St Patrick's Day Fun dc

St Patrick’s Day Fun

Why only celebrate St Patrick’s day on March 17? There are tons of events going on throughout the entire month, from parades, to beer tastings to Irish trivia. So take advantage of this opportunity and show your Irish side throughout the month leading up to the big day.

March 17

8 Glorious Days to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

ALEXANDRIA, VA. Start on March 7th with a St. Patrick’s Day parade, live music starting at 10 a.m. March 10 is Irish trivia at 8:30 p.m. with food fun and prizes. March 11 at Taste of Ireland: sample five brands of Jameson for $18 per person. March 12 is the Perfect Pint contest starting at 5 p.m. March 13 is the weekend kickoff party and festivities including music and dancing through the weekend. March 16 is St. Patrick’s Day Eve featuring live music by Ronan. Finally, the big day March 17: no cover charge, live music, Irish dancing and more.

Murphy’s Irish Pub: 713 King St. Alexandria, VA;

March 17

Official St. Patrick’s Day PubCrawl

NW, DC. Who says St. Paddy’s should only last one day? This year, enjoy three lively rounds of festivities, 13, 14 and 17! Kick it off at DuPont Circle, but make your way to the pub of your choice. Sign up for single night crawl tickets, or join in for all three! Must be 21+ to participate.


March 17

St. Patrick’s at O’Sullivan’s

ARLINGTON, VA. It’s gonna be a blowout weekend starting with Tommy Gann Friday night, Lenny Burgees and Eddie Pasa Saturday, Lenny back on Sunday and Brian Fitzy and Willem Dicke on St. Patrick’s. Plus Irish dancers and bagpipers all weekend. Bonus, enter for a chance to win a trip to Ireland!

O’Sullivan’s: 3207 Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA;

March 17

St. Patrick’s Blowout with Fadó

NW, DC. Start with St. Practice Day on Saturday the 14th, doors open at 9 a.m., full brunch 10 – 2 p.m., Six Nations Rugby all morning with no cover and Stout 7 at 9:30 p.m. Sunday is parade day. Doors open at 7:30 a.m., full brunch 10 – 2 p.m., EPL action, Six Nations Rugby with no cover, then Danny Barns Band at 2 p.m. and drink specials for Caps fans rockin’ the Green. Then the big shebang Tuesday the 17th, doors open at 8 a.m., cover charge starts at 2 p.m. with Ice Wagon Flu and finally Lloyd Dobler Effect at 8 p.m.

Fadó: 808 7th St. NW, DC;

Tuesday, March 17

Shamrocks and Shennanigans

NW, DC. Celebrate all things Irish with Lindy Promotions, Coors Light, Bushmills & Three Olives at DC’s premier St. Patrick’s Day celebration! Toast the ‘luck of the Irish’ all day long with great drink specials, live Irish music, bagpipers and more at Rumors in Dupont!

Rumors: 19th & M St, NW, DC;

Tuesday, March 17

St. Patrick’s Celebration at Bilbo Baggins

ALEXANDRIA, VA. Enjoy St. Pat’s with specialty beers from some of the world’s best craft brewers.

Bilbo Baggins: 208 Queen St., Alexandria, VA;

Tuesday, March 17

St. Patrick’s Celebration at Whitlows

ARLINGTON, VA. Enjoy traditional Celtic music with Paul and Bob from 5 – 11 p.m. Bagpipes at 8 p.m.

Whitlows on Wilson: 2854 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA;

Tuesday, March 17

St. Pat’s at Mister Days

ARLINGTON, VA. This spot is Irish owned, Irish themed and on St. Pat’s they’re going to party like the Irish – and wearing green is encouraged!

Mister Days: 3100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, VA;

Tuesday, March 17

St. Pat’s Party at Recessions

NW,DC. Get hooked up on this Irish holiday with $5 Jameson. Celebrate with specials on Baileys, Guinness and Harp and Irish Fare.

Recessions: 1823 L St. NW, DC;

Saturday, March 21


SE, DC ShamrockFest is America’s largest St. Paddy’s Day celebration, where thousands come to rock their shamrocks off to widely-hailed bands of Celtic and Alternative rock. Get ready for a day full of shenanigans where the beer flows strong and everyone is Irish for the day.

RFK Stadium: 2400 E Capitol St. SE, DC;

Get Your Green On Local Irish Bars


51st State: 2512 L St. NW, DC; 202-625-2444;

Blaguard: 2003 18th St. NW, DC; 202-232-9005;

Fado: 808 7 St. NW, DC; 202-789-0066;

Irish Channel: 500 H St. NW, DC; 202-216-0046;

Irish Whiskey Public House: 1207 19th St. NW, DC; 202-463-3010;

James Hoban’s Irish Restaurant and Bar: 1 Dupont Cir. NW, DC; 202-223-8440;

Kelly’s Irish Times: 14 F St. NW, DC; 202-543-5433;

Mackey’s Public House: 1823 L St. NW, DC; 202-331-7667;

McFadden’s: 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, DC; 202-223-2338;

Molly Malone’s: 713 8 St. SE, DC; 202-547-1222;

Nanny O’ Brien’s Irish Pub: 3319 Connecticut Ave. NW, DC; 202-686-9189;

Rí Rá Irish Pub: 3125 M St. NW, Washington DC; 202-751-2111;

Solly’s U St. Tavern: 1942 11th St. NW, DC; 202-232-6590;

Star & Shamrock: 1341 H St. NE, DC; 202-388-3833;


Fado: 1 Park Place, Annapolis, MD; 410-626-0069;

Flanagan’s Harp & Fiddle: 4844 Cordell Ave., Bethesda, MD; 301-951-0115;

Galway Bay Irish Pub: 63 Maryland Ave.  Annapolis, MD; 410-263-8333;

Harrington’s: 177 Fleet St. National Harbor, MD; 301-200-0770;

Limerick Pub: 11301 Elkin St, Wheaton, MD; 301-946-3232;

McCloone’s: 141 National Harbor Plaza, National Harbor, MD; 301-839-0815;

McGinty’s Public House: 911 Ellsworth Dr. Silver Spring, MD; 301-587-1270;

O’Malley’s Pub: 2 Montgomery Village Ave. Gaithersburg, MD; 301-948-8900;


Auld Shebeen: 3971 Chain Bridge Rd. Fairfax, VA; 703-293-9600;

Eamonn’s Dublin Chipper: 728 King St. Alexandria, VA; 703-299-8384;

Ireland’s Four Courts: 2051 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA; 703-525-3600;

Ireland’s Four Provinces: 105 W. Broad. St. Falls Church, VA; 703-534-8999;

Kate’s Irish Pub: 6131 Backlick Rd. Springfield, VA; 703-866-0860;

Murphy’s Grand Irish Pub: 713 King St. Alexandria, VA; 703-548-1717;

Ned Devine’s: 2465 Centreville Rd. Herndon, VA; 703-793-7376;

O’Faolain’s: 20921 Davenport Dr. Sterling, VA; 703- 444-9796;

O’Malley’s Pub: 2650 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA; 703-684-7200;

Paddy Barry’s: 8150 Leesburg P., Vienna, VA; 703-883-2000;

Brennan’s Irish Pub: 2910 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA; 703-553-1090;

Rí Rá Irish Pub: 2915 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA; 703-248-9888;

Hoppy Holidays Beer Festival

Hoppy Holidays Beer Festival at the Ring Building

Guests at Hoppy Holidays enjoyed unlimited tastings of over 30 beers and ciders, savory and sweet wintery treats, DC’s favorite food trucks and live entertainment. Photos: Sandra Sanchez

SourFest Meridian Pint (17)

Sour Fest at Meridian Pint

Guests enjoyed a five day celebration of the best sour beers to include Bear Republic Tartare, Bear Republic Cuvee Bubba, New Belgium Love Felix, Moonlight Sour Apple, Lost Rhino Exesus Sanctum, Rodenbach Foederbier, Avery 22nd Anniversary, Perennial Funkt Wit and more. Photos: Mark Raker

Year of Beer

Winter Year of Beer at Whitlow’s on Wilson

Guests enjoyed seasonal beer samples from Chicago’s pride and joy in all things beer, Goose Island. Whitlow’s provided awesome appetizers and the ugly holiday sweaters were definitely present. Photos: Alanna Sheppard

brunch guide dc

Bangin’ Brunches | Annual Brunch Guide

Given our hope for increasingly beautiful spring weather, the time is nigh to find sunny tables on open terraces where you may enjoy your weekend brunch. Whether you’re a regular on the brunch scene, or new to the area, we’ve decided to make things a little easier for you by providing insight into the best brunch spots our region has to offer. This year we spotlight a new way to brunch: follow the brunch bloggers or join a meet-up group, and as always we bring you one of the most comprehensive brunch guides in the city. Enjoy.

Try this:

Johnny Appleseed
Submitted by Julian van der Tak
2 oz. Calvados
2 oz. Angry Orchard Granny Smith
1 oz. Prosecco/champagne
Directions: Serve over ice in a highball glass. Garnish with a peeled apple slice, and dust with cinnamon.

Beyond All Eggspectations
Cool factor: A custom rotation of 10 local and craft brews in a comfortable and enticing atmosphere.
Eggstraordinary, eggstravagant, uneggspected. Ok, bad puns aside this delicious spot offers more than great eggs. Located in downtown Silver Spring, their 160-plus menu items feature everything from Benedicts, over-easy’s, omelettes, and far beyond, all delicately prepared with fresh and authentic ingredients and served with strikingly attractive presentation. Whatever your fancy, it all pairs perfectly with their fresh-squeezed juice and espresso bars. The expert bartending staff invites you to join them for Happy Hour from 3 – 7 p.m. or Late Night from 9 p.m. – Close. Eggspectations: 923 Ellsworth Dr. Silver Spring, MD; 301-585-1700;

Howard Theatre Sunday Gospel Brunch
This historic building hosts Gospel Brunch every Sunday starting at 11:30 a.m. and features all-you-can-eat soul food and live music. It’s an intimate place for music and food lovers to sit back and enjoy the blissful sounds of gospel and the mouth-watering tastes of homestyle southern buffet. With a brunch menu designed by Chef Marcus Samuelsson, you can’t go wrong with any of the food options, some of which include catfish fingers with tartar sauce and bourbon brown sugar French toast with pecans. The world-famous Harlem Gospel Choir really brings the right energy on a lazy Sunday morning and its dynamic show is meant to inspire crowds. This isn’t just any show – it’s a lively concert that will certainly wake you up and turn your boring Sundays into vivacious events. The set-up is cabaret-style and the tickets are first come, first served. Howard Theatre: 620 T St NW, DC; 202-803-2899;

Hamilton Sunday Gospel Brunch
This Sunday Gospel Brunch is extremely popular and offers refreshing, sophisticated drinks along with a delicious variety of brunch food options. Creative breakfast items and traditional dishes are on display a la carte. But what makes this brunch extra special is their live performances. It’s perfect for those who are looking for a joyous occasion with their morning meal. Sunday Gospel Brunch features emerging and award-winning acts from the local scene and around the world. Brunches are every Saturday and Sunday, but Sunday Gospel Brunch occurs only when musicians and groups can be booked. The next live show is on April 20. The Gospel Persuaders will perform three shows throughout the day starting at 10 a.m. Sunday Gospel Brunch is consistently sold-out so buying tickets online early is key to catching the show. Hamilton: 600 14th St NW, DC; 202-787-1000;

A Crafty Spin on Breakfast Cereal
Submitted by Matt Sweeney and Dwayne Hickman of RFD
Ever thought of combining beer and cereal? Us either – but someone did… So naturally we just had to check it out.
The Beer: Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus
The Cereal: Kellog’s Raisin Bran Crunch

Experiments lead to innovations right? Well the guys at RFD decided to tinker with the idea of using beer for brunch—after all, “hair the dog” works best after those late nights and early morning headaches.  Aventinus is a darker wheat ale, a ruby-brown color and its flavor is deep and complex with strong notes of ripe bananas, raisins and plums.  Its roasted and wheat malts add a bread and cereal character. It pairs well with lots of things, but you probably never considered cereal.  Why Raisin Bran Crunch? Well, the raisin flavor pairs with the ‘Two Scoops’ of actual raisins in Kellog’s Raisin Bran and the liquorice aroma of the Aventinus also compliments the brown sugar added to the oat clusters.  The sweetness of the honey glazed flakes balances out the bitterness of the beer.RFD: 810 7th St NW, DC; 202-289-2030;

The Guide

Restaurant What’s On the Menu The Extras
Washington, DC
1905 Restaurant

1905 9th St. NW;


Sunday 11 a.m.

Truffled Grits & Pork Belly served with a sunny-side up egg; Chicken & Waffle – a deep fried confit thigh on homemade waffle drizzled with cayenne honey; Truffled Egg Salad Sandwich on brioche with mustard-frisée; and a seasonal Fritatta. Bottomless Mimosas & Bloody Marys
2100 Prime

2100 Massachusetts Ave. NW; 202-835-2100


Choose brunch items, like our popular Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with raspberries and maple syrup, or Birchermuesli with sun dried fruits and toasted almonds. We use honest, all-natural ingredients from the top local farms, purveyors and wineries to create delightful dishes that are sure to please the palate. We scrutinize wines by their quality, unique bouquet, and affordable pricing.

901 New York Ave. NW; 202-408-8848

Sunday 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Seafood Crepe Gratin, Eggs Acadiana, and Eggs Benedict. Cajun Marys or Blood Orange Mimosas are $2 each with the purchase of the $29 prix fixe menu. Acadiana’s Live Jazz Brunch features traditional and modern brunch entrees along with superlative live jazz, featuring the best Jazz musicians in DC! The brunch menu is offered as a prix fixe menu at $29 per person.
Acre 121

1400 Irving St. NW; 202-328-0121

Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Two of our signature dishes are Sautéed Shrimp and Grits served with spicy brown butter; and our Deep Fried Chicken and Bacon Waffle drizzled with maple syrup. Don’t miss out on our $15 Bottomless Mimosas and $8 house made Bloody Marys.

Enjoy our rustic country setting with old black and white movies from our projection screen.


523 8th St. SE;


Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Prosciutto Omelette:

leeks / ajvar / arugula / prosciutto


Fried Chicken Sandwich:

almond & walnut crusted / spring mix / apple-wasabi slaw

$35 bottomless brunch

includes an endless selection of all plates plus

bottomless brunch drinks (all guests at table must participate)

Aqua al 2

212 7th St. SE;


Saturday & Sunday 11:30am – 2:30pm

Frittata $12

Served with mixed salad

Frittata are only available Saturday and Sunday

Frittata are served with a side salad

and 2 pieces of grilled Italian bread

choice of:

Prosciutto di Parma e mozzarella

Zucchini, parmigiano e mozzarella

Spinaci e pecorino

Tasty homemade bloody mary mix
Ardeo + Bardeo

3311 Connecticut Ave. NW; 202-244-6750

Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Sweet Potato Apple Soup: hazelnuts, craisins, bacon-apple jam, spiced creme fraiche

Crispy Brussel Sprouts: chestnuts, cranberries, spiced creme fraiche

Brunch is available as either an a la carte meal or as a two course meal with bottomless mimosas or champagne for $28.00.
Art and Soul

415 New Jersey Ave. NW; 202-393-7777

Saturday and Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Our chefs whip up the best in brunch favorites like our Shrimp and Grits, Short Rib Hash, the always popular BLT Benedict, and Chef Art Smith’s fried chicken and waffles and your choice of two champagne cocktails for $30. Bloody Mary’s and a new list of inspired mocktails.
Asia Nine

915 E St. NW; 202-629-4355

Saturday and Sunday 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.


Enjoy a Multi-Course Meal with Asia Nine Bento Boxes Shrimp & Chicken Wonton Noodle Soup Combo with Bean Sprouts, Scallion and Cilantro in a Five Spice-Soy Broth. Served with House Salad and Shrimp.

Asia Nine’s new brunch special features your choice of five small plates from the brunch menu and dessert for $25 per person. With this brunch special we offer $1 per glass for Mimosas, Bloody Marys, Thai Iced Tea, and Coffee.

Want brunch and a movie? Sundays, all Landmark E Street Cinema tickets are just $6 with the purchase of our brunch menu!
Banana Café

500 8th St. SE;


Saturday & Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Huevos Rancheros, Banana Pancakes, Caribbean Egg Benedict, Omelets, Waffles, Breakfast Burritos and Quesadillas. We also offer our regular menu in addition to the Brunch. Lots of choices. Bottomless mimosas and great brunch drinks like the Champango!!

2519 Pennsylvania Ave. NW; 202.223.6941

Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Surf & Turf Eggs Benedict w/ Fried Oysters, Tasso Ham & Cajun Hollandaise

Banana’s Foster French Toast

Crab, Gruyere Cheese & Spinach Quiche

$2 Mimosas
Beacon Bar & Grill

1615 Rhode Island Ave. NW; 202-872-1126

Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Our Champagne Buffet Brunch

Voted One of the Top 50 Best Brunches in the U.S.

