Best Brunch in DC

The best brunch in DC including everything from scrambled eggs to french toast, dim sum and bottomless, boozy options this weekend.

Last Updated on April 23, 2022 by Top Brunch Spots Staff

KitchenCray DC Fried Chicken and French Toast
KitchenCray DC Fried Chicken and French Toast

Best brunch DC is no longer reserved for just the hipsters and the ladies who lunch. In fact, in recent years, the brunch phenomenon has swept the nation and Top Brunch Spots is all the rage. And it’s no great surprise as to why. A weekend without brunch has quickly become a dull and meaningless affair. What better way to start off the weekend than by nursing your Friday night hangover with a delicious cocktail and a hearty meal? 

DC is home to some seriously incredible brunch spots. Whether you’re in the mood for a decadent, upscale brunch with bubbles, a modern and sleek European inspired bistro with fine wines or an all-American greasy spoon diner with the best craft beers in town, DC will not disappoint. We’ve narrowed down some of the best brunch spots in the city that are guaranteed to make the start of your weekend an absolute blast.

Best Brunch DC

Farmers & Distillers

At Farmers & Distillers, the variety and diversity of American culture and cuisine take center stage. Taking its inspiration from local farmers, history, and culture, the menu is always full of eclectic, meaningful dishes. Their commitment to serving up uncomplicated, authentic recipes made with food grown and produced in local farms has made Farmers & Distillers one of the must-visit spots in DC.

Ted’s Bulletin

Known for its wholesome American food and its friendly, yet chic atmosphere, Ted’s Bulletin is a must-try brunch spot if you’re in central DC. Situated a stone’s throw from Capitol Hill, this spot could not be more conveniently located. On the menu, you’ll find a delicious, hearty all-day breakfast with everything from breakfast burritos to the ultra-trendy avocado toast, so you’re bound to find something for everyone.

The Smith – Penn Quarter

The Smith is a bustling, casual American eatery in the trendy Penn Quarter area of DC that does a mean weekend brunch. You’ll find a huge range of options on the menu, including eggs, steak, sandwiches, and, of course, cocktails. With its walls lined with backlit bottles of alcohol, it’s gorgeous textured ceiling, and its trendy black and white tiled floor, this spot is also seriously instagrammable, making it an ideal spot to hit up for brunch with the girls


The bright and airy restaurant at the Four Seasons in Georgetown offers a more upscale brunch experience. With a menu that takes inspiration from international cuisines while adding its own unique, healthy spin, you’ll always find an option to suit you. Come for the Sunday brunch between 10:30 am and 2:00 pm, treat yourself to the swanky valet parking, and enjoy a sumptuous meal in the stunning dining room. 

Founding Farmers DC

A creation of masterminds behind Farmers & Distillers, Founding Farmers is another hipster brunch destination. Priding themselves on their local, sustainable ingredients, this is food you can feel good about enjoying. Go for the novelty of dishes cooked entirely from scratch – they grind their own beef and churn their own butter in-house. The atmosphere is also top-notch, with soft, moody lighting, plush seating, and original, trendy artwork lining the walls. Their fried chicken and waffles, smoked salmon benedict and brunch cocktails are staples.

Farmers Fishers Bakers

Yet another Founding Farmers offshoot, Farmers Fishes Bakers is a waterfront restaurant specializing in freshly cooked, local seafood. Brunch is served buffet style on the weekends, so you’ll get the opportunity to try an array of delicious, unique dishes, as well as some not to be missed house cocktails. With the sleek, modern design and the stunning views to enjoy, be sure to leave yourself plenty of time to soak up the atmosphere.

KitchenCray DC

KitchenCray is a popular brunch restaurant with hearty Southern-style comfort food served along with homemade lemonade. Their Instagram worthy plates include creamy cheddar grits topped with deep-fried catfish and Cajun crawfish étouffée, oxtail Benedict served on a Southern biscuit, and buttermilk fried chicken served with French toast.


Barrel is a whiskey lounge with a Southern menu. Rustic whiskey lounge featuring a modest menu of Southern small plates, Sunday brunch with fried chicken biscuits & a cozy feel.


