Best Spots for Easter Brunch
April 06, 2012 | by —Michelle Ward | Homepage
Commuter sandwiches take center stage at M Street Kitchen.
10 AM-3 PM (alcohol served after 11)
Specialty waffles are the main event at Comme Ca with three topping choices—fresh berries, Chantilly cream and berry jus, or bacon lardon and spicy maple syrup—on offer. Other Easter draws include a lamb steak and a veal shortrib hash. Regular brunch favorites like the crème brulee French toast and a Gruyere and shallot quiche will still be available. 8479 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 323-782-1104
Café Del Rey
Enjoy a beautiful seaside setting with an Easter meal by the marina. Café Del Rey’s three-course prix-fixe menu offers fare such as poached salmon salad, marinated lamb kebobs, brioche French toast, and eggs Florentine. Drink choices of sparkling wine, mimosas (bottomless), or sparkling cider are included as well. $38/adult, $20/child. 4451 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, 310-823-6395
M Street Kitchen
Brunch meets bakery at this casual neighborhood eatery. A variety of M Street Kitchen's morning staples such as commuter sandwiches, breakfast tacos, and homemade English muffins are offered alongside baked goods like homemade muffins, market berry French toast, and lemon skinny pancakes. Everything is a la carte and children will leave with a basket full of sweet treats. 2000 Main St., Santa Monica, 310-396-9145
Whist Restaurant at Viceroy Hotel Santa Monica
Executive Chef Tony DiSalvo and Chef De Cuisine Chris Crary (a la this season’s Top Chef) serve up a lavish brunch fit for the entire family at Whist. Buffet-style options include fresh shellfish, farmer’s market salads, and a carving station with traditional Easter ham and prime rib, plus a pancake and French toast station. For the little ones, a mini buffet with classics like chicken fingers and mac n cheese is sure to please. Kids can hunt for Easter eggs placed around the resto, while parents kick up their heels with $10 bottomless Grey Goose Bloody Marys and mimosas. $55/adult, $25/child. 1819 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, 310-260-7511
Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
The notoriously celeb-packed hotel offers a decadent brunch buffet full of different cuisines at Four Seasons Los Angeles. Choose from omelets made to order, lobster eggs Benedict, roasted prime rib with Yorkshire pudding, house-made sushi, farmer’s market salads, and Mexican-style ceviche. Sweet tooths are sure to enjoy a "Candy Factory" featuring a donut machine, chocolate eggs, cotton candy, and a chocolate fountain with fruits for dipping. Children’s buffet also available. $95/adult, $47/child 5-12, free for children under 4. 300 S. Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills, 310-860-4000
Cover shoot: September 2014 issue of Los Angeles Confidential magazine.