Easter is upon us and the options for Sunday brunch are plentiful. However, only the best of the brunches are worthy of a special Easter Sunday celebration. Whether you want to dine like a royal or feel right at home, some the best restaurants for Easter brunch will do more than put food in your stomach. Here are some of the best restaurants that will put a smile on your face this Easter.
911 Seward St.
Hollywood, CA 90038
For the ultimate “California comfort food,” look no further than the chef-recommended Grub Restaurant owned by “Top Chef” Betty Fraser and fellow Grub Gal Denise DeCarlo. Located in Hollywood, this pet-friendly outdoor eatery has become a local hotspot for one of the best brunches in Los Angeles. Every brunch item is prepared with style and love from heavenly French toasts and signature egg scrambles to creative omelets and breakfast burritos. The best part of Grub’s brunch is the homey vibe and its ability to make you feel like a kid again.
H.O.M.E – House of Music & Entertainment
430 N. Camden Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
H.O.M.E., which stands for Home of Music & Entertainment, offers one of L.A.’s newest brunch experiences with a live jazz Easter brunch in a chic venue with modern decor. Included with its Easter jazz brunch are bottomless mimosas, a breakfast pastry and one item each from the starter menu and the entree menu. Starters include fruits, salads and crepes among other items while entree selections include French toast, filet and eggs, huevos rancheros and crab Benedict, a seafood twist of the eggs Benedict. H.O.M.E.’s executive chef, Shawn Davis, can be found competing against other chefs on the reality television cooking show “The Taste” where contestants are eliminated by the worst bite of food.
1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach, CA 90802
The Queen Mary’s Champagne Sunday Brunch features more than 50 dishes from around the world alongside live entertainment from the Grand Salon. Here you can indulge your palate with a traditional western breakfast mixed with a south-of-the-border twist and sprinkled with a dash of Asian flavor. Voted best brunch by OpenTable, the Queen Mary’s Champagne Sunday Brunch will be an especially great option for Easter Sunday, especially if you have never visited this historical landmark which used to be one of the biggest ocean liners in the world. Reservations are strongly recommended for the ultimate brunch experience.
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115 S. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Offering brunch and bottomless mimosas seven days a week, including Easter Sunday, Tart Restaurant boasts a personal atmosphere that beats out chain restaurants. Mostly known for its Southern comfort food, Tart prides itself on its small-town roots and grass-fed meats. Tart brunch specials include homemade granola, steak and eggs, chicken and waffles and seasonal veggie hash. You can also enjoy breakfast-style biscuits, griddles, egg combos as well as soups, salads and sandwiches.
Public Kitchen & Bar
7000 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
The Public Kitchen & Bar, located at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, offers an excellent Easter brunch either buffet style or a la carte. Executive Chef Tim Goodell strives to create a sense of community at Public, making it an ideal place to spend special occasions, including Easter, with family members and loved ones. Some of the signature a la carte brunch items worth trying include the lemon and ricotta pancakes as well as the mushroom toast. The brunch buffet includes assorted fruits, salads and pastries, an egg station for made-to-order omelets, a hot station and a carving station for a slow-roast lamb leg.
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