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