Get a Hop on Easter Plans—Where to Eat in NYC on Easter Weekend

Get a Hop on Easter Plans—Where to Eat in NYC on Easter Weekend

Enjoy a harbor cruise with your Easter brunch. (Courtesy Hornblower Cruises & Events)

If you'll be in NYC this year for Easter Weekend, it's never too early to make reservations for a special Easter meal!

Here are just some of the best places to eat this year on Easter (for a full list, check out this Where Traveler article):

Easter Brunch or Dinner

Hornblower Cruises & Events (Hudson River Park): Hop aboard the New York City Easter Brunch Jazzy Cruise and enjoy live music and iconic sights of the city while dining on a bountiful brunch buffet with signature coffee and herbal teas, a dessert station and free-flowing mimosas. This festive cruise will take passengers to the New York Harbor, offering stunning views of the Manhattan skyline and Statue of Liberty. This cruise has reserved seating, so make sure to book your whole party together at one time. Boarding begins at noon and the cruise leaves Pier 40 at 12:30 pm. At W. Houston and the Hudson River, 646.699.4244

Tribeca Grill (Tribeca): A NYC hospitality landmark in its third decade, the Tribeca Grill—owned by famed restaurateur Drew Nieporent and Academy Award-winning actor Robert De Niro—is a very festive place to be the weekend of Easter. The three-course prix fixe brunch is based off the price of the main course, ranging from just $39 to $65. The generous menu includes appetizers like yogurt parfait, roasted baby beets and grilled octopus. Main course options range from a goat cheese and fine herbes omelet to Atlantic salmon to grilled filet of beef and other savory selections. For dessert, choose from sweet sensations such as glazed donut holes, chocolate brioche pudding, New York cheesecake and more! 375 Greenwich St., 212.941.3900

The River Café (DUMBO, Brooklyn): This riverside restaurant offers one of the best views of the Manhattan skyline and Statue of Liberty from its prime spot beneath the Brooklyn Bridge. New American cuisine using the freshest and finest ingredients is served daily. For Easter, indulge in prix fixe brunch for just $125 per person. The meal will start with a banana-maple flan in an eggshell, topped with house-made granola and fresh Ronnybrook cream. Guests will then select an appetizer and main course from the full menu, followed by a trio of signature desserts, handmade holiday chocolates and confections. For Easter dinner, the prix fixe meal (only $145 per person) begins with wild sturgeon caviar and house-smoked salmon served in a holiday-themed eggshell. An appetizer and main course dish will be selected from the full menu with the meal ending with the signature dessert trio and handmade Easter confections. 1 Water St., 718.522.5200

Benjamin Steakhouse (Midtown East): Established in 2006, this critically acclaimed, family owned and operated steak house treats each guest like family. For Easter Dinner, enjoy a three-course prix fixe menu for only $69.95 (not including beverage, tax or gratuity) that features a choice of appetizer (baby leaf spinach salad, mozzarella and tomatoes, a half dozen Blue Point oysters and spring pea soup) and entree (rack of lamb, Chilean sea bass, bone-in rib eye steak or veal chop), as well as the chef’s choice for dessert. 52 E. 41st St., 212.297.9177


Sweet Treats and Dessert

Grand Central Terminal (Midtown East): This transportation, shopping and dining hub is a perfect spot to pick up Easter dessert! Pick up Easter baskets and boxes from master chocolatiers Jacques Torres Chocolate, Li-Lac Chocolates and Neuhaus Belgian Chocolates. American baked goods haven Magnolia Bakery will have Easter cupcakes for just $3.75 apiece. Eli Zabar Bread & Pastry has fresh cakes, chocolates and other Easter treats. 89 E. 42nd St., 212.340.2583

Ladurée (SoHo and Upper East Side): With roots in Paris, this French bakery—known for its colorful macarons—is the perfect place to shop for Easter treats! Beginning March 29, gourmet creations by head patisserie chef Claire Heitzler will be available to sweets-seekers, including Joe Milk and Lolly Pink, edible bunny rabbits made of milk and pink-colored white chocolate, respectively. There are also filled milk or dark chocolate eggs, a Garden Party pistachio sugar crust pastry (covered with decorated pistachio mousse) and a special Charms Garden gift box filled with eight assorted macarons. For the holiday, enjoy the seasonal blackcurrant chocolate macaron! 398 W. Broadway, 646.392.7868; 864 Madison Ave., 646.558.3157


Year-round, the Ispahan is one of Ladurée's most popular desserts. (©Matteo Prandoni)

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