Orthodox Easter falls on April 8 this year and to celebrate several Long Island Greek restaurants are treating guests with special menus and authentic dishes. From prix fixe fare to Greek tunes, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy—especially the meat lovers.
After midnight mass on April 7, and again from 11:30am to 9pm on April 8, a three-course prix fixe menu (in addition to the regular a la carte menu) is being offered. On each table guests can expect to find traditional red Easter eggs and tsoureki (Easter bread). The three-course menu is $95 per person on Saturday and $65 on Sunday featuring soup, a family style entrée and dessert. Think a choice of magiritsa (tripe and herbs soup) or avgolemono (egg-lemon soup), green salad, kokoretsi (lamb intestine wrapped around seasoned offal), spit roasted baby Easter lamb, lemon potatoes and a selection of Greek desserts. Bonus: Saturday night’s celebration will also feature a live DJ. Phone: 516-621-3700 | Address: 1446 Old Northern Blvd Click to go
Ara Greek Kitchen and Bar, Commack
For Holy Week and Easter, Ara Greek Kitchen and Bar is offering a special lineup of traditional dishes. Upon entering the elegant establishment with pink flowers hanging from the ceiling, guests will be able to choose from bakaliaros skordalia (cod fish with garlic aioli), spit roasted lamb, magiritsa, tsoureki, kokoretsi and dyed eggs. Phone: 631-360-8336 | Address: 2 Henry St Click to go
Even though Limani is known for its seafood, Easter is all about the lamb. Offered as the main course, the tender whole spit-roasted lamb will be served with roasted lemon potatoes. There will also be first courses like magiritsa or avgolemeno and second courses featuring the likes of prasini (hearts of romaine, feta cheese, fresh dill and extra virgin olive, oil and red wine vinegar), tomato salad and kokoretsi. Though there’s plenty to enjoy, guests will want to save room for the baklava and yogurt with honey. Phone: 516-869-8989 | Address: 1043 Northern Blvd Click to go