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Easter Hoppenings Around Orange County

03.29.21

Support local restaurants and leave the cooking to the pros on Easter. Here are some top Orange County restaurants offering Easter dining specials:


Driftwood Kitchen - LAGUNA BEACH
Join Driftwood Kitchen for an incredible seaside Easter Brunch. Acclaimed Chef Rainer Schwarz celebrates the holiday with a lavish Easter prix-fixe meal. Guests can look forward to enjoying breakfast breads and pastries for the table, along with a choice of entrée (Eggs Benedict, Laguna Beach Omelette, Rack of Lamb or Roasted Atlantic Salmon Filet). Desserts will be presented to the table and a separate kids menu will be available. Driftwood Kitchen offers a full bar with signature cocktails and a selection of wines by the glass and bottle. This special Easter Brunch will be held on Sunday, April 4th from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pricing for adults is $69, children are $20, those 6 years and younger are free. Reservations can be made online at yelp.com or by calling 949-715-7700.

The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar — TUSTIN & NEWPORT BEACH
Celebrate Easter Sunday the Winery Way! The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar will be hosting a very special brunch in honor of one of the most beautiful holidays of the year at both its Tustin and Newport Beach locations on Sunday, April 4th from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. They will be featuring a special Spring-inspired prix-fixe menu courtesy of Executive Chef Yvon Goetz with dishes that are sure to satisfy. Guests are able to enhance their Easter Brunch with a Seafood Tower or partake in Endless Mimosas. Prices and menus vary by location. Beverages, tax, and gratuity separate. To learn more or to make your reservation, please call Tustin at (714) 258-7600 or Newport Beach at (949) 999-6622. See menu for each location online at thewineryrestaurants.com.

Knife Pleat — COSTA MESA (South Coast Plaza) 

Michelin-starred Chef Tony Esnault is offering a special 3-course Easter Brunch on Sunday, April 4. The holiday meal begins with options such as butter-poached Lobster Soup, and Radish Carpaccio featuring daikon and ninja radish with Tokyo turnip. For the main course, guests will select from a Farmers Market Vegetable Cocotte, Ora King Salmon, or Grass-Fed Te Mana Lamb Loin. The meal will end with a beautiful Easter Egg dessert with coconut mousse, and passion fruit and mango confit. Easter Sunday Brunch will be offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for dine-in service (last reservation taken at 2:45 p.m.). Menu price is $75 per guest and kids menu is $34 (both do not include beverages, tax and service charges). Optional caviar course, wine, signature cocktails and other beverages available to add on during the brunch. A special 3-course Easter Takeout Menu is being offered for $65 per guest and $28 for kids menu. Guests may view menus, make reservations and place takeout orders at knifepleat.com.


Hendrix Restaurant & Bar — LAGUNA NIGUEL
Join us on Easter Sunday for a lavish brunch at Hendrix. Guests may look forward to attended stations featuring salads, seafood, hot brunch specialties, carved-to-order rotisserie meats (Double R Ranch Prime Rib, Hendrix’s signature Rotisserie Lemon Garlic Chicken, and Leg of Colorado Lamb), made-to-order omelettes, kids offerings, and a dessert bar. Bottomless Mimosas are only an additional $15 per guest! This special buffet is priced at $65 per guest, $19 for children, and free for those 6 years and younger. Hendrix offers a full bar with signature cocktails and a selection of wines by the glass and bottle. Reservations recommended for this special brunch, served on Sunday, April 4th from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Find the full menu and make reservations online at hendrixoc or call 949-248-1912.


Haven Craft Kitchen+Bar — ORANGE 
Treat your family to Easter Brunch at Haven Craft Kitchen + Bar! Located in historic Old Towne Orange, this beloved establishment is offering a Saturday and Sunday Easter Brunch featuring fresh, awe-inspiring ingredients. Chef Craig Brady has created a menu with something for everyone — from his now-famous Duck Confit Chilaquiles, to Avocado Toast and Homemade Doughnuts. Don’t forget our Brunch-y beverages — Bottomless Mimosas with fresh orange juice and Haven Bloody Marys with housemade Bloody Mary mix. Join them from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 3rd and Easter Sunday, April 4th when they will also have a few specials that your entire family is sure to enjoy! To make reservations or place orders, guests may call (714) 221-0680 or visit havencraftkitchen.com.


