8 gorgeous places to have Easter brunch in NYC

Joshua Saxon Joshua Saxon

Easter brunch NYC

Hooray! Another time of year has arrived where we can spend too much money and stuff our faces with seemingly little guilt. Best to do it with a little style, so Secret NYC has compiled some of the more delicious and unique Easter brunch options in the city.


1. Spirit Cruises

Spirit of New York Easter Cruise
[Spirit Cruises]
Some people simply have Easter brunch. Some take it that step further and have Easter brunch on a boat. And then there are those who take life seriously, and eat Easter brunch on a boat with the Easter Bunny. Drift along the Hudson River aboard the Spirit of New York and enjoy a buffet featuring a range of dishes for kids and adults.

Chelsea Piers, Pier 61
$69.90 adults, $41.95 children


2. The Standard Grill

The Standard Grill brunch
[Gotham Magazine]
Easter without baby ducklings and bunnies is for losers. And you’re not a loser. So polish off your brunch at the Standard and visit the petting zoo outside where you can get up close and personal with an array of barnyard animals.

848 Washington St.
Around $30 a head


3. The Meatball Shop

The Meatball Shop NYC
[City Cookin’]
Alright, we know “Meatball Shop” doesn’t sound like a “gorgeous” place to enjoy an Easter brunch. But for one, these are in fact some good-looking eateries. And two, is there anything more beautiful than an honest-to-God, New York meatball sub? Try the Balls Benedict or, this Easter, you can get the special Bunny Ball made out of rabbit, rosemary, fennel and white wine.

1462 2nd Ave or 84 Stanton St.
$10-$30 a head


4. Edi & The Wolf

Edi and the Wolf brunch NYC
This rustic-styled Austrian joint offers a four-course prix-fixe menu featuring deviled Easter eggs (we see what you did there…) Specials include French toast topped with strawberry jam and whipped mascarpone. Wow.

102 Avenue C
$30-$60 a head


5. Rock Center Cafe

Rock Center Cafe brunch
[Rock Centre Cafe]
Head to the Rockefeller Centre for a special Easter menu featuring all your favourite brunch staples like eggs Benedict and pancakes. Also offering kids menus.

20 West 50th St.
$45 adults/$25 kids


6. Norma’s at Le Parker Meridien

Norma’s at Le Parker Meridien brunch
[Gilt City]
Kid friendly and offering a wide selection of brunch and breakfast foods. What’s more, this place is a short walking distance from the Easter parade on Fifth Avenue, so once you’ve finished getting your egg on, you can move right on over to more Eastery fun. If you’re feeling saucy, why not lay down $1,000 on Norma’s Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata? C-mon, it’s Easter. Here’s how they make it:

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119 W 56th St
$30-$60 a head


7. Burke & Wills Australian Bistro

Burke and Wills kangaroo pie
[AM NewYork]
Time for a little something from down under. Choose the Swagman’s breakfast, which features many of your typical brunch foods like eggs, pork, mushrooms and shell out an extra $12 for the… wait for it… kangaroo pie!

226 W 79th St.
Around $30 a head


8. Clement at The Peninsula New York

Clement at the Peninsula Easter brunch
Looking for an elegant Easter brunch that’s also kid-friendly? The Clement is hosting an egg decorating workshop for children, which will keep them busy while you chow down on the fine selection of cheeses, oysters, prawns and crab on offer. A little on the pricey side, but it’s once a year!

700 5th Ave.
$95 a head (child or adult)


Featured cover image: Huffington Post

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