Best Places to Eat In San Diego For Easter

By on March 19, 2013
Best Places to Eat in San Diego

Now you have the complete list of places to eat in San Diego to celebrate Easter. Whether you’re looking for a family friendly venue, a private more intimate setting, or something more upbeat and fun, we give you the exclusive list of the best places to eat in San Diego.

What’s New

Rancho Valenica  will be celebrating its first Easter open since its major renovation with an Easter Mimosa Brunch from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., featuring an array delicious stations such as Eggs and Meats, Silver Dollar Pancakes and Crispy Waffles, a Carving Station, Comfort Food, Assorted Sushi Rolls and Chilled Seafood, Greens and Things, Sweet Endings and even a station for the little ones. There will also be plenty of family-fun activities and entertainment located on the Croquet Lawn beginning at 10 a.m. with an Inflatable Carousel Jump House, Balloon Maker and Face Painter, Easter Bunny and a signature Easter Egg Hunt at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. The cost of Rancho Valencia’s Easter Mimosa Brunch is $85 per person and $25 kids 12 and under. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (858) 759-6216.

Fun for the Whole Family

Join the Sheraton Hotel & Marina’s Harbor’s Edge Restaurant to celebrate Easter Sunday with a traditional Easter Brunch on the bay, entertainment and a special visit by the Easter Bunny! From 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. enjoy an amazing selection of breakfast favorites including Omelets & Waffles prepared fresh to order, and a variety of seafood dishes, salads, pastas, and gourmet entrées, side by side with cheese boards, Carving Stations, and delicious dessert displays. For reservations, please call 619-692-2255. Prices are $49.95 for adults and $21.95 for children. Children under the age of 5 are free.

Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant at the legendary Rancho Bernardo Inn will be offering a three-course Spring-inspired Easter dinner menu on Sunday, March 31st including dishes such as Crab Bisque, Wild Mushroom Ravioli, Aged Top Sirloin, and Grilled Halibut.  Cost per person $45.

Best Places to Eat in San Diego for Easter

Best Places to Eat in San Diego for Easter

Hop over to Rancho Bernardo Inn’s Aragon Ballroom Easter Sunday Buffet, March 31st to savor an array of cuisine featuring Roasted Rib Eye, Leg of Lamb, Maple-Glazed Bone-In Ham and much more. Families can also enjoy a visit from the Easter Bunny and the adored petting zoo! Brunch is served from 10AM-4PM, the petting zoo and the Easter Bunny are available from 10AM-3PM. Adults, $65 and children ( ages 4-12), $25, children 3 and under are complimentary. For more information, please visit


For a wholesome, healthy and tasty Easter Sunday brunch, families can head to True Food Kitchen to get their Easter egg fix. Egg-licious highlights include a Turkey Fritatta with egg whites, turkey, kale, asparagus & mushroom, Eggs in Purgatory with poached eggs, tomato, zucchini, spinach and fontina and a Breakfast Burrito with eggs, turkey sausage, provolone, Anasazi beans and salsa. There are also options available for those who are egg-shy after hours of dipping, dying and hiding, such as the springtime Strawberry Chop with snap pea, fennel, goat cheese, walnut and balsamic vinaigrette, and the always scrumptious Quinoa Johnny Cakes with banana, maple syrup and greek yogurt. Brunch is served from 10am to 3pm.


San Diego’s iconic boardwalk destination, Belmont Park  is hosting a Brunch and Hunt at the Beach on Easter Sunday, March 31. Guests can delight in a delicious seaside brunch at the Wave House from 10am- 2pm and a fun-filled Easter Egg Hunt on the sand at 12pm, benefitting Voices for Children.

For Brunch: The brunch menu includes an array of classical breakfast plates, a bakers basket filled with delicious pastries, a carving board and entrees station, a greens and sides station, and a gourmet dessert bar. The extensive menu has flavors and dishes that will satisfy anyones palate.


Easter Egg Extravaganza:

  • Take      pictures with the Easter Bunny from 1-3pm
  • Free      Easter egg giveaways at Belmont Park merchants all day. They will be      giving out up to 5,000 eggs stuffed with Belmont Park prices including      free rides, sweet treats and attractions. The lucky scavengers who      land a special golden egg will win a free birthday party at the Park!



Easter Sunday Brunch

Easter Sunday Brunch

Brunch with a Bite

SEARSUCKER’S Brunch is already a staple in downtown San Diego, and this Easter their additions to the menu will shake things up. Sunday, 31st their brunch menu will feature rabbit prepared in three different ways, including a succulent Roast of Rabbit with a carrot top crust, a Confit of Leg and a Rabbit Pâté served with roasted carrots. For reservations call (619) 233-7327.

Celebrate Easter in true Italian fashion, with BICE’s delicious three-course menu on Sunday March 31st including Assortments of Italian Cheeses and Cold Cuts, Beef Tortellini in a 24-Month Aged Parmesan Cheese Sauce, Saltimbocca with Chicken scallops, Sage Prosciutto and Marsala wine sauce and a Homemade Strozzapreti with Sauteed Wild Mushrooms, House-Smoked Mozzarella. Cost per person $39.99. BiCE also features a Kids Menu with options for only $19.

