Celebrate Easter in Style with These Specials From San Diego Restaurant & Resorts

Easter is right around the corner, and San Diego’s restaurants and resorts are rolling out the pastel-colored carpet to welcome you to celebrate Easter brunch (and dinner, too) with with egg-citing specials (oh come on…we couldn’t resist)!

Make your reservations now – they will book up.

Mister A’s

Celebrate Easter with the beautiful views at Mister A’s!

Mister A's

Executive Chef Stephane Voitzwinker has crafted a 3-course prix fixe menu complete with dishes such as Eggs Benedict On English Muffin W/ Lemon Chive Hollandaise, Crispy Shrimp Po Boy, Mister A’s Lemon Babka French Toast, Turkish Eggs, Herbed Pita, Buttermilk Fried Chicken & Waffles, and more.

From Pastry Chef Amy Simpson, options include Sticky Toffee Carrot Cake, Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée, Pina Colada Tapioca, and more. Menu is $85/person; Reservations can be made here.

Fairmont Grand Del Mar

Celebrate Easter with family and friends at Fairmont Grand Del Mar‘s Grand Easter Brunch Buffet featuring an array of delectable Easter specialties, a seafood bar, carving stations and a variety of delightful desserts.

This memorable family gathering will be followed by a complimentary egg hunt, live entertainment and a visit from Easter Bunny.

  • Sunday, April 9 | Seatings at 10AM and 1PM
  • Manchester Salon and Elizabeth Ballroom
  • $160 per adult, $80 per child ages 4 to 11 (tax and gratuity additional), Children (0-3) complimentary with paid adult

Egg hunt is available for dining and resort guests as well as Club members.

Mille Fleurs

Spend the morning in the Ranch at French, Michelin Guide-recommended Mille Fleurs. In honor of the time-honored tradition, Easter brunch will make an appearance on Sunday, April 16th, from 10AM-1:30PM. From newly minted Executive Chef Brandon Jennings comes a 3-course prix fixe offering featuring the freshest of the season, complemented with selections from the extensive wine cellar and craft cocktail program.

Highlights include chilled strawberry gazpacho soup, king salmon provençale, eggs benedict on brioche, pan-roasted Atlantic Dover sole, and more. From Pastry Chef “Papa,” Moussa N’Diaye, chose from a selection of treats such as the banana crème brûlée or strawberry rhubarb pie. $89.50 per adult with children’s menus available; Reservations can be made here.

La Valencia

Celebrate Easter on the coast, at La Valencia, with Executive Chef Fabian Aceves’ festive three-course brunch menu.

Easter Brunch Specials Around San Diego

The California-Mediterranean cuisine highlights include local Big Eye tuna crudo, Herb de Provance crusted lamb loin, and classic honey glazed ham with white cheddar zucchini squash au gratin, buttered fava beans, fennel pollen agave Thumbelina carrots, hazelnut, ruby mustard greens.

For dessert, choose from a housemade chocolate panna cotta or hibiscus lemon tart. Available 10AM to 7PM.

Plus, enjoy a lively Easter egg hunt in the oceanview garden (tiered based on age) and a visit with photo opportunities from the Easter bunny, along with guests Mrs. Easter Bunny and Princess Lolly.

Easter Bunny experience is from 10:30AM to 2:30PM. Priced at $129/adult + $45/child. Reserve via OpenTable (experiences), here.

Juniper and Ivy

Spend Easter Sunday at Juniper & Ivy with James Beard nominated Chef Anthony Wells’ flavorful 3-course prix fixe brunch menu from 11AM-2:30PM and 4-course prix fixe dinner menu from 3:30PM to 7PM. Each dish features hyper-local ingredients from Southern California farmers & fishers.

Brunch bites include Brioche Cinnamon Buns Baked Eggs, Lamb Leg, Nut & Seed Granola, and more.

Dinner highlights include classic favorites like Handrolls, Carne Cruda, and Black Cod, mixed with holiday specials including Shepherd’s Pie, Lamb Leg, and Carrot Cake.

Priced at $70/person (brunch), $90/person (dinner); reservations can be made here.

George’s at the Cove

Easter Sunday at George’s at the Cove, the famed La Jolla restaurant with the legendary views, sounds perfect to us!

Executive Chef Masa Kojima, Pastry Chef Aly Lyng, and the entire kitchen staff welcome guests for Easter Brunch from 10AM-3PM. Brunch will be served only in the Lower Level, which still offers floor-to-ceiling views of La Jolla Cove. (Ocean Terrace will be open for its normal hours of 11AM-2:30PM with its regular menu.)

