Easter Eats: Where to brunch, munch and dine in NoVA.
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in 2013. For our 2019 article on Easter brunch, click here.
Easter symbolizes new beginnings, the coming of Spring and quality family-fun-time. If you’re not feeling up to organizing your own family dinner with dyed eggs, a dressed ham and desserts galore, check out our list of Northern Virginia restaurants celebrating Easter with brunch and supper specials for the whole family. Here’s your guide to Easter Brunch in NoVA—we even alphabetized the list for you.
2941 Restaurant. With a fresh, recently remodeled interior, 2941 will serving a three-course (meat and vegetarian), special menu created by Executive Chef: Bertrand Chemel, Chef de Cuisine Kyoo Eom and Pastry Chef Caitlin Dysart. The spring-inspired appetizers include beet carpaccio (piave cheese, arugula, capers, toasted pignoli) and Watercress Soup (poached quail egg, Yukon gold potato nest). The dessert menu has a special trio of treats: the 2941 Easter Basket choice has chocolate cake, pistachio mousse and strawberry sherbet. / 2941 Restaurant, 2941 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church; $20-$60.
Aditi Indian Dining. Vegetarian and non-vegetarian entrees, salads and desserts options for an elaborate brunch and lunch buffet from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. / Aditi Indian Dining, 5926 Kingstowne Blvd. Suite 150, Alexandria; $15.95.
Assaggi Osteria. Along with their regular menu, an additional page of enhanced featured dishes, specially prepared by chef and owner Domenico Cornacchia chef de cuisine Daniele Bolognesi./ Assaggi Osteria, 6641 Old Dominion Drive, McLean.
Bastille. Celebrate spring and family at Bastille from 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Easter Sunday with a special three-course menu. /Bastille, 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria; $59.
Bilbo Baggins. Bilbo Baggings will be serving a special Easter Brunch menu, the usual delicious dinner menu as well as worldly wines, unusual craft brews & tasty bar libations. / Bilbo Baggins, 208 Queen St., Alexandria.
Bistro Vivant. Executive Chef/Owner Domenico Cornacchia and Owner/Operator Aykan Demiroglu are offering an a la carte menu with Easter specials from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Chef Domenico and newly appointed Chef de Cuisine Ed Hardy bring the authentic flavors of traditional French cuisine, with appetizer options such as Green Pea Hummus & Easter Radishes. Main dishes include House Cured Ham and Pork Belly Cassoulet as well as Duck N’ Waffles with Duck Confit. Lastly (and most importantly), desserts include Carrot Madeleines and Champagne Sabayon, or the Rhubarb Crumble with Strawberry Gelato. For reservations or additional information please call (703) 356-1700 or visit their website. / Bistro Vivant, 1394 Chain Bridge Road, McLean.
Boxwoods at The Mason Inn. Brunch buffet, live jazz and Easter egg hunts, oh my! / Boxwoods, 4352 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax; $14.95-$39.95.
Chart House Restaurant. Join the Easter Celebration at Chart House. Gather with family & friends around our table, all weekend. The Chart House has extended our hours and are accepting reservations now. / Chart House, One Cameron St., Alexandria.
City Square Cafe. Eat Easter Brunch on the largest patio in Old Town Manassas. / City Square Cafe, 9428 Battle St., Manassas.
Don Churro Café. Celebrate Easter from March 29-31 and enjoy brunch and the traditional Fanesca (a traditional rich soup made with squash, pumpkin, salt cod fish and grains). / Don Churro Café, 13905 Metrotech Drive, Chantilly.
El Manantial. Make your reservation now and get one free dessert per table! El Manatial will serve regular lunch menu along with Easter Sunday specials. / El Manantial, 12050 North Shore Drive, Reston.
Fleming’s Steakhouse. Enjoy a delicious three-course menu (for yourself and your children) from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., in addition to our regular menu selections. / Fleming’s Steakhouse, 1960-A Chain Bridge Road, Tysons Corner; $17.95-$36.95.
Jackson 20. Join Jackson 20 for an Easter Brunch Buffet in their Paris Ballroom. A Grand buffet with a variety of brunch staples, coffee, juice and sodas included in the base price and (drumroll, please) unlimited mimosas for an addition $13; an a la carte brunch will also be offered. Reservations can be made with City Eats. / Jackson 20, 480 King St., Alexandria; $45+.
