Get Your Easter Brunch on at These Hudson Valley Eateries
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!
Anthony’s Pier 9 - SOLD OUT
2975 US Rte 9W, New Windsor
1-4 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, plus photo ops with the Easter Bunny. Fill your plate, then go back for more poached eggs benedict, omelets, sliced ham, pasta, eggplant rollatini. Don’t stuff yourself too much, because Anthony’s Pier 9 has a special dessert “egg”stravaganza that includes an ice cream bar, apple crisp, cheesecake, and champagne trifle.
165 Canal St, Ellenville
Brunch 11 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
12-5 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 carrot cake and chocolate mousse cake. Mark this moment in time with a photo with the whole family and the Easter bunny.
Cortlandt Colonial Restaurant & Ballroom - WAITING LIST
714 Old Albany Post Rd, Cortlandt Manor
12-6 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.
25 South Partition St, Saugerties
10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 845.247.0700
Perfect for elegant celebrators
Diamond Mills brings out the big guns for Easter brunch with its gourmet buffet-style feast. Housemade baked goods, a variety of cheeses, and smoked fish will be available for munching, while an omelet station, frittatas, and pancakes make for a delightful main course. Whatever you opt to eat, save room for the comforting leg of lamb, prime rib, and rigatoni. For parents with kids, Diamond Mills has you covered with a special children's buffet that features salad, chicken fingers, and the always iconic mac and cheese.
176 Rinaldi Blvd, Poughkeepsie
1-7 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 choice of oysters, shrimp cocktails, crab cakes, or buffalo calamari for appetizers. Vegetarians, meanwhile, can feast on the mushroom and asparagus flatbread appetizer and the spring vegetable gnocchi entrée. End the meal with four options for dessert, including a dark chocolate hazelnut mousse, vanilla bean crème brûleé, strawberry shortcake, and caramelized apple tart.
The Desmond Hotel Albany - SOLD OUT
660 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany
1-7 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 roasted turkey, baked ham, and aged prime rib. 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.
6387 Mill St, Rhinebeck
10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., 845.876.1766
Perfect for friends and family
If you've never been to Rhinebeck's historic Beekman Arms & Delamater Inn before, make Easter your excuse to finally plan a visit. The Dutchess County eatery is a dream for fine dining, thanks to dishes like sliced melon and prosciutto, homemade Caesar salad, rosemary roasted lamb, and spinach and gruyere quiche. When it comes time for dessert, Beekman Arms doesn't cut it at just one or two options. Instead, it goes all out with assorted pastries, carrot cake, strawberry rhubarb pie, creme brulee, and — of course — hot cross buns.
674 Thayer Rd, West Point
10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., 845.446.4731, ext. 7929
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 roasted 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 Florentine, 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 smoked ham, rack of lamb, and New York strip loin. The giant buffet features everything from salmon and chicken to golden potatoes and tiers of tasty vegetables. For dessert, homemade panna cotta, eclairs, and cheesecakes are only a few of the temptations that await.
1475 Western Ave, Albany
Brunch 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., diner 3:30-7 p.m.; 518.689.7777
Perfect for fine diners in the Capital Region
Get ready for the ultimate brunch experience at Provence this Easter. The upstate eatery brings its A-game with dishes that range from charcuterie and sushi platters to provencal pasta and free-range turkey. For dinner, sparkly champagne is readily available to pair with any entrée. Speaking of those entrées, they could be chicken roulade, pan-seared duck breast, or basil pesto-crusted salmon depending on what your taste buds desire. Whatever you do, don't fill up too much on the main course. Sweet endings like chocolate praline mousse and lemon-sabayon tart are just too good to pass up.
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.