Whether you celebrate it or not, the Easter Sunday dining scene on the South Fork is the ultimate introduction to springtime culinary fare. This Sunday, April 9th, the Easter Bunny makes his annual appearance, bringing all sorts of springy dining specials with him. Local eateries are offering first-rate food with everything from classic brunch staples and roasted leg of lamb to vegan lasagna and duck hash, with some special to-go options as well.
Scoring a table at your favorite Hamptons haunts can be difficult, so be sure to hop-to and book a reservation sooner rather than later. Same goes for take-out, as most require a couple of days in between from when you place your order to when you pick it up. Consider this a guide on where to get your Easter eats, either to stay or to go.
Chef Michael Rozzi’s two-course Easter dinner ($59) begins at 5 p.m. and offers seasonal favorites with decidedly East End flair. Think Montauk Pearl oysters on the half-shell, chilled asparagus (’tis the season) with tarragon remoulade and smoked trout roe, and seared Montauk sea scallops with preserved lemon. Make your reservation here. In honor of Easter, 1770 holds their annual chocolate bunny raffle to benefit the Flying Point Foundation for Autism. Your tastebuds will benefit too, as the 10-pound milk chocolate bunny clocks in at 24 inches tall. Raffle tickets are $5 each or five tickets for $20. Winner will be drawn on Saturday, April 8th.
For years now, Lulu Kitchen and Bar has drawn people from all over with its upbeat and chic atmosphere, open kitchen concept and unique Mediterranean-style wood-fired dishes. For Easter, in addition to their a la carte menu, the folks at Lulu are offering a special wood-fired lamb feast designed for two. Guests can expect slow-roasted leg of lamb, grilled asparagus, mint Merguez stuffing and English peas polenta, to name a few. Two-person minimum required. $58 per person. Starts at 11:30 a.m. and you can save your seat here.
L&W Market’s take-out menu lets you enjoy restaurant-style food from Almond, its sister operation, in the comfort of your own home. Starters include deviled eggs, shrimp cocktail and charcuterie and cheeseboards. Mains are quintessential Easter dishes: A honey-glazed ham that comes in a large or small size or a rack of lamb. Sides like hearty cult-favorite mac ‘n’ cheese from Almond or roasted beets with smoked feta pair perfectly with the entrées. Be sure to save room for dessert — either a decadent chocolate croissant bread pudding or sweet-but-tangy lemon cake. Orders must be placed by Friday, April 7th, online and picked up Sunday, April 9th, between 10 a.m. and noon.
It’s safe to say a summer in the Hamptons without at least one dinner at Nick & Toni’s is like a summer without a trip to the beach. The much-loved farm-to-table spot hosts an Easter brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with dinner starting at 5 p.m. this year. At brunch, they’re amping up the classics via brioche French Toast with banana, applewood smoked bacon and fresh cream (can we say dessert for breakfast?), while a spring pea and goat cheese frittata offers lighter fare. Those coming for dinner can expect roasted Easter Egg radishes, domestic lamb with fava beans plus numerous dessert offerings from malted milk chocolate pots de crème to seasonal fruit and gelato. Bonus: They also have a special brunch and dinner for kids!
This boutique hotel and restaurant in Bridgehampton is offering a three-course Easter feast for adults ($98) and a two-course option for children ($49). The menu is what you’d expect from the spot helmed by lauded chef and proprietor Jean-Georges — think Petrossian caviar with blinis and creme fraiche, black truffle pizza and grilled lamb chops for adults. The approachable children’s menu was designed with potentially picky eaters in mind. Impossible-to-refuse offerings include cheeseburgers, chicken tenders and rigatoni with meatballs. The special Easter menu will be offered from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.. Click here to book a table.
Nothing serves as a better reminder of warmer days ahead than a trip to The End. Gurney’s Easter brunch menu is the perfect excuse to drive all the way out East, with stunning ocean views from the dining room at Scarpetta Beach, the in-house resto at Gurney’s. Guests can enjoy an omelet station and handmade pastries along with a chilled seafood bar, North Fork sea salt-crusted prime rib, chicken and waffle sliders and avocado caesar salad. A dessert station includes mini cakes, brownies, cookies, lemon bars and more. Brunch runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is $125 for people ages 13 and up, $65 for children 12 and under.
Pizza or brunch? No need to choose. Highway Restaurant & Bar is offering both, plus plenty more, during Easter brunch, which runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Highlights offered at this Wainscott locale include a smoked salmon board, avocado toast, spring vegetable frittata, brioche french toast and wood-fired pizzas. Celebratory sips include mimosas and bloody Mary’s. Reservations are available here.
Bridgehampton’s Elaia Estiatorio celebrate’s Easter this Sunday, April 9th, with their Greek-style brunch menu including a Greek benedict, chicken souvlaki, an assortment of dips and spreads, beginning at 11:30 a.m.. Next Sunday, April 16th, Elaia is offering another brunch menu in honor of Greek Easter, featuring a traditional lamb on the spit along with drink specials. Starts at 11:30 a.m.. Make your resy here.
This airy, Greek-inspired Water Mill eatery has you covered for all your brunch and dinner needs. For $55 per person, patrons can choose from (but are not limited to) a brunch-style gyro, spanakopita, chicken souvlaki or Belgian waffles, or add bottomless mimosas, bellinis or straight bubbles for $45 or $65. For dinner, Calissa’s keeping it classic with a roasted leg of lamb and sides of asparagus, baby carrots and turnips for two ($75). To take a peek at a sample menu and make your reservation, click here.
Guests can elevate their Easter brunch with upscale classics like lobster benedict, duck hash and a house-smoked salmon and bagel plate with all the fixins at this seafaring-style joint with crisp white walls and bay vistas. Entrees include a vegan no-pasta lasagna (seriously, you won’t miss the noodles) and filet mignon. A brownie sundae with dreamy coffee ice cream is worth saving room for — they call it “off the hook.” Brunch runs from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call them up or book your reservation here.
Newly-opened Barona Bay in Hampton Bays will have a hot and cold buffet, carving station and dessert station. The $49 prix fixe for adults includes a glass of prosecco or bloody Mary. Children are $19 and there will be live music. Reservations required. Brunch runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.. For reservations, click here.