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Where to go for Brunch this Weekend?

Though we wish DC had more diners where you could get a hearty brunch for a low price, many establishments in Washington offer more upscale brunches. Also, there are several more informal locations with innovative brunch menus. Help us build this resource and submit your review!

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Best Brunch in Washington DC

Kramerbooks and Afterwords Café (Brunch review)

(Dupont Circle)
1517 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
202-387-1462
Brunch served Saturday and Sunday, open 24 hours during weekends.

Cashion's Eat Place (Dinner review)

Cashion's Eat Place (Adams Morgan)
1819 Columbia Road, NW
202-797-1819
Sunday Brunch from 11:30 to 2:30. Menu from $10 to $15. Outdoor seating available during the warm months facing Columbia Road.

Open City (Review)

(Woodley Park)
2331 Calvert Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008
202-332-2331
Breakfast is served here all day. Cornmeal Buttermilk pancakes and Chai Tea Waffles are as sinful as they sound and if you can't make up your mind get the OpenCity Royale for a sampling of just about everything they offer for breakfast.

Logan Tavern

(Logan Circle) 1423 P St. NW
Washington DC 20005
202-332-3710
Brunch hours: Sat & Sun, 11 am to 4 pm
Reservations? Yes for 5 or more, but if you have a smaller group you can call on your way over to put yourself on the waiting list.
The Logan Tavern offers a brunch that is fairly priced, and amply portioned. Given the high level of service and the comfortable and spacious atmosphere, you will walk away feeling like you got the better end of the deal. No one will have trouble finding something they want from the menu. The menu includes all of the typical brunch items. Beyond that, you can find well-crafted salads, solid burgers, or chicken and seafood entrees. The food is amply portioned, and tastes good, but do not expect to be blown away by their cuisine. Really, one of the best attractions is "The Ultimate Bloody Mary Menu". The bartender will augment your favorite vodka with any ingredients you choose like, bacon, Wasabi, lump crab meat, Old Bay seasoning or Louisiana hot-sauce (to name only a few of the possibilities). Tables are spaced generously, making this a great spot for large groups or families with children. The environment is laid back and in a vibrant upscale part of downtown DC. On a nice day you can take advantage of their outdoor seating. I think that Logan Tavern offers a 'total package' that is well above average. The service, portioning, extensive selection of food and drinks, combine with a comfortable atmosphere, amounting to the perfect spot to nurse a hangover with friends or grab brunch after a morning run.
-David Magee (08/03/2009)

Hook

(Georgetown)
3241 M St NW
Washington, DC 20007-3616
202-625-4488
Brunch Hours: Sat & Sun 11am to 2:30 PM (Sunset menu from 2:30 - 5:00)
Reservations: Yes, but you should not have trouble getting a table as a walk in.
Outdoor seating: no
Hook is an upscale restaurant located on Georgetown's classy but pricey M-Street drag. Hook's specialization is fish, although they regularly add delicious variations of calamari and fresh oysters to the menu. Hook's menu changes constantly in order to accommodate the freshest ingredients on the market that week. Their baked goods are composed daily, in-house, and from scratch. These traditions underscore Hook's greatest strength: overwhelming quality. The menu is designed for the food connoisseur and surprisingly, the food is priced fairly. Sadly, the one major blemish on their menu is their signature drink, the Bacon-Bloody Mary...It is delicious, but it is not $11.00 delicious. If you want a refreshing and fairly priced drink, try the pear-ginger lemonade made with Grey-Goose. Some brunch items you can not miss: The Scones with Candied Ginger Butter, The Tuna Tartare, and The French Toast or Eggs Benedict. Some items to avoid: The Omelets and The Eggs Your Way. The money spent on these items would be better spent on ANYTHING else this restaurant offers (there is only so much you can do with eggs). Hook does fish very well, all except one: The Baramundi (I think it needs to be wiped from the menu permanently). Their coffee is freshly brewed and delivered in a French press. It tastes amazing and will leave you feeling perfectly buzzed. Finally, if you ever want to have a champagne brunch with friends, Hook offers champagne by the bottle and an exotic/diverse array of juices so that you can make your own Mimosa. The atmosphere is upscale, open, and relatively low key making good place for conversation and true relaxation. It is the perfect place for a memorable brunch date, but not a place to bring the kids or your loud and rowdy friends. Try Hook once, and it may become a tradition.
-David Magee (08/03/2009)

