Ithaca has a fantastic selection of brunch spots every week, but a few Sundays a year, some of our favorite restaurants and hotels go all out.
Also in Downtown Ithaca, Coltivare is offering a grand buffet, with $30 per adult and $15 per kid 10 and under including coffee and soft drinks. Build your own omelet or eggs cooked to order, choose from cold salads, a gravlax display with mini bagels, capers, and onions, roasted cod, soup, bacon and sausage, and a Cassis glazed ham carving station. Call 607-882-2333 for a reservation.
The BoatYard Grill has Easter specials in addition to their usual brunch menu, including a Happy Ham omelet of sliced black forest ham and New York State cheddar, steak and eggs, a smoked salmon skillet, and a Belgian waffle topped with fresh berries and blood orange yogurt.
Simeon’s has an expanded Easter brunch menu that includes a jumbo shrimp cocktail, avocado toast, oysters on the half shell, biscuits and gravy, grilled ham steak, smoked salmon salad, seafood mac & cheese, and more.
Our friends at Bandwagon Brewery & Pub have just expanded their brunch menu, including an extensive selection of Eggs Benedict variations!
Madeline’s is offering their dim sum style brunch as well as a menu of traditional brunch entrees.
Agava on Ithaca’s east hill is opening at 10am for Easter brunch and offering bottomless mimosas until noon. All tables will “get a little gift from the Easter Bunny,” they tell us. Reservations are available at agavarestaurant.com or at 607-319-4366.
The Carriage House Cafe will be open for brunch, but Sunday’s their busiest day. Expect a wait. The Ithaca Ale House says they’re closed for the day this Sunday.
Taverna Banfi at the Statler Hotel has a brunch buffet featuring breakfast and brunch fare, a seafood display, salumi bar, carving stations, a delectable dessert buffet, and more. Call 607-254-2624 for reservations.
The Ithaca Airport Ramada on North Triphammer Road has an expanded Easter brunch buffet for $19.95 per person from 11am-3pm, but they’re sold out! The Ramada folks say they’re not taking any more reservations, but there may be room for walk-ins later in the day.
The Hotel Ithaca on South Cayuga Street in Downtown Ithaca has a “Grand Brunch Buffet” planned. $25.95 per adult or $10.95 per kid 5-12 includes their omelet station, smoked salmon, waffles, sausage and bacon, carving stations with prime rib and baked ham, vegetable lasagna, char-grilled salmon, Yancey’s Fancy Cheddar macaroni & cheese, salads, soups, and an “endless dessert display.”