Primrose is a chic haunt for wine & French bistro fare with brioche french toast. Parisian-feeling destination for wine guru Sebastian Zutant’s selections & Gallic bistro classics.


Tico DC is home to a winning brunch combo – tacos and tequila! With their Mexican spin on classic brunch dishes, Tico is definitely a must-visit brunch spot if you’re in DC. Be sure to try the loaded breakfast nachos and the bacon, egg and cheese tacos before you go. The funky, colorful interior will set the mood for a relaxed, fun morning (or afternoon). Be sure to glance up at the psychedelic purple ceiling while you’re there.


Situated in the heart of Dupont Circle, Firefly serves up all-American cuisine alongside inventive cocktails, local beers, and American wines. The brunch menu, filled with delicious American classics, and the homey, comfy design will make you feel at home from the moment you step through the door. Make sure you get some pictures of the amazingly whimsical floor to ceiling oak tree that stands in the center of the dining room. 

Perry’s Restaurant

Perry’s is a go-to spot for sushi lovers in DC. The fresh, colorful dishes are best enjoyed in the summer on the gorgeous, fairy lit roof deck. If you’re coming for their infamous Sunday drag brunch, you’re definitely in for a treat. Be entertained by some fabulous Queens while you enjoy a sumptuous meal – what could be better! But do make sure you book well in advance as this DC event is in high demand.


Agora, meaning ‘gathering place,’ is located in the vibrant Dupont Circle and offers up a tapas-style menu of flavorful Mediterranean cuisine. Inside, you’ll find a welcoming, warm atmosphere, complete with exposed brick walls lined with racks of Mediterranean wine. If you’re after a boozy bottomless brunch with bottomless mimosas and bloody marys, Agora is the spot for you. At $39.99 per person, you’ll be treated to your choice of Mimosa, Bloody Mary, Champagne, or Mixed Drinks in addition to the delicious brunch mezze selection.

Mission Dupont Circle

With its domed glass skylight ceiling and its dark wood bar, Mission in the Dupont Circle has a sleek and sophisticated air. The Mexican-inspired menu includes some delightful brunch options, including a breakfast burrito, mexi bennies, and a taco platter. The bottomless brunch option is also a must-try, with one main dish paired with endless chips and guac and free-flowing cocktails. This brunch is a mission you’ll be more than happy to take on. 

B Too

Combining contemporary Belgian design and cuisine into one powerhouse restaurant, B Too offers a lustrous, stylish dining room and some equally stylish and unusual dishes. The brunch menu includes all the avocado and egg options you could wish for, but we recommend you try the mussels or the Belgian waffles. Be sure to get some snaps for a European, sophisticated Instagram post while you’re here.


Urbana’s beautiful Italian cuisine has made quite a name for itself among DC’s foodie community. Widely considered one of DC’s best restaurants, the brunch at Urbana offers an array of classic Italian ingredients (think prosciutto and buffalo mozzarella) along with some delicious cocktails, wines, and prosecco. Opt for the killer Pizza Party bottomless brunch for a free-flowing beverage of your choice and unlimited pizza.

The Greenhouse

For a luxurious brunch in an ornate, breath-taking setting, nothing can compete with The Greenhouse. Set in the famous Jefferson Hotel, the bright, airy dining room is bathed in light from a large overhead glass skylight. The soft blue and grey décor, marble tabletops, and stunning tiled floor make this venue a dream come true for avid brunchers and Instagrammers alike. 

The extensive brunch menu offers favorites like omelets, eggs benedict, pancakes, and waffles, plus some more unusual items like the lobster and bratwurst. Pair one of these exquisite dishes with one of their fresh-pressed juices or their bellini, and you’ll be in for a truly memorable brunch.

Equinox Restaurant

Equinox prides itself on its commitment to the organic, sustainable food movement that’s currently sweeping the nature. Using ingredients sourced within 100 miles of the restaurant itself, the menu takes its inspiration from regional gastronomic traditions. The Sunday brunch at Equinox is entirely plant-based, or vegan, so you’re in for a unique culinary experience. 

