Late nights, lazy afternoons. Weekends are made for brunch. On Tap presents our annual round up of places where you can savor, sip or simply recover. The guide is online all year long, if we missed a place or you have something to add, just drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cheers!
14K Restaurant (1001 14th St. NW; 202-218-7575; www.14krestaurant.com) Enjoy Sunday brunch on the beautiful open air patio at 14K Restaurant overlooking Franklin Square Park. Indulge in their extensive seasonal brunch buffet or other delicious a la carte items. Be sure to try Chef’s daily quiche selection or the local favorite; strawberry stuffed french toast. Their mid day menu is available after noon.
15ria (1515 Rhode Island Ave. NW; 202-521-7101; www.15ria.com; Sunday brunch 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.) Located in the Doubletree Hotel, 15ria offers contemporary American cuisine, using a bounty of local fresh product and we incorporate the freshest regional ingredients into seafood, steaks chops and side dishes. An exceptional wine list perfectly complements your dining experience. Price range from $7 – $29 and Reservations are suggested but not required.
18th Amendment (613 Pennsylvania Ave. SE; 202-543-3622; www.18thamendment-dc.com; Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) Bored with the typical Capitol Hill brunch? How bout a little creole on the weekend! With a menu featuring a delicious Louisiana inspired breakfast, The 18th Amendment is your southern home away from home on Saturdays and Sundays from 11a.m. to 3p.m. Brunch on Pennsylvania Ave wouldn’t be complete without cocktails, so enjoy your choice of bottomless mimosas, champagne cocktails for only $15 or maybe a bloody mary with our house infused bacon vodka! NCAA has begun, so why not enjoy college hoops with crawfish benedict, Pain Perdu or shrimp and grits!
19th Bar & Restaurant (1900 I St. NW; 202.331.5800; www.enjoyyourround.com; Saturdays & Sundays 11a.m. to 3 p.m.) Brunch just took a bottomless twist. 19th offers bottomless bloodies, mimosas and draft beer along with any menu item for just $30. Their new brunch menu highlights chef’s favorites such as homemade corned beef and hash, English muffin sandwiches, made to order omelets, biscuits & gravy, waffles, home fries, and drunken bread pudding. All available while competing in 19th’s buy a hole, get a hole Bar Golf special. Come early, stay late & finish that last hole!
Acadiana (901 New York Ave. NW; Sundays 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) Join us at Acadiana every Sunday for our Mardi Gras Live Jazz Brunch and an authentic New Orleans style three-course brunch menu for just $29. Choose from popular dishes such as our Eggs Acadiana or the Chicken and Andouille Sausage Jambalaya. Try the all-you-can-eat raw bar for $9 or our parking meter special of unlimited, $1 Blood Orange Mimosas and Cajun Mary’s! With delicious kids’ menus for just $6, bring the whole family!
ACKC Cocoa Bar (1529C 14th St. NW; 202-387-2626; www.TheCocoaGallery.com; Sundays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. ) We offer a Sunday Mimosa Brunch, as fabulicious as everything else here. The a-la-carte menu offers specialty items such as lavender-chocolate French toast and bacon-chocolate French toast, and other items that serve the needs of our chocoholic customers. Other indulgent items include cheddar and bacon stuffed French toast, pancakes, vegan friendly tofu scramble and the All American Breakfast plate. Add a mimosa or a hot chocolate and you are in brunch heaven. Reservations are not accepted so come early and eat often.
Agora (1527 17th St. NW; 202-332-6767; www.agoradc.net; Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m) Located in the heart of Dupont Agora offers authentic Turkish and Greek cuisine. The menu features a selection of salads and spreads, a Cheese & Cure section, and Cold Meze options. Featured dishes include the Kasar spread from Kars, Turkey, an aged medium-hard pale yellow, sheep milk cheese, served with orange marmalade; Beet Salad with lemon mashed potatoes, garlic, orange, red beets, savory herb, onion, lemon vinaigrette as well as Dolmades, Swiss chard stuffed with pine nuts and tomatoes. Bottomless mimosas or Bloody Mary’s are also available for an additional $13.
Acqua al 2 (212 Seventh St. SE; 202-525-4375; www.acquaal2dc.com; Tuesday through Sundays 11:30am – 2:30pm) Offering a variety of Frittate and Panini, as well as our full dinner menu and our “Pranzo Alla Svelta” 3 course lunch for $20.
Ardeo + Bardeo (3311 Connecticut Ave. NW; 202-244-6750; www.ardeobardeo.com; Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m.-3p.m.) Offering a $25 brunch that includes 2 courses and bottomless (within reason!) champagne and mimosas! Reservations are strongly recommended but not required.
Argonaut (1433 Maryland Ave. NE; 202-250-3660; www.argonautdc.com; Saturdays and Sundays 10a.m.-3p.m.) We’ve got a $5 Bloody Mary Bar, $9 Bottomless Mimosas and a smaller brunch menu (which includes the Argo Burger and Fish Tacos) until 3pm.
Art & Soul (415 New Jersey Ave. NW; 202-347-7678; www.artandsouldc.com; Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) Recognized as one of DC’s Best Brunches, enjoy our acclaimed à la carte brunch menu of modern regional cuisine with southern accents from two-time James Beard award winner Chef Art Smith. Indulge in our famous Fried Chicken and Waffles, Gayle’s Lemon Yogurt Pancakes with lemon infused honey and mascarpone butter, and Chesapeake Benedict with jumbo lump crab cakes. Relax with our Bloody Mary redefined and served deconstructed with candied bacon, a toasted bagel chip, and more. Reservations are recommended.
Asia Nine (915 E St. NW; 202-629-4348; www.asianine.com; Saturdays and Sundays 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.) Asia Nine offers an a la carte brunch as well as their full lunch menu. Some brunch favorites include Traditional Asian Dim Sum and Bento. Please check the website for information and updated menu.
Austin Grill (Downtown in Penn Quarter; 202-393-3776; www.austingrill.com; Saturdays and Sundays until 3 p.m.) This locally based Tex-Mex restaurant group offers a brunch menu with everything from pancakes, French toast, omelets, and bacon to Tex-Mex classics like Huevos Rancheros, and Migas Plate (eggs scrambled with tortilla, chilies, onions, tomatoes and melted cheese)
Beacon Bar & Grill (1615 Rhodes Island Ave. NW; 202-872-1126; www.BBGWDC.com) Known for its phenomenal champagne buffet brunch with unlimited mimosas, champagne is now also featuring a Saturday Champagne Brunch- 3 Courses unlimited Champagne $21.95- Served 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and Sundays continues our Champagne Buffet brunch $31.95 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Beacon Bar and Grill keeps the promise of pure luscious food and continues to be Voted Best Brunch by OpenTable.com subscribers. Restaurant was fully renovated in January, come see the new look
Belga Café (514 8th St. SE; 202-544-0100; www.belgacafe.com; Saturdays and Sundays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) Enjoy Belga’s a la carte brunch menu. Enjoy authentic Belgian waffles, delicious egg dishes and a variety of mussel pots. Relax on Belga’s outdoor patio with a mimosa or their signature Bloody Mary with celery foam.
BierGarten Haus (1355 H St. NE; 202-388-4053; www.biergartenhaus.com; Brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 11a.m. until 3p.m.) Our German Brunch includes Schnitzels, eggs and 2 lb pretzels. Please email or call to make a reservation. Outside seating is available. Info@biergartenhaus.com
Billy Goat Tavern (500 New Jersey Ave NW # 1; 202-783-2123; www.billygoattavern.com) Best deal in town! $4.62 your choice of bacon, sausage or ham, 2 eggs any style, home fries, toast butter and jelly. Belly up at the bar or enjoy our spacious patio. Breakfast is served all day.
BlackSalt Fish Market & Restaurant (4883 MacArthur Blvd. NW; (202) 342-9101; www.blacksaltrestaurant.com. Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) Guests can feast on fresh and sustainable seafood dishes including Fried Bay Oyster & Scrambled Egg Po’ Boy with field greens, smoked bacon and chive aioli; Wood Grilled British Columbia Salmon with black eye peas, baby greens, and bacon vinaigrette as well as Blue Shell Crab Cake with arugula salad, toasted almonds, herbed feta. Breakfast favorites such as English Scones with Devonshire Cream and Chocolate Stuffed French Toast are also available. Prices range from $4 to $19.
Blue Duck Tavern (1201 24th St. NW; 202-419-6755; www.blueducktavern.com; Saturdays and Sundays 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) Blue Duck Tavern serves up an a la carte brunch experience showcasing the best ingredients of each season and region. Create your own brunch menu with a myriad of choices from tempting starters to more substantial entree selections including familiar favorite egg dishes, pancakes, french toast, beef and seafood, complemented by an extensive selection of side dishes and mouthwatering desserts. Reservations are suggested.
Bistro Bistro DC (1727 Connecticut Ave. NW; 202-328-1640; www.bistrobistrodc.com; Sunday Buffet Brunch from 10a.m. to 4p.m. and Saturday a-la-carte brunch from 10a.m. to 4p.m.) Our Sunday Buffet Brunch has incredible selection of food for every taste, from traditional brunch favorites like custom omelets, French toast, sausages, and hash browns, to hand carved roast beef, delicious salmon fillets, pasta, and more. Reservations suggested, just call 202-328-1640 or book online at www.bistrobistrodc.com .
