Where To Celebrate Easter In Orange County 2015

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Signature eggs Benedict at Fleming’s

From breakfasts and brunches to Easter Egg Hunts and more, find out the best places to celebrate Easter in Orange County.

Edited by Laura Okey

Tangata
Partake in an Easter egg hunt and buffet brunch with dishes such as butternut squash soup, pan seared salmon, eggs Benedict, red wine braised short ribs, garlic whipped potatoes and a sweet shop and ice cream sundae corner. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $39 adults; $19 children 12 and under. Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, 714.550.0906. patinagroup.com

Orange Hill
Take in the gorgeous view while delighting in bountiful champagne Easter brunch featuring breakfast specialties such as eggs Benedict, biscuits and gravy, made-to-order omelets, a carving station, crab legs, oysters on the half shell, southern fried chicken, desserts and more. Children of all ages will love the visit from the Easter Bunny. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. $52.95 adults; $24.95 children. 6410 E. Chapman Ave., Orange, 714.997.2910. theorangehillrestaurant.com

Red O
Dine on a buffet brunch with huevos rancheros, a taco bar, salad bar, paella, ceviche, dessert bar and more to celebrate Easter. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $45 adults; $15 children. Add endless mimosas, tequila sunrises and Bloody Marys for $20. Fashion Island, 143 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.718.0300. redorestaurant.com

Scott’s Restaurant & Bar
Scott’s offers a scrumptious three-course Easter brunch with sweet and savory choices, plus complimentary bottomless mimosas. Start with a table side custom Bloody Mary from the bar cart for $9, then choose one of eight appetizers such as skillet baked sticky bun, cured gravlax bruschetta, smoked bacon flatbread, wood fired shrimp and more. Main choices include dungeness crab and shrimp Louie, pulled pork pancake, half Maine lobster tail, shrimp cake Benedict and more. Finish with one of four desserts. Separate kids menu available. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $55 adults; $12 for children 12 and under. 3300 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.979.2400. scottsrestaurantandbar.com

Taps Fish House & Brewery
Join Taps for its special Easter Sunday buffet with seafood on ice, prime rib and honey baked ham carving stations, made-to-order omelets and donuts, crepes, pasta dishes and a variety of Taps signature dishes. Save room for the decadent dessert bar and interactive chocolate fountain. Includes choice of two Taps beers, bubbly or mimosas. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $42.99 adults; $14.99 children ages 3-10. 101 E. Imperial Hwy., Brea, 714.257.0101. tapsfishhouse.com

Fig & Olive
Enjoy an Easter brunch with a three-course menu including a selection of French Riviera-style brunch fare such as the French omelet, vegetarian quiche and crab cake eggs Benedict alongside the restaurant’s new tableside Bloody Mary cart. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $40; Bloody Mary cart $16. Fashion Island, 151 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.877.3005. figandolive.com

Laguna Cliffs Marriott
Gather in the elegant ballroom as you enjoy live entertainment while dining on a lavish Easter Sunday champagne brunch with a variety of salads and cheeses, King crab legs, shrimp cocktail, a carving station with prime rib and glazed ham, breakfast favorites and a dessert bar with chocolate fountain. Children will love the array of activities including face painting, an Easter egg hunt, coloring and a visit from the Easter Bunny. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $95 adults; $40 children ages 6-12. 25135 Park Lantern, Dana Point, 949.487.7516. lagunacliffs.com

Tangerine Grill & Patio
Enjoy a delightful three-course Easter brunch with selections including sweet potato doughnuts with maple glaze; fried chicken and pancakes; steak frites with marinated hangar steak, herbed french fries, arugula salad and Bernaise sauce; churros with Mexican chocolate sauce and bitter chocolate cake with caramelized banana and chocolate sorbet. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $35; add unlimited sparkling wine or mimosas for $12. 1030 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 714.772.1186. tangerinegrillandpatio.com

