Easter is almost here. And just because we're celebrating in a more subdued way during Safer at Home, doesn't mean we can't take time for traditions like hunting for Easter baskets, hiding eggs and enjoying delectable brunch and dinner options from area restaurants.
Here's a guide to some of the Milwaukee restaurants offering Easter feasts for curbside pick-up. Pay close attention to pre-order deadlines, which are coming up fast for many restaurants!
3041 N Mayfair Rd., (414) 476-6900
Alioto's is offering curbside pick-up on April 12 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Their Easter options includes turkey ($24), ham ($24), Cornish hen ($27), salmon ($30) and filet mignon ($32) served with sides including a choice of turkey rice, French onion soup or salad; baked, whipped or french fried potatoes; and a dessert (apple pie, pumpkin pie, blueberry, cherry or sour cream cheesecake). Bottles of wine will also be available for carry-out. View the full menu online and call to place your order.
Bass Bay Brewhouse
S79W15851 Aud Mar Dr., Muskego, (414) 377-9449
Bass Bay is offering heat-and-eat Easter meals for four, available for pick-up on April 11 beginning at 9 a.m. Menu includes sliced ham, fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, macaroni and cheese, housemade rolls and salad ($69.95). Desserts, including peanut butter pie and banana cream pie are available for $18.95 each. Prime rib can also be ordered by the pound for $24.95 and ham for $18.95. Additional single dinner options are also available including prime rib, ham, half-chicken. View the full menu on Facebook. Call to place your order. Deadline for orders is Friday, April 10 at 2 p.m.
700 W/ Lexington Blvd., Glendale, (414) 236-7000
Bavarian Bierhaus is offering Easter meals featuring baked glazed ham, roasted red potatoes, green beans, dinner rolls and apple strudel. Single servings are available, as well as menus for up to 8 guests. Korbel old fashioned kits, growlers of beer and Jager mini sleeves are also available. View their menu online and place your order for pick-up from noon to 6 p.m. on April 12.
Bavette La Boucherie
330 E. Menomonee St., (414) 273-3375
Bavette is offering prepared Easter meals featuring glazed ham, goat cheese and leek twice baked potato, dinner rolls, green bean, radish and mint pea pesto and almond lemon curd cake for $24 per person. Call the restaurant or email firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order (be sure to leave a call-back number on email).
Black Shoe Hospitality
Black Shoe Hospitality is accepting pre-orders for Easter heat-and-eat meals (with preparation instructions). Orders should be placed online (you will get a call to confirm the order and take payment). Paid orders will be available for curbside pick-up at either Blue’s Shorewood or Maxie’s on Saturday, April 11 from 12 to 4 p.m. Preorders must be placed by 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8. Place your order online.
Menu options include main dishes like roasted lemon pepper chicken with rosemary sauce; baked three-cheese ravioli with ratatouille; citrus molasses-glazed ham; red wine braised short ribs, lamb curry calcutta, plus a selection of side dishes and bread options.
Desserts include malted Easter egg cupcakes, carrot cake cupcakes, key lime pie; chocolate chiffon pie, Georgian pecan pie, double chocolate caramel brownies, XL bourbon chocolate chunk cookies and blond chocolate chip brownies. View the full menu online.
Note that all Black Shoe restaurants, including Blue’s Egg Shorewood, Maxie’s and Story Hill BKC will be closed on Easter Sunday.
The Brick Pub & Grill
6343 N. Green Bay Ave., Glendale, (414) 797-0710
The Brick Pub is offering brunch buffet boxes for curbside pickup. Boxes include scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, breakfast potatoes, ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole and fruit for $15.50. Their regular brunch and lunch menus are also available, plus cocktail kits (bloody mary, mimosa and screwdriver). Call the restaurant to place your order. Pre-orders are accepted for pick-up on Easter.
Buckley's Restaurant & Bar
801 N. Cass St., (414) 277-1111
Buckley's is offering an Easter meal for pick-up featuring honey glazed ham, Hawaiian rolls, roasted red potatoes and a choice of house or Caesar salad for $17 per person. Desserts, wine and beer are also available. Advance orders are accepted Thursday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. with pick-up on April 12 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Call the restaurant directly to place your order.
The Capital Grille
310 W. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 223-0600
Capital Grill is offering a special heat-and-eat Easter menu for pre-order and curbside pickup beginning on Friday, April 10 from noon to 8 p.m. Pre-orders will be taken until diners are sold out. Their regular takeout menu will be available as well on Sunday, April 12 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Options include dinner for two ($95) or four to six ($185), including green salad and French rolls; whole rack of bone-in filet with sauteed mushrooms and horseradish cream; grilled asparagus with lemon mosto; mashed potatoes; and freshly baked apple crostata.
