If Washingtonians could go pro in one thing it would be brunching. With the Easter holiday around the corner, D.C. chefs and restaurants are offering up their best mix of mid-day eats. From family friendly meals with the Easter bunny to quiet waterside venues, there’s an appealing menu for every appetite.
Easter brunch at iconic 1789 includes a table side appearance of the Easter Bunny and a two-course Easter brunch menu including an asparagus and bacon tartlet with smokey blue cheese, caramelized spring onions and vincotto as a first course option and a main course selection of leg of lamb with fennel spiced yogurt, crispy chickpeas and pea shoots. Entree prices range from $28-40.
1226 36th Street NW, 202-965-1789
Billy Martin’s Tavern
Washington’s oldest family-owned restaurant, Billy Martin’s Tavern, is serving up a spinoff of their house brunch favorites. Appearing on the Easter menu is caramelized banana French toast served with brandy macerated berry compote and applewood bacon, ham or link sausage as well as Chef’s eggs benedict – a fried green tomato, topped jumbo lump crab and two poached eggs covered with hollandaise.
1264 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-333-7370
Only at a Belgian restaurant are waffles a side order. Brasserie Beck’s brunch boasts traditional favorites like chicken and waffles with jalapeno maple syrup or Quiche Lorraine with farm egg custard, bacon lardons, petite green salad and sherry vinaigrette. And if waffles with a side of waffles is too much for you, try the caramelized Brussels sprouts with smoked bacon and poached pear. Entrees $14-28.
1101 K Street NW, 202-408-1717
Georgetown’s newest upscale seafood spot will be featuring a number of brunch specialties including their dangerously delicious morning pastry basket. Served with fresh fruit jams, chocolate hazelnut sauce and local honey this brunch starter will fill your carb quota for the month. A unique twist on eggs benedict is the uova in camicia – homemade biscuits topped with two poached eggs, smoked salmon and rosemary hollandaise. Enjoy the house Bellini to top off this brunch. Entrees $16-28.
3050 K Street NW, 202-628-0065
Teddy & The Bully Bar
Teddy’s Easter brunch is full of locally sourced foods from Pennsylvania and Maryland farms. Two courses, endless carving and omelet and stations, homemade ice cream cone bar and endless sides fill the menu. First course starts with the choice of fresh berries, a variety of flatbreads or grilled romaine salad. Feed your sweet tooth prior to dessert with a main course brioche s’more French toast with cinnamon French toast, melted chocolate and marshmallow fluff. $55 per person, 12 years and younger $21.
1200 19th St NW, 202-872-8700
Tony & Joe’s Seafood Place
Tony & Joe’s Seafood Place at Georgetown’s Washington Harbor will be serving up a live jazz brunch on Easter Sunday featuring the Red Velvet Trio and a seafood-filled spread complete with freshly shucked oysters and clams, poached salmon and a carving station for the land lovers. $35 per person or $45 with bottomless mimosas.
3000 K Street NW, 202-944-4545
Easter brunch at Malmaison will feature foods across the board from salads to savory crepes to eggs served up a variety of ways with sautéed duck fat potatoes. One of the creative brunch cocktail is the Bubbly Bun – cinnamon infused whiskey, maple syrup, champagne and flamed orange. Entrees $12.95-25.95
3401 K Street NW, 202-817-3340