13 OC Places to Celebrate Easter—Mimosas Encouraged

Bubbles, Brunch and Bunnies, Oh My!

Written By: Angela Hatcher Easter dining in orange county

Once the bunny has dropped off his baskets and the Easter eggs have all been found, it’s time to hop in the direction of a delicious Easter Sunday brunch—OC style. There is nothing more enjoyable than celebrating Easter Sunday with close friends or family, and whether it’s an early afternoon in a cozy boutique café or a family gathering with an outdoor garden view, the tradition of breaking bread together can be as joyful and as welcoming as old man winter shedding his coat for a blossoming new spring. Easter dining in orange county

Easter dining in orange county

Brunch With a View

Balboa Bay Resort has not one, but two Easter brunch options! Join the waterfront resort for a Champagne brunch buffet in the Grand Ballroom or an intimate a la carte brunch at Waterline Newport Beach. “What makes our Easter brunch so unique and special is the location,” Marketing Manager Kevin Gasparro said.

Native Knowledge: It’s hard to find a better combination of great food and views anywhere else in Newport—this is the only waterfront resort in town!

Balboa Bay Resort
1221 W Coast Hwy
Newport Beach, CA 92663


The Real Deal

SOCIAL Costa Mesa’s Sunday brunch always serves up delicious food with a side of California cool! Dine on SOCIAL’s famous Fried Chicken and Waffles with fried chicken, a cornmeal waffle and Louisiana hot sauce. Be sure to snap a family photo while you’re here—this spot is Insta-worthy through and through.

Native Knowledge: For an extra treat, stop by Thunderking Coffee Bar inside SOCIAL for some extraordinary craft coffees. “I think we have really brought coffee to a new level by incorporating the experience you get with a craft bar program and infusing cold brew, creating an amazing experience for your palette” Owner Andrew Dorsey said.

SOCIAL Costa Mesa
512 W 19th St
Costa Mesa, CA 92627


Win You Over

If an award-winning dining experience is your glass of Champagne, then make your reservations at The Hobbit! With impeccable service, the finest in wine and an unforgettable meal, the warm and friendly setting of The Hobbit is a sure bet for a spectacular six-course, prix-fixe Easter dinner.

Native Knowledge: The Hobbit has won several awards for their stellar cuisine including the Open Table Diner’s Choice Award and was top rated in Zagat.

The Hobbit
2932 E Chapman Ave
Orange, CA 92869


Puttin’ On the Ritz

From the top-notch service to an over-the-top array of delicious foods, the lavish Easter Sunday brunch at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel is filled with fun-loving Easter treats and some of the most spectacular savory food stations imaginable, not to mention a special visit from guess who? That’s right, the Easter Bunny, himself!

Native Knowledge: Love golf? Stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel and purchase the Unlimited Golf Getaway for a full day of golf for two.

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
One Ritz-Carlton Dr
Dana Point, CA 92629
949 240.2000


Easter à la Cuba


Looking to add a little Cuban flair in your Easter celebration? Habana offers a colorful ambiance that adds to the entire dining experience. From beautiful black wrought-iron decor to the massive chandelier, Habana is the perfect setting for Easter, featuring authentic Cuban dishes for a special Easter menu.

Native Knowledge: Stop by the bakery for delicious treats that you won’t be able to find anywhere else!

Habana Irvine Spectrum
708 Spectrum Center Dr
Irvine, CA 92618

Habana Costa Mesa
2930 Bristol St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626


Pop the Bubbly

The Cannery has earned its reputation of being the go-to restaurant for fine dining with casual ambiance—and their Easter menu is no exception. The Cannery’s Easter brunch features everything from Creme Brulee French Toast to Braised Short Rib Ragout! Their three-course menu this holiday will have you celebrating each delicious bite.

Native Knowledge: Come during the evening and make your way to The Snug Bar inside The Cannery for 50 percent off 50 bottles of wine.

