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) (Credit: Joel Cairo)

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.

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.

ROOTS BISTRO GOURMAND, West Islip

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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