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NYC Easter brunch: The best restaurants to celebrate the holiday

It’s almost time to grab your Easter basket and head out for a day in New York City. But there’s no need to go hunting for plastic or hard-boiled eggs, especially when there are plenty of places that have food as good as any prize.

Grab your basket — and your wallet — and check out some of the city’s top spots for brunching with family and friends on Easter Sunday.

Temple Court

Sharing is caring, right? Temple Court thinks so.
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Sharing is caring, right? Temple Court thinks so. The restaurant is offering up a three-course prix-fixe meal that includes two shareable courses and one entrée per person. Menu options include salmon a la Oscar, eggs benedict, buffalo milk burrata, banana caramel doughnut hole, buttermilk rosemary biscuits and more. Easter brunch is $50 per adult and $40 per kid 12 and younger. (5 Beekman St., 212-658-1848, www.templecourtnyc.com)

American Cut Tribeca

For $55 per person, guests can enjoy an
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For $55 per person, guests can enjoy an appetizer, entrée and dessert with choices like bacon, egg and cheese bites, lobster Benedict and monkey bread at American Cut Tribeca. For an additional $14, you can also get a bread basket filled with biscuits, muffins, scones, and more. (363 Greenwich St., 212-226-4736, www.americancutsteakhouse.com/tribeca)

BAAR BAAR

If you are looking to expand your palate
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If you are looking to expand your palate on Easter, BAAR BAAR is the way to go. The Indian Gastro Bar is serving up unique brunch cuisine for the holiday, with dishes including chicken ghee roast taco, roasted cauliflower, lamb shank biryani and masala egg puff. (13 E. 1st St., 212-228-1200, baarbaarnyc.com)

Catch

This restaurant is putting a fancy spin on
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This restaurant is putting a fancy spin on Easter brunch. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the restaurant will offer special dishes like duck egg ravioli with crispy prosciutto, egg white frittata with turkey bacon jam and passion fruit egg mousse with chocolate hazelnut ganache. (21 9th Ave., 212-392-5978, catchrestaurants.com/catchnyc)

Armani/Ristorante 5th Avenue

A fancy Easter feast awaits at Armani/Ristorante. From
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A fancy Easter feast awaits at Armani/Ristorante. From 11:45 a.m. to 3 p.m., guests can enjoy a four-course meal by chef Michele Brogioni while watching the Easter Parade from their table. The $105-per-person meal includes deviled eggs, pickled artichokes, wild herbs tart, homemade tortelli, lamb, a warm ricotta tart and more. (717 5th Ave., 212-207-1902, www.armani.com/restaurant/us/)

Bar Boulud

A New York City favorite for brunch, Bar
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A New York City favorite for brunch, Bar Boulud is amping up their menu for Easter Sunday. Along with their usual brunch dishes, such as croque Madame, lobster omelet, and moules au curry, they will also serve roasted leg of lamb, grilled dorade and baked Virginia ham. (1900 Broadway at 64th St., 212-595-0303, www.barboulud.com)

db Bistro Moderne

db Bistro Moderne knows just how to put
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db Bistro Moderne knows just how to put a little bit of spring in your step. This modern French restaurant will offer a $60 three-course prix-fixe Easter brunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. filled with bright and cheery dishes. Guests can choose between cucumber gazpacho, egg in a nest, a spring omelette, coq au vin, rhubarb turnover, nettle meadow kunik and more. (55 W. 44th St., 212-391-2400, www.dbbistro.com)

Boulud Sud

Easter celebrations may be a tradition, but that
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Easter celebrations may be a tradition, but that doesn’t mean the meals have to be traditional. Instead of partaking in traditional Easter dishes, this brunch will be a $48 prix-fixe menu of Mediterranean-inspired dishes. The menu includes Arabic lamb flatbread, Moroccan spring carrot salad, grilled Mediterranean daurade, grapefruit givré, and more. (20 W. 64th St., 212-595-1313, www.bouludsud.com)

