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10 Best Easter Brunches in San Diego

By Darlene Horn | April 8, 2014 By Darlene Horn  |  April 8, 2014
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It’s time to start planning where to go for Easter brunch. From seaside brunches at Hotel Del Coronado to epic views at Bertand at Mister A’s, we narrowed down the choices to the city’s best bets. 

Amaya at The Grand Del Mar: A $58 prix fixe brunch menu includes starters like Greek yogurt parfait and smoked salmon and mains like mascarpone-stuffed French toast and crab Benedict. Everyone gets the "Easter Trio": carrot cake, passion fruit cheesecake and Black Forest trifle for dessert. Brunch hours - 9:30 AM-2:30 PM - are great for early-risers. Call 858-314-2727 for reservations.

Avant: Rancho Bernardo’s exclusive restaurant is offering a special three-course brunch with an amuse-bouche from 11 AM to 3 PM. Choose from smoked trout salad or roasted cauliflower and endive salad, seafood bouillabaisse or braised lamb shank and carrot cake or white chocolate coconut mousse for dessert. Cost is $65 for adults and $25 for children ages 3-11. Book online or call 858-675-8550.

The Bahia Resort Hotel: Omelet stations, Belgian waffles, turkey with stuffing and peel-and-eat shrimp are just a few items in the spread offered from 10 AM-3 PM. See the full menu here, which even includes a "Knee-high" buffet for the kids. Also: a bonus egg hunt led by the Easter Bunny with live music in the background. Adult admission is $45 and children, ages 5-11, are $22. RSVP online

Bertrand at Mister A’s: San Diego’s iconic restaurant hosts a prix fixe Easter Sunday brunch between 10 AM-2 PM. The three-course meal is $49.50 per adult and will feature oven-roasted leg of lamb, prime rib, lobster bisque or Hawaiian French toast and a variety of desserts like strawberry shortcake. To reserve a spot or view the full menu visit the restaurant’s website or call 619-239-1377. 

Cusp: An interactive pancake decoration station and a stocked brunch bar are just a few options at this La Jolla restaurant. Brunch is served from 9 AM until 3 PM and includes an Easter basket filled with treats for kids on the way out. The buffet is $30 ($12 more for limitless mimosas), and kids under 10 eat for free. Reserve a table by call 858-551-3620.

Hotel Del Coronado: Enjoy an oceanfront brunch in the Crown Room from 9 AM to 3 PM. The elegant Easter buffet includes a variety of cheeses, cured meats, artisanal breads, a granola bar, fresh seafood, smoked ham, roasted lamb and fresh salads. Cost is $100 per adult, $35 for children, ages six-10. It's free for children under five years old. The price includes some arts and crafts projects and an egg hunt starting at noon. Call 619-522-8490 for information and reservations.

Mille Fleurs: Rancho Santa Fe’s Mille Fleurs will host an elegant prix fixe Easter brunch. Priced at $54 per adult, the three-course brunch will feature dishes like white asparagus soup with housemade cinnamon croutons, lamb prepared two ways (grilled and osso buco) and chocolate mousse feuillete and rhubarb gratin with vanilla ice cream and more. The brunch runs between 10:30 AM and 1:45 PM. RSVP online or by calling the restaurant directly at 858-756-3085.

The Prado: Balboa Park is the perfect setting for an Easter Champagne Buffet Brunch starting at 10 AM until 2 PM. Egg dishes, fresh fruit and salad, a dim sum station and a seafood display are just some of the dishes. Cost is $54 for adults and $15.95 for children six-12. Reserve a spot by calling 619-557-9441 ext. 1.

Venga Venga Cantina and Tequila Bar: Celebrate Easter with Mexican brunch dishes in Chula Vista. For $25, guests can enjoy a delicious selection of unlimited dishes, including tableside guacamole, tacos, quesadillas, molletes and more. Adults can also enjoy an unlimited selection of mimosas and breakfast cocktails for $10 more. Book a table online

The Westgate Hotel: Experience a traditional Easter champagne brunch complete with fresh seafood, made-to-order omelets, carving stations, gourmet desserts and a specialty food station for the kids. Brunch is served 10 AM-3 PM and will include a visit from the Easter Bunny. The price is $65 per adult and $29 for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased at westgatehotel.tix.com or by calling 619-557-3655.

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Mister A's

American Bankers Hill
Food26 Decor27 Service26 Cost$68
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American Del Mar Mesa
Food26 Decor25 Service24 Cost$66
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Mille Fleurs

French Rancho Santa Fe
Food27 Decor26 Service27 Cost$80
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The Prado at Balboa Park

Californian Balboa Park
Food24 Decor27 Service24 Cost$36

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