The Dish: Where to dine Easter Sunday in San Diego
Easter is on Sunday. Here’s a list of San Diego’s best dining options this Easter weekend. Reservations are recommended, unless otherwise noted.
333 Pacific will host a Champagne brunch buffet with a carving station, chilled seafood bar, eggs Benedict and brioche French toast. 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. 333 N. Pacific St., Oceanside. $64.95 per adult; $17.95 per child 6-12. (760) 433-3333.
A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines will serve a three-course prix fixe menu with options like Dungeness crab ravioli, caramelized sea scallops, braised lamb osso buco and carrot cake. Noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. 11480 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla. $80 per adult; $95 per adult with free-flowing sparkling wine; $40 per child 12 and under. (858) 777-6635. lodgetorreypines.com
Amaya will celebrate Easter with a three-course brunch featuring pan-seared scallops, steak frites and house-made gelato. 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Fairmont Grand Del Mar, 5300 Grand Del Mar Court, San Diego. $95 per adult; $20 per child 4-12. (858) 314-2727. fairmont.com/san-diego/dining/amaya
Amici’s Ristobar will host an Easter brunch buffet with all your Sunday favorites, including eggs Benedict, Belgian waffles, crispy pork belly hash, pasta and pizza and desserts. 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch, 5980 Village Way, Suite B106, San Diego. (858) 847-2740. amicisristobar.com
Backyard Kitchen & Tap will host its Easter Egg-Stravaganza from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday complete with a brunch buffet and pancake station and special adult cocktails. Listen to live acoustic entertainment from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and be sure to bring the kids to meet the Easter bunny. 832 Garnet Ave., San Diego. $17.95 per adult; $9.95 per child. (858) 859-2593. backyardpb.com
Bahia Resort Hotel‘s Easter Sunday celebration includes views of Mission Bay, live piano entertainment, egg hunts (10:30, 11:30 a.m., 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.), a Bay cruise and festive fare that includes two carving stations and additional entrees like salmon, ravioli Florentine and Hawaiian barbecue-braised beef short ribs, and savory sides and seasonal desserts. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. 998 W. Mission Bay Drive, San Diego. $56 per adult; $25 per child 5-11; free to children under 5. (858) 539-8666. bahiahotel.com
Bankers Hill Bar + Restaurant will serve an extended three-course brunch with selections like house-made cinnamon roll with cream cheese frosting and salted caramel; buttermilk Texas-fried quail; ham and smashed avocado Benedict; braised carnitas chilaquiles; and butterscotch pudding with creme fraiche, pecan toffee and shortbread cookies. Children under 12 may order a la carte off the kids’ menu, available upon request. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. 2202 Fouth Ave., San Diego. $38 per person. (619) 231-0222. bankershillsd.com
Barleymash will offer its specialty Black Forest ham steak and eggs, in addition to breakfast sandwiches, hearty hashes and a Skyy Vodka Bloody Mary bar. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. 600 Fifth Ave., San Diego. (619) 255-7373. barleymash.com
Bencotto will offer guests the option to create their own pasta dish or select an item from its specialty menu, like the tagliatelle al ragu di agnello ($24) with hand-cut fettuccine in a signature lamb meat sauce. 750 W. Fir St., Suite 103, San Diego. (619) 450-4786. lovebencotto.com
Bleu Boheme will serve a prix fixe brunch menu with offerings like a Belgium-style waffle with fig jam, arugula, Gruyere cheese and fried egg; deep dish quiche with house-smoked bacon, spinach, mushrooms, Parmesan cheese, hollandaise sauce, rosemary potatoes and salad; and crepe filled with chocolate-hazelnut spread and topped with vanilla ice cream. The classic Bellini and Bloody Mary will be available. Three-course children’s menu will be available. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. 4090 Adams Ave., San Diego. $55 per adult; $18 per child 12 and under. (619) 255-4167. bleuboheme.com
BO-beau Kitchen + Cache in Hillcrest will serve an a la carte brunch menu featuring sweet and savory favorites like chicken and waffles, short rib hash and lemon poppy-seed hot cakes. 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday. 1027 University Ave., San Diego. (619) 481-5033.
BO-beau Kitchen + Garden will serve an a la carte brunch menu featuring fried chicken and waffles and a crab cake skillet. A special children’s menu offers a selection of plates for ages 12 and under. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. 8384 La Mesa Blvd., La Mesa. (619) 337-3445.
