Five Downtown Reservations to Make for Easter Brunch

03/19/2024 in
Five Downtown Reservations to Make for Easter Brunch

Easter is a time to celebrate new beginnings — it’s nature’s signifier of brighter and warmer days ahead. According to the Gregorian calendar, Easter falls on March 31 this year, which means warmer days are coming a little faster. Luckier still, many local restaurants are offering special menus and experiences to celebrate the holiday. Here are five spots in Lower Manhattan where you can don your Sunday best to dine on Easter.

La Marchande

Enjoy brunch classics and French favorites in La Marchande’s chic dining room from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., accompanied by live music. At $85 per person (or $35 for kids 12 and under), chef John Fraser’s Easter offerings include endless croissants, pain au chocolat, fresh oysters, shrimp cocktail and pâtés and French cheeses, just to name a few! If you’re feeling extra festive, celebrate with a Bloody Mary Bar or Champagne Buffet for the table. Secure your spot here(88 Wall St.)

Temple Court and the Bar Room at the Beekman

Spend Easter with the most devout diners at Tom Colicchio’s Temple Court Dining Room or the Bar Room at the Beekman. Starting at $85 per person, you can experience Easter jazz brunch with your choice of three sumptuous seasonal courses — a starter for the table, a main and dessert. Plus, there are plenty of gluten free and vegetarian options like wild arugula salad and white asparagus cacio e pepe. Reserve your spot for this special event from noon to 3:30 p.m. here. (5 Beekman St.)

Harry’s

If a prix fixe menu isn’t exactly what you’re looking for, you can head to Harry’s for your regular order plus something special for the holiday. In addition to its regular menu, Harry’s flagship at 1 Hanover Sq. has a limited edition Easter brunch offering available including lobster nicoise salad, poached eggs, coconut cake and more. See the full menu, which includes Easter dishes. (1 Hanover Sq.)

Felice 15 Gold

If family and tradition are two things that come to mind when you hear “Easter,” make a point to bring your loved ones together at Felice 15 Gold. The entire Tuscan-inspired menu is available, as is the Easter special: classic seared lamb chops (with an Italian twist, of course). View the full menu here. (15 Gold St.)

Mezze on the River

Most days are made better simply by adding a waterfront view, and holidays are no exception. You and yours can dine at Mezze on the River (that is, the Hudson) for Easter brunch from noon to 4 p.m. or sunset dinner from 4 to 10 p.m. Fresh Mediterranean fare and Lower Manhattan waterfront views? Sounds like a very happy Easter. Make reservations here. (375 South End Ave.)

photo: courtesy La Marchande, photographer Nitzan Keynan

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