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Weekend picks: Easter dining

Roots Bistro Gourmand is a nouveau bistro in

Roots Bistro Gourmand is a nouveau bistro in West Islip. (Sept. 22, 2012) (Credit: Alessandro Vecchi)

Easter Sunday dining is almost as popular at restaurants as it is at the family table. Here are three places where you can celebrate. Reservations are recommended.

Mirabelle in Stony Brook offers a $62 fixed-price dinner, plus tax and tip, 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 in Farmingdale has 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.

Roots Bistro Gourmand in West Islip serves 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 includes mussels and fries, onion soup, steak tartare.

Mirabelle, 150 Main St. (Three Village Inn), Stony Brook; 631-751-0555.

Library Cafe, 274 Main St., Farmingdale; 516-752-7678.

Roots Bistro Gourmand, 399 Montauk Hwy., West Islip; 631-587-2844.

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