Easter Brunch
ariellewitter | Apr 12, 2017 | 9:00AM |

Easter is on a Sunday this year. Easter is on a Sunday every year. Easter brunch is a thing every year. What New Year’s Eve is to bars, Easter brunch is to restaurants. It’s amateur hour, if by amateur you mean people calmly enjoying a meal between breakfast and lunch while wearing nice clothes. Anyway, here are some of the restaurants in and around D.C. offering brunch specials. By some, we mean a few dozen. So many places to drink Bellinis and eat eggs.

Agua 301

Bottomless mimosas, sangria, margaritas, and bloody Mary’s are just a part of what you’ll find at Agua 301 on Easter Sunday. In addition to the regularly served brunch menu, the restaurant will be offering agua eggs Benedict, a la diabla shrimp, and duck confit hash. It’s Easter brunch with a Mexican twist.

Ambar

Celebrate Easter Balkan style over on Capitol Hill. It’s all you can eat and drink at Ambar from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on April 16. For $39 per person, guests can kick off their holiday with bottom less flavored mimosas and bloody Mary’s, all while indulging in as many sandwiches, egg dishes, salads, soups, mezze, pastries, and crepes as they can. The poached pear waffle seems like a sweet dish to complement a cherry or mango mimosa with. If you’re not looking for something sweet, don’t worry. Ambar is offering a selection of savory dishes as well, like the ham omelet, prosciutto Benedict, and more.

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Ambar Clarendon

If you’re not located right smack in the middle of D.C., Ambar Clarendon in Arlington is also offering free-flowing cocktails and all you can eat dishes from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Easter Sunday (this one’s perfect for the early birds and late risers). Like it’s Capitol Hill counterpart, Ambar Clarendon will be serving a variety of sandwiches, flatbreads, egg dishes, and more. This sweet brunch special is offered for just $34 per person, so everyone can walk away stuffed.

Ardeo+Bardeo

A $39 per person three-course meal sounds like a quality way to spend your Easter Sunday. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 16, swing by Ardeo+Bardeo and order from a special pre-fixed menu just for the holiday. The menu will feature regular favorites, like French toast, eggs Norwegian, and more. Eat on!

Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery

Order some hot cross buns at Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery. To keep up with Easter tradition, chef David Guas is taking a sweet spin on the traditional Easter treat. For the two weeks leading up to Easter, the eatery is selling sour cherry hot cross buns, filled with dried cherries and spice all covered in a sweet glaze. Guas is taking it a step further and with every two dozen of these buns sold, the eatery will donate a dozen to A-Span, a non-profit that works to end homelessness. Go get yourself a bun.

Bibiana Osteria-Enoteca

Imagine yourself in Italy this Easter and go eat brunch at Bibiana Osteria-Enoteca. With a pre-fixed three-course menu offered by executive chef Jake Addeo for $50 per person, guests can indulge in select menu favorites. Finish off brunch with a sweet Italian treat, like the chocolate cream filled Italian doughnuts, bomboloni.

Blue Duck Tavern

Have Easter brunch at a Michelin-star restaurant, because you know, it’s a time to celebrate. Chef de Cuisine Brad Deboy is debuting new menu items for Easter. For a pretty penny ($125 per adult and $60 per child between 6 and 12-years-old), brunch-goers can enjoy a three course pre-fixed menu. Order a sweet meal like the nutella stuffed French toast or a savory one like the oven-roasted dry aged rib eye. Either way, you’ll get the bang for your buck.

 

The Bombay Club

Nothing sounds quite as enticing a champagne brunch buffet, which is exactly what you’ll find at The Bombay Club on Easter. Either spend $28 for a traditional Indian brunch, or jazz it up a bit and pay $40 for brunch with added bottomless champagne. Enjoy live piano music while you drink endless amounts of the fizzy beverage and order delicious dishes, like the murg zafrani, served with chicken, saffron, cashew, and yogurt, and more.

Carmine’s

It’s a feast at Carmine’s this Easter. The Italian restaurant is serving a family-style feast for six to eight people in honor of the holiday. A complimentary traditional Italian Easter bread (pane di pasquai) will be served to kick off the feast, which includes a roasted rack of lamb and a variety of oven roasted vegetables.

