Looking for a place to feast after your egg hunt? Holiday brunches are big business in L.A., and Easter is no exception. We've rounded up a handful of options with all the springtime trimmings: egg Benedicts, Bloody Mary bars, bunny-themed cocktails and, of course, lots of roasted lamb. As always, reservations are a good idea.
Brentwood's latest ritzy steakhouse is offering a decadent Easter brunch buffet ($75 per person, $45 for children) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The buffet includes a spread of homemade pastries, an iced shellfish station, cheese and charcuterie spreads, and a carving station offering cuts of lamb, steak and spiral ham. 11647 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood; (424) 273-1660, baltaire.com.
Craft will be serving a prix fixe menu ($55 per person) from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., featuring dishes like soft-scrambled eggs with asparagus and crab, brioche French toast with citrus and crème fraîche, and rabbit pappardelle with fava beans. There will also be carrot cake and chocolate chess pie from pastry chef Shannon Swindle. 10100 Constellation Blvd., Century City; (310) 279-4180, craftrestaurantsinc.com.
Chaya DTLA is offering a $65 Easter brunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., which includes unlimited oysters, sushi, prime rib and more. If you want to upgrade with bottomless mimosas, it's an additional $15 per person. 525 S. Flower St., downtown; (213) 236-9577, thechaya.com/downtown-la.
The District by Hannah An
The District will be serving an Easter brunch menu on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., which includes soft-shell crab Benedict, foie gras French toast and tiger prawns with garlic noodles. More fun: If you order the special “Fizzy Bunny” cocktail and find a golden egg inside, you'll win VIP bottle service for six at an upcoming live music night at the restaurant, plus floor seats to a Clippers game. 8722 W. Third St., West Hollywood; (310) 278-2345, thedistrictbyha.com.
Recently installed chef Nick Erven is cooking up a special Easter brunch, featuring dishes like pancake-battered fried chicken and grits, reuben hash with Russian dressing hollandaise and fried purple sweet potato tacos. A variety of mimosas and wine cocktails will be flowing freely. 1303 Westwood Blvd., Westwood; (310) 444-7581, fundamental-la.com.
Love & Salt
Love & Salt will serve its regular weekend brunch menu from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m on Sunday, along with a few specials: ricotta toast with grilled green garlic, house-made sausage, pea tendrils and a soft-cooked egg. 317 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach; (310) 545-5252, loveandsalt.com.
Chef Steve Samson is cooking up Sotto's regular brunch menu on Sunday, as well as specials like roasted whole lamb with coal-roasted artichokes and a Sicilian Easter soup made with lamb meatballs and dumplings. At the bar, try the special gin cocktail, Mr. Blue Sky. 9575 W. Pico Blvd., Pico-Robertson; (310) 277-0210, sottorestaurant.com.
At Tanzy on Easter Sunday, brunch will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and the menu will include dishes like crispy chicken and sourdough waffles, “bacon & eggs” ravioli and corned beef hash. There will also be a special Bloody Mary bar equipped with an array of garnishes: bacon, cured meats, shrimp, cheese, veggies, pickles and more. 10840 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood; (310) 307-7004, tanzyrestaurant.com/westwood.
Tres by José Andrés
José Andrés' restaurant inside the SLS Beverly Hills is offering an Easter brunch buffet priced at $70 per person. Some of the highlights include a caviar station, smoked salmon from Russ & Daughters and a meat-carving display with rib-eye and lamb. There will also be miniature pastries galore. 465 S. La Cienega Blvd., Beverly Hills; (310) 246-5551, slshotels.com/beverlyhills/dining/tres.
At the Avalon Hotel in Beverly Hills, chef Michael Hung is serving a three-course prix fixe Easter brunch for $56, which includes a choice of dishes like soft-scrambled eggs with ramp salsa verde, roasted leg of lamb with chickpea ragout and lemon ricotta pancakes topped with Champagne-berry compote. 9400 W. Olympic Blvd., Beverly Hills; (310) 407-7791, vivianerestaurant.com.