And voted “Great for Lunch” and “Neighborhood Gem” by Dining Feedback

Saturday Brunch is a la carte and features unlimited Champagne or Mimosas for $25.95 per person. Sunday Brunch is buffet-style and features unlimited Champagne, Mimosas and Bloody Marys.
Belga Café

514 8th St. SE; 202-544-0100

Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Belgian waffles, Nutella crepes, signature mussel pots, innovative selection of farm egg dishes, steaks, sandwiches, seafood, soups & salads


Ben’s Next Door

1211 U St. NW; 202-667-8880

Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Our most popular items include our delicious Brined Fried Chicken & Waffle and savory Shrimp and Organic White Cheese Grits. Our featured cocktails include bottomless mimosas.
Bistro Bis

15 E Street, NW 202-661-2700 Saturday and Sunday 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Chef’s Special Three Course Menu for $24.95

Regular Brunch Menu

Traditional fare with a French Accent.

Guest Favorite – Eggs Benedict with Pommes Frites and Duck Hash

Bottomless Bloody Marys and Mimosas for $18.00 per person.
Bistro Cacao

320 Massachusetts Ave. NE; 202-546-4737

Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Brunch menu items include our Pastry Basket, French Toast, Eggs Benedict and Blueberry Pancakes. For a romantic brunch, we have a very nice outdoor patio.
Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar

1736 Wisconsin Ave. NW; 202-333-0111

Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Croque Monsieur Brioché, Mussels Mediterraneennes, Grilled Hanger Steak, Eggs Benedict, Norwegian Smoked Salmon, Seafood salad, Omelettes, and a basket of assorted breads and croissants. Featuring an extensive wine list and our signature brunch cocktail:

The Blue Bubbly – Van Gogh acai blueberry vodka, blue curação and champagne

Blue Duck Tavern

1201 24th St. NW; 202-419-6755

Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Blue Duck Tavern provides a farm-fresh, market-style brunch, using the freshest ingredients of the season. Current dishes include: Apple and Pear French Toast, Baked Eggs with Creamed Spinach and Ham Hock and Short Rib Hash with Olive Oil Poached Egg and Horseradish Sauce. Choose from a variety of six Bloody Marys or seasonal cocktails. Enjoy brunch on Blue Duck Tavern’s outdoor terrace, April through October.

1837 M St. NW;


Saturday & Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Unlimited Spanish and brunch tapas – $39.

Also, we have an a la carte menu offering Butifarra Mongetes (Stachowski pork sausage, white beans, salsa verde, cilantro, fried egg), traditional seafood paella, and Nutella stuffed churros!

Bottomless mimosas, sangria, and draft beer included in  unlimited brunch tapas offering.


Boundary Stone Public House

116 Rhode Island Ave. NW; 202-621-6635

Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Our Brunch menu changes daily. Give us a call, or come check us out for the day’s offerings! Bottomless Mimosas.
Boundary Road Restaurant

414 H St. NE; 202-450-3265

Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Peanut Butter & Banana Monte Cristo (add bacon to make it Elvis-style); Quiche; Apple Cheese Pancakes; Argentine Steak Salad; and Reuben Eggs Benedict. The bar offers a delicious menu of cocktails, beer and wine that change weekly, including a seasonal punch that’s available by the glass or pitcher.
B Too

1324 14th St. NW;


Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. – 4 a.m.

Waffles, Green eggs, skillet of eggs cooked in josper oven with lobster, Fancy hash browns with truffle & foie gras or caviar.

Bloody Mary with beer, oysters or bacon!

Special cocktails – Bloody mary menu
Busboys and Poets

2021 14th St. NW;


Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

With many different omelets, French toast and vegetarian selections, Busboys and Poets serves up a brunch that is sure to satisfy. Busboys and Poets is a community where racial and cultural connections are consciously uplifted…a place to take a deliberate pause and feed your mind, body and soul…a space for art, culture and politics to intentionally collide…we believe that by creating such a space we can inspire social change and begin to transform our community and the world.

Multiple locations – see website for details.

Cafe Kimchi

751 8th St SE;


Saturday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Kimchi Bacon Omelette

Green tea Pancakes Platter

Multi-Grains Pancakes Platter

Kimchi Tacos/Burritos

Kimchi & Cheese Fries

French Toasts Platter



We are now open in Capitol Hill District serving traditional Korean and Korean fusion!
Capitol Lounge

229 Pennsylvania Ave. SE;


Saturday and Sunday 10:30am

Hangover Sandwich: scrambled eggs, cheddar, bacon, jalapenos, garlic sauce served on sourdough bread

Corned Beef Hash: house made, and served with potatoes, onions, a sunny side egg, and a toast

French Toast: deep-fried and served with fresh fruit sprinkled on top

Capitol Lounge is home to Suzy’s Bloody Mary bar…15 years and counting serving the best bloody marys on Capitol Hill!
Casa Luca

1099 New York Ave. NW;


Saturday and Sunday until 3 p.m.

Pancakes: Orange Zest, Ricotta, Path Valley Maple Syrup


Frittata: Italian Style Vegetable Omelet, Choice of Pancetta, Italian Sausage or Roasted Tomatoes


Eggs Florentine: Poached Duck Eggs, Wild Greens

Smoked Salmon

Something extra special that Casa Luca offers is the Casa Luca Blood Orange Mimosa with aperol and prosecco and Bloody Mary in 500ml carafes.


Cava Mezze

527 8th St. SE; 202-543-9090

Saturday and Sunday 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Nutella Waffle:  Nutella, walnuts, banana, cream

Brioche Benedict: poached eggs, grilled tomatoes, hollandaise,

Rooftop seating is available. try our brunch libations including:

In the Red: skinos mastiha, hibiscus, cava, lemon

Norman 75: calvados, mulled syrup, lemon, cava

Cedar Restaurant

822 E St. NW; 202-637-0012

Saturday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Smoked Salmon Benedict, Hangtown Fry with Fried Local Oysters, House Made Banana Bread and Braised Pork Belly BLT. Jalapeno Infused Vodka Bloody Marys, Champagne and Specialty Cocktails and Coffee with French Press service.
Chef Geoff’s

3201 New Mexico Ave. NW; 202-237-7800

Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Beignets with chocolate and vanilla sauces. Mimosa bar. Sunday special features any brunch classic, coffee and your choice of juice, mimosa or bloody mary for $21.95.

Multiple locations – see website for details.

CIRCA at Dupont

1601 Connecticut Ave. NW; 202-667-1601

Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Our Chesapeake Egg’s Benedict is your traditional Eggs Benedict with a crab cake and asparagus. Our French Toast has corn flake crust and fresh fruit. And our Salmon Cake and Eggs has lemon dill. dijon beurre blanc, and mixed greens. Our brunch specialty cocktails include a Cava and Fresh Orange Juice Mimosa for $3, a White Peach Bellini with Cava, white peach, and peach schnapps ($5), and a Blood Orange Bellini with Cava, blood orange, and peach schnapps ($5), as well as a Bloody Mary with Svedka Vodka and housemade Bloody Mary mix for $9.

Multiple Locations – see website for details.

City Tap House

801 Eye St. NW;


Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes:

caramelized bananas, vermont maple syrup


House Smoked Salmon Hash:

shaved fennel, fingerling potatoes,

poached eggs, hollandaise

$18 Bottomless mimosas and bottomless bloody mary bar.
Clyde’s of Georgetown

3236 M St. NW; 202-333-9180

Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sunday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Deviled Eggs, Eggs Chesapeake, Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes, Smoked Salmon Bagel and Challah French Toast. Half-priced bottles of wine during Sunday brunch.

1443 P St. NW; 202-299-0018

Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Brunch Benedicts: Short Rib & Cornbread Benedict with BBQ Hollandaise, Chorizo Benedict with Poblano Hollandaise, Spinach and Tomato Benedict and Classic Eggs Benedict. Our breakfast menu includes: Blueberry pancakes, Huevos Rancheros, and healthy items such as the Vegan Scramble and the Energy Breakfast. Specials: $49.13 Brunch Package: 2 brunch entrees, 2 coffees, 2 juice carafes, one bottle of sparkling wine. Commissary does not accept brunch reservations.
Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar

801 9th St. NW Suite A; 202-408-1600

Saturday and Sunday 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Special brunch cocktails include Mimosa Rojo, Sangria and Cuban Mary. Cuba Libre also features coffee cocktails and tropical cocktails. Join Us for “Brunch without Borders” – Unlimited piqueos $26 per person: Available for seatings up to 2 p.m. when ordered by all guests at the table. Unlimited Special Brunch Cocktails including a daily beer selection, $12 per person. Outdoor seating available beginning in April!
Dangerously Delicious Pies

1339 H St. NE; 202-398-7437

Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Broke Brunch Special from 9am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday! 1 massive mimosa, 1 slice of fresh quiche, and a house made side salad with our signature dressing all for only $10!  We have bottomless mimosas for $10 (Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm), because let’s face it the worst part of the mimosa is the bottom!


Darlington House

1610 20th St. NW;


Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Our signature “Liquid Gold” is our take on the classic eggs benedict with ham or smoked salmon! Buy 1 bloody mary, bellini, mimosa or prosecco, and get your 2nd free!
DC Dosa

2201 Eye St. NW;


Sunday from 11 a.m.

Dosas are lentil-based crepes filled with veggies and topped with chutney. Diners can choose among 3 types of dosas (four-lentil, petite yellow lentil, or whole mung lentil), 3 fillings (curried potatoes, eggplant and sweet potato, or cabbage and carrots) and 3 chutneys (cilantro sesame, onion tamarind, and tomato peanut). Pair a dosa with a freshly made lassi (an Indian drink blending yogurt, buttermilk, fruit, and vegetables), for real taste of South India! Located inside the Whole Foods Cafe
DC Reynolds

3628 Georgia  Ave. NW;


Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Braised Pork Benedict

poached eggs, Guajillo chile hollandaise, home fries


Reynolds Hash

Spanish onions, green peppers, wild mushrooms, bacon, two fried eggs

$13 Bottomless Absolut Cilantro Bloody Marys

$10 Bottomless Bloody Marys and Mimosas

(can interchange between each of them if you so desire)

Bottomless drinks with an entree

DGS Delicatessen

1317 Connecticut Avenue; 202-293-4000

Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Benedictberg: poached eggs, house cold smoked salmon, with handmade potato pancakes & sumac hollandaise.

House smoked pastrami hash & eggs. Hand sliced reubens & half pound pastrami & corned beef sandwiches.

Bottomless Brunch option 2 courses & mimosas or bloody mary for $27, choose any appetizer & entree, or entree & dessert.


Dino’s Grotto

1914 9th St. NW;


Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

San Benedetto {prosciutto, poached local egg, grilled ciabatta, orange rosemary hollandaise}


Local Steak & Eggs {anchovy salsa verde, breakfast potatoes}


Frittata {Varies seasonally}

Bottomless Local Summer Tomato Essence Bloody Mary, Fresh OJ Mimosa, or Local Fruit Bellini

Brewed Qualia Coffee

Qualia French Press Pots {Joel’s selection}

Hangover Brunch at the bars 2 cocktails & two dishes

District Chophouse & Brewery

509 7th St. NW;


Saturday & Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

7th St. Combo:

8oz. top sirloin grilled and served with three eggs any style and

served with ChopHouse Brunch potatoes. 16.95

Chef’s Omelet:

Grilled asparagus, peppers, onions, zucchini and yellow squash

with melted Fontina cheese. Served with ChopHouse Brunch

potatoes. 11.95

Belgian Malted Waffle:

Traditional waffle topped with fresh whipped cream and choice

of Maple Syrup, Bananas Foster or Chambord Berry topping


See our extensive drinks menu!
District Commons

2200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW; 202-587-8277

Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Eggs Benedict, J&B Breakfast Hash and “Cast Iron Skillet” Huevos Rancheros. We offer $16 Bottomless Bloody Marys or Blood Orange Mimosas with an entree. Also very popular are our Bloody Mary “flights” three 5 oz. tastings for $11.



Duplex Diner

2004 18th St. NW; 202-265-7828

Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Southern Benedict: Fried Green Tomato on biscuit, Goat cheese and Hollandaise. Chesapeake Benedict: Crab Cake on English Muffin with Caramelized Onions and Hollandaise. Homemade Buttermilk Doughnut Holes: Assorted with Chocolate Glaze, Cinnamon Sugar and Bourbon Glaze. $3 Mimosa Brunch

2121 14th St. NW;


Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

In addition to our soul food & traditional southern favorites, some of our most popular brunch items include the Country Benedict and the Callahan. Vegetarian and and Vegan options are also available. Enjoy $20 pitchers of mimosas and bloody marys right at your table. 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?
El Centro D.F.

1819 14th St. NW; 202-328-3131

Saturday and Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Bloody Maria, Chile Relleno con Huevo, Huevos Rancheros and Shrimp Ceviche. Bottomless Brunch: All you can eat & drink for $35. All you can eat brunch only available when ordered by all guests at table. Mexican small plates & brunch cocktails.
Elephant & Castle

900 19th St. NW; 202-296-2575

Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Steak & Eggs, Great British Breakfast, Banana Stuffed French Toast, Eggs Benedict, and an Omelette Bar are among the offerings. Outdoor patio seating and bottomless bloody mary’s and mimosas are available.
 Fadó Irish Pub &


808 7th St. NW; 202-789-0066

Saturday and Sunday until 2 p.m.

Irish and American style brunch. Signature Bloody Marys (only the Irish can make a hangover cure like this!). Craft your own deal! $25 includes: fresh fruit and basket of breads; choice of brunch item; tea or coffee; bottomless Mimosa or Bloody Mary; or 3 Craft Drafts; Or choose a la carte.

European football and rugby matches shown when available.

Founding Farmers

1924 Pennsylvania Ave. NW; 202-822-8783

Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Founding Farmers’ brunch menu includes dishes like Red Velvet Pancakes, Pastrami Hash, Crab Benedict, and Made-to-Order Beignets. Wash it all down with a cup of Intelligentsia coffee or, if you’re in the mood for something stronger, a Pimm’s Cup and one of the best Bloody Marys in town. Every Federal holiday Monday Founding Farmers’ brunch is on!
Farmers Fishers Bakers

3000 K Street NW; 202-298-8783

Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Unlike any other in the city, Farmers Fishers Bakers’ brunch offers something for everyone, from house-baked cinnamon rolls and breakfast tacos, to garden fresh salads and more, served buffet style for just $29.99 per person. In the mood for a boozy brunch? Enjoy the Bottomless Bloody Mary bar for just $10 or share a brunch cocktail bowl with friends.
Georgia Brown’s

950 15th St. NW; 202-393-4499

Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Visit the Chef’s Table where you can choose from Peel and Eat Shrimp, Sliced Virginia Ham, Slow Roasted Turkey Breast, Black Pepper and Garlic Roast Beef, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Creamy Stone Milled Grits and Roasted Red Potato Home Fries. Don’t forget the made-to-order omelette station. Our Sunday Jazz Brunch is a tradition not to be missed. Bottomless Mimosas, Bloody Mary’s and Delta Dawns.

1610 14th St. NW;


Saturday and Sunday 11am – 4pm

Uova Shakshuka :poached eggs, spicy tomato

sauce, roasted eggplant, mascarpone, basil .12

Gamberi e Polenta: shrimp, white polenta, poached

eggs, leeks, tomatoes, salsa rossa. 16

Pane Tostato: challah french toast, poached pears,

toasted walnuts, maple syrup, mascarpone. 12

And many delicious pizzas

$5 Mimosas and Bloody Marys
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

100 M St. SE; 202-783-5454

Saturday and Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Creole Omelet – shrimp, ham, andouille sausage, chicken, cheddar cheese topped

with jambalaya sauce and green onions. 10.95

Crab Cakes – seared crab cakes served atop sautéed spinach and poached eggs. 13.95

$3.00 Mimosas

$5.00 Bloody Marys


Brunch will not be served on days that the Washington Nationals are playing a Home Game

Granville Moore’s

1238 H St. NE; 202-399-2546

Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Brunch items include The Good Doctor sandwich (scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, avocado, chipotle mayo on potato kaiser roll served with home frites); Chicken & Muffin (fried chicken breast on an English muffin with sausage gravy & fried egg served with home frites); Brisket Hash; and our signature Mussels! Extensive beer list!

707 6th St. NW; 202-289-3600

Saturday and Sunday 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Fried Chicken and Waffles with salted honey butter

French Toast with candied citrus and maple syrup

Breakfast Pizza with bacon, potato, cheddar and soft egg.

