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Get out the bonnets: Lots of Easter choices

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Zebra offers brunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m. with a menu ranging from crab deviled eggs to tournedos of beef tenderloin with truffle-cheese-stuffed morels to Easter ham-steak Benedict. $49; 4521 Sharon Road; 704-442-9525.

The Asbury at The Dunhill Hotel uptown will have an Easter weekend brunch with new items (chicken and biscuits with fondue; shrimp salad with grit cakes) and the return of chicken + waffles. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. 235 N. Tryon St.; 704-342-1193.

The Ballantyne offers Easter Tea 1-5 p.m. April 1-4, with Harney & Sons teas and a menu of savory and confectionary items, plus cocktails. $36 ($18 for 5-12). 1000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway; reservations required: 704-248-4100. The hotel/lodge will also host Easter Sunday brunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m., with seasonal entrées, breakfast items, carving station and more, plus live entertainment and a visit from the Easter Bunny. $75 ($35 for kids 5-12; free for 4 and younger); reservations required: 704-248-4100.

Hours for BLT Steak’s brunch will be 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and jumbo shrimp cocktail, eggs Benedict and crepes souffles are among the choices. Reservations: 704-972-4380.

Blue will offer brunch 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. for $39.95 ($14.95 for kids 6-12; free for 5 and younger), with live jazz and carving stations (top round and spiral sliced glazed ham), chicken tagine, shrimp and grits, Spanish frittata, crepes, omelets and more. 704-927-2593. Corner of College and 5th streets.

Bonterra offers brunch classics, an omelet station, French toast bread pudding and more, with a Bloody Mary bar and Mimosas. $29.95 ($15.95 for 9 and younger); 1829 Cleveland Ave.; 704-333-9463.

The Liberty hosts its sixth annual Easter Brunch 10 a.m.-2 p.m., with biscuits and three courses; choices include smoked salmon, brioche French toast, slow-roasted Southern ham and more. $28.95 ($9.95 for kids 10 and younger); reservations: 704-332-8830 (and complimentary valet parking). 1812 South Blvd.

LongHorn Steakhouse will be open 11 a.m.-10 p.m., serving its regular menu plus features, including grilled lamb chops. Multiple locations: longhornsteakhouse.com.

Lumiere will offer a three-course country French brunch noon-3 p.m. for $34.95 ($14.95 for 10 and younger). Reservations: 704-372-3335.

The Melting Pots (Midtown and Lake Norman) will offer a $29.95 menu 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m., and a kids’ menu for $15.95. Reservations required: Midtown: 704-334-4400; Lake Norman: 704-987-2201.

Mimosa Grill hosts brunch 10 a.m.-4 p.m. for $37.95 ($14.95 for 10 and younger), with breakfast dishes, cedar-plank-roasted fish, prime rib and more. 704-343-0700.

Passion8’s brunch will run 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.: three courses for $38 (children 8 and younger free) and the Easter bunny. Among the choices: lamb crepe, short rib Benedict, housemade kale pasta with wild boar Bolognese and more. 1523 Elizabeth Ave.; 704-910-3161.

Ruth’s Chris opens at noon for breakfast and will also offer brunch, lunch and dinner. 600 Fairview Road; 704-556-1115.

Santé will be open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. for brunch, for $30 ($15 for kids 10 and younger). Among the choices: she-crab soup, French country salad, seared Scottish salmon, herb-roasted leg of lamb and more. 704-845-1899.

Sullivan’s Steakhouse will do three courses at brunch for $37, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., with choices including shrimp and lobster bisque, roasted balsamic chicken, eggs Benedict and more. 1928 South Blvd.; 704-335-8228.

Brunch starts at 8 a.m. Terrace Cafe at Ballantyne at 14815 Ballantyne Village Way; 704-369-5190.