Holiday Dining

These Austin restaurants are serving Easter brunch and dinner to-go

These Austin restaurants are serving Easter brunch and dinner to-go

Bakery Lorraine Easter bunny dessert
Calories especially don't count on Easter. Courtesy photo

You can still put on your Sunday best and don an Easter bonnet this year, but it'll be to dine exclusively at home with a to-go feast. Austin restaurants are putting together at-home versions of brunch, lunch, and dinner for your April 12 enjoyment, and don't forget to tip big when you park curbside to pick up.

Here’s a list of Austin specials available for the April 12 holiday. We'll continue to update as more are announced. Some deadlines are approaching fast, so don't delay ordering.

34th Street Cafe
Orders can be placed through April 7 at 4 pm, for pickup on April 10 between 2-5 pm. The menu includes bacon-wrapped chicken bites with apricot chile glaze and deviled eggs with fresh herbs, capers, and paprika for starters; bourbon maple-glazed ham and herb-crusted beef tenderloin for entrees; and sides including chef’s homemade potato salad, crispy harvest green beans glazed carrots, and fluffy biscuits with whipped butter. Decorated shortbread Easter cookies or coconut cake make up dessert. Cost is $295 for six to eight guests and $395 for eight to 10 guests. Order online, send an email to goodfood@34thstreetcafe.com, or call 512-415-1752 .

Andiamo
A baked pasta and tiramisu family meal to-go can be ordered by calling 512-719-3377. It's $40 for two people, $60 for five, and $100 for eight, available only on April 12. Get fancy and add a bottle of prosecco for $20.

Antonelli's Cheese Shop
The beloved local shop is taking its annual sellout Halloween Candy & Cheese Pairing and giving it an Easter twist. There are only 150 tickets to the Facebook Live on April 8 from 6-7 pm, so get in on the action while you can. Contactless curbside pickup is available from 12-3 pm the day of your event, or get delivery for $12. One ticket is a plate for one person and can be purchased here.

Bakery Lorraine
To keep spirits up, Bakery Lorraine is continuing to offer its signature Easter treats for pick-up or delivery at all locations in both San Antonio and Austin. You can get the chick tart, bunny tart, chocolate nest tart, and egg-shaped moonpies. Bakery Lorraine will also be offering a special Easter themed meal for pickup or delivery, available in sizes for two or four people. All Easter treats and meals will only be available Friday-Sunday of Easter weekend. Limited supplies each day. Customers can also preorder through Bakery Lorraine's website here.

Cafe Blue at Hill Country Galleria
The Easter Family Dinner Deal feeds four for $99.95. Order online here or by calling 512-366-5230 for curbside pickup only, thought orders must be received by April 10 at 3 pm. The dinner includes crab-stuffed mushrooms; a mixed greens salad with goat cheese and toasted almonds; ancho-brown sugar glazed ham with Creole honey mustard; lemon-Parmesan baked salmon with creamy lemon horseradish; and garlic whipped potatoes, creamed spinach, and sautéed green beans as sides. Key lime pie is the dessert, and you have the option to add on wine.

The Capital Grille
This three-course, family-style Easter dinner to-go features a whole rack of bone-in filet, grilled asparagus and mashed potatoes, and a freshly baked apple crostata for $185. Each dinner serves four to six, and guests can choose to have their meal ready to serve, or chilled and ready to reheat at home. Pre-order available while quantities last. In addition, the restaurant is offering its full takeout menu and a selection of uncooked steaks, hand-carved by its in-house butcher to be prepared at home. Wine and champagne, in addition to the restaurant’s iconic Stoli Doli martini, are also available to order in select locations. Call the restaurant to order.

Colleen's Kitchen
Easter Heat + Serve all-day brunch for $125 can be ordered here for pick up on April 11 or for delivery through Favor. The menu includes tenderbelly applewood smoked half ham (approximately 4.5 pounds), Easter strata casserole, buttermilk biscuits, haricot verts, mac and cheese, and pound cake with fresh strawberries and Chantilly cream.

Con' Olio
Chef Fer Candil of Con’ Olio’s popular cooking classes, Paellas, Tapas & More, will be preparing her famous paella for this special Easter celebration. Here's what's included: Paella Valenciana for two people ($50), four people ($80), or six people ($100). Homemade bread, Spanish St. James cake, and a 60-ml bottle of olive wood smoked olive oil. You can also add a bottle of wine (or several) at check-out. Available for pick-up at the Arboretum location only. Place your order online by April 9 to be picked up April 11. 

Eddie V’s
The four-course, family-style dinner features an herb-roasted tenderloin, truffle macaroni and cheese, grilled asparagus, potato gratin, and bananas foster butter cake for $185. Each dinner serves 4-6 and will be chilled and ready for guests to reheat at home, complete with simple instructions. Pre-order available while quantities last. Eddie V’s will also offer uncooked signature cuts of steak, hand-carved and ready for guests to prepare as they wish. Wine, champagne, and mimosas to-go are also available to order in select locations. Call the restaurant to order.