Butcher shoppe steaks and roasts (includinng prime rib, dry-aged sirloin and more) are also available for cooking at home, along with accompaniments like lobster macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus, lobster bisque and clam chowder.
1100 S. 1st St., (414) 808-0805
Don's Diner is offering their regular curbside pick-up menu plus special Easter shakes (the NA Strawberry peeps shake and the Boozy Bunny mixed berry shake $6 or $11) for purchase on April 12 between noon and 7 p.m. Place your pre-order online for pick-up.
Emerald City Catering
3555 S. 13th St., (414) 672-3434
Emerald City is offering curbside pick-up of heat-and-eat Easter dinners for pick-up by April 11 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Meals include a choice of two meats (roast beef with gravy, pit ham, polish sausage, roast turkey with gravy or rosemary chicken) with potato (mashed with gravy, garlic dill new potatoes or cheesy hash browns) and vegetables including green bean almondine, buttered corn, dinner rolls and assorted desserts ($19.95 per person). Orders must be placed by Wednesday, April 8. Call to order.
600 S. Sixth St., (414) 488-9146
Hotel Madrid will will be offering a special Easter meal for four featuring take-and-bake beef Wellington with a bottle of red wine for $100. Meals will be available on April 12 from 4 to 8 p.m. Pre-orders can be placed online for curbside pick-up.
Joe's K Ranch
4840 S. Whitnall Ave., Cudahy, (414) 481-1775
Joe's K Ranch is offering Easter dinner options for pick-up between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on April 12. Options include brown sugar ham ($16); 14-ounce prime rib ($25); four-piece fried chicken ($13); or one-pound Polish sausage ($9). Each meal comes with salad or soup, roasted potatoes, green beans and bread. Call to place your order by phone or order online.
Iron Grate BBQ Co.
4125 S. Howell Ave., (414) 455-1776
Iron Grate is offering their full menu for carry-out, including Easter ham and a variety of smoked meats by the pound. Sides are also available by the quart or pan. Easter pick-up will take place April 11 from noon to 4 p.m. Orders can be placed by calling the restaurant or emailing Kris@IronGratebbq.com. If you email, be sure to leave your phone number for a call-back.
7610 Harwood Ave., (414) 778-3333
Le Reve is offering a large selection of sweet (macarons, chocolates, pastries) and savory items for Easter, with pick-up on Saturday, April 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Options include family-style proteins including sliced ham, roasted pork tenderloin and sides including potatoes au gratin, seasonal vegetables, roasted potatoes, salad and freshly made baguettes. View the full menu online and place your order for pick-up.
240 E. Pittsburgh Ave., (414) 645-0240
Merriment Social is offering an Easter family style spread, which served four to six for $120, as well as a host of a la carte options. Call to place your order; curbside pick-up will be available on Sunday, April 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Dinner includes smoked honey-glazed sliced ham; housemade Parker House rolls with cheddar bay butter; garlic whipped potatoes with chives; fried Brussels sprouts with honey, pecans, pie crust and creme fraiche; maple roasted carrots; ham gravy, smoked whitefish deviled eggs, lemon cream pie with blueberry-mint whipped mascarpone. Items can also be ordered a la carte.
Bakery items available include housemade 6 inch carrot cake with ginger and vanilla frosting ($30); 9 inch lemon cream pie with blueberry-mint whipped mascarpone ($20); six sticky buns ($14); six blueberry scones with vanilla glaze ($12); six lemon poppyseed muffins ($12); or six double chocolate chip muffins ($12).
Accompanying beverages include a mimosa kit ($15); bloody mary kit with Tito’s vodka, Pike & Clark vodka, Crop cucumber vodka or Citadelle gin plus house bloody mary mix and garnish ($25-35, depending o the spirit chosen); and bottles of wine including Fess Parker Pinot Noir 2018 ($25); Easton "Zinster - Lot 1852" Zinfandel 2018 ($30); Portal da Calcada Vinho Verde Rose 2018 ($15); Clos Cibonne "Tradition - Cru Classé" Rose 2017 ($30); Alois Lageder "Terra Alpina" Pinot Grigio 2018 ($20); Birgit Eichinger "Strass" Grüner Veltliner 2018 ($25); Laurent-Perrier "La Cuveé" Champagne N.V. (375ml for $22); Lucien Albrecht Cremant d'Alsace Brut Rosé N.V. ($30).
Meyer's Restaurant & Bar
4260 S 76th St., Greenfield (414) 321-4400
Meyer’s is offering Easter dinners for pick-up from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Each plate includes garden salad, bread, cranberry sauce, vegetable, homemade mashed potatoes and gravy, dressing, oven baked ham, fresh polish sausage, sauerkraut, broasted chicken and cheesecake ($16 per person). Anything from their catering menu is also available for pick-up with a minimum of 24 hour notice (view the catering menu online). Call the restaurant to place your order.
