Easter brunch in NYC

From fluffy vegetable omelets to decadent duck confit, these are the best brunches to celebrate Easter Sunday

Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz
Black-and-white pancakes at David Burke Kitchen

The kiddies can keep their Easter baskets—we'd rather celebrate the vernal holiday at some of the best spots for Easter brunch. NYC has plenty of Easter events and things to do on Easter weekend, so round up your family and friends in the morning (or afternoon) and hit up one of these blowout meals before flaunting your Sunday best at the Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival.

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Easter brunch in NYC

A Voce Columbus

Indulge in an Italian-style Easter brunch ($58 per person) that includes three decadent courses like nduja-topped pugliese mozzarella, Long Island duck ragu and ricotta cheesecake slathered in orange compote.

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Midtown West

Benoit

Alain Ducasse designed a Parisian three-course prix fixe ($55 per person) featuring cocoa-bean–rubbed lamb shoulder, Norwegian-style eggs with spinach and smoked salmon, and French tarts (pistachio-berry, lemon), but you can also order à la carte and add cocktails like the lemon-spritzed Sunday Blossom (Aperol, cherry coulis).  

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Midtown West

David Burke Kitchen

Find creative riffs on brunch bastions like an eggs Benedict layered with pastrami, salmon and dill hollandaise. Also on the three-course docket ($45 per person) are a lobster dumpling soup loaded with carrots, leeks and roasted celery root, and a tropical-fruit pavlova crowned with roasted pineapple and a scoop of mango sorbet. 

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The Gander

Jesse Schenker showcases his inventive approach to new American cuisine on this à la carte Easter menu that includes confit duck hash topped with a poached egg, port béarnaise and duck chicharrones, and a hefty rack of lamb garnished with delicate English peas and mint. 

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The Lion

John DeLucie's seasonal plates range from poached eggs over sprouts and ramps ($15) to rich lobster omelette with sunflower seeds ($12) to rose-water panna cotta showered in candied pistachios ($11). Plus, after brunch, an all-ages Easter egg hunt will ensue in the second-floor library from 3 to 4pm. 

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Greenwich Village

Louro

At this two-course prix fixe ($35 per person), choose from hamachi and kimchi crudo, octopus bolognese with hand-cut tagliatelle, lamb meatballs in artichoke barigoule sauce.

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West Village

The Peacock

Toast to the holiday with glasses of Raines Law Room punch at this three-course meal ($59 per person) that boasts options like watercress-potato soup, ham-hock terrine and trout a la plancha, plus apple-rhubarb crumble and lemon meringue pie for dessert.

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Midtown East

Picholine

Indulge in this three-course offering ($98 per person) from Terrance Brennan that range from eggs en cocotte with crab to fried chicken and waffles with rhubarb–foie-gras syrup. Or opt for the tasting menu ($125) with highlights like smoked sturgeon panna cotta and lamb-dotted goat-cheese gnocchi. 

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Upper West Side

The Shakespeare

Dig into three courses ($38 per person) or go à la carte with dishes courtesy of Jason Hicks, such as classic Scotch eggs, roasted chicken salad and red-current–jellied lamb leg. Desserts run the gamut from rich chocolate–sea-salt tarts to fruit-forward banoffee pie.

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Midtown East

The 18th Floor at the Standard, New York

For a posh celebration, start with freshly baked pastries doused in house-made butter and jam, then move on to plates like lobster and avocado salad and scallop eggs Benedict at this elegant cocktail lounge where the morning libations will be free-flowing.  

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Meatpacking District

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