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Places to Celebrate Easter in the NYC Area
March 25, 2024, 6:34.05 pm ET


Photo: Allure

2175 Broadway, NYC

This restaurant and cocktail on the Upper West Side from Carrie Packin and Brian Packin, owners of City Nights Hospitality, is offering Easter Brunch. Dive into the restaurant’s $65 prix fixe menu, which includes a complimentary mimosa or orange juice for each guest, while basking under a spectacular skylight. Dishes in the pre-fixe include a tasting platter of deviled eggs in three flavors BLT, Scallion and Red Beet Chili or Tuna Carpaccio to start. Entrée options include its signature Allure French Toast a cinnamon French toast on bagel bread with apple compote; Chicken Milanese; Eggs Benedict served with rainbow chard, potato latkes that’s topped with a beetroot hollandaise and Kale Mushroom Omelet. In addition, Allure will allow guests to upgrade and enjoy a Brunch Tower ($69) packed with assorted pastries, croissants, assorted quiche, potato latkes, breads, apple butter for $69 that’s shareable for four or its Pastry Tower ($24) with croissants, assorted pastries, breads and apple butter also shareable for four.

115 East 60th St, NYC

Celebrate Easter in grandeur at Amali (115 E. 60th St.) on Sunday, March 31st, with a splendid culinary affair that includes brunch from 11am to 5pm and dinner starting at 5pm. Elevate your experience with the optional Bottomless Rosé & Bubbles Brunch, offering a two-hour indulgence in rosé, mimosas, Bellinis, or bubbles straight up, with French Bubbles at $45 per person and Champagne at $65 per person. In addition to the regular brunch and dinner options, Amali presents special Easter delights, such as the Roasted Leg of Lamb with Atlas Carrots, Asparagus, English Peas, and Mint Au Jus, available for both brunch and dinner at $45 per person. For an exclusive brunch treat, savor the Colorado Lamb Chops with Black Garlic Molasses, Mint Salsa Verde, and a choice of two sides, priced at $135 per person. Amali's Easter offerings promise a harmonious blend of traditional and innovative flavors, ensuring a festive and memorable dining experience.

243 East 58th St, NYC

Make your Easter 2024 celebration your chicest one yet with a VIP visit to Anto, a high-end Korean Steakhouse restaurant on NYC’s Upper East Side, replete with a sleek cocktail bar, a la carte Korean barbecue, VIP private dining, and their recently debuted exclusive chef's counter experience, Gori. Helmed by Michelin- Star Executive Chef Jeong Muk Kim and owned by real estate mogul and restaurateur Tony Park, Anto has been the recent hotspot for celebrities and VIP’s looking to indulge in Anto’s signature and extravagant offerings - think wagyu steak, lobster, and caviar presented in a vintage Louis Vuitton case.

Photo: As You Are/Liz Clayman

As You Are
252 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn

For Easter, As You Are will be offering its several brunch specials, including Merguez Baked Eggs, in addition to their a-la-carte brunch menu, which features favorites such as a Buttermilk Pancake Stack with butter and maple syrup; a Cured Salmon Plate with deviled eggs, pickles, quinoa hash brown, roe, and cream cheese; Eggs As You Are; and a Hippie Sandwich with cheddar, jicama, avocado, sprouts, pickled cabbage, spicy aioli. Fresh juices, including a Coconut Green Juice and the Guava Lassi are available, as well as housemade bakery items from chef Danny Alvarez, such as a Cinnamon Bun or Warm Biscuit with spiced brown butter. Exclusive for the holiday, pick up a Chocolate Spring Celebration Basket and Coffee Rhubarb Cake from the Bakery counter.

David Burke Tavern
135 E. 62nd Street, NYC

Easter brunch at David Burke Tavern showcases the restaurant’s most popular weekend midday meal items complemented by some special Easter-inspired dishes among the nine entrees – notably Roasted Lamb Rack, lamb ragout, Swiss chard, white beans, mint and Pork Chop, French fries and asparagus. For those who equate Easter with eggs, there is Pretzel Crab Cake Benedict, poached eggs, hollandaise sauce, Titanic French Toast (which is both large and has a three-stack silhouette a la the doomed ship), berries, whipped mascarpone, wafter straws (the stacks) maple syrup and The New Yorker. 7 oz. New York strip, two eggs any style, roasted potatoes.

