On the hunt for the perfect Easter celebration? According to personal-finance website WalletHub, 79% of all Americans are expected to observe the holiday on Sunday, April 21 in some way, Whether you’re looking for a boozy brunch or dinner and drinks, grab your bunnies and hop right over to one of these L.A. restaurants.
Easter is a time filled with bright colors and beautiful fresh spring ingredients. Chez Melange is implementing just that with the help of their beautiful garden in Palos Verdes, offering fresh farm-to-table menu options for Easter Brunch and Dinner. To start, Chez is offering a number of Easter specials including fresh French pastry, Profiteroles, Friz’s Pretzel French Toast Knife and Fork Sandwich, Eggslut Sandwich and Fried Chicken Breast Nuggets and French Toast.
If you’re feeling boozy, some of the cocktails being offered include their Mimosa Flights ($15) with fresh homemade juices such as pomegranate, pineapple, mango and of course, bubbly. Their famous Bloody Oink is made with House Bacon Infused Vodka and homemade Spicy House Mix, along with a few more options.
1611 S. Catalina Ave, Redondo Beach, chezmelange.com, @chezmelange
Of all the places in Pasadena to celebrate Easter Sunday, your palate will be thanking you for choosing to celebrate at Bone Kettle. Head over for brunch or dinner and savor the modern Southeast Asian cuisine by enjoying menu items including Fried Oxtail Tips, Spicy Papaya Salad, Bone Broth and Bone Kettle’s signature Bone Marrow. Continue the feast with Executive Chef Erwin Tjahyadi’s Easter Rendang Carbonara, a 24-hour braised short rib in an Indonesian Rendang sauce with fried shallots, scallions, Fresno chili, Parmesan cheese and cilantro.
Cheers to Easter Sunday with the Bone Kettle Sangria made of Gamay with a splash of Mandarin orange extract, chipotle powder, pineapple juice, berries and dehydrated oranges. Of course, there is also a wide array of sake, beer and wine to choose from.
67 North Raymond Ave., Pasadena, BoneKettle.com, @bonekettle
Spago Beverly Hills
Located in the heart of Beverly Hills, Spago is the flagship restaurant of the Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group. The buzzy spot will be celebrating their annual Easter brunch with a three-course menu that includes a champagne tincture bar, a pop-up pie & bake shop and an appearance from the Easter Bunny! $175/per adult; $75/child under 12. Book reservations HERE.
176 N Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, wolfgangpuck.com, @spagobh
Mastro’s Ocean Club
Brunch on the beach? Why not! Mastro’s Ocean Club in Malibu is hosting an elevated, Easter Brunch experience (that will also be perfect for your Instagram). Known for its white glove service and acclaimed cuisine, brunch highlights include the decadent Maine Lobster Benedict, Crab Cake Benedict, fluffy Belgian Waffles, and Mastro’s savory Ahi Tuna Burger. Wet your whistle with Mastro’s elegant signature cocktails such as the bubbly Peach Bellini or Mastro’s Mojito with fresh mint and lime, served tall with splash of refreshing club soda.
Brunch hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with dinner hours to follow from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. And if you can’t make brunch in Malibu, all other Mastro’s locations will be open for dinner
18412 CA-1, Malibu, mastrosrestaurants.com, @mastrosofficial
Easter Brunch will be celebrated at Mi Piace, an Old Town Pasadena classic, where Modern Italian cuisine is the star in this contemporary, yet warm, establishment. Start the celebration off with a Mi Piace Classic Bloody Mary made with Absolut Vodka and house-made spicy Bloody Mary mix, garnished with a crisp celery stalk and celery salted rim, or a Peach Bellini, an Italian classic with Zonin Prosecco Brut, Peach Schnapps, and white peach purée. Healthy conscious guests can sip on The “50/50,” a smoothie made with ice blended fresh squeezed orange juice and vanilla powder before ordering the California Omelet prepared with sautéed cremini, oyster and shitake mushrooms, avocado, Brie cheese, shallots and diced tomatoes. Other Easter Brunch dishes include the Primavera Omelet, Mi Piace’s variation on the classic eggs benedict Uova Benedettina, Lemon Ricotta Pancakes or the Waffles Bambino. It is hard to say no to Easter Brunch, but if you are a busy bunny during the day, Mi Piace will also open for dinner.
