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Your Last-minute Easter Reservations Guide

Newcomer Ginny's Supper Club is one of your many Easter options.
Newcomer Ginny’s Supper Club is one of your many Easter options. Photo: Melissa Hom

Seems like these spring holidays always sneak up: One day it’s freezing and then suddenly Easter (not to mention Passover) is upon us. If, like us, you’ve been too busy (read: lazy) to get around to making any plans yet, here are some places where you might enjoy an Easter meal — be it Italian, Greek, lamb-y, or boozy. As of today, all of these places still had tables left; scope out the options straight ahead.

Ai Fiori
400 Fifth Ave., 2nd fl., at 36th St.; 212-695-4005
When: 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
What: Ai Fiori’s Easter offering will include a four-course prix fixe menu with four options available for each course. Seafood options — butter-poached Nova Scotia lobster with root-vegetable fondant and château-chalon sauce; and line-caught atlantic halibut with baby romaine, guanciale, white-bean purée, and lemon jus — will also be available.
Price: $94 per person

65 E. 55th St., nr. Madison Ave.; 212-307-7311
When: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
What: Make your way around the abundant seasonal spread for deviled eggs, pickled-beet salad, Swedish meatballs, cheese pie, and much more. Smörgåsbord favorites, like herring and salmon, will line the table in many variations. Top it all off with traditional Swedish Easter sweets.
Price: $65 per person

A Voce Columbus
10 Columbus Cir., 3rd fl., at Broadway; 212-823-2523
When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
What: A Voce Columbus will celebrate Easter Sunday with a special prix fixe lunch menu, in addition to its regular menu items.
Price: $50

Bistro The Tea Set
235 W 12th St., nr. Greenwich Ave.; 646-476-8731
When: 10 a.m. to midnight
What: The Tea Set will feature an Easter three-course prix fixe menu, first course being a Lavender Vodka cocktail. Diners can then sink their teeth into the restaurant’s light and creative take on the traditional lamb dish: Grilled Rack of Lamb over a bed of house-made tabouli with refreshing flavors of mint and parsley basking in lip-puckering lemon and olive oil. And for dessert, macarons, bien sur.
Price: $34 per person

Bouley Restaurant
163 Duane St., nr. Hudson St.; 212-964-2525
When: 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
What: Bouley will offer a spectacular Easter Sunday feast. The menus will showcase the freshest, most seasonal ingredients for a spirited medley of truly celebratory dishes — so seasonal, in fact, that the menu will not be known until the day of!
Price: À la carte

222 West 79th St., nr. Broadway; 212-362-7470 ‎
When: Noon to 10 p.m.
What: Guests can order from a special Easter-themed menu for brunch or dinner. For brunch, Fishtag will offer a spring-leek omelet, leek-top fondutta, patatas bravas ($12); and Stuffed Leg of Lamb with baby asparagus and smoky Hollandaise ($16). For dinner, “Red” Easter Egg pickled and deviled, white anchovy, romesco ($9); Lamb Trio, grilled lamb ribs, stuffed leg, and house-made Merguez with roasted eggplant puree, baby leeks, skordalia ($30); and Greek honey cake, amaretto crunch gelato ($8) options will be available.
Price: À la carte

Ginny’s Supper Club
310 Lenox Ave., nr. 125th St.; 212-792-9001
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
What: Ginny’s inaugural Easter celebration will begin with a full Gospel choir performing during brunch on Easter Sunday. As the choir performs, guests can enjoy the special dishes that have been crafted for the occasion including pain perdu, duck hash, steak and eggs, and chicken and waffles.
Price: À la carte

Jones Wood Foundry
401 East 76th St., nr. 1st Ave.; 212.249.2700
When: Brunch, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; dinner, 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
What: The Brit gastropub will serve a special of roast leg of lamb with potato gratin, house-made mint sauce, and red currant jelly at $18, in addition to its regular à la carte brunch and dinner menus.
Price: À la carte

La Mangeoire
1008 Second Ave., nr. 53rd St.; 212-759-7086
When: Noon to 4:30 p.m.
What: Join chef Christian Delouvrier and for his French Country cooking, and enjoy grilled Cornish hen with bitter radicchio, shallot and a fresh herb; or eggs Benedict served with a choice of Canadian bacon or house-smoked salmon alongside Yukon gold potatoes, caramelized onions, and asparagus tips.
Price: $38 per person

La Promenade des Anglais
461 West 23rd, nr. Tenth Ave.; 212-255-7400
When: Brunch, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Dinner, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
What: Chef and owner Alain Allegretti has designed four Easter specials in addition to their à la carte. Dishes include tomato-and-goat-cheese-crusted roasted lamb with prosciutto, earthy fava beans, artichokes, Boston lettuce, and lamb jus, and a rich Black tagliolini prepared with Serrano chili, shrimp, and sea urchin.
Price: À la carte