Empire Steak House
151 E 50 Street, NYC

Gather with loved ones at Empire Steak House for an exquisite four-course Easter dinner, available at their Midtown East (151 E 50th St), Midtown West (237 W. 54th St) and Times Square (233 W. 49th St) locations on Sunday, March 31st. Indulge in a tantalizing array of appetizers, including fresh oysters, crispy calamari, jumbo shrimp, cocktail, and thick-cut bacon. Explore pasta options like Empire Ragu and spinach ravioli for the second course, followed by enticing entrées such as surf and turf or USDA prime New York strip steak. Choose from sides like vibrant greens, creamy spinach, mashed potatoes, or sautéed broccoli. Conclude the evening on a sweet note with decadent desserts like cheesecake and chocolate tiramisu. This delectable Easter dinner is priced at $120 per person.

324 Lafayette Street, NYC

Exclusively at KYU's NYC location and only Saturday, March 30 (brunch only) - Sunday, March 31 (brunch and dinner), the restaurant will be offering a special prix fixe menu all Easter weekend for $85pp. Whether guests are observing the religious holiday or just fans of the Asian-inspired, wood-fired concept, anyone can indulge in KYU's one-weekend-only menu that screams Spring! The offering includes Fennel Rhubarb Salad withOishii strawberries, walnuts, mizuna; Grilled Asparagus with fermented garlic and togarashi egg yolk; Szechuan Cumin Lamb Shank with broken rice porridge, spring greens; and Carrot Cake Bao with cream cheese

La Goulue
29 East 61st St, NYC

Easter is right around the corner and I wanted to ensure you had La Goulue, the beloved French bistro on the Upper East Side. Helmed by award-winning Executive Chef Antoine Camin, La Goulue will feature a two-course prix fixe Easter Brunch menu with a choice of an appetizer and a main course. A selection of croissants, pain au chocolat and pain aux raisins will also be available. Other offerings include La Tartine D’Avocat with Gluten-free toast, avocado, pickled tomatoes and lime cilantro coulis; Oeufs Benedicte with organic poached eggs, Canadian bacon and hollandaise; Shrimp and Lobster Roll: home-made bun, lime mayonnaise and crispy rock shrimp; and Entrecote Parisienne: 7 oz. angus ribeye steak, arugula, hand-cut fries, horseradish butter or bearnaise. Guests can opt for the signature brunch cocktail, La Belle Vie with Campari, Grand Marnier and champagne for an additional cost. The special Easter menu is priced at $86 and $43 for children under 12.

55 E. 54th St, NYC

Nerai in Midtown East will host a special Easter dinner on Sunday, March 31st from 2pm-9pm. Visitors can get into the festive spirit with the celebratory a la carte menu, featuring a delectable lamb special offer. As a highlight of the evening, indulge in the braised lamb accompanied by za'atar-spiced yogurt, carrots, peas, mint, and lamb jus, all expertly crafted for a culinary delight, priced at just $40. They will be closed to observe Greek Orthodox Easter on May 5th, resuming regular operations thereafter.

Photo: Olmsted

659 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn

For Easter, Olmsted will be offering a 3 -course tasting menu from 12pm-7:30pm for $125 per person with an optional $65 wine pairing. The first course will feature ‘Easter egg’ and cheese short rib pierogi with peas and carrots, followed by a course of Crispy duck leg with white cheddar grits and early spring waffle, closing out with carrot cake for dessert. The 50-seat restaurant showcases a seasonal and creative vegetable-forward menu that highlights produce from the lush backyard garden, as well as local farmers and purveyors.

One White Street
1 White St, NYC

This Easter, One White Street will be offering a three-course family style dining format from 11AM-7PM for $148 per guest that will feature produce from the first Spring harvest from their update farm, Rigor Hill. One White Street is the progressive-American neighborhood restaurant in Tribeca from Chef Austin Johnson, (previously of Eleven Madison Park, The Nomad, and Frenchie in Paris, where he was awarded a Michelin Star The restaurant offers both a casual dining space with a fun, ingredient-driven, a-la-carte menu alongside refreshing cocktails and exciting wines curated by Wine Director Suzanne DeStio (previously of Eleven Madison Park), as well as a family meal style pre-fixe dining format, highlighting the best produce of the season inspired by ingredients from Rigor Hill Farm.

Park Avenue Kitchen by David Burke
514 Lexington Ave, NYC

The la carte Easter Brunch menu features two holiday-oriented dishes Easter Lamb, roasted lamb loin, pea puree, Thumbelina carrots, pearl onions, herbs, lamb jus, Pizza Rustica, Italian Easter pie, and hot-honey ham, gruyere, spinach. For dinner, a Pork Chop is dressed in its Sunday best with Manilla clams, shrimp, bacon, peas, red peppers, lemon butter while Braised Rabbit is served with sweet potato puree, and fava beans. Roasted Lamb Rack, Filet Mignon, and Prime Rib also make an appearance.

