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The Best Places for Easter Dinner in NYC

March 7, 2016 - by City Guide
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Easter Sunday in New York is the perfect time for mixing fine grilling with tender vegetables just in for the spring season. For 2016, Easter falls on Sunday, March 27th, and from steak 'n' lobster specials to grilled lamb to fresh seafood to mark Greek lent, you'll find some spectacular dinner options in NYC. Read on for our picks for the best of Easter Sunday in New York.

Easter Dinner in NYC: Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House

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For the first time in 16 years, Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House will open its doors to guests on Easter Sunday at high noon. Guests looking for a festive atmosphere and unparalleled hospitality can enjoy the full lunch and dinner menu, along with a special Prime Rib offering available all day. 1221 Avenue of the Americas (entrance on 49th St.), 212-575-5129, delfriscos.com

easter del frisco's grille

At sister property Del Frisco's Grille, try the 6 oz. prime rib ($42) with an exceptional lemon cake jar for dessert. 50 Rockefeller Center, 212-767-0371, delfriscosgrille.com

Easter Dinner in NYC: Fogo de Chão

Fogo de Chao

Fogo de Chão's first churrascaria (Brazilian steakhouse) in New York City holds down a prime location near Times Square and the Museum of Modern Art. This Easter, bring the whole family over with a hearty appetite and save; kids 7-12 eat half price, kids six and under eat free. 40 W. 53rd St., 212-969-9980, fogodechao.com

Easter Dinner in NYC: Patsy's Italian Restaurant

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Theatre District landmark (and Frank Sinatra’s favorite) Patsy's has been family-run since 1944. This Easter, they'll be serving authentic Neapolitan specials as part of a $69 prix fixe that includes agnello di Pasqua (a succulent rack of baby lamb), pizza rustica (a baked pie topped with salami, soppressata, dry sausage, and three different cheeses), and pastiera, a cheesecake made with the cheese grana. Patsy’s will also be offering their line of pasta and olive oil to-go in specially crafted Easter baskets. 236 W. 56th St., 212-247-3491, patsys.com

Easter Dinner in NYC: Molyvos

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Named for a traditional seaside village on the Greek island of Lesvos, Molyvos delivers rustic country cooking with unique regional ingredients from the villages of Greece. This Easter season, Molyvos will be offering a Greek Orthodox Lent/Greek Easter menu, followed by a special Greek Easter dinner on May 1. (Since the Greek Orthodox Easter starts a month later this year, you can find these specials from March 14 through April 30). Since it's Lent, look for seafood and vegetable temptations like rolled stuffed baby eggplant, grilled prawns, crispy day boat sea scallops, calamari pilaf, seafood souvlaki, braised wild greens, and a spring sweet pea and artichoke stew. 871 Seventh Ave., 212-582-7502, molyvos.com

Easter Dinner in NYC: Morton's The Steakhouse

Morton's the Steakhouse

Morton’s The Steakhouse will be celebrating Easter in style with a $55 steak and lobster special at both their Fifth Avenue and WTC locations. 551 Fifth Ave., 212-972-3315; also visit their downtown location near the 9/11 Memorial at 136 Washington St., 212-608-0171, mortons.com

Easter Dinner in NYC: The Sea Fire Grill

The Seafire Grill

In the fall of 2012, the people behind midtown’s Benjamin Steakhouse dipped their toes in the water with New York City's The Sea Fire Grill. This seafood-centric offshoot, with a contemporary American menu, provides an elegant-yet-classic experience where consistency is key and service is impeccable. This Easter Sunday, take advantage of a special prix fixe menu, allowing diners to choose from the likes of Manila clams in a saffron broth, grilled Spanish octopus, lobster bisque, roasted branzino, and Colorado lamb chops in a red wine lamb jus. $75pp, not including tax, tip, or alcohol. 158 E. 48th St., 212-935-3785, www.theseafiregrill.com

Easter Dinner in NYC: Oceana

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Oceana will be serving a special menu from 1pm to 8pm on Easter Sunday. Their a la carte dinner menu and raw bar will be offered, alongside a grilled loin of lamb special, with a ragout of artichokes, favas, fingerling potatoes, and mint-parmigiano pesto. 120 W. 49th St., 212-759-5941, oceanarestaurant.com