Dos Caminos

Dos Caminos is offering fun and boldly flavored
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Dos Caminos is offering fun and boldly flavored Easter brunch items. The menu is crafted by "Hell’s Kitchen" winner Ariel Fox and includes churro pancakes, chilaquiles verdes, Mexican French toast and more. The items can even be paired with bottomless mimosas, Bloody Marys or even frozen margaritas. (Visit Dos Caminos online to see their multiple locations and contact information, www.doscaminos.com)

DiWine Restaurant and Wine Bar

Looking to put that Sunday best to good
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Looking to put that Sunday best to good use? DiWine Restaurant and Wine Bar offers an up-scale atmosphere and will offer live jazz with Easter brunch. Guests can try apple cinnamon French toast, Turkish shakshuka, a lobster BLT or even truffle eggs while the band plays from noon to 3 p.m. For an extra $20, you can even get an hour of unlimited mimosas, Bellini’s, bloody marys, or screwdrivers. (41-15 31st Ave., 718-775-1355, diwineonline.com)

Il Divo

This 1920s-themed restaurant will make guests feel like
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This 1920s-themed restaurant will make guests feel like they are celebrating Easter in the most classic way possible. The four-course meal is $79 per person and includes Easter pie, rigatoni with meatballs, roasted lamb leg, and a special dessert. Guests can also purchase the Easter dishes individually. (1347 2nd Ave., 212-380-8164, www.ildivo.restaurant)

La Cafette

For a more chic dining experience, head to
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For a more chic dining experience, head to this Williamsburg staple. La Cafette is offering a prix-fixe three-course brunch for $45 that includes deviled eggs, a roast rack of lamb and Poire Belle Hélène. A mimosa pitcher will also be available for $30, and a bottle of sparkling wine will be available for $35. (103 Havemeyer St., 347-529-4060, www.lacafettebrooklyn.com)

Leuca

You don't always have to book an expensive
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You don’t always have to book an expensive trip to get a taste of southern Italy. Leuca is offering an Easter brunch filled with foods from the area. Guests will be able to feel like they are on a holiday vacation with meals like eggs al forno, baba au rhum French toast, malfadini, a crispy suckling pig and Sicilian pistachio cake. (111 N. 12th St., 718-581-5900, www.leuca.com)

Kingside

Surfing 'n' turfing is a whole lot better
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Surfing ‘n’ turfing is a whole lot better with Kingside’s Easter brunch. Along with their traditional brunch items, including buttermilk fried chicken sandwiches, steak and eggs, and lobster scramble, you can also try their colossal soft crab with scrambled eggs and potato hash or the roasted rack of lamb with fingerling potatoes and lamb jus. (124 W. 57th St., 212-707-8000, www.kingside-restaurant.com)

Ocean Prime New York

If you're looking for a special treat on
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If you’re looking for a special treat on Easter, then Ocean Prime New York may be the place for you. The restaurant is usually closed on Sundays but is opening its doors for a special brunch menu on April 21. Guests will be able to munch on French toast with candied bacon, lobster toast, crab and eggs, braised short rib surf and turf, and more. (123 W. 52nd St., 212-956-1404, www.ocean-prime.com)

Osteria 57

Vegetarians and vegans will be able to enjoy
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Vegetarians and vegans will be able to enjoy a great Easter brunch courtesy of Osteria 57. The veggie- and fish-focused restaurant will offer a $44 three-course menu from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dishes will include artichoke lasagna with mint pesto, chickpea stew with marinara sauce, rhubarb and basil tart with gelato, and more, all of which can also be bought a la carte. (57 W. 10th St., 212-777-0057, www.osteria57.com)

Patsy's Italian Restaurant

Easter is a day for lots of family
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Easter is a day for lots of family and even more food. There is no better place to do just that than at one of New York City’s most famous family-owned restaurants, Patsy’s Italian Restaurant. For Easter the restaurant is offering a $69 prix fixe menu of a rack of baby lamb, baked meat pie and cheesecake. (236 W. 56th St., 212-247-3491, patsys.com)

STK

Three-course meals and entrees are not for everybody.
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Three-course meals and entrees are not for everybody. To spice up your Easter brunch, STK is offering a full buffet of Easter favorites. The brunch buffet will be from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at both locations for $84 per person. It will including a raw bar, carving station, doughnut bar and more. (26 Little W. 12th St., 646-666-4510, stksteakhouse.com) (1114 6th Ave., 646-624-2455)