Casolare

The only thing better than enjoying some delicious Italian food is enjoying that delicious meal for a sweet deal. Casolare is celebrating the holiday with a three-course meal for $45. Order the sweet strawberry and rhubarb popover pancakes or the savory lobster egg Benedict.

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Catch 15

A catch indeed. On Easter, go indulge in a three-course prefixed Italian Easter brunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Catch 15. For $28, get all that good food and one brunch drink to top it off.

Centrolina

Swing by Centrolina on Easter and pick up a sweet Ester basket by pastry chef Caitlin Dysart. Available in three sizes ranging from $24 to $68 in price, each basket comes complete with sugary treats like milk chocolate bunnies, hazelnut crunch mini chocolate eggs, and rosé (for an even rosier holiday).

City Tap Penn Quarter

A $45 brunch buffet is a real blessing this Easter Sunday. Think omelet and carving stations, pancakes, tons of Easter candy, and more. Swing by one of two seatings (11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.) and watch your brunch buffet dreams come true.

Cuba Libre

There’s nothing more exciting than the phrase “unlimited tapas.” In honor of Easter Sunday, guests can eat as many tapas as their heart’s desire over at Cuba Libra. The restaurant’s “unlimited tapas” brunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., as well as an à la carte brunch offered until 3 p.m. Order a Havana Hottie (Cuba Libre’s spin on a bloody Mary), the French toast a la Cubana, and enjoy your Easter Sunday.

DBGB Kitchen and Bar

They had me at glazed ham. DBGB Kitchen and Bar is celebrating Easter by offering their à la carte menu with a variety of spring specials. Roasted leg of lamb and glazed ham are among the savory dishes you can order between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on April 16.

Decanter at The St. Regis

Throw on your Sunday best and dine elegantly this Easter. Decanter at The St. Regis is offering a buffet for $85 per person with a sweet and savory selection of dishes, as well as the option of bottomless mimosas (for $25) to celebrate the holiday. Order the Belgian waffles or the wagyu brisket, pair it with endless mimosas, and enjoy.

Del Campo

What’s not to love about more bottomless brunch? From 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Easter Sunday, indulge in endless mimosas and brunch punch while eating as many brunch specials as you can. $55 per person.

Del Frisco’s Grille

It’s an all day celebration over at Del Frisco’s Grille this year. The Pennsylvania Avenue restaurant will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. for all your brunch (and dinner) munchies on April 16.

Early Mountain Vineyards

Eat your brunch on a vineyard while sipping on 2016 pinot gris and listening to live music. Early Mountain Vineyards is offering an à la carte menu curated by chef Ryan Collins on Easter Sunday. Munch on specials like roasted porchetta, falafel, spit-roasted lamb, and more. The vineyard extravaganza will also have a petting zoo and an Easter egg hunt (mostly for children, but who said adults can’t join in on the fun?). The best part is that admission is free! Petting zoo!

Espita Mezcaleria

Ditch the traditional Easter brunch and go for a Southern Mexican-inspired one instead. For $29 per person, brunch-goers can enjoy a meal prepared by the restaurant’s executive chef, Alexis Samayoa. Guests can enjoy guacamole and two salsas for the table, two courses, and extra side dishes for sharing.

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Fig & Olive

It’s Easter brunch Fig & Olive style (and for only $40 per person): a three course meal, a delicious assortment of bread, and the specially offered carrot ginger mimosa.

The Grilled Oyster Company

Two courses for $28 sounds like a solid way to spend your post-celebration eating activities. The Grilled Oyster Company is offering a pre-fixed menu (featuring dishes like the Maine lobster hash and more) as well as their full à la carte menu on April 16. Both the Cathedral Commons and Potomac, Maryland locations will be offering this special. The Cathedral Commons location will open at 9:30 a.m. for all brunch-goers who are attending services at the Washington National Cathedral, and the Potomac location will open at 11:30 a.m.

Härth

More brunch buffets and bottomless mimosas. Härth will be serving brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $45 per person on Easter Sunday. Swing by and order something sweet, like the crème brûlée French toast casserole, while drinking bottomless mimosas all Sunday long.

