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San Diego Easter Guide 2018

The best dining deals, sweet treats, and special events for Easter weekend

By Jordan Lemke


The Abbey on Fifth Avenue

Hornblower Cruises & Event’s on-land restaurant is the historic location for this year’s lively Easter meal. Feast on a spread of delicious offerings, and dance or relax to the sounds of live jazz by Republic of Music.

Price: $49 per person

Date: April 1

Location: 2825 Fifth Avenue, Gaslamp

Backyard Kitchen & Tap

This tea party-themed Easter meal is sure to delight both young and old with its buffet selection, silver dollar pancake station, live music, and photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny.

Price: $17.95 per adult

Date: April 1

Location: 832 Garnet Avenue, Pacific Beach

Bahia Resort Hotel

Made-to-order omelets and unlimited seafood and carving stations pair with a free bay cruise on Easter Sunday.

Price: $54 per adult

Date: April 1

Location: 998 West Mission Bay Drive, Mission Bay

Bistro 39

The buffet at this Hilton Garden Inn restaurant including a carving station, omelets, mini desserts, eggs, seafood, and more.

Price: $25 for brunch only, $30 with bottomless mimosas

Date: April 1

Location: 3939 Ocean Bluff Avenue, Del Mar

Bleu Bohème

Bleu Bohème’s three-course feast will fill you up far before you can break into the Easter candy—dishes include salade de betteraves, foie gras au torchon, and choux pastry puffs with vanilla ice cream and dark chocolate sauce.

Price: $55 per person

Date: April 1

Location: 4090 Adams Avenue, Kensington

Breakfast Republic

This San Diego breakfast joint already has the early morning meal down, and now it’s time to check out their specialty brunch food and drink specials, like the Peep Show Mocha (with a Peep garnish!) and Sunrise Service Mimosa

Price: Varies

Date: Various Dates

Locations: North Park, Liberty Station, Encinitas, East Village, Ocean Beach, Pacific Beach, Carmel Valley

Café 21

In partnership with a local microgreens company, Café 21’s Chef Leyla will host an Easter Kids Craft & Cooking Class, complete with Easter egg painting and kid-approved Easter food.

Price: $35 per child

Date: March 22

Location: 2736 Adams Avenue, Normal Heights

Café 222

Celebrate with Peter Rabbit pancakes at Café 222—carrot cake pancakes with candied ginger and a dollop of cream cheese frosting.

Price: $12.95

Date: April 1

Location: 222 Island Avenue, Gaslamp

Café Sevilla

Indulge in a nine-course tapas brunch and a complimentary glass of champagne or sangria, all while enjoying live Spanish music. Plus, kids 12 and under can feast on a six-course meal for only $20.

Price: $24.50 per adult

Date: April 1

Location: 353 Fifth Avenue, Gaslamp

Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa

It’s all about family and the Easter bunny at Catamaran’s Easter brunch, which also includes a complimentary cruise across Mission Bay and special Easter egg hunts. And don’t forget the buffet!

Price: $56 per adult

Date: April 1

Location: 3999 Mission Boulevard, Mission Bay

Cucina Enoteca Del Mar

Easter brunch buffet offerings at Cucina Enoteca will include scrambles, omelets, salads, pastries, and more.

Price: $45 per adult

Date: April 1

Location: 2730 Via De La Valle, Del Mar

Cusp Dining & Drinks

Sample chile relleno or a quinoa, chia, and coconut porridge. Their Easter special this year is French toast with blueberry compote and lemon curd.

Price: Various Prices

Date: April 1

Location: 7955 La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla

Dolce at the Highlands

Known for a menu of seasonal Californian and Italian cuisine, Dolce at the Highlands will be serving several Easter dishes in addition to their classic menu and world-class wine list.

Price: Varies

Date: April 1

Location: 5980 Village Way, Carmel Valley

Farmer & The Seahorse

The Farmers’ annual Easter egg hunt is accompanied by a delicious Easter brunch buffet for the whole family.

Price: $64.95 per person

Date: April 1

Location: 10996 Torreyana Road, La Jolla

Fishmonger’s Market

This European-style fish market has a seafood extravaganza this Easter—feast on sustainably sourced seafood including smoked salmon frittata, crab cake-poached eggs, and endless snow crab.

