Food & Drink

The Most Delicious Easter Brunches in LA This Year

Updated On 03/28/2018 at 06:10PM EST Updated On 03/28/2018 at 06:10PM EST
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Casa del Mar


Santa Monica

A beachfront brunch at a luxe hotel
Sit down to a proper prix fixe at oceanfront eatery inside the luxe Casa del Mar Hotel. For $110 a pop, you’ll get three courses with appetizers like tuna carpaccio or lobster Benedict, entrees of seared Chilean sea bass or rack of lamb, and a few desserts (chocolate Easter eggs and cheesecake together) that will make you swear off the whole paleo thing forever. The $45 kids’ menu includes an entree and dessert -- here’s hoping Junior has the wherewithal to choose the petit filet over the chicken fingers.
11am to 4pm. Make reservations here, or call 310.581.5533



A swanky steakhouse buffet with prime rib and spring lamb
This clubby and contemporary steakhouse’s popular a la carte brunch menu will be replaced with a special buffet in honor of the holiday for one day only, so get it will you can. For $85 per person ($45 for children) Easter diners can hit the prime rib-heavy carving station and shellfish tower and load up on breakfast specials, glazed ham, roasted spring lamb, salads, house-made pastries, and desserts.  
10am to 3pm. Make reservations here; walk-ins accepted based on availability

Gracias Madre

West Hollywood

Vegan fare in a bright and airy space
Sure, there are carnivores out there who’ll announce they want nothing to do with a vegan Easter brunch, but they’ll end up sheepishly scarfing down everything once they set foot in this gorgeous WeHo space that doles out meatless wonders. The usual plant-based brunch menu will be supplemented with specials of cashew ricotta-stuffed French toast and grilled garlic-breadcrumb-spiked grilled asparagus, in addition to the tequila-based Easter cocktail La Aviacion done with violet, maraschino, and lemon. Groups will, of course, need a pitcher of habanero-infused Mexican mimosas.
10am to 3pm. Make reservations here.

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Beverly Hills

An over-the-top buffet at the upscale Montage
If you’re in the mood to get all dolled up and go decadent this Easter, head for Geoffrey Zakarian’s sophisticated scene at the Montage. For a cool $128, you can access the grand buffet, toggling from carving station to oyster-shrimp-and-snow-crab-stocked raw bar to the omelet station to a dumpling bar before topping it all off with a crazy number of dreamy desserts. If you’ve got kids in tow (whose buffet will cost $45 if they’re ages 4 to 12), use them as a reason to stop eating for five minutes and head outside for the Easter Egg Hunt in Beverly Canon Gardens. 
11:30am to 3pm. Make reservations here.

Ray's and Stark Bar

Miracle Mile

Cap off your patio brunch with a museum visit
LACMA’s stylish onsite bar and restaurant, which boasts an especially pleasant patio, will be offering its usual brunch menu and pizza selections along with a few Easter specials, including pancakes topped with dark chocolate ganache and caramelized bananas and eggs Benedict atop a pizza muffin. Tack on a post-brunch visit to the museum afterward and feel like you accomplished something.  
10am to 3pm. Make reservations here.

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Ocean Prime

Beverly Hills

Sophisticated surf-and-turf brunching on Wilshire
Seafood and steak are surrounded by swankiness at this Modern American haunt. Its special Easter a la carte menu will include brunchy staples with upscale adds, like French toast with candied bacon and berries; a Bloody Mary garnished with a jumbo shrimp; and a lobster claw and short rib surf-and-turf eggs Benedict.  
From 11am. For reservations, call 310.859.4818

Red Herring

Eagle Rock

Chicken and waffles and cocktails, oh my
Executive chef Dave Woodall and his TV producer wife Alexis Martin Woodall have been serving upscale comfort food to Eastsiders at this attractive neighborhood spot for the last year and a half, including brunch favorites like the breakfast Caesar, fried chicken and waffles, and a brioche egg sandwich. Try the innovative cocktail menu’s new Springtime Sour -- based around juniper-and-cucumber-infused white wine -- and expect a TBD Easter special or two on the food menu as well.
10am to 2pm. Make reservations here; walk-ins accepted based on availability.

