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NYC Easter brunch: Restaurants with prix-fixe menus and more

Easter Sunday means brunch.

Whether you're coming from church or just crawling out of bed, take advantage of the festive feasts happening around town on April 1. You'll have your choice of prix-fixe meals, family-friendly brunches and special dishes to celebrate the holiday.

Make your reservations now for an Easter Sunday meal at these local spots.

Rahi

Chef Chintan Pandya adds some Indian flair to
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Chef Chintan Pandya adds some Indian flair to your Easter brunch with dishes like the Madam Ji (pictured), a brioche sandwich stuffed with Amul cheese, chicken tikka and eggs. Other dishes available from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. include lentil and rice waffles served with curry leaf chutney, chili maple syrup and fried eggs or fried chicken; and egg parantha, layered flat bread with eggs, greens and a mustard aioli. Order a special cocktail like the carrot-flavored Karagosh to make quality family time less stressful for everyone. (60 Greenwich Ave., rahinyc.com)

Beaubourg

Eat your Easter brunch outside on the terrace
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Eat your Easter brunch outside on the terrace at this upscale French restaurant inside the Le District food hall. Sunday diners sitting on the terrace at Beaubourg will enjoy views of the Hudson River, mimosas and entrees like eggs Benedict with ham, smoked tomato, bearnaise sauce and baby field greens. The prix fixe meal costs $38 per person. (225 Liberty St., ledistrict.com)

Lincoln Ristorante

Lincoln Ristorante is offering its Easter prix-fixe all
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Lincoln Ristorante is offering its Easter prix-fixe all day. Choose three courses, with Italian favorites like veal-ricotta meatballs, risotto with braised morel mushrooms and buffalo milk ricotta cheesecake on the menu. Vegetable plates for the table -- like garlicky, pan-roasted escarole and cheesy eggplant -- cost extra, and the restaurant is charging $36 for wine pairings for all three courses. (142 W. 65th St., Manhattan, 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., $78 per person, patinagroup.com)

Sugarcane

The raw bar and grill with a great
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The raw bar and grill with a great location along the DUMBO waterfront is serving its usual a la carte brunch with a few Easter specials and musical accompaniment: live jazz from the local brass band, Hudson Horns. Try an elevated take on a breakfast classic with the truffled toad in the hole ($13, pictured), or go the seafood route with crudos and sushi rolls. Pair your meal with wine, beer or cocktail like the "Frogroni," a frozen negroni. (55 Water St., Brooklyn, sugarcanerawbargrill.com)

Fifty

The New American restaurant headed by Ecuadorian native
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The New American restaurant headed by Ecuadorian native Luis Jaramillo will start Easter Sunday off with an a la carte brunch featuring dishes like: house-based Nutella babka French toast with berries in syrup, whipped cream and salted pistachios ($17); and smoked salmon eggs Benedict with dill hollandaise sauce and pickled cucumber ($18). (50 Commerce St., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., fiftyrestaurantnyc.com)

La Sirena

Dig into brunch favorites and Italian standards at
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Dig into brunch favorites and Italian standards at this restaurant inside Chelsea's Maritime Hotel. The two-course prix fixe brunch menu available here on Easter for $38 per person will offer starters like yogurt and granola (with charred grapefruit, dried cantaloupe and honey) and a plate of fried mixed veggies. For entrées, pick from selections such as French toast smothered in dulce de leche and cinnamon-seasoned ricotta cheese and lasagne bolognese. (88 Ninth Ave., lasirena-nyc.com)

Covina

The Park South Hotel's California-inspired and wood fire-driven
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The Park South Hotel's California-inspired and wood fire-driven restaurant has drawn up a brunch menu with plenty of comfort food options for Easter, as well as a special holiday cocktail. Try Covina's signature Hungarian potato fry bread, topped with smoked salmon, avocado, scrambled eggs, crispy capers, herbs and lemon creme fraiche ($21), or a smoked Wagyu brisket reuben sandwich ($26). The Roger Rabbit Easter cocktail is prepared with rum, lemon, creme de cassis, sugar and nutmeg. (127 E. 27th St., covinanyc.com)