Breakfast Republic will serve Easter food and drink specials, including its Peep Show Mocha, made with toasted marshmallow, espresso, mocha, milk, whipped cream and a Peep garnish; and the Sunrise Service Mimosa, crafted from raspberry, orange juice, Prosecco and an orange garnish. Refuel before the Easter egg hunt with mac & grilled cheese, a revamped classic stuffed with cheddar macaroni and cheese and two eggs any style, or try the protein sampler board with a variety of breakfast-style meats and cheeses, plus two eggs any style topped with hollandaise sauce, fresh fruit and house potatoes. Locations: North Park, Liberty Station, Encinitas, East Village, Ocean Beach, Carmel Valley and Pacific. breakfastrepublic.com
Campfire‘s Easter brunch features Belgium waffles, cheesy eggs served with Gruyere and pamaragina, scallion and crispy potato with the option to add brisket and steak and eggs with locally baked Prager toast and Thai Bird hot sauce. For those who want something other than breakfast, there’s the camp rice bowl and the bacon belly banh mi. 2725 State St., Carlsbad. thisiscampfire.com
Cantania‘s Italian Easter Sunday lunch includes handmade pasta, assortment of wood-fired pizzas, including a holiday-appropriate lamb sausage and egg option, fresh seafood and cocktails. 7863 Girard Ave., Suite 301, La Jolla. opentable.com
Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa will serve a festive brunch buffet featuring prime rib, baked salmon and braised short ribs, along with a seafood station and dessert station. There’s also Easter egg hunts with the Easter bunny (11:30 a.m. , 12:30 and 1:30 p.m.), live piano music and a Bay cruise. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. 3999 Mission Blvd., San Diego. (858) 539-8666. catamaranresort.com
Chandler’s at Cape Rey will host an Easter spread with dishes like brioche French toast, omelet station, deviled egg bar, applewood-smoked prime rib and desserts. 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Easter egg hunts, arts and crafts and photos with the Easter bunny take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 1 Ponto Road, Carlsbad. $79 per adult (includes complimentary mimosa); $24 per child 5-12; free to children 4 and under. chandlerscarlsbad.com/easter.htm
Charles + Dinorah will serve Easter brunch — poolside — featuring dishes like Nutella French toast and croque madame (bechamel, Black Forest ham and fried egg). On the lighter side, there are tartine (open-face sandwich) options of avocado, tomato, radish and sprouts or smoked salmon with roasted poblano cream cheese, tomato, capers and red onion. 1410 Rosecrans St., San Diego. thepearlsd.com/dining
Coasterra‘s Easter Champagne brunch menu includes a carving station, cold seafood display and house favorites like mahi mahi Veracruz and pork loin al pastor. 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday. 880 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego. $69.95 per adult; $17.95 per child 6-12. (619) 814-1300. cohnrestaurants.com/coasterra
Corvette Diner in Point Loma will serve brunch specials, including chicken and waffles and breakfast burritos. Bring your Easter basket for the egg hunt. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. 2965 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego. (619) 542-1476.
Crown Landing‘s Easter brunch features a Benedict bar, omelet station, a variety of salads, a carving station with an assortment of meats, seafood favorites, an artisan display and desserts. Little ones will have their own special buffet along with the Easter Bunny and egg hunts for resort and brunch guests. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. 4000 Coronado Bay Road, Coronado. $65 per adult; $25 per child. (619) 424-4444. opentable.com
Cucina Enoteca will serve a buffet with scrambles and omelets, carving station, antipasti, salads, house-made pastas, pastries and desserts. Champagne and beverages are available for purchase. 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday. 2730 Via de la Valle, Del Mar. $49 per adult; $19 per child 12 and under. bit.ly/2Ubjl1h
Curadero Mexican eatery will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner options like pork skins simmered in salsa verde and served with two sunny side up eggs or fresh fish marinated with onions, tomatoes and achiote (a spice). 1047 Fifth Ave., San Diego. (619) 515-3003. curadero.com
Cusp Dining & Drinks’ new brunch menu features a la carte dishes like caramel French toast, eggs Benedict, fresh salads, prime rib, red velvet pancakes and house cinnamon rolls. 7955 La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla. (858) 551-3620. cusprestaurant.com
El Chingon will say “cheers” to Easter with Chick Magnet ($12), a combination of tequila, Giffard Blackberry Liqueur, fresh lemon and blackberries. The restaurant’s Super sunDIAS brunch menu will be available throughout the day. 560 Fifth Ave., Gaslamp Quarter. (619) 501-1919. elchingon.com
Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa will serve a buffet-style garden brunch featuring a taco station, omelet station, chilled seafood display, carving station, gelato station and desserts. 9700 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla. bit.ly/2GfrHRG
Fairmont Grand Del Mar will host Brunch & Bubbly in the Ballroom, a lavish Easter bounty with a seafood display, sushi bar, made-to-order omelets, carving station, decadent pastries, and children’s buffet, all accompanied with live music. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. 5300 Grand Del Mar Court, San Diego. $122 per adult (includes sparkling wine); $32 per child 4-12. (858) 314-1988.
