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2017 Orange County Easter Dining Guide

Easter is just days away, and it is the perfect holiday to take your family out for a beautiful Easter brunch at a premier Orange County dining destination. We have found the best restaurants in Orange County to have an unforgettable Easter brunch together.

The Ranch Restaurant
1025 E Ball Rd
Anaheim, CA 92805

Menu is $75.00 Per Person, not inclusive of tax or gratuity
Includes Endless Glass of Bubbles, Dry, Sweet, or Mimosa

FIRST COURSE

HOUSE SMOKED SKUNA BAY SALMON TARTINE
Gribiche / Easter Egg Radishes / Everything Sourdough

DUROC PORK BELLY
English Peas / Oregon Morels / Spring Garlic Salsa Verde

COUNTRY FRIED PETALUMA QUAIL
Brentwood Corn Waffle / Apricot BBQ Sauce

SALAD OR SOUP

MEDITERRANEAN-STYLE CHOPPED SALAD
Iceberg / Radicchio / Garbanzo Beans
Soppressata / Provolone / Oregano Dressing

WEISER FARM POTATO & SPRING ONION SOUP
La Quercia Prosciutto / Sage Croutons

MAIN

MAINE LOBSTER BENEDICT
Poached Farm Eggs / Delta Asparagus / English Muffin / Dill Hollandaise

MARY’S FREE-RANGE DUCK CHILAQUILES
Duck Chorizo / Queso Anejo / Mole Rojo / Sunny-Side Up Duck Egg

SKIRT STEAK HASH
Red Bliss Potatoes / Smoked Gouda / Shishito Peppers / Chimichurri

DESSERT

DRAKE FAMILY FARMS GOAT CHEESE FRITTERS
Blackberry Curd

CAFÉ NOIR ESPRESSO CREMEUX
Valrhona Dulcey Pudding / Toasted Meringue

STRAWBERRY RHUBARB CRISP
Anson Mills Stone-Cut Oats / Coconut / Almonds / Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Hwy
Long Beach, CA 90802

EASTER FAMILY FUN
(11AM to 3PM)

Hop onboard April 16 for the Queen Mary’s legendary Easter Sunday Champagne Brunch and a day of family fun complete with a bunny & friends petting zoo, Easter egg hunt, face painting station, balloon twisting artist and games! Easter activities are complimentary for guests visiting the Queen Mary as a dining, hotel, tour or exhibit. The Easter Bunny himself will pose for a special family photo (and a nominal fee). Activities 11AM-3PM. For brunch reservations and more details: http://www.queenmary.com/events/easter-1/

EASTER SUNDAY CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH

Named by Conde Nast Traveler one of the top hotel brunches in the world, the Queen Mary Sunday Champagne Brunch takes you on a worldwide culinary adventure and features over 50 unique dishes.

Special Easter Hours: April 16th, 9:00AM – 3:30PM
Restaurant Validated Parking: Self-parking is $8 with restaurant validation and valet parking is $15 with restaurant validation (up to 3 hours).
Flat Rate Parking: $10 flat rate on Easter Sunday
Prices: $69.95 General Admission, $24.95 children (4-11) Tax and gratuity is additional.
Reservations: Recommended: Call 562-499-1606 or http://www.queenmary.com/dining-bars/reservations/

Oak Grill
The Island Hotel
690 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660

Sunday, April 16, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
On Easter Sunday Oak Grill has a basket full of brunch for everyone to love. Guests will make their way around the Fireside, where they’ll find live-action stations filled with traditional brunch favorites like Build-Your-Own Omelettes and a Pancake Bar, an On The Water oyster, shrimp and ceviche offering, Farmer’s Market salads, roasted vegetables, artisan cheeses and charcuterie, as well as Chef’s Carving Corner with Filet of Beef, Herb-Roasted Chicken, Slow-Roasted Leg of Lamb, Lake Superior White Fish and Whole Baked Salmon. Desserts to satisfy any sweet tooth include an Interactive Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Sandwich Station and Easter-inspired Angel Food and Pineapple Upside Down Cakes. Plus, bottomless mimosas will top off the morning.

Buffet pricing is $90 per adult and $25 per child, ages 5 to 12. Children four years and under eat free. Pricing excludes tax and gratuity. Reservations encouraged. Call 949.760.4920 or visit opentable.com.