 $18 Bottomless Mimosas.
The Grill from Ipanema

1858 Columbia Rd. NW; 202-986-0757

Saturday and Sunday 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Omelette a Brasileira, Black Beans Soup. This Brazilian Brunch includes a 3-course meal plus a glass of champagne or a Bloody Mary for less than $19.

1200 New Hampshire Ave. NW;

202-331-7310 Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Local oysters on the half shell for a dollar each. Special items on the menu include: Oyster Benedict, Bacon and Cheddar Omelet and Fish Tacos and Eggs. Patio available. Check out our grillfish cocktails and extensive wine list.
H Street Country Club

1335 H St. NE;


Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Chilaquiles $10

Scrambled eggs with your choice of

chicken or pork on a bed of corn tortillas

& tomatillo sauce. Topped with crema

French-Mex Toast  $9

Two thick slices of French toast covered with

walnuts, coconut, cream & fried plantains.

Cochinita Pibil $15

Pork shoulder cooked pibil style, served with

homemade tortillas, rice & beans. Two eggs + $2

$12 bottomless mimosas. Free mini golf with brunch purchase.
Hank’s Oyster Bar – Dupont Circle

1624 Q St. NW; 202-462-4265

Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Some of our brunch specials include: Oyster Shooters, Smoked Salmon Reuben, Thick cut Brioche French Toast and Eggs du Jour. Oysters and Clams on the Half shell.
Heritage India

2400 Wisconsin Ave. NW; 202-333-3120

Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

The Indian Street Food Items are the most popular choices.


$29.95 includes bottomless Mimosas, Champagne, Bloody Marys and more, with unlimited eating for 2 hours.


Howard Theatre

620 T St. NW; 202-803-2899

Sunday 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Bourbon Brown  Sugar French Toast w/pecans

Bottomless  Mimosas – $15


Gospel Brunch featuring the world-famous Harlem Gospel Choir. All your favorite soul food in an all-you-can-eat homestyle Southern buffet. Specialty cocktails and bottomless mimosas available.
Irish Channel

500 H St. NW; 202-216-0046

Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

We have great selections on our menu including Irish Country breakfast, steak and eggs, all types of omelets, eggs benedict and vegetable burritos. You can also order fish & chips, burgers and salads. We also have $4.00 Mimosa/Bloody Mary’s as well as a large outdoor patio.

Come watch your favorite team on one of our big screen TV’s.

Irish Whiskey Public House

1207 19th St. NW; 202-463-3010

Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Irish Whiskey features modern Irish-American cuisine taking Irish classics and adding a modern spin. Our Monte Cristo, Saddlebags, Eggs Alaska, and Sh*t on a Shingle are some of our most popular dishes.


$1 BOTTLES of champagne with a $10 food order!
Jaleo – DC

480 7th St. NW; 202-628-7949

Saturday and Sunday until 3 p.m.


Lomo de buey con huevo frito y patatas al Valdeón: Grilled hanger steak with fried egg, potatoes and Valdeón cheese sauce. Special Cocktails include :

Rebujito: la gitana manzanita , fever tree bitter lemon, Regan’s orange bitters.

Kalimotxo: ludovicus, fentiman’s curiosity cola, bitter truth aromatic bitters

James Hoban’s Irish Pub

1 Dupont Circle NW; 202-223-8440

Saturday and Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Over 20 items on our Brunch menu including: Make Your Own Omelets, Irish Breakfast Sandwiches, Waffles, Boxty Potato Pancakes, an Irish Farmhouse Breakfast featuring eggs, rashers of Irish bacon, black & white pudding, tomatoes, beans and home fries. $2 Classic Mimosas

$3 Bloody Marys

$3 Coronas


We show all live sporting events including Six Nations Rugby, Champions League, FA Cup and World Cup.


2401 M St. NW.


Saturday and Sunday 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Pecan Crusted French Toast, Preserved Peaches, Maple Bourbon Syrup


Soft Scrambled Heirloom Eggs,

Louisiana Chanterelles, Courtyard Herbs,

Roasted Pennsylvania Yellow Tomatoes

Juniper’s bottomless mimosas!

Your Choice of:

Classic Orange Juice

Strawberry Puree

White Peach Puree

All Mimosas are Made with Freshly Squeezed Juices and Virginia’s Barboursville Brut

Justin’s Café

1025 First St. SE; 202-652-1009

Saturday and Sunday until 4 p.m.


Make your own brunch platter by starting with eggs and customizing it with your choice of breakfast meat and any combination of choices to add to your eggs. Bloody Mary with Moose mix is one of the many cocktails we offer.
Kangaroo Boxing Club

3410 11th St. NW; 202-505-4522 Saturday and Sunday 10 am – 3 pm

Menu items include buttermilk biscuits, stuffed french toast and pastrami smashed potatoes with smoked jalapenos. Kangaroo Boxing Club Bloody Marys, Mimosas and Irish Coffees.
Kellari Taverna

1700 K St. NW; 202-535-5274

Saturday and Sunday 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

We offer a special “Prix Fixe Brunch” that includes two courses and unlimited Bloody Marys, Mimosas or other drinks for $26.95 per person.

Kellari Taverna specializes in Mediterranean seafood and traditional Greek cuisine and feature an award winning wine list with over 350 Greek and international wines.

On Sundays we offer a special Jazz Brunch featuring music by the Kellari Jazz Duo, presented by Todd Simon.
Kitty O’ Shea’s DC

4624 Wisconsin Ave. NW; 202-450-5077

Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Known for our Dublin CIty breakfast. A traditional Irish fry with bangers, rashers, Irish beans, black & white pudding, eggs and toast. Also an Irish benedict with rashers. $3 Bloody Marys, $3 mimosas, $5 Irish coffees, $5 Breakfast shots.

Open early for european football matches.

Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe

1517 Connecticut Ave. NW; 202-387-1400

Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Regular items and rotating specials on our brunch menu may include a Bay Bridge Crab Omelet w/ Jumbo Lump Crabmeat, Barack Obamlet (filled with Obama Family Chili), Veggie Huevos Rancheros Scramble, Banana French Toast and Cafe Crab Cake Benedict. After noon, we also serve luncheon dishes, including our Crab Cake Sandwich and Smoked Pork Cubano Sandwich. Fresh fruit and Café brunch breads are served with all brunch items!
L’Enfant Cafe-Bar

2000 18th St. NW; 202-319-1800

Saturday 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

La Boum Brunch: Saturday 2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Sunday 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.



L’Enfant Cafe-Bar is home of La Boum Brunch, DC’s original brunch house party. This is a revolutionary style brunch is adult only (21+). Regular brunch menu items include $8 Bloody Marys and Mimosas, savory crepes, sandwiches, brioche french toast and chocolate waffles. At the La Boum brunch, guests will be enticed by a delicious brunch menu as a DJ spins an infectious playlist. The lights will be dimmed, the shades will be closed and corks will be popping. This brunch is not for the conservative or the weary. No Kids, No Chores, No Errands, No Laundry, come ready to party, forget about real life for the afternoon and be prepared to stay the entire afternoon. The only way to get a seat is with a reservation.
Le Chat Noir

4907 Wisconsin Ave. NW; 202-244-2044

Saturday from 11:30 a.m.

Sunday from 11 a.m.

Menu items vary from week to week. Existing items include Omelette du Routier, Eggs Florentine and Steak du Chef. Appetizer and entree or entree and dessert with one glass of Champagne Blanc de Blanc or one Mimosa for $18.95.
Le Grenier

502 H St. NE; 202-544-4999

Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m.

Merguez lentils ragout

Croque Monsieur

Duck Pate

Crepe dessert

$18.95 set price for 2 courses including a glass of mimosa
Levante’s Restaurant

1320 19th St. NW;


Sunday 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

A la carte brunch on Saturdays and open buffet brunch on Sundays. All dishes served as ready. Unlimited pre fixe brunch is $30, same price applies to Sunday brunch. Choose as many brunch item as you like from our brunch selection: it includes bottomless supply of the following: mimosa, bloody marys, screwdriver, champagne, rail cocktails with our house vodka/gin/rum/tequila.
Level One Restaurant

1639 R St. NW; 202-745-0025

Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Menu items include: Blueberry Pancakes, Breakfast Sandwiches, Parfait French Toast and Waldorf Chicken Salad Croissant. Bottomless Mimosas or Housemade Bloody Marys for $15.
Lincoln Restaurant

1110 Vermont Ave. NW; 202-386-9200;

Sunday from 10:30 a.m.


Lincoln Restaurant features an exciting brunch every Sunday with an ‘All You Can Handle’ Chef Station that includes unlimited waffles, omelets, two sides and unlimited breakfast cocktails. Bottomless brunch drinks: Mimosas, Bellinis or Bloody Marys for $19.
Lola’s Barracks Bar & Grill

711 8th St. SE; 202-547-5652

Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Lola’s Barracks Bar & Grill is Capitol Hill’s favorite little hideaway! Lola’s brunch menu boasts a mixture of not-so-common omelettes, lunch favorites and classic mimosas and bloodies. Lola’s has a cozy, open-air dining room and a second floor with additional bar space, outdoor seating, pool tables, shuffleboard and big screen TVs.
Logan Tavern

1423 P St. NW; 202-332-3710

Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

A la carte menu with daily specials and build your own bloody Mary menu. Voted “Best Bloody Mary in DC” by Washingtonian Magazine Readers.
Lou’s City Bar

1400 Irving St. NW; 202-518-5687

Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Some of our most popular items are Lou’s Omelet where you can choose the ingredients and our RGIII Scramble with home fries choice and your choice of fresh fruit, bacon, or sausage! 2 for 1 Mimosas and Bloody Marys with purchase of a brunch entree! We feature 24 taps, 23 HDTVs, a 140″ HD projector screen, and an outdoor patio with TVs.
Luna Grill and Diner – Dupont Circle

1301 Connecticut Ave. NW; 202-835-2280

Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Our Cinnamon Raisin French Toast and Belgian Waffle are brunch favorites. Our made from scratch brunch has been one of the absolute best of D.C. for over 15 years. We show all the soccer matches on the big screen.
M Street Bar & Grill

2033 M St. NW; 202-530-3621

Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Saturday Brunch features a three course meal with champagne or mimosas for $24.95 per person. Sunday Jazz Brunch features your choice of one appetizer, entree and dessert with unlimited champagne or mimosas for $27.95 per person. Sunday Brunch features live jazz music, with vocalist Yvonne Johnson, which lends great atmosphere to the restaurant, making it a very welcoming place to meet up with family and friends.

1319 Connecticut Ave. NW; 202-833-1495

Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The Madhatter is known for its  $7“Make Your Own” Bloody Mary Bar. Specialty Brunch Items: Hangover Helper with biscuits, scrambled eggs, home fries, shredded cheddar cheese with your choice of bacon, sausage, or ham – topped with a sausage gravy with a side of toast for $14; Eggs Alaskan with two poached eggs and sliced smoked salmon atop an English muffin with hollandaise sauce and home fries. Looking for family fun? We have a Alice and Wonderland themed Upside Room where Alice’s own Tea Party Table hangs upside down! Big groups? No problem we have 3 private rooms that can accommodate any size party! With 3 bars, 3 private rooms and a lush hidden patio the Madhatter has it all!!
Mad Momos

3605 14th St. NW;


Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

King Cardamom French Toast

Scramble Tofu Wrap with Kale and momo crisps

Smoke Salmon and Eggs Mad Wrap with Side of Yogurt and Granola

Sun Salutation (scramble tofu tacos) with Side of Smash Brown

The Champion (Classic Brunch items of eggs, bacon, smash browns, grits, and toast)

Brunch served all day! We offer bottomless mad-mosas and mad-mary’s. Our mad-mosasis the best in town, made with guava nectar.

3401 K St. NW;


Saturdays & Sundays, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Our brunch menu is designed by 2 Star Michelin Chef Gerard Pangaud and offers specials as well as more signature items such as a Piperade “Basquaise”, or the Crepe “Bernadotte” with Smoked Salmon and Asparagus. We offer bottomless champagne cocktails including the following:


Two In The Pink: Raspberry Infused Vodka & Champagne Garnished with Chocolate Dipped Raspberry

Suma Deez: Coconut Infused Vodka & Champagne Garnished with Chocolate and Coconut

Mansion on O

2020 O St. NW; 202-496-2020

Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Join us for Washington’s favorite Sunday meal, BRUNCH! Includes omelet/waffle bar, egg beaters, bacon, sausage, chocolate covered bacon, grilled pb&j, a large variety of international and regional food, award winning desserts, juice, hot tea/hot coffee, and BOTTOMLESS champagne! Plenty of vegetarian options. Cost: $45 per person. Private rooms available. Guests are invited to explore the museum’s 100 rooms and more than 32 secret doors, 60 signed guitars, memorabilia, art and much more before or after Brunch. Be sure to bring your own shopping bags, nearly everything is for sale!

Online Reservations Required.



3418 11th St. NW; 202-588-7442

Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Our most popular items are: Eggs in Purgatory and Poached Eggs over Spinach with shaved parmigiano reggiano. We also over a breakfast antipasti platter, nutella and smashed banana panino, and all of our dinner savory panini on the menu. Our house-made Bloody Marys have an extra Italian ingredient that adds great flavor and a dark red color.
Mari Vanna

1141 Connecticut Ave NW; 202-783-7777

Sunday 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Traditional Russian Appetisers




Assortment of Desserts


2 Complimentary Mimosas for  Each Brunch Guest

Unlimited Complimentary Brunch and Ice-Cream for the Kids (under 7 years old)

Brunch for Kids (under 12 years old) is $15



Masa 14

1825 14th St. NW; 202-328-1414

Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Adobo-Marinated Tenderloin Medallion

roasted peppers / fried egg / black beans


Smoked Brisket Steamed Bun

hoisin bbq / pickled onion / toasted sesame / cilantro

Every Saturday and Sunday: $35 per guest includes unlimited small plates and free flowing brunch cocktails.

1901 14th St.


Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.

Delicious brunch pizza made in the famous matchbox brick oven pizzas topped with onion, sausage, smoked gouda, scrambled eggs, pico de gallo, and chipotle sour cream

Cast iron steak and eggs

Bloody Mary Burger


A variety of delicious bloody marys including one with bacon garnish and bacon liquor. Several mimosa options.

Great atmosphere for everyone!


Multiple locations – see website for more.

Medium Rare

515 8th St. SE;


Sunday 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

All inclusive for $23.00:

Steak Frites

Steak and Eggs

MR Famous Eggs Benedict

Specialty French Toast with Logan’s Sausage

Bottomless Bloody Mary, Screwdriver, Mimosa, Coffee or Fresh Orange Juice.
Meridian Pint

3400 11th St. NW; 202-588-1075

Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.

Try our delicious breakfast inspired Turkey Hash! Our strict focus on American craft beer allows us to eliminate the impact of Trans Atlantic shipping as well as maintain a locally based revenue stream. In addition, we serve mostly draft beer enabling us to reduce our impact on recycling resources.
Mintwood Place

1813 Columbia Rd. NW; 202-234-6732

Saturday and Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Buttermilk pancakes, with blueberries or chocolate. Belgian waffle, with blueberries or chocolate. Steel cut oatmeal, apple compote, milk & honey. Bloody Marys and Mimosas available.



Molly Malone’s Capitol Hill Saloon

713 8th St. SE; 202-547-1222

Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Molly Malone’s combines classic breakfast, pub fare, sports, and mimosas and bloodies for the perfect morning regale. Order Molly Malone’s ultimate hangover killer — the massive Breakfast Burrito, or try the renowned Meat Lovers Omelet. 50+ beers on tap, as well as open interior and patio seating! NCAA and NFL Beer and Cocktail Specials during games.

3301 Georgia Ave. NW;


Saturday and Sunday 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Lechon Frittata (Gluten Free) 10

Puerto Rican Twice Cooked Pork, Onions, Fingerling Potatoes, Fontina Cheese & Side Salad


Baked Dutch Baby Pancake 9

with Elderflower Syrup, Powdered Sugar & Lemon (vegetarian)


Lechon – with Puerto Rican Style Twice Cooked Pork 12

Poached Eggs, Hollandaise, Spicy Guava Sauce, Home Fries & Side Salad

Bloodies 7

Bloody Mary – House Infused Basil Garlic Vodka – House Bloody Mix


Bloody Maria – House Infused Guajillo Tequila – House Bloody Mix –

Cracklin’ Salt Rim


Mr. Henry’s Restaurant

601 Pennsylvania Ave. SE; 202-546-8412

Saturday Breakfast 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Sunday Brunch Buffet 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Brunch Buffet, Eggs, Home fries, meats, fruit. salad, chip beef and sausage gravy, Waffle bar and drink specials.


