Easter dining guide: 76 San Diego County restaurants with breakfasts, brunches and more
Even though Easter is only a few days away — Sunday, April 1 — you still have time to plan to treat family and friends to an egg-cellent springtime feast at these San Diego County restaurants. Some restaurants offer Easter egg hunts, family activities and photo ops with the Easter Bunny. (Please note that reservations are required for most of the restaurants on this list, unless otherwise noted.)
333 Pacific will celebrate the Easter season with a three-course menu with options like roast prime rib of beef, Skuna Bay salmon osso buco and hummingbird cake with macadamia nut cream cheese frosting. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 1. $54.95 adults, $13.95 kids. 333 N. Pacific St., Oceanside. (760) 433-3333.
A.R. Valentien executive chef Jeff Jackson will prepare a special three-course prix fixe lunch with a free-flowing sparkling wine option. Gather with friends and family for tempting choices such as honey-glazed Easter ham, Alaskan halibut and roasted prime ribeye, ending your meal with a chocolate hazelnut torte. Noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 1. $80 per adult; $95 with free-flowing sparkling wine; $45 per child under 12. The Lodge at Torrey Pines, 11480 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla. (858) 777-6635. LodgeTorreyPines.com
Backyard Kitchen & Tap’s tea party-themed fete includes a carefully curated Easter brunch buffet and silver dollar pancake station for $17.95 per adult and $9.95 per child under 12. Live music will be performed from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the Easter bunny will be stopping by for photos. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 1. 832 Garnet Ave., Pacific Beach. (858) 859-2593. backyardpb.com
Bahia Resort Hotel’s Easter Sunday brunch will feature a chef’s made-to-order omelet station, peel-and-eat shrimp cocktail and Hawaiian barbecue-braised beef short ribs. The brunch includes Easter egg hunts for the kids, live music and a complimentary cruise on Mission Bay. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 1. 998 W. Mission Bay Drive, San Diego. $54 per adult; $25 per children 5-11; children under 5 are free. (858) 539-8666. bahiahotel.com
barleymash in the Gaslamp Quarter will serve its Wake N’ Bacon Easter brunch featuring dishes like the All In Barleyhash, made with red chili-braised short rib, Applewood-smoked bacon and Pepper Jack beer-cheese sauce. The menu also includes breakfast sandwiches, biscuit and gravy plates and sweets like the Sin-A-Bun. Quest your thirst at the Skyy Vodka Bloody Mary bar or with a mimosa. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, April 1. Regular brunch menu pricing. 600 Fifth Ave., San Diego. (619) 255-7373. barleymash.com
Bistro 39 Restaurant & Lounge will offer a special Easter brunch buffet that features a carving station with sirloin and honey-pineapple glazed ham, assorted seafood and sushi, omelets and eggs Benedict, pancakes and French toast, fresh fruit and assorted mini desserts. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 1. Hilton Garden Inn San Diego/Del Mar, 3939 Ocean Bluff Ave., San Diego. $24.99 brunch only; $29.99 brunch with bottomless mimosas. (858) 720-9500. bistro39sandiego.com
Black Angus Steakhouse will offer a spring and Easter menu that features a free-range New Zealand rack of lamb, aged a minimum of 45 days for flavor and tenderness, served with mint chimichurri sauce, two classic sides and warm molasses bread. The menu is available through June 25. Five locations: Chula Vista, San Diego, El Cajon, Escondido, Temecula. $27.99 for half-rack; $38.99 for full-rack. blackangus.com
Bleu Bohème will serve a three-course feast with options like eggs Benedict, made with your choice of crab cakes or Canadian bacon on a Wolferman’s English muffin, or, rabbit with braised radishes, fava beans, fingerling potatoes and mustard jus. Dessert options include pastry puffs filled with vanilla ice cream and dark chocolate sauce or Nutella crepes. Bloody Marys and Bellini cocktails are on the drink menu. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 1. 4090 Adams Ave., San Diego. $55 per person; $18 per child 12 and under. (619) 255-4167. bleuboheme.com
BO-beau Kitchen & Garden will offer an Easter Sunday brunch menu featuring fried chicken and waffles and crab cake Benedict. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 1. 8384 La Mesa Blvd., La Mesa. (619) 337-3445.
