Holidays at The Willard

4.4
9 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
Join us for brunch on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and Easter at The Willard InterContinental Washington D.C. The Willard InterContinental combines American renaissance and luxury —proudly setting the benchmark with two centuries of unrivaled hospitality from its coveted 1400 Pennsylvania Avenue address.

Enjoy a buffet brunch sure to please you and your guests with specialty curated food by Executive Chef Luca De Marchis.

We look forward to sharing a wonderful holiday experience with you.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American, Contemporary French / American
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Thu 11:00 am–5:00 pm
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Phone number
(202) 628-9100
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Luca De Marchis
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue
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Parking details
Valet parking is included in the holiday brunch price.
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Public transit
The closest subway station to The Willard is Metro Center. This station is serviced by the red, orange, blue, and silver lines. Upon arriving at Metro Station, depart the station via the F street exit. Walk two blocks west to 14th and F. Cross the street. Turn left and walk to the corner. The Willard’s main entrance will be on your right.
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Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 9 People Are Saying
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AC
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Overall very disappointing Thanksgiving brunch. Most of the food was cold, barely any vegetarian options. The only vegetable we saw was green beans and tiny little pre-made salads. Had to constantly ask for refills of champagne. Didn't get seated until 2:45 and all the food was finished at 4. We felt rushed. To add a 24% service charge onto a buffet is also excessive, considering there was barely any service provided to us.

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E
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving brunch - outstanding food and selection and an amazing atmosphere.

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S
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

This was our third year at the Willard and they have really gone down hill, we will not be going back

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YB
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Another amazing Thanksgiving (5 years in a row) and God willing my family will be there next year again.

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MK
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

There was a large variety on the buffet but would have preferred more traditional thanksgiving options. Brussell sprouts, pies, etc.

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H
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fabulous holiday experience!! Well worth the money.

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MD
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

My sister and I had been dying to go to The Willard for a holiday brunch for years and finally were able to secure reservations for Thanksgiving. It is gorgeous. And the staff is amazing; kind and attentive. The buffet display was out of this world. We indulged in everything we wanted— pancakes and French toast, turkey and prime rib, risotto and mashed potatoes, shrimp, lobster, and oysters, and even dessert! But none of it was outstanding. The French toast had good flavor, but was cold. “35 different pancakes,” the reality was 35 different toppings (sprinkles, nuts, fruit, etc). Shrimp was over cooked and chewy. Oysters (at least the one I had) was rubbery and foul. My sister was given scraps of prime rib. Mimosas turned to orange juice as the servers refilled us (maybe 3 refills). The turkey and traditional stuffing were tasty. The dessert was delicious, but after seeing an unaccompanied child sneeze and cough on the dessert as well as touch multiple items then put them back, I certainly wouldn’t return— I love children, but not their germs. For $341, we expected so much more ($125 + fees). We can cross it off our bucket lists, but don’t need to repeat. Round Robin Bar will be our go-to going forward.

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VM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We attend the holiday brunches at Thanksgiving and Christmas each year at the Willard and are never disappointed, in fact the Willard constantly exceeds our expectations. The food is high quality, fresh, and always of great variety; the service is top notch in every way. Combine the food and service with such a beautiful, historic setting - the holiday brunch at the Willard can not be beat (in the past we have tried other prominent DC hotels, but everyone in the family agrees the Willard is far above any other)

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving

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