Where to eat for Easter and Passover

WASHINGTON — Hippity, hoppity, Easter’s on its way. And so is Passover.

WTOP’s resident foodie, Nycci Nellis, has a few recommendations on where to dine around town for the holidays.

Iron Gate
1734 N St., NW

At Iron Gate, chef Antony Chittum will offer both Easter dinner and brunch menus from March 30 through April 1 (brunch is Saturday and Sunday only). The menu will have special family-style Easter dishes; a scaled-down version of the regular a la carte menu will also be available. (Courtesy Rose Collins)

The Shenandoah kosher rack of lamb is served with fava and peas, which are now in season. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
Fiola
601 Pennsylvania Ave., NW

Fabio Trabocchi is doing a Passover menu at Fiola for the fifth year, now. The five-course menu starts Friday, March 30 and will be offered at dinner through April 6. It will also be offered a la carte during lunch April 2-6. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)

Del Mar
791 Wharf St., SW

Indulge in Spanish-style seafood, while taking in views of the water at Del Mar, located in D.C.’s newest neighborhood, the Wharf. (Courtesy Greg Powers)

Amy Brandwein is the owner and chef of Centrolina, set to open in June at CityCenter. (Courtesy Len De Pas Photography)
Centrolina
974 Palmer Alley NW

Chef Amy Brandwein will celebrate Passover with a special menu featuring recipes from Joan Nathan’s cookbook, “King Solomon’s Table.” Dishes include cod with tomatoes, slow-cooked brisket, and kasha and matzo lasagna. Dishes are available the entire week of Passover as a tasting menu or a la carte. (Courtesy Len De Pas Photography)

Bresca
1906 14th St., NW

At Bresca, chef Ryan Ratino will serve a family-style seasonal menu for Easter Sunday. (Courtesy Bresca/Rey Lopez)

A rendering of District Winery, opening Aug. 30 at 385 Water St. SE. (Courtesy District Winery)
Ana at District Winery
385 Water St SE

Ana at District Winery is offering a three-course Easter brunch menu. Asparagus salad, roasted leg of lamb and an elderflower parfait are just a few of the things on the menu. Tickets are $65 per person with the option to add a wine pairing for $35. (Courtesy District Winery)

Bourbon Steak
2800 Pennsylvania Ave., NW

Who needs to hunt for Easter eggs when you can hunt for bottles of ribbon-wrapped whiskey on the patio? That’s what’s planned for brunch guests at Bourbon Steak on Easter Sunday. Parents can take little ones down to the lower level for a candy-filled egg hunt. (Courtesy Bourbon Steak)

Equinox
818 Connecticut Ave. NW

Chef Todd Gray will host a Passover Seder on March 30, featuring a four-course meal with wine pairings from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $55 per person; wine is an additional $25. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)

Cork Wine Bar and Market
1805 14th St. NW

Cork Wine Bar and Market is serving a special spring menu in celebration of Easter and Passover. Menu highlights include braised brisket and matzo ball soup. (Getty Images)

Le Diplomate
1601 14th St., NW

Dine with the family at this 14th Street French bistro. (Courtesy Le Diplomate)

The Riggsby
1731 New Hampshire Ave., NW

Michael Schlow’s old-school American restaurant is intimate and upscale — perfect for celebrating the holiday. (Courtesy Scott Suchman)

Kapnos

At Kapnos, Kapnos Kouzina and Kapnos Taverna, executive chef George Pagonis pulls from his Greek roots to prepare an Easter takeout spread, perfect for home entertaining — whole-roasted lamb shoulder, roasted lemon potatoes, spanakopita and tsoureki. For in-restaurant Easter feasting, all three spots have Sunday brunch with specials for the holiday. (Courtesy Greg Powers)

Urban Butcher
8226 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring

Urban Butcher, known for its award- winning selection of house-butchered meats and charcuterie, will offer its recently debuted “carnivore’s brunch” on Easter Sunday. (Courtesy Cori Sue Morris)

Garrison
524 8th Street, SE

Garrison on Capitol Hill will be open all day on Easter Sunday to serve a special holiday brunch and dinner. Gather family and friends for a traditional family-style Easter Sunday meal, featuring classic Easter dishes. The regular dinner menu and kid’s menu options will also be available. (Courtesy Garrison)

Via Umbria
1525 Wisconsin Ave., NW

Via Umbria says Christmas is for family, but Easter is for friends, so when breakfast meets lunch, go meet friends at Via Umbria’s special Easter brunch. Sit around the communal chef’s table and enjoy fresh pastries, delicious sides and a main course of your choosing with bottomless Bloody Marys and bellinis. (Courtesy Via Umbria)

The Fairmont Washington
2401 M St., NW

The Fairmont Hotel’s Easter Sunday buffet brunch will be served in the newly renovated Colonnade room. The event features live music, bottomless Champagne and bar offerings, including mimosas and Bloody Marys — plus a special appearance by the Easter bunny. (WTOP File Photo)

Chefs Alina Martell, left, and Michael White of AltaMarea Group attend the 25th Anniversary Benefit for Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) at Pier Sixty on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)
Osteria Morini
301 Water St SE

On Easter, Osteria Morini will serve an array of Emilia-Romagna-inspired dishes, including a cacio e pepe salad; a slow-roasted lamb shoulder; and Artic char. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)

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The Shenandoah kosher rack of lamb is served with fava and peas, which are now in season. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
Amy Brandwein is the owner and chef of Centrolina, set to open in June at CityCenter. (Courtesy Len De Pas Photography)
A rendering of District Winery, opening Aug. 30 at 385 Water St. SE. (Courtesy District Winery)
Chefs Alina Martell, left, and Michael White of AltaMarea Group attend the 25th Anniversary Benefit for Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) at Pier Sixty on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)


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