Breakfast Republic is gearing up for Easter Sunday with specialty drinks like The Peep Show Mocha, crafted from espresso, milk, marshmallow syrup, mocha, whipped cream and garnished with a Peeps candy. Or try the Sunrise Service Mimosa, concocted from Prosecco, raspberry syrup, fresh-squeezed orange juice and garnished with an orange slice. Sunday, April 1. Seven locations: North Park, Liberty Station, East Village, Ocean Beach, Pacific Beach, Carmel Valley and Encinitas. breakfastrepublic.com
Cafe 222 will celebrate Easter with Peter Rabbit pancakes, a stack of carrot cake pancakes with candied ginger and topped with a dollop of cream cheese frosting. 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 1. $12.95 per person. 222 Island Ave, San Diego. (619) 236-9902. cafe222.com
California Modern’s three-course menu features signature dishes like Bay scallop and corn fritters, Baja shrimp omelet, and carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, coconut sorbet, caramel sauce and pineapple. Brunch: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; dinner: 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, April 1. George’s at the Cove, 1250 Prospect St., La Jolla. $50 per person ocean-view dining; $40 per person street-side dining. (858) 454-4244.
Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa’s Easter buffet options include mini Belgian waffles, baked salmon, spicy shrimp salad and prime rib. Photos and egg hunts with the Easter bunny will take place throughout the day. Every brunch purchase includes a complimentary cruise on the Bahia Belle or the William D. Evans sternwheelers. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 1. 3999 Mission Blvd., San Diego. $56 per adult; $25 per child 5-11; children under 5 are free. (858) 539-8666. catamaranresort.com
Chandler’s at Cape Rey Carlsbad will host a family-friendly Easter brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 1, that includes an Easter egg hunt and a visit from the Easter bunny. Menu highlights include an omelet station, brioche French toast, smoked salmon station, carved applewood-smoked prime rib and dessert bar. 1 Ponto Road, Carlsbad. $79 per adult; $19 per child 5-12; children 4 and under are free. (760) 683-5500. chandlerscarlsbad.com
Coasterra chef Deborah Scott has created a Champagne brunch fuffet that features a variety of omelets, a chilled seafood station and carving station with roasted leg of lamb and chili and fennel-rubbed prime rib. 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 1. 880 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego. $69.95 per adult; $17.95 per child 6-12; free to children under 6. (619) 814-1300.
Corvette Diner welcomes Easter with brunch specials like a ham and eggs omelet and breakfast burrito for $11.99 each. Kids can take part in an egg hunt from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., so be sure to bring your baskets. The diner’s regular menu will be served from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, April 1. 2965 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego. (619) 542-1476.
Crown Landing will offer a Benedict bar, omelet and carving stations, seafood favorites, desserts and an artisan display. A special buffet will be served just for the kids. From 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., brunch guests will have access to free Easter egg hunts, cookie decorating and other family activities. Brunch: 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 1. Loews Coronado Bay Resort, 4000 Coronado Bay Road, Coronado. $64 per adult; $25 per child. (619) 424-4000. crownlanding.com
Cucina Enoteca’s lavish Easter Sunday Italian brunch buffet is an endless display of gourmet scrambles and omelets, a carving station, antipasti, salads, house-made pastas, pastries and desserts. 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 1. Flower Hill Promenade, 2730 Via De La Valle, Del Mar. $45 per adult; $18 per child 12 and under. (858) 704-4500. urbankitchengroup.com
Curadero will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner options for Easter Sunday, starting with breakfast tacos or birria de res, a spicy beef stew. For lunch or dinner, sample a ceviche trio from the crudo bar or one of the heartier plates, like carne asada. Sunday, April 1. 1047 Fifth Ave., San Diego. (619) 515-3003. curadero.com
Cusp Dining & Drinks will serve a new a la carte brunch menu Easter Sunday with featured items like chile relleno or quinoa, chia and coconut porridge. There will also be a few specials for the day, including French toast and crab Benedict. Sunday, April 1. 7955 La Jolla Shores Drive, San Diego. (858) 551-3620. cusprestaurant.com
Dolce at The Highlands will offer its full menu of farm-to-table seasonal California/Italian cuisine, served in a relaxed and elegantly decorated dining room or on a star-lit patio. The bar menu offers a world-class wine list of more than 200 bottle selections. Open for lunch at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 1. The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch, 5980 Village Way, Suite 160, Carmel Valley. A la carte pricing. (858) 847-2740. dolcehighlands.com
Extraordinary Desserts in Little Italy will host an Easter Sunday menu featuring artisanal cheeses and charcuterie board, vegetarian boards, house-made granolas and decadent pastries. Limited seating available. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 1. A dinner menu will be offered from 4 to 10 p.m. 1430 Union St., San Diego. (619) 294-7001, Ext. 101.