Price: $49.95 per person

Date: April 1

Location: 1735 Hancock Street, Mission Hills

Flower Child

If you’re looking for a healthy twist on sweet Easter treats, swing by Flower Child for a creative lemonade. Try flavors like carrot ginger, cucumber mint, and rose petal lemonades.

Price: $3.50 per lemonade

Date: April 1

Location: 2690 Via de La Valle, Del Mar


Chef Marco Provino will be serving up favorites like Nutella pancakes or a cannoli waffle. Don’t miss out on the breakfast pizza and unlimited mimosas or pomegranate Bellinis.

Price: Varies

Date: April 1

Location: 8131 Broadway, Lemon Grove

Grant Grill

The US Grant’s restaurant-bar kicks off its Special Ingredient Tasting Dinner Series just in time for Easter. The inaugural event pays tribute to spring-fresh asparagus in their Morel Mushroom and White Asparagus Tasting Dinner.

Price: $85 per person

Date: March 28–April 2

Location: 326 Broadway, Downtown

Harbor House

Enjoy smoked salmon benedict, French toast soufflé and more, all with an ocean view, at Harbor House.

Price: $36.95 per adult

Date: April 1

Location: 831 West Harbor Drive, Marina

Harrah’s Resort Southern California

Harrah’s brunch highlights include cinnamon vanilla French toast, slow roasted prime rib, and other favorites.

Price: Varies

Date: April 1

Location: 777 Harrah’s Rincon Way, Funner


For an unusual Easter meal, hop over to Harumama in Little Italy for their new bunny character steamed bun filled with egg custard.

Price: $7.95 for their Bunny Bun

Date: April 1

Location: 1901 Columbia Street, Little Italy

Hello Betty Fish House

Enjoy a beachside brunch bash at Hello Betty Fish House in Oceanside. The menu will feature Betty’s Bennys (carnitas, smoked fish, and crab cake) and chilaquiles.

Price: Varies

Date: April 1

Location: 211 Mission Avenue, Oceanside

Herb & Wood

If you’re looking for an elevated, creative take on a classic holiday menu, look no further than Herb & Wood, which debuts brunch on Easter Sunday with Dutch Baby Soufflé and Lobster Thermidor, among other dishes.

Price: Varies

Date: April 1

Location: 2210 Kettner Boulevard, Little Italy

Hornblower Cruises & Events

Cruise on the harbor while celebrating Easter with a brunch or dinner cruise. Look for the Easter Bunny, a narrated tour on the sundeck, and decadent dishes.

Price: $66.95 per person for brunch, $80.95 per person for dinner

Date: April 1

Location: 1800 North Harbor Drive, Marina

Hotel del Coronado

Sheerwater at the Hotel Del will be serving a breakfast buffet Easter Sunday, with made-to-order mimosas and a Bloody Mary Bar. After your feast, let your kids run off the Easter treats during one of six Easter egg hunts held at the hotel.

Price: $128 per adult, $55 per child

Date: April 1

Location: 1500 Orange Avenue, Coronado

Hotel Republic

Not only will there be decadent food at Hotel Republic’s Easter brunch, the Easter Bunny will make a special appearance, and kids will love the egg hunts and arts and crafts at Topside Terrace Kitchen & Bar.

Price: Varies

Date: April 1

Location: 421 West B Street, Core-Columbia

Kettner Exchange

Hunt for Easter eggs while you try Kettner’s brunch offerings—five eggs include very special prizes.

Price: Varies

Date: April 1

Location: 2001 Kettner Boulevard, Little Italy

The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows

Dine on brunch, listen to live music, and have the kids settle in for some face painting at this iconic North Park Hotel.

Price: $50, includes one mimosa or Bloody Mary

Date: April 1

Location: 2223 E; Cajon Boulevard, North Park

The Lodge Torrey Pines

The Lodge Torrey Pines’ decadent Easter lunch includes Alaskan King Salmon Tartare, honey-glazed Easter ham, and chocolate hazelnut torte.

Price: $80 per person

Date: April 1

Location: 11480 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla

Manchester Grand Hyatt

Ocean views pair with an Easter buffet at Seaview Restaurant. Enjoy a custom omelet bar, pastries, and fresh Belgian waffles, plus, seafood, prime rib, and ham.

