All over the world people have Easter traditions. Many families observe the religious aspects of Easter by attending Sunday Mass or services in the morning and then participating in a feast or party in the afternoon. Even non-religious families have taken on the celebration and feasting on Easter.
The Phoenix area and near the Arcadia neighborhood has no shortages of dining establishments offering Easter brunch, lunch or dinner.
Here are some that have special menus or events for Easter for you and your family to enjoy.

Hash Kitchen

With locations in Scottsdale and North Scottsdale, Hash Kitchen is serving an Easter menu from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 14 through 16. Menu items include a 16-ounce, herb-crusted prime rib dish ($26), and a smoked, brown sugar ham ($16). There will also be a meet-and-greet with the Easter Bunny, so be sure to have your camera’s ready. Call 480-947-3214 for the Shops at Gainey Village, and 480-361-5228 for the North Scottsdale location.
J&G Steakhouse

J&G Steakhouse is hosting an Easter dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. at The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician. Chef de Cuisine Jacques Qualin has prepared a special menu offering three options to choose from for a wonderfully delightful three course meal. Click here to view the menu.
Cost is $55 per person. Call 480-214-8000 for more information.

JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

There’s a lot going on this Easter Sunday at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. Enjoy an Easter egg hunt and plenty of dining options throughout the day. There’s the Sunrise Breakfast Buffet from 6:30 to 11 a.m. in the Grand Sonoran Ballroom at $27 for adults and $10 for kids 4 to 12, followed by the Stonegrill Brunch Experience from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $79 for adults, and $39 for kids 4 to 12. There will also be $8 Bloody Marys and mimosas, so reservations are strongly recommended at 480-293-5000. If you already have your early meals covered, MERITAGE, an urban tavern, is hosting an Easter Dinner from 4 to 9 p.m. Call 480-293-3988.
And you can make a day of it even if you’re not a guest of the resort and purchase a day pass for their pool and infamous Lazy River.
Roaring Fork

A gourmet Easter Brunch with a rugged western cuisine offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The buffet style menu offers a bread table, savory cold and hot item station, egg and meat carving tables. Cost is $39 for adults. For reservations, call 480-947-0795.
Royal Palms Resort & Spa

T. Cook’s
Pricing: $89 per person, $29 per child 6 – 12 years old, 5 years old and under free.
Easter Brunch, (10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.) is inspired by the Mediterranean while highlighting the very best of the season, featuring Chef Todd’s chilled seafood display.
Ballroom Brunch Buffet
Pricing: $79 per person, $29 per child 6 – 12 years old, 5 years old and under free.
A classic full holiday buffet, (9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.) features a classic, full holiday buffet (breakfast, salads, seafood, pasta, a waffle station, and dessert).
There will be two egg hunts split for ages 2-5 and 6+, one at 10 a.m. and one at 1 p.m. Call 602-283-1234 for reservations to either brunch.
Salty Sow

A specialty brunch buffet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring breakfast and lunch items including house-made sausage and bacon, roasted turkey and pork loin, pork belly hash, and rosemary honey-dipped fried chicken and waffles – plus some vegetables and desserts. Cost is $24 per guest. For reservations, call 602-795-9463.
Sonata’s Restaurant

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., celebrate Easter Sunday with a European-style brunch. Executive Chef Josh Bracher will be featuring specialty menu items with dishes culled from Lithuanian, German, Polish, Hungarian, Ukrainian, Russian, Spanish, French, Irish and other European cuisines. You can also hit the Bloody Mary and mimosa bar (extra charge). Cost is $49.95 per person. For reservations, call 480-477-1390.
Tomaso’s Italian Restaurant

For an Italian-influenced Easter lunch and dinner, visit Tomaso’s Italian Restaurant at the Biltmore from noon to 9:30 p.m. The prix fixe Easter Feast Day menu has stuffed zucchini blossom, pear and pecorino cheese ravioli with butter and sage sauce, Easter lamb, and mini cannoli’s for dessert. The Easter Feast Day is $44 per person. Menu items like Osso Buco on risotto ($36) and Seven-Layer Lasagna ($25) will also be available. Reservations are recommended at 602-956-0836.
Steak 44

Pricing: à la carte
Opening early at 11 a.m. and offering the full menu on Easter Sunday along with the special Steak Farina entrée. Topped with an egg prepared over easy, enjoy a 12oz bone-in filet cooked to your liking. Other popular dishes include the Raw Bar | Seafood Tower featuring chef’s selection of fresh shellfish items, including Iced Alaskan King Crab Legs, Super Colossal Shrimp, Maine Lobster or Dungeness Crab Cocktail. Responsibly farmed and wet aged 28 days, prime steaks are hand cut in house by a master butcher. Some of the favorites include NY Strip, Bone-in Filet Mignon or Ribeye, Domestic Wagyu Filet, or Bone in KC Strip. Other options for Easter include a braised Bone-in Short Rib with green peppercorn sauce, broiled Heritage Pork Chop, Colorado whole rack of lamb or bone-in veal chop. The entrees are offered along with a large assortment of side dishes and appetizers to choose from including Asparagus Fries, made with vanilla tempura, sea salt and cracked black pepper, served with tomato hollandaise, or the Double Baked Roasted Potato, made with shaved black truffle, fontina and gouda cheeses.

The Market Restaurant + Bar by Jennifer’s

Pricing: à la carte
Easter Brunch served 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. First Course: Smoked Salmon Pizza (Gravlax, Crow’s Dairy Quark, Capers, Dill, Arugula, Lemon, Red onion, Flaky salt) $15; Heirloom Tomato Salad (Heirloom Tomato, Cherry Tomato, Watermelon, Feta, Micro greens, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Reduced Balsamic, course salt, cracked pepper) $11. Entree: Lamp Chops (New Zealand lamb loin, Mint pesto, Roasted Tri-Colored carrots, Gratin Potatoes, red wine reduction) $32; Asparagus, Leek, and Gruyere Quiche (Individual quiche in a flaky crust served with field greens) $16; Ham & Farm Fresh eggs (Cognac, brown sugar glazed ham with apricot mustard, watercress and potato leek galette. Served with your choice of local eggs: Duck or chicken, served your way) $19. Dessert: Raspberry Custard Tart (Individual vanilla cream pie topped with organic raspberries served with a side of chocolate sauce) $10; Coconut cream Cake (Coconut cake filled with pastry cream, topped with meringue, shredded coconut and Crème anglaise on the side) $10. Regular menu also available.

Pricing: $35 per person
A chef-crafted three-course Easter brunch celebration featuring traditional brunch favorites, plus twists on traditional brunch dishes. Think Calabrian Octopus with green garlic buttermilk, celery pickles, Spring Onion Crepes with fonduta and truffle conserva, and a selection of desserts from Tracy Dempsey. Reservations recommended 302-358-8666.

Beckett’s Table

Pricing: à la carte
An Easter dinner with service beginning at 4 p.m. Highlights include Easter deviled eggs dyed with red and gold beets and spinach, complete with carrot gelee, spring peas and clover. Half-off bottles of Arizona wine will also be offered. Reservations recommended 602-954-1700.