Holiday Guide: Easter Brunch and Dinner in Los Angeles

Crab Cake Benedict at Mastro's Ocean Club

Indulge in crab cake Benedict or Belgian waffles at Mastro’s Ocean Club.

Discover 40+ dining destinations to celebrate Easter brunch and dinner in Los Angeles.

Big Bunny’s Spring Fling
Mar. 30-Apr. 1. Rise and shine for this annual family-friendly shindig. Featured activities throughout the weekend include bunny nose and whisker face painting, two zoo keeper talks, a dance party and an Egg-ucation Station where little ones can learn about rabbit senses, communication and grooming habits. F-Su 10 a.m.-4 p.m. All activities included with Zoo admission: $21 GA; $18 seniors (ages 62+); $16 children ages 2-12. Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, 5333 Zoo Dr., L.A. lazoo.org

 

Del Frisco’s Grille
Mar. 30-Apr. 1. All Easter weekend long, savor a bone-in prime rib special served with housemade au jus and creamy horseradish. Signature brunch dishes like red velvet Belgian waffles and truffle-chive deviled eggs will also be on deck to indulge in. 55 S. Lake Ave., Suite 150, Pasadena. delfriscosgrille.com

 

A Basq Kitchen
Mar. 31-Apr. 1. Enjoy a Spanish twist on this year’s holiday brunch. Feast on Amatxi’s quiche (wild mushrooms, pancetta and spinach), roasted lambchetta (served with potatoes bravas and lemon mint curd) and Easter Sunday paella (ham simmered with bomba rice and saffron with dyed eggs). abasqkitchen.com

 

Horse Thief BBQ

Chow down on breakfast tacos filled with potatoes, egg, cheese and brisket at Horse Thief BBQ.

Horse Thief BBQ 
Mar. 31-Apr 1. Adjacent to L.A.’s historic Angel’s Flight—the world’s shortest railway—indulge on a Texas morning specialty: the breakfast taco. Homemade tortillas provide the base for this cult dish featuring potatoes, egg, cheese and Horse Thief’s own succulent brisket or bacon. Sa-Su 10 a.m.-noon. 324 S. Hill St., downtown, 213.625.0341. horsethiefbbq.com

 

1 Pico at Shutters on the Beach
Apr. 1. Take in views of the Pacific Ocean while nomming on a delectable holiday menu. Bruschetta topped with sheep’s milk ricotta and heirloom baby beets lead the charge, with entrees like harissa lamb chops and seared Maine scallops shining as entrees. End things on a sweet note with mascarpone cheesecake or cioccolato cremoso. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. $110. 1 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, 310.587.1717. shuttersonthebeach.com

 

Avec Nous
Apr. 1. Nestled in the Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills, experience a three-course brunch buffet featuring ice shrimp ceviche, herb roasted lamb rack, seared halibut, macarons and lemon tartlets. 9291 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, 310.278.3344. viceroyhotelsandresorts.com

 

Belcampo
Apr. 1. Ring in spring on the Westside with Belcampo’s special Easter menu featuring farm ham and eggs, a spring omelette, braised lamb Benedict and corned beef hash. 1026 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 424.744.800. belcampo.com

 

The Belvedere at The Peninsula Beverly Hills
Apr. 1. This decadent, not-to-be-missed feast courtesy of executive chef David Codney pulls out all the stops, complete with free-flowing Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $130 adults, $65 children. 9882 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.975.2736. beverlyhills.peninsula.com

 

THE Blvd
Apr. 1. Get in the holiday spirit with a sophisticated brunch menu alongside live jazz band, crackable chocolate eggs filled with Easter confections, plus handcrafted ducks created by executive pastry chef Chris Ford. Elevate your experience with a free-flowing champagne bar ($55) or seafood platter featuring two lobster tails, oysters, prawns, crab claws and a myriad of sauces ($85). THE Blvd, Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel, 9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.275.5200. fourseasons.com

 

BOURBON STEAK Los Angeles
Apr. 1. This Easter, say yes to a lavish, three-course feast featuring “Bacon and Eggs” with pork belly, quail egg and shakshuka; lobster eggs Benedict with poached eggs, Meyer lemon hollandaise and caviar; “Elvis” french toast and foie with peanut butter, banana and honey gastrique; and a signature 8 oz. filet mignon with scallion potato cake, 7-minute egg and mushroom chasseur. Cap off your dinner with ricotta donuts or an espresso coffee cake with white chocolate bourbon caramel. $65+. 237 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale, 818.839.4130. michaelmina.net

