It’s almost Easter Sunday and luckily many of New York’s restaurants are putting on their finest, serving special menus all afternoon. There’s a variety of options whether you’re brunching with family or your gal pals and we’ve highlighted some of our favorites below. Have fun and celebrate the spring season, bunnies!
Celebrity Chef Brunch
We loved everything from the popovers to the French toast at David Burke Kitchen, located inside of the chic James Hotel in SoHo. The eatery is offering a special menu for Easter Sunday featuring a three-course prix fixe menu for $45. We’ve got our eyes on the Maine lobster toast and the chocolate caramel cream egg. Read our full review of David Burke Kitchen here. 23 Grand St, brunch served from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.
The Waldorf Astoria New York will offer a special, elaborate Easter brunch on April 5th. Laid out in Peacock Alley, the hotel’s lobby restaurant, special Easter additions include citrus smoked salmon, smoked sturgeon and lobster & asparagus salad. Brunch cocktails (including the Bloody Bunny, a carrot take on the Bloody Mary) are also available. $98 per person. 301 Park Ave, brunch served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
It’s hard to beat Barraca’s bottomless sangria deal, especially since there are so many sangria options to choose from. We loved the classic rioja paired with tapas at this West Village restaurant. On Sunday, Barraca is offering a three-course menu for $45. Add on another $15 for two hours of said bottomless sangria. Read our full review of Barraca here. 81 Greenwich Ave, brunch served from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Brunch on a Boat
This Easter, mix things up on a Champagne Brunch Cruise in the all-glass dining vessel, Bateaux New York. Brunch items include the Quiche Du Jour, Roasted Banana French Toast and Amish Roast Chicken. Starting at $69.90 per adult and $41.95 per child, you can also enjoy live entertainment, attentive service and stunning NYC skyline views. Use the promotion code Easter20 and save 20%. Chelsea Piers, Pier 61, brunch is served from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.
European Chic Brunch
We love Barrio 47 for a later in the day, cocktail-fueled brunch in the West Village. For $25, Barrio 47 is offering a special all day consisting of maple glazed country ham with Yukon gold potato gratin, butternut squash, and chestnut hash. The regular brunch menu is also available; don’t miss the truffle fries and mac & cheese. Read our full review of Barrio 47 here. 47 8th Ave, brunch served 12 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.
Corkbuzz is celebrating Easter Sunday with a brunch buffet featuring an egg station, French toast, ham carving, granola, and an assortment of meats and cheeses. Signature brunch favorites will also be available to guests. The champagne will be flowing with Corkbuzz’s Champagne Campaign – a.k.a half-off bottles of all champagne! 13 E 13th St, brunch served 12 – 3 p.m.
Authentic Italian Brunch
Family is tradition at Paola’s in the Upper East Side. In fact, we got a tour of the kitchen by Paola herself. Generations of New Yorkers dine atop white tablecloths every Sunday after church and we suspect Easter Sunday won’t be any different. The full brunch menu will be served this Sunday; stand outs included the poached eggs with truffled mushrooms and polenta and the asparagus salad with poached eggs. Read our full review of Paola’s here. 1295 Madison Ave, brunch served 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Build Your Own Bloody Brunch
Head for a taste down under this Easter Sunday for brunch at Aussie-inspired Burke & Wills in the Upper West Side. The restaurant will offer its entire brunch menu until 4 p.m. Carbs are king at Burke & Wills and we recommend the housemade gnocchi topped with an egg and the Nutella French toast. Read our full review of Burke & Wills here. 226 W. 79th St, brunch served 12-4 p.m.
Sarabeth’s is a brunch staple in the city and one of our first stops when reviewing for the site three years ago. On Easter Sunday, Sarabeth’s will offer a $55 prix fixe menu featuring three courses with specialty items like lamb loin and vegetable consomme. Read our full review of Sarabeth’s here. Various locations, brunch served from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.