Pinch Chinese

If some Chinese comfort food is more up
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If some Chinese comfort food is more up your alley for Easter brunch then this special is the perfect place for you. Pinch Chinese will offer bacon, egg and cheese dumplings, breakfast dan dan noodles, peking duck benedict and more. Guests can also pay $20 for 60 minutes of unlimited cocktails. (177 Prince St., 212-328-7880, www.pinchchinese.com)

The Lambs Club

There is no better time to indulge in
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There is no better time to indulge in the creations of a celebrity chef than on a special occasion. Chef Geoffrey Zakarian will offer a prix-fixe menu at The Lambs Club from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Easter. The meal is $85 for adults and $65 for children under 12 and will include chocolate croissants, cinnamon rolls, shrimp cocktail, brioche French toast, smoked salmon, strawberry shortcake, and more.(132 W. 44th St., 212-997-5262, www.thelambsclub.com)

The Palm Tribeca

To get an Easter brunch that's a little
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To get an Easter brunch that's a little more wild, head to The Palm Tribeca, which will offer a multi-course brunch special for $39 per adult, $14 per child between ages 6 and 11, and free for children 5 and younger. Brunch options include the Nova Scotia lobster omelet, prime New York steak, goat cheese frittata, and more. (206 West Street, 646-395-6393, www.thepalm.com)

Rock Center Café

A hop into this brunch special will leave
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A hop into this brunch special will leave guests with a full stomach and a photo of them with the Easter Bunny. Rock Center Café’s $49 three-course prix-fixe brunch is filled with spring-inspired dishes. Guests can choose from spring quiche, pineapple carpaccio, lobster and bacon hash, a lamb burger, coconut pineapple layer cake, and much more. Children can also enjoy for $20. (20 W. 50th St., 212-332-7620, www.rockcentercafe.com)  

Scarpetta

This restaurant's $55 prix-fixe Easter brunch is sure
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This restaurant’s $55 prix-fixe Easter brunch is sure to please any guest. The three-course meal will include choices of raw yellowtail, cauliflower Romanesco, steak and eggs, beet mezzaluna, sorbeto, chocolate cake, and of course, specialty cocktails. The menu will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (88 Madison Ave., 212-691-0555, www.scarpettarestaurants.com/nyc)

The Flying Cock

Sometimes all it takes is a little fun
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Sometimes all it takes is a little fun in your food to make a memory that will last a lifetime. The Flying Cock will offer an Easter bunny pancake special for $15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Easter. The pancakes are filled with chocolate egg chunks and plenty of whipped cream. The restaurant’s regular brunch items, including the California egg scramble and shakshuka, will be offered as well. (497 3rd Ave., 212-689-6900, www.theflyingcocknyc.com)

The Leopard at des Artistes

This Easter brunch spot is as artistic as
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This Easter brunch spot is as artistic as it sounds. As guests enjoy brunch favorites like ricotta pancakes or black truffle and cheese omelets, they can also listen to a live jazz performance. Easter brunch is available from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (1 W. 67th St., 212-787-8767, theleopardnyc.com)

Uncle Jacks Meat House

Easter is the perfect time for beef, brew
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Easter is the perfect time for beef, brew and bread pudding. For $40, guests at Uncle Jacks can enjoy braised beef short rib benedict, house smoked corned beef hash, biscuits, a French toast bread pudding skillet, and much more. The prix-fixe menu includes two brunch cocktails, and kids 10 and younger can enjoy their own $15 prix-fixe menu, as well. (36-18 Ditmars Blvd., 917-745-1553, www.unclejacksmeathouseastoria.com)

The Sea Grill

For a little taste of Easter under the
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For a little taste of Easter under the sea, The Sea Grill will be offering a special seafood Easter Brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The three-course menu is $65 and includes jumbo lump crab cakes, Florida red snapper, sushi, sushi platters, and much more. Guests will even get a special visit form the Easter bunny between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. (19 W. 49th St., 212-332-7610, www.theseagrillnyc.com www.patinagroup.com/the-sea-grill)

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