With Easter just around the corner, it’s never too early to get a jump on holiday dining. We’ve mapped out New York’s most egg-citing (sorry, we couldn’t resist) brunches and festivities in honor of the most pastel Sunday of the year.
1. CHEFS CLUB
Our obsession with NoLIta gem Chefs Club is both unwavering and unrivaled, and for good reason. This year’s Easter buffet is a perfect example, featuring a bounty of seasonal specialties from asparagus and morel pizzette and cara cara orange with radish to leg of lamb in olive jus and a sumptuous peanut nougat glacé. Keep an eye out for Culinary Advisor Didier Elena, whose gastronomic prowess is ever-present throughout the restaurant’s constantly evolving guest chef rotation and event roster -- all compliments to the team can be directed through him. A standing ovation works, too.
$65 per person
2. BLACK BARN
John Doherty, former Executive Chef at the Waldorf Astoria, helms this newly opened venture perched at the top of Madison Square Park. The sprawling space somehow makes soaring ceilings feel homey and rustic, and when paired with Doherty’s killer classic American fare, it’s a win-win on all levels. Black Barn’s prix fixe Easter menu will feature traditional dishes like Maine lobster Benedict, beef wellington in a black truffle sauce, almond apple French toast, parmesan rosemary waffles, and more.
$55 per person
3. BACK ROOM AT ONE57
With a newly appointed Chef de Cuisine (a Rotisserie Georgette vet, no less), Back Room is launching an exclusive spring feast for those who appreciate exceptional food in a plush setting. Look forward to rabbit Galantine, soft-boiled duck egg with caviar and crostini, farm-smoked trout filet, a wheatberry risotto with spring vegetables, wild mushroom quiche, turtle cheesecake, and more.
$85 per person
4. CLEMENT AT THE PENINSULA HOTEL
What’s more kid-friendly than a Peter Rabbit brunch? This Easter, Clement Restaurant brings the tale to life with a sprawling spread by Chef Remi van Petegem featuring over 50 spring dishes from an appetizer garden to a raw bar station, and a little bird told us there’ll be a real live bunny farm in the lobby to boot.
$135 per person; $65 per child under 12
5. PALM COURT AT THE PLAZA HOTEL
Culinary Director and general maestro of gastronomic grandeur Geoffrey Zakarian is taking Easter brunch by storm with a grand buffet of bountiful baked goods, carving stations, finger sandwiches, whimsical desserts, and more. Look forward to a glazed Easter ham with apricot mostarda, Angus prime rib with horseradish cream and Fresno chili chimichurri, lobster rolls, thyme roasted spring vegetables, Shaksuka baked eggs, and so much more. We’re officially planning our pre-feast fast.
$145 per person; $65 per child
Contact your Attaché for reservations.