The 2010 Easter Sunday Brunch & Dinner Round-Up

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Where are you eating on Sunday? Hopefully you’re looking for a spot to brunch or dine at, because this particular round-up is one I can’t take advantage of myself since I’ll be in Mammoth. Whether you’re looking for bottomless bubbly, a buffet, a prix fixe menu or simply special dishes offered for the holiday, there are plenty of options all around town. Though I tried finding spots to represent the LA neighborhoods equally, apparently the Christians live on the westside as most of the specials I’ve found skew toward that side of town. It’s a curious thing, especially to an adoptive eastsider like myself.

Take a look below for your Sunday feast of choice on April 4, 2010:

Santa Monica: Whist at The Viceroy

Spend Easter by the beach. Whist at The Viceroy’s Executive Chef Tony DiSalvo (formerly of NYC’s Jean Georges) will be procuring an Easter feast to extend throughout the day but offered as two separate buffet menus: Brunch and dinner. Expect a shellfish station as well as a leg of lamb/prime rib station whether you do afternoon or night, but omelettes and grits in the first half and a risotto station in the second. The best part? The price includes access to the bellini station and house wine. Not bad for a such a snazzy place like Whist…

Whist Brunch & Dinner Menu

Brunch Buffet: 11 AM – 3 PM – $55

Dinner Buffet: 3 PM – 7 PM – $55

Children’s Buffet: $18

11 AM – 7 PM

$55 buffet incl. Bellini station, house wine

Whist at Viceroy Santa Monica
1819 Ocean Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Venice, Beverly Hills & Downtown: Chaya

From 11 AM – 3 PM, Chaya’s all over Los Angeles will be offering a 3-course prix-fixe Easter Brunch menu. It will cost $35 for adults and $15 for young adults (12 and under), who have their own menu. For the adults, though, bottomless mimosas are included – so I’d highly recommend making a reservation right away to secure your slot. You can do this through Open Table.

At Chaya Venice (full menu), who will be celebrating its 20th anniversary in April 2010, guests can enjoy unique selections such as:

  • Spring Jumbo Crispy Asparagus with Romesco Salsa
  • Roasted Beet Wedge Salad with Bacon, Sun-Dried Tomato, and Blue Cheese Dressing
  • Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict with Asparagus and Roasted Potatoes

11 AM – 3 PM

$35 prix fixe incl. bottomless mimosas

Chaya Venice
110 Navy Street
Venice, CA 90291

Chaya Brasserie Beverly Hills (full menu), pick from an assortment of fresh brasserie-style fare including:

  • The CHAYA Classic Tuna Tartare
  • Cinnamon Roll French Toast with Farmer’s Market Berry Compote
  • Grilled Free-Range Chicken Breast with Apple & Fourme d’Ambert.

11 AM – 3 PM

$35 prix fixe incl. bottomless mimosas

Chaya Brasserie Beverly Hills
8741 Alden Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90048

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Dakota Sunday Jazz Brunch Goes Bottomless at The Roosevelt

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Move over, BoHo. Dakota Chop House at The Roosevelt is stepping up their daytime Sunday Hollywood brunch game starting tomorrow with a new menu and optional bottomless Bloody Mary or bubbly menu. To grease the deal even more, they’re including the following:

One complimentary signature coffee drink from our European coffee bar
Complimentary valet parking
Complimentary Sunday paper

It’ll set you back $18 for the buffet-style brunch alone or $28 if you’d also like an entrée and side from the brunch menu. The buffet houses a cheese and charcuterie board, house-smoked salmon and salad satation amongst other options. The theme is decidedly early 1900’s and comes complete with live music by The Bob Gail jazz duo so if it’s not too early in your Sunday to dress up, I dare you to make a date of it – say, with girlfriends.

And now for the important things – which would of course be the bottomless menu ($10):

Bloody Mary Menu

  • Some Like It Hot
    Roasted poblano-infused tequila, housemade tomato & vegetable purée, manchego cheese stuffed olives
  • Casablanca
    Skyy peppered vodka, moroccan spices, tomato vegetable purée, curry roasted cashews, saffron cherry tomatoes
  • Petiot
    Classic bloody mary with Skyy vodka, bartender’s choice of vegetables

Bubbly Menu

  • The Big Easy
    Bubbles, pomegranate liqueur, fresh pomegranate seeds
  • Hollywood Hills Sunrise
    Bubbles, local mandarin orange juice, blood orange bitters, fresh nutmeg
  • Marilyn’s Favorite Vodka
    Bubbles, peach purée, sauternes, raspberry, mint

You can also peep the full brunch menu for all your brunch options at Dakota. I would be checking it out tomorrow if I didn’t already have brunch plans at Casa del Mar, but I’ll definitely see you there on a Sunday in the near future…

Sundays starting November 15, 2009

11 AM – 3 PM

$18.00 – Brunch buffet
$28.00 – Brunch buffet, entrée & side
$10 – Bottomless Bloody Mary or Bubbly

Dakota at The Roosevelt Hotel
7000 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028