Celebrate the weekend at these 8 Northern Virginia brunch spots

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By Aila Boyd

April 3, 2023

Weekends offer an opportunity to spend some quality time with family and friends. One way to enjoy these relaxing days is to go out for brunch.

If you’re in Northern Virginia, consider brunching at one of these eight restaurants. You’ll surely get your fair share of savory eggs, as well as lip-smacking brunch cocktails. 

The Black Sheep

Location: Manassas

The Black Sheep is set to host an Easter brunch at the picturesque Brentsville Hall on Sunday, April 9. 

“Bring your whole family for an Easter egg hunt for the kids, take pictures with the Easter Bunny, and enjoy a mimosa bar, bloody Mary bar, and a specially curated Easter brunch,” the restaurant website reads. 

The brunch menu will include a breakfast buffet, dessert bar, raw bar, pasta station, carving station, waffle station, and omelet station. 

Park Lane Tavern

Location: Fredericksburg  

Park Lane Tavern is the perfect place for those who are dreaming of a European holiday, but are celebrating Easter in NOVA. The tavern strives to “offer a unique dining experience set in a vibrant European tavern atmosphere.” 

The tavern serves brunch every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Sunday Brunch Pie includes scrambled eggs, sausage and bacon and is covered in white country gravy, hashbrowns and melted cheddar cheese. It’s served with toast. 

Hometown Grill & Bar

Celebrate the weekend at these 8 Northern Virginia brunch spots
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Location: Lorton

To get you started at Hometown Grill & Bar, have some fried green tomatoes. The appetizer comes with pimento cheese, citrus mayonnaise, green tomato chow-chow, and pickled onions. 

Seafood lovers can try the Crab Cake Benedict. It comes with blue crab, poached eggs, southern biscuits, Old Bay hollandaise, and Yukon potato hash. 

For a unique cocktail, order the Magic Coffee. It comes with espresso vodka, Frangelico, cold brew, caramel, and milk. The Loaded Bloody Mary is also a good choice if you like blue cheese-stuffed olives, bacon, mini pickles, and celery. 

PJ Skidoos

Location: Fairfax

PJ Skidoos is offering a special Easter brunch menu on Sunday, April 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

The all-you-can-eat buffet will include frittata, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, hashbrowns, corned beef hash, honey baked ham, fresh fruit, pastries, waffles, and prime rib. 

It also wouldn’t be brunch without $2 mimosas and $6 bloody marys.

Hamrock’s Restaurant

Celebrate the weekend at these 8 Northern Virginia brunch spots
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Location: Fairfax 

Hamrock’s Restaurant is offering an Easter brunch buffet that likely won’t leave you disappointed. 

To get you started, have a corn muffin and some fruit salad. Then, get a plateful of penne pasta, which comes with sauteed shrimp and andouille sausage in a Cajun cream sauce. 

If you’re in the mood for some eggs, try the Greek veggie omelet. It comes with spinach, red peppers, mushrooms, and feta cheese.

Add some meat to your plate by stopping by the carving station for some roast pork with a rosemary Dijon demi-glace. 

For dessert, have some homemade mint chocolate chip ice cream or a slice of key lime pie with a strawberry sauce, fresh berries, and whipped cream. 

J. Gilbert’s Wood-Fired Steaks & Seafood

Celebrate the weekend at these 8 Northern Virginia brunch spots
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Location: McLean

We suggest coming hungry for J. Gilbert’s Wood-Fired Steaks & Seafood’s Easter brunch buffet, which will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 9. 

The brunch menu includes sweet treats like cinnamon sugared donuts with caramel apple sauce and chocolate-dipped strawberries, succulent cold dishes like oysters on the half shell and peel-and-eat spiced shrimp, and savory hot dishes like maple glazed Atlantic salmon and spicy penne pasta.

If you prefer your food made-to-order, there are four featured stations, including the hand-carved prime rib, omelet, mini waffle, and bagel bars. Try the Signature Carrot Cake Waffle and load it with fresh whipped cream, sprinkles and fried chicken. 

If you can’t make it to brunch, there will also be an Easter prix fixe dinner. 

Shoe’s Cup & Cork

Celebrate the weekend at these 8 Northern Virginia brunch spots
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Location: Leesburg

Shoe’s Cup & Cork is a “scratch kitchen focusing on sustainable, local ingredients” that serves brunch all day on the weekends. 

As you peruse the menu, you’ll find delicious starters, like the Shoe’s Poutine. The dish consists of breakfast potatoes that are topped with homemade sausage gravy and cheddar cheese.

For your entrée, try Fred’s South Beach Benedict. Two poached eggs are served on Baker’s Farm ham and tomato slices that are topped with avocado and served with mixed greens and a side of oil and vinegar dressing. 

The Swiss Bakery

Celebrate the weekend at these 8 Northern Virginia brunch spots
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Location: Springfield 

For a unique brunch experience, try The Swiss Bakery.

The café menu is available from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. every day. 

The Hot Kasseler—smoked pork loin, sauerkraut, Emmentaler cheese, and grainy mustard on grilled German sourdough—is a standout menu item. It’s served with a pickle. 

For something on the lighter side, order the Bircher Muesli. It’s a combination of rolled oats, yogurt, grated apples, fruits, and ground hazelnuts. 

Soup lovers can check out the soup of the day—which is Hungarian goulash on Sundays—and order a side of Half Rösti, which is shredded potato and onion, to go with it.

  • Aila Boyd

    Aila Boyd is a Virginia-based educator and journalist. She received her MFA in writing from Lindenwood University.

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