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Easter brunch
Restaurants offer buffets and seatings for the holiday

04/10/14
By Emelia Attridge eattridge@hippopress.com



 While some restaurants will be serving from their regular menus with Easter specials on Sunday, April 20, most will be setting up carving stations, tables filled with danish and pastries and omelets made to order for brunch buffets. All restaurants strongly encourage reservations, and some require reservations for Easter brunch. 

 
• Airport Diner (2280 Brown Ave., Manchester, 623-5040, thecman.com) will be open from 5 a.m. to midnight on Easter Sunday. Breakfast starts at 5 a.m. and Easter specials will be available from 11 a.m. to midnight.
• Alan’s of Boscawen (133 N. Main St., Boscawen, 753-6631, alansofboscawen.com) is taking reservations for its Easter Extravaganza, with baked honey ham, roast leg of lamb, prime rib and more. The brunch buffet is available between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Alan’s of Boscawen will also be serving Easter specials from noon to 9 p.m., and from its regular menu after 3 p.m. Reservations encouraged.
• Alpine Grove (19 S. Depot Road, Hollis, 882-9051, alpinegrove.com) will be serving an Easter buffet with the Easter Bunny from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with seating on the hour. The buffet will include breakfast items, danish, muffins, fruit compote, French toast, assorted quiches, baked Virginia ham with pineapple glaze, stuffed sole with Florentine sauce, a dessert buffet and a cash bar will also be available. The buffet costs $20 for adults, and $10 for children ages 12 and under. Reservations required.
• Bedford Village Inn (2 Olde Bedford Way, Bedford, 472-2001, bedfordvillageinn.com) will be serving a brunch buffet in the Great Hall with omelets, Belgian waffles, carving station and more. Seatings are from 9:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., and cost is $45 for adults and $22.95 for children ages 4 to 10. Bedford Village Inn will also serve a four-course prix-fixe dinner from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the dining room, which costs $59 for adults and $29.95 for children ages 4 to 10. Reservations are required for both the brunch buffet and the Easter dinner.
• Belmont Hall & Restaurant (718 Grove St., Manchester, 625-8540, belmontrestaurant.com) is offering an all-you-can-eat buffet with seatings at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and noon in the function hall. The buffet costs $10.99 for adults and $6.99 for kids ages 6 and under. Reservations encouraged. The restaurant will also be open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. serving from its regular menu on a “first come, first served” basis.
• BluAqua (292 Route 101, Amherst, 673-4321, bluaquarestaurant.com) is offering brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• Brookstone Event Center (14 Route 111, Derry, 328-9255, brookstone-park.com) will offer a brunch with the Easter Bunny from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Brunch costs $35.95 for adults, $16.95 for children ages 3 to 12, with no charge to toddlers. A cash bar will also be available. Prepayment and reservations are required.
• Buckley’s Great Steaks (438 DW Highway, Merrimack, 424-0995, buckleysgreatsteaks.com) will offer a a la carte brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations required.
• The Chateau (201 Hanover St., Manchester, 627-2677, chateaunh.com) is taking reservations for its brunch buffet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with breakfast items, like scrambled eggs, quiche, suasage and bacon, as well as chicken, meatballs and desserts. The buffet costs $12.95 for adults, and $8.95 for children under 10 years old.
• Chez Vachon (136 Kelley St., Manchester, 625-9660, chezvachon.com) will be serving from its regular breakfast menu during regular hours. An Easter dinner special (ham with white sauce and peas, potatoes, green bean casserole and carrots) will also be available all day and available to-go, costs $9.99.
• The Common Man (25 Water St., Concord, 228-3463; 88 Range Road, Windham, 898-0088; 304 DW Highway, Merrimack, 429-3464, thecman.com) will be serving from its dinner menu and Easter specials at its Concord, Windham and Merrimack locations from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Reservations are encouraged.
• The Copper Door (15 Leavy Drive, Bedford, 488-2677, copperdoorrestaurant.com) will be serving from its regular menu with Easter specials during its regular hours, starting at 11:30 a.m. Reservations are encouraged.
• Country Tavern (452 Amherst St., Nashua, 889-5871, countrytavern.org) will serve brunch from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., including omelets made-to-order, breakfast items like scrambled eggs, home fries, bacon and sausage, cinnamon French toast, quiche and corned beef hash, along with a carving station, fresh baked haddock, spring vegetable stir-fry, chicken Marsala, penne bolognese and desserts like brownies, assorted cheesecakes, cannolis and coconut macaroons. Brunch costs $24.95 for adults, $14.95 for kids under 12 years old. 
• The Derryfield (625 Mammoth Road, Manchester, 623-2880, derryfieldrestaurant.com) is serving a breakfast buffet with an omelet station, a carving station, pastries and salads, and a buffet line with traditional breakfast items as well as blintzes, grilled sirloin, seafood newburg, chicken, turkey and seafood dishes. The buffet costs $22.95 for adults, $19.95 for seniors ages 65 and older, and $14.95 for children under 12 years old. Seatings start at 10 a.m.; call for reservations.
• Firefly American Bistro (22 Concord St., Manchester, 935-9740, fireflynh.com) will be open during its regular hours and serving brunch from its regular menu with Easter specials.
