Where To Go To Celebrate
One of the more difficult moments of having our college kids away at school is missing them on the holidays. With Easter and Passover falling during the same period (Passover starts on Friday, April 19th at sundown, Good Friday is April 19th and Easter is on Sunday, April 21st). Some students will head home for the weekend but many are not able to leave (and exams are only a few weeks away). We have put together information so your student does not miss out on celebrating the holidays including restaurants that are having Easter brunch.
Chabad will be holding a seder on Friday, April 19th and Saturday, April 20th. Reservations are required. Open to Conservative, Reform, Orthodox, Non-affiliates. They will also be offering a Kosher-for-Passover meal plan. For more information, click here.
Central Florida Hillel – will have a Passover Seder on April 19th at 8 pm, hosted by UCF Hillel. Hillel is located at 3925 Lockwood Blvd. Oviedo, FL 32765
You can find them on the second floor of Hillel at Northview. There is free parking at Northview, or you can take shuttle #13 from HPA to Northview.
Catholic Campus Ministry at the University of Central Florida – Will have an Easter Vigil on April 20th at 8 pm and a Mass on April 21st on campus from 12 – 1 pm
Real Life Christian Church at UCF – UCF Fairwinds Alumni Center, 12676 Gemini Blvd. N., Orlando, FL 32816-0046. Will be holding Easter Services on Sunday: 9:30 am and 11:15 am as well as an Egg Hunt from 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Seasons 52– Sand Lake Drive- “This Easter, feel free to enjoy a special brunch featuring a starter, entrée, and Mini Indulgence dessert for $29.95 — all made from 100% fresh, peak-of-season produce — along with handcrafted $14.95 endless Brunch Sips cocktails. Three courses and every choice is one you can feel good about.
Hard Rock Cafe– Sand Lake Drive.- Serving Easter brunch from 8:30 a – 11 a. They will also have a Bunny for pictures
Capital Grille– Millenia. Prix-fixe brunch from 10 am – 2 pm, $49 per person.
Romano’s Macaroni Grill– Oviedo and Winter Garden- Serving Easter Brunch from 10 am
Fleming’s Steakhouse – Winter Park. Three-course brunch starting at $30 per guest. Open early at 10 am
The Boheme- Located in the Grand Bohemian Hotel, they will have a fixed price Easter Grand Buffet from 10 am to 3 pm and an Easter Lunch from 10:30 am to 3 pm
First Watch – open on Easter Sunday. They have two locations near UCF, one in Waterford and one on Technological Ave
Hamilton’s Kitchen in Winter Park
Keke’s Breakfast Cafe -They have two locations as well, one in Waterford and one right on Alafaya
Dexter’s of Orlando in Winter Park
The Rosen Hotels and Resort – Has a special Easter menu. It is $50.95 for adults and $19.95 for children. Fresh-made sushi (my favorite), all types of seafood, carved lamb, an incredible antipasto display, a variety of salads, Eggs Benedict, waffles, omelets or pasta made to order? You can have it all. Don’t forget to save room for their flowing chocolate fountains and award-winning desserts. Unlimited champagne and mimosas are included for an added value.
The Renaissance Orlando Hotel also has a special brunch menu for Easter Sunday
The Alfond Inn is a big hit for Easter brunch in Winter Park. First seating is at 10 am.
Cuba Libre on I-Drive also has brunch and dinner options
Luma on Park will be open at 11 am for Easter Sunday
The Osprey’s Tavern – Brunch is served from 10:30am-2:30 pm. 4899 New Broad Street, Orlando FL. 407-960-7700
Prato – Celebrate Easter at Prato with a lunch menu with brunch dishes, Bellinis and Bloody Marys. Complement a lovely Easter morning with a note of Italian-inspired brunch creations. The menu will be available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling (407) 262-0050
Maria and Enzo’s Ristorante – located at Disney Springs. Hop on over for Easter Brunch from 9:30 am to 3 pm and enjoy a festive buffet of classic Italian dishes. (and get a complimentary photo with the Easter Bunny (who says you’re too old for that?)
Tapo Toro – Located on International Drive right under the Orlando EWye. They will have an all-you-can-eat Spanish style brunch buffet on Easter for $35.
Hilton Orlando Hotel – located on Sand Lake Drive, they will have many holiday activities over the weekend including Sunday brunch. $55 for adults/$22 for children
They can always go to brunch at any of the Orlando brunch places HaveUHeard recommends. Click here to see these restaurants.
And, if an Easter Egg Hunt is something not to be missed, head on over to Winter Park for the 63rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt- we are talking about over 10,000 eggs scattered around Winter Park’s Central Park. Starts at 9:30 am.