Easter Brunch

Fleur de Sel
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5 E. 20th St., between Broadway and Fifth Ave.; 212-460-9100
This quiet French restaurant offers a three course tasting menu. Starters include salt-cured foie gras, polenta-escargot gateaux, and a gravlax and Alaskan salmon combo. The second course features almond-crusted soft shell crab, rack of lamb crusted with dried olives, and crispy poussin. For dessert, there’s pineapple tart tatin, banana mousse, and pistachio financier.
• Noon to 2:45 p.m.
• $55

Le Madeleine
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403 W. 43rd St., between Ninth and Tenth Aves.; 212-246-2993
In the theater district, Le Madeleine takes the tasting menu further with four courses. Meals start with scafata, the traditional Roman stew of fava beans, peas, artichokes and asparagus in a white wine sauce, then continue with ravioli caprese, a goat-cheese ravioli on Italian sammarzano tomatoes. For the main course, baby lamb will be served with pommes frites, broccoli rabe and black truffles. The whole meal is topped off by Pastiera Napolitano—a ricotta-based cake—for dessert.
• 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
• $75

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1057 Lexington Ave., at 75th St.; 212-517-6400
The Upper East Side brasserie enhances its standard prix-fixe brunch with two special entrees: roast lamb and escargot bordelaise. Appetizers favor lighter options such as granola and salad or shrimp cocktail but if you’re looking for something weightier, you can still order fish and chips, a hamburger, or roast prime rib.
• 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• $24.95

Rock Center Cafe
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20 W. 50th St., between Fifth and Sixth Aves.; 212-332-7620
Just steps away from St. Patrick’s Cathedral, this Midtown restaurant has designed a special prix-fixe for Easter that begins with appetizers like smoked salmon or five onion soup, then continues with entrees like smoked salmon and wild leek hash, seared lamb chops, and classic steak and eggs. For dessert, try the lemongrass crème brulee with an almond cookie or the raspberry bombe with a vanilla cream center and mint syrup.
• 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• $35

Tribeca Grill
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375 Greenwich St., at Franklin St.; 212-941-3901
At the Tribeca Grill, Easter brunch takes a seasonal turn with appetizers such as sweet pea gnocchi as well as ginger and lemongrass poached shrimp. Among the main courses are breakfast-y dishes like the country ham and gruyere omelette, croissant French toast, and grilled filet of beef with sunnyside-up eggs.
• 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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344 W. 11th St., at Washington St.; 212-352-2300
Chef Kurt Gutenbrunner’s Austrian restaurant will serve a special three course prix-fixe that commences with salmon gravlax, lobster ravioli or red beet salad. For the main course, the menu promises honey-glazed ham, thyme-roasted lamb rack, crispy cod strudel or wild striped bass with sauerkraut. Lemon pot de crème, exotic fruit strudel or toasted cocoa nib mousse round out the meal.
• 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
• $55; half price for children under 10

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25 W. 56th St., between Fifth and Sixth Aves.; 212-332-0500
At Chef Waldy Malouf’s restaurant, open and wood fire cooking is the focus. For Easter brunch, Beacon is preparing a prix-fixe menu. Appetizers consist of a mint-cured smoked salmon, sliced prosciutto with fresh fruit, and an assortment of bagels and breads. Entrees include French toast with wood-roasted fruit, grilled sirloin with shirred eggs, and a classic grilled cheese and ham sandwich paired with mixed greens.
• 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
• $38

Easter Brunch