Looking to kick off your Easter celebration a little early? Join one of the city's handful of Easter Bunny brunches for kids to get into the spirit with a festive, springtime meal this March. We've rounded up several special New York City bunny breakfasts—from inexpensive pancake affairs to a lavish spread at a high-end restaurant—where families can enjoy photo-ops with the holiday mascot along with other seasonal activities.
Easter this year falls on Sunday, April 1. Tickets for these meals always sell like hotcakes, so get them before they're gone.
Regardless of which option you choose, bring your camera, and your appetite. Check our Event Calendar for more seasonal and holiday fun.
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny – Chelsea
Grand Lodge F & M Trustees
Saturday, March 24
Tickets starting at $10; free for 3 and under
Head to the Norseman Lodge for this community-centric event. The Easter Bunny makes a requisite appearance, while you munch on plenty of kid-pleasing breakfast treats, from pancakes and French toast sticks to waffles, bacon, pastries, and more. Required reservations can be made online.
Enjoy a buffet breakfast and a photo with the bunny of the hour at Aviator in Brooklyn.
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Aviator – Marine Park, Brooklyn
Floyd Bennett Field
Sunday, March 25
Tickets starting at $32; free for 2 and under
Remember how we warned you these events are uber-popular and sell out? Aviator added a second seating several years back to accommodate demand. If you can snag a seat, you'll enjoy pancakes, waffles, eggs, and other breakfast goodies. Afterward, kids can pose for a free photo with the Easter Bunny, enjoy cupcake decorating, and other crafts. If you attended last year, email Jenna@Aviatorsports.com to lock in 2017 prices for your 2018 meal.
Stella 34 Easter Bunny Breakfast – Midtown West
Macy's 34th Street
Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1
Tickets starting at $35
Head to this sixth-floor restaurant for spectacular views of the Empire State Building, plus facetime with the Easter Bunny. You'll dine on a family-style breakfast, complete with bellinis for adults, and pose for a take-home picture with the fluffy-tailed star of the show. There is one seating on Saturday and three on Easter Sunday.
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All cameras will be on the Easter Bunny during Spirit Cruises' two holiday sailings.
Spirit Cruises Easter Brunch – Chelsea
Easter Sunday, April 1
Tickets starting at $36.95
Journey down the mighty Hudson on the Spirit of New York with the Easter Bunny on board. Indulge in a holiday breakfast buffet. If you have plans for Easter morning, Spirit Cruises also offers a pricier dinner cruise.
The Standard Grill's Easter celebration includes a pop-up petting zoo.
Easter Brunch & Petting Zoo – Meatpacking District
The Standard Grill at The Standard, High Line
Easter Sunday, April 1
After an à la carte breakfast, guests can visit an on-site, outdoor petting zoo for face time with adorable barnyard animals, including ducklings, goats, and, of course, live bunnies. Reservations are accepted one month prior.
Top photo courtesy of Stella 34. All other photos provided courtesy of the venues.
This post, originally published in March 2010, is updated annually.