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Brunch Date: The Best Eggs Benedict in DC and Alexandria

Though everyone knows about my love affair with guacamole, right up next to the almighty avocado is my adoration for a good Eggs Benedict. In fact, no matter where I go for brunch, I will ALWAYS order the E.B. – Every. Single. Time! And since today happens to be National Eggs Benedict Day, I thought I’d provide my fellow Benedict lovers with a few of my tried and true brunch spots.

Without further ado:

Policy Restaurant and Lounge -Located on 14th street in DC, Policy offers an incredible change of scenery on weekend mornings compared to the nightlife lounge it has been known for in the past. The Crab and Eggs Benedict (crab cakes, house-made English muffin, wilted spinach, tomato-old bay hollandaise) is paired with the most amazing Parmesan fries. Check out their menu here.

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Founding Farmers -Though not a fair representation with a quick iPhone shot, we adore Founding Farmers and any excuse to grab a spicy Bloody Mary and one of their 4 Benedicts. Choose from Traditional, Tomato Florentine, Crab, and Sausage and Gravy. Check the menu out here.

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Earl’s Kitchen & Bar, Tysons – Having just been blown away by their lunch menu, it’s a safe bet that you’ll go weak at the knees for Earl’s Sweet Virginia Benny. The shaved ham did it for me, and the eggs were perfectly cooked. Check out Earl’s brunch menu here.

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Jackson 20, Old Town – Though our official brunch date review will come out soon, we love a Sunday morning seated at Jackson 20 on King Street in Old Town. The Eggs Benedict is classic and simple, but is always perfect and comes with the most delicious and crispy hash brown. Check the rest of the menu out here.

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Society Fair, Old Town – Though we head back repeatedly for the beignets, Society Fair serves up a solid Eggs Benedict, which I most always swap out the ham for crispy bacon. The hollandaise is comparatively light, so you don’t need to spend the rest of your day in a sauce coma. Check out the Fair’s brunch menu here.

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Carluccio’s,  Old Town –  Right on the corner of King Street and Union in Old Town, Carluccio’s has been a fabulous addition to the brunch scene in Alexandria. Though I adore the Eggs Florentine they serve, the Benedict comes with a nice thick cut of ham and is layered on an equally impressive slice of toasted Italian bread. If you haven’t already been, check out that menu here. 

Union Street Public House, Old Town – I’ll be honest, I’m sad. Once upon a time, Union Street Pub had the most exquisite and affordable Eggs Benedict in Northern Virginia. The light blue crab benny was sensational, and Scott would always order the shrimp. However, our beloved $10 steal has become a bit pricey for our liking, though we always appreciate the taste of the dish.  They do boast 4 different takes on the classic dish – check that menu out here.

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Honorable Mention – Mango Tree, Dc –  Perhaps my favorite E.B. in all of the District, and it is no longer on the menu. However, our brunch at Mango was the most incredible experience that I feel morally responsible to send you their way. Scott and I will be heading back soon and will update you on new brunch items. RIP, old friend. How I miss you.

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So friends, give me the list of best Eggs Benedict to add to my bucket list! Happy Brunching!

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