We’ve got the perfect way to cap off your date night: sleep in, brunch together. Power brunching is practically an institution in Washington, D.C., 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 top spots to order in, pick up or dine on-site.
The original Founding Farmers DC is just blocks away in Foggy Bottom, with 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.
Make it an occasion to remember at Equinox Restaurant, an upscale 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 multicourse experience, crafted around plant-based ingredients to create dishes such as heart of palm cake topped with Thai chili vinaigrette and fusilli pasta with mushroom “Bolognese.”
A Michelin-starred meal at Blue Duck Tavern is the ultimate fancy brunch. Start your morning off right with a pepper-infused vodka bloody mary or a refreshing sorbet mimosa, then liven up your palate with innovative plates like bahn mi-style pork belly benedict and add a side of rosemary home fries or cheesy grits.
Outdoors, indoors or in an igloo, a meal at Fiola Mare is elevated in every sense. Whet your palate with caviar or select from the raw bar, then carry on to the sparkling brunch menu where bottomless prosecco accompanies an array of Italian coastal cuisine. Hungry yet? Our Date Night package also includes a $25 Grubhub gift card so you can order in on your own time, plus early check-in and late check-out to create the relaxed getaway you deserve.
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