Almond: This old favorite in the Flatiron District is going family-style for Easter Sunday from 5-9 PM. The main course is a roasted rack of lamb, which is served with sides like fingerling potatoes and caramelized carrots. The dinner is only $42 per person, a deal almost as sweet as all of those chocolate bunnies (212-228-7557).
Boulud Sud: Do Easter brunch Daniel Boulud-style at his Lincoln Square restaurant, which will serve a three-course menu for $50 per person (and don't hesitate to bring the kids - it's only $30 for any diner under 10 years of age). Brunch will be served from 11 AM-3 PM, and dishes include smoked salmon with rose panna cotta. An à la carte menu will also be available.
Il Buco Alimentari: If you are celebrating at home, you can still pick up an artisanal basket at the grocery portion of this restaurant. The Sweet Spring basket contains housemade marsmallow peeps, a handcrafted chocolate bunny and some gianduja chocolate eggs. You can take this home for $75 each.
Rayuela: This East Village Latin American restaurant will serve an Easter menu that pays homage to the new Pope. The flavors of Argentina will be showcased on Sunday from noon to 10 PM on a special three-course, fixed price menu for $55 per person. Dishes include a grilled rib-eye steak with chimichurri sauce that comes with Brussels sprouts.
The Standard Grill: Take the kids to the Standard Grill for brunch and stick around for some festivities coordinated by the hotel. There will be an Easter egg hunt from 10 AM to noon and a petting zoo will be setup from 10 AM til 2 PM. For info call 212-645-4100.
Wallsé: This West Villager will serve an Easter prix fixe for $68 per person. Dishes include roasted lamb and a sweetbread ravioli with fresh-for-spring ramps. To accompany the meal, the restaurant will pop a few magnums of Champagne and rosé.