What a glorious, holy day that we spend celebrating the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It doesn’t matter if you believe in it; chances are you celebrate it anyway, and we’re all about celebration. Whether you want a brunch consisting of eggs and bacon, a bite of pizza and pasta, a boozy milkshake or some bunny-themed sweets, we’ve got options. We’ve got cruises, gospel brunches, egg hunts, mimosa-dyeing parties, DJ sets and then some, all ranging from free and cheap to indulgent and totally worth the splurge. Go on, D.C. You’ve earned it.
April 17 – 20
- Ted’s Bulletin
505 8th Street SE or 1818 14th Street NW or 11948 Market Street in Reston
If you’re not a brunch-kinda person and you really only look forward to easter for the sweets, then Ted’s Bulletin has great news for you. For the Easter season Ted’s Bulletin has announced their release of their new Peeptart. This Peeptart consists of a homemade strawberry pop-tart, covered in Ted’s signature glaze with sprinkles on top, and then a Peep on top of that. Additionally, they are releasing their Robin’s Egg milkshake. This is a vanilla milkshake with malt Robin’s Eggs mixed in, topped with whipped cream and more Robin’s Eggs. You can also add Bailey’s irish cream if you feel like living on the edge. If you insist on brunch, Ted’s Bulletin has a phenomenal casual brunch every weekend.
Time: Hours are Sunday-Thursday from 7:00am-10:30pm, Friday and Saturday from 7:00am-11:30pm.
You can pick up these treats whenever you want them.
- Shake Shack
1216 18th Street NW or 800 F Street NW
This isn’t brunch either, but it IS an Easter treat special. The Shake Shack is coming out with the Shackbury Easter Egg concrete. This concrete consists of fresh made vanilla frozen-custard, caramel sauce, and milk chocolate chunks to create an ice cream-esque chocolate egg. It should be heavenly.
Price: $4.25 for a single, $6.50 for a double.
Dupont Circle Hours: Sunday – Thursday, 11:00am – 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday, 11:00 am – 1:30 AM F Street Hours: Sunday – Thursday, 11:00am – 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday, 11:00am – 12:00am
- Café Dupont
1500 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Providing the grown-up version of an Easter Egg hunt, Café Dupont and Bar Dupont and the Dupont Circle Hotel are hosting their first annual Easter Egg hunt. These businesses will be hiding decorative egg containing discounts and promotions from local businesses inside. The businesses providing promotions will also be hiding eggs with discounts and promotions for Café Dupont and Bar Dupont. Additionally, there will be eggs hidden with sweet treats on the patio of the restaurant to search for and enjoy while listening to music from featured DJ Wolf Detrix. Fun times, treats, and music.
Time: Hunt begins at 11:00am, eggs on the patio and music by the DJ from 2:00pm-5:00pm.
3417 Connecticut Ave NW
Ripple’s brunch will be, we’re sure, absolutely to die for. Not only do you get the breakfast buffet (complete with roasted lamb shoulder, slow roasted honey glazed Virginia ham, house cured gravlax, bacon and sausage)–you also get a breakfast entree like eggs Benedict, egg white frittata, savory sweet bread pudding, spaghetti carbonara, or spicy sausage and tomato baked eggs. You ALSO receive a fresh-baked pastry basket and fruit bowl, so you ‘re getting the best of all possible worlds.
Price: $35 per person
- 1789 Restaurant
1226 36th Street NW
While this restaurant isn’t open at normal brunch hours, it should be perfect. With a relatively small brunch menu, everything looks absolutely flawless. For your first course you can get Onion Soup, or one of their salads if you feel like being relatively healthy? No? You don’t want to be healthy? Well great news, you can also get a a toasted Apple Strudel (with apple brandy cream sauce, creamy mascaparone, and local honey, God Bless).For their main course you can get a fritatta, or ham and eggs if you wanna keep it classic. If you don’t, then maybe opt for Leg of Lamb, Scottish Salmon, Halibut, or Eggs Chesapeake. It all should be wonderful. There’s something on there that you will love. Also, breakfast for dinner so who doesn’t want that?
