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Where to Nibble, Sip on Easter Sunday

The holiday is on April 16

Bourbon Steak has a grown-up Easter hunt planned for after brunch.

D.C. is already a huge brunch town, so Easter Sunday is naturally a major event throughout the area.

Read on to find out where to feast on Easter goodies all over the DMV.

14K Restaurant

1001 14th Street NW

14K is offering both a brunch buffet ($49.99 per adult, excluding tax and gratuity; $22.99 for children 3-12 years old) with a companion Bloody Mary bar ($9 each) or bottomless Champagne drinks ($15), as well as a three-course dinner ($49 per person) composed of soup/salad (black lentils; mixed greens with red wine vinaigrette), entree (leg of lamb with roasted potatoes; pan-seared grouper with asparagus), and dessert (pistachio cheesecake; lemon cream cake). Brunch is scheduled to run from 11 a.m to 3 p.m.; dinner will follow from 5 p.m to 9 p.m.

701 Restaurant

701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

A three-course brunch ($55 per person) is scheduled to be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with dinner following from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Featured dishes include beet salad with foie gras mousse; black olive soil and pomegranate meringue; tuna tartare with sushi rice ice cream, ponzu and wasabi oil; and roasted pork roulade.

Agua 301

301 Water Street SE

Easter specials joining the regular brunch offerings here include eggs Benedict ($15) featuring honey roasted ham and a chorizo hollandaise sauce, shrimp sauteed in a spicy Mornay sauce ($16), and duck confit hash bolstered by Manchego cheese ($15). Add to the festivities with bottomless mimosas/sangria ($14) or unlimited margaritas/Bloody Marys ($17). Brunch is scheduled to be served from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.


523 Eighth Street SE

Expect unlimited small plates and free-flowing cocktails ($39 per person, excluding tax and gratuity) on Easter Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Enjoy all-you-can-eat mezze, soups, salads, sandwiches, egg dishes, pastry, crepes and sweets, along with five distinctive brunch cocktails. Bottomless brunch must be ordered by the entire table. Starting at 9:30 a.m. at its sister Clarendon location (2901 Wilson Blvd, Arlington), go the unlimited route at $34 per person, along with seven distinctive brunch cocktails priced at 25 cents.


3311 Connecticut Avenue NW

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., guests can enjoy a three-course, prix fixe menu ($39 per person, excluding tax and gratuity) prepared by executive chef Kelly Bunkers. A special kids plate ($19) featuring eggs, bacon, and fruit will also be available for children 10 and younger.


606 N. Fayette Street, Alexandria, Va.

Chef/owners Christophe and Michelle Poteaux present a three-course menu ($49) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with brunch entrees available until 3 p.m. Appetizers include carrot-ginger bisque with crème fraiche and scallions, shrimp beignets with guacamole and lime, and more. Finish off the meal with carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.

Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery

1515 N. Courthouse Road, Arlington, Va.

Chef David Guas’ special hot cross buns, jammed with dried cherries, spice, and glossy with glaze, are served with an extra side of icing for dipping. The cross on top of the bun is meant to represent the crucifix, but it’s also a celebration of the resurrection. Order 24 hours in advance for six buns or more.

Bibiana Osteria-Enoteca

1100 New York Avenue NW

Executive chef Jake Addeo is preparing a three-course, prix fixe menu ($50 per person, excluding tax and gratuity) featuring a choice of antipasti, a secondi, and a tasting of Italian desserts to share. Selections include grilled jumbo white asparagus, Maryland blue crab, shaved cured duck egg yolk, as well as Fiori di Zucca, stinging nettle- and ricotta-stuffed squash blossoms, baby fennel and sunflower shoots.

The Bombay Club

815 Connecticut Avenue NW

Champagne buffet brunch this Easter includes piano music and a buffet of traditional Indian brunch fare prepared by executive chef Nilesh Singhvi. Think murg zafrani with chicken, saffron, yogurt and cashew; saag gosht with lamb, mustard greens, garam masala and ginger; and berry phirni with milk, rice and berries. Priced at $28 per person, or $40 with bottomless Champagne (excluding tax and gratuity). Brunch is scheduled to be served from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Blue Duck Tavern

1201 24th Street NW

The three-course, fixed-price menu begins with a choice of starters, including seasonal salads, meats, breads, and cheeses. Highlights include Nutella-stuffed French toast, Maine lobster Benedict, and herb-roasted leg of lamb. Brunch is scheduled to be served from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and costs $125 per person, or $60 for children ages 6-12.

Bourbon Steak

2800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

The hunt is on at the Four Seasons Hotel’s second annual Easter-Bottle Hunt. Starting at 3 p.m., guests (21 and older) who partake in chef Joe Palma’s brunch service can have a hoppy ending by poking around the patio for prizes. In place of eggs, Bourbon Steak hides ribbon-wrapped bottles of rare WhistlePig Whiskey. The three-course, prix fixe brunch (available from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) includes apricot and almond Dutch baby pancakes, and Bourbon Steak tater tot poutine with foie gras.


