Looking for a bit of Easter spirit in Los Angeles ?
In 2016 the holiday falls early on the last Sunday in March, but don’t worry — you’ll be able to hop right into some awesome spring fun all the same.
Plenty of options are in play, from Easter egg hunts for the kids to epic brunches and Bloody Mary’s for the grown ups (and perhaps even a requisite visit to see the Easter Bunny).
So don your Easter best and check out our list of sweet things to do for Easter in L.A.
1. Baltaire Easter Brunch Buffet
The Brentwood steakhouse is gearing up for an epic buffet feast, featuring housemade pastries, an extravagant iced shellfish station, and a carving station with meats like a Glazed Nueske Spiral Ham. You can opt for a Bloody Mary or the restaurant’s own Lavender Gin Fizz or Mezcal sour. The buffet serves from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and costs $75 per person and $45 for children.
2. Fig & Olive Prixe Fixe Brunch
From 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., the Melrose restaurant will be serving up a seasonally-inspired three-course prix-fixe holiday brunch for $40 per person. The dishes include choices of French Omelet, Rosemary Lamb, Steak & Eggs, Riviera Salmon, Crab Salad, Vegetarian Quiche, Provencal Carrot & Thyme Soup, and, for dessert, Clementine Vacherin or Chocolate Pot De Creme.
3. Tanzy’s Easter Ultimate Bloody Mary Bar & Brunch
The Westwood spot is promising “no bunny biz” this Easter — just a Bloody Mary Bar of epic proportions. From 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., Tanzy will stock a bar that includes different bases (Tanzy’s own from scratch, beef stock, clam juice), garnishes (crisp smoked bacon to cured meats, shrimp, cheese, veggies), and spirits (New Amsterdam Vodka, Evan Williams Bourbon Grey Goose Vodka). It’ll get you ready for a visit from the “Hipster” Easter bunny, who will probably have a tasty custom Bloody Mary of his own in hand.
4. Bourbon Steak Los Angeles Brunch & Bloody Mary Cart
The Michael Mina Restaurant will offer a $59 three-course menu filled with options like Grilled Asparagus with sunny side egg, hollandaise and duck prosciutto, Fried Chicken & Ricotta Doughnuts with souther slaw, Michael Mina’s signature Lobster Pot Pie with brandied truffle cream and market vegetables, and some really decadent desserts. To drink, Bourbon Steak has you covered with a Bloody Mary Cart with lots of custom garnishes.
5.Demitasse Roastery & Kitchen Easter’s Egg Tasting Menu
If you love eggs, listen up! Demitasse Roastery & Kitchen in Hollywood will host a Easter Egg Tasting Menu a five-course meal developed by Executive Chef Jeff Lustre. Dine on quail egg drop soup, coddled hen egg, duck egg ravioli, emu steak and eggs and Goose Tocino de Cielo egg custard. Tickets to Easter’s Egg Tasting Menu are $60.00 per person, $80.00 with wine pairings and purchasable online for both Friday and Saturday tastings.
6. Mr. C Poolside Easter Brunch Buffet
It may only be March, but it’s never too early in the year to lounge by the pool in Los Angeles. The Beverly Hills hotel’s eatery will host a Venetian-style poolside buffet brunch with live music, and a mini Easter egg hunt. The buffet includes Cipriani classic pastas, made-to-order waffles, a carving station with a slow-roasted leg of lamb, and an ice cream and gelato stand. The brunch buffet is $105 per person ( $49 children 4-12 years old) and you can add bottomless Bellinis for an additional $30 a person.
7. Esterel at the Sofitel’s Easter Brunch
Want it all? Esterel’s got in its Easter Brunch buffet, which is $95 per person for an endless spread for the holiday from 11:30 to 4 p.m. Among the comprehensive menu of brunch dishes are shrimp cocktail, oysters, Smoked Salmon & Charcuterie, Quiche au Fromage & Quiche Lorraine, Crepe and dessert stations, and the chef edible garden.
8. Ivory On Sunset Easter Brunch
The Mondrian LA spot in West Hollywood is plating three special dishes for Easter Brunch: Rabbit Confit (with Frisee, Watermelon Radish, Baby Beets, & Raspberry Vinaigrette), Black Truffle Deviled Eggs (with Espelette Pepper), and Pistachio Crusted Rack of Lamb (with Roasted Pee Wee Potatoes, Rainbow Chard). The rest of Chef Brian Malarkey’s delicious brunch menu will be available as well. Brunch serves from 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.
