Hop To It: Dig In To These Easter Specials

Easter diners of Harbor Mist in Cold Spring Harbor can meet the bunny himself this Sunday.   ( Photo/Facebook/Harbor Mist)

Easter diners of Harbor Mist in Cold Spring Harbor can meet the bunny himself this Sunday. (Photo/Facebook/Harbor Mist)

By The Foodies

Restaurants across town are hopping into the Easter season with brunch and dinner specials this weekend. Here’s our Foodies’ list of eggceptional eateries that are joining in on the fun:

Del Frisco’s Grille
160 Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station

A chef-driven menu featuring elevated twists on classic American dishes will be available at Del Frisco’s all weekend long. Families can enjoy a lively Easter with specials like the hand-carved bone-in prime rib that’s served with house-made au jus and creamy horseradish. There will also be brunchtime favorites like red velvet Belgian waffles, truffle-chive deviled eggs and a decadent six-layer lemon cake to enjoy. Specials available Friday-Sunday. Call or go online to make a reservation.

Harbor Mist Restaurant
105 Harbor Road, Cold Spring Harbor

The Easter Bunny will be around Sunday, meeting diners of Harbor Mist as they enjoy a boat-load of specials. The appetizers on the menu range $10-$18, including the clams oreganata with herb butter ($12) and the jumbo shrimp cocktail ($18). As for the main course, entrees range $24-$42 and choices include the cheese ravioli with sweet and spicy sausage ragu and spring peas ($24); and the mustard herb crusted roasted rack of lamb and garlic whipped potatoes ($42). Go online to see the full menu. Reservations are being accepted for 12 noon-7 p.m.

400 Broadhollow Road, Melville

Chef Tom Schaudel is offering brunch and dinner on Easter Sunday at Jewel. The three-course brunch is prix-fixe at $39.95 (plus tax and tip). Appetizer choices include the tuna poke, shrimp and veal meatballs, and grilled octopus salad. As for entrees, try choices like the “Millionaire’s Pizza” with black truffle, mushroom, fontina and farm egg; or marinated skirt steak with cipollini onions, baby carrots, green beans, fingerling potatoes and soy syrup. For desserts finish with one of three offerings: flourless chocolate cake; mango cheesecake or butter pecan bread pudding. If dinner’s more your speed, look to the $59.95 prix-fix, three-course meal with entrees like the penne rigate with spicy veal sausage, tomato, basil and reggiano; and roasted lamb rack with potato mash, baby carrots and ginger-anise glaze join the entrees list. There will also be kids menus available for those younger than 12. Call to make a reservation.

Jonathan’s Ristorante
15 Wall St., Huntington

At Jonathan’s, Easter diners can dive into a specials menu, or order from the restaurant’s standard menu. Specials include the octopus ($17) that’s served with fingerling potatoes/celery/lemon and black olive vinaigrette; and the 16-ounce baby rack of lamb ($42) with roasted potatoes and sauteed baby artichokes with rosemary au jus. Call to make a reservation.

Mac’s Steakhouse
12 Gerard St., Huntington

Early risers can enjoy the $23 brunch menu at Mac’s this Easter Sunday. Each entree includes choice of bloody mary, screwdriver or mimosa, and the farmer’s tray — an assortment of starters like fresh danishes, homemade muffins, bagels and fruit. Then there are six different entrees to choose from, including the ham, turkey and egg burrito with monterey jack cheese that’s served with home fries; and the B.A.E.C.A.D.O., an open-faced bagel with avocado, a slab of bacon and poached eggs served with home fries. Sides of bacon or fresh sausage ($2) and filet steak ($6) will also be available. Mac’s will also offer a four-course dinner menu. The first course is tomato mozzarella salad and the second is the seafood chowder. For an entree, choose one of four dishes: grilled lamb chops ($44.95); dry aged peppercorn crusted sirloin ($47.95); pan seared Chilean sea bass ($48.95); or roasted prime rib of beef ($49.95). Finish things off with a dessert, the apple crisp or creme brulee.

117 N New York Ave., Huntington

Brunch will be served 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and dinner will be offered 3-7 p.m. this Sunday at Prime. Specials include the Easter Soup ($16), a combination of lentils, fava, garbanzo, lima, kidney, cannellini, squash, cabbage, corn, hominy, peanuts and cod fritters; honey-glazed ham with cabbage and apple relish ($56); and carrots and cream cheese served with walnuts, dates, coconut and cinnamon ($14). Call or go online to make a reservation.

The Refuge
515 Broadhollow Road, Melville

There will be an Easter Egg treasure hunt and photo ops with the Easter Bunny, along with a brunch buffet, at The Refuge this Sunday. Brunch, which runs 11 a.m.-2 p.m. is $39.95 for adults and $14.95 for kids ages 12 and under. Brunch includes bloody Marys, mimosas and soft beverages. After 2 p.m. the full dinner menu will be available. Call for more info or to make a reservation.

55 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor

Sanbar will offer an a la carte Easter menu from 12 noon-8 p.m. on Sunday. Appetizers include homemade ricotta with figs, honeyed almonds, mizuna and balsamic vinaigrette ($14); and duck tacos with daikon, jalapeno and hoisin sauce ($16). For entrees, try dishes like the halibut with scallop mousse, leek ragout, scallion beurre blanc and fresh herbs ($34); roasted salmon with braised fennel, crispy artichokes and lemon aioli ($26); or Sandbar Cheeseburger with bacon-onion marmalade, cheddar and fries. Then there are desserts like the cinnamon sugar ricotta donuts that are served with chocolate and carmel ($11).