Easter brunch is longstanding tradition in many families, and for those who like to enjoy a truly decadent spread, there’s nothing like letting someone else do the cooking. The following New York hotel restaurants offer some of the best Easter brunches in the city — for a price. But hey, it’s special occasion.
- Price: $75 per person ($45 for kids under 12)
- Hotel: Surrey Hotel
Brunch is an extravagant affair at Cafe Boulud every Sunday, with two prixe fixe menus (two courses for $39; three courses for $49) that include dishes like ricotta cheese blintzes and Maine peekytoe crab benedict. On Easter Sunday, brunch will be an even more extravagant affair, with a special three-course menu for $75 (or $45 for kids under 12).
- Price: $68 per person
- Hotel: The Mandarin Oriental
Asiate’s critically-acclaimed Asian cuisine is served up alongside lovely views of Central Park. The four-course Easter menu will include a choice of four appetizers, plus seven or eight entree options (of which you can select two; pork, beef, chicken, fish, as well as breakfast dishes will be present), and two dessert options.
- Price: $85 per person ($30 for children)
- Hotel: The St. Regis New York
Fancy and French, Michelin-star chef Alain Ducasse’s restaurant, Adour, opened at the St. Regis in 2008 and has received critical acclaim for both its food, earning a rare three stars from the New York Times, and its decor, which was nominated for a James Beard award for “Outstanding Restaurant Design.” Naturally, its food doesn’t come cheap.
- Price: $55 per person
- Hotel: The Pierre
Le Caprice, an outpost of a hot London restaurant, just opened in October 2009 to glowing reviews. The three-course, $55 Easter menu, served from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., features dishes like asparagus with soft poached egg and pancetta, char-grilled swordfish with caponata, and honeycomb ice cream with chocolate sauce.
- Price: $125 per person ($60 per child)
- Hotel: Four Seasons New York
Vanilla-dipped brioche French toast with raspberries and Chantilly cream? Maine lobster risotto with spring peas, asparagus, and basil emulsion? The Garden, a new American breakfast and lunch restaurant opened at the Four Seasons in November 2009, is serving a three-course Easter brunch that is as over-the-top as the price tag would suggest.