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Looking for an Easter Sunday lunch or buffet

hychka Mar 27, 2011 05:40 PM

Checked the search thing and came up with nothing. Can anyone help us out? What's really good on Easter Sunday? We have group of six adults and two boys 6 & 4. DC or VA preferred. We'll eat most anything, but like well prepared food served quickly...the boys aren't good with waiting. Thanks!

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    lilkimbo RE: hychka Mar 30, 2011 08:12 AM

    The Rooftop Terrace at the Kennedy Center offers a good Easter Brunch. It's definitely family friendly, too (the Easter bunny is there for the kids).

    Depending on how much you want to spend, Blue Duck Tavern offers a great brunch. (I haven't been for Easter Brunch, but their regular brunch is excellent.) I've always gotten great service there, as well. I generally don't think of it as a kids' place, but I did see that they specifically offer pricing for kids for the Easter Brunch.

    Blue Duck Tavern
    1201 24th Street NW, Washington, DC 20037

    Kennedy Center
    2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20256

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      monavano RE: lilkimbo Mar 30, 2011 08:44 AM

      Brunch at the Kennedy Center-everything is mediocre at best and the place is tired and in bad, bad need of a facelift. The line can be long, so expect to wait as you make your way through the kitchen. The omlette station was the only redeeming feature. The cherry on top is that you'll pay $20 for parking in the KC garage.
      Now, if you're really in the mood to get ripped off, you can spend $89pp for Easter Brunch at the Willard.
      I've heard very good things about the Sunday brunch at Mango Mike's in Alexandria.

      Mango Mike's
      4580 Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22304

      1. re: monavano
        lilkimbo RE: monavano Mar 30, 2011 08:50 AM

        Well, different strokes for different folks, I guess. I hated Mango Mike's last time I was there and I thought the Kennedy Center Easter Brunch was good, typical brunch fare (nothing great or innovative, but good for kids). And there are plenty of other parking garages in the area with cheap weekend parking, so there's no need to park in the Kennedy Center garage.

        Also, when I went (admittedly, this was a few years ago), the lines weren't bad at all.

        Mango Mike's
        4580 Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22304

        Kennedy Center
        2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20256

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          monavano RE: lilkimbo Mar 30, 2011 09:05 AM

          I went with DH with a Living Social deal, so it was a BOGO deal. At $35 for the two of us, I could enjoy it for what it was, but it was very hot and humid, so I didn't feel like a hike from say, the Watergate garage. I wouldn't go back full price.
          At any rate, the place is dingy and worn. Just that affects me a great deal. It's truly a shame.
          But, come to think of it, the dessert room was fun.

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      jenniferpdc RE: hychka Mar 30, 2011 11:11 AM

      I love Easter brunch...Season's at the Four Seasons, but it's pretty expensive and probably too late to get a reservation (I'm in town for once and made mine about a month ago). I've been to both Ritz-Carlton (Pentagon City and downtown) and although everyone seems to rave about Pentagon City, I found it pretty mediocre - downtown was better.

      Four Seasons Cafe
      50 S Pickett St Ste 23, Alexandria, VA 22304

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