Easter is a perfect time to gather with family and friends for a festive meal, lovingly prepared by someone else. With so many incredible buffet options in Northern Virginia region, you’ll never have to bake another ham or boil another egg. Northern Virginia Magazine rounds up Easter brunch buffet options for young and old, at a variety of price points, sure to create cherished memories. All that’s left to do is find your best pastel outfit.
Magnolias at the Mill
Magnolias is housed in a magnificently restored 1905 grain mill located in the heart of Loudoun’s wine country. Easter brunch includes a beef and lamb carving station; an omelet station; and entrées like ribs, country fried chicken, and Norwegian salmon. For parties of six or more, please call 540-338–9800 to make a reservation. 198 N. 21st St., Purcellville; $48 for adults; $24 for children 12 & under
The Bungalow Lakehouse
10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Visit the Bungalow Lakehouse for a relaxed atmosphere and lakeside terrace. Easter brunch features a carving station with honey-glazed Virginia ham and roasted prime rib, an omelet station, a hot and cold buffet, and a symphony of sweets. 46116 Lake Center Plz., Sterling; $46.95 for adults, $14.95 for children 6-10, kids 5 and under free
9 a.m.–2 p.m.
Founding Farmers has brunch buffets down to a science. Indulge in the roasted beef and molasses-glazed ham carving station, or inventive entrées like maple apricot-glazed salmon, farmer’s meatloaf, and chicken jambalaya. Mini glazed donuts and whirly pop kettle corn are the perfect ending to a memorable meal. 1800 Tysons Blvd., Tysons; 1904 Reston Metro Plz., Reston; $32.50 for adults, $15 for children 7-12, kids 6 and under free
Makers Union Pub for the People
10 a.m.–3 p.m.
This pub features a fun and approachable menu with new twists on familiar classics, alongside travel-inspired dishes that represent the area’s diversity. Its weekend menu features unlimited family-style items like Maryland crab cake benedict, chicken and waffles, cornflake-crusted French toast, smashed avocado toast, and bottomless mimosas. 1811 Library St., Reston; $32 for adults, $13.95 for kids under 10
L’Auberge Chez François
Seatings at 11:30 a.m., 3 p.m., and 6 p.m.
Splurge on this special experience! L’Auberge Chez François is an elegant, intimate restaurant serving classic French dishes in a farmhouse setting. Tempting entrées include Papa’s traditional bouillabaisse, le homard du Maine, les deux tournedos, and Chateaubriand de L’Auberge for two. Don’t miss the assorted hot soufflés for dessert. 332 Springvale Rd., Great Falls; $129-$148 for adults; $75 for children under 12
10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Anticipate sumptuous dining and surroundings at this premium chain serving aged steaks, seafood and a lengthy wine list. Indulge in the salad station; made-to-order omelet station; and seafood and carving stations featuring shrimp, oysters, filet mignon, rack of lamb, and roasted pork tenderloin. The bananas foster station assures a sweet ending to your lavish meal. 20350 Minot Dr., Ashburn; $74 for adults; $19 for children 10 and under
Bristow Manor Golf Club
Reservations available at 12:30 p.m., 12:45 p.m., 1 p.m., and 1:15 p.m.
Enjoy a generous Easter brunch spread in this elegant setting, tucked away in the peaceful, historic countryside of Prince William County. Bristow Manor Golf Club features a grand buffet, bunny visits, and engaging crafts for kids. Reservations required. 11507 Valley View Dr., Bristow; $43 for adults, $26 for children
10 a.m.–3 p.m.
This busy Arlington eatery populates a restored historic property. The upstairs dining room provides a comfortable, warm space for memorable get-togethers. Compelling unlimited small plate offerings include smoked brisket, Cajun shrimp and grits, smoked salmon, and classic scrambled eggs. Add unlimited cocktails for $15 to enjoy bloody marys, mimosas, margaritas and more. 3195 Wilson Blvd., Arlington; $31.95 for adults; $11.95 for kids under 12; free for kids under 3
The Restaurant at Blue Rock
Located on 80 rolling acres in picturesque Rappahannock County, Blue Rock is a new take on the classic country inn. Its extravagant, multi-course Easter dinner showcases vibrant seasonal dishes alongside an optional wine pairing. Menu specialties include split pea soup, morel mushroom risotto, roasted Atlantic monkfish, grilled Shenandoah lamb, and rhubarb posset. 12567 Lee Hwy., Washington; $135 per person
Experience a bountiful brunch featuring a raw bar, delectable carving station, and plenty of classic favorites. Dive into the griddle station; made-to-order omelets; and chef-curated ham, lamb, sirloin and salmon entrees. There are special kid-friendly menu items as well. Free Easter egg hunts star at 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. 44050 Woodridge Pkwy., Leesburg; $90 for adults; $35 for children ages 5-12; free for children under 5
Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant
Easter buffet menu from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Located on the grounds of George Washington’s estate, the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant transports guests to colonial times with traditional American fare. Delight in dishes such as spiral-cut honey-glazed ham, lamb loin chops with rosemary sauce, roasted cod, and shaved prime rib. 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy., Mount Vernon; $70 for adults, $25 for children 6 and older, free for children 5 and under
Santé at The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City
Seating is from 10:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
Pull out all the stops and reserve your Easter brunch extravaganza at the Ritz. Enjoy a scrumptious brunch buffet featuring a raw bar, chilled and grilled favorites, a carving station, salad, hot menu items, and dazzling sides. Kids will love a visit from the Easter Bunny and photo opportunities. Reservations required. 1250 S. Hayes Street, Arlington; $155 for adults, $55 for children 12 and under, free for children 3 and under
J. Gilbert’s Wood-Fired Steaks & Seafood
10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Dive into this extensive brunch buffet offering something for every palate. Try the mini-waffle, bagel, or omelet bars, topped off with the prime rib carving station, and you are sure to be happily stuffed. Save room for mini-tarts and chocolate-dipped strawberries. 6930 Old Dominion Dr., McLean; $49 for adults; $21 for children 5-12; children under 5 free
Feature image by Ken Fletcher for Farmers Restaurant Group
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