Hop on over to some of the most egg-citing brunch and dinner specials in the area this Easter holiday.
As the flowers bloom and sunshine breaks through, spring is in the air and Easter is too. If you’d rather not slave over a multicourse meal this Easter Sunday, why not spend your holiday at a local eatery instead? In the Hudson Valley, scrumptious brunches and dinners abound for families and friends who want to celebrate sans the kitchen commitment. Scroll below for our Easter dining guide, then make your reservation! Brunch and dinner spots often fill quickly, so you’ll want to confirm a place for your group ahead of the festive weekend.
P.S. Is your favorite spot booked for Easter? You can still call to make your Mother’s or Father’s Day reservations now!
2975 US Rte 9W, New Windsor
12:30 – 3:30 p.m., 845.565.3390
Perfect for families with kids
Spend a stress-free Easter dinner at Anthony’s Pier 9 this year with all-you-can-eat entrees and sides. Fill your plate, then go back for more poached eggs benedict, omelets, sliced ham, pasta, spinach lasagna. Don’t stuff yourself too much, because Anthony’s Pier 9 has a special dessert “egg”stravaganza that includes an ice cream bar, apple & cherry bread pudding, cheesecake, and berry shortcake.
165 Canal St, Ellenville
Brunch 10 a.m. – 2 p.m, dinner until 10 p.m.; 845.647.3000
Perfect for vegetarians
As one of the first Certified Green Restaurants in upstate New York, Aroma Thyme Bistro knows how to do farm-to-table cuisine. Take a gander at the fully stocked bar with over 250 craft beers and 250 fine wines. Enjoy a bloody Mary or mimosa at the Easter brunch, then indulge in a full portion of local scrambled eggs with a side of crispy potatoes. If you’re in the mood for a hearty main, choose from Aroma’s whole grain pancakes, breakfast pizza, or scrambled tofu bake.
610 Hartsdale Rd, White Plains
12-10 p.m., 914.428.6868
Perfect for meat lovers
Try one of Benjamin Steak House’s special Easter apps like buffalo mozzarella and tomato, lobster bisque, or Blue Point Oysters. Chow down on Chilean sea bass and filet mignon with a side of mashed potatoes or yummy vegetables, then finish the meal off with the chef’s selection of desserts. Mark this moment in time with a photo with the whole family and the Easter bunny who will be there until 5 p.m.
714 Old Albany Post Rd, Cortlandt Manor
11-6 p.m., 914.739.3900
Perfect for anyone
Cortlandt Colonial Restaurant & Ballroom serves dinner all day with Easter favorites like roasted leg of lamb, slow roasted prime rib, and ham. Sip on champagne and pair it with a freshly baked cookie or brownie for dessert.
176 Rinaldi Blvd, Poughkeepsie
9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 845.486.9500
Perfect for families
Celebrate Easter this year with a view that overlooks the Hudson River. Seafood lovers will have the time of their lives with the chef’s selection of seafood. Vegetarians, meanwhile, can feast on fresh mixed vegetables, the mixed green salad, or the fresh fruit display. End the meal with four options for dessert, including assorted chocolate cakes, strawberry shortcake flutes, pecan tartlets, and NY style cheesecake.
660 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany
10:30 a.m. -2 p.m., 518.869.8100
Perfect for families with little ones
Take your photo with the Easter bunny, hunt for eggs ,and enjoy music by pianist Bobby Zampino in the indoor courtyard, ballroom, and by the koi pond at the Easter brunch buffet. Held at The Desmond’s Simpson’s Restaurant, brunch is a classic affair with applewood smoked bacon, country sausage, and scrambled eggs. For dessert, diners can dig into cheesecake, carrot cake, or The Desmond’s signature bread pudding with an English custard so smooth you’ll be dreaming about it for days.
674 Thayer Rd, West Point
10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., 845.446.4731, ext. 3
Perfect for fine dining folks
Vegetarians and seafood lovers will not be disappointed because there’s something for everyone at The Thayer Hotel’s Easter brunch. Take your pick between the ginger glazed salmon, poached shrimp, vegetable frittata, and leg of lamb. If breakfast flavors are more your thing, you can’t go wrong with the bananas foster French toast or the warm apple turnovers with a walnut raisin sauce.
17 Rte 376, Hopewell Junction
Perfect for breakfast and lunch lovers
Head on over to Mill Creek Caterers for an Easter brunch with a little bit of everything — cinnamon sugar French toast bake, pineapple brown sugar-glazed ham, chicken francese, and freshly baked rolls. Kids can eat well too, with a “Little Lambs” station that features go-to chicken nuggets, French fries, and mac and cheese.