• Fratello’s Italian Grille (155 Dow St., Manchester, 624-2022, fratellos.com) is already booked for its Easter brunch, but will be serving a dinner buffet with seating at 5 p.m. Cost $25.95 for adults, $14.95 for children ages 6 to 12, and kids ages 5 and under dine for free. Reservations are required, call 641-6776. The restaurant will also be serving dinner by reservation with seatings at noon, 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.
• Gauchos Brazilian Steakhouse (62 Lowell St., 669-9460, gauchosbraziliansteakhouse.com) will be offering a special luncheon with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, April 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., followed by dinner from 4 to 10 p.m. On Sunday, April 20, a brunch buffet with the Easter Bunny will be served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with full breakfast menu available, as well as dinner from 3 to 8 p.m. Reservations encouraged.
• Giorgio’s Ristorante & Meze Bar (524 Nashua St., Milford, 673-3939, giorgios.com) will be serving brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with roasted lamb, turkey, ham, made-to-order omelets, smoked salmon, breakfast menus, salads and pastries. A Bloody Mary Bar will also be offered for an additional charge. Cost $28.99 for adults, $9.99 for children. Only available at the location in Milford.
• Granite Restaurant & Bar at The Centennial (96 Pleasant St., Concord, 227-9005, graniterestaurant.com) seatings are at 10 a.m. and noon for its annual Easter buffet. Reservations encouraged.
• Hanover Street Chophouse (149 Hanover St., Manchester, 644-2467, hanoverstreetchophouse.com) will be serving a three-course prix-fixe dinner, from noon to 4 p.m., with entrees like Kurobuta ham, lamb, prime rib and filet mignon. Reservations required.
• Lakehouse Grille (281 DW Highway, Meredith, 279-5221, thecman.com) is offering its Grand Easter Buffet from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; costs $29.95 for adults, $11.95 for children under 12 years old. It will also be serving from its dinner menu with Easter specials from 4 to 9 p.m. Reservations encouraged.
• MT’s Local Kitchen & Wine Bar (212 Main St., Nashua, 595-9334, mtslocal.com) is taking reservations for its Easter Brunch buffet. The menu includes items like tropical fruit salad, garden salad, Mediterranean pasta salad, quiche, homemade corned beef hash, chicken Marsala, stir-fry Asian noodles with vegetables, bread pudding, haddock cakes, smoked Maine salmon, baked beans, eggs Goldenrod, baked ham and roast beef, plus omelets made to order and a dessert buffet. Cost $23 for adults, or $15 for children under 10 years old.
• O Steaks & Seafood (11 S. Main St., Concord, 856-7925, magicfoodsrestaurantgroup.com/osteaks) will be serving an a la carte brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., followed by dinner service from its regular menu. Reservations encouraged.
• The Puritan Backroom (245 Hooksett Road, Manchester, 669-9890) is taking reservations for Easter Sunday, and will be serving from its regular menu from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., with Easter specials.
• The Red Blazer Restaurant and Pub (72 Manchester St., Concord, 224-4101, theredblazer.com) will be offering a breakfast buffet from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. with items like eggs lasagna, eggs Benedict, sausage-stuffed biscuits, ham, baked beans, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, French toast, blueberry pancakes and desserts along with an omelet station. Then from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., a dinner buffet will be served with options like roast leg of lamb, baked ham with brown sugar and bourbon glaze, baked cod, herb-roasted chicken, mashed potatoes, rice pilaf and vegetables, along with a salad bar and dessert buffet. The breakfast buffet costs $11.99 for adults, $7.99 for children ages 4 to 10. The dinner buffet costs $24.99 for adults, $13.99 for children ages 4 to 10. Children 3 and under eat free.
• Restaurant Tek-Nique (170 Route 101, Bedford, 488-5629, restauranttecknique.com) will offer a brunch buffet with omelet station, desserts and drink specials from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The brunch buffet costs $30 for adults, $14 for kids ages 3 to 12, and kids ages 3 and under eat free. Reservations are encouraged.
• Tilt’n Diner (61 Laconia Road, Tilton, 286-2204, thecman.com) will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Easter Sunday. A breakfast buffet will be offered from 7:30 a.m. to noon and Easter specials will be served from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
• Tuscan Kitchen (67 Main St., Salem, 952-4875, tuscanbrands.com) is taking reservations for Easter Sunday, and will be serving from its regular menu with Easter specials during regular hours.
• Villa Banca (194 Main St., Nashua, 598-0500, villabanca.com) will be open from noon to 6 p.m. with Easter specials. Reservations encouraged. 
• The Yard (1211 S. Mammoth Road, Manchester, 623-3545, theyardrestaurant.com) will be serving brunch with seatings at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., including breakfast (eggs Benedict, pancakes, French toast, home fries, corned beef hash, sausage and scrambled eggs), lunch and dinner items (includes options like seafood Newburg, rosemary chicken, kielbasa, Swedish meatballs, lasagna and sweet and sour pork) with sides of garlic mashed potatoes, rice pilaf and baby carrots. Brunch also includes a dessert buffet. Easter Brunch costs $22.95 for adults, and $11.95 for children under 10 years old.
• Zorvino Vineyards (226 Main St., Sandown, 887-8463, zorvino.com) will offer seatings at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. for its Easter Brunch buffet, which will feature stations like an omelet station, breakfast pastries, salad station, carving station with lamb roast, honey  ham and prime rib, entree station with baked haddock, chicken roulade and other choices, and a dessert station. The buffet costs $35.95 for adults, $16.95 for children ages 3 to 10, and kids under 3 eat free. 
 
As seen in the April 10, 2014 issue of the Hippo.





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