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Lamb paella from Soccarat
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10 NYC Restaurants to Celebrate Easter Sunday With a Feast

Lamb and seasonal vegetables are featured prominently on menus all over the city

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Lamb paella from Soccarat
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The spring weather is warming up just in time for Easter festivities, whether its brunch or dinner plans taking place outdoors or indoors, where dining capacity is allowed at up to 50 percent. New York City offers a variety of options, from places where it wouldn’t feel out of place to don a colorful bonnet at a traditional banquet or to wear sweats while ordering a meal to be delivered. The menus this year offer the obligatory lamb and vegetable-centric dishes popular for the holiday. Below are 10 wonderful options for Easter brunch or dinner this year in NYC.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Hütte

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1652 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10028
(646) 981-0764
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Schaller and Weber’s Upper East Side restaurant is a natural fit when it comes to Easter favorites. Specials of roast ham with sauteed white cabbage, caraway seeds ,and horseradish sauce; lamb chops with roasted marble potatoes and sautéed spinach; and smoked salmon with roasted beets, Swiss chard, creme fraiche, and salmon roe are holiday additions at this Alsatian spot. A regular menu of dishes like kasespatzle and venison goulash is also available.

The covered seating of the restaurant Hütte
Hutte’s covered seating area
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2. VIA VAI

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31-09 23rd Ave
Queens, NY 11105
(347) 612-4334
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A four-course prix fixe ($75) is the all day holiday offering at this rusti trattoria in Astoria. Roman chef Antonio Morichini is kicking off the meal with foie gras encrusted with dried figs, pistachios, orange dust, and red onion marmalade. Lamb comes in the form of ragu atop pappardelle, served with asparagus and black truffle sauce as well as almond-encrusted lamb chops with broccoli rabe and sweet garlic sauce.  

Via Vai’s Easter special
Via Vai is offering a four-course prix-fixe for Easter
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3. Bar Boulud

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1900 Broadway
New York, NY 10023
(212) 595-0303
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Hot cross buns with honey butter and raspberry jam or artichokes with Pecorino Romano, mint, and Fresno chilis are a great way to kick off Easter at this Lincoln Center restaurant from chef Daniel Boulud. Entree selections include lamb navarin with Meyer lemon and turnips; and trout amandine with morels and spring onion. Among the dessert offerings are strawberry rhubarb cheesecake with rhubarb confit and poppy seed ice cream.

Easter special at Bar Boulud
Easter special at Bar Boulud
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4. Kellari Taverna

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19 W 44th St
New York, NY 10036
(212) 221-0144
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It may not be Greek Easter, but this Theater District favorite is cooking up a three-course feast ( $55 per person) that’s available all day. A first course includes fried calamari marinara, zucchini keftedes, and olive and lemon chicken soup, while the lamb here is a shank with rosemary red wine sauce and parsnip puree.  Other options include hormone-free local chicken, whole lavraki, and fusilli with seasonal vegetables and red sauce. Leave room for baklava, artisanal goat milk gelato, or yogurt cake.

Lamb shank from Kellari
Lamb shank from Kellari
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5. Osteria 57

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57 W 10th St
New York, NY 10011
(212) 777-0057
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This cozy West Village Italian focusing on fish and vegetables is offering seasonal holiday specials, including appetizers of asparagus, poached egg, and Parmigiano-Reggiano fondu (with or without black truffles); and burrata toast with a spring vegetable salad. Entree additions include ravioli with ricotta and Swiss chard; a morel frittata; and local black bass with artichoke and salsa verde. A traditional Easter cake with chantilly finishes the meal. 

6. Socarrat Paella Bar - Nolita

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284 Mulberry St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 219-0101
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A Spanish holiday fiesta will begin with tapas like bunuelos de bacalao made with fresh cod. Lamb paella is available on Sunday, along with the more classic seafood version. Torrijas with poached pear and vanilla ice cream or churros with hot chocolate sauce are among the desserts.