Narcbar

The Standard, East Village's cocktail bar, launches a
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The Standard, East Village's cocktail bar, launches a "Drag Bunny Brunch" on Easter with drag performances and menu items like lobster grits with chorizo, roasted peppers and honey butter grits (pictured). On Easter, there will be two seatings at noon and 3 p.m. After April 1, narcbar will be hosting the brunch every weekend. (25 Cooper Square, narcbar.com)

Root & Bone

Southern comfort eats fill the prix fixe brunch
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Southern comfort eats fill the prix fixe brunch menu at this tiny restaurant in Alphabet City. Options include deviled eggs, fried chicken (pictured) and biscuits. Finish off your meal, at the price of $30 per person, with an Easter-themed dessert like a chocolate bunny. (200 E. Third St., rootnbone.com)

Ocean Prime

The upscale steakhouse and seafood chain has six
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The upscale steakhouse and seafood chain has six options for Easter brunch, including a "braised short rib surf and turf," which comes with a crispy Gouda potato cake, lobster claw, poached egg and hollandaise sauce poured. To drink, you'll have your choice of a blood orange mimosa, or Ocean Prime's signature Bloody Mary, garnished with a jumbo shrimp. (123 W. 52nd St., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., ocean-prime.com)

Benoit

Go the a la carte or prix-fixe route
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Go the a la carte or prix-fixe route at chef Alan Ducasse's contemporary French bistro in midtown. If you're opting for the special $55 three-course meal, you'll start out with green asparagus topped with an Italian custard sauce and morel mushrooms, then have your choice of either roasted and smoked leg of lamb (pictured), or slow-cooked lamb shoulder. For dessert, there's a strawberry and rhubarb "composition" served a la mode. We also recommend a pastry basket ($15) for the table. (60 W. 55th St., benoitny.com)

Brooklyn Cider House

Bushwick's first cidery is welcoming diners with not
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Bushwick's first cidery is welcoming diners with not only its four alcoholic apple brews, but a cider take on the mimosa, and some very filling breakfast dishes. Among them: a farmer's breakfast (pictured); fried chicken wings and waffles ($12); and bone-in rib-eye, or Cowboy steak with four eggs any style and home fries ($39, for a two-person serving). Brunch will be served in the cider house's bar room. (1100 Flushing Ave., Brooklyn, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., brooklynciderhouse.com)

Eden Local

Chef David Laris' farm-to-table restaurant at The Cachet
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Chef David Laris' farm-to-table restaurant at The Cachet Boutique Hotel is offering two prix course options -- a $30 two- or $45 three-course meal -- on Easter Sunday. Start off with a pastry basket (filled with a pumpkin morning bun, a fresh croissant and jam), and then dig into some eggs, as part of an eggs Benedict with smoked salmon or an omelet with Hen of the Woods mushrooms. Round your brunch off with a roasted white chocolate pavlova (pictured), a meringue dessert topped with pistachios and cherries. Cocktails are $15 each. (510 W 42nd St., cachetboutiquenyc.com)

Left Bank

The German-style pancakes known as Dutch babies are
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The German-style pancakes known as Dutch babies are a big brunch draw at this West Village, Parisian-themed restaurant serving its usual a la carte menu on Easter Sunday. The pancakes come with sweet toppings (roasted apples and pear and maple syrup, $16) and savory (rosemary ham and bechamel sauce, $17). Add a Bloody Mary for an extra festive touch to your meal. (117 Perry St., Manhattan, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., leftbanknewyork.com)

