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Where to Dine for Easter in New York
March 26, 2023, 2:49.29 pm ET


Photo: Porter House

Chef Michael Lomonaco’s Porter House is offering an Easter Brunch filled with classic favorites such as East Coast Oysters, Gulf Shrimp Salad, Spaghetti alla Chittara, Prime Steaks, and New York style Cheesecake. Sunday, April 9, 2023, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM. The last reservation is at 3:30 PM. For reservations, click here

Photo: Mo Lounge

MO Lounge at Mandarin Oriental is offering a three-course a la carte Easter Brunch menu with highlights such as Lobster Benedict, Elysian Lamb Loin, and Smoked Trout & Smoked Salmon as well as an Egg-stravagant dessert buffet. Sunday, April 9, 2023 at 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM for seated brunch. $165 per person for adults and $65 per person for the children’s brunch menu. Reservations here

Photo: Everdene

Everdene at Virgin Hotels New York City is offering a three-course pre-fixe brunch with highlights such as South Carolina Blue Crab Benedict, Pastrami Spiced Steak & Eggs, and Chili Toasted Florida Shrimp as well as a cookie decorating station and specialty cocktails. Sunday, April 9, 2023 from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM. $75 per person. Reservations here

Photo: Liz Clayman

Essential by Christophe (103 W 77 St, NYC), Christophe Bellanca’s new spot on the Upper West Side, will be offering a special prix fixe dinner menu for the holiday, ideal for celebrating with family. It includes a special four-course prix fixe menu for Easter in its warm, elegant dining room. Guests can choose between dishes including white asparagus served with caviar and bergamot cream, comté custard, and a lamb duo with eggplant harissa and pastilla. The grand finale is a selection of desserts meant for sharing. Reservations via Resy

Photo: Benoit

Join Benoit, Alain Ducasse’s Midtown bistro this year for Easter brunch that screams "Spring!" The restaurant will be offering a special Easter 3-course menu featuring colorful dishes fit for the holiday. Indulge in Egg Florentine or Amberjack Crudo for starters, Stuffed Lamb with yogurt and wild garlic or Saumon en Croûte for mains and deserts like Lemon and Passion Fruit Tart, all surrounded by family and friends

Photo: Juniper at The Vanderbilt

Juniper at The Vanderbilt (990 Corporate Dr.,Westbury) is a sustainably driven American Grill highlighting the food and wine of New York and Long Island, which will offer diners a string of wonderful brunch dishes and drink deals on Easter Sunday. Options include Arugula Salad topped with Pear, Walnut, Gorgonzola, and Balsamic dressing, Butternut Squash Soup, Smoked Salmon Benedict served, House Pancakes topped with Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, or Bananas with Butter, or upgrad to a large format meal of Lamb Chops with Roasted Root Vegetables. Creme Brûlée or Flourless Chocolate Cake for dessert. Easter Brunch offered from 11am - 4pm and is priced at $75 per person. Ask about drink specials.

Photo: Calissa

Calissa (1020 Montauk Highway, Hamptons) in Water Mill, known for its seafood and Greek delights, will offer a special Easter Brunch menu alongside a kid’s menu available for children 12 and under. Brunch options include Zucchini Chips served with Tzatziki and Lemon, Spanakopita (Greek Spinach Pie), Gyro stuffed with Loukaniko Sausage, Scrambled Egg, Scallions, Tomato, and Avocado; Belgian Waffle served with Caramelized Banana, and Whipped Yogurt; Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki Arugula, Grilled Pita and Roasted Leg of Lamb meal with grilled asparagus, baby carrots, turnips, and Mint Au Jus. $55 per person Easter brunch from 11 am - 5 pm. Ask about drink specials.

Photo: Amali

Amali (115 E. 60th St.) will serve up a locally sourced Easter Brunch with drink specials and delicious dishes. The $75 per person brunch menu includes appetizers like the Market Citrus Salad served with Crispy Grains, Thai Basil, and Ricotta Salata, a Tuna Carpaccio with Soy-Ginger, Yuzu, and Chive, Stracciatella di Bufala with Snap Peas, Mint, Meyer and Lemon and more. Entrees will include options like Crespelle, served with Catskills Maple Syrup, Whipped Ricotta, a Happy Valley Skirt Steak with Moroccan Rice, Chermoula, a Soft Scrambled with Bloomsdale Spinach, Feta, Lemon or an upgraded option of Lamb Chops served with Mint Walnut Pesto, Potatoes, and Lemon.