 

Brennan’s
Apr. 1. Find your flow on Sunday morning with a yoga class on Brennan’s patio. After you detox, it’s time to retox with a beverage of your choice (sangria, anyone?) and newly launched brunch offerings like an almond ricotta toast or breakfast pizza. Stick around for the adult Easter egg hunt where you can win swag, gift cards and more. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 4089 Lincoln Blvd., Marina Del Rey, 424.443.5119. brennansla.com

 

Cafe Pinot photo courtesy of Ghost Media Inc.

This Easter Sunday, try smoked trout deviled eggs at Café Pinot.

Café Pinot
Apr. 1. Head downtown for an al fresco dining experience from executive chef Viet Pham. The French-inspired à la carte menu features dishes like smoked trout deviled eggs, chorizo and squid, cheddar biscuits and gravy, and steak and eggs. 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 700 W. 5th St., downtown, 213.239.6500. patinagroup.com

 

Catch at Hotel Casa Del Mar
Apr. 1. Steps away from the beach, enjoy a prix-fixe menu of land and sea favorites. For entrees, choose from seared Chilean sea bass, lobster Benedict, tuna carpaccio and more, while your sweet tooth rejoices in a hazelnut feuilletine, chocolate cheesecake easter eggs or carrot cake. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $110. 1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica, 310.581.5533. hotelcasadelmar.com

 

CAST at Viceroy Santa Monica
Apr. 1. Enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne as you cheers to the spring season with friends and family. Roasted prime rib, cedar plank salmon, an omelette station, a pancake station and more delectable dishes will be available. 1819 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, 310.260.7500. viceroyhotelsandresorts.com

 

CIRCA 55 at The Beverly Hilton
Apr. 1. Take a spin around the globe without leaving L.A. at this internationally-inspired Easter brunch menu. Mouthwatering options include seafood paella, a carving station, expertly rolled sushi, a sprawling seafood bar, pastries and festival seasonal sweets. CIRCA 55, The Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.274.7777. beverlyhilton.com

 

Craft Los Angeles
Apr. 1. Head to Century City for a family-style prix-fixe brunch menu featuring assorted pastries, farmers’ market fruit, duck pastrami, Dungeness crab, babka pudding, rabbit pappardelle and much more. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $65. 10100 Constellation Blvd., L.A., 310.279.4180. craftlosangeles.com

 

Fuego
Apr. 1. Gather friends and family for a memorable Easter brunch on the water’s edge. Amidst its brunch offerings from executive chef Victor Juarez, expect live Latin jazz, an appearance by the Easter bunny, an Easter egg hunt, complimentary holiday face paintings and a petting zoo with bunnies, baby chicks and baby ducks. Reservations recommended. $80 adults; $29 children ages 12 and under; Free 5 and under. Prices exclude tax and gratuity. Fuego, Hotel Maya, 700 Queensway Dr., Long Beach, 562.435.7676. hotelmayalongbeach.com

 

Georgie at Montage Beverly Hills
Apr. 1. Spend Easter Sunday with loved ones as you dine on a decadent brunch buffet of market-inspired salads, dumplings, fresh oysters, housemade pasta and much more. Two complimentary egg hunts for kids will happen at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Brunch: 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. $128 adults, $45 children ages 4-12. 225 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, 310.860.7970. georgierestaurant.com

 

Gracias Madre
Apr. 1. Skip the meat while dining at this West Hollywood vegan hot spot. Alongside its Mexican-inspired brunch staples, discover Easter specials like cashew ricotta stuffed french toast, grilled asparagus and the La Aviacion cocktail with tequila blanco, violet, maraschino and lemon. Easter specials available until 3 p.m. 8905 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood. graciasmadreweho.com

 

Herringbone Santa Monica
Apr. 1. Toast to spring with endless rosé and bottomless mimosas while you nosh on special holiday bites like soft baked eggs, crab and bacon omelette or lobster quiche. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 1755 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, 310.971.4460. herringboneeats.com

 

Hotel Shangri-La
Apr. 1. Celebrate Easter with a family-friendly brunch in Santa Monica, complete with an Easter egg hunt and photos with the Easter bunny. A seafood bar, carving stations and decadent dessert display are among the dining highlights. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., egg hunt at 1 p.m. $89 adults, $45 children 12 and under. 1301 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica. Tickets

