Brunches, Feasts and Desserts for Easter Eats

Celebrate Easter Sunday with NoVA dining.

Robin’s Egg Milkshake / Photo Courtesy of Ted's Bulletin

By Natalie Manitius

Celebrate the end of Lenten abstention by indulging in buffets and multiple course brunches.

Sunday Brunch

Bastille Restaurant: Choose from entrees such as eggs benedict with biscuits and caviar and a three-cheese macaroni gratin for this three-course brunch. Adults eat for $49 apiece and kids under 12 are half-price. Brunch runs from 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Call 703-519-3776 for reservations. / 1201 N. Royal St., Alexandria; bastillerestaurant.com

Evo Bistro: A three-course brunch menu runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with both savory and sweet options for $32 per person. Call 703-288-4422 for reservations. /1313 Old Chain Bridge Road, McLean; evobistro.com 

Grandale Restaurant: From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Grandale presents seared grouper, omelet provencal and Maryland crab cake Benedict as brunch offerings, with duck breast and beef rib eye for dinner. Cal 540-668-6000 for more information. / 14001 Harpers Ferry Road, Purcellville; grandalerestaurant.com 

Magnolias at the Mill: Enjoy a brunch buffet at Magnolia’s at the Mill replete with  baked salmon, Belgian waffles, butterscotch bread pudding and berry tarts. Adults eat for $42 each, children $19.95, and under 5 free. Call 540-338-9800 for reservations. /198 N. 21st St., Purcellville; magnoliasmill.com

J. Gilbert’s: Reward your moderation with J. Gilbert’s brunch buffet. Breakfast devotees will have waffles and quiche at their disposal, and seafood fans can indulge in maple glazed salmon and mac n’ cheese made with lobster cream. Leave room for dessert: A chocolate fountain awaits. Brunch runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. $32 per adult, $15 for children ages 5-12./ 6930 Old Dominion Drive, McLean; jgilberts.com

Salamander Resort and Spa: Head to Middleburg Easter Sunday for a family-friendly event replete with egg hunts, crafts for the kids and a brunch buffet. The egg hunt and roll will be at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 3 p.m., along with brunch seatings at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Sunday Brunch costs $85 per adult and includes sparkling wine, while children cost $34 each. View the menu here. Reservations can be made by calling  540-326-4161. / 500 N. Pendleton St., Middleburg; salamanderresort.com

Tuscarora Mill: For those who abstained from meat this Lent season, Tuscarora Mill will fill the void. Honey-glazed virginia ham, roasted leg of lamb with garlic and mint and apple wood smoked bacon await. Veggie lovers can indulge in buttery mushrooms and a bliss potato salad, among others. $45 per person, $19 for kids under 12. Call 703-771-9300 to reserve a spot. / 203 Harrison St., Leesburg; tuskies.com

Westin Tyson’s Corner: Celebrate the end of Lent with the Westin’s endless food options. The buffet menu includes breakfast offerings like design-your-own omelets, healthy smoothies and granola, along with fresh salads, seared tuna, shrimp shooters and chocolate fondue and mini pies to seal off your meal. Brunch runs from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Adults eat for $38 per person, while kids over six eat for $18 each. Under 6 years old free. Call 703-893-1340 for reservations. / 7801 Leesburg Pike, Falls church; westintysonscornerhotel.com

Willow: Braised lamb shank and eggs from local Polyface Farms will be featured on this extensive brunch menu from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. /4301 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington; willowva.com

Desserts & To-Go

Eamonn’s A Dublin Chipper:  Starting April 14 through Easter Sunday, Eamonn’s will offer Fried Easter Eggs, Cadbury cream eggs dipped in batter and fried. The gooey dessert goes for $3.50 each. Irish egg baskets filled with chocolatey eggs are also available from $8.95- $14.99. / 728 King St., Alexandria. eamonnsdublinchipper.com

Society Fair: The Alexandria epicurean market will be selling Easter Brunch baskets filled with ham and gruyere quiche, citrus fruit salad, scones, coffee, sparkling wine and more for $55 a piece. Easter dessert baskets for the kids containing gummies, cream eggs and other Irish sweets will be available for $19.99 each. / 277 S. Washington St., Alexandria; societyfair.net

PeepTart / Photo Courtesy of Ted's Bulletin

Ted’s Bulletin: From April 17 through Easter Sunday, Ted’s keeps it crafty with PeepTarts and Robin’s Egg Milkshakes. The homemade strawberry pop-tart is topped with a fluorescent Peep, while the vanilla milkshake incorporates crushed Robin’s Egg malt candies. / 11948 Market St., Reston; tedsbulletin.com 


All-Day Easter

2941 Restaurant: From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., 2941  will be serving a three-course menu that includes spring-inspired fare such as crab cakes with basil oil and a seasonal vegetable dish with radishes, asparagus and avocados. The three-course prix fixe menu goes for $72 per person, $50 for the vegetarian menu, and $25 for children. Reservations are required, call 703-270-1500. / 2941 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church; 2941.com

Nostos: For those seeking relief from evening cooking, Nostos offers a traditional Greek four-course Easter dinner. The Tyson’s-area mainstay offers three prix fixe menus ranging from $50 to $68 per person, with entrees such as traditional Easter roast lamb, rockfish fillet and grilled filet mignon. Your ticket to the Mediterranean includes an appetizer, second course, entree and dessert. Call 703 760 0690 for reservations. / 8100 Boone Blvd., Vienna; nostosrestaurant.com

Trummer’s on Main: Get in the Easter spirit with the Clifton hot-spot’s carrot cocktail, available from April 14 through Easter Sunday for $15. Trummer’s will also offer a three-course Easter menu from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a kale caesar salad with a beet pickled quail egg and a rack of Colorado lamb. Dessert bears a honey theme. Adults are $66 and children under 12 eat for $30. Call 703-266-1623 for reservations.  / 7134 Main St., Clifton. trummersonmain.com 

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