If you’re planning on having Easter brunch out this year (no one will blame you), here’s a guide to restaurants offering brunch, and even a few Easter egg hunts, in and around the L.A. area. Because even if your family’s tradition includes roast leg of lamb, crab eggs Benedict and bottomless mimosas, there’s a restaurant that will prepare those things for you. And this way, after all those chocolate eggs and omelets, you can head home to make a Peeps diorama, and let someone else do the dishes.
208 Rodeo Restaurant will serve an all-day Easter brunch on the terrace, which overlooks the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Highlights include deviled eggs; smoked salmon on a sesame bagel; seasonal burrata salad; foie gras French toast; crab cake benedict and pan-roasted lamb loin. 208 Via Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, (310) 275-2428, www.208rodeo.com.
Bel Air Bar + Grill will serve brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Menu highlights include roast lamb leg, deviled eggs and calamari and shrimp in a paprika beer batter. 662 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, (310) 440-5544, www.belairbarandgrill.com.
The Bellwether will serve its regular brunch menu from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., along with a lamb hash with eggs, pickled green garlic and salsa verde. 13251 Ventura Blvd., Suite A, Studio City, (818) 285-8184, www.thebellwetherla.com.
The BLVD at the Beverly Wilshire hotel will have a special menu priced at $65 per person, including a dessert buffet. Highlights include house-cured gravlax, duck confit hash and braised lamb shanks. The bottomless mimosa bar is $25 per person. The hotel will also have chocolate and marshmallow Easter eggs for $45 each (including a mallet and treats inside), as well as egg cartons with treats for $30. Guests can start ordering the eggs now and pick them up any time through Easter Sunday. To order eggs, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, (310) 385-3901, www.theblvdrestaurant.com.
Bourbon Steak is serving a three-course menu that features grilled asparagus with hollandaise, duck prosciutto and a sunny-side-up egg; house-made Merguez sausage; fried chicken with ricotta doughnuts; lobster pot pie and a creamsicle. The menu is priced at $59 per person. 237 S. Brand Boulevard, Glendale, (818) 839-4130, www.michaelmina.net.
Cafe Pinot is offering a three-course prix-fixe Easter brunch menu for $55 per adult and $19 for children age 10 and younger. The menu includes artichoke barigoule veloute with butter-poached lobster, house-made porchetta and braised rabbit ravioli. 700 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, (213) 239-6500, www.patinagroup.com/cafe-pinot.
Carbon Beach Club at Malibu Inn is offering a three-course menu priced at $75, available all day. Highlights include asparagus soup; seafood cocktail; brioche French toast and leg of lamb with mint pesto. 22878 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu, (310) 651-7777, www.malibubeachinn.com.
Catch at Hotel Casa Del Mar will offer a three-course prix-fixe menu from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., priced at $90. Dishes include grilled and roasted vegetable terrine, red snapper and a chocolate and salted caramel bar. 1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica, (310) 581-5533, www.hotelcasadelmar.com.
Caulfield’s Bar and Dining Room will serve an a la carte brunch menu from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring a bottomless mimosa bar and a bottomless bloody Mary hot sauce bar, each priced at $18 per person. Menu highlights include wild mushroom and truffle quiche, burratta and sweet pea ravioli, and deviled eggs. 9360 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, (310) 388-6860, www.caulfieldsbh.com.
Cavatina at the Sunset Marquis will offer a buffet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., priced at $75 per adult, $35 for children 5 to 11 and free for children 4 and younger. Highlights include a seafood bar with Alaskan king crab legs and California prawns; smoked salmon; charcuterie; seasonal salads and a carving station. 1200 Alta Loma Rd., West Hollywood, www.cavatinala.com.
Chaya DTLA will serve an Easter brunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Highlights include oysters, sushi and prime rib. The buffet is priced at $65 per adult. There’s also a kids menu available for children 10 and younger, priced at $15. Bottomless mimosas are an additional $15. 525 S. Flower St., Los Angeles, (213) 236-9577, www.thechaya.com/downtown-la.
Chaya Venice will serve a three-course menu priced at $49, available between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Bottomless mimosas are an additional $20. A kids menu ($20) is available for children 10 and under. 110 Navy St., Venice, (310) 396-1179, www.thechaya.com/venice.
Craft will serve a prix-fixe menu from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., priced at $55 per person. Dishes include soft scrambled eggs with asparagus and crab; brioche French toast; and rabbit pappardelle. 10100 Constellation Blvd., Los Angeles, (310) 279-4180, www.craftrestaurantsinc.com.
The District by Hannah An will serve a special brunch menu March 26, as well as Easter Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dishes include lobster benedict, soft shell crab benedict, foie gras French toast and tiger prawns with Hannah’s noodles. There will also be a cocktail Easter egg hunt for a golden egg. (If you order the Fizzy Bunny cocktail and find a golden egg, you’ll receive VIP bottle service for six guests at a special live music night called District Live with Billboard and the Hollywood Reporter, as well as VIP floor seats to a Los Angeles Clippers game.) 8722 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, (310) 278-2345, www.thedistrictbyha.com.
