Easter Brunch, Passover Ideas & Takeout Menus


On the hunt for ham? Here’s our round-up of where to go out and take out for the Spring holidays!


Easter Brunch & Dinner

The Copper Beech Inn 12 – 4pm, Three-course prix fixe menu featuring crab bisque, roasted lamb chop with haricot verts, garlic herb potatoes and more modern classics. For reservations, call 860-767-0330

Easter Dinner at Coast at the Ocean House 4:30 – 8pm, Enjoy an unforgettable Five-Star multi-course meal on Easter Sunday. Chef and his talented team deliver a spectacular culinary experience, while expansive views of the Atlantic set the backdrop for this special holiday celebration. Book online or by calling 401.584.7000

Easter Brunch at the Madison Beach Hotel’s Wharf Restaurant 11 – 8pm, Three-course prix fixe menu featuring sweets and savories, prime rib, glazed ham, seafood bake and so much more. Reservations required – Book online.

Easter Brunch at Saybrook Point Resort and Marina 11 – 4pm, Join us for our award-winning Easter Brunch on in our Lighthouse Gallery. Offering a delicious mix of charcuterie & smokehouse, grand carving station, wok station, desserts and so much more to feast on. Ca​​ll for reservations: 860-395-2000.

Old Lyme Inn 11 – 3:30pm, Scrumptious menu offers a three-course menu featuring deviled eggs, lobster benedict, mixed berry crumble and all the classics.

Amarante’s Sea Cliff 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. Indulge in a variety of sweet and savory dishes prepared by our expert chefs, complimentary mimosas, photos with the Easter Bunny an egg hunt while enjoying the beautiful ambiance of the ocean view. RSVP at (203-467-2531).  

Easter Brunch at Stone Acres Farm 10 – 2:30pm, Enjoy a beautiful stroll through our gardens and a fun egg hunt for the kids on Easter! The three course adult menu and a two course kids menu will consist of locally-sourced ingredients.

Easter Brunch at Oyster Club 10-6pm, The menu will reflect everything you know and love about Oyster Club with local fish, hand cut meats, fresh pasta and beautiful local produce. From 10am to 1pm, the menu will include an additional offering of special brunch dishes along with the menu classics throughout.

Easter at Engine Room 10 – 8pm, Come for an Easter celebration featuring one expanded menu all day long. Enjoy classic Engine Room comfort food with the addition of seasonal brunch dishes, sourced locally as always.

Water’s Edge Easter Brunch 9 – 5pm, Celebrate Easter by the shore with a brunch buffet including lamb stew, a carving station, prime rib, ham and a visit from the Easter Bunny (11-4pm). Children under 5 are free. Reservations are required: 860-577-3511

The Village Bistro 10:30 – 4pm,  Featuring locally and regionally sourced menu items, our Easter Menu highlights creative New American Cuisine with a touch of European flair. Come and explore the 3 course menu of Duck Rillettes, Bananas Foster French Toast, Smoked Salmon Benedict and much more. For reservations 860-322-3933 or reserve a table on Resy.


Takeout and Fixings: 

Ani’s Table delectable Easter and Passover Crafted Gourmet Gravalax Brunch Boxes with House Cured Faroe Island Gravlax including all of the usual suspects. Also featuring Eight Mile Meadow Bread & Pasta..

Gargano Pasta & Italian Market Gather around the family table and don’t stress about doing all the cooking!  Gargano Pasta is here to make your holiday delicious and easy.   Family style meals packages featuring house cured honey ham, entress, pasta meals, sides dessert and more.

Gourmet Galley offers an elegant menu of sides plus ham, lamb, salmon, and brisket for 2 to a crowd, plus delectable desserts, available for pick up starting April 7th. 

The Marketplace at Guilford Food Center is one of the few places that offers all the classic Passover dishes including Charoset, Potato Kugel, Matzo Ball Soup, Red Wine Braised Brisket plus everything Easter, too.

Savour menu offers Herb Crusted Leg of Lam with Mint Gremolata, Potato Leek Gratin, Coconut Cream Pie are among the fantastic take-out offerings.

Dagmar’s Desserts’ menu includes Easter Egg Cake, Strawberry Sponge Cake, Flourless Chocolate Cake, Carrot Cake, Hot Cross Buns and numerous other confections. 

Walt’s Find homemade kielbasa, house-smoked hams and legs of lamb. (860) 388-3308

White Gate Farm offers a delicious menu of Cabernet Braised Lamb Shanks with Potato Kugel, Caramelized Onion & Feta Quiche, Matzo Ball Soup with Parsnips and 36-Hour Bone Broth and much including a selection of fresh produce, chickens, lamb, eggs, sourdough breads, and pastries. Order online Tuesday and Wednesday April 4th and 5th for pickup on Friday, April 7th.

Cliff’s Quality Meats in Centerbrook is smoking their famous ham and whipping up their secret glaze. (860) 767-1539

Pasta Vita’s lengthy menu includes Brown Sugar Glazed Ham, Apricot Pork Tenderloin, Mac and Cheese, seafood, chicken and Italian entrees, plus a raft of sides and desserts.

Mystic Market’s Easter Menu includes complete dinners for two (lamb, ham, stuffed shrimp, filet mignon!), entrees for a crowd, chocolate marquise cake, mixed berry cake and more.

Bear’s Smokehouse BBQ Smoked hams, salmon, prime rib, lamb, apps, sides, dessert and more. Order online for pickup.

Max’s To Go offers an Easter menu and an extensive Passover menu for 4 including beef brisket, salmon, matzo vegetable lasagna, tzimmes, apple walnut haroset and so much more along with seder plate essentials. Many pickup locations offered.

Long River Local offers honey glazed baked ham with whole grain mustard, potato and fennel gratin, sautéed green beans with toasted garlic and almonds and Brioche dinner rolls as a pre order meal which serves 4 guests generously. A variety of salads and sides throughout the end of the week and weekend will also be available for individual purchase. The meal will be available for order by phone through April 2nd.