12 Spots for Festive Easter Eats in the Hudson Valley

Restaurants across the region celebrate Easter with boozy brunches, traditional treats, and lots of lamb for dine-in specials and takeout packages.

Spring is a wonderful time in the Hudson Valley. Home gardens come alive with colorful flowers, local wildlife re-emerges from hibernation, and the warmer weather encourages endless hiking and other outdoor jaunts.

After being cooped up all winter, who wants to slave away in the kitchen for an Easter meal? Skip the stress and reserve a spot at one of these holiday brunches or dinners for dine-in or takeout instead. With gourmet fare and farm-to-table eats galore, the plastic grass is greener at these Hudson Valley hotspots.

The Barn at Villa Venezia

Easter brunch, seatings at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Middletown

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Not only can you enjoy an Easter brunch buffet at The Barn, but all tickets also include a gift for the family and a photo with the Easter Bunny. Stop by the make-your-own-mimosa bar first to mix champagne with your choice of blueberry, strawberry, blackberry, or pineapple juice. Then, enjoy mini pancakes, fruit, croissants, and bagels, or build your own omelet. A waffle bar and butcher block offer sweet and savory breakfast options, while a Taste of Italy table and Under the Sea selections round out the lunch choices. Adults eat for $55, children ages four to 10 for $27, and children three and under for free.

Benjamin Steakhouse

Easter dinner
White Plains

 

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This Westchester steakhouse is a prime choice for carnivores to dine out on Easter, with a menu of tantalizing proteins and sides to match. Kick off your meal with a plate of Blue Point oysters, lobster bisque, or thick-cut Canadian bacon, then chow down on a rack of lamb, filet mignon, or chicken parm. A seat at the table costs $99.95 per diner, and the Easter bunny will be available for photos with the little ones.

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Blu Pointe

Easter brunch, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Easter dinner, 2:30-8 p.m.
Newburgh

Blu Pointe has you and the family covered on Easter Sunday. Instead of getting tired cooking all morning, stop by for the special brunch to enjoy all the fare the restaurant has to offer. The mid-morning menu features a roasted lamb carving station and more Easter favorites. Stick around at the waterfront restaurant for dinner, which includes chef’s specials like crab and artichoke fonduta, crab-crusted halibut, wood-roasted lamb, bone-in ribeye, and banana pudding. 

Buttermilk Falls

Easter dinner, 12-8 p.m.
Milton

Buttermilk Falls is more than just an inn and spa in the Valley; the venue also serves up delicious food, especially for the holidays. Enjoy an all-day dinner buffet at The Barn for $109 for adults, $49 for children, and free for kids five and under. The cold buffet has options like assorted salads, cheese boards, and fresh fruit, while the hot buffet includes traditional choices like rack of lamb, honey-glazed ham, braised short ribs, mushroom ravioli, pesto pasta, and herb mashed potatoes. Don’t forget to stop by the raw bar and grab something sweet from the assorted desserts section on your way out.

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City Winery Hudson Valley

Easter buffet, 10:30 a.m.
Montgomery

After bringing the kids to City Winery’s first ever Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m., savor plate after plate of breakfast and lunch buffet food like brown sugar-glazed ham, roasted turkey, leg of lamb, cheesecake, panna cotta, parfaits, and other assorted goodies. The Easter offerings are all the more impressive when paired with a glass of vino from the wine list. What’s more, the winery can accommodate larger parties, making it a great option for big groups to dine out. The buffet costs $52.95 for adults and $23.50 for kids 12 and under.

The Grandview

Easter buffet, 12-4 p.m.
Poughkeepsie

Celebrate Easter with the whole family at this elegant restaurant with perfect views of the Hudson River. An Easter buffet awaits guests with delicacies like slow-roasted prime rib, roasted leg of lamb, and honey-baked country ham. As for small bites, The Grandview will provide unlimited shrimp cocktails in addition to offering a variety of soups, salads, and sides. Adults can choose to eat Easter classics or pick a gourmet dish such as chicken Francaise, grilled salmon, eggplant rollatini, and more. Don’t be afraid to bring the kids along, since the Poughkeepsie hotspot has a buffet filled with chicken nuggets and macaroni and cheese just for the little ones. When you start to get full, you can choose from one of the 14 different desserts offered.

