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12 Delightful Easter Brunches in San Diego

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This year, Easter falls on Sunday, April 16 and, perhaps more than any other holiday, is one best celebrated over brunch. Alongside the traditional Easter egg hunts (and a Bunny Tea!) San Diego’s restaurants, hotels and ranches are putting on a range of additional blowout options: from champagne buffets and a four-course Italian feast to bottomless mimosas and a countryside picnic in North County.

Whether you're looking to soak up some spring sunshine at an outdoor venue or sip cocktails and devour fresh seafood at a more luxe beachside locale, Eater's here to help you find the perfect place for Easter brunch.

Not sure where to make reservation? Here are a dozen spots around San Diego to celebrate Easter Sunday in good gourmet standing.

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The Hake debuts its first brunch since re-opening last year with an eclectic buffet by chef Aarti Sanghavi ($65 adults, $35 children under 12) and optional bottomless mimosas ($15). Served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. highlights include prime rib with au jus and creamy horseradish, tres leches French toast, spring vegetable hash with shrimp and pork sausage, plus the restaurant’s noteworthy opah chorizo and eggs.

The Ranch at Bandy Canyon

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Soak up majestic mountain views of the San Pasqual Valley with a BYO Easter picnic basket at The Ranch, or enjoy beverages and Easter-inspired bites from the on-site food truck. Reservations are required and cost $45 per car (up to 4 people). The family-friendly shindig also features pony rides, a petting zoo, and an Easter egg hunt ($10) and runs from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

Hang up your apron and head to the serene shores of San Diego's Mission Bay instead this Easter Sunday. Chef DJ Tangalin’s newly launched brunch menu of Baja shrimp tostada, carnitas benedict, and Maine lobster omelet - plus additional sweet creations, mimosas and cocktails - will be served until 2 p.m.

Vessel Restaurant

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Located inside the Kona Kai Resort, Vessel’s elegant Easter buffet will be served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and includes bottomless mimosas and live music. Chef Roy Hendrickson’s selections range from Belgian waffles and made to order omelets to house-cured lox and mojo-marinated leg of lamb from the carving station. Priced at $65 per adult and $55 for members, children pay their age up to $12.

Et Voilà!

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Sophisticated French bistro Et Voilà! is offering a la carte and menu specials like watermelon-tomato gazpacho with basil guacamole and lamb hash with bell pepper, zucchini and egg during its Easter brunch service (9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.). Or diners can make it an evening affair over dinner with dishes like blue crab cannelloni and roasted leg of lamb with ratatouille and basil-pomme purée between 4:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Decoy Dockside

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Sweet and savory breakfast favorites, a chilled seafood display, hand-carved meats and a decadent dessert bar all feature on Decoy’s Easter Sunday brunch buffet. There are two free Easter egg hunts (10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.) plus live music until 3 p.m. Priced at $60 adults, which includes free flowing sparkling wine, and $19 for children 12 and under, reservations are advised. Watch out for a special appearance by the Easter Bunny.

CUCINA sorella

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California-Italian kitchen, SORELLA’s à la carte Sunday Brunch feast offers traditional Easter dishes with a West Coast spin. Have a seat between 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and choose from brunch starters like the baked torta pasqualina or ricotta fried squash blossoms, before moving on to mouthwatering mains such as the cured and smoked fish plate with trout, arctic char and opah, or tagliatelli with pistachio pesto, mint and spring peas.

Bleu Bohème

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Kensington’s award-winning French eatery will deliver an extended prix fixe brunch menu from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Easter Sunday with selections including black Mediterranean mussels, quiche maîson with house smoked bacon, rabbit with braised radishes, plus the celebratory Pastèque Martini, made with French vodka, Grand Marnier, watermelon, lime and fresh melon skewer. Priced at $54.95 per person petits “Bohemiens” cost $18 each.

Stake Chophouse & Bar

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STAKE’s sophisticated three-course pre-fix Easter Sunday menu features Hawaiian ahi tuna poke or jumbo shrimp cocktail to start followed by dish options such as dry-aged New York prime roast, lobster eggs Benedict, and smoked salmon and eggs, not forgetting a generous side of sparkling champagne. Served from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. it costs $65 for adults and $30 for children.

The Westgate Hotel

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Go luxe with The Westgate’s Easter Champagne Brunch, complete with fresh seafood, made-to-order omelets, and carving stations on Easter Sunday. Served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. it costs $89 adults/$35 children 12 and under. On Friday, April 14 and Saturday, April 15, the Westgate will also host its annual Easter Bunny Teas featuring an Easter egg hunt on the Riviera Terrace, kid friendly petit fours and mini pastries paired with a traditional European afternoon tea. Priced at $50 adults/$35 children 12 and under.

Farmer & The Seahorse

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Egg custard French toast, crab & lobster Benedict, carving and omelet stations, peel and eat shrimp, breakfast flatbreads and assorted pastries all feature on chef Brian Malarkey and chef de cuisine Jason Gethin’s Easter brunch buffet. Sip lattes and mimosas while kids run wild on the lawn hunt for Easter eggs. Brunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and costs $64.95/adults and $24.95/children 12 and under.