Price: $28-$40 depending on your order.
- City Tap House
801 Eye Street- corner of Eye and 9th
Everyone prepare yourselves for what City Tap House is calling their GRAND Easter Brunch Buffet. Who are you to say no to a GRAND BUFFET? The Hot Station features Omelets to Order, and a waffle station with toppings such as traditional syrup, fruits, creme and Nutella. You can also get the classic eggs, bacon, ham, turkey, salmon, and so on. Among other things. The Cold Station will provide bagels, pastries, fruits, parfaits, and there’s a juice bar. The dessert station consists of a chocolate fountain, so dip whatever you want. Keep in mind this is a GRAND BUFFET with a Chocolate Fountain. We’ve all had a dream like this at least once in our lives.
Price: $40 a person
Time: Two seatings at 11am and 1:30pm
2201 14th Street NW
…for those of you who feel like doing something different this year, then good news because Greek Easter and Western Easter are on the same day this year so you can have a Greek Easter brunch. Kapnos is providing a three-course Easter brunch. The first course featuring popular foods such as their tzatziki, and their melitzanosalata smoky eggplant. For a second course, you can try stone-oven baked eggs with lamb, or maybe spit chicken and waffles. Lastly, for the third course you can get an oven baked pancake with fruit and cinnamon butter, or a lamb gyro if you feel like going all out. All of these are options among a million others.
If you want to order an easter brunch to go, you can place an order by the 16th and pick it up between 10:00am and 12:00pm on easter sunday.
Price: $39 for dine-in, Varies for take out
Dine-in Time: 11:00am-3:00pm To-go pick up time: 10:00am-12:00pm
- Art and Soul
415 New Jersey Avenue NW
Featuring Chef Art Smith’s famous chicken and waffles, prime rib, and arrays of quiches and cakes. With a full brunch menu, you should probably go for one of the Chef’s specials we just listed, but you can also get omelets, ham, and leg of lamb if you want to go down that road. There’s something on this menu for everyone.
Price: $55 for adults; $25 for children 12 and under ($10 more if you order the prime rib)
707 6th Street NW
Do you love brunch? Do you love pizza? Of course you love those things, and Graffiato is providing you with a variety of Brunch Pizzas to choose from! Of course you can also get traditional and delicious breakfast foods, but Graffiato provides the option of brunch pizza and pastas, making it different than others. For $35 you can pick three meals off the menu, so if you’re the type of person to order a sticky bun, ravioli, and chinatown ribs, you can do that. It’s not advised, but you can do it. And not many places give you that option so let’s take advantage of this opportunity.
Price: $35 (and $18 bottomless mimosas!!!)
903 North Street NW
If you’re feeling a tad fancier this year, then this is probably the move for you. This brunch menu consists of a four-course meal: Asparagus Charlotte, Eggs Benedict, Spring Lamb Roulade, and a Chocolate Egg. That is all. That is the only menu. This is good because all the food looks good, and you don’t have to decide. The down side being if you don’t like those things then you’re stuck with them. If you look forward to Easter Brunch solely for the purpose of mimosas, then this restaurant is coming through for you with $13 bottomless mimosas.
Price: $55 ($13 bottomless mimosas)
- Roof Terrace Restaurant at The Kennedy Center
2700 F Street NW
Easter brunch with a stunning view? Check. The Kennedy Center’s rooftop makes for the perfect brunch spot and you can bet the buffet will be something to write home about. Not only do they have a raw bar with freshly shucked oysters and Alaskan king crab legs; they have, house-baked pastries, French toast, eggs Benedict and made-to-order omelets, among a selection of boozy brunch drinks. Make your day feel super seasonal and get a picture with the Easter Bunny. (We won’t judge if you don’t have kids and you’re doing it because you’re a grown-ass person who just wants to meet the Easter Bunny, we promise.)