Lamb paella at Soccarat
Lamb paella at Soccarat
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7. Spy C Cuisine

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72-06 Austin St
Forest Hills, NY 11375
(718) 263-0357
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A special $100 regional Easter banquet is being offered at this Chinese favorite in Forest Hills that specializes in Sichuan and Hunan fare. Among the eight courses there will be squirrel fish with spicy Sichuan garlic sauce; tea-smoked cured pork belly; lacquered pork ribs; mortar-and-pestle smashed eggplant; firecracker chicken wings; and green tea flan with black sesame ice cream.

8. Concord Hill

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374 Graham Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(347) 463-9322
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An Israeli chef with classical French training, Guy Kairi prepares food more sophisticated than his simple Williamsburg setting would suggest. Yes, the regular brunch dishes includes crowd favorites like brioche French Toast with pears, bananas, marcona almonds, whipped cream, and maple syrup or grass-fed Vaca Vieja with fried eggs. But the holiday menu will include a roasted whole leg of lamb with rosemary roasted potatoes, and a dessert of hazelnut carrot cake.  

Easter spread at Concord Hill
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9. Ten Hope

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10 Hope St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(347) 916-0951
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A massive open air garden enlivens this Mediterranean spot in Williamsburg, which will serve up a festive brunch from noon to 4 p.m. In addition to the regular menu, specials will include salmon lox toast with whipped goat cheese, pickled cucumber, and a micro green salad on crispy sourdough bread. For a lamb dish, there is a nod to the tradition with a lamb kofta burger. Mimosas and bloody marys will be $10.

Ten Hope’s outdoor patio
Ten Hope’s outdoor patio
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10. The Rockaway Hotel

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108-10 Rockaway Beach Dr
Queens, NY 11694
(718) 474-1216
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Along with the regular brunch menu and raw bar in the new hotel’s heated outdoor “Pool House,” Easter specials will include Eggs Arlington (poached eggs on an English muffin with smoked salmon and Hollandaise); mortadella flatbread with pistachio pesto, stracciatella and pepperoncini; and corned beef hash with crispy potatoes and caramelized onions.

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1. Hütte

1652 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10028
The covered seating of the restaurant Hütte
Hutte’s covered seating area
Hütte [Official]

Schaller and Weber’s Upper East Side restaurant is a natural fit when it comes to Easter favorites. Specials of roast ham with sauteed white cabbage, caraway seeds ,and horseradish sauce; lamb chops with roasted marble potatoes and sautéed spinach; and smoked salmon with roasted beets, Swiss chard, creme fraiche, and salmon roe are holiday additions at this Alsatian spot. A regular menu of dishes like kasespatzle and venison goulash is also available.

1652 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10028

2. VIA VAI

31-09 23rd Ave, Queens, NY 11105
Via Vai’s Easter special
Via Vai is offering a four-course prix-fixe for Easter
Emilio Pandika

A four-course prix fixe ($75) is the all day holiday offering at this rusti trattoria in Astoria. Roman chef Antonio Morichini is kicking off the meal with foie gras encrusted with dried figs, pistachios, orange dust, and red onion marmalade. Lamb comes in the form of ragu atop pappardelle, served with asparagus and black truffle sauce as well as almond-encrusted lamb chops with broccoli rabe and sweet garlic sauce.  

31-09 23rd Ave
Queens, NY 11105

3. Bar Boulud

1900 Broadway, New York, NY 10023
Easter special at Bar Boulud
Easter special at Bar Boulud
Bill Milne

Hot cross buns with honey butter and raspberry jam or artichokes with Pecorino Romano, mint, and Fresno chilis are a great way to kick off Easter at this Lincoln Center restaurant from chef Daniel Boulud. Entree selections include lamb navarin with Meyer lemon and turnips; and trout amandine with morels and spring onion. Among the dessert offerings are strawberry rhubarb cheesecake with rhubarb confit and poppy seed ice cream.

