NYC kid-friendly dining options for Easter

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Find this springtime setup at the Ritz Carlton Battery Park.

Getting your little ones into their bonnets was half the battle. At least these kid-friendly restaurants are rolling out the stops to make sure your kids have a happy holiday.

Rock Center Café
5th Avenue between 49th and 50th streets, 212-332-7654
Before heading inside, work up an appetite with a twirl around the rink at Rockefeller Center (yes, it’s still open). The Easter Bunny will be joining skaters from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., and also meeting with children at the café to dole out handcrafted dark, milk and white chocolate truffle eggs by Pastry Chef Michael Gabriel. Parents can opt for a three-course prix fixe brunch or dinner; children receive two courses.
Skate with Easter Bunny: $25 admission; $10 rental
Brunch (9 a.m.-4 p.m.)
$45 for adults, $25 for children
Dinner (4-9 p.m.)
$59 for adults, $25 for children

Asellina
420 Park Ave. South, 212-317-2908
While parents tuck into strawberry pancake towers and truffled poached truffled eggs at the restaurant’s prix-fixe brunch ($25), kids can hang next door at the supervised Gansevoort Hotel Petting Zoo, open from 12-2 p.m., which will be home to sheep, lamb, goats, bunnies, chicks and the Easter Bunny. Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m.; menu options include duck frittata and gnocchi gratinati.

Ritz Carlton New York, Battery Park
2 West. St., 917-790-2525
Leave it to the Ritz to provide the most lavish Easter egg hunt in the city: Beginning at noon on Sunday, children ages 3-12 are invited to hunt for the more than 500 treasure-filled eggs scattered throughout the hotel lobby and outdoor plaza. If your kid finds one of twelve golden eggs, he or she gets an additional prize. The Easter Bunny will also be on hand from noon to 1 for kids to meet and take pictures with. Once everyone gets hungry, brunch is being served at the hotel’s 2 West Restaurant, where pastry chef Laurent Richard, will debut a new chocolate creation.
Brunch: $82 for adults, $42.50 per child
Easter egg hunt: Free (call 917-790-2552 for more information)

InterContinental’s Barclay Bar & Grill
111 E. 48th St., 212-906-3144
Wee ones at this brunch get to enjoy mocktails, a special kids’ menu and a visit from the Easter Bunny, who’ll be handing out chocolate gifts. For grown-ups, the brunch buffet has it all, from waffles and eggs Benedict to house-made hummus and Amish free-range chicken breast.
Brunch: $80 for adults, $40 for kids

ATRIO
102 North End Ave., 646-769-4250
The lobby of this space in the Conrad New York will become home to an Easter Egg-stravaganza, complete with an egg hunt and a chance to meet the Easter Bunny. There will also be egg-dyeing workshops with Kool-Aid, so no need to worry about your kids ingesting anything they shouldn’t. At brunch, parents can choose from dishes like bruschetta scrambled eggs or rack of lamb with caramelized sun chokes, while kids can opt for breakfast bites like French toast or lunch nibbles like grilled cheese and pizza.
Brunch: $45 for adults, $25 for kids

One more option: Set sail
Hit the open waters on board World Yacht this Sunday — the boat line’s special Easter afternoon cruise will circle the Hudson River, past Governor’s Island and the Statue of Liberty. A buffet brunch, including items like fritattas and bagels with cream cheese, will be available, and the Easter bunny will be there to give out special gift baskets to kids 12 and under.
$50, call 212-630-8100 for reservations



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