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Egg-cellent Easter – Where to Eat in Indy

Easter Sunday is often the first chance folks have to gather with their extended family members since December, and many want to make the most of it. 

Whether you’re a local or a visitor to this city, there’s no shortage of fantastic dining options to explore in Indianapolis. From cozy brunch spots to upscale dining establishments, Indy offers a diverse array of options to suit every palate and price point.

Where should you go this Easter Sunday for a great dining experience? Here are some of our top picks:

Cafe Patachou

Café Patachou isn’t just a place to eat – it’s an experience. With its commitment to using fresh, locally sourced ingredients, every dish here bursts with flavor and quality. Whether you’re in the mood for a classic breakfast staple, like their Easter Omelet with Sauteed Mushrooms, or something more elaborate, like their Ricotta Cheese Waffle with Orange-Scented Creme Anglaise, Café Patachou never disappoints. It has several locations across Indianapolis, making this charming café the perfect spot to kick off your Easter Sunday. Bonus: Kids are welcome.

The Capital Grille

When it comes to upscale dining, few places rival the sophistication and excellence of The Capital Grille. This Easter Sunday, treat yourself to either a lavish brunch experience with the Lobster Frittata or a fabulous bone-in, dry-aged New York strip steak with a side of eggs. Nestled in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, The Capital Grille sets the stage for a memorable dining experience that’s nothing short of extraordinary.

Gallery on 16th

Gallery on 16th offers a unique dining experience where art and cuisine converge to create an unforgettable culinary journey – so get your reservations lined up! Surrounded by local artwork in a creative and inspiring setting, diners can enjoy everything from Pain au Chocolat as an appetizer to entrees like their famous Boursin Omelet with fresh herb butter and dressed greens. From small bites to share to artisanal cocktails crafted with care, Gallery on 16th promises an Easter Sunday dining experience that’s as visually stunning as it is delicious.


Housed in a historic warehouse, Bluebeard is a testament to Indianapolis’ thriving food scene where they say, “Food isn’t a commodity, but a catalyst for community.” This James Beard semifinalist restaurant showcases the region’s bounty with something to satisfy every craving. They bake their bread fresh daily and offer delightfully unique dishes, like Ricotta Gnocchi or Faroe Island Salmon, as well as shareable favorites, including a charcuterie and cheese spread or French fries and caviar with creme fraiche and chives.

Morton’s The Steakhouse

Step into the world of luxury and indulgence at Morton’s The Steakhouse, where impeccable service meets unparalleled craftsmanship – and a three-course Easter dinner awaits. Indulge in a center-cut filet and cold-water lobster tail with cognac sauce or black truffle butter or anything you want from their regular menu. If you enjoy the finer things in life, you won’t regret either the experience or the expense!

Eddie Merlot’s

When it comes to upscale dining, Eddie Merlot’s sets the standard for excellence – and they have a special Easter brunch buffet that’s absolutely amazing. Known for its impeccable service and exquisite cuisine, you’ll find everything here, including a shrimp cocktail station, oysters on the half-shell, carved filet mignon, miniature dessert cakes and chocolate-covered strawberries (and more!) – all paired up with mimosas and Bloody Marys. This Easter Sunday, treat yourself to a luxurious meal and discover why Eddie Merlot’s is a favorite among discerning diners.

Bottleworks Hotel

Set within the vibrant Bottleworks District, the Bottleworks Hotel is way more than just a hotel or a restaurant – and they have an extensive Easter menu (including a cash bar and mimosa station). Check out their made-to-order omelets, bread pudding and oysters on the half-shell – or visit the carving station to try the Prime Rib Au Jus or the Coca-Cola Brined Ham. Just make sure you leave room for a few macaroons or truffles for dessert!

Capri Italian Restaurant

Experience the flavors of Italy at Capri Italian Restaurant, where traditional recipes and authentic ingredients transport diners to the heart of the Old World. They offer both an Easter brunch buffet from 11 AM to 5 PM, plus their full menu. You’ll find classic pasta dishes like spaghetti with meatballs to more indulgent fare, including carpaccio with Wagyu beef and truffles. Every bite at Capri is a celebration of their Italian culinary heritage where “la dolce vita” isn’t just a saying but a way of life.

Commission Row

Located in the Bicentennial Unity Plaza of the Wholesale District, Commission Row offers an extraordinary menu and dining experience with the highest-quality steaks and seafood, all artfully displayed to delight your senses as well as your palate. You’re promised an Easter Sunday dining experience that’s incredibly indulgent, with choices that involve Dungeness crab and Japanese Wagyu steak or a whole “Seafood Tower.” The prices aren’t for the faint of heart, butut you’ll find yourself talking about your visit here for months to come.


Are you looking for something a little different for your Easter Brunch? Delicia invites diners to savor the vibrant Latin cuisine in a lively and welcoming atmosphere. Every dish at Delicia is a fusion of authentic, bold spices and fresh ingredients, from their Hot Honey Hummus to the Skillet De Le Case with sweet corn buttermilk biscuits on the side. If you’re looking for a place with all kinds of flavor and no fuss, this could be the spot for you.

Hollyhock Hill

If you are kind of a traditionalist, why not go to a spot that’s been serving up comfort food to Indy’s citizens for decades? Step into this quaint and charming eatery, and you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time to a simpler era. Known for its family-style dining and hearty portions, Hollyhock Hill invites its guests to gather around the table and enjoy homestyle dishes that evoke memories of Sunday dinners at Grandma’s. You’ll love the crispy fried chicken, mouth-watering ham and homemade biscuits with apple butter.

Ultimately, it doesn’t much matter where you end up dining – so long as the food is good and the company is better. If you’re ready to shake off the winter blues and celebrate the coming of spring and all that entails, you won’t be short of options this Easter Sunday.