The atmosphere inside the restaurant is as unusual and impressive as its menu. With clean white tablecloths, sharp modern features, and a beautiful, billowy white ceiling design, Equinox will leave you feeling calm, composed, and, as the name would suggest, perfectly balanced. 

Busboys and Poets

This spot is so much more than a restaurant. With its excellent bookshop and its roots in forming racial and cultural connections, this place has become a gathering place for the artistically, politically, and culturally engaged community of DC. Named after famous American poet Langston Hughes, who worked as a busboy in the city as a young man, Busboys and Poets are committed to being an open space where discussion and social change can occur.

In terms of the brunch on offer, you’ll find the usual suspects on the menu (think eggs, pancakes, and bagels) as well as some trendy specialties such as shrimp & grits, sweet potato hash, and Mekhleme, an Iraqi beef dish. Head to the original location on 14th & V streets NW for an infectiously exciting atmosphere (no outdoor dining though) and the occasional poetry reading or open mic.

Belga Café

This bustling, vibrant hub, inspired by the casual eateries of Belgium, promises a delicious brunch and an excellent time. Sitting in the comfy dining room, surrounded by the modern, super trendy exposed brick walls, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a European café. Be sure to try the Belgian waffles as well as the boozy Belgian coffee for the ultimate Belga experience.

Fiola Mare

If a whimsical brunch in a stunning, nautical-themed, waterside restaurant sounds up your alley, you should definitely add Fiola Mare to your list of must-try brunches. Modeled after the seaside restaurants found along the coast of Italy, Fiola Mare serves up some of the freshest, tastiest, prettiest seafood in the city. Lemon ricotta pancakes are also a staple at this gem. While it’s famed for exquisite, delicate flavors and presentation, the décor is equally spectacular. With stunning views of the river and a fresh, modern interior, you can almost taste the salt in the air.

Unconventional Diner

Unconventional Diner is a modern American comfort food & drink restaurant located inside of the Washington Convention Center. Industrial-chic bistro & bar for upscale comfort fare, confit egg yolk, coffee, pastries, cocktails, wine & beer.


Boqueria DC is a hot spot for tapas, brunch paella and people-watching. Marc Vidal’s light, wood-paneled Spanish tapas destination, with lots of wines for pairing.


SUCCOTASH DC is a classy spot for unique Southern fare. Star chef Lee’s classy eatery melds Dixie & Asian flavors in curry succotash, pecan sticky buns, fried chicken & ribs.


Situated in the Shaw, Espita gives traditional Mexican dishes a modern Mid-Atlantic spin, resulting in some unique, seasonal dishes filled with exciting, bold flavors. Expect a chilled out, trendy vibe, complete with an industrial-chic interior design and a massive, edgy skull mural. Make sure you try the mezcal (straight or mixed in a cocktail) while you’re here to really get the full Oaxaca meets Mid-Atlantic experience. 

Mintwood Place

Shabby chic farmhouse meets Parisian café at this gorgeous and cozy DC restaurant. With its charming, intimate atmosphere, Mintwood Place is a perfect spot to bring a date or to hit up with the girls. The menu promises American classics infused with French influence, and it doesn’t disappoint. For brunch, try the veggie hash paired with the impeccable Sirloin steak burger.

French American

Neighborhood: Adams Morgan


1813 Columbia Rd. NW

Washington, DC 20009

Phone Number

(202) 234-6732

Weekend Brunch Hours

Saturday: 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m

Sunday: 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m


Yelp Review

Had the salmon flammekeuche for $18 (which I had no idea what it was but when with parents, mentally sort price high-low and consider later).

It tasted as if you put pizza in a toaster oven the day after you buy it– which is to say, DELICIOUS AND CRISPY!! Slabs of salmon rest heavy atop a surface of thin toasty bread, flecked generously with plump capers and chopped eggs and onions. A wonderful meal for brunch.

