Like many people, you are most likely trying to decide which are the five best places for Easter brunch in Rhode Island after attending church that morning. On holidays, the objective is to spend as much time with loved ones and as little time working as possible. Easter is no exception. After spending the morning in worship, the last thing on a person’s mind is what they are going to fix for lunch. Instead, they want to relax, and have someone else do all the heavy lifting.
- The Bay Voyage. The award winning Bay Voyage is another fantastic choice for your Easter brunch. Located at 150 Conanicus Ave in Jamestown, RI, The Bay Voyage is the perfect spot for families. Parents can enjoy the amazing Easter brunch menu, while the kids can have their own visit with the Easter Bunny! Available as an all you can eat buffet, The Bay Voyage offers Belgian waffles, made to order omelets, a carving station featuring baked ham and prime rib, baked goods, fruits, cheeses and so much more. Brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and although costly at $42.95 for adults and $15.95 for children, the meal is worth every penny. Reservations are available by calling 401-423-2100.
- Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch at Rosecliff. If you are looking for an enjoyable afternoon out with the children, the Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch at Rosecliff is perfect for you to spend your Easter brunch. Although the event takes place on Saturday, it is enjoyed by adults and children alike and is highly recommended for those of all ages. Children have the option to hunt Easter eggs while parents enjoy the fabulous brunch served at the amazing Rosecliff, built in the gilded age. In addition, Joan Creamer will be onsite to sign copies of her children’s book, "The Magic Sceptre: Reginald the Rabbit." Rosecliff is located at 548 Bellevue Avenue in Newport, RI. Events begin at 10 a.m., and reservations can be made by calling 401-847-1000 ext. 140.
- Castle Hill Inn & Resort. For those looking to enjoy an upscale Easter brunch, the Castle Hill Inn and Resort at 590 Ocean Drive in Newport, RI is a fine dining experience. Brunch is served from noon until 4 p.m., and guests of the hotel have the option to order the full menu until 8 p.m. The Easter brunch menu features a full course meal, including appetizers, Colorado lamb top round, Berkshire ham, seafood paella, antipasto and a large array of desserts. While the cost is a bit steep at $70 for adults and $25 for children, diners feel the cost is well justified. Reservations can be made by calling 401-849-3800 or via their website, www.castlehillinn.com.
- Crickets Restaurant. Finally, for those who are looking for a more causal, affordable dining experience for their Easter brunch, Crickets Restaurant is a fine choice. Brunch runs from 10 a.m. until noon and features countless breakfast meals including made to order omelets, a carving station, plus a dessert bar. The cost is minimal at only $16.95 for adults and $10.95 for children. Reservations are available by calling 401-232-0300. Crickets Restaurant is located at 280 George Washington Highway in Smithfield, RI.