Easter a sacred time to spend with friends and family, what best to celebrate this day with a delicious brunch at some NYC’s best restaurants.
The Standard East Village NYC
21 Cooper Sq.
New York, NY 10003
Vegetable-centric East Village oasis from Dovetail’s John Fraser
Chef John Fraser- has built a reputation for his dedication to artisanal products and farm-fresh produce. His passion and growth as a chef and restaurant owner have been realized at Dovetail, his bi-level restaurant just steps from Central Park on New York’s Upper West Side. Since its opening in December 2007, Chef Fraser has received a myriad of accolades including a prestigious three-star review by Frank Bruni of The New York Times in 2008 and has maintained a coveted Michelin star three years running. – http://www.narcissarestaurant.com/pages/chef-john-fraser
80 Spring St.
New York, NY 10012
New York restaurant that recalls a classic French brasserie of the early 20th century.
Shane McBride– Shane grew up in West Palm Beach where, at age 18, he secured his first job in a professional kitchen at Narcissus. There he worked his way up from Garde Manger to Sous Chef. His first mentor, Chef Todd Jent, helped instill in Shane a career-long desire to constantly strive higher and seek out new challenges. This drive, along with his knowledge of classic French cooking techniques and love of simple, straightforward flavors, led McBride into a roster of the most prestigious restaurant kitchens in the country, including Aureole, Lespinasse and Craftsteak (later Colicchio & Sons). In 2010, Shane joined Balthazar as Chef de Cuisine. He is currently Executive Chef at Balthazar and Schiller’s, and Co-Executive Chef at Cherche Midi and Augustine. In his free time as a self-admitted barbecue addict, Shane and some of his like-minded friends started the Ribdiculous Bar-B-Krewe a NYC-based competition BBQ team. – http://balthazarny.com/about-us/bios/
47 E. Houston St.
New York, NY 10012
Mediterranean-influenced small plates from Ignacio Mattos in a diminutive NoLita space.
IGNACIO MATTO, Co-Owner and Chef Born in Uruguay and mentored by South American grilling master Francis Mallman as well as Slow Food legend Alice Waters at Chez Panisse, Ignacio has earned critical acclaim for his signature style of bold seasonal food. Bon Appetit named him a 2012 tastemaker. The same year, his work at Isa in Williamsburg yielded a James Beard Award nomination for Best New Restaurant of the Year. He was also the chef at New York’s beloved Il Buco. – http://www.estelanyc.com/#about
179 W. Broadway
New York, NY 10013
At long last, TriBeCa has its own quintessential yet classy neighborhood bistro.
MARC MURPHY– Part worldly epicure, part laid-back surfer, Marc Murphy fell in love with French and Italian cuisine during a childhood spent living throughout Europe. He went on to work in some of the most highly esteemed kitchens in the world from Paris to Monte Carlo and today is one of New York’s most celebrated chefs
The Greenwich Hotel
377 Greenwich St.
New York, NY 10013
It’s rustic meets chic at this happening TriBeCa Italian eatery
Andrew Carmellini– An American chef and restaurateur who lives and cooks in New York City. I’ve been in the game for twenty years, and I’ve cooked in some amazing places and tasted some amazing things. I love to cook food from all over the world. For me, it’s all about having a good time and making people happy. I started cooking at age fourteen at this local Italian joint in my hometown, Seven Hills, OH, then at a fine-dining French place on the lake. I moved east to go to school at the CIA, and spent my weekends cooking for New York’s Governor Mario Cuomo in Albany.