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21 Easter Brunches to Hop On

Easter bunny forgot to leave you eggs benedict, French toast, and mimosas for four? No problem. Here’s a score of holiday grubbing options to please the whole brood.

Asia de Cuba 

  • The Deal: Dim Sum Sunday Brunch in West Hollywood
  • The Draw: Easter-full of Asian flavor with live cooking stations: breakfast, ceviche, build-your-own bao bun, and dim sum.
  • The Dishes: Whole roasted pig with traditional accompaniments; sushi rolls; pot stickers; and more.
  • The Details: $49 includes two dim sum stations and one signature cocktail. $15 cocktail sampler offered. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Café Del Rey

  • The Deal: A chocolate covered Easter brunch at the Marina Del Rey stalwart
  • The Draw: Mediterranean-inspired brunch by the beach. Did we mention the chocolate fountain?
  • The Dishes: Dungeness crab cake; prime flat iron steak and eggs; Grand Marnier crêpe; more.
  • The Details: Three-course prix fixe menu; $42 per person including bottomless mimosas; $20 per child; full menu also available;10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cecconis

  • The Deal: Easter brunch specials with some WeHo scene.
  • The Draw: Brunch with gusto! And Northern Italian-inspired seasonal grub.
  • The Dishes: Asparagus and black truffle benedict; mustard and herb-roasted lamb chop; pastiera tart with faro, ricotta, and chocolate; and more.
  • The Details: À la carte menu and specials.

Cook's County

  • The Deal: Locally-sourced market-driven Easter eats by Daniel Mattern and Roxana Jullapat.
  • The Draw: It's located in the heart of West Hollywood, but the food will make you think otherwise.
  • The Dishes: Hot crossed buns; cedar-smoked Idaho trout; braised grass-fed beef hash; and more.
  • The Details: À la carte menu. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Duplex on Third

  • The Deal: Bottomless prosecco on Third Street
  • The Draw: Farm-to-table dining on the cozy, open-air patio—oh, and that bottomless prosecco.
  • The Dishes: Pappardelle with lamb ragout; lobster omelette; braised short ribs with parmesan risotto; and more.
  • The Details: Two-course menu; $24 to $36 depending on entrée selection. $14 for children under 10. Bottomless prosecco for an additional $15. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

El Cid

  • The Deal: Flamenco dancers and Latin food in Echo Park
  • The Draw: Spanish brunch spiced up with a live flamenco show.
  • The Dishes: Tortilla espanolla, chiliquillias, asada; bottomless mimosas & sangria
  • The Details: $25 for brunch dish and show. Seatings start at noon, show at 1 p.m.

Fig & Olive

  • The Deal: Olive oil-rich dining on Melrose.
  • The Draw: A French Riviera-inspired menu.
  • The Dishes: Fig gorgonzola tart; gazpacho de andalucia; Provençal lamb; and more.
  • The Details: Three-course prix fixe menu; $45 per person. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Ivy

  • The Deal: See and be seen this Easter at the celebrity haunt.
  • The Draw: California-driven menu with a side of flash bulbs.
  • The Dishes: Wild lobster hash; French toast made with house-made Brioche; huevos rancheros; and more.
  • The Details: À la carte Easter menu; regular lunch menu also available.

Jar

  • The Deal: Suzanne Tracht’s famous brunch.
  • The Draw: The chef’s no-fuss menu of classic breakfast favorites.
  • The Dishes: House-cured salmon; brioche French toast; roasted lamb sandwich; and more.
  • The Details: À la carte menu; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Kendall’s Brasserie and Bar

  • The Deal: A Francophile feast.
  • The Draw: French and seafood fare.
  • The Dishes: French onion soup gratinee; roasted Barramundi; chocolate espresso cake; and more.
  • The Details: Three-course prix fixe menu; $38 per person, $18 for children under 12. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

LA Market Restaurant by Kerry Simon

  • The Deal: A rockin’ Easter at LA Live
  • The Draw: California-inspired grub by chef Kerry Simon
  • The Dishes: Herb-crusted double lamb chop; poached lobster; caramel pot de crème; and more.
  • The Details: Four-course prix fixe menu; $52 per person.11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Petrossian