Yelp Stats

Yelp Rating: 4 Stars
Yelp Reviews:600+ reviews
Cost: $$$
Type of Food:American, French

Trummer’s on Main

Situated in the picturesque Civil War-era town of Clifton, VA, Trummer’s is a quick half-hour drive from central DC. Here, you’ll find the tantalizing combination of small-town charm mixed with big-city dining standards. With spotless service, delicious dishes, and design that is to die for, Trummer’s is well worth the journey. The brunch menu is stuffed with home-grown favorites, including fresh seafood, local meats, and some delicious craft beers. 

We recommend trying the slow-roasted prime rib served with rotisserie potatoes paired with one of their delicious red wines. Also, keep an eye out for the meat of the day and for the whole roasts available for group bookings.

Beuchert’s Saloon

This all-American saloon and bar offer a low-key, yet high-quality brunch experience. Enjoy their hearty brunch options, and American cocktails in the atmospheric softly lit wood-lined dining room. The bar is itself a design feat – with two giant buffalo heads protruding from the wall above a wooden, Wild West-style bartop, you’ll feel like you really have stepped into a modern-day saloon.

Bombay Club

For fans of Indian cuisine, The Bombay Club on Connecticut Ave. is a must-try destination. Showcasing an array of the finest flavors of India, it’s no surprise GQ voted this spot one of the seven best Indian restaurants in the world. With its sophisticated white table cloths and its beautiful palm trees, the décor is sure to set the mood for your meal.

When you arrive for Sunday brunch, you’ll have the choice between four regional menus – Northern Indian, Mughlai, Western Indian, and Southern Indian. It’s an elegant, relaxed start to the day. A live pianist sets the mood, while free-flowing champagne is on offer for just $40 per person.

Kafe Leopold & Konditorei

Right in the heart of Georgetown, this gem is a contemporary culinary DC staple. Inspired by modern Europe design and food, you’ll find a vibrant, streamlined interior with bustling, vibrant energy and a selection of delectable dishes infused with European ingredients and flavors. The brunch at Kafe Leopold is a decadent, expansive experience, so be sure to give yourself a few hours to enjoy the food and the atmosphere. We recommend visiting in the summer months and grabbing an outdoor table in the fairytale, back yard patio. 

Room 11

Room 11 is a trendy coffee shop, bar, and restaurant known for its unique cocktails and its intimate, romantic patio. If you’re after a brunch with a real hipster feel, Room 11 will not disappoint. You’ll find a menu filled with the brunch staples you know and love. Avocado, eggs, hash, and omelets are just some of the choices you’ll be greeted with. Pair these with the deadly Bloody Mary or Mimosa, and you’ve got a killer brunch sorted.

Le Diplomate

The smokey mirrored walls, gorgeous tile floor, dark wood features, and a loud, bustling atmosphere greet you upon arrival to Le Diplomate. Creating a true Parisian Bistro in the heart of DC is not an easy task, but Le Diplomate has succeeded. Each dish is an extravagant homage to the very best of French cuisine, while the ambiance is suitably energetic and buzzy. Brunch at Le Diplomate brings all the French classics you could desire, including, of course, some delicious wines.


Simple, fresh, local ingredients make up the modern Italian fare at Lavagna. Situated a few minutes away from Capitol Hill, this restaurant is a great brunch option in central DC. Inside, you’ll be welcomed into a cozy, homey atmosphere. Definitely plan on sticking around for the Bottomless Mimosa brunch to get the most out of your trip to Lavagna!

Et Voila!

A French Belgian Bistro in the Palisades neighborhood, Et Voila! is committed to serving up authentic, earthy flavors in its seasonal, sustainable menu. For brunch, choose between an array of Belgian inspired dishes. The mussels served with Belgian fries are a must-try. Et Voila! has a mature, sedate ambiance, so it’s the perfect place to relax and enjoy a leisurely weekend meal.

Open City

Open City is a diner-style eatery on Calvert with a spacious floor plan and a casual atmosphere. Stop by for a quick solo coffee or for a relaxed brunch with a friend. The menu is full of tasty brunch staples, perfect for an indulgent hung-over breakfast, or just a weekend treat. With its large outdoor patio and its huge windows, we recommend visiting on a bright sunny day so you can soak up the rays.

