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Best Restaurants Serving Easter Brunch In Los Angeles

March 22, 2016 4:36 AM

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Easter Sunday is synonymous with brunch. Whether you’re the person who loves waffles and French Toast or slow-roasted meats, raw seafood bars and spring green side dishes, brunch has a little bit of something for everyone. Leave the cooking to the pros this year, and check out what some of this city’s restaurants have in store.
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Girasol
11334 Moorpark Street
Studio City, CA 91602
818) 924-2323
www.girasolrestaurant.com

Girasol’s Easter Sunday brunch will feature a three-course, prix-fixe menu, alongside the regular à la carte menu, highlighting the restaurant’s commitment to sophisticatedly rustic, locavore cuisine, as well as unlimited mimosas or poinsettias. The latter is champagne and cranberry juice for those who prefer a mix of sweet and tart with their morning cocktail. Notable dishes include grilled octopus gazpacho with tomatillos, cucumber and avocado, fried chicken and pancakes, chicken apple sausage with eggs and tomato rosemary lentils, and bread pudding French toast with berries. The table will also be graced with warm, house baked bread and creamy lovage herb butter to whet your appetite before the big meal. The prix-fixe menu cost is $55 per person, and it will be available from 11am-3pm.

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Taste on Melrose
8454 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 852-6888
www.ilovetaste.com

Taste on Melrose will offer a special prix-fixe menu featuring green eggs and ham, brussels sprouts hash with eggs and jalapeno citronette, crab omelet with Meyer lemon hollandaise, and other savory dishes. Let your sweet tooth run wild thanks to a buffet of assorted treats–macarons, mini pie pops, and brioche bread pudding, just to name a few. Act like a kid again once the adult Easter egg hunt begins. You might win candy, free cocktail tickets or perhaps a comp’d dinner for two at the restaurant. It’s hard to beat this deal, which is served from 10:30am-3pm and priced at just $33 per person.

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Catch Seafood
1910 Ocean Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 581-5533
www.hotelcasadelmar.com

Slip inside Hotel Casa del Mar, and take a seat at one of Catch’s ocean-facing tables for an elegant Easter brunch. The three-course, prix-fixe menu will feature an array of dishes such as a pork belly pizzette with goat cheese and quince chutney, lobster cakes benedict with spinach, filet of beef with potato cake and bordelaise sauce, and fettuccine with morel mushrooms and spring peas. Save room for one of the three dessert selections, including a chocolate and salted caramel bar with Chantilly cream. Brunch will be served from 11a-4p, and the prix-fixe menu will cost $90 per guest.

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Mr. C Beverly Hills
1224 Beverwil Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90035
(310) 226-6245
www.mrchotels.com

Mr. C’s Venetian-inspired brunch buffet will feature classic breakfast dishes and house specialties, such as waffles, pancakes, frittatas, crudo, tuna scottato, pastas, and carving stations with roasted leg of lamb, salmon, vegetables, cheese, and more. There will also be a big brass band providing a live music soundtrack and a festive egg hunt for children. The brunch will cost $105 for adults, with the option to add on bottomless bellinis for an extra $30, and $49 for children aged 4-12. Enjoy the meal in the dining room or on the poolside deck. Just be sure to request preferred seating with your reservation. Brunch will be served from 11am-4pm.

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Catavina
1200 Alta Loma Road
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 358-3759
www.cavatinala.com

The Sunset Marquis’ Cavatina will host a bountiful buffet on Easter Sunday in a luxuriously intimate setting just off the Sunset Strip. From 10am-2pm, pile your plate high with seafood from the raw bar–poached prawns, crab legs and sushi. Walk over to the cold stations stocked with charcuterie, cheese selections, fruit and grilled vegetables, as well as an array of seasonal salads. There will be a variety of hot entrées and sides available at the carving station, plus an assortment of warm breads to accompany the meal. A variety of desserts, including peach bread pudding, passion fruit mousse, and mini scones, will be tempting sweet treats. Adults are priced at $75, and children aged 5-11 are $35. Kids 4 and under eat for free.

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WP24 by Wolfgang Puck
900 West Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 743-8824
www.wolfgangpuck.com

From 11am to 4pm, WP24’s Easter brunch buffet will offer a mix of classic breakfast favorites and signature Asian-influenced dishes. Enjoy the day with a view of the city 24 floors above ground at L.A. Live’s The Ritz Carlton. Try the pork belly eggs benedict with Sriracha hollandaise, Belgian waffles with berries, and house smoked salmon with all the fixings. There will be dim sum and roasted Peking duck stations, plus a spread of pastries such as sesame and nori-specked Parker house rolls and steamed bao buns. Of course, you can’t leave without dessert. Indulge in macarons, house baked cookies, cupcakes, and more. The brunch will cost $75 per person.

