It’s Easter this Sunday. Your family is in town. Where are you going to brunch?
We have a few recommendations for you (of course we do!), in handy-dandy categories, even. But get ready to splurge on a prixe fixe; there’s hardly an a la carte menu to be found this Sunday.
A+ For Family
Acadiana will be serving a three-course Louisiana-style prix fixe Easter brunch for $32 per person. Add on mimosas and marys for $1 each and the all-you-can-eat raw bar for $9 more. White linen, awesome service, live jazz band crooning in the dining room – this is the perfect place for a family brunch. We gave it an A+, read the review.
Dino’s is another fantastic brunch, especially if you’re a bit further north in Cleveland Park. Its Easter brunch is $35 for two courses and a dessert from the Dolci menu (or a two-selection cheese course), featuring rustic Italian dishes, Easter specials, Dino favorites and a Passover menu. There’s a kid’s menu, too. We gave it an A+, read the review.
Bottomless and Boozy
Ardeo Bardeo is still relishing the attention from its grand re-opening by offering a three-course Easter brunch for $39, or $49 with bottomless mimosas. Try the pork cacciatore with poached eggs and toasted country bread. Yum. We gave it an A-, read the review.
Hudson Restaurant & Lounge opens its patio to glorious weather (err … Easter brunch) this weekend with lamb, prime rib, omelets, and more on its (gasp!) a la carte Easter brunch menu. Plus, bottomless mimosas and Marys for $15. We gave it a B-, read the review.
Blue Duck Tavern in the Park Hyatt is a bit more pricey, at $90 for adults and $45 for children between six and 12, but you get a starter, entrée, and sides to impress your Easter guests. Try the Sunnyside eggs with cod cakes and spicy buttermilk sauce. Brunch, of course, concludes with seasonal desserts on display in the pastry pantry. We gave it a B+, read the review.
Take the Lil’ Siblings
Coco Sala is serving a multi-course Easter brunch with an (expectedly) amazing dessert display, mimosas for adults and chocolate from the “Co Co. Bunny” for kids. Cute! $50 for adults; $30 for kids under 10. We gave it an A, read the review.
Chef Geoff’s is touting a “feast” for Easter brunch, with a prix fixe menu full of his classics, all for $25. This place is fantastic for large parties, and even has a separate dining room for the really unruly kids. Don’t miss the mimosa bar. We gave it a B-, read the review.
Easter in Cuba
Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar will go festive and serve up Cuban-inspired Easter empanadas along with their traditional a la carte menu. Priced at $20, the Empanada de Choclo en Cazuela features slow braised pulled lamb shoulder, Alfonso olives, capers, fresh corn casserole pie and is served with a Piquillo pepper salad. We gave brunch there a C, but they have since revamped their brunch menu, so we’d likely give ’em another shot; read the review.
Go Southern Style
Highly Recommended by Others
Bombay Club will be offering its Champagne buffet brunch on Easter. Live piano music, a buffet of traditional brunch fare with special Easter lamb and egg dishes as well as dessert. $25 or $35 with bottomless champagne.
Occidental Grill was recommended to us by one of our Twitter Bitches. We haven’t tried it, but the claim of “best outdoor seating in Washington” might bring us there this spring. Easter brunch is a la carte, with a bellini and mimosa menu.
Policy, which just launched its brunch two weeks ago (it’s also on our list to try!), will have an Easter brunch featuring bottomless mimosas and a bloody Mary bar. Don’t miss the homemade carrot cake, we hear.