From 10am-4pm on Easter Sunday, Arterra Restaurant will feature a special Easter brunch with menu highlights including a waffle station, omelet station, an antipasto and charcuterie display, a seafood display with shrimp mussels, and smoked salmon; a carving station, dessert station, and a kid’s station complete with chicken fingers, curly fries, mac & cheese, and carrot sticks. Reservations are $60 per person. (858.369.6032, www.arterrarestaurant.com)
Flower Hill’s Easter Egg Treasure Hunt
Hop on over to Flower Hill Promenade on Easter weekend to enjoy the annual Easter Egg Treasure Hunt on Saturday, April 19. Check in at Geppetto’s Toys to receive your “treasure map,” which will give you hints to select Flower Hill shops where you will receive a stamp on your map and some special Easter treats. When finished, kids can return their completed treasure maps to Geppetto’s and receive a special prize. The Easter Bunny will also be there to help with the scavenger hunt, pose for photos, and hop around from 12-2pm that day. (www.flowerhill.com)
The Med at La Valencia
On Sunday, April 20, from 10am-2pm, enjoy a special Easter buffet with menu favorites such as omelettes to order, raw seafood bar, roasted pork loin, prime rib, and sweets including cheesecake and carrot cake. Enjoy a special visit from the Easter Bunny himself and an egg hunt in the garden for the kiddies to partake in. $85 per person; $38 per child under 12. (858.551.3765, email@example.com)
L’Auberge Del Mar
In the spirit of new beginnings, new executive chef Brandon Fortune at L’Auberge Del Mar will present an Easter brunch menu that is both a celebration of the season and a preview of what’s to come at the coastal hotel. Amid blissful views of the Pacific Ocean at Waterfall Terrace restaurant, chef Fortune will deliver an exciting new menu with dishes that showcase his progressive, youthful style — a unique blend of both modern and retro with influences from his many passions including music, auto racing, and a love of the South. Menu highlights include: Del Mar Cobb with calamari, bay scallops and grilled chicken; All Kale Caesar; New-American “Benny” with toasted brioche, maple-lacquered pork belly and cayenne hollandaise; Southern-Style Home Fries; Sweet Corn and Crab Chowder; and Bread Pudding French Toast.
Also part of the spread will be popular brunch favorites such as made-to-order omelets, assorted pastries, applewood smoked bacon, an international craft cheese spread, mixed fruit, and cold smoked Scottish salmon.
Easter Brunch will be served at Waterfall Terrace from 10am-2:30pm on Sunday, April 20. Brunch is priced at $67 per adult and $33 for kids ages 5-12.
For an unforgettable Easter getaway, book the “Foodies Delight” package. No egg-hunting mayhem here, just breathtaking ocean views, mouthwatering cuisine, and plush guest rooms. The Foodies Delight Package includes accommodations and a $150 dining credit good for Easter brunch. Rates start at $314 per night for a standard room and are inclusive of tax, resort fee, valet and dining credit. Two-night minimum required. (858.793.6460, www.laubergedelmar.com)
Pacifica Del Mar
On Easter Sunday, Pacifica Del Mar atop Del Mar Plaza presents Easter brunch with an ocean view, complete with bottomless mimosas, a special menu just for the kids, and special creations including Brie & Asparagus Omelette, Spicy Rock Shrimp Omelette, Cinnamon Swirl Brioche French Toast, House Cured Lox & Bagel, Braised Beef Shortrib Hash, Grilled Local Yellowtail, Vegetable Thai Curry, and much more. (858.792.0476, www.pacificadelmar.com)
Pacific Coast Grill
From 10am-2pm on Easter Sunday, Pacific Coast Grill is offering a special Easter brunch menu with highlights including Crème Brulee Brioche French Toast, Lobster Huevos Rancheros, Macadamia Crusted Crab Cake Benedict, Ceviche Mini Tostadas, Seasonal Oysters on the Half Shell, and much more. (760.479.0721, www.pacificcoastgrill.com)
Cusp Dining & Drinks
