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here’s something magical about Easter, everyone dressed in their Sunday best, children on their best behavior, and Easter baskets filled with chocolate.  The food is the best part of Easter—besides JC rising from the dead.

Here’s where to find the best moveable feasts on Sunday, April 8th.  Read on for boozy brunches, family-friendly dinners, pajama parties, and Easter Bunny sightings.  There are tons of options for every bunny this year.

Ping Pong Dim Sum is throwing a table side mimosa-dying party in addition to their $25 bottomless dim sum meal, which can be added to a $15 bottomless mimosa special. On Easter Sunday, show up in your Easter best to get 15% off your bill.  1 Dupont Circle NW, Washington, DC.  202.293.1268 900 7th Street NW, Washington, DC, 202.506.3740.

Can you smell the butter?  Pearl Dive Oyster Palace is offering a New Orleans-inspired feast from 11 am – 3 pm.  Then stay for a game of indoor bocce ball!  1612 14th Street NW, Washington, DC.  202.986.8778.

For non-traditional Easter flavors, The Bombay Club will be offering their popular Indian Champagne buffet brunch from 11 am – 3 pm with live piano music.  $25 per person; $35 with bottomless Champagne. 815 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC.  202.659.3727.

This one’s a steal!  Black’s Bar & Kitchen will offer an unlimited brunch buffet with seven different food stations from 11 am – 2:30 pm.  $33 adults; $12 children 12 and under.  Champagne brunch is available for $45 per person, including unlimited pours.  7750 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, MD.  301.652.5525.

Too delicious to ignore, Eamonn’s A Dublin Chipper presents the Fried Easter Egg (2 for $3)—a traditional Cadbury egg dipped in batter and deep fried. Offered now until Easter Sunday.  728 King Street, Alexandria, VA. 703.299.8384.

Take the whole family to the brunch buffet at The Roof Terrace Restaurant at Kennedy Center from 11 am – 2 pm where there will be stunning skyline views, photo-ops with the Easter Bunny and a complimentary take-home treat.  $39.95 for adults; $20 for children 4-11.2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC. 202.416.8555.

Blue Duck Tavern will offer a three-course, prix fixe Easter brunch from 10:30 am – 3:30 pm for $90 adults; $42.50 children 6-12; free for children under six.  24th and M Streets NW, Washington, DC.  202.419.6755.

Bring your parents to the always elegant Oval Room. A three-course prix fixe Easter menu from 11 am – 3 pm is $45 per person.  800 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC.  202.463.8700.

If you’re in the mood for breakfast and a raw bar, brunch at The Capital Grille will have both and more from 11 am – 3 pm.  5310 Western Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD, 301.718.7812; 1861 International Drive, McLean, VA, 703.448.3900.

A great value, Station 4′s three-course, prix fixe Easter menu is $38 per person from 5-11 pm.  Valet parking is $10.  1101 4th Street SW, Washington, DC.  202.488.0987.

Impress your in-laws with an ultra-sophisticated brunch buffet at Citronelle from 11 am – 3 pm.  $85 for adults; $37 for children under 12.  3000 M St NW, Washington, DC.  202.625.2150.

Listen to the live jazz duo while enjoying 701 Restaurant’s three-course brunch from 11 am – 3 pm for $45 per person.  Valet parking is for $8.  701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC.  202.393.0701.

Equinox is featuring an Easter brunch buffet from 12-4 pm. $45 for adults; $25 for children under 11.818 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC.  202.331.8118.

Entertaining at home for Easter? Pick up a ham, boneless lamb shoulder, Easter baskets ($8.95- $14.99) or jambonnean, a molded pork shank coated in breadcrumbs at Society Fair.  277 S. Washington Street, Alexandria, VA. 703.683.3247.

The Easter Bunny is making a stop at the newly opened candy shop, The Sugar Cube.  Hidden throughout the store are Easter eggs and free candy! After the kids fill their baskets with the hidden paper eggs (that will be secretly restocked by the Easter Bunny each night), they take home a bag of 6 miniature milk-chocolate foiled eggs.  1218 King Street, Alexandria, VA.  703.548.2868.

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On holidays, a reservation is highly recommended.
Prices quoted are per person, excluding beverages, tax and gratuity, unless noted.
Call ahead to confirm address, service times, menus, and availability.
Prices are subject to change without notice.

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Mary Kong-DeVito

Mary grew up in New York where the food-centric city and her family's restaurants were literally her playground. Instead of eating dirt, she ate duck blood and rotten eggs. You never know what you'll find on the sidewalks.Mary is a veteran of the hospitality industry who's worked with numerous celebrities such as Barbra Streisand, Patrick Ewing, Vanessa Williams, Michael Stipe and Jane Krakowski. Her writing has appeared in DC Modern Luxury, Washington Post Express, Eater, Scoutmob, Washington Flyer and Washington City Paper.She eats "normal" stuff too, like cheeseburgers. Kangaroo cheeseburgers.

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