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Where to get Easter brunch in NYC

The best restaurants for Easter brunch in NYC range from megawatt Italian trattorias to New American dining rooms

Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

There are plenty of things to do on Easter, from dip-dyeing eggs to attending the Easter Parade and Bonner Festival, but the tastiest way to celebrate is with a festive Easter brunch in NYC. Celebrate the springtime holiday with some of the best brunch in NYC, offered at big-name Italian restaurants, New American neighborhood spots and iconic New York dining rooms.

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Best Easter brunch in NYC


La Sirena Ristorante

The splashy Italian dining room from celebu-chef Mario Batali and partner Joe Bastianich inside the Meatpacking District’s Maritime Hotel is celebrating Easter with a four-course brunch menu ($59) that includes dishes like rabbit tortelli with basil-butter sauce and a spring lamb with cured egg yolk and black garlic.

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At her first solo venture, this 65-seat French-American spot in the East Village, Roxanne Spruance is serving a $60 three-course prix fixe on Easter Sunday, with options like house-cured gravlax with a potato galette, a spring-vegetable frittata with prosciutto and a honey panna cotta with lavender and honey comb.

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East Village

Tavern on the Green

For 75 years, the gilded dining room nestled inside Central Park was a New York hallmark, a scenic magnet for tourists, brides and megawatt diners (Grace Kelly, John Lennon) alike. Now it can be the setting for your Easter celebrations, with a holiday prix fixe brunch ($125 per adult, $95 per child) that includes dishes like a braised spring lamb with roasted vegetables and French toast with candied almonds. Beyond the meal, guests can enjoy an egg hunt, family photos and live jazz.

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Central Park

Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria

From 11am to 4pm on Easter Sunday at Il Buco’s casual offshoot, you can enjoy a special brunch prix fixe for the holiday ($45 per adult, $30 per child). Chef Garrison Price whips up specials such as a crab frittata with cave-aged Comte and an Elysian Fields lamb with new potatoes and cardamom yogurt, which you can follow with chocolate-bunny pops from pastry chef Robert Bryant.

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Gotham Bar and Grill

Choose your starter (spring pea soup, mushroom risotto), main (lobster tagliatelle, roasted chicken) and dessert (baked Alaska, chocolate cake) at the three-course Easter brunch ($75) at this West Village fixture.

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Greenwich Village

The Rainbow Room

Easter additions to the iconic dining room’s decadent brunch buffet ($125) include roasted prime rib of beef and a Colorado roast leg of lamb. The a la carte menu is also complimented by a bacon bar, parfait bar, sweet-and-savory crepe station, a Bloody Mary bar and a fresh-pressed juice bar. Reservations are required.

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Midtown West


A $45 buffet brunch will be offered from 7am to 2:45pm on Easter Sunday at Jonathan Waxman’s restaurant inside the 1 Hotel Central Park, with a spread that includes build-your-own omelettes, house-made pastries, French-toast skewers and yogurt parfaits. You can get brunch cocktails like unlimited mimosas and Bellinis for an additional $15 a person.

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Midtown West

The Polo Bar

Along with its regular menu, Polo Bar—fashion mogul Ralph Lauren’s gold-trimmed restaurant adjacent to his Fifth Avenue Polo flagship—will offer Easter specials from 11:30am to 2:30pm, including Ralph’s Corn Beef Hash, a popover Benedict and a selection of brunch cocktails.

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Midtown East


Chef-owner Laurent Tourondel is turning out Easter specials for both brunch and dinner: For the daytime meal, expect festive dishes like toasted-pistachio waffles; for nighttime, a roasted leg of lamb with shelling-bean ragu and a rosemary jus.

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The Palm Court

The iconic atrium at the Plaza Hotel is offering elegant buffet-style offerings on April 16th, including citrus-scented brioche French toast, chardonnay-braised artichokes and a carving station set with an herb-grilled rack of lamb and an apricot-glazed ham ($145 per adult, $65 per child).

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Midtown West
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