In 2018, Easter will fall just about as early as it possibly can – on April 1st, more than two weeks earlier than last year.

As the day quickly approaches, it’s time to make those plans and reservations for Easter Brunch or Easter Dinner. If you’re looking for a great place to dine-out that’s doing something special for Easter in the City-By-The-Sea, here are some really good options…

If you’re looking for a normal brunch on Easter, here’s Where To Brunch In Newport.

Brix at Newport Vineyards

Join the team at Brix for their very special, annual BRIX BRUNCH on Easter Sunday. Enjoy the amazing creations from Executive Chef Andy Teixeira’s Easter Brunch Menu such as Hash Benny, Chicken + Waffles, Lamb Brochette and MUCH more. Following brunch, head downstairs to our Tasting Room to enjoy wine tastings and live music. Reservations are required, book online hereCLICK HERE FOR MENU. For larger parties, please call 401.848.5161 x0.

Castle Hill Inn

Easter Brunch at the Lawn at Castle Hill will include a buffet and live music throughout the day. Reservations available from 11:30 am– 4:30 pm. $82 per person, $28 per child. See The Menu or Make Reservations.

Grace Vanderbilt

Join Grace Vanderbilt for a marvelous brunch buffet in one of their lovely dining rooms, while the chickadees hunt for Easter Eggs in the garden. Easter egg decorating and pin the tail on the bunny will also be included. A complimentary welcome cocktail is included for adults. Buffet cost $75 for adults, $37 for children. See The Menu Here. Reservations are required and space is limited.  For reservations, call 401-846-6200. $10 for outside guests wishing to participate in the Easter egg hunt only.

Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina

Spend Easter with the whole family at Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina – the resort is celebrating spring on Sunday, April 1 with a full day of activities including an Easter egg hunt, photo ops and Easter Brunch with carving stations and signature entrees like herb crusted prime rib; wild mushroom risotto with morel and spring peas; and a triple chocolate torte for dessert.  Brunch will be served from 11 a. – 3 pm for $75 for adults, and kids can get a picture with the Easter Bunny and participate in the hotel’s Easter egg hunt at 1 pm. See The Menu.

Hotel Viking

Easter brunch at Hotel Viking includes a Chef’s Table, a Carving station featuring dry aged NY Sirloin and roasted leg of Lamb. Full Raw Bar with fresh Clams, Local Oysters, Poached Shrimp, Crab and Lobster Claws. Traditional eggs benedict, Ricotta Pancakes, house-made pastries, seasonal salads, as well as a dessert station, will surely make sure there is something for everyone. Seatings at 11 am and 1 pm. $87 for adults, $70 for seniors, $35 for children. All Tax and Service Charges included. Make reservations hereSee the menu

Mainsail at Newport Marriott

MainSail will be extending the breakfast buffet through 2 pm on Easter Sunday, with some surprises added to the traditional offerings. Children 12 and under eat free and receive a treat from the Easter Bunny. The MainSail lunch menu will also be available. More Info


Head to OceanCliff on Easter Sunday for a fantastic brunch and incredible view to go with it! Featuring pastry, raw bar and antipasto stations, entree, dessert, and more! $68 per person. See the menu here, call 401-849-4873 for reservations.

The Atlantic Resort

Spend Easter Sunday at Johnny’s Restaurant at The Atlantic Resort. Their classic Easter Brunch is now open for reservations. $21.95 per person (coffee included). Call Johnnys at 401-847-2750. Seating available from 11 am – 3 pm.

La Forge Restaurant

La Forge Restaurant will be offering up a Easter Brunch Buffet from 9 am to 2 pm. Featuring: Eggs Benedict, Eggs Benedict Florentine, Scrambled Eggs, Corn Beef Hash, Bacon, Sausage, Steak Tips w/ bourbon demi glaze, mushrooms & onions, Oven Baked Ham  w/ pineapple glaze, Pan Seared Salmon w/ lemon beurre blanc, Pancakes, French toast, Macaroni & cheese, Steamed broccoli w/ cheddar cheese, Roasted Carrots, Garden salad, Cheese & fruit plate, Assorted Pastries. Cost is $25 per person.

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