Brookland’s Finest Bar & Kitchen

For some American staple dishes cooked to perfection and served up in style, Brookland’s Finest is definitely a must-try. Situated at the corner of 12th and Jackson, this hotspot dishes up sandwiches, soups, ribs and burritos made with seasonal ingredients and cooked with care. Eating in the cozy, attractive dining room, you’re sure to start the weekend right.

Bar Pilar

A true farm to table locale, Pilar prides itself on its sustainable approach to food. With a wide selection of brunch classics on the menu and a gorgeous fairy lit interior as the setting, your trip to Pilar is bound to be a success. Be sure to try one of their signature cocktails served on ice in a ball jar!


Daikaya, a Japanese culinary mecca, is comprised of two floors. The first floor serves fresh Sapporo style ramen, while on the second floor, you’ll find the izakaya, an all-purpose restaurant serving up Japanese-American fusion cuisine and some delicious drinks to match. The izakaya’s quirky, unfussy atmosphere sets the tone for the meal to come. You’ll be served a series of delicious, satisfying small plates, best washed down with their DIY mimosa ( a bottle of champagne served with a selection of juices). A brunch trip to Daikaya is always a fun, lively event, so book a table with the girls and bring in the weekend in style.

Iron Gate

Located on the Dupont Circle, Iron Gate is a charming, whimsical spot with fantastic food and service to match. The inside is cozy yet ornate, with impressive chandeliers hanging from the ceiling and an immense roaring fire, while the outdoor patio is hidden under a gorgeous green canopy laced with fairy lights. With dishes like cremini mushroom arancini, Romaseco wedges, and pork gyro to choose from, this is not your average greasy spoon brunch. So, if you’re in the market for a slightly more upscale affair with a whimsical ambiance, Iron Gate is the spot for you. 

Blue Duck Tavern

The Blue Duck Tavern captures classic Americana in its design and its menu. With its dark oak and blue burlap interior and its gorgeous handcrafted wood furnishings, the restaurant has a rustic, classic feel. Its open kitchen and woodburning oven contribute to the authenticity of the dishes, all of which are inspired by classic American methods and recipes. 

If you come for brunch, you’ll be greeted with a menu consisting of the standard American brunch fare. You’ll be pleased to see the names and locations of the farms that provided the ingredients listed next to every meal. Plus, you’ll definitely be happy when you see the exceptional cocktails.   

Founding Farmers

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The restaurant focusses on sourcing the ingredients from the farmers. That, however, does not mean that they do not source anything from the traditional means.

What makes them the best option for brunch is the fact that the menu items are made to order. That will make you wait for a little, but the freshness of the food should be something you would definitely love. That is exactly why we would advise you to rush there fast. Reaching the spot beyond 9.00 am may not help you get the reservation. The Stuffed French Roast and Carrot Cake pancakes are a couple of items that have been high on demand.

Location –

1924 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, D.C. 20006

Working Hours

From 9.00 am Saturday and Sunday

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#3 Kyirisan

The restaurant has been able to get accreditation from Michelin Guide and that in itself should be a proof to the great food available at the location. The prices are affordable enough and the ambience is quite posh looking enough.  

The down to earth approach in a posh appearance should provide you with a contrasting experience in its own right. The spread includes the traditional items like omelette stuffed with mushrooms and cheddar, while if you are someone looking for the variety – you can go with the innovative options available. Pancakes are what would make it an exciting option in every right. You will definitely love the Asian accent with respect to the menu items.


1924 8th St NW, Suite 140,

Washington, DC 20001

Working Hours

Saturday & Sunday / 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

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Looking for the best seafood options for your brunch session? Whaleys’ is your best option by any standard. The Navy Yard area swears by the name of Whaleys’ when it comes to the seafood options.

Wanna have a look at the spread? The oysters, mussels, and scallops alongside pancakes and cocktails are what you would indeed love. The ambience that resembles the riverboat stands proof to the seafood theme and in fact, it adds up to the experience. You will indeed love the seafood towers and the waterfront scenery in the backdrop. You can check out the used oyster shells and get them back into the water to help baby oysters shelter after the brunch session is over.  


