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The Best Places for Easter Dinner in NYC

March 27, 2017 - 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 2017, Easter falls on Sunday, April 16th, 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

ben and jack's bar area

Ben & Jack's serves generous portions of steakhouse favorites to a very satisfied clientele. On Easter enjoy a prix fixe dinner that leads off with seafood or sizzling Canadian bacon, followed by salad or soup, then your pick of steaks (rib eye or prime sirloin), chops (veal or lamb), or Chilean sea bass. There's also tempting sides and four irresistible desserts to choose from. The whole package is $79.95pp, plus tax and tip, and includes a complimentary tea and coffee. 255 Fifth Ave., 212-532-7600, benandjackssteakhouse.com

Easter Dinner in NYC: Benjamin Steak House

Benjamin Steakhouse

On Sunday, Benjamin Steak House will be offering a prix fixe Easter menu. 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 rib-eye steaks. The prix fixe is $69.95. 52 E. 41st St., 212-297-9177, benjaminsteakhouse.com

Easter Dinner in NYC: Buca di Beppo

buca di beppo easter 2016

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: David Burke Kitchen 

david burke kitchen

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. An open kitchen and glass-enclosed wine cave allow guests a peek behind the scenes. This Easter, look for creativity on the menu as David Burke Kitchen serves a three-course prix fixe. Roast beets and pastrami-smoked salmon are on the appetizer list; roast country ham, poached eggs and lamb belly, and steak 'n' eggs are among the entrees; and buttermilk panna cotta and chocolate coconut cake join the options for dessert. There are in addition shared plates, table sides, and carafes of Bloody Mary with horseradish and jumb shrimp. 23 Grand St., 212-201-9119, davidburkekitchen.com

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

del frisco prime rib easter

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House will open its doors 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 Dinner in NYC: Ed's Chowder House

grilled rack of lamb ed's chowder house

The rustic pleasures of a seafood shack meet New York style at Ed’s Chowder House. Easter Sunday they'll be rolling out brunch and dinner specials, along with their usual fine à la carte service. In addition to the grilled rack of lamb above, look for smoked salmon Benedict, shrimp & scallion frittata, and double-cut brioche French toast. (Brunch 11am-4pm, dinner 4pm-close.) 44 W. 63rd St., 212-956-1288, edschowderhouse.nyc

Easter Dinner in NYC: Fogo de Chão

Fogo de Chao

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

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 $56. 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 easter new york

Considered one of the greatest attractions in the Theatre District, renowned for its celebrity clientele (Frank Sinatra's favorite), Patsy's has been family-run since 1944. Highly rated authentic Neapolitan is heavenly, including succulent veal chops Siciliano, spicy lobster Fra Diavolo, and savory calamari stuffed with seafood. 236 W. 56th St., 212-247-3491, patsys.com

Easter Dinner in NYC: Pera Mediterranean Brasserie

pera mediterranean nyc

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. 303 Madison Ave., 212-878-6301, peranyc.com

Easter Dinner in NYC: Royal 35 Steakhouse

Royal 35 Steakhouse

Sophisticated midtown destination Royal 35 Steakhouse is New York’s newest spot for steak. Signature items include sizzling steaks dry aged in-house using pink Himalayan salt, along with an  extensive raw bar and seafood selection. California wines strong in Napa Valley joined by old-world European vintages. Classy and inviting surrounds thanks to high ceilings, mahogany walls, dark leather. Serious steakhouse pedigrees among the four partners reflected in stellar execution. Open 2pm-10pm. 1 E. 35th St., 212-804-7276, royal35steakhouse.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 grilled Spanish octopus, lobster bisque, roasted branzino, and Colorado lamb chops in a rosemary jus. 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: Tavern on the Green

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One of New York City's most popular landmarks began as a sheepfold in 1870. Today, Tavern on the Green has the ambiance of a European country lodge, with indoor and outdoor spaces that are ideal for an Easter dinner to remember. The main meal comes Sunday night from 5 to 10pm, with brunch served both weekend days from 9am to 4pm (accompanied by live jazz). Kids can enjoy a special additional treat: an Easter egg hunt takes place both Saturday and Sunday at noon and 3pm. Central Park at W. 67th St., 212-877-8684, tavernonthegreen.com

Easter Dinner in NYC: Tio Pepe

tio pepe greenwich village

Offering up a lively bar scene, a sidewalk cafe, Latino music, and a main dining room with a skylit garden patio room, chandeliers, and stone and brick walls, Tio Pepe is all about ambiance, with authentic, delicious dishes to match. For Easter you'll find a moderately priced prix fixe with two courses of authentic Spanish starters followed by a choice of lamb chops or filet of sole. Choose flan or pera zamorana for dessert. $45 pp. Brunch Menu and Easter Menu available from 12pm-4pm, Dinner Menu and Easter Menu available from 4pm-11pm 168 W. 4th St., 212-242-6480, tiopepenyc.com

Easter Dinner in NYC: Villa Mosconi

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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 (12:20pm, 2pm, and 5pm) and a special holiday menu. Choose from appetizers like hot or cold antipasto, your pick of four pastas, and classic entrees like roast of lamb or veal, chicken or eggplant parm, and veal scaloppine alla Marsala. Italian favorites for dessert are served with tea and coffee. 69 MacDougal St., 212-673-0390, villamosconi.com

Easter Dinner in NYC: Bateaux

Bateaux New York

Join Bateaux New York 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 plated dinner and live music. 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), early dinner (4:30am boarding), or dinner (boarding 6:30pm). 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. For reservations, more info, and the complete menu, call 866-483-3866 or visit spiritofnewyork.com.

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