In celebration of Easter Sunday on March 27th, we are sharing some of the best San Diego brunches that are perfect for family and friends.
Hotel del Coronado: Celebrate Easter beachside this year at Hotel del Coronado, San Diego’s most iconic hotel. This year, guests can enjoy Easter Sunday with a Champagne brunch in the oceantfront Ballroom overlooking America’s #1 loved beach, or in side the lavish Crown Room. Guests will have access to an exquisite culinary buffet, whilst listening to live musical entertainment over the course of the day. And of course the whole family can enjoy, with a children’s buffet also available for the little ones. Prices start at $110 for adults and $43 for children aged 6-10. Children under the age of 5 eat free.
True Food Kitchen: This Easter, True Food Kitchen offers a great place for the whole family to enjoy a holiday meal that is equally healthy and delicious. The menu will showcase two seasonal specials for the occasion, including Spring Bruschetta topped with asparagus, artichoke, green peas, and watermelon radish, sesame and goat cheese and Sustainable Seabass served with grilled vegetables, whole grains and lemon-nooch. With a wide and nutrition-forward selection of vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options based on an anti-inflammatory diet, the menu at True Food Kitchen offers something for everyone.
THE US GRANT: THE US GRANT is hosting their annual Easter Brunch Buffet on Sunday, March 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. A cherished San Diego tradition, the Easter Brunch Buffet includes Chef’s finest dishes from a traditional omelet station to a new and unique #USGrantHotel Hash-egg station. Highlights of this year’s Easter Brunch Buffet include an a selection of seasonal soups and salads, chilled seafood display with shrimp, crab claws, and smoked salmon, roasted loin of beef, savory sides, and an assortment of cakes, tortes, muffins and pastries. In addition, guests can sip bottomless mimosas, seasonal fruit juices and coffee while enjoying photos with the Easter Bunny and live music. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 619-744-2039. Price is $82 for adults, $72 for seniors, $39 for children ages 12 and under. Prices exclude tax and gratuity. Complimentary valet parking is offered.
FIREHOUSE American Eatery + Lounge will also be offering a bottomless mimosa bar! On March 27, indulge in the bottomless mimosa bar with a wide assortment of delicious fresh juices for only $25 available through 2 p.m.. The brunch menu is available until 3 p.m. and features classics such as the Devil’s Dozen “benny” and fried chicken & gravy or lighter options like the baked egg white scramble and avocado toast. Reservations recommended.
Located in Escondido, Bellamy’s Restaurant offers California Modern cuisine with French influences. From 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on March 27th, Master French Chef Patrick Ponsaty will prepare an Easter brunch. Beginning at 11:00 a.m., Jim Melone will provide live music. The brunch menu highlights French-inspired starter, entrée and dessert options. Priced at $49 per person, the adult brunch menu features flavorful entrées including the aptly named Croque Patrick, Ginger Lacquered Local Catch and Flat Iron Steak. With other courses offering Café du Monde Beignets, Maine Lobster Bisque and Bellamy’s Signature Chocolate Bisou, a decadent celebration is guaranteed. House sparkling cocktails and Bloody Marys can be added for $6 each, while select bottles of wine will be available for half off. The eatery will accommodate brunch-goers of all ages with its kid-friendly options, offered at $19.95 for those 12 and under. Enjoy the upscale cuisine of Bellamy’s while relaxing in a family-friendly atmosphere this year! Reservations for brunch can be made by calling (760) 747-5000.
At Eddie V’s Celebrate the Easter holiday by enjoying classic Brunch offerings while listening to live music. Brunch menu is served 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM and an all-day dinner menu will be served from 11:00 -9:00 PM at 789 W Harbor Dr., in San Diego. In addition to serving its dinner menu all day, Eddie V’s will be offering Easter Brunch for $49 per person and $15 for children. The three course brunch menu also includes fresh baked cinnamon rolls to share.
For the appetizer course, guests can choose between menu items such as thinly-sliced smoked salmon served with capers and picked red onions or crisp fried green tomatoes served with fresh lump crab. Guests can then select from a range of delicious offerings for their main course, including lobster quiche, pan-seared steak and eggs, shrimp and grits, or Alaskan King Crab omelet with three citrus hollandaise. From 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., a live piano performance will take place in the lounge, which will then shift to live jazz trio from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Brunch concludes with decadent dessert choices, such as a Banana Foster Cake with Butter Pecan Ice Cream or fresh seasonal berries with fresh baked cookies. Brunch is also accompanied by the restaurant’s award-winning wine list of over 300 wine selections, as well special cocktails such Mimosas, Bellinis, and Bloody Mary’s for $7.
