Easter in L.A. means the full return of spring, and a lot of children who probably aren't sure why they're running around a lawn looking for colored eggs. For restaurants, it means an excuse to whip up the best brunch and seasonal dishes, like eggs Benedict, roasted leg of lamb and more. There's asparagus, spring peas, and other spring produce across the city that really highlights L.A.'s strength during this season. Regardless of the reason, it's a time to celebrate great weather and delicious food. Thusly, Eater presents Easter specials in Los Angeles.Read More
A Guide to Easter Dining Specials in Los Angeles
Easter dinner at Sotto means Sciusceddu, a Sicilian Easter soup, which is comprised of beef meatballs, caciocavallo dumplings, escarole and ricotta egg drop. It's $12 for this Sunday evening. This Thursday will also be launching a new cocktail menu by bartenders Julian Cox and Nick Meyer, including a house-bottled amaro soda, a Last Word with Ransom barrel-aged gin, and an amaro daquiri.
2. Fig & Olive
Easter brunch at this swanky West Hollywood restaurant will feature Lamb Samosa, Fig Gorgonzola Tartlet, and Gazpacho de Andalucía. Main course choices include Crab Benedict, Provençal Lamb, and Flounder a la Plancha. Available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $45.
This West Hollywood scene is doing Mustard & Herb roasted Sonoma Valley Lamb Chop with potato gratin, fava beans, English peas, and artichoke ragout ($28), as well as an asparagus and black truffle benedict. Dessert boasts a Pastiera, a classic Easter Italian tart made with farro, ricotta and chocolate for $9.
4. The Ivy Restaurant
This celeb-friendly restaurant in WeHo is doing a massive Easter brunch with favorites like crab benedict, lobster hash, huevos rancheros, and buttermilk pancakes, all at celebrity-prices. There's a special cocktail called a Bunny Hop featuring Stoli Elit and fresh-squeezed pink grapefruit juice.
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5. Rush Street
A great deal at $20, Rush Street is doing an endless mimosa or bloody mary brunch with a build-a-bloody mary station, buttermilk or blueberry pancakes, or the famous blackened red-eye burger and fried egg sandwich. From 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
6. Hyperion Public
This newish Silver Lake restaurant is doing an Easter egg sandwich, Chicken Fried Steak and Eggs, Crab & Avocado Omelette, and bottomless mimosas from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
7. Pizzeria il Fico
This underrated pizzeria in West Hollywood is doing a four course Easter dinner with selections like white asparagus with egg and truffle, taleggio lasagna, spring lamb ossobuco, and wild halibut with peas and artichokes. Dessert is a colombia bread pudding, all for $55 a person.
8. Jar Restaurant
Easter brunch at Jar means a slew of favorites by chef Suzanne Tracht, including Pot Roast Hash; Lobster Benedict with Poached Eggs; Corn Pancakes with Vermont Maple Syrup and Applewood Smoked Bacon; Brioche French Toast; Roasted Lamb Sandwich, Cucumber, Pickled Red Onion, Feta, Arugula, and Aioli. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There's also a la carte dinner service starting at 5:30 p.m.
9. Slater's 50/50
This over the top burger joint is doing a "Resurrection Burger” starts with Sterling Silver Ground Beef blended with Ground Lamb, topped with a Goat Cheese and Candied Pecan Spread, covered in Pure Light Amber Honey with Baby Greens and sliced Granny Smith Apples, served on a Honey Wheat Bun. $13.95 and available at all Slaters locations.
10. The Deli at Little Dom's
Pastry chef Ann Kirk is whipping up some Easter specials, like the Birds Nest Coconut Cupcakes with a spiced rum soaked cake, coconut buttercream, lightly toasted coconut, and candy shell chocolate eggs; Peeps with house-made Vanilla Marshmallow; and decorated Egg Sugar Cookies.
11. Georgetown Cupcake
This West Hollywood cupcakery is doing two specials for Easter. The first is the Easter Egg dozen, including 6 Valrhona chocolate cupcakes and 6 caramel cupcakes. The Easter bunny dozen includes 6 chocolate cupcakes and 6 vanilla cupcakes. They're $29 a dozen or $2.75 each.
