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Best Easter Brunch in Orange County 2014

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For those wondering, yes - the Easter Bunny does come to the beach. In fact, he's a big fan of Orange County and you can bet he'd approve of these top-notch holiday brunches. The mixture of flavorful selections and unsurpassed views of the Southern California coastline will make this a springtime celebration you and your family will never forget.

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Montage Laguna Beach
30801 S Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 715-6000

Easter Sunday celebrations are in full-effect at the Montage Laguna Beach resort. In addition, to an elaborate champagne brunch in the Grand Ballroom, the Easter Bunny is set to make a visit the 12-station buffet where guests will receive a complimentary keepsake photo. Brunch will be served from 10:30am to 4pm and reservations are recommended.

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Pelican Hill Golf Club
22701 S Pelican Hill Rd
Newport Coast, CA 92657
(949) 467-6800

Creating a wonderful selection of Easter a la carte dishes at Pelican Grill, Chef Derek is planning a traditional Easter Brunch from 10am to 3pm that is sure to be great. Prices are $110 for adults and $50 per child. From 7am to 2pm, Chef Micah will be at the Coliseum Pool & Grill with an impressive breakfast buffet and special a la carte Easter specials.


Fleming's Steakhouse
455 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 720-9633

Back for its annual three-course Easter Sunday brunch, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse @ Wine Bar is offering a prix fixe three-course menu including a special brunch cocktail. Begin your delicious meal with your choice of an appetizer including a lobster bisque, modern Caesar salad or seasonal fruit. For entree's, prime rib, baked brioche French toast and Fleming's eggs Benedict are just some of the options. Brunch will be served from 10:30am to 3pm and is $39.95 per guest.

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Fig & Olive
401 Newport Center Drive, Suite 151
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 877-3005

This Easter Sunday, Executive Chef Pascal Lorange welcomes you to celebrate this special day in the heart of the California Riviera with a three-course prix-fixe brunch. Enjoy in the restaurant's dining rooms or al fresco in the Garden Lounge. In addition to signature brunch items, F&O will also offer Roasted Rack of Lamb and Crab Cake Benedict with poached egg atop a toasted crostini bread crab cake, sautéed spinach, shallot, tomato, topped with paprika hollandaise sauce, and served with a side of roasted potatoes & cippolini onion. $40/adult (does not include alcohol).

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The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
1 Ritz-Carlton Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 240-2000

One of the most elaborate buffet brunches happening on Easter Sunday will be in The Pavilions at The Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel. Complete with cookie decorating station and a visit by the Easter Bunny, some other culinary highlights include: smoked fish, sushi and caviar station, noodle station, assorted dim sum, omelette and waffle station and cured meats with artisan cheeses. Seating is from 10am to 2pm and reservations are being accepted. $115/adult (does not include alcohol) and $57.50/children.

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South Coast Plaza
3333 S. Bristol Street,
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 979-7469

At 11am on Easter Sunday, stop by Z'Tejas Southwestern Grill at South Coast Plaza for a terrific brunch. The Easter Bunny will be on hand for the kids with photo ops for all. Executive Chef Daniel Steven will put together his popular brunch fare including a delicious breakfast quesadilla, breakfast enchiladas, a spinach and wild mushroom omelette, pork verde and eggs and more (all priced under $15). In addition, take part of the fun bar that allows patrons to create their own Bloody Marys, Bloody Marias, Mimosas or screwdrivers, each priced at the reasonable price of $4.

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Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa
21500 Pacific Coast Hwy
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 698-1234

Complete with a Kiddy Korner buffets and Easter Egg Hunt, the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach has pulled out all the stops for this special Sunday Brunch. The Wok and Roll station will surely put a modern twist on this traditional breakfast; however the English Pea and Cultivated Mushroom Risotto at the Side Street station will have you wanting more. Seating will take place from 10am to 2pm and reservations are recommended. $79/adult (alcohol not included) and $25/child. 

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Bayside Restaurant
900 Bayside Drive
Newport Beach, CA
(949) 721-1222

Enjoy great views of Newport's secluded back bay harbor as you eat brunch at Bayside Restaurant this Easter Sunday. Award-winning Executive Chef Paul Gstrein puts together a seasonal cuisine including grilled Pacific swordfish with tomatoes served atop mouth watering risotto as well as soy glazed organic salmon with baby bok choy and ginger ponzo sauce.

Nicole Standley a.k.a. JetSet Mom, is a social influencer + lifestylist covering luxury travel, fine-dining, fashion & pop culture for The JetSet Family. Follow her latest travels and escapades on Instagram, Google+ and Twitter.
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