Bistrot Du Coin (1738 Connecticut Ave. NW; 202-234-6969; www.bistrotducoin.com; Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) At Bistrot Du Coin you can enjoy a full lunch menu as well as the Brunch menu. Reservations are suggested and kids are welcome.
Bistro Francais (3124-28 M St. NW; 202-338-3830; www.bistrofrancaisdc.com; Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Bistro Francais in the heart of Georgetown offers a brunch served a-la-carte, with a full lunch menu also available. The price for brunch is $24.95. Try their eggs Benedict, one of the best in town, or their famous Poulet Bistro (1/2 roast chicken from the rotisserie), Truite Braisee Florentine (boneless broiled trout, spinach mousse)
Bodega (3116 M St. NW; 202-333-4733; www.bodegadc.com; Saturdays and Sundays from 10a.m. to 3p.m.) Full normal menu and a special brunch menu offered including waffles, churros and torrijas served with Pure Maple Syrup, specialty eggs and omletes, and sweets like flan and chocolate parfait. Delish!
The Bombay Club (815 Connecticut Ave. NW; 202-659-3727; www.bombayclubdc.com; Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) Just steps away from the White House, The Bombay Club provides the perfect setting with live piano music playing as guests feast on a delicious buffet spread of regional Indian cuisine. For $20 a person, brunch includes seven Indian dishes offered as main courses, complete with traditional Indian dessert and fresh cut seasonal fruit. To complete the experience, a champagne brunch is offered for $25 a person, including unlimited pours throughout the meal.
Busboys and Poets (2021 14th St. NW; 202-387-7638; 1025 5th Street NW; (202) 789-2227; www.busboysandpoets.com; Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) With many different omelets, French toast and vegetarian selections, Busboys and Poets serves up a brunch that is sure to satisfy. Try the Buckwheat Pancakes or Vegan Egg Wrap! Complete your meal with their Fair Trade Tea and Coffee. Top it all off with a $5 Bloody Mary or Mimosa.
Café Atlántico (405 8th St. NW; 202-393-0812; www.cafeatlantico.com; Saturdays and Sundays 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) Offers a famous Nuevo Latino Dim Sum on Sunday. This family-style menu inspired by traditional Chinese dim sum features a selection of small dishes highlighting contemporary cuisine inspired by Latin American and Caribbean ingredients. For the full dim sum experience, guests can enjoy one of two specially crafted tasting menus: the Chef’s tasting menu featuring 14 items served in traditional dim sum style for the table to share and is priced at $35 per person, tax and tip not included and the 12 dish vegetarian tasting menu is also available for $25 per person. Guests also have to option of ordering dim sum items a la carte (priced from $2.50 to $8.00) A full a la carte brunch menu is also available on Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more information or to make reservations please call (202) 393-0812 or visit www.cafeatlantico.com.
Café Dupont (1500 New Hampshire Ave. NW; 202-797-0169 Saturdays and Sundays from 7.00a.m. – 2.30p.m.) Join Café Dupont for their fabulous a la carte brunch with $5 Mimosa and Bloody Mary, next to their great food selection they also have a great variety of specialty Bloody Marys. The floor to ceiling windows give you a great view over Dupont Circle and the outdoor seating is one of the best in the Neighborhood.
Café Promenade (1127 Connecticut Ave NW; 202-347-2233) Join Café Promenade, located adjacent to the historic Mayflower Renaissance Hotel, for cherry-inspired cuisine during the National Cherry Blossom Festival March 26 – April 10. Four-course prix-fixe menu priced at $44 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Easter Sunday Brunch grand buffet includes freshly baked goods, breakfast favorites, seasonal fruit, chef salads, carving and seafood stations, dessert and more. Easter Brunch is priced at $75.00 for adults and $35.00 for children ages 12 & under. Reservations required; parking validation provided.
Chadwicks Georgetown (3205 K St. NW; 202-333-2565; www.chadwicksrestaurants.com; Saturdays 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Chadwicks serves American food, so look forward to French toast, Eggs Benedict, Steak and Eggs, Breakfast Burrito and a Chef’s Omelet. The real treat is their champagne brunch, now served on both Saturdays and Sundays. Your choice of entrée with unlimited Champagne, starting at $22. Don’t miss this.
CIRCA at Dupont (1601 Connecticut Ave. NW; 202-667-1601; www.circaatdupont.com; Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Located on one of the best people-watching corners in DC, CIRCA offers great food, an extensive wine list and a friendly staff to create the perfect dining experience. Stop by during brunch on the weekends and enjoy one of our $5 mimosas!
CIRCA at Foggy Bottom (2221 I (Eye) St. NW; www.circaatfoggybottom.com) CIRCA Bistros is proud to announce the opening of our third location in Summer of 2011! This location is set in the heart of Foggy Bottom, directly in front of the metro. We invite you to enjoy brunch on one of the hottest corners in the District! Check our website for updates!
Cities Restaurant & Lounge (919 19th St. NW; 202-331-3232; www.citieswashington.com; Saturdays, 1 – 6p.m.) A delicious culinary journey awaits when you brunch at Cities – where exotic destinations are brought to life through an internationally influenced menu perfect for a late breakfast, an afternoon lunch, or an early supper. Chef Michael Fusano prepares a gourmet selection of entrees, starters and small plates with something for everyone, and bartenders are ready to provide the perfect brunch libations. Enjoy brunch on the patio, in the lounge or in the main dining room with friends and family.
Co Co. Sala (929 F St. NW; 202-347-4265; www.cocosala.com; Saturdays & Sundays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) Indulge in our decadent multi-course brunch with favorites such as our French Toast S’mores and Breakfast Flatbread. Creative Champagne cocktails such as our Fiery Passion Mimosa and Wasabi Bloody Mary are served along with our Hot Co Co. Flights and locally-roasted coffee. Award-winning Co Co. Sala is the premier Chocolate Lounge and Boutique in Washington DC with everything made in-house.
Daily Grill Georgetown (1310 Wisconsin Ave. NW; 202-337-4900; www.dailygrill.com; Sundays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) Located in the historic Georgetown Inn for over nine years, The Daily Grill offers great American classics in a casual setting. Please join them for their Sunday a-la-carte brunch and full lunch menu starting at 10 a.m. featuring our classic eggs Benedict and the chef’s specialty; crab Benedict. Brunch service runs until 3 p.m. Complementary two-hour valet parking available. Children’s menus and seating available for large groups. Reservations suggested.
The Diner (2453 18th St. NW; 202-232-8800; www.DinerDC.com; Every day, 24 hours a day) Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner: All day, every day! No need to wait for the weekend. From eggs any way you want, buttermilk pancakes, and stuffed omelets to their house specialty the Diner Royale. Not in the mood for breakfast? Order from their full lunch, dinner or bar menu. There is something for everyone 24/7.
District 2 Bar (3238 Wisconsin Ave. NW; 202.362.0362; www.District2Bar.com; Every day 9a.m.-3p.m.) Enjoy brunch daily from 9a.m.-3p.m. at District 2 Bar & Grille. Sit outside on our deck and enjoy the view on the corner of Wisconsin and Macomb St. NW, DC.. Now serving Illy coffee and tea! District 2 Bar & Grille – Upscale sports bar in the Cathedral Heights and Glover Park neighborhoods. email@example.com
District Chophouse and Brewery (509 7th St. NW; 202-347-3434; www.districtchophouse.com; Saturday and Sunday) The District Chophouse still offers a great brunch. Head out to sample their specialty dish, the Oscar Benedict and grab a mid-day mimosa or handcrafted beer. Reservations are suggested.
Dubliner (4 F St. NW; 202-737-3773; www.dublinerdc.com; Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) This Irish restaurant and pub serves up an Irish brunch along with traditional dishes. Try their Irish eggs Benedict, Cashel cottage eggs, or Irish omelet, in addition to more traditional lunch items including a baked brie wheel, Irish beef stew and fish and chips.
Eatonville Restaurant (2121 14th St. NW; 202-332-ZORA; www.eatonvillerestaurant.com; Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) Featuring high ceilings, large open space full of natural sunlight, and even an outdoor patio, what better way to enjoy brunch than at Eatonville Restaurant? Brunch items include NY Strip Steak and Eggs, Crab & Fried Green Tomatoes, Country Benedict, and Almond Crusted Charleston Toast. Enjoy $5 Mimosas, Bloody Mary’s, and Beer-mosas! So, c’mon in for some good ‘ole brunch and southern hospitality.
Elephant and Castle (900 19th St. NW; 202-296-2575; www.elephantcastle.com; Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.) Get your sunny side up with their great British breakfast which includes two eggs, British banger sausage, bacon, grilled tomato, sautéed mushrooms with baked beans, toast and breakfast potatoes or a fresh fruit cup. If that doesn’t suit your fancy, they try the Castle Benedict or steak and eggs while enjoying a $4 bloody mary or mimosa on the patio or watching every MLB game or soccer match during your meal. Remember, we are the headquarters for the D.C. FC Barcelona Fan Club!”