1600 King Street, Alexandria, Va.

BRABO’s new executive chef Sebastien Rondier will cook up a three-course meal ($65per person) including an assortment of signature dishes from his recently-launched spring menu along with Easter specials. Lead bartender Phil Clark will be mixing up a strawberry-mint fizz as well as a shareable elderflower, gin, and cucumber cocktail. Available 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Buzz Bakeshop

818 N. Quincy Street, Arlington, Va.

Detailed Easter Baskets, chocolate covered marshmallows, Easter Bark, and cupcakes are all available for the Easter season.


425 Seventh Street NW

Carmine’s plans to send out free Easter breads — traditional loaves with a hard-boiled egg baked inside — to every guest that dines in or carries out on April 16. The holiday menu ($84.95) features rack of lamb with roasted vegetables (projected to serve 6-8 people).


2505 Wisconsin Avenue NW

A three-course prix fixe brunch menu ($45) provides guests the option of choosing one antipasti, one main course, and dessert. Featured selections include house-made stracciatella, lobster eggs bBenedict, strawberry- and rhubarb popover pancakes, as well as cannoli. Sides will be available a la carte, as well as various brunch cocktails, fresh juices, and coffee.


974 Palmer Alley NW

Available for pick-up in the Italian market at Centrolina, pastry chef Caitlin Dysart has created Easter baskets stocked with house-made treats like milk chocolate bunnies, decorated sugar cookies, and even rosé (all sold a la carte as well). Baskets come in three sizes, small ($24), medium ($42), and large ($68). Call ahead (202-898-2426) to inquire about basket contents and place orders (at least 48 hours in advance).

Co-Co Sala

929 F Street NW

The multi-course brunch includes French toast S'mores, breakfast flatbread, and gourmet grilled cheese with truffle-scented brioche, to name a few. Reservations start at 10 a.m.; $50 per person, or $25 per child.

Del Campo

777 I Street NW

Serving up assorted meats, antipasto and bottomless beverages (mimosas, brunch punch) from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The brunch buffet is priced at $55 per person (exclusive of tax and gratuity), or $25 for children 12 ad younger., exclusive of tax and gratuity.

Dino’s Grotto

1914 Ninth Street NW

Scheduled to be served from noon until 4 p.m., bottomless brunch ($39) includes a brunch pastry (or matzo kugel), followed by a starter, and a main, plus a choice of bottomless mimosa, Bellini or Bloody. Alcohol-free dining is $27 per person.

Dirty Habit

555 Eighth Street NW

Head bartender Sarah Ruiz’s rotating brunch punch will be Easter-themed with spring flavors, and the standard mimosa with freshly-squeezed carrot juice. Continuous pours of brunch punch and carrot mimosas will be available for $16. All sparkling drinks on the “Bubbles Menu” will be 50 percent off, giving guests a cheerful opportunity to toast outdoor dining season on Dirty Habit’s newly expanded patio.

The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner

1700 Tysons Boulevard, McLean, Va.

The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner is doing a buffet brunch ($120 per adult and $42 per child, excluding tax and gratuity) featuring a caviar station, assorted meats (rack of lamb; coq au vin; glazed ham), and a myriad desserts (carrot cake with mascarpone cream; salted caramel tart; sugar cookies), as well as festive champagne. Brunch seatings are available from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Brunch will be complete with a live jazz trio, plus a springtime petting zoo and balloon artist for the kids.

Fogo de Chao - Tysons

1775 Tysons Boulevard, Suite 50, McLean, Va.

Extended hours on Easter Sunday to accommodate diners all day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Brunch, available until 2 p.m., ranges from $26.95 (Market Table only) to $48.95 for adults, while children younger than 12 are half-price.

The Grilled Oyster Company

Multiple locations

Both outposts of Grilled Oyster Company will be offering a prix fixe menu in addition to la carte offerings on Easter Sunday. For $28 with coffee and tea included, adults can select from a two-course menu featuring starters like deviled eggs with spicy bacon onion jam, and entrees like Maine lobster hash, or a Mediterranean salmon salad with chilled orzo, greens, Kalamata olives, and feta cheese. A special $12 kids menu includes fresh fruit, a choice of entrees like buttermilk waffles with strawberries and cream, and juice, soda, or milk.

Grilled Oyster Company


800 16th Street NW

The Top of the Hay will offer a holiday buffet (think: Maine lobster salad, cavatelli pasta with shaved green asparagus and morel white wine sauce, plus a carving station) with seatings available between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Easter Brunch is priced at $120 per person, which includes a glass of Taittinger upon arrival, and $60 per child 12 or younger (excluding tax and gratuity).