La Bergerie. From 11:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m., La Bergerie will have three and two course brunches for adults and children, respectively. The brunch meals range from $18-$45. Dinner will be served from 5:00-9:00 p.m.. Dinner will also be offered to adults and children (four and two courses). Dinner prices range from $28-$70. You can preview the menus and call to make reservations to enjoy Easter meals with a strolling violinist at Alexandria’s French restaurant. / La Bergerie Restaurant, 218 N. Lee St., Alexandria.
Landsdowne Resort. The beautiful Landsdowne Resorts is serving Easter brunch that features holiday favorites such as a selection of house-made hams and locally sourced cheeses, and will be served in the Lansdowne Grand Ballroom, On The Potomac Restaurant and the newly renovated Riverside Hearth. Activities on the Resort Lawn and Ballroom Patio, weather permitting, include an Easter Egg Hunt and a visit from Mr. & Mrs. Bunny. Reservations are required. / Landsdowne Resort, 44050 Woodridge Parkway, Leesburg; $25-$75.
Morrison House. The European style hotel restaurant in Old Town, Alexandria offers a 4 course a la carte menu for lunch from 11.30am and last seating is at 4pm. / Morrison House, 116 South Alfred St., Alexandria; $30-$52.
PassionFish. Eat on Easter Day at PassionFish from 12 p.m.-7 p.m . Enjoy the dinner menu all day with specialty brunch items being offered from 12 p.m.- 2:30 p.m. / PassionFish, 11960 Democracy Drive, Reston.
Pinzimini. Join Pinzimini for their brunch specials with Chesapeake Bay crab cake benedict, duck confit over smoked goat cheese grits, $15 bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys. / Pinzimini, 801 North Glebe Road, Arlington.
Patowmack Farm. Patowmack Farm is offering a four-course prix fixe menu plus drinks, tax, gratuity (children a la carte) from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.-6 p.m.. Menu Highlights: spring lamb, ham, Easter egg salad, carrot cake and more. / Patowmack Farm, 42461 Lovettsville Road, Lovettsville; $65.
The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner. Easter at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner promises families a unique Easter celebration with their Easter Brunch and Children’s Chocolate Egg Decorating Classes this year. Check out both on Easter weekend!
-Easter Sunday Brunch in The Old Dominion: Sunday, March 31, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Indulge in caviar, eggs benedict, a made-to-order omelet station, carving station and raw bar featuring assorted oysters, jumbo shrimp, and lobster. Sip on French sparkling wine while listening to a harpist, and finish your meal with a sweet finishing touch – dessert.
-Children’s Chocolate Egg Decorating Classes: Saturday, March 23 and March 30, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Rising young chefs can practice their culinary skills by decorating handmade chocolate eggs in their take-home chef’s hat and apron. Space is limited, and reservations are required. / The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner, 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean; $40-$120.
Syrah Restaurant. Enjoy a brunch buffet and special Easter extras for the whole family including a petting zoo, egg hunts, and a visit from the Easter Bunny. / Syrah Restaurant, 11810 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston; $15-$36.
Tuscarora Mill. Celebrate Easter all day long with a fabulous Easter Sunday brunch buffet and Easter specials for dinner. / Tuscarora Mill, 203 Harrison St., Leesburg; $18-$46.
Vermilion. Love Vermilion’s menu no matter what the occasion? You’re in luck! Vermilion will be offering a few extra special dishes at their Sunday brunch. / Vermilion, 1120 King St., Alexandria.
Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro. Enjoy a petting zoo, provided by the Leesburg Animal Park, followed by a three-course prix fixe brunch menu. In addition, there will be three Easter egg hunts for kids ages 12 and under at noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., and a special visit from the Easter Bunny himself. / Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro, 11750 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston; $25-$49.
Vintage 50. Easter brunch, live Jazz and activities for kids…all under $50. / Vintage 50, 50 Catoctin Circle, Leesburg; $12.99-$37.99.
Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles. Easter Brunch for adults includes champagne and children under four are free Easter Day at Westfields Marriot! / Westfields Marriot Washington Dulles, 14750 Conference Center Drive, Chantilly; $24-$70.
Wildfire. Gather your friends and family and celebrate Easter at Wildfire, Tysons Galleria, 3rd floor, McLean on Sunday, March 31, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Featured on the dinner menu, available from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. will be spit roasted leg of lamb with garlic, spinach and au gratin potatoes. Diners can choose to celebrate with a traditional turkey dinner, Wildfire’s signature roasted prime rib of beef, or oven roasted lump crab cakes. If you’re looking for a more holiday-centered dinner, you can also choose from Wildfire’s Easter holiday brunch menu from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For more information or reservations, call (703) 442-9110. / Wildfire, 2001 International Drive, McLean.
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