Fado (808 7th St. NW; 202-789-0066; www.fadoirishpub.com; Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) The Fado Brunch offers Irish and American style brunch items, coupled with their full lunch menu, offering a choice that is second to none. Relax while enjoying one of their signature bloody marys (only the Irish can make a hangover cure like this), or catch one of the many weekend English Premier League soccer or international club rugby games that we have to offer. Slainté!
Farmers & Fishers (3000 K St. NW; 202-298-0003; www.farmersandfishers.com; Farm Stand Brunch, Sundays, 10a.m.) Start with a basket of fresh, scratch-baked English muffins, cinnamon rolls, croissants and biscuits—and then indulge in the full farm stand style buffet. Enjoy appetizers, dips and spreads, hand-tossed salads, made-to-order Eggs Benedict, Fritattas, French Toast and delicious breakfast farm-fresh trimmings. Entrees include Pan-Roasted Rockfish, hand-carved grilled meats, fried Catfish, Heritage Chicken or Pork Tacos, and more. Add delicious Sangrias, Bloody Marys, Mimosas and organic coffee or tea for a truly relaxing weekend!
Firefly (1310 New Hampshire Ave. NW; 202-861-1310; www.firefly-dc.com; Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 2:00p.m. and Sundays 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.) Firefly’s brunch is available all weekend long featuring $2 Mimosas with the purchase of an entrée (not available on holidays or special occasions) Try Chef Daniel Bortnick’s playful take on classics like the Snake Eyes, two soft-cooked eggs in a bread basket, country sausage, red eye gravy, potatoes and The Elvis Sandwich, peanut butter, bacon, banana, and maple-honey on pan-fried challah bread, fries.
Floriana Restaurant (1602 17th St. NW, 202-667-5937; www.florianarestaurant.com; Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) Floriana Restaurant offers an upscale brunch dining experience. Choose from delicious omelets, entree salads, and fresh handmade pasta.
Founding Farmers (1924 Pennsylvania Ave. NW; 202-822-TRUE; www.wearefoundingfarmers.com; Saturday and Sunday, 9a.m.) Brunch at DC’s Greenest and most popular restaurant is like none other. Enjoy breakfast favorites of scratch-made breads, fresh fruits and salads, delicious egg scrambles and hashes, pancakes and more, or choose from the extensive lunch/dinner menu. Add eye-opening cocktails like Mimosas, Sangrias or Bloody Marys, freshly squeezed juices and organic coffees and teas to make it a perfect weekend. Reserve a table online today – demand is high for this amazing farmhouse experience.
Front Page (1333 New Hampshire Ave. NW; 202-296-6500; www.frontpagerestaurant.com; Saturdays at 11a.m.-3p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m.-3:30p.m.) $21.95 all you can eat country buffet, $5 Bottomless Mimosas and $4.50 Bloody Mary Bar. Reservations recommended, walk in accepted. Patio seating available
Gordon Biersch (900 F St. NW; 202-783-5454; www.gordonbiersch.com) Gordon Biersch isn’t just known for their beer but their brunch too. Choose from a variety of brunch options to include Maryland Crab or Bistro Steak Benedict, a Monte Cristo Sandwich, and classics such as a French Toast and Omelets. If you had a rough night out Saturday, try their Hangover Pizza. Don’t forget to take advantage of the $3 Mimosas and the $5 Bloody Mary’s. Groups welcome!
Granville Moore’s (1238 H St. NE; 202-399-2536; www.granvillemoores.com; Saturdays and Sundays 11a.m. – 3p.m.) Moules, Frites, Ales… EGGS! Come get you egg on while listening to great tunes in a laid back and inviting atmosphere. Staff created Bloody Mary’s, house-made cocktails and fried french toast that’ll make you slap your momma.
Grill From Ipanema (1858 Columbia Rd. NW; 202-986-0757; www.thegrillfromipanema.com; Saturdays and Sundays 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.) Enjoy a typically Brazilian brunch at the Grill From Ipanema. They have a three-course brunch with a choice of champagne or a house bloody mary for $18.95. Or try the house favorite, Feijoada, the Brazilian brunch with black bean stew and meats. Reservations are suggested, but not required.
Hank’s Oyster Bar (624 Q St. NW, 202-462-4265; www.hanksrestaurants.com; Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) Brunch-goers will enjoy Hank’s popular casual menu of New England beach fare Chef/Owner Jamie Leeds’ expanded menu features tempting selections including Mixed Berry Sourdough French Toast Stratta with Virginia Maple Syrup; Asparagus, Goat Cheese and Smoked Salmon Frittata; House-made Corned Beef Hash with Potatoes and Poached Egg and Shrimp and Grits with Bacon and Watercress. Small plates range from $7 to $11 and entrees range from $11 to $23. As always, the freshest selection of seasonal oysters are available on the half shell and no Hank’s brunch is complete without a delicious Sake Oyster Shooter ($3)
The Heights (3115 14th St. NW; 202-797-7227; www.theheightsdc.com; Saturdays and Sundays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Tons of great brunch options ranging from classic egg and omelet dishes to three benedicts (ham, crab cake or vegetarian), the “Best” French Toast with caramel pecan sauce, Empire Eggs with smoked salmon and potato pancakes or the amazing Turkey Hash. The full lunch menu is also available, with a large selection of appetizers, burgers, salads and sandwiches. And of course, create your own jumbo Bloody Mary…choose from dozens of vodkas, juices and garnishes from the “Ultimate Bloody Mary Menu.”
Hudson Restaurant and Lounge (2030 M St. NW; 202-872-8700; www.hudson-dc.com; Sundays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) Enjoy brunch on their expansive patio. Choose from Hudson Benedict, French toast, or Crabby Benedict, among lots of other choices. This is one brunch you don’t want to miss.
Jaleo (480 7th St. NW; 202-628-7949; www.jaleo.com; Saturday and Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.) featuring a selection of traditional brunch-style Spanish tapas including torrijas castellanas, Spanish style French toast with strawberries and apple compote; tortilla española y pan con tomate, a traditional Spanish omelet with tomato bread and . Brunch cocktails including Sangre Gazpacho, Jaleo’s twist on the Bloody Mary. Prices ranging from $6.00 to $9.50
Juniper at The Fairmont (2401 M St. NW; 202-457-5020; www.fairmont.com/washington; Sundays from 12 p.m to 2 p.m.) Executive Sous Chef Ian Bens serves a spectacular new Sunday brunch from 12-2p.m. in Juniper. Traditional brunch favorites will be offered along with a sustainable seafood display and a decadent dessert display. The a la carte entrée menu includes; Eggs Benedict, Chesapeake Bay crab cakes and pancetta wrapped organic chicken breast. For dessert, choose a sweet treat from Executive Pastry Chef Aron Weber’s decadent display. Brunch is $46 for adults, $23 per child ages 6-12 and free for children 5 and under. Bloody Marys and Mimosas are just $2 each. For reservations, dial extension 210.
Justin’s Cafe (1025 First St. SE; 202-652-1009; www.justinscafe.com; Saturdays and Sundays 11:30 am – 4 pm) Get your brunch fix at Justin’s Cafe, awesome brunch wraps as well as the full menu. Sip on a Moose Mix Bloody Mary or a Mimosa while you dine. First come first serve.
Kellari Taverna (1700 K Street, NW; 202-535-5274; www.kellaridc.com; Saturday and Sundays 11:30-4:00p.m.) Featuring home made croissants, choice of entree and unlimited champagnes or mimosas for $24.95.
Kramerbooks and Afterwords Cafe (1517 Connecticut Ave. NW; 202-387-1462; www.kramers.com) Washington’s only full-service restaurant and complete bar combined with an independent bookstore, located at the Dupont Metro Q Street station, Kramerbooks and Afterwords Cafe is the perfect spot for pre- or- post-theater food or drinks; open early and late seven days a week and 24 hours Fridays and Saturdays, the restaurant offers Saturday and Sunday brunch and the full, widely varied dinner menu until closing time, as well as cocktails, coffee drinks and fabulous desserts.
La Tomate Italian Bistro (1701 Connecticut Ave. NW; 202-667-5505; www.latomatebistro.com; Saturdays and Sundays 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Occupying a bustling corner of historic Dupont Circle for more than 20 years, La Tomate is a neighborhood Italian Bistro with panoramic views, abundant natural light and seasonal outdoor dining. The menu offers a wide variety of salads, home-made pastas, fresh fish, meats and poultry. Brunch items include a vegetarian frittata, eggs Benedict with prosciutto or smoked salmon and a grilled N.Y strip with eggs. Prices range from $6.95 to $19.95. $19.95 special brunch menu includes a choice of soup or house salad, a choice of all our brunch entrees, and a choice of mimosa, prosecco, bloody mary or screwdriver.