  • The Deal: Sub Easter eggs for fish eggs
  • The Draw: A caviar-driven brunch menu.
  • The Dishes: Egg royale with soft scramble egg, vodka whipped cream, and caviar; caviar salad; coconut panna cotta.
  • The Details: Four-course prix fixe menu including one glass of champagne, lavender mimosa, or bellini. $60 per person

Ray’s and Stark Bar at LACMA

  • The Deal: An arty fete with fanciful fare.
  • The Draw: Wander the halls of LACMA pre- or post- brunch, with indulgent holiday goodies.
  • The Dishes: Artichoke soup with lobster; pork belly with grits; house-cured ham with scalloped potatoes; and more.
  • The Details: À la carte menu; 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Scarpetta

  • The Deal: A legendary buffet in Beverly Hills.
  • The Draw: An indulgent Easter feast of luxe ingredients such as truffles, oysters, crab legs and more.
  • The Dishes: Slow-poached egg with lobster hash and black truffle hollandaise; citrus-cured salmon with blood orange and fennel; porchetta with cherry mostarda; and more.
  • The Details: Buffet; $95 per person, $35 children under 12. Unlimited bloody marys, mimosas, and bellinis for an additional $22. Golden Easter egg hunts for children.

STREET

  • The Deal: "All About Eggs" by Susan Feniger
  • The Draw: Egg-centric brunch dishes from around the world.
  • The Dishes: Singapore egg crepes; zucchini polenta benedict; kaya toast; and more.
  • The Details: À la carte. Vegan options available. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Larder at Tavern

  • The Deal: Take-away Easter
  • The Draw: Because who wouldn’t want to eat a Suzanne Goin meal at home?
  • The Dishes: Niman ranch spiral cut ham; leek and goat-cheese tartlets; spring quiche with asparagus and feta; and more.
  • The Details: Brunch for eight is $215; Easter dinner for eight is $285. Àla carte options available. All orders must be placed by Friday March 29th at 5 p.m.

The Strand House

  • The Deal: Manhattan Beach hotspot holiday.
  • The Draw: California-inspired dishes with an ocean view.
  • The Dishes: Dungess crab cake; chicken and waffles; lobster cavateli; and more.
  • The Details:  À la carte menu specials; 10 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Tortilla Republic

  • The Deal: Tequila-soaked Easter
  • The Draw: Brunch with a Latin flair, make your own farmers’ market margaritas, and an adult Easter egg hunt with prizes.
  • The Dishes: Huevos divorciados; seared Ahi and sweet potato hash; Tortilla Republic benedict; and more.
  • The Details: À la carte menu; bottomless mimosas and specialty cocktails. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Whist at the Viceroy

  • The Deal: A seaside smorgasbord in Santa Monica
  • The Draw: Buffet with fresh market fare, live cooking stations, and a separate kids buffet.
  • The Dishes: Spiced roasted carrot and avocado salad, seeds and sprouts; herb and garlic roasted leg of lamb; miso-glazed salmon, brown rice, asparagus and mushroom salad, ginger vinaigrette; and more.
  • The Details: $65 per person, $25 for children under 10. 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Wilshire

  • The Deal: The Santa Monica restaurant launches its new Sunday brunch program.
  • The Draw: A buffet feast of Nyesha Arrington’s salads, appetizers, pastries, and desserts. Oh and there’s an unlimited mimosa and bloody mary bar, too.
  • The Dishes: Make-your-own omelette station; chilled tomato gazpacho; dessert buffet; and more.
  • The Details: $35 per person including bottomless mimosas and bloody mary bar; $25 for children under 12. À la carte menu also available.11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WP24 Restaurant and Lounge

  • The Deal: Wolfgang Puck’s far east feast
  • The Draw: Easter gone Chinese, 24 stories up.
  • The Dishes: Honey drizzled BBQ pork buns; “Singapore style” chili prawns; Szechuan style chicken “dan dan” dumplings; and more.
  • The Details: Four-course prix fixe menu; $70 per person. 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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