Farmer and The Seahorse will serve a family-friendly Easter brunch buffet with offerings such as creamed scrambled eggs, a carving station, salad bar, assorted pastries and build-your-own omelet, waffle and bagel stations. There will be an Easter egg hunt and games for the kids. Sunday, April 1. 10996 Torreyana Road, San Diego. $64.95 per adult; $24.95 per child. (858) 260-5401. thealexandria.com/farmer-the-seahorse
Fiore Steakhouse will offer special Easter dinner items such as spring garden salad ($12), Moroccan-spiced lamb ($52) and carrot cake ($10). Sunday, April 1. 777 Harrah’s Rincon Way, Funner. (760) 751-3100. harrahssocal.com
Fishmonger’s Market will offer guests a choice of buffet-style seafood plates such as smoked salmon frittata, lobster deviled eggs, glazed ham, steamed mussels, smoked brisket and an assortment of delicate crudo. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 1. 1735 Hancock St., San Diego. $49.95 per person; $18.95 per child 12 and under. (619) 756-7345. fishmongersmarkets.com
Fleming’s Steakhouse will offer guests a three-course prix fixe Easter brunch menu with entree choices like Fleming’s signature eggs Benedict, cinnamon-apple brioche French toast or Ora King Salmon Cobb salad. Dessert options include New York cheesecake, creme brulee or fresh berries with Chantilly cream. A children’s menu will be available. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 1. $47 per adult; $16 per child. Two locations: 8970 University Center Lane, San Diego, and 380 K St., San Diego. flemingssteakhouse.com
George’s at the Cove isn’t usually a brunch spot, but Easter is one of the special times the La Jolla restaurant makes an exception. Enjoy picturesque ocean views and dine on such offerings as Bay Scallop and Corn Fritters with béarnaise and mustard greens, Baja Shrimp Omelette with rajas and jack cheese and Carrot Cake with cream cheese frosting. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for brunch and 5 to 9 p.m. for dinner on Sunday, April 1. 1250 Prospect St., La Jolla. (858) 454-4244. georgesatthecove.com
Giardino chef Marco Provino’s menu includes Nutella pancakes, cannoli waffle, breakfast pizza and signature Benedicts, and bottomless mimosas or Bellinis. Brunch starts at 9 a.m. Sunday, April 1. 8131 Broadway, Lemon Grove. (619) 825-7112. giardinosd.com
Harumama in Little Italy will offer Easter-egg hunters its newest addition to its character-steamed bun family: a Bunny bun ($7.95) filled with (sweet) egg custard. Sunday, April 1.1901 Columbia St., San Diego. harumamasd.com
Hello Betty Fish House in Oceanside will offer a menu with an updated spin on classic Baja-SoCal brunch favorites, including Betty’s Bennys, made with carnitas, smoked fish and crab cake, the chilaquiles scramble or surfer burrito and its limited-time only Bailey’s Beach Buns, house-made oversized cinnamon rolls frosted with Bailey’s Irish cream-cheese icing. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 1. 211 Mission Ave., Oceanside. (760) 722-1008. hellobettyoceanside.com
Herb & Wood in Little Italy will launch its new brunch menu on Easter Sunday, offering fun and imaginative twists on brunch classics, as well as sweet dishes like Dutch baby souffle pancakes and savory plates like the jamón ibérico (a type of cured ham) Benedict. Specialty and large-batch cocktails, a Bloody Mary selection, mimosas and specialty coffees with house-made syrups will be offered. 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 1. 2210 Kettner Blvd., San Diego. (619) 955-8495. herbandwood.com
Herringbone La Jolla will treat guests to a prix fixe three-course Easter Sunday brunch with favorites like the lobster roll and endless rose. $40 per person. 7837 Herschel Ave., La Jolla. (858) 459-0221. opentable.com
Hotel del Coronado’s Champagne brunch will be served in both the oceanfront Ballroom and the Crown Room. The extravagant Easter menu will feature carving stations, a chilled seafood bar, made-to-order mimosas and Bloody Marys and a dessert bar. An egg hunt will take place on the Windsor lawn and photos with the Easter bunny will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the garden patio. Sunday, April 1. 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado. Crown Room: $140 per adult; $55 per child 6-10; free to children under 5. Ballroom: $128 per adult; $55 per child 6-10; free to children under 5. (619) 522-8100.
