Easter Sunday is right around the corner, and many New York restaurants are stepping up their brunch game with special menus for the holiday.
Whether you have family in town or are celebrating Easter with a group of friends, there’s a brunch in the city that’s just right for you. In case you’re still searching for the perfect place to enjoy Easter brunch this year, we’ve highlighted some of our favorite spots below.
The legendary Rainbow Room is hosting an Easter brunch complete with live music from jazz singer Fleur Seule. For $125 per person, you can indulge in a decadent à la carte brunch complemented by specialized chef stations including a freshly pressed juice bar, a bacon bar, a Greek yogurt parfait bar, a sweet and savory crepe station, and, last but not least, a Bloody Mary bar. Other Easter specials include smoked salmon and salmon caviar devilled eggs, Maine lobster and American caviar devilled eggs, and carrot cake pancakes. 30 Rockefeller Plaza, brunch served from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Brand New Brunch
If you’re a fan of Austrian hotspot Edi & The Wolf, you need to check out its recently opened sister restaurant, Freud. Freud, which opened in February, also offers a contemporary take on Austrian fare and just started serving brunch. For Easter, in addition to its regular brunch menu items like pancakes topped with rhubarb and whipped sour cream, Freud will also offer two special brunch dishes: Soft poached duck egg and braised lamb shoulder. 506 LaGuardia Place, Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Experience the tastes and flavors of the coastal regions of the South of France, Italy and Spain without leaving Manhattan this Easter at Fig & Olive. The Mediterranean restaurant’s $40 holiday brunch features mouth-watering main dishes like rosemary lamb, steak and eggs, and a French omelet, as well as equally tasty appetizers and desserts. 420 W. 13th St., 10 E. 52nd St., and 808 Lexington Ave., brunch served from 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Baked Goods and Bespoke Bloody Marys Brunch
In addition to its regular brunch menu, Burke & Wills’ Easter Sunday brunch will feature hot cross buns from Balthazar Bakery that are toasted and served with butter and jam. Wash everything down at the bespoke Bloody Mary bar, where you can select your own rim, booze, mix, and skewer. Read our full review of Burke & Wills’ brunch here. 226 W. 79th St., brunch served from 12-4 p.m.
Luxurious Buffet Brunch
For a truly spectacular Easter Sunday brunch, head to the iconic Palm Court at The Plaza, where you can treat yourself to a grand buffet with carving stations and a delectable dessert display. From French toast with blueberry-rosemary compote and whipped cinnamon mascarpone to grilled salmon with roasted fennel, you’ll have no problem finding a dish to enjoy here. 768 Fifth Ave., brunch served from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Chic Cafe Brunch
Claudette, a charming, inviting restaurant in the heart of Greenwich Village, is offering a two-course Easter brunch meal for $28 and a three-course option for $40. With tasty menu items like French dip, baked eggs, and a wild mushroom omelette, you can’t go wrong at this cozy-chic restaurant. This beautifully decorated space is perfect if you have family visiting for Easter brunch. Read our review of brunch at Claudette here. 24 5th Ave., brunch served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Oleanders, a fern-bar–inspired restaurant located in Williamsburg’s McCarren Hotel & Pool, is offering an affordable prix-fixe Easter brunch featuring a gratis glass of prosecco and some mouth-watering dishes served in a foliage-filled, vintage-feeling space. This brunch includes a basket of house pastries and your choice of ricotta pancakes, fried chicken and waffles, and a cured king salmon bagel with sprouts-scallion cream cheese. 160 N. 12th St., Brooklyn, brunch served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Choices Galore Brunch
At Clement Restaurant’s Easter brunch, there truly is something for everyone, with more than 50 delectable dishes to choose from. This brunch, $135 per person, will feature a salad station, egg station, berry station, raw bar, main course buffet, pastry station, and a chocolate and candy bar. Some main course highlights include garlic-studded, roasted lamb leg, green pea mint risotto with aged parmesan cheese, and roasted prawns on spinach cavatelli with sweet and sour cherry tomatoes. 700 Fifth Ave., brunch served from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.