Bunnies, Eggs, and Mimosas, Oh My!: The Haute 5 Easter Feasts in NYC

Easter Sunday is approaching fast, find out the hautest locations in the city to dine on a divine holiday brunch.

Adour Alain Ducasse at the St. Regis

Dip dye that Easter egg spirit in an ambiance of traditional elegance with modern sophistication worthy of a James Beard Award Nomination.  Michelin-star Chef Alain Ducasse and Executive Chef Joel Dennis will be offering a 3-course Easter Brunch menu at $85 per person, and $30 for children’s menu. Choose from first course offerings like Lobster Benedict, Tender Ricotta Gnocchi, and Sauteed Duck Foie Gras.

Main course selections include Grenadin of Milk Fed Veal, Roasted rack of Elysian Fields Lamb, and Prime Beef Rib-eye. Dessert is a buffet course fit for even the sweetest of tooths. Seatings are from noon to 4:00 p.m. and reservations a must.

Adour Alain Ducasse at the St. Regis is located at Two East 55th Street; 212.710.2277

One if by Land, Two if by Sea

Join a feast fit for the attire of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny at this West Village foodie haven. One if by Land, Two if by Sea will be offering a pre-fixe menu at $65 per person. Executive Chef Andrew Matthew delicious first course offerings include White Asparagus Salad and Sauteed Soft Shell Crab.

Choose from Individual Beef Wellington, Roasted Rack of Lamb, Morel Mushroom Tortellini and more for the second. Polish off the meal with Dean Anderson’s pastry delights, including Pineapple-Lavender, Marscapone Cheesecake, and Peanut Butter Fondant Cake. Seatings are from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. and reservations a must.

One if by Land, Two if by Sea is located at 17 Barrow Street; 212.255.8949

The Garden

Grab that easter bonnet and off to the enchanting forest-like abode The Garden at Four Seasons New York shall Easter Brunch go. This new American breakfast and lunch restaurant recently opened at the Four Seasons in November 2009. At $125 per person and $60 per child, Easter brunch offerings include Catskill Smoked Salmon, Artichoke Bisque to start and Vanilla Dipped Brioche French Toast or Slow Roasted Beef Tenderloin to follow with Strawberry Rhubarb Tart, Meyer Lemon Carrot Cake to finish. Seatings are from noon until 3 p.m. Reservations recommended.

Complete Menu

The Garden is located at 57 East 57th St.


Hippity hop along the bunny trail for chef Marcus Samuelsson three-star Scandinavian delectable Easter Brunch treats at Aquavit. If dining earlier in the day, Aquavit’s traditional Easter Smorgasbord Brunch is offered at $60 per person. Choose from delicious offerings of cheese, gravlax, a variety of herring, swedish meatballs, pickled cucumber and lingonberries, roast lamb, as well as the dessert table with princess cake, ris a la malta, and assortment of cookies and pastries. Don’t forget to enjoy a complimentary Danish Mary, made with Karlsson Gold vodka. Those dining later on Easter Sunday can choose from a 3-course Easter Dinner Menu at $55 per person. Reservations recommended.

Aquavit is located at 65 East 55th St.; 212.307.7311

Cafe Boulud

Enjoy an extravagant Easter Brunch affair to remember at Cafe Boulud at The Surrey Hotel. A three-course menu is offered at $75 per person and $45 for children. With award winning chef Gavin Kaysen behind the line preparing Daniel Boulud’s French-American menu, it will certainly be a brunch to top off those eyelet socks. Just a block from Central Park and the Whitney Museum of Art enjoy a stroll before or after brunch.

Cafe Boulud is located at 20 East 76th St.; 212.772.2600