**UPDATE: BOE has sadly closed the doors. Glad we had a chance to visit when we did!**
One of the things I will miss the most about DC is this city’s fascination and adoration for brunch. In fact, if I have the ability to take the love of weekend brunch with me to WNY, I’ll do it. And every trip back this fall, we will plan our visits to the DMV around weekend brunch to continue exploring the best in the city. Speaking of fab trips, Scott and I spent a leisurely Sunday brunch date recently at BOE Restaurant + Bar in DC.
Bottomless brunch is synonymous with “lazy” Sunday in our book. Often it is hard to convince us to give up the day to a few too many breakfast cocktails, but at a mere $10 bottomless deal and we were happy to concede. Though I warn you, if you even finish half your cocktail you will find it filled back up, so take your time and sip slowly, as we speak from experience. However, Scott’s Mimosa and my Bloody Mary were both excellent, so we’re happy to report that the low price-point doesn’t equal cheap drinks. Drink up, friends.
There is no twisting my arm when it comes to Avocado Toast, and if I see it on the menu, expect it to wind up on the table. BOE did well with my favorite fruit, and added some pickled onions which added the perfect touch of acid to please the palette. Isn’t it pretty? #givemealltheavocado. For $8, not shabby.
Now that I’m writing this, let’s complete my trifecta of guilty pleasures and tack on Eggs Benedict and fried green tomato. Marry those two and BOE wins with the BOE Benedict (poached egg /english toast / tasso ham / fried green tomato / hash brown / hollandaise, $15) and they have designed my perfect brunch dish. Scott was pleased with the Steak and Eggs (petit NY strip / brioche toast / poached egg / roasted chili hollandaise, $15), though I’m positive I was the winner of the day. I’ve since decided to add fried greet tomato to every dish. Stay tuned.
Finish your brunch the right way with the S’More Milkshake (bourbon / toasted marshmallow ice cream / bourbon chocolate / graham cracker), as my sweet-lovin man couldn’t resist. I was still in Benedict heaven so I didn’t indulge, but the sip I took was sensational. Scott finished the whole thing, and gets excited just looking at the picture. Needless to say, we’ll be back for another one of those.
The atmosphere (hello, rustic chic!) is complemented by the addition of a fireplace, which we enjoyed despite the sweltering temps outside, and we think this will be a perfect place to stop by this winter when we are in town for a cocktail or two. Until then, we’ll be dreaming of that meal for months to come and are excited to hear your reactions – let us know!
In the meantime, what is your brunch weakness? What must you order?
BOE * 777 9th Street NW * Washington DC 20001