4 Best Restaurants in NYC for Easter Sunday Brunch
We already suggested great Easter activities in New York City, but what if you’re not in the mood for a city-wide egg hunt, church service, or a massive parade? A big part of Easter holiday is family meals, and a lot of long-time New York residents simply end up dining out or having a home-cooked meal. If you’re a foodie and brunch enthusiast who doesn’t want to (or can’t) cook on a holiday, you’ll be happy to know we’ve selected 4 top restaurants in NYC for Easter Sunday Brunch and highlighted each one’s distinctions.
230 Fifth Rooftop Bar
Few places can compete with this bar’s majestic view: You’ll get a 360-degree rooftop view of Manhattan, with the Empire State Building more visible. The venue has hosted several private events (Super Bowl, Oscars Viewing Party, Valentine’s Day, etc.), and is comprised of an indoor penthouse, outdoor roofdeck, ‘Hard Bar’ (a “private party room for up to 90 guests”), as well as the Empire Room (which fits 550 guests). Big space? Check!
The Easter Brunch Buffet will take place between 10 AM and 4 PM, so don’t be shy to treat yourself to the Cold Display, Hot Buffet, Omelette Station, Carving Station (Beef filet with horseradish sauce), and various tasty desserts (ice cream station, assorted cookies, brownies, & chocolate-coated strawberries). The prices are very good compared to other buffets with a much smaller selection: $42 per adult and $15 per child (12 years and below). Bon appétit!
Are you expecting the relative who will talk your ear off about ‘that time they took on Wall Street’, or ask endearing questions such as “Still single at 30 years old, dear?” Turn to the cocktail menu for help; the Jalapeno Margarita is there for emergencies.
For those seeking an authentic Italian cuisine, head over to A Voce Columbus from 11 AM to 4 PM for an exquisite three-course Easter brunch. It’s more pricey than 230 Fifth ($68 per adult and $38 per child under 10 years old), but certainly worth it. House made Italian pastries will be available for the whole table. After that, you’re free to choose your appetizers, second course dish, side dish, and dessert (in that order). To have a fulfilling meal, order the Insalata di pollo and then the Uova strapazzate coupled with Eggplant. When it’s time for dessert, throw tradition out the window and get the Ricotta Cheese Cake.
In addition, A Voce is a recipient of Wine Spectator’s Grand Award since 2012, since its wine list consists of more than 2700 selections of wine and 18 wines by the glass, showcasing only the best from Italy, France and the United States. Whichever dish you choose, there will be a drink to pair it with. Wine Director Olivier Flosse believes you shouldn’t pay excessively to enjoy excellent wine, which is why most of the bottles are priced under $90. Not to mention, A Voce Columbus features stunning glass walls that exhibit 10,000 bottles.
Is a casual, trendy setting more your style? Visit the premier Bar Boulud bistro near Lincoln Center for seasonal French fare and a magnificent selection of Easter-themed terrines. With its innovative, contemporary design, the main dining room has seating at a glass-encased charcuterie (cold meat collection) bar and at cozy booths near the wine ‘cave-esque’ space. You can also dine on the outdoor terrace along Broadway’s ‘Restaurant Row’ if the weather allows it.
Moreover, you can sleep in without missing a memorable meal, as Bar Boulud will hold an Easter brunch from 11 AM till 3 PM ($32/person), as well as a dinner from 5 – 10 PM ($48/person). Specialties include the Grilled Ramp Tartine, Crispy Farm Egg with parisian ham, and Roasted Leg of Lamb. Call 212.595.0303 to reserve before it’s too late.
Colicchio & Sons
Chelsea undoubtedly is an NYC neighborhood with a historic yet contemporary feel, something Colicchio & Sons is perfectly aware of. By applying new energy to respected small-scale techniques of farming, ranching, and fishing, the restaurant reflects the sense of infinite possibilities in the restaurant scene.
Throughout Easter Sunday Brunch (10:30 AM – 3:30 PM), enjoy a three-course menu emphasizing spring ingredients in both the Dining Room and Tap Room. There are too many mouthwatering dishes to choose from, but we recommend Smoked Salmon Flatbread, Cream Cheese & Capers as a starter, and Short Rib Hash with Coddled Egg for the main course. There’s even a kid’s menu with simple, appetizing dishes such as Bacon & Eggs, Macaroni & Cheese, and 3 kinds of pizza: Tomato, Mozzarella & Basil. Prices are reasonable ($55/person and $15/child), so call 212.400.6699 for reservations or click here.
Whichever restaurant you pick, remember to reserve and arrive early in order to avoid long waits.