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Your Easter dining guide

April 20, 2011 |  2:00 pm

Eggs-benedict 
Many Los Angeles-area restaurants are offering special dishes or deals for Easter. Here are just a few, listed in alphabetical order. If you know about any other offerings tell us in the comments section below:

A.O.C. Suzanne Goin’s small plates restaurant is carrying over its brunch menu into Easter Sunday along with the usual offerings for dinner. 8022 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, (323)-653-1390, www.aocwinebar.com

Chaya: Diners can enjoy a three-course prix-fixe brunch. The menus and prices vary slightly from location to location. Beverly Hills: 8741 Alden Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90048; (310) 859-8833. Downtown: 25 South Flower Street (and 5th), Los Angeles, (213) 236-9577,  http://www.thechaya.com/

Clementine: The café in Century City conveniently has a catering menu in place for Easter consisting of everything from its baked goods of hot cross cinnamon buns, scones, bacon-leek quiche, a host of cakes and pies. 175 Ensley Avenue, Los Angeles, (310) 552-1080, www.clementineonline.com

Ford’s Filling Station: From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., sample an eclectic menu at the gastropub that includes rainbow trout with salsa verde, squash blossom flatbread with harissa, huevos rancheros and a lobster BLT. 9531 Culver Blvd., Culver City, (310) 202-1470, www.fordsfillingstation.net

Fraiche: Brunch runs late, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., consisting of a three-course prix-fixe menu for $35. Go with the tried-and-true eggs-veggie hash and Scottish salmon, or get over Lent with the brioche French toast and vanilla mascarpone, an interlude of bucatini carbonara, and another sugar rush with the pistachio crème brulee for dessert. 312 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 451-7482, www.fraicherestaurantla.com

Huckleberry Café: Take it easy on Sunday and place a catering order to bring home. There’s plenty to choose from that serves up to 12 people such as braised lamb with farro and green garlic, spring vegetable succotash and a coconut passionfruit layer cake. Orders must be placed 48 hours in advance. 1014 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 451-2311, www.huckleberrycafe.com

Jar: Fill up on comforting braises and roasts for Easter with coq au vin or a traditional pot roast. 8225 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, (323) 655-6566, www.thejar.com

La Cachette Bistro: La Cachette is hosting brunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. that includes a bounty of egg dishes, Easter ham and charcuterie to start. 1733 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, (310) 434-9509, www.lacachettebistro.com

Little Next Door: Here, families with seven or more people can enjoy a private, outdoor brunch in the garden. On top of that, specialty cakes and Easter platters are available to order if you’re celebrating at home. 8142 West Third Street, Los Angeles, (323) 951-1010, http://www.thelittledoor.com/lndhome.html

Lucca: A brunch buffet will be featured from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. ($29.95 for adults, $34.95 with Champagne) with a variety of offerings including eggs, veggies, a carving station, morning pastries and desserts. A special deal is included for children under 12 that allows them to pay in accordance with their age. Quail Hill Village Center, 6507 Quail Hill Parkway, Irvine, (949) 725-1773. http://luccacafe.net/

M Street Kitchen: This spot will be serving up an Easter brunch from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a variety of omelets, benedicts and sweet and savory pancakes, along with their famous homemade English muffins. 2000 N. Main St., Santa Monica, (310) 396-9250. http://www.lagrandeorangesm.com/

Malibu Cafe: At the Calamigo's Ranch, in addition to a special brunch menu, Sunday festivities include a traditional Easter egg hunt (10-11 a.m. for children, noon to 1 p.m. for adults) and a “Dog Bunny” contest with prizes via Facebook for guests who bring their dog dressed like a bunny. Also, the Billy Wilson Band will play live from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 327 South Latigo Canyon Road, Malibu, (818) 540-2400. http://themalibucafe.com/

Nine Thirty: Take in the scene in the outdoor setting with a two-course brunch for $20.11, or make an event of it with bottomless mimosas or bloody marys. 930 Hilgard Avenue, Westwood, (310) 208-8763, www.ninethirtyw.com.

-- Emma Wartzman and Max Diamond

Photo: Easter eggs benedict will be on the menu at several restaurants. Credit: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times

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