Where To Find Your Eggs And Other Delicious Bites For Easter Brunch
While some of you my be busy stuffing your face with Easter candy at home, for those looking to dig into an Easter brunch, we tracked down some of the best in town. From bottomless cocktails and expansive buffets, to an egg hunt for all ages and a petting zoo, here are our some of our favorite Easter brunch options for you to enjoy.
Beef barbacoa hash with poached eggs (Photo courtesy of Sausal)
BOTTOMLESS BRUNCH COCKTAILS AND BARBACOA HASH AT SAUSAL
Head to El Segundo's new delicious destination for a "Nuevo Rancho" take on Easter brunch. Grab a seat on the breezy patio or in the dining room to sip bottomless micheladas and mimosas ($16) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hit up their brunch menu for smokey bites from the wood-fired grill like their beef barbacoa hash with poached eggs, roasted poblano chili omelet, and huevos rancheros. We also strongly recommend ordering from the all-day menu to try their killer potato rajas tacos and pork chili verde with sweet corn elote.
Sausal is located at 219 Main Street, El Segundo, (310) 322-2721 for reservations.
AN EPIC BLOODY MARY BAR AND 'HIPSTER EASTER BUNNY' AT TANZY
Uber over to Westwood to indulge in Tanzy's epic-sounding Ultimate Bloody Mary Bar for the holiday. Choose from their classic from-scratch recipe, pescatarian style (clam juice) or carnivore style (beef stock), and then go to town with garnishes that range from the usual pickles, fresh herbs and hot sauce, to towering toppings like crisp smoked bacon, cured meats, shrimp and cheese. You can also choose from Amsterdam Vodka, Evan Williams Bourbon or Camarena 100% de Agave Tequila for $12 or up your game with Grey Goose or Corzo Reposado Tequila for $14. You can also chow down on brunch specials like "bacon & eggs" ravioli, brioche french toast, crispy chicken and sourdough waffles, and corned beef hash. And there will also be a visit from the "hipster Easter bunny." While we're not entirely sure what that means, we're sure that it will be fun after hitting up the Bloody Mary bar. And then you can head next door and catch a lazy Sunday movie at iPic while reclining in cozy chairs and sipping their newly launched series of wines. Brunch is available from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Tanzy is located at 10840 Wilshire Blvd. in Westwood, (310) 307-7004 for reservations.
Get your Easter brunch on at Le Jardin at Estérel (Photo by Danny Jensen/LAist)
RAW BAR, CARVING STATIONS AND PATIO LOUNGING AT ESTEREL
Head to the Sofitel hotel where Estérel will be offering an extensive Easter buffet and bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys. The buffet features a well-stocked raw bar, a smoked salmon and charcuterie spread, tons of farm fresh salads, along with flatbreads, quiches and other tasty sides. Just be sure to save room on your plate—or go back for seconds—for the carving station with porchetta, chicken or branzino, the crepe station, or the excellent sounding risotto station. There will also be a dessert station and an edible garden. A la carte additions will be available table-side. Grab a seat on the beautiful, flower-adorned patio or head to the dining room to feast.
The brunch buffet is available from 11:30 a.m. to to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday and is $95 for adults, including bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys, $30 for children 12 and under, and free for kids 5 and under.
Esterel at the Sofitel is located at 8555 Beverly Blvd., Beverly Grove, (310) 358-3979 for reservations.
FRENCH TOAST AND ROAST LEG OF LAMB STATIONS AT CAST RESTAURANT
Cast Restaurant at Viceroy in Santa Monica offers an extensive brunch buffet with cocktails at a solid price. Hit up the carving station with herb roasted leg of lamb and maple glazed pork loin, order up a custom omelet, or go for the pancake and french toast station (or go for all of them). There will also be lots of salads, classic brunch dishes, shareable platters and desserts. The buffet is $65 for adults and includes either an Easter Egg Martini or the London Bunny cocktail. Kids 10 and under eat for $30, and it's free for those 5 and under.
Cast Restaurant at Viceroy is located at 1819 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, (310) 360-7511 for reservations.
The patio of The Front Yard (Photo courtesy of The Front Yard)
FARM-FRESH FARE AT THE FRONT YARD
Head to The Front Yard at the recently revamped The Garland in North Hollywood for a festive, sustainably-sourced Easter buffet. Starting at $44 for adults and $19 for kids, the brunch includes highlights like pasture-raised heritage ham that's been smoked and brined with buttermilk biscuits and finished off with maple whole grain mustard glaze. Or you could go for the shrimp and grits, prime rib with pretzel rolls, or the Sunset Ranch eggs Benedict. Brunch is available from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.
The Front Yard is located at The Garland hotel, 4222 Vineland Avenue, Studio City, (818) 255-7290 for reservations.
EASTER PUNCH AT OX & SON
This modern American joint in Santa Monica will help you start your Easter Sunday right with the Berry Spring Punch, which serves four to six people and includes Opera Prima sparkling wine, Lillet Blanc, ginger ale, homemade Oleo and floating strawberries. Their brunch special will be lamb hash and eggs with carrot top chimichurri, while their Easter dinner special is a roasted rack of lamb with a mustard mint crust and a pea and carrot risotto.