Photo: Bar Marseille

Bar Marseille in the Rockaways (190 Beach 69th St) will serve a delightful Brunch menu and drink specials for Easter! The brunch, priced at $65 per person, includes options such as French Onion Soup, Steak Tartare with Cornichon, Crispy Zucchini With Za’atar Yogurt, and Lemon, Bar Marseille Cheeseburger with Caramelized Onions, Secret Sauce, and Fries, French Toast with Catskills Maple Syrup, and Berries, Steak Frites featuring a New York Strip, and Herb Compound Butter. Guests can up their brunch experience by ordering the Lamb Chops with Carrots, Asparagus, Potatoes, and Mint Au Jus.

Photo: Zaytinya

Zaytinya (1185 Broadway, NYC) is inspired by Turkish, Greek, and Lebanese cuisine built on José’s deep knowledge of Mediterranean cooking and years of research and travel. For Easter (April 9) and Greek East (April 16), Zaytinya is serving up a 4-course prix fixe brunch ($49 per person), which includes a choice of starter, two courses of mezze and dessert. A La Carte Specials - 4/9 and 4/16 – include Spring Pea Tzatziki: Greek yogurt, mint, pistachio; Lamb Mayiritsa: Egg and lemon broth, smoked lamb liver, rice, dill , Omelette Horiatiki: manouri cream, tomato, feta, cucumber, kalamata olive; and Koulourakia: traditional Greek Easter butter cookies with ouzo and sesame.

Photo: Dowling's at The Carlyle

Dowling’s at The Carlyle (35 East 76th St, NY) has created a 3-course prix fixe menu ($165 per person). Highlights include appetizers such as Half Dozen East Beach Blonde Oysters (ginger-sake mignonette), Spring Minestrone (heirloom beans, asparagus, peas, pistachio pesto), Raviolo (lemon-ricotta, English peas, egg yolk), Main Courses: Lola Rosa (soft boiled eggs, garlic croutons, parmesan, white anchovies, Maine lobster), Leg of Lamb (lemon-parmesan roasted fingerling, mint chimichurri), Truffle Eggs Benedict (Canadian bacon, hollandaise) and Steak & Eggs. Dessert is tableside Bananas Foster (Diplomático Rum Reserva Exclusiva, rum raisin ice cream). If there are little ones in the crew, the Easter Bunny will stop by at 12:30 and 2:30PM!

Photo: KYU

KYU, Manhattan’s dining destination for Asian-inspired, wood-fired cuisine, handcrafted cocktails and chic atmosphere invites guests to hop on over and celebrate Easter with a decadent Brunch. On Sunday, April 9, from 12PM to 3PM, guests can indulge in executive chef Chris Arellanes’ inventive brunch plates offering a rich exploration of interpretive Asian technique and ingredients. In addition to fan-favorites such as Short Rib Eggs Benedict with yuzu hollandaise and Black Sugar Cinnamon Roll with chai cream cheese frosting, guests can expect newly rolled out brunch dishes just in time for the holiday. Highlights include the Ssamjang Chicken Sandwich with roasted garlic aioli, a Smoked French Dip sandwich topped with grilled jalapeno aioli, fried egg, black garlic jus and the Duck Scramble served with toasted rice and creamy gochujang.

Photo: Ellington on Broadway

Ellington on Broadway (2745 Broadway,NYC) is offering a special a la carte Easter Brunch menu featuring items such as the Ellington Eggs Benedict, Peanut Butter & Belgian Chocolate Waffles, Southern Fried Chicken Sandwich and much more on Sunday, April 9th. In addition to the Easter Brunch menu, guests can celebrate by ordering a traditional Sunday roast dining experience between 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm featuring locally sourced roast chicken with all the trimming. The Sunday Roast Easter offering is priced at $70 for two people, $25 for every additional person, and includes a complimentary bottle of wine. Must be booked 3-days in advance. For reservations visit Resy or call (212)-281-3011.

