Special occasions call for special restaurants, so we’ve compiled a list of San Diego’s most iconic coastal restaurants for Easter Sunday. Watch the tide come in at George’s, people watch from Jake’s, or watch the boats leave the harbor from The Boathouse. No matter what you pick, we wish you a lovely Easter Sunday with a view!
A San Diego classic, George’s is an unbeatable spot to enjoy Easter brunch. Not typically a brunch restaurant, George is blessing us with a special three-course prix fixe Easter menu this Sunday only. Start with the Grilled Asparagus on top of Salanova lettuces, hazelnut, farmers’ market tomatoes, and berbere spice vinaigrette. Main course options include the Baja Shrimp Omelet, Pasturebird Farms Roasted Chicken, Roasted Cauliflower and Chilaquiles. We don’t know how you’ll choose! When you’re done with your main course order the Chino Farms Strawberries, an angel food cake dessert with dulce de leche ice cream, malted milk anglaise, and Valrhona Strawberry Inspiration Chocolate. Reserve your spot now as seats will go fast.
Just steps away from the beach in Del Mar, Jake’s is the ideal place to celebrate Easter with friends and family. The beachfront restaurant will be serving a special Easter brunch menu from 10 am to 2 pm. One of the many delectable offerings they’ll be serving is the Quiche Florentine, made with spinach, swiss cheese, and a flakey pastry crust; served with a baby mixed green salad, langostino, and garlic dijon vinaigrette. If you’re in the mood for lunch, the Guajillo Roasted Fish is a can’t miss. The fish is served on a bed of black lentils, grilled portobello mushrooms, roasted tomatoes, red onion, smoked almond pesto, and roasted tomatillo vinaigrette. After brunch, walk along the beautiful Del Mar coastline.
With beautiful views of the downtown San Diego skyline, Coasterra is as picturesque as the food is delicious. Coasterra is part of the popular Cohn restaurant group well-known to many San Diegans. This Easter, they will be serving a Champagne Brunch Buffet from 10 am to 2:30 pm. Options include a carving station, cold seafood display, omelet station, and brunch classics like Chilaquiles, Eggs Benedict, and Brioche French Toast. Tickets to this all you can eat brunch are $69.95 for adults, $17.95 for kids aged 6-12, and free for kids under 6. With the many buffett options, this is a great choice for families with picky eaters.
If you’re looking for striking views of the Pacific, look no further than Pacifica Del Mar. Pacifica will be offering brunch and dinner, perfect for anyone trying to coordinate around church mass. For brunch, we recommend the Smoked Pork Hash, which comes with two eggs any style, braised pork shoulder, potato, jalapeño, cotija, caramelized onion, radish and cilantro on top. Wash it all down with bottomless mimosas for just $15. For dinner time, you can’t beat the 7 oz. Filet Mignon (pictured above), which is served with charred broccolini, bleu cheese fondant potatoes, and Zinfandel white sauce. Make reservations soon as Pacifica is sure to be booked by Sunday.
A lesser known spot compared to some of the others on the list, but a San Diego gem nonetheless. The Boathouse Restaurant will be serving a special Easter menu from 9 am to 3 pm. The main draw will be their $23 Slow Roasted Prime Rib Special, but that’s just the start! Begin your brunch with the Boathouse Prawn Cocktail and the Crispy Artichoke Hearts. For the main course, order the Salmon Hollandaise, a plate of fresh charbroiled salmon crowned with hollandaise sauce and served with home fried potatoes. And because it’s a special occasion, order a Boathouse Spicy Bloody Mary!
Happy Easter San Diego!