Farmer & The Seahorse will offer guests Easter brunch on the patio with menu specialties like lobster roll, along with a few festive surprises, including an egg hunt and Easter bunny appearance for the kids. The Alexandria at Torrey Pines, 10996 Torreyana Road, San Diego. (858) 260-5401. opentable.com
Start your Easter Sunday with Fig Tree Café’s iced coco mocha, made with chocolate, coconut, espresso and milk, and topped with whipped cream, a sprinkling of mocha powder and coconut shavings. Or sip your way to a tropical paradise with their Tropical Fruit Mimosa Flight, featuring passion fruit, kiwi, coconut/raspberry and pineapple tasters, a perfect pairing with the chicken-mango sausage scramble special, prepared with three eggs, Canadian bacon, applewood-smoked bacon, red onion and cheddar cheese. Locations: Pacific Beach, Hillcrest, Liberty Station. figtreeeatery.com
Fort Oak in Mission Hills will offer choices like chicken fried quail and French toast ($16) with hot honey, date puree and house-cultured butter or the corned beef hash Benedict ($15) with poached eggs, cabbage, hollandaise sauce, rye panko (bread crumbs) and potatoes. Elevate your meal with a brunch cocktail like the Continental ($12), made with a blend of rums, pineapple, lime, chai-maple syrup and whole egg. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. 1011 Fort Stockton Drive, San Diego. (619) 722-3398. fortoaksd.com
Gravity Heights in Sorrento Mesa will host an Easter buffet brunch and kid-focused egg hunt. Adults can relax with a mimosa ($5) or house-brewed beer. 10 a.m. to noon Sunday. Space is limited. 9920 Pacific Heights Blvd., San Diego. $20 per person. gravityheights.com
Giardino chef and owner Marco Provino will offer multiple stations, including egg creations, desserts, pasta and salads. Endless mimosas will be available for $12. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. 8131 Broadway, Lemon Grove. $35 per adult; $20 per child 12 and under. (619) 825-7112. giardinosd.com
Havana 1920 will embrace Easter Sunday with April Showers ($12), a cocktail made with The Real McCoy 5-Year Rum, lime, guava and Topo Chico (sparkling water). 548 Fifth Ave., Gaslamp Quarter. (619) 369-1920. havana1920.com
Herb & Wood in Little Italy will serve a four-course Easter Sunday menu with options like Dungeness crab hash, burrata and crispy prosciutto toast and bananas foster French toast. The menu also includes a pastry basket, along with your choice of strawberry vacherin (cheese) or chocolate pots de creme for dessert. Children’s menu is available with options like French toast and mini kids quiche. 2210 Kettner Blvd, San Diego. $48.88 per adult; $15.99 per child. (619) 955-8495 herbandwood.com/easter
Hotel del Coronado‘s Crown Room will feature an over-the-top Champagne brunch with waffles and omelets, a carving station, local seafood, assorted meats, fresh fruit and desserts. The hotel will also host an Easter egg hunt with crafts on the Windsor Lawn. 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado. $140 per adult; $65 per child 4-10; free to children 3 and under. (619) 522-8100.