Lincoln Ristorante
142 W. 65th St., nr. Broadway; 212-359-6500
When: Brunch: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Dinner: 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
What: Serenity awaits at the glass-enclosed, light-drenched dining room at Lincoln. Festivities begin at brunch with a braided sweet, rich Easter bread from pastry chef Richard Capizzi. On the savory side, Chef Jonathan Benno decorates his menu with Spring Lamb, a must for any Italian Easter, with a leg of lamb with ramps, and rosemary fingerling potatoes topped with a lamb jus. Milk, white, and dark chocolate eggs will be given to all children.
Price: Brunch, $32 two-course prix fixe; Dinner, $70 four-course tasting menu and à la carte options

Lupa Osteria Romana
170 Thompson St., nr. Houston St.; 212-982-5089
When: 11:30 a.m. to 10:45 p.m.
What: A Roman-style Pasqua celebration will feature a four-course menu with two to three options for each course, including Slow Roasted Vermont Baby Lamb, Hunter’s Style Bird with Pancetta and Forest Mushrooms, and Roasted Black Sea Bass with Charred Ramps & Fava Beans.
Price: $75.00 per person, $120 with wine; children’s options available

118 Greenwich Ave., nr. Jane St.; 212-242-5966
When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
What: Lyon in the West Village will offer a specialty three-course pre-fixe menu in addition to its regular à la carte menu items. Entrees include roasted lamb; salade composee; seared salmon with quinoa, wild rice, spinach, and aged balsamic; Benedict; steak-frites; and artichoke ravioli with arugula pesto. A kids’ menu will also be available.
Price: $39 per person; children’s options available

The National
557 Lexington Ave., nr. 50th St.; 212-715-2400
When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
What: Hop on over for Easter Brunch with The National and GODIVA. Chef Geoffrey Zakarian and Executive Chef Paul Corsentino add a modern spin to classic bistro dishes such as Herb Risotto, Steak Tartare with Quail Egg, Leg of Lamb, and Trofie Pasta.
Price: $45; à la carte options also available

Neely’s Barbecue Parlor
1125 First Ave., at 62nd St.; 212-832-1551
When: Brunch, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Dinner, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
What: Neely’s Barbecue Parlor is hosting a live gospel brunch on Easter Sunday, which makes for a thrilling soundtrack to Executive Chef Wade Burch’s soulful Easter specials. Kids can also enjoy complimentary Easter-bunny cookie pops.
Price: À la carte

North End Grill
104 North End Ave., nr. Vesey St.; 646-747-1600
When: 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
What: The grill will offer a three-course meal with five choices per course, which will include selections from their regular menu as well as Easter specials. Vegetarian options will also be available.
Price: $55 prix fixe; children’s menu available

Red Rooster Harlem
310 Lenox Ave., nr. 125th St.; 212-792-9001
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
What: Red Rooster Harlem will celebrate Easter with veteran Gospel singer Boncella Lewis on hand to pay tribute to music, food, and spirituality. The restaurant will feature their brunch specialties on Easter Sunday including Rooster Scrambled Eggs and French Toast with Nutella Whip.
Price: À la carte

Smoke Jazz and Supper Club Lounge
2751 Broadway, nr. 106th St.; 212-864-6662
When: 7 p.m., 9 p.m., 10:30 p.m.
What: Enjoy Executive Chef Patricia Williams’ refined comfort food, such as Lamb Sliders with Pinot Noir red-onion marmalade, to the sound of vocalist Annette St. John, and more.
Price: À la carte

32-07 34th Ave., nr. 32nd St.; 718-204-2880
When: Noon to 11 p.m.
What: Thymari celebrates Greek Orthodox Easter on Sunday, April 15, with a special Easter menu that features traditional lamb dishes and other Greek Easter delicacies.
Price: À la carte

Veselka Bowery
9 E. 1st St., nr. Bowery; 212-387-7000
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
What: For a heartier Easter brunch of the meat variety, Veselka Bowery will offer a four-course prix fixe menu featuring an assorted smoked-meat platter and either braised lamb shank with mint sauce and scalloped potatoes, sweet-potato spoon bread & haricot verts; or Baczynsky’s smoked glazed ham with roasted red-bliss potatoes, sweet-potato spoon bread & asparagus.
Price: $38 per person; the special will also be available without the appetizer at Veselka’s Bowery location for $28

Wall & Water
75 Wall St., nr. Water St.; 212-590-1234
When: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
What: To celebrate Easter this Sunday, the restaurant will be offering a delicious farm-to-table menu. In addition, Wall & Water will also be converting their Private Dining Room into an Easter Room for children complete with coloring, egg painting and holiday cartoons.
Price: $50 per person; half price for children 6 to 12 years old and complimentary for children under 6 years old.

Your Last-minute Easter Reservations Guide