Where to Celebrate Easter in Orange County 2023

These local restaurants and hotels are serving up Easter brunch specials this Sunday, April 9. 
Photograph Courtesy of Las Brisas Laguna Beach

Billy’s at the Beach

From 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., get into the aloha spirit and enjoy a three-course prix fixe brunch menu at Billy’s at the Beach. Choose between Hawaiian-inspired entrees, including Filet Mignon and Eggs or Hawaiian French Toast, and desserts such as Key Lime Pie or Hawaiian Malasadas. Brunch is $60 per person. 2751 W Coast Highway, Newport Beach, billysatthebeach.net


The Blind Pig 

A special brunch menu paired with The Blind Pig’s award-winning craft bar program will be available on April 9. The restaurant will open early to serve Easter Sunday Brunch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at both locations, with bottomless mimosas for $20 and bloody marys for $10. Rancho Santa Margarita and Yorba Linda, theblindpigoc.com 


Brunos Italian Kitchen 

This Easter, Brunos Italian Kitchen is celebrating all weekend long with a three-course Easter spread for $35 per person. Starting on Friday, April 7, through Sunday, April 9, guests can look forward to appetizers, unique entrees, and desserts. 210 W Birch St., Brea, brunositaliankitchen.com 


Cafe Sevilla 

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., indulge in Cafe Sevilla’s “Brunch from the Other South” menu and bottomless mimosas while listening to live Spanish music. Enjoy brunch classics with a Spanish twist such as the Spanish Eggs Benedict or Torrijas Spanish Style French Toast. Dinner and more live music will continue in the evening. 1870 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa, cafesevilla.com/reservations 


Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen 

From 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Latin eatery will have a special Easter brunch menu, bottomless mimosas, and live Latin music at their Irvine location starting at 12 p.m. Guests can try brunch classics such as braised short rib chilaquiles and huevos rancheros. Brea and Irvine, chachaslatinkitchen.com 


Citrus City Grille 

Located in Old Towne Orange, Citrus City Grille has revealed two menus for Easter on April 9. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., guests can enjoy an Easter Sunday brunch buffet. And from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., guests can select from a three-course prix fixe dinner or an extensive a la carte menu specially prepared for the holiday. 122 N. Glassell St., Orange citruscitygrille.com 


Cucina Enoteca 

Starting at 11 a.m. on April 9, the Italian kitchen and wine shop is rolling out a variety of Easter brunch specials to both Newport Beach and Irvine locations. Brunch specials will bring a California-Italian spin to traditional Easter fare, from artichoke and crab dip with focaccia toast to gnocchi with peas, pancetta, a poached egg, and shallot crema. Newport Beach and Irvine, urbankitchengroup.com/cucina-enoteca-newport-beach, urbankitchengroup.com/cucina-enoteca-irvine 


Driftwood Kitchen 

From 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., join Driftwood Kitchen for a seaside Easter Buffet Brunch. Acclaimed Chef Rainer Schwarz celebrates the holiday with an iced seafood station, made-to-order omelette station, fish station, hot station with brunch favorites, and carving station. Brunch is $95 for adults and $25 for children. 619 Sleepy Hollow Lane, Laguna Beach, opentable.com/driftwood-kitchen 


Georgia’s Restaurant 

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., adults can try specially priced Brunch cocktails, including peach sangria for $5, mimosa for $5, hard lemonade for $5, and bloody mary for $7. 440 S Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, georgias-restaurant.com


The Great Maple

From April 3 through April 9, enjoy The Great Maple’s specials, including housemade Strawberries & Cadbury Cream Doughnuts and Truffled Deviled Eggs. Partake in springtime sips such as In Bloom, a butterfly pea flower tea cocktail featuring Bar Hill Vodka, and Days of Youth ‘The Diver’ Brut by the glass or bottle. 1133 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, thegreatmaple.com/reservations


Hendrix Restaurant & Bar

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., savor a lavish Easter Brunch Buffet with family and friends. Attended stations will feature brunch favorites, from Eggs Benedict, Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, and made-to-order Omelettes, to carved Double R Ranch Prime Rib and Honey Baked Ham. Bottomless mimosas can be added for an additional $18 per guest. Brunch is $79 for adults, $19 for children ages 13 and younger, and free for those 6 years and younger. 32431 Golden Lantern, Laguna Niguel, hendrixoc.com/our-menus#menu=easter-buffet


Knife Pleat

Michelin-starred Chef Tony Esnault is offering a special Easter-inspired Saturday Afternoon Tea Service on Saturday, April 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Enjoy Knife Pleat’s noted Tea Service with a selection of expertly selected teas, alongside fresh scones, tea sandwiches, and hand-made desserts. 3333 Bristol St. Suite 3001, Costa Mesa, knifepleat.com


Las Brisas Laguna Beach 

From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Laguna Beach cliffside restaurant will offer a three-course Easter Brunch for $95 per person, with coffee and juices included. Bottomless mimosas and bloody marys can be added on for an additional $17 per person. A two-course kid’s menu will also be available for $25. 361 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, lasbrisaslagunabeach.com/easter 


Paséa Hotel & Spa 

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Paséa will host its annual Easter Sunday Brunch in the Sapphire Ballroom. A family friendly feast and Easter-themed activities will take place, including pictures with the Easter Bunny, music, and more. Brunch is $120 for adults and $54 for children ages 6 and up. 21080 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, eventbrite.com/e/easter-brunch-at-pasea-hotel-spa-tickets-574820562777  


Playa Mesa

From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., savor new brunch items, spritz flights, and mimosa packages at Playa Mesa. Get the Family Meal deal for $65, which feeds four people and includes meat, rice, beans, handmade tortillas, chips & salsa, and guacamole. 428 E 17th St
Costa Mesa, yelp.com/reservations/playa-mesa-costa-mesa


The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel 

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., spend Easter by the ocean with a Beachside Easter Brunch at The Waterfront Beach Resort. Guests can try Easter favorites such as the maple sugar-glazed ham and slow-baked prime rib; listen to live music; and take photos with the Easter Bunny. Special activities for children include custom balloon animals, a petting zoo, and airbrush body art. Brunch is $149 for adults and $79 for children ages 12 and under. 21100 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, eventbrite.com/e/beachside-easter-brunch-at-the-waterfront-beach-resort-tickets-560698072027?aff=pr 


The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar

From 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the restaurant will feature a special spring-inspired, prix-fixe menu, courtesy of Executive Chef Yvon Goetz. Guests are able to enhance their Easter brunch with a Seafood Tower or partake in bottomless mimosas. Prices and menus vary by location. Newport Beach and Tustin, thewineryrestaurants.com