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Easter Brunches

Belgian waffles at Bristol Seafood Grill.
Belgian waffles at Bristol Seafood Grill.

Put your cookware to rest this Easter and let K.C.-area restaurants do the work

If you don’t feel like cooking this Easter, don’t waste time feeling guilty. Instead, march your family and friends to these Kansas City-area restaurants, which are putting their best plates forward Sunday for eager diners.

Bristol Seafood Grill

Whether you’re at the downtown location or in Leawood, Bristol Seafood Grill will have a wide selection of eats available for customers Sunday. From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., adults can feast on made-to-order omelets, Belgian waffles, fresh shrimp and fish and carrot cake for $29. Kids 12 and under can eat for $15 and children three and younger are free. Reservations required; call Bristol’s downtown location at 816-448-6007 or Bristol Leawood at 913-663-5777.

Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar

Forget the ham and scalloped potatoes. This Easter, Jax Fish House is offering five custom dishes for Easter diners from 10:30 a.m to 2:30 p.m. The dishes include stone crabs, avocado toast, Easter bunny hash with Sunday braised rabbit, banana cream pie and a pastry basket from pastry chef Kelly Conwell.

J. Gilbert’s Wood-Fired Steaks & Seafood

For $42, diners at J. Gilbert’s in Overland Park can indulge in a three-course meal from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. Customers can choose from 16 options on the surf-and-turf prix-fixe menu, which features seared scallops, a jumbo crab cake, maple-roasted salmon or the restaurant’s well-known Kansas City Strip. Dessert options include crème brulee, chocolate velvet cake and cheesecake.


Reserve your spot for Lidia’s signature Easter brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or dinner from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday. On the menu is Lidia’s “famous Pasta Tasting Trio,” which consists of Asparagus Ravioli with Verdure, Shrimps and Mint, Spinach Fettucine Bolognese and Fusilloni Pugliese. Kids can enjoy their own meal on a separate kids menu for $16; adults can eat for $27. To make reservations, call 816-221-3722. View the full menu here.


Can you smell what this Southern-inspired restaurant is cooking? Magnolia’s will be offering its regular specialties like red velvet waffles and Dr. Pepper-glazed ham on a biscuit, but the off-menu items are worth mentioning. The restaurant’s Easter specials include sweet potato arancini with shrimp étouffée and banana’s foster bread pudding with Farm to Market banana bread. Make your reservation at 816-521-6803, and do it soon- according to their website, spots are filling up fast.

Room 39

Soup, salad, salmon: If you want it, the chances are Room 39‘s got it on its Easter brunch menu. Diners can enjoy a three-course meal at both the Leawood and Midtown locations for $30. Options on the Leawood location’s menu include jalapeno biscuits and gravy, Missouri trout, waffles foster and corned beef hash. The full menu is available here, though the Midtown location’s offerings will vary. Two-course menus are available for children for $15.