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Looking for Easter Brunch Recommendations

WesternGirl Apr 20, 2011 01:38 PM

Hi everyone,

I'm heading to Phoenix this weekend for a quick Easter getaway with my husband. We are staying at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge.

I thought it might be nice to go for Easter Brunch before we fly back to chilly Canada on Sunday morning, but I'm having a tough time swallowing the $60/head + beverages for Easter Brunch at the hotel!!

So I'm looking for recommendations for nice brunch places in the general Desert Ridge/airport area. Around $30 - $40 per would be great.


  1. Dapuma Apr 21, 2011 11:09 AM

    are you looking for a full on fancy buffet or are you looking for regular good breakfast food?

    You want something on your way to the airport from desert ridge or you want something near the hotel?

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    1. re: Dapuma
      WesternGirl Apr 21, 2011 11:12 AM

      I would say on the fancier end of things, but if there is just a great, great breakfast place that we shouldn't miss, I am willing to change my plans!

      Either near the hotel or on the way to the airport is fine - we have lots of time, so we can do either. Thanks so much!

    2. b
      Beach Chick Apr 21, 2011 11:15 AM

      Lon's at the Hermosa.
      T. Cook's at the Royal Palms Resort.


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      1. re: Beach Chick
        Sherri Apr 21, 2011 05:13 PM

        Easter brunch prices at both Lon's and T.Cooks are about double what the OP wants to spend. I was at T.Cooks yesterday for lunch and read the menu listings; checked Lon's online.

        T.Cooks is my usual favorite Sunday brunch but has just about doubled in price for Easter.

        1. re: Sherri
          Beach Chick Apr 21, 2011 05:30 PM

          Thanks Sherri!
          Didn't know it would be $68 pp..bet pretty much anywhere decent is going to be at that price point..
          I'm jealous you were at T. Cooks for lunch!

      2. m
        MesaChow Apr 21, 2011 07:11 PM

        There's a nice round-up of various Easter Brunches around the Valley in the ChowBella column:


        Most brunches are on the higher end. It looks like the Farm at South Mountain is an exception at $39.95. It's not fancy, but a nice farm-like setting in the city, just South of the airport. Earliest seating is 10am, so not sure if that allows enough time to catch your flight.

        On the other hand, there are many great breakfast options around town that are available a la cart. I'm sure others can make recommendations (we don't brunch often). In the above referenced listing, Cafe ZuZu at the Valley Ho Hotel in Old Town Scottsdale could be on the way to the airport, has a nice variety listed, and starts at 6am.

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        1. re: MesaChow
          Dapuma Apr 22, 2011 07:30 AM

          yeah i would think you will have a tough time for fancier end AND 30-40/person

          I like Daily Dose for casual and if you are going early i dont think they have a reservation time (after 9am you might want to call), i dont think they are doing anything different than their normal menu, but they have a very good breakfast and a few unique items on the menu you might not get anywhere else - and they make a good drink (Dr Hendricks) - it would be on the way to the airport for you, and you would be well under your target price point including drinks

          if you want to splurge t cook's would be the way to go without question

          Daily Dose
          4020 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ

        2. Bill Hunt Apr 21, 2011 07:52 PM

          Not THAT far away, we have had some very nice brunches at:

          Wright's at the AZ Biltmore
          T. Cook's at the Royal Palms



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