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R. Lopez

Where to Go For Easter Brunch in D.C.

Restaurants are doing so much more than lamb and ham

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| R. Lopez

Although it's tempting to stay home and gorge on animal-shaped marshmallows and chocolate eggs, it’s nice to have an actual meal on Easter. D.C. diners have a host of options, as nearly every restaurant will offer some sort of brunch special. The following spots, however, are going above and beyond when it comes to embracing the holiday.

The menus are packed with traditional tastes of spring, with dishes featuring lamb, rabbit, spring vegetables, and even a sprinkling of chocolate. These options appeal to those hosting parents for the weekend, meeting up with friends, or taking the little ones out on the town. There's bottomless brunches and special buffets. Even the Easter Bunny awaits.

Ultimately, dining like an adult on this springtime holiday can be just as tasty as a pile of candy. So, make like Peter Cottontail and hop down the Eater trail of D.C. restaurants to visit this Easter.

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14K Restaurant & Lounge

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Head downtown for 14K’s Easter brunch or dinner, both priced at $49.95. Brunch goers can enjoy an extensive seasonal buffet and build-your-own bloody mary bar, while evening diners can enjoy a three-course prix fixe menu. If you go for dinner, be an adult by ordering a spring asparagus salad, but then embrace your inner child with a skillet cookie. Those opting for the brunch can hit the buffet from 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., while dinner is served from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

America Eats Tavern

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For $55 per person, diners can indulge in a variety of dishes from six stations designed by head chef Nate Waugaman. The stations include a continental breakfast table, a bar of chilled fresh seafood, a ham biscuit station, jambalaya station, and chefs station with nine entrée options and a dessert station. Brunch is served from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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This Old Town brasserie is serving a three-course prix fixe menu for $49 per person. The dishes have a Parisian twist, of course, so enjoy eggs and salmon on a croissant or order quiche with caramelized onion, spinach, and goat cheese. Finish by ordering carrot cake with cream cheese frosting and caramel ice cream. Easter specials will be served from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Blue Duck Tavern

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Always an Easter favorite, Blue Duck's menu this year includes duck confit, roast leg of lamb, oven-roasted rock shrimp, brioche French Toast and more.

BOURBON STEAK DC

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Diners looking for a higher-end Easter meal should head to Bourbon Steak in Georgetown’s Four Seasons Hotel. For $95 per person, guests can enjoy Michael Mina’s three-course meal. Start with fresh spring flavors like chilled melon gazpacho or spring bouillabaisse with ramps, stone crab, and mussels. Seasonal entrees and desserts include black garlic BBQ lamb and rhubarb clafoutis. Brunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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Carmine's

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Head to this Southern Italian eatery for a rack of lamb large enough to feed four people and “Easter Egg” bread, a traditional brioche bread that’s braided and topped with dyed eggs. This special is available from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Price is $79.50.

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City Tap House

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Those who’ve given up vices like brews and dessert for Lent will enjoy “Hopfest” at City Tap House. This downtown spot is serving $5 “hoppy” beers all day alongside a special brunch menu. Start with a warm asparagus salad or crab cake Benedict. Sweet treats play into the Easter theme with “Peeps,” a vanilla marshmallow with chocolate sable crumble, strawberries and almond gelato, and “Cadbury Crème Egg” lollipops with raspberry gel and pistachio brittle crumble. Brunch dishes (a la carte pricing) will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with beers and desserts served all day.

Co Co. Sala

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Adult eaters and kids alike will enjoy Co Co. Sala’s holiday brunch for $50 and $25, respectively. Thisaward-winning spot will offer its normal prix fixe menu along with a decorative dessert display, chocolate sculptures, and chocolate surprises for the kids. To keep in the sweet theme, order the citrus ricotta hotcakes or the s’mores French toast. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Jackson 20

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Located in Old Town’s Hotel Monaco, this Southern spot has a grand buffet on Easter Sunday. At $55 per person, patrons hit the baked potato bar, indulge in a lamb leg with buttermilk green goddess dressing, nibble on maple glazed carrots, and finish it all off at the seasonal pie, cookie and ice cream bar. The brunch buffet will be served from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Lincoln

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Diners at this downtown eatery can choose a starter, entrée, a family-style side, and dessert for $55. Festive starters such as carrot soup topped with cocoa granola play into the holiday theme. Other seasonal dishes include Pennsylvania pan-roasted duck, poached white asparagus, and a waffle bowl Easter sundae. Plus, if a diner under 12 attends, their meal is only $21 and they receive a complimentary Easter basket.

Located in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Muze is serving an impressive selection of food to diners for $78. Nibble on bunny cake pop hors d’oeuvres, hit the sushi station, cut off a piece of their six foot banh mi, order roasted lamb loin with Thai pesto potatoes, and finish with carrot cake in a planter’s box. Brunch is served from 11:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Occidental

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Have Easter Brunch on one of the city's most iconic patios. The $45 prix fixe menu has such choices as crab cakes and braised short ribs.

Osteria Morini

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This Italian eatery is offering a three-course family style meal at just $55. The burrata with grapefruit andpistachio pesto will get the meal off to a fresh start, while the “agnello” epitomizes spring with slow roasted lamb shoulder, celery root puree, shaved celery, and pickled onions.

