Whether you're the pious type or just glad it's finally spring, Easter Sunday is a sure bet for some good eats. A number of restaurants around the city are offering special dishes and menus, including family-style portions, tasting lineups, all-you-can-eat extravaganzas, and the occasional Easter-egg hunt ... for adults. Check out our picks, then chart your plan of attack with the map below.
Andaz 5th Avenue
485 Fifth Ave., nr. 41st St.; 212-601-1234
When: 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
What: The Shop at Andaz 5th Avenue will offer Easter brunch featuring organic muesli, freshly house-baked pastries, Hungarian cucumber salad, poached shrimp, bone-in ham carved to order, seasonal apple pie, warm peach cobbler, and more. Call for reservations.
Price: $49 per person, $25 per child
65 E. 55th St., nr. Madison Ave.; 212-307-7311
When: Brunch: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Dinner: 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
What: Aquavit will host a smörgåsbord brunch and dinner featuring chilled nettle soup, ramp herring, poached salmon, leg of lamb, and more. Desserts include tosca tart, a traditional Easter cake, and semlas.
Price: Brunch: $60; Dinner: $60
Bell Book & Candle
141 W. 10th St., nr. Waverly Pl.; 212-414-2355
When: Noon to 8 p.m.
What: The rooftop-to-table restaurant will offer a tasting menu of family-style appetizers and desserts. Appetizers include crispy fried oysters, lobster tacos, corned-beef hash with poached egg, and burrata with wilted grape tomatoes. The dessert menu includes sweet treats like strawberry shortcake and mini ice-cream sandwiches.
Price: $45 per person
100 E. 53rd St., nr. Park Ave.; 212-751-4840
When: À la carte brunch: 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Three-course prix fixe menu: 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
What: Brasserie will offer an à la carte brunch and an all-day three-course prix-fixe menu to celebrate Easter. The menus will feature items like goat-cheese terrine, halibut à la nage, rack of lamb persillé, and a chocolate trio.
Price: À la carte brunch; Three-course prix fixe menu: $49
Brasserie 8 1/2
9 W. 57th St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-829-0812
When: 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
What: Enjoy a brunch buffet featuring crab salad, a charcuterie platter, spring lamb, griller skirt steak, and chicken ballantine. Aside from serving seasonal tarts êpe station with assorted fillings.
Price: $55 per person; $25 per child
643 Hudson St., nr. Horatio St.; 212-352-3590
What: Join Fatty Crab's adult Easter-egg hunt. Participants will search in nearby stores for eggs containing free drink tickets, gift cards, a free dinner for two, and more.
135 E. 62nd St., nr. Lexington Ave.; 212-754-1300
When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
What: For Easter brunch, David Burke will offer five special lamb and lobster entrees in addition to the à la carte menu. The menu includes braised lamb and eggs with potato hash, herb-crusted baby rack of lamb, lobster "steak" and sunny-side up quail eggs, and lobster macaroni and cheese with poached eggs.
Price: À la carte
403 E. 12th St., nr. First Ave.; 646-602-1300
When: 4 to 9 p.m.
What: Chef Marco Canora will create a four-course Easter menu including straciatella soup with spring peas and ramps, spinach and ricotta gnudi, a family-style roasted leg of lamb, and braised osso bucco of lamb.
Price: $78 per person
Highpoint Bistro & Bar
216 Seventh Ave., nr. 23rd St.; 646-410-0120
When: 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
What: Highpoint Bistro will offer a special three-course prix fixe menu featuring items like spring egglings, grilled pork chop and kung pao mussels, tiramisu, and banana peeps. They will also host an Easter egg hunt for adults in the bar.
Price: $39 per person
30 W. 26th St., nr. Broadway; 212-255-4544
When: Noon to 10 p.m.; Easter-egg hunt: 2 p.m.
What: Hill Country will celebrate Easter with a "Feed Yer Family" special and an Easter-egg hunt inside the restaurant. The specials include a pitmaster combo featuring a quarter-pound lean brisket, one pork spare rib, one beef rib, a quarter chicken, two sides, and dessert. The kids' combo includes a smoked burger slider, macaroni and cheese, and a chocolate-chip cookie.
Price: $20 per person; $7 per child
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 142 W. 65th St., nr. Broadway; 212-359-6500
When: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
What: Chef Jonathan Benno will prepare traditional Easter pastries and bread for Easter brunch. The menu will also include a braised lamb agnolotti and roasted leg of lamb.
Price: À la carte
31 Cornelia St., nr. 4th St.; 212-645-2189
When: 3 to 4:30 p.m.
What: Enjoy Po's intermezzo menu featuring items like roasted porchetta and bruschetta with stracchino, figs, honey, and walnut pesto.
Price: À la carte
Pure Food and Wine
54 Irving Pl., nr. 17th St.; 212-477-1010
When: Noon to 4 p.m.
What: Pure Food and Wine will offer a raw, vegan Easter brunch menu featuring spinach Florentine, crêpes with hazelnut-chocolate sauce, and more. Call for reservations.
Price: À la carte
Quattro Gastronomia Italiana
246 Spring St., at Varick St.; 212-842-4500
When: Brunch: 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Dinner: 5:45 p.m. to 10 p.m.
What: Chef Fabrizio Carro will offer an Easter tasting menu inspired by northern Italy. The four-course menu includes torta pasqualina filled with baby spinach buffalo ricotta and herbs, artichoke ravioli with saffron parmesan sauce, and a traditional almond Easter cake with honey gelato.
Price: $65 per person
Rock Center Café
Rockefeller Center, 20 W. 50th St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-332-7620
When: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
What: Easter Sunday marks the last hurrah of the rink at Rockefeller Center. Enjoy the last day of the ice skating rink and the Rock Center Café brunch menu, featuring items like steak and eggs, lobster and smoked bacon hash, roasted prime rib, and slow-roasted salmon.
Price: À la carte brunch and dinner; Three-course prix fixe brunch: $40; Three-course dinner: $59
19 E. 26th St., nr. Madison Ave.; 212-265-5959
When: 5 to 10 p.m.
What: SD26 will offer a four-course traditional Italian feast for Easter. The menu features asparagus with poached egg and mustard zabaoine, tonnarelli with red mullet, roast baby lamb with rosemary, and an Easter grain pie.
Price: $75 per person
The Sea Grill
Rockefeller Center, 19 W. 49th St., nr. Rockefeller Plz.; 212-332-7610
When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
What: The Sea Grill offers a three-course prix-fixe brunch with smoked êpes, griddled Scottish salmon hash, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce, and jumbo lump-crab cakes. Special wine pairings will accompany the menu.
Price: $55 per person
43 E. 20th St., nr. Park Ave. S.; 212-353-3700
When: 5 p.m. to midnight
What: Enjoy chef Sam Hazen's newly added spring specials and complimentary housemade Peeps and chocolate eggs.
Price: À la carte
Wall & Water
75 Wall St., nr. Water St.; 212-590-1234
When: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
What: In addition to the farm-to-table menu, Wall & Water will be converting their private dining room into an Easter Room for children, featuring Easter-egg painting, coloring, and holiday cartoons. Call to make reservations.
Price: $55 per person; $35 per child