Hula Girl Bar & Grill

4044 Campbell Avenue, Shirlington, Va.

At brunch, scheduled to be served from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., expect delicacies such as Spam and eggs; banana and macadamia waffles; and chicken katsu and waffles, along with other Hawaiian-inspired specialties. Tropical mimosas will be available for $25, featuring a bottle of bubbly and a carafe of tropical juice for guests to mix on their own at each table.

Iron Gate

1734 N Street NW

For Greek Easter, chef Tony Chittum created special dinner and brunch menus scheduled to be available the entire week leading up to Easter Sunday. The Easter menus include dishes such as roasted spring lamb with warm pita; artichokes with dill and avgolemono; and traditional Easter bread with sesame and red egg. The special family table dinner menu is $55 per person, while the family table brunch is $40 per person.

Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab

750 15th Street NW

Enjoy morning staples such as blueberry pancakes with maple syrup; marinated skirt steak and eggs with hashed brown potatoes; and colossal lump crab cake Benedict. There’s also half-priced brunch cocktails, wines by the glass and draft beers. The regular menu will also be available. Brunch is scheduled to be served from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call 202-489-0140 or go online to reserve.

Kapnos/Kapnos Kouzina/Kapnos Taverna

Multiple locations

In celebration of both Easter and Greek Easter, which this year both fall on Sunday, April 16, chef George Pagonis pulls from his Greek roots to prepare a spread of traditional Easter dishes available for pickup. Dishes include smoked lamb shoulder, roasted lemon potatoes, spanakopita and tsoureki, a sweet Easter bread. Place orders by Thursday, April 13 for pick-up on Sunday.


2650 Virginia Avenue NW

Executive chef Michael Santoro will offer a family-friendly Easter brunch at the Watergate Hotel, with traditional entrée options, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Featured items include waffles, charcuterie and cheese, truffle mac n cheese, and crispy Brussels sprouts. Beverages range from fresh juices, coffee and teas to boozy drinks. Kids can enjoy face painting, magic shows and a balloon artist. Brunch offerings are priced at $110 per person, or $55 for children 5-12. Reservations are required.

Lincoln/Teddy & The Bully Bar

1110 Vermont Avenue NW/1200 19th Street NW

From 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., chef Demetrio Zavala has created a special menu for each restaurant.

Lincoln has a three-course option, featuring lobster pancakes, spring barley risotto, sides, and more.

Lobster pancakes at Lincoln

Teddy will be serving a two-course tasting menu (choose from spring beet salad, scallop and pork belly, and more). There’s also endless sides of mac and cheese and grilled asparagus, plus unlimited trips to Teddy’s brunch stations with carving and omelet capabilities.

Both are priced at $59 per person for adults and $22 for children 12 and under.

Maketto/Paper Horse

1351 H Street NE/600 H Street NE

Choose from favorites including Maketto's Taiwanese fried chicken, and cumin lamb. Or go with Paper Horse ramen kits and sides such as Brussels sprouts, spicy potatoes, and pork buns. Email orders are due by Wednesday, April 12.

Mon Ami Gabi

Multiple locations

Featured brunch items at both the Reston, Virginia, and Bethesda. Maryland, locations include quiche Lorraine, salmon hash brown Benedict, waffle bananas Foster, and crème brûlée French toast. There’s also a Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar and DIY mimosas for adults. Peruse the full menu online.

Morton’s the Steakhouse

1050 Connecticut Avenue NW

Available on Lenten Fridays through April 14, Morton’s is offering twin steamed lobster tails, for $35. On Easter Sunday, family and friends are invited to enjoy a steak and succulent lobster duo for $56.

Morton’s Easter offerings.

Nazca Mochica

1633 P Street NW

This Peruvian restaurant near Dupont Circle is celebrating Easter with a trio of specialty drinks. The $12 flight of pisco sours — a popular Peruvian cocktail traditionally made with egg white, pisco, and lime — is expected to include a classic pisco sour, a maracuya sour with tart passionfruit, and a cherry sour made with cherry-infused pisco.

nopa Kitchen + Bar

800 F Street NW

A la carte options range from sea bass crudo with lemon basil, pistachio, sturgeon caviar, Easter egg radish, and citrus purée to herb-and salt-crusted prime rib with crispy fingerlings, sunny eggs, watercress, and truffle jus. Prices range from $6 to $28 each. Brunch is scheduled to be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Oceanaire Seafood Room

1201 F Street NW

The seafood spot is scheduled to open at 11 a.m. for Easter brunch; expect classics with a twist, and a crowd favorite, crab cakes Benedict.

Ocean Prime

1341 G Street NW

A special a la carte brunch menu on Easter Sunday starts at 11 a.m., in addition to its regular dinner menu (running all day long). One specialty is the crab and eggs ($19), served with an English muffin, housemade crab cakes, poached eggs, hollandaise, fresh fruit, mixed greens and balsamic vinaigrette.