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(Credit: Mastro’s Ocean Club)


Mastro’s Ocean Club – Malibu
18412 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 454-4357
www.mastrosrestaurants.com

Mastro’s Ocean Club pairs views of the Pacific ocean with its weekly à la carte brunch menu featuring a Maine lobster benedict, Belgian waffles, a smoked salmon platter and their signature tuna burger. Order a basket of Farmshop’s artisan pastries for the table. Order peach bellinis by the glass for a sweet and bubbly sipper to accompany the meal, or ask for a Bloody Mary (or Maria) if a savory cocktail is more your speed. In light of the holiday, Mastro’s has extended their brunch hours from 10am – 3pm, so you’ll have even more time to feast by the sea.

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The Hook & Plow
425 Pier Avenue
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
(310) 937-5909
www.thehookandplow.com

On Easter Sunday, the Hook & Plow will open its doors at 9am for folks who believe brunch is a closer cousin to breakfast than lunch. Get ready for organic Mary’s fried chicken and waffles, brioche French toast with lilikoi maple syrup, steak and potatoes with shishitos and honey chili glaze, and loco moco with a thick burger patty, fried egg and gravy. The special of the day will be Maryland crab cakes benedict on buttery, toasted brioche with avocado cream, roasted tomatoes, and champagne hollandaise. Carrot juice mimosas will be flowing, along with apple cider sangria and the house Lemon Peel with sorbet and sparkling wine.

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Café Pinot
700 West 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 239-6500
www.patinagroup.com

Café Pinot’s three-course, prix-fixe menu will offer housemade porchetta with Calabrian chiles, broccoli and a poached egg, artichoke barigoule velouté with butter-poached lobster, braised rabbit ravioli with spring peas and Parmesan foam, and smoked sturgeon with scrambled eggs, chorizo, and spinach-piquillo pepper gratin. The desserts are just as good as the first and second courses–coconut mousse with pistachio almond cake and chocolate mousse with almond crunch and chamomile chantilly cream. The cafe’s garden is a beautiful place to dine for a bit of fresh air and the busy sounds of Downtown LA. The menu will be offered from 11a-2:30p, and it is $55 for adults and $19 for children 10 and younger.

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The Lobster
1602 Ocean Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 458-9294
www.thelobster.com

With views of the beach and the Santa Monica Pier, The Lobster offers locals and thousands of Santa Monica-bound tourists to dine on its selection of classic American seafood platters. From 11am – 2:30p, the à la carte brunch menu will feature a number of dishes, including crab cakes benedict with smoked chili hollandaise, dried tomatoes and fennel salad, fried spicy quail and smoked cheddar and scallion waffles with sweet chili butter, shrimp and grits with sausage and shrimp butter gravy, as well as a full raw bar. Of course, there are those namesake steamed or grilled whole lobsters. The special of the day will be lobster and shrimp chilaquiles with a fried egg, crispy chips and cheese served in a hot skillet.

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Herringbone
1755 Ocean Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 971-4460
www.herringboneeats.com

Herringbone’s Ocean Avenue location debuts bottomless glasses of rosé starting Easter weekend and available through the spring and summer. Kick off your holiday Sunday brunch with unlimited rosé paired with a few dishes from the à la carte menu. It’s a new cocktail option, alongside mimosas–traditional and basil lemonade-infused–and Bloody Marys. As for food, try the béchamel and white cheddar-covered croque madame, ricotta stuffed French toast with seasonal preserves, lobster roll with lemon mayonnaise, two-hand burger with cheddar and onion jam, housemade biscuits and sausage maple gray, and the impressive whole fish crudo. Brunch is served from 10am to 2pm.

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Tanzy Restaurant
10840 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 307-7004
www.TanzyRestaurant.com

This Easter, stop by Westwood’s favorite restaurant, and enjoy a delicious brunch and their ultimate bloody mary bar at Tanzy! From 10:30am to 2:30pm patrons can also enjoy a visit from the hipster easter bunny to make the day even more memorable. Brunch highlights include brioche french toast, crispy chicken & sourdough waffles, “bacon & eggs” ravioli, corned beef hash and more.

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Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles
300 South Doheny Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 860-4000
www.culinarestaurant.com

Culina’s Easter comes in the shape of a buffet from 10am to 2pm as they serve an endless buffet of egg-centric offerings. Celebrate the Easter holiday with Culina favorites from their Alaskan King Crab station, as well as Belgian waffles, omelets made to order, dim sum, sushi and an elaborate carving station with honey glazed smoked ham and roasted prime rib. But, make sure to save enough room for other entrees like crab and lobster cakes, Cornish Game Hen rotisserie and miso glazed salmon. Children will not be forgotten either. Favorites for kids will be available and pastry chef Fede’s chocolate and candy dessert station will have you indulging happily on your way.

