Guess what? Easter’s right around the corner, and there are plenty of excellent brunch options in Pittsburgh to choose from… but you forgot to make reservations. Fear not, though, because we here at Thrillist have taken it upon ourselves to compile a list of restaurants that welcome procrastinators with open arms and platters of eggs Benedict. While we fight to escape winter’s icy grasp, let’s find a reason to overindulge one last time with oversized cinnamon buns, omelet bars, and dessert bars that would put our grandma’s cookie tables to shame.
ShadysideA modern American restaurant that values locally sourced ingredients and simple dishes
Join Acorn for a four-course, prix fixe brunch that puts a welcome twist on Easter classics. The fresh and inspired menu features dishes like Homemade Biscuits with sweet goat butter and pickled strawberries, and Chilaquiles served with tortillas, salsa guajillo, queso fresco and a fried egg. Don’t forgot to check out one of their original signature cocktails like Nanna’s Sunday Tea made with Brandy, lemon, lavender and egg whites. Price/Reservations: $39 per person (or $18 for children), from 10:30am – 3pm; Walk-ins welcome or reservations can be made via Tock
The Wooden Nickel
MonroevilleA cozy, family-friendly restaurant serving wood-smoked dishes
Aside from classic brunch options like Roasted Ham and Prime Rib, this classic Italian inspired restaurant will be serving up some hearty new classics like a Boursin Stuffed Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken Breast and seasonal Mushroom Ragu Raviolis. Price/Reservations: Entrees are $24.99 ($10.99 for children), alongside with a varied a la carte menu; 11am – 5pm; Walk-ins welcome, or reservations can be made at OpenTable
Station SquareClassic American cuisine and seafood in a historic railroad station
Grand Concourse will be one of the few restaurants in Pittsburgh offering an all-day buffet, featuring more than 42 items that will transition from brunch to dinner halfway through service. From 9am to noon, patrons will be able to enjoy an omelet bar and traditional breakfast items like muffins, eggs, sausage, and bacon; starting at 3pm the restaurant will roll out a pasta station and a carving station (featuring lamb and prime rib). Guests can also enjoy dishes like Salmon Rockefeller, a huge selection of salads, a dessert bar, and homemade donuts all day long. Price/Reservations: $42 for adults, $21 for children 4 – 12; 9am – 9pm; Reservations can be made online
South SideAn art gallery, antique shop, and vegetarian cafe all in one
Arguably Pittsburgh’s most eclectic brunch spot, Zenith has quickly become a must for brunch that won’t leave your wallet empty. This place offers a new menu every week, and this Easter Sunday will be no different: patrons who line up early (since Zenith doesn’t accept reservations) will get a chance to see what new offerings the owner has cooked up alongside their bountiful salad bar and a huge buffet of vegan cakes. There’s even rumors that the Easter Bunny himself might make an appearance. Price/Reservations: All entrees are $11.50 and include salad and dessert bar; 11am – 2:30pm; First come first serve
Strip DistrictAn eclectic dining space with food inspired by South America and the Caribbean
If you’re looking for an Easter Brunch that breaks away from the usual decadent meats, omelets, and sugary confections, Kaya may be the place for you. Many of their brunch classics feature a South American twist like Biscuits & Gravy made with Manchego cheese, a scallion biscuit and topped with onion and chorizo gravy. Price/Reservations:A la carte pricing; 10am – 4pm; Walk-ins welcome or reservations can be made online
WashingtonA steakhouse, wine, and cigar bar with a view of the Meadows Racetrack
Bistecca’s Easter Brunch promises decadence with entrees like Lamb Cicchetti and Steak & Eggs Mornay, and then delivers on that decadence by granting full access to a dessert bar and an antipasto spread that will feature cured meats, fruit, cheese, frittatas, and a salad bar. Price/Reservations:$38.50 per person (children 7-12 are $13.95. Seniors over 62 are $26.50); 11am – 2pm; Walk-ins welcome, or reservations can be made at OpenTable