Hotel Republic’s a la carte Easter brunch includes dishes like hibiscus-cured salmon, bone-in ribeye and ricotta Johnny cakes. There will be activities for the kids, including egg hunts, arts and crafts and a visit from the Easter bunny. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 1. 421 W. B St, San Diego. (619) 398-3100. hotelrepublicsd.com
Hundred Proof‘s Easter Brunch will feature all-new selections including Mama’s Overnight Baked French Toast; Grilled Shrimp Toast with with Avocado, Braised Bacon, Green Goddess, Herbs and Fruit; Egg White Fritatta with Charred Kale, Wild Mushroom, Chive & Onion Cheese and Arugula Salad; and a long list of brunch cocktails. 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 1. 4130 Park Blvd., San Diego. (619) 501-6404. hundredproofsd.com
Indigo Grill in Little Italy will serve a three-course Easter menu with favorites like roasted adobo chicken and alderwood plank salmon. A children’s menu will be offered. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 1. 1536 India St., San Diego. $44.95 per adult; $13.95 per child. (619) 234-6802.
L’Auberge Del Mar will offer three seatings for its Easter brunch buffet at Coastline, Kitchen 1540 and on the Sunset Terrace. The buffet features lighter sides from croissants and seasonal fruits to granola, doughnuts and muffins, along with hot breakfast items like eggs Benedict and white cheddar quiche, a seafood station with poached shrimp and bass ceviche and a carving station. 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 1. 1540 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar. $90 per adult; $30 per child under 12. (858) 793-6460.
La Valencia’s Easter celebration includes bottomless mimosas and sparkling wine, as well as dishes from a chef-attended omelet station, a Baja chilaquiles station and a La V crab cake Benedict station, in addition to the more traditional buttermilk blueberry and lemon pancakes. The dessert station offers mini cupcakes, opera cakes and cheesecakes. The Easter bunny will make an appearance just in time for the egg hunt taking place at the hotel’s garden. 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 1. $89 per adult; $39 per child. (858) 454-0771. opentable.com
Meze Greek Fusion in the Gaslamp Quarter will serve a Bunny Bellini, made with fresh fruit puree, house bubbly and garnished with colorful jelly beans, along with a selection of brunch dishes, including spanakopita with poached eggs and avgolemono sauce and a roast lamb breakfast skillet with potatoes, feta and eggs. Sunday, April 1. 345 Sixth Ave., San Diego. (619) 550-1600. gaslampmeze.com
Mille Fleurs chef Martin Woesle has created a special three-course Easter prix fixe brunch menu. 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 1. 6009 Paseo Delicias, San Diego. $59.50. An a la carte dinner menu will be available starting at 4:30 p.m. with featured dishes like turkey breast coconut schnitzel and bacon-wrapped Norwegian cod. (858) 756-3085. millefleurs.com
Miss B’s Coconut Club in Mission Beach will offer guests their choice of brunch entree such as Cubano Benedict, made with Duroc ham, pulled pork, house-spiced mustard and poached eggs on a garlic-buttered kolache toast. Other Cuban-inspired dishes include veggie hash, a breakfast burrito and jerk chicken and waffle. Bottomless mimosas and Miss B’s House Blonde beer are included in the hour-and-a-half brunch seating. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 1. $32.95. 3704 Mission Blvd., San Diego. (858) 381-0855. missbcoconutclub.com
Mister A’s will serve a three-course prix fixe brunch menu with dish options like house-cured salmon, buttermilk fried chicken and waffle and Aspen Ridge flat iron steak and eggs. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 1. 2550 Fifth Ave., San Diego. $59.50 per person. (619) 239-1377. asrestaurant.com
