Restaurant roundup: Easter and Passover, brunch or dinner
Have you planned your holiday meal yet? If you're looking to go out on the town, here's a list of a variety of places — from Bouchon Bistro in Beverly Hills to the San Diego Zoo — offering brunch or dinner:
The Backyard Restaurant: Backyard Restaurant will serve Easter Sunday Brunch for $20.12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the restaurant will also offer Easter egg hunts at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Some of the menu items include passion fruit, lemon drop and berry scones with French butter, truffled egg-in-the-hole with brioche and lobster hash. 930 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles, (310) 443-8218.
Bouchon Bistro/Bouchon Bakery: Bouchon Bistro is offering buttermilk fried chicken, bacon, and chive waffles with cheddar grits, Vermont maple syrup and Tahitian vanilla bean butter and sauce chasseur for both brunch and dinner on Easter. $36 per person. Bouchon Bakery is offering Easter treats such as hot cross buns and pecan clusters. 235 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, (310) 271-9910 (Ext. 621 for the bakery).
Café del Rey: Café del Rey is offering a three-course prix fixe Easter brunch for $38 per person. Chef Daniel Roberts is featuring such dishes as eggs Florentine with sweet potato and duck confit hash, brioche French toast with pear syrup, bacon and whipped cream, and more. 4451 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, (310) 823-6395.
Coupa Cafe: Coupa Café will be offering Easter brunch for $28 per person. Menu includes mimosas or peach bellinis, mini cachapas, eggs Benedict, Reina Pepiada arepa and more. 419 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, (310) 385-0420.
Fig & Olive: Fig & Olive on Melrose Place will be offering three-course prix-fixe brunch and buffet menus starting at $40 from 12 to 3:30 p.m. with dishes featuring flavors from the south of France. Menu features items such as gig gorgonzola tartlet, grilled thyme chicken paillard salad, and for dessert strawberry rhubarb macaroon. 8490 Melrose Place, Los Angeles, (310) 360-9100 .
Fraiche: Fraiche's Easter brunch, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., includes dishes such as lobster bisque, steak 'n' eggs with home fries), and for dessert, “Our World-Famous Dessert Platter.” 9411 Culver Blvd., Culver City, (310) 839-6800.
Locanda del Lago: A “Buona Pasque” Italian-style Easter menu runs for a week starting Saturday, with a special prix-fixe menu starting at $48 for three courses. Menu items include cestino di Parmigiano con crescione, uova di quaglie e asparagi bianchi (parmesan “basket” filled with watercress, white asparagus salad with chive aioli and hard-boiled quail eggs.) 231 Arizona Ave., Santa Monica, (310) 451-3525.
Mimi’s Café: Mimi’s Café is offering "Easter Feast To-Go" through Sunday. Serves six to eight guests for $84.99. The menu features dishes such as sliced pit-roasted ham with homemade honey Dijon glaze, mashed potatoes and gravy, rolls, dessert and more. 2925 Los Feliz Blvd., Los Angeles, (323) 668-1715.
Napa Valley Grille: The Napa Valley Grille is offering an Easter brunch buffet. Adults $49 and children $19; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A wine-country inspired brunch buffet with menu items to include spring onion soup and kale salad, an omelet station, and steak hash with poached eggs. 1100 Glendon Ave., Los Angeles, (310) 824-3322.
Pann’s: This Easter Sunday Pann’s is giving away chocolate bunnies to all patrons who wear hats, bonnets, caps, etc. Enjoy a free bunny or just fried chicken and waffles and Pann’s homemade chocolate Easter muffins. 6710 La Tijera Blvd., Los Angeles, (323) 776-3770.
Petrossian: Petrossian will be serving Easter brunch for $45 and $59. Some of the menu items include Festive Egg Royale (soft scrambled egg, vodka whipped cream), Smoked salmon bagel with caviar (cream cheese, capers, red onion, mixed greens) and for dessert almond crème brûlée with Russian tea cookies. 321 N Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, (310) 271-6300.
Playa: Playa will be offering Easter brunch and dinner on Sunday. Specials include smoked salmon with poached eggs for brunch and crispy blue corn taco with corned beef and serrano ham tamal with piquillo salsa for dinner. 7360 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, (323) 933-5300.
Raphael: Raphael is offering a Euro-Japanese three-course Easter brunch featuring menu items such as roasted apple salad, chilled wild nettle soup, brioche French toast, Valrhona chocolate pots de crème, and more. $35 per person, $25 for children 12 and under. 11616 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, (818) 505-3337.
Royal/T: Royal/T café will be offering an Easter Sunday brunch menu highlighting dishes such as Peter Rabbit’s carrot ginger soup, Easter quiche with bacon, spinach, shallots and cheese. The menu items will be available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 8910 Washington Blvd., Culver City, (310) 559-6300.
San Diego Zoo: The San Diego Zoo is offering an Easter brunch prepared by zoo executive chef Chris Mirguet along with chef Charles Boukas. $39.95 per person for adults and $18.95 for children ages 3 to 11. 2920 Zoo Drive, San Diego, (619) 557-3964.
Street: Street’s chefs Susan Feniger and Kajsa Alger are offering a Saturday night Seder led by Rabbi Eleanor Steinman with dishes such as warm halloumi salad and Moroccan lamb. Easter brunch is offered on Sunday with egg dishes from around the world. Passover Seder, $55 per person; Easter brunch à la carte. 742 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 203-0500.
Vermont Kitchen and Bar: Vermont Kitchen and bar will be offering Easter brunch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. It will be its regular brunch menu with a special Easter menu item and beverages. 1714 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 661-6163.
The Winery: The Winery will be offering a three-course Easter brunch Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., $32.95 per guest. Menu items: seared rare ahi tuna (with avocado, mango, cucumber, cilantro-orange vinaigrette) and chile lime-rubbed Hawaiian mahi mahi (with roasted tropical fruit chutney, jasmine rice, lemongrass-Gewurztraminer butter). 2647 Park Ave, Tustin, (714) 258-7600.
— Rachel Sherman and Sarah Al-Abdulrahim
Photos, from top: Bouchon Bistro in Beverly Hills. Credit: Alex Gallardo / Los Angeles Times; Easter Egg Royales at Petrossian. Credit: Petrossian.