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Need Easter Brunch Suggestions

Gelato_in_Roma Mar 15, 2012 07:49 AM

I'm taking my husband to NYC to celebrate his 40th. It also happens to be Easter Weekend. I had made a reservation via opentable for Rubirosa but they called the other day and canceled. They said they will be closed on Easter Sunday. So, back to the drawing board.
Can anyone suggest some place that will for sure be offering Easter brunch?

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    kathryn RE: Gelato_in_Roma Mar 15, 2012 08:13 AM

    I did a quick scan of OpenTable and found many places open and serving brunch that day (I also included some places that will probably be open & that also take reservations)
    'inoteca - Gramercy
    ABC Kitchen
    Balthazar - call to reserve
    Bar Boulud
    Colicchio and Sons
    Fatty Cue
    Five Points
    Hundred Acres
    Locanda Verde - call to reserve
    Marc Forgione
    Minetta Tavern
    Morandi - call to reserve
    North End Grill
    Pastis - call to reserve
    Peels - call to reserve
    Sarabeth's - Tribeca
    Stanton Social
    The Dutch
    The Smith - both locations
    Union Square Cafe
    Yerba Buena & Yerba Buena Perry

    Because it's a birthday, I might go with something nicer like Maialino, Union Square Cafe, Marc Forgione, North End Grill, or Locanda Verde. Maybe Minetta Tavern, Balthazar, for that busy bistro vibe.

    Best Sunday brunch:

    9 Jones Street, New York, NY 10014

    100 West Houston Street, New York, NY 10012

    Minetta Tavern
    113 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

    Stanton Social
    99 Stanton Street, New York, NY 10002

    9 9th Ave, New York, NY 10014

    156 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

    Union Square Cafe
    21 East 16th St., New York, NY 10003

    80 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

    Five Points
    31 Great Jones St, New York, NY 10012

    Lure Fishbar
    142 Mercer St, New York, NY 10012

    211 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10014

    200 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

    38 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10003

    The Smith
    55 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10003

    Bar Boulud
    1900 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

    Hundred Acres
    38 MacDougal St., New York, NY 10012

    Yerba Buena
    23 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009

    Marc Forgione
    134 Reade Street, New York, NY 10013

    228 West 10th Street, New York, NY 10014

    323 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10010

    Locanda Verde
    377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013

    299 Bowery, New York, NY 10003

    Yerba Buena Perry
    1 Perry Street, New York, NY 10014

    2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010

    Colicchio & Sons
    85 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011

    ABC Kitchen
    35 E 18th St, New York, NY 10003

    103 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

    325 Bowery, New York, NY 10003

    The Dutch
    131 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012

    North End Grill
    104 North End Ave, New York, NY 10282

    Fatty 'Cue
    50 Carmine St, New York, NY 10014

    339 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013

    The Smith
    956 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10022

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    1. re: kathryn
      Gelato_in_Roma RE: kathryn Mar 15, 2012 09:28 AM

      You are always so helpful! Thank you for taking the time to reply.

    2. ttoommyy RE: Gelato_in_Roma Mar 15, 2012 10:40 AM

      Open Table has a link for NYC restaurants that will be open for lunch and/or brunch that day.


      We're going to Felidia ourselves. They are doing a family style lunch for $95/person. The menu looks wonderful.

      243 E 58th St, New York, NY 10022

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      1. re: ttoommyy
        Gelato_in_Roma RE: ttoommyy Mar 16, 2012 08:17 AM

        Thanks ttoo! I saw the opentable list.
        Since I'm Greek orthodox, I don't celebrate Easter that weekend. So I'm not particularly looking for an "Easter" brunch. Really was hoping for an amazing breakfast place that would be open. Obviously being able to make reservations is best, but I'm open to other options too. I've read so much about Clinton St. Baking Co. I called and found out they are open. I'm a bit afraid of how busy they will be but I might make a go of it. We love pancakes!

        1. re: Gelato_in_Roma
          kathryn RE: Gelato_in_Roma Mar 16, 2012 09:26 AM

          The majority of places will be open in NYC (not all of them, but most of them) for brunch on Easter.

          For Clinton St Baking Company, on a Sunday a few weeks ago, we arrived at 8:20am and were second in line. By 8:30am about a dozen others had joined us. We were seated around 9:10am. By then the wait was already 60 minutes if you were at the end of the line. And it was VERY cold that day.

          If the nice weather keeps up, I'd expect a 2.5-3 hour wait at Clinton St if you go during "normal" brunch hours (like 11am, 12p).

          Clinton Street Baking Co.
          4 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002

          1. re: kathryn
            Gelato_in_Roma RE: kathryn Mar 16, 2012 10:51 AM

            I appreciate your feedback, Kathryn. I didn't know how early we should get there to get in with the first seating. Now, I know!
            Thanks again!

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