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Easter Dining Made Easy 

Acropolis Cuisine3841 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 888-9046 Choose from the regular menu or order the four-course special featuring either amberjack or roasted leg of lamb. 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Andrea's 3100 19th St., Metairie, 834-8583; www.andreasrestaurant.com Main Easter courses include shrimp Diavolo, veal scaloppine piccata and chicken Valdostana. Reservations recommended. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Andrew Jaeger's Restaurant 2712 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, 888-9024 Four-course prix fixe entrees include stuffed fish, roast duck, beef filet, and more. Live music noon to 4 p.m. Reservations recommended. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Aquarian's 705 Franklin Ave., 944-7770 Specials are fresh fish and rack of lamb or order from the regular menu. Brunch 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., dinner 6 p.m. to midnight.

Brick Oven Cafe 2805 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 466-2097 Easter diners can choose from a fish special, a meat special and a pasta special. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Cafe Degas 3127 Esplanade Ave., 945-5635; www.cafedegas.com Roasted leg of lamb with tomato-goat cheese gratin, eggs and other dishes are available. Reservations recommended. Brunch 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., dinner 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Cafe Indo 216 N. Carrollton Ave., 488-0444; www.cafeindo.net Specials include grilled whole rainbow trout with jasmine rice and baby bok choy with lobster and white truffle oil emulsion. Reservations recommended. 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Cafe Sbisa 1011 Decatur St., 522-5565; www.cafesbisa.com Jazz brunch offers main courses of baked puppy drum or Creole stewed rabbit. Reservations recommended. Lunch 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., dinner 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Charley G's Seafood Grill 111 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 837-6408 Champagne for $2.50 (and free after that) accentuates brunch choices of crawfish spring rolls, curry-seared shrimp and lots more. Reservations recommended. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Corky's Bar-B-Q 4243 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 887-5000 The regular menu is available as well as take-home Easter hams -- hickory-smoked, honey-glazed, and spiral-sliced -- for $39.99 each. 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Crescent City Brewhouse 527 Decatur St., 522-0571; www.crescentcitybrewhouse.com There'll be live jazz music throughout the day, and diners can feast from the regular menu of local cuisine. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse 716 Iberville St., 522-2467; www.dbrennanssteakhouse.com Prime beef dishes and other regular menu items are available. Reservations recommended. Brunch 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., dinner 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Fiorella's 1136 Decatur St., 528-9566 A menu of down-home cuisine is available at this family restaurant with a casual atmosphere. 7 a.m. to midnight.

Fortissimo 3331 St. Charles Ave., 899-5313 Order traditional Easter dishes to take home, including spring lamb, breast of turkey and side dishes. Order by March 27 for pickup by March 30. Closed on Easter.

Gumbo Shop 630 St. Peter St., 899-2460; www.gumboshop.com Choose crabcakes with green peppercorn and crawfish sauce, penne pasta with shrimp, roast duck or something from the regular menu. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Top of the Dome Steakhouse 500 Poydras St., Plaza at Loyola, 599-4826 Full brunch buffet includes Gulf shrimp, oysters on the half-shell, a carving station with meat assortment. Reservations recommended. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

La Cuisine 225 W. Harrison Ave., 486-7664 Special seatings are scheduled at noon, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. for a fixed menu with lots of entrée choices, soup, salad and dessert. Reservations required. Noon to 6 p.m.

Lakeview Fine Foods 801 Harrison Ave., 482-7333 Take-home dishes from the catering department include spiral-cut ham, baked turkey, boneless pork loin and more. Deadline for orders is March 27. Open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The Marigny Brasserie 640 Frenchmen St., 945-4472; www.cafemarigny.com The regular brunch menu is available, plus specials such as baked duck and braised lamb shank. Reservations recommended. 10:30 a.m. until.

Nautical 7708 Maple St., 866-7504 Fruit salad, eggs Chesapeake, grits and grillades, holiday brunch specials and the full dinner menu are available. Reservations recommended. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Palace Cafe 605 Canal St., 523-1661; www.palacecafe.com

Jazz brunch specials include herb-crusted lamb chops, Gulf fish Napoleon and more, plus the regular menu. Reservations recommended. Brunch 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., dinner 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Ralph Brennan's BACCO 310 Chartres St., 522-2426; www.bacco.com Brunch features crawfish omelets, eggs Benedict, boiled shrimp, smoked salmon and more. The a la carte menu is available for dinner. Reservations recommended. Brunch 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., dinner 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Restaurant August 301 Tchoupitoulas St., 299-9777 Prix fixe menus for adults and children include grillades and grits, poached eggs over crawfish and corn cake, and more. Reservations recommended. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Restaurant Indigo 2285 Bayou Road, 947-0123; www.indigonola.com A new spring menu debuts on Easter, including white asparagus salad with house-cured salmon, crawfish with morel mushrooms and more. Egg hunt starts at 3 p.m. Reservations recommended. Noon to 8 p.m.

Ristorante Filippo 1917 Ridgelake Drive, Metairie, 835-4008 Features classic traditional Italian pastas, chicken, veal and fresh fish choices. Reservations recommended. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saia's Beef Room 2645 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, 835-8555 Easter specials include a 12-oz. prime rib of beef or a 16-oz. king cut with side dishes as well as the a la carte menu. Reservations recommended. Noon to 9 p.m.

The Steak Knife Restaurant 888 Harrison Ave., 488-8981; www.thesteakknife.com Choose from the regular menu or fresh seafood specials such as grilled salmon with crawfish tails buerre blanc and more. Reservations recommended. 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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