Easter Sunday falls on April 8 this year, and our neighborhood has some of the best brunch spots in the city. Here’s a few of the best bets. And yes, in this case, I have a bit of a bias toward down-home, American comfort food. Make reservations early.

Rathbun’s Blue Plate Kitchen in Preston Center is an all-around favorite that I’ve probably written about too much. But, it’s hard to pass up their Easter Brunch menu (11 a.m.-3 p.m., $35 per person). It features, pigs in a blanket with smoked pork and whiskey-maple syrup, fried chicken with blue corn waffles and gooey Cinnamon rolls – that’s just to name a few.

Also in Preston Center, Sevy’s Grill is serving up an extensive three-course menu (10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., $31.95 per person), including goat cheese crostini, grilled Atlantic salmon and a whole platter of small desserts for each table.

Woodlands American Grill at Preston and Forest has a brunch menu (10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. seatings, $28.95 per person) with bottomless champagne and mimosas. Indulge in the chipotle macaroni and cheese, smoked salmon, Parmesan breakfast potatoes and more.

Mattito’s Tex-Mex on Forest has a brunch buffet (10 a.m.-2 p.m., $16.99 per person) with an omelet and waffle station, quesadillas, flautas, chimicangas, ceviche, fajitas, tacos and other traditional Mexican fare.

Blue Mesa Grill  at Lincoln Park has extended hours for Easter brunch buffet (8 a.m.-8 p.m., $18.95 per person) with champagne and mimosas. Blue Mesa i famous for its brunch, which features all-you-can-eat blue corn cheese enchiladas, red chile salmon, fajitas, sweet corn cake and more.


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