11 Spots for Festive Easter Eats in the Hudson Valley

Local restaurants offer prix fixe holiday menus to help families celebrate a stress-free Easter.

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

By Raphael Beretta and Greta Stuckey

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.

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Benjamin Steakhouse

Easter dinner, 12-10 p.m. 
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 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 $89.95 per diner, and the Easter bunny will be available for photos with the little ones.

Blu Pointe

Easter brunch, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.


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Blu Pointe has you and the family covered on Easter Sunday. Instead of getting tired cooking all morning, stop by for the special brunch and enjoy all the fare the restaurant has to offer. The special Easter menu is to be announced, but last year’s selection included holiday hits like prime rib, honey-glazed ham, and a leg of lamb carved to order as well as chicken and waffles, eggs benedict, and an assortment of pastries.

City Winery

Easter buffet, 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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Savor plate after plate of breakfast and lunch buffet fare as well as omelets made to order and desserts galore at City Winery. Its Easter offerings are all the more impressive when paired with a glass of vino from its wine list. What’s more, the winery can accommodate as many as 24 diners at a table, making it a great option for large groups to dine out. The buffet costs $47.95 for adults, $21.50 for kids five to 12, and free for children four or younger.

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Easter specials, 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and 4-8 p.m.


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Have a taste of what James Beard Award-nominated Chef Dale Talde is cooking up this Easter Sunday. In addition to its standard menu, Goosefeather will serve tuna tartare tacos with avocado, pineapple, and Thai chili and braised lamb ribs with ginger-garlic créme and papaya salad. Make your reservation to try Chef Talde’s farm-to-table modern Cantonese cuisine.

The Grandview

Easter buffet, 12-4 p.m.

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, 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 Francese, 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 15 different desserts offered.

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Heritage Food + Drink

A la carte menu
Wappingers Falls 

This brunch and dinner menu at Heritage is not your everyday Easter food. If you are looking to eat some elegant dishes on Easter Sunday, then this Wappingers Falls favorite will satisfy your cravings. The restaurant will serve brunch and dinner with options such as deviled eggs, bacon jam pork ribs, slow-braised crispy lamb, and tuna au poivre. For dessert, enjoy the salted caramel cheesecake or lava cake banana split.

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 April 7-8

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 prosciutto, 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.

The Roundhouse

Easter brunch, 12 p.m.


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Make your reservation to celebrate Easter at one of Beacon’s hottest dining destinations. Diners can look forward to The Roundhouse’s Sunday brunch menu as well as Easter specials. There’s a little something for everyone, whether you’re looking for something sweet—in which case, the brioche French toast pain perdu is a must—or something more savory like the lump crab meat eggs benedict. Throw in a few of the craft cocktails and you’ve got a holiday brunch you won’t soon forget.

Shadows on the Hudson

Easter dinner, 1:15-7 p.m.

Dining at Shadows is a Hudson Valley tradition everyone should experience. Poughkeepsie’s waterfront eatery is an ideal spot for Sunday dinner, and especially an over-the-top Easter spread. A full mouthwatering dinner menu tempts with all the classics: glazed ham, rack of lamb, steak, shrimp cocktail, beef kabobs, salmon, chicken, and Maine lobster. For some light appetizers, try the crab cakes, burrata, creamy tomato bisque, or Caesar salad. Don’t worry, there is plenty for desert, too! Pick from a variety of dessert menu options such as vanilla bean crème brulée, dark chocolate hazelnut mousse, and an ice cream sundae.

The Stagecoach Inn

Easter brunch 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Check all your boxes this Easter at The Stagecoach Inn. Of course, there is the matter of mealtime; at $70 for adults and $25 for kids 12 or younger, brunch is a flavor-packed assemblage of breakfast delights as well as hardier dishes like prime rib, leg of lamb, and pasta primavera. After sufficiently stuffing your face, snap a family photo with the Easter bunny or enjoy an assortment of coffee and cocktails.

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