Delicious Guide to Long Island Easter Brunch 2018

Nothing against breakfast, but brunch rises to the top of the ranks on the weekend. Whether it’s chowing down on pancakes or burgers with fried eggs, Long Islanders look for every excuse to get together with family and friends to indulge. Easter Sunday is the perfect reason. Get a first taste of who is dishing out creative menus and buffets.

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Maxwell’s, Islip

The cheerful hangout with cushioned booths and blue walls has a brunch selection to write home about. Offered from 11am to 3pm, there will be assorted baked goods, a hot brunch buffet station, cold salads, tea sandwiches and wraps, an omelette station and a dessert station. Make sure to snap pictures with the Easter bunny, too. It’s $28.95 for adults and half price for kids. Phone: 631-210-0011 | Address: 501 Main St Click to go

Lombardi’s, Holbrook and Patchogue

It comes as no surprise that Lombardi’s has an Easter brunch fit for a king—and that includes wine, mimosas and soft beverages. More than your usual brunch fare, visitors will find a Tuscan anitpasto table, a caprese table, an unlimited shrimp bar, an artisan cheese display and a pasta presentation. Click for locations and to go

Sandbar Restaurant, Cold Spring Harbor

A polished, coastal spot, Sandbar is ideal for the crowd that may want to sleep in a few extra hours (as long as they have a reservation). Offered from 12pm to 8pm, the a la carte menu tugs at the heartstrings with rich chickpea fries, a cheeseburger with bacon-onion marmalade and desserts like cinnamon sugar ricotta doughnuts. The ample windows and waterfront paintings by local artists add another element of comfort. Phone: 631-498-6188 | Address: 55 Main St Click to go

Mirabelle Tavern, Stony Brook 

Served from 11am to 6pm, this grand buffet promises to be epic. Whether cravings take your palate more towards breakfast or lunch, diners can look forward to hearty dishes like eggplant rollatini and dill crusted salmon or French toast, bacon and breakfast sausage from the brunch station (served until 2pm). Either way, finish up the meal with one of the chocolate desserts. Phone: 631-751-0555 | Address: 150 Main St Click to go

Wave Seafood Kitchen, Port Jefferson

Fresh seafood and harbor sunset views draw visitors to this hotspot, even ones from both Montauk and Manhattan. Another worthwhile attraction: the Easter brunch menu. Complete with egg frittatas, Belgian waffles, a raw bar and a carving board of boneless leg of lamb and roasted turkey, portions are known to be addicting. Be sure to save room for the Easter-themed bunny cupcakes and chocolate bunnies. Phone: 631-928-5200 ext. 170 | Address: 25 E Broadway Click to go

Woodbury Country Club, Woodbury

Kick off the festivities with a good old fashioned Easter egg hunt. Adults can enjoy views of the outdoor garden and waterfalls while the little ones hunt for sweet treats. Afterwards, get ready to feast at the waffle station, Italian station and traditional breakfast buffet filled with Virginia glazed ham and blueberry pancakes. Pro Tip: The first mimosa or bloody mary is complimentary. Phone: 516-692-6200 | Address: 884 Jericho Turnpike Click to go

The Mansion at West Sayville, West Sayville

Overlook the Great South Bay as you dine in a lavish glass enclosed patio. The elegant dining room features the likes of vegetable quiche, Swedish meatballs, stuffed shells bolognese and a generous dessert table. It’s $45.95 for adults and that includes unlimited mimosas, bloody marys, coffee, tea, soda and juices. Children between the ages 4 and 10 are $19.95. Phone: 631-589-0022 | Address: 200 Main St Click to go

Thyme Restaurant, Roslyn 

This rustic, new American cafe dishes out top-notch brunches every weekend—and Easter will be no different. From 10am to 1:30pm, get ready for smoked salmon benedict, challah French toast, fresh ricotta cavatelli and a crispy jumbo-lump crab cake burger. Bonus: They are all served with baskets of breakfast pastries. Phone: 516-625-2566 | Address: 8 Tower Pl Click to go