$5.00 Bloodies and Mimosas

Mr. Smith’s of Georgetown

3104 M St. NW; 202-333-3104

Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Omelettes, Steak & Eggs Benedict, Smoked Salmon plus our full menu. Unlimited $2.95 Mimosa, Champagne, or Bloody Mary drinks with entree purchase
Murphy’s Grand Irish Pub – DC

2609 24th St. NW; 202-462-7171

Saturday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Sunday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Irish Country Breakfast, Corned Beef Hash, Eggs Benedict, Omelets, Pancakes, French Toast and Steak and Eggs. Sunday Champagne Brunch only $9. Champagne included for only $1 per glass refill.

1600 Rhode Island Ave. NW; 202-448-8005;;

Saturday & Sunday 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Beignet: powder sugar | chocolate dipping ganache

Nage’s Owner started out his ventures down in New Orleans and with our roots as a french bistro our beignets are the closest you’ll get to the big easy.


Kill it Skillet: Mac-N-Cheese | chorizo | bacon | truffled frites | fried egg

Feeling a little blurry-eyed? Try this Nage classic to aid in the recovery. Combining our Mac-n-Cheese, our Nage Truffled Frites, along with some breakfast staples make this border of gluttony..

Bottomless Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas $15


Our Mary’s varieties include:

Garden Mary – Garden Vegetable Infused Vodka

Bloody Swine – The Garden Mary with old bay rim and bacon

Vampiro – Tequilla with salt rim


Our mimosa options feature several rotating selections of fresh fruit purees including:

Mango, Blood Orange, Peach, Pear, Blueberry, and the classic with fresh orange juice.

Nellie’s Sports Bar

900 U St. NW; 202-332-6355

Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 a.m.

Our brunch is an all you can eat buffet $24 which is served by drag queens. They then perform a show for an hour after guests have finished enjoying the buffet. First mimosa is free. Drag Show is included!
Next Door Restaurant

1211 U St. NW;


Saturday & Sunday 11 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Brined Fried Chicken and Waffle

Shrimp and Organic White Cheese Grits

Ben’s Omelet (w/half smoke sausage, chili and cheese)

Filet Mignon & Scrambled Eggs

Bottomless Mimosas

9 Flat Screen TV’s for showing sporting events, news and more, just next door to the infamous Ben’s Chili Bowl.

Old Ebbitt Grill

675 15th St. NW; 202-347-4800

Saturday and Sunday 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Ham and bacon stuffed french toast sandwich, Grand Marnier French Toast and Chesapeake Bay Rockfish. Brunch Mimosa for $8.
Old Glory BBQ

3139 M St., NW; 202-337-3406

Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Menu items include Breakfast Burrito, Brisket Hash with Salsa Verde and the Belly Benedict served with Texas Toast, Crispy Pork Belly, Poached Eggs and Hollandaise Sauce. Brunch Mimosas and Bacon Bloody Marys for $7.
Open City

2331 Calvert St. NW; 202-332-2331

Sunday – Thursday 6 a.m. – 12 a.m.

Friday and Saturday 6 a.m. – 1 a.m.



Nothing outdoes our bacon (seriously, order anything with our bacon in it !). Most popular are the scrambles, corn pancakes, chai waffles, and burgers. And who doesn’t love breakfast pizza?! (Available after 10 a.m.). With two patios and plenty of inside seating, we have a lively, fun brunch with some of the most loyal brunchers around. We brunch all day, everyday! We believe a homemade bloody Mary and an omelet are just as good on a Tuesday as a Sunday. Since DC is so diverse, not everyone lives the 9-5 life, we are here to support you!
Oyamel Cocina Mexicana

401 7th St. NW; 202-628-1005

Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m.

Chilaquiles con chorizo y huevo estrellado: Fresh hand-made tortilla chips with chorizo, chipotle salsa, Chihuahua cheese,

cilantro, red onion and a fried egg.

Guacamole made right before your eyes, with green tomatillo, serrano chile, crumbled queso fresco, and a basket of fresh tortilla chips for $13.50. Add an oyamel margarita for $12.
P.J Clarke’s

1600 K St. NW; 202-463-6610

Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Our Eggs Benedict selections include:

The Classic

The Norwegian



All accompanied with our thrice cooked Buttered Home Fries


Grand Marnier French Toast: Grand Marnier-soaked brioche, vanilla cream, fresh fruit.

Brunch Cocktail Bottomless Menu: $18.84

Mary Standard

Buck’s Fizz

Champagne Mimosa


P.J. Skidoos Restaurant

9908 Fairfax Boulevard, Fairfax, VA; 703-591-4515

Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sunday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

On Saturdays, we offer a la carte brunch items, such as french toast for $5.95, omelets for $7.95, steak & eggs for $12.95 and eggs benedict for $8.95. Our french toast is TO DIE FOR and one of our most popular items!

On Sundays, we offer ALL YOU CARE TO EAT brunch from a buffet for $15.95.

Saturday: a al carte only, Sunday: buffet only.

1303 Wisconsin Ave. NW; 202-333-7353

Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Menu items include: Paolo’s Scramble, Italian Benedict, Brunch Pizza, Smoked Salmon Frittata, Steak and Eggs and Brulee French Toast. Early Bird Brunch: $9 for brunch items on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Serving Bottomless Bloody Marys, Mimosas and Bellinis.
Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

1612 14th St. NW; 202-319-1612

Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Pontchartrain: Two Poached Farm Eggs, English Muffin, Blue Crab, Tasso Ham, Crawfish, Cayenne Hollandaise. C.E.B.L.T Po-Boy: Fried Catfish, Farm Egg, Benton’s Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Dive Fries Hot Oyster Plates – 4 per order for $9.

1811 Columbia Rd. NW


Saturday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Sunday Drag Brunch is offered on a first come first served basis and is $24.95, which includes the buffet and entertainment. Saturday Brunch: Mimosas, Bloody Marys and Smoked Salmon Bloody Marys featured.
Ping Pong Dim Sum

900 7th St. NW; 202-506-3740

Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

$36 unlimited dim sum or $36 unlimited mimosas and a dim sum prix fixe Available Saturdays and Sundays until 4.00pm. Mimosas include a tableside mimosa bar with 3 exotic juices to mix yourself.

1904 14th St. NW; 202-387-7654

Sunday 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Our most popular dishes are our seasonal pancakes and waffles. Created with seasonal fruits. In additional to our breakfast skillet. Brunch has become a favorite among locals. At night, the upstairs lounge and rooftop patio offer the perfect setting for parties, bottle service or special events, with DJs on Fridays and Saturdays to add just the right energy for memorable experiences.
Pour House

319 Pennsylvania Ave. SE; 202-546-0779

Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Pour House Breakfast Burrito, Build Your Own Omelet, Breakfast Sliders and Banana Nutella Crepes. All you can drink $12 Bloody Mary Bar and $15 Bottomless Mimosas.

3407 Connecticut Ave. NW; 202-450-6875

Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Maple-Bourbon Glazed French Toast, house baked cranberry muffins, shrimp cake sliders, and bowl of meatballs. We encourage you to make reservations as our brunch fills up fairly fast. There is a two hour time limit per party and you may order as much as you like. Unlimited supply of House Champagne, Bellinis, Bloody Marys and Mimosas. Adult Slushie Supplements are unlimited at $12 per head.
The Queen Vic

1206 H St. NE;


Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Full English Breakfast:

Bubble & Squeak

Eggs Benedict

French Toast

Traditional Sunday Roast

Roast beef, duck fat roasted potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, seasonal veggies and gravy

Red Derby

3718 14th St. NW; 202-291-5000

Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m.


Derby Breakfast Bowl, B.e.L.T., Breakfast Burrito and Bagels with Lox. You can make your own Mimosa or try our $3 Mimosa, Bloody Mary, Screwdrivers and Harvey Wallbanger.
Red Rocks – Columbia Heights

1036 Park Rd. NW; 202-506-1402

Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Brandy-Spiked French Toast, Breakfast Panino and Hangover Scramble. Mimosas, Bellinis and Bloody Marys.

810 7th St. NW;


Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Cinnamon Toast Crunch 10

French toast dipped in corn flakes and topped with cinnamon, sugar, chopped bacon, and whipped cream


Chesapeake Omelet 12.5

Blue crab, roasted tomato & sweet corn salad stuffed in an omelet and covered in our house crab and corn chowder with toasted brioche


Sweet Endings

Trio of Doughnuts 6

chocolate drizzle, maple bacon, citrus glazed

$5 Bloody Mary’s

$10 Bottomless Mimosas

$5 Beer Centric Cocktails


3417 Connecticut Ave NW;


Sunday 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

James Beard nominated chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley creates daily, seasonal menus and offers brunch on Sundays. Try the “code-ster” sandwich with fried chicken thigh, sausage gravy, fried egg and cheddar on a house made biscuit. Pastry chef Vanessa Ochotorena whips up delicious breakfast pastries like skillet cinnamon rolls and chocolate scones. Bottomless brunch including a choice of entree, a pastry and a mimosa (with a variety of season, fresh squeezed juices to choose from) for just $28!

2275 L St. NW; 202-730-2500

Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Favorites include

Huevos Rancheros, Croque Mademoiselle and Smoked Salmon Benedict.

Small Plates and Bottomless Mimosas available.
Rosa Mexicano

575 7th St. NW; 202-783-5522

Saturday and Sunday 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

MEXICAN BREAKFAST! Start the day with a spicy spin on breakfast classics including Fried Eggs and Carnitas Hash and Tortilla Scramble.


Bloody Mary, Bloody Maria and Horchata Especial available.
Rumba Café

2443 18th St. NW; 202-588-5501

Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Omelet Rumba and Huevos Rancheros are featured. Bottomless Mimosas $13.
SAX Restaurant and Lounge

734 11th St NW; 202-737-0101

Sunday 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

We offer a three course prix fixe brunch with bottomless mimosas and bottomless Bloody Mary’s, along with a chef’s amuse and a chef’s sweet at the beginning and end of the meal. We offer a DJ and cabaret style performances every ten minutes throughout the brunch; essentially, guests are able to experience Saturday night SAX on a Sunday afternoon!
Senart’s Oyster & Chophouse

520 8th St. SE; 202-544-1168

Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Brunch features french toast, omelettes, sandwiches and a mouth-watering raw bar. Bottomless Mimosas, Bloody Marys, Oyster Shooters and Kir Royal available.

3000 K St. NW;


Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Raw bar: Fresh jumbo shrimp, local oysters, and PEI mussels

Made to order omelets, waffles, tacos, eggs benedict, donuts, and carving station with rotating selections

Sensational continental hot stations

Chocolate fountain and fresh pastries

Bottomless mimosas, bellinis, Bloody Marys, and assorted coffees, teas, soft drinks, and juices.

Live jazz band.

An incomparable view of the Potomac River from every table in our refined indoor and expansive outdoor dining spaces.

Sign of the Whale

1825 M St. NW; 202-785-1110

Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Enjoy $10 brunch plates of delicious french toast, traditional country breakfast or stacks of buttermilk pancakes. Order any brunch entree and for only $10 more, you can enjoy your choice of unlimited “build your own” Mimosas or Bloody Marys during your brunch stay.
Smith Commons

1245 H St. NE; 202-396-0038

Sunday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Bloody Marys, Mimosas, Bellinis and Mojitos available. Menu items include Smoked Salmon Hash, Parmesan Omelet and Fried Confit Chicken & Waffle. Patio Brunch on 2nd Floor Public Bar when weather permits.
Smoke & Barrel

2471 18th St. NW; 202-319-9353

Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Smoke & Barrel offers Vegan French Toast, Chili Cheese Tofu Scramble and Sweet Potato & Oat Burger. Brunch cocktails include the Breakfast Old Fashioned, Bourbon Milk Punch, Beer Mail and Samy’s Black Eye for $11.

223 Pennsylvania Ave. SE;


Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Our signature appetizer would be our zeppoles with grand gala, orange dark chocolate sauce and our breakfast burger with house-made sausage, bacon, fried local egg, cabot white cheddar and pesto is a must try. Starting on Easter Sunday we will feature a bloody mary bar– with original house-made condiments.
Southern Hospitality

1815 Adams Mill Rd. NW; 202-588-0411

Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.

Fried Egg Burger, Steak and Asparagus Salad and Fried Chicken Benedict. Bottomless Mimosas for $15. Bloody Marys starting at $9.
Star & Shamrock

1341 H St. NE; 202-388-3833

Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Holy Challah French Toast, Hash Wraps and Breakfast BLT. $5 Bloody Marys & Mimosas.
Station 4

1101 4th St. SW; 202-488-0987

Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Brioche French Toast and Mardi Gras Omelette. We offer bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Marys with a brunch entree for $30. Located steps away from the new Arena Stage, Station 4 is also the ideal venue for pre-theater dining.
Sticky Rice

1224 H St. NE; 202-397-7655

Saturday and Sunday 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Waffles and Wings (weird and wonderful), Green Chili (vegan favorite), Build Your Own Burger and Shrimp and Gouda Grits. Asian Pear Sangrias (staff favorite), Bloody Sundays and Sakimosas available.
Ted’s Bulletin

505 8th St. SE;


Ted’s serves up hearty breakfast meals and is famous for their housemade poptarts and boozy milk shakes.

The Big Mark Breakfast :3 eggs, 2 bacon strips, 2 sausages, hash browns, toast and a homemade pop tart

The Walk Of Shame breakfast burrito: sirloin steak, scrambled eggs, hash browns, cheddar, green chile sauce served with flattened and fried hash browns.

Breakfast served all day.

Housemade poptarts are to die for!

The Chesapeake Room

501 8th St. SE; 202-543-1445

Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The Chesapeake Room serves only organic, sustainable and free range fare. Our shrimp & grits, steak & eggs and omelettes are the talk of the neighborhood! Enjoy The Chesapeake Room’s warm weather patio (enclosed and heated when it’s cold).
The Coupe

3415 11th St, NW; 202-290-3342

Sunday – Thursday 6 a.m. – 12 a.m.

Friday – Saturday 6 a.m. – 2 a.m.

The new brunch cocktail to be featured on the Spring Menu is called the Bloody Kickboxer (with vodka, beer, Sriracha, Tomato & Lime Juice, garnished with Thai basil and Cilantro).  Breakfast served all day!
The Diner

2453 18th St. NW;


Open 24/7!

The Diner Royale: Two eggs, any style. Bacon, ham, sausage or chicken sausage.

Pancakes or challah French toast. Home fries or grits. Choice of toast.

Breakfast and Brunch items  served all day and all night! The Diner’s Classic Bloody Mary with house made bloody mix and jalapeño-infused vodka.
The Front Page – Dupont Circle

1333 New Hampshire Ave. NW; 202-296-6500

Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Brand new menu country brunch buffet style. Choose from the omelette station, Belgian waffle station or carving station with Herb crusted roast beef and honey baked ham. Also on the side pick from the ‘lighter fare’ or ‘breakfast basics’ with muffins, bagels, fruit, sausage, bacon, grits, and more. Adults: $24.95; Children 10 and under: $12. Buffet Style. Unlimited Champagne or Mimosa with brunch buffet: $10
The Getaway

1400 Meridian Pl. NW; 202-299-1162

Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Chorizo Grinder Burrito $13: Chorizo sausage, scrambled eggs, pepper jack cheese, onions, and peppers, wrapped in a flour tortilla and served with tomatillo sauce and pico de gallo. $15 Bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Marys! You can switch back and forth.
The Hamilton

600 14th St. NW; 202-787-1000


Menu items include Shrimp & Grits, Brioche French Toast and Open-Faced BBQ Brisket. Mimosas, Irish Coffees, Bloody Marys and Brunch Wines available. Hamilton is all about the live music! Check the website,, for a schedule.
The Heights

3115 14th St. NW; 202-797-7227

Saturday and Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Gruyere Omelet, Empire Eggs, Turkey Hash and Fish Tacos. Build your own Bloody Mary menu.
The Pig

1320 14th St. NW; 202-290-2821

Friday 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The Pig is known for its Pulled Pork Benedict and Buckwheat Bacon Waffle. Menu changes weekly. We serve handcrafted food & drink, pork centric and respect the whole animal. We create unique cocktails and offer American craft beers and eco-friendly wines.
The Pinch

3548 14th St. NW;


Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Signature Items:

Fresh made donut holes

Duck Bacon Lettuce Tomato (DLT) Sandwich

Homemade Bloody Mary’s (with Carlos’ secret ingredient)

Best fried pickles in D.C.

