NEW YORK, NY -
Spring has finally arrived with flowers blooming and sun bright as can be! Easter is also very close, but not to worry we have selected our favorite Easter Brunch locations in New York City. These selected restaurants are perfect for an afternoon with friends or maybe a brunch date for two.
Bistro Chat Noir
22 East 66th St (between Madison and 5th)
Reservations: 212-794-2428 bistrochatnoir.com
Pricing: 3 courses, all inclusive: $59 for adults, $35 for children 12 and under
With a beautiful venue, warm and cozy atmosphere, well-established menu (as well as celebrity clientele) Bistro Chat Noir is serving up a lovely Easter brunch with many of their classic menu items like the famous Floating Island and pistachio sponge Bagtelle cake. Other must-tries include the artichoke ravioli, truffle mac and cheese (a dense indulgence not for the faint of heart) and the seafood risotto. For those craving a traditional morning meal, the Bistro is also serving their eggs benedict, a crepe bretonne and an egg white frittata laced with goat cheese, grilled artichokes and asparagus. Top the morning off with a Chat Noir’s Bloody Mary and toast to the start of Spring in the city.
452 Amsterdam Ave (between 81st and 82nd)
Reservations: 212-501-7755 recipenyc.com
Pricing: A la carte, $10-15 a person
There’s no need to stray from the tried and true brunch menu of Recipe: every item is a winner especially on Easter. Touting rustic simplicity, Recipe is a delectable Upper West Side staple with homemade items such as locally roasted beets, seasonal jams with brioche and country bread toast and an organic poached egg salad. For those with a heartier appetite, tickle the tastebuds with their vanilla brioche french toast or their famed Hudson Valley Foie Gras Terrine with a black mission figs and apricot puree. Depending on the weather, choose from their refreshing Pear Sparklette or warm Big Apple Hot Mulled Cider.
31 Great Jones (between Lafayette and Bowery)
Reservations: 212-253-5700 fivepointsrestaurant.com
Pricing: a la carte, $15-18 a person
Hot chocolate and churros? What better throwback to nostalgic amusement park days and sugary comfort food than this famous item from Five Points? Join this American-Mediterranean brunch spot for a special Easter treat as they serve up standard favorites such as lemon-ricotta pancakes drizzled with maple syrup and the fried chicken sandwich dressed with dijon mustard and bitter greens. Their simple menu needs no justification–they even published a cookbook on the art of brunching. So make sure to reserve a spot to get in this Easter Sunday.
Enjoy Your Weekend!
Diana Tsuchida U.F.P Contributor