Big Bunny Spring Fling
April 3-5. Find EGGciting activities for the whole family including petting a bunny, face painting, crafts, photos with “Big Bunny” and children’s musical entertainment. All activities are free with paid Zoo admission (except “Big Bunny” photos, which are available for a nominal fee. Zoo admission is $19 for general admission (ages 13 to 61), $16 for seniors (ages 62+), and $14 for children (ages 2 to 12). No ticket is required for children under 2.
April 5. Sip free-flowing champagne while watching breathtaking seaside cliffs as you cruise Marina del Rey. Enjoy an Easter brunch in aquatic tradition full of delicious savory breakfast fare, holiday classics, chocolatey treats, live entertainment and the Easter Bunny. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. $68.95/$4137. children 4-12.
Westfield Century City
April 4. Celebrate the holiday with Westfield’s Easter Bash, complete with Easter egg hunt, family photos, petting zoo and story time by Giggles N’ Hugs. Noon-5 p.m. RSVP: CenturyCity@us.westfield.com.
Downtown Easter Fest
April 5. The 7th annual fest offers a festive afternoon of live music, multiple Easter egg hunts by age group, bounce houses, face painting, games, arts and crafts, the famous pie eating contest, snacks, drinks and much much more at downtown’s Grand Hope Park @ FIDM. $10/per family (up to seven people).
BRUNCH + DINNER
Culina, Modern Italian
The restaurant’s famed brunch buffet rises to new levels for the holiday. Indulge in an extensive array of offerings that include freshly prepared eggs made to-order from a selection of organic hen, duck, goose and quail eggs; carving board savories like honey glazed Easter ham, roasted prime rib and leg of lamb; a selection of Santa Monica Farmers Market produce in various market salads; shrimp and tequila ceviche; fried dim sum; fresh seafood including Alaskan crab claws, seared tuna and Cambridge house smoked salmon; and entrees like Muscovy duck leg confit and braised beef short ribs. A children’s buffet with everything from mini cheese burgers to tomato grilled cheese sandwiches will also be available. Sweet teeth can cap off their experience with Pastry Chef Federico’s “Chocolate and Candy’s Factory” featuring a spread of Easter chocolate eggs and candies, as well as Frede’s housemade gelato and donuts. $98/$49 children 5-12/free for children under 4.
The Langham Huntington, Pasadena
An Easter egg hunt, petting zoo and abundant dining options are just the start of Easter festivities at The Langham. Dine on an bountiful Easter brunch in the Huntington Ballroom (10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.) full of specials like smoked and fresh seafood; domestic and imported cheeses, artisanal meats, sushi; an assortment of salads, specialty entrees, carving stations, made-to-order omelets, a chocolate fountain, a variety of pastries, and free-flowing champagne, and more like live music. The Royce Wood-Fired Steakhouse offers a chef’s market brunch (11 a.m.-3 p.m.) complete with elaborate food displays; while you can hit The Terrace for a dim sum brunch (10 a.m.-2 p.m.). Easter egg hunt begins in the Horseshoe Garden at 10 a.m. and the Kid’s Train and Petting Zoo (including goats, chicken and bunnies) begins at 10:30 a.m.
Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village
Celebrate with a decadent brunch featuring homemade and seasonal dishes. Highlights include a carving station with garlic-rubbed rotisserie of lamb and salt-crusted salmon; brunch classics like cinnamon roll bread pudding and eggs Benedict; seafood and sushi presentations, East and West Coast oysters, caviar; and seasonal dishes like Sonoma duck breast and rainbow cauliflower; children’s station with Belgian waffles and chicken fingers; along with a dessert bar with flambé crepe station, house made tarts, fruit cobblers and more, including an Easter egg hunt and visit with the Easter Bunny. $119/$59 children 12 and under. Easter Egg Hunt is complimentary to all Hotel and Easter Brunch guests. Brunch guests are reminded to bring their own Easter Basket.
