In a town that does brunch on the regular, we don’t usually need an excuse to splurge on eggs Benedict or Bloody Marys. But when Easter rolls around, our mouths start watering for those buffets, carving stations and spring-inspired pastries weeks in advance. Whether you take Easter seriously or just see it as a means to eat your weight in chocolate, there are plenty of restaurants to fit the bill. Check out our guide to Easter brunch in Los Angeles for prime noshing.
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Menu: Of course you’ll find succulent meats at this steakhouse’s three-course prix-fixe brunch, but you can also expect some exciting surprises and seafood. Start with an appetizer like bacon and eggs (pork belly and quail eggs) in shakshuka, or smoked salmon tartine with dill, then choose your main from a mouthwatering list that includes lobster Benedict, a hefty truffle-aioli burger, and some Elvis-inspired French toast with peanut butter and banana before finishing with your choice of dessert, plus sticky buns for the table. Add-ons abound, so if you feel like splurging on a seafood tower, filet mignon, rack of lamb or that $15 Bloody Mary Cart, Bourbon Steak has you covered.
Price: $65-plus per person
Menu: If a traditional Easter buffet is your goal, you’ve reached your destination. The Beverly Hilton is serving a bit of everything, including an omelet station; a carving station with prime rib and leg of lamb; sushi; honey-baked spiral ham; avocado toast; lemon-and-dill salmon; a sprawling raw bar; vegetable couscous; fresh pastries; Easter sweets; springy salads; and of course a view of the pool.
Price: $95 per adult, $45 per child
Menu: Sitting down with family on Easter Sunday? Sit down to a family-style brunch. Expect for-the-table dishes such as burrata with ham and pea tendrils; dungeness crab with asparagus and egg; fresh pastries; and panna cotta with granola, then choose your own main from a list that includes pork with grits and red-eye gravy, rabbit tagliatelle, a pork belly breakfast sandwich, and a soft egg scramble with maple sausage.
Price: $65 per person
Menu: Part of a successful family-owned culinary empire, this Vietnamese seafood spot has made a name for itself through signature dishes like garlic noodles with tiger prawns and the whole dungeness crab. At their prix-fixe Easter brunch, you can taste the seafood focus that's made them famous, with options like dungeness crab omelets; a bao take on lobster eggs Benedict; and eggs with caviar and yuzu crème fraîche—plus meatier options such as truffled Jidori chicken potstickers, and Saigon-style braised lamb shank. Oh, and don't forget the unlimited champagne cocktails.
Price: $55 per person
Menu: DTLA’s premier French buffet is going all out for its Easter edition, offering roast lamb and beef at its carving station; black truffle scrambled eggs; freshly baked French pastries; charcuterie and cheese stations; hazelnut crêpes; and a slew of house-made Easter chocolates and candies for you and the little ones.
Price: $69 per adult
Menu: Head for the hills to enjoy chef Adam Horton’s three-course Easter brunch, which includes appetizer options such as carrot bisque with crab salad and a ginger crème fraîche or a roasted-apple salad with blue cheese and pecans, and entrées like braised short ribs, a lamb-pastrami reuben sandwich, thick-cut brioche French toast, and roasted salmon. Did anyone say banana-and-huckleberry bread pudding or cappuccino pots de crème for dessert?
Price: $75 per adult, $45 per child 12 and under
Menu: Expect the classic glitzy brunch spread, plus a range of Easter dishes from the Bazzar and Tres by José Andrés. They'll of course have their signature carving display, with options like slow-roasted leg of lamb with mojo sauce; a seafood display featuring oysters, king crab, cavia and ceviche; a paella station; and of course a whimsical, pastel-hued selection of Easter treats and chocolates such as painted chocolate eggs and carrot-infused macarons.
Price: $125 per adult, $45 per child; $25 bottomless champagne optional
Menu: Expect a real-life visit from the Easter Bunny and a pop-up pie and bake shop at Wolfgang Puck’s L.A. flagship, but there's plenty for adults to love, too. Like, oh, we don't know, a full champagne and tincture bar. (Yes, really.) There's also that three-course brunch menu, which is set to be as opulent as only Spago can pull off.
Price: $175 per adult, $75 per child under 12
Menu: What’s included in Terranea’s annual Easter Sunday champagne brunch in the ballroom? Oh, just nine different stations full of just about anything you can imagine. There's an omelet station; freshly-baked brioche French toast station; a build-your-own chilaquiles station; a made-to-order pasta and risotto station; a carving station; a salad bar; a raw bar; an Asian-foods station; a separate kids’ buffet; and a dessert station. Oh, and champagne. Oh, and entry to “Eggstravaganza,” which includes an egg hunt, live music, a petting zoo and arts and crafts for the little ones. Whew.
Hours: Seatings at 9:30am, 10am, 2pm and 2:30pm
Price: $95 per adult, $49 per child 5 to 10, free for children 4 and under