Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Easter plans

Update: Bonterra will offer Easter brunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 1829 Cleveland Ave.; 704-333-9463.

BLT Steak will serve breakfast 7-11 a.m. and brunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m., with both a regular menu and some Easter-only dishes, such as goat cheese frittata and chocolate chip pancakes. 110 N. College St. in the Ritz-Carlton; 704-972-4380.

Blue will serve brunch 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. with live jazz and carving stations of top round and spiral-sliced ham, plus chicken tagine, shrimp and grits and more. $39.95 ($14.95 for 6-12; free for 5 and younger); 206 N. College St. in the Hearst Tower; 704-927-2583.

The Capital Grille will be open 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. for Easter brunch, with choice of starter, entree and dessert for $49 for adults, $18 for children. Entree choices are lobster eggs Benedict, bone-in 14-ounce sirloin steak, 8-ounce filet mignon, seared halibut with roasted artichoke, dry-aged sirloin hash with fried egg and crisp onions, and citrus-glazed salmon. (There's a separate menu for kids.) 201 N. Tryon St., 704-348-1400.

Del Frisco's will serve brunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and dinner until 9 p.m., with full menus and a $49 three-course special also offered. There's also a $39 three-course brunch menu, plus a $12 kids' lineup. 4725 Piedmont Row Drive; 704-552-5502.

NOTE: This time changed April 15; it'll be serving until 2, not 3. Fleming’s offers a three-course brunch menu 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. with choice of prime rib with a trio of sauces, eggs Benedict (above), prime rib hash or baked brioche French toast, plus appetizer and dessert for $39.95 (and you get a $25 dining card, valid for a future visit). There's also a three-course menu for those 11 and younger for $18.95. 219 W. Trade St.; reservations 704-333-4266.

The Liberty hosts brunch with reservations from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Biscuits for everyone -- plus a Southern ham tasting, crab two ways, chicken and waffles, prime beef roast and more, served as a three-course fixed-price meal for $26.95 ($9.95 for 10 and younger). 1812 South Blvd.; reservations 704-332-8830.

Red Rocks will serve a buffet only, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., with reservations required and a surprise visit from the Easter Bunny planned. Cost is $27 for adults, $11 for kids, and the menu will be different at each location. Birkdale Village in Huntersville: 704-892-9999; Strawberry Hill, 4223 Providence Road; 704-364-0402.

SouthPark hosts a buffet 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. for $37, with house-smoked salmon, Carolina shrimp and grits, wood-grilled barbecue chicken and more. 6601 Morrison Blvd.; 704-366-8688.

Upstream's buffet will be 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., with prime rib, roasted salmon and mint-rubbed leg of lamb and a dessert bar. 6902 Phillips Place; reservations 704-556-7730.