Sure, the decadent buffets with chocolate fountains and unlimited shellfish might be out of the question this year, but trust a town that does brunch on the regular to, well, deliver, especially in a time of crisis.
This Easter will be a bit different, but you can still order succulent roast meats, spring-inspired pastries and plenty of chocolate eggs even in quarantine. Whether you take Easter seriously or just see it as a means to eat your weight in candy, here’s where to order Easter brunch and dinner for takeout and delivery in L.A.
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Menu: It's no surprise that this Michael Mina steakhouse is offering some serious roasts for Easter. Each meal package feeds between four and six people and includes sides of salad, parker house rolls with truffle butter, mac and cheese, and market vegetables. Choose from meaty entrées such as a six-pound bone-in prime rib roast; harissa-marinated pulled lamb "barbacoa"; whole roast chicken; roasted pork loin; and Korean-inspired beef short ribs.
Hours: Pickup available April 12 from 4-6pm; order by Friday, April 10, at 5pm
Menu: Normally we’re all about the view at this indoor-outdoor rooftop favorite, but this weekend Élephante is giving us something to get excited about at home. The breezy Santa Monica restaurant is offering a family-style feast that feeds four, and all for $100. The Easter meal includes slow-roasted lamb shoulder, crispy potatoes, spring vegetables with pecorino cheese, an herby gem lettuce salad, and a side of mint salsa verde.
Hours: Pickup and local delivery available on April 12, hours TBD; order by Friday, April 10
Reservation: Order by email via email@example.com
Menu: One of the oldest and best BBQ joints in the city wants to feed you on Easter, and we say you should let it. Smoked-meat institution Gus’s is offering two family-style meal deals for Sunday: There’s a traditional Easter ham dinner, which includes a seven-pound smoked spiral ham with sides such as mashed potatoes, deviled eggs and creamed corn, but if you’re craving BBQ, there’s also a Southern-style BBQ feast involving ribs (either Memphis- or St. Louis-style), chicken, pulled pork, your choice of beef brisket or smoked sausage, and three sides with some cornbread.
Hours: Pickup available 10am-4pm on April 11; order by Friday, April 10 at noon
Price: $129.95 for ham dinner, $169.95 for BBQ dinner
Menu: Santa Monica’s sunny Lunetta is giving us spring on a plate with a prix-fixe menu with curbside pickup. Start with pear salad in hazelnut vinaigrette, then proceed to your choice of a whole roasted chicken or a rosemary-and-lavender–roasted leg of lamb. Sides include potato gratin, sugar snap peas with carrots, and a family-recipe ratatouille, with coconut chocolate cake and raspberry sauce for dessert. Still hungry? Look for additional cakes and confections you can add on for an extra sweet finish.
Hours: Pickup available 2–6pm on April 12; order by Friday, April 10 at 3pm
Price: $85 per person (minimum two people); get both proteins for $95 per person
Menu: With high-quality meat butchered on-site and a pitmaster from Texas, Maple Block’s a surefire way to secure a smoky, delicious, meaty Easter feast. This Culver City BBQ spot is offering peach-wood–smoked boneless Berkshire hams, and also one of the best deals: $24 per person gets you that ham under a maple-and-mustard sugar glaze; buttermilk biscuits with whipped honey butter; potato salad; your choice of creamy or vinegar slaw; and your choice of ranch beans or braised greens. You can also opt for add-ons like sides of mac and cheese and house-made pimento cheese with crackers, or order the ham by the pound, by the half, or by the whole dang ham. Wash it all down with drink kits for mimosas or micheladas and you’ve got yourself an ideal Easter dinner.
Hours: Pickup available 11:30am–7:30pm on April 12; order by Friday, April 10
Price: $24 per person for the Easter feast; additional sides, drink kits and à la carte ham vary
Reservation: Order online
Menu: David Beran’s masterful French bistro is offering an Easter prix fixe that looks as luxurious as the restaurant’s regular menu: There’s quiche served with caviar (naturally), plus rosemary lamb, roast chicken, French toast casserole, salad and, of course, some Easter-essential sweet buns. Want to spruce up your Sunday? There’s even an add-on for mimosa kits.
Hours: Pickup available 11am–2pm on April 12
Price: $95 per person
Reservation: Order online
Menu: One of L.A.’s biggest restaurant groups is saving the day with a family-style feast that even includes a centerpiece to spruce up your table. Patina Group is offering pickup at a few of its restaurants in L.A. and Orange County, including Nick + Stef’s Steakhouse in DTLA and Ray’s + Star Bar in Miracle Mile, with a uniform menu that involves deviled eggs, farmers’ market crudités, sides such as spring aspargus, fresh parker house rolls, salad and potato gratin, with your choice of herb-roasted leg of lamb or maple-glazed spiral ham, and carrot cake to finish. Entertaining little ones? There are add-ons such as the $25 cookie decorating kits, plus a $40 Easter basket full of house-made chocolate eggs, bunnies and other confections.
Hours: Pickup available 11am–2pm on both April 11 and 12
Price: $120 (serves four), $190 (serves eight)
Reservation: Order online
Menu: Why not let a Top Chef alum cook your Easter dinner this year? As-seen-on-TV Brooke Williamson is whipping up a few festive specials with her husband and restaurant partner, Nick Roberts, including a large meal for two, which includes braised lamb shanks, carrot barley, roasted carrots and a mustard green salad; cupcake decorating kits with candy eggs and green grass-like frosting; various Easter baskets that can come filled with candy, cocktails, or other baked goods; hardboiled eggs for dyeing and more.
Hours: Pickup available April 11 and 12
Reservation: Call 310-683-5019 for curbside pickup orders
Menu: If you’re looking for an Easter roast, why not order from one of the city’s premier prime rib and hearty-fare specialists? The historic Tam O’Shanter is doing the holiday right with special family-style feasts as well as individual plates—plus a number of add-ons—so you can build the Easter dinner of your dreams. There’s roast lamb, turkey, prime rib and à la carte brisket, with classic sides like creamed spinach, mashed potatoes, and Yorkshire pudding batter. (They’ve even got beer, wine and cocktails to-go, too.) Find the full menu here.
Hours: Curbside pickup available 11am–5pm on April 12
Price: $22–$45 for individual plates; $195–$525 for family meals, which serve as few as four people to as many as 14