Weekend picks: 3 places for Easter

A family sits down for dinner at the A family sits down for dinner at the Mirabelle Tavern in Stony Brook. (March 29, 2009) Photo Credit: Joel Cairo

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Easter is almost as popular at restaurants as it is for home cooks. Here are three places where you can celebrate. Reservations are recommended.


, Stony Brook

The four-star restaurant's $62 fixed-price dinner, plus tax and tip, is from 1 to 7 p.m. Among the dishes: asparagus custard, asparagus-chervil salad with smoked salmon, spring pea soup, Sauternes-poached foie gras, loin of lamb and lamb chop, pan-seared shell steak, seared branzino, ginger-almond tart.

LIBRARY CAFE , Farmingdale

The Farmingdale restaurant offers brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $21.95 for adults; $10.95 for children. Selections include scrambled or poached eggs, mini-pastries and mini-bagels, pancakes, French toast, home fries and unlimited Mimosas and sparkling wine.

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This stellar spot will have brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $28; and dinner from 3 to 8 p.m. for $50, both plus tax and tip. Dinner selections include braised short ribs with caponata, mussel soup, pan-seared Atlantic salmon, roast duck a l'orange, roasted chicken breast and confit of leg, rum cake and sorbets. Brunch items include mussels and fries, onion soup, steak tartare.

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