Holidays at The Willard
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.
Thu 11:00 am–5:00 pm
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.
Thanksgiving brunch - outstanding food and selection and an amazing atmosphere.
This was our third year at the Willard and they have really gone down hill, we will not be going back
Another amazing Thanksgiving (5 years in a row) and God willing my family will be there next year again.
There was a large variety on the buffet but would have preferred more traditional thanksgiving options. Brussell sprouts, pies, etc.
A fabulous holiday experience!! Well worth the money.
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.
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)