Bottomless Bloody Mary’s/Mimosas/Screwdrivers

Outdoor Patio Seating


The Queen Vic

1206 H St. NE; 202-396-2001

Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Full English Breakfast, Oysters & Bloody Mary and Bangers and Mash. Traditional Sunday Roast served on Sunday from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. The meal features the Roast meat of the day, Duck Fat Roasted Potatoes, Yorkshire Pudding, Seasonal Vegetables and Gravy.
The Ugly Mug

723 8th St. SE; 202-547-8459 Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The Ugly Mug Hangover Brunch: Roll out of bed and into The Ugly Mug for Capitol Hill’s favorite Hangover Brunch! $18 All You Can Eat Buffet with $12 Bottomless Mimosas and $5 Bloody Mary’s. Our full regular menu is also available, as well as a la carte brunch options for those less hungry.  Going to the baseball game this spring/summer? Grab some brunch ahead of time and catch our FREE SHUTTLE to Nats stadium! Every home game, no matter what.
Thunder Burger & Bar

3056 M St. NW; 202-333-2888

Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

We offer omelettes, several different forms of poached eggs, and many other breakfast foods in addition to most or our regular menu. During brunch we also offer an extensive Bloody Marys and Mimosas menu. Cocktails are $6. At Thunder Burger & Bar, we offer one of the best signature burgers in town.
Tonic at Quigley’s

2036 G St. NW; 202-296-0211

Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Brunch Tots – tater tots smothered in hollandaise and topped with two sunny side up eggs and bacon.


Quigley’s: Bottomless Mimosas & Bloody Marys
Tony & Joe’s Seafood Place

3000 K St.


Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m.


Belgian Waffles

Carving Station: Carved Ham, Roast Beef, Leg of Lamb

Hash brown Potatoes

Smoked Rainbow Trout Omelettes

Made to Order Crab meat, Shrimp, Scallops and Much More!

Live Jazz Brunch

$35 per Adult; $45 with bottomless mimosas


Tortilla Coast – Capitol Hill

400 First St. SE; 202-546-6768

Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Build your own Bloody Mary or Bloody Maria for $5. Captain Crunch French Toast and Torta Deluxe are featured. This legendary restaurant and watering hole is a fun, festive, and unique spot from which to watch the capital’s movers and shakers in action.
Tortilla Coast – Logan Circle

1460 P St. NW; 202-629-3280

Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Spanish omelets and Huevos Rancheros are featured. $4 Mimosas and $5 Bloody Marys. Tortilla Coast’s offerings celebrate the unique ingredients and culinary styles of Mexico’s Yucatan, Puebla, Veracruz and Baja regions.
Town Hall

2340 Wisconsin Ave. NW; 202-333-5640

Saturday and Sunday 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Our eggs in the middle and buttermilk pancakes are probably our most popular breakfast dishes. We also serve our hand cut mozzarella sticks and hand battered chicken tenders during brunch only, and they are definite guilty pleasures. Whether you are a long time regular or a first time guest, we want you to be equally comfortable grabbing a drink with friends, coming in for an early or late brunch, celebrating a special occasion, or simply having a great meal any day of the week.
Trusty’s Full-Serve Bar

1420 Pennsylvania Ave. SE; 202-547-1010

Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

DC Sunrise is a grilled half smoke topped with a fried egg and choice of melted cheese. All items served with hash browns. Ask about our weekend brunch drink specials. Board games at all tables.

2459 18th St. NW; 202-232-5500

7 days a week! All day.

Cherry Almond Waffle in celebration of the Cherry Blossom Festival. Smoked Salmon, Lebneh Baguette, and Black Forest Ham & Cheddar Cheese Sandwich are among our favorites. Our Brunch items are served all day, every day!
Tunnicliff’s Tavern

222 7th St. SE; 202-544-5680

Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Some favorites are Eggs Chesapeake and the Breakfast Burrito. $6 Bloody Marys, Irish Coffees and Mimosas.
Ulah Bistro

1214 U St.; 202-234-0123

Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Our most popular brunch menu items are: Eggs Chesapeake, which comes with fresh lump crab meat, poached eggs, house made Hollandaise sauce, and served with delicious garlic home fries.

Challah French Toast, with powdered sugar, maple syrup, raspberry coulis and honey mascarpone.

Breakfast Burrito, with scrambled eggs, cheddar and mozzarella cheese, bell peppers and served with garlic home fries.

We offer $30 Bottomless Brunch. Guests pay $30 and can choose from any brunch entree and either bottomless mimosas or Bloody Marys (2 hour time limit).
Union Pub

201 Massachusetts Ave. NE; 202-546-7200;

Saturday from 11 a.m. Sunday from 10:30 a.m.

Brunch in a Bowl: A fresh brioche bowl filled with chorizo, eggs, cheese, peppers and bacon.

Hangover Sandwich:

Croissant, eggs, American cheese, bacon and chipotle spread.

Buttered Rum French Toast:

Brioche topped with fried plantains, pecans and buttered rum.

Bottomless Mimosas and Bottomless Bloody Marys for $12.99.
Uptown Tap House

3412 Connecticut Ave. N.W; 202-244-2030;

Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Challah French Toast

Two slices of challah battered and served with maple syrup and butter. Served with hash browns.



Eggs Hondo

Two English muffins, poached eggs, corned beef, and beer-infused cheese sauce. Served with hash browns.


A brand new Belgian Waffle & Omelet bar, $15 bottomless mimosas and $6 make your own Bloody Marys! Every weekend on both Saturday’s & Sunday’s from 11am-3pm.




1212 H St. NE;


Saturday and Sunday 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Farmers Wife: 3 eggs, bacon, house-made sausage patties, home fries & toast


Crab Frittata: jumbo lump crab, roma tomatoes, peppers, onions & parmesan. served with home fries & toast.


H Street Gravy Train: toasted brioche topped with house-made sausage gravy and home fries

$12 Bottomless Mimosas.

Two 30ft indoor bocce courts – free to play!


1100 P St. NW; 202-234-6870

Saturday and Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Yiayia’s omelet: Spicy lamb sausage with caramelized onion and feta cheese. ½ price mussels on Saturday. Bloody Marys are $6 and Champagne is $8. Bottomless Mimosas available.
Woodward Table

1426 H St. NW;


Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Fishmonger’s Board: smoked, marinated, house-cured fish and shellfish, pickled vegetable, whipped cream cheese, toasted mini bagels.


Kentucky Hot Brown: turkey breast, Benton’s bacon, grilled tomato, mornay sauce, toasted brioche.

Bottomless Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas, $18.

701 9th St. NW; 202-638-0800

Saturday and Sunday 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Ashta: traditional Lebanese-style French toast with bananas and orange blossom honey. Our Bloody Mary is made with a special house-made mix blended with harissa water.

781 7th St. NW;


Saturday and Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Short Rib hash

poached egg / potato / rajas

caramelized onion


Lobster-Chipotle Grits

bacon / scallion / tomato

Every Saturday and Sunday: $35 per guest includes unlimited small plates and free flowing brunch cocktails.
American Tap Room- Bethesda

7278 Woodmont Ave. Bethesda; 301-656-1366

Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Classic favorites & seasonal chef-inspired dishes make American Tap Room “Your Place to Be.” for weekend brunch! Buffet offerings include: Make Your Own Salad Station, Specialty Carvings, Build Your Own Omelet Station & “Kids’ Own Zone” table. Almost Bottomless Mimosas (with purchase of buffet). Classic Mimosas and Bellinis available.
Caddies on Cordell

4922 Cordell Ave. Bethesda; 301-215-7730

Saturday and Sunday 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

French Toast with Bacon and Fresh Fruit, Western Omelet with Home Fries, and Steak & Eggs. Caddies has one of the largest patios in Bethesda and is a great place to sit outside, enjoying brunch and cocktails.
Jaleo – Bethesda

7271 Woodmont Ave. Bethesda; 301-913-0003

Saturday and Sunday until 3 p.m.

Jaleo’s renowned tapas, breakfast-style! Jaleo offers Bloody Gazpachos, a twist on the classic Bloody Mary with a Spanish touch.

4435 Willard Ave. Chevy Chase; 240-223-5427 Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Ricotta doughnuts with limoncello pudding. Lia’s scramble and house cured salmon are some of our brunch classics. Specialty cocktails include baked apple sangria sangria, running bull and red line old fashioned.
McGinty’s Public House

911 Ellsworth Dr. Silver Spring; 301-587-1270

Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m.

Prix fixe with your choice of a complimentary Bloody Mary, Champagne or Mimosa. McGinty’s Bloody Mary Bar features Bloody Marys Mimosas and Champagne for $4.
Mon Ami Gabi

7239 Woodmont Ave. Bethesda; 301-654-1234

Saturday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sunday 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Sweet and savory brunch favorites including waffles, egg dishes, crêpes and quiches. Guests can enjoy a Mimosa from our rolling champagne cart or indulge in our Make-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar. Those looking to order lunch can do so; Mon Ami Gabi’s lunch menu is also available during brunch hours. Patio is open as weather permits.
Redwood Restaurant and Bar

7121 Bethesda Lane; 301-656-5515

Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

We have a terrific buffet featuring a carving station and made to order egg station. Our a la carte items include a delicious duck confit salad with mache, radicchio, frisee, watermelon radish,

grapefruit and white balsamic vinaigrette, and our spicy chilaquiles, scrambled farm eggs, tortillas, chorizo, melted cheddar, sour cream & salsa are a must try.

Every sunday we feature a live jazz brunch– we have bottomless mimosas and a bloody mary bar.

1200 East-West Hwy. SIlver Spring;


Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 3:30pm

Our signature items include our Crab Cakes Benedict (2 Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes, Poached Eggs, Old Bay Hollandaise, and Potatoes), Cinnamon Banana French Toast (Topped with Honey Glazed Bananas. Served with Bacon), Lobster Hash (Lobster Meat, Red Potatoes, Bacon, Poached Eggs, Old Bay Hollandaise), and our Huevos Rancheros (2 Fried Eggs, Crispy Corn Tortilla, Refried Beans, Salsa, Cheese, Jalapenos). We offer a “Liquid Brunch” menu, which includes Bloody Mary (with our House Made Bloody Mary Mix), Beermosa (Rotating Draft Beer and Orange Juice), and Mimosas or Poinsettias (Champagne and Orange or Cranberry Juice – available by the glass, 1/2 liter, or liter).
Union Jack’s Bethesda

4915 St. Elmo Ave. Bethesda; 301-652-2561

Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Every Saturday and Sunday, we open at 10am to give you the BEST Brunch Gaithersburg has to offer! Featuring a variety of the ever so popular benedict’s, creme brulee French toast, or our open-faced banger omelet! Enjoy Bottomless Mimosas or try our Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar!


Eggs Chesapeake or Creme Brulee French Toast! Union Jack’s puts a new twist on Brunch that you won’t want to miss!
Alley Cat Restaurant

2 S. Whiting St. Alexandria; 703-461-0450

Sunday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Prime rib carving station, waffle and french toast station, and egg and omelet station. Fresh fruits, desserts and yogurt. Pasta, chicken, fish, mashed potatoes, hash browns and creamed chipped beef.


Bloody Mary, Mimosa and Draft Beer specials.
American Tap Room – Clarendon

3101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington; 703-312-9080

Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Classic favorites and seasonal chef-inspired dishes make American Tap Room “Your Place to Be” for weekend brunch! Buffet offerings include Specialty Carvings and Omelet Station and “Kids’ Own Zone” table. Seated choices include the ATR Breakfast Burger. Almost bottomless mimosas can be added with purchase of buffet.
A-Town Bar & Grill

4100 Fairfax Dr. Arlington; 703-528-1110

Saturday and Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The chocolate fondue fountain is probably the most popular. It is 3 feet tall and we provide marshmallows and fresh berries for dipping! People love it. Brunch menu varies each week, but includes breakfast basics like waffles and french toast and lunch favorites like prime rib and BBQ chicken. We highly recommend reservations as we are packed out on Saturdays and Sundays for brunch.
Arlington Rooftop Bar & Grill

2424 Wilson Blvd. Arlington; 703-528-3030

Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

We have four types of omelets, chicken and waffles, and a great breakfast platter along with many worthwhile drink specials. We offer $3 Mimosas, $4 Beermosas and $5 Bloody Marys. As our name would suggest, during open season, brunch is offered on the Rooftop.

3260 Old Lee Hwy. Fairfax


Saturday and Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

A regulars favorite, the best parts of breakfast combined into one hearty unbeatable dish.

Squibnocket Scrambled Eggs……11

bacon, onions, mushrooms, potatoes & cheddar

Specialty Cocktails including:

Texas Tornado……3.25

pineapple, freshly squeezed orange juice, grenadine & a splash of sprite

Austin Grill

801 King St. Alexandria; 703-684-8969 Saturday and Sunday until 3 p.m.

Enjoy brunch at its Tex Mex best!  Delicious Cornmeal Pancakes and Eggs, Chorizo Burritos and Huevos Rancheros paired with our Mimosas and Bloody Marys will make your weekend!  Bloody Maria:

The old standby (with Tequila)… but we add Serrano’s for a little pick-me-up!

Bilbo Baggins

208 Queen St. Alexandria; 703-683-0300

Sunday 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

House specialty items include: Frodo’s French Toast made from our homemade raisin bread, great omelets, several eggs benedict options, crab and asparagus frittatas and our new menu item, Smaug’s delight, which contains portobella basil mushroom with melted brie cheese and scrambled eggs. We have a global menu with a wide range of items including craft beer, global wines, and a full stocked bar with seasonal cocktails.
Blackfinn Ameripub

2750 Gallows Rd., Vienna, VA; 703- 207-0100

Saturday and Sunday  11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Breakfast Balboa:

shaved prime rib, mozzarella and hash browns, topped with two eggs sunny side up and served open faced on toasted garlic bread 12.99

 Blackfinn’s Bacon Mary: A breakfast cocktail if we ever tasted one, the only thing missing are the eggs! Bacon infused Vodka, Signature Blackfinn Seasoning and a Candied Bacon Garnish.
Brion’s Grille

10621 Braddock Rd. Fairfax; 703-352-7272

Sunday 9:30 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Classic Brunch Buffet with only the best offerings: Fluffy scrambled eggs, country potatoes, cheesy hash browns, buttermilk biscuits, homemade sausage gravy, southern style grits, a variety of mini muffins and doughnuts, fresh fruit salad and much more. If you can’t satisfy your craving on the buffet, head over to our omelet, waffle and pasta station.


We accept reservations for parties of 10 or more and offer call ahead seating starting at 9 a.m. Brion’s staff is eager and willing to serve you with warm, bright, friendly and quality service, so come in and let us prove it!
Breaux Vineyards

36888 Breaux Vineyards Ln., Purcellville; 800-492-9961

Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

This beautifully composed brunch features three courses created by local favorite Grandale Farm Restaurant. Chef Author has created the menu for a perfect marriage of wine and food, sure to please anyone’s palate. A beautiful setting at the vineyard for a nice springtime Sunday brunch! Reservations required.
Capitol City Brewing Company

4001 Campbell Avenue, Arlington; 202-628-2222

Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Brewer’s Red Eye Special

Two farm fresh eggs prepared your way with choice of maple-cured bacon or savory sausage links, served with home-style potato hash and multi-grain toast.

$9.00 “Free-Flowing”* Bloody Marys & Mimosas.

4000 Campbell Ave. Arlington; 703-931-0777

Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 3p.m.

Sunday 9:30 a.m. – 3p.m.

Combining your favorite filet entree with your morning classics.


Steak & Eggs Benedict*……

filet mignon w. scrambled or poached eggs & hollandaise with grilled Brioche



The Bloody Mary with a special twist.

Absolut Peppar Bloody Mary……

with old bay

Chart House

1 Cameron St., Alexandria; 703-684-5080

Sunday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

All brunch specialties include our famous salad bar. $.99 Champagne or Mimosas and $2.50 Bloody Marys or Fuzzy Navels. Signature dinner menu also available.


CIRCA at Clarendon

3010 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington; 703-522-3010

Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 a.m.

Located on one of the most beautiful corners in Clarendon, CIRCA offers great food, an extensive wine list with over 20 offerings by the glass and a friendly staff to create the perfect dining experience. Stop by during brunch on the weekends and make sure to grab a seat on one of our patios!  $3 Mimosas and $5 Bellinis.
Clarendon Grill

1101 N. Highland St., Arlington; 703-524-7455

Saturday and Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

One of our specialty items is our Carolina Crab Hash over Poached eggs and made-to-order-omelettes. We also have Texas style French toast, pancakes, breakfast burritos, and Huevos Rancheros. Enjoy an extensive  beer and wine list.
Clyde’s of Reston

11905 Market St., Reston; 703-787-6601,

Saturday from 11 a.m. Sunday from 10 a.m.

