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Where to Eat on Easter in Falls Church

TRIO GRILL’s branzino is one of two a la carte options in addition to a brunch buffet available at the Merrifield restaurant this Sunday. (Photo: TRIO Grill)
TRIO GRILL’s branzino is one of two a la carte options in addition to a brunch buffet available at the Merrifield restaurant this Sunday. (Photo: TRIO Grill)

After an exhausting morning hiding and hunting eggs, spending the next few hours in the kitchen preparing an Easter-worthy meal just isn’t very appealing. That’s where the following Falls Church restaurants come in to play.

Rather than stressing over roasted lambs and hams, let the professionals do the hard work and worry about the important stuff: eating.

2941 Restaurant

2941 Fairview Park Dr., Falls Church | 2941.com | 703-270-1515

2941 Restaurant is serving a three-course prix fixe menu for lunch and dinner Sunday priced at $75 for adults and $25 for kids 12 and under. The lineup includes appetizers like a Maine lobster salad with tomato water gelee, herb aioli, lobster rillette, puntarella salad and pickled camomile flower, East Coast oysters served on the half shell with lemon, lemongrass-sesame mignonette and cocktail sauce and a warm asparagus plate with quail egg, speck ham, brioche pain perdu and herb sabayon. For the main course, diners have the option of ricotta gnocchi with fricassee of peas, bacon, lettuce and shaved pecorino, almond crusted lamb loin with smoked eggplant, gnocchi alla Greca, semi-dry tomato petals and natural jus and a surf and turf dish pairing butter poached lobster with roasted chicken breast alongside spinach and lobster emulsion, along with several other dishes.

When it comes to dessert, there’s a special 2941 “Easter basket“ with flourless chocolate cake, pistachio mousse, vanilla ice cream and raspberry plus there’s also carrot cake, lemon souffle and chocolate bostock options.

2941’s Easter menu will be available 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. this Sunday. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 703-270-1500.

 

Dogfish Head Alehouse

6220 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church | dogfishalehouse.com | 703-534-3342

There will be something for both children and adults at Dogfish Head in Falls Church this Sunday as the alehouse is presenting a special bacon beer lunch for the grownups at 3 p.m. followed by an Easter egg hunt for the kids plus face painting starting at 5:30.

The three-course lunch is $45 a person and starts with bacon straws stuffed with shrimp and scallop mousseline paired with Noble Rot, continues with smoked pork bellies in a bourbon maple demi-glaze and 120 Minute IPA and ends up with chicory stout and chocolate chip buttermilk pancakes and a Palo Santo Maron.

Reservations for Dogfish’s bacon beer lunch can be made by calling 703-534-3342 or by visiting dogfishalehouse.com.

 

Ireland’s Four Provinces

105 W. Broad St., Falls Church | 4psva.com | 703-534-8999

Ireland’s Four Provinces is turning its award-winning brunch into a holiday affair this Sunday with an Easter buffet priced at $26.99 for adults and $9.99 for children 10 and under.

The lineup includes leg of lamb, grilled salmon, a carving station with roast beef and Virginia ham, made-to-order omelets, Irish oak smoked salmon, eggs benedict, scrambled eggs, breakfast sausages, home fries, Shepherd’s Pie, corned beef hash, mashed potatoes, fresh veggies, waffles with strawberries and whipped cream, Irish French toast, potato leek soup, chicken tenders, mac and cheese, Irish bread pudding, fresh fruit, breads and pastries and more. There will also be a make-your-own-Bloody-Mary bar available for an extra cost.

The Four P’s Easter brunch runs from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. with seatings every half hour. Reservations can be made by calling 703-534-8999.

 

Mad Fox Brewing Company

444 W. Broad St., Falls Church | madfoxbrewing.com | 703-942-6840

The Falls Church brew pub is opening up early at 9 a.m. this Sunday with an a la carte Easter brunch menu featuring a special lineup of starters, soup, salads and entrees.

Small plates include hot cross buns with whipped honey butter, donut holes with vanilla bean, citrus ricotta, mint and candied lemon zest, a parfait with Irish oak granola, orange liqueur yogurt and fresh berries and truffled deviled eggs. Cantaloupe gazpacho, green goddess and grilled romaine salads make up the lighter options and entrees consist of a beer-braised Colorado lamb benedict with IPA hollandaise and Kolsch buttermilk biscuit, a bacon wrapped crabcake with lobster poppy hollandaise and Byrd Mill grits, an IPA glazed ham with pineapple catsup, scalloped potatoes and ale-braised collard greens and an lox pizza with smoked salmon, cream cheese, shaved red onion, lemon zest, fried capers and parsley.

Reservations are highly recommended for Mad Fox’s Easter brunch which runs from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 

TRIO Grill

8100 Lee Highway, Falls Church | triomerrifield.com | 703-992-9200

Merrifield’s Trio Grill is going the Easter brunch route Sunday, with both a buffet and two special a la carte entrees. On the buffet, there will be an assortment of salads and breads plus more substantial options like crab cake benedict, baked apple French toast, deviled eggs with foie gras and a carving station with Virginia ham and roasted leg of lamb.

If the buffet is too overwhelming, a whole branzino or a choice of steak along with eggs is available as well.

Trio Grill’s Easter Sunday brunch is $55 for adults, $25 for kids 6 –12 (under 6 eat free) and is available from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 703-992-9200 or by visiting opentable.com.

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