The Easter holiday brings to mind many exciting things: Easter egg hunts, sunrise services, parades and of course, Easter brunch. Check out the list below of several locations that are serving up delicious and festive Easter brunches. Enjoy the holiday with tasty brunch fare without the hassle of cooking. A word of advice: these places do book up fast for Easter Sunday, so be sure to make a reservation.
600 Water St. S.W.
Washington, DC 20024
For a fun and unique Easter, consider buying a ticket for the Odyssey cruise Easter brunch. As you sail along the Potomac River, you will indulge in an elaborate buffet complete with a complimentary glass of champagne, live music and even a goodie bag. The array of food will include salads, scrambled eggs, hash browns, waffles, French toast, pasta, smoked salmon and even chocolate fondue. Guests can choose to buy tickets for the early Easter brunch, which is from 10 a.m. to noon, or the late Easter brunch, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $65.90 for adults and $35.95 for children 11 and under.
Blue Duck Tavern
1201 24th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20037
For a decadent, three-course Easter brunch, head over to the prestigious Blue Duck Tavern. The restaurant, where the Obamas celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary, guarantees it will provide you with a memorable Easter holiday. Your meal at Blue Duck Tavern will open with a sophisticated display of breads, cheeses, meats and seasonal salads, followed by a choice of an entrée and side dishes. A fancy buffet of sweet pastries, cakes and anything else you can think of will complete your meal. This brunch costs $95 for adults and $42 for children between the ages of 6-12. Reservations are available between 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
3435 Connecticut Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20008
This rustic Italian restaurant in Cleveland Park will be serving both Easter brunch and Easter dinner. The brunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A three-course menu will be offered with egg dishes, house made pasta, salads, soups and, of course, rich Italian desserts. The menu is priced at $39 for adults, and a special kids menu is also available. The kids menu will have several options, and can be ordered as a one-course, two-course or three-course menu. The price for the three-course kids menu is $16, two-course is $12 and one-course is $6.
The Mansion on O Street
2020 O St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
For an Easter option that is bound to be fun for kids, make a reservation at this historic D.C. hotel for brunch. Adults and kids alike will enjoy working up an appetite while exploring the elaborate rooms, secret doors, historical memorabilia and hidden passages of the hotel. The brunch buffet will include everything from bagels and lox to fruit salad to deviled eggs and mac n cheese. Vegetarian and vegan options will be plentiful, and an endless spread of fancy desserts is sure to please everyone. There will also be an egg decorating contest, with prizes, for those who are feeling especially festive. Reservations can made through the hotel website. Brunch will be served between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Le Chat Noir
4907 Wisconsin Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20016
This classic French bistro will be offering a two-course brunch option for $28.95, which includes a complimentary glass of champagne. Guests can choose to have an appetizer and entrée, or entrée and dessert. Appetizers will include a choice of different soups and salads, while entrees will come with classic side dishes such as baby potatoes and green beans. A large portion of the regular menu will be available a la carte if the brunch menu does not appeal to you.
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Priya Konings is a freelance writer and restaurant critic in Washington D.C. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.