The Best Places for Easter Dinner in NYCMarch 19, 2018 - by City Guide
Easter Sunday in New York is the perfect time for mixing fine grilling with tender vegetables just in for the spring season. For 2018, Easter falls on Sunday, April 1st, 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: Ben & Jack's Steakhouse
Ben & Jack's Steakhouse serves generous portions of steakhouse favorites to a very satisfied clientele. On Easter enjoy a prix fixe dinner that leads off with options like caramelized leek soup, Caesar salad, or Blue Point oysters, followed by your pick of steaks (rib-eye, filet mignon, or prime sirloin), rack of veal or lamb, or Chilean sea bass. There's also tempting sides and four irresistible desserts to choose from. The whole package is $69.95pp, plus tax and tip, and includes complimentary tea and coffee. 255 Fifth Ave., 212-532-7600, benandjackssteakhouse.com
Easter Dinner in NYC: Benjamin Steak House
On Sunday, Benjamin Steak House will be offering a prix fixe Easter menu. The temptations include spring pea soup, Blue Point oysters, rack of lamb, and dry-aged USDA Prime bone-in rib-eye. The prix fixe is $69.95. 52 E. 41st St., 212-297-9177, benjaminsteakhouse.com
Easter Dinner in NYC: Buca di Beppo
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: Fogo de Chão
Fogo de Chão's churrascaria (Brazilian steakhouse) holds down a prime location close to Times Square and the Museum of Modern Art. This Easter from 11am to 9pm, bring the whole family over with a hearty appetite and save; kids 7-12 eat half price, kids six and under eat free. Enjoy fire-roasted meats like the signature picanha, tender lamb chops, and beef ribs, in addition to salads, fresh fruit, and cheese from the Market Table. Brazilian brunch recipes are offered from 11am-2pm. 40 W. 53rd St., 212-969-9980, fogodechao.com
Easter Dinner in NYC: Morton's The Steakhouse
Famous for USDA prime-aged beef, fresh seafood, fine wine and elegant desserts, Morton’s The Steakhouse (5th Ave.) is the ideal place for a memorable dinner. Morton’s wide-open, modern, and stylish dining room can accommodate large parties or an intimate dinner for two. This Easter take advantage of a surf 'n' turf special: a steak and lobster special for just $59. 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: Patsy's Italian Restaurant
Patsy's Italian Restaurant is one of New York City’s favorite spots, owned and operated in the Theater District by the Scognamillo family since 1944(!). That the food is mouth-wateringly delicious and authentic doesn’t hurt either. This Easter look for a holiday prix fixe of $69 that includes agnello di pasqua, a succulent rack of baby lamb with a mixed green salad; Easter meat pie, topped with provolone, parmesan, ricotta, salami, soppressata, and dry sausage; and pastiera, a mouth-watering cheesecake made with the Italian specialty cheese grana. If you're looking to grab a gift, or a memory of your meal, Patsy’s is also offering their house 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: The Sea Fire 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 grilled Spanish octopus, a salmon and yellowfin tuna tartare duo, and truffle burrata among the appetizers. For entrees, look for halibut with lemon gnocchi, blackened Montauk swordfish, and squid ink spaghetti with Maine lobster among the main course possibilities. For dessert? New York style cheesecake with a berry compote or chocolate molten cake with red velvet ice cream. $69pp, not including tax, tip, or alcohol. 158 E. 48th St., 212-935-3785, theseafiregrill.com
Easter Dinner in NYC: Villa Mosconi
Villa Mosconi is celebrating over 40 years feeding Greenwich Village. Relax in their beautiful four-season garden, the perfect complement to sublime Italian delights. For Easter Sunday, enjoy one of three seatings (12:30pm, 2pm, and 5pm) and a special holiday menu. Choose from roasts of lamb or veal, homemade manicotti and cannelloni, and tiramisu, among the classic options. 69 MacDougal St., 212-673-0390, villamosconi.com
Easter Dinner in NYC: Bateaux
Hop aboard the all-glass Bateaux New York for a Hudson River spin, with a Bottomless Mimosa Easter Brunch or an Easter Dinner Cruise. Enjoy the harbor and incredible skyline views aboard NYC's most luxurious cruising vessel. Both outings will feature a live band trio. For reservations, more info, and the complete menu, call 866-817-3463 or visit bateauxnewyork.com.
Easter Dinner in NYC: Spirit Cruises
Or jump on Spirit Cruises for an Easter Sunday day or night cruise. Spirit Cruises offers both Easter Brunch and Easter Sunday Dinner rides, featuring lush buffets, DJs, and a special appearance from the Easter Bunny on the brunch cruise. Enjoy the day from the most unique perspective: out on the water, with the skyline as backdrop. For reservations, more info, and the complete menu, call 866-483-3866 or visit spiritofnewyork.com.