A brunch buffet and live music from the Brian Litz Trio are planned at the Kennedy Center’s dining room with a view. On the menu: prime rib from a carving station; made-to-order omelets; oysters from a seafood bar; and Lyonnaise potatoes. There’ll be a special children’s section, and parents can sip on a complimentary mimosa or glass of wine. The all-you-can-eat buffet is $39.95 for adults, $20 for children under 12.
Russia House Restaurant & Lounge
A three-course dinner will be held at Dupont Circle’s Russia House. Main courses include an Angus New York strip; beef stroganoff; and chicken satsivi. Desserts are chocolate mousse, crème caramel, and profiteroles. Dinner is $35 per person; children’s plates range from $12.95 to $19.95.
Smith & Wollensky
A $49 three-course menu will be on offer for lunch and dinner at this downtown DC steakhouse. Starters include tomato-and-mozzarella salad; the Wollensky salad; a field-green salad; or shrimp cocktail ($10 surcharge). For the main course, there’s roast prime rib; tempura-crusted soft-shell crab; filet mignon; and surf and turf ($12 extra). Dessert is a choice of cheesecake; chocolate-ganache layer cake; or a banana sundae. The regular menu will also be available.
Sudhir Seth’s splashy new Indian restaurant in Rockville Town Square (100-B Gibbs St.; 301-610-0303) is offering a traditional Indian lunch buffet from 11:30 to 3. It’s $12.95 for adults, $7.95 for children between ages 5 and 10, free for children under 5. The regular dinner menu will be available in the evening.
This colorfully elegant, pondside Falls Church restaurant is offering a three-course, fixed-price menu. Appetizers are Greek salad with grilled shrimp; duo of heirloom tomatoes; hamachi carpaccio; chilled cantaloupe soup; and Hudson Valley foie gras with apricot-almond chutney. Entrées include steamed black bass; roasted veal-loin chop; braised rabbit leg; and a rib eye with Yukon potatoes. To finish, frozen chocolate truffle; orange soufflé; vanilla napoleon; or devil’s-food cake with chocolate-chip ice cream. $58 per person.
Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro
Executive Chef Bo Palker's à la carte brunch menu includes Hawaiian tuna carpaccio, lobster frittata, pan-roasted sea bass with wild-mushroom risotto, and Vinifera Paella with shrimp, scallops, mussels, and spicy chorizo served over saffron arborio. Dads can pair their feast with a bottle of wine from the more then 300 selections in the restaurant's cellar. Vinifera's "Grill and Golf Sundays" will also start on Father's Day, featuring a menu of grilled grass-fed steaks, the summer's freshest vegetables, and gourmet burgers (golfers receive a round of complimentary Arnold Palmers and a 10-percent discount on their total check with a date-stamped scorecard from Reston National Golf Course, located just across the street). Brunch is from 10 to 2; the à la carte menu items range from $9 to $24. "Grill and Golf Sundays" will run every weekend through August 30, from noon to 6 PM.