Personally, I will be knee deep in chocolate covered peanut butter eggs on Easter Sunday. If you’re looking for a decadent meal this weekend, consider a sweet brunch New York City style.
The Flying Cock (497 Third Avenue) The Flying Cock is a fun, lively, yet cozy bar best known for their affordable bottomless brunch and playfully menu items. With dishes like the Crispy Flying Cock sandwich (fried chicken and jalapeno slaw, $16) and cocktails such as the Cocky Mule, things never get boring. Order the Easter Bunny Pancakes this weekend filled with chocolate to sweeten your morning. Add bottomless drinks to your meal for $21 to imbibe with Bloody’s, Mimosa’s or Bellini’s for ninety minutes. If that didn’t hit your sweet tooth, get the Cinnamon “Dough” Doughnut Ice Cream Sandwich with Sprinkles vanilla ice cream ($9). Happy hour is from 4-7 p.m. daily with $7 wine, beer and cocktails. There are TV’s at every angle to watch any sporting event.
Lincoln Ristorante (142 West 65th Street) For an opulent dining experience surrounded by Lincoln Center, make a reservation at Lincoln. Celebrate all day with three courses for $85, $55 for children under twelve. Selections include Ravioli Bigusto with sweet pea and goat cheese filling, sugar snap peas and lemon brown butter and Tagliatelle All’Aragosta topped with Maine lobster and Calabrian chili. Seatings are available from 11:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. They source the best local ingredients and prepare them with authentic Italian methods. The location beside Lincoln Center’s reflecting pool and Henry Moore sculpture is picturesque, with panoramic views and a main dining room with a central open kitchen. For pre-theater deals visit Monday through Saturday from 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. A two-course menu is $66 and three courses are $78. Visit for lunch to take advantage of a two-course lunch for $34.
Socarrat Paella Bar (3 locations) Socarrats menu is an authentic array of dishes from the regions of Spain specializing in traditional tapas with an accent on paella and fideua (which substitutes fried noodles for rice). The dishes are intended to be shared, whether a party of two or twenty. For brunch, enjoy a two-course menu with one tapas and one entree, including paella, plus unlimited sangria or mimosas for one and a half hours for $39. You can always add more tapas if you can’t stop sharing. From 4-7 p.m. daily beer is $6, wine and sangria are $8 and tapas are half off.