CoraopolisA contemporary bar and kitchen supporting local farmers and distillers
Aside from their usual morning offerings, Bellfarm will be featuring three different packages on Easter, which will include a variety of entrees like salmon and prime rib — some packages will also have an option for bottomless bloody marys or mimosas! Diners will also be to enjoy a carving station and a crepe and omelet station. Price/Reservations: $45 per person ($16 for children 6 – 12); 10am – 2pm; Walk-ins welcome, or reservations can be made online
LawrencevilleModern European lounge atmosphere with wine and authentic Italian dishes
Senti’s Easter menu will be highlighting their appreciation for authenticity with dishes like Insalata di Carciofi, an appetizer consisting of marinated artichokes, carrots, celery, arugula, and pecorino cheese with an artichoke vinaigrette. Along with a selection of a la carte items, Senti will be offering four entrees during their Easter Brunch, chief among them being a braised lamb shank with creamy polenta, smoked tomato preserve, mint, and watercress. For dessert, diners will get to indulge in the Millefoglie con Lampone: raspberries, puff pastry, and pastry cream. Price/Reservations: A la Carte Pricing; 12pm – 8pm; Walk-ins welcome, or make reservations via OpenTable
The Capital Grille
DowntownNationally acclaimed dry-aged steaks and an impressive wine selection
The Capital Grille has put together a prix-fixe menu that is simultaneously simple and elegant. Each guest will get the choice of a starter soup or salad, an entree, a dessert, and a selection of tea, coffee, soda, and freshly squeezed juices. The impressive list of entrees includes their signature Bone-in Dry Aged NY Strip steak with a fried egg, as well as some more traditional dishes like Shrimp and Grits served with bacon and sweet peppers. Price/Reservations:$49 per person (children under 12 are $15); 10am – 3pm; Walk-ins welcome or reservations can be made online
East LibertyA taste of New Orleans and jazz in a modern, comfortable setting
If you’re hoping to add a little bit of cajun spice to their Easter brunch this year, Muddy Waters is the go-to destination for Southern-inspired dishes. Swing by for the raw oyster bar or indulge in something a little heavier; whether you opt for Lobster Eggs Benedict, Seafood Gumbo, or Fried Chicken and Biscuits, you’re guaranteed to have an Easter brunch that will earn you bragging rights. Price/Reservations: A la carte pricing; 10:30am – 3pm; Walk-ins welcome or reservations can be made online
DowntownUpscale steak and seafood in a comfortable setting
Carving stations, charcuterie, an omelet bar, mini carrot cakes, filet mignon; you name it, this Easter brunch has it. Eddie Merlot’s will be putting up one of the fullest brunch services you’ll find in the city, with all the bells and whistles (and pastries galore). Come for the extravaganza of Bananas Foster made right in front of you, and stay for the New Zealand rack of lamb featured at this year’s carving station — and did we mention there’s shellfish bar with King Crab legs? Price/Reservations:$54.95 per person ($14.95 for children 12 and under); 10am – 3pm; Walk-ins welcome, or reservations can be made onlineSign up here for our daily Pittsburgh email and be the first to get all the food/drink/fun in the Steel City.
The cold weather in most parts of Australia coinciding with EOFY celebrations is the closest thing that we’ll get to snowy Christmas vibes. And if you’re in dire need of some festive cheer after the first six months of 2023, grab your ugly sweater and head to your nearest Red Rooster for Xmas in July deals.
From June 29 – July 31, 2023, Red Rooster is serving up free food items, a chance to win $10,000 or one of 10 merch packs valued at $400 and other fun prizes. All you have to do is sign up as a Red Royalty member and spend $5 on at a location near you or online.
Each week there’ll be new delicious deals and prizes to win. The week one deals have already dropped and they’re looking pretty tasty. You can get access to them via your Red Royalty account. The more you purchase, the more chances you have to win.
Spoiler alert: you can get 10 chicken nuggets for free, right now. Brb running to Red Rooster.