On Easter Sunday, many people spend time at home with family or chow down on a traditional Easter brunch. While it's not quite as traditional, you also can make restaurant dinner plans for the evening. Some restaurants do close for Easter, but you will find that a good number are open and offer special menus and events for their guests. In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a variety of restaurants serve this special holiday meal.

McCormick & Schmick's

McCormick & Schmick's, a well-known seafood chain, has two restaurants in Pittsburgh that typically offer special meals for Easter brunch and Easter dinner. On any given day, the menu selections at the chain's South Side Works and Piatt Place locations change twice daily to reflect the fresh seafood that is available. Easter menus often include fresh seafood fare as well as other items, such as beef, poultry and pasta.

Dinner Cruise

For an experience that is out of the ordinary on Easter evening, you can opt for the Gateway Clipper's Easter Dinner Cruise. Guests can view the city's three rivers while enjoying a special Easter dinner menu. Dinners aboard the Gateway Clipper typically include sirloin beef, casseroles and spinach salads, though other specialties are also added for the Easter menu.


Blue is an upscale restaurant located on Duncan Avenue in the Duncan Manor Plaza, featuring live music most nights as well as 50 different vodkas and an extensive drink menu. The restaurant typically offers Easter brunch and Easter dinner specials, though the atmosphere is more night-on-the-town than family dinner. Typical menu items include seafood, steaks and pasta with a fusion of Mediterranean and Asian flavors.

Grand Concourse

For small or large groups, the Grand Concourse offers Easter dinner or brunch options. The elegant restaurant is located in the former Pittsburgh and Lake Erie railway station, with high ceilings and lush furnishings. During the day, the restaurant offers an extensive buffet, then turns back to its regular dinner menu, featuring poultry, beef and seafood using a number of local ingredients. If you're planning a large Easter event, several banquet rooms are available for rent.