No matter how heavy your wallet, quality restaurants perfect for Easter dinner exist in and around Baltimore. Plenty of choices exist nearby that make dining out for the holiday much more enjoyable. Yes, lamb and ham seem to be the main dish of choice, but maybe a different approach might be the way to go. Check out CBS Baltimore’s Easter brunch or dinner recommendations – some traditional Easter dining and some rather untraditional. What’s your preference, a traditional Sunday brunch, pineapple glazed hot dog, Italian style lunch or the super fine dining?

City Cafe
1001 Cathedral St.
Baltimore, Md. 21201
(410) 539-4252

Easter Hours: Brunch – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Dinner – 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Open daily for lunch and dinner

Photo Credit: City Cafe

Easter at City Cafe kicks off with two choices: a standard lunch menu or a la carte brunch. Pick between menu items like chicken and biscuits, french toast with fig honey butter or oysters Rockefeller omelets. Easter specials will be added to City Cafe’s menu for the holiday. For the adults, don’t miss out on specialty cocktails for your holiday celebration. Parking is free on the weekends at the lot adjacent to the restaurant.

Haute Dog Carte
Street Side – Bonjour Cafe
6070 Falls Rd
Baltimore, Md. 21209
(410) 372-0238

Hours: Haute Dog – Daily – 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Bonjour – Mon – 7 a.m. to 12 p.m., Tues, Wed, Fri – 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thurs – 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sat and Sun – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Photo Credit: Bonjour Bakery

Street side in front of Bonjour Cafe at the intersection of Lake Avenue you can grab your Haute Dog, choose to dine inside the Bonjour Cafe, on the Bonjour porch or take these deliciously clever sausages to go. Last Easter, owner Daniel Raffel offered two holiday special haute dogs that were so successful they are back this year. Check out the smoked ham sausage glazed with pineapple and topped with organic, naturally colored maraschino cherry or the leg of lamb sausage with minted chutney. Be sure to grab plenty of the delectable pastries at Bonjour Cafe for dessert.

The Manor Tavern
15819 Old York Road
Monkton, Md. 21111
(410) 771-8155

Easter Hours: Brunch Buffet – 10 a.m.  and 1 p.m, Dinner Menu – starts at 4 p.m.
Open daily for lunch and dinner

Photo Credit: Thinkstock

With the early days of spring in the air, there’s no better time to take a drive out the rolling hills of Baltimore County where Maryland Steeplechase reigns and the Maryland Hunt Cup calls home. At The Manor Tavern, they have another hunt going on – the children’s Easter egg hunt on Easter Sunday at noon and 2 p.m. The buffet brunch will offer traditional Easter fare. Reservations are required.

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The Prime Rib
1101 N Calvert St.
Baltimore, Md. 21202
(410) 539-1804

Easter Hours: 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Open daily for dinner

Elegant Easter Dining (Photo by Dara Bunjon)

Easter Sunday means fine dining for some, and the award-winning The Prime Rib fills that bill with its regular menu offerings of prime meats and Maryland seafood. Typically open for dinner only, The Prime Rib will open its doors at 2 p.m. this Easter and take reservation up through 9 p.m. The exclusive club atmosphere, superior service staff, live music and well-prepared dishes are worth the price tag for your holiday celebration. Reservations are required.

Sotto Sopra Restaurant

405 N Charles St.
Baltimore, Md. 21201
(410) 625-0534

Easter Hours: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Open daily for lunch and dinner

Dine Italian on Easter (Photo by Dara Bunjon)

If you’re craving more than baked ham or roasted leg of lamb this Easter, this contemporary Northern Italian restaurant helps you deviate from the norm with style and panache. The regular dinner menu will be offered, tempting your Italian inner soul. Located at the threshold of Baltimore’s cultural district, Sotto Sopra’s 19th century building will evoke warm feelings of bygone days and the contemporary interior will make you feel you are in New York, Milan or London. Reservations required.

Related: Best Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Baltimore 

Dara Bunjon has a passion for food – its origins, preparation and consumption. Her culinary endeavors began as a regular cooking personality on an early morning news in Baltimore, where she developed a fan-base. She also owns her own company and co-authored a cookbook. Her work can be found at

Comments (2)
  1. Kim says:

    There is another place to enjoy Easter in Baltimore. The Black Eyed Susan has a luncheon cruise. Great food, low price and crusing the Inner and Outer Harbor.
    Check there website out and make reservations soon, last year they sold out.

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