For those looking to forgo home cooking this Easter, here are 20+ egg-cellent Orange County restaurants offering on-site dining and takeout feasts.
Billy’s at the Beach | Indoor/Outdoor Dining
April 3-4. For all of the brunch connoisseurs out there, Billy’s at the Beach is offering a festive weekend brunch where guests can join in on the holiday festivities the aloha way with speciality entrees, cocktails and waterfront views. Guests can enjoy Billy’s classic menu or opt for an Easter special such as macadamia-crusted halibut, filet mignon and eggs ($28), or applewood-smoked ham. To add to the festivities, celebrate with bottomless mimosas for $20 per person. Reservations recommended and can be made by calling or visiting the website. 2751 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, 949.722.1100.
The Capital Grille | Indoor/Outdoor Dining, Takeout
Preorder by April 2-3 | Dine-in April 4. The Capital Grille at South Coast Plaza is offering a three-course options for take-home family-style Easter dinner and for indoor or outdoor Sunday brunch on site. For the brunchgoers, the restaurant is serving special Easter selections, as well as its a la carte menu all day, such as mixed fresh berries and yogurt, New England-style clam chowder, field greens salad, sautéed jumbo shrimp and grits, lobster frittata, wagyu strip steak with eggs, pan-seared sea bass, flourless chocolate espresso and more. For the takeout dinner (serves 4-6), these are ready to warm and serve at home, and includes a whole rack of bone-in filet, field greens salad, grilled asparagus, mashed potatoes and a flourless chocolate espresso cake. There’s also three add-ons available. Brunch: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $55 adults, $16 children. Takeout: Preorder 24 hours in advance here for pickup on April 3 (noon-5 p.m.) or April 4 (10 a.m.-noon). $155 for two, $275 for four. 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.432.1140.
The Deck on Laguna Beach | Indoor/Outdoor Dining
April 4. Enhance your Easter Sunday with dine-in buffet brunch featuring views of the ocean at The Deck. Look forward to a made-to-order omelette bar, carving station, hot station and cold station, and a dessert bar—all filled with extensive options. As for drinks, dive into bottomless mimosas or two trips to a bloody mary bar for an additional $19 per person. Oh, and the best part is that this brunch is available until 5:30 p.m.! 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. $60 adults, $20 children, free for kids 6 and under. 627 Sleepy Hollow Lane, Laguna Beach, 949.494.6700.
Driftwood Kitchen | Indoor/Outdoor Dining
April 4. Acclaimed chef Rainer Schwarz is celebrating the holiday with a seaside prix-fixe brunch. Enjoy breakfast breads and pastries for the table, along with a choice of entree (eggs Benedict, omelette, rack of lamb or roasted Atlantic salmon filet). Desserts will be presented to the table and a separate kids menu will be available. There will also be a full bar with signature cocktails and a selection of wines by the glass and bottle. Reservations recommended and can be made here or by calling. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $69 adults, $20 children, free for kids 6 and under. 619 Sleepy Hollow Lane, Laguna Beach, 949.715.7700.
Eddie V’s | Indoor Dining, Takeout
Preorder for April 2-3 | Dine-in April 4. Elevate your Easter with Eddie V’s prix-fixe brunch or four-course family-style take-home dinner. The dinner features shrimp cocktail, a choice of herb-roasted tenderloin (pictured) or Chilean sea bass, grilled asparagus, three-cheese au gratin potatoes and bananas foster butter cake. Each dinner will be chilled and ready to reheat at home. Additionally, the restaurant is offering a prix-fixe brunch menu for on-site dining of elevated favorites such as lobster quiche Florentine, king crab omelet with three-citrus hollandaise and crispy chicken white cheddar jalapeño biscuit. Brunch: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $49 adults, $15 children. Pickup available April 2-3 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $150 for two people, $250 for four to six. 1370 Bison Ave., Newport Beach, 949.720.9925.
Fable & Spirit | Indoor/Outdoor Dining
April 4. Executive chef David Shofner sets the tone this Easter Sunday with an elevated take on classic brunch favorites. Standout offerings include wood-fired shakshuka featuring baked eggs, poblano, moroccan spiced tomato, creme fraiche and queso fresco, served with naan; and house-smoked salmon on toasted pumpernickel, with everything bagel spice, citrus-infused red onion, dill crème fraiche, hardboiled egg, and crispy capers. Reservations recommended and can be made via Resy. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 3441 Via Lido, Suite A, Newport Beach, 949.409.9913.
