Come Easter Sunday, I know I'll be knee deep in chocolate-covered peanut butter eggs. They are my weakness. With all that extra energy, I'll be craving a big brunch to get my blood sugar back in balance.

Fig & Olive

Feel elegant and pampered at this $40 per person brunch on Easter Sunday. The menu includes three courses with delicious selections like lobster bisque, crab cake eggs Benedict and rosemary lamb. During the rest of the year, from Sunday through Thursday, they offer a $45 prix-fixe dinner as well. Meals usually start with a selection of three olive oils and freshly baked rosemary olive oil bread. Try a cucumber cosmo for an instant taste of spring. Three locations, 

Orsay

I like that Orsay's $42 per person brunch starts with something sweet. Temptations include a chocolate-raisin croissant, carrot muffin and housemade bread. Next, you'll have a choice of an appetizer and main that includes vanilla-scented French toast, New York steak and house smoked trout. The Spring Blossom cocktail is perfectly named, bursting with grapefruit juice, cranberry and gin. They are a gem on the Upper East Side with quality food and white glove service. 1057 Lexington Ave.

La Cerveceria

If a boozy brunch is in your Easter plans, this $29.95 deal includes one entree and an hour and a half of open bar. I like the Mexican ceviche and the huevos rancheros. Visit during the week from 4-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday for half off the entire bar. The yuca fries and empanadas are great bar snacks. They offer an intimate setting and an extensive craft beer selection. 65 Second Ave.


Monica DiNatale is a Deals Expert and Author of “365 Guide New York City,” a treasure trove of restaurant deals and bar specials in New York. Monica has been featured as the Dining Expert for PIX 11and Good Day New York and has hosted segments for The New York Chocolate Show and The New York City Craft Beer Week Festivals. “365 Guide New York City” is available in paperback and e-book.