Hudson Jane

Fort Greene's all-day eatery is putting its usual
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Fort Greene's all-day eatery is putting its usual brunch comfort foods on the table this Easter Sunday, plus a special roasted lamp lollipop with celery-root puree, butter-poached asparagus and rhubarb-apricot sauce ($25). Go the simple route with two soft-boiled eggs with toast (pictured), or get fancy with vanilla custard French-toast sticks ($15) or an egg and Berkshire pork belly Benedict with a mixed green salad ($23). (360 Myrtle Ave., Brooklyn, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., hudsonjane.com)

Le Fanfare

The specialty at this Greenpoint eatery is Sardinian-inspired
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The specialty at this Greenpoint eatery is Sardinian-inspired fare, but you'll have your pick of classic American breakfast foods off the a la carte menu here, too. We recommend going the Mediterranean island route with a stone-ground polenta served with poached eggs, creamed oyster mushrooms and rosemary zabaglione (a sweet, eggy foam); pane frattau, a Sardinian flatbread topped with marinara sauce, pecorino cheese and sunny side-up eggs; or spaghetti alla carbonara. (1103 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., lefanfare.com)

Kingsley

This Alphabet City hot spot is offering a
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This Alphabet City hot spot is offering a four-course prix fixe brunch for Easter. Choose from dishes including rhubarb muffins, English pea soup, eggs Benedict with Maine lobster and lemon cake for dessert. ($75 per person, 190 Ave. B, Manhattan, kingsleynyc.com)

Tavern on the Green

Go all out for Easter brunch with a
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Go all out for Easter brunch with a high-end meal from Central Park's Tavern on the Green. The iconic restaurant will be serving up a three-course prix fixe menu featuring its house French toast with strawberries, candied almonds and whipped cream (pictured); a braised spring lamb with roasted vegetables, and organic Scottish salmon with grilled corn chowder. ($125 per person, 67th Street and Central Park West, Manhattan, tavernonthegreen.com)

Stella 34 Trattoria

Located inside Macy's in Herald Square, Stella 34
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Located inside Macy's in Herald Square, Stella 34 is serving up a holiday brunch complete with a special appearance from the Easter bunny. The meal features a family-style breakfast served at your table, a Prosecco Bellin for adults, a bagel bar and a Neapolitan pizza station. Hour-and-15-minute seatings on Easter Sunday take place at 9:30 a.m., noon and 2:30 p.m. ($35 to $45 per person, 151 W. 34th St., sixth floor, Manhattan, 10 a.m., stella34.smartertakeout.net)

Benjamin Steakhouse

Dig your teeth into some steak at Easter
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Dig your teeth into some steak at Easter brunch this year. At Benjamin Steakhouse, the prix-fixe special offered all day comes with three courses and one side dish. Start off with a half-dozen Blue Point oysters, advance to a rack of lamb or bone-in rib eye steak with a side of cottage fries or creamed spinach and finish with the chef's choice of dessert and tea or coffee. ($69.96 per person, 52 E. 41st St., Manhattan, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., benjaminsteakhouse.com)

Kitchenette

Kitchenette, a Harlem spot known for its comfort
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Kitchenette, a Harlem spot known for its comfort food, has a special a la carte menu for brunch and dinner on Easter Sunday. You'll be tempted that morning by the hot cross-bun French toast, made with cinnamon swirl bread, icing and caramel butter ($16.50). That evening, sink your teeth into a classic country ham dinner with red-eye gravy, scallop potatoes and grilled asparagus ($21). (1272 Amsterdam Ave., Manhattan, kitchenetterestaurant.com)

Marea

Sit down for a three-course menu at Marea,
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Sit down for a three-course menu at Marea, where the focus is on seafood. Dishes include: fusilli with red wine-braised octopus and bone marrow (pictured); seared sea scallops with celery root and pistachio gremolata; and, for a sweet finish, Italian ricotta doughnuts with lemon cream and apple butter. If you're feeling extremely luxe, you can pay as much as $385 for an ounce of caviar imported from China. ($80 per person, 240 Central Park South, Manhattan, marea-nyc.com)

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