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Hay-Adams

Enjoy your Easter brunch in a historic D.C. location. Hay-Adams is offering a $120 per person brunch buffet between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on April 16. The buffet is curated by executive chef Nicholas Legret and will feature delicious seasonal dishes as well as a carving station. Since it’s a buffet, it’s all you can eat. Start with something fresh like the Maine lobster salad, move on to something savory like the braised organic chicken coq au vin, and top it all off with a sweet Easter classic like the homemade peeps and chocolate bunnies.

Kapnos Kouzina and Kapnos Taverna

Since Easter and Greek Easter fall on the same day this year, why not celebrate both? Chef George Pagonis of Kapnos Kouzina and Kapnos Taverna will be offering a spread of traditional Easter dishes (like roasted lemon potatoes, sweet Easter bread, smoked lamb shoulder, and spanakopita) for pick up at both restaurants.

Le Diplomate

Celebrate Easter like you’re in Paris with a “Joyeux Paques” (that’s Happy Easter, in French). Le Diplomate is serving Easter specials for brunch and dinner on April 16. Indulge in a basket of sweet caramel filled chocolate eggs while you’re there, as pastry chef Fabrice Bendano will be gifting a basket to every table.

Nazca Mochica

Celebrate Easter Peruvian style at Nazca Mochica. The restaurant is taking their Easter eggs and putting them to good use by offering a $12 flight of pisco sours on Easter Sunday. The psico sours options will be a classic pisco sour, a cherry sour made with cherry-infused pisco, and a maracuya sour with tart passion fruit.

nopa Kitchen + Bar

Eat brunch in the Penn Quarter and take a stroll over to see the cherry blossoms when you’re done. Nopa Kitchen + Bar will be serving a menu with a bit of Southern flare this Easter Sunday. Swing by and order off of the à la carte menu prepared by executive chef, Matt Kuhn. Order a brunch classic like the eggs benedict, or a more unconventional dish, like the pave of braised spring lamb.

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Osteria Morini

Head to Osteria Morini for an Italian-inspired Easter dinner. The restaurant is offering a three-course family style meal with a menu curated by executive chef Benjamin Pflaumer. This delicious dining experience is offered for $55 per person and will feature savory dishes like agnello (slow roasted lamb shoulder), sweets like torta di carote, and more. Buona Pasqua!

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The Oval Room

Looking for a more elegant Easter brunch experience? Pop over to The Oval Room and down a delicious pre-fixed three-course meal by executive chef, John Melfi. The $55 per person (or a $75 per person offer if you’re looking to pair your meal with wine), will offer delicious menu items like house made pappardlle pasta, a classic poached eggs dish, or a sweeter treat like the sticky toffee cake.

RareSweets

Expect desserts and breakfast treats available for pre-order through April 14, just in time for brunch on Sunday. The bakeshop is selling combination seasonal and signature cakes (think chocolate lavender, lemon and rhubarb, hummingbird and cream cheese, and RareSweets Italian cream cake), and a “take & bake” basket with a selection of sweet treats for Easter.

Raskia Penn Quarter

A Penn Quarter favorite, order off the restaurant’s delicious à la carte lunch menu from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. this Easter Sunday. If you’re not too full after your lunch extravaganza, stick around for dinner. Rasika’s à la carte dinner menu will be served for your eating pleasure from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. We recommend ordering the duck vindaloo for a quick tropical vacation in your mouth, before moving onto a mango tarte tatin to finish off your meal.

Rasika West End

If you’re nowhere near the Penn Quarter on Easter Sunday, don’t worry. Rasika West End is also getting involved in the brunch-centric holiday and is offering its à la carte brunch service from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. If you really want to shake up your regular brunch order, get one of Rasika West End’s signature brunch specials like the tikka French toast or the coconut jaggery pancakes.

Red’s Table

Again, don’t worry if you’re not in D.C. this Easter Sunday. Red’s Table in Reston, Virginia is offering an à la carte Easter brunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Easter Sunday. Executive chef Adam Stein will prepare a selection of sweet and savory dishes for hungry guests, like the crispy caramel French toast or the sausage biscuit sliders, to munch on after their Easter festivities.You can work up a appetite after an intense Easter egg hunt.

