Here’s What Our Top 25 Very Best Restaurants Have Planned for Easter

From festive prix-fixe meals to casual brunches.

Mintwood Place dishes up its regular delicious brunch for Easter, including a killer smoked salmon Benedict. Photograph by Scott Suchman

Spring has arrived in Washington, and Easter is hot on its heels, coming up on Sunday, April 20. With tons of restaurants hosting celebratory brunches, it can be difficult to decide where to go. We checked in with the top 25 eateries on our 100 Very Best list, which are serving everything from festive multi-course brunches to regular delicious meals. Note that not all 25 are open for Sunday afternoon.

Barlett Pear Inn 

28 S. Harrison St., Easton; 410-770-3300

Take the family on an Eastern Shore day trip for brunch at this charming Easton inn. 

Details: Brunch 10:30 to 2:30

Blue Duck Tavern

1201 24th St., NW; 202-419-6755

Head to this New American spot for buffet-style appetizers and desserts, plus a choice of entrées and sides including jumbo lump crabcakes and local asparagus from the main menu.

Details: Brunch 10:30 to 3:30; $95 for adults, $42 for children 6 to 12, free for kids 5 and under

Bombay Club

815 Connecticut Ave., NW; 202-659-3727

Restaurateur Ashok Bajaj’s elegant Indian eatery near the White House features a buffet menu with classic dishes you can sample alongside optional bottomless Champagne. 

Details: Brunch 11:30 to 2:30; $28 per person, $40 with bottomless Champagne


1001 Pennsylvania Ave., NW; 202-626-0015 

Michel Richard’s French bistro hosts an “eggceptional” brunch, with a special menu alongside the traditional lunch offerings.

Details: Brunch noon to 2:30; à la carte 

Inn at Little Washington 

309 Middle St., Washington; 540-675-3800

Chef Patrick O’Connell offers a surprise (and rare) special for Easter dining: the ten-course dinner tasting menu for a discounted $138 (typically $218). If you were looking for an excuse to head out to Washington, Virginia, this is a great one. 

Details: 4 to close


633 D St., NW, 202-637-1222; 1190 New Hampshire Ave., NW, 202-466-2500

Chef Vikram Sunderam prepares a special three-course menu for the holiday at both the Penn Quarter and West End locations. 

Details: Brunch 11:30 to 2:30; $35 per person


701 Ninth St., NW; 202-638-0800

You’ll find one of the biggest Easter celebrations in DC at this Penn Quarter spot, which hosts a Greek Easter festival April 20 through May 3. Holiday brunch includes traditional dishes such as honey fritters and lamb soup. Look for an outdoor market on the final day. 

Details: Dishes are priced from $7.50 to $10 each



1520 14th St., NW; 202-319-1404

Brunch is often one of the calmest times at this popular 14th Street spot, ideal for splitting traditional tapas as well as brunch specialties like foie gras scrambled eggs with truffle butter. 

Details: 11 to 2 

Jaleo Penn Quarter

480 Seventh St., NW; 202-628-7949

José Andrés puts on the big Easter celebration at sister eatery Zaytinya, but you’ll still find the regular brunch menu here with plenty of Spanish specialties. 

Details: 11:30 to 3

Mintwood Place

1813 Columbia Rd., NW; 202-234-6732

Expect a boisterous brunch at this Adams Morgan neighborhood spot, with dishes such as smoked salmon Benedict and suckling pig hash. 

Details: 10:30 to 2:30.

Palena Cafe

3529 Connecticut Ave., NW; 202-537-9250

Spring dishes abound, such as house-made testa with a poached egg and a market vegetable sandwich. And there’s always that burger. 

Details: 11 to 2:30 

Woodberry Kitchen

2010 Clipper Park Rd., Baltimore; 410-464-8000

Sunday brunch brings an array of dishes, from sourdough waffles to breakfast-sausage-studded flatbreads. 

Details: 10 to 2

Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.