 12 and under; Reservations required
More info: www.hotelvalleyho.com

3. Organ Stop Pizza

For something a little off the traditional Easter brunch path, stop in to Organ Stop Pizza in Mesa for all-you-can-eat pizza and salad, and drinks. While you eat, enjoy a special concert from the Mighty Wurlitzer, starting at 11:45 a.m.

Where: 1149 E. Southern Ave., Mesa
When: Sunday, April 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cost: $12 adults, $10 kids 3-9; Ticket purchase required
More info and tickets: www.organstoppizza.com

4. Rawhide

Join Rawhide for its annual Easter Egg-Stravaganza. Enjoy an Easter buffet at the Steakhouse that includes mesquite-grilled top sirloin, maple roasted turkey, buttermilk pancakes, an omelet station, and plenty more yummy goodness. Then let the kids participate in an egg hunt.

Where: 5700 W North Loop Rd., Chandler
When: Sunday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $21.95 for adults, $9.95 for kids 4-12; Registration required at (480) 502-5600 or at reso@rawhide.com
More info: rawhide.com

5. Westin Kierland Resort and Spa

Visits with the Easter Bunny, a 25,000-egg hunt and petting zoo all make up Westin Kierland Resort and Spa’s Easter Eggstravaganza. Tickets also include a champagne brunch with breakfast, carving and dessert stations and at hot buffet.

Where: 6902 E. Greenway Pkwy., Phoenix
When: Sunday, April 16. Brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., hunts begin at at 9:30 a.m.
Cost: $85 for adults, $35 kids 5-12; Reservations required at (480) 624-1202
More info: kierlandresort.com

6. The Wigwam

The famous resort in the West Valley offers two Easter options. Families can attend the Easter Brunch Buffet in the Wigwam Ballroom that offers everything from fresh pancakes and pastries to salmon, shrimp and sirloin. For adults only (unless your kids possess unusually sophisticated palettes), there’s the special four-course brunch at Litchfield’s restaurant.

Where: 300 East Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park
When: Sunday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Brunch Buffet: $48 adults, $20 kids 3-12
Litchfield’s: $54 per person
Registration: Call the Concierge at (623) 935-3811
More info: wigwamarizona.com

– Suzanne Wilson, Phoenix.org