Level One Restaurant (1639 R Street, NW; 202-745-0025; www.cobaltdc.com; Saturdays and Sundays 10:00am to 4:00pm) Choose any one of the yummy entrees from our Disco Brunch menu ($8.00-$16.00), while enjoying Bottomless Mimosas & Bloody Marys ($14.00) Some of our most popular items include, Studio 54 Eggs, Bell Bottom Breakfast Sandwich and Peace, Love & Pancakes. Reservations are not required, but for large parties, it is strongly suggested. Reservations are made through www.opentable.com.
Lindy’s Red Lion (2040 I St. NW; 202.466.6000; $5 Breakfast every Saturday and Sunday from 11a.m.-1p.m.) Choose from Pancakes, French Toast grilled with cinnamon, or a traditional egg platter with meat, potatoes, and toast. Breakfast sandwiches are also available. See you soon!
Luna Grill and Diner (1301 Connecticut Ave. NW; 202-835-2280; www.lunagrillanddiner.com; Brunch served every Saturday and Sunday until 3 p.m.) Come and enjoy our cozy setting while sipping your Mimosa, our homemade Bloody Mary, or fresh squeezed Orange juice. We offer an extensive breakfast (served all day), lunch, and brunch À la carte menu. Enjoy our restaurant favorites like Belgian waffles, Eggs Neptune prepared with lump crab meat, Eggs Benedict prepared with smoked Ham. And, create your own omelet. Our patio is now open!
M Street Bar & Grill (2033 M St. NW; 202-530-3621; www.mstreetbarandgrill.com ; Sundays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) Sunday jazz champagne brunch at M Street has been voted among the TOP 10 by Open Table subscribers. Promising to become your new favorite brunch spot. Head to this popular brunch venue and take in a three-course brunch for $23.95 per person, all while enjoying champagne mimosas or bloody mary’s and some great live entertainment. The best deal in town…Reservations suggested, but walk-ins are always welcome.
Maddy’s (1726 Connecticut Ave. NW; 202-483-2266; www.maddysbar.com; Saturdays and Sundays 11a.m.-2p.m.) Features breakfast sandwiches, waffles, breakfast burritos, steak and eggs, huevos rancheros, pancakes, french toast, three egg omelettes, as well as other traditional breakfast plates including some lunch dishes.
The Mansion on O Street (2020 O St. NW; 202-496-2020; www.omansion.com; Sundays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) Explore over 100 rooms and 32 secret doors while you feast on our expansive gourmet buffet. Includes complimentary champagne until 2 pm an omelet/crepe/waffle bar, a large variety of international & regional foods, oodles of lunch dishes and our award winning desserts. Plenty of vegetarian options. For our early birds we now offer Sunday Breakfast (10 a.m. – noon) Includes omelets, crepes, waffles, toast, bacon, turkey bacon, sausage, cereal, yogurt, egg beaters, hot coffee/hot tea. Vegetarian options available. Shop, tour or take a treasure hunt when you visit. Be sure to bring your own shopping bags everything is for sale!
Masa 14 (1825 14th Street, NW; 202-328-1414; www.masa14.com; Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m) Masa 14 brings together Latin-Asian flavors. Highlight dishes including Pan Dulce with ancho whipped cream and roasted pineapple syrup; Grilled Chorizo Sausage with poached eggs and salsa Mesicana; Masa Breakfast Pizza with house bacon, egg yolks, gruyere cheese, pico de gallo and arugula as well as Tenderloin Benedict with scallion kimchi pancake, poached egg, and green chili hollandaise. Taking from Asian and Latin influence, the space is fashioned by creative combinations of material, color, and light providing a lively yet comfortable atmosphere. For additional information or reservations please call or visit the website.
McFadden’s (2401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW; 202-223-2338; www.mcfaddensdc.com; Saturdays and Sundays 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) Stop by to taste the new brunch menu at McFadden’s DC, featuring $4 mimosas and a bloody mary bar! Specials and menu are available. Show your college ID for half off any brunch item.
Mie N Yu Restaurant (3125 M St. NW; 202-333-6122; www.mienyu.com; Saturday and Saturday 11:00 .a.m. to 4 p.m.) Get your brunch at Mie N Yu, choose from a-la-carte brunch and lunch items or the $20 three course menu that includes a mimosa or bloody mary. Mie N Yu’s favorites are the Crab Cake Benedict and the homemade falafel. Reservations are suggested but not required.
The Mighty Pint (1831 M St. NW; 202-466-3010; www.onepintfitsall.com; Saturday and Sundays 11a.m.-4p.m.) The mighty Pint brunch is the newest addition to your Hangover plans! Brunch specials include $10 bottemless mimosas & Bloody Marys.
Mr. Henry’s Capitol Hill Restaurant (601 Pennsylvania Ave. SE; 202-546-8412; www.mrhenrysrestaurant.com; Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) For $13.95, enjoy a brunch buffet courtesy of Mr. Henry’s Restaurant. Brunch includes scrambled eggs, breakfast meats, home fries, salads and a homemade waffle bar. Our regular menu is also available.
Mr. Smith’s of Georgetown (3104 M St. NW; 202-333-3104; www.mrsmiths.com; Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Mr. Smith’s has been serving the Nation’s capital for over 40 years. Stop in and sample items from their a-la-carte brunch menu, like steak and eggs, eggs Benedict, eggs Florentine, quiche and omelets. Try one of their mimosas or bloody mary’s. A great selection of wines is also available.
Nage (1600 Rhode Island Ave. NW; 202-448-8005; www.nagerestaurant.com; Sundays 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.) Nage offers unlimited bloody marys and specialty mimosas for $15 and a Sunday morning “Kill-It Skillet”, cinnamon-swirl French toast, buttermilk pancakes and a variety of eggs Benedicts. Great for large parties, reservations suggested. Right on Scott Circle.
Nellie’s Sports Bar (900 U St. NW; 202-332-6355; www.nelliessportsbar.com; Sundays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Join Nellie’s for their Drag Brunch, every Sunday, hosted by Shi-Queeta Lee. For $20 you can enjoy a brunch buffet, and you get your first mimosa for free at Nellie’s Sports Bar. No reservations are required.
Occidental Grill & Seafood (1475 Pennsylvania Ave. NW; 202-783-1475; www.occidentalDC.com; Sundays 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) Embrace history while enjoying a presidential brunch with options such as: Jumbo Gulf Coast Shrimp and Grits, Traditional Locally Farmed Eggs Benedict, and Grilled Flat Iron Steak and Eggs. Watch history come to life as you sip on a brunch libation and gaze at the portraits on the walls of the most remarkable and famous faces of the past.
Oyamel (401 7th St. NW, D.C.; 202-628-1005; www.oyamel.com; Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.) Guests can choose from a variety of ceviches, antojitos, ensaladas and tacos from Oyamel’s a la carte menu or can try authentic Mexican breakfast dishes such as churros, hot chocolate, huevo rancheros, which range from $6 to $12 each. New this year are Mexican Mimosas, available in several fresh flavors like Blood Orange and Chili Pequin, Piña Colada, and Tangerine. For reservations or additional information please call (202) 628-1005 or visit www.oyamel.com.
Poste Modern Brasserie (555 8th St. NW; 202-783-6060; www.postebrasserie.com; Saturdays and Sundays 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.) Poste Modern Brasserie delivers a mouth-watering American cuisine in the Heart of D.C. With specials ranging from house made donuts to eggs and burgers, dining at Poste is an exquisite experience. Drinks range from classic brunch cocktails for $11 to their amazing Bloody Marys. Indulge in an organic farm fresh brunch on the patio where you can see the skyline of Washington D.C.
Pour House (319 Pennsylvania Ave. SE; 202-546-0779; www.pourhousedc.com; Saturday and Sunday 10a.m to 3p.m.) Relax, grab a drink and order from our brunch menu while enjoying a game on one of our new flat screens with friends at your neighborhood sports bar.
Roof Terrace Restaurant (2700 F St. NW; 202-416-8555; Sunday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) Enjoy Roof Terrace Restaurant’s critically-acclaimed Kitchen Brunch Buffet from atop the world-famous John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Gourmet breakfast favorites, fresh fruit, a seafood display, dessert and more accompanied by stunning skyline views. Sunday brunch is priced at $39.95 per person for adults and $20 for children ages 4-11. Reservations are required. Easter Brunch and Mother’s Day Brunch reservations are also available.
Rumors (1900 M St. NW; 202-466-7378; Saturday and Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) Full Brunch from $8 to $14.50 including Fried Oysters, Belgian Waffles,Omeletes,Eggs Benedict, French Toast and more.
Scion Restaurant (2100 P St. NW; 202-833-8899; www.scionrestaurant.com; Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) Join Scion Restaurant in Dupont Circle on Saturdays and Sundays for an amazing brunch that includes specialty items including succulent Crab Cakes Benedict, delicious Cinnamon Vanilla French Toast, flavorful Huevos Rancheros or Omelets made to your exact specification along with are our complimentary fresh fruit buffet! In addition to the delicious food, Scion offers a liquid brunch menu including bottomless Mimosas, Bellinis, and homemade Bloody Marys. Reservations are suggested.
Sign of the Whale (1825 M St. NW; 202-785-1110; www.signofthewhaledc.com; Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Come by for the best Brunch deal on M Street!! With the purchase of a variety of delicious $10 Brunch plates you get bottomless Mimosas and our stocked bottomless Bloody Mary Bar for just $10 more!!
