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17 Tasty Easter Brunch Options in L.A. for 2018

March 26, 2018 by Karin E. Baker
Petrossian Easter: Egg Royale

Egg Royale. Image courtesy of Petrossian.

Sunday brunch is always a good idea. But when it’s Easter Sunday you know you’ll want it to be extra special. Thankfully there are plenty of restaurants across Los Angeles offering delightful springtime-y dishes in honor of the upcoming holiday.

Soft scrambled egg topped with vodka whipped cream and caviar nestled in pastel egg shells? A Viennese table laden with pastries? Detox (yoga) before you retox (imbibe)? Truffle-chive deviled eggs? Pork belly and quail egg? Check, check, check, check, and check. All this and much more — including Easter egg hunts — can be found on our list below. Happy Easter!

2018 Easter Brunch Options in L.A.

1. Champagne Brunch Aboard an Art Deco Ocean Liner. Long Beach’s fabled Queen Mary ship is offering a lavish Easter brunch with champagne and gourmet dishes from around the globe. While you’re there, join the egg hunt, visit bunnies, chickens, and a mini pig in the petting zoo, enjoy a bunny face paint, and more. ($69.95/$24.95 for children 4-11) -> More information

2. Poolside brunch with an Italian accent and New Orleans-style jazz. At Mr. C in Beverly Hills, enjoy live music from the acclaimed Mudbug Brass Band, along with a carving station featuring leg of lamb, chicken, and salmon; a crudo raw bar station; European cheese and charcuterie station; a gelato stand; and much more. Optional add-ons include $30 Bottomless Bellinnis or Belvedere Bloody Marys. ($105/$45 for kids 4-12/Free for kiddos under 4) -> More information

3. Eat and sip at West Hollywood’s newest hotspot. Newly opened (in mid-March,) the Henry, in the Robertson Boulevard space once home to The Newsroom, offers a truly special brunch, with dishes like short rib and English pea ravioli, caramel apple French toast, vegan sausage and potato hash, and not-too-sweet baked goods like the brown butter salted caramel roll. Don’t forget to summon the bloody mary and mimosa cart to your table. (A la carte; prices vary) -> More information

4. Pre-Brunch Yoga in Marina del Rey. Brennan’s Irish pub, an MDR fave since 1972, is offering pre-brunch yoga on the patio at 9 a.m. on Easter. The class, along with a post-yoga beverage of your choice, is $15. Brunch options include breakfast pizza and almond ricotta toast. Don’t miss the adult Easter egg hunt at noon. (A la carte; brunch entrees from $6-16) -> More information

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5. Fish-meets-field glamour in Santa Monica. At beach-chic restaurant Herringbone, savor Easter brunch options like lobster quiche, crab and bacon omelet, or soft baked eggs, in addition to the eatery’s regular brunch menu favorites. Get comfortably numb with endless rose or bottomless mimosas or bloody marys. (A la carte; prices vary) -> More information

6. Decadent brunch in a beautiful, modern steakhouse. At Bourbon Steak in Glendale, Easter brunch focuses on a luxurious three-course menu. Start with an elevated version of bacon and eggs (pork belly and quail egg shakshuka) or Alaskan king crab louie. Mains include lobster eggs benedict with poached eggs, meyer lemon hollandaise, and caviar; Elvis French toast with bananas and foie gras; 8 oz. filet mignon with scallion potato cake, or 7-minute egg and mushroom chasseur. Finish your meal with ricotta doughnuts with red ribbon sorrel or espresso coffee cake with white chocolate bourbon caramel. ($65) -> More information

7. Sushi, lobster tails, crab, and smoked salmon in DTLA. Merging Japanese and French influences, CHAYA Downtown’s Easter brunch offers a bounty of seafood, wasabi deviled eggs, a carving station, eggs benedict, maple sriracha bacon, and much more. $60 (or $70 with bottomless mimosas). -> More information

8. Caviar, eggs and vodka in WeHo. Petrossian, the famed West Hollywood purveyor of sumptuous caviar dishes, will offer an Easter special — egg royale, merging soft scrambled egg, vodka whipped cream and caviar, served inside pastel colored egg shells — for $16, in addition to their regular brunch menu. (A la carte; prices vary) -> More information

9. Three-course French-inspired brunch in Beverly Hills. At Avec Nous at the Viceroy L’Ermitage, take in the St. Tropez vibe as you savor smoked salmon crostini, rack of lamb, crab Eggs Benedict, ceviche, macarons, and much more. ($68/$58 for children under 12) -> More information

10. Smoked salmon schmear platter & more at an artisanal bakery in Santa Monica. At Huckleberry Santa Monica, savor fare like roasted asparagus with herbed lemon dijon sauce, a market veggie and goat cheese quiche, gluten-free carrot tea cake, and much more on their brunch menu. (A la carte; prices vary) -> More information

11. Oceanfront luxury in Palos Verdes Peninsula. Terranea Resort is offering several brunch options, including an expansive Easter Sunday champagne brunch at its PV Ballroom. Check out the omelet and egg station, Hawaiian French toast, pasta and risotto station, carving station, salad bar, seafood station, charcuterie and cheese, kids’ buffet, dessert station, and more. Little ones won’t want to miss the Easter Eggstravaganza, with an egg hunt, petting zoo, crafts and more. ($105; Children 5-10 $58; under 5 year old are free) -> More information

12. Truffle-chive deviled eggs and prime rib at a sophisticated Santa Monica steakhouse. Del Frisco’s Grille, recognized for its extensive wine list and elevated grill fare, offers crab cake Benedict, chicken and waffles, red velvet French toast, six-layer lemon Doberge cake and more on Easter. (A la carte; prices vary) -> More information

13. Heritage-grain baked goods and crab quiche in Thai Town. At the always-buzzing Friends & Family, a bakery and restaurant in Hollywood, beef short rib hash topped with an egg, spinach breakfast galette, and bacon-leek quiche are just a few of the notable brunch dishes. Don’t miss the spicy yet smooth-as-silk chai latte. (A la carte; prices vary) -> More information

14. Hollywood gastropub brunch with a free mimosa or bloody mary. Farm-to-fork gastropub The Pikey is offering three Easter brunch specials: crab cake eggs Benedict, Old Bay-marinated shrimp and grits, or apricot-glazed baked ham. Each dish ($18-26) comes with a complimentary Bloody Mary or Mimosa. In case one drink just isn’t enough, bottomless Bloody Marys or mimosas are $15 per person. -> More information

15. Soak up the sun in Manhattan Beach. At zinc@Shade at the Shade Hotel in Manhattan Beach, indulge in a lavish brunch buffet (cabernet braised Black Angus short rib, crab cakes with Cajun aioli, a gourmet cheese display, a passel of pastries, and much more). ($60/$25 for kids under 10) -> More information

16. Champagne, quail and fiddle head ferns in Beverly Hills. Let the champagne flow at The Belvedere at The Peninsula Beverly Hills as you brunch on dishes like English spring pea toast with crème fraiche, pea tendrils and radish; fennel sausage stuffed quail with spring mushrooms and cipollini; or Mediterranean sea bass with shaved white asparagus and fiddle head ferns. ($138 includes free-flowing Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne/$65 for kids under 12) -> More information

17. Live jazz, lavish pastries, and food stations galore at a Brentwood luxury hotel. A jazz trio, a visit from the Easter bunny, build-your-own Bloody Marys, a dessert-laden Viennese table, batter and omelet stations, and an antipasto display (sushi, seafood, homemade gravlax) make brunch at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel special. ($68/$33 for kids under 12) -> More information

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