Easter and Passover restaurant specials in Broward and Palm Beach counties (and a little Aventura for good measure)

Easter and Passover restaurant specials in Broward and Palm Beach counties (and a little Aventura for good measure)

It’s going to be very busy in South Florida restaurants on Sunday, April 21. Not only is that Easter Sunday, but Passover starts the Friday before (and ends April 27).With so many dining options out there, we thought we’d help you out with a list of some of our favorite restaurant offers, from Aventura all the way up to West Palm Beach.

And Fish Kitchen and Bar

1200 N Ocean Blvd., Pompano Beach. 954-944-9515. Marriott.com.

This restaurant inside the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort and Spa will have an Easter brunch with a carving station, seafood stations (hot and chilled), breakfast classics station and desserts on April 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Adults are $55 and children 12 and under are $20.

The Balcony

1309 E Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 754-200-6344. TheBalconyLasOlas.com.

The New Orleans-style restaurant will have bottomless mimosas, sparkling rosé and Bloody Marys for $15 during its jazz brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Easter Sunday.

Big City Tavern

609 Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-727-0307. BigCityLasOlas.com.

This restaurant’s Easter brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. will include Easter candy doughnuts — house-made, strawberry-glazed with candies such as jelly beans, chocolate eggs and Peeps — for $4.50. Easter dinner will be served from 5 to 11 p.m.

Bourbon Steak by Michael Mina

19999 W Country Club Drive, Aventura. 786-279-6600. JWTurnberry.com/aventura-restaurants/bourbon-steak.

The Easter brunch at this restaurant inside the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort and Spa from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. will include several stations, including ones for breakfast, carving, made-to-order omelet, raw bar, salad, antipasto and dessert. The brunch costs $79 for adults ($90 with the bottomless mimosas or Bloody Mary’s option) and $39 for children. There will also be an Easter egg hunt at 2 p.m. for children under 5-years-old (other ages will start their hunt at 2:30 p.m.).

Burlock Coast Seafare and Spirits

1 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-302-6460. BurlockCoast.com

This eatery inside the Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale will have a Easter Sunday brunch from noon to 7 p.m. In addition to a sushi and dim sum station, there will be other food stations including a breakfast station (until 3 p.m.), a carving station, a garden bar, a raw bar and a charcuterie station. There will also be a kids buffet with dishes such as chicken fingers and mac-n-cheese. The buffet is $105 for adults and $49 for children ages 4-12. For an additional $25, you can get bottomless drinks such as Bloody Marys, BC Brew, rum punch and mimosas.

Casa Sensei

1200 E. Las Olas Blvd. #101, Fort Lauderdale. 954-994-1416. CasaSensei.com.This pan-Asian, Latin-fusion restaurant will offer an Easter Sunday brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with unusual fare such as guava cream cheese-stuffed French toast ($11), tempura fried chicken and waffles ($14) and “Mummmosas,” which are mimosas made with Mumms champagne and/or adult Shirley Temples made with cherry liqueur and Sprite (both $10).


The owners of Casa Sensei bill the new Las Olas Boulevard restaurant as Pan-Asian Latin Fusion. Owned by Victor and Patricia Diaz and executive chef Richard Huang, the eatery also has two private dining rooms in addition to the dining room and bar. There are also two terraces overlooking the waterfront. There is attached parking in the Himarshee Landing public garage.Circ Hotel


1780 Polk St, Hollywood. 954-500-1780. OliviaRestaurantAndBar.com.

The Circ Hotel will have an Easter Egg dying station for kids and live music inside the Olivia Restaurant and Bar from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. That’s also the time for the Easter brunch buffet with a roasted lamb carving station, omelet station, waffle station and dessert bar for $42.95 for adults and $14.95 for children under the age of 12.

Doris Italian Market and Bakery

Five locations in Broward and Palm Beach counties. 954-572-5269. DorisMarket.com.

This chain of specialty supermarkets has Easter and Passover dinner packages at all their locations.

