Dine out for Easter Supper?

[ 0 ] April 15, 2014 |
Johnna's Slow Cooked Lamb

Johnna’s Slow Cooked Lamb

Don’t feel like toying with lamb this year?  The thought of prepping a full throttle Easter Dinner causing you anxiety? Luckily DC restaurants are making it easier on the brain, here’s a roundup of places that will cook for you and the whole fam.  Happy Easter!!

On Saturday, April 19, Café Dupont and Bar Dupont will host its first-ever “Egg Hunt,” the Dupont Circle restaurant and bar will distribute decorative eggs with special promotions and deals from neighboring businesses to its patrons. Participating businesses include Axis Salon,BeadazzledJordin’s ParadiseSecondiTranquil Space, and the Washington Sports Club.

More than 1,500 colorful eggs full of everything from candy to complimentary brunch, bowling and bocce coupons will line the C&O Canal and patio areas around Pinstripes Georgetown, as the bowling, bocce and bistro venue launches its first annual Epic Easter Egg Hunt for kids. To participate in the Pinstripes Epic Egg Hunt, guests may purchase an Easter basket from Pinstripes for $4. 100 percent of the proceeds from basket sales will benefit the Children’s National Medical Center, and all baskets come with a chocolate Easter bunny. Easter basket purchases start at 10:30am and the Epic Egg Hunt begins at 11:00am on Easter, Sunday, April 20th.  Easter Brunch runs from 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Pinstripes and is $30 per adult, $15 per child 6-12 and free for children under 5. 

City Tap House, the new craft beer-focused restaurant at 901 9th Street, NW, 20001, will feature a Grand Easter Brunch Buffet.  On Sunday, April 20th, a bountiful menu will be offered for $40 per person (exclusive of tax and gratuity), and there will be two seatings available, 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.  Featured Easter dishes at the hot brunch station will include Omelets to Order; a Waffle Station with traditional toppings and syrup including blueberries, strawberries, Chantilly crème and Nutella; Bacon & SausageBreakfast PotatoesScrambled Eggs with cream cheese and chivesCountry Sausage with buttermilk biscuits; Carved, Turkey, Virginia Ham, and Roast Beef and Smoked Salmon with cream cheese, onion, capers & lemons.  City Tap House will also have a “Make Your Own Mimosa” Bar on Easter Sunday featuring Poema Cava and assorted purees and juices for $12.  Also on tap will be a “Hoppy Easter” Beer Flight, including beautiful, aromatic IPA beers.

Jardenea located inside Melrose Georgetown Hotel, a recently reinvented hotel located in the heart of Georgetown, will feature an Easter Brunch menu.  Executive Chef Nate Lindsay will create dishes such as Crisp Malted Waffles with Soft Cinnamon Chantilly, Hand Carved Rosemary Scented Domestic Lamb with Whole Grain Mustard Demi Glace, Poached Chilled Atlantic Salmon and an assortment of desserts with favorites such as Cappuccino Cheesecake.
At 1789 Restaurant, (1226 36th Street, NW) Executive Chef Anthony Lombardo will be dishing up an Easter a la carte brunch served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Young guests will also delight in the fact that the Easter Bunny will be making a guest appearance delivering candy to the children.  During brunch service, the first and second courses are included in the entrée price, which ranges from $28 to $40. A tempting dessert selection created by Pastry Chef Ryan Westover is also available with each priced at $10.  To conclude the day, an a la carte Easter dinner will be served from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.Cleveland Park Ardeo+Bardeo, located at 3311 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 20008, offers diners modern American cuisine crafted by Executive Chef Matt Kuhn from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Easter.  On Sunday, April 20th, guests can have a three-course, prix fixe menu priced at $39 per person (tax and gratuity not included).  A special kids plate priced at $9 will also be available for children under 10, which includes eggs, potatoes and bacon.  Bottomless Champagne or mimosas will also be available for an additional $14.  For reservations and additional information, please call (202) 244-6750 or visit www.ardeobardeo.com.Executive Chef Sebastien Archambault and newly appointed Chef de Cuisine Daniel Singhofen at the award-winning Blue Duck Tavern, located at 24th and M Streets, NW, 20037, are introducing new seasonal, American classics to the restaurant’s Easter menu.  Brunch will be offered from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 20 at $95 per person for adults and $42 for children between six and 12.  Children under the age of five are complimentary.  The three-course, fixed-price menu begins with a choice of starters, including seasonal salads, meats, breads and cheeses, on display throughout the open kitchen.  Next up, guests will have a choice of entrée and sides from the holiday menu.  Please call (202) 419-6755 or visit www.blueducktavern.com for reservations.

Situated one block from the White House at 815 Connecticut Ave, NW, 20008, the Bombay Club will be offering its Champagne buffet brunch this Easter.  Guests can enjoy live piano music and a buffet of traditional brunch fare. Easter brunch is priced at $28 per person, or $40 with bottomless Champagne (tax and gratuity not included), and will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 20th.  For more information, please call (202) 659-3727 or visithttp://www.bombayclubdc.com.

Et Voila!, the classic Belgian French bistro located in the heart of the Palisades neighborhood at 5120 MacArthur Blvd, NW, 20016, will showcase festive holiday specials in addition to their regular brunch and dinner menus on Sunday, April 20th.  Et Voila will be open for regular hours on Sunday, April 20th from brunch 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. and dinner 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.  Specials range from $9 to $33.50 each.  Featured bottomless cocktails are available for $12.  For additional information and reservations please call (202) 237-2300 or visit www.etvoiladc.com.

For those guests looking for an elegant dining experience, look no further than The Oval Room, located at 800 Connecticut Ave, NW, 20006.  The prix fixe Easter menu, specially crafted by Executive Chef Tony Conte, features three-courses, which will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $50 per person, or $75 per person with wine pairings (tax and gratuity not included).  For more information, please call (202) 463-8700 or visit http://www.ovalroom.com.

