Easter Brunch Guide 2013

I’m all over holiday brunches. It’s a chance to brunch harder and longer than any normal brunch day, because you’re either enjoying your company immensely or you’re brunching with your estranged family that you’re forced to spend time with (another Bloody Mary, please!). Here is your go-to guide to help you pick the perfect Easter brunch spot for your gaggle of loved ones.

Blue Duck Tavern

Sometimes holiday brunches are a family affair, which means your Sunday best and being on your best behavior for your beloved grandmother. Blue Duck Tavern is prime brunching real estate for a classy family brunch that even your in-laws would approve of. The eatery will be dishing up a three course prix fixe menu for $95 a person, and $45 for children between 6-12 years of age. Some dishes starring in this year’s Blue Duck Tavern Easter Brunch include Duck Confit Hash with Fried Egg, Scrambled Eggs with Rock Shrimp, Wood Oven Roasted Scallops with Garden Ratatouille and Lemon Vinaigrette, and so much more. Read the Blue Duck Tavern Bitching to see if this is the perfect brunch for you and yours.

Blue Duck Tavern
1201 24th Street N.W.
Washington, D.C.
(202) 419-6755

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Cedar

If you’re looking to make your Easter brunch a little special but are looking for something more on the quaint side, why not try Cedar? The cuisine is delectable, the service impeccable, and you won’t get lost in the rush because well…there is no room to. Cedar is offering a three course prix fixe brunch menu as well as their regular menu on both Saturday and Sunday for $40 a person. The first course includes your choice of a warm English pea cream soup or a shellfish stew of mussels, oysters and lobster. The three main course selections are house-made rabbit sausage and eggs, roasted lamb from Maryland’s Martin’s Farm or a spring vegetable tart. To finish off the meal you have the choice of Chef McCloud’s version of a key lime pie or a peanut butter cup. Read the Cedar Bitching to see if these delectable dishes are what you’re looking for.

Cedar
822 E St. N.W.
Washington, D.C.
(202) 637-0012

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Central Michel Richard

Cori Sue brunched at Central in Las Vegas and was blown away by the meal and impressed with the service. In addition to Central’s award winning lunch menu, the eatery will be opening its doors for a special Easter brunch. The menu features the Crème Brulee French Toast that made CS swoon in the City of Sin, as well as several other brunch favorites including pancakes and eggs benny. Check out the brunch menu here, and while you’re at it, read the Central Bitching to see what else CS had to say.

Central Michel Richard
1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW,
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 626-0015

CoCoSala

I don’t know what you think of when you hear the word “Easter” but my mind automatically jumps to chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate (I’m obviously incredibly religious). No one does chocolate quite like CoCoSala, and their brunch menu is to die for. Why yes French Toast S’mores, Hotcake Obsession, and Grown Up Grilled cheese, I would like to devour you promptly without feeling a hint of guilt. Check out their menu here, and beware it induces heavy drool that is not computer friendly. Read the CoCoSala bitching to continue the drool fest.

Co CoSala
929 F St. N.W.
Washington, D.C.
(202) 347-4265

Graffiato

I’ll be honest with you, I’ve only eaten at Graffiato once, but that one time left such an impression on me that I have been obsessed with the cuisine here ever since. The eatery is offering up a four course prix fixe menu for $40 a person complete with options such as Breakfast Pizza, Potato Gnocchi, and wait for it….NUTELLA CINNAMON KNOTS. Is it Easter Sunday yet? Check out the full menu here, and read the Graffiato Bitching to see what ze Bitches thought.

Graffiato
707 6th Street N.W.
Washington, D.C.
(202) 289-3600

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The Hamilton

Perhaps you have a particularly large party, or an incredibly large family, and you’re wracking your brain for a restaurant that will be able to accommodate the lot of you. No worries! The Hamilton is large and in charge and perfect for that massive family of yours. The restaurant will be serving up its full brunch menu with Easter specials including House-made Hot Cross Buns, French Toast with Rhubarb Jam, Orange Marmalade Glazed Ham with Scalloped Potatoes, Half Rack of Spring Lamb, English peas, carrots, fingerling potatoes, Lemon Merignue Pie and Coconut Cream Cake.A bonus to brunching here? The Easter Bunny will be make its rounds around the restaurant giving out candy, hugs, and photo ops for the younger brunch goers among us. Read the Hamilton Bitching to see if the eatery has what you’re looking for.

The Hamilton
600 14th St.
Washington, D.C.
(202) 787-1000

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Sou’Wester

To bring you and your brunch guests together (or give you something to chat about if you’re brunching with your estranged family members) Sou’Wester is serving up a three course prix fixe menu that is served family style.Their brunched is priced at $65 per person, and $35 for children up to 12. The Easter Bunny will also be in attendance throughout this brunch to delight those young and old alike. If there is one thing Sou’Wester knows how to do, it’s dish up great comfort food with a side of fast and friendly service. Read the Sou’Wester Bitching to get a better idea of what the eatery has to offer.

Sou’wester at the Mandarin Oriental
1330 Maryland Avenue S.W.
Washington, D.C.
(202) 787-6990

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Zaytinya

The culinary team at Zaytinya is not only celebrating Western Easter but is keeping the celebration going throughout Greek Orthodox Easter!To kick start and conclude this spring festival, Zaytinya will showcase a $35 per person prix fixe brunch menu, featuring spit roasted lamb shoulder on Sunday, March 31, and Sunday, May 5. Some of the other tasty morsels you can get your hands on during this celebration include Lachanosalata, Lemon and Smoked Walnut Skordalia; Sopa Me LahanikaAladoti, Lenten Vegetable Puree Soup with Cauliflower and much more. Read the Zaytinya Bitching to get a better idea of delectable delights this eatery is dishing up.

Zaytinya
701 9th Street N.W.
Washington, D.C.
(202) 638-0800

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