Lafayette Room at the Hay-Adams

(near White House)
16th and H Street, NW
202-638-2570
For $60 per person ($30 per child under 12), this Champagne Brunch is arguably the most elegant brunch experience in Washington. It offers the classics such as Eggs Benedict and Buttermilk Pancakes as well as a Lobster Frittata.

Acadiana

Charbroiled Oysters for Brunch at Acadiana (Penn Quarter)
901 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-408-8848
Specializing in New Orleans cuisine, Acadiana offers an excellent three course prix fixe brunch menu on Sundays ($32.00). The charbroiled oysters are amazing! The seafood crepe gratin, stuffed with fresh shrimp, jumbo lump crab, and louisiana crawfish, topped with hollandaise sauce, is deliciously rich, but the taste and texture of the seafood comes through. Enjoy it with a blood orange mimosa ($9). -06/11/08

Sunday Jazz Brunch at the Carlyle Suites Hotel

(Dupont Circle)
1731 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20009-2567
202-234-3200
Well, brunch was excellent, it's a very good deal. Service was outstanding. Not to forget the guitar player, it's really one of the best bargain brunches in DC (-Visitor review, 2/2/07)

Twist Dupont at the Carlyle Suites Hotel I just had brunch at the Carlyle Suites Hotel based on another review on this website and I could not have been more happy! The brunch is held in an area called the Patio and is designed as an old town square. There is a large atrium with lots of light and the Jazz artist is lovely. The food itself is excellent with a great selection including a waffle station. Its a fantastic bargin and should not be missed! (-Edward DiAngelo, 02/17/09)

Seasons

(Georgetown)
(At the Four Seasons Hotel)
2800 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW (at 28th Street)
202-944-2000
If you are looking for a luxurious brunch locale, here it is in Georgetown. You will not be disappointed. About $75 per person (including drinks).

Tabard Inn

(Dupont Circle South)
1739 N Street, NW
202-833-2668
One of Washingtonians' favorite Brunch restaurants. South of Dupont Circle. Offers classic brunch in cozy setting. Brunch menu from $10 to $15. Reservations recommended.

Georgia Brown's

(World Bank / Downtown)
950 15th Street, NW
202-393-4499
If you are looking for a real southern brunch, Georgia Brown's is the place. $29.95 per person without beverages and it includes your choice of shrimp and grits, biscuit battered french toast, and country ham. Sundays from 10:00 to 2:30.

Ardeo

(Cleveland Heights)
3311 Connecticut Ave., NW
202-244-6750
Sunday Brunch 11:00 to 2:30

New Heights

(Woodley Park)
2317 Calvert St NW
202-234-4110
Sunday Brunch 11:00 to 2:30

Lauriol Plaza

(Dupont Circle)
1835 18th St., NW
202-387-0035
This Mexican/South American restaurant offers Sunday Brunch from 11:00 to 3:00. Brunch dishes include eggs benedict, eggs florentine, huevos rancheros, chorizo con Huevo and huevos entomatados. Outdoor seating available.

Luna Grill & Diner

(Dupont Circle South)
1301 Connecticut Ave. NW
202-835-2280
South of Dupont Circle.
Brunch on Saturday and Sunday, from 10:00. Small but cozy restaurant with some booths and tables.

Circle Bistro

(Foggy Bottom)
One Washington Circle Hotel
One Washington Circle, NW
202-293-5390
Fondue Brunch on Sundays

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