Don’t want to cook this Easter? Judging by the Easter Sunday menus at any of the 14 restaurants in the guide below, you won’t have to.
The Atrium at Doral Arrowwood (975 Anderson Hill Rd, Rye Brook 914-935-6600; doralarrowwood.com/restaurant_atrium.asp) Big groups and families come for this hotel’s Easter brunch ($43.95/adults, $21.50/ children ages 4 to 10), where kids can hunt for Easter eggs and the Easter Bunny makes an appearance. A complimentary glass of sparkling wine or mimosa is included. Seatings: 11:00 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 2:00 pm, and 4:00 pm. Reservations required.
The Cabin Restaurant (1172 Knollwood Rd, White Plains 914-592-6682; cabinrestaurantny.com) Enjoy a breakfast at this restaurant’s first ever Easter Sunday country breakfast buffet from 10 am to 1 pm ($13.95/adults, $10.95/kids).
City Limits Diner (200 Central Ave, White Plains 914-686-9000; 135 Harvard Ave, Stamford, CT 203-348-7000; citylimitsdiner.com) Traditional Greek Orthodox Easter items such as roasted leg of lamb and hortopita (shredded romaine salad with dill, lemon juice, and olive oil) will be on the menu after 4 pm.
Equus Restaurant (Castle on the Hudson 400 Benedict Ave, Tarrytown 914-631-3646 castleonhudson.com) Dine (four courses for $85) in a castle setting with views of the Hudson. Some of the choices on the special Easter menu include house-smoked trout, spring pea soup, beef tenderloin, and warm, rum-raisin bread pudding. Offered from noon to 6 pm. Reservations required.
Flames Steak House (533 N State Rd, Briarcliff Manor 914-923-3100; flamessteakhouse.com) A special three-course menu is offered: choice of soup or house salad, New York sirloin with a baked potato, coffee or tea, and a selection from the dessert tray ($39.95). The regular menu also will be served with such items as oven-roasted shrimp stuffed with crabmeat wrapped in a puff pastry; roasted sliced leg of lamb with risotto; and roasted duck breast with port wine sauce and wild rice. Open from noon to 10:00 pm. Reservations recommended.
La Crémaillère (46 Bedford-Banksville Rd, Bedford, 914-234-9647; frenchcountryrestaurant.com) The Easter special of the day at this upscale French country restaurant is rack and loin of lamb with yellow turnips and creamy flageolets (green shell beans) in a lemon-thyme sauce ($42). Open from 12:30 pm to 8 pm. Reservations required.
La Panetiére (530 Milton Rd, Rye 914-967-8140; lapanetiere.com)
Spend your Easter eating fine French cuisine; a six-course prix-fixe menu ($68) will be available and substitutions can be made. (The regular à la carte menu also will be offered). Book a table between 12 pm and 1 pm for a lower-priced ($45) six-course prix fixe—the menu is the same as the $68 menu minus two items. On the menu: Parmesan crisp, asparagus tips, and quail egg, tartar of escolar, slowly poached lobster, lamp chops, and black and white truffles. Reservations preferred.
Le Château (Rtes 35 and 123, South Salem 914-533-6631; lechateauny.com) The holiday prix fixe at this French restaurant located in what was once J.P. Morgan’s estate includes choice of six appetizers, a salad, choice of six entrées, choice of three desserts, and coffee and tea ($68/adults, $35/children). Child-friendly menu will be available. Dinner from 12 pm to 6 pm. Reservations recommended
Nessa (325 N Main St, Port Chester 914-939-0119; nessarestaurant.com) Easter Sunday coincides with the reopening of their outdoor seating area and bocci court. There will be an afternoon brunch that includes the regular brunch dishes plus special items ($10 to $12 per main) from 11:30 am to 3 pm with live jazz. A complimentary mimosa will served.
Plates (121 Myrtle Blvd, Larchmont 914-834-1244; platesonthepark.com)
Chef Matthew Karp is serving an Easter brunch prix fixe ($28/adults, kids/$12, toddlers free) featuring Easter-inspired lamb dishes, homemade hams, and traditional brunch dishes. Also offered: an à la carte dinner menu (entrées ranging between $18 and $30) with dishes such as selections of cuts from a whole baby lamb, homemade sausages, and roast goose. Both meals will have drink specials like blood-orange margaritas ($10).
The Rye Grill & Bar (1 Station Plaza, Rye 914-967-0332; ryegrill.com)
Lamb, prime rib, and ham are the specials that will be offered along with the regular menu items at this bi-level New American eatery across from the Metro-North. Open from 11:30 am to 9 pm. Reservations recommended.
12 Grapes Music & Wine Bar (12 N. Division St, Peekskill 914-737-6624; 12grapes.com) Easter weekend is also the two year anniversary for this restaurant and wine bar that features live music every day. A regular dinner menu with specials from the chef will be offered. Brunch seating from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm. Dinner seating with no music from 3 pm to 5 pm. Dinner with live music (Best Of Singer/Songwriter Showcase) at 5:30 pm.
Valhalla Crossing (2 Cleveland St, Valhalla 914-682-4076; valhallacrossing.com) A traditional American Easter brunch buffet ($22.95/adults, $9.95/children) will be offered consisting of a carving station, omelet station, muffins, and bagels, among other items. Brunch will be served from 10 am to 3 pm. Reservations recommended.
Whitby Restaurant (330 Boston Post Rd, Rye 914-777-2053; thewhitbycastle.com) Located in a 19th-century gothic castle overlooking the Rye Golf Club, Whitby Restaurant offers an Easter buffet comprising of omelets, create-your-own-waffles, salad bar, appetizer, and carving stations ($45/adults, $21/children under 12). Reservations suggested.