Smith Commons (1245 H St. NE; 202-396-0038; www.SmithCommonsDC.com; Saturdays, 11a.m. – 3p.m.) Experience the best reason to get out and about on Saturday morning – brunch at H Street’s hottest new dining destination. With an upscale casual, cool vibe, amazing flavors from the globally inspired, extensive a la carte brunch menu created by Executive Chef Frederik de Pue, and amazing cocktails and beverages, Smith Commons offers the best of everything. Think NYC’s Bagatelle – with DC style. Book online – and discover the best new reason to get to H Street before sunset.
Sou’Wester (1330 Maryland Ave. SW; 202-787-6140; www.mandarinoriental.com/washington/dining/souwester/; Saturdays and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Approachable fare inspired from classic American recipes is what Sou’Wester does best. Everything on the menu is prepared daily with fresh ingredients sourced from farms of the Virginia country side to the waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Brunch menu items are ala carte, and reservations are highly recommended.
Taberna del Alabardero (1776 I St. NW; 202-429-2200; www.alabardero.com; Sundays 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) Featuring a different region of Spain each month, enjoy a beautiful buffet with a variety of dishes. Adults $39 Children 12 and under $19. Reservations are suggested but not required.
Tonic at Quigley’s (2036 G St. NW; 202-296-0211; www.tonicrestaurant.com; Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) Enjoy a la carte brunch featuring, steak and eggs, Grand Marnier French toast, Sawmill biscuits and gravy and much more! Bottomless mimosas available for just $12 per person. Reservations are highly recommended, and we have great space for large groups.
Tony and Joe’s Seafood Place (3000 K St. NW; 202-944-4545; www.tonyandjoes.com; Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) In addition to serving some of the best seafood in DC, Tony and Joe’s also offer a delicious brunch every Sunday from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. For $45 ($20 for children), enjoy a buffet brunch that includes their specialty of oysters and clams on the half shell and listen to a live jazz band. Pair their specialty dish with champagne and mimosas and this selection becomes absolutely divine. Reservations are strongly recommended so call today!
Town Hall (2218 Wisconsin Ave. NW; 202-333-5642; www.townhalldc.com; Saturdays and Sundays 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) This a-la-carte brunch menu has been carefully prepared by Executive Chef Paul Madrid and includes the house specialty blueberry pancakes. Other favorites include eggs in the middle, huevos ranchero, eggs Benedict or hand battered buttermilk chicken tenders. The full lunch menu is also available. Reservations recommended.
Trio’s Fox and Hounds (1537 17th St. NW; 202-232-6307; Every day from open to 5 p.m.)Serving breakfast all day every day from open to 5 p.m. It’s so good people wait outside in a line! Scrumptious eggs, pancakes, waffles and more. They’ve been doing this for 50 years!
Tunnicliffs (222 7th St. SE; 202-544-5680; Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) Known as “The Gathering Place on the Hill” the weekend menu includes brunch as well as a partial lunch menu. Favorites include the crab omelet, French toast, pancakes, breakfast burritos and farmer’s omelets.
Ugly Mug (732 8th St. SE; 202-547-8459; www.uglymugdc.com; Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) Enjoy bottomless mimosas for $10 or a $5 bloody mary with your a-la-carte brunch at Ugly Mug. Try their steak & eggs, the all-American breakfast or their new crowd favorite, French toast. Reservations are not necessary.
Union Pub (201 Massachusetts Ave. NE; 202-546-7200; www.unionpubdc.com; Saturdays and Sundays 11:30pm until 3 p.m) Best brunch on Capitol Hill. Featuring a Bloody Mary list and the cheapest bottomless mimosas in D.C.. We offer a sweet and savory menu with a southern flavor from our Buffalo chicken omlette to our stuffed french toast.
Urbana (2121 P St. NW; 202-956-6650; www.urbanadc.com; Saturdays and Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) Conveniently located in the heart of Dupont Circle on P Street, Urbana Restaurant and Wine Bar offers an inspiring Western Mediterranean menu in a comfortable and laid-back environment. Urbana’s Bottomless Build Your Own Bellini brunch has long been popular among its Dupont Circle neighbors. Diners create custom bellinis with an assortment of sparkling wine, liqueurs and freshly prepared fruit purées.
Veranda (1100 P St. NW; 202-234-6870; www.verandaonp.com; Saturdays and Sundays 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.) Enjoy your brunch with $13 all-you-can-drink mimosas and $5 bloody mary’s on the outdoor patio.
The Queen Vic (1206 H Street NE; 202-396-2001; www.thequeenvicdc.com; Saturdays and Sundays 11a.m.-4p.m.) Brand new on H Street! Great brunch featuring their “Full Monty” huge traditional English breakfast, Skillet bubble and squeak (with two eggs on top with black pepper cream gravy with your choice of homemade rashers or sausage on the side), pastries, pancakes, and much, much more! A la carte menu $7-15. House mimosas, bloody marys and other delicious drink specials will be available.
The Wonderland Ballroom (1101 Kenyon St. NW; 202-232-5263; www.thewonderlandballroom.com; Saturdays 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. and Sundays 11a.m. to 2 a.m.) Brunch at Wonderland? It’s true. Take advantage of the spring weather in the bohemian beer garden and if you’re lucky, catch a game at the newly renovated Tubman soccer field. Their brunch features Breakfast Skillets, Mac n Cheese pancakes, breakfast burritos, bottomless mimosas or bloody mary’s and of course, their 12 taps.
Zaytinya (701 9th St. NW; 202-638-0800; www.zaytinya.com; Saturdays and Sundays 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) serves a brunch of various mezze reflecting the rich regional diversity of classical and contemporary Greek, Turkish and Lebanese cuisine including Ashta. Prices ranging from $7 to $8.50. Lunch menu is also available. Turkish coffee and seasonal cocktails. For more information or to make reservations please call (202) 638-0800 or visit www.zaytinya.com.
Zest Bistro (735 8th St. SE; 202-544-7171; www.zestbistro.com; Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) Come join Zest Bistro for brunch on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Their brunch features dishes you won’t want to miss including their Zest Breakfast, Eggs Benedict, and Banana Stuffed French Toast. Wash down your eggs with a Zest bloody mary or sparkling cocktail. They also offer brunch for kids and the full lunch menu. Reservations are accepted for parties of sizes. See you soon!
AGAINN Tavern (12256 Rockville Pike in Rockville; 301-230-9260; www.againn.com ; Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m) Standouts include House made Scones, Brioche French Toast served with caramelized peach, sherry Chantilly and maple syrup; a Full English Breakfast with two fried eggs, marinated tomato, baked beans, bacon and banger as well as Eggs and Grits with two poached eggs, braised kale, bacon and tomato jus and Anson Mill’s white grits. AGAINN favorites such as the Virginia Grass Fed Beef Burger with caramelized onions and farmstead cheddar served on a brioche bun along with the Fish and Chips with mushy peas and English egg sauce will also be available. AGAINN Tavern also offers $5 mimosas and Classic Bloody Mary’s. For reservations or additional information please call or visit their website.
American Tap Room (7278 Woodmont Ave. Bethesda; 301-656-1366; www.americantaproom.com; Saturdays & Sundays until 3 p.m.) The American Tap Room is offering up an amazing brunch starting at $6.99! Options include Tap Room French Toast, NY Strip steak and eggs, Chesapeake Sunrise (Crab cake topped with two eggs over easy, Old Bay Mornay sauce, grilled asparagus and choice of toast), and a Home-style Breakfast. The Reston location also offers a brunch buffet option.
Austin Grill (Silver Spring, 240-247-8969; Rockville; 301-838-4281; www.austingrill.com; Saturdays & Sundays until 3p.m.) This locally based Tex-Mex restaurant group offers a brunch menu with everything from pancakes, French toast, omelets, and bacon to Tex-Mex classics like Huevos Rancheros, and Migas Plate (eggs scrambled with tortilla, chiles, onions, tomatoes and melted cheese)
Black Market Bistro (4600 Waverly Ave., Garrett Park; (301) 933-3000; www.blackmarketrestaurant.com; Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) Brunch-goers can sample the Black Market Salad with mixed green salad topped with fresh oranges, toasted almonds and goat cheese and House Cured Salmon served with brioche toast points and dill crème friache. Entree selections include Hardwood Grilled Skirt Steak and Scrambled Eggs served with roasted Cajun red bliss potatoes and a mixed green salad; Eggs Benedict with house made angel biscuit with grilled asparagus with choice of house made Canadian bacon or house cured salmon; and Croque Monsieur with sourdough, French ham, sauce mornay, gruyere cheese, grilled to golden brown and served with a mixed green salad. Prices range from $3 to $14. A kids menu is also available for children 12 and under. For more information or reservations, please call or visit their website.
Caddies on Cordell (4922 Cordell Ave., Bethesda; 301-215-7730; www.caddiesoncordell.com; Saturday and Sunday from 11:30-3:30) Stop in for our delicious brunch. Our brunch items include steak and eggs, French toast, and our Spanish omelet. We also have our extensive Bloody Mary bar where you can make your Bloody as mild or spicy as you like it! Our patio is open spring, summer and fall so feel free to dine outside or inside where we have over 40 TV’s to watch all the games!
