While Easter in the restaurant world usually means elaborate brunches or special occasion dinners with family and friends, celebrating the holiday this year will look a little different this year thanks to the stay-at-home order in place in San Diego. Even though we can’t share a table with our nearest and dearest, restaurants will be still be cooking up festive dishes to bring home on Easter Day.
Cori Trattoria: The North Park eatery is celebrating Easter, Sicilian-style, with a five-course meal for four people. Priced at $120, it includes appetizers, antipasto, pasta, a main course, and a dessert spread. Pre-orders are by email at email@example.com and curbside pickup will be available on Sunday between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Giuseppe Restaurants & Fine Catering: The local catering company has an extensive Easter brunch menu, with main entrees, soups, and sides that serve five people, including a smoked salmon platter, honey baked ham, prime roast beef, and cinnamon raisin bread pudding. There’s also quiche, half-pans of lasagna, and desserts ranging from whole cakes to brownies and cookies. Call 858-220-1295 or email firstname.lastname@example.org;orders must be placed by 5 p.m. Thursday, April 9 with delivery taking place on Saturday, April 11 between noon and 6 p.m.
Morton’s The Steakhouse: The Gaslamp steakhouse is doing takeout dinners for two for $109, which includes a starter, entree, side, and dessert with 50% off select wines. The restaurant is also offering a special Easter edition of its “Chef’s Table” home kits that include ready-to-grill meals for two or four people. All orders must be placed by Thursday, April 9.
Seasons 52: The eatery’s Westfield UTC is offering 20% off and a free bottle of wine to all Eater readers. Its Easter menu includes a three-course meal with salad, a side, desserts, and the choice of glazed spiral ham with honey-brown sugar glaze or wood-grilled beef tenderloin with thyme and red wine jus as an entree. Add-ons include roasted French green beans and sweet potato mash with maple-pecan streusel, crab polenta, mac n’ cheese. Easter dinner is available for curbside pickup starting on April 10 from noon 8 p.m. Pre-orders are recommended and can be placed by calling 858-450-1252.
Vistal: The restaurant at the InterContinental San Diego is featuring a four-course meal for $59 that includes salad, soup, and dessert plus an entree choice of chili lime pork chop or lamb osso bucco. Orders must be placed via phone at 619-501-9400 by 4 p.m. on Friday, April 10 with pickup on Sunday between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Et Voila!: The French bistro’s three-course Easter box menu is priced at $35 per person and available for up to eight people. It includes a spring pasta salad, braised lamb shoulder, pear tart amandine, and bonus Easter chocolate.
The Henry: The Coronado restaurant is launching an Easter Sunday Family Meal that served four to six people for $60. The menu, which includes roasted cider-brined pork, honey-glazed heirloom carrots, and Easter egg sugar cookies, must be preordered at 619-762-1022 by 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 11 for pickup on Sunday. For every two Easter meals purchased, The Henry will donating an Easter meal to Feeding San Diego. The eatery is offering a 35% off coupon that’s valid Sunday through Thursday with code FRC35, though it does not apply to Easter.
Chart House: The chain’s Cardiff location is featuring two different takeout menus for curbside pickup that will each feed two to three people. The three course slow-roasted prime rib menu is $80 and the roasted citrus herb salmon menu is $60, which includes sides. All orders must be placed by Wednesday, April 8.
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse: The upscale downtown steakhouse’s menu includes sous vide bacon, classic Caesar salad, prime rib au jus with horseradish cream, chateau potatoes and strawberry cheesecake for $60 per person with a two person minimum). All orders must be placed by Thursday, April 9.
Eddie V’s: Both the La Jolla and Downtown locations are doing a four-course, family-style Easter dinner priced for two or four to six people, that centers around herb-roasted beef tenderloin and includes a starter, salad, sides, and dessert. The meals are chilled and come with finishing instructions. Call to pre-order; curbside pickup begins Friday, April 10.
Ruth’s Chris: With extended takeout hours on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., the restaurant is offering a celebratory family meals that feeds four to six people and is priced at $180 for a beef tenderloin entree or $240 for roasted prime rib. Each meal package also includes salad, two sides, and a dessert. Call by April 10 to reserve.
The Lodge at Torrey Pines: The hotel is offering a family-style, farm-to-table Easter dinner with curbside pickup on Sunday, April 12. The $60 per person menu includes mains like roasted leg of lamb and Alaskan Halibut, and sides such as spring farro with sofritto and carrot cake for dessert. Preorders must be made by Friday, April 10.
Oceana Coastal Kitchen: The Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa’s signature restaurant is doing a prix fixe Easter menu for curbside pickup. The family-style meal includes brown sugar and pineapple-glazed ham, green beans with shallots and hazelnuts, and cheesecake with strawberries. Bottles of wine can also be added for half-off. $24 per person, limit 6 orders; preorders must be made Friday, April 10.
Queenstown: The Little Italy restaurant is doing Easter brunch boxes for two or four people for $55 and $90, which includes your choice from a list of entrees that ranges from challah French toast and veggie quiche to shrimp and grits as well as extra sides like tater tots and bacon, plus Bloody Marys, mimosas, and sangria. Call 619-546-0444 to order before 6 p.m. on Friday.
Del Mar Fairgrounds: The event venue and Premier Food Service, which created Del Mar Meals on the Go to provide weekday takeout, is featuring a special Easter family meal packages that will feed six people for $120. Entree choices include applewood smoked ham or whole French cut turkey breast, which each come with sides and dessert. Wine and beer are also available for purchase. Place your Easter order by Wednesday, April 8 by 2PM for pickup on Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon. Curbside pickup will be done through the Solana Gate off of Villa De La Valle.
Cardellino: The Mission Hills restaurant is offering a special edition Easter menu that can be ordered online and picked up on Easter Sunday. Among the dishes in the brunch packages for two or four people are a breakfast quiche, a sticky bun, spiced fried chicken, and rigatoni alfredo, as well as sparkling wine and orange juice.
Catania: The eatery’s carry-out Easter dinner is an Italian-inspired family-style meal for $38 per person that includes salad, an entree, sides, and dessert with the option of adding on a cocktail. All orders must be picked up by Saturday at 4 p.m.
The Gluten Free Baking Co.: Owner Roanna Canete has created a $25 Sugar Cookie Bunny House Kit for families to build and decorate and a $30 Easter Brunch Box that includes two coffee cakes, two muffins, two cinnamon rolls, and two mimosas cupcakes. Other add-ons include goat cheese quiches, brioche bread loaves, waffle mix, and more. Orders must be placed by Tuesday, April 7, with pickup on Saturday.