Esterel at the Sofitel hotel is serving Easter brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The menu is priced at $95 per person and includes a raw bar; a selection of salads; smoked salmon; charcuterie; flatbread; quiches; a carving station and dessert. 8555 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, (310) 358-3979, www.esterelrestaurant.com.
Faith and Flower will serve its regular brunch menu along with some specials, including a rosemary roasted lamb shoulder; ragout of spring peas and new potatoes; wood oven roasted poussin and handmade cavatelli.705 W. 9th St., Los Angeles, (213) 239-0642, www.faithandflowerla.com.
FIG Restaurant is serving brunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with a special Dungeness crab and lobster benedict, in addition to the regular brunch menu. There will also be complimentary activities for the kids, including Easter egg hunts, cookie decorating and a photo op with the Easter bunny. 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 319-3111, www.figsantamonica.com.
Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills will offer its signature Easter buffet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be an Alaskan king crab station; Belgian waffles; dim sum; sushi; cheese blintzes; Cornish game hen and a chocolate and candy dessert station. There will also be Easter egg hunts at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. in the hotel’s Wetherly Garden. Brunch is priced at $119 per adult, $59 for children age 5 to 12 and complimentary for children four and under. 300 S. Doheny Dr., Los Angeles, (310) 860-4000, www.culinarestaurant.com.
The Front Yard at the Garland hotel will have a buffet-style brunch that starts at $44 per adult and $19 per child. Menu highlights include carved ham with a maple and whole grain mustard glaze; shrimp and grits; and eggs benedict. The buffet will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 4222 Vineland Ave., North Hollywood, (818) 255-7290, www.thegarland.com.
Fundamental L.A. will have a special brunch menu with pancake-battered fried chicken and grits; Reuben hash with Russian dressing hollandaise; and pork belly with soft cooked egg and ramen gravy. 1303 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles, (310) 444-7581, www.fundamental-la.com. Fundamental L.A. catering will also have menus available to preorder and pick up on Easter. Contact (714) 856-1846 or email@example.com.
Gracias Madre will have a few special entrees and cocktails, in addition to the regular menu, including a Meyer lemon French toast and a strawberry rhubarb shortcake. Brunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 8905 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, (323) 978-2170, www.graciasmadreweho.com.
Hanjip is serving a Korean-style Easter lamb two ways: lamb ribs marinated with sweet and spicy gochujang and a lamb belly “bossam style” with kimchi, yogurt and mint. There will also be special soju cocktails. 3829 Main St., Culver City, (323) 720-8804, www.hanjip.com.
Herringbone will serve its regular brunch menu from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., including farmers market scrambled eggs and lobster rolls. There will be bottomless rosé for $25 per person (also available every Saturday and Sunday until Labor Day weekend). 1755 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, (310) 971-4460, www.herringboneeats.com.
Hey 19 Public House will serve brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a Bloody Mary bar. Brunch specials include strawberry waffle shortcake, avocado toast and Niman ranch beef and pork meatloaf sliders. 4525 Calle Mayor, Torrance, (310) 378-8119, www.hey19publichouse.com.
Huckleberry will have Easter egg shortbread cookies and bunny-shaped ginger cookies along with an Easter brunch and dinner catering menu that includes quiche, carrot cake, spiced honey glazed spiral ham and charred asparagus. Most items are available within 24 hours’ notice by calling (310) 451-2311. 1014 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, www.huckleberry.com.
Kendall’s Brasserie and Bar will have a three-course prix-fixe menu between 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Highlights include onion soup, grilled chicken paillard and an omelette. The menu is $44 for adults and $19 for children 10 and under. 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, (213) 972-7322, www.patinagroup.com.
Le Petit Paris will serve a prix-fixe three-course menu priced at $55 per person. The menu includes egg cocotte, parsley-crusted lamb chop and a chocolate bird’s nest for dessert. 418 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, (213) 217-4445, www.lepetitparisla.com.
The Lobster will be open with its regular brunch menu along with a lobster and shrimp sausage chilaquiles Easter special. 1602 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, (310) 458-9294, www.thelobster.com.
Love & Salt will have its regular weekend brunch menu available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will also be an Easter special dish of ricotta toast with grilled green garlic, house-made sausage, pea tendrils and a soft-cooked egg. 317 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach, (310) 545-5252, www.loveandsalt.com.
Mastro’s Ocean Club in Malibu will serve its regular brunch menu both Saturday and Easter Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Highlights include Maine lobster benedict, Belgian waffles and a tuna burger. 18412 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu, (310) 454-4357, www.mastrosrestaurants.com.