Clyde’s at Tower Oaks Lodge (2 Preserve Parkway, Rockville; 301-294-0200; Saturdays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Start your brunch off with a refreshing mimosa or eye-opening Bloody Mary for just $4. These drink specials are good, so come back more than once to take advantage! Sample more traditional brunch fare like the perfectly prepared eggs Benedict, eggs Chesapeake (crab cakes instead of Canadian bacon), rustic corned beef hash, vanilla custard French toast, or a more adventurous dish like their spicy shrimp and grits. And on top of that, don’t forget that everything from the oyster bar is half-price during brunch. Tower Oaks Lodge will be the perfect way to start or end your weekend.
Flanagan’s Harp and Fiddle (4844 Cordell Ave., Bethesda; 301-951-0115; www.flanagansharpandfiddle.com ) Enjoy your brunch at Bethesda’s oldest Irish Pub and Restaurant.
Jaleo (7271 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda; 301-913-0003; www.jaleo.com; Saturdays and Sundays 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.) featuring a selection of traditional brunch-style Spanish tapas including torrijas castellanas, Spanish style French toast with strawberries and apple compote; tortilla española y pan con tomate, a traditional Spanish omelet with tomato bread and . Brunch cocktails including Sangre Gazpacho, Jaleo’s twist on the Bloody Mary. Prices ranging from $6.00 to $9.50
McGinty’s Public House and Restaurant (911 Ellsworth Dr., Silver Spring; 301-587-1270; www.mcgintyspublichouse.com; Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) McGinty’s knows how to do brunch! Stop in and enjoy a great deal from their Prix Fixe or A la Carte Menu, create your own omelette or try one of their Classic Irish Dishes. Enjoy the great spring and summer weather on their large outdoor patio.
Mon Ami Gabi (7239 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda; 601-654-1234; www.monamigabi.com; Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Mon Ami Gabi’s classic build-your-own-bloody-mary-bar and rolling champagne bar lets you fashion your own personalized cocktail. Indulge in rich eggs Benedict with smoked salmon, steak or, of course, Canadian bacon (Oui, Oui! Eh?) and a variety of mouthwatering quiches, crepes, and delectable waffles and French toast favorites like the waffle bananas foster! Enjoy these treats on the outdoor patio at this bustling French bistro, all the while toasting the gift of good friends and great food. Brunch entrees range from $8.95 to $12.95; build-your-own bloody mary’s $7 – $9; and rolling champagne bar $7.50 and up. In addition to their Brunch offerings, guests can also choose from the restaurant’s lunch and children menus.
Oro Pomodoro Pizzeria Napoletana (33A Maryland Ave., Rockville; 301-251-1111; www.oropomodoro.com) Centrally located in Rockville Town Square, Oro Pomodoro is known for making one of the best pizzas in the DC area! Now, in addition to their full menu, Oro will serve a traditional Italian brunch including all-you-can-drink mimosas, Bellinis, and Rossinis. Join them for brunch on Saturday and Sunday and don’t forget that kids eat for free! Outdoor seating is available from April to October.
Redwood (121 Bethesda Lane, Bethesda; 301- 656-5515; www.redwoodbethesda.com; Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) Redwood offers a brunch buffet along with a limited a la carte menu with seasonal dishes from the Mid-Atlantic. Live jazz music is also available on Sundays. Priced at $10.95 for children 12 and under and $19.95 for adults, guests can enjoy made to order omelets and a selection of fresh mini bagels and pastries. Bottomless mimosas are also available for an additional $15. For reservations or additional information please call or visit the website
Rock Bottom Bethesda (7900 Norfolk Ave., Bethesda; 301-652-1311; www.rockbottom.com; Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) Rock Bottom boasts classics like their Chesapeake eggs Benedict or the Juevos Rancheros, Apple French toast, to the house favorite Brewer’s Breakfest. They have items to solve anybody’s brunch craving. Enjoy the large dining room or sit in the bar and watch your favorite sports on one of the many HDTV’s. Reservations are not needed, but recommended for parties of eight or more.
American Tap Room (1811 Library St., Reston; 703-834-0400; www.americantaproom.com; Saturdays and Sundays until 3 p.m.) The American Tap Room is offering up an amazing brunch starting at $6.99! Options include Tap Room French Toast, NY Strip steak and eggs, Chesapeake Sunrise (Crab cake topped with two eggs over easy, Old Bay Mornay sauce, grilled asparagus and choice of toast), and a Home-style Breakfast. The Reston location also offers a brunch buffet option.
Arlington Rooftop Bar & Grill (2424 Wilson Blvd., Arlington; 703-528-3030; www.arlingtonrooftopbarandgrill.com; Saturday & Sunday until 3p.m.) Handwritten brunch menu changes weekly, always different & delicious! Menu items range in price from $6-$12. Best seller is the Breakfast Platter – 2 eggs, 2 pancakes, bacon or sausage & fruit or breakfast potatoes. Only Rooftop Brunch in Arlington!
Artie’s (3260 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax; 703-237-7600) Fairfax’s most popular restaurant since 1978, Artie’s classics include boathouse steak salad, squibnocket scrambled eggs, sautéed jumbo lump crab cakes and much more. Artie’s tap room offers their signature Artie’s Pale Ale, traditional brunch cocktails, and wines by the glass recommended by major wine critics. Artie’s is comfortable and relaxing…somewhere to unwind. Calling ahead for seating is suggested.
Austin Grill (Old Town Alexandria, 703-684-8969; Springfield, 703-644-3111; www.austingrill.com; Saturdays and Sundays until 3 p.m.) This locally based Tex-Mex restaurant group offers a brunch menu with everything from pancakes, French toast, omelets, and bacon to Tex-Mex classics like Huevos Rancheros, and Migas plate (eggs scrambled with tortilla, chilies, onions, tomatoes and melted cheese)
Bilbo Baggins (208 Queen St., Alexandria; 703-683-0300; www.bilbobaggins.net; Sundays 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) Menu items are a-la-carte. House specialty items include Frodo’s French toast made from a large center cut slice of our homemade cracked wheat and raisin bread, great omelets, several egg Benedict options, crab and asparagus frittatas and Smaug’s Delight…portabella mushroom with melted brie cheese and scrambled eggs. Mimosas, bloody mary’s and champagne are available.
The Bungalow (Chantilly, 703-502-3925; Arlington, 703-578-0020; Alexandria, 703-924-8730; www.bungalow4u.com) It’s a beach lovers brunch, with big breakfast portions and quality fresh food. It’s like a vacation all your own. Sit back, relax and whether you’re out late or just up early, eat brunch at the Bungalow. All three locations open at 11 a.m., with big HD TVs and a place for everyone.
The Bungalow AleHouse in Gainesville (7380 Atlas Walk Way, Gainesville; 571-261-9367; www.bungalow4u.com) Whether you choose one of our cozy dining rooms or our beautiful outdoor patio, Brunch at The Alehouse is a must stop weekend destination. Brunch is the best at The Bungalow AleHouse in Gainesville! Big portions and quality fresh food make our Brunch the best value in the area. Saturday Brunch is served from 11:00a.m. until 3:00p.m. and Sunday we serve from 10:00a.m. until 3:00p.m. Don’t Forget to visit our Bloody Mary Bar on Sunday’s! Coming Soon – Weekend Brunch at the brand new Bungalow AleHouse in Potomac Mills. Stay Tuned.
Busboys and Poets (4251 South Campbell Ave., Arlington; 703-379-9757 Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) With many different omelets, French toast and vegetarian selections, Busboys and Poets serves up a brunch that is sure to satisfy. Try the Buckwheat Pancakes or Vegan Egg Wrap! Complete your meal with their Fair Trade Tea and Coffee. Top it all off with a $5 Bloody Mary or Mimosa
Caribbean Breeze (4100 N. Fairfax Dr., Arlington; 703-812-7997; www.caribbeanbreezeva.com; Sundays 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.) This restaurant features an amazing Latin-style brunch, complete with a suckling pig. For $19.95, enjoy their buffet brunch surrounded by Latin ambiance.
Carlyle (4000 S. 28th St., Arlington; 703-931-0777; www.greatamericanrestaurants.com/carlyle) No need to go downtown…our high-energy bistro serves award-winning food in the Village at Shirlington. Voted “Best Brunch” by Washingtonian Magazine, some of Carlyle’s brunch favorites include simply grilled filet mignon, brioche French toast, short smoked grilled salmon filet and fresh breads from their bakery next door. Plus enjoy mimosas, bloody mary’s and outdoor patio seating during the warmer months. Call ahead seating suggested.
CIRCA at Clarendon (3010 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington; 703-522-3010; www.circaatclarendon.com; Saturdays and Sundays 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Located on one of the most beautiful corners in Clarendon, CIRCA offers great food, an extensive wine list and a friendly staff to create the perfect dining experience. Stop by during brunch on the weekends!
