Easter Brunch – Make Your Reservations Now!

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Easter Sunday is definitely one of the busier brunch days you will find all year.  Whether people are religious church-goers or not, this seems to be one of those holidays where families feel compelled to come together for a Sunday meal.  Reservations fill up early, so pick and spot and book it soon!  Mother’s Day and Father’s are also both coming up, so if you don’t get a reservation at your first choice location for Easter, you can try again for next month.  And it doesn’t hurt to plan ahead to celebrate the parents in your lives anyway!  Here are some of my top recommendations:

Capitol Hill

  • Montmartre – great spot on Capitol Hill, and their outdoor seating is some of my favorite if the weather is nice.
  • Belga Cafe – another classic spot on Capitol Hill.
  • Art and Soul – right by Union Station and they have a nice patio if the weather is nice.

Downtown/Dupont Circle

  • Tabard Inn – one of my favorites in DC, it’s cozy and the donuts are fantastic.
  • Old Ebbitt – completely underrated since it’s such a draw for tourists, but they have great food and can handle larger crowds fairly well.
  • Georgia Browns – you will leave so full, it’s common to take your entre to go.
  • Acadiana – another favorite of mine, and another where you will leave so full, plan to take a nap as soon as you get home.  25-cent mimosas and Bloody Marys are an added bonus.
  • Bombay Club – great for a family who wants to dress it up a little and doesn’t want a traditional breakfast.  And it’s location allows for a lovely post-brunch stroll by the White House.
  • Kellari Taverna – The Greeks know how to do family meals.  And this brunch is just that.  Delicious, a little different, and a must-try.
  • Founding Farmers – perfect for large groups, and their menu is huge so everyone is sure to find something satisfying for their taste.

14th Street/Logan Circle

  • Birch & Barley – do not pass on the donuts!
  • Masa 14 – for real family time, you can spend hours here sharing the unlimited dishes.


  • Overwood – One of my favorite spots in Old Town.  And then you can work off the pancakes with a long walk through the historic streets of this great Alexandria neighborhood.
  • Indigo Landing – I’m not talking about that little shack with quick-serve food.  The restaurant is beautiful, offers a huge buffet and al a carte entrees.  Sitting on the deck to watch planes land at National Airport is pretty fun too.

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