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News Around Town: Brunch in the DC Area

We dedicate this News Around Town to the wonderful spots we’ve been and want to brunch at in the DC area. With so many to choose from, here are some notes on the several we’ve compiled. If you want us to add others send us the information.

Agora (Dupont Circle at 1527 17th Street, NW) with its “Bottomless Brunch” runs all weekend from 11AM to 3PM. Guests can order multiple servings for two hours at $32.99 per person, with the caveat that the entire table must also order the Bottomless Brunch, which is complemented by a bottomless supply of featured cocktails such as Mimosas, Bloody Marys, Champagne, as well as House Vodka, Gin, Rum and Tequila.  Brunch offerings can also be ordered a la carte for a light bite for those with smaller appetites and prices range from $4.50 to $9.50 for featured dishes.

Cuba Libre (801 9th Street, NW) showcases an opportunity to enjoy unlimited Tapas from 11:30AM to 2PM (al la carte brunch served until 3PM).   Guests can order all they can eat at Cuba Libre, excluding carry home leftovers, and the unlimited brunch must be ordered for the whole table.The Unlimited Tapas is priced at $26 per person (excluding tax and gratuity) while a la carte menu items are priced from $5.50 to $13.  Bottomless morning cocktails such as Cuban Mary (Bloody Mary); Classic Mimosa; Mimosa Rojo with Cava, fresh watermelon juice, and a splash of guarapo; Lychee Mimosa with lychee liqueur, Cava, a splash of Guanabana aqua fresca and a splash of guarapo, as well as Red and White Sangria, a daily beer selection and Agua Fresca can only be added to those taking part in the unlimited brunch menu, and are available for an additional $14 per person.

The Bombay Club (815 Connecticut Avenue, NW), provides the perfect setting with live piano music as guests feast on a delicious buffet spread of regional Indian cuisine.  For $20.95 per person, brunch includes seven rotating Indian dishes offered as main courses, and guests are encouraged to complete their dining experience with a traditional Indian dessert and fresh cut seasonal fruit.  A Champagne brunch is also offered for $27.95 a person, including unlimited pours throughout the meal.  Brunch is available Sunday from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM.

Ardeo+Bardeo (3311 Connecticut Ave, NW) is offering a two-course brunch with bottomless Champagne or mimosas for $28 from 11AM to 3PM all weekend. All menu items may also be purchased a la carte, with prices ranging from $5 to $20.

Nopa Kitchen + Bar (800 F Street, NW) offers Sunday brunch from 11 AM to 3 PM.  Guests have the option of dining a la carte with dishes ranging in price range from $8 to $24, or they can order the Champagne Brunch, which includes any two courses from the featured menu plus bottomless Champagne or mimosas for $32.

Daikaya (705 6th Street NW), offers a unique brunch experience with  small plate options highlighting classics with a Japanese twist.  Brunch is available Sundays from 11:30 AM to 3 PM.  Prices range from $8 to $12.

Blue Duck Tavern (24th and M Streets, NW), serves up an a la carte brunch experience showcasing the best of each season and region.  Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday, from 11 AM to 2:30 PM, with prices ranging from $8 to $32.  For the perfect pairing, a variety of daytime cocktails are also available including the Sparkling Mojito, Mint Meritage tea, prosecco, ginger, sugar; Morning Dew, Cherry Blossom Green tea, tequila, Cointreau, agave, lemon, lime, orange slices and Sweet Tea, Earl Grey infused  vodka, lemon, sugar, soda water. Cocktails are priced at $12 each.

Et Voila! (5120 MacArthur Blvd, NW), is your classic Belgium French Bistro which recently introduced new a la carte items for fall, plus five bottomless cocktails on its brunch menu. Brunch is served from 11 AM until 2:30 PM and menu prices range is from $8 to $24.95.  Featured bottomless cocktails are available for $9.

City Tap House DC (901 9th Street, NW), offers American pub fare during weekend brunch and is the perfect spot for the craft beer lovers in DC.  A la carte brunch is available Saturday and Sunday from 11 AM to 3 PM, with prices ranging from $6 to $26.  For the perfect pairing, City Tap House features a bottomless brunch bar, which includes endless Bloody Marys, Mimosas and Beer-Mosas for $18 per person.

Lupo Verde (1401 T Street, NW), offers Saturday and Sunday brunch from 10 AM to 3 PM.  The a la carte menu showcases authentic, rustic, Italian fare featuring a variety of antipasti, breakfast pizzas, house made pastas, egg dishes, and crepes. Brunch offerings are priced from $6 to $22 each, with cocktails priced at $12 each.

El Centro D.F. (Georgetown and 14th Street locations),  serves up all-you-can-eat authentic Mexican brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 10AM to 3PM, priced at $35 per person. The all-you-can-eat brunch menu must be ordered for the entire table, and all items are available a la carte priced between $5 and $15.

Masa 14 (1825 14th Street, NW), serves colorful Latin-Asian cuisine to brunch-goers on both Saturday and Sunday from 10AM to 3PM.  A prix fixe brunch is available in the main dining room for $39. It includes an unlimited selection of brunch drinks full of seasonal flavor such as the Traditional Mimosa, Masa Mimosa, Lychee Bellini, Bacon Bloody Mary and Lemon Lager. This special brunch offer must be ordered for the entire table.  Brunch can also be ordered a la carte for a light bite and prices range from $4 to $13 per dish.