Monello celebrates Easter with an Italian-style brunch. Choose from Pasticceria Pastries, which are baked in-house daily, the famous cheese wheel, and the Carbona Benedict with baked spaghetti, poached eggs, bacon, onion, pecorino hollandaise served with roasted potatoes. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 750 W. Fir St., San Diego. (619) 501-0030. lovemonello.com
Morton’s Steakhouse will serve its Morton’s Steak and Lobster Easter dinner special. Sunday, April 1. 285 J St., San Diego. $59 per person. mortons.com
Osetra Seafood & Steaks will serve an upscale Easter dinner complete with a three-story wine tower. Along with their a la carte dishes, the restaurant will offer entrees such as grilled prime steaks and fresh seafood. Sunday, April 1. 904 Fifth Ave., San Diego. (619) 239-1800. osetraseafoodandsteaks.com
Pacifica Del Mar’s Easter Sunday a la carte menu features brunch favorites like smoked pork shoulder hash, Pacifica’s huevos and cinnamon brioche French toast, Cuban or fried chicken sandwiches and entrees such as bucatini pasta with shrimp. A selection of brunch cocktails, including Bloody Marys, will be offered. A children’s menu will be offered. Sunday, April 1. 1555 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar. (858) 792-0476. pacificadelmar.com
Pala Casino Spa & Resort will offer a cornucopia of culinary feasts Sunday, April 1. 11154 Highway 76, Pala. (877) 946-7252. palacasino.com
- Choices the Buffet: In addition to its eight carving stations, diners will find Canadian-chilled snow crab, steamed lobster tails, baked maple salmon and a selection of more than 80 desserts. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., with limited brunch items also served from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, April 1. $46 per person.
- The Oak Room: The Easter Sunday dinner special includes an appetizer, an entree of crusted rack of Colorado lamb and chef Albert Cruz’s Easter Celebration for dessert. 5 p.m. Sunday, April 1. $65 per person.
- Bar Meets Grill: The Easter Sunday dinner includes an appetizer, choice of one entree of either braised Colorado lamb osso buco or Parmesan gnocchi and for dessert, key lime vanilla cheesecake Chantilly on a graham-cracker crust. 5 p.m. Sunday, April 1. $40 per person.
Park 101 will host a family-oriented Easter brunch buffet with offerings such as smoked brisket and prime rib. Sip on bottomless mimosas while playing a game of giant Jenga or Connect 4. Four-legged family members are also welcome. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 1. 3040 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad. $45 buffet with mimosas; $30 buffet only. (760) 434-2217. park101carlsbad.com
Prep Kitchen will offer an a la carte menu at its three locations. Decorated with spring florals, the Del Mar (1201 Camino Del Mar) and La Jolla (7556 Fay Ave.) restaurants will feature a children’s table with coloring books, and the Little Italy shop (1660 India St.) will have a candy station for the little ones. A small complimentary glass of basil-mint lemonade will be served to guests while waiting for seating. Sunday, April 1. prepkitchendelmar.com, prepkitchenlajolla.com, prepkitchenlittleitaly.com
Primavera Ristorante executive chef Ryan Moore’s three-course Easter brunch includes dishes like salmon bruschetta, steamed mussels, quiche Florentine, Belgian waffles topped with sliced bananas, strawberries and vanilla mascarpone and eggs Benedict, made with your choice of Canadian bacon or cold-water lobster. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 1. 932 Orange Ave., Coronado. $54.95 per person. (619) 435-0454. primavera1st.com
Provisional Kitchen will offer a waffle and crepe station, bakery counter and sweet display which includes chocolate-covered strawberries and mini cupcakes, and a healthy bar with fruits and parfaits. For those craving a more savory menu there will be a seafood bar, omelet station and carving station. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 1. $49 per adult; $15 per child 3-12. The Pendry Hotel, 425 Fifth Ave, San Diego. (619) 738-7300.