Celebrate seaside over a variety of dining options Easter egg hunt and more. Dining options start in the Palos Verdes Ballroom with an array of stations serving everything from eggs to cinnamon rolls and waffles, decadent desserts and more ($90/$45 children). At the resorts signature dining destination, mar’sel, dine on Easter brunch over stunning views and highlights like lemon and poppy seed pancakes with Meyer lemon curd, the sourdough fish melt with smoked trout and preserved lemon aioli and shrimp Benedict served on a house made muffin. At Catalina Kitchen dine on a brunch buffet with California kitchen omelet bar, antipasti bar, and sushi bar, chilled seafood display with shrimp, crab legs, smoked salmon and seasonal favorites; a carving station with salt crusted prime rib and rosemary a jus, and creamed horseradish, roasted buttermilk and herb stuffed veal breast with stewed spring mushrooms and more. Also find holidays specials at Nelson’s and bashi. The Easter Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt features an Easter wonderland filled with eggs and prizes for children to take home. Every diner purchasing brunch, as well as all resort guests, will have complimentary access to all Easter activities including the Egg Hunt. To end the festive day, hotel guests can order an Easter Bunny Tuck-In for their children to be left with sweet dreams of chocolate eggs and marshmallow peeps.
THE Blvd at the Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel
Feast in luxury on traditional brunch favorites and Easter lunch specials such as baby potato and smoked salmon terrine, chilled spring pea veloute, grilled chicken Waldorf salad, country ham and green asparagus quiche, morel risotto and braised spring lamb shank. THE Blvd’s decadent dessert buffet with sweet treats including milk chocolate Easter bunnies, hot cross buns, a chocolate fountain display with dipping items, passion fruit crème brulee, strawberry shortcake and cappuccino éclair. 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fig & Olive Melrose Place
Celebrate the holiday by dining on a French Riviera-inspired three-course prix-fixe menu full of exclusive dishes like rivera salmon with grilled asparagus, braised fennel, pea purée, and Coratina Olive Oil; panna cotta a l’orange with cookie crumble; and signatures like French omelet and crab cake benedict. $40. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air
Head to Hotel Bel-Air to indulge in a three-course prix-fixe brunch that includes specialties like English pea soup with confit bacon, melted ramps and Meyer lemon; soft French-style omelet with wild mushrooms, gruyère, confit bacon, cipollini onions and fingerling potatoes; and The H.B.A “Benedict” with poached organic eggs, white cheddar biscuit and maple hollandaise. For the little ones, there will be an Easter egg hunt on the front lawn. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Beverly Hills dining destination offers holiday specials like blueberry French toast; braised short rib with marble potatoes, caramelized onions, roasted peppers and poached eggs; jumbo lump crab cakes and poached eggs; blackened salmon and more.
Enjoy an Easter brunch blocks from the shore in Manhattan beach, featuring an endless array of brunch favorites with extravagant pancake, scramble, and omelet stations and an Easter egg hunt and feature a kid’s craft table. $50/$25 children 10 and under. shadehotel.com
Mr. C Beverly Hills
Relax in true Venetian style at The Restaurant at Mr. C or on the hotel’s yacht-inspired pool deck, surrounded by olive trees and shaded under slate grey umbrellas, as you indulge in a brunch buffet featuring classic Cipriani pastas, hand-sliced Prosciutto di Parma, a carving station with slow-roasted leg of lamb and chicken, seared tuna scottato, fresh crudo, made-to-order waffles, pancakes, omelets, and frittatas, a European cheese selection paired with artisanal breads, and more, including a custom Bellini and Bloody Mary bar featuring freshly squeezed peach, orange, and strawberry juices and all the accoutrements, live music and an Easter egg hunt. $98/$45 children ages 4-12.
Dine on a decadent brunch and dinner menus that features Petrossian’s signature Egg Royale (soft scrambled egg and vodka whipped cream, topped with Petrossian caviar) served in a dyed egg shell.
Bourbon Steak Los Angeles
Head to the Americana at Brand for a festive three-course brunch complete with a Bloody Mary cart. Highlights of the menu include house made Merguez sausage with hummus, pine nuts, eggplant, harissa feta, and fried chickpeas; fried chicken and doughnuts; smoked salmon Benedict; deep-fried Monte Cristo and more. $59/pp.
Indulge in an Easter feast at L’Ermitage Beverly Hills. Holiday specials include Spring vegetable soup with orzo; Belgian endive, arugula and radicchio salad with walnuts, gorgonzola and red wine vinaigrette; seared sea scallops with yellow pepper puree; Dover sole meuniére with parsley new potatoes and asparagus.
