Easter is this Sunday, April 4. Here are some restaurants that are offering to-go meal packages that can be heated up at home or that are offering special dine-in options:
Order now through Wednesday, March 31, 6700 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, (941) 924-9442, ruthschris.com
A feast for four from Ruth's Chris feature a choice of Caesar or steakhouse salad, roasted tenderloin, garlic mashed potatoes, creamed spinach and cheesecake. Preorder online and select your pickup time on Easter Sunday. Guests who dine in can enjoy the regular menu with Easter items, as well.
Order now through 3 p.m. Saturday, April 3, 1200 First Ave. W., Bradenton, (941) 748-8087, pier22dining.com
Easter Sunday at Pier 22 will include holiday brunch and dinner for dine-in, or a prime rib dinner to-go. Choose an individual meal for $35, which comes with prime rib, horseradish sauce, roasted potatoes, green beans, house salad and dinner rolls, or the family meal for $180, which includes a chocolate cream pie and bottle of red wine. Pickup will be available 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Easter Sunday.
Order now through Sunday, April 4, 6056 N. Lockwood Ridge Rd., Sarasota, (941) 404-8815, metrodiner.com
Metro's to-go Easter feast includes baked ham or roasted turkey with cranberry sauce and sides like mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, savory cornbread stuffing, Hawaiian dinner rolls and a whole pecan or apple pie. Add a bottle of Champagne for $10. Feasts come with heating instructions and cost $14.99 per person, $59.99 for four and $109.99 for eight. Preorder now through Sunday, April 4. Pickup times are 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, April 2; 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, April 3; and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, April 4.
Order now through Sunday, April 4, 150 University Town Center Drive, #150, Sarasota, (941) 256-8005, konagrill.com
Preorder a ham dinner for two at Kona Grill from now until Easter Sunday. Meals will include a honey-glazed ham, whipped mashed potatoes and roasted root vegetables with truffle oil and carrot cake for dessert. Meals cost $70. Order online and select your pickup date and time. A special dine-in menu will also be available, including dishes like lemongrass clam chowder, lobster potstickers, ham dinner or carrot cake.
Order now through Sunday, April 4, 1001 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, (941) 330-9881, sarasotaartmuseum.org
The café located inside Ringling College's Sarasota Art Museum is serving up an Easter menu that includes lavender lemonade, a roast beef sandwich with truffled lemon aioli, Gruyère cheese and arugula on a toasted baguette and carrot cake cupcakes for dessert. Regular menu items will also be available to enjoy in-house or to-go. Place your order online and choose your pickup date and time.
Friday, April 2, to Sunday, April 4, 3971 S. Tamiami Trail, (941) 924-9090; 8101 Cooper Creek Blvd., Sarasota, (941) 360-3171; bonefishgrill.com
Celebrate Easter at home or in-house at Bonefish Grill. Order a Mahi and shrimp family-style bundle for five, which includes a choice of house or Caesar salad, sides like garlic mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables, fresh bread and baked cookies. Meals cost $49.90. Make reservations ahead of time online, or place your order online.
Saturday, April 3, and Sunday, April 4, 3005 University Pkwy., Sarasota, (941) 777-2110, duffysmvp.com
Head to Duffy's for Easter weekend to enjoy a specialty cocktail along with an Easter-inspired menu. Choose from lobster linguini with Maine lobster tail and Cajun cream, surf and turf with grilled filet mignon or a separate twin lobster tail or filet mignon meal. Custom cocktails will include the "Peep-tini," a peep marshmallow-themed drink with Stole Vanil, white créme de cacao, Godiva white chocolate liqueur and heavy cream. Meals range from $27.99 to $29.99.
Sunday, April 4, 23 N. Lemon Ave., Sarasota, (941) 365-1020, salutesarasota.com
Chef Laszlo Bevardi has created a three-course prix fixe menu available starting at 1 p.m. on Easter Sunday. Choose from appetizers like butternut squash bisque or baby spinach salad with raspberry balsamic dressing, gorgonzola and fruit. Main courses include braised lamb shank and a tomato and Barolo red wine sauce or slow-braised duck ragù over house-made pappardelle. Live music will be played from 6 to 9 p.m. Meals cost $38.95, or $16.95 for children 12 and under.
Sunday, April 4, 1 N. Lemon Ave., Sarasota, (941) 330-0040; 7275 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, (941) 921-3400; 101 Riverfront Blvd., Bradenton, (941) 896-9660; mattisons.com
All three Mattison's locations will offer special dishes, including seafood, beef, lamb and chicken entrées. Start with bottomless mimosas, a glass of wine or another favorite libation. Enjoy gourmet sides and decadent desserts.
Sunday, April 4, 5353 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, (941) 925-4444, creekseafood.com
If you're in the mood for seafood, Phillippi Creek is offering an Easter meal that includes a boat with steamed, fried or boiled seafood. Or enjoy paella, salads, filet mignon, kids' platters and more. Cocktails include a Sunday Champagne happy hour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Bloody Marys for $4.50 and seasonal tiki cocktails.