Has a hapless hunt for Easter celebration options brought back frustrated memories of fruitless childhood egg hunts? Don’t worry; we’ve searched Boston high and low and have found the city’s best Easter events. (They were tucked in-between the tree branches).
Food, drinks and jazz at The Beehive
Enjoy a jazz brunch featuring music to entertain your ears and comfort food classics to please your palette. The menu ranges from the exotic–Eggs Shakshuka, a North African specialty with sunny-side-up eggs, polenta and tomato sauce–to The Beehive’s tried-and-true Prime Cheeseburger. Choose from two prix fixe options ($25.95 or $34.95). Kids can order off the Little Bee’s Kids Menu ($12) before taking off to partake in The Beehive’s annual Easter egg hunt.
The Beehive, 542 Tremont St., Boston. Sunday, April 8. Brunch 10 a.m to 4 p.m.; Easter egg hunt 1o a.m. to 3 p.m.; dinner 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., with live jazz until midnight. For reservations or more information, call 617-423-0069 or go to www.beehiveboston.com.
Easter brunch at Tryst
Take advantage of Tryst’s extended brunch hours to sample their special, two-course prix fixe menu. For just $22 per person, guests can enjoy decadent lemon and ricotta pancakes, breakfast pizza (eggs, house-made sausage, herbed goat cheese and caramelized onions), and Croque Madam.
Tryst, 689 Mass Ave., Arlington. Sunday, April 8. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, go to www.trystrestaurant.com.
Four-course meal at the Top of the Hub
Enjoy Easter 52 floors above the rest at the Top of the Hub! $62 gets you a four-course brunch or dinner, sweeping views of the city and the sweet sounds of the Lee Childs Group (brunch) and the Jane Potter Trio (dinner). Kids under 12 get the same deal for $27.
Top of the Hub, 800 Boylston St., Boston. Sunday, April 8. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, go to www.topofthehub.net.
Easter Egg-Stravaganza at Cambridge Common Park
Surefire fun for the whole family, the second annual Cambridge Community Easter Egg-Stravaganza features games, prizes and the biggest Easter egg hunt that side of the Charles. Best of all, it’s free.
Cambridge Common Park, Cambridge. Saturday, April 7. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Spring Fling at Unleashed by PETCO
It’s not fair to leave Fido out of the Easter festivities. Head over to Unleashed by PETCO in Allston for a doggie social, the second annual Spring Fling. Cookies will be provided, and a coupon-filled Easter egg hunt will give you the opportunity to sniff out great deals! Bonus: it’s a free event!
Unleashed by PETCO, 226 Harvard Ave., Allston. Saturday, April 21. 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Easter brunch at Olé Mexican Grill and Zócalo Cocina Mexicana
Forget that honey-glazed ham and spice up your Easter brunch with Huevos a la Mexicana with tomatoes, onions and jalapenos served on a corn tortilla, or Carnitas Verdes Enchilada, made with braised pulled pork and salsa verde. Don’t forget that refreshing Olé Margarita!
Olé Mexican Grill, 11 Springfield St., Cambridge. Sunday, April 8. 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. To RSVP, call 617-492-4495; Zócalo Cocina Mexicana, 35 Stanhope St., Boston. Sunday, April 8. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. To RSVP, call 617-456-7849.
Brunch and breathtaking views at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel
Enjoy ocean scenery while savoring the cuisine of executive chef Daniel Kenney. The menu, which consists of fresh, local ingredients, will feature everything from Belgian Waffles with fresh strawberries, whipped cream and maple syrup to chef-carved Prime Rib with red wine au jus and horseradish cream sauce to a Cracker Crusted Chatham Cod Loin with a Maine lobster sauce and asparagus tips.
Sea Crest Beach Hotel, 350 Quaker Rd., North Falmouth. Sunday, April 8. 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. $45 per person, $19 for children 12 and under. For reservations, call 508-356-2111.