Pinot Provence
Herald in spring with a beautiful three-course brunch on Easter Sunday. Select from dishes such as mushroom and parmesan bisque with pickled hon shimeji mushrooms, chive oil and burrata; foie gras terrine with warm baguette, huckleberry compote and pickled spring onions; peanut butter banana waffle; duck confit hash with friseé, fingerling, crispy croutons, bacon lardons and red wine jus and sobao cake with butterscotch, white chocolate and basil mousse, lime cubes and basil lime froyo. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $40 adults; $19 children 10 and under. 686 Anton Blvd., Costa Mesa, 714.444.5900. pinotprovence.com

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Early reservations are advised for Fleming’s annual three-course Easter Brunch with favorites such as lobster bisque, prime rib with a trio of sauces, blue crab omelet, signature eggs Benedict, porcini-crusted filet mignon and baked brioche French toast. Try the Bacon & Blue Cheese Bloody Mary or Sonoma Sparkler with your meal for only $8.95 each. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $39.95 adults; $18.95 children under 12. Fashion Island, 455 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.720.9633. flemingssteakhouse.com

Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach
Spend the afternoon with an Easter Egg Hunt, jazz trio, balloon artists and a visit from the Easter Bunny as you enjoy a lavish buffet with unlimited champagne. Dishes include chilled gazpacho, stone crab claws, fresh shucked oysters, halibut ceviche, crab cakes, tangerine glazed ham, roasted leg of lamb, buttermilk pancakes, sushi and of course sweets galore. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $85 adults; $28 children 6-12; $75 seniors 65+. 21500 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, 714.845.4627. huntingtonbeach.hyatt.com

The Catch
Join The Catch for an Easter buffet brunch including seafood on ice, a prime rib and honey baked ham carving station, omelet station, Benedicts, pasta and more. Includes free flowing champagne and mimosas. 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. $42.99 adults; $14.99 children ages 3-10. 2100 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 714.935.0101. catchanaheim.com

Royal Khyber Fine Indian Cuisine
Dine on a traditional Indian-inspired buffet with appetizers, salad, entrees and desserts or enjoy the a la carte menu at dinner. Brunch 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; dinner 5:30-9:30 p.m. 1621 W. Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana, 714.436.1010. royalkhyber.com

The Resort at Pelican Hill
Enjoy the holiday amidst Pacific Ocean panoramas as the little ones delight in an Easter egg hunt, Easter Bunny visits, face painting and balloon shaping on the picturesque Rotunda Lawn. Traditional brunch favorites such as assorted chilled seafood, made-to-order salads, omelets, Benedicts and waffles, a carving station and desserts will be served. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $120 adults; $60 children ages 5-12. pelicanhill.com

Valenza Chocolatier
Spoil your friends and family with sweets from the Easter collection including mini eggs, PB + C eggs and The Egg, a one pound masterpiece serving more than 20 guests, honoring Italian Easter traditions. Order online or visit one of the pop-up shops . Apr. 1 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at The Hood Market, 350 Clinton, Costa Mesa, 714.549.2430; Apr. 4 from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Honor Roll at the 4th Street Market, 201 E. 4th St., Santa Ana, 714.486.0700. valenzachocolatier.com

The Capital Grille
Choose to celebrate the holiday with a three-course Easter brunch including choices such as lobster frittata, dry aged sirloin with fried egg, filet mignon and pan seared salmon or opt for the a la carte dinner menu. Brunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $49 adults; $15 children 10 and under; dinner 3-9 p.m. with a la carte menu priced per selection. 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.432.1140. thecapitalgrille.com

Montage Laguna Beach
Celebrate Easter beachside with a champagne brunch in the Grand Ballroom. Enjoy a 12-station holiday buffet with live music and a visit from the Montage Easter Bunny and friends. Complimentary keepsake photo. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. $110 adults; $45 children ages 4-12. 30801 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 866.271.6953. montagehotels.com

Anqi
Opt for the four-course Easter brunch beginning with an amuse bouche and choices in starters, entrees and desserts. Special brunch cocktails available. 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. $53. 3333 S. Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.557.5679. houseofan.com