Harrah’s Resort Southern California: Join Harrah’s Resort Southern California for an Easter meal to remember. The Buffet at Harrah’s is featuring delicious specials including orange glazed ham, slow roasted prime rib, sage roasted turkey and garlic studded legs of lamb. In addition, The Buffet is spotlighting special items for breakfast including corned beef hash and biscuits with sausage gravy. And a true buffet is not complete without shrimp tacos, chicken chilaquilas, BBQ pork ribs, steamed mussels and more! Harrah’s is perfect for those looking for a Palm/Vegas experience without the drive.
Herringbone: Celebrate this Easter with delicious “fish meats field” cuisine at Herringbone La Jolla’s brunch, before enjoying a day in the village and walking along the coast. With a delicious prix-fixe, three-course brunch menu, there’s plenty of choices for everyone. The prix-fixe brunch menu is available for $35 a person, and bottomless mimosas can be added for just $15 more! Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made online or by calling (858) 459-0221.
Manchester Grand Hyatt: San Diego, CAEaster Sunday is filled with dining opportunities at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. First a Grand Breakfast Buffet will be offered in the Grand Lobby Bar and Restaurant from 6:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.. Next, Easter Champagne Brunch will be served at Seaview Breakfast Buffet Restaurant from 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.. Guests are offered an incredible selection of Easter Day cuisine in Seaview featuring the finest and freshest ingredients. Locals and travelers are invited to enjoy an array of Brunch Buffet dishes featuring a customized omelet bar, belgian waffles, iced seafood display, seasonal salads and sides, carving stations, mouth watering desserts and bottomless Mimosas.
Easter Champagne Brunch at Seaview Breakfast Buffet Restaurant is $69.95 per adult, $32 for children ages 6-12 and complimentary for children five years and younger.
Lastly, the Grand Lobby Bar and Restaurant will open for light snacks at 2:30 p.m. and will begin serving dinner at 5:30 p.m..
Paradise Point: With terrace views overlooking the sparkling waters of Mission Bay, Paradise Point’s signature restaurant Tidal will offer an indulgent Easter Brunch, designed to entice guests who want to leave their apron at home and enjoy a stress-free holiday with friends and family. Designed by Chef Amy DiBiase, this three-course prix fixe meal includes coffee, juice and soft drinks for $44 and a child-friendly three-course meal for $28. Children can also enjoy complimentary Easter baskets as part of their dessert course, as well as house-made chocolates and sugar cookies. Tidal’s Easter Sundaybrunch will be offered on March 27, and reservations can be made here. Perched where land meets sea on the shores of San Diego’s Mission Bay, Tidal is a restaurant that offers a thoughtful dining selection of local seafood and craft beverages that, like the ever changing tides, shift seasonally at Mother Nature’s whim.
Rancho Bernardo Inn: Hop over to Rancho Bernardo Inn this Easter for a variety of delectable brunch specials catered for families and children of all ages. On Sunday, March 27th, the Inn will be offering their traditional brunch buffet, a special three-course brunch menu, and more, in addition to the excitement of photos with the Easter Bunny and an Easter egg hunt on Aragon Lawn! Various Easter dining opportunities at the resort include the following:
- Argon Ballroom – Experience brunch and Easter festivities while enjoying the spring weather at the Argon Ballroom from 10 a.m. — 3 p.m. with the Inn’s Easter brunch buffet, which includes a full petting zoo and pony rides for kids. The Easter fun extends out to the Argon Lawn with a special guest appearance from the Easter Bunny and Easter egg hunts throughout the day for children ages 4-12. Reservations are suggested, $72 a person / $35 for children.
- AVANT – Enjoy a three-course Easter brunch at AVANT with a special spring menu showcasing the best seasonal flavors and the option of bottomless mimosas (additional $14) available from 11 a.m. — 3 p.m.Reservations suggested, $75 a person / $25 for children.
