Easter Brunch in San Diego
A handful of picks for where to eat Easter Brunch this Sunday.
That big ol' bunny is hopping into town this Sunday, and there's plenty of options for brunch, whether you've got the kids in tow or not. Check out our picks:
Easter Brunch at the San Diego Zoo
Head to the Treetops banquet room at Albert's restaurant at the San Diego Zoo and feast on a special Easter buffet prepared by the Zoo's Executive Chef, Chris Mirguet and Albert’s Chef Charles Boukas. Dishes include hearty options like Irish white cheddar macaroni and cheese, grilled tri-tip, and Dijon and honey glazed ham, plus an omelet bar, salads, assorted cheeses, and pastries for dessert.
Continuous seating available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (reservations required)
$39.95 for adults; $18.95 for children ages 3-11, plus taxes and gratuity (and zoo admission for non-members). Call 619-557-3964 for reservations.
It's all about the little extras at BICE this Easter. Tables will be adorned with chocolate Easter egg baskets, and each reservation will be given a voucher to come back and receive a complimentary entree. Stop in for a prix fixe late lunch or dinner.
2 p.m. to 9 p.m., $45 per person. Call 619-239-2423 for reservations.
Humphrey's will serve up an Easter buffet, plus champagne and live jazz performances. The extensive selection of food includes traditional brunch dishes, a carving station with roast beef, turkey, and ham, plus seafood, an omelet bar, and tons of options for dessert. It is literally impossible to leave hungry.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $54.95 for adults, $16.95 for children ages 4-12. Children under 4 are free. Reservations required, call 619-224-3577.
George's California Modern
Chef Trey Foshee only serves brunch two times a year: Easter and Mother's Day. This year, the Easter brunch menu has everything from purple broccoli ravioli to prime short rib hash, as well as gourmet versions of brunch standards, like brioche French toast with Chino Farms strawberries and Meyer lemon cream, and eggs benny with fresh Dungeness crab. Entrees range from $15-$32. Reservations can be made online.
While the kids hunt for eggs (every hour, on the hour), adults can toast the bunny by creating their own Bloody Mary, and feasting on Burlap's brunch dishes, like crab cake eggs Benedict, biscuits and gravy, and scrambles. Burlap is also open for Easter dinner. In addition to the full brunch and dinner menus, larger groups can order a whole roasted pig and eat family-style. Advance notice is required. Visit burlapeats.com for more information.
The Westgate Hotel
Easter activities at the Westgate Hotel include Easter Bunny Teas, a magician, plus an egg hunt and other activities for the kids. On Easter Sunday, there's a Champagne Brunch, featuring fresh seafood, made to order omelets, a carving station, and a special buffet just for kids. The Bunny himself will also make an appearance at the meal.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., $59 for adults, $25 for children under 12, plus tax and gratuity
La Valencia Hotel
This buffet brunch is a great pick for families. Kids can create some arts and crafts, hunt for eggs in the garden, and meet the Easter Bunny. Dishes will include seasonal favorites like ham Benedict and thyme roasted lamb, plus a waffle bar, prime rib, and assorted sweets.
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (reservations required)
$85 for adults; $38 for kids under 12, plus taxes and gratuity. Visit lavalencia.com for more information.
Rancho Bernardo Inn
Enjoy brunch at either the Aragon Ballroom or the Veranda Fireside Lounge. The ballroom is hosting a buffet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Veranda is offering a three-course plated brunch with choice of entree. Guests of the brunch buffet can also visit the petting zoo and meet the Easter bunny.
Buffet: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; $59 for adults, $25 for children ages 4 to 11, children three and under are complimentary. Call 858-675-8550 for reservations.
Brunch: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. $35 for adults, $15 for children. Call 858-675-8555 for reservations.
Easter Dinner at Leroy's Kitchen and Lounge
Busy at brunch time? No worries, you can still celebrate Easter as late as 10 p.m. at Leroy's in Coronado. A three-course prix fix menu is available for $26/person, and includes soup, salmon, and carrot cake for dessert (what else?) The Easter menu is available April 5th to April 8th, so you can get a jump on your Easter celebrations (or should that be "a hop?")
Easter menu available from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., April 5th to 8th. Call 619-437-6087 for reservations.
Easter Brunch and Dinner at The Red Door
Executive Chef Miguel Valdez will prepare special brunch dishes like carrot pancakes with vanilla maple syrup and organic filet and eggs, in addition to the regular brunch selections at The Red Door in Mission Hills. Or, drop by a little bit later for a 3-course prix dinner, including lamb, rabbit, and a special carrot dessert.
Brunch: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Dinner: 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m, $42 per person. Reservations recommended. Call 619-295-6000.