Suzanne Goin & Caroline Styne’s Brentwood restaurant serves a special three-course dinner for the holiday. Dine on highlights like spring vegetable salad with fennel, asparagus, pistachios, ricotta salata and charmoula; lamb noisette with smashed carrots, morels, english peas and raita; grilled trout with speck, scalloped potatoes, red dandelion and salbixtada; and more. For those wanting to dine early the restaurant will also be serving brunch from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Dinner starts at 5 p.m. $45/pp.
Celebrate the holiday over brunch just a few blocks from the sea. Chef Tony DiSalvo serves up a spread that includes a carving station with herb-roasted leg of lamb and maple-glazed pork rack; omelet station; traditional breakfast dishes like eggs Benedict, buttermilk fried chicken and waffles and more. $70/$30 children.
Celebrate downtown over a three-course menu full of holiday specials like potato and quail egg soup; warm poached duck egg with asparagus, frisee, shaved speck, blood orange and toasted baguette; smoked sturgeon with soft scrambled and chorizo; braised rabbit leg with potato gnocchi and carrot brûlée; and more. $55/$19 children under 10. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Dine in style at the Beverly Hilton on an Easter menu that includes a traditional holiday brunch buffet with a sushi and seafood bar, salads, anti pasti, breakfast, carving station, entrées, pastas, soups, fruit/cheeses, desserts and more. $79/$29 children. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Kendall’s Brasserie and Bar
Dine on a three-course holiday menu featuring highlights like 5 Mantuka Bay scallops; omlette Basquaise with tomato confit; Croque Monsieur with tavern ham, gruyere cheese, béchamel, petite salad and pommes frites. $42/$19 children under 10. 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Ray’s & Stark Bar
Enjoy Easter a la carte specials like “Toad in a Hole” with pain de mie, poached egg, prosciutto, gruyére cheese and truffle glaze; Monte Cristo with bread pudding, ham and emmental cheese; French toast; bangers and mash and more. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
April 4-5. Enjoy a Easter buffet full of brunch offerings like red quinoa salad; fried chicken and buttermilk waffles; soft scrambled eggs with creme fraiche and chives; assorted cup “cakes” and more. $57 members/$66 non-members; $24 member children under 10/$28 non-member children under 10. Seatings at 10 a.m. and noon.
Esterel at Sofitel Los Angeles
Pair your bunch with tunes at Esterel’s Easter Jazz brunch. The four-course prix-fixe menu offers highlights like wild caught salmon with smoked goat cheese, grass-fed short rib and hash, Maine lobster Benedict, mushroom Benedict and more. Miles Davis Jazz Quartet performs during the brunch. $75/pp.
The Hungry Cat Santa Monica Canyon
Chefs David Lentz and Kris Longley have planned an Easter dinner with a coastal view at the Santa Monica location of The Hungry Cat. Dine on specials like spring asparagus salad with pancetta, chopped egg, mustard vinaigrette; squash blossoms with Dungeness crab and green romesco; or endive, avocado, tangelo, green olive with cumin vinaigrette. With the recent installation of their new wood burning grill and rotisserie, expect smoky, succulent flavors in the family style platters of rotisserie lamb with black olive salsa verde or stuffed lake trout with fennel and brown butter. Sides of potatoes au gratin, spring English pea puree and roasted carrot and farro salad, harissa and french feta are included to share. $48/pp.
Head to Hermosa Beach to dine on innovative Easter fare like roasted duck Margaret with shaved asparagus and pan de mid; smoked salmon hash with truffled egg; crispy pork belly with besciamella, fried egg and Cuban waffle; and festive cocktails. The restaurant also offers a brunch buffet ($25) on the roof that offers assorted pastries and jams, omelet station, smoked salmon and ham, and House Bloody Mary Bar ($15) with a selection of infused vodkas and accoutrements such as beef jerky, fried olives, and pickled quail eggs. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saddle Peak Lodge
Celebrate the holiday in the foothills of the Santa Monica mountains on a three-course menu that includes dishes like seared ahi tuna salad with sesame vinaigrette; leg of lamb sandwich with brie, focaccia, caramelized onions and sweet potato fries; pan-roasted Mediterranean sea bass with cauliflower, grapes, Brussels sprouts and hazelnuts; chocolate coffee pot de creme and more. $55 adults/$35 children 12 and under.