Easter Picnic in The Backyard
Hotel Irvine
17900 Jamboree Rd
Irvine, CA 92614

Sunday, April 16; Three Seatings: 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.
This Easter extravaganza in The Backyard is where kids can take part in an all-out Easter egg hunt, pose for pictures with the Easter Bunny and put on their best smiles for photo booth fun. Guests can hop over to the chef-crafted buffet filled with brunch favorites like Huevos Rancheros, Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict, Prime Rib and a build-your-own Mimosa Bar with fresh-squeezed juices.

$65 per adult; $15 per child ages five to 12, excluding tax and gratuities. Children four and under are free. For reservations visit HotelIrvine.com/happenings or call 949-225-6780 for more information.

Del Frisco’s Grille
Irvine Spectrum Center
772 Spectrum Center Dr
Irvine, CA 92618

For those looking to indulge on Easter Sunday, Del Frisco’s Grille Irvine will be featuring a 16 oz. Slow-Roasted Prime Rib special and a new Peepin’ Cold Brew cocktail made with vanilla vodka, cold brew coffee and Monin salted caramel with a classic Easter Peep garnish.

With the complete brunch menu available all weekend long, guests can enjoy creative twists on classic brunchtime favorites such as Red Velvet Belgian Waffles and Mimosas, along with the Grille’s signature Cheesesteak Eggrolls, Truffle-Chive Deviled Eggs and decadent Lemon Cake.

Acapulco Restaurant and Cantina

Sunday, April 16, 2017 – Available until 3:00PM
An Elevated Brunch Buffet with Ham and Tri-Tip Carving Station at the Following Locations:
$21.99 Adults/$7.99 Kids – Sun Valley, Montclair, Northridge and Moreno Valley

An Elevated Brunch Buffet with Ham and Tri-Tip Carving Station and Seafood Station at the Following Locations:
$25.99 Adults/$8.99 Kids – Glendale, Costa Mesa, Downey, Marina Pacifica,and Ports O’ Call

El Torito

Sunday, April 16, 2017 – Available until 3:00PM

An Elevated Brunch Buffet with Ham and Tri-Tip Carving Station at the Following Locations:

$21.99 Adults/$7.99 Kids – Hawthorne, Simi Valley, Placentia, Stockton, Sacramento, Yorba Linda, Long Beach Town Center, and Foster City

An Elevated Brunch Buffet with Ham and Tri-Tip Carving Station and Seafood Station at the Following Locations:

$23.99 Adults/$8.99 Kids – Upland, Westminster, Torrance, and Oceanside

$25.99 Adults/$8.99 Kids – Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach, Lakewood, Tustin, West Covina, Woodland Hills, Anaheim, Northridge, Laguna Hills, Sherman Oaks, Las Mesa, Fresno, Buena Park, Ontario, San Bernardino, Irvine, Long Beach Atlantic, Pasadena, Milpitas, Orange, Cypress, Palmdale, Corona, Rancho, Cucamonga, Riverside Plaza, Redondo Beach, and Dana Point.

$26.99 Adults/$8.99 Kids – San Leandro and Monterey
Marina Del Rey will offer the regular menu All Day

Fleming’s
Fashion Island
455 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Enjoy a leisurely Easter Brunch at Fleming’s in Newport Beach on Sunday, April 16 from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. Start with one of two featured cocktails: bacon & blue cheese bloody Mary or passion fruit Sonoma sparkle for $8.95 each.

The exclusive prix fixe menu features an appetizer choice of lobster bisque, modern Caesar or housemade burrata salad. Entrée selections include Fleming’s signature eggs Benedict with filet mignon or crab cake; farm fresh veggie omelet; cinnamon apple brioche French toast with orange Chantilly cream; California style steak & eggs or grilled Ora king salmon Cobb salad. All entrées are served with Lyonnaise potatoes and pan-seared broccolini sides. For dessert, select from fresh seasonal berries & cream, Tahitian vanilla bean crème brûlée or New York cheesecake.

A three course menu for children 12 and under with choices will be offered that includes a beverage. Fleming’s à la carte dinner menu will be available all day. Early reservations are recommended.

