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Mar 24, 2014 08:09 AM

Easter Brunch Providence

I am looking for an Easter brunch location in Providence, preferably in a hotel and with the Easter Bunny for the little ones. Previously we have celebrated at Aspire in the Hotel Providence (beautiful room, good brunch, Easter Bunny) and Waterman Grille (good food, nice view, no Easter Bunny). There will be 16 of us.

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  1. On Christmas, I went to the buffet/brunch at the Marriott on Charles and Orms Street (Prov.), and it was very good as well as very affordable. In the past, I have been there for Easter brunch as well, and it has always been very good. (Can't recall if they have an Easter bunny). You may want to give them a call and see what they are offering this year. I don't think you will be disappointed.

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    1. re: OOliver

      Thank you, OOliver

      I called the Marriott about their Easter Brunch this year.
      The menu is quite extensive and the children can choose from both the brunch items and special ones for kids. And the Easter Bunny will be there!

      The one draw back to the Marriott is we like to take a walk after dinner.

      So far, it is the best option.

    2. Try Cav ( They do brunch on other Sundays so probably are open on Easter. Great, quirky environment and very good food and service. It's a one-of-a-kind in Providence.

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      1. re: Dave S

        Dave S., Thanks for suggesting CAV, an old-time favorite. Gave them a call. For Easter they are offering their regular weekend brunch with a few additional items, yet to be determined. Brunch items at CAV are listed and priced individually with no special menu or price for children.

        We generally have Easter brunch at a hotel or restaurant where there is a multi-course fixed-price buffet, half price for children; sometimes there is a special children’s menu.

      2. Nothing like a good walk after Easter Brunch - especially if the weather cooperates! If you are feeling adventurous, the Marriott is not too far away from the State House lawn (beautiful to walk the perimeter), as well as the Roger Williams National Park (Canal and North Main Street, a block east of the State House), as Smith Street is parallel to Orms.. I have a feeling the RWNP will be blooming with tulips and other spring favorites since they usually have such beautiful flower gardens there all spring and summer!

        1. Update on Easter brunch in Providence. We went to the Public Kitchen and Bar at the Renaissance Hotel.

          It was an excellent choice. The restaurant is quite lovely with its curved staircase, richly decorated dining room and bar, and windows looking out to the Rhode Island State House. The general manager, Michael Texeira, was gracious and accommodating. The staff were courteous and professional.

          Executive chef, Willis Stepp, prepared an excellent brunch with all the traditional breakfast and brunch items plus one carving station with a delicious herb-crusted roast beef, garlic mashed potatoes, and caramelized carrots. Mimosas were complimentary.

          After brunch we walked across the street to the State House where the children rolled down the slopping lawn (in their Easter finery!) and we then ambled over to Waterplace Park where we sat in the amphitheater and watched the water birds swimming in the basin among the WaterFire cauldrons.

          We usually go to a Boston hotel for Easter so my family was happily surprised to find such a lovely restaurant in such a lovely city.