So when I was younger, it was all about getting dressed up for church, painting eggs, Easter dinner, and this magical fuzzy bunny, which quite frankly, can be a tad-bit scary for little kids. Now that I’m a little older, it’s a little less Easter bunny, but the dinner part never really gets old. If you’re out and about for Easter this year, and looking for brunch or dinner, there are tons of restaurants that are offering specials for you and your loved ones.
First up is Redwood of Bethesda. From 10:30 am to 3:30 pm, there will be a traditional menu with everything from Flaked Salt Cod Salad with leeks, baby frisee, fingerling potatoes and beet vinaigrette to Miguel’s Virginia Ham with sweet potato puree, wilted Brussels sprout leaves and red eye gravy. The menu is a la carte, and dishes will range between $9 and $22. To top it off, for 15 bucks, you can enjoy bottomless mimosas (and you just can’t go wrong with bottomless mimosas). Get your reservations in today!
Second in line is Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar. If the inner French in you is having a craving, then you can certainly stop by for Chef de Cuisine Simon Ndjiki-Nya’s four-course meal. The dinner includes popular dishes such as Sautéed Duck Foie Gras with a fresh pineapple reduction, Artichoke and Goat Cheese Terrine with arugula salad, and Lamb Filet Stuffed with Wild Mushrooms. All this and more can be yours for $45. Stop by between 11:30 am and 2:30 pm or between 5:30 pm and 9:30 pm. Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar is conveniently located on Wisconsin Avenue NW.
For a nice relaxing meal, you might want to make your way down to 701, located on Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Not only will there be live jazz, but also a beautiful backdrop of the Navy Memorial Fountain against which you and your family can enjoy the three-course prix fixe brunch. Whether it’s the Lobster Bisque, French Toast with house-made pork sausage, or the Fried Chicken & Waffles, there is a little bit of something for everybody on this menu…even dessert! If you still have room for it, the Chocolate Bete Noir with rasberry-beet reduction and fresh currants will definitely be the perfect topping for this feast. Brunch is served from 11 am to 4 pm, but you can also catch the a la carte Sunday dinner menu from 5 pm to 9:30 pm.
Finally, Ardeo of Cleveland Park is another place to be if you’re looking for some quality Easter brunch. Executive Chef Alex McWilliams and the staff invite you to enjoy three courses of deliciousness from 11 am to 2:30 pm for $45, complete with unlimited Champagne. The starting lineup includes such dishes as Just Shucked Oysters with pickled shallot, cucumber, and black peppercorn sorbet. When it’s time for the entree, you might be in the mood for the Maple Cured Pork Loin or even better, the Easter Quiche with Roasted Peppers, asparagus, and pine nuts. Whatever option you go for, you won’t be disappointed. Ardeo is located on Connecticut Ave. NW.
Happy Easter and bon appetit!