Three-course prix fixe brunch: $47.95 per adult, $18.95 per child (age 12 and under). À la carte menu priced per selection (exclusive of tax and gratuity).

TAPS Fish House & Brewery
13390 Jamboree Rd
Irvine Market Place
714.619.0404

Sunday April 16, 2017 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Join TAPS Fish House & Brewery for its special Easter Sunday brunch buffet. The brunch extravaganza features seafood on ice; a charcuterie station with housemade ricotta, smoked Chilean sea bass with dill creme fraiche, pesto mahi mahi; prime rib & roasted ham in the carving stations; made-to-order omelets, waffles and pasta dishes; a variety of TAPS signature dishes and other breakfast favorites. Save room for the decadent desert bar and fountain. A choice of free flowing champagne or twoTAPS award-winning beers are also included in the price of brunch. TAPS regular Sunday dinner service will be 4-9 p.m. Reservations recommended.

$44.99 per adult; $14.99 for children 9 and under (exclusive of tax and gratuity)

The Catch
2100 E. Katella Ave.
Anaheim 714.935.0101

Sunday April 16, 2017 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Catch is perfect for Easter Sunday for a brunch buffet for the whole family. Enjoy tender prime rib and honey baked ham; made-to-order omelets, waffles and pasta dishes; seafood on ice; classic breakfast favorites; The Catch signature dishes and a decadent chocolate fountain with dessert bar. Free flowing champagne and mimosas are also included in the price of brunch. No dinner service will be served on Easter. Reservations recommended.

$44.95 per adult; $14.95 for children 10 and under (exclusive of tax and gratuity)

AnQi by House of An
South Coast Plaza

Sunday April 16, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

This Easter enjoy AnQi’s new twist on California Asian small bites. Served dim sum style​, AnQi’s ”An-Sum” menu features dishes such as lobster ramen, black truffle shu mai​, lamb shank gyoza with thom yum, caviar tin, crispy Chilean sea bass salad, shrimp filled shishito peppers, braised hen dumplings, crispy pork belly bao, green tea macarons and more. AnQi’s à la carte favorites including An’s famous garlic noodles and tuna tacos will also be available. Reservations highly suggested.

An-Sum menu $3 to $30 per order with most $8-12; à la carte menu priced per selection (exclusive of tax and gratuity). No dinner service.

For reservations please call 714.557.5679

The Capital Grille
South Coast Plaza

Sunday April 16, 2017 – Easter brunch from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; à la carte dinner menu until 9:00 p.m.

The Capital Grille will offer a special three-course Easter brunch menu, with a starter, entree and dessert. Selections include spring mushroom bisque, shrimp and white cheddar grits, The Grille’s lobster frittata, bone-in dry aged NY strip with fried egg, 8 oz. filet mignon and smoked salmon. Freshly squeezed juices, tea, coffee and soda are included with the price of brunch or endless mimosas can be added for $12. A children’s brunch menu will be available with kid-friendly choices such as chicken fingers, mac ’n’ cheese, mini cheeseburgers, French toast and scrambled eggs.

$49 three-course prix fixe brunch, $15 children’s brunch for those 10 and under; à la carte menu priced per selection. (exclusive of tax and gratuity)

http://www.thecapitalgrille.com/menu-listing/easter-brunch

For reservations please call 714.432.1140

Royal Khyber Fine Indian Cuisine
South Coast Plaza

Sunday April 16, 2017 – brunch from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; à la carte dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

This Easter enjoy Royal Khyber’s regular Indian-inspired Sunday brunch buffet featuring a variety of appetizers, salads, entrees and desserts. Select special dishes including roasted leg of lamb and hyderabadi “dum” biryani will also be offered. Free flowing champagne can be added for $5.95 per person. In the evening, Royal Khyber’s dinner à la carte menu will be available.

​​​​$24.95 per person for buffet, children under 10 will receive a 25% discount; à la carte prices vary per selection (exclusive of tax and gratuity)

For reservations please call 714.436.1010

Seasons 52
South Coast Plaza

Sunday April 16, 2017 – Easter brunch from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; à la carte dinner menu until 10:00 p.m.