The Easter menu in Lower Level is not prix fixe; all items are à la carte and they include Classic Eggs Benedict, Brioche French Toast, Grass-Fed Burger, and Grilled Salmon Sandwich. Brunch desserts include Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake and Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée.

Reservations can be made here.

Sandpiper Wood Fired Grill & Oysters

Sandpiper Wood Fired Grill & Oysters, the La Jolla Shores sister restaurant of Georges at the Cove, is hosting Easter Brunch from 11AM–2PM.

Executive Chef Marty Fay presents his standard Sunday brunch à la carte menu along with these additions: Slow-Grilled Prime Rib (typically served only on Fridays and Saturdays), $8 mimosas, and the Happy Hour special of a free dozen oysters with the purchase of a bottle of champagne.

Parking is free in the adjacent lot and on surrounding streets. Reservations can be made here.

Farmer & The Seahorse

This is one of our favorite all-time spots for a holiday brunch! Chef Sam Deckman and his culinary team have planned a very special Easter spread this year along with a visit by the Easter Bunny and an Easter Egg Hunt at the spacious Torrey Pines restaurant, Farmer & The Seahorse.

Set in the beautiful Torrey Pines landscape, the restaurant will be offering an Easter Brunch Buffet with highlights including Bagels and Lox, a Little Gem Salad Bar, a Build Your Own Benedict, Fresh Biscuits and a Prime Rib Carving Station for adults along with a special “Little Bunnies” children’s buffet featuring French Toast and Chicken Fingers and Waffles. To complete the Easter meal, desserts include Carrot Coffee Cake and Cheesecake in a Jar.  

The menu is priced at $50 per person for adults and $25 per person for children. Reservations can be made through the website here.

LAVO Italian Restaurant San Diego 

Located in the heart of the Gaslamp, LAVO Italian Restaurant San Diego will be putting on a very memorable Easter brunch from 11AM-4PM featuring an a la carte menu along with specialty dishes created just for the holiday.

Highlights include Braised Lamb Shank Marsala with spinach, wild mushroom and marsala sauce and Smoked Salmon Benedict with arugula, red onion, Béarnaise and capers.

The special meal will be complemented by the restaurant’s popular brunch-centric beverages such as mimosas, bellinis and Aperol spritzes. Reservations can be made online and walk-ins are welcome as well.

CUCINA enoteca

California-Italian kitchen and wine shop, CUCINA enoteca is rolling out a variety of Easter dinner specials available on April 9th.

Cucina Enoteca

Located in Del Mar, CUCINA enoteca sets the ultimate stage with light-airy dining rooms and lush patios, colorful pastel artwork, and an abundance of florals. 

With options such as a stuffed pork loin with swiss chard, fennel, pearl onions, apple cider glaze and pistachio gremolata to a braised leg of lamb with cavatelli, black garlic yogurt, and spring soft herbs, CUCINA’s specials bring a California-Italian spin to traditional Easter fare, with flavors as bright as the season that inspired them.

The Cottage in La Jolla and Encinitas

The Cottage La Jolla

Enjoy favorites like lemon ricotta pancakes, stuffed strawberry and mascarpone French toast, or the crab and prosciutto benedict at San Diego’s classic brunch institution, The Cottage, where there will be a mini-egg hunt at both locations throughout the day in La Jolla and Encinitas on April 9th.

Kids and adults alike can hunt for candy eggs and dining vouchers which will offer fan favorites like free parfaits, coffee cakes, and more. 

Beeside Balcony

On April 9th, Beeside Balcony will offer a special Easter brunch from 10AM-3PM curated for all families and friends to enjoy!

Beeside Balcony

On the menu, favorites include the Smoked Bacon Omelette made with bell peppers, smoked bacon, red onions, monterey jack cheese, served with an arugula salad. Another favorite is the Breakfast Sandwich made with scrambled eggs, bacon, melter pepper jack cheese, avocado, garlic lemon aioli, on a brioche bun served with fries.

What’s brunch without a libation? Or two, we’re not judging! Start your day off with the Seagrove Sunrise layered with kumiho tequila, fresh orange juice, and pomegranate syrup. You can never go wrong with a bloody mary but Beeside Balcony has the best in town. Their Beeside Bloody is made with petrov vodka, lime, bloody mix, olives, cornichons, and rimmed with tajin.

barleymash

Hop on over to the Gaslamp’s barleymash, which is offering two specialty dishes not normally on the menu on Easter Sunday.

For those with a sweet tooth, enjoy Candied Ginger Scones topped with sweet cream and orange marmalade. The Spring Vegetable Frittata is made with broccolini, dandelion greens, spring onion and goat cheese, and served with fresh arugula salad. Both will be available during brunch from 10AM-1PM.