Mr. C Beverly Hills will have a Venetian-style Easter buffet at the Restaurant at Mr. C with live music and a mini Easter egg hunt. Brunch is priced at $105 per adult and $49 for children age four to 12. Bottomless bellinis are an additional $30 per person. The buffet will feature made-to-order waffles, Cipriani signature pastas; a slow-roasted leg of lamb and an ice cream and gelato stand. 1224 Beverwil Dr., Los Angeles, (877) 334-5623, www.mrchotels.com.
North Italia in El Segundo will serve its regular brunch menu from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Highlights include fresh pasta, pizzas and New York strip steak. 840 S. Sepulveda Blvd., #110, El Segundo, (310) 469-7695, www.northitaliarestaurant.com.
Ox & Son will serve its regular menu along with a lamb hash and eggs brunch special. 1534 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, (310) 829-3990, www.oxandson.com.
Park Ave in Orange County will serve Easter brunch starting at 10:30 a.m. Menu highlights include a St. Louis gooey butter cake; chilaquiles scrambled eggs and smoked salmon benedict. 11200 Beach Blvd., Stanton, (714) 901-4400, www.parkavedining.com.
Pitchoun! will be open with its regular offerings, along with a special breakfast sandwich made with scrambled eggs and bacon, lettuce and tomato on egg-shaped bread. The restaurant and bakery will also have a selection of Easter-themed sweets. 545 S Olive St., Los Angeles, (213) 689-3240, www.pitchounbakery.com.
Ray’s and Stark Bar will be serving an a la carte brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with brioche French toast; a pork belly sandwich and a Brussels sprout pizza. 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, (323) 857-6180, www.patinagroup.com.
Saddle Peak Lodge is serving brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. There will be a three-course menu priced at $55 per adult and $35 for children 10 and younger featuring a rosemary leg of lamb sandwich; croissant eggs Benedict and prime rib. 419 Cold Canyon Rd., Calabasas, (818) 222-3888, www.saddlepeaklodge.com.
Salt’s Cure will serve its regular brunch menu from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring Aperol cream sodas and mimosas while you wait for a table. For dinner, a special Easter leg of lamb roast. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. 1155 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 465-7258, www.saltscure.com.
Sausal in El Segundo will serve its regular brunch menu from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring beef barbacoa hash with poached eggs, roasted poblano chile omelet and huevos rancheros. 219 Main St., El Segundo, (310) 322-2721, www.sausal.com.
Scarpetta will serve a brunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., priced at $110 per adult and $35 per child age five to 12. Bottomless mimosas, bellinis and Bloody Marys are an additional $22. There will also be an Easter egg hunt. 225 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, (310) 860-7970, www.montagehotels.com/beverlyhills/dining/scarpetta.
Sotto will have its regular menu available, along with a roasted whole lamb, Sicilian Easter soup and a special gin cocktail called Mr. Blue Sky. 9575 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, (310) 277-0210, www.sottorestaurant.com.
Tanzy will have a Bloody Mary bar, along with brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Menu highlights include brioche French toast and crispy chicken and sourdough waffles. The bloody Mary bar will be outfitted with crisp, smoked bacon; shrimp; pickles and hot sauce. 10840 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, (310) 307-7004, www.tanzyrestaurant.com/westwood.
Taste on Melrose will serve an Easter brunch with green eggs and ham, a crab omelet and a dessert buffet. There will be an adult Easter egg hunt with cocktail tickets and a free dinner for two among the prizes. 8454 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, (323) 852-6888, www.ilovetaste.com.
Terranea Resort will have three different brunch options, including a ballroom brunch, a brunch at Mar’sel and a brunch at Catalina Kitchen. The ballroom brunch will include a buffet with pastries, an omelet station, pasta and risotto stations, a carving board and more. Seatings between 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. The buffet is priced at $95 for adults and $47 for children age four to 10. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Mar’sel will have a four-course bottomless mimosa brunch for $85 per person. And Catalina Kitchen will have a buffet with a view of the ocean priced at $80 for adults and $35 for children age five to 12. Children 4 and younger are served complimentary. Bottomless mimosas, sangria and a Bloody Mary bar are available for an additional $20. 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, (310) 494-7891, www.terranea.com.
True Food Kitchen locations in both Santa Monica and El Segundo will serve two seasonal specials, including spring bruschetta and sustainable seabass, along with the regular menu. Multiple locations at www.truefoodkitchen.com.
Viceroy Santa Monica will serve a brunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. priced at $65 per person and $30 per child age 10 and younger. Kids younger than five are served complementary. Brunch includes a martini or London Bunny cocktail, a roasted leg of lamb carving station, omelet station, pancake and French toast station, a selection of salads, a smoked salmon platter and plenty of dessert. 1819 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, (310) 360-7511, www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com.
Viviane at the Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills is serving a three-course prix-fixe menu that includes soft scrambled farm eggs; lemon ricotta pancakes; roasted leg of lamb; poached duck eggs and a chocoltae hazelnut torte. The menu is $56 per person. 9400 W. Olympic Blvd., Beverly Hills, (310) 407-7791, www.vivianerestaurant.com.
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