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tonybowles Contributing Editor
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The Ultimate Easter Dining Guide In NYC

Easter is quickly approaching and if you are like me, you may not want to prepare an entire meal. You are not alone and if you are here in New York City, there are a lot of Easter special happening for brunch and dinner, but luckily you have me to help you decide. Take a look below and start making your reservations today! 


This Easter, dine at charming SoHo Italian Provencal Restaurant MAMO. The New York outpost of Mamo Le Michelangelo located in Antibes, France, MAMO NYC will delight diners looking to dine in opulence with its regular menu and Easter specials on Easter Sunday, including: Carciofi alla “Giudia” (crunchy artichoke with mint intingolo, pecorino cream and prosciutto crudo), Lasagnetta con Ragù di vitello, olive e parmigiano (lasagna with veal ragù, olives and parmigiano cheese), and Agnello in “due cotture” con Carciofi e millefoglie di patate cacio e pepe (lamb with artichoke and millefoglie of potatoes, cacio e pepe). For dessert, try the decadent Cheesecake Sottovetro (cheesecake in a jar with cheese crumble mousse, popcorn and red fruit sauce).

Il Gattopardo & The Leopard at des Artistes

While you would probably find more Easter bonnets than bunnies running around New York, Easter is a wonderful time of the year to get together with family and friends to celebrate life, health, love, and why not, golden eggs. 

Family-owned NYC landmark locations, Il Gattopardo and the Leopard at des Artistes, will be serving favorite traditional Italian Easter dishes, in addition to the seasonal a La Carte Menu. Easter Sunday specials at both restaurants include “Capretto al forno” (Oven roasted young goat scented with wild fennel pollen, served with rosemary potatoes and peas), Traditional Easter Pastiera Napoletana di farro, “Uova fritte” (Sunny side up eggs with prezzemolo, blood sausage and roasted potatoes) and Dried fig and ricotta pancakes with wild berry sauce.

Mozzarella & Vino

Celebrate Easter at rustic, cozy, and casual enoteca stye wine bar and restaurant Mozzarella & Vino in the heart of midtown Manhattan. The restaurant has a beautiful, fully enclosed garden in the back, perfect for an Easter celebration with family and friends. The restaurant’s authentic southern Italian a la carte menu is offered for Easter Sunday, with a heavy emphasis on the Mozzarella di bufala Campania, Italian cheeses and affettati, and also features a wonderful selection of panini, soups, salads, and of course mozzarella in all shapes and combinations … even on desserts! Mozzarella & Vino also features a selection of approximately 30 bottles of acclaimed wines from smaller and family-owned vineyards across Italy, as well as crafted cocktails such as the “Cosmobianco”.

Brasserie 8 ½

This Easter Sunday, Brasserie 8 ½ offers an upgraded Buffet Brunch, which includes a chocolate bunny and jelly beans hand out for kids, in addition to a photo opportunity. The Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet includes a range of delectable dishes, including Smoked Trout Salad; Short Ribs Egg Casserole with asparagus, cremini mushroom and tomatoes; Leg of Lamb with Rosemary Jus; Turkey Breast with cranberry apple chutney; and Belgian Waffles with Nutella, strawberry compote, and cinnamon whipped cream.

T-Bar Steak & Lounge

T-Bar Steak and Lounge is the popular spot for diners looking for an Easter dinner with outstanding cuisine in a casual yet elegant space. The restaurant’s charm is accented by a stylish, dark-wood accented dining room, frosted glass details and subtle back lighting. 

This Easter, under the watchful eye of Restaurateur Tony Fortuna, T-Bar will offer its regular a la carte menu, which features its signature prime beef steaks along with a mélange of grilled fish, chopped salads and pastas. Swoon over the decadent desert menu crafted by Executive Chef Ben Zwicker, which includes the famous Banana Parfait Mille Feuilles with coconut and caramel sauce.

Fish Bar at Pier 81

This year, celebrate Easter on a relaxing afternoon brunch cruise on the New York Harbor. Enjoy our curated breakfast buffet, piping hot coffee and unlimited mimosas. Feel free to lounge and talk with your companions inside the vessel or explore our outdoor decks including our fully furnished Floating Rooftop lounge. Our Sunday brunches are the perfect way to celebrate your special occasion, show New York City views to friends and family, or experience the Manhattan skyline yourself from a unique vantage point on this special Spring holiday.

The Fish Bar NYC Mimosa Easter Brunch cruise includes:

  • Bountiful buffet that boasts locally-sourced, garden-to-table ingredients 
  • Convenient sailing time, from 12:30pm to 2:30pm, boarding at noon
  • Unlimited mimosas option for adults
  • Kids under 12 will receive a stuffed Easter basket and can have their picture taken with the Easter Bunny on board!


Come celebrate Easter Sunday at Vaucluse with a jazz brunch or dinner featuring live music from the award winning violinist Scott Tixier. Vaucluse will be offering full a la carte brunch and dinner with holiday inspired specials. Brunch will include a viennoiserie table featuring their beautiful breads along with sweet and savory pastries. (Brunch: 11:30am-3pm | Dinner: 5:30pm-9:30pm)

Avra EstiatorioThis Sunday, April 16th, NYC's Mediterranean staple, Avra Estiatorio will be offering a traditional Easter menu topped off with live music with Olympia, Panis & Aliki from noon to 5PM. 

For $150 per person, diners can indulge in classics such as Magiritsa, Kokoretsi, Lavraki, Tsipoura while also experiencing the loved-by-all tradition of roasting lamb on a spit, which will be held in the Avra courtyard. 

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