 

The Huntington
Apr. 1. Dine under The Huntington’s famed open-air dome while you sip on endless mimosas and order custom-made omelettes. Additional menu highlights include a seafood station and butcher’s block, plus sweet treats like donut holes, coconut macaroons and more. Seatings at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. $100 adults; $50 children ages 2-12; Free for children under 2. Admission for The Huntington not included. The Huntington, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. huntington.org

 

Le Petit Paris
Apr. 1. Hop into spring with a brunch buffet at DTLA’s authentic Parisian bistro. The buffet will offer a decadent selection of black truffle scrambled eggs, hazelnut crepes, roasted lamb and chocolate-centric desserts. For those 21 and over, pair your meal with bottomless mimosas ($15) or bloody marys ($18). 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Brunch: $69 adults, $35 children under 10. 418 S. Spring St., downtown, 213.217.4445. lepetitparisla.com

 

Love & Salt
Apr. 1. Located a stone’s throw away from the Manhattan Beach Pier, delight in a special serving of green eggs and lamb featuring grilled lamb loin, fried farm eggs and salsa verde with rye toast. The eatery’s full brunch will also be available. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 317 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach. loveandsaltla.com

 

Maple at Descanso Garden
Apr. 1. Retreat to this urban oasis for a refreshing and relaxing brunch in the Rose Pavilion. Rumor has it a certain special bunny will make an appearance during the day… 9 a.m.-2 p.m. See website for pricing, entrance to garden included with brunch. 1418 Descanso Dr., La Cañada Flintridge, 818.949.4200. descansogardens.org

 

Crab Cake Benedict at Mastro's Ocean Club

Indulge on crab cake Benedict or Belgian waffles at Mastro’s Ocean Club.

Mastro’s Ocean Club
Apr. 1. Dine on an elevated Easter brunch with the Pacific Ocean as your backdrop. Indulge in sophisticated cuisine like crab cake Benedict or fluffy Belgian waffles while you sip on a bubbly peach bellini or refreshing mojito. 18412 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu. mastrosrestaurants.com

 

Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles
Apr. 1. Enjoy an Easter brunch buffet in the heart of DTLA. Find made-to-order omelette stations, a chilled antipasti station, a carving station and other essential breakfast delights. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $69. 506 S. Grand Ave., downtown. millenniumhotels.com

 

Mr. C Beverly Hills
Apr. 1. Relax and unwind at this annual poolside brunch that serves up classic Cipriani cuisine and bottomless bellinis. Expect an omelette and waffle station, carving station with a variety of meat, crudo raw bar station, European cheese and charcuterie station, plus gelato for dessert. A candy-filled egg hunt, an appearance by the Easter bunny and live music by Mudbug Brass Band are also on deck for the day. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $105 adults; $45 children ages 4-12; Free children under 4. 1224 Beverwil Dr., L.A. mrcbeverlyhills.com

 

Ocean Prime Brunch and Dinner
Apr. 1. Tucked into the heart of Beverly Hills, savor an exclusive à la carte holiday menu at this modern American surf and turf destination. Special brunch offerings comprise of blackened salmon salad, crab and eggs, French toast, blood orange mimosas and more. Beginning at 3 p.m., guests can indulge on a 16 oz. cut of garlic and herb roasted prime ribeye roast served with au jus and horseradish-mustard sauce. Brunch from 11 a.m. 9595 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.859.4818. ocean-prime.com

 

The Pikey
Apr. 1. Satisfy your Easter cravings with brunch and dinner specials at The Pikey. For brunch, find dishes like crab cake eggs Benedict, old bay-marinated shrimp and grits and apricot-glazed baked ham—all served with a complimentary mimosa or bloody mary. Transitioning to the evening, dine on roast short ribs alongside a glass of house red or white wine. Brunch 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., dinner 3:30-8 p.m. 7617 W. Sunset Blvd., L.A., 323.850.5400. thepikeyla.com

 

The Polo Lounge at The Beverly Hills Hotel
Apr. 1. Sip on Easter punch while you relish a three-course prix-fixe menu at the “Pink Palace.” Menu highlights include tuna ceviche, slow-cooked lamb shoulder, enticing desserts and more. Little ones can partake in two egg hunts at 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Brunch 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $125 adults, $65 children 12 and under. The Polo Lounge at The Beverly Hills Hotel, 9641 Sunset Blvd., Beverly Hills. dorchestercollection.com