301 Water St SE Suite 115, Washington, DC 20003

Working Hours

Saturday and Sunday – 11.00 am to 3.00 pm

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Trummer’s on Main

Well, this is not an option if you are not ready for the hard work! It is just outside the metropolitan limits of Washington DC. You need to drive through the winding country roads to reach there. But, once you make up your mind, you are indeed in for a treat.

You will indeed be pleased with the historic Inn like experience and ambience. The menu should be interesting enough with the lobster and grits, slow-cooked corn grits and beef tenderloin and eggs – to name just a few. Do not forget to check out the steak and eggs, served with truffle hollandaise eggs.

And yes, this location may not be exactly what you will find in Washington and DC area. We thought of adding up in the list because it is just around 30 miles away from the hustle bustle of the metro and offers a unique experience.


7134 Main Street | Clifton, Virginia

Working Hours

Sunday: 11am – 2pm

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Beuchert’s Saloon

Looking for the genuine farm American concept for your Brunch session? Beuchert’s Saloon should be an ideal option by all counts. You will indeed like the old world appearance with the antiqued wood and marble.

Enjoy the fresh and fluffy beignets and then top it up with a tangy grapefruit mimosa. Another great option you would not want to miss includes fried green tomato Benedict with pimento cheese mousse. The creativity that the Chefs put into the local products gives rise to a great experience of its own. The restaurants source its ingredients from the local farms. Isn’t that something that ensures freshness for your brunch?


623 Pennsylvania Avenue SE

Washington, DC

Working Hours

Saturday and Sunday – 11.00 am to 2.30 pm

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Bombay Club

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A retro themed brunch spot in Washington DC, the Bombay Club will indeed take you back in time. If you are fond of Indian dishes, this is the right thing for you to choose from.

The DownTown restaurant offers you an all-inclusive brunch at $ 24. The menu is indeed unlimited. The menu can be right from the Indian home and includes the delicacies like spicy paneer jalfrezi with tender house-made cheese; a rich dal tadka; and a carrot and bean googath fired up with mustard seeds and curry leaves. Experience the finest cuisine from India – made from the best quality ingredients.

The restaurant has been the winner among the top ten restaurants in the DC region and one of the seven best Indian restaurants around the world.


815 Connecticut Ave. NW

Washington, DC 20006

Working Hours

Sunday – 11:30am – 2:30pm

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Kafe Leopold & Konditorei

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If your taste buds are craving for the European delicacies, the best you can go with would be the Kafe Leopold & Konditorei. It would indeed be the best Georgetown shopping experience par excellence.

Rich and frothy cafe melange and a honeyed waffle should be the best you can go with when you are at Kafe Leopold. You will definitely fall in love with the sunny appearance around and the beautiful fountains around. Go for the excellent coffee and crafted chocolate if you really want to get into something purely Austrian.


3315 Cady’s Alley NW – Washington, DC 20007

Working Hours

Saturday and Sunday – 8 am to 4 pm

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Kapnos Taverna

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If you are looking for the unlimited brunch in the real sense of the word, you should really try out Kapnos Taverna. The restaurant serves you both classic and coastal dishes in the Greek-inspired cuisine.

Some of the mouth-watering delicacies include merguez gravy with the fried egg on a biscuit and shakshouka. You may also try the enchanting baklava French toast and spit-roasted chicken with waffles. In fact, the place offers you smaller versions of the dishes, so that you can sample them out before ordering full-sized options.


4000 Wilson Blvd., Arlington.

Working Hours

Sat & Sun 11am–3pm

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Room 11

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Best suited for the Hip category of brunch seekers, the Room 11 is adorned with a host of awards and recognition. That should go a long way in letting you know the excellent service that it is known for.

