The Ultimate Easter Dining Guide

From traditional American to Mediterranean cuisine, the Easter brunches around Westchester this year are going to cause some jaws to drop (and mouths to drool).



A rack of lamb from Benjamin Steakhouse.

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Traditional American

Benjamin Steakhouse
Benjamin Steakhouse offers a $65 prix-fixe Easter at 11 am. The menu includes a choice of appetizer, entrée, one traditional steakhouse side, and dessert with tea or coffee. The Easter Bunny himself will make a special appearance to greet diners and pose for photos with kids. A similar prix-fixe will also be available at dinner.
610 Hartsdale Rd, White Plains (914) 428-6868; www.benjaminsteakhouse.com

Thyme
Looking for an Easter meal that’s gluten-free? Make your reservation at Thyme where the $29.95 three-course menu includes a complimentary glass of Champagne (there’s also a $15.95 children’s menu).
3605 Crompond Rd, Yorktown Heights (914) 788-8700; www.thymesteakandseafood.com

Photograph By Paul Johnson

Moderne Barn’s Biscuits & “Ribs”

Crabtree’s Kittle House
Crabtree’s Kittle House will serve an extensive brunch buffet ($60 per adults/$30 per child) on Easter Sunday. Can’t find time to do brunch? The restaurant also offers a four-course prix-fixe dinner for $70.
11 Kittle Rd, Chappaqua (914) 666-8044; www.kittlehouse.com

Equus Restaurant
For this year’s Easter brunch celebration, Equus Restaurant offers a family-style buffet with a wide range of dishes like slow-roasted rib eye, chilled jumbo shrimp and oysters, and kid-friendly spaghetti and meatballs. Don’t miss the ice cream sundae station and a variety of mini pastries and cakes. Reservations required; $75 for adults and $35 for children.
400 Benedict Ave, Tarrytown (914) 631-3646; www.castlehotelandspa.com/equusrestaurant

Moderne Barn
From 11 am to 3 pm on Easter Sunday, Moderne Barn is offering an array of specials including chocolate-hazelnut-stuffed French toast, lamb schnitzel,  and hearty “biscuits and ribs” topped with poached eggs.  
430 Bedford Rd, Armonk (914) 730-0001; www.modernebarn.com

Crowne Plaza
The Crowne Plaza in White Plains is serving an prix-fixe brunch Sunday from 12 pm to 3 pm ($48 per adult; $24 for children 11 and under). Choices include almond-crusted French toast, local smoked salmon with traditional accompaniments, roasted leg of lamb roulade, and pan-roasted red snapper with a coconut-lemongrass beurre blanc.
66 Hale Ave, White Plains (914) 682-0050; www.cpwestchester.com

Sign of the Whale
Sign of the Whale in Stamford is serving an affordable, family-friendly Easter brunch on March 26 (two seatings at 9am and 11am). The $15 ticket includes: a breakfast buffet, crafts, and pictures with the Easter bunny. There’s also a more adult Sunday brunch on Sunday with an “Ultimate Bloody Mary Bar” and bottomless Mimosas.
6 Harbor Point Rd, Stamford, CT (203) 883-8282; www.signofthewhalect.com


Mediterranean

Photograph By Rachel Correra

The White Label burger with fried egg, tomato jam, mustard, mayonnaise, white cheddar, house made potato rolls served with rosemary fries at Campagna.

Campagna
Italians know how to celebrate Easter—especially when it comes to food. At Campagna the three-course Easter menu features dishes like arugula salad with grapefruit, fennel, olives, and radishes; asparagus with poached egg and brioche crumbs; lamb steak with nettle pesto and morels; fresh pastas; and housemade desserts. Arrive by 10:30 am for Bedford Post Inn’s egg hunt. Reservations recommended ($65 per adult; $30 per child aged 12 and under).
954 Old Post Rd, Bedford (914) 234-6386; www.campagna-bedford.com

La Panetière,
At La Panetière, $85 buys charming atmosphere and some of the county’s best French cuisine. Choices include: hamachi with caviar, seared Prince Edward Island scallops basted with dukkah dressing, and boneless rack of lamb, plus a selection of artful desserts. A $140 menu includes wine pairings.
530 Milton Rd, Rye (914) 967-8140; www.lapanetiere.com

The chocolate lava cake from Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik Restaurant
Dubrovnik Restaurant is offering an Easter special that will take you to Croatia without a passport or a plane ticket. Featured dishes include: spring lamb, ham served hard-boiled eggs, black risotto, and warm Croatian-style crepes filled with your choice of ricotta and lemon, apricot jam, or ice cream and nutella.
721 Main St, New Rochelle (914) 637-3777; www.dubrovnikny.com

251 Lex
Chef Constantine Kalandris’ Mount Kisco restaurant 251 Lex is offering a three-course, Mediterranean-style meal for $45 on Easter. Indulge in dishes such as the Mediterranean mezze platter, grilled spring lamb in three preparations, and house-ground falafel, then end with filo-wrapped vanilla custard.
251 Lexington Ave, Mount Kisco (914) 218-8156; www.251lex.com  

Fig & Olive
The three-course prix-fixe menu is only $40 at Fig & Olive, featuring dishes such as Provencal carrot and thyme soup, grilled rosemary lamb, and seared salmon. Don’t miss dessert choices including blood orange and clementine vacherin and chocolate pot de crème with crunchy prailine.
696 White Plains Rd, Scarsdale (914) 725-2900; www.figandolive.com


Photograph By Dorna Naseri

An internationally-inspired flight of deviled eggs at Little Drunken Chef

International Flavors

Little Drunken Chef
Bonnie Saran’s raucous international tapas bar, Little Drunken Chef, is offering some specials for Easter, including eggs Benedict with candied ham; lemon-ricotta pancakes with mixed berries and whipped cream; and an internationally-inspired flight of deviled eggs in chipotle, truffle, and hummus.
36 Main St, Mount Kisco (914) 242-8800

Sonora
Sonora is serving a $40 three-course prix-fixe brunch on Sunday from 11 am to 3 pm. Dishes include ceviche, shredded duck quesadilla, steak and eggs, and “Paella Palomino” with shellfish and chorizo. A $20 children’s menu is also available.
179 Rectory St, Port Chester (914) 933-0200; www.sonorarestaurant.net

Paloma
At Paloma, the Latin Easter brunch ($38) is served with bottomless Bloody Marys and Mimosas. Highlights from the menu include dulce de leche pancakes; eggs Benedict with pork belly, gruyere, and chile-lime hollandaise; and chorizo-egg tacos with salsa verde, cilantro, and black bean-corn salad.
15 Harbor Point Rd, Stamford, CT (203) 998-7500; www.palomagrill.com


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