The Palm Tysons Corner

1750 Tysons Blvd., McLean, Va.

From 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., The Palm will offer a 12 ounce or 16 ounce prime rib special, for $42 and $45. The special Easter menu will feature slow-roasted, rosemary and garlic crusted, 35-day aged prime rib of beef accompanied by au jus and horseradish cream served with a side of prosciutto wrapped asparagus. For those looking to celebrate with The Palm’s signature favorites, the traditional a la carte dinner menu will also be available.

Rasika Penn Quarter

633 D Street NW

A la carte lunch and dinner offerings include zesty cauliflower bezule, tandoor lamb chops, and red snapper reshad. Sister restaurant Rasika West End (1190 New Hampshire Avenue NW) is also participating.

Red Apron Butcher

Multiple locations

Red Apron Butcher will continue its tradition of supplying Easter brunch and dinner on the go. Catering options include house-made charcuterie, pimento cheese, smoked or brined Berkshire ham, and a whole side of lamb (loin & belly) stuffed with ground shoulder, seasoned with fennel pollen, black pepper, rosemary, and salt. Accepting orders through Wednesday, April 12 at noon.


8296 Glass Alley #110, Fairfax, Va.

Chef Jennifer Carroll will serve up a French-Mediterranean Easter brunch on April 16; guests should keep their eyes peeled for Easter eggs with treats from Requin hidden around Mosaic District.

The Riggsby

1731 New Hampshire Avenue NW

A two-course, prix fixe menu ($39 per person) begins with a basket of house-made pastries for the table, and a hot beverage of the client’s choice. Guests will then select from featured starters (Caesar salad; avocado toast), and entrees (The Schlow Burger; vanilla-soaked French toast). All bottles of sparkling wine and champagne will be offered at half-price.

RPM Italian

650 K Street NW

Special holiday hours run from noon until 10 p.m. The full dinner menu will be available throughout the day.

Stella Barra

11825 Grand Park Avenue, North Bethesda, Md.

A bevy of brunch items includes the Venice Beach pizza with egg whites, mushrooms and bacon; a bacon and cheese frittata; and Belgian waffle with fresh berries. Lunch options include spicy salumi and burrata, and prosciutto and egg, as well as salads. A Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar is also available. Companion restaurant, Summer House Santa Monica, is also serving brunch and lunch.

Tredici Enoteca

2033 M Street NW

Offering an Easter holiday buffet (starters, salads, carving station) with seatings available between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Easter Brunch is priced at $55 per person and $25 for children 12 and younger (excluding tax and gratuity).

TRIO Grill

8100 Lee Highway, Falls Church, Va.

Serving a brunch buffet ($60 per person; $25 for children 6-12) featuring pastries, salads, hot entrees (steak and eggs; hickory smoked salmon) and a carving station. Brunch is scheduled to be served beginning at 10 a.m. on Easter Sunday.

Trummer’s on Main

7134 Main Street, Clifton, Va.

Pastry chef Meagan Tighe has created a holiday treat ($45) decorated like a golden goose egg. The egg white is composed of white chocolate and coconut mousse surrounding a passion fruit and mango “yolk.” The white chocolate shell is coated in 24-karat gold leaf. It’s placed within a “nest” of hand-shaved chocolate, and garnished with herbs and flowers from the restaurant's patio garden.

The $45 Golden Goose Egg is available April 11-16 and is almost too pretty to eat (almost).


1120 King Street, Alexandria, Va.

Featured brunch selections include roasted asparagus frittata, and grilled lamb sausage with fennel, red onion salad, dill yogurt. Dinner ($50 per person; $28 more for wine pairings) includes asparagus-gruyere tart, and shaved country ham.

Via Umbri

1525 Wisconsin Avenue NW

The Italian market and food emporium in Georgetown is hosting several events, including a chocolate egg-decorating class on April 15, a lamb-centric ‘Italian dinner party’ that night, and a special Easter brunch. The store has also imported an array of special Easter delicacies from Italy for the holiday, including 18 different types of Italian Easter bread.

Westend Bistro

1190 22nd Street NW

The Ritz-Carlton restaurant’s brunch buffet is scheduled to run from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. With unlimited sparkling wine, mimosas, and bellinis, the meal features pasta stations, meat stations, seafood stations, omelet stations, endless desserts and more. The pricing is $105 per adult, $40 for children 4-12. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly (202-835-0500).

The Willard Intercontinental

1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

A specialty menu for adults and children features made-to-order pancakes and waffles, an omelet station, a cheese and charcuterie display, seafood and carving stations, as well as an assortment of desserts and dark chocolate fountain. Tickets are $110 per adult, and $55 for children aged 5-12. For reservations, call 202-628-9100. Seating times are at 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.