Grab the family, the pastel attire and maybe even the Easter Bunny: fabulous feasts for the holiday are just around the corner and we have your guide to the best bites in town. Spring into these San Diego dining selections from our friends at Yelp and make your reservations ASAP because spots are limited. Happy eating!
Waypoint Public (North Park)
Here comes Peter Cottontail! This family-friendly neighborhood bistro is hosting an Easter brunch on April 5 that’s just as suitable for beer lovers as it is for the egg-hunting tykes. Guests can indulge in chef favorites including Waypoint’s signature Pulled Pork Benny or Breakfast Pot Pie, all while enjoying a selection sips like Waypoint’s LemonAle Shandy or house sangria. The special event kicks off at 10 a.m. with an egg hunt for the kiddos, but the real kicker is that kids eat free during this Easter brunch.
Perfect Pairings (Carlsbad)
Not a morning person? This new(ish) dining experience in Carlsbad Village is offering a special Easter celebration with a 4-course prix-fixe dinner at $49 per person. Chef Aaron Gentry is guaranteed to wow your palate with his farm-to-table focus and proprietor Alex Morrison knows his wine pairings. The treats you’ll find at this unique location will surpass any Easter basket goody. Hop to it: the menu here changes every two weeks.
Kitchen 4140 (Clairemont)
Kitchen 4140 will offer guests a special Easter version of its popular Sunday brunch. Featured dishes will include Smoked Leg of Lamb and a Dry-Aged Prime Rib, amongst other holiday dishes, accompanied by fresh spring produce such as turnips, Swiss chard and heirloom vegetables (many from the restaurant’s newly enhanced garden, which makes up one half of this eatery’s 1,200 square foot garden-patio). Regular brunch items, like the Red Velvet Waffles, will also be offered on the menu.
Pacific Coast Grill (Cardiff-by-the-Sea)
We bet that even the Easter Bunny can’t stay away from North San Diego beach spots like this one, where patrons can hop on over for Sunday brunch by the sea. The favorites from the menu will be served, plus specialty items have been added like the Puerto Buevo Style Lobster. Elevate your Easter dining with the Filet Mignon Breakfast Burrito or Chile-Braised Short Rib Tostada with cabbage slaw, pickled red onions & avocado salsa. The view from this practically-on-the-beach option can’t be beat.
The Torreyana Grille (La Jolla/Golden Triangle)
The kiddies will be delighted with the three Easter egg hunts offered in the gardens, complete with an appearance by the Easter Bunny himself. The Champagne Brunch for the holiday will feature live music, carving stations and more. Located inside The Hilton La Jolla, this dining option includes traditional buffet items abound with dishes like Eggs Benedict, Bourbon Glazed Ham and the famous bread pudding. If your morning isn’t complete without your vegetables, drink up: there’s also a Tito’s Handmade Vodka Bottomless Bloody Mary Bar for an additional $15.95 per person.
Solterra Winery & Kitchen (Leucadia)
The holiday goes from lunch into late night at this urban winery from noon to 10 p.m. on Easter Sunday. The menu will feature specialty items from the chef. Also, forget the Easter egg hunting and track down the wine pairing to compliment your celebration meal. Cold and hot tapas (small plates) are the focus here, like the Patatas Bravas with Spanish crema and the Steamed Clams in a sauce of tomato, chorizo, garlic and white wine. Solterra is committed to Southern California farms only, and also features local beers on tap.