• The Passover brisket dinner package for $14.95 per person with beef brisket, carrot and sweet potato tzimmes, three-potato pancakes or roasted potatoes.

• The Passover dinner package for $19.95 per person with chicken soup with matzo balls; chopped liver; a choice of beef brisket, turkey breast, grilled London broil or roasted chicken; carrot and sweet potato tzimmes; green bean almondine or broccoli; potato pancakes, kugel or roasted potatoes.

• The Easter traditional package for six to eight people is $119.95 with the choice of one brown sugar glazed spiral ham, leg of lamb roast with mint jelly or oven roasted whole turkey with gravy; the choice of a tossed or Caesar salad; carrots and green bean almondine; the choice of Italian style roasted potatoes or mashed potatoes and dinner rolls.

• The Easter supreme package for six to eight people is $179.95 and is the same as the traditional package but with the addition of a brown sugar glazed spiral ham, leg of lamb roast or turkey breast and the choice of penne with broccoli or penne marinara.

Eau Palm Beach Resort and Spa

100 S. Ocean Blvd, Manalapan. 800-328-0170. EauPalmBeach.com.

The hotel’s Temple Orange Mediterranean Bistro will have Easter egg hunts from 11:30 a.m. to noon or 1:30 to 2 p.m. for children 2-12 years old for brunch guests and resort guests for $25. The Easter brunch is from 12:30 to 3 p.m. and will include an omelet station, a carving station, a raw bar, a salad bar, a Mediterranean bar, a hot entrée bar, a Veuve Clicquot Rich Champagne garden and a Blood Mary bar for $105 for adults and $45 for children ages 5-12.

Etaru

500 E Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-477-8068. EtaruRestaurant.us.

111 S Surf Road, Hallandale Beach. 954-271-3222.

Both the Hallandale Beach and the Fort Lauderdale locations will have Easter egg hunts for both children and adults. Kids will look for candy while adults will look for drink tokens and a voucher for a free brunch for two. Brunch for both locations is $75 per person (for $20 you can add a bottle of Louis Roderer NV Champagne) and will include a special addition of a lamb carving station along with hot and cold starters, a main course and a dessert from the regular brunch menu. The Hallandale Beach location’s brunch is from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Fort Lauderdale location’s brunch is from 12:30 to 3 p.m.

Farmer’s Table

1901 N Military Trail, Boca Raton. 561-417-5836. FarmersTableBoca.com.

Known for getting their greens and herbs from their own garden and produce from local farms, this plant-based restaurant next to the Wyndham Hotel of Boca Raton will have a Passover Seder dinner starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 19, with one seating at 6 p.m. in the private Oak Room dining room. The prix fixe menu features the restaurant’s signature healthy take on traditional Passover favorites with regular and vegan options that will cost $65 for adults and $32.50 for children. There will also be Haggadahs and live Israeli entertainment.

Gatsby’s Joint

2460 E.Commercial Blvd, Fort Lauderdale. 754-332-2125. GatsbysJoints.com.

The Easter Sunday brunch menu will be served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The speakeasy-style restaurant will offer the usual brunch fare (omelets, benedicts, French toast, candied bacon, pierogis, cornbread, etc.) as well as $10 bottomless Bloody Marys, mimosas and sparkling wine (you can mix and match). There will also be live music.

Grato

1901 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach. 561-404-1334. GratoWPB.com.

Grato is offering brunch all Easter weekend (April 20 and 21) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with bottomless drinks including frosé, Bloody Marys or mimosas made with blood oranges or mangoes for $19.

Green Bar and Kitchen

1075 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale. 954-533-7507. GreenBarKitchen.com.

Easter Sunday at this plant-based restaurant will be on a first-come, first-served basis from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. However, reservations will be taken for parties of 6 and larger by emailing Kellie@GreenBarKitchen.com. The menu will includes dishes such as Fried Chikun and Waffles for $12.50 (coconut cream waffles, jackfruit and chick pea patty, tai pepper hot sauce and spiced maple glaze); the GBK Burger for $9.95 (roasted veggie patty, lettuce, tomato, onion, sunflower sprouts, avocado and chipotle mayonaisse) and a Breakfast Burrito for $9.50 (tofu scramble, roasted peppers and onions and Daiya cheese in a flour tortilla with a side of potatoes). For meat lovers you can put sausage crumbles in the burrito or order a spiced maple glazed steak burger topped with a scrambled vegan Just Egg and sliced Chao cheese for $16.