Hundred Proof in University Heights has transformed Saturday morning cereal favorites into tasty cocktails, including the Fruit Loops Ramos Fizz and Cinnamon Toast Punch. Pair it with bananas foster baked French toast ($12), made with buttermilk-soaked brioche and topped with bananas foster and cream cheese ice cream. 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday 4130 Park Blvd., San Diego. (619) 501-6404. hundredproofsd.com
JRDN Restaurant will start your Easter brunch with jumbo sticky buns ($10), followed by chilaquiles and eggs ($16) served with chorizo, guajillo chili salsa, queso fresco (fresh cheese), pico de gallo, avocado and lime crema. Sip on a Brunch Mary or build-your-own mimosa while admiring the ocean views. 723 Felspar St., San Diego. (858) 270-2323. t23hotel.com/jrdn
JSix in East Village will serve brunch with options ranging from green chilaquiles with tomatillo, avocado, chicken, Cotija and crema to brioche French toast with apricot almond sauce, mascarpone gelato and toasted almonds. Brunchers seeking lighter fare will find options like the honest protein bowl with egg whites, avocado, black beans, grilled chicken and spinach or house-made granola with Greek yogurt, mixed berries and honey. 8 a.m. to noon Sunday. 616 J St., San Diego. Prices range from $8 to $17. Full menu available. (619) 531-8744. jsixrestaurant.com
Jalisco Cantina has added a new signature tequila-fueled libation to its lineup in honor of Easter. The Mariposa Martini (meaning “butterfly”)0 is a vibrant purple and blue martini with foam and butterfly pea flowers. 213 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside. (760) 429-1679. thejaliscocantina.com
Jeune et Jolie‘s classic brunch menu offers the folded French omelet, the brioche bostock (homemade bread, almond cream and fruit) and beignets (pastry) with jam and cream, and coffee by local roaster Steady State. 2659 State St., Carlsbad. jeune-jolie.com
Lazy Hippo will offer a free cinnamon roll pancake on Easter Sunday with the purchase of any breakfast item of your choice — from breakfast enchiladas to chicken and waffles. 416 Third Ave., San Diego. (619) 550-1071. lazyhippobreakfast.com
Leroy’s Kitchen + Lounge will celebrate Easter with dishes like house-made biscuits and gravy served with pork sausage and a sunny-side up egg. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. 1015 Orange Ave., Coronado. (619) 437-6087.
Louisiana Purchase in North Park will launch its new brunch menu Easter weekend with dishes like LP Sardou, a 4-ounce steak over English muffin and cream spinach, topped with crab boil poached eggs and a marchand de vin and Bearnaise sauces. The cocktail bar will offer food and drink specials on Saturday and Sunday. 2305 University Ave., San Diego. (619) 255-8278. louisianapurchasesd.com
Maretalia will launch its brunch service featuring dishes like lobster and burrata frittata, as well as tiramisu brioche swirl, made with cold brew and whipped mascarpone. Alongside bottomless mimosas, the Italian eatery will offer shareable AperolSpritz pitchers. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. 1300 Orange Ave., Coronado. bluebridgehospitality.com/maretalia
Marina Kitchen at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina will offer a family-style Easter feast, including brioche French toast, made-to-order omelets, a carving station with citrus honey-roasted ham and Brandt Beef New York steak, sustainable seafood like pan-roasted ocean trout and savory smoked salmon. Other items include vegetable egg-white frittata and build-your-own Belgian-style waffles and a dessert station with choices like carrot cake cup cakes and warm toffee bread pudding. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. 333 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego. $56 per adult; $14 per child 12 and under. (619) 234-1500. opentable.com
Mezé Greek Fusion will toast to the Easter bunny on Sunday with its specialty cocktail, Buzzed Bunny ($13), made with passion fruit vodka, Elderflower, fresh lemon and Prosecco. 345 Sixth Ave., Gaslamp Quarter. (619) 550-1600. gaslampmeze.com
Mille Fleurs’ prix fixe menu features Meyer lemon crepes, house-cured ham steak on a brioche waffle and smoked trout hash and eggs. 6009 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe. $69.50 per person. millefleurs.com
Mister A’s will serve a three-course prix fixe menu with dishes like eggs Benedict with suckling pig, apple-cider hollandaise sauce and chicharron on a house-made English muffin or duck confit chilaquiles served with scrambled eggs, guajillo salsa, radishes and black beans. For dessert, maple bacon profiteroles, a puff pastry of maple-bacon ice cream and chocolate sauce. 2550 Fifth Ave., San Diego. $72.50 per person. (619) 239-1377. asrestaurant.com
