Respected food writer Elizabeth David once said, “As everybody knows, there is only one infallible recipe for the perfect omelet: your own.” While likely true that whipping up one’s own omelet is deeply rewarding, there are plenty of Washington, D.C. area chefs waiting to share their own recipes — and many of them are very tasty. Here are five places where you can find some egg-cellent omelets.
2430 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 955-6400

Housed within the art-deco inspired Melrose Georgetown Hotel, Jardenea’s breakfast menu boasts the “Extra Sensory Omelet.” This popular dish features egg whites, grilled asparagus, roasted vine ripe tomatoes and avocado oil. Diners may also create their own omelet by choosing from a selection of fresh, seasonal ingredients including mushrooms, peppers, onions, spinach, sausage, bacon and cheese. Breakfast at Jardena is available daily from 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

1001 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 626-0015

James Beard Award-winning chef Michel Richard has lots of fans in the Washington, D.C. area. One of the dishes at his downtown D.C. restaurant, Central, that draws much praise is the open faced scallion and asparagus omelet that is topped with duck leg confit, grilled scallions and pickled watermelon radish, and served with watercress and a sweet and spicy chili sauce. This unique omelet is only available during Central’s three-course, prix fixe Sunday brunch service from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Station 4
1101 4th St., S.W.
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 488-0987

You will find Station 4 serving up creative American cuisine in D.C.’s burgeoning Southwest Waterfront neighborhood. Its “Mardi Gras Omelette” is a perfect example of chef Orlando Amaro’s vision. This New Orleans-inspired omelet is filled with smoked andouille sausage, red peppers, crawfish and scallions and topped with a delicate hollandaise sauce. It also offers “The Farm Fresh Omelette” with a garden fresh selection of mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, spinach and cheese. Both omelets are available during brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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City Tap House
901 9th St., N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 733-5333

City Tap House, located in D.C.’s Penn Quarter neighborhood, not only has one of the best selection of craft beers in the D.C. area but it also serves up a very yummy omelet. Its “Three Pigs Omelet” is a meat lover’s dream with palacios chorizo, benton’s ham, fennel sausage, fontina and broccoli rabe. The omelet is only available as part of City Tap House’s brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Brasserie Beck
1101 K St., N.W.
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 408-1717

Located in downtown D.C.s McPherson Square neighborhood, Brasserie Beck bills itself as a “contemporary European style brasserie.” On its Sunday brunch menu, you will find the “CBLT,” an omelet with Benton’s smokehouse bacon, arugula , heirloom tomatoes and goat cheese. As an added bonus, it is served with a sip of heirloom tomato soup. Brasserie Beck serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Based in Washington, D.C., Troy Petenbrink is a freelance writer, blogger and social media influencer. A member of the North American Travel Journalists Association and the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association, he has written for Fodor’s, Travel Channel, and Miami Herald, among other outlets.