Brunch in Washington DC, is a capital way to spend time together. We’ve got the perfect plan for capping off a weekend stay in a Club Quarters room or suite: Sleep in, then brunch. Power brunching is practically an institution in Washington, DC, but your version can be a lot more leisurely and relaxed. Whether you’re into sweet or savory, we’ve rounded up some of the best DC brunch spots from Georgetown to the Navy Yard.
3000 K Street NW
Farmers Fishers Bakers on the Washington Harbor gets top marks as the best brunch in Georgetown. Locals flock to this urban farmhouse for the weekend buffet brunch, scooping up tasty morsels of made-from-scratch dishes at the American farmer-owned restaurant. Described as a “decadent farmers market buffet,” this DC brunch features just about anything your heart or tastebuds desire, all sourced from American farmers in a sustainable, green kitchen. Farmers Fishers Bakers is also an excellent choice for vegans and vegetarians; we suggest you reserve a table for the date and time you want to go.
3251 Prospect Street NW
Another Georgetown gem reputed to have the best brunch in the neighborhood, Peacock Café serves up a mixed menu of classic egg dishes, sandwiches named after Old Hollywood stars, and mouthwatering staples like French toast, smoked salmon and bagels, and eggs Benedict. Discover an impressive companion drink menu, full of sparkling wines, reds, whites, beers, and signature Peacock brunch cocktails.
79 Potomac Ave SE
For a weekend brunch at a local treasure, head to The Salt Line in the Navy Yard neighborhood. Known as fine purveyors of seafood, The Salt Line brings a maritime flair to their brunch menu. Discover sea-worthy takes on classic favorites, including the Arctic char Benedict or king crab chilaquiles. Or, choose a satisfying Waterman’s Platter of various fried shellfish or a plate of baked top neck clams. The Salt Line also serves a mighty traditional lobster roll, which pairs exquisitely with their Perfect Storm brunch cocktail: a double Bloody Mary trimmed with a lobster claw, dressed oyster, cocktail shrimp, and fried coddie.
1924 Pennsylvania Ave NW
The original Founding Farmers DC, a sibling restaurant to Farmers Fishers Bakers, is just blocks away from The White House. Located in Foggy Bottom, Founding Farmers features plenty of outdoor seating so you can enjoy a spring Sunday on the patio. Made-from-scratch favorites include a shareable platter of beignets served with an assortment of sweet dipping sauces, savory chicken and waffles, or a powerhouse protein feast.
2100 Second Street SW
For New DC with an Old DC vibe, visit The Point for weekend brunch. At the intersection of the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers, The Point offers plenty of water views, a patio, and an outdoor bar, perfect for a sunny Saturday brunch site. Their brunch menu is a balance of savory sandwiches and apps combined with beloved brunch entrées like steak & eggs, jumbo lump crab omelet, and deep fried French toast served with vanilla ice cream. Order an Old Bay Bloody Mary to start, and dig in to a proper DC brunch.
701 Wharf Street SW
Chef Jamie Leeds’ classic New England-style seafood restaurant, Hank’s Oyster Bar at the Wharf delivers an exceptional weekend brunch in the Waterfront neighborhood. Begin with a classic mimosa or Bloody Mary as you browse a menu packed with delicious choices. From the egg frittata to the lobster omelet to the hangover-helping biscuits and gravy, Hank’s makes a DC brunch that doesn’t quit. If you’re feeling ambitious, order their signature Seafood Plateau, a mountain of fresh seafood that includes Maine lobster, ceviche, clams, shrimp, and oysters.
818 Connecticut Ave NW
Make it an occasion to remember at Equinox Restaurant, an upscale DC brunch spot only a block from the White House. Chef Todd Gray takes seasonal cuisine to the next level, presented in a greenery-filled atrium patio (delivery is also an option). The brunch tasting menu is a multi-course experience, crafted around plant-based ingredients. Equinox brunch starts with breads, and then progresses to soups and salads, entrée samplings, and concludes in a grand finale of breakfast sweets and desserts.
1201 24th Street NW
A Michelin-starred meal at Blue Duck Tavern is the ultimate brunch experience in Washington, DC. Start your morning off right with a pepper-infused vodka Bloody Mary or a refreshing sorbet mimosa, and then liven up your palate with innovative plates like báhn mi-style pork belly Benedict and add a side of rosemary home fries or cheesy grits.
3050 K Street NW, Suite 101
Known as the “see and be seen” DC brunch spot, Fiola Mare promises a meal elevated in every sense. Whet your palate with caviar or select from the raw bar, and then move on to the sparkling brunch menu where bottomless prosecco accompanies an array of Italian coastal cuisine. Considered one of the best brunch spots in Georgetown, this DC hotspot serves up scrumptious dishes and succulent cocktails. Fiola Mare’s brunch menu changes daily and seasonally to bring you the freshest possible ingredients.
613 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
If you want a fun brunch that doesn’t shy away from boozy decadence, grab a cab or rideshare to Barrel, a Southern staple on Capitol Hill. Order bottomless bubbles (for 90 minutes) and Chef Walfer Hernandez’s Walfer Waffles, served with bourbon whipped cream, apple compote, and basil candy, for an intoxicatingly delicious weekend brunch in DC. Barrel also serves up a selection of savory breakfast biscuits, traditional chicken & waffles, and brunch specials, including house-made carbonara and a hearty breakfast burrito.
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