Hoffman’s Chocolates

Eight locations in Broward and Palm Beach counties. 888-281-8800. Hoffmans.com.

As you can imagine, Hoffman’s has plenty of treats for the holiday from Easter-decorated Oreo cookies and Easter baskets to a variety of chocolate eggs (with a variety of fillings) and chocolate Easter bunnies (ranging from 2.5 ounces to 25 pounds). A 30-inch bunny is $299.95. Easter bunnies from 2.5 ounces to 42 ounces range in price from $3.95 to $36.75. Easter-decorated Oreo cookies are $7 to $12.50. Easter baskets range from $39.95 to $89.95. At the Greenacres location (Shoppe and Gardens, 5190 Lake Worth Road, Greenacres) there will be a $24.95 Easter bunny meet and greet, chocolate making class and behind-the-scenes tour April 13 and 14 at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. To register, go to Hoffmans.com.

Hurricane Dockside Grill

Three locations in Palm Beach County. HurricaneWings.com.

The locations in Boynton Beach, Wellington and Jupiter are having a two-for-one Easter Sunday brunch special from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., including various kinds of eggs Benedicts, omelets, French toasts and side dishes. There will also be bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys for $10 with the purchase of a brunch meal.

International Smoke

19565 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 946, Aventura. 786-254-0422. InternationalSmoke.com.

The Easter Day brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. is $59 per person and will include a slow smoked prime rib option exclusive to the Easter feast menu (including such starter dishes as smoked burrata and Jamaican jerk fried chicken as well as main courses like Wagyu Shaking Beef and charcoal-grilled Sinaloa chicken). The dinner service also has a beverage pairing option.

Kuro

1 Seminole Way, Hollywood. 800-937-0010. SeminoleHardRockHollywood.com.

On Good Friday (April 19) this restaurant inside the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino will spotlight Japanese fish specials from 6 to 11 p.m., such as steamed snapper ($30), whole fried snapper ($48), sea bass en papilote ($36) and grilled fish ($32).

Le Bistro Restaurant

4626 N. Federal Highway, Lighthouse Point. 954-946-9240. LeBistroRestaurant.com.

Le Bistro is offering a four-course, prix-fixe Passover dinner for $49 for adults and $25 for children 12 and under on Friday, April 19, and Saturday, April 20, with sweet wine and a Seder plate available upon request. There is also a three-course Easter dinner on Sunday, April 21, with appetizers, entrees (duets of lamb for $45, Cornish game hen for $39, beef brisket for $45) and desserts for $12 each.

Lulu’s Bait Shack

17 S. Atlantic Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-463-7425. LulusBaitShack.com.

This restaurant in the Gallery at Beach Place will offer free meals for kids with the purchase of an adult entree on Sunday, April 21. The children’s menu includes macaroni and cheese, hamburger, chicken fingers, grilled cheese, peanut butter and jelly and mini pepperoni and cheese pizza. All the kids’ meals come with a side of fries.

Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort

1111 N. Ocean Drive, Hollywood. 954-842-7092. MargaritavilleHollywoodBeachResort.com.

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Restaurant inside the resort that sits between A1A and the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk will offer families pictures with the Easter Bunny during its Sunday, April 21, brunch with seatings at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Adults will dine for $54.95, children for $23.95. You can add a bottomless mimosas option for $14.99. The brunch buffet will include a chilled seafood raw bar, a salad station, a carving station, a made-to-order waffles and omelet station and a dessert/candy station.

Norton Museum of Art

1450 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach. 561-268-0500. Norton.org.