Price: $71.95 per person

Date: April 1

Location: 1 Market Place, Gaslamp

Meze Greek Fusion

Head to Meze Greek Fusion to sip on a Bunny Bellini, made with fresh fruit puree, house champagne, and jellybeans.

Price: $10

Date: April 1

Location: 345 Sixth Avenue, Gaslamp

Mille Fleurs

This restaurant’s three-course offering will feature mussel bisque with saffron, turkey breast coconut schnitzel, four mushroom ravioli, and bacon-wrapped Norwegian cod.

Price: $59.50 per person

Date: April 1

Location: 6009 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe

Mister A’s

San Diego’s iconic fine dining destination hosts its three-course Easter Brunch. Enjoy gravlax blinis, buttermilk fried chicken and waffles, and Croque Madame.

Price: $59.50 per person

Date: April 1

Location: 2550 Fifth Avenue, Bankers Hill

Morton’s the Steakhouse

If you get a late start on your Easter celebrations and miss the brunch buffet, swing by Morton’s for a special steak and lobster Easter dinner.

Price: $59 per person

Date: April 1

Location: 285 J Street, Gaslamp

The Oceanaire

Head to the Gaslamp for an à la carte Easter brunch at The Oceanaire, with offerings such as chicken fried lobster and eggs Benedict three ways.

Price: Varies

Date: April 1

Location: 400 J Street, Gaslamp

Osetra Seafood & Steaks

Celebrate with an upscale Easter dinner, complete with a three-story wine tower. Order from Osetra’s daily à la carte menu, or choose the pre-fixe holiday menu.

Price: Varies

Date: April 1

Location: 904 Fifth Avenue, Gaslamp

Pacifica Del Mar

Pair a favorite from Pacifica Del Mar’s à la carte menu (like cinnamon brioche French toast or buccatini pasta) with any of their specialty brunch cocktails.

Price: Varies

Date: April 1

Location: 1555 Camino Del Mar

Parc Bistro

At this classic French restaurant, dine on salmon en croute, quiche Lorraine, and a mimosa and Bloody Mary bar. Oui oui!

Price: $39.95 per person

Date: April 1

Location: 2760 Fifth Avenue, Bankers Hill


On Easter at PrepKitchen, kids can enjoy tables with coloring books and a kids’ candy station, and everyone will love the free glass of basil mint lemonade.

Price: Varies

Date: April 1

Locations: Del Mar, La Jolla, and Little Italy

Primavera Ristorante

Easter brunch at Primavera, located in the heart of Coronado, will include salmon bruschetta, quiche Florentina, and eggs Benedict. Plus, try one of the brunch cocktails, like the pomegranate Bellini or cucumber basil martini.

Price: $54.95 per adult

Date: April 1

Location: 932 Orange Avenue, Coronado

Provisional Kitchen Café & Mercantile

Try out delicious brunch items like lobster benedict, a ham carving station, and a seafood bar at this stylish eatery within the Pendry hotel.

Price: $49 per adult

Date: April 1

Location: 425 Fifth Avenue, Gaslamp

The Rail

On Easter morning, feast on cream cheese-stuffed French toast and compete in an adult Easter egg hunt—each table at The Rail will hunt for an egg with a surprise discount inside.

Price: Varies

Date: April 1

Location: 3795 Fifth Avenue, Gaslamp

Rancho Bernardo Inn

Rancho Bernardo Inn is hosting a variety of Easter celebrations including their Avant Easter brunch buffet, Veranda Fireside Lounge Easter Brunch Buffet, and the Easter Bunny & Egg Hunt.

Price: Varies

Date: April 1

Location: 17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive, Rancho Bernardo

Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa

Rancho Valencia’s expansive Easter brunch buffet will be accompanied by a petting zoo, crafts for the kids, Bellini bar for the adults, and a special visit from the Easter bunny.

Price: $130 per adult

Date: April 1

Location: 5921 Valencia Circle, Rancho Sante Fe

Rustic Root

Executive Chef Marcel Childress will prepare a special Easter brunch with options like spinach berry salad, caramelized leek soup, chocolate chip bread pudding waffle, and spring quiche.

Price: $35 per person

Date: April 1

Location: 535 Fifth Avenue, Gaslamp

The Smoking Goat

San Diego’s classic French eatery is hosting a traditional Easter dinner with a New Zealand rack of lamb alongside seasonal veggies and a potato gratin.

