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Though not all church services and Easter bunny visits are back to their regularly scheduled programming quite yet, most Louisville restaurants have resumed in-person dining options, and several are offering special Easter menus — both for dine-in and takeout. Here are 11 eateries that are preparing special Easter meals to help you celebrate the holiday however you choose.
Where to Eat in Louisville on Easter
10500 W. Highway 42, Goshen, Kentucky 40026 • (502) 398-9289
Various Easter brunch specials at farm-to-table Barn8 Restaurant will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 4; Easter-themed refreshments and cocktails will also be available for purchase. On the farm grounds, an egg hunt for youngsters ages 12 and younger takes place on Saturday, April 3; little ones will find candy and special Hermitage Farm prizes inside every egg. There is a $10 registration fee for the hunt, which will be capped at 50 children. Brunch and egg hunt reservations should be made online in advance.
150 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy., Louisville, KY 40222 • (502) 883-3153
French eatery Brasserie Provence is offering a three-course, prix fixe menu for Easter brunch on Sunday, April 4 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., for dine-in only. Each $49 meal includes choices of an appetizer (spring salad, vichyssoise soup, smoked salmon benedict, or warm tomato and goat cheese tart with basil); entrée (grilled pork rib-eye, roasted T-bone lamb chops, seared cod niçoise, or artichoke and bell pepper quiche); and dessert (warm flourless chocolate cake, vanilla crème brûlée, pistachio macaron cake, or lemon tart). There is also a children’s menu with meals at $19 per child (ages 12 and under), which includes a choice of one entrée (croque-monsieur, chicken breast, mac and cheese, or gruyere cheeseburger and fries), gelato, and a soft drink. Reservations can be made online.
Fork & Barrel
2244 Frankfort Ave., Louisville, KY 40206 • (502) 907-3675
Enjoy Easter dinner at home by picking up a ready-made meal the day before. Fork & Barrel’s Easter to-go meals serve up to six people and are labeled with reheating instructions. Each meal is $150 and includes spiral-sliced honey glazed ham, country-style green beans, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet potato casserole, corn pudding, fruit salad and apple pie. The ham can also be ordered à la carte, to serve 6 or 12 people. All orders must be placed by Saturday, March 27 (that’s tomorrow!) and will be ready for curbside pickup on Saturday, April 3 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Customers can place orders over the phone or by emailing [email protected].
Limón y Sal
10000 Brownsboro Rd., Louisville, KY 40241 • (502) 423-4604
Mexican restaurant Limón y Sal will be offering a discount on the “Especialidades de la Casa” on Easter Sunday, which include nine different menu items, including the Piña Rellena, which is a pineapple shell filled with shrimp, steak, and grilled chicken and topped with queso, served with rice and warm corn tortillas. Other menu options include: Mole Oaxaqueño, Guisado de Puerco, Molcajete Azteca, Carnitas, Chilaquiles, Chile Verde o Rojo, Chimichanga, and Mexican Rice Bowl. Each item will be $2 off on Sunday, April 4 only. Indoor seating, takeout, and delivery are available.
On Sunday, April 4, both LouVino locations will offer a $23, pre-fixe Easter brunch menu. Guests can enjoy freshly baked croissants and fruit upon arrival, then choose from one of six entrées: Pancake tacos with bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, cheese, and spiced maple dipping sauce; Farmer’s Market Breakfast Scramble with sautéed vegetables, eggs, cheddar, and a side salad; Breakfast Plate with bacon, sausage link, hash-brown casserole, over-easy eggs, and a biscuit; Biscuits ‘n Gravy with two biscuits, house Goetta gravy, and a sunny-side-up egg; Brussels Sprouts Salad with seasonal veggie salsa and cilantro lime vinaigrette; or their Croissant BLT Sandwich with fried green tomato, bacon, cheddar, an over-easy egg, and maple mustard. The regular brunch menu will not be served, but protein add-ons for the Easter pre-fixe menu, as well as a variety of sides, will be available. Biscuit doughnuts and crème anglaise for dessert are included. Children ages 12 and younger can dine on pancakes, scrambled eggs, and bacon for $12.50. Outdoor seating is first come, first serve. Reservations can be made online.
1722 Frankfort Ave., Louisville, KY 40206 • (502) 830-9500
Brunch spot Morning Fork is serving jumbo cinnamon rolls in time for Easter, which will be available for pre-order until Wednesday, March 31, and available for pickup on Saturday, April 3. The rolls are being sold in increments of six for $35. Orders can be placed over the phone or via email at [email protected]. The eatery will also be open on Easter Sunday for its regular brunch hours, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations can be made via phone, email, or online.
Noche Mexican BBQ
1838 Bardstown Rd., Louisville, KY, 40205 • (502) 467-8015
Make Easter memorable by dining in a historic cathedral. Brunch will be served at Noche Mexican BBQ on Sunday, April 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. In addition to the regular Sunday brunch menu — which includes steak and eggs, biscuits and gravy, breakfast tacos, and more — the Noche team is working on an exclusive family meal for Easter, which will be available for pre-order. Details and reservation information can be found online.
1327 Bardstown Rd., Louisville, KY 40204 • (502) 459-7878
Roc offers authentic Italian dishes inspired by the cuisine of Sorrento, Italy, and will be opening an hour early for Easter Sunday. From 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., guests can enjoy the regular Roc menu, as well as three Easter-only specials: $18 carciofi alla guidea (fried artichokes), $30 homemade pappardelle with lamb ragout, and $45 pistachio-crusted rack of lamb with rosemary-mint sauce. Owner Rocco Cadolini also plans to offer a few additional specials that Sunday, such as fresh black truffles. Reservations are recommended and can be made online.
Steak & Bourbon
1321 Herr Lane, Ste. 130 Louisville, KY 40222 • (502) 708-2196
For a Louisville-style Easter meal, Steak & Bourbon is offering a prime rib special on Sunday, April 4. In addition to having the regular dinner menu available all day from noon to 9 p.m., the prime rib special will be offered as a $34, 12-ounce option, or a $38, 16-ounce cut. Each option includes one side, beef au jus, and horseradish cream. The special will be available while supplies last. Reservations can be made online and are strongly recommended.
The Black Italian
2009 Highland Ave., Louisville, KY 40204 • (502) 690-8914
Easter specials at Italian-soul eatery The Black Italian start on Good Friday, when all meatless dishes will be 10% off. For Holy Saturday, family packages that are ordered by April 1, for pickup on April 3, will also be 10% off. On Easter, children can enjoy individually wrapped Easter candy with their meal. All dishes are prepared fresh, so wait times for pasta dishes are expected. The Black Italian recommends calling all orders in ahead of time.
The Village Anchor
11507 Park Rd., Anchorage, KY 40223 • (502) 708-1850
The Village Anchor will be serving its regular Southern-inspired menu for Easter brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. One special menu item at this cozy bistro, which will be available on Sunday, April 4 only, is the ham frittata — a local country ham and spring onion frittata with white cheddar and roasted tomato. Reservations can be made online.
Happy Easter, Louisville!
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