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Word on the Hill: Things to Do in D.C. on Easter

Lots of brunch options in the DMV

Try a new restaurant this Sunday. (CQ/ Roll Call file photo)
Try a new restaurant this Sunday. (CQ/ Roll Call file photo)

The Senate Chaplain’s Easter service is today in the Hart Senate Office Building, Room 902, noon – 1 p.m.

Whether you’re celebrating Easter or not, here are a few restaurants offering specials for brunch this Sunday:

On Capitol Hill
Ambar: 523 Eighth St. SE; brunch at D.C.’s first Balkan restaurant is a fixed price of unlimited small plates and cocktails from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for $39 per person. The Clarendon location is also having a fixed price brunch at $34 a person (2901 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, Virginia)

Near Capitol Hill
Cuba Libre: 801 Ninth St. NW; their popular Unlimited Tapas brunch is available from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $29 per person.

Espita Mezcaleria: 1250 Ninth St. NW; their popular Precio Fijo brunch is priced at $29 per person.

Near the White House
The Oval Room: 800 Connecticut Ave. NW; brunch will be offered from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. — a three-course menu is $55 per person or $75 per person with wine pairings.

The Bombay Club: 815 Connecticut Ave. NW; brunch will be a Champagne buffet priced at $40 per person and offered from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Hay-Adams: 800 16th St. NW; brunch is available at the top floor from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for $120 per person.

Other areas
Takoda: 715 Florida Ave. NW; brunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and includes classics like red velvet pancakes, brisket hash and chicken and sweet potato waffle. Bottomless mimosas before food is $20 per person. Takoda also has a rooftop beer garden.

Ocean Prime: 1341 G St. NW; offering a special a la carte brunch menu beginning at 11 a.m., to run all day. Specials include crab and eggs, braised short rib surf & turf, and their signature bloody mary.

Fogo de Chao: The Tysons Corner location (1775 Tysons Blvd. Ste 50) is extending its hours to make brunch available until 2 p.m. Prices range from $35 to $43.

Entyse Bistro: At The Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner (1700 Tysons Blvd.), the new restaurant has a $54 brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Highlights include a caviar station, carrot cake with mascarpone cream and bottomless wine and mimosas.

Blue Duck Tavern: 24th and M Streets Northwest; brunch will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and is priced at $125 a person. Highlights include their Nutella French toast and hot fried rabbit and waffles.

Ardeo+Bardeo: 3311 Connecticut Ave. NW; a a three-course brunch menu will be offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. priced at $39 per person.

701 Restaurant: located at 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW; a three-course brunch menu will be offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. priced at $55 per person.

Rasika: The Penn Quarter location (633 D St. NW) offers an a la carte lunch and dinner with specialties including khatta meetha scallop, cauliflower bezule and palak chaat. The West End location (1190 New Hampshire Ave. NW) is offering an a la carte brunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Happy weekend!

We hope you’ve been having a good recess so far. Remember that if you come across any fun recess activities or interesting occurrences on the Hill, send them to

Check back on Monday for what to do next week.

Happy birthday to …

Rep. David Valadao, R-Calif., 40.

An Easter Sunday birthday:

Rep. John Delaney, D-Md., 54.

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