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Don't Forget to Make Your Easter Reservations

Easter Sunday is April 9, so make your reservation now at one of these Sarasota-Manatee favorites.

By Lauren Jackson March 29, 2023

Celebrate Easter on Apr. 9

Celebrate Easter on Apr. 9


1 N. Lemon Ave., Sarasota, (941) 330-0440; 101 Riverwalk Blvd., Bradenton, (941) 896-9660; 7275 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, (941) 921-3400,

Mattison's Forty-One's Easter buffet ($65 for adults, $25 for kids) reservations are filling up fast, but there are a few slots open earlier in the morning and later in the afternoon. Or you can try Mattison's City Grille or Mattison's Riverwalk for Easter dinner served all day long.

Duval's. Fresh. Local. Seafood.

1435 Main St., Sarasota, (941) 312-4001,

Enjoy a three-course meal ($59 per person) from 11 a.m.-10 p.m at Duval's. Menu highlights include a brined bone-in pork chop, hand-carved New York strip and togarashi-crusted salmon. End the meal with the Easter Bunny's favorite dessert: carrot cake.

Cafe L'Europe

431 St. Armands Circle, Sarasota, (941) 388-4415,

In addition to celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Cafe L'Europe is honoring Easter traditions in style. Indulge with roasted half duck or twin lobster tails. And if you snag a brunch reservation, don't forget the deviled eggs.


Inside the Art Ovation Hotel at 1255 N. Palm Ave., Sarasota, (941) 413-7425,

Art Ovation Hotel's newest addition, Tzeva, will offer an Easter brunch buffet ($55 for adults, $25 for children) from 11 a.m-5 p.m. The buffet will feature carving boards with beef tenderloin, slow-roasted lamb shoulder and glazed ham.

Element: Steak. Seafood. Pasta.

1413 Main St., Sarasota, (941) 724-8585,

Enjoy Easter brunch from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. with a special à la carte menu showcasing short ribs eggs Benedict, shrimp and grits and eggs in purgatory. Or stop by in the evening for Element's regular dinner menu.

Michael's on East

1212 S. East Ave., Sarasota, (941) 366-0007,

Save room for Michael's on East's epic Easter brunch buffet ($84.95 for adults, $44.95 for children) from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. There are too many offerings to list, but rest assured you will leave feeling full. Reservations are only being accepted by phone.


10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch, (941) 893-4321,

The team at Grove knows how to throw a party. Make your reservation for the Easter brunch buffet ($54.95 for adults, $24.95 for children), which will be operating from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Plus, get the kids pumped up for a special visit from the day's guest of honor—the Easter Bunny.

Libby's Neighborhood Brasserie

1917 Osprey Ave., Sarasota, (941) 487-7300; 8445 Lorraine Road, Bradenton, (941) 357-1570,

With two convenient locations, it's easy to gather at Libby's for your Easter festivities. Each spot is offering an à la carte brunch menu with an option to upgrade to bottomless mimosas. Cheers!

The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

1111 Ritz Carlton Dr., Sarasota, (941) 309-2000,

This year, the Ritz is hosting two different Easter parties. You can opt for a swanky experience in the Grand Ballroom ($160 for adults, $60 for children) complete with a lavish buffet that features kid-friendly food to boot, or enjoy the bayfront views at Jack Dusty for a taste of the restaurant's signature à la carte offerings.

Honorable Mention:

Duffy's Sports Grill

3005 University Parkway, Sarasota, (941) 777-2110,

The Peep-Tini is what it sounds like: a Peeps-flavored martini. Available April 1- April 9. Be there.

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