Zengo (781 7th Street, NW), offers Bottomless Brunch available Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM to 3 PM, priced at $39 per person and $10 per child under 10. Guests can enjoy an all-you-can-eat selection of brunch plates along with seven distinctive brunch cocktails.  Bottomless Brunch must be ordered by the entire table and the menu is offered exclusively for the prix-fixe service. Signature cocktails are available from the full menu for an addition $5 per cocktail.

Ambar (523 8th Street, SE), offers a fixed price brunch of unlimited small plates and free-flowing cocktails Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM to 3:30 PM.  For $35 per person, guests can enjoy an all-you-can-eat selections along with three distinctive brunch cocktails.  Bottomless Brunch must be ordered by the entire table. Additionally, Ambar is also home to Washington’s first Rakia Bar with over 30 varieties of rakia, a popular Balkan alcoholic beverage produced by distillation of fermented fruit.

Toro Toro (1300 I Street, NW), offers Saturday and Sunday weekend brunch service from 11 AM to 3 PM.  Brunch is priced at $39 per person, and begins with a choice of Pan-Latin small plates that showcase South and Central American cuisine, including seasonal salads, meats, raw bar, and assorted breads and cheeses, showcased on the lavish buffet. Toro Toro’s new brunch menu is complemented by a Bloody Mary Bar where guests can create their own cocktail by selecting from a list of premium spirits, house-made mixers, and large collection of rare hot sauces and garnishes.

Nage Bistro (1600 Rhode Island Ave, NW), offers brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 11 AM to 2:30 PM, with dishes ranging from $8 to $16 in price.  For the perfect pairing, you can enjoy bottomless Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas for an additional $15 per person.

Ulah Bistro (1214 U Street, NW), serves modern American cuisine during weekend brunch, Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM to 3 PM.  Guests have the option of ordering a la carte, or they can enjoy endless Bloody Marys and Mimosas along with one brunch entrée for $29 per person.  Standout brunch items include the Breakfast Pizza and the French Toast (possibly our favorite in DC)  Al la carte menu items are priced from $3 to $15.

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Station 4 (1101 4th Street, SW), serves brunch Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM to 3 PM.  Guests have the option of ordering a la carte or can enjoy endless Bloody Marys and Mimosas along with the choice of one brunch entrée for $30 per person.  Cocktails are priced at $6 each.

Drafting Table (located at 1529 14th Street, NW), offers “Fútbol Weekend Brunch” Saturdays and Sundays throughout the fall and winter months.  Guests can watch their favorite European fútbol teams on the restaurant’s four flat screen TVs while enjoying items off the eclectic brunch menu. Brunch items are priced from $6 to $14 each.  Additionally, guests can enjoy bottomless Mimosas for $14 with the purchase of any single entrée during weekend brunch service from 11 AM to 4 PM, and guests are limited to two-hour dining window of time for this offer. Drafting Table also offers a great selection of wine by the glass and bottle, along with 16 beers on draft and 20 by the bottle and can, making it a great place to sit and cheer on the favorite fútbol team.

Copperwood Tavern (Shirlington Village 4021 Campbell Avenue, VA), serves brunch Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM to 4 PM. Menu prices range from $4 to $18.  Additionally, guests can enjoy a variety of cocktails including the traditional Mimosa, sparkling wine and fresh orange juice; Bellini, sparkling wine, white peach and raspberry puree; Spiced Milk Punch, Laird’s apple brandy, spiced tea syrup and milk, or order one of four varieties of house made Bloody Marys from Copperwood’s Bloody Mary Bar: Classic Bloody Mary, Vegetarian Mary, BBQ Mary and the Seafood Mary.  

Zaika (2800 Clarendon Boulevard in Arlington, VA), an easy walking distance from the Clarendon Metro, showcases classic Indian dishes using traditional spices.  It has an expansive outdoor patio in addition to the inviting dining area perfect for gathering with friends for a leisurely brunch, and is offered every Saturday and Sunday from 12 PM to 4 PM. The brunch buffet is priced at $14.99 per person.

Mio Restaurant (1110 Vermont Avenue, NW), has recently launched their Saturday brunch service which runs from 11 AM to 3 PM. The best of Puerto Rican cuisine menu is divided into four sections: to share, specials, weekly egg specials, and sweet breakfast. An assortment of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available to pair with your meal.

Policy Restaurant and Lounge (1904 14th Street NW), offers brunch from 11 AM to 2:30 PM on both Saturday and Sunday. We’d recommend several dishes including the breakfast sliders, pan seared scallops, the homemade hashbrowns, shrimp and grits, and to start the beignets. When it comes to the drinks if you’re not feeling the Mimosa or Bloody Mary, opt for the Beer-mosa (made with Port City Brewery’s Optimal Wit).

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Old Town Alexandria:

Our Pick:

Union Street Public House (121 S. Union Street), offers breakfast/brunch on Saturday from 9 AM to 2 PM and on Sunday until 3 PM (if you wait until 11 AM you should sit at the bar). The 3 different Eggs Benedicts on the menu are all can’t miss, and along with a $6 assorted bread basket your brunch has the perfect pairing. $5 will get you a Mimosa or Bloody Mary, which is a must if you’re going to stay awhile.

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