Cusp’s Easter buffet has something for every member of the family. Adults can take advantage of $12 endless mimosas and a buffet stocked with inventive brunch fare by chef Donald Lockhart. A kid at heart himself, Lockhart has created an interactive Pancake Decoration Station for kids where playing with their food is not only accepted, it’s required. On the way out, kids can also pick up a special Easter treat basket. Located on the top level of Hotel La Jolla, Cusp boasts panoramic views of La Jolla Shores. The buffet is $30 for adults; kids under 10 eat for free; reservations required. Brunch is served between 9am-3pm. (858.551.3620, www.cusprestaurant.com)
Bertrand at Mister A’s
On Sunday, April 20, the iconic Bertrand at Mister A’s will host a prix fie Easter Sunday brunch between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Priced at $49.50 per adult, the three course meal will feature dishes including classic Easter favorites like Oven Roasted Leg of Lamb or Traditional Prime Rib as well as Classic Lobster Bisque, Hawaiian Bread French Toast and decadent desserts like Carrot Cake with Toffee Sauce and Local Farm Strawberry Shortcake. Easter dinner service will also be offered on Sunday, April 20, between 5-8:30pm. (619.239.1377, www.bertrandatmisteras.com)
Roppongi Restaurant & Sushi Bar
On Sunday, April 20, from 10am-3pm, Roppongi presents an “Egg-celelent Easter Brunch” featuring specialty menu items, bottomless mimosas, and live jazz music by Jessica Lerner. (858.551.5252, www.roppongiusa.com)
Union Kitchen & Tap
Celebrate Easter weekend at Union Kitchen & Tap in Encinitas, which offers brunch service from 9am-3pm on Saturday and Sunday complete with Bacon Bloody Marys and menu highlights including House Made Beignets, Brioche French Toast, Cornbread Waffle, and more. (760.230.2337, www.localunion101.com)
On Easter Sunday, Mille Fleurs will host an elegant prix fixe Easter brunch from 10:30am-1:45pm. Priced at $54 per adult, the three-course brunch will feature selections including White Asparagus Soup with House Made Cinnamon Croutons, Lamb Prepared Two Ways, Prime Beef Skirt Steak and Egg, Chocolate Mousse Feuillete, Rhubarb Gratin with Vanilla Ice Cream, and more. Easter dinner service will also be offered on Sunday, April 20, between 5:30-8:30pm. (858.756.3085, www.millefleurs.com)
The Westgate Hotel
Celebrate Easter in Parisian style at The Westgate Hotel with Easter-themed tea services and a special Easter brunch. On Friday, April 18, and Saturday, April 19, the Easter Bunny Teas will feature kid friendly petit fours and mini pastries paired with a traditional European afternoon tea. Families can partake in an Easter egg hunt on the Riviera Terrace, watch a demonstration by a magician and meet the Easter Bunny. The events will run from 2:30-5pm both days. The price is $45 for adults and $30 for children 12 and under.
On Sunday, April 20, experience The Westgate’s traditional Easter Champagne Brunch, complete with fresh seafood, made-to-order omelets, carving stations, gourmet desserts, and a kids’ specialty station. Families and children will be entertained by a face painter, a special visit from the Easter Bunny, and live music. Brunch will be served from 10am-3pm. The price is $65 for adults and $29 for children 12 and under. (619.238.1818, www.thewestgatehotel.com)
The Grand Del Mar
The Grand Del Mar welcomes spring with Easter holiday choices including a lavish brunch in its Elizabeth Ballroom; a special three-course brunch at Amaya, an a la carte brunch menu at Club M; and the resort’s annual The Grand Hunt for Easter eggs with children’s games and activities on the Aria Lawn. Served from 9:30am-2pm, the annual Easter brunch in the Elizabeth Ballroom features mini breakfast pastries and morning favorites including made-to-order omelettes and potato blinis. Dishes from the sea include gravlax and smoked fish, as well as jumbo shrimp, oysters on the half shell and Alaskan snow crab claws. There are dim sum and sushi selections, seasonal salads, and cheese and charcuterie. From the carving station, guests may enjoy rosemary and garlic-rubbed leg of lamb, slow-roasted prime rib, and honey mustard-glazed bone-in ham. The children’s buffet offers mini corn dogs, chicken tenders, macaroni and cheese, mini cupcakes, and candy eggs. $88 per adult; $30 per child (ages 4-12).
