The L.A. Guide to Easter Brunching

Fuel up for the egg hunt in style

If your Easter plans are anything like ours—helping the kids find eggs before the backyard turns into a sulfur-scented garden—you’ll need some serious fuel. Whether you’ve got tykes or grannies to entertain, we did some hunting of our own and rounded up a few spots for Easter brunch that’ll make your holiday. 

Terranea — 4/20
The oceanside hotel will celebrate with a Terranea Easter Ballroom Brunch. Diners can mosey around a variety of stations serving seafood, eggs, build-your-own mac and cheese, and more. The resort will also have a mini station for the tykes with chicken fingers and other little bites. The brunch will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The $90 tab includes the meal plus some bubbly. Bonus: All brunchers get complimentary access to the Easter egg hunt and petting zoo. Reservations are required.

The Pikey — 4/20
Chef Ralph Johnson is hatching a British brunch at the Pikey. He’ll be cooking up signature specials like hot cross buns ($5), lamb tongue hash with poached eggs and grilled chili ($14), and a few other a la carte items in addition to his signature brunch menu. For the night owls, the Pikey will serve an Easter dinner for $22 per person with items like baked ham and duck fat potatoes. The British brunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the dinner will be available from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Public Kitchen and Bar — 4/20
The Hollywood Roosevelt’s Public Kitchen and Bar celebrates Easter with a $42 brunch buffet, featuring choices like crab benedict and roasted leg of lamb. Not that hungry? You can order a la carte items like the short rib hash with bacon, brussels sprouts, feta and a fried egg, or the orange French toast. Day drinkers can create a custom bloody mary made tableside from the bloody mary cart or $16 bottomless mimosas. Swing by between 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. to bite into this brunch.

Craft — 4/20
Craft chef de cuisine Ray England is behind this springy three-course meal with choices like baby beets and Gorgonzola and a duck hash with a poached duck egg. For dessert, pastry chef Shannon Swindle is crafting sweets like buttermilk glazed Berliners with rhubarb jam and almond ice cream and chocolate tarts with roasted bananas and coffee toffee (it rhymes!). The smorgasbord, which costs between $50 and $70 depending on your order, takes place from 12 to 3:30 p.m.

Cecconi’s —4/20
In addition to their regular brunch menu, Cecconi’s is featuring specials like truffle asparagus benedict ($18) and a Neapolitan Easter tart made with farro and ricotta cheese ($9). Pair your eggs benny with a custom bloody mary from their mobile cart starting at $14 a glass. Guests are invited to brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Post and Beam — 4/18-20
Chef Govind Armstrong brings us wings and waffles for the Sunday celebration at Post and Beam. He’ll be glazing fried birds with maple and piling them atop cornmeal waffles drizzled with smoked chili pepper syrup (whoa). For dinner he’ll be rustling up a sangria honey glazed pork shoulder with potatoes and Marcona green beans. The wings and waffles cost $15 and will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the special dinner will be available for $22 all weekend, Friday through Sunday.

Petrossian Restaurant and Boutique — 4/20
Chef Giselle Wellman of the West Hollywood roe restaurant, Petrossian, is serving a four-course caviar-centric menu for $65. Guests can praise the day with items like caviar eggs benedict and the egg Royale—a soft scrambled egg with vodka whipped cream and caviar served in a colorfully dyed egg shell (aww). Have a sweet tooth on Easter? (Who doesnt?) Order the Valrhona bunny cake with white chocolate mousse. Get eggy at this brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Mud Hen Tavern — 4/20
Make it a day trip at Susan Feniger’s Mud Hen Tavern. The gastropub is hosting an Easter celebration all day long with an “All About Eggs” menu in addition to the new brunch menu. Special items include ravioli eggs benedict ($10) and chile relleno breakfast burritos ($10). 

Girasol — 4/20
CJ Jacobson’s Studio City hotspot, Girasol, is going rustic for the holiday with a three-course prix-fixe brunch. The menu highlights locally sourced California produce with items like sage-scented potatoes, duck confit hash with wild mustard hollandaise, and a local artisanal cheese board. Guests are invited to brunch for $35 a person from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.