Washingtonians take brunch very seriously, and Easter Sunday is no exception. Whether celebrating with family or joining close friends for an elaborate feast, your meal should be nothing short of exquisite. Here at Bitches Who Brunch, we’ve compiled the best places to eat after a spirited church service or before an afternoon of Easter-themed activities.
A Rake’s Progress
James Beard Award-winning Chef Spike Gjerde is here to make sure your brunch options aren’t limited to the average 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. hours. Easter brunch at A Rake’s Progress run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and they promise there’s something for everyone on the menu. From sorghum glazed ham to hot cross buns, they may have a point. Feasts are $95 per person. Read our brunch review here.
A Rake’s Progress, 1770 Euclid St NW, Washington, D.C. (202) 588-0525
DBGB’s Easter menu features an a la carte spread, loaded with the likes of brioche French toast and huevos rancheros. The cocktails sound even better. Their bubbles and berries drink is made with rosé wine, yellow charteuse, St. Germaine, rosemary syrup, sparkling wine and fresh berries. Brunch runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and picks back up for dinner from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Read our brunch review here.
DBGB, 931 H Street NW, Washington, D.C. (202) 695-7660
Things get hopping at Kingbird at The Watergate Hotel for Easter Sunday at 10 a.m. and run until 3 p.m. For $95 for adults and $30 for children 12 and under, delight in Chesapeake Bay oysters, macaroni & cheese and a waffle station with endless toppings. Of course, bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys will be in abundance. Added bonus: As diners take their seats, they receive a golden egg with a mystery prize inside. Prizes include a future complimentary dessert at Kingbird to a free overnight stay at The Watergate. Read our brunch review here.
Kingbird, 2650 Virginia Ave NW Washington, D.C. (866) 709-6910
Brookland’s Finest will be taking reservations on Easter Sunday, a service the restaurant normally doesn’t offer during normal brunch weekends. Specials include lamb chop eggs Benedict and their signature blueberry and ricotta French toast. Take advantage of the menu from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Read our brunch review here.
Brookland’s Finest 3126 12th St NE, Washington, D.C. (202) 636-0050
Similar to A Rake’s Progress, Bresca offers an all-day menu that’s literally fit for a family. Their family-style spread begins with an Easter egg radish and ends with an appetizing white chocolate bar. Guests have the option of duck or veal striploin as an entree. The three-course brunch is priced at $60 for adults and children between the ages of six and 12 can eat for $30 per person.
Bresca, 1906 14th St NW, Washington, D.C. (202) 518-7926
The Top of the Hay at the Hay-Adams Hotel
Take in breathtaking views of the District on top of one of the fanciest hotels in the city. Brunch at the Top of the Hay goes from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and includes a glass of champagne for each guest upon arrival to enjoy a traditional Easter buffet designed by Executive Chef Nicolas Legret. For $130 per adult and $60 for kids ages four to 12, enjoy wild mushroom stuffed pork loin and cheese and spinach agnolotti for the vegetarian patrons. As a strong finish, we recommend the coconut passionfruit trifle. Read our brunch review here.
Top of the Hay, 800 16th Street NW, Washington, D.C. (800) 853-6807
The Italian eatery located in City Center takes reservations from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., so there’s no rush in case service runs slightly longer than expected. Brunch and dinner options include tempura fried soft shell crab and grilled lamb sausage. Strawberry tiramisu and lemon poppyseed muffins are just two of many sweet treats to round out your meal. Read our brunch review here.
Centrolina, 974 Palmer Alley N.W., Washington, D.C. (202) 898-2426
BLT Prime by David Burke
We wouldn’t expect less from BLT Prime by David Burke, and their Easter brunch menu is serious business. Craft cocktails from their new spring menu accompany the sophisticated buffet brunch created by chef Bill Williamson. Herb-crusted prime rib and oven roasted lamb chops are on the carving platter and pan-seared scallops serve as alternate option for those craving seafood. Peanut butter & jelly finger sandwiches are just one of several options available for kids ages six to 12. Adults can dine for $130 a person and children pay $49 a head.
BLT Prime by David Burke, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C. (202) 868-5100
We’re not saying gospel brunch at The Hamilton is a favorite of the Bitches, but it’s arguably one of the most revered spots to get a double-dose of entertainment and great food in one sitting. The Hamilton offers three time slots for their beloved gospel brunch featuring sounds from The Gospel Angels, at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 3 p.m. for $45 a person. Southern dishes such as country fried chicken and biscuits and gravy take center stage here, and each ticket comes with a complimentary specialty mimosa or bloody Mary. Be on the lookout for the Easter bunny, who we hear will be in attendance. Read our brunch review here.
The Hamilton 600 14th St. Washington, D.C. (202) 787-1000
Vim & Victor
Make Easter Sunday into play day for the whole family. Chef Spike Mendelsohn’s healthy-ish restaurant inside The St. James is doing an all-you-can-eat brunch buffet featuring a made-to-order omelet station, creme brulee French toast, avocado toast points, sausage, bacon and bottomless Bloodys, Bellinis and mimosas. Plus, families can opt for a special offer on an hour of playtime at Super, Awesome & Amazing, the complex’s active entertainment center, after brunch.
Vim & Victor, 6805 Industrial Road, Springfield, VA. (703)-705-9549