Ox & Son is located at 1534 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, (310) 829-3990 for reservations.
AN EASTER STAYCATION
If you feel like going on an Easter holiday, you can head to Rancho Palos Verdes' Terranea Resort. They're hosting an Eggstravaganza Easter Egg Hunt that includes carnival games, arts and crafts and a petting zoo. You can snag their Ballroom Brunch for $95 if you're an adult ($47 for children 4-10). It includes pastries, an omelet station, pasta, risotto, charcuterie, a salad bar, their Asian kitchen buffet and desserts. There are specific seating times beginning at 9:30 a.m. and ending at 2 p.m. There is also a four-course brunch available at Mar'sel featuring options like a smoked fish platter, Vermont maple syrup creme brûlée French toast, a Spanish chorizo omelet and a burrata burger. Plus, bottomless mimosas! The Mar'sel brunch is $85. Or, the brunch at Catalina Kitchen will offer a wide spread of omelets, antipasto, sushi, seafood, meats, salad, fruit, candy and dessert with an ocean view at $80 for adults and $35 for children ages 5-12. You could also book an Easter Weekend package here.—Juliet Bennett Rylah
Terranea Resort is located at 100 Terranea Way in Rancho Palos Verdes, 310-494-7891
Fig & Olive (Photo via Fig & Olive)
PRIX FIXE AT FIG & OLIVE
West Hollywood's Fig & Olive on Melrose Place will be offering a three-course prix-fixe brunch for $40/person from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Guests will receive a selection of breads and pastries, followed by their choice of appetizer, entree and dessert. Appetizer selections include provencal carrot and thyme soup, Caesar salad, crab salad, truffle mushroom croquette and vegetarian quiche. Entrees include steak & eggs, a seared salmon with asparagus, grilled thyme chicken paillard, rosemary lamb or a French omelet with goat cheese, asparagus, scallion and chive. For dessert, choose between Clementine Vacherin, made with blood orange coulis, clementine sorbet, white chocolate mousse and meringue, or the Chocolate Pot de Creme with crunchy praline financiers and vanilla cream.—Juliet Bennett Rylah
Fig & Olive Melrose Place is located at 8490 Melrose Place in West Hollywood, 310-360-9100.
FILET MIGNON CARVING STATION AT THE INTERCONTINENTAL
If you're looking for a decadent brunch, the Intercontinental hotel in Century City will be doing an expansive Easter brunch buffet. This includes a custom omelet station, a short rib and filet mignon carving station, a seafood bar, meats, cheeses, and a variety of the restaurant's usual breakfast and lunch offerings. There will also be a buffet especially for children with dessert and fresh lemonade. Brunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and costs $79 for adults (that includes champagne) and $35 for children.—Juliet Bennett Rylah
The InterContinental is located at 2151 Avenue of the Stars in Century City, 310-284-6536 for reservations.
EASTER BUFFET AND EGG HUNT AT CLIFTON'S
Clifton's will be offering egg hunts and a special Easter buffet that includes apps, deviled eggs, salads, honey-glazed ham, Scottish salmon in a puff pastry, carved prime rib, sides and desserts. There will also be a flaky Easter pie stuffed with smoked ham, ricotta, parmesan and mozzarella. Prices are $38 for adults and $24 for kids.—Juliet Bennett Rylah
Mr. C's Easter spread (Photo via Mr. C)
VENETIAN-STYLE BUFFET AT MR. C
The Mr. C hotel in Beverly Hills is offering an Easter brunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Restaurant at Mr. C. This is a Venetian-style smorgasbord complete with live music by the Mudbug Brass Band, and a egg hunt and visit from the Easter Bunny for the kids. Buffet options will include classic pastas, hand-sliced Prosciutto di Parma, custom waffles and pancakes, custom omelets and frittatas, seafood and a carving station with lamb, chicken, salmon, cheese and veggies. Indoor and outside seating is available. Brunch is $105 for adults (you can add bottomless Bellinis for $30) and $49 for children ages 4-12.—Juliet Bennett Rylah
Mr. C Beverly Hills is located at 1224 Beverwil Drive in Beverly Hills, 310-226-6245 for reservations.
Get your seafood fix at Baltaire (Photo via Baltaire)
MOBILE BLOODY MARY CART AT BALTAIRE
Brentwood steakhouse Baltaire will feature an Easter brunch from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. that includes pastries, an iced shellfish station, English pea soup, French toast with berry compote, eggs Benedict, sides and desserts. Their carving station will feature prime rib, glazed ham and lamb, plus cheese and charcuterie. There will also be a Bloody Mary cart maneuvering around the space, as well as a complete craft cocktail list. Brunch is $75 for adults and $45 for children. Make reservations online here.—Juliet Bennett Rylah
Baltaire is located at 11647 San Vicente Blvd in Brentwood, 424-273-1660