The Restaurant at the Norton, which opened earlier this year, will offer its first Easter brunch on April 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The $65 price includes coffee, tea, appetizer buffet (pastries, salads, shrimp cocktails, charcuterie) and entree (Benedicts, pancakes). Cocktails such as mimosas, peach Bellinis and Bloody Marys (with candied bacon) will be a la carte.

Okeechobee Steakhouse

2854 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. 561-683-5151. OkeeSteakhouse.com.

For the first time in 72 years, this institution will offer a Easter Sunday brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Also, the new Okeechobee Prime Meat Market across the street will have Easter and Passover specials to take home.

Pistache French Bistro

101 N Clematis St., West Palm Beach. 561-833-5090. PistacheWPB.com.

Chef Isaac Cerny offers an a la carte Passover weekend menu including chicken matzo ball soup for $15, Israeli chop salad for $29, horseradish and matzo-crusted salmon for $29, garlic-braised beef brisket for $32 and Manischewitz-poached apples for $10. For Easter there’s a brunch service from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $75 per person. The three-course, prix fixe menu will include appetizer selections such as spring pea risotto, salmon tartare, tropical fruit parfait and Burgundy escargot. The entrees will include dishes such as roasted duck and waffle, Dijon and herb crusted lamb loin, salmon en croute and spring Morel omelet. Desserts will include créme brulee, mousse au chocolat, tart au citron, dark chocolate cake, Gâteaux en pommes or framboisier.

Regional Kitchen and Public House

651 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. 561-557-6460. EatRegional.com.

Chef Lindsay Autry, an alum of Bravo’s “Top Chef,” has three specials for Passover weekend at this CityPlace restaurant: matzo ball soup with vegetables, dill and chicken confit for $10; Mediterranean braised brisket with potatoes, asparagus and toasted garlic for $30; and vanilla bean Pavlova with citrus and candied pistachios for $11. For Easter Sunday, she is offering her signature brunch buffet (pimento cheese, tomato pie, fried chicken) for $75 per person from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Royal Pig Pub and Kitchen

350 E Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-617-7447. RoyalPigPub.com.

This Las Olas eatery is offering $30 Easter specials all day on April 21: honey baked ham with Idaho and sweet potato mash and vegetables or chicken and corn bread waffles with marinated watermelon. Both specials are served with bottomless mimosas, Bellinis or Bloody Marys. The drink specials will be extended through dinner for $14 or you can order bottomless Grey Goose cocktails for $27.97.

Shooters Waterfront

3033 NE 32nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale. 954-566-2855. ShootersWaterfront.com.

The Easter egg hunt for kids starts at 9:30 a.m. at this Intracoastal waterway eatery. The all-day brunch, until 8 p.m., has prime rib/ham/turkey carving stations, a raw bar with sushi, a pasta station and desserts will be petit fours and pastries. The price is $65 for adults and $29 for children 12 and under (the buffet is free for children 4 and under). The price does not include beverages.

Tanzy Restaurant

301 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. 561-922-6699. TanzyRestaurant.com.

Not only can you get your photo taken with the “Hipster” Easter Bunny on April 21, but every hour there will be an egg hunt where everyone can participate at the Mizner Park restaurant. They’re calling this event “No Bunny Biz” and it will cost $48 for adults and $12 for children under 12. The brunch, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., will include stations for bread/pastries salads, fruit, chilled seafood, ham carving, hot items (carrots, crab cakes), omelet/scrambled eggs/Benedicts, French toast/waffles/biscuits and dessert.

TooJay’s Deli

14 locations in Broward and Palm Beach counties. 561-659-9011. TooJays.com.

TooJay’s will have a special Passover menu in all of their restaurants on Friday, April 19, and Saturday, April 20, with two seatings, at 5 and 7:30 p.m. The Seder options include brisket, Cornish game hen, baked salmon, stuffed Atlantic cod and herb roasted half chicken. All entrées come with a glass of kosher wine, matzo ball soup, potato pancake, carrot tzimmes, gefilte fish or chopped liver, macaroons and coffee or tea. You can also call in advance and ask about pick-up options.