Primavera Ristorante

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Celebrate Easter with a four-course Italian feast at this Crown Island classic, which offers diners everything from antipasto of grilled mushrooms with Gorgonzola and prosciutto wrapped asparagus and caprese skewers, to an entrée of pistachio crusted lamb chops and a dark chocolate salami with homemade biscotti. The prix fixe menu is priced at $65 per person and is also available a la carte.

Hake

The Hake debuts its first brunch since re-opening last year with an eclectic buffet by chef Aarti Sanghavi ($65 adults, $35 children under 12) and optional bottomless mimosas ($15). Served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. highlights include prime rib with au jus and creamy horseradish, tres leches French toast, spring vegetable hash with shrimp and pork sausage, plus the restaurant’s noteworthy opah chorizo and eggs.

The Ranch at Bandy Canyon

Soak up majestic mountain views of the San Pasqual Valley with a BYO Easter picnic basket at The Ranch, or enjoy beverages and Easter-inspired bites from the on-site food truck. Reservations are required and cost $45 per car (up to 4 people). The family-friendly shindig also features pony rides, a petting zoo, and an Easter egg hunt ($10) and runs from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

Tidal

Hang up your apron and head to the serene shores of San Diego's Mission Bay instead this Easter Sunday. Chef DJ Tangalin’s newly launched brunch menu of Baja shrimp tostada, carnitas benedict, and Maine lobster omelet - plus additional sweet creations, mimosas and cocktails - will be served until 2 p.m.

Vessel Restaurant

Located inside the Kona Kai Resort, Vessel’s elegant Easter buffet will be served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and includes bottomless mimosas and live music. Chef Roy Hendrickson’s selections range from Belgian waffles and made to order omelets to house-cured lox and mojo-marinated leg of lamb from the carving station. Priced at $65 per adult and $55 for members, children pay their age up to $12.

Et Voilà!

Sophisticated French bistro Et Voilà! is offering a la carte and menu specials like watermelon-tomato gazpacho with basil guacamole and lamb hash with bell pepper, zucchini and egg during its Easter brunch service (9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.). Or diners can make it an evening affair over dinner with dishes like blue crab cannelloni and roasted leg of lamb with ratatouille and basil-pomme purée between 4:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Decoy Dockside

Sweet and savory breakfast favorites, a chilled seafood display, hand-carved meats and a decadent dessert bar all feature on Decoy’s Easter Sunday brunch buffet. There are two free Easter egg hunts (10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.) plus live music until 3 p.m. Priced at $60 adults, which includes free flowing sparkling wine, and $19 for children 12 and under, reservations are advised. Watch out for a special appearance by the Easter Bunny.

CUCINA sorella

California-Italian kitchen, SORELLA’s à la carte Sunday Brunch feast offers traditional Easter dishes with a West Coast spin. Have a seat between 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and choose from brunch starters like the baked torta pasqualina or ricotta fried squash blossoms, before moving on to mouthwatering mains such as the cured and smoked fish plate with trout, arctic char and opah, or tagliatelli with pistachio pesto, mint and spring peas.

Bleu Bohème

Kensington’s award-winning French eatery will deliver an extended prix fixe brunch menu from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Easter Sunday with selections including black Mediterranean mussels, quiche maîson with house smoked bacon, rabbit with braised radishes, plus the celebratory Pastèque Martini, made with French vodka, Grand Marnier, watermelon, lime and fresh melon skewer. Priced at $54.95 per person petits “Bohemiens” cost $18 each.

Stake Chophouse & Bar

STAKE’s sophisticated three-course pre-fix Easter Sunday menu features Hawaiian ahi tuna poke or jumbo shrimp cocktail to start followed by dish options such as dry-aged New York prime roast, lobster eggs Benedict, and smoked salmon and eggs, not forgetting a generous side of sparkling champagne. Served from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. it costs $65 for adults and $30 for children.

The Westgate Hotel

Go luxe with The Westgate’s Easter Champagne Brunch, complete with fresh seafood, made-to-order omelets, and carving stations on Easter Sunday. Served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. it costs $89 adults/$35 children 12 and under. On Friday, April 14 and Saturday, April 15, the Westgate will also host its annual Easter Bunny Teas featuring an Easter egg hunt on the Riviera Terrace, kid friendly petit fours and mini pastries paired with a traditional European afternoon tea. Priced at $50 adults/$35 children 12 and under.

Farmer & The Seahorse

Egg custard French toast, crab & lobster Benedict, carving and omelet stations, peel and eat shrimp, breakfast flatbreads and assorted pastries all feature on chef Brian Malarkey and chef de cuisine Jason Gethin’s Easter brunch buffet. Sip lattes and mimosas while kids run wild on the lawn hunt for Easter eggs. Brunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and costs $64.95/adults and $24.95/children 12 and under.

Primavera Ristorante

Celebrate Easter with a four-course Italian feast at this Crown Island classic, which offers diners everything from antipasto of grilled mushrooms with Gorgonzola and prosciutto wrapped asparagus and caprese skewers, to an entrée of pistachio crusted lamb chops and a dark chocolate salami with homemade biscotti. The prix fixe menu is priced at $65 per person and is also available a la carte.

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