Casa Vega

Sherman Oaks

A Bloody Mary cart for you, and Easter egg-dying sessions for the kids
Rather than turn your kitchen into a dye-splattered disaster area, take the kids to Casa Vega, where your server will deliver a complimentary crafts tray of Easter eggs, watercolors, and paint brushes. You’ll be more interested in the Bloody Mary cart, of course, pairing your libation with standbys like chilaquiles and huevos rancheros.   
11am to close. Walk-ins accepted; for reservations, call 818.788.4868

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Circa 55

Beverly Hills

An extravagant Easter buffet at the Beverly Hilton
Yet another solid 90210 Easter option is the grand buffet inside the Beverly Hilton pool-view restaurant. Go to town on a spread packed with paella, a fruit and cheese board, a carving station, sushi selections, salads galore, and a shellfish bar stocked with raw oysters, poached shrimp, Peruvian scallops, and that buffet royalty, king crab legs.
11am to 4pm. Make reservations here.

Maple at Descanso Gardens

La Cañada Flintridge

Meet the Easter bunny and walk the lush gardens
The Patina Group's beauty of a brunch venue at Descanso Gardens is all filled up for its special Easter buffet in the Rose Gardens, but you can still try to snag a table inside where Maple will have its a la carte menu in place with standouts like the peas and carrots French omelet, Nutella toast, and of course, maple pancakes. As a bonus, you’ll find the Easter bunny greeting guests on your way in.
9am to 2pm. Reservations are not available for the Rose Garden brunch, but try calling 818.864.6435 for a seat inside.

Mastro's Ocean Club


Benedicts, Bellinis, and killer ocean views
If you’re looking for an Instagrammable Easter, this gleaming beachfront restaurant provides about as “Look where I live now, Doug from high school” a backdrop as you’ll find. Expect a seafood-heavy selection of a la carte items like Maine lobster Benedict, smoked salmon, and an Ahi burger, along with boozy brunch cocktails like the peach Bellini or Mastro’s mojito.
10am to 3pm. Make reservations here.

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Chez Melange

Redondo Beach

Whimsical fare and Mimosa flights
The South Bay stalwart is clearly on team Sunday Funday with an array of boozy brunch drinks ranging from the Bloody Oink -- a house bacon-infused vodka -- to a Mimosa flight utilizing mango, pineapple, and pomegranate juices. The a la carte menu touts even more good-time fare, like a trio of avocado toasts, egg sliders, and fried chicken nuggets with brioche French toast.
9:30am to 2pm. Make reservations here.

The Proud Bird


All-you-can-eat specials, plane landings, and crafts for the kids
The aviation-themed food bazaar and special event space that boasts up-close views of the LAX runways will be doing an “unlimited bazaar pass” for $32.95 ($19.95 for children), which includes plenty of screw-it-I’m-eating-what-I-want-today goodness like Bludso’s BBQ, chicken and waffles, pizzas, burgers, an Easter ham, and biscuits and gravy. No need to plan a visit to Disneyland this year, either, as The Proud Bird will be setting up an Easter craft table, hosting an Easter egg hunt in the Outdoor Airplane Park, and planning surprise visits from the big bunny himself all day long.
10am to 5pm. No reservations.

Del Frisco's Grille

Santa Monica

A buzzy brunch scene near the pier
If you decide on brunch at this bustling bar and grill, make sure to snag a seat on the popular patio across from the Santa Monica Pier. You’re here to eat light, so order up chicken fried steak and eggs with creamed chorizo gravy or red velvet Belgian waffles and bacon from the regular brunch menu -- or, take advantage of the old-school Easter special (bone-in prime rib served with au jus and creamy horseradish) that Del Frisco’s will be doing all weekend long.
10am to 3pm. Make reservations here.