Monello in Little Italy will serve freshly baked pastries stuffed to order and the brunch piadina ($13), rolled bites of traditional Italian flatbread filled with eggs, applewood-smoked bacon, Fontina cheese, arrabbiata (spicy) sauce and a side of roasted potatoes. 750 W. Fir St., San Diego. (619) 501-0030. lovemonello.com
Monkey King will feature a specialty cocktail, Hibiscus Hop ($13) on Easter Sunday. It’s made with hibiscus-infused rum, Campari (an apéritif) , pineapple juice, lime and Demerara (brown cane sugar). 467 Fifth Ave., Gaslamp Quarter. (619) 359-8897. monkeykingsd.com
Morton’s The Steakhouse will serve Steak and Lobster Oscar, an 8-ounce filet topped with a whole Maine lobster and Béarnaise sauce. The Harbor Club, 285 J St., San Diego. $59. mortons.com/sandiego
OB Surf Lodge will offer sweet and savory brunch options, including their carnitas Benny with roasted poblano, avocado, jack cheese and ancho hollandaise, and brie-stuffed French toast served with a seasonal fruit jam and toasted macadamia nuts. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. 5083 Santa Monica Ave., Suite 1F, Ocean Beach. Prices vary. Full menu available. (619) 955-5475. obsurflodge.com
Pacific Beach AleHouse will serve $4 AleHouse drafts all day Sunday, plus $10 Champagne bottles will be available from 9 a.m. to noon. Brunch will be served from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with offerings like pecan-crusted French toast and loaded skillet hash. 721 Grand Ave., San Diego. (858) 581-2337. pbalehouse.com
Pacifica Del Mar‘s Easter brunch a la carte menu offers smoke pork shoulder hash, cinnamon brioche French toast, Cuban or fried chicken sandwiches, and entrees like sugar-spiced salmon. Children’s menu will be available. Bloody Marys to fresh sippers will also be served. 1555 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar. (858) 792-0476. pacificadelmar.com
Park 101 will serve specialty dishes like prime rib and lox along with mega-mosas. For $15, you can get a bottle of Cupcake Prosecco and your choice of orange juice, guava or strawberry puree. Easter eggs will be hidden throughout the complex for the kids. 3040 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad. email@example.com
Patisserie Melanie offers springtime croissants and pastries for your Easter brunch at home, including her garden macaron collection of Elderflower, poppy, rose and violet. Quantities are limited. Open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Saturday. To place your order for Easter, call (619) 677-2132 or Melanie@PatisserieMelanie.com
Pechanga Resort & Casino will offer dining specials on Easter Sunday at the following restaurants. 45000 Pechanga Parkway, Temecula. pechanga.com/dining
- The Lobby Bar & Grill: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. $36 per person.
- The Pechanga Buffet: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. $45.99 per adult; $22.99 per child 3-11; free to children under 3.
- Journey’s End: 9 a.m. to3 p.m. $42 per adult; $22 per child under 12.
- Greak Oak Steakhouse: Opens at 5 p.m. $52 three-course prix fixe menu.
- Paisano’s: Opens at 5 p.m. Regular nightly menu also available.
- Kelsey’s: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The regular menu will also be served.
- Pechanga Cafe: Features a slow-roasted, citrus-glazed ham with scalloped potatoes gratin, asparagus and baby carrots ($16.95) and for dessert, lemon cheesecake ($5).
Primavera Ristorante will serve a three-course brunch menu with selections like smoked salmon with red onions, capers and herb creme fraiche; lobster eggs Benedict on ciabatta bread topped with poached eggs, cold-water lobster tail, baby arugula and hollandaise sauce; buffalo mozzarella, served with fresh fruit; and cheesecake with a chocolate cookie crust, fresh raspberry cream-cheese filling and chocolate glaze. Children’s menu available. Specialty brunch cocktails, including Pomegranate Bellini and Cucumber Basil Martini will be available. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. 932 Orange Ave., Coronado. $56.95 per person; $18 per child 12 and under. (619) 435-0454. primavera1st.com
Provisional Kitchen, Cafe & Mercantile offers a variety of favorites — from cheese and charcuterie, pork belly Benedict and roasted fingerlings to a seafood bar, pasta cheese wheel and carving station — in addition to a collection of decadent desserts. 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Pendry San Diego, 425 Fifth Ave., San Diego. $75 per adult; $20 per child 3-12. pendryhotels.com/san-diego/dining/provisional
