casa don alfonso at the ritz-carlton in clayton photo by meera nagarajan

10 St. Louis restaurants taking the work off your plate this Easter

Like most holidays, thinking about what food to make at your gathering can be quite stressful. With Easter Sunday less than a week away, here are some local businesses that can help you avoid the hassle of cooking (and cleaning) for your guests on Easter.


Cardinals Nation Restaurant & Bar
Cardinals Nation is offering an Easter brunch on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Guests can expect to enjoy omelet and carving stations, seafood and dessert displays along with multiple breakfast and side options. For the full Easter brunch menu, click here. Brunch includes admission to the Cardinals Museum plus a bottomless mimosa or bloody mary bar for an additional charge. Reservations can be made via OpenTable.

601 Clark St., St. Louis, 314.345.9880,

Casa Don Alfonso
Casa Don Alfonso’s Easter brunch has sold out, but they still have availability for Breakfast With The Bunny on Saturday, March 30, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event includes a build-your-own-bunny station with bunny-shaped pancakes, along with activities for children such as face painting and a photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny. Reservations are available until sold out and can be made via OpenTable for Breakfast With The Bunny.

100 Carondelet Plaza, St. Louis, 314.719.1496,

Eckert’s Country Restaurant
On Friday, March 29, and Saturday, March 30, Eckert’s will host a
Flippity Flop Breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon which features a kid’s breakfast of sprinkle pancakes, bunny fruit kebabs, bacon, and a Sherbet Sunrise Drink. Eckert’s Country Restaurant’s standard menu will also be available. After breakfast, guests can attend Eckert’s annual event, Easter Egg-citement from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 29 and 30. This event features an Easter egg hunt, a petting zoo, tractor rides, cookie icing, face painting, a photo scene and a gift from the Easter Bunny. Only children require a ticket for this event. Eckert’s will also host its annual Adult Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt every evening between March 28 and March 30 from 6 to 10 p.m. The 21+ event features over 3,000 eggs scattered throughout the farm, filled with huge prizes such as a complimentary one-night stay at Angad Art’s Hotel, a $200 gift card to Casa Don Alfonso, a $50 gift card to The Parkmoor Drive-In and more. After the hunt, participants can enjoy live music from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Cider Shed. Reservations are available until sold out and can be made for the Flippity Flop Breakfast, the Easter Egg-citement and the Adult Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt online.
951 S. Green Mount Road, Belleville, 800.745.0513,

Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis
The Four Seasons Hotel offers the Grand Ballroom Easter Brunch Experience from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Easter Sunday. On the hotel's sixth floor, the elaborate buffet will feature multiple stations including an eggs Benedict station, a carving station and a waffle station. The Easter Bunny will take the stage, handing out gifts and posing for photos. A bloody mary and mimosa bar will be present along with several baked goods options. Reservations can be made via OpenTable under Mississippi Bistro.

999 N. Second St., St. Louis, 314.881.5800,

Frida’s is offering a luxurious brunch buffet this Easter Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The buffet will feature items that are plant-based, vegetarian, pescatarian and gluten-free along with seafood and pastry options. Unlimited mimosas and bloody marys are available for an additional cost. Reservations are required and can be made through OpenTable.

622 North and South Road, St. Louis, 314.727.6500,

Le Meridien St. Louis Clayton
The Le Meridien St. Louis Clayton hotel and the hotel's restaurant, Café la Vie, are serving an Easter Sunday brunch in the hotel’s ballroom and restaurant space from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The menu includes items like a country pit ham with an orange and ginger glaze and a slow-roasted garlic and herb-crusted prime rib, along with a selection of breakfast items including a build-your-own omelet station. There will be a separate buffet for kids which features macaroni and cheese, breaded chicken bites, tater tots and French toast sticks. For dessert, enjoy options including key lime pie, cheesecake and gooey butter cake. Kids will get to hunt for candy-filled eggs while the Easter Bunny walks around for photo opportunities. Reservations, which include complimentary parking, are required and can be made through OpenTable.

7730 Bonhomme Ave., Clayton, 314.863.0400,

612North is serving brunch this Easter Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Guests can enjoy this unlimited brunch buffet for an hour and a half including prime rib and a ham carving station, quiche, chicken and waffles, French toast, biscuits and gravy, bagels and lox and savory charcuterie boards. Unlimited mimosas are available for an additional cost. Advance reservations are required and must be made by calling or going online before March 29 via their website.

612 N. Second St., St. Louis, 314.899.0612,


Bolyard's Meat & Provisions
This restaurant is offering a handful of Easter items available for pre-order. The star of the show is their boneless, sugar-cured whole and half hams from Newman Farms Berkshire hogs. A whole ham should be around 8 pounds and will feed 16 to 20 people while a half ham feeds eight to 10 people. They also offer sides such as deviled eggs, biscuits and various kinds of butter. Bolyard’s has a limited supply, so hurry and call in to place your order. The last day to pick up an order is March 30 as they are closed for Easter Sunday.

2733 Sutton Blvd., Maplewood, 314.647.2567,

Butler’s Pantry
Butler’s Pantry is offering an Easter brunch collection that serves between 10 to 12 people with options for enhancements. With over 25 different options, customers are guaranteed to please everyone at their gathering. Options include everything from Easter classics such as bourbon-glazed ham, cheesy potato casserole and brown butter carrot cake to out-of-the-box enhancement choices such as leg of lamb and shrimp cocktails. To place an order for pickup or delivery, visit or call in an order. All orders must be received by Wednesday, March 27.

1414 Park Ave., St. Louis, 314.664.7680,

Sugarfire Smokehouse
Sugarfire is offering an Easter Sunday catering menu featuring all their specialties. Offerings include a full rack of baby back ribs, slow-smoked brown sugar-glazed ham, brisket, pulled pork paired with a choice of Sugarfire barbecue sauce and slow-smoked turkey. They will also offer a la carte sides such as hash brown casserole, deviled egg potato salad, baked beans and housemade cole slaw. All sides can be purchased in pints, quarts or gallons. Fresh-baked lemon chess pie is available for dessert. To order, call your local Sugarfire by Friday, March 29, and pick up your order on Easter Sunday.

Multiple locations,