The landmark 701 Restaurant, located at 701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 20004, will be offering a $45 per person three-course menu, or $22.50 for children 10 and under, on Sunday, April 20th.  Brunch will be available from 11 a.m. 3 p.m. and dinner will be served from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  Creating the perfect ambience, 701’s live jazz duo of piano and bass will be performing from 12 Noon to 6 p.m. during Easter service.  Valet parking is available all day for $8.  For reservations or additional information please call (202) 393-0701 or visit www.701restaurant.com.

Alba Osteria, located at 425 I Street, NW, 20001, is offering families the opportunity to experience authentic Italian cuisine reflective of the Piedmont region of Italy this Easter.  Bottomless brunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is priced at $29.95 per person (tax and gratuity not included).  Guests can enjoy an all-you-can-eat selection of breakfast pizzas, egg dishes, pancakes and meatballs along with four brunch cocktails.  Bottomless brunch must be ordered by the entire table.  Menu items will also be available a la carte with prices ranging from $8 to $14.  To add to the weekend brunch experience, Alba Osteria will offer guests live jazz music from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Then, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., guests can order from Executive Chef Roberto Donna and Chef de Cuisine Amy Brandwein’s prix fixe family-style feast, priced at $45 per person (tax and gratuity not included).  The family-style menu must be ordered by the entire table.  For reservations, or additional information please call (202) 733-4454 or visit www.albaosteradc.com.

nopa Kitchen+Bar, Ashok Bajaj’s American brasserie located in the heart of Penn Quarter at 800 F Street, NW, 20004, will showcase garden fresh vegetables, select meats and fish prepared with a touch of French influence this Easter Sunday.  A prix fixe three-course menu will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and priced at $40 per person (not including tax or gratuity).  For reservations or additional information, please visitwww.nopadc.com or call (202) 347-4667.

Bibiana Osteria-Enoteca, located at 1100 New York Ave, NW, 20005, (entrance on 12th and H Streets side) offers Italian fare this Easter.  Executive Chef Nicholas Stefanelli is preparing a three-course, prix fixe menu, which includes an Italian sampling of antipasti for the table followed by a choice of secondi and a tasting of desserts to share.  The brunch is priced at $45 per person, and $20 for children under 12 (tax and gratuity not included). Bibiana’s Easter feast will be available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 20th.  Valet parking is available for $8.  For reservations or additional information please call (202) 216 9550 or visit www.bibianadc.com.

Kapnos has put together a Greek Easter to-go menu to help families inject a little Greek flavor into their home feasts. Spreads, spit roasted meats and Greek Easter favorites like tsoureki bread, roasted lemon potatoes, fava santorini and horta will be available. Orders must be placed by Wednesday, April 16, and can be  picked up at Kapnos on Easter day between 10:00am and 12:00pm. The order form is available online and can be downloaded and sent to eat@kapnosdc.com.  Kapnos is also offering a three course Easter Brunch onEaster Sunday.  The fixed price meal is $39 per person, and reservations must be made by phone at 202-234-5000

Art and Soul’s 
Easter classics like leg of lamb and maple ham are part of Art and Soul’s heroic Easter brunch buffet for $55 per person, $25 ages 12 and under.

Graffiato offers a $35, fixed price three course brunch will be served between 11:30am- 4pm featuring Graffiato favorites like zeppole, roasted cauliflower and wood oven baked eggs.

Table offers a four course brunch menu from 11am-2pm for $55/person with bottomless mimosas for $13. Highlight include Asparagus Charlotte with Maryland blue crab, Spring Lamb Roulade and a chocolate egg.Central Michel Richard leaps into spring on Sunday April 20, from 12-2:30pm, with an Easter Sunday Brunch.  The chefs have designed a special Easter Sunday Brunch Menu, which will be served in addition to Central’s Lunch Menu. BRABO by Robert Wiedmaier and Chef de Cuisine Harper McClure prepare to launch a new Easter tradition, offering the restaurant’s first ever Easter holiday brunch. Featuring menu items like: Crab Cake Benedict with jumbo lump crab meat, Virginia ham, poached farm egg and hollandaise, Dill Cured Salmon Tartare with cream cheese mousse, caperberries, pickled red onion and rye tuiles, House Brined Country Ham with haricort vert, baby sweet potatoes and a sorghum glaze. The Easter menu will also feature a selection of desserts from Pastry Chef Erin Reed including a Carrot and Pineapple Cake with a walnut crumble, cream cheese foam and candied carrots. Held from 11am-3pm on Sunday, April 20th, the three course prix-fixe menu is $60/person. For reservations and more information, call (703)894-3440. BRABO is located at 1600 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314.

Chef Brian McPherson has prepared a playful menu, with families in mind for Jackson 20’s annual Easter Sunday Grand Buffet. Jackson 20’s Easter Sunday Grand Buffet with run from 9am – 2pm is $45 for adults, $25 for children 12 and under, kids 5 and under eat free (does not include tax or gratuity). Jackson 20 is located at 480 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314. For reservations and more information, call (703) 842-2790.

Poste Moderne Brasserie updates its Poste Roasts for the coming Easter holiday, hosting an all day brunch buffet. Poste’s Easter Poste Roast Buffet will be $40. Poste is located at 555 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20002. For reservations and more information, call (202) 783-6060.

The Grille at Morrison House offers a more classic approach to Easter brunch, offering a special prix fixe menu including an appetizer, entrée and dessert with complimentary coffee, tea or juice $50 for adults and $25 for children. The Grille at Morrison House is located at 116 S Alfred St, Alexandria, VA 22314. For reservations and more information, call (703) 838-8000.

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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