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Teddy & The Bully Bar

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For less than $60 a person, this spot is offering a three-court meal along with endless sides and endless trips to the omelet and carving stations. Get a seasonal taste of spring pea soup and then hit the sundae station for endless bacon ice cream.

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Trummer's on Main

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Easter dining enthusiasts will likely want to make the drive to Clifton for this Virginia eatery’s special menu.For $66, diners can enjoy a menu featuring flank steak and eggs, Cheshire pork loin, and carrot pecan cake with crème fraiche ice cream. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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14K Restaurant & Lounge

Head downtown for 14K’s Easter brunch or dinner, both priced at $49.95. Brunch goers can enjoy an extensive seasonal buffet and build-your-own bloody mary bar, while evening diners can enjoy a three-course prix fixe menu. If you go for dinner, be an adult by ordering a spring asparagus salad, but then embrace your inner child with a skillet cookie. Those opting for the brunch can hit the buffet from 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., while dinner is served from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

America Eats Tavern

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For $55 per person, diners can indulge in a variety of dishes from six stations designed by head chef Nate Waugaman. The stations include a continental breakfast table, a bar of chilled fresh seafood, a ham biscuit station, jambalaya station, and chefs station with nine entrée options and a dessert station. Brunch is served from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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This Old Town brasserie is serving a three-course prix fixe menu for $49 per person. The dishes have a Parisian twist, of course, so enjoy eggs and salmon on a croissant or order quiche with caramelized onion, spinach, and goat cheese. Finish by ordering carrot cake with cream cheese frosting and caramel ice cream. Easter specials will be served from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Blue Duck Tavern

Always an Easter favorite, Blue Duck's menu this year includes duck confit, roast leg of lamb, oven-roasted rock shrimp, brioche French Toast and more.

BOURBON STEAK DC

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Diners looking for a higher-end Easter meal should head to Bourbon Steak in Georgetown’s Four Seasons Hotel. For $95 per person, guests can enjoy Michael Mina’s three-course meal. Start with fresh spring flavors like chilled melon gazpacho or spring bouillabaisse with ramps, stone crab, and mussels. Seasonal entrees and desserts include black garlic BBQ lamb and rhubarb clafoutis. Brunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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Carmine's

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Head to this Southern Italian eatery for a rack of lamb large enough to feed four people and “Easter Egg” bread, a traditional brioche bread that’s braided and topped with dyed eggs. This special is available from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Price is $79.50.

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City Tap House

Those who’ve given up vices like brews and dessert for Lent will enjoy “Hopfest” at City Tap House. This downtown spot is serving $5 “hoppy” beers all day alongside a special brunch menu. Start with a warm asparagus salad or crab cake Benedict. Sweet treats play into the Easter theme with “Peeps,” a vanilla marshmallow with chocolate sable crumble, strawberries and almond gelato, and “Cadbury Crème Egg” lollipops with raspberry gel and pistachio brittle crumble. Brunch dishes (a la carte pricing) will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with beers and desserts served all day.

Co Co. Sala

Adult eaters and kids alike will enjoy Co Co. Sala’s holiday brunch for $50 and $25, respectively. Thisaward-winning spot will offer its normal prix fixe menu along with a decorative dessert display, chocolate sculptures, and chocolate surprises for the kids. To keep in the sweet theme, order the citrus ricotta hotcakes or the s’mores French toast. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Jackson 20

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Located in Old Town’s Hotel Monaco, this Southern spot has a grand buffet on Easter Sunday. At $55 per person, patrons hit the baked potato bar, indulge in a lamb leg with buttermilk green goddess dressing, nibble on maple glazed carrots, and finish it all off at the seasonal pie, cookie and ice cream bar. The brunch buffet will be served from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Lincoln

Diners at this downtown eatery can choose a starter, entrée, a family-style side, and dessert for $55. Festive starters such as carrot soup topped with cocoa granola play into the holiday theme. Other seasonal dishes include Pennsylvania pan-roasted duck, poached white asparagus, and a waffle bowl Easter sundae. Plus, if a diner under 12 attends, their meal is only $21 and they receive a complimentary Easter basket.

Muze

Located in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Muze is serving an impressive selection of food to diners for $78. Nibble on bunny cake pop hors d’oeuvres, hit the sushi station, cut off a piece of their six foot banh mi, order roasted lamb loin with Thai pesto potatoes, and finish with carrot cake in a planter’s box. Brunch is served from 11:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Occidental

Have Easter Brunch on one of the city's most iconic patios. The $45 prix fixe menu has such choices as crab cakes and braised short ribs.

Osteria Morini

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This Italian eatery is offering a three-course family style meal at just $55. The burrata with grapefruit andpistachio pesto will get the meal off to a fresh start, while the “agnello” epitomizes spring with slow roasted lamb shoulder, celery root puree, shaved celery, and pickled onions.

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Teddy & The Bully Bar

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For less than $60 a person, this spot is offering a three-court meal along with endless sides and endless trips to the omelet and carving stations. Get a seasonal taste of spring pea soup and then hit the sundae station for endless bacon ice cream.

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Trummer's on Main

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Easter dining enthusiasts will likely want to make the drive to Clifton for this Virginia eatery’s special menu.For $66, diners can enjoy a menu featuring flank steak and eggs, Cheshire pork loin, and carrot pecan cake with crème fraiche ice cream. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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