Known for seasonally inspired, calorie-aware menu, Season’s 52 special Easter brunch features chef creations such as smoked salmon flatbread, S52 eggs Benedict with poached lobster, brick oven brioche French toast with whiskey-smoked brown sugar pecans, braised short rib hash, vegetable frittata, shakshuka and a special orange marmalade parfait mini indulgence created in honor of the South Coast Plaza’s 50th anniversary. Red wine sangria, prosecco Bellinis, mimosas and Sriracha Bloody Marys will be available by the glass or as endless sips for $14.90. Seasons 52’s à la carte dinner menu will be available all day.

Prices vary per selection (exclusive of tax and gratuity)

http://www.seasons52.com/menu-listing/easter-brunch

For reservations please call 714.437.5252

Water Grill
South Coast Plaza

Sunday April 16, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Water Grill’s Sunday brunch menu is a great way to celebrate Easter Sunday. House smoked salmon, quiche Lorraine, huevos rancheros, lemon ricotta pancakes and crab Benedict are among the offerings. The a la carte menu of fresh wood-grilled seafood, shellfish on ice, live Maine lobster, charcoal grilled steak is also available.

À la carte prices vary per selection (exclusive of tax and gratuity)

For reservations please call 949.208.7060

Vaca
South Coast Plaza

Sunday April 16, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Vaca’s authentic Spanish cuisine will be available during dinner hours. The recently upated menu features charcuterie, tapas, paella and dry-aged steaks along with a selection Spanish wines and handcrafted cocktails.

Prices vary per selection (exclusive of tax and gratuity)

For reservations please call 714.463.6060

Darya Fine Persian Cuisine
South Coast Plaza

Sunday April 16, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Darya will be open regular hours and serving its full à la carte menu this Easter. The deliciously spiced Persian menu features chicken, seafood, beef, lamb, combination platters and vegetarian plates. A saxophonist will also be playing live music for your enjoyment.

Prices vary per selection (exclusive of tax and gratuity)

For reservations please call 714.557.6600

Morton’s The Steakhouse
South Coast Plaza

Sunday April 16, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Morton’s will be featuring a ‘Steak & Lobster’ duo this Easter. The surf and turf combo features a tender 6 oz. prime filet paired with a 5oz lobster tail. The full à la carte menu will also be available.

$56 steak & lobster duo; à la carte prices vary per selection (exclusive of tax and gratuity)

http://www.mortons.com/holiday/easter/

For reservations please call 714.444.4834

Old Vine Cafe
2937 Bristol St.
Suite A-102
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Since opening nearly 10 years ago, Old Vine Café remains a favorite contemporary dining destination in Orange County. The wine-driven concept located at THE CAMP retail and entertainment center, offers seasonally driven menus and an extensive and thoughtfully curated wine list in an elegantly casual atmosphere. For Easter Brunch, OVC will be offering their breakfast/brunch menu from 9 am – 3 pm. Highlights include Rabbit Mole (Braised Rabbit, 2 Eggs, Pasilla & Cashew Mole, Fresh-Baked Corn Bread) and Caramel Apple French Toast (Freshly Baked & garnished with a Caramel and Chocolate Swirl). Easter Brunch will be first come, first serve.

For more information visit www.oldvinecafe.com or call (714) 545-1411. Old Vine Cafe is located at 2937 Bristol St. Suite A-102 Costa Mesa, CA 92626.

Cha Cha’s
110 W. Birch St.
Brea, CA 92821

Celebrate Easter Sunday at the popular dining spot in Downtown Brea, Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen. This lively restaurant provides one of the most entertaining ways to enjoy family brunch with its live latin band, two-course brunch meal and most importantly, bottomless mimosas. The Brunch Special includes a 2-course brunch with a glass of champagne for $24, with the option to add bottomless mimosas for $10. Entrees offered include the popular Huevos Rancheros, served with two farm fresh eggs layered on top of corn tortillas and black beans topped with guajillo chili and tomatillo sauces. Cha Cha’s menu adapts the culinary heritage of Mexico and Latin America to a fresh modern style.

For more information visit www.ChaChasLatinKitchen.com or call (714)-240-1055. Cha Cha’s is located at 110 W. Birch St., Brea, CA 92821.