Rancho Bernardo Inn’s signature restaurants — Avant and Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant — will offer brunch buffets along with bottomless mimosa specials, the Easter bunny and an egg hunt for ages 4 to 12. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. 17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive, San Diego. $85 per adult; $30 per child. (844) 254-0013. ranchobernardoinn.com
Rustic Root will offer a variety of dishes ranging from breakfast risotto and shrimp toast to traditional eggs Benedict, lobster roll and acai bowl. The restaurant will also offer an “adult-approved” egg hunt with a host of prizes along with its signature Bubbles and Berry tray and mimosa station. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the downstairs dining room. 535 Fifth Ave., San Diego. (619) 232-1747. rusticroot.com
Sally’s Fish House & Bar will host a Grand Breakfast Buffet from 6:30 to 11:30 a.m., and dinner from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday. 1 Market St., San Diego. (619) 358-6740. opentable.com
Sea 180 Coastal Tavern is stocking its Champagne Brunch Buffet with a carving station, seafood display, focaccia eggs Benedict, cinnamon brioche French toast and Mexican-inspired dishes. 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. 800 Seacoast Drive, Imperial Beach. $69.95 per adult; $17.95 per child 6-12. cohnrestaurants.com/sea180
Seasons 52 is launching a three-course Easter brunch menu featuring five exclusive entrees to choose from, including prime steak and eggs; grilled lobster, fresh corn polenta and eggs; upright French toast with spiced bacon, wood-grilled sea scallops; and brick-oven roasted Cornish hen. Choose from starter options like black bean and bacon soup or Greek yogurt with strawberries and almond granola. Choose a signature mini indulgence like the strawberry rhubarb cheesecake, and enjoy endless sips of mimosas, Bloody Marys, sangria or Champagne Bellini cocktails for $14.95. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. 789 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego and 4505 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego. $32.95 per person. seasons52.com/home
Seaview Restaurant at Manchester Grand Hyatt offers a stress-free holiday complete with a customized omelet bar, pastries, iced seafood display, meat station with prime rib and honey-glazed ham, side dishes like Boursin whipped mashed potatoes and an artisan cheese and charcuterie board. 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday. 1 Market Place, San Diego. $75 per adult; $34 per child 6-12; free to children 5 and under. (619) 358-6735. opentable.com
Sheerwater‘s brunch offerings include an omelet bar, taco station, acai bowl station, eggs Benedict, pastries, lox and other items. Guests can participate in an Easter egg hunt, games and crafts on the Windsor Lawn. 10:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Hotel del Coronado, 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado. $68 per adult; $30 per child 4-10; free to children 3 and under. (619) 522-8100.
Storyhouse Spirits in East Village will serve house-made favorites, including pork belly chilaquiles ($16), made with house-cured pork belly, fire-roasted salsa, scrambled egg, Cotija cheese and cilantro lime aioli and duck hash ($16), made with house-made duck confit, wood-fired scalloped potatoes and Muenster cheese “hash.” 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. 1220 J St., San Diego. storyhousespirits.com
Terra American Bistro‘s Easter menu includes your choice of hangar grilled steak, house-smoked salmon omelet, apple and beer-braised pork belly hash, Nashville hot chicken and waffles, shrimp and arugula or roasted chicken breast. Children’s menu available. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. 7091 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego. $39.95 per adult; $13.95 per child under 12. (619) 293-7088. terrasd.com
The Bier Garden of Encinitas will offer an Easter brunch with dishes like lump crab Benedict ($18) served with two poached eggs, bacon, roasted tomato, spinach, shallots and hollandaise sauce on butter croissants and fried chicken and maple-bacon waffle ($16). Get their before noon and receive $2 off the Bloody Mary menu, each served with a beer chaser. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. 641 S. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas. (760) 632-2437. biergardenencinitas.com
The Clubhouse Grill will serve an a la carte brunch menu for early risers and late sleepers that includes music by guitarist Fred Benedetti. 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Fairmont Grand Del Mar, 5300 Grand Del Mar Court, San Diego. Starters from $9; entrees from $12. (858) 314-2700.
