Another Easter is nearly upon us. If your family’s yearly observation of the holiday includes brunch at a restaurant, here are several possibilities for your consideration.
The Wine Cellar at Vetro Restaurant & Lounge in Howard Beach will be reprising its all-inclusive Easter Brunch. A 3-course feast will be offered, along with an open bar, live entertainment, and — for the kiddies — a photo with the Easter Bunny. Tickets for the event, which may be purchased here, are $66.27 for adults, $42.95 for children. For parties of 6 or more, tickets are non-refundable. The Wine Cellar at Vetro Restaurant & Lounge, 164-49 Cross Bay Boulevard, Queens, 718-843-8387.
Veteran Michelin-recognized French bistro La Goulue will host a two-course prix fixe Easter Brunch menu with a choice of an appetizer and a main course. Selections will include French toast fashioned from home-made brioche and slathered with mascarpone cream and blueberry jam, and a variant on eggs Benedict in which house-smoked salmon stands in for the ham and the hollandaise is infused with fresh dill. The per-person cost is $72. La Goulue, 29 E. 61st Street, 212-988-8169.
The Garden at The Standard, East Village will be featuring an Easter Brunch not only on Sunday but on Saturday, April 8, as well. On, Easter Sunday an adult Easter egg hunt will be held between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. (Find the lone disco ball egg, and you could win a one-night stay at the adjacent hotel.) A special Easter menu will be offered and will include some imaginative items like lamb merguez hash and croissant bread pudding. The price per person is $25. Book your reservation at Resy. The Garden at the Standard, East Village, 25 Cooper Square, 212-228-3344.
A more traditional approach to the Easter holiday is reflected in the brunch menu at Concord Hill in Williamsburg, which includes a roasted whole leg of spring lamb. Spirited cocktails, one of the restaurant’s hallmarks, will include “Kickin’ Winter in the Snowballs,” a blend of pineapple, piloncillo, cinnamon, and clove. If you’d rather spend a quiet Easter Sunday at home, the restaurant has you covered with its brunch kit for two. Concord Hill, 374 Graham Avenue, 347-463-9322.
At Tom Colicchio’s flagship restaurant Craft in the Flatiron district, Easter brunch will focus on such longtime favorites as pan-roasted diver scallops, braised beef short ribs, and a plethora of greenmarket sides. An à la carte dinner menu will also be offered. The price per person: $105. Craft, 43 E. 19th Street, Fl 3, 212-780-0880.
Easter brunch at Roey’s (a member of the family of restaurants that also includes Bobo, Rosemary’s, and Claudette’s) takes a turn toward the Italian, as does the restaurant itself. Highlights of the day include a brussels sprout pizza — a deftly cooked pie topped with the aforementioned vegetable as well as pecorino cream, bacon, and egg — and a lavender panna cotta garnished with candied lemon and hazelnuts. Items are priced à la carte. Roey’s, 1 Perry Street (at Greenwich Ave.), 646-864-1200.