11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 17, 2700 Gary Player Blvd., Sarasota, (941) 378-3608, laureloak.com
Get dolled up in your best country club-friendly attire and hop on over to Laurel Oak Country Club for brunch. Treat yourself to New Zealand lamb chops with mint jelly and pincho sauce or Virginia-smoked ham with a pineapple-raisin sauce from the carving table. Breakfast classics like omelets, waffles and smoked bacon will also be available. And make the Easter Bunny proud by grabbing a slice of carrot cake.
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, April 17, 2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, (941) 365-4232, marinajacks.com
What’s better than brunch? Brunch with a view. From the second floor of Marina Jack, take in views of Sarasota Bay as you feast on Easter brunch. Start your meal with a small plate of seafood, like Thai chili calamari or spicy tuna tacos, before dining on a warm helping of soup or a fresh salad. For your main course, choose from one of the two Easter specials—maple and mustard glazed ham served with scalloped, truffled potatoes and asparagus, or pepper crusted prime rib served with roasted baby Yukon potatoes and asparagus.
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, April 17; 7275 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, (941) 921-3400; 101 Riverfront Blvd., #120, Bradenton, (941) 896-9660; 1 N. Lemon Ave., Sarasota, (941) 330-0440; mattisons.com
At Mattison’s Forty-One, indulge at a brunch buffet complete with a carving and flambé station, cold seafood, hot entrées, charcuterie, salads, sweets and pastries. Both the City Grill and Riverwalk Grill locations will be offering a special Easter à la carte menu. It will feature a build-your-own three egg omelet, complete with your choice of three filling items and one cheese.
10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 17, 1212 S. East Ave., Sarasota, (941) 366-0007, bestfood.com
Michael's holiday brunch buffet will feature five stations. Visit the cold buffet for a salad, fruit or seafood. If crab cakes or bacon is more your thing, a trip to the hot buffet station is a must. At the omelet and pancake station, omelets are made to order with your choice of fillings. The carving station is your go-to place for slow-roasted ham, roasted prime rib or beef.
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, April 17, 1200 First Ave. W., Bradenton, (941) 748-8087, pier22.com
Casual, upscale dining on the river? Count us in. Bradenton’s Pier 22 will be hosting a holiday brunch buffet, complete with a few vegan and gluten-free options. Starters range from pasta primavera to fish cakes to fresh fruit. For your main course, choose from biscuits and gravy, omelets and waffles or entrées like prime rib, chicken marsala and baked cod.
11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, April 17, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, (941) 748-5829, theringlinggrillroom.com
Bored with brunch classics? At Ringling Grillroom, Easter offerings include eggs Benedict with spiked hollandaise sauce and thick-cut Canadian bacon; shrimp and grits made with blackened shrimp atop smoked gouda- and bacon-infused grits and grilled corn; and a grilled salmon BLT topped with lemon-dill rémoulade. After you dine, take a tour of The Ringling.
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, April 17, 170 University Town Center Drive, Suite 103, Sarasota, (941) 702-9652, seasons52.com
Sip away your morning at Seasons 52. The grill and wine bar will be offering a range of cocktails, in addition to that brunch-time staple, the mimosa. The food menu includes avocado toast, salads and soups. A crab and cheddar quiche, upright French toast, apricot-glazed spiral ham and wood-grilled shrimp and grits make up the entrée menu.