Fable & Spirit – NEWPORT BEACH 
This Easter Sunday, Fable & Spirit Executive Chef David Shofner sets the tone with an elevated take on classic Brunch favorites. Standout offerings include Wood-Fired Shakshuka featuring baked eggs, poblano, moroccan spiced tomato, crème fraiche, and queso fresco, served with naan; and House-Smoked Salmon on toasted pumpernickel, with everything bagel spice, citrus-infused red onion, dill crème fraiche, hardboiled egg, and crispy capers. On Sunday, April 4th, Brunch will be offered from 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and Dinner will be offered from 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.  For more information or to make reservations, guests may call 949-409-9913 or visit fableandspirit.com.


Georgia’s Restaurant — ANAHEIM & LONG BEACH
Georgia’s will be offering its entire menu of authentic Soul Food for Easter Sunday Brunch and Dinner. Georgia’s popular Plates include signature Herb-Seasoned, Cornmeal-Crusted Buttermilk Fried Chicken; Hand-Tossed, Pan-Fried Smothered Pork Chops; Farm-Raised, Creole Seasoned, Cornmeal-Crusted Fried Catfish; Half Rack of Slow-Roasted St. Louis BBQ Ribs; and grilled-to-order 1855 Black Angus Choice Tri-Tip. Georgia’s Restaurant is steeped in the tradition of Soul Food, with casual dining in a family-friendly environment. For more information or to order directly, please call Georgia’s Restaurant at the Anaheim Packing House at (714) 906-1900 or at the Long Beach Exchange at (562) 420-5637. Menus and online ordering available at georgias-restaurant.com.


Fork & Knife — COSTA MESA 
To ensure that your Easter Brunch or Dinner is memorable, Chef Jonathan Blackford has created a few special platters and smaller plates to help you ring in the new year at home! Create your perfect meal with options ranging from Cheese & Charcuterie Platters and a Cold-Poached Salmon Platter, to cook-at-home Rib Roast and Duroc Pork Rack. Full Easter menu and order form can be found online at forkandknifecm.com – simply fill out form and place your order (can be dropped off or emailed to kristib@forkandknifecm.com) no later than 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31 for pick up on Saturday, April 3.


The Deck on Laguna Beach - LAGUNA BEACH
The beautiful Pacific Ocean is the perfect backdrop to enjoy Easter Sunday. On Sunday, April 4th, The Deck will offer an Attended Buffet Brunch with a made-to-order omelette bar and carving station. From a hot station and cold station to a dessert bar, all filled with extensive options, everyone is guaranteed to leave satisfied. Soak up the sun and dive into Bottomless Mimosas or two trips to a Bloody Mary Bar for only an additional $19 per guest. This attended buffet is priced at $60 per person, $20 for kids, and free for those 6 years and younger; it is offered from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  No reservations accepted on Easter Sunday; walk-ins only; first-come, first served. Find the full menu online at deckonlaguna.com/menu and call 949-494-6700 for more information.

Sushi Roku — NEWPORT BEACH 
Enjoy a non-traditional Easter dining experience at Sushi Roku, where you and your family can feast on dynamic dishes featuring global ingredients. Sushi Roku Newport Beach is offering its regular menu all day, along with a la carte specials. Reservations for Sunday, April 4 are recommended by calling (949) 706-3622 or visiting sushiroku.com/menus/newport-beach.

BRUXIE — ORANGE & BREA
Known for featuring seasonal specials throughout the year, BRUXIE is offering a Slow-Braised Beef Short Rib Bruxie over Easter Weekend. This special begins with a fresh-baked Bruxie waffle, with swiss cheese, waffle fries, grilled onions, red wine gravy, and horseradish cream (available while supplies last). More information on BRUXIE offerings in Old Towne Orange and Brea Downtown can be found on Instagram and Facebook. For hours of operation, address and menu, please visit bruxie.com.



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