Fork & Knife | Takeout
Preorder by March 31. To ensure that your Easter brunch or dinner is memorable, chef Jonathan Blackford presents a few special platters and smaller plates to help you celebrate Easter at home. Create your perfect meal with options ranging from cheese and charcuterie platters and a cold-poached salmon platter, to cook-at-home rib roast and Duroc pork rack. Full Easter menu and order form can be found online—simply fill out form and place your order (can be dropped off or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than 3:30 p.m. on March 31 for pickup on April 3. 401 E. 17th St., Suite A-2, Costa Mesa, 949.877.0330.
Georgia’s Restaurant | Indoor/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Delivery
April 4. Craving soul food this Easter Sunday? Georgia’s will be offering its entire menu of authentic soul food for brunch and dinner. Enjoy popular plates such as signature herb-seasoned, cornmeal-crusted buttermilk fried chicken; hand-tossed, pan-fried smothered pork chops; farm-raised, creole seasoned, cornmeal-crusted fried catfish; half rack of slow-roasted St. Louis barbecue ribs; and grilled-to-order 1855 Black Angus choice tri-tip. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Anaheim Packing House, 440 S. Anaheim Blvd., Suite 209A, Anaheim, 714.906.1900; Long Beach Exchange, 4101 McGowen St., Suite 155, Long Beach, 562.420.5637.
Haven Craft Kitchen + Bar | Indoor/Outdoor Dining, Takeout
April 3-4. Treat your family to a festive brunch at Haven Craft Kitchen + Bar in Old Towne Orange. Available Saturday and Sunday, chef Craig Brady’s brunch features menu highlights such as the popular duck confit chilaquiles, avocado toast and homemade doughnuts. We recommended pairing your meal with bottomless mimosas with fresh orange juice or housemade bloody marys. Call to make reservations or to place takeout orders. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 190 S. Glassell St., Orange, 714.221.0680.
Hendrix Restaurant & Bar | Indoor/Outdoor Dining
April 4. This neighborhood favorite in Laguna Niguel welcomes diners to experience its Easter Sunday brunch. Expect attended stations featuring salads, seafood, hot brunch specialties, carved-to-order rotisserie meats, made-to-order omelettes, kids offerings and a dessert bar. There’s also bottomless mimosas available for an additional $15 per adult. Reservations recommended and can be made on the website. 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $65 adults, $19 children, free for kids 6 and under. 32431 Golden Lantern. Laguna Niguel, 949.248.1912.
Inn at The Mission San Juan Capistrano | Outdoor Dining
April 4. Located in the heart of historic downtown San Juan Capistrano, this newly opened resort invites locals and visitors alike to dine at its signature Ysidora Restaurant and Lounge for a prix-fixe Easter brunch. Curated by executive chef Aaron Obregon, this menu features dishes such as a house-cured beet salmon salad, beef carpaccio toast, Baja crab quiche Lorraine, duck carnitas huevos rotos, Licor 43 butterscotch bread pudding, apple cinnamon churros and more. Add bottomless Ana Cava mimosa for $20 per person, or even upgrade the whole experience to include a bottle of Veuve Clicquot for $115 per person. Reservation can be made on OpenTable. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $85 per person. 31692 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, 949.503.5720.
Knife Pleat | Indoor/Outdoor Dining, Takeout
April 4. Elevate your Easter Sunday with Michelin-starred chef Tony Esnault’s luxe three-course holiday brunch for on-site dining with a takeout version. The meal begins with options such as butter-poached lobster soup and radish carpaccio. For the main course, select from a farmers market vegetable cocotte, Ora king salmon, or grass-fed Te Mana lamb loin. The meal will end with pastry chef Germain Biotteau’s Easter egg dessert that contains coconut mousse, dacquoise, passion fruit and mango confit. Optional caviar course, wine, signature cocktails and other beverages will be available as add-ons. For on-site dining reservations, call or visit OpenTable. Dine-in: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (last seating at 2:45 p.m.) $75 adults, $29 children. Takeout: Preorder on the website. $65 adults, $28 children. South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.266.3388.
Las Brisas | Outdoor Dining
April 4. The iconic cliffside restaurant with views of the Laguna Beach coastline will offer a three-course dine-in-only Easter brunch on its patio and extended outdoor dining area. Menu options include smoked salmon tostada, crab scramble, steak and lobster enchiladas, huevos rancheros, lamb chops, tres leches cake and more. There will also be a menu for kids available. To make reservations, call or visit the website. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. $72 adults, $25 children 12 and under. 361 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, 949.497.5434.
