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Upscale prix-fixe menu with seasonal twists on classics
Executive Chef Adam Howard is adding new seasonal, American classics to the DC mainstay’s Easter menu. The three-course, prix fixe menu includes starters like bone marrow with a short rib marmalade along with an array of cheese, charcuterie, and a seafood tower. Other highlights include farmhouse baked eggs and dry aged lamb and more. Adults eat for $135 per person, and children between 6 and 12 for $55, while children under the age of 5 eat for free. Brunch starts at 11:30am to 3:30pm. For reservations or more information, please call 202-419-6755 or visit blueducktavern.com.
Festive preparations and a visit from the Easter Bunny
Located along the historic C&O Canal, Dyllan’s Raw Bar will be offering a seasonal a la carte Easter brunch menu with specials prepared by Chef de Cuisine Darren Hendry from 9:30am-4pm. Look forward to fun bites like marinated grilled lamb lollipops and milk chocolate Easter egg creme brulee. Traditional brunch favorites with seafood-forward twists include a shellfish omelet and a smoked salmon plate -- including drink specials such as the Hell Hath No Fury with habanero house-made bloody mix and salmon candy. For more information call (202) 470-6606 or visit their website.
Multi-course American cuisine with endless sundaes
Teddy’s Easter brunch menu features a first and main course, with stations that you can access at any point during your meal, including endless carving, omelet and sundae stations. Start off light with some yogurt and berries or a spring beet salad and then move onto a more decadent main, such as the NY steak and egg in a hole or the chicken and waffles. All children 12 and under also will receive a complimentary Easter basket. Brunch will be served from 10am-5pm, with adults eating for $60 per person (not including beverages) and kids 12 and under for $22. You can make a reservation on their website.
Classic elegance and a decadent buffet
The historic Hay-Adams is located just across Lafayette Square from the White House, offering guests amazing views of the city. Their Easter brunch from 11am-3pm includes a glass of champagne upon arrival and a classic Easter buffet curated by Executive Chef Nicolas Legret. Seasonal and local dishes include highlights such as Rock Creek beef tenderloin with truffle red wine sauce and a wild mushroom stuffed pork loin. Save room for dessert -- there’s quite the spread, with specials like citrus madeleines, pistachio financiers and coconut passion fruit trifles. During brunch, pianist Tom Vogt will be performing and taking requests. Kids 12 and under eat for $60 while adult tickets are priced at $130 per person. Make a reservations by calling (202) 638-6600 or visiting their website.
Modern French-American specials for both lunch and dinner
Head over to DGBG from renowned Chef Daniel Boulud for their locally-sourced seafood and poultry, house-made sausages, and seasonal vegetables, or try out some of their Easter specials. Highlights include dishes like a roasted leg of lamb or a sorghum glazed ham. Special dessert options like their rhubarb tart with rhubarb compote, lemon, and mascarpone ice cream. Easter specials will be available for lunch from 11am-4pm and dinner from 5pm-10pm. You can make reservations on their website.
Italian-inspired celebration with a three-course meal
Known for its charming, intimate space as well as ample patio and garden seating, Chef Anthony Chittum is diverting from Iron Gate’s usual mezze-inspired menu to craft special family-style brunch and dinner menus that explore the Italian culinary traditions surrounding Easter Sunday. Check out their three-course, shareable brunch featuring standouts like a rock shrimp arancini with spring peas and pistachio pesto, a slow roasted leg of lamb with mint salsa verde, and lemon-ricotta fritters with macerated strawberries and cream. The experience will set you back only $40 per person and starts at 11am. Learn more about their dinner menu and make reservations by calling (202) 524-5202 or visiting their website.
A three-course brunch perfect for families
This top-rated Georgetown seafood spot will be hosting a three-course menu that includes your choice of an appetizer, entree, and dessert, along with a warm pastries and bread basket. If you have picky eaters in your family Fiola Mare may be a great option considering they have a separate children’s menu for $45 per person with items like a burrata salad with prosciutto and grilled beef tenderloin. For the adults, indulge in a duck egg ravioli alla carbonara or a lobster omelette with asparagus tips and wild mushrooms. Learn about their a la carte dinner menu and make reservations on their website.
Popular Gospel Brunch with an Easter Bunny appearance
The Hamilton will be putting on three time slots of their popular Gospel Brunch with an Easter twist at 10am, 12:30pm, and 3pm for $45 per ticket. Your ticket includes access to an all-you-can-eat buffet with breakfast classics and Southern dishes, as well as a complimentary mimosa or bloody Mary. The Easter Bunny will also be making an appearance in the upper dining room to give out candy and provide photo opportunities for the kids. You can make a reservation on their website.
An all-you-can-eat buffet with an avocado toast bar
Radiator is pulling out all the stops with an all-you-can-eat Easter Sunday buffet from Executive Chef, Jonathan Dearden. Load your plate up with items from the pastry display like freshly baked donuts, or grab a few oysters from the raw bar. There will also be an avocado toast bar with black bean sofrito, cotija cheese, jalapeños, and salsa fresca. A ribeye carving station and made-to-order egg and omelet station will be available too. The buffet costs a reasonable $42 for adults and $20 for children under 12. Adults receive a complimentary welcome mimosa and can opt in for bottomless drinks for an extra $10. Reservations can be made by calling (202) 742-3150 or visiting their website.
A relaxed bistro with Easter specials
While Brookland’s Finest isn’t doing an over the top Easter buffet or prix fixe, it would be a great choice for a more laid-back holiday affair. Dine on specials from chef and co-owner Shannan Troncoso like a lamb chop eggs Benedict or brunch favorites like blueberry and ricotta waffles with bourbon maple syrup. You can make reservations, which are normally not offered, on their website.