St. Paddy's Day Brunch

Courtesy the Fitzpatrick Hotel

Fitzpatrick Hotel

The family-run Fitzpatrick Manhattan hotel in midtown has whipped up a special menu--available on Sunday until 4 P.M.--with hearty classics such as egg-battered Irish soda bread with sausage and bacon. Whether you wash it down with a cappuccino or a pint, the first round is on the house! (800/367-7701,; brunch, $24.)

While the St. Paddy's brunch is only good for a day, both the Fitzpatrick Manhattan and its sister property, the Fitzpatrick Grand Central, recently launched a high tea service, available daily from 3 P.M. to 5 P.M.

Dainty cucumber sandwiches with sour cream and baby dill dressing, and scones with whipped cream and preserves are perfect pick-me-ups after a frantic afternoon of sightseeing and shopping. And unlike most of its city competitors, tea at the Fitzpatrick ($15) won't burn a big hole in your trip budget.

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