Heritage Food + Drink

Easter brunch
Wappingers Falls

The brunch and dinner menu at Heritage is not your everyday Easter food. If you are looking for elegant dishes on Easter Sunday, then this Wappingers Falls favorite will satisfy your cravings. The restaurant will serve a prix-fixe brunch menu at $59 per person. For starters, enjoy a colorful bread board for the table before diving into exciting options like truffle egg toast, blackberry and burrata salad, BLT deviled eggs, fried chicken and waffles, lobster frittata, and a Venetian dessert platter.

Mill Creek Caterers

Easter brunch, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Hopewell Junction

Mill Creek Caterers offers a little something for the whole family with its breakfast, lunch, and “little lambs” buffet stations. For breakfast, pile your plate high with scrambled eggs, French toast, potato fritters, bacon, sausage, donuts, fruit, and more. As for lunch, the pickings include leg of lamb, London broil, ratatouille, and salmon. The little ones can look forward to all the chicken nuggets, French fries, and macaroni and cheese they can eat, followed by a trip to the dessert bar. What’s more, the Easter bunny will be in attendance for family photos. Reservations are required, and the feast is priced at $50 for adults and $25 for kids. 

Rosticceria Rossi & Sons

Pre-order takeout, pickup March 30
Poughkeepsie

Few places in the Hudson Valley do holiday Italian food quite like the fan-favorite Rossi & Sons. The special take on traditional Easter dishes should not be missed. Sample pizza rustica—a true “pizza pie” filled with mortadella, soppressata, and a slew of Italian cheeses—and pastiera, a wheat and ricotta pie flavored with vanilla beans and candied citrus. In addition, the eatery will offer Italian Easter bread, which is braided sweet brioche bread scented with vanilla beans and orange. Alongside these unique seasonal dishes, Rossi’s makes its high-quality breads, meats, cheeses, and pasta available for takeout. Place orders online for one serious Easter dinner.

Shadows on the Hudson

Easter brunch, 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Easter dinner, 1:15–7 p.m.
Poughkeepsie

Dining at Shadows is a Hudson Valley tradition everyone should experience. Poughkeepsie’s waterfront eatery is an ideal spot for Sunday brunch or dinner, and especially an over-the-top Easter spread. A mouthwatering brunch buffet includes everything from eggs to pasta to a carving station, while the dinner menu tempts with all the classics: bourbon-glazed pork loin, rack of lamb, steak, shrimp cocktail, seared scallops, salmon, chicken, and Maine lobster. For lighter appetizers, try the crab cakes, burrata, corn chowder, or Caesar salad. Don’t worry, there is plenty for desert, too! Pick from a variety of dessert menu options such as honey and vanilla crème brulée, mille feuille, and chocolate cheesecake.

The Stagecoach Inn

Easter brunch, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Goshen

Check all your boxes this Easter at The Stagecoach Inn. Of course, there is the matter of mealtime; at $75 for adults and $25 for kids, brunch is a flavor-packed assemblage of breakfast delights like bagels, cinnamon rolls, and crudité, as well as heartier dishes like roast prime rib, cheddar scrambled eggs, and pasta puttanesca. After sufficiently stuffing your face, enjoy coffee or tropical brunch punch along with an assortment of sweets. 

Valley Rock Cantina

Easter brunch, 11 a.m.
Sloatsburg

 

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Served outdoors on the heated porch, this special Easter brunch takes place in the garden at The Cantina at Valley Rock Inn. Gather friends and family to toast to spring as you enjoy a three-course, prix-fixe brunch menu that includes crab cakes, tuna tataki, lobster roll, seared salmon, French toast, red wine-braised short ribs, huevos rancheros breakfast burrito, Korean pork bao buns, Basque-style cheesecake, strawberry shortcake, and more. Brunch is $85 for adults and $45 for children 12 and under.

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