Apr 16, 2019 - Food and Drink

13 specialty Easter brunch options — including all you-can-eat buffets at Hello, Sailor, Mama Ricotta’s and Reid’s



Searching for an Easter brunch spot? Here’s a look at 10 specialty pre-fixe and buffet options for your Easter brunching needs.

These spots will be popular, so if you plan on doing an Easter brunch, book a reservation ASAP.

Just looking for Charlotte classic brunch spots? Here’s our Agenda guide to the best 12 brunch spots in Charlotte.


Hello, Sailor

All-you-can-eat brunch from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Pricing: $35 for adults and $15 for kids under 12

Buffet spread: Smoked ham, smoked NC trout, popcorn shrimp, milkbread french toast, sausage and cheddar quiche, apple smoked bacon, scrambled eggs, beef fat french fries, buttermilk biscuits, salad bar, mac and cheese, chicken tenders, seasonal fruit, crispy chicken snackwich and avocado coleslaw.

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Mama Ricotta’s

All-you-can-eat buffet from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Pricing: $34.99 for adults, $12 for kids under 5-12 and free for kids 4 and under

Buffet spread: Oven roast porchetta, roast leg of lamb, chicken bianco, salmon arrostiti, penne alla vodka, ravioli, baked ziti, turkey-prosciutto meatballs, gnocchi, scrambled eggs, applewood smoked bacon, biscuits, stuffed french toast, mozzarella bar, grilled veggie platter, salads and desserts.

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Aqua e vino

Four-course lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Pricing: $60 per person

Spread: Four antipasti dishes for the table to share; risotto carnaroli with spring vegetables and parmigiano for the second course; choice of one of six dishes for the main course; and two types of the dessert for the table. Main course options include lasagna classica with grass-fed beef bolognese and bechamel sauce au gratin; parmigiana eggplant with passato pomodoro and siano fior di latte; cappellini with homemade angel hair, shrimp ragu, asparagus and fresh herbs; agnello rack of lamb, artichoke, baby potatoes; branzino oven roasted, zuchhini crosted with tomato basil cream; and polleto cornish hen with vegetables giardinetto.


All-you-can-eat buffet from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Pricing: $40 for adults and $20 kids 10 and under

Buffet spread: They’ll have a variety of Southern brunch classics with a Northern Italian twist. Expect fresh baked pastries, deviled eggs, bagels with smoked salmon and all of the accoutrements, salad station with build your own caesar or cobb salad, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage patties, waffle-fried chicken, breakfast potatoes, biscuit and gravy bar, waffle station and prime rib carving station.

The Stanley

Farm-driven three course prix fixed menu starting at 11 a.m.

Pricing: $40 for adults and $20 kids 10 and under

Menu: You get an appetizer, entree and dessert. They’ve got a special children’s menu, and all beverages are a al carte.

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WP Kitchen

Special brunch menu from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Pricing: Menu prices

Buffet spread: Donuts with vanilla-lemon glaze and seasonal filling; French Toast with house brioche, feuilletine crust and whipped maple syrup; Maple Glazed Pork Belly with stone ground grits, a fried egg, pickled onions and baby kale; Shakshuka with lamb sausage, spiced tomato sauce, caramelized onions and cilantro; Crispy Chicken Biscuit with a buttermilk biscuit, pimento cheese, smoked bacon and breakfast potatoes; Korean Chicken + Waffles with crispy chicken, charred scallions and maple syrup; French Omelette with fine herbs, boursin, hollandaise and petite green salad; Smoked Salmon Benedict with a buttermilk biscuit, hollandaise and tuscan potatoes; Biscuit with a poached egg, tomato-nduja’ spread and sharp cheddar; and two pizzas and five breakfast side options.


All-you-can-eat brunch buffet and stations from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Pricing: $59.95 for adults and $17.95 for kids 12 and under

Buffet spread: Belgian waffle station, omelette station, Southern fried chicken and waffles, leg of lamb, filet mignon, bacon and leek quiche, orange popovers, gruyere and eggs, home fries, grilled asparagus salad, Carolina oysters, Charleston shrimp cocktail, blood mary and mimosa bar and more.

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Reid’s SouthPark

Brunch menu with a carving station and dessert spread from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Pricing: $30 for adults and $12.99 for kids under 12

Buffet Spread: The usual Sunday brunch buffet with the addition of honey glazed ham on the carving station and a full dessert spread of cakes and pies. Expect: Pastries, muffins, cornbread, yogurt parfait, fresh fruit, cheese and charcuterie, smoked salmon, salad, soup, scrambled eggs, corned beef hash, home fries, grits, pancakes, french toast, biscuits and sausage gravy, fried chicken, eggs benedict, bacon, sausage — and both a omelette station and carved prime rib station.


Special brunch menu with a raw bar, desserts and more 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pricing: $44.95 for adults and $17.95 for kids

Buffet spread: Six types of meat, including Southern style chicken and dumplings and rosemary roasted prime rib with horseradish crème fraiche; nine vegetable sides, like broccoli cheddar casserole and roasted fingerling potatoes with herbs and lemon; 15 salad, antipasti and appetizer options, from deviled eggs to kale salad; a handful of breakfast classics, think omelette with side of sausage; raw bar and sushi; and about a dozen desserts.

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Mimosa Grill

Brunch buffet and drink specials from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Pricing: $44.95 for adults and $19.95 for kids 12 and under

Buffet spread: Bread Basket with assorted pastries, biscuits mini muffins and more; fruit and mixed berries; assorted charcuterie and artisan cheese display; fresh shucked oysters; crispy potato casserole with roasted peppers and onions; “The Original Grits Bar” with pimento cheese, ham, bacon and cheddar; Ashe County Cheddar Mac n Cheese with Ritz cracker crust; and small plates, a waffle bar and desserts.

Drinks: Mimosa Carafes $24; Bellini Carafes $28; Millionaire’s Coffee $8; and Classic Bloody Mary (house recipe) $8.

The Ballantyne

Brunch buffet from noon to 4 p.m.

Pricing: $95 for adults, $40 for kids 5-12 and free for kids 4 and under

Buffet spread: Expect salads, charcuterie, seafood displays, eight sides, five stations, drinks, kid friendly options and 10 desserts, including made-to-order Pavlovas.

Gallery Restaurant

Mix of buffet and plated entrees

Pricing: $60 per person

Buffet spread: They’ve got about a dozen small bites served buffet style and six entrees, including steak and eggs, Chilean sea bass, vegetable quiche, lobster benedict, pork duo and Boards Springs lamb.

BLT Steak

Special brunch menu

Pricing: Menu prices, $15-$50 range

Spread: They have a huge menu, including features like lobster grilled cheese, crab cake benedict, country style blueberry buttermilk pancakes and more.

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