With the upcoming holiday weekend I wanted to post about what to do this weekend in Washington, DC.  But after realizing that it is Easter weekend, there is only one thing came to mind.  Sunday Brunch!!! and… Mimosas.

Sunday Brunch is a ritual for a lot of people, but where to go is always a chore.  I know that every single restaurant these days has brunch and it is hard to decide where to go.  I wanted to write up a list of great places that I have gone for brunch, to make your lives easier.  Plus, a lot of these places are not that well known and will allow you to call today for reservations. 

Pienza Italian Market

One of my new favorites is the brunch at the Pienza Italian Market at the Gaylord National hotel at the National Harbor.  The buffet is like one in vegas.  It appears to be a quarter mile long.  They offer everything from fresh baked pastries to custom omlets to a dessert bar with fresh custard.  It is definately a place to go.

For Reservations call  (301) 965-2000 – 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD 20745.

Hanks Oyster Bar

Hanks Oyster Bar offers fresh oysters and some of the best cocktails around.  Nothing beats a good bloody mary in the morning.  Especially at Sunday Brunch.  I would recommend the fried oysters and the lobster bisque.  The DC restaurant is located off the red line at dupont circle.  The Alexandria restaurant is located just 4 blocks down King St. from the Blue or Yellow lines.

For Reservations call 1624 Q Street NW, Washington DC 20009, 202-462-HANK (4265)  | 1026 King Street, Alexandria VA 22314, 703-739-HANK (4265).

Crystal City Sports Pub

Crystal City Sports Bar is located on 23rd street, Restaurant Row, of Crystal City. Just off the blue or yellow line.   I know what you are thinking, a sports bar?  But, the buffet that they set up on sundays is quite amazing.  They offer fresh fruit every southern specialty that you can think of, and freshly made right in front of you Eggs Benedict.  You can not beat the buffet for the price, just 12.99.

For reservations call 703-521-8215 – 529 23rd St S, Arlington, VA 22202.

Irelands Four Courts

Located on Wilson Blvd. in the heart of the Court House Neighborhood on the orange line.  They offer an extensive buffet, including hand carved meats, along with a nice breakfast menu.  Plus, they offer Guiness.  It is a must if you are on the orange line this sunday.

For reservations call 703-525-3600 -2051 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA 22201.


Acadiana offers a great brunch prix-fixe menu.  Just $32 and includes 3 courses and either a bloody mary or a blood orange mimosa.  I am a sucker for either of those cocktails.  Centrally located between the  blue, orange or red lines near mount vernon square. 

For reservations call 202.408.8848 – 901 New York Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC  20001

Well I know that this list is not complete and does not include every single place that offers brunch.  But, this is a list of places that I recommend for Sunday Easter Brunch. I hope that you enjoy.


Rex is an avid griller, barbecuer and bacon enthusiast. He is the Pitmaster for the Rex BBQ competition team. Rex was also featured on the TV show American Grilled. If you have any questions or wish to have Rex decode your favorite dish, click on the ASK REX link in the menu above.

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