Regardless of the weather, chefs will celebrate the holiday with menus full of spring flavors.
45 Main St., Kennebunk | 207-985-3351 | kennebunkinn.com | $36.95 adults/$14.95 kids under 12/kids under 5 eat free
Academe’s Easter brunch has been a local tradition for more than a decade. Chefs Shanna and Brian O’Hea offer their buffet menu at two seatings: 10 a.m. and noon; the spread features a carving station with leg of lamb and Virginia ham, omelet station, a variety of salads, smoked salmon, fresh fruit, breads and muffins, and Shanna’s homemade desserts.
4 Noble St., Brunswick | 207-837-6565 | thebrunswickhotelandtavern.com | Entrees $23-$38
Chef David Pendexter’s Easter brunch menu is served from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The prix-fixe menu includes an appetizer and dessert with your choice of entree, which range from a lobster omelet with brie and chives or vegetable quiche, to spring mushroom and vegetable risotto or rack of lamb with plum sauce and mint gastrique.
4 Noble St., Brunswick | 207-517-8831 | congressssquared.com | Entrees $14-$20
An a la carte Easter brunch menu is offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Starters include warm sticky buns with flaxseed and molasses, and smoked salmon croquettes with frisee, dill and lemon vinaigrette. Among the entrees: ricotta and lemon pancakes with blueberry compote and whipped mascarpone; fried oyster benedict; duck confit salad and steak and eggs.
468 Fore St., Portland | 207-775-9090 | portlandharborhotel.com | $38 adults/$17 kids 5-12/kids 4 and under eat free
For something different this year, Eve’s will offer a “Grand Brunch Buffet” from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The feast includes an omelet station, Belgian waffle bar, carving station with herb-crusted leg of lamb and honey-cardamom glazed ham, salads and sides, and for dessert, a chocolate fountain.
41 Elm St., Camden | 207-236-4259 | hartstoneinn.com | $25 per person
Chef Michael Salmon’s Easter Brunch menu starts with a honey almond cake and finishes with your choice of chocolate ganache tart or glazed Meyer lemon pound cake. In between are a choice of three entrees: Maine crab eggs Benedict; caramelized onion, mushroom and goat cheese frittata; and cast iron-baked blueberry-raspberry pancakes. Seatings begin at 11 a.m.
92 Bourne Lane, Ogunquit | 207-646-4777 | jonathansogunquit.com | $22.50 adults/$9.99 kids under 12/$5.99 kids under 5.
Jonathan’s offers an Easter Gospel Brunch featuring the Funky Divas of Gospel from 9 a.m. to noon. The buffet menu includes a Belgian waffle station, blueberry and cream cheese-stuffed French toast, eggs Benedict, peel and eat shrimp, an omelet station, a carving station with citrus and pineapple glazed baked ham and roast leg of lamb with mint chimichurri, and more.
250 Commercial St., Portland | 207-221-8889 | liquidriot.com | Menu prices $4 – $11
For a more casual, beer-centric Easter Sunday, spend it at this brewery/distillery/beer hall, which opens at noon with the release of “Zombie Bunny,” a spring bock, strong blond lager. The small plates menu includes a housemade pretzel with hop mustard and beer cheese, sumac-dusted grilled broccoli and a lamb burger with feta-yogurt sauce.
83 Bay St., Camden | 207-236-7008 | nataliesrestaurant.com | $37 adults/$20 kids under 12
Chefs Chris Long and Shelby Stevens are offering a brunch buffet with “eggs your way,” thyme-rubbed pork loin with grilled onion relish, ponzu broiled cod with radish and citrus, and a raw bar among the selections. Desserts include chocolate financier with coconut cream and orange-caramel sticky buns.
40 Bowery Beach Rd., Cap Elizabeth | 207-799-3134 | innbythesea.com | $68 adults/$25 kids under 12 / Kids under 4 free
Brunch at Sea Glass, offered on Easter Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., comes with an ocean view. The buffet menu includes chilled shrimp and Jonah crab, classic eggs Benedict, pan roasted Faroe Island salmon, a carving station with steak and ham and assorted desserts.
22 Pleasant St., Brunswick | 207-725-9002 | tao-yuan.me | $48 per person
From 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., James Beard Award nominee chef Cara Stadler and her mother Ceceile will serve a prix fixe brunch. Menu TBD
327 Commercial St., Portland | 207-808-8840 | tiqapm.com
Mediterranean flavors influence the a la carte Easter brunch menu, served from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. You’ll find Moroccan Benedict with braised Moroccan-style beef and harissa hollandaise, rack of lamb, and katayef – a pancake with cinnamon and honey cream cheese filling, orange blossom syrup and fresh fruit.
20 Milk St., Portland | 207-774-4200 | theregency.com | $34.95 adults/$15.95 kids 12 and under
Served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Easter buffet includes scrambled eggs, bacon and sausage, breakfast pastries, a “grand salad bar,” carving station with ham and roast leg of lamb, shrimp scampi, chicken marsala, made-to-order Belgian waffles, fruit and desserts.
37 Ogunquit Rd., Cape Neddick | 207-216-9884 | thevelveteenhabit.com | Entrees $9 – $19
Easter brunch at this storied farmhouse restaurant is served from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., with an a la carte menu that includes steak and eggs, peekytoe crab Benedict, cheeses, charcuterie, and for dessert, carrot cake with brown butter cream cheese frosting.