The Cannery
3010 Lafayette Ave
Newport Beach, CA 92663
949 566.0060


Ohana Means Family

Duke’s is the cool, ohana-style eatery loved by locals and tourists alike. With a vibrant, laid-back vibe, Duke’s menu offers delectable food—and the Sunday brunch buffet is one you can’t miss. For the surfer in you, Duke’s is the place to check out the waves, relax and enjoy Easter Sunday.

Duke’s Huntington Beach
317 Pacific Coast Hwy
Huntington Beach, CA 92648


Shop ‘Til You Drop

Throw a leash on your puppy, gather up the kids and celebrate Easter a day early. On Saturday, March 31 from 12-3 p.m., you and the family can enjoy free photos with the Easter Bunny, live animal shows, face painting, crafts and balloon animals while you walk off your Easter meal.

Outlets at San Clemente (Oak Tree Court)
101 W Avenida Vista Hermosa
San Clemente, CA 92672


Cheers to the Easter Bunny

Spend Easter British-style at Five Crowns in Corona Del Mar. Whether you’re dining here for brunch or dinner, you don’t want to miss out on Five Crowns’ Easter specials! Make your reservations for their three-course brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or their three-course dinner from 4-8 p.m.

Native Knowledge: Looking for a wedding venue? Look no further! You can hold your ceremony and reception at Five Crowns.

Five Crowns
3801 E Coast Hwy
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625


Egg-cellent Dining


Fig and Olive in Fashion Island melds the indoors and outdoors with its bright and cheery atmosphere. The Easter prix-fixe menu will feature two specialty cocktails and an amazing selection of tasty meals that are made with simple ingredients. The three-course menu also includes two amazing desserts to add sweetness to an already lovely meal.

Native Knowledge: Enjoy daily happy hour from 4-7 p.m. for deals on cocktails and delicious bites like crostinis!

Fig and Olive
151 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660


Hoppity Hop


The Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa is ready to greet you with a delicious Easter brunch that includes treats like local seafood, carved meat, decadent desserts and more! With its walkway to surf and sand as well as a variety of fun, Easter-themed activities, the Hyatt is the perfect way to spend your Easter Sunday.

Native Knowledge: Book a surf lesson at Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach to catch a few waves before you binge on brunch!

Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa
21500 Pacific Coast Hwy
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Something for Every Bunny


From a magnificent 12-station buffet to a Chef’s four-course tasting menu, the Montage makes for a celebratory event for the whole family. With live entertainment, complimentary photos, a champagne toast and more, head to the Montage from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a variety of ways to celebrate the holiday.

Native Knowledge: Love playing the guitar? Montage’s Coastal Cords Program allows guests to play a Taylor Koa GS Mini guitar throughout their stay.

Montage Laguna Beach
30801 Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Easter dining in orange county

Sea You There


The Champagne prix-fixe Easter brunch offers a four-course meal that includes seasonal menu items and ingredients straight from their in-house garden. Dine at Provenance from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for an Easter meal you won’t soon forget.

Native Knowledge: Each dining experience at Provenance will be a new one as their menu changes regularly based on their garden offerings.

2531 Eastbluff Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

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Angela is a writer who fell in love with live theatre at an early age. She majored in English in college, and it was then that she began corresponding with the late contemporary humorist, Erma Bombeck. After purchasing one of Bombeck’s books, Angela discovered that the binding was askew, and Bombeck convinced her that life did not end after page 190! Angela has written theatre reviews for about a decade, and an editor once told her that her “ebullience comes through her writing and is like watching a child whoop and holler on her first trip to an amusement park.” This is one ride she’s never getting off! Angela lives in Huntington Beach, is happily married to a drummer/percussionist and has recently purchased a great pair of ear plugs! She loves all the “girly” stuff - fashion, jewelry, and makeup, but her undying passion is theatre and travel. When not in a theatre, you will find her anywhere there is surf and sand.


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