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Hop to It! Easter Brunches in New York

Thursday, April 13, 2017
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New York is a city that runs on brunch, and that’s never more true than on Easter Sunday. Easter morning is the perfect time to take advantage of the brunch options that the city has to offer. Whether providing special menu items, unique prix-fixe menus or simply their regular brunch staples, these restaurants are classic New York destinations perfect for brunching on Sunday. With traditional eats and adventurous fare, Easter brunch in New York is sure to please any palate. Here are our picks for Easter brunches in the city:


The Palm Court


The Plaza Hotel


768 5th Avenue, New York


212.546.5300


Online reservations here


Brunch served from: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


The Palm Court has been serving brunch for over 100 years at The Plaza Hotel. This Easter they will be hosting a prix-fixe buffet-style brunch, replete with classic dishes such as herb grilled natural rack of lamb and a bourbon and apricot glazed bone-in ham, as well as brunch classics like citrus scented brioche French toast and eggs Benedict. 


Lexington Brass


Hotel 48LEX


517 Lexington Avenue, New York


212.392.5976


Online reservations here


Brunch served from: 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Located next to Hotel 48LEX in Midtown, the elegant Lexington Brass boasts high ceilings, giant windows and marble bar. On Easter, they will be offering a classic American brunch. Along with their selection of American brunch standards, they will be serving beet and fennel cured salmon Benedict, stuffed French toast creme brulee, and grass-fed Colorado lamb loin especially for Easter.


La Pecora Bianca


1133 Broadway (26th St) New York


212.498.9696


Online reservations here


Brunch served from: 8 a.m. on


For a classic Italian brunch, dine at La Pecora Bianca, an Italian restaurant located in the Nomad neighborhood that sources most of its ingredients locally. For Easter, they will be offering a three-course prix-fixe brunch menu with main dishes such as uzo strapazzate, a scrambled egg dish featuring avocado and mixed greens, and a number of classic Italian frittates, including mushroom, Italian sausage and salmon. Menu items added for Easter Sunday include a light escarole salad, braised lamb polpette and baked sweet ricotta and fig ravioli. They also have a selection of Italian breakfast cocktails, including their house blend sangria and their Il Maestro cocktail.


Balaboosta


214 Mulberry Street, New York


212.966.7366


Online reservations here


Brunch served from: 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.


Balaboosta, an Israeli restaurant in Nolita, will serve a number of Mediterranean sandwiches, as well as entrees like their Shakshuka, eggs in spicy tomato sauce, coconut brioche French toast and spinach and mushroom stuffed bourekas.


The Rainbow Room


30 Rockefeller Plaza, 65th Floor, New York


212.632.5000


Online reservations here


Brunch served from: 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.


It’s showtime! For those seeking brunch and a show, New York’s iconic Rainbow Room at the top of Rockefeller Plaza is hosting the perfect Easter brunch. The Avalon Jazz Band and Vy Higginsen’s Gospel Choir will be performing as guests dine on both dishes off of the standard a la carte menu and additional specials. Easter menu items include roasted black Angus Prime Rib or Beef and Colorado Roast Leg of Lamb, as well as specialized chef stations including a freshly pressed juice bar, bacon bar, Greek yogurt parfait bar, ‘sweet & savory’ crepe station and a Bloody Mary bar.


Augustine


5 Beekman Street, New York


212.375.0010


Brunch served from: 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.


Famed New York City restaurateur Keith McNally’s restaurant Augustine, located in the Beekman Hotel, will be serving a French brunch this Easter morning. Along with entrees from their a la carte menu, like the duck confit salad, whiskey burger and Eggs Augustine, they will be serving their crowd favorite freshly-squeezed fruit juice. They will also be serving classic French pastries like beignets with nutella, apple butter and pastry cream and chocolate croissants.


Balthazar


80 Spring Street, New York


212.965.1414


Online reservations here


Brunch served from: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Another of McNally’s restaurants, Balthazar in SoHo, is also providing a classic French brunch for Easter Sunday. They are serving a number of brunch standards such as brioche French toast, apple cinnamon pancakes, and grilled Sullivan County trout, as well as two French seafood platters: Le Grand, which includes Blue Point, West Coast and dejour oysters; and Le Balthazar, which includes Little Neck Clams, Half Crab Mayonnaise, Half Lobster and King Crab.


North River Landing Fish Bar Brunch Cruise


New York Harbor, Pier 81


212.630.8840


Buy tickets at here


Brunch served from: 12:30  – 2:30 p.m., boarding at noon


North River Landing Fish Bar, a lounge located on a three-story, 160-foot yacht, will be setting sail Easter morning for a brunch cruise. The cruise features a brunch buffet including entrees like their eggs Benedict, skirt steak and salmon, as well as an unlimited mimosa option for adults. For the kids there will be an Easter bunny on board, and all children under 12 will receive a complimentary stuffed Easter basket.


EN Japanese Brasserie


435 Hudson Street (at Leroy) New York


212.647.9196


Brunch served from: 11:00 AM – 2:30 p.m.


If you’re looking for a less traditional Easter brunch, look no further than the Japanese brunch spot EN Japanese Brasserie. There, Chef Abe Hiroki crafts expert Japanese dishes that meld tradition and innovation. On their brunch menu is a wide array of traditional Japanese breakfast foods like Shake teishoku, a classic breakfast including grilled salmon and tofu; and O-Banzai an assortment of Kyoto style small breakfast plates. They also serve a wide array of hot stone grilled meats, including a Japanese take on the American breakfast standard, steak and eggs.


La Palapa


77 St. Mark’s Place, New York


212.777.2537


Online reservations here


Brunch served from: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.


For another take on Easter brunch, check out La Palapa, a Mexican restaurant in St. Mark’s place specializing in Mexico City style dishes. As is tradition for Easter in Mexico, La Palapa  will be serving a number of seafood specials including Tortitas de Jaiba, crab cakes topped with poached eggs, and Camarones a la Veracruzana, pan-seared shrimp. For drinks, they are also serving fresh lime frozen margaritas as well as standard brunch fare, including mimosas and Bloody Marys.


The River Café


One Water Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201


718.522.5200


Online reservations here 


Brunch served from: 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM


Located under the Brooklyn Bridge, with a beautiful view of the New York skyline, The River Cafe is a culinary destination. This Easter they will have prix-fixe brunch menu includes such starters as foie gras duet, pork belly, and Wagyu steak tartare. Entrees will include the waffle eggs Benedict, mushroom Wellington, and filet mignon. They also will be serving caviar service of German, Italian or Californian caviar, for additional cost.  




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