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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?

  1. ttoommyy 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 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 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 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!

    2. k
      kathryn 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 Mar 15, 2012 09:28 AM

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

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