The Corner Drafthouse in Bankers Hill will offer comfort-style brunch items like smothered breakfast burrito ($13.50), made with scrambled eggs, drafthouse potatoes, applewood-smoked backon, sausage chorizo, queso fresco, topped with salsa verde and the Tennessee hot chicken ($16.50) with buttermilk fried chicken, poached egg, buttermilk biscuit, homemade sausage gravy, watercress and house-made hot sauce. If 70 taps of beer is hard to choose from during brunch, grab a bottle of bubbly on special for $15. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. 495 Laurel St., San Diego. thecornerdrafthouse.com
The Crack Shack‘s Easter Sunday festivities include lawn games, craft drinks and fried chicken, in addition to a new menu item, the BAE, featuring bacon, avocado, sunny-side up egg and American cheese on an artisan English muffin. For a brunch minus the buns, try the anti-salad power bowl with smoked chicken, soft-boiled egg, Heritage grains, Chato’s Gourmet Salsa, avocado and arugula. Locations: 2266 Kettner Blvd., Little Italy and 407 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas. crackshack.com
The Lafayette Hotel‘s classic Easter brunch will be served al fresco, overlooking the Weissmuller pool. Chef Ryan Gilbert’s brunch menu items include Dungeness crab and bacon Benedict, Lafayette French toast, lamb chops, pastries and shrimp cavatappi (macaroni). 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. 2223 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego. $27 to $34 per plate. bit.ly/Hope46Easter
The Local Eatery & Drinking Hole in the Financial District will serve springtime specials like ham quiche, crab Benedict and a decadent cinnamon French toast bread pudding with a Grand Marnier cream cheese icing. Welcome Easter with brunch beverages like the Local Mary and The Dude. Seating starts at 11 a.m. Sunday. 1064 Fourth Ave., San Diego. Dishes vary in cost from $10 to $16 each. Reservations accepted on Easter Sunday. (619) 231-4447. thelocalsandiego.com
The Marine Room‘s Easter Sunday buffet menu offers main course dishes like roasted Brandt Beef prime rib, hibiscus zaatar-rubbed (Middle Eastern spice blend) Colorado leg of lamb, yuzu soy-crusted barramundi (Asian sea bass) and Spindrift seafood crepes. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. 2000 Spindrift Drive, La Jolla. $82 per adult; $45 per child 6-10; free to children 5 and under. (858) 459-7222. marineroom.com
The Med at La Valencia will serve an Easter brunch with items like quiche, pancakes, breakfast sandwiches, seafood, fresh salads and omelet, meat carving and dessert stations. 1132 Prospect St., La Jolla. $89 per adult; $39 per child. lavalencia.com/dining/the-med
The Melting Pot will offer a four-course “Endless Fondue” menu with your choice of cheese fondue, a salad, dessert and an endless amount of entree servings. 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday. 901 Fifth Ave., San Diego. $65.95 per person. (619) 234-5554.
The Oceanaire will serve brunch classics and new favorites like lobster Benedict, surf and turf omelet and seared Maine diver scallops. Starting 11 a.m. Sunday. 400 J St., San Diego. (619) 858-2277. theoceanaire.com
The Prado at Balboa Park will craft a Champagne brunch buffet featuring a carving station, chilled seafood display, dim sum station and spring salads. 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday. 1549 El Prado, San Diego. $65.95 per adult; $17.95 per child 6-12. (619) 557-9441. cohnrestaurants.com/theprado
The Shores Restaurant Easter brunch buffet offers main course dishes like herb-roasted Colorado leg of lamb, pineapple-glazed bone-in California Kruze ham, silver thyme-crusted Angus prime rib of beef. Children’s station will be offered. 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday. 8110 Camino Del Oro, La Jolla. $68 per adult; $39 per child 6-10; $6 per year children 5 and under. (858) 456-0600. TheShoresRestaurant.com
The Smoking Gun‘s Walk of Champagne Brunch will feature gourmet biscuit dishes like the brisket biscuit n’ gravy with eggs, caramelized onions, arugula and smoked beef brisket; and sweet items like bacon pancakes, and several savory plates. Toast to the holiday with an Irish Coffee, made with Jameson Caskmates, Dark Horse Coffee Roasters and whipped cream. 555 Market St., San Diego. (619) 233-3836. thesmokinggunsd.com
The U.S. Grant Easter buffet offers a souffle pancake station, artisan breads and cheeses, meats and seafood, classic omelets and eggs Benedict, desserts, bottomless mimosas, live music and a visit from the Easter bunny. 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., with the buffet closing at 3 p.m. Sunday. 326 Broadway, San Diego. $78 per adult; $69 per senior; $39 per child. (619) 744-2046.
