As if Manhattanites don’t celebrate the weekend brunch as is, they have an even bigger and better reason as it is Easter Weekend and many fab locations across the New York City area are offering some pretty great incentives to get you to dine and dish with your friends and family. The Waldorf Astoria, Corkbuzz in Union Square, Bateaux New York, and Spirit Cruises all have great amenities lined up for you to experience, enjoy and leave with a smile on your face. Having been to some of these before (Waldorf in particular) I know that each will provide a great time to have for all. Check out to see what each is bringing to the table and then some.
Waldorf Astoria Sunday Brunch
Known for the country’s top Sunday brunch, the Waldorf Astoria New York will offer a special Easter brunch on April 5th. Laid out in Peacock Alley, the renowned lobby restaurant, special Easter additions include citrus smoked salmon, smoked sturgeon, lobster & asparagus salad. Additional gourmet options incude cold dishes such as caviar and a seafood bar (crab, oysters, and more!), as well as hot dishes like made-to-order Eggs Benedict (originated at the hotel!) and numerous carving stations. The array of specialty desserts includes favorites such as Red Velvet Cupcakes (another hotel original!) and Baked Alaska. Brunch cocktails (including the Bloody Bunny, a carrot take on the Bloody Mary) are also available. $98 per person
The location is celebrating Easter Sunday with a brunch buffet featuring an egg station, French toast, ham carving, granola, and an assortment of meats and cheeses. Signature brunch favorites including the Grilled Cheese (mahon, saffron-apricot chutney) and Lemon-Ricotta Pancakes (apple chutney) will also be available to guests. Additionally, the champagne will be flowing with Corkbuzz’s Champagne Campaign – meaning half-off bottles of all champagne!
This Easter, families celebrating Easter can choose a Champagne Brunch Cruise or Easter Dinner in the all-glass dining vessel, Bateaux New York. Inspired by European river boats, guests who choose brunch will enjoy Quiche Du Jour, Roasted Banana French Toast and Amish Roast Chicken, while guests who prefer the dinner cruise will feast on Stuffed Pork Roulade, Braised Short Rib and Roast Wagyu Strip Loin. Starting at $69.90 per adult and $41.95 per child, guests will also enjoy live entertainment, attentive service and stunning NYC skyline views. In addition, those using the promotion code Easter20 can save 20%. To book, call 866-817-2463 or use the website here.
Departing from Chelsea Piers, NY and Lincoln Harbor NJ, Kids can hop on Spirit of New York or Spirit of New Jersey brunch or dinner cruises for free this Easter! Cruisers will enjoy an engaging family friendly DJ, dancing and beautiful views of One World Trade, the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge and more. In addition, the contemporary buffet includes items like organic spinach and kale salad, roast salmon and tilapia, chicken parmesan meatballs, and kid friendly options like pizza or chicken fingers. This offer is limited to one free child per paying adult, with a maximum of two children per order and reservations must be made via phone by MARCH 22nd for this offer. To book, guests can call 866-483-3866 or use the website here.
Happy Eating Everyone!