The National Cafe
839 W. National Ave., (414) 431-6551
The National Cafe will be offering a special menu of Easter brunch items for curbside pick-up. Options will include their full Hot Mess Brunch menu, as well as other favorites like classic eggs benedict (with choice of ham or spinach) and rosemary breakfast potatoes; a French toast sandwich with cheesey scrambled eggs, ham and syrup; and an Easter omelette with brie, mushrooms and chives served with breakfast potatoes and toast. They will also feature a full espresso bar, plus wine and beer for carry-out. View the full menu (beginning April 8) on their web site and place your order online for Sunday pick-up.
5921 W. Vliet St., (414) 885-2028
Neighborhood Draft is offering an Easter meal for curbside pick-up which feeds three to five with dishes like smoked trout dip with baguette, spinach brie quiche, grilled asparagus with lemon buerre blanc, roasted garlic mashed potatoes with gravy, seared ham and sliced leg of lamb ($55). Mimosas can be added for $15. Pick-up hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pre-orders recommended. Call the restaurant to place your order.
Old Town Serbian Gourmet Restaurant
522 W. Lincoln Ave., (414) 672-0206
Old Town is offering a variety of Easter specials, plus its regular menu for curbside pick-up. Specials include roasted or braised lamb ($25) or a traditional dinner with orange-glazed ham, potatoes, vegetables, dinner rolls and both kajmak and avjar spreads ($16). Strawberry schaum torte is also available for $8, plus wine and beer for carry-out.
4016 S Packard Ave, St Francis, (414) 482-0080
Polonez has officially **SOLD OUT** of their Easter dinner offerings.
The Packing House
900 E. Layton Ave., (414) 483-5054
Packing House is offering both single serve or family style prime rib or ham Easter dinners drive-thru pick-up on April 12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ham dinners include parsley potatoes, asparagus and orange hollandaise ($24.99/$94.99 for four). Prime rib comes with boiled potatoes and asparagus ($44.99/$174.99 for six. Family dinners must be pre-ordered on or before April 7 for pick-up on Easter.
Sabrosa Cafe & Gallery
3216 S. Howell Ave., (312) 834-1929
Sabrosa is offering a special Easter dinner for $15.95 featuring brown sugar and bourbon glazed ham, scalloped potatoes, roasted vegetable gratin, arugula salad, dinner rolls and pineapple upside-down cake. Meals can be picked up on Easter between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Call the restaurant to place your order for pick-up.
1547 N. Jackson St., (414) 276-9608
Sanford is offering an Easter brunch option which feeds a family of four for $110. All orders must be received by 3:00 pm Tuesday April 7th. Orders can be placed online.
Menu includes stuffed leg of lamb, sauteed spring vegetables, bacon parmesan scalloped potatoes, mixed greens salad with roasted beets and mint garlic dressing, four sourdough rolls with butter, rustic rhubarb tart. Suggested drink pairings and other add ons are also available, as well as vegetarian options (call for information).
146 Green Bay Rd., (262) 242-6633
Shully’s is offering Easter brunch April 10 and 11 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday April 12 from 9 a.m. to noon. Orders can be placed online. Options include corned beef hash, pork or turkey sausage, pulled smoked ham, broccoli and cheddar egg strata, bacon and cheese egg strata, spinach and onion frittata, fresh fruit and a variety of beverages.
Tall Guy and a Grill Catering
6735 W. Lincoln Ave., West Allis, (414) 777-0770
Tall Guy is offering a variety of dishes for Easter dinner for curbside pick-up between noon and 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 11. Options for meats by the pound include citrus-maple ham, peppercorn prime rib and balsamic braised lamb shank Sides are also available including potato gratin, garlic mashed potatoes, brussels sprouts with blue cheese and bacon, grilled green beans with gremolata, salad and deviled eggs. Orders must be placed by April 9 for Saturday pick-up. View the full menu and order online.
Ward's House of Prime
540 E. Mason St., (414) 223-0135
Ward's House of Prime is offering Easter Sunday pick-up of single and family-style meals from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Options include ham with gravy, mashed potatoes or potatoes au gratin, green bean casserole or asparagus and bread ($19.99 per person). Family style prime rib is served with jus, creamy horseradish sauce, salad, mushrooms, mashed potatoes and truffled creamed corn ($100 for two; $180 for four to six; and $280 for nine to 14 servings). Pre-orders must be placed by phone before April 11 for pick-up.
Lori Fredrich (Lo) is an eater, writer, wonderer, bon vivante, traveler, cook, gardener and girlwonder. Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, she has tried to leave many times, but seems to be drawn to this quirky city that smells of beer and alewives.
Some might say that she is a little obsessed with food. Lo would say she is A LOT obsessed with food. After all, she has been cooking, eating and enjoying food for decades and has no plans to retire anytime soon.
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