Price: Various Prices

Date: April 1

Location: 3408 30th Street, North Park

Solare Ristorante

This Easter will be one of only two Solare brunches offered this year, so pencil it in now. You will enjoy an à la carte menu and a wine selection that includes 2,000 bottles.

Price: Varies

Date: April 1

Location: 2820 Roosevelt Road, Liberty Station

Stake Chophouse & Bar

A sophisticated feast is perfect for the adults in your group (featuring Lobster Eggs Benedict) while little ones will love the breakfast pizzas on the kids menu. Plus, a dessert buffet serves as a sweet finish.

Price: $69 per adult

Date: April 1

Location: 1309 Orange Avenue, Coronado


Enjoy Tidal’s full brunch menu plus specials such as Yuzu ricotta pancakes with blueberry vanilla compote and sweet chili rum-glazed ham.

Price: Varies

Date: April 1

Location: 1404 Vacation Road, Mission Bay


Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa’s restaurant will be serving an unforgettable Easter brunch that includes seafood, prime rib, and live entertainment. Don’t miss the egg hunt and themed photo booth.

Price: $75 per adult

Date: April 1

Location: 5480 Grand Pacific Drive, Carlsbad

Union Kitchen & Tap

Feast on dishes from Union Kitchen & Tap’s omelet station, waffle bar, shrimp & grits, chocolate fountain, and bottomless mimosas.

Price: $35 per person for brunch, plus $15 per person for mimosas

Date: April 1

Location: 333 Fifth Avenue, Gaslamp

The US Grant

This brunch buffet will offer a wide range of delicious dishes, desserts, and drinks, plus a a visit from the Easter bunny.

Price: $78 per adult

Date: April 1

Location: 326 Broadway, Downtown

La Valencia Hotel

La Valencia’s brunch buffet will feature bottomless mimosas, Baja chilaquiles, and blueberry and lemon pancakes. For an Easter sugar high, try any of their mini cupcakes, opera cakes, or cheesecakes. Plus, the Easter Bunny will hop through for an appearance.

Price: $89 per adult, $39 per child

Date: April 1

Location: 1132 Prospect Street, La Jolla

Viewpoint Brewing Co.

Del Mar’s first and only brewery is celebrating Easter with four brunch options—churro French toast, anyone?—in addition to their daily menu

Price: Varies

Date: April 1

Location: 2201 San Dieguito Drive, Del Mar


The most San Diegan way to spend any holiday is with an ocean view, and Easter morning brunch is no exception. Swing by Waterbar for ham and eggs with country potatoes, endless rosé, and specialty Bloody Mary’s and mimosas.

Price: Varies

Date: April 1

Location: 4325 Ocean Boulevard, Pacific Beach

Westgate Hotel

Westgate’s Easter Bunny Teas will feature kid-friendly petit-fours and pastries, a magic show, and an Easter egg hung on the Riviera Terrace. Plus, the Easter Champagne Brunch serves up fresh seafood, made-to-order omelets, and a face painting artist and a visit from the Easter Bunny.

Price: Varies

Date: Various Dates

Location: 1055 Second Avenue, Downtown

Events & Specials

Cape Rey Carlsbad

Bring the whole family to Cape Rey for an open-air celebration featuring an Easter egg hunt, brunch classics, and fun action stations.

Price: $79 per person, $19 per young adult (5-12). Children 4 and under complimentary. 

Date: April 1

Location: 1 Ponto Road, Carlsbad

Flower Hill Promenade

Shop at the Spring Fling Maker’s Bazaar for handmade accessories, plants, macramé, and more, and support local artists in the process. Don’t miss the sweet treats, petting zoo, live music, face painting, and more.

Price: Free

Date: March 31

Location: 2720 Via De La Valle, Del Mar

Seaport Village

Stop in for photos with the Easter Bunny in the East Gazebo Plaza at Seaport Village in the days leading up to Easter.

Price: Varies

Date: March 24-25, March 27-31

Location: 849 West Harbor Drive, Marina

Westgate Hotel

At AquaVie Spa, spring into your best self with a number of spa specials and treatments. Try the spring glow facial, ritual pedicure, or bamboo lemongrass body scrub for a relaxing Easter weekend.

Price: Varies

Date: Various Dates

Location: 1055 Second Avenue, Downtown

San Diego Easter Guide 2018

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