Seattle, like many cities, is a big brunch town. And by the time Easter rolls around, things have reached a fever pitch and wait lines can stretch down the block. But even so, what’s not to like about a meal sandwiched between breakfast and lunch? We can’t find anything. So if you plan on heading out to celebrate the ‘comeback’ after all of the colored eggs have been found, here are four can’t-miss Easter restaurants to enjoy the festivities.

Art Restaurant (Credit, Jenise Silva)

Art Restaurant At The Four Seasons
99 Union St.
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 749-7070

This serene room offers a killer view of Elliot Bay, the nearby islands and the Olympic Mountain Range so it would be hard to find a better view to gaze upon while leisurely enjoying Easter brunch. Art lives in the elegant Four Seasons Seattle in the heart of the downtown business district and near the Pike Place Market, so the location is ideal. Just as beautiful as the view out the window is the food from chef Jelle Vandenbroucke’s kitchen. Enjoy the view when you arrive because once the Caesar salad, local oysters and bevy of benedicts arrive, the view will decidedly become secondary to the dining experience. The benedicts that will vie for your attention include the fried chicken benedict with waffle and some rich maple syrup – not to mention the more traditional eggs benedict rounded out with some smoke shoulder bacon. The view, the service, the room– a trifecta of perfection.

Joule (Credit, Jenise Silva)

3506 Stone Way North
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 632-5685

Joule opened in 2007 and it quickly became a hot spot for people craving a refined, modern take on traditional Korean cuisine. Eight years later, Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi are still creating magic in their kitchen. This modern, stylish Fremont neighborhood restaurant has comfy new digs that sport Tiffany blue interiors, comfortable communal or table seating, a wide open kitchen and, best of all, a rare Seattle amenity — an outdoor fire pit. Swing by at brunch and start your day off with a kick thanks to one of the Joule Bloody Mary made with potato vodka. Add some eggs into the brunch mix and you’ll find that the housemade chorizo, oysters and Chinese celery make for a great omelet. If you still have room, don’t miss out on the sesame waffle with the chicken fried steak and so much more!

Monsoon (Credit, Jenise Silva)

615 19th Ave. E
Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 325-2111

This hip little eatery has long been the ‘go to’ place for throngs of Seattleites in search of a solid brunch in a lovely room. This spot normally serves elegant Vietnamese fare, but on Saturday and Sunday, it offers a stellar Dim Sum Brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monsoon set up shop on this once road-less-traveled section of Capitol Hill 15 years ago, but hardcore foodies found ’em and fans reserve ahead or line up early to score a much sought after table. The neighborhood is hopping these days as Tallulah’s, Cone Steiner and Hello Robin have joined Monsoon along this main section of 19th Avenue. But the thing that stays the same is the savory and soul-warming fare coming from Erik Bahn’s Monsoon kitchen. Always fresh and sourced locally, the kusshi and shigoku oysters cannot be beat. Or if you’re in the mood for soup, look no further than the congee. And don’t miss the dumplings, the noodles, the crispy tofu and the bok choy.

2501 N. Northlake Way
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 552-8215
www.westwardseattleJosh Henderson (of Skillet fame) lauched this well received and wildly celebrated (but some what hidden gem) room on north Lake Union last year. Expect stunning views of downtown, Queen Anne and Lake Union as well as cozy, casual outdoor dining, adirondack chairs and an open fire pit along with the spot-on service you can expect from all of Josh’s joints. Step inside the serene and nautically themed space and you’ll find a thoughtfully presented selection of brunch fare including fried chick peas, Kurtwood Farm Dinah’s Cheese bruschetta, smoked manilla clam dip with housemade chips, fritattas, poached duck eggs on toast and a delectable dungeness crab terrine.

Jenise Silva is a freelance writer in Seattle who has studied culinary, visual and performing arts. She penned the financial planning guide Women & Money, and has been writing about food and the arts for a number of years. Her work can be found at