- Veranda Fireside Lounge – For a more casual setting, soak up the spring sun out on Veranda’s patio, for a sweet and savory Easter brunch buffet overlooking the property’s golf course. From 11 a.m. — 3 p.m., choose from a buffet of brunch favorites and enjoy the option of bottomless mimosas (additional $14). Reservations recommended, $36 a person / $22 for children.
*Rancho Bernardo Inn will also be providing beautiful Garden Rose or Hyacinth arrangements from their on-property Inn Florals department, available for purchase to brighten Easter festivities at home or at the Inn ($35). To ensure availability for Easter, place orders by Friday, March 25, 2016.
Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa: Rancho Valencia is the perfect place for families to celebrate Easter this year. Guests can enjoy a delicious Easter Brunch at the resort’s signature restaurant, Veladora, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with special egg hunts at 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. In addition, guests can spend the day lounging in the brightly bohemian decorated outdoor area, complete with a lemonade and Bellini bar, as well as colorful ice cream sandwiches and white chocolate dipped apples for dessert. Activities for the kids will include face painting, a bunny petting farm, a jump house, giant games, and more. $125 for adults and $65 for children ages 11 and under and complimentary for children under 3. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 858-759-6246.
Saska’s Steak and Seafood: Neighborhood favorite, and time-honored Mission Beach restaurant Saska’s Steak and Seafood is the ideal spot to celebrate Easter! As one of San Diego’s oldest family-run restaurants, San Diego locals and visitors alike can enjoy Easter celebrations all weekend long at Saska’s. From March 26-27, guests can enjoy a ham dinner with mashed potatoes, sautéed veggies and gravy for $16 per person all day. For reservations call 858-488-7311.
Searsucker: Located in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter and charming coastal city of Del Mar, Searsucker’s menu is inspired by Celebrity Chef Brian Malarkey’s love of the classics. With Malarkey’s re-imagined twists on New American dishes, he brings farm-to-table authentic dishes to the eclectic menu.
- San Diego: For those looking to celebrate in the hustle and bustle of downtown San Diego, look no further than Easter brunch at Searsucker San Diego. Every table will be set with the egg decorating essentials, allowing guests of all ages the opportunity to dye Easter eggs during brunch! Additionally, kids will be able to hunt for eggs throughout the restaurant and lounge areas. On the food side, the brunch menu will feature house-made pastries including carrot cake muffins. Add on build-your-own-mimosas for $20 and it’s really a party! Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made online or by calling (619) 233-7327.
- Del Mar: In North County, there’s no better family location than Searsucker Del Mar. In addition to a delicious brunch menu featuring classics like chicken and waffles, french toast, shrimp and grits, and more, guests can enjoys face painting and an egg hunt in the restaurant and lounge on Easter! Kid-friendly brunch dishes are available as well, including chocolate-chip sand dollar pancakes, mini-burger, and cheesy scrambles. Executive Chef Vincent Schofield will be offering a special spring-inspired brunch dish, and bottomless bunny bellinis will be added for the occasion. Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made online or by calling (858) 369-5700.
The Patio on Goldfinch: Spend Easter Sunday having brunch at The Patio on Goldfinch and enjoy a variety of locally sourced, sustainable, chef-inspired modern cuisine. Brunch at The Patio on Goldfinch offers diners a variety of choices including fresh muffins and cinnamon rolls, greek yogurt & granola parfait, sous vide lobster or lamb belly Benedict, shrimp & grits, chilaquiles, tostada adobada, vegetarian skillet, breakfast flatbread, New York steak & eggs, grand mariner french toast and bourbon dutch pancakes.
Bottega Americano: Enjoy the best the season has to offer with loved ones this Easter by making a reservation at the uber stylish Bottega Americano in East Village. Offering delicious and modern fare that guests rave about, Bottega Americano will be hosting brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. They will be serving beautiful brunch creations, a selection of fresh baked pastries, and a wide choice of juices, cocktails, beers and hot drinks. www.bottegaamericano.com
Caroline’s Seaside Café: Spend a spectacular Easter morning beachfront in La Jolla as clouds give way to the sun and soft breezes. Caroline’s Café, known for its brunch, will be serving up a variety of healthy and creative options, focused on organic and sustainable sources, that will satisfy the cravings of everyone in your party. Offerings include “healthy start” options, fresh bagels, oatmeal, seasonal fruit, various egg dishes, and pancakes made from scratch. The menu also features salads, sandwiches, paninis and burgers… Everything you need for an excellent Easter brunch!
