Where to Dine for Easter in New York CityApril 8, 2014 - by City Guide
Many fine New York City restaurants will be offering special menus and more for Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014. Here's a look at some of the restaurants that will be hosting special brunches and dinners. Please click on the restaurant name for address, phone number, website, and more information.
Join Bateaux New York on for a special Easter Champagne Brunch Cruise or Dinner Cruise. Get out on the water this Easter for an exceptional celebration aboard New York's most luxurious cruising vessel, Bateaux. Distinctive dining. Sophisticated live holiday entertainment. Dancing and stunning views. Make a lasting memory this year and celebrate Easter in style. For reservations, more info, and the complete menu, call 866-817-3463 or click here.
On Easter Sunday, Benjamin Steak House will be offering a special Easter menu for lunch and dinner ($69.95/person) featuring choice of appetizer, entrée, side, and dessert, as well as tea or coffee. Entrées include rack of lamb, Chilean sea bass, rib eye steak, and veal chop. To view the complete menu, click here. Please call ahead for reservations (212-297-9177) or click here to reserve online.
Buca di Beppo is the place for great Italian food and fun!The restaurant will be open for Easter starting at 11 a.m. and is now accepting Easter reservations. Buca offers authentic Italian cuisine in an eclectic, vintage setting. Buca’s family-style dishes are perfect for celebrations and groups of all sizes.
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David Burke Kitchen—located at The James Hotel New York—will be offering a 3-course prix-fixe brunch menu ($49) from 11am to 5pm, which includes Roasted Lobster & Asparagus Cavatelli, Filet Mignon & Prawn Scampi, and much more. Their wonderful Brunch Dessert menu will also be offered. Click here for the full brunch menu; click here for reservations. Dinner will be offered from 5 to 10pm.
Celebrate Easter at Del Frisco's Steak House, located near Radio City Music Hall in Rockefeller Center, midtown Manhattan. The expansive setting reflects the rhythm and energy of midtown, and the menu features fresh, aged prime beef shipped from the Midwest twice a week, and lobster, fish, lamb, and more. Del Frisco's is the perfect place to celebrate day with impeccable chef-driven cuisine and world-class hospitality. Dinner is served from 5 to 10pm on Sundays.
Upper East Side diners line up for David Burke's signature spin on upscale seafood at Fishtail, which will be offering an a la carte Easter Brunch menu from 10:30am to 3pm. Then, from 4 to 9pm, they'll be offering a special $65 3-course prix-fixe menu. Click here for reservations.
This year for Easter at Garage Restaurant & Cafe in New York City's Greenwich Village, they are offering a three-course prix-fixe menu. Their white tablecloth Jazz Brunch includes Belgian Style Waffles, Surf & Turf Benedict, Fresh Maine Lobster Benedict, Wild Blueberry Stuffed French Toast, Jumbo Lump Crab Cobb Salad, and much, much more -- click here to view the full menu. $29.95 per person. Children's menu available for $19.95. Call 212-645-0600 for more information and reservations.
Korchma Taras Bulba in SoHo will be offering a special Easter menu of Ukrainian cuisine, with a focus on Easter traditions and superstitions, and live music. Call 212-510-7510 or click here for reservations.
Long regarded as one of New York's superb classic French dining rooms, Le Perigord will be offering their full a la carte menu and $68 pre-fixe menu all day on Easter. Call 212-755-6244 or click here for reservations.
Morton’s The Steakhouse will be offering a steak-and-lobster Easter celebration on April 20th for $55. Click here to make reservations. Manhattan locations: 551 Fifth Ave. (Entrance on 45th St. btw. Fifth & Madison Aves.), 212-972-3315; mortons.com/newyork; 136 Washington St., 212-608-0171; www.mortons.com/newyorkwtc/
Attention baseball fans and steak connoisseurs: the Yankee-themed NYY Steak will be offering their 3-course Legendary Closer menu ($42) on Easter, which includes: choice of house salad or NYY Steak bacon; 6 oz. filet mignon with choice of pan-seared scallops or grilled tiger shrimp; and New York-style cheesecake or crëme brûlée for dessert. Click here for reservations.
Oceana will be serving dinner on Mother's Day from 1-9pm. In addition to their a la carte dinner menu and raw bar, guests can enjoy favorites such as Norwegian Ocean Trout Sashimi, General Tso's Lobster, and much more. Plus, every Sunday they offer 50% off their entire award-winning wine collection from 4 to 9pm. Click here for the full menu and here for reservations.
After you show off your holiday best at the Fifth Avenue Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival, hop on over to nearby Pera Mediterranean Brasserie on Madison Avenue for more family "egg-citement" and a pre-fixed ($29/adult, $15/child), 2-course (appetizer and main) Easter brunch (11am-4pm) that features separate menus for the grown-ups and kids. There’s a faux Easter egg hunt for kids (age 10 and under) who get a cool prize if they spy a half-dozen colorful egg stickers scattered around the dining room (spoiler alert: look up, down, and sideways). There are treats on the table and the kid menu has an Easter word puzzle and coloring activity. Every hour beginning at noon, the staff will judge the most "egg-cellent" Easter bonnet and dish out prizes ($50 gift card, bottle of wine, an Easter basket filled with goodies, free brunch).
The adult menu, which starts off with a complimentary cocktail (Sumac Bloody Mary, Sour Cherry Mimosa or Apricot Bellini), offers four appetizers (including Mediterranean angel eggs with homemade hummus, and smoked salmon over Turkish zucchini pancakes) and four main selections including smoked lamb benedict, spinach-ham-feta frittata, pan-seared salmon salad, and Greek Easter bread French toast with brandied strawberries. For the kids, little gourmet entrees come with a beverage and include kasseri cheese & fresh tomato thin crust pidette, macaroni & cheese topped with feta and breadcrumbs, scrambled eggs with home fries, and French toast. If you miss brunch, you might get "egg-cited" about Pera Mediterranean Brasserie’s fixed-price ($29/person), three-course (appetizer/main/dessert) Easter dinner (5-9pm), with all bottles of wine offered at half price. Call 212-878-6301 to make a reservation.
For great food, famous memorabilia, awesome merchandise, and out-of-this-world events, there’s no place like the Planet. At Planet Hollywood Times Square, thrill to the magic of Hollywood surrounded by the largest movie memorabilia collection in the world! The restaurant is now accepting reservations for Easter and is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
From noon to 4pm, The Sea Fire Grill will be offering a special Easter brunch menu ($49.95) that includes options such as Smoked Salmon Benedict, Rock Shrimp Frittata, Morel Mushroom Omelet, and Lamb Ragout. Click here for the full menu. From 4-11pm, for $69.95/person, their 3-course menu includes a choice of entree such as Black Sea Bass, Filet Roquefort, Shrimp Scampi, and Dry Aged Rib Eye. Click here for more info and the full menu; call 212-935-3785 or click here for reservations.
Or celebrate the holiday aboard the Spirit with a plentiful buffet, engaging DJ entertainment, dancing and a totally festive celebration for lunch (11:30am boarding) or dinner (4:30pm). For endless views and cruising fun, splash aboard a vibrant Easter Cruise and enjoy the day from the most unique perspective. Plus, there will be an appearance by the Easter Bunny himself. For reservations, more info, and the complete menu, call 866-483-3866 or click here.