A typical Easter celebration calls for an early morning egg hunt, followed by mass, then a big family brunch. The spring holiday (Sunday, April 4) still looks a little different during Year 2 of the pandemic — but that doesn’t mean brunch is canceled. On the holiest day on the Christian liturgical calendar, many restaurants cater to customers with limited indoor and outdoor dining (an option off the table during the dine-in ban last year), plus takeout and delivery.
As establishments continue to adapt to shifting public health restrictions, Easter staples like lamb, ham, and egg-shaped chocolates remain. Here are 20 options for an Easter feast:
D.C. allows indoor dining at 25 percent capacity, and alcohol consumption is allowed until 10 p.m. (midnight starting March 22). Many restaurants offer outdoor seating, but this should not be taken as endorsement for dining out, as there are still safety concerns. The Washington Post is tracking coronavirus cases and deaths in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. More information can be found at coronavirus.dc.gov. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.Read More