100 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz
11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., 855.883.3798
Perfect for couples and families
Spend the Easter holiday with your significant other and a stellar view of the mountaintops at Mohonk Mountain House. When it’s time for brunch, meat lovers will swoon over the carving station stacked with roast herb marinated prime rib and salmon en croute. The giant buffet features everything from lobster and pasta to golden potatoes and tiers of tasty vegetables. For dessert, petit fours, tortes and artesian pastries, and a crepe station are only a few of the temptations that await.
187 Hill Street, Mahopac
10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Perfect for Easter bunny sightings
The Easter Bunny is coming to town this year! On Easter Sunday, the floppy-earred hopper ventures to Putnam County Golf Course to take part in the Easter brunch and pose for photos with young diners. After the snapshots, families can sit down to a classic brunch spread of omelets, carved entrees, baked treats, and — wait for it — unlimited mimosas.
70 Widmer Road, Wappingers Falls
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Perfect for the whole family
It is hard to go wrong at this Easter brunch buffet. Villa Borghese will have a large selection for breakfast including caramel French toast, Tuscan frittata, and an omelet station to really personalize the meal. For visitors coming later in the day, try the herb-roasted lamb with rosemary or the pork loin with apricot brandy sauce. Seafood lovers will be excited to hear that shrimp creole with peppers, salmon teriyaki, and stuffed sole Florentine will be served. The children’s menu includes creamy mac and cheese, chicken tenders and Coney Island hot-dogs. We’re sure that everyone will enjoy the ice-cream bar to end the feast.
176 Rinaldi Boulevard, Poughkeepsie
12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Perfect for dessert lovers
The Grandview’s culinary team is creating an unforgettable Easter feast for anyone who wishes to make reservations. There will be hand-carved lamb, prime rib of beef, and ham to order. Unlimited (amazing) shrimp cocktail will be served for those who can’t get enough. The “little bunny corner” will have fries, nuggets, and mac and cheese. However, it is necessary to save room for dessert because the Grandview is not coming short here. There will be carrot cake, strawberry cheesecake, chocolate chip cookie dough parfait, coconut macaroons, death by chocolate cake, and key lime tart – and that is to just name a few.
2257 Goshen Turnpike, Middletown
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Perfect for Easter bunny sightings
The menu at this Easter brunch includes salads, cheeses, a berry display, an assortment of bagels and muffins, a breakfast corner, and carving, seafood, and Italian stations. There is even a whipped potato martini bar where homemade Yukon gold mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes (your choice!) will be served in a martini glass and topped with whatever you wish. Seating will take place every hour. Take a break from the delicious food to take photos with the Easter bunny.
2737 Route 52, Hopewell Junction
10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Perfect for fine dining with the whole family
Dress in your best attire for this Easter brunch. Starters include crudité with dip, a smoked salmon platter, and assorted cheese and antipasto. For the main, there are options of seared salmon with a lemon beurre blanc sauce, chicken Provençal, and stuffed eggplant rollatini. Make sure to stop by the omelet station or carving stations (baked ham, roast sirloin, or leg of lamb). Guests are invited to participate in an Easter egg hunt at 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m., where the Easter bunny will be hopping around for photos.
100 Rondout Landing, Kingston
9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Perfect for a fun twist on the Easter Sunday Feast
Old Savannah will be offering a breakfast buffet until 2 p.m., where it will then be switched over to a dinner buffet from 3 to 9 p.m. For those who want a more unique Easter feast, enjoy this southern-style restaurant that is offering pick n’ lick shrimp, fried chicken, pulled pork, coleslaw, beef brisket, herb-crusted cod, and more. There will be dessert offered for both buffets.
100 Route 312, Brewster
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Perfect for friends and family
The two-hour seating at this Easter brunch buffet will make sure everyone leaves feeling more than satisfied. Enjoy the carving and omelette stations or grab a freshly made muffin or Danish. The best part? Bottomless mimosas and bloody Mary’s. Bring the whole family and snap a pic with the Easter bunny. Children four and under are free.
3020 Seven Lakes Drive, Bear Mountain
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Perfect for a rustic Easter getaway
Bear Mountain Inn is offering a family-friendly Easter brunch. Think about making morning reservations here, regardless of if you are staying at the Inn or not. Enjoy a variety of salads like the red potato salad, quinoa and spring vegetable salad, or the mozzarella caprese. Seafood lovers can enjoy oysters on the half shell or poached shrimp. Up for tasting is the spiral honey-glazed ham and roast leg of lamb at the carving station. If none of that excites food-lovers, try the salmon with tarragon lemon sauce, grilled flank steak with balsamic demi, or penne carbonara with spring peas in a parmesan cream sauce. Easter morning will surely leave us all full.