Top off your Easter celebrations with a walk down to the beach with your family and friends to see surfers in action and to enjoy the incredible views.
Duke’s La Jolla: Duke’s La Jolla will be celebrating with an Easter lunch starting at 11 a.m. on both levels of the restaurant. Lunch offerings include Coconut Shrimp Croquettes with pickled mango and lilikoi chili water; Kalbi Short Rib Tacos with Asian pear salsa, spicy kimchee, cilantro and spam fried rice; and Duke’s Plate Lunch Specials, a local favorite from the streets of Waikiki. While adults are toasting to the bunny, kids can hunt for eggs, get their faces painted and get custom balloon animals made from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. Bring your camera because this will be a great event you’ll want to capture! www.dukeslajolla.com
Mille Fleurs: Mille Fleurs and Chef Martin have prepared a vibrant and flavorful Easter Brunch three-course prix fixe menu for $59.50 that is sure to leave you hopping for joy. Brunch, available from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. includes dishes like Shrimp and Lobster Ravioli, Eggs Benedict with Applewood Smoked Bacon, New York Steak and Hen Egg, and Double Chocolate Mousse Cake. Busy at brunch time? No worries, you can still celebrate later with an a la carte Easter dinner menu from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Limited reservations can still be made by calling (858) 756-3085 or booking online at www.millefleurs.com.www.millefleurs.com
Mister A’s: Enjoy an elegant Easter brunch at Mister A’s. Join family and friends in celebration while savoring a mouth-watering prix fixe menu featuring seasonal favorites. Easter Brunch is available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $55 plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are still available and can be made by calling (619) 239-1377 or at www.asrestaurant.com. www.bertrandatmisteras.com
Museum Café: Break away from the Prospect Street brunch crowds and visit the Museum Cafe (attached to the Museum of Contemporary Art) where there’s no waiting and reservations are not required. Museum Cafe is a European-inspired bistro that overlooks the Pacific Ocean in beautiful La Jolla, California, serving the freshest organic ingredients grown by local farmers, and blending them into delicious breakfast and lunch dishes, spiced with a dash of Italian flair. Museum Café offers unique twists on breakfast classics as well as pancakes made from scratch, healthy start options, soups, signature salads, sandwiches and burgers. Or, just stop in for a quick cup of Giuseppe’s famous steaming Cappuccino with a foamy crest while enjoying the breeze over La Jolla Cove. http://grnfc.com/museumcafe/
Monello: Enjoy a delicate blend of sweet traditional flavors from Milan and savory tastes from the U.S. at Monello this Easter. Monello is showcasing a three-course prix fixe brunch menu, available Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The three-course prix fixe Easter Brunch menu is available for $25 per person, and features fresh pastries like Bomboloni and Cornetti, and dishes like Omelette di Spinaci e Salmone with smoked salmon and spinach, served with fried leeks and roasted potatoes; and Pancake a Cioccolato e Nocciole, three pancakes with chocolate hazelnut and orange glaze.
To learn more about Monello’s breakfast and brunch options, or to make reservations, visit www.lovemonello.com or call (619) 501-0030.
BiCE: Treat your taste buds this Easter with a delectably innovative 3-course prix fixe brunch at BiCE. Start off with a choice of delicious meats and cheeses, soup or salad options such as the Grilled Octopus with Baby Fennel, Arugula, and Fresh Artichoke Salad. For the main course enjoy traditional Italian favorites such as Ravioli Stuffed with Braised Beef, Veal and Spinach in a mushroom and Marsala wine sauce. Guests will also have a choice of several sweet treats including BiCE Tiramisu. The prix fixe menu will be available from 12:30pm to 8:30pm. The regular dinner menu will also be offered from 3:45pm to 8:30pm. www.bicesandiego.com
TRUST Restaurant: For an Easter brunch you can trust to be delicious, try the new TRUST Restaurant, which recently opened its doors in Hillcrest. Celebrate Easter by indulging in TRUST’s Ultimate Sticky Bun or Pancakes and Fried Chicken. Toast to the Easter Bunny in style with cocktails such as TRUST Bloody, made with jalapeno infused vodka and Irish Coffee S.F. Style, made with Tullamore Dew, coffee, sugar and crème. TRUST’s brunch menu will be available Easter from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. www.trustrestaurantsd.com