Clyde’s extensive American fare menu features local grass-fed beef burgers, seasonal local produce, fresh seafood, monthly specials and great variety. There is something for everyone; try our Eggs Maryland, or go with the classic Eggs Benedict. Join us for Mimosas and Bloody Marys on our European style patio.
Cock and Bowl

302 Poplar Alley, Occoquan; 703-494-1180;;

Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Belgian Beers, Mussels, frites, breakfast bowls, everything fresh & homemade. Authentic french bistro – cozy indoor or outdoor patio dining.
Copperwood Tavern

4021 Campbell Ave. Arlington;


Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

We are the only Farm to Table restaurant in the Shirlington area that features locally sourced products and a craft bar. Start off with a few “Small Bites” for the table like our Scotch Eggs and French Toast sticks. Try one of our features such as the Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes or Buckwheat Banana Beer Pancakes. Have a big appetite then try our Duck Hash, Fried Chicken & Biscuits, or Shrimp & Smoked Gouda Grits. 4 specialty Bloody Marys made from a house-made mix plus a variety of specialty craft cocktails.
Cowboy Cafe

4792 Lee Hwy. Arlington; 703-243-8010

Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Our Huevos Rancheros scrambled with chorizo are the best! And don’t forget our Layered Breakfast Tostada or Chicken & Bacon Hash! 1/2 Priced Bloody Mary’s, Mimosas & Screwdrivers until 2 pm!
Crystal City Sports Pub

529 S. 23rd St. Arlington; 703-521-8215

Sunday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

We offer a carving station, cook-to-order waffles and omelettes, as well as Belgian chocolate fondue with fresh fruit and more. Buffet style. We offer three levels of indoor seating with over 100 TV’s and two covered patio outdoor dining areas, and a bloody mary bar.
Del Ray Café

205 E. Howell Ave., Alexandria; 703-717-9151 Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Croissant with Bûcheron Goat Cheese, Rotisserie Ham and Rotisserie Potatoes with 2 Eggs your Way; Eggs Benedict classic or with Maryland lump crab or smoked salmon; French Toast; Quiche – meat and vegetarian option; Salad DRC: Organic Mesclun with Bleu Cheese, Apple, Caramelized Walnut and a Raspberry Vinaigrette; Raw Oysters; Steamed Shrimp; Open-face Ahi Tuna Salad on a Croissant with Seaweed Salad and Sweet Potato Fries; Black Angus Burger stuffed with Blue Cheese. We serve a fresh, simply prepared yet delicious French country fare.


Dogwood Tavern

132 W. Broad St. Falls Church; 703-237-8333;;

Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Chesapeake Crab Benedict, Egg Florentine, Breakfast Burrito, Eggadilla, French Toast, Cheese Grits Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar (sat & sun 10-3)

Waffle and Omelette Bar (sun 10-3)

Fontaine Caffe

119 S. Royal St. Alexandria; 703.535.8151;;

Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

French Crepes, French Toast, French Sparkling ciders. Outdoor dining. Homemade fresh tomato juice Bloody Mary.
Freddie’s Beach Bar & Restaurant

555 23rd St. S. Arlington; 703-685-0555

Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.


The entire buffet is great but people do love our made to order waffles. Saturday brunch is a 50 diner themed brunch and Sunday is a Champagne brunch. If you’re idea of brunch is a variety of breakfast, lunch and cake options paired with 1 bloody mary or 4 glasses of champagne, this place is for you. Yes it’s a gay bar, but that shouldn’t deter anyone from this great brunch and it’s just a short walk from the crystal city metro.
Front Page

4201 Wilson Blvd.. Arlington; 703-248-9990

Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m

All-You-Can-Eat, award-winning Sunday Brunch for $18.99. Build your own omelette station, carving station, Belgian waffles, Alaskan smoked salmon and other brunch classics. Bloody Mary bar.
Hank’s Oyster Bar – Alexandria

1026 King St., Alexandria; 703-739-4265 Friday from 11:30 a.m.

Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m.

Sake oyster shooters and Brioche French toast. Smoked salmon platter.  Specials change daily. Check out our wine and beer list.
Hard Times Cafe

3028 Wilson Blvd,



Saturdays & Sundays, 10am – 2pm

Eggs, Home Fries, Bacon Sausage, Grits, Biscuits and Sausage Gravy and Waffles and Cincinnati Chili. Also fresh fruit and Muffins and Danish. Try our breakfast buffet for only $9.95!
Indigo Landing Restaurant

1 Marina Dr., Alexandria; 703-548-0001

Sunday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Brunch is $35.00 per person. Each Sunday has a new menu, using the freshest local and seasonal offerings.
IOTA Club & Café

2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington; 703-522-2354

Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Gourmet breakfast smashers: Sausage Egg & Gruyere; Bacon Egg & Cheddar. Generous Breakfast Bread Pudding with Real Maple Syrup and much more. Most Excellent Beverages: Latte, Cappuccino, Espresso, Chai, Revolutionary Tea and more. Cozy and comfortable. Plenty of space for large and small groups. Live entertainment nightly.
Ireland’s Four Courts

2051 Wilson Blvd. Arlington;


Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.


Choose from a selection of Irish and American breakfast items, including fresh fruit, biscuits, sausage, bacon, salmon, shepherd’s pie, omelet bar, carving station, fresh bagels and a selection of breads and pastries.


Brunch Buffet 14.95

Traditional Irish Breakfast 10.95


Mimosas $2.50

Bloody Marys $5

Ireland’s Four Provinces

105 W. Broad St., Falls Church; 703-534-8999

Sunday 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Homemade waffles, omelets, large salad station, French toast, smoked salmon and carved roast beef. “Make your own Bloody Mary” bar.

11927 Democracy Dr. Reston;


Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

A fantastic blend of hearty breakfast and lunch favorites, made from scratch and served fresh each day.


Bacon Bloody Mary…8

Absolut, smoky chipotle & bacon garnish

Kate’s Irish Pub

6131 Backlick Rd., Springfield; 703-866-0860

Sunday from 11 a.m.

Irish country breakfast: 2 eggs, hash browns, sausage, and bacon with toast. Eggs benedict and steak and eggs available. The Irish consume in average 131.1 liters of beer per year – the 2nd highest per-capita consumption after the Czech Republic. So if you’re ready to drink like us, come on down!
King Street Blues

(Multiple Locations)

1648 Crystal Square Arcade, Arlington; 703-415-2583

Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m.

A la carte. We have a Cajun themed brunch menu with kids choices as well. Our full menu is available with our brunch menu as well. We also have a Gluten Free menu.
La Sandia

7852L Tyson’s Corner Center, McLean;


Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Enfrijoladas 11.95

scrambled egg enchiladas / bean puree chorizo / potatoes / charros / crema / queso


Carnitas Sopes Eggs Benedict 12.95

corn cakes / mole poblano / potatoes / plantains


Mexican Chocolate Waffles 8.95

cajeta / fried plantains / whipped cream strawberry sauce

Our brunch menu is second to none, featuring playful, Mexican inspired takes on classic brunch dishes. Stop by and enjoy a relaxing yet vibrant atmosphere, then hit some of Tyson’s Corner’s best shops for a fun day at the mall!
La Tagliatella

2950 Clarendon Blvd. Arlington;


Saturdays and Sundays 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Brioche French Toast – Made with egg, honey, vanilla and cinnamon with fresh fruit compote and a dusting of powdered sugar


Pizza di Frutta Mascarpone, fresh fruit and mozzarella, drizzled with honey and a dusting of powdered sugar

$3 Bellinis and Mimosas all weekend long plus 2 Free Bocce Courts!

Outdoor seating available.

Light Horse

715 King St., Alexandria; 703-549-0533;

Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Corned Beef Benedict is a huge seller! Served over grilled bread with spicy hollandaise and hash browns. We show all NFL & MLB games all season long.
Los Toltecos

4111 Duke St. Alexandria;


Daily From 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Huevos Machacados, Huevos con Chorizo, Huevos Mexicanos, Huevos Rancheros, Huevos & Chilaquiles, Toltecos Breakfast Burritos, Jorges Special


Great Outdoor Seating on our Deck when the weather cooperates. Best Margaritas in DC. Live Music On Saturday Nights.
Luna Grill and Diner – Arlington

4024 Campbell Ave., Arlington; 703-379-7173

Brunch is served every day until 3 p.m.

Create your own omelet, Ranchero Burritos, Eggs Quesadilla, Belgian or Pecan Waffles, French Toast, Beer Battered Chicken with Waffle & Egg, Chocolate CHip or Blueberry Pancakes, Bagel Sandwiches, Croissant Sandwiches, Egg Sandwiches and more. We offer regular breakfast menu all day. We have a unique American-inspired menu.
Lyon Hall

3100 N. Washington Blvd. Arlington;


Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

We have an excellent variety of French/German inspired items on our menu that range from our French Ham Poached Eggs to our hearty Breakfast Bohemian made with our housemade Thuringian/Bratwurst sausages, bacon, eggs, and hash that is perfect following a late night out. Donuts! We make our housemade donuts fresh both Saturday and Sunday morning and offer 4 different ranging from Cinnamon Toast Crunch to Passion Fruit. Perfect start, or end, to brunch for those with a sweet tooth!

Our Drink Specials Include:

Bloody Mary with beer chaser $7.95

Mimosa $6.95

Man-Mosa $10

SJF $9

London Calling $8.50

Orange Crush $8.25

Kir Royale $7.50

Mad Fox Brewing Company

444 West Broad St., Falls Church; 703-942-6840

Saturday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Mad Fox’s Sunday Brunch features your traditional favorites such as Pork Belly Eggs Benedict, Breakfast Pig Pizza, Stuffed French Toast and Donuts. Plenty of great tasty choices for the kids too. Mad Fox is proud to serve our menu offerings prepared in our scratch kitchen. When possible we source ingredients from local and sustainable sources. We occasionally offer special theme brunches throughout the year.
Mad Rose Tavern

3100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington


Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Some of our more popular items are the fresh waffles and pancakes, as well as our omelettes! Our chef diligently works to provide a satisfying, “Chef’s Brunch,” which can be paired with our impressive champagne selection.


Murphy’s – Alexandria

713 King St., Alexandria; 703-548-1717

Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Irish Country Breakfast, homemade quiche, French toast and much more! Enjoy nightly Irish entertainment with no cover charge, lively Trivia Nights with exciting prizes, sporting events on multiple flat screen tvs, daily food and drink specials, and other events happening year round.
Mussel Bar

800 N. Glebe Rd. Arlington; 703-841-2337;

Saturday and Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

We serve brunch items alongside our regular lunch menu. We specialize in mussels! Bloody Mary Bar
Mylo’s  Grill

6238 Old Dominion Dr. McLean; 703-533-5880;

Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

-Best pancakes in the area, thin and crispy on the edges.

-Our three egg omelets are baked in the oven to create a more fluffy omelet.

-Steaks are cut on the order for the steak and eggs,

-Halloumi and eggs- fried Cyprus Cheese

$5.00 mimosas
Nina’s Dandy

Zero Prince St., Alexandria; 703-683-6076

Sunday 12 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Sunday Champagne Brunch Buffet includes: Glass of Champagne or Mimosa or with meal, Belgium Waffles, Bacon and Maple Sausage, Whole Roasted Turkey with Stuffing and Gravy, Sweet Potatoes with Pineapple and Brown Sugar, Oven Roasted Rosemary Potato Wedges,

Shrimp and Vegetable Rice Medley, Macaroni and Cheese and Salmon Mousse.

We also offer three course lunch cruises Monday – Saturday and three and four course dinner cruises. Jazz pianist playing the piano throughout the cruise while viewing our Nation’s majestic monuments while cruising the Potomac River.
O’Faoláin’s Irish Pub

20921 Davenport Dr. Sterling; 703.444.9796;;

Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.

Honey Pecan Pancakes

Candied pecan-butter, American

bacon,drizzled maple syrup.


Bananas Foster French Toast

Caramelized banana, cinnamon

rum-butter sauce.


Irish Breakfast

Bacon, sausage, black & white pudding, Batchelor’s beans, grilled tomato, 2 eggs any style.

$2 Mimosas

$5 Bloody Marys

Open Road Grill

8100 Lee Hwy. Falls Church; 571-395-4400;;

Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.

We feature a Brunch Burger with shaved honey ham, pepper jack cheese, chipotle aioli, fried egg, lettuce, tomato, brioche bun, and hand-cut fries. Our Morning Glory Pizza is a 10 inch pizza, marinara, sautéed peppers and onions, Italian sausage, applewood bacon, with three eggs sunny side up. We feature $3 Mimosas, $5 Bellinis, and $6 Bloodies! Live music begins in the afternoon!

3207 Washington Blvd. Arlington; 703-812-0939;

Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Sunday Brunch Buffet 10am – 2pm

All you can eat for $16.00 (including non-alcoholic beverage), from the following items:

– Omelette Station

– Carvery Roast Beef and Gravy

– Smoked Salmon, Capers, and Bagels

– Mash Potato, Steamed Vegetables, Cottage Pie

– Leg of Lamb, Baked Salmon

$5 Guinness, $5 Mimosa, $5 Bloody Mary

We always show live sport during brunch, from EPL soccer, to basketball, to Irish Football and Hurling.


11880 Grand Commons Ave. Fairfax;


Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Sometimes dessert for breakfast is exactly what’s in order.

From the dessert menu…

Warm Flourless Chocolate Waffle……

& vanilla ice cream

A Mimosa with a twist:

Ozzie’s Mimosa….

pomegranate, OJ & Prosecco

Piero’s Corner

13340 Franklin Farm Rd. Herndon;


Sundays 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Smoked salmon bruschetta

Spicy chorizo and smoked paprika skillet

Eggs pizza

Happy hour price start at 11am:

$3 beer

$5 house wines

$5 cocktail

Public House No. 7

6315 Leesburg Pk., Falls Church; 703-942-6383;

Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Omelette Station $9.99. Your choice of filling, made to order.

Comes with home fries, bacon, sausage & fruit. Waffle Station $9.99.

Specialty Cocktails include:

The No. 7:

Our signature cocktail features 7 luscious ingredients including Amaretto and cranberry and orange juices

King Arthur’s Lemonade :

A refreshing citrus cocktail of vodka, club soda, and sweet lime cordial

Red Lion :

Sharing its name with the royal symbolic lion and ever-popular English pub name, this drink contains gin, regal Grand Marnier, and orange & lemon juices


Rampart’s Tavern & Grill

1700 Fern St., Alexandria; 703-998-6616

Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

French toast with strawberries, filet benedict and sunny corned beef hash. Over 100 beers from around the world, and an even bigger selection of wine!
Red Rocks Neapolitan Bistro

2501 9th Rd. S., Arlington; 703-920-0706

Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

All you can eat buffet – $13.95. A la carte available. Menu items include: The Hangover Pizza, French Toast Sammy, Breakfast Panini and Brandy-Spiked French Toast. $5 Bloody Marys and Mimosas.
Rhodeside Grill

1836 Wilson Blvd. Arlington; 703-243-0145;;

Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Omelette and waffle station. Made to order. Includes fresh fruit, biscuits & gravy, home fries, bacon and sausage. Bloody mary bar, extensive bar with many mixes, hot sauces, pickled veggies.
Rí Rá Irish Pub Clarendon

2915 Wilson Blvd. Arlington; 703-248-9888;

Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Traditional Irish breakfast – Irish bacon, Irish sausage, black and white pudding, grilled tomato, mushrooms, eggs, toast and beans. The perfect cure from the night before. Kids eat free with 2 dining adults, great drink specials available also. Live soccer on big screens with volume – we are the official supporters bar for Liverpool, DC Utd and USA.

1025 N Fillmore St. Arlington; 703-888-0845

Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Clarendon Quiche: Flavor changes weekly! Puff pastry filled to the brim with fresh meats, veggies and artisan cheese.

Breakfast Tacos: Chorizo tacos in a flour shell with our homemade chipotle salsa and fruit

Rockin’ Elvis: Everyone’s favorite! Nutella, bananas, and peanut butter

Sassy Sangria: Fri-Sun, Different flavor every weekend.

Flower Power! Elderflower fizzy finished off with cava.

Orange & Pomegranate Mimosas.

Sea Pearl Restaurant

8191 Strawberry Ln., Falls Church; 703-372-5161;

Saturday from 11 a.m.

Sunday from 10 a.m.

Crab Cake Benedict, Lobster Crepe and more. $1 Oyster.

7052 Columbia Pike.



Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

A nod to Silverado’s famous fajitas, wrapped up with brunch favorites.

Brunch Fajitas with caramelized onions, lettuce, guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo, home fries & scrambled eggs

Specialty Cocktails including:

Texas Tornado……3.25

pineapple, freshly squeezed orange juice, grenadine & a splash of sprite

Sine Irish Pub & Restaurant

1301 S. Joyce St., Arlington; 703-415-4420

Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

We have something for everyone! For the sweet tooth: pancakes, French toast and Belgium waffles. For the savory: eggs Benedict, steak and eggs or build your own omelet. My friends are the best friends

Loyal, willing and able.

Now let’s get to drinking!

All glasses off the table!

Southside 815

815 S. Washington St., Alexandria;


Sunday 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Southern themed brunch: Steak Benedict, Southern Benedict, Blackened Chicken Scramble, Stuffed French toast and more! We have patio seating when the weather allows. Patio is seated on a first come, first served basis.
Summers Restaurant

1520 N. Courthouse Rd., Arlington; 703-528-8278

Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Weekly specials. Full Brunch menu available. Lots of early European Soccer games on early, always a special for the game if applicable.
The Auld Shebeen

3971 Chain Bridge Rd. Fairfax; 703-293-7600;

Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Full Irish Breakfast and American Favorites

Pancakes, French Toast, and Assortment of Omelets

Signature dish: Goat Cheese Crostini.