1900 Broadway
New York, NY 10023

4. Kellari Taverna

19 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036
Lamb shank from Kellari
Lamb shank from Kellari
Kellari [Official]

It may not be Greek Easter, but this Theater District favorite is cooking up a three-course feast ( $55 per person) that’s available all day. A first course includes fried calamari marinara, zucchini keftedes, and olive and lemon chicken soup, while the lamb here is a shank with rosemary red wine sauce and parsnip puree.  Other options include hormone-free local chicken, whole lavraki, and fusilli with seasonal vegetables and red sauce. Leave room for baklava, artisanal goat milk gelato, or yogurt cake.

19 W 44th St
New York, NY 10036

5. Osteria 57

57 W 10th St, New York, NY 10011

This cozy West Village Italian focusing on fish and vegetables is offering seasonal holiday specials, including appetizers of asparagus, poached egg, and Parmigiano-Reggiano fondu (with or without black truffles); and burrata toast with a spring vegetable salad. Entree additions include ravioli with ricotta and Swiss chard; a morel frittata; and local black bass with artichoke and salsa verde. A traditional Easter cake with chantilly finishes the meal. 

57 W 10th St
New York, NY 10011

6. Socarrat Paella Bar - Nolita

284 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012
Lamb paella at Soccarat
Lamb paella at Soccarat
Soccarrat [Official]

A Spanish holiday fiesta will begin with tapas like bunuelos de bacalao made with fresh cod. Lamb paella is available on Sunday, along with the more classic seafood version. Torrijas with poached pear and vanilla ice cream or churros with hot chocolate sauce are among the desserts.

284 Mulberry St
New York, NY 10012

7. Spy C Cuisine

72-06 Austin St, Forest Hills, NY 11375

A special $100 regional Easter banquet is being offered at this Chinese favorite in Forest Hills that specializes in Sichuan and Hunan fare. Among the eight courses there will be squirrel fish with spicy Sichuan garlic sauce; tea-smoked cured pork belly; lacquered pork ribs; mortar-and-pestle smashed eggplant; firecracker chicken wings; and green tea flan with black sesame ice cream.

72-06 Austin St
Forest Hills, NY 11375

8. Concord Hill

374 Graham Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Easter spread at Concord Hill
Lily Brown/MST Creative PR

An Israeli chef with classical French training, Guy Kairi prepares food more sophisticated than his simple Williamsburg setting would suggest. Yes, the regular brunch dishes includes crowd favorites like brioche French Toast with pears, bananas, marcona almonds, whipped cream, and maple syrup or grass-fed Vaca Vieja with fried eggs. But the holiday menu will include a roasted whole leg of lamb with rosemary roasted potatoes, and a dessert of hazelnut carrot cake.  

374 Graham Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211

9. Ten Hope

10 Hope St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Ten Hope’s outdoor patio
Ten Hope’s outdoor patio
Ten Hope [Official]

A massive open air garden enlivens this Mediterranean spot in Williamsburg, which will serve up a festive brunch from noon to 4 p.m. In addition to the regular menu, specials will include salmon lox toast with whipped goat cheese, pickled cucumber, and a micro green salad on crispy sourdough bread. For a lamb dish, there is a nod to the tradition with a lamb kofta burger. Mimosas and bloody marys will be $10.

10 Hope St
Brooklyn, NY 11211

10. The Rockaway Hotel

108-10 Rockaway Beach Dr, Queens, NY 11694

Along with the regular brunch menu and raw bar in the new hotel’s heated outdoor “Pool House,” Easter specials will include Eggs Arlington (poached eggs on an English muffin with smoked salmon and Hollandaise); mortadella flatbread with pistachio pesto, stracciatella and pepperoncini; and corned beef hash with crispy potatoes and caramelized onions.

108-10 Rockaway Beach Dr
Queens, NY 11694

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