Hornblower Cruises
Sip champagne while watching breathtaking seaside cliffs as you cruise the Newport Harbor. Enjoy an Easter brunch in aquatic tradition full of delicious savory American fare, holiday classics, chocolatey treats, live entertainment and the Easter Bunny. 12 p.m. $68.95. 2431 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach, 949.631.2469. hornblower.com

Savannah Chop House
Spend the holiday with a three-course brunch, endless champagne, a kids’ Easter egg hunt, family photos and more. 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. $35 adults; $12 children under 12. Endless champagne and mimosas $10. 32441 Golden Lantern, Laguna Niguel, 949.493.7107. savannahchophouse.net

Back Bay Bistro
Apr. 4-5. Partake in an Easter Egg Hunt at 9 a.m. on Saturday where more than 6,000 eggs will be hidden with a variety of goodies ranging from candy to cash. The Easter Bunny will lead the festivities and be available for family photos after which a pancake truck will serve flapjacks. On Sunday, enjoy an extensive Easter brunch with a buffet station including endless mimosas. $75 adults; $38 children under 12. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, 949.729.1144. newportdunes.com

Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill
Easter brunch offers an a la carte menu as does dinner. Receive complimentary photos of the Easter Bunny with the kids. Brunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; dinner 3-6 p.m. 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.979.7469. ztejas.com

Bayside
Celebrate with a three-course free-flowing champagne brunch with live entertainment. Selections include jumbo lump crab chopped salad, ahi tuna tartare, smoked Scottish salmon Bayside Benedict, American Kurobuta pork chop and Maine lobster salad sandwich. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $45.75 adults; $19 children 12 and under. 900 Bayside Drive, Newport Beach, baysiderestaurant.com

Hotel Irvine
Gather in the “backyard” of the hotel while you feast on personalized culinary creations like build-your-own waffles, made-to-order breakfast burritos, fresh tossed ceviche, build-your-own donuts, a kid’s corner and a bloody Mary and mimosa bar. The real fun begins with an Easter egg hunt, photo booth, magician trickery and Lizard Wizard as well as special appearances by the Easter Bunny. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $49 adults; $15 children ages 5-12. Advance payment required. hotelirvine.com

Cucina Enoteca
Enjoy a family style brunch with Italian traditions with several large courses including house made pastries such as monkey bread and taralli; freshly made greek yogurt; frittatas and more. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $32 with option to add a sparkling Limoncello champagne punch. Fashion Island, 951 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.706.1416; Irvine Spectrum Center, 31 Fortune Drive, Irvine, 949.861.2222. urbankitchengroup.com

Waterman’s Harbor
Spend Easter enjoying a buffet brunch menu including an omelet, charcuterie, shellfish and carving station, French toast, Scottish salmon, linguine and clams, assorted desserts and more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $60 adults; $19.95 children 10 and under. 34661 Golden Lantern St., Dana Point, 949.764.3474. watermandp.com

House of Blues
Experience the explosive energy of local gospel group, Firm Soundation, plus an amazing all-you-can-eat buffet of breakfast favorites and carving stations, bottomless mimosas and more. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. seatings. $46. Downtown Disney, 1530 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, 714.778.2583. houseofblues.com

Tortilla Republic
Enjoy an adult Easter egg hunt and prizes alongside a la carte brunch dishes such as chilaquiles, fresh corn and blueberry pancakes and seared Albacroe tuna and sweet potato hash. Add on bottomless mimosas for just $17. 480 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.393.4888. tortillarepublic.com

Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen
Spend Easter the N’awlins way with brunch specialties like pork debris and biscuits, gravy and potatoes; bananas Foster French toast served with bacon; chicken and waffles with andouille sausage and buttermilk fried New York steak and eggs. Sip on Bloody Marys, mint juleps, mimosas, cafe au lair martinis and more while listening to live music. Downtown Disney, 1590 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, 714.776.5200. rbjazzkitchen.com

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