25 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, MiPiace.com, @mipiacepasadenaa
Hatch Yakitori + Bar
Have an egg-cellent Izakaya experience this Easter Sunday by celebrating Easter Dinner at HATCH Yakitori + Bar at The Bloc in the heart of Downtown L.A.’s Financial District. Start the celebration off with a Half Dozen Oysters then hop right into the Izakaya section of the menu and enjoy a choice of 28 different Sticks including the Quail Egg, Chicken Meatball, Seared Ahi Bellyand the Beef Tongue with pickled onion and spicy shiso sauce. Continue to spoil your taste buds with plates like the Miso Pork Spare Ribs, Furikake Salmon and 18 Day Aged Rib Eye made with Aspen Ridge beef steak, wasabi mash, potato three ways and mustard tare.
These bold flavors must be paired with an equally bold, yet refreshing, cocktail such as the Yuzu Sour prepared with Iwai Whisky, yuzu liqueur, lemon juice, simple syrup, and egg white. There is also the For Goodness “Sake” which is dry sake, Tito’s Vodka, lychee juice and pear syrup, or the Tokyo Drift containing Kaiyo Whisky, magic sauce, Angostura and orange bitters.
700 W. 7th St., Suite G600, Los Angeles, HATCHYakitori.com, @hatchyakitori
Kass Wine Bar + Restaurant
Class up your Easter Sunday by hopping over to La Brea’s newly opened KASS Wine Bar + Restaurant and celebrate by enjoying Owner and Executive Chef Christophe Émé’s French-inspired Three-Course Prix-Fixe Easter Sunday Menu, offered during brunch and dinner ($65 per person), along with an optional Wine Pairing ($35 per person) at Dinner. The first course starts with a selection of tantalizing options like the Poached Egg, Smoked Salmon Macarons, Avocado Sandwich or Scrambled Eggs and Caviar. Next move on to the sublime second course by choosing between the Seared Cod, Braised Lamb Shank or the Fresh Tagliatelle. Seal this delectable meal with dessert by indulging and enjoying the Poached Rhubarb, Chocolate Brownies or the Basil Panna Cotta with lemon cream and orange granite.
320 South La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, @kassrestaurant.
Celebrating timeless American style, The Henry WeHo takes influence more from the jazz age than from current trends. Enjoy a tableside Bloody Mary and Mimosa cart while you dine on favorites like the Rancheros Breakfast Bowl, made with sunny side up eggs, tomatillo-pumpkin seed salsa, corn tortilla, refried lentil, avocado, tomato and queso blanco, or something sweeter like the Caramel Apple French Toast with brown butter cinnamon apple and maple syrup. With pastries piled high from the bakery, breakfast sides, salads, entrées and delightful cocktails, there’s something for everyone at the table.
120 N. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, thehenryrestaurant.com, @thehenryrestaurant
Preux & Proper
Have yourself a Southern Easter Sunday at Preux & Proper, DTLA’s most hospitable Southern eatery. To kick off the Easter Sunday Brunch celebration, start off with Executive Chef Sammy Monsour’s Pork Neck Gravy Poutine, the Cast Iron Cornbread, Fried Chicken & Waffles and Shrimp & Grits. For Easter Sunday Supper, Chef Monsour also offers up hearty dishes like the Baked Mac & Cheese, Deep Dish Biscuit Dough Pizza, Dungeness Crab Hushpuppies, Fried Mississippi Catfish and Cast Iron Seafood Gumbo Pot. Meat lovers can sink their teeth into tantalizing options like the Chicken Fried Pork Belly or the 36 Hour Prime Boneless Beef Rib.
Beverage Director Kassady Wiggins also created specialty Easter cocktails including the Peepin’ it Real, which serves four and is made with house jelly bean infused vodka, lime juice, soda water, cherry bitters, and Peeps marshmallow garnish and the Bunny’s Little Helper, made of Sipsmith Gin, Buffalo Trace Bourbon, yellow chartreuse, lemon juice, grape soda and lavender garnish.
840 South Spring St., Los Angeles, PreuxandProper.com, @preuxandproper
Nerano Beverly Hill
Celebrate an Italian-style Easter at Nerano in Beverly Hills. Guests will be able to enjoy a special Easter Sunday menu inspired by the Amalfi Coast – available for lunch and dinner. The a la carte menu will feature the restaurant’s signature southern Italian fare with a modern twist, courtesy of Executive Chef Michele Lisi. Featured specials will include Orecchiette al Ragu d’Agnello, Risotto con Salsiccia, Tartufo Nero e Asparagi, Ippoglosso, Costoletta di Vitello con Patate al Forno and for dessert, the Sfogliatelle Napoletane. The coastal Italian cuisine will be paired perfectly with drink specials by Chief Mixologist Asadour Seheldjian, with mimosas, bellinis and more to make for a perfect Italian Easter celebration. Buona Pasqua!