Morton’s the Steakhouse | Indoor/Outdoor Dining, Takeout
Preorder by April 3 | Dine-in April 2-4. For Easter weekend, Morton’s offers limited indoor and outdoor seating, serving its classic menu of prime steaks, seafood, appetizers and sides to share. A la carte specials for the day include Morton’s slow-roasted prime rib, maple-glazed baby carrots and cherry-swirl cheesecake. An option to enjoy at home is Morton’s three-course to-go package for four. Start with a spring salad, jumbo shrimp cocktail or mini jumbo lump crab cakes. A Kurobuta Berkshire Hog ham with apricot bourbon glaze is the entree while dessert is cherry-swirl cheesecake with spiced cherry compote. For reservations, call or visit OpenTable. Dine-in: Noon-8 p.m. Preorder takeout by 3 p.m. on April 3 here with pickup times on April 3 (3-5 p.m.) and April 4 (11 a.m.-3 p.m.). $159 for four people. South Coast Plaza Village, 1641 W. Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana, 714.444.4834.
Old Brea Chop House | Indoor/Outdoor Dining, Takeout
Preorder by April 1 | Dine-in April 4. Whether you’re comfortable dining out or staying in, Old Brea Chop House is offering Easter options for both types of dining experiences. The on-site menu will feature its traditional Sunday brunch menu, which stars steakhouse-inspired dishes like surf & turf Benedict (pictured), lemon ricotta fritters and beet-cured salmon hash. Dinner will be served all day long and include three specialty entrees: sea scallops, prime rib and dover sole. For those who prefer to enjoy Easter at home, the restaurant is offering takeaway feasts with options for two or four to six people. Choose between lamb chateaubriand, beef Wellington or Scottish salmon alongside salad and two sides. Reservations required and can be made on Resy. Dine-in: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Preorder the takeaway feasts by April 1 on the website. 180 S. Brea Blvd., Brea, 714.592.3122.
Outpost Kitchen | Indoor/Outdoor Dining
April 4. The Aussie-cool restaurant-patio with a modern, industrial vibe and known for its organic-sustainable philosophy, will serve a three-course Easter Champagne brunch with two seatings. For reservations, call or email email@example.com. Seatings: 10:30 a.m.-noon and 12:30-2:30 p.m. $49.50 per person. South Coast Plaza, 3420 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.852.3044.
Seasons 52 | Indoor/Outdoor Dining, Takeout
Preorder by April 2 | Dine-in April 4. Dine in for Easter brunch or order takeout dinner from Seasons 52 at South Coast Plaza. The brunch menu offers selections such as crab and cheddar quiche, upright French toast, and wood-grilled shrimp and grits. For Easter dinner at home, the three-course to-go box includes a choice of glazed spiral ham, whole side of cedar plank roasted salmon or wood-grilled beef tenderloin, along with salad, roasted green beans, choice of an additional side and mini indulgence desserts. Each dinner serves either two people or a party of four to six, and will be chilled and ready to warm at home. Visit the website to make a reservation between 10 a.m.-2 p.m. or to place an order for pickup on April 2 or 3 (preorder at least one day in advance of desired pickup date). 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.437.5252.
Sol Mexican Cocina | Indoor/Outdoor Dining, Takeout
April 3-4. Newport Beach’s Baja-inspired restaurant presents a weekend brunch for those seeking to spend time with friends and family for Easter—whether at home or at Sol for limited indoor and outdoor patio dining. Brunch highlights include crab and shrimp benedicto; chorizo and potato scramble; souffle carlotta; and Sol’s bloody mary. Call to make reservations. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 251 Pacific Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, 949.675.9800.
Solita | Takeout, Delivery
April 3-4. Celebrate Easter at home with Solita’s popular weekend brunch that’s available for takeaway or delivery. Guests can order menu items such as the brunch potato nachos (pictured), huevos rancheros, berry cinnamon bread pudding and rainbow mimosa. Sa-Su 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 7631 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach, 714.894.2792.
Vaca | Indoor/Outdoor Dining, Takeout
Preorder by March 31 | Dine-in April 4. Chef Amar Santana’s popular menu of tapas, fine steaks and paellas will be featured for Easter lunch along with a la carte brunch-inspired specials for indoor and outdoor seating. A takeout Easter family package is available that includes offerings such as prime brisket, peppercorn gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetable farro pilaf and a freshly baked carrot cake. Dine-in: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Preorder here by 5 p.m. on March 31 for pickup on April 3 (noon-4 p.m.). Takeout: $145 for two to four people. 695 Town Center Drive, Suite 170, Costa Mesa, 714.463.6060.
The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar | Indoor/Outdoor Dining
April 4. Cheers to Easter Sunday at The Winery with brunch at both its Tustin and Newport Beach locations. The spring-inspired prix-fixe menu, courtesy of executive chef Yvon Goetz, includes enhancements such as a seafood tower or endless mimosas. Prices and menus vary by location. To make reservations, call your desired location. 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 3131 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, 949.999.6622; 2647 Park Ave., Tustin, 714.258.7600.
Photo credits: Fable & Spirit courtesy Moxxe PR. Inn at the Mission’s Ysidora courtesy J Public Relations. Solita’s courtesy Wagstaff Media & Marketing.