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Baltaire
11647 San Vicente Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(424) 273-1660
www.baltaire.com

For any of your last minute Easter plans, stop by Baltaire for a decadent brunch buffet ($75 per person/$45 for children) from 9am to 4pm on Easter Sunday. With the restaurant’s sophisticated yet approachable setting, great al fresco outdoor patio, and shining use of natural light throughout the space, Baltaire is a great spot to enjoy an Easter brunch with friends and family. Executive Chef Travis Strickland will be featuring a great line up of housemade pastries like banana bread, croissants, and muffins, along with an extravagant iced shellfish station with fresh oysters, shrimp, scallop ceviche, and king crab. A carving station with USDA Prime Rib, Glazed Nueske Spiral Ham, and Leg of Lamb will also be available, plus a cheese and charcuterie spread. In addition, bloody mary carts will be roaming the room, and guests can also enjoy the full brunch cocktail list by Beverage Manager Marianna Caldwell with options like a Lavender Gin Fizz with gin, lemon, cream, and egg white; and a Mezcal Sour with lemon, agave, and egg white (cocktails are an additional cost).

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Haché LA
3319 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(323) 928-2963
www.hachela.com

Want to keep it casual this Easter? Hop on over to Hache La, a neighborhood burger stand for their Easter Brunch. Customers will be able to enjoy delicious burgers with bacon, sunny side-up eggs and much more. Hache LA’s burgers contain 100% Angus Beef with zero hormones and antibiotics and are made to order. In need of a good kick to the taste buds? Look no further than the Habanero Burger with its four chile mix, garlic mayo, and queso fresco. Unite these breakfast staples with the Portobello, blue cheese, caramelized onions, and horseradish of the Roaring Forties Burger. No need to go on an Easter egg hunt, when the farm fresh eggs make for the perfect ingredient in the Frozen Custards! Order up the Bananas Foster or Cookie Butter Custard for the absolute perfect ending to a delicious meal! Bottomless Mimosas will be served from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm on Easter Sunday as well, so come thirsty!

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Bruxie
Third Street Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(213) 555-1212
www.address.com

Open on Easter Sunday, Bruxie will be ready for you with a myriad of breakfast, lunch and dinner options ready for the ordering. Once you bite into their Carolina BBQ Chicken with grilled chicken, cheddar, BBQ sauce, cider slaw and onion strings or their signature Buttermilk Fried Chicken with all-natural hormone-free chicken marinated in buttermilk brine, fried to crispy golden perfection, served with chili honey and cider slaw, you’ll be in heaven. Enjoy breakfast all day with green eggs & ham with melted cheddar, farm fresh jumbo egg, mayo and pesto arugula paired with a cup of Bruxie Bold Blend Coffee to help you get through the rest of the day. For dessert, try their frozen custard as you sip on a cool chocolate covered banana shake! Waffles, though, is where it is at with the ubiquitous Belgian-style Liege Waffle with caramelized pearl sugar, while chocoholics can get their fix with the Dark Belgian Filled Chocolate Liege Waffle. Bruxie will be open Easter Sunday from 9am to 9pm.

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FIG & OLIVE
8490 Melrose Pl
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 360-9100
www.figandolive.com

This Easter Sunday, West Hollywood’s olive oil oasis, FIG & OLIVE Melrose Place, welcomes friends and family alike to feast and celebrate over a three-course prix-fixe brunch in honor of the holiday. From 11am to 3pm, patrons will get to enjoy a seasonally-inspired menu that evokes the bright tastes of the coastal Riviera balanced with the full and ripe flavors of locally-sourced fruits and vegetables, including items like Riviera Salmon, Steak and Eggs, a vegetarian quiche, and much more!

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Inotheke
601 Broadway Avenue Suite 101
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 458-3366
www.inotheke.com

On Easter Sunday, join Inotheke for a special brunch where guests will be able to indulge in the flavors of Greek food with Lamb “Margeritsa” featuring lamb shoulder, liver and kidney with artichokes and dill. But, you don’t need to stop there! The Greek style Easter feast will offer an assortment of shareable bites, such as the Fava Dip Bottarga served with yellow split peas, thyme and scallions and the Gigantes with tomatoes, tzatziki and dill. Pescaterans and seafood enthusiasts alike will not be left wanting with dishes like pickled octopus with mushrooms, celery, coriander, and dill, or their succulent Shrimp Saganaki. Inotheke will be open Easter Sunday, March 27th from 5pm to 9pm.

Chrystal Baker is a freelance food and events contributor for CBS Los Angeles, Basil Magazine and Frugivore Magazine. She is the co-editor of a recipe blog, The Duo Dishes, and manages her own lifestyle and travel blog, Any and Everywhere.

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