The duck duo with pea puree in Cold Spring Harbor.

The duck duo with pea puree in Cold Spring Harbor. Credit: Lessing's Hospitality Group

Mac-and-cheese, Buffalo chicken egg rolls and sauerbraten, along with the more traditional omelets, spiral ham and leg of lamb will appear on Easter menus across Long Island. Here are some spots offering specials in Nassau and Suffolk. 


George Martin’s Grillfire (33 Sunrise Hwy., Merrick): This eatery celebrates Easter with both brunch (11 a.m.-2 p.m.) and dinner (2 p.m.-closing) specials. On offer: A French toast club sandwich with sausage, bacon, and egg ($15), mac-and-cheese ($17), chicken pot pie with garden vegetables ($19) and a skirt steak and scrambled egg burrito ($19). More info: 516-379-2222,

Marco Polo’s Restaurant and Bar (30 Cutter Mill Rd., Great Neck): Located inside The Inn at Great Neck, this spot will be serving an a la carte Easter brunch beginning at 11:30 a.m. Choices include burrata with truffle honey and fig jam on sourdough toast ($15), steak and eggs ($27), French toast with berries and crème fraîche ($15) and vegetable quiche ($12). There will also be bottomless brunch cocktails, including the Funny Bunny, a combination of carrot juice, orange juice and sparkling wine ($13). More info: 516-773-2000,

Mercato Kitchen and Cocktails (4958 Merrick Rd., Massapequa Park): This popular Massapequa restaurant has a two-course prix fixe brunch with unlimited brunch drinks ($39.95 for adults, $15 for kids). Appetizer options include biscuits and gravy, Buffalo chicken egg rolls and fruit with yogurt. Entrees range from cinnamon French toast to shrimp and grits, steak Panini and penne alla vodka. (Two-hour seatings, reservations recommended.) For dinner, there will be a three-course prix fixe for $49.95 (kids get an entree and a drink for $15).  Start off with coconut shrimp, spinach and artichoke dip or Caesar salad. Choose from garlic pesto salmon, bourbon skirt steak, penne primavera and more for an entree. More info: 516-308-3582,

Novita Wine Bar and Trattoria (860 Franklin Ave., Garden City): This Italian favorite is now taking reservations for both a brunch buffet and a prix fixe Easter dinner. The brunch is $46.95 for adults, including unlimited brunch cocktails while dining ($16.95 for kids; first seating at 11 a.m.) Dinner is a prix fix three-course menu with choices like white truffle and Fontina arancini, meatball crostini, 15-layer lasagna, crab-crusted salmon piccata and street fair zeppole for $49.95 per person (First seating at 3:30 p.m.). More info: 516-739-7600,

Plattduetsche Park (1132 Hempstead Tpk., Franklin Square): Plattduetsche Park will offer a special Easter dinner menu featuring some of the German specialties it is known for, including a giant Bavarian pretzel ($12) with craft beer cheese ($15), sauerbraten with red cabbage and potato dumplings ($40), chicken schnitzel ($35) and pork loin with sauerkraut ($39). Children’s menu ($19.95) includes soup, kinder schnitzel or chicken fingers, and ice cream. More info: 516-354-3131,

Seasons 52 (630 Old Country Rd., Garden City): Seasons 52 is celebrating Easter with a special a la carte brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Spring-inspired starters include avocado toast ($9.50) and strawberry spinach salad ($10). There will also be lobster bisque ($8) and asparagus soup ($7). Crab and Cheddar quiche ($21), apricot-glazed spiral ham ($24) and wood-grilled shrimp and grits ($22) are featured entrees. More info: 516-248-5252,


The Birchwood of Polish Town (512 Pulaski St., Riverhead): Have your picture taken with the Easter bunny at The Birchwood of Polish Town, and enjoy a buffet brunch of waffles, omelets, antipasti, a raw bar, a sushi station, carved lamb, turkey, ham, a giant doughnut tower and more. $55.95 for adults, $25.95 for kids 3-12. Ninety-minute seatings from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. After 4 p.m., additional dinner items added in place of breakfast.  More info: 631-727-4449,

Grasso’s (134 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor): Guitarist Danny Marx will play during brunch, from noon to 3 p.m. In addition to eggs, omelets, and French toast, the eclectic menu features burrata ravioli ($18), shaved Brussels sprout and baby arugula salad ($14), and grilled Atlantic salmon ($30). More info: 631-367-6060,

Lulu Kitchen and Bar (126 Main St., Sag Harbor): This trendy Hamptons spot presents a wood-fired lamb feast for Easter. Served from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., the cost is $56 a person (two-person minimum). The feast includes slow-roasted leg of lamb, mint-merguez stuffing, English peas and polenta, wood-fired grilled asparagus and blistered cherry tomatoes. The a la carte menu will also be available.  More info: 631-725-0900,

Maxwell’s (501 Main St., Islip): Maxwell's is offering brunch — $36 for adults, $18 younger than 10 — with plenty of choices. A buffet will feature kale Caesar salad, a scrambled egg station, barbecue pork shoulder, buttermilk fried chicken with waffles, and more. There will be a grazing bar including deviled eggs, crudités, cheese and charcuterie, and assorted pastries. For the kids: chicken fingers and grilled cheese. Reservations required. More info: 631-210-0011,

Mirabelle at Three Village Inn (150 Main St., Stony Brook): Mirabelle will offer a buffet and prix fixe dinner for Easter Sunday. The buffet with stations for soup, salad, carved meats, brunch and kids’ fare will be offered between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. for $60 per person; $30 younger than 10. The Easter Dinner prix fixe, which includes a choice of appetizer (spring pea soup, golden beet salad or pan-seared foie gras with soba noodles and peanut vinaigrette), main course (pan-roasted salmon, rack of lamb or prime rib), and dessert (ginger almond tart or New York cheesecake) will be available from 3 to 7:30 p.m. for $75 per person; $37.50 ages 10 and younger. The Mirabelle igloos will also be available on Easter Sunday for a fee of $150 for two hours which includes the first round of drinks and an Easter egg hunt in the igloo. Reservations recommended. More info: 631-751-0555,

The Refuge (515 Broadhollow Rd., Melville): The Refuge will host an Easter brunch, with creative Latin and Italian specialties, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a special appearance by the Easter bunny. Price is $47.95 for adults and $19.95 for kids 12 and younger. Reservations are required and seatings are for 90 minutes. More info: 631-577-4444,

Sandbar ( 55 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor): Sandbar will be serving a special menu on Easter Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. Seasonal dishes include appetizers like potato leek soup ($12), and deviled eggs with bacon lardons ($16); mains such as roasted leg of lamb ($38), duck duo with pea puree, and salmon with asparagus and morel-risotto cake ($45); and ricotta doughnuts ($12) or carrot cake ($12) for dessert. More info: 631-498-6188,

Stella Trattoria and Bar (7 Montauk Hwy., Blue Point): Stella Trattoria and Bar has a three-course Easter prix fixe menu for $75 per person. There are abundant appetizer options, including calamari fritti, baked clams, burrata salad and jumbo shrimp cocktail. Entree choices include blackened rib eye, chicken Piccata, veal Sorrentino and filet of sole. There will be crème brûlée cheesecake, chocolate mousse cake or mini cannoli for dessert. More info: 631-363-7500,

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