Rancho Bernardo Inn’s signature restaurants are offering brunch buffets on Easter Sunday. 17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive, San Diego. (855) 574-5356.
- Avant: Brunch buffet menu with traditional brunch offerings and spring-inspired dishes. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 1. $79 per adult; $28 per child.
- Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant: Outdoor brunch buffet overlooking the golf course, with bottomless mimosas at an additional cost of $14. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 1. $72 per adult; $28 per child.
Rustic Root executive chef Marcel Childress’ specialty Easter Sunday prix fixe brunch includes offerings like a spinach berry salad, chocolate chip bread-pudding waffle, asparagus Benedict and bacon-wrapped pork loin. A dessert and candy display will finish your meal on a sweet note. A children’s menu will be offered. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 1. $35 per person. 535 Fifth Ave., San Diego. (619) 232-1747.
SEA180’s Sunday Champagne brunch buffet includes a variety of omelets, a prime rib carving station and other tempting morsels. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 1. 800 Seacoast Drive, Imperial Beach. $64.95 per adult; $17.95 per child 6-12; free to children 6 and under. (619) 631-4949.
Seaview Restaurant’s special Easter buffet menu includes a customized omelet bar, breakfast pastries, fresh Belgian waffles, chilled seafood display, salt-crusted prime rib and honey bourbon-glazed ham, and side dishes such as braised short rib, deviled eggs and an artisan cheese and charcuterie board. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 1. Manchester Grand Hyatt, 1 Market Place, San Diego. $71.95 per person. $34 per child 6-12; children 5 and under are free. (619) 358-6735.
The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows in North Park will offer family-friendly dining with handcrafted dishes prepared by executive chef Ryan Gilbert. Menu options include a chilled seafood bar, carving stations, brioche French toast, Belgian-style waffles and assorted desserts. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 1. 2223 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego. (619) 296-2101. lafayettehotelsd.com
The Rail starts Easter morning with an egg hunt. Each group that comes to dine can search for an egg with a surprise discount inside. One lucky winner earns a free brunch of eggs Benedict, breakfast flatbreads, waffle sandwiches and other items. Chef John Hamaker will also cook up a special cream cheese-stuffed French toast to add to your Easter brunch. Sunday, April 1. 3796 Fifth Ave., San Diego. (619) 298-2233. thebrassrailsd.com
Stake Chophouse + Bar offers diners a sophisticated Easter Sunday buffet with roast prime dry-aged New York strip steak, lobster eggs Benedict, a children’s menu with breakfast pizzas and a dessert station. 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 1. 1309 Orange Ave., Coronado. $69 per adult; $35 per child. (619) 522-0077. stakechophouse.com
Tidal Restaurant on Mission Bay will host an Easter brunch menu with specials like bacon-wrapped loco coco, yuzu ricotta pancakes with blueberry vanilla compote and whipped mascarpone and sweet chili rum-glazed ham, in addition to a mimosa special offering $30 bottles of Champagne with a variety of juice mixers. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 1. 1404 Vacation Road, San Diego. (858) 490-6363. opentable.com
The Marine Room’s Easter buffet includes your choice of entree options: spindrift seafood crepes, pomelo kalbi-glazed black cod, Mary’s Farm chicken Forestiere, ancho cacao-rubbed Angus prime ribeye or chermoula-roasted Colorado leg of lamb. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 1. 2000 Spindrift Drive, La Jolla. $78 per adult; special pricing for children. (858) 459-7222. marineroom.com
The Oceanaire Seafood Room in the Gaslamp Quarter will offer an a la carte Easter brunch with specials like chicken fried lobster, eggs Benedict three ways, smoked Alaskan King Crab and French toast with a Grand Marnier berry compote, powdered sugar and fresh sage whipped cream. 11 a.m. Sunday, April 1. 400 J St., San Diego. (619) 858-2277. theoceanaire.com
The Prado at Balboa Park will serve a Champagne brunch buffet featuring omelets, a pancake station, a prime rib carving station and decadent treats. 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 1. 1549 El Prado, San Diego. $64.95 per adult; $17.95 per child 6-12; children under 6 are free. (619) 557-9441, ext. 1.
