Easter means different things to different people. For those that acknowledge it, it’s the religious meaning.

Of course the kids will be looking forward to getting their Easter baskets from the Easter bunny. For others, it’s a holiday to get together with family, perhaps have a brunch or dinner together. Some people will meet at someone’s home, and prepare an Easter meal.

There is an alternative - enjoying Easter brunch or dinner out. This seems to become a more popular choice every year. It’s a great way to get everyone together without worrying about all the fuss at home, like cooking and cleaning. Here are some places that have a special Easter menu:


5) Easter Dining with Mazzone Hospitality

Mazzone Hospitality has four choices: Glen Sander’s Mansion in Scotia, Hall Of Springs in Saratoga Springs, The new Hilton Inn in Clifton Park or Saratoga National Golf Club in Saratoga Springs.

4) Paolo Lombardi’s Restaurant

Paolo Lombardi’s is on West Sand Lake Road in Wynantskill. They have a special holiday / Easter menu.

3) Marce’

Easter brunch at Marce’ from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at 74 State Street in downtown Albany. Their phone number is 518-434-7410.

2) The Desmond

Easter at The Desmond featuring a brunch buffet. You can call 518-869-8100 for reservations. The brunch will be from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. You'll find The Desmond at 660 Albany Shaker Road in Colonie.

1) Buca di Beppo

Buca di Beppo’s phone number is 518-459-2822, They’re in Colonie at 44 Wolf Road. Buca has a special Easter menu, too.


If your planning on going out for Easter eats, you’ll probably need to make reservations. Do you have any Easter traditions that you do with your family or do you go to a special place for brunch or dinner?