Bloody Mary and Mimosa Specials throughout our brunch hours.
The Bungalow Alehouse

(Multiple Locations)

13891 Metrotech Dr. Chantilly, 703-502-3925; Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Drunken Eggs, Cinnamon – Hazelnut French Toast, Omelets served with potatoes and toast and Bungalow Bellinis and Champagne Mimosas. Big tables, huge TVs, billiards, sports, and more!
The Liberty Tavern

3195 Wilson Blvd.  Arlington; 703-465-9360

Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Our staple items include our LT Fried chicken, merguez sausage gravy and homemade cheddar jalapeno biscuits. We also have our Brunch Pizza topped with breakfast sausage, bacon, fried eggs, tomatoes, cheddar and sage that is perfect for sharing.Our pastries and desserts are baked fresh every morning by our sister establishments, Northside Social and Lyon Hall. The items on the breakfast table change from week to week so you will always see something new on the menu! Our Drink Specials include:

Breakfast Bloody Mary with a Brooklyn Lager Chaser $7

Bacon Bloody Mary $10

Man-Mosa $9

The Grapefruit Buck $7

Mimosa $6

Fresh Fruit Bellini $8


The V

44630 Waxpool Rd. Ashburn; 703-723-6500

Sunday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Belgian Malted Waffle: A light and fluffy malted waffle with whipped cream and syrup; choose between chocolate, strawberry, blueberry, or banana pecan. V Bloody Mary or Mimosa Experience – $12.
T.J. Stone’s

608 Montgomery St., Alexandria


Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Our Hangover Hash is our house-smoked beef brisket and corned beef with diced potatoes, onions, and our house seasoning cooked on the griddle and topped with two sunny side up eggs and hollandaise sauce. Kid’s brunch menu available. Check out our Easter Brunch special and NFL Specials. Watch all games on HD Flat Screen TVs.
Tortoise & Hare Bar and Grille

567 23rd St. South, Arlington


Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

All of our Brunch items are made from scratch with highlights such as our Crabcake Benedict, Sausage Gravy and Biscuits and our delicious Steak & Eggs. We feature Bloody Mary and Mimosa specials both Saturday and Sunday for Brunch. We will soon be starting Reggae Brunch on Sundays with live bands.
Virtue Feed & Grain

106 S. Union St., Alexandria; 571-970-3669

Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Try our Chesapeake Benedict, Frittata Ranchera or Fried Chicken and Waffles. Brunch specialties for as low as $9. Kids menu available.
Water and Wall

3811 N. Fairfax Dr. Arlington;


Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Our signature brunch dish:

Eggs & Kimchi – Scrambled Eggs | Chinese Sausage | Spam | Caramelized Kimchi | Scallions | Jasmine Rice

We offer a special deal exclusively at the bar where you can get any brunch entrée, a mimosa or bloody mary, and juice or tea for a fixed price of $20.
Whitlow’s on Wilson

2854 Wilson Blvd. Arlington


Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Is AWESOME a theme? If so then we would fall under that category. The Crabcake Benedict on our A La Carte menu, and all you can eat Snow Crab Legs on our buffet. Enjoy brunch outside on our Fillmore Patio or after 12pm on our Rooftop Tiki bar every Saturday and Sunday. Come early, stay late, eat drink and be merry!

2001 International Dr. McLean


Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Signature items include Oven Roasted Crab Cakes Benedict and Eggs Benedict. Guests enjoy Wood Roasted Frittata, Southwestern Skirt Steak & Eggs and our Turkey Sausage Breakfast Burrito. Wildfire offers a kid’s menu as well as a gluten free brunch menu.


Wildfire offers mimosa flights, including classic, mango, strawberry lemonade and passion fruit.
William Jeffrey’s Tavern

2301 Columbia Pk. Arlington; 703-746-6333

Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.

Bottomless Omelette & Waffle Bar (Sundays only). Chicken Fried Chicken with Poached Eggs and Italian Gravy is definitely a house favorite. Our Signature Bloody Mary Bar.
Wilson Tavern

2403 Wilson Blvd., Arlington; 571-970-5330

Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Best known for our Benedicts, especially the “Crab Benny”. $5 Magnum bottles of Champagne with a $10 food purchase. 16oz brunch cocktails.
20 Coolest Restaurants DC

20 Coolest Restaurants & Concepts of 2013

Over the last few years, DC has come into its own as a serious eats and drinks town, and 2013 was a foodie stunner: 50 new restaurants opened in the spring months alone, and the pace never slowed. So what emerged as the year’s coolest restaurants and concepts? Read on to see who we think made the cut.

Please note that restauants that opened late December 2012 are included in this list, late 2013 will go into next year’s.

DRINKING WELL: DC was so fully engulfed by craft cocktails that mediocre bars felt the need to rebrand their sub-par offerings as ‘craft.’ And even beyond cocktails, DC still wanted to drink good alcohol.

TO THINE OWN REGION BE TRUE: the best openings this year in DC were driven by a commitment to local suppliers and a commitment to an authentic voice driven by tastes their chefs are passionate about.

BRANCHING OUT: DC has some fantastic restaurants and restaurant groups with long histories and deep community ties – and they outdid themselves this year with new locations and re-imagined concepts.

ESCAPE: in financially difficult times, diners crave more than just a good meal sans washing-up. They want to be transported far away – and quite a few establishments provided elaborate and charming escapes this year.

The establishments on the OnTap 20 Coolest New Restaurants list each drove one or more of these trends while embodying excellence in their work. Without further ado, here is the list:

2 Birds 1 Stone
Why: A cocktail a day keeps the doctor away.
2 Birds 1 Stone came from the team behind Proof, Estadio and the upstairs Doi Moi and distilled the city’s craft cocktail trend into a way of life. The menu features high-quality ingredients mixed into simple (but not simplistic) beverages that can be quickly made. In other words, you will not be left waiting around while the bartender preps tinctures. The space, which features a streamlined, bird-themed decor, exudes effortless cool, but the vibe is relaxed and inclusive (ie, no dress code). The frequently changing, hand-drawn menus are adorable and will probably become collectors’ items. Let’s make this craft cocktail thing permanent – and here’s hoping that the Proof team strikes again, soon. 2 Birds, 1 Stone: 1800 14th St. NW, DC;

Beuchert’s Saloon
Why: Buffalo heads.
Beuchert’s picked up a level of street cred few others in DC can claim when it opened in what was once a real speakeasy (fronted by a gramaphone store). And no, it is not a gimmick. Sure, we admire the handcrafted walnut bar and the gargantuan buffalo heads looming overhead. We swoon over the classic cocktails. But what we really love is that most of the restaurant’s ingredients come from East Oaks Organics Farm in Poolesville, MD, which is owned by Beuchert’s partner Brenden McMahon. How much more local can it get? Beuchert’s Saloon: 623 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, DC; 202-733-1384;

Black Whiskey
Why: Whiskey.
In 2013, we learned that Buffalo Trace was going to be in shortage, and that Maker’s Mark cannot get away with sneakily lowering its ABV. America’s demand for whiskey in all its forms spiked to insatiability, and Black Whiskey swept onto the scene to help take care of DC with almost 70 options behind the bar. With edgy music offerings ranging from live bands to punk rock karaoke, this is not a cocktail lounge, but the Old Fashioneds have been getting solid reviews. Black Whiskey: 1410 14th St. NW; DC; 202-800-8130;

Why: Epic. Finally.
Epic. That one word summarizes everything about the Bluejacket complex. The oft-delayed, heavily-anticipated opening. The soaring ceilings, full-production brewery and stunning collection of brews. Beers that even non-beer drinkers (me) love. Neighborhood Restaurant Group had created a locally oriented empire (which includes Birch & Barley and Churchkey), but they rose to another level with their brewery in Navy Yards. Do not mistake the accompanying restaurant for a brewpub (most of which exist to sop up excess booze in your stomach). Run by former Vermillion chef Dan Hahndorf and focusing on beer pairings, Arsenal is a dining destination in its own right. Pasta made using grain left over from the brewing process? Yes, please. Bluejacket Brewery & Arsenal Restaurant: 300 Tingey St. NE, DC; 202-524-4862;

Why: Ramen on a plane.
A few years ago, I met Akito, a Japanese SAIS student who disliked DC for two reasons: Metro escalators that didn’t work and the conspicuous absence of his favorite drunk food: ramen. No, not your sad dorm room staple, but the rich, complicated, multi-layered feast that heals the soul (and your hangover) that can be found across Japan. While the escalators are still sputtering, DC is now awash in high-quality ramen joints. If Akito had not gone home, I think his favorite remedy to home-sickness would be Daikaya, which flies its wheat noodles in from Sapporo, Japan, and lets them ‘age’ for a week before serving. With an edgy attitude and accompanied by pounding music, the menu just offers five ramen variations – I like the spicy miso – and the option of gyoza (dumplings) on the side. Upstairs from the noodle shop is an ‘izakaya’ where you can have a Ricky-San (gin and green tea soda) and some Japanese bar snacks. Daikaya: 705 6th St. NW, DC; 202-589-1600;

Eat the Rich
Why: Cocktail pitchers, local oysters.
Derek Brown should just get it over with and open an eponymous bar. The clever names are nice, but DC is obsessed with him (the brains behind The Passenger, Columbia Room, Mockingbird Hill, Southern Efficiency). And for good reason: his partnership with local star Rappahannock River Oysters is just his latest venture to feature creative beverages and high-quality, uncomplicated, locally-sourced food. The pitcher cocktails are available by the glass as well (and they’re made to order, not pre-mixed), but the pitcher is more fun. Eat the Rich: 1839 7th St. NW, DC; 202-316-9396;

Why: Airfare to Italy is too $$$.
At Ghibellina, you cut your own pizza with shears, after it has had a chance to rest. Cutting it in the kitchen allows the oils to seep under the crust, prematurely destroying its crispness. Thus do the restaurant’s two owners, Ari Gejdenson and Ralph Lee, impart Italian wisdom to 14th Street pizza seekers. The beautifully inviting restaurant is named for a street they once lived on in Italy (while they ran and worked in restaurants there), but the pair are actually native Washingtonians and childhood friends, so you are supporting locals while enjoying your escape. PS: Gejdenson and Lee also own Acqua Al 2 and the adorable Harold Black, both at Eastern Market. Ghibellina: 1610 14th St. NW, DC; 202-803-2389;

Why: A permanent theme party.
A good theme party is the ultimate escape, and Kabin ups the ante by giving DC an apres-ski every night – after all, everyone goes to Aspen for what happens after a day on the slopes, right? Kabin layers on other themes to spice things up, including its ‘Decades Happy Hour’ on Wednesday nights – every hour of music corresponds with a different era (take a guess what they play at, say, 8pm?). Anyway, skip the skiing part, get your spiked hot beverage from your ski-booted waitress and settle into the Nordic-hued, firelit party. Kabin: 1337 Connecticut Ave. NW, DC; 202-810-2770;

Le Diplomate
Why: Baguettes.
We have good French food in DC, but we we did not have France (outside the French Embassy, that is) – until Le Diplomate. The build-out cost $6.5 million, but the result is a little piece of Paris – the patio chairs just need to face out towards the sidewalk to maximize 14th Street people-watching (why do Americans feel compelled to face each other when they dine?). But with its charming outdoor seating, drool-worthy bread station, and beautifully-executed brasserie menu, this is easily the best stay-cation in the city. PS: the brunch desserts are too beautiful to eat, except they are also too delicious to leave untouched. Le Diplomate: 1601 14th St. NW; 202-332-3333;

Mad Momos
Why: Green is the new black.
Mad Momos takes ‘local’ to a whole new level: locally sourced fixtures and furniture are from salvaged, green materials; the bars and roofdeck were built using reclaimed wood from the restaurant’s original structure; and local art adorns the walls. Now, enjoy your beer and momo (which is a Himalayan dumpling) with a clear conscience – and with a glimpse into what many other restaurants are doing when they construct their spaces. On the weekends, brunch on the cardamon French toast while sipping ‘mad-mosas.’ Mad Momos Beer Garden: 3605 14th St. NW, DC; 202-829-1450;

Mari Vanna
Why: Get a key to Mother Russia.
New York, London, Moscow: the hottest cities in the world have a Mari Vanna and DC has finally joined their ranks. If the quaintly costumed staff like you, they’ll hand you a key to open the front door on private party nights – at any location. The food has lots of dill and cream, just like they do it in Mother Russia, your babushka grandmother (if you had one) was in charge of the interior decoration, and the bar features a rotating selection of 70 house-infused vodkas. The horseradish infusion has been getting surprisingly good reviews – but I’ll stick with, oh, ANY of the fruit infusions. Mari Vanna: 1141 Connecticut Ave. NW, DC; 202-783-7777;

Mockingbird Hill
Why: Sherry.
I thought sherry was just for my 90-year-old maiden aunt (if I had one), but I was wrong. DC’s favorite mixologist power couple, Derek Brown and Chantal Tseng (she formerly of Tabard Inn), have de-musted Sherry’s reputation and turned it into an elegantly edgy choice for young drinkers. Order the very educational flights and have the bartenders explain to you in detail what you’re tasting — Sherry ranges from instantly drinkable to an acquired taste, depending on its age and maker. Accompany your edgey drink with some duck prosciutto, and you’ll be the coolest imbiber in the city. PS: the bar’s oft-overlooked secret gem is the gin-and-tonic on tap, which  is stunning. Mockingbird Hill: 1843 7th St. NW, DC; 202-316-9396;

Why: Worth the risk.
High quality, locally-focused restaurants have become the ultimate driver of revitalization in neighborhoods across DC, and Mothership is leading the way in Park View with its foodie heart and liquid courage. Bacon & Basil Wrapped Tenderloin of Rabbit, anyone? The cocktails are as creatively delicious as they are reasonably-priced; I’ll go back for the house-infused apricot brandy and half-price happy hours. The decor is dominated by local, repurposed materials and feels more hippie than hipster – the bulletproof Plexiglass that shielded the previous tenant’s cashier is now a lamp over the communal table. Mothership also represents another trend that picked up in 2013: food trucks (in this case, the popular sandwich purveyor El Floridano) expanding into bricks-and-mortar.
Mothership: 3301 Georgia Ave. NW, DC; 202-629-3034

Petworth Citizen and Reading Room
Why: Drink well, be smarter.
This establishment appropriated the name of an old-time newspaper — but then elevated itself from appropriation to homage with the addition of a free reading room. As befits the newest establishment from the co-founder of The Passenger and Room 11, Petworth Citizen offers smartly made cocktails, and whatever is in the punchbowl is not to be missed. The menu features fancy comfort and bar food (whoever thought up the ‘s’mores-waffles’ is a genuis). Just don’t spill anything on your books, or you’ll be sent back to your college library. Petworth Citizen and Reading Room: 829 Upshur St. NW, DC; 202-722-2939

Why: Escape from home.
Top Chef’s Brian Voltaggio finally came to the city in 2013 with the hotly anticipated Range, a sprawling 14,000-foot ode to the taste buds that includes one of the most unusual cocktail menus in DC. The scotch-based “Vegan Sacrifice” features beef ice; I prefered the bracing East Sea (gin, St. Germain, kombu broth, hellfire bitters). That, or the chartreuse on tap. Even though it is tucked away in a mall, people dress up a little more for Range, and the dining room is reminiscent of an upscale cruise ship – this is not the mall food court frequented by your younger self. Range: 5335 Wisconsin Ave. NW, DC; 202-803-8020;

Red Hen
Why: Home-cooking that died and went to heaven.
Red Hen is deceptively simple. It’s comfortable, accessible, unintimidating. The three-sided bar keeps the room buzzing, and the food is what you would make – if you could. The house-made pasta and seasonal menu is the star, along with the neighborhood-drawn staff and carefully curated wine list. Red Hen: 1822 1st St., NW, DC; 202-525-3021;

Rose’s Luxury
Why: Popcorn soup.
Very few restaurants make as personal statement as Rose’s Luxury – but the imagination that drives chef Aaron Silverman (a Rockville native) is part of the larger burst of creativity across the District. Named for Silverman’s grandmother (a “great cook” who “wrote poetry”), the space is gorgeous and inviting, and the dishes are unlike anything anywhere else – the popcorn soup with lobster really does taste like a movie theatre, and the pork and lychee salad is an unexpected joy. The locally driven menu changes according to the season and Silverman’s mood. Rose’s Luxury: 717 8th St. SE, DC; 202-580-8889;

Teddy & The Bully Bar
Why: Racing Presidents need restaurants.
The team behind Lincoln refuses to rest on its well-deserved laurels (or stand only on its penny-covered floor), and branched out this year to open Teddy & The Bully Bar. In honor of the conservation-oriented President, the restaurant serves simple, seasonal, locally-sourced food, with an emphasis on manly meat (Teddy loved hunting wild boar) and strong cocktails. Here’s hoping this team gives Thomas Jefferson his own restaurant soon. Teddy & The Bully Bar: 1200 19th St. NW, DC; 202-872-8700;

Why: Tallly-ho!
Shaw transformed itself this year, and leading the change was stable-themed Thally (pronounced “Tallee”), co-owned by chef Ron Taneka, who has left his mark on a half-dozen of DC’s best restaurants. The menu is local and fresh, and cocktails incorporate house-made sodas, all reflecting Taneka’s commitment to a modern American aesthetic. Thally: 1316 9th St. NW, DC; 202-733-3849;

Woodward Table
Why: WTF.
Restauranteur Jeffrey Buben has been a DC fixture for over two decades, but he’s still hungry. Since opening a block from the White House, Woodward Table (his first new restaurant in 15 years) has evolved under the motto “more is more.” We’ll take it: bottomless brunch mimosas for the yuppies, crayons for the kids, thoughtful cocktails for the city’s notoriously hard drinkers, and Woodward Takeout Food (WTF) for time-pressed feds who want more than government fat. Woodward Table: 1426 H St. NW, DC; 202-347-5353;

Bruce Bozzi Jr
Photo courtesy of the Brooks Group

Evolution of the Palm Man: Bruce Bozzi Jr.