Price: $45 per person
- Co Co Sala
929 F Street NW
If you’re looking for an Easter brunch that’s as tantalizing as Co Co Sala’s incredible chocolate selection, look no further. You’ll of course get your hands on treats both sweet and savory in addition to Chef Santosh Tiptur’s chocolate egg sculptures. Treat yourself to breakfast flatbread, crispy creole crabcakes, an artichoke tart and grown-up grilled cheese with truffle-scented brioche. Oh, and did we mention the Easter Bunny will be there? Good things all around.
Price: $50 per adult, $30 per child under 10
- The Hamilton
600 14th Street NW
And The Hamilton’s got not one, not two, but three gospel brunch seatings for Easter. Expect some soulful music while you feast on classic brunch fare and Southern specialties like hand carved smoked beef brisket and glazed ham, shrimp and grits, molasses collards, fried chicken, chicken and andouille gumbo, an omelette station, buttermilk biscuits, BBQ pork and sweet potato hash and more. BONUS: Your ticket also gets you one specialty mimosa or bloody Mary to wash it all down.
Price: $37 – $46.50
Time: Seatings at 10am, 12:30pm, and 3pm
1064 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Including made-to-order omelets, delicious waffles (included banana creme and Nutella), carved prime rib, an array of seafood, a salad bar, and many desserts. This brunch is a more casual, fun experience as opposed to some of the previous uppity types of Easter brunch options. This brunch begins with an Easter egg hunt consisting of 1500 easter eggs filled with candy, free rounds of bowling, bocce, and certificates to brunch. For the younger folk, the Easter bunny will also be making an appearance. For older folk, Mimosas are $3 and Bloody Marys are $5.
Price: $30 for adults, $15 for children 6-12, and free for children 5 and under.
Time: 9:30am (Egg hunt begins)-3:00pm
- Ping Pong Dim Sum
900 7th Street NW or 1 Dupont Circle NW
Or skew untraditional and opt for Ping Pong’s bottomless dim sum brunch or their Easter mimosa dyeing; it’s like Easter activities for grown-ups! And if you happen to find some rabbit-shaped dim sum in your basket, you win prizes. (Like an egg hunt–see? Just like Easter for grown-ups.) BONUS: Get 15 percent off your check if everyone shows up in something rabbit-inspired.
Unlimited Brunch Price: $36
Mimosa Dyeing Price: $15
- Trummer’s on Main
7134 Main Street Clifton, VA 20124
Back to the more formal Easter brunch, Trummer’s on Main is providing a three course meal. Starters include Bacon Wrapped Rabbit Loin if you’re feeling dangerous, or maybe you want Kale Caesar Salad with pickled quail eggs (maybe, I don’t know). For an entree you can get a rack of Colorado ribs, or maybe you want Scallops and Crawfish. For your final course, the dessert, you can indulge in Chocolate Custard, Popcorn Ice Cream (what), a cheese plate (that’s not sweet), or a “Beehive”, which is a popover. This is the most hoity-toity of all our options, but if that’s what you’re into then here you go.
Price: $66 for adults, $30 for children 12 and under.
- Howard Theatre
620 T Street NW
If you’re looking for a more spiritual experience on this holy day, Howard Theatre has a brunch featuring a performance by the Harlem Gospel Choir. The theatre will provide a massive southern-style buffet which means there’s lots of fried things, specifically fried chicken, shrimp and grits, macaroni and cheese, shrimp and grits and so on. Get your gospel on while eating fried chicken. It’s an ideal situation, really.
Price: $35 in advance, $45 day of show
Time: Doors open at 11:30am, show begins at 1:00pm.
- Spirit Cruises
Departs from 600 Water Street
And you can always spend your Easter on the water with a buffet, DJ sets and dancing, not once but TWICE. Enjoy gorgeous views in addition to your fare at either lunch or dinner (or both, if you really feel like treating yourself). Got kids? Spirit even offers coloring and a meet-and-greet with the Easter Bunny.
Lunch Cruise Price: $54.90
Dinner Cruise Price: $79.90
Lunch Cruise Time: Board at 11:30am, Cruise from Noon-2:00pm
Dinner Cruise Time: Board at 4:30pm, Cruise from 5:00pm-7:30pm