Best Brunch In Washington, D.C.

January 25, 2011 5:26 AM


More and more restaurants are introducing brunch menus. Why? Because what’s better than gathering with friends midday on a Sunday with bottomless mimosas or Bloody Marys and a steaming pile of scrambled eggs? The best brunch spots in Washington, D.C., are a more than worthwhile indulgence.
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Beacon Bar and Grill

1615 Rhode Island Ave. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 296-2100

Consistently ranked as D.C.’s best brunch spot, Beacon Bar and Grill offers outdoor patio dining, indoor multi-level dining with large windows looking out to 17th Street and Rhode Island Avenue, and when weather permits, a roof-top Sky Bar. The brunch menu features a modern twist on classic American fare including an omelet station, tilapia fish sticks with caper remoulade, and unlimited champagne, mimosas and Bloody Marys.

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1811 Columbia Rd. N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 234-6218

This weekday sushi spot turns into one of the most unique brunch experiences in D.C. during the weekend. On Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m., lines begin to form for Perry’s famous “Drag Brunch,” featuring an all-you-can-eat buffet and servers dressed in drag. Saturday’s standard brunch menu offers a mixto friend egg sandwich with serrano ham and manchengo cheese, and buckwheat waffles and pancakes with apple preserves.

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Café Atlantico

405 8th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 393-0812

Café Atlantico, owned by Jose Andreas, offers standard brunch fare on Saturday mornings and a Latino dim sum brunch on Sunday mornings. Indulge in a specialty cocktail such as a mango mimosa or a “magic mojito” with a cotton candy flavor. Share small plates such as potato-and-vanilla mousse with salmon caviar or fried egg with black beans and pork.

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Cashion’s Eat Place

1819 Columbia Rd. N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 797-1819

A neighborhood favorite in Adams Morgan, Cashion’s Eat Place has made quite the name for itself as one of the best brunch spots in Washington, D.C. Classic American meets Mediterranean influence with cornmeal waffles with apple sauce and walnut butter, and crab cakes made with lime, cilantro, pine nuts and haricots verts. Considered a diner, the luxurious and comfortable dimly lit dining room speaks elegance.

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Belga Café

514 8th St. S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20003
(202) 533-0100

Before or after browsing the array of foods, crafts and clothing at Eastern Market, head over to Barracks Row on 8th Street S.E. for Belga Café’s satisfying Belgian brunch. Don’t worry; they have more than spectacular waffles on the menu. You won’t want to pass up such favorites as the warm goat cheese waffle with roasted tomato and red pepper coulis, or the Belgian “French” toast with brown sugar and homemade syrup. They also serve crepes and omelets, and eggs any way. On a nice day, Belga Café is a beautiful place to sit at one of the few sidewalk tables and watch the locals walk their dogs down 8th Street.