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What’s on the Menu for Easter Brunch?
Comments () | Published March 30, 2009

Fontaine Caffe & Creperie
This Old Town Alexandria creperie is offering its "Old Town Brunch Club" menu, which includes such crepes as the Moroccan (spinach and feta cheese with mint-yogurt sauce), the Norwegian (smoked salmon and caramelized onions), and the Parisienne (roasted chicken with ratatouille). Prices range from $10 to $16, and brunch will be served from 10 to 3.

The Pentagon City Ritz-Carlton's main dining room will put out a buffet with carving and omelet stations, a salad bar, a seafood station with caviar and shrimp, and more. $90 for adults; $45 for ages 11 and under. Seatings begin at 10, with additional seatings at 10:30, 11, 1, and 1:30.


This Bethesda Salvadoran restaurant will serve an all-you-can-eat buffet with scrambled eggs; fried plantains; smoked salmon; cooked-to-order tilapia; grilled chicken thighs; and more. $21.95 per adult; half-price for ages 11 and under. Seatings are from 11 to 1 and 1 to 3.

Along with homemade scones, this Georgetown seafood restaurant will serve appetizers such as grilled calamari; saffron soup; and smoked salmon. Main courses include French toast; eggs Benedict; and ale-battered haddock. Appetizers are $9 to $15; main courses are $10 to $17. Brunch is served from 11 to 4.

Hudson Restaurant & Lounge
The brunch buffet at this colorful West End dining room and patio comes with either a mimosa or juice. $33 per person. Brunch is served from 11 to 4.

Ici Urban Bistro
Lamb shoulder with flageolet beans and slow-cooked pork with baby turnips are on the menu at this French spot in the Sofitel hotel. Seatings are from 7 to 11 for breakfast, and 6 to 10 for dinner.

Irish Inn at Glen Echo
Brunch at this tucked-away Irish pub and dining room starts with Galway oysters; potato-leek soup; shepherd’s pie; or shrimp and grits. Entrées include slow-roasted prime rib; scrambled eggs with smoked salmon; pan-seared salmon niçoise; leg of lamb; bangers and eggs; boiled crab cakes; and fish and chips. Entrées range from $16 to $22. Brunch is served from 11 to 3.

Jockey Club
This resurrected dining room is offering an à la carte menu, which includes smoothies, pastries, omelets, Belgian waffles, and truffled fries. Adults will receive a free glass of Champagne, while children will get Easter eggs. Desserts include chocolate mousse, vanilla crepes, and ice cream and sorbets. Main courses range from $8 to $22; ages 5 to 12 are half price. Brunch is served from 11 to 3.

Free-flowing Champagne, made-to-order omelets, carving stations, shellfish, salads, and more will be available in the Fairmont hotel's Colonnade Room, which overlooks the courtyard garden. They'll also have live music. $75 for adults; $37.50 for ages 11 and under. Brunch is served from 10:30 to 3. 

La Bergerie
This cozy French restaurant is offering a three-course lunch for $40, a four-course dinner for $60, and a two-course kids’ menu for $16. There will be a strolling violinist during lunch, served from noon to 3.

La Ferme
The special menu at this Chevy Chase French restaurant includes chilled asparagus soup; duck terrine; seafood pot pie; roast leg of lamb; New York strip; bittersweet-chocolate-mousse cake; praline-caramel cheesecake; and white-chocolate/berry parfait. The three course meal is $43 per person and served from 11 to 7.

Lafayette Restaurant at the Hay-Adams
Have a three-course brunch overlooking the White House and Lafayette Square. It starts with an amuse-bouche of a prosciutto-apple-and-potato pancake. Appetizers include oak-barrel-smoked salmon; goat-cheese-and-roasted-beet salad; and pan-seared diver scallops. Entrée choices are crabcake Benedict; grilled Scottish salmon; red-wine-braised lamb shank; sautéed pappardelle pasta with shrimp and lobster; and pan-seared beef tenderloin. A glass of Tattinger is included. $85 per adult; $40 for ages 11 and under. Brunch is served from 11:30 to 2.

Lebanese Taverna
All six locations of this Middle Eastern chain will offer a three-course meal of arugula salad, roasted leg of lamb, and special Lebanese cookies and Arabic tea for $29 per person. Tables receive a bowl of dyed eggs for a traditional game, and each table’s winner will get a gift certificate from the restaurant. The standard menu will also be offered throughout the day. Reservations are available from 11:30 to 9.

M Street Bar & Grill
This hotel restaurant in DC’s West End is offering a three-course brunch that includes a glass of Champagne, mimosa, or Bloody Mary. For appetizers, choose between New England clam chowder or heart-of-palm salad. Entrées include bacon-wrapped prawns stuffed with crab; prime rib with potatoes and vegetables; chicken breast stuffed with spinach; and mozzarella-and-red-pepper ravioli with mushrooms and shallots. Dessert is an Oreo/chocolate-chip mousse. $29.95 per adult; $13.95 for ages 12 and under. Brunch is served from 10 to 5.

Market Street Bar & Grill
At this casual Reston spot, brunch will include a carving station with beef, pork, and turkey; an omelet station; a seafood bar with oysters, shrimp, and sushi; plus pastas, salads, and desserts. $59 for adults; $29 for seniors and ages ten and under.

McCormick & Schmick’s
The Arlington location of this seafood chain will offer brunch items as well as an Easter dinner menu all day, while the McLean location will serve eggs Chesapeake and eggs Benedict until 2, along with its regular dinner menu all day.


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