9. Vivaine Prixe Fixe Easter Brunch
Chef Michael Hung’s Beverly Hills restaurant is celebrating its first Easter with a special three-course, prixe fixe brunch menu for $56 per person. Some of the choices for the courses are Poached Duck Eggs, Soft Scrambled Farm Eggs, Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, Arctic Char Baked in Parchment, and Chocolate Hazelnut Torte.
10. Ocean Prime Easter Brunch
Usually this Beverly Hills restaurant is only open for dinner on weekends, but Ocean Prime is making an exception for Easter Sunday. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., they’ll be serving Crab & Eggs, Three Cheese Quiche, Blackened Salmon Salad, and more, which you can pair with a Blood Orange Mimosa or wine to cheers to the end of Lent.
11. Valerie Confections Chocolates
Even adults can hunt for some Egg-cellent Easter goodies, like these incredible chocolate eggs. Award-winning chocolatier Valerie Gordon has debuted an Easter Collection of chocolate eggs (including Golden Eggs with gold leaf) anyone would be delighted to find in their basket. They’ll be available Valerie locations in Echo Park, Downtown, and Silverlake, as well as online.
12. Big Bunny’s Spring Fling At the LA Zoo
It’s not Easter without a bunny or two. From March 25-27, the zoo is hosting its annual celebration of Spring and Easter with crafts, music, and real live bunnies to pet. It’s Easter fun for the whole family from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. throughout all three days.
13. Downtown Easter Fest in Grand Hope Park
If you’re looking for an epic Easter Egg Hunt, the annual Easter Fest in Downtown will have 14,000 of ’em hidden around. The park’s event will also boast multiple bounce houses, arts and crafts, music, and so much more fun stuff to do. And it’s all for a good cause — some of the proceeds will go to help ministries in Skid Row.
14. Kidspace Egg Hunt At the Kidspace Children’s Museum
Bring the little ones to hunt for Easter candy-filled eggs in the Galvin Physics Forest or enjoy dance and art lessons at the Pasadena museum on Saturday and Easter Sunday. FYI: There will be bunnies to pet from the Bunny World Foundation and they will be cute. Pre-registration is required and costs $4.
15. Bugs Bunny Cartoons at the American Cinematheque
It’s rabbit season! Celebrate Easter Sunday by taking in some toons featuring one of the most famous rabbits on the big screen at the Aero Theater in Santa Monica. The theater is having an egg hunt at 3:3o pm. before the cartoons start at 4 p.m. Tickets are $11 but we found half off tickets on Goldstar while supplies last.
16. Marina Del Rey Easter Brunch & Champagne Brunch Cruise
Take to the water with the Easter Bunny for this two-hour Hornblower brunch cruise, where you can enjoy a buffet on board, and champagne a-flowing with a great view. Tickets cost $68.95 per person and the boat leaves at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and 2:30 p.m.
17. EGG-ceptional Celebration at the LA Arboretum
On Saturday, the LA Aboretum in Arcadia will be hosting an Easter egg hunt for kids of all ages throughout the day. Reservations are not required and baskets for the hunt will be provided. All you need is a ticket ($5 per child plus admission) and some Easter determination.
18. Easter Breakfast at the Aquarium of the Pacific
Spend Easter morning with the creatures of the sea and a delightful breakfast in Long Beach from 8 to 10:30 a.m. For $45 per adult and $25 a child, the price includes sweet and savory breakfast pastries, Blue Whale Breakfast Casserole, Citrus Ham, and a $5 gift certificate to Pacific Collections Gift Store.
19. Huntington Beach Easter Hunt
From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., celebrate the holiday at Huntington Central Park in Orange County by hunting for thousands of pounds of candy, playing games, enjoying live music, and taking a selfie with the Easter Bunny (of course). The Huntington Beach Kiwanis Club will be hosting a pancake breakfast and hot lunch for the occasion.
20. Easter Brunch & Egg Hunt on the Queen Mary
The Queen Mary is pulling out all the stops for an egg-cellent holiday. The Easter Egg Hunt has toys and candy available to find, as well as a special egg with a Golden Ticket for the Queen Mary Easter basket. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, there’s a champagne brunch aboard, which costs $69.95 for adults and $24.95 for children. The festivities run from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
What are you doing for Easter in Los Angeles this year? Let us know in the comments below!