Easter is a time of renewal and celebration. It marks the end of winter and the start of spring which is a nice time for family and friends to gather. Restaurants will be open for Easter brunch to reduce the stress and hassle of cooking the perfect meal. Read on to find the best restaurants for Easter brunch in the city.

Grand Concourse (Credit, Diane Straka)

Grand Concourse
100 West Station Square Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 261-1717
www.muer.com

The Grand Concourse is located in the renovated Lake Erie and Pittsburgh Railway station in Station Square along the Monongahela River. The river offers a picturesque backdrop for the dining experience. The Grand Concourse will be having an all day buffet for Easter from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Reservations are suggested and walk-ins will be seated in the Saloon. The menu includes a variety of dishes with main entrees including smoked fish, prime rib and ham, among others. Children under four eat free.

Six Penn Kitchen (Credit, Diane Straka)


Six Penn Kitchen
146 6th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 566-7366
www.sixpennkitchen.com

Six Penn Kitchen is famous for its pre- and post-theater dining and Sunday brunch. It incorporates seasonal ingredients and takes an updated approach to classic dishes in a relaxed casual but elegant atmosphere. Everything is prepared and crafted in house. This Easter, Six Penn Kitchen will be open for Sunday brunch from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Reservations are recommended but walk-ins are welcome.

Meat and Potatoes (Credit, Diane Straka)

Meat and Potatoes
649 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 325-7007
www.meatandpotatoespgh.com

Meat and Potatoes is located in the heart of the theater district. It has been serving Pittsburgh since 2011 and is recognized as the first gastropub downtown. This gastropub serves high-end food and libations. Meat and Potatoes will be open for Easter brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and reservations are always recommended. The host staff seats the bar during brunch services with walk-ins and sometimes there is a wait list for a bar seat. Every brunch, there are specials including an eggs benedict, omelette, and pancake of the day. This spot also serves an impressive bloody mary bar for $5 featuring house-made seasoned tomato juice, house-infused vodka, tequila and gin with an array of accompaniments including shrimp cocktail, bacon, pickled vegetables, stuffed olives and fresh herbs.

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Lidia’s Pittsburgh
1400 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 552-0150
www.lidias-pittsburgh.com

Lidia’s Pittsburgh is owned by Lidia Bastianich and her son Joseph. She started her restaurants in New York before opening Lidia’s Pittsburgh. The style of cooking incorporates the New York restaurants Felidia and Becco. She had the esteemed honor of cooking for the Pope Benedict XVI when he visited New York. Lidia’s Pittsburgh has been serving Pittsburgh in the Strip District since 2001. She is serving Easter Brunch starting at 11 a.m. Reservations are required and a specialty menu will be prepared.

LeMont Restaurant
1114 Grandview Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15211
(412) 431-3100
www.lemontpittsburgh.com

Enjoy Easter brunch with LeMont’s buffet of breakfast, desserts, fruits and meats including salmon, lamb and prime rib, to name a few. This is Pittsburgh’s five-star diamond award-winning restaurant with a picturesque view of downtown Pittsburgh from atop Mount Washington. The buffet costs $39.95 for adults, $17.95 for children 7-12 and free for children 6 and under. Reservations can be made for 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. or 3:30 p.m.

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Diane Straka is a freelance writer whose work can be found on http://www.examiner.com/finance-in-pittsburgh/diane-straka

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