The Shores Restaurant will treat guests to a beachfront brunch buffet with choices like Mediterranean pasta salad, chef Percy’s jambalaya, boursin-whipped Yukon gold potatoes and peach-rhubarb cobbler. 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 1. 8110 Camino Del Oro, La Jolla. $64 per person; special pricing for children 10 and under. (858) 456-0600. theshoresrestaurant.com
The Westgate Hotel’s traditional Easter Champagne brunch offers guests selections of fresh seafood, carving stations, made-to-order omelets and a special children’s section, complete with a face painter and a visit from the Easter Bunny. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 1. 1055 Second Ave., San Diego. $89 per adult; $35 per child 12 and under. westgatehotel.com
True Food Kitchen in Fashion Valley and Westfield UTC will celebrate the season’s bounty with the debut of a new spring menu. Although the menu won’t officially launch until April 11, the health-driven restaurant will offer a sneak taste of some of its new dishes on Easter Sunday, along with its regular brunch, lunch and dinner menus. Items include spring asparagus toast, artichoke and pesto pizza and miso-glazed eggplant. Sunday, April 1. Westfield UTC, 4303 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite 2100, San Diego, and Fashion Valley mall, 7007 Friars Road, Suite 394, San Diego. truefoodkitchen.com
Trust Restaurant will have the Ultimate Sticky Bun available for guests who arrive in time to get one of the limited brunch items. Also available on the brunch menu will be Mornay Fries with onion aioli, chicken egg, and a Shrimp Omelette with oven roasted tomatoes, fontina, garlic, scallions and potatoes. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for brunch, dinner starts at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 1. 3752 Park Blvd., San Diego. (619) 795-6901. trustrestaurantsd.com
The US Grant will serve an Easter Champagne brunch buffet with holiday-inspired specialty stations, fresh seafood, seasonal accompaniments, prime meats, house-made pastries and dessert display, along with coffee, tea, juice and mimosas. Visits with the Easter bunny and live music round out the day. 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (buffet closes at 3 p.m.) Sunday, April 1. 326 Broadway, San Diego. $78 per adult; senior and children’s pricing available. (619) 744-2046.
Union Kitchen & Tap Encinitas will serve a host of Easter Sunday bunch items, along with bottomless mimosas for $13.95, and tempting holiday treats for the children. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 1. 1108 S. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas. (760) 230-2337. localunion101.com
Union Kitchen & Tap Gaslamp offer guests an array of choices for Easter brunch such as an omelet station, waffle bar, smoked salmon platter, shrimp and grits, watermelon salad, a chocolate fountain and a variety of sides. The brunch also features bottomless mimosas ($15) and a Ketel One Craft Bloody Mary bar. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 1. 333 Fifth Ave., San Diego. $35 per person. (619) 795-9463.
Veladora’s brunch buffet includes activities for the whole family on the croquet lawn, including a petting zoo, crafts for the kids, Bellini bar for the adults and a special visit from the Easter Bunny. 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 1. Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, 5921 Valencia Circle, Rancho Santa Fe. $130 per adult; $65 per child 4-11; children under 3 are free. (858) 756-1123
Vessel Restaurant + Bar executive chef Roy Hendrickson has curated an elegant brunch buffet for Easter that includes bottomless mimosas and a selection of made-to-order omelets, roasted duck breast and an assortment of fruit pies, cakes and other baked goods. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 1. Kona Kai Resort & Spa, 1551 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego. $59 per person; $15 per child. (619) 221-8000. opentable.com
Vintana Wine + Dine’s three-course Easter menu includes crab-cake hash, pulled pork chilaquiles and sesame salmon. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 1. 1205 Auto Park Way, Escondido. $54.95 per adult; $13.95 per child. (760) 745-7777.
Waterbar’s coastal vista is the perfect setting for your Easter Sunday dining. Order ham and eggs with country potatoes and pair it with a $14 endless rose, $14 bottle of sparkling wine, specialty Bloody Marys or mimosas. 4325 Ocean Blvd., San Diego. (858) 888-4343. waterbarsd.com
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