Spring into celebration on Sunday, March 31 with US GRANT Easter Brunch Buffet.  Gather with friends and family to feast on breakfast specialties, fresh salads, seasonal side dishes, delectable entree selections, a collection of sweet treats, and of course – unlimited mimosas!  New additions to THE US GRANT Easter Brunch Buffet include a trio of enticing stations: Belgian Waffle Bar, Poached Egg and Assorted Greens Salad Station, and a Marble Slab Creamery where you can design your own ice cream sundae! Beyond the all-encompassing buffet, festivities will include a special appearance and photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny as well as live jazz entertainment.

  • Sunday,      March 31
  • Seatings      11am, 12pm, 1:30pm
  • Reservations      Required:  619-744-2039

W San Diego Easter Food Offering

Offered Sunday, March 31st

Easter Sunday will launch this new, enhanced Liquid Sundays featuring Twisted Mimosas, Bloody Oh Mary’s, and Chef Harry’s breakfast bites.

Easter Sunday Brunch in San Diego

Easter Sunday Brunch in San Diego

Twisted Mimosas

  • Blood  Orange Campari Mimosa
  • Mandarin and Mint Mimosa
  • Strawberry Lemon and Basil Mimosa
  • Orange and Pineapple Mimosa


Bloody Oh Mary’s

  • Mary’s      Martini
  • Spicy      Sunrise Bloody Mary (yellow tomato mix )
  • Bloody      Oh Mary’s (with jalapeno/cheese/cornichon/bacon/olives/lemon/celery      garnish)
  • Mary’s      Boat trip (with a jumbo shrimp/celery/blue cheese olives/lemon/lime)

Also on Easter Sunday, guests dining in all W venues will enjoy a reverse Easter egg hunt – we hunt for prizes and give them to you! Each check presenter will be delivered with an egg containing prizes from discounts on food and beverage, comp’d checks, or even a free stay at W San Diego.

More Easter Specials in the Venues:

Kelvin & IRD Easter Breakfast Special

  • Baked      Quiche stuffed with Scallions, Shitake and Asparagus
  • Spring      Mixed Greens & Brown Sugar Glazed Bacon $16
  • Easter      Eggs Benedict with Cured Ham and Pan Flashed Pea Tendrils, Hay Stack      Potatoes $16
  • Check      presenter of Mini Cinnamon Buns

Kelvin & IRD Easter All Day Special

  • Lemon      Poached Salmon with a Cucumber Radish Relish, Chopped Vegetable Salad $24
  • Pineapple      and Mustard Brushed Rack of Lamb, Scallop Potatoes, Grilled Asparagus $28

Living Room and Rooftop Easter Specials

  • Monte      Cristo Slider with Berry Salsa $11


Easter by the Sea

Easter Sunday in San Diego

Easter Sunday in San Diego

This Easter, George’s California Modern will be celebrating with a special Easter brunch from 10:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m. Offered only twice a year for Easter and Mother’s Day, brunch at California Modern is not-to-be-missed!  Standout menu items include Chef Trey Foshee’s Brioche French Toast with Chino Farms Strawberries, Eggs Benedict with Meyer Lemon Hollandaise and Prime Shortrib Hash with Poached Eggs. Ocean Terrace will be offering lunch at 11:00 a.m. and George’s Bar will be offering drinks at 10:00 a.m. and food starting at 11:00 a.m. Reservations can be made by calling (858) 454-4244.

This Easter, Herringbone in La Jolla will be offering more than just brunch, their holiday menu has been expanded to include a Sunday Supper! Brunch will include smoked ham and eggs with asparagus and Hollandaise sauce, a timeless classic sure to delight everyone. Sunday Supper will offer two options. The first Confit Hare Terrine, Pissaladiere served with carmelized onion and anchovy flatbread. Roasted leg of lamb, sauce persillade, hot cross buns, brown sugar glazed mangalista ham (house cured), sweet potatoes, carrot custard pie and a crisp gingersnap crust, is the second option.

BrocktonVilla will be celebrating the upcoming Easter with delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner specials. The breathtaking views of La Jolla Cove are a great way to enjoy the holiday with family and friends.  Breakfast items include a Smoked Salmon Benedict, a Breakfast Croissant Sandwich, a Ham & Triple Cream Brie Omelette, Bread and Cie’s Hot Cross Buns and much more. Lunch will be served from 12pm -3pm and will feature Brockton Villa’s “Epic Chowder,” an Artesian Cheese Board, and Shrimp “Ceviche” Lettuce Wraps. To finish off the Easter celebrations, Brockton Villa will serve up a Pistachio Crusted Lamb Rack that will be complimented with the gorgeous views of an ocean sunset! Reservations can be made by calling (858) 454-7393.

This Easter, Beaumont’s Eatery is a great place to eat and celebrate with family and friends. They will be serving up a Braised Lamb Benedict in addition to their already infamous brunch menu. Executive Chef George Morris’ Easter special will feature tender braised lamb, served on an english muffin with avocado, poached eggs, and a minted hollandaise. Along with scrumptious breakfast, new lunch dishes and drinks, Beaumont’s will have live acoustic music. Reservations can be made by calling (858) 459-0474.

With this exclusive on the best places to eat in San Diego this season, book your reservation and celebrate with the ones you love and at the places you love. Happy Easter everyone!

About Jacqueline Maddison

Jacqueline Maddison is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Rancho Santa Fe Magazine. She believes in shining light on the best of the best in life. She welcomes you into the world of the ultimate luxury lifestyle.

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