9960 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, neranobh.com, @neranobh
The Raymond 1886
Hop over to The Raymond 1886 for an egg-ceptional Easter Sunday Brunch! Start here with the shared Family Breakfast Platter chock-full of fresh fruit, muffins and homemade cinnamon rolls. Eggs, eggs and more eggs keep the Easter Brunch theme hopping with Executive Chef Jon Hung’s Inspired Omelettes, Chilaquiles and Egg Benedict. Those craving salads, sandwiches and more can look forward to noshing on bright and bold selections such as the Mediterranean Lamb Wraps, Raymond Cheeseburger Grilled Steak and Frie. Looking for something a little lighter? Dive into the Sugar Snap and Burrata Salad and enjoy a sweet finish with a Crumb Cake or Coconut Macaroons. We all know Easter Brunch is not complete without some specialty libations so make sure to sip a 1886 Bloody Mary, the Ramos Fizz Gin made with fresh citrus, cream, egg white and orange-flavored water topped with soda, or an Irish Coffee made of Demerara, Irish whiskey, coffee and cream.
1250 South Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, TheRaymond.com, @raymondrestaurant
Bacari W. 3rd St.
Going out for Easter brunch this year? Head to the best hidden patio in town at Bacari W. 3rd to enjoy the Mediterranean inspired Cicchetti from Chef Lior Hillel. Served from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Bacari has all your savory favorites like Shakshouka with house rustic tomato sauce, bell pepper, sous vide egg, parsley, and baguette and Smoked Salmon Pita with caper, pickled red onion, cucumber, dill garlic crème Fraiche, and freshly baked pita. Don’t forget to order “pancakes for the table” with the Gluten Free Dutch Baby Pancake, topped with seasonal fruit, crème Fraiche and mission fig honey. Of course, it isn’t brunch in L.A. without a little booze – bottomless mimosa, sangria and bellinis for $25 are all available.
8030 3⁄4 3rd Street, Los Angeles, bacarirestaurants.com, @bacarirestaurants
Ocean Prime Beverly Hills
Enjoy a special a la carte Easter Brunch menu at the modern-American seafood-centric Ocean Prime Beverly Hills, featuring handcrafted cocktails such as the Blood Orange Mimosa made with Blood Orange Juice, Simple Syrup, Cointreau and Champagne. As you sip on a spring-inspired cocktail in the open patio, let yourself indulge in Blackened Salmon Salad, Crab & Eggs, Lobster Toast or the Braised Short Rib Surf & Turf to name a few. Easter Brunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m..
9595 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, Ocean-prime.com, @oceanprimebh
Severance Wine Bar
Looking for a fun Easter alternative? All weekend long, April 19 through April 21, Severance Wine Bar will be hosting a special Portlandia themed pop up menu around wine from the Willamette Valley and beer from the Pacific Northwest. Specialty bites include 911 Beets, We Can Pickle That! Pickle Plate, Stu’s Stews and Local Chicken. There is also plenty of themed wine, sherry and champagne cocktails including the Milk Advisory Board Approved Clarified Milk Punch, Put A Bird On It Lavender Spritz, the Pibson which is a juniper-infused sherry pickled Gibson and the Mixology, a drink that has over 20 ingredients. Special Brunch Village menus will be available Saturday and Sunday starting at noon (with special beer and donut pairings) while the pop up menu will be available all weekend during Severance’s normal operating hours. Walk ins welcome, but seats are limited. Tickets for $20 available HERE.
7274 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, severancela.com, @severancemelrose
Granville (Weho and Pasadena)
Granville invites you to “Come as You Are” for Easter Brunch at Granville WeHo and enjoy wonderful dishes that are exactly what your weekend mood needs. Whether you enjoy them on the patio or in the sun-filled restaurant, kick Sunday off right with the Village Breakfast which includes two eggs (scrambled/sunny/over), potatoes, whole wheat toast and either chicken, pure cane bacon or linguisa sausage, Chilaquiles, Pumpkin Chai Pancakes, or the Village French Toast. Guests can also share the love with shareables for the table such as the Smoked Salmon Spread & Rye Crisps or the Heavenly Hotcakes. And it’s not a true brunch experience without Granville’s handcrafted cocktails, including Village Mimosas for the table or the Wake N’ Bacon, a brunch cocktail made with Bulleit rye, chocolate stout maples syrup, lemon juice, egg whites and garnished with a crispy strip.