Clarendon Grill (1101 N. Highland St., Arlington; 703-524-7455; www.cgrill.com; Saturday and Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.) Get your day started with a hearty brunch at Clarendon Grill. Featuring Carolina crab hash over poached eggs, eggs sandwiches, breakfast burritos, huevo rancheros and build your own omelet. All sandwiches, wraps and salads are available during brunch.
Crystal City Sports Pub (529 23rd St., Arlington; 703-521-8215; www.ccsportspub.com; Sundays 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.) Crystal City Sports Pub isn’t just for sports, it is for brunch too. Order a la carte, from their buffet or have both. The buffet is $12.99 for adults, $6.99 Ages 9-12 and $4.99 for kids under 8 years old (under 3 years old & under eat for free) Check out their carving station featuring oven roasted prime rib& Virginia ham. Try their omelet/ eggs Benedict stations or their waffles, crepes, French toast, pancakes, etc. These selections will all go nicely with Mimosa’s and our design your own Bloody Mary Bar. Full lunch menu available after 11 a.m.
District Taco (5723 Lee Hwy, Arlington; 703-237-1204; www.districttaco.com; Breakfast served all day daily) Enjoy our Breakfast Tacos (eggs, potatoes and cheese on your choice of tortilla with toppings such as pico de gallo, chorizo and bacon. Egg whites available too), Breakfast Burritos (eggs, potatoes, beans and cheese with choice of toppings and smothered in our spicy Mayan sauce) and Huevos Rancheros (over-hard eggs, rice, beans, cheese, Mayan salsa on flour tortilla) Hot coffee from local roaster, ME Swings.
Dogwood Tavern (132 W. Broad St., Falls Church; 703-237-8333; Saturdays and Sundays 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.) With a full breakfast and lunch menu, try the breakfast burrito, crab cake Benedict and the French , just a few of their favorites. On Sunday’s they offer an all-you-can-eat Belgian waffle and omelet bar with bacon, sausage, home fries, and salmon lox with bagels for $14.95. Dogwood also offers a full bloody mary bar for $5 a glass. With over 50 hot sauces, 10 different garnishes, and at least five different bloody mixes, it’s impossible not to make a bloody mary to your liking. If bloody mary’s aren’t up your alley, you have to try their mimosa’s, which are quickly becoming a Falls Church favorite. Come and check out Dogwood Tavern’s weekend brunch!
Eleventh Street Lounge (1041 N. Highland St., Arlington; 703-351-1311; www.eleventhstreetlounge.com) Rated one of Northern Virginia’s Magazine’s Top 25 Restaurants, stop in and sample from their delicious brunch menu with $1 mimosas and $1 bloody marys! Choose from sausage waffles to omelets to frittata to a short stack. Their full lunch menu is also available.
The Front Page of Arlington (4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington; 703-248-9990; www.frontpagearlington.com; Sundays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) Stop in on Sunday and check out their brunch selections. Some favorite dishes to try out are the eggs Delmarva (crabmeat on English muffin and poached egg, topped with Hollandaise sauce), eggs Benedict or the NY strip and eggs. For $18.99 enjoy their buffet, which includes made-to-order Belgium waffles and omelets, hand carved roast beef and pit style ham, lemon pepper chicken, biscuits and gravy. Reservations are recommended.
Girasole (4244 Loudoun Ave., The Plains; 540-253-5501; www.girasole-panino.com) A perfect pairing for a trip to Virginia wine country, take some time to stop in for brunch at Girasole. This lovely, award-winning restaurant features a country Italian style dining room and expansive gardens and patios for beautiful warm weather dining. A full menu is available at brunch, served from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sundays. The breakfast style offerings include Frittata, classic Eggs Benedict made with house-cut pancetta, eggs to order with house made sausage and rotating specials. The bread is made in-house, and the best of local and Italian ingredients make each dish a treat.
Hank’s Oyster Bar (1026 King St. Alexandria; 703-739-4265; www.hanksrestaurants.com; Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m) Brunch-goers will enjoy Hank’s popular casual menu of New England beach fare Chef/Owner Jamie Leeds’ expanded menu features tempting selections including Mixed Berry Sourdough French Toast Stratta with Virginia Maple Syrup; Asparagus, Goat Cheese and Smoked Salmon Frittata; House-made Corned Beef Hash with Potatoes and Poached Egg and Shrimp and Grits with Bacon and Watercress. Small plates range from $7 to $11 and entrees range from $11 to $23. As always, the freshest selection of seasonal oysters are available on the half shell and no Hank’s brunch is complete without a delicious Sake Oyster Shooter ($3)
Indigo Landing (1 Marina Dr., Alexandria; 703-548-0001; www.indigolanding.com; Sundays 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) Indigo Landing is at the Washington Sailing Marina on the banks of the Potomac River. With an indoor/outdoor bar, water views, a fireplace lounge and spacious deck, you couldn’t ask for a better location for a festive brunch. You’ll also enjoy live music while you dine.
IOTA Club & Café (2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington; 703-522-8340; www.iotaclubandcafe.com) Arlington’s legendary music spot is now open for breakfast. iotaday is open every day serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch Saturday, Sunday, and most holidays. Weekdays they open at 6:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday they are open at 8 a.m. The café offers coffee, espresso, chai-tea daily, during Sunday brunch 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. relax with Espresso Cocktails, Buzz Beer or a trip to the Bloody Mary Bar. The menu features gourmet breakfast sandwiches such as sausage, egg and Gruyer cheese with horseradish mayo or a bacon, egg and cheddar with roasted tomatoes. Be sure to try their generous breakfast bread pudding with bacon and sausage. Looking for something on the lighter side? Greek vanilla yogurt and granola with fresh fruit is a hit and introducing IOTA Green Detox soup. The newly renovated club and café have been united into one space, providing ample seating or the option enjoying your latte or chai on the newllall-weather front porch.
Ireland’s Four Courts (2015 Wilson Blvd., Arlington; 703-525-3600; www.irelandsfourcourts.com; Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) Serving a-la-carte brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Carvery and a large Buffet Brunch are served on Sundays only from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m for $14.95.( includes Juice and coffee) .Carvery station rotates weekly featuring Roast Lamb, Steamship Beef, Prime Rib, or Ham. Other popular items include the Shepherd’s pie, Fresh waffles, Omelet station with unlimited toppings and the Fresh Fruit Station.
Ireland Four Provinces (105 W. Broad St., Falls Church; 703-534-8999; Sunday 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) Choose from a-la-carte or their $15.95 buffet brunch. Some of their brunch favorites include Irish Oak smoked salmon, eggs Benedict, Shepherd’s pie, corn beef hash or hand carved roast beef. Pair it up with an Irish coffee or a bloody mary. Reservations are recommended.
Jackson’s Mighty Fine Food & Lucky Lounge (11927 Democracy Drive, Reston; 703-437-0800; Sundays 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.) Located in the expansion phase of Reston Town Center, Jackson’s Mighty Fine Food & Lucky Lounge is delighted to offer GAR Brunch Favorites on Sundays. Menu items include BBBC Brioche French Toast, Nantucket Scramble, Grilled Trout, Filet Mignon & Eggs…and much more. Plus, you’ll have to check out the new Bloody Marys!
Jaleo (2250 Crystal City Dr., Arlington; 703-413-8181; www.jaleo.com; Saturdays and Sundays 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.) Featuring a selection of traditional brunch-style Spanish tapas including torrijas castellanas, Spanish style French toast with strawberries and apple compote; tortilla española y pan con tomate, a traditional Spanish omelet with tomato bread and . Brunch cocktails including Sangre Gazpacho, Jaleo’s twist on the Bloody Mary. Prices ranging from $6.00 to $9.50.
Joe Theismann’s Restaurant (1800 Diagonal Rd., Alexandria; 703-739-0777; www.joetheismanns.com; Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Enjoy a comfortable, hearty brunch at Joe Theismann’s Restaurant. A-la-carte offerings include Joe’s special – eggs, pancakes, home fries, with bacon or sausage, steak Benedict, egg Joe muffin or a Western Omelet. Not feeling like breakfast? Full lunch menu is also available. Serving brunch for 35 years – comfortable, convenient, classy and established.
Kitty O’ Shea’s (2403 Wilson Blvd., Arlington; 703-522-5295; www.kittyosheasva.com; Saturdays and Sundays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) Enjoy a full lunch menu at Kitty O’ Shea’s or try their favorite, a full or half Irish Breakfast. Their most popular items on the menu are the fresh fruit salad, breakfast burger and Kitty’s special. See bar for details!
Luna Grill And Diner (4024 Campbell Ave., Arlington; 703-379-7173; www.LunaGrillAndDiner.com) Come and enjoy our cozy setting while sipping your Mimosa, our homemade Bloody Mary, or fresh squeezed Orange juice. We offer an extensive breakfast, lunch, and brunch À la carte menu served everyday ‘till 3pm. Breakfast served all day! Enjoy our restaurant favorites like pecan Belgian waffles, Eggs Neptune prepared with lump crab meat, Eggs Norway prepared with smoked salmon, and create your own omelet! Our patio seating is now open! Come early on weekends cause we get busy. Check our website for Menu!