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12. The Pub at Golden Road
The Pub will be hosting Deschutes brewery from Oregon, where children can have an Easter egg hunt on the lawn while adults can gather around the Deschutes traveling beer barrel for $7 pints and $8 specialty flights from 12 - 9 p.m.
13. Chaya Venice
Los Angeles, CA 90291
Available at all Chaya locations (including West Hollywood and Downtown), there will be a three-course brunch for $42, starting with dishes like the cured salmon salad or slow roasted beets. Mains include pappardelle with Kobe beef and porcini bolognese, classic eggs Benedict, or citrus French toast. And finally warm chocolate croissant bread pudding to end the meal. Brunch goes from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and includes bottomless Champagne, mimosas or cider.
14. The Strand House
Enjoy brunch by the sea at this Manhattan Beach restaurant, with a la carte brunch items such as Kona Kanpachi Crudo, lobster cavatelli, and chicken & waffles.
15. Lindy & Grundy
Celebrated local butcher is doing a number of Easter-related items, such as maple-cured Vermont hams, raw and cured ham, pork top round roast, their signature porchetta, pork butt and more. Call the shop ahead of time to see what's available.
16. Inn of the Seventh Ray
There's an impressive brunch by chef Bradley Miller at this Topanga favorite, with choices such as eggs benedict with duck bacon, boneless leg of lamb, a waffle bar, and a selection of vegan and vegetarian dishes. Available for $53 per person, and the vegetarian only version available for $40, with reservations beginning at 9 a.m.
17. The Backyard
In addition to the regular brunch specials at The Backyard at the W Hotel Westwood, chef Dakota Weiss is preparing a carrot "pan" cake with honey whipped cream cheese and caramelized pineapples, as well as a pomegranated-glazed ham with braised greens and carrots. Easter brunch goes from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
18. Whist @ Viceroy Santa Monica
This classy hotel restaurant is doing an Easter brunch for $65 per person, with such highlights as oriecchiete with artichokes and tomatoes, quinoa and eggs, roasted leg of lamb, deviled egg BLT, and a meatloaf sandwich. There's also a dessert station featuring pastries, breads, cookies, starts and cupcakes.
19. Cafe Del Rey
Chef Daniel Roberts is doing a value-oriented Easter brunch for $42 that includes such dishes as English Pea Agnolotti, Dungeness Crab Cakes, and Tuna Tartar, Eggs Flortentine, and a Gyro Lamb Burger. There's bottomless mimomas, sparkling wine, and sparkling cider. Brunch goes from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
20. Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air
A three-course prix fixe for $120 per person is a splurge, but comes the likes of Maryland blue crab cakes, spring salad with easter egg radishes, tangerines and smoked marcona almond, and blueberry buttermilk pancakes. There's also an Easter egg hunt with prizes starting at 2 p.m. Brunch goes from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
21. Kendall's Brasserie and Bar
This classic French restaurant in downtown will do a three-course Easter menu from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $38. Choices include French onion soup, roasted barramundi, grileld skirt steak, and pina colada bavarious for dessert.
22. Public Kitchen And Bar
Chef Tim Goodell will do an Easter brunch buffet featuring signature dishes such as kale salad with currants, pine nuts, and pancetta breadcrumbs; burrata with bagnet vert and cherry tomatoes; smoked salmon with dill yogurt on blinis, slow roast leg of lamb; and shrimp and grits. Available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m for $42 per person.
23. Tortilla Republic
This West Hollywood spot is doing an adult Easter egg hunt, egg-centric breakfast dishes, a make-your-town margarita bar, and signature Mexican brunch dishes, including TR benedict, seared ahi and sweet potato hash, and huevos divorciados. Brunch goes from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
24. Gordon Ramsay at the London West Hollywood
This elegant spot in WeHo is doing a three-course Easter brunch for $55, including choices like applewood smoked salmon, white and green asparagus salad, granola french toast "melba", bacon and eggs (with scallop), and roasted spring lamb. Dessert is a selection of pastries, cakes, and tarts.
25. WP24 by Wolfgang Puck
Easter dinner at this Downtown restaurant on the 24th floor is doing a four-course prix fixe for $70, including Szechuan-style chicken "dan-dan" noodles, honey-drizzled bbq pork buns, and "Singapore-style" chili prawns, available from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m.