Dia de Campo
Baja surf lodge-inspired eatery in Hermosa Beach serves up reimagined Mexican specialties for the holiday like ancho-braised lamb shoulder; bacon-wrapped stuffed jalapeño; uni and green apple avocado toast; bean and cheese pupusa with yellow mole and more. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Dine on Tanzy’s decadent Sunday brunch menu along with Easter specials like spinach and smoked ham tart with frisee salad and bacon vinaigrette; butter-poached lobster Benedict with baby artichokes and morel mushrooms; carrot cake whoopee pie; and Easter bunny cookies to take home.
The modern Italian tavern with a focus on “la cucina Piemontese” offers holiday specials like baked organic eggs with prosciutto cotto, bacon, smoked mozzarella, potato, tomato hollandaise; house-cured gravlax with horseradish crème fraiche, capers, potato rösti, poached eggs; pecan sticky buns sour cream glaze, mascarpone gelato; and libations like passion fruit or lychee mimosas. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Hit the West Hollywood dining destination for bottomless mimosas and an all-day brunch buffet featuring selections like sweet ginger and heirloom carrot soup; airline chicken breast; seared salmon filet; mushroom ravioli; roast beef and maple-glazed ham carving station; and more. $49 adults/$20 children 12 and under; $9.99 bottomless mimosas. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
In addition to Cecconi’s a la carte brunch menu, the restaurant will be offering spring-inspired Easter specials like stuffed zucchini blossoms, poached eggs with white asparagus and truffles, and wood-fired pizza with green asparagus and stracchino. Diners gathering for brunch or dinner can enjoy pappardelle with lamb ragu and artichokes.
Celebrate over specials from Chef Andy Lee like creamy burrata salad with peeled almonds, pea tendrils and house-cured duck prociutto; red wine and tomato braised short ribs; fried chicken sandwich and more. 5-10 p.m.
Blue Plate Oysterette
Reserving your Sunday morning for sleeping, rather than brunching? Chef Paolo Bendez’u will be showcasing his culinary versatility with a Porchetta dinner special at Blue Plate Oysterette, complete with a Spring farmers market vegetable au gratin and lemon citronette.
Celebrate the holiday over Easter brunch and dinner. Brunch fare includes hot cross buns and maple glazed ham with pineapple, eggs and chips; crumpets with honeycomb and clotted cream; curry on toast with a fried duck egg; brioche French toast with seasonal fruit; while dinner offers maple-glazed baked ham and roasted lamb shoulder served with Chef Ralph Johnson’s signature roasted duck fat potatoes, market vegetables, stuffing and Yorkshire pudding. Brunch 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., dinner 3:30 p.m.-8 p.m.
Put an Indian spin on Easter brunch with a three-course menu from the Beverly Blvd. hot spot. Begin with Singara, Punjabi style vegetable parcels in crispy pastry or the crisp cardamom salad with tomato, cucumber, baby cauliflower, chickpeas, bell pepper, Indian cheese, olives and a light vinaigrette. Next, spice it up with three entrée options to choose from like the Machily tikka masala, a tender fish filet cooked in creamy tomato sauce, Murgh Vindaloo, a dish of chicken breast and potato cooked with tomato vinegar and chile sauce and more. Lunch 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., dinner 5-10:30 p.m.
Brunch in Burbank over Easter specials like deviled eggs topped with pickled shallots, lobster and chanterelle mushroom stuffed popovers, braised brisket hash, tamale hash and more. 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
Celebrate over special brunch fare like Korean fried chicken with short grain rice, fried egg, kimchee cucumbers; Belgian waffles topped with fresh berries; and cocktails like the Easy Lover with Dolin Blanc, bitters and seltzer alone with Bloody Marys and mimosas. Brunch 10 a.m.-2 p.m, 4 p.m.-midnight.
Brunch seaside on deviled eggs; fried chicken and waffles; grilled asparagus with panko crusted egg, blood orange and hollandaise; and more. 11 a.m.-2 a.m.
Solita Tacos & Margaritas Valencia
Take a scenic drive to the Santa Clarita Valley to brunch on house favorites like chilaquiles y huevos, with crispy corn tortilla chips smothered in scrambled eggs, red and green salsas, onions, a mixture of cheeses, crema and fresh pico de gallo; huevos rancheros, rainbow mimosas and more. 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Dine on the Manhattan Beach restaurant’s full brunch menu in addition to bottomless mimosas (orange, guava, peach and watermelon) from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.