270 S Lake Ave., Pasadena and 8701 Beverly Blvd., West Hollywood, Granvillecafe.com, @granville
Farmhouse Los Angeles debuted in March 2018 at the Beverly Center with Nathan Petiso in the unique role of Executive Farmer. Nathan is a driving force behind the culinary philosophy of Farmhouse working directly with his family farm, Kenter Canyon and Southern California’s top farmers to grow and harvest ingredients that shape the seasonal, farm-traceable menu. For Easter, the restaurant is offering a $38 Prix Fixe, Three-Course Brunch featuring items such as Pea & Burrata, Avocado Toast, Eggs Benedict, Grilled Salmon, Leg of Lamb, Warm Grain Bowl, Lemon Cheesecake, Blueberry Compote, Dark Chocolate Tart and more. In addition to namesake wines and mimosas, Farmhouse also serves up creative cocktails made with the freshest ingredients including the Thai Basil and Fennel & Kumquat.
8500 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, farmhousela.com, @farmhouselosangeles
The popular chain bakery/eatery Marie Callender’s, famed for its pies and American fare is celebrating Easter with a special in-restaurant brunch this Sunday. The brunch includes a Carving Station, Create Your Own Omelettes, Belgian Waffle Bar, Fresh Fruit, Soup and Salad Bar, Fresh Bakery Treats and coffee, orange juice or champagne. They are also offering a traditional Easter dinner served with oven-baked ham, chipotle-pineapple glaze topping, mashed potatoes, gravy, fresh vegetables and their famous golden cornbread.
11324 National Blvd., Los Angeles, mariecallenders.com, @mariecallendersrestaurants
Culina & Vinoteca
Enjoy an extraordinary Easter Sunday Brunch at Culina & Vinoteca at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills! Guests can sip and savor this celebratory day away at this elaborate Brunch Buffet starting with Breakfast and Eggs Omelets, Canadian Bacon Benedict, Smoked Salmon Benedict, plus Organic Hen Eggs, Duck Eggs, Goose Eggs and Quail Eggs cooked any style. Guests can also opt for something on the sweeter side with the Honey Fried Chicken with Silver Dollar Waffles, Ricotta Cheese Blintzes with Fresh Berry Compote or made-to-order Vanilla Belgium Waffles. For a “Lunch” style version of Easter Brunch, hop on over to the beautifully fresh and seasonal Salad section which includes Grilled Asparagus Salad, “Easter Egg” Potato Salad, Compressed Melon Panzanella with petit basil and pickled onions.
Fish lovers will not be disappointed at the Sushi and Seafood Station and a full Carving Station features items such as Honey Glazed Smoked Ham, Slow Roasted Leg and Shoulder of Lamb and Roasted Prime Rib. There is also a Spring Lamb Shawarma & Kofta Station and Dessert Station. To complement the cuisine at Vinoteca, Sommelier Amanda Craig presents a “taste of Italy with California flair” through a handcrafted list of imported Italian wines and local varieties. Guests can also take advantage of mimosas and craft cocktails including the Meyer Lemon Spritz with Sobieski Vodka. Aperol, Meyer lemon shrub and prosecco plus the English Rose with Sipsmith Gin, Foro Amaro, Peychaud’s bitters and flamed rosemary.
Culina & Vinoteca aim to make each and every guest hippity, hoppity and happy no matter what the age, so the Children’s Buffet will be serving up Mini Cheese Burgers, Cheese & Tomato Grilled Cheese, Chicken Tenders and assorted Cupcakes and Cookies as well as Watermelon Pops for the little ones. On top of tasty treats, kids can also enjoy playtime in the special Easter Garden featuring the Easter Bunny, Easter baskets with Easter eggs, Easter cookie decorating and festive children’s movies. Brunch will be served from 11 a.m, to 3 p.m. for $139 per adult and $69 for children (ages 5-12).
300 South Doheny Dr., Los Angeles CulinaRestaurant.com, @culinala, @vinotecafsla
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