What could possibly be manlier than steak and potatoes? Try steak and potatoes at the iconic Palm Restaurant, where ballplayers rub shoulders with lobbyists rubbing shoulders with politicians. After 41 years, DC’s ultimate power restaurant has ‘still got it,’ in large part due to the detail-oriented Bruce Bozzi Jr., the executive vice president and official representative of the two families that still own the landmark.

Bozzi – who was described by BFF Andy Cohen (yes, of Bravo fame) as having “blue eyes like diamond jacuzzis” (he took a shot at an acting career in LA once) – represents the modern Palm of the 2010s. His drink of choice in the summer is a margarita on the rocks, no salt (classic, yet modern). But as a fourth-generation member of one of the two founding families, he also represents its colorful legacy.

The Palm started out in 1926 as a New York spaghetti joint owned by the Bozzi and Ganzi familes, all northern Italian immigrants, where newspaper reporters and cartoonists could hang out (hence the caricatures that famously paper the walls of all Palm restaurants) – and get a stiff drink during Prohibition. By the 1970s, it had evolved into a steak house and become a favorite with politicians and Turtle Bay diplomats, including the future President George H.W. Bush, who insisted that the family open a second restaurant in DC, where he would soon be based. They listened, and it opened on 19th Street NW in 1972, quickly morphing into what 60 Minuteswould dub, “the fourth center of power in Washington.” By the late 1970s, they had brought giant lobsters to the capital, Woodward and Bernstein sat in the back working on their takedown of Nixon, and Tommy Jacomo, the restaurant’s famed general manager, was arrested for selling cocaine to an undercover DEA agent (he was acquitted).

But we don’t talk up those things up anymore. While Bozzi is fun, articulate and stylish, the part that he really represents is the continuity, and the commitment of the Bozzi-Ganzi families to the brand, its customers and its people. “It’s a huge responsibility,” he notes. “There’s no big corporate guy to take care of things – it’s a family matter at the end of the day, and it can be stressful. It’s a family commitment to pay the salaries that pay the bills for hundreds of other families.”

But that network of commitments and relationships is what Bozzi thrives on, and while the Palm is in his blood, he’s been a company man pretty much from the age of 19. While he did sidetrack into an acting career in Los Angeles landing a few parts in various television commercials, Bozzi returned to the Palm for good in 1994. The most challenging job the family has thrown at him was four years as regional director overseeing nine restaurants in very different cities. “It was difficult because of the travel piece – since you’re really a psychologist: you’re trying to support different teams, and there are a multitude of issues that come up in a people business. How do you keep your people happy? This is a critically important question, because when they’re happy, the customers are happy.”   Not being in one place, Bozzi couldn’t sink his teeth in – and, “what I love about the restaurant business is the relationships – with the customers, obviously, but also the people I work with. Being regional director was tough for my personality, but it was necessary – it gave me the bigger picture.” It also allowed him to learn to run the company. By the time he moved up to vice president and began overseeing the company’s redesign, he had a solid vision for returning to the company’s roots – and pushing back the “corporatization” that had started to creep up on the brand. “The DC restaurant became very important for us, since it’s in our backyard,” Bozzi noted. “It was a place where we rolled things out and tested them – some things never made it beyond this city! And veteran staff members were there to take on the challenge. Just changing the plates alone altered how the staff carried them out of the kitchen, for example.” We did say detail-oriented, right?

The brand redesign that Bozzi drove spanned the menu, lighting, table settings, uniforms, signage and social media.  The revamp introduced a lighter, more personal feel without sacrificing the hardy, masculine sense of wood, leather and meat.  Also, the menu now has things like sugared donuts (which also have universal appeal), and goat cheese whipped potatoes.

“We have a responsibility to keep moving forward – without changing it too much,” was Bozzi’s formula. “With the Palm, it’s a consistent product, but the people define each restaurant. In DC, the Palm has earned a special place largely due to the work of Tommy Jacomo [formerly GM, currently executive director] and general manager Michael Melore.” (With so many people, there are a lot of stories – hint hint, Bruce: there might be a book in your future!)

So who is the “Palm Man” in 2013? “He’s built a life on relationships; at his core, that’s who the Palm Man is. Besides the food and booze, which is great, the Palm becomes a place where you can celebrate relationships – it’s noisy, it’s fun – and the Palm Man values the balance of work and play, family and friendship.” He might also have blue eyes like diamond jacuzzis.

The Palm Restaurant: 1225 19th St. NW, DC; 202-293-9091;

Organic Wine Teavine

An Organic Alternative to the Wine Market: Teavine

Entrepreneur James Henry has come a long way since the days of turning his ceiling into a speckled mess with a Soda Stream, trying to find the perfect carbonation level for his new alcoholic drink called Teavine.

Alcohol is that rare guest who is always welcome. While spirits tend to have an unspoken invite to any soiree, there is a downside not many people admit: alcohol isn’t exactly healthy. Many alcohol products contain preservatives, corn syrup, dyes and a lot of calories.

But Henry, a creative mind and a DC local, is giving health-conscious adults another choice. The 30-year-old from Cleveland Park concocted a mixture of tea and white wine infused with honey for a touch of sweetness. The result is Teavine, an idea that originated in college during one serendipitous lunch in France between Henry and a friend.

Although the idea marinated for many years, the concept fully bloomed recently Henry spent months cultivating the perfect recipe using all natural ingredients: organic green tea, organic honey, and a mix of viognier and traminette wines from an all-in-one winery, vineyard, brewery and distillery.

“My whole thing is ‘read the ingredients.’ If you can’t read it, don’t eat it,” says Henry, who released Teavine in March. “Your body isn’t made to metabolize all these things you can’t read.”

Teavine’s three ingredients are proudly displayed on the label, offering a simplicity that almost makes you do a double take.

“I kept the tea, wine and honey all at the same general level so that it would have its own flavor and one wouldn’t take over,” Henry explains. “I kept it balanced.”

The slightly carbonated beverage contains 6.5 percent alcohol per bottle and costs around $15.

The balanced flavor can be attributed to Henry’s obsession with the highest-quality ingredients. “I’m just a foodie,” he laughs, joking that as a young (and only) child he used to tell his mom he could cook his own food. “I was always making my own food, even if it wasn’t very good.”

Before Teavine, the self-proclaimed foodie, who is also an author, wrote, shot and directed documentaries. Now, he is knee-deep in the alcohol industry. If Henry isn’t holding Teavine tastings around the city or brewing up new ideas in his kitchen, you can likely find him at 2 Amys or his favorite Pho spot in Columbia Heights. They keep a bottle of special hot sauce on reserve just for him.

Whether it’s the fresh, all natural ingredients or the subtle taste of mixing white wine and green tea, Teavine pairs well with chicken, fish, berries and sharp cheese. The versatility also makes for great cocktails.

“It’s not a really overpowering flavor. It’s really easy to drink,” Henry says.

One of DC’s most beloved mixtresses, Gina Chersevani of Hank’s Oyster Bar on the Hill, created several Teavine cocktails with liquors like St. Germain, tequila, Absinthe and brandy. Henry says Teavine blends well with most drinks that use a splash of champagne, too.

A few restaurants and bars carry the new alcoholic drink, including Marvin on 14th Street, Alero Restaurant and Lounge, the Brixton, Masa 14 and L’Enfant Café in Dupont Circle.

Teavine is currently available in 40 different locations that sell beer, wine and liquor in DC, including Yes! Organic Market. Soon, the drink will spread to the rest of Virginia and break into neighboring states.

By year-end, Henry plans on expanding the Teavine line to include an elderflower flavor. He also has a few more alcoholic tea-inspired drinks percolating in his Bloomingdale home, all of which, of course will feature only fresh, organic ingredients.

Visit for information about tastings and where to buy Teavine locally.


Guinness And…

Guinness is the quintessential Irish beer, but it is also a perfect beer to mix with almost any other beer, or even liquor for that matter. Guinness has unique chemical properties that allow it to float atop other carbonated beverages. If you didn’t like chemistry in high school – you will now. Different from other dark beers, Guinness is made with nitrogen, which is less dense than carbonation used in beers such as Harp or Blue Moon.  This differences in density allows the beers to layer on top of one another. If poured gently with a spoon or flat surfaced bar tool, the Guinness should float on top while your other beer is on the bottom. Now wouldn’t chemistry class have been a lot more fun if you were balancing Guinness and cider rather than chemical equations? So try experimenting with these mixable beverages and decide for yourself, which is your favorite?

Black and Tan
The original combo – where it all began. Commonly mixed with Harp or Bass, the Black and Tan originated in Britain and his since become popular in the U.S. However, be careful not to offend the Irish with the name “Black and Tan,” as it is also a phrase referring to a reserve force known for attacking Irish civilians in the 1920’s. If you are ever in Ireland or at an Irish bar, just order a “Half and Half.”

Black and Blue (Blue Moon)
The velvety taste of Guinness mixed with the popular citrusy flavor of Blue Moon, is a match made in heaven. Once you sip through the layer of Guinness, followed by the delicious orangey flavor you’ll find a drinker perfect for those who enjoy a bit of sweetness with their beer.

Blackcastle (Newcastle)
Is mixing two dark beers weird? Not at all! Newcastle, with a caramel, nutty aroma and roasty malt taste reduces the bitterness of the Guinness while still maintaining hints of it’s original flavor. The carbonation of the Newcastle creates an enjoyable balance between the two similar yet opposite beers.

Belgian Brunette (Stella)
The crispness of the Stella intertwines with the dark, full-body of Guinness in such a way that the Guinness takes on some of the lighter beer’s effervescence. The bitterness of Stella is reduced by the Guinness, leaving the imbiber with a slight after experience of citrus and hops. As with the other lighter blends on the list, the Stella also expands the Guinness and gives it a cheery, weightless texture on the palate.

Midnight in the Garden (Hoegaarden)
Best to enjoy on a summer day, Hoegaarden has an aroma of lemon and banana flavor that can perk up your Guinness a bit. Midnight in the Garden mixes Guinness with the much lighter Hoegaarden. Adds a hint of citrus and brightens up the Guinness, highlighting the chocolate notes.

The Chocolate Covered Cherry (Sam Adam’s Cherry Wheat)
Pretty much exactly how it sounds – the sweet fruity delicious flavor from the cherry wheat beer blends perfectly, bringing out the chocolate accents from the Guinness. Imagine a cherry chocolate pie, only with a hint of bitterness, and in a glass. And if you want to really go crazy, you can throw some cherries on top.

Black and Smooth (Kilkenny)
Kilkenny, originating in Irleland, is a red ale cream brew made with malted barley, hops, and yeast. Just like the science behind the creation of Guinness, Kilkenny is also a nitrogenated beer. Known for the aroma of warm bread, it is sure to add a toasty flavor to the combo.

Black Velvet (Champagne)
For a classy, luxurious version try adding Champagne to your Guinness. The bubbling champagne calms the Guinness bitterness and makes the mocha flavors stand out. Sweetness, plus bubbliness, clashing into the dark nitronated stout – ta-dah, you’ve got the Black Velvet.

Black Veleveteen or Snakebite (Cider)
The sweetness of hard cider compliments the Guinness. Expect sweet layers of flavor. What’s fun about the Veleveteen is that you can get creative by trying different flavors of cider.

BLACKSMITH (Smithwicks & Guinness)
Instead of trying to remove the bitterness from the Guinness, for those who enjoy the darker beers, add Smithwick’s to  make both beers intensify each other. You won’t lose the Guinness flavor and you’ll add the maltiness and caramel aroma of Smithwick’s.

Bacardi Oakheart

Bacardi Oakheart: Warming Up with Hot Rum Drinks

When most people think of rum, they conjure up visions of tiki drinks with a tiny umbrella at the beach, or perhaps a fruity rum punch served on a hot summer evening. Since most rum is produced in tropical countries, it seems that rum and warm weather go hand-in-hand.

But as Washington slugs its way through another cold and dreary February, you might want to venture vicariously to a warmer place with a rum cocktail. While the sweetness of rum goes well in fruity summery drinks, spiced rum can add a touch of warmth and cheer to a wintry tipple.

Spiced rums are nothing new – Captain Morgan has been on the market for decades. Driven in large part by the escalating tiki craze, the popularity of this flavored spirit has been increasing steadily over the past few years with many different brands. Spiced rum now accounts for 33% of the total rum market (about 9.2 million cases), according to the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States.

One of the most interesting spirits recently introduced is Oakheart. Manufactured by Bacardi, the world´s leading producer of rum, Oakheart was launched to accentuate the emerging popularity of spiced rum. What distinguishes Oakheart from other spiced rums is its rich vanilla-forward flavor with a hint of smokiness and unique velvet-like smoothness.

Liz Townsend, Field Marketing Manager, for Bacardi U.S.A., calls Oakheart a tribute to the modern day adventurer. The spirit honors their core essence: a fierce loyalty, stout-heart and unwavering resolve. The Oakheart name draws on the charred oak barrels used to create the rum. Consumers and bartenders associate the name with strength of character, unwavering loyalty, and the kind of friend they’d like to be and have.

Oakheart is flavored with impressions of maple, cinnamon, nutmeg, honey and vanilla, according to Townsend. The spices are added to the rum which is filtered through a proprietary process. They are distilled with the rum for 1-3 years in American White Oak barrels.

While the Bacardi website suggests serving Oakheart over ice or mixing it with cola or ginger ale, it also makes a delightful addition to hot cocktails. Rum takes well to being heated, and Oakheart´s hearty spices like cinnamon and nutmeg will warm you from your head to your toes. There’s nothing quite like a warm drink to soothe your soul on a frigid evening. It’s like wrapping yourself in your favorite blanket.

One of the easiest hot drinks to make is a spiked hot cider. Simply heat your favorite brand of apple cider, add 1.5 ounces Bacardi Oakheart to six ounces of cider, a teaspoon of brown sugar and an apple for garnish.

Oakheart will add a dash of spice to the classic hot toddy. One of the most well-known of all hot drinks, the “hot toddy” is often used to describe any variation of warm cocktail, but the traditional recipe is 1.5 ounces of heated rum, a teaspoon of honey, and a lemon slice. Add a stick of cinnamon for an extra spicy kick. This drink is guaranteed to chase away your February chills.

Another classic cocktail which has been making a comeback is hot buttered rum. While a cocktail containing butter may sound strange, the butter and spicy Oakheart make a decadent treat which is perfect for a cozy evening by the fire. To make at home, combine 1.5 ounces of Oakheart rum, two tablespoons of butter, a teaspoon of honey in a hot beverage mug, and top with boiling water, stirring well until dissolved.

If you don’t like hot drinks, you can always mix up your favorite tropical drink such as a Daiquiri or rum runner with a shot of Oakheart and imagine yourself on a Caribbean beach. Oakheart’s full-bodied flavor will lend a unique hint of flavor to any of your favorite rum drinks.

Warm up with Bacardi Oakheart at On Tap’s Worst Date Happy Hour
Join On Tap and Bacardi in celebrating all your terrible, awful, no good date experiences on February 13 at Policy from 6 to 8 p.m. Enjoy complimentary Bacardi Oakheart drinks, apps and enter to win great prizes. To RSVP visit

Policy: 1904 14th St. NW, DC; 202-387-7654;