Served from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 20, chef Matthew Sramek’s three-course Easter brunch at Amaya offers starter selections including a choice of Fresh Yogurt Parfait, Catalan Shrimp, Soup or Smoked Salmon Plate. For the second course, main plate options are Steak and Eggs, Dungeness Crab Benedict, Egg White Frittata and Old-Fashioned Waffle. The meal ends with a scrumptious Easter Trio holiday dessert. $58 per person.
From 7am-4pm on Sunday, April 20, guests at Club M can enjoy starters like Steel Cut Irish Oats, Tortilla Soup, or House-Made Guacamole and Salsa. Morning classics include Eggs Benny with Canadian bacon, hollandaise, toasted muffin and hash browns; Bacon & Egg Burrito; and French Toast with apple chutney and toasted almonds. Salad options include Grilled Salmon & Spinach, Skirt Steak & Charred Sweet Corn, and Grilled Chicken or Shrimp Caesar. Also being served are Lunch Favorites: Clubhouse Burger with cheddar, bacon, onion confit and mushrooms, Baja-Syle Fish Taco Trio and Pan-Seared Corvina Sea Bass.
The Grand Del Mar’s annual Easter egg hunt, which starts at 12:30pm on April 20, is a favorite for kids and the whole family. The Easter Bunny will be there to watch the fun: bunny hop sack races, egg races, face painting, cookie decorating, and kids busy with seasonal craft projects complimentary to all Easter brunch diners and resort guests. (858.314.2000, www.thegranddelmar.com)
The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe
On Sunday, April 20, from 10am-3pm, Morada at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe’s Easter offerings will include made-to-order omelets and crepes, oven roasted salmon, assorted meats, a carving station, a seafood raw bar, salad bar, bagels and lox, and dessert bar. $79 for adults; $34.95 for children ages 7-12; children 6 and under are free. For children who are dining at the brunch, there will be a festive Easter egg hunt at 11:30am–12pm for children of all ages. (858.381.8289, www.theinnatrsf.com)
On Sunday, April 20, from 12-4pm, A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines presents a special three-course prix fixe Easter brunch with menu selections including Pecan Sticky Bun, Green Garlic & Spring Onion Soup, Fresh Baja Shrimp, English Pea & Beech Mushroom Papparadelle, Braised Pork Belly & Eggs, Oak Fire Roasted Saddle of Lamb, Liberty Duck Breast and Confit Leg, East Coast Scallops, Raspberry Mousse, Chocolate Custard, and more. $85 per person; children under 12 are $45. (858.777.6635, www.arvalentien.com)
Sea & Smoke
Sea & Smoke in Flower Hill Promenade is offering Easter brunch specials on both Saturday, April 19, and Easter Sunday, April 20. In addition to chef Matt Gordon’s regular full brunch menu with menu items including Orange Scented Custard French Toast, Wild Salmon Benedict, and White Anchovy Caesar Salad (available daily from 8:30am-3:30pm), the Easter specials will include Superior Farms Braised Lamb Shoulder with spicy herb purée, balsamic jus, green beans, and roasted potato; Cedar Baked Wild Alaskan Salmon with mustard hollandaise, roasted lemon, skillet cornbread, and spinach; and Pineapple Glazed Ham with asparagus, confit fingerling potatoes, and roasted pineapple sauce. (858.925.8212, www.seaandsmoke.com)