On the off chance that your upcoming long weekend doesn't include opening up the beach house for the season, don't worry. Plenty of restaurants in the city have excellent Memorial Day parties and specials planned for Sunday and Monday. The Dutch hosts its annual luau, Extra Fancy launches a summer fish fry, and Maison Premiere opens at noon on Monday with live music (and plenty of oysters, of course). We're closing up a little early to start our own Memorial Day as quickly as we can, but in the meantime, here are ten options worth checking out over the long weekend.
On Monday from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., the restaurant will host its annual Memorial Day Luau, with a special menu that includes Mai Tai cocktails, coconut-shrimp sliders, and teriyaki-fried chicken wings. Lunch is served à la carte until 3 p.m.; fixed dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, too.
Beginning on Sunday, the Williamsburg restaurant is launching a weekly Summer Sunday Fish Fry. The menu, available from 2 to 6 p.m., includes beer-batter pollock, cornmeal-crusted catfish, and seasonal sides.
Weekend brunch hours are extended to Monday. That means pecan-pie French toast, scrambled eggs with sausage, and short-rib hash.
The cocktail bar will introduce early summer hours (3 p.m. to 2 a.m.) on Sunday, as well as a special menu of drinks all priced at $12.
The restaurant will host its annual Memorial Day party on Monday, with doors opening at noon. Expect live music, barbecue specials, and plenty of oysters. Even better: It's first come, first served.
On Monday, the Spanish restaurant will offer an all-day tapas brunch, with patatas bravas, bacon-wrapped dates, and plenty of sangria.
Both locations of Ditch Plains will host a lobster bake on Sunday and Monday.
Ample Hills Creamery
The Vanderbilt Avenue store has extended its summer hours: It'll stay open until 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and until midnight Friday through Saturday. And soon, there will be carts near Brooklyn Bridge Park's Jane's Carousel and Pier 1, too.