Easter Dinner in NYC: Benajmin Steak House

Benjamin Steakhouse

On Sunday, Benjamin Steak House will be offering a prix fixe Easter menu for lunch and dinner. Appetizers like oysters on the half shell and spring pea soup give way to grilled rack of lamb, Chilean sea bass, and, of course, dry-aged bone-in USDA Prime. The prix-fixe is $69.95. (For brunch for the mammal of the hour, the Westchester location of Benjamin Steak House will be hosting a special live appearance with the Easter Bunny! $65 brunch prix fixe, 610 W. Hartsdale Rd., White Plains.) Manhattan: 52 E. 41st St., 212-297-9177, benjaminsteakhouse.com

Easter Dinner in NYC: David Burke fabrick

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Everything is designed to flow seamlessly at David Burke fabrick—from sidewalk to restaurant to hotel to bar, and back again with an airy comfort and a perfectly on-trend casual luxe effect. In addition to the regular creative-gourmet offerings at dinner, fabrick will be hosting a special Easter brunch, complete with elevated deviled eggs, a lamb hash, and a playful "Bunny Beni," with rabbit roulade, red wine hollandaise, and poached eggs. Archer Hotel, 47 W. 38th St., 212-302-3838, davidburkefabrick.com

Easter Dinner in NYC: David Burke Kitchen 

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David Burke Kitchen (opened in 2011 and overseen by Executive Chef Raoul Whitaker) boasts an interior inspired by its SoHo surroundings, blending cool industrial simplicity with the rustic warmth of a country barn. Chef Burke’s theatrical style is reflected in the carving station, where a variety of meats are carved and whole-roasted fish, lobster, and casseroles are plated in the center of the dining room. Easter will see a very special $49 three-course prix fixe menu. Save room for Easter dessert, which has options like heirloom carrot cake with chai-spiced cream cheese, cheesecake lollipops for two, and an Easter Egg Basket with brioche doughnuts and citrus sugar. 23 Grand St., 212-201-9119, davidburkekitchen.com

Easter Dinner in NYC: Pera Mediterranean Brasserie

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When you step into Pera Mediterranean Brasserie, you may be in midtown, but you feel like you're entering the kind of sophisticated restaurant you would find in Istanbul. An authentic open Turkish kitchen is like a stage in the back, with the feel, flavors, and sounds of the eastern Mediterranean. For Easter, take advantage of a special prix fixe brunch ($35), which includes a cocktail and temptations like a smoked lamb Benedict. Easter dinner's prix fixe is $45 and boasts appetizers like Turkish smoked lamb tacos, followed by pistachio-crusted salmon, or a duo of lamb with sausage and paprika-seasoned riblets. Also worth noting: the wine list at dinner will be entirely 50% off. 303 Madison Ave., 212-878-6301, peranyc.com

Easter Dinner in NYC: Buca di Beppo

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Hearty Italian dishes are served family-style at Buca di Beppo, making them perfect for sharing. Eclectic décor, lively music, and engaging staff all add to the fun. Buca opens at 11am on Easter Sunday, and will serve both Easter lunch and dinner in keeping with time-honored Italian traditions. 1540 Broadway, 212-764-6527, bucadibeppo.com

Easter Dinner in NYC: Abboccato

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For an Italian take on Easter, head to Abboccato, where Chef David Arias will be presenting a four-course traditional meal. Look for jota Triestina (beans and pork sausage soup), garlic croustini, ravioli stuffed with spring pea puree and ricotta, abbacchio (grilled lamb chops, braised lamb, fava beans, roasted potatoes, and tomato confit). The finishing touch will be the Torta di Pasqua Tre Latte, layers of Easter bread soaked in “three milks,” with vanilla-mascarpone and strawberry. The prix fixe is $70pp, or $110pp with select wines. 136 W. 55th St., 212-265-4000, abboccato.com

Easter Dinner in NYC: Bateaux

Bateaux New York

Join Bateaux New York on for a special Easter Champagne Brunch Cruise or Dinner Cruise. Enjoy the harbor and incredible skyline views aboard NYC's most luxurious cruising vessel. Brunch includes a complimentary glass of champagne and a three-course prix fixe holiday menu including several kid-friendly options. Dinner includes a three-course prix fixe menu and live musical entertainment. For reservations, more info, and the complete menu, call 866-817-3463 or visit bateauxnewyork.com.

Easter Dinner in NYC: Spirit Cruises

Spirit of New York

Or hop aboard the Spirit for an Easter Sunday day or night cruise featuring a plentiful buffet, a DJ, dancing, and a totally festive celebration for brunch (11:30am boarding) or dinner (boarding 5pm). Enjoy the day from the most unique perspective: out on the water, with the skyline as backdrop. Plus, there will be an appearance by the Easter Bunny himself (during Brunch). For reservations, more info, and the complete menu, call 866-483-3866 or visit spiritofnewyork.com.

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