The Westgate Hotel will serve an Easter Champagne brunch that includes fresh seafood, made-to-order omelets, carving stations, a special children’s buffet, as well as a full array of European gourmet dishes. Entertainment, including face painting and a visit by the Easter bunny will be part of the festivities. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. 1055 Second Ave., San Diego. $99 per adult; $35 per child ages 4-12; free for ages 3 and under. (619) 238-1818. westgatehotel.com/activities/hotel-events/easter-champagne-brunch
Trust Restaurant‘s Easter brunch features the freshly made ultimate sticky bun ($12) in limited quantity; smoked pork shoulder hash ($15) with sunny-side up egg, Fresno chili, black bean and radish salsa, ‘njuja (spicy, spreadable pork salumi from Italy) mayonnaise and cilantro; and smoked salmon toast ($15) served with herb goat cheese, arugula, red onions, boiled egg, fried capers, radish and fresh fruit. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday (619) 795-6901. trustrestaurantsd.com
20/Twenty Grill Restaurant‘s gourmet brunch buffet features made-to-order omelet station, raw bar, carving station and freshly baked desserts. Children’s menu available. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. $85 per adult; $30 per child 12 and under. 5480 Grand Pacific Drive, Carlsbad. (760) 827-2500. 20twentygrill.com/#reservation
Union Kitchen & Tap Encinitas will feature a host of brunch cocktail and food specials prepared for the occasion, along with bottomless mimosas. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. 1108 S. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas. (760) 230-2337. localunion101.com
Union Kitchen & Tap Gaslamp will offer a gourmet Easter brunch buffet with a variety of sweet and savory items, plus $15 bottomless mimosas, along with acoustic music. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. $35 per person. 333 Fifth Ave., San Diego. (619) 795-9463. gaslampunion.com
Veladora at Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa will offer a raw bar, spring salads and a carving station. Adults can enjoy Bellinis and sweet treats while the kids partake in Easter festivities, including an egg hunt, petting zoo, face painting and bounce house. 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday. 5921 Valencia Circle, Rancho Santa Fe. $140 per adult; $70 per child 11 and under; free to children 3 and under. (858) 759-6246. firstname.lastname@example.org
Viewpoint Brewing Co. will serve post-egg hunt bites from its kid-friendly menu, like its over-the-top churro French toast and perfect egg dishes. A large grassy area off the patio features games and swings. Open 10 a.m. Sunday. No reservations required. 2201 San Dieguito Drive, Del Mar. viewpointbrewing.com
Vintana Wine + Dine will serve a three-course Easter menu featuring pan-seared salmon, filet mignon and lobster mac n’ cheese. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. 1205 Auto Park Way, Escondido. $54.95 per adult; $14.95 per child. (760) 745-7777.
Celebrate Easter at Vistal Bar & Restaurant in the new InterContinental San Diego where guests can indulge in a decadent brunch buffet of chilled seafood, cheese, charcuterie, salads, pastries, desserts and bottomless mimosas, plus made-to-order entrees like stone crab Benedict and braised short rib hash. Little ones can meet the Easter bunny and receive a complimentary Easter basket for dessert. 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday. 901 Bayfront Court, San Diego. $68 per adult; $34 per child 12 and under. (619) 535-0485. opentable.com/r/vistal-san-diego
Vue at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa will serve a springtime brunch with egg-centric dishes like lobster scramble, classic Benedict and chilaquiles, as well as brioche French toast and avocado toast. 2100 Costa Del Mar Road, Carlsbad. (800) 854-5000. omnihotels.com/hotels/san-diego-la-costa/dining/vue
Waterbar will offer endless rosé, along with loaded cinnamon buns smothered in white icing and topped with sliced bananas, Cinnamon Toast Crunch and blueberry compote; eggs Benedict stacked with an English muffin, Canadian bacon, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce, served with your choice of side; and a spring fling scramble, with English peas, asparagus, baby heirloom tomato, chives, crumbled goat cheese, sliced avocado and choice of toast. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. 4325 Ocean Blvd., San Diego. (858)-888-4343. waterbarsd.com
WhipHand in East Village will offer drink specials throughout the day, alongside their many shareable plates. Snack on zucchini truffle fries, with white truffle oil and grated Parmesan cheese before or after the Padres game at Petco Park on Easter Sunday. 935 J St., San Diego. (619) 450-5515. whiphandsd.com
Whisknladle‘s spring brunch offerings include French toast with plums, figs, Grand Marnier, candied almonds, orange zest and whipped cream; avocado toast with chili flakes on multigrain and the spring omelet, with asparagus, green garlic, goat cheese and chives. Try their seasonal mimosa, made with Caribbean pineapple and lime or the London’s Burning cocktail, made with gin, jalapeno, avocado and lemon. Seating starts at 10 a.m. Sunday. 1044 Wall St., La Mesa. whisknladle.com
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