 

Public Kitchen & Bar
Apr. 1. Tucked right off of the buzzing Hollywood Walk of Fame, find a relaxing oasis perfect for celebrating the spring holiday. Choose from appetizers such as parsley aioli and pancetta deviled eggs and sea bass crudo; entrees like roasted cauliflower steak with pomegranate couscous and red snapper with Easter egg radishes; and a coconut custard tart and vegan chocolate mousse for dessert. Upgrade your experience with blood orange mimosas or white peach bellinis. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $69. 7000 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 323.466.7000. thehollywoodroosevelt.com

 

Ray's & Stark Bar photo courtesy of Ghost Media Inc.

Gather friends and family to savor delicious dishes like Ray’s Eggs Benedict.

Ray’s & Stark Bar
Apr. 1. Located steps away from LACMA’s iconic Urban Lights installation—celebrating its 10th anniversary in Los Angeles this year—enjoy special Easter à la carte items like Ray’s Eggs Benedict, an egg salad sandwich and pancakes with dark chocolate ganache and brown butter hollandaise. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A., 323.857.6180. patinagroup.com

 

Redbird
Apr. 1. Downtown’s cathedral-turned-event-venue presents an exclusive two-course brunch featuring specials for the whole family. First course selections include burrata salad, salmon pastrami or scotch egg, among others; main course selections include spring pea ravioli, rainbow trout, Basque baked eggs and more. $48 adults, $19 children 10 and under. 114 E. 2nd St., downtown. redbird.la

 

Saddle Peak Lodge
Apr. 1. Head to the picturesque Santa Monica Mountains for a luxurious three-course dinner from chef Adam Horton. Highlights include roasted apple salad, smoked salmon toast, roasted lamb and a special cappuccino cream (hazelnut fudge, vanilla whipped milk, espresso soil). $68 adults, $45 children 12 and under. 419 Cold Canyon Rd., Calabasas, 818.222.3888. saddlepeaklodge.com

 

Spago
Apr. 1. Blocks away from the world famous Rodeo Drive, indulge in a champagne cocktail and tincture bar while you savor a three-course brunch menu. Also on deck for the afternoon is a special appearance by the Easter bunny. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $145 adults, $65 children under 12. 176 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, 310.385.0880. wolfgangpuck.com

 

Tavern
Apr. 1. Helmed by chef de cuisine Amy Deaderick, relish items from Tavern’s popular à la carte brunch menu alongside Easter dinner specials like haricots verts and endive salad, grilled rack of lamb, Spanish fried chicken, local halibut and more. Brunch: 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., $10-$46. Dinner: 5-9:30 p.m., $10-$42. 11648 San Vicente Blvd., L.A., 310.806.6464. tavernla.com

 

Terranea Resort
Apr. 1. Swap city streets for gorgeous coastal bluffs as you choose from Terranea’s many Easter day offerings: The PV Ballroom plays host to a decadent brunch featuring brunch staples and stations galore, catalina kitchen dishes up California centric cuisine and mar’sel offers an elevated à la carte menu. Included with brunch, and also open to all resort guests, is the Easter Eggstravaganza for kids featuring a petting zoo, egg hunt, crafts and more. 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, 310.494.7891. terranea.com

 

Toscana
Apr. 1. The beloved Brentwood outpost is whipping up special dishes for the spring holiday. For lunch, indulge on Colorado lamb carpaccio with gorgonzola sauce, roasted lamb culotte and cheesecake with whipped cream and berry sauce. For dinner, try grilled lamb chops with caper, parsley, marjoram sauce and asparagus, capped off with a carrot cake for dessert. Lunch 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., dinner begins at 5 p.m. 11633 San Vicente Blvd., #100, Brentwood, 310.820.2448. toscanabrentwood.com

 

True Food Kitchen Santa Monica
Apr. 1. Sneak a peek at True Food Kitchen’s spring menu (launching April 11) on Easter Sunday. New featured items include a strawberry and rhubarb crisp, artichoke and pesto pizza, miso glazed eggplant and a smattering of refreshing cocktails. 395 Santa Monica Pier, Suite 172, Santa Monica. truefoodkitchen.com

Cafe Pinot and Ray’s & Stark Bar photos courtesy of Ghost Media Inc.

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