It feels like April just started, but before you know it, Easter is here (Sunday, April 17). If you don’t feel like cooking and hosting, restaurants around DC are serving family-friendly feasts and holiday treats to-go. And true to our dining scene, there’s plenty of international and plant-based flavor to go around.
A la Lucia
315 Madison St., Alexandria
This traditional Italian restaurant is offering an Easter lamb dinner for pickup, starting at $30 for a one-person meal. The dinner, which is available for pre-order online, includes braised lamb shank, salad, a side vegetable, and bread, with the option to add additional sides or desserts as well.
606 N Fayette St., Alexandria
Chefs Christophe and Michelle Poteaux are serving a $49 three-course prix fixe Easter brunch from 11 AM to 4 PM at their traditional French spot in Alexandria. The meal includes hor d’oeuvres, soup, or salad, followed by an entree and dessert, and the menu includes a mix of breakfast, lunch, and dinner items.
111 Church St., NW, Suite 101, Vienna
Easter diners can book a three-course prix fixe brunch at Vienna’s Latin fusion spot. The $85 menu showcases new spins on local ingredients with items like local Chesapeake oysters with hibiscus or chioggia beet salad, plus family-friendly brunch classics like French toast with seasonal fruit.
Bourbon Steak DC
2800 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
This upscale steakhouse at the Four Seasons is offering a three-course prix fixe meal for $110 a person. Menu items include ancho-spiced tuna tartare, French toast complete with mascarpone, berries, and chamomile syrup, and A5 wagyu and eggs. There’s also plenty of seafood (oysters, crab etc.) and desserts.
801 9th St., NW
Penn Quarter’s Cuban spot offers Easter specials starting at noon—including a vegetable and manchego cheese empanada, marinated lamb chops with mint-mango chutney, and an Easter cocktail made with coffee liqueur, vanilla rum, and topped with a marshmallow Peep. If you’re looking for something sweet that’s not alcoholic, April 17 is also the last day to try the Havana-inspired eatery’s cherry blossom specials.
818 Connecticut Ave., NW
Chef Todd Gray’s downtown spot is serving a $65 vegan and vegetarian brunch that consists of an eight-course, unlimited-tastes menu. Guests can try savories like artichoke soup or spinach fusilli with morel mushroom “cream,” balanced by sweet treats like chocolate chip pancakes and apricot scones. Add strawberry-rhubarb mimosas for $35 (though the regular menu does come with one cocktail included).
1401 Okie St., NE
Chef Matt Baker’s Michelin-starred Ivy City restaurant is serving a festive prix-fixe Easter brunch menu, designed for the whole family ($80 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity, and $35 for children twelve and under).
3050 K St., NW
This swanky Georgetown Italian spot is serving brunch specials from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM on Easter Sunday. Menu highlights include ricotta and lemon pancakes ($24) and tuna tartare puttanesca with yuzu and sorrel ($28).
Immigrant Food and Immigrant Food+
1701 Pennsylvania Ave., NW and 925 13th St., NW
Easter brunch at these internationally-inspired restaurants will feature new holiday dishes, including a specialty croque madame with pastrami and mushrooms served with Belgian fries with an aioli sauce.
2001 International Dr., Tysons Galleria, McLean and multiple area locations
At its locations in Tysons and Baltimore, the local Lebanese chain is offering Easter brunch specialties that include traditional Lebanese breakfast dishes like eggs and mannek as well as lots of lamb specials. If you’re looking to preorder your feast and stay home, several locations are offering an Easter spread for pickup that includes lamb-centered entrees, side dishes, and traditional springtime desserts.
The Ritz Carlton Tysons
1700 Tysons Blvd., Mclean
This “ritzy” ballroom brunch at the Tyson’s Corner hotel features a wide variety of offerings for the whole family, from oysters and caviar to waffles and chicken fingers. Guests can stop by a portrait station, enjoy music from a jazz trio, and meet the Easter bunny. The brunch will run from 10:30 AM to 2 PM, and tickets are priced at $129 for adults and $58 for children (4 to 12 years old).
The St. Regis
923 Black Lives Matter Plz., NW
Break out a fancy spring outfit for brunch under the chandeliers at the St. Regis Astor Ballroom. The family-friendly event—which is $95 for adults, $45 for children—features a vast brunch buffet, bottomless bloody Marys or mimosas, live music, and an Easter egg hunt for kids with a voucher for a free four-person afternoon tea as the prize.
Teddy & the Bully Bar
1200 19th St., NW
The presidentially-inspired restaurant offers a four-course prix fixe menu for $65, which includes a massive carving table that hits nearly every food group with options like prime rib, grilled asparagus, mac ‘n cheese, and pineapple-soy glazed salmon. Kids under 12, who can join for $25, also get a complimentary Easter basket.
7134 Main St., Clifton, Virginia
Chef Daniel Perron’s spring-inspired Easter menu, served from 11 AM to 5 PM, is a scenic 40-odd minute trip to Clifton, Virginia (if you’re based in the District). For $78 a person, diners can enjoy a three-course meal with items like strawberry gazpacho with feta, lamb with wild ramps, and black forest tarte with espresso buttercream.
701 Ninth St., NW
José Andres’s Penn Quarter Mediterranean restaurant will offer a four-course Easter tasting menu on both Easter and Greek Easter, which is April 24. The menu features items like spring pea tzatziki with pistachio, garlic, and mint; cumin spiced meatballs with cinnamon, feta, capers; and salmon with tahini sauce and roasted peppers.
1310 Kitchen & Bar
1310 Wisconsin Ave., NW
Chef Jenn Crovato will add several Easter specials to the brunch menu at this American spot in Georgetown. From 8 AM to 2:30 PM, diners can celebrate the holiday with chocolate chip and banana pancakes or savory specials like smoked salmon flatbread or a frittata with asparagus, artichoke and goat cheese.