Photo: Le Jardinier

Le Jardinier’s (610 Lexington Avenue) is offer a special three-course Easter Sunday menu ($160), where fresh produce and local ingredients take center stage.Typically closed on Sundays, Le Jardinier will be open Easter Sunday, April 9th from 12pm-6pm. Menu highlights include Asparagus Velouté with Crème Fraîche and Lemon Verbena; Cured Salmon Tartine with Yuzu Cream Cheese and Persian Cucumber (add 10g Caviar $40), Carolina Gold Rice “Risotto” with Sweet Carrots and Wild Mushrooms; and Grilled Branzino with Leeks, Lemongrass Emulsion, and English Pea Puree. Desserts include Carrot Cake and Dark Chocolate Sabayon. Reservations can be made on Resy.

Photo: Soogil/Michael Tulipan

Chef/owner Soogil Lim takes inspiration from his classic French culinary training and experience at Restaurant Daniel, as well as his Korean background, to create a six-course Spring Chef’s Tasting Menu debuting at Soogil (108 E 4th St) in time for Easter. Dishes include Caviar + Tuna with Black Diamond Ossetra caviar, bluefin tuna, crème fraiche and seaweed served in a potato shell, Morel & Onion Soup with chicken, morel mushrooms, gruyere and potato beignet; and gochujang crusted Black Cod with kamut and swiss chard. Beef Wellington is among the main course offerings.

Photo: Atti

For an interactive experience this Easter, try Atti in Downtown Brooklyn (294 Livingston St). The is the Atti Han Sang feast for the table including four select cuts of beef including prime ribeye dry-aged in house for 45 – 60 days, and more than a dozen side dishes served Bansang-style (traditional Korean royal table setting) including rice, soup and condiments. The staff cooks the meat on the table’s built-in grill in front of guests, recommending sides and condiments that complement each cut best. Snowflake Bingsoo, Korean shaved ice, caps the meal.

Photo: Loreley

At Loreley Beer Garden (7 Rivington St, NYC) on the LES, Easter guests can enjoy brunch and craft beers in their heated outdoor garden and dining room decked out with spring flowers for Loreley’s Spring Beer and Cocktail Festival (now through April). All day on Easter (12pm – 12am), there will be happy hour specials on American IPAs, perfect with brunch dishes such as Eggs Benedict on crispy house potato pancakes; Chicken Schnitzel & Waffles; Buttermilk Pancakes with fresh berries; and more. Frosé and a new Frozen Espresso Martini are counted among the cocktails.

Photo: Halifax

Bubbles Brunch + Waterfront Views are offered for Easter Brunch at Halifax (225 River St) in Hoboken. It includes bubbly and a parade of unlimited small plates featuring Challah French Toast with almonds and maple whipped cream; Halifax Smoked Salmon on crostini with cream cheese, scallion and capers; Warm Quiche with caramelized onion and fontina; Potato Poutine cheddar cheese curds, chives and sherry gravy; Beef Sliders on brioche buns with bacon-onion marmalade; among others. $48 per person with a bottle of sparkling wine; $34 without wine, a la carte also available.

Photo: Archer & Goat/Michael Tulipan

Harlem’s Archer & Goat (187 Lenox Ave, NYC) is offering an Easter meal outdoors. This popular brunch destination, known for their unique fusion of Latin American and South Asian flavors inspired by the owners’ culinary heritages, will offer their weekend brunch and dinner menus all day on Easter Sunday from 12pm - 7pm. They will be serving dishes like Breakfast Arepas with hanger steak (or cauliflower); A&G Hot Chicken Sandwich a spicy fried chicken sandwich on a bun with maple aioli and pickled strawberries; and Spiced French Toast with rose whipped cream, date and pistachio crumble, and glazed orange. The $25 one hour bottomless mimosas will be offered in addition to other brunch cocktails.

Photo: Kreuther Handcrafted Chocolates

At Kreuther Handcrafted Chocolate, Chefs Gabriel Kreuther and Marc Aumont are offering Easter treats like their Easter Signature Chef's Selection - 24 Pieces: A curated assortment of international flavors with Easter decorations ($80); Carrot Cake Macarons: Light-as-air almond cookies are filled with a cheesecake buttercream filling with pieces of carrot cake crumble and decorated with white chocolate carrot tops ($42); and Easter Marshmallow Trio: Festive mix of vanilla, chocolate, and carrot cake flavored marshmallows enrobed in dark chocolate and decorated with white chocolate plaques featuring a playful bunny, yellow duck, and carrot to celebrate all things spring ($45).