Party Like the Greeks
Nobody does an Easter party quite like the Greeks do. The upscale Nerai does a three-course prix fixe for $55 (April 5, 2 p.m.–7:30 p.m.) with appetizers like Duck Baklava and Grilled Octopus and entrees including Lamb Shank Yiouvetsi. Or, if you’re a night owl, swing by at 11:59 p.m. for a Midnight Greek Easter celebration, with a traditional Magiritsa Soup, as well as mezzes and cocktails until 2 a.m. (NeraiNYC.com)
For a more seafood-inspired Easter, head to Oceana, for a three-course prix fixe for $65 (or $32.50 for the under-12 set). For mains, there are grilled lamb chops, sea scallops, or Scottish Salmon a la Plancha. (OceanaRestaurant.com)
How About Them Yankees?
For steak with a Yankee theme, NYY Steak is offering a three-course Legendary Closer menu ($42), which includes: choice of house salad or NYY Steak bacon; 6 oz. filet mignon with choice of pan-seared scallops or grilled tiger shrimp; and New York-style cheesecake or crème brûlée for dessert. (NYYSteak.com)
Surf and Turf
If surf is not enough, and just turf won’t do it, go for surf and turf at Morton’s The Steakhouse, which is offering steak and lobster for $55. Manhattan locations: 551 Fifth Ave. and 136 Washington St. (Mortons.com)
A Maccioni Easter
The Maccionis are offering a variety of Easter menus at their restaurants. But the most luxurious is their Easter brunch at Le Cirque, with a three-course prix fixe starting at $78. Tuna Tartare, Blue Crab “Simplissime,” royal Osetra caviar, and Paupiette of Black Bass are among the many choices. Complimentary face painting for children. (LeCirque.com)
Stella 34 Trattoria will be open noon to 7 p.m. on Easter Sunday, offering its à la carte menu as well as a special celebratory family-style prix fixe Sunday Supper ($45 per person). On the menu? Napoli Salad, Sunday Gravy (tomato-braised beef braciole, veal meatballs, and pork fennel sausage), and a traditional Neapolitan Easter cake.