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
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).Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more