Farmer’s Bottega

Farmer’s Bottega, the “farm-to-fork” restaurant in Mission Hills, is open for Easter Brunch from 8AM to 2PM and Easter Dinner from 4PM to 9PM. Its farmhouse-inspired indoor dining area and intimate back patio offer the perfect family-friendly spot for the holiday.

Easter Bunny Tea at The Westgate Hotel

What better way to celebrate the arrival of spring than at The Westgate Hotel for its signature Easter Bunny Tea? This delightful event features all the elements for a perfect afternoon with the luxurious ambiance, elegant tea options, and delicious bites.

Westgate Hotel Easter Tea

On April 8 & 9 from 1PM–3:30PM, indulge in an array of house-made delicacies that are sure to delight everyone’s taste buds.

The Easter bunny will be hopping around from table to table for photo opportunities and ensuring all guests are enjoying the yummy treats like Easter-inspired petit fours to savory tea sandwiches, which will also be accompanied by a choice of freshly brewed fine tea.

In the spirit of The Westgate Hotel tradition, Easter Bunny Tea will conclude with champagne for adults (21+) and a festive take-home gift for the children.

Park 101

Park 101, which sits on a 15,000-square-foot space in Carlsbad, is offering $15 bottles of Cava sparkling wine on Easter, served with your choice of orange, cranberry, or guava juice.

Giaola Italian Kitchen

Carlsbad’s Giaola Italian Kitchen is offering a three-course prix fixe menu for $52 per person. Starter options include Smoked Salmon Bruschetta and Grilled Whole Artichoke, while entrée options include Eggs Benedict, Sausage & Sunny Side Egg Pizza, and a ½-pound Brunch Burger.

The desserts are Strawberry White-Chocolate Tiramisu and various Gelatos and Sorbettos. Additional sides such as Smoked Bacon, Garlic Parmesan Potatoes, and Fruit are available at additional cost.

Kids 12 and under have their own menu at $29 per person and the price includes soda or milk.

Brunch begins at 11AM and reservations can be made here. Giaola, which is dog friendly, is located in Bressi Ranch at 2668 Gateway Road, Suite 180.

Before Easter, on Saturday, April 1st, hop on over to Seaport Village for some fun in the sun! Snap your own festive photo of the kids “surfing” with Seaport’s Beach Bunny on a life-sized ocean wave prop.

While you’re there, explore dozens of shops & eateries, and don’t forget to grab some basket-worthy treats from retailers like Seaport Fudge, Geppetto’s toy store and more. 

Morena Provisions

Morena Provisions is Urban Kitchen Group’s one-stop-shop for everything from hors d’oeuvre to gourmet holiday meals and casual family dinners.

For your meals-to-go, the Bay Park kitchen has released their Easter and Passover (via Gold Finch modern delicatessen) menus for pre-order online from April 5 to 9.

Customize your holiday meals with dozens of options from mains and sides to shared appetizers and desserts. Both menus are available online here.

Coco Maya

Little Italy’s Coco Maya is offering a rooftop Easter Brunch experience. Enjoy bites from the Josper grill and bottomeless mimosas with friends and family while basking in the sunshine in your very own slice of Caribbean paradise.

Note that there is a two-hour time limit and reservations are encouraged; brunch is served until 3PM.

Rusticucina

North Park’s Rusticucina brings authentic Italian cuisine to Park Boulevard, celebrating its first Easter since its opening.

For $35 a person, enjoy an Easter Brunch Buffet from 9AM to 2:30PM with a variety of breakfast favorites. Bottomless mimosas can be added for an extra $20 per person. If you can’t make it in for brunch, RustiCucina will reopen at 3PM for its normal dinner service!

Miss B’s Coconut Club

Just a block from the sand in Mission Beach, Miss B’s Coconut Club is offering guests an Easter Brunch featuring bottomless mimosas and its Caribbean-inspired brunch menu from 10AM–2PM.

An Adult Easter Egg Hunt will also take place, and prizes include drink tickets, gift cards, and more.

Keep in mind there is a two-hour time limit for bottomless mimosas – so plan accordingly.

Louisiana Purchase

North Park’s Louisiana Purchase transports you straight to New Orleans this Easter Sunday with a Rhythm & Blues Easter Brunch from 12PM to 3PM.

This elevated eatery, inspired by the exuberance of NOLA is ideal for any group of friends and family. Say “cheers” to the holiday with $15 bottles of Cava sparkling wine as well.

Al Dente

Al Dente in University Heights is celebrating its first Easter with a special brunch buffet, which will be held on its cozy back patio and is priced at $30 per person.

Brunch dishes include Bruschette di Avocado, Salmon Lox Bagels, Veggie Frittata, Crab Benedict, French Toasts, and much more.

Happy Easter, San Diego!

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