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Get Your Easter Brunches, Dinners and Bunnies to Go This Year

Fancy toast is extra fancy on Easter Sunday at Cru.
Fancy toast is extra fancy on Easter Sunday at Cru. Courtesy Cru
Some Easter Sunday traditions (being smacked upside the head for fidgeting in church or waiting ninety  minutes outside a crowded restaurant for brunch) are better left behind; others (feasting on succulent ham or nibbling deviled eggs) are even better when you don't have to make the food yourself. Here are fourteen spots that will help you celebrate Easter in style with takeout and delivery brunches, dinners and desserts — all without the wait or the wiggly church-going children.

Barolo Grill
3030 East Sixth Avenue
303-393-1040
barologrilldenver.com
Cherry Creek's time-honored Italian restaurant is offering two family meals (both serve four): The lamb meal (braised lamb shanks, truffle mac, greens, agrodolce carrots and carrot cake) is $200, while the lasagna meal (lasagna, Caesar salad, rosemary focaccia and carrot cake) costs $120. Order by phone before noon on Friday, April 10, for Saturday or Sunday pick-up.

click to enlarge We're counting the days until we can indulge in the Bindery's brunch in the restaurant again, but until then, don't skip out on its Easter takeout. - LUCY BEAUGARD
We're counting the days until we can indulge in the Bindery's brunch in the restaurant again, but until then, don't skip out on its Easter takeout.
Lucy Beaugard
The Bindery
1817 Central Street
303-993-2364
thebinderydenver.com
You don't have to miss brunch from one of the best places in town serving the in-between meal; the Bindery is offering a scrumptious menu with sweet and savory treats (chocolate eggs and salmon pastrami, anyone?), cocktails and family meals for six to ten people or just enough for a twosome. Pre-order no later than noon on Friday, April 10, to schedule your curbside pick-up or delivery.

click to enlarge You're never too old for a chocolate Easter bunny. - COURTESY CHOCOLATE LAB
You're never too old for a chocolate Easter bunny.
Courtesy Chocolate Lab
Chocolate Lab
2504 East Colfax Avenue
720-536-5037
chocolatelabdenver.com
Thanks to this local chocolatier, you don't need to forgo the pleasure of biting the ears off your chocolate bunny this Easter. Call to order your dark-chocolate critters (tastier than the chalky milk-chocolate versions of your childhood) for pick-up; you can also have them shipped to your doorstep (for free!) if you order on the Lab's website.


Cru Food & Wine Bar
1442 Larimer Street
303-893-9463
cruwinebar.com
You can order from Cru's Easter brunch menu à la carte, or opt for three courses for just $24. The wine bar is also offering a limited number of mimosa kits with enough juice and prosecco to mix eight drinks for $25. Call to place your order and pick it up between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse
8100 East Orchard Road
303-872-8495
delfriscos.com
Get the swanky steakhouse experience by ordering Del Frisco's Easter menu no later than Thursday, April 9. For $60 per person, you'll get prime rib with sides, salad and dessert, plus 50 percent off any wine under (gulp) $400. The menu is available on Del Frisco's website; call 303-796-0100 to order.

Del Frisco's Grille
100 St. Paul Street
303-625-6743
delfriscosgrille.com

Your options are more varied at Del Frisco's more casual outpost, where $60 will get you a choice of menu items (including ham, turkey, haddock or lamb for your entree) plus an app, salad, three sides and dessert. Take a look at the menu on the Grille's website, then call or email dgdv@ldry.com to order no later than Thursday, April 9.

Katherine's French Bakery & Cafe
728 South University Boulevard
303-282-5888
katherines.org
The Bonnie Brae bakery is offering a special Easter menu that includes rabbit-shaped sablé cookies, Easter egg-shaped cakes, fruit tarts and a wealth of quiches — including a decadent crab and shrimp version. Order before 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, for takeout or neighborhood delivery.


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