Photo: Popular

215 Chrystie St, NYC

Easter Brunch at Peruvian restaurant, POPULAR, at the PUBLIC Hotel will feature a half dozen East coast oysters served with traditional mignonette sauce; Croque madame filled with glazed easter ham, gruyere cheese, bechamel sauce and sunny side egg on the top; and traditional Easter Hot cross buns served with homemade strawberry jam and cultured butter. The regular brunch menu will also be available.

Porter House Bar and Grill
10 Columbus Cir, New York

For Easter, Porter House Bar and Grill is offering their regular menu in addition to specials including Maine Lobster Bisque with Lobster Nuggets, Roast Prime Rib au Jus with Yorkshire Pudding and Horseradish Sauce and Roast Rack of Lamb with a Mustard Crust accompanied by Spring Vegetable Tomato Broth Couscous with Asparagus, Fresh Peas and Fava Beans. Porter House classics such as Roasted Bone Marrow, Garganelli Bolognese, Porterhouse Steak, Carolina Coconut Cake, Banana Cream Pie and more. Chef Michael Lomonaco — who rose to fame as the chef of legendary restaurants like Le Cirque, 21 Club before opening his first restaurant Windows of the World atop the original World Trade Center — opened Porter House in 2006 overlooking Central Park.

Son Cubano
40-4 Riverwalk Place, West New York, NJ

This Easter, Son Cubano will offer a special 3-course Easter prix-fixe menu, for $75/pp. Menu highlights include Blackened Shrimp with pineapple, hearts of palm salsita, charred andouille, served with tomato vinaigrette; Short Rib Masitas with orange, garlic mojo, cilantro, and radish; Tallarines Verdes, served with pesto, yellow squash, baby carrots, tomatoes confit, and pecorino romano; Lobster Hash, only available until 4 p.m., with slow-cooked onions, peppers, fine herbs, fried eggs, and topped with a chorizo vinaigrette; and desserts like Orange Creme Tres Leches, fruit compotes and confit citrus zest and Hazelnut Crunch Cake with raspberry sauce and caramel whipped cream.

The Standard Grill
848 Washington St

Guests at The Standard Grill will find Easter Brunch options such as White Asparagus Salad with poached eggs and a blood Orange beurre blanc; Lobster benedict with Hollandaise and crispy Yukon potato; Hot Cross buns with orange peel and raisins and carrot cake. The regular brunch menu is also available in addition to specialty items.

Photo: The Terrace/Nitzan Keynan

The Terrace and Outdoor Gardens at EDITION
701 7th Avenue, NYC

This Easter Garden brunch Prix Fixe ($90 for adults, $35 for children 12 and under) features Crème Brûlée French Toast with maple custard, bitter orange marmalade and warm maple syrup; Truffled Eggs Benedict with portabello, pancetta, truffle hollandaise; Forest Mushroom Omelet (V) with Feta cheese and sofrito potatoes; Sunny White Frittata (V) with spinach, goat cheese and herbs; and Slow Roasted Leg of Lamb with new potatoes, young roots, peas and spring garlic salsa verde.

200 Park Ave, Fort Lee, NJ

This Easter, hop over to VENTANAS Restaurant and Lounge to indulge in their special Easter a la carte menu, served for both brunch and dinner. VENTANAS is a Modern American, Latin, and Asian fusion restaurant and lounge in Fort Lee, New Jersey, minutes away from the George Washington Bridge. The restaurant offers a prolific menu of land and sea options, as well as an award-winning wine list and cocktail program, accompanied by live entertainment and a bustling nightlife scene. Menu highlights include Seafood Ceviche, with avocado, Asian pear, red onion, espelette, pipitas, and leche de Tigre; David Burke’s Signature Clothesline Bacon, maple and black pepper glazed bacon; Kalbi Braised Short Rib, served on pineapple and peanut fried rice alongside a Bahn mi salad; and Colorado Lamb Rack with merguez sausage, olive tabbouleh, harissa yogurt, scallion, and mustard frill salad.

Side Trip...

Photo: Main & Mill

Mill & Main
317 Main St, Kerhonkson, NY

If you are looking for an Easter getaway, pack up the kids and head to Mill & Main in Kerhonkson, NY for their third annual Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, March 31st from 10:30am to 11:30am. The event is free, and snacks will be provided. Afterwards, Mill & Main will be open for Easter brunch and dinner. Check out the menu here and reservations here