Ways & Means Oyster House
21022 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

For those hoping to celebrate Easter oceanfront, Ways & Means Oyster House is the perfect place for a seafood brunch. Located inside the luxury shopping and dining center, Pacific City, Ways & Means offers sweet and savory brunch specials, ocean views and most importantly, bottomless fruit mimosas! Specials include Chocolate Chip Pancakes, Jumbo Lump Crab Huevos Rancheros and Chorizo and Egg Tacos. This Easter Sunday, brunch will be offered from 10am-3pm, with reservations highly recommended. To view brunch menu, click here.

For more information, visit www.wmoysters.com, call (714) 960-4300. Located at 21022 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92648.

Bayside Easter Brunch Menu Three-Course Menu
900 Bayside Drive
Newport Beach, CA
949-721-1222

Sunday, April 16

Bayside restaurant is celebrating Easter with an incredible 3-course meal that includes appetizer, entrée and dessert for $48.75 per person plus tax and gratuity. Includes free-flowing Mimosas or Champagne. A 3-course prix-fixe is also available for kids 12 and under for $21.75.

FIRST COURSE – (SELECT ONE)

ASPARAGUS SOUP
Snipped Chives and Garlic Focaccia Croutons

CHOPPED SALAD
Mini Peppers, Artichoke Hearts, Cucumber, Feta Cheese, Garbanzo Beans
Chopped Garden Lettuces, White Balsamic Vinaigrette

HEART OF ROMAINE SALAD
Heirloom Baby Tomato, Parmesan Dressing, Focaccia Croutons

ROASTED RUBY BEETS
California Goat Cheese, Local Strawberries, Balsamic Reduction, Toasted Pistachios

TARTARE OF AHI TUNA
Chili, Soy, Ginger, Crushed Avocado, Cucumber, Crisp Wonton

HICKORY SMOKED SCOTTISH SALMON
Pumpernickel Toast, Dill, Red Onion, Crème Fraiche

BRESAOLA CARPACCIO
Thinly Sliced Air Dried Beef Strip-loin, Capers, Wild Arugula Salad, Shaved Reggiano Parmesan

TOMATO “BURRATA” MOZZARELLA
Vine Ripe Tomato, Di Stefano Burrata, Basil Pesto

MAIN COURSE – (SELECT ONE)

FRITTATA (BAKED ITALIAN STYLE OMELET)
Cave Aged Swiss Cheese, Crushed Avocado, Roasted Potato, Cherry Tomato

“BAYSIDE” BENEDICT
Canadian Bacon, Brioche Toast, Poached Hen Egg, Hollandaise, Asparagus

CRAB CAKE FLORENTINE
Wilted Spinach, Roasted Potatoes, Hollandaise

TIGER PRAWN RISOTTO
Sugar Snap Peas, Reggiano Parmesan

FREE RANGE CHICKEN BREAST
Soft Polenta, Wilted Spinach, Lemon Sauce

LINGUINI PASTA
Ragu of Colorado Spring Lamb, Exotic Spices

VEGETARIAN FUSILLI PASTA “PRIMAVERA”
Garden Vegetable Medley, Shallots, Parsley, Parmesan

GRILLED PRIME CULOTTE STEAK
Potato Trio, Seasons Vegetables, Green Peppercorn Sauce

SLOW ROASTED AMERICAN KUROBUTA PORK CHOP
Bacon Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Chipotle “C1” Sauce

BLACKENED PACIFIC SWORDFISH
Lemon Risotto, Mango-Pineapple-Passion Salsa, Petit Greens

WILD MUSHROOM CRUSTED SCOTTISH SALMON
Potato Puree, Asparagus, Riesling Sauce

OPEN FACE MAINE LOBSTER SALAD SANDWICH
Aioli, Avocado, Petit Greens

DESSERT- (SELECT ONE)

DARK CHOCOLATE CAKE
Chocolate Frosting, Chocolate Sauce, Oreo Crumbles

OR

STRAWBERRY ALMOND TART
Vanilla Bavarian Cream, Fresh Strawberries, California Almonds

KIDS MENU
21.75 Per Child (12 years of age or younger)

Asparagus Soup or Heart of Romaine Salad
Crispy Chicken with Mashed Potatoes and Spinach

or

“Curly” Pasta Alfredo

or

Grilled Salmon with Mashed Potatoes and Asparagus

Vanilla Ice Cream with Chocolate Sauce

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