Requin

Instead of crowding into a restaurant on Easter Sunday, go out the Saturday before. Order off of the regular brunch menu with a special guest – The Easter Bunny. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., this brunch guest will be hopping around handing out sweets to hungry brunch-goers. What’s Easter without an appearance from Easter bunny? It’s important to remember what this holiday is about.

The Riggsby

For $39 per person, guests can select from a two course pre-fixed menu, nibble on a basket of house made pastries for the whole table, and sip on a warm beverage.

Ripple

Order à la carte or go for a three course meal at Ripple. The all day eating extravaganza will be held from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., featuring a three course Easter Lamb Feast tasting menu for $45 per person, or items from the à la carte menu starting at $11. Dig in.

Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner

If you find yourself a little bit farther outside of D.C. for Easter, don’t worry. Swing by The Ritz-Carlton at Tysons Corner for a sweet and savory brunch, complete with live jazz music for your listening pleasure while you dine. For $120 per person, brunch-goers can build their own meal from the breakfast station, omelet station, caviar station, and more.

Roof Terrace Restaurant

Why not spend your Easter Sunday in one of the most well known D.C. locations? Roof Terrace Restaurant, located in The Kennedy Center, is offering a brunch buffet for $48 per person for the holiday. Swing by between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and indulge in homemade pastries, traditional breakfast foods, seasonal salads, and more.

Sakerum

Spice up the traditional Easter brunch experience and order a bento box instead. Sakerum is offering its bento box brunch menu for $29 per person from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Easter Sunday. With the delicious bento box brunch special, hungry brunch-goers can order from six Japanese-style bento boxes with delicious Latin and Asian ingredients. The bento boxes are paired with even more creative cocktails, like the lychee mimosa or SakeRum daiquiri.

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701 Restaurant

Enjoy brunch and take a stroll over to The White House when you’re finished (or not because of obvious reasons). 701 Restaurant on Pennsylvania Avenue will be offering a three-course brunch for $55 per person this Easter Sunday. Indulge in some extra booze and order the rum-soaked French toast, or keep it savory and get the spiced waygu carpaccio. Enjoy your meal with the sounds of live jazz.

Sixth Engine

Swing by Sixth Engine for Easter and indulge in a few new creative specials curated by culinary director Kyle Bailey. The restaurant will be serving rabbit bolognese and quiche Lorraine in honor of the holiday.

TAKODA

Eat as much as you can at brunch and then spend the rest of the day in a beer garden. TAKODA is offering its regular brunch menu from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Easter Sunday. Maybe start off with something sweet, like the red velvet pancakes, before moving onto something savory, like the TAKODA bacon burger. Sip on a TAKODA mimosa, or move over to the beer garden when you’re done eating.

Tredici Enoteca @ The St. Gregory Hotel

What is Easter without a brunch buffet? The newly opened Tredici Enoteca is offering a $55 per person Easter buffet from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 16. The buffet will feature delicious dishes curated by the executive chef Carlos Aparicio, as well as a carving station. Pair the savory brunch dishes with a sweet treat from the desert buffet and you’ve got yourself a quality Easter Sunday.

Trummer’s on Main

Add a golden goose egg to your brunch feast. On April 16, Trummer’s on Main is offering a specially curated three-course menu by executive chef, Jon Cropf. The menu will feature savory items like the charcoal roasted ham, black cod and white beans, and more. The three-course dining option will be offered from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. for $68 per person. For a sweet treat at the end of your dining extravaganza, order the Golden Goose Egg, made by pastry chef Meagan Tighe. Seriously though, this egg is coated in 24 karat gold leaf exclusively for your eating pleasure.

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Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro

Find more delicious brunch buffet options over at Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro this Easter Sunday. Pastries, French toast, and more will be offered for $59 per person from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Willard InterContinental

Waffles, omelets, and a dark chocolate fountain are just a few of the delicious things you’ll find at The Willard InterContinental this Easter. Pop over for one of four seating times (11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.) and eat as much as you can. The brunch special is a bit pricey at $110, but that the chocolate fountain is worth spending the cash.

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Zaytinya

It’s a two day celebration over at Zaytinya on Easter weekend! On April 15, the José Andrés establishment is celebrating Greek Easter by opening up a Greek marketplace on the patio from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sample olive oils, wines, and more before heading back on Easter Sunday for a four-course brunch curated by head chef Michael Costa.

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