Where to Grab a Bite in NYC This Easter

Easter in New York City is a vibrant celebration blending tradition and community spirit. From solemn church services to colorful parades and egg hunts, the city offers diverse festivities for all. Every Easter, New Yorkers deck themselves out in their most fabulous finery and strut their stuff along Fifth Avenue, showcasing their dazzling bonnets during the NYC Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival. From 10 am to 4 pm, the parade winds its way north on Fifth Avenue, from 49th Street to 57th Street, turning the street into a vibrant runway of style and flair. But amidst this and other celebrations, people still need to eat, and several spots host Easter dinners, ensuring a delightful end to the day. Here are a few noteworthy places serving Easter and Passover meals the whole family can enjoy!

Gather with loved ones at Empire Steak House for an exquisite four-course Easter dinner, available at their Midtown East (151 E 50th St), Midtown West (237 W. 54th St) and Times Square (233 W. 49th St) locations on Sunday, March 31st! Indulge in a tantalizing array of appetizers, including fresh oysters, crispy calamari, jumbo shrimp, cocktail, and thick-cut bacon. Explore pasta options like Empire Ragu and spinach ravioli for the second course, followed by enticing entrées such as surf and turf or USDA prime New York strip steak. Choose from sides like vibrant greens, creamy spinach, mashed potatoes, or sautéed broccoli. Conclude the evening on a sweet note with decadent desserts like cheesecake and chocolate tiramisu. This delectable Easter dinner is priced at $120 per person and can be reserved by visiting, https://www.empiresteakhousenyc.com/reservations 

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Nerai (55 E. 54th Street) in Midtown East will host a special Easter dinner on Sunday, March 31st from 2pm-9pm. Visitors can get into the festive spirit with the celebratory a la carte menu, featuring a delectable lamb special offer. As a highlight of the evening, indulge in the braised lamb accompanied by za'atar-spiced yogurt, carrots, peas, mint, and lamb jus, all expertly crafted for a culinary delight, priced at just $40. They will be closed to observe Greek Orthodox Easter on May 5th, resuming regular operations thereafter. For more information and to make a reservation, visit https://nerainyc.com/ 

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Celebrate Easter in grandeur at Amali (115 E. 60th St.) on Sunday, March 31st, with a splendid culinary affair that includes brunch from 11am to 5pm and dinner starting at 5pm. Elevate your experience with the optional Bottomless Rosé & Bubbles Brunch, offering a two-hour indulgence in rosé, mimosas, Bellinis, or bubbles straight up, with French Bubbles at $45 per person and Champagne at $65 per person. In addition to the regular brunch and dinner options, Amali presents special Easter delights, such as the Roasted Leg of Lamb with Atlas Carrots, Asparagus, English Peas, and Mint Au Jus, available for both brunch and dinner at $45 per person. For an exclusive brunch treat, savor the Colorado Lamb Chops with Black Garlic Molasses, Mint Salsa Verde, and a choice of two sides, priced at $135 per person. Amali's Easter offerings promise a harmonious blend of traditional and innovative flavors, ensuring a festive and memorable dining experience. 

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Amali (115 E. 60th St.) will host an exclusive Passover dining experience from Monday, April 22nd to Tuesday, April 30th. The Passover feast, priced at $150 per person and available for private dining only, will begin with Matzoh served with Whipped Feta Butter, setting the tone for an exquisite evening. The Seder Plate and the First Course, will feature a unique "Not Gefilte Fish" with salmon, beets, horseradish, and dill. Indulge in the individually plated Second Course, a Matzo Ball Soup infused with chicken consommé and black truffle. The Entree Course, served family-style, showcases Wagyu Braised Brisket in Savta Style with Polish Lager, Canary Island Branzino with beurre blanc, capers, and herbs, alongside Roasted Broccoli with salmoriglio, pine nuts, and rosemary breadcrumbs, and comforting Mashed Potatoes. The dinner concludes with an individually plated Chocolate Mousse with Luxardo Cream and Morello Cherry, providing the perfect finale to a memorable evening of celebration. For more information or to make a reservation visit, https://amalinyc.getbento.com/

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 Aquavit (65 East 55th Street) offers a prix fixe menu priced at $155 per person, featuring a three-course brunch served from 12pm to 3pm. Spring into Easter at Aquavit with a menu curated by Chef Emma Bengtsson. The meal begins with a buffet showcasing Aquavit’s signature Herring preparations, Shrimp Skagen toast, Pickled Vegetables, and Cheese Gougères. For those seeking indulgence, options include Löjrom at $65 per ounce or Osetra caviar at $125 per ounce. Main course selections feature Grilled Lamb Rack with barley, broccolini, truffle lamb jus, or Icelandic Cod with egg, shrimp, and brown butter. Dessert concludes the meal with Carrot Cake accompanied by crème fraiche mousse, candied hazelnuts, and vanilla ice cream.

Red Rooster (310 Lenox Ave, NYC) invites guests to celebrate Easter with a diverse menu highlighting American cuisine and Harlem’s culinary traditions. Options range from Farmer's Remix Salad to Jerk BBQ Cauliflower and Jerk Salmon Bowl with bulgur. Indulge in Ms Lana's Lobster Roll or save room for dessert with Mango Delight or Lil' Apple Pie with vanilla ice cream.

The Little Owl (90 Bedford St, NYC) in the West Village offers an intimate Easter Weekend Happy Hour from 3-5 pm, featuring meatball sliders for $1, 2-for-1 wines by the glass, and half-price seasonal vegetables, available from March 29th to April 1st.

The Lambs Club (132 W 44th St, NYC) presents an elevated Easter Brunch experience priced at $55 per person for adults and $35 per person for children. The brunch, served from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, begins with a table buffet offering smoked salmon, house-made baked goods, a cheese platter, salad, and pasta. Main course options include Eggs Benedict, Brioche French Toast, The Stanford White Burger, and more. Children's menu options are also available. 

The Press Club Grill (1262 Broadway, NYC), pressclubgrill.com offers a three-course Prix Fixe menu for $75 per person, available for Brunch and Dinner. Start with She Crab Bisque followed by Porcini Agnolotti or Filet Mignon. Add a Butter Poached Lobster for extra indulgence and end the meal with The Easter Egg dessert, crafted with rich chocolate and a creamy center.

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