Easter Sunday in New York is the perfect time for mixing fine grilling with tender vegetables just in for the spring season. For 2019, Easter falls on Sunday, April 21st, and from steak 'n' lobster specials to lamb to fresh seafood, 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: Benjamin Steak House
On Sunday, Benjamin Steak House will be offering a prix fixe Easter menu. The temptations start off with an appetizer selection that includes lobster bisque with brandy and cream, Blue Point oysters, buffalo mozzarella, and a wedge salad with blue cheese and diced Canadian bacon. Follow that with picks like rack of lamb, filet mignon, Chilean sea bass, and dry-aged USDA Prime bone-in rib-eye. A choice of side and fresh-brewed coffee and tea are included. For dessert: carrot cake, chocolate mousse cake, New York cheesecake, or red velvet cake (the latter three all come with homemade schlag.) The prix fixe is $69.95. 52 E. 41st St., 212-297-9177, benjaminsteakhouse.com
Easter Dinner in NYC: David Burke Tavern
The all-new David Burke Tavern is a modern American restaurant by award-winning celebrity chef David Burke. A stately townhouse setting showcases Burke’s creative, contemporary approach to classic fare—often with showstopping presentations. On Easter this year, you'll find a three-course prix fixe special for $55 per person. Burke's famous Clothesline Maple Candied Bacon, above, is available as a table share appetizer ($22). Follow it with first course options like pastrami-smoked salmon and an everything bagel, tuna carpaccio with blood orange and pistachio gremolata, or the asparagus “carbonata” salad with crispy prosciutto, burrata, and cured egg yolk. Lamb for two, chicken 'n' waffles, and pretzel crab cake Benedict are available for round two. Come dessert, your dilemmas will include cheesecake pops, apple tarts with cinnamon ice cream, lemon bundt cake with whipped ricotta and candied orange, or Baked Alaska bread pudding. 135 E. 62nd St., 212-988-9021, davidburketavern.com
Easter Dinner in NYC: Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse New York
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse New York boasts a multi-level space of wood columns, winding staircases, and exposed wine cellars. This year for Easter look for couple of amazing specials, in addition to the full regular menu, with its signature steaks and seafood, and new wagyu collection. (The award-winning wine list makes for the perfect accompaniment.) You'll find a filet Benedict, lobster Benedict, and prime rib to make the day special. The restaurant opens at 11am for Easter Sunday. 1221 Ave. of the Americas (entrance on 49th St.), 212-575-5129, delfriscos.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 Oscar 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 75th-anniversary 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 cheesecake made with the Italian specialty cheese grana. 236 W. 56th St., 212-247-3491, patsys.com
Easter Dinner in NYC: The Ribbon
Upper West Side favorite The Ribbon has arrived in the Theater District in an elegant setting that pays homage to old New York. Join them on Easter for spit-roasted meats, seafood, Blue Ribbon classics, and an exclusive Easter dish of seared sea scallops with pea purée, oyster mushrooms, and prosciutto brown butter. 220 W. 44th St., 212-944-2474, 44.theribbonnyc.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. This Easter Sunday, take advantage of a special prix fixe menu, allowing diners to choose from the likes of lobster bisque, Blue Point oysters, buffalo mozzarella, and a wedge salad with blue cheese and Canadian bacon. Follow that with picks like Chilean sea bass with soy and lemon, USDA prime filet mignon, rack of lamb, and dry-aged USDA Prime bone-in rib-eye. A choice of side and fresh-brewed coffee and tea are included. For dessert? New York style cheesecake, chocolate mousse cake, and carrot cake with buttercream frosting. The prix fixe is $69. 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 a full array of classic options. 69 MacDougal St., 212-673-0390, villamosconi.com
Easter Dinner on the Water 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 plated meals and live music. For reservations, more info, and the complete menu, call 866-817-3463 or visit bateauxnewyork.com.
Easter Dinner on the Water in NYC: Hornblower
Take in unparalleled skyline views from the water aboard one of Hornblower Cruises & Events’ breathtaking sightseeing cruises. This Easter, Hornblower's two-hour afternoon cruise features a brunch buffet, free-flowing mimosas, a live jazz band, a dessert station, reserved seating, an on-board Easter egg hunt, and a special visit from the Easter Bunny. Leaves from Pier 40 (353 West St.). 646-798-2577, hornblowernewyork.com.
Easter Dinner on the Water in NYC: Spirit Cruises
Or jump on Spirit Cruises for an Easter Sunday day or evening 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 a 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.