Emmer & Rye
Easter feasts for four can be picked up or delivered on April 11. The meal options are: two pounds of lamb roast for $150, one roasted chicken for $125, and Hi-Fi Mycology mushroom entree for $100. All meals come with deviled eggs with paddlefish caviar and pickled mustard seeds, smoked carrots and Roquefort sauce, butter leaf salad with Bagna Cauda dressing, confit fingerling potatoes, and peach leaf and orange tsoureki Easter bread. Also a choice of carrot cake or chocolate basque cheesecake for dessert. You can add a mimosa kit with a bottle of bubbles, 7 ounces of orange juice, and 7 ounces of grapefruit juice for $25. Place your order online here.

Gusto Italian Kitchen
The Easter prix fixe menu is available for pick up or delivery, with ordering now through  April 9 at 9 pm. The meal starts with an antipasti of burrata caprese salad with basil pesto, olive oil and balsamic and deviled eggs with lemon caper salsa verde. The principale choices feature herb-roasted pork tenderloin with cippolini onion agrodolce, mushroom and pecan orzo pasta, and haricot verts with garlic and shallots, or you can opt for Tuscan red wine-braised beef with horseradish gremolata, rosemary and garlic roasted mashed potatoes, and charred asparagus with lemon. All meals include classic tiramisu made with espresso liqueur. Meals are served family-style and feed four guests for $150. Order online here.

Halcyon Coffee (Aldrich Street)
Easter turkey dinner is available for pickup or delivery for a fee of $5, and orders must be placed here by April 9. It feeds two to four people and includes herb roasted turkey (gravy included), Halcyon mac and cheese, broccoli casserole, house salad, and sweet cheddar cheese cornbread. The Easter Brunch Special is available all day, feeds two, and you can call 512-400-0445 to order it. It includes chicken and waffles with two slices of Texas smoked hickory bacon and regular or bourbon syrup. Ask for the Nitro Package and you get a bottle of champagne and orange juice for mimosas.

Hotel Saint Cecilia
Easter brunch for four includes four omelettes, 4 croissants with jam and butter, and sausage and bacon for $150. Add on a Bloody Mary or mimosa kit for four for $80. Orders will be available for pick-up from 10 am-2 pm on Easter. Call the front desk at 512-852-2400 to place your order.

Intero Ristorante
Brunch and dinner are available for carryout on Sunday, April 12, with all orders placed by 4 pm on Friday, April 10. Brunch options include pistachio and orange cinnamon rolls, Intero deviled eggs, a brunch tarte, and more. Dinner options include roasted lamb with carrots and pesto, rabbit cacciatore with polenta, and Chef Ian’s mashed potatoes. Intero is also offering an assortment of house-made Easter chocolates. All menu options serve 4-6. View the full menu here

Juliet Italian Kitchen
Get brunch and dinner for carryout or delivery from Friday, April 10 through Sunday, April 12. Special Easter feature include a frittata ($28) with ham, peas, spinach, and tomatoes and baked with mozzarella cheese, served with garlic brunch potatoes. For dinner, get a bone-in braised pork chop ($59) over tomato sauce and cannellini beans, finished with a herbed balsamic glaze and served with roasted rosemary potatoes. Meals are chilled with cooking instructions and serve two. Juliet’s full takeout and delivery menu is also be available. 

Juniper
Juniper is re-opening with a new takeout and delivery menu starting April 9, and you can order a la carte or customize a family meal that includes choice of one starter, a main entree/protein, two sides, and a dessert. It's $80 and serves four people, and orders can be placed online here, by calling 512-220-9421, or for delivery through Favor. First responders and medical professionals receive a 25 percent discount by showing ID.

Mattie's
Serving two to four people, the meal starts with buttermilk biscuits and a pint of Farmstand egg salad, then your choice of roasted beet salad or baby iceberg wedge salad and a choice of roasted pork loin with smoked peach agrodolce and grain mustard or Gulf shrimp and andouille jambalaya (an additional $10). Both are served with a spring vegetable medley and whipped gouda potatoes, and you get a 10-inch buttermilk pie with fresh berries for dessert. Cost is $93 plus taxes and service charge, and orders accepted in advance until April 9 for curbside pickup on April 11 between 12-3 pm.

Old Thousand
Dig into an Easter basket of chicken and waffles; mimosas; and your choice of dumpling (Lo Bak Go, Cubano, or chili wontons) for $40, available on April 12 only. Order for delivery or pickup by calling the restaurant at 737-222-6637.

The Peached Tortilla
Each meal feeds four to five and includes one entree, two sides, seasonal fruits, and mini pastries. Meals can be pre-ordered online and picked up at the restaurant from 5-9 pm on April 11. Choice of entrees includes miso honey chicken, 5 Spice Napa salmon, and roasted cauliflower steaks with togarashi bechamel and shiso furikake. Sides are Chinese sausage frittata, vegetarian frittata, thick-cut bacon with gochujang honey, and sweet potato hash. An optional add-on is the Schmear Board with an assortment of Rosen's bagels and house biscuits served with house schmears and jams.