Mango Mike’s (4580 Duke St., Alexandria; 703-823-1166; www.mangomikes.com; Sundays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) The Caribbean Steel Drum Sunday Buffet Brunch features music by Michael George from Trinidad. The buffet includes an made to order omelet, waffle and pasta bar, along with dishes like Jerk Chicken, Eggs Benedict, Cuban potatoes and bread pudding to top it all off. The adult buffet is $17.95 for all you can eat and kids are priced at $7.95.
Murphy’s Grand Irish Pub (713 King St., Alexandria; 703-548-1717; www.murphyspub.com; Sundays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) Murphy’s boasts some great American Classics and Tasty Irish Favorites from their Menu a la carte and Sunday specials. Their champagne brunch comes with your choice of entrée and a glass of champagne for only $8.95. Enjoy a fireside Irish brunch including the traditional Irish breakfast, Belgium waffles, blueberry pancakes, eggs Benedict, omelets and quiche to name a few. For only $9.95 you can have the delicious steak and eggs too. At Murphy’s you can count on good food, good friends and good service.
O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub (3207 Washington Blvd., Arlington; 703-812-0939; www.osullivansirishpub.com; Saturdays 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) Don’t miss breakfast at O’Sullivan’s. They offer generous servings of traditional Irish or American classics including bangers and mash, steak and eggs, five egg omelets, and their Irish fry (Irish sausage, bacon, black and white pudding, tomatoes, baked beans, two eggs any style and toast) Order a Guinness with any brunch entrée and it’s only $3. Bloody Mary and Mimosas for $5.
P. Brennan’s Irish Pub (2910 Columbia Pike, Arlington; 703-553-1090; www.pbrennans.com; Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) P. Brennan’s is THE neighborhood spot for a great weekend brunch. Stop in and enjoy a great deal from their Prix Fixe menu, which includes a complimentary Bloody Mary or Mimosa for just $17.95. Or choose dishes like Petit Filet & Poached Eggs, Belgian Waffle or a tasty Irish Classic from their A La Carte menu.
Patriots Pub &Grill (10376 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax; 703-352-5898; Saturday and Sunday 11a.m.-2a.m.) Enjoy brunch from open to close all weekend long. They have many items to choose from that won’t break the bank from steak & eggs, breakfast burritos to French toast. Prices range from $5- $10 and $5 mimosas everyday.
Primetime (11250 James Swart Circle, Fairfax; 703-352-0260; Sundays) Sunday Funday brunch at Primetime features all-you-can-eat for $19.95. For an additional $5, indulge in all-you-can-drink mimosas, bloody mary’s and crush drinks. Try their pizza station, their quesadilla station, and many others. Don’t eat too much, save some space for the dessert station!
Public House #7 (6315 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church; 703-942-6383; www.publichouseno7.com; Sunday 11a.m.-2p.m.) This English Pub serves up a mean breakfast from 11am-2pm. Enjoy their Waffle & Omelets station for only $13.99. What if you only want one station? It’s only $9. You can also get eggs your way, Egg Benedict, quiche Loraine, fruit bowl and Sunday Roast Beef dinner. Pricing separate.
Ramparts Tavern and Grill (1700 Fern St., Alexandria; 703-998-6616; www.rampartstavern.com; Saturdays 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) Offering an a-la-carte brunch menu. House favorites include French toast with strawberry compote, corned beef hash, filet benedict and our goat cheese & wild mushroom omelet. Reservations are suggested.
Ragtime (1345 N. Court House Rd., Arlington; 703-243-4003; www.ragtimerestaurant.com; Saturdays and Sundays 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.) Enjoy Ragtime’s popular Texas Benedict for brunch, or how about a-la-carte or a buffet brunch for $13.99 in addition to a jazz trio on Sundays. The bloody mary bar is the house’s favorite. Reservations for parties of six or more are recommended.
Restaurant 3 (2950 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington; 703-524-4440; www.restaurantthree.com; Sundays 10a.m. to 3 p.m.) Come enjoy 3’s low country twist on brunch including the joys of chicken and waffles and a Southern style cajun Benedict. Top it all off with a house-infused bacon bloody mary. With nice weather approaching, nothing says brunch like sitting on one of our dueling patios, either Garfield Street or Clarendon Boulevard.
Rock Bottom (4239 Wilson Blvd., Arlington; 703-516-7688; www.rockbottom.com; Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Enjoy the a-la-carte and a full lunch menu option. Try their very popular breakfast burrito or Rock Bottoms famous bloody marys and mimosa’s. Reservations are accepted, but not required.
Rocklands Real Barbeque (3471 Washington Blvd., Arlington; 703-528-9663; www.rocklands.com) Try one of their amazing-tasting sandwiches and enjoy your brunch at Rocklands.
screwtop wine bar & cheese shop (1025 N. Fillmore St., Arlington; 703-888-0845; Saturday & Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) Sit outside on our sun soaked patio, or dine inside on delicious items liked French Bread Pudding Toast, Bacon Egg & Brie Sandwiches or our new selection of salads like the Strawberry Fields, ripe strawberries, fresh chevre, candied pecans and a bacon vinaigrette! Enjoy champagne cocktails, pomegranate mimosas, or French Roast coffee. Easter Brunch and Mother’s Day Brunch reservations are also available.
Silverado (7052 Columbia Pike., Annandale; 703-354-4560; www.greatamericanrestaurants.com) The feel of the American Southwest comes together in a spirited environment. Located in downtown Annandale, Silverado serves the world’s best fajitas along with other innovative southwestern and traditional American food. Don’t miss out on our brunch fajitas served with fresh homemade tortillas, sautéed jumbo lump crab cakes, bubble and squeak and more. If lunch is what you’re craving, enjoy salads and sandwiches.
Sine’ Irish Pub and Restaurant (1301 S. Joyce Street, Arlington; 703-415-4420; www.sineirishpub.com; Saturday & Sundays 11a.m. to 3 p.m.) Sine has all your favorites from traditional Irish breakfast to eggs Benedict and pancakes. Check online for the full brunch and regular menus. Enjoy your brunch inside when you want to watch your favorite sporting event on their flat screen HD TVs, or outside on the patio in nice weather.
Southside 815 (815 S. Washington St., Alexandria; 703-836-6222; www.southside815.com; Sundays 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) This neighborhood restaurant serves southern cuisine and a delectable brunch. Try the steak Benedict, blackened chicken scramble, stuffed French toast, and their southern Benedict.
Summers Restaurant (1520 N. Courthouse Rd., Arlington; 703-528-8278; www.summers-restaurant.com; Saturdays and Sundays 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) Enjoy a really good brunch at Summers Restaurant. Among the pioneers in satellite sports entertainment, feast and watch multiple wide screen TVs and a high fidelity sound system for total audio and video pleasure.
Tortoise & Hare (567 S. 23rd St., Arlington; 703-979-1872; www.hopincrawlout.com; Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Tortoise & Hare has the most affordable, fun brunch around. Their a-la-carte menu features a full lunch menu and favorites such as the breakfast burrito, French toast and the option to build your own omelet. A must have is their house specialty, the crab cake Benedict or shrimp and grits. Sundays they offer $3 Mimosas by the Glass and $3 Bloody Mary’s.
Trummer’s On Main (7134 Main St., Clifton;703-266-1623; www.Trummersonmain.com; Sundays 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.) Escape to Clifton and indulge in Food & Wine’s 2010 Best New Chef Clayton Miller’s one-of-a-kind three-course menu. Options include: Maple Granola Bar, Smoked Salmon Tartare, and Duck Confit & Oyster Hash. Unwind in a beautiful atmosphere as you are treated to an extraordinary experience.
Union Jack’s (4238 Wilson Blvd., Arlington; 703-778-3568; www.unionjacksballston.com; Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Experience their British invasion brunch featuring eggs Benedict, omelets, homemade French toast and pancakes. Or try the house favorite, “UK Breakfast,” featuring two eggs served ‘bird in the basket’ style, banger sausage, toast, ham and potatoes. Patio is open whenever the weather permits.
Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro (11750 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston; 703-234-3550; Sundays 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.) Join Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro on Sundays for a new à la carte brunch featuring Chef Bo Palker’s spin on traditional favorites, including homemade jellies and jams. Menu items range from $6-$24. Reservations are recommended. Hop over to Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro for its annual Easter Sunday tradition. Brunch will be available from 11am-3pm with Easter egg hunts for children ages 12 and under at noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., and a special visit from the Easter Bunny himself. Petting zoo on Vinifera’s front lawn provided by Leesburg Animal Park. Easter Sunday Brunch is priced at $45 per person for adults and $20 per person for children 12 and under. Reservations are required.
Whitlow’s on Wilson (2854 Wilson Blvd., Arlington; 703-276-9693; www.whitlows.com; Saturdays and Sundays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) With a line out the door, Whitlow’s gives you the option of buffet (starting at 10 a.m.) or a-la-carte. Brunch favorites include crab cake Benedict, biscuits and gravy, cheddar bacon omelets and French toast. Adult buffet is $17.95 and kids 10 and under eat for $5.95. Full lunch menu available.