The menu includes gourmet grilled cheeses, flaky quiche, sizzling jalapeño biscuits, and popular pork belly hash. In fact, the last item is indeed their most popular delicacy. If you are a booze fan, there is widest range of choices available for your needs, the prominent ones being bourbon and apple cider concoction, or the Half Smoke with vodka, ginger beer, grapefruit, and the indigenous chilli bitters.


3234 11th St NW

Washington DC 20011

Working Hours

Brunch Sunday – 10 am to 1 pm

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Le Diplomate

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Yet another French Café in the DC, the Le Diplomate should be one of the ideal options for all your brunch related passion ahead. If you are a fan of French cuisine, you will be getting much more than that.

The service is built into the historic structure. The ambience is completely French and possibly you will like it more than the food. The menu spread includes Gallic classics, including onion soup gratinée, steak frites and escargots. And yes, do not forget the bouillabaisse and cassoulet. The vanilla French toast is getting excellent reviews and stands proof to the popularity that the restaurant has been gaining in the region. A few other delicacies include crispy frites, croque madame,  juicy duck sarladaise, and steak tartare.


1601 14th St. NW

Washington, DC 20009

Working Hours

Saturday and Sunday – 9.30 am to 3 pm

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A simple, fresh and innovative – that is what the people visiting the Lavagna describe it. Just like a couple of the restaurants, we covered above, Lavagna too sources the ingredients from the local farmers.

The restaurant largely focusses on the Italian delicacies. But yes, the chefs at Lavagna has been quite innovative with its cuisine and the ever-changing menu. The exciting pancakes and mimosas are exciting options. The great service quality of the joint would be one of the aspects that would make it an excellent brunch spot to opt for. Another delicacy that foodies swear by includes Risotto Bacon.

What makes it one of the best options is everything you order is freshly made and quite delicious.


539 8th Street SE

Washington, DC  20003

Working Hours

Saturday –Sunday  10am-230pm

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Et Voila!

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A complete French Belgian restaurant can be one of the best options for Brunch if you are on a date. A perfect combination of French, Italian and Belgian cuisine is what would drive the foodies to this exotic brunch spot Washington DC.

You can check out a wide variety of cuisine ranging from crepes and French fries to mussels and one-of-a-kind seasonal desserts. The restaurant has been ranked as the best options when it comes to the best options in Washington DC. The stuffed waffle chicken, off-menu stuffed waffle salmon, with soup like the French onion is a few other delicacies that you can opt for. For those with a sweet tooth, the options can be chocolate mousse or torched, fluffy meringue in custard cream.




Working Hours

Saturday and Sunday – 11 am to 3 pm

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Open City

How about a location outside the hustle bustle of the commute around and something peaceful? Open City provides you with an excellent option for that kind of serenity. It is indeed the best place you can stay away from the stresses of your life.

And yes, it can be your “full day brunch” option as it is open right from the morning till night and open all seven days of the week. In fact, if you are a vegan, it should be the best option you can go with. A few prominent menu items include crunchy hash browns, cheesy grits, or California omelette, and enjoy the tasty espresso drinks. It is indeed a place for everyone.


2331 Calvert Street NW Washington, DC 20008

Working Hours

7 am to till late night on all Seven days

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Hollywood East Café

The service offered by the Hollywood East Café live up to the hoopla around the name Hollywood. You would find a different menu for the weekends.

Prime options among the menu items available include fried, chewy confection shaped to resemble a fat carrot, while you also have access to the options like pork buns, noodle crepes, shrimp dumplings. Make sure you are right on time to avoid waiting times. For the best dim sum experience, this is an excellent option you can go with Hollywood East Café.


11160 Veirs Mill Rd., Wheaton

Working Hours

Open on all days from 10 am to 10 pm

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Brookland’s Finest Bar & Kitchen

Are you considering moving on a brunch session with the family? The Brookland’s Finest Bar & Kitchen is the finest family-friendly restaurant you can find in your neighbourhood.  

An excellent option for true American cuisine with bistro options, the Brookland’s is the best for the finest quality seasonal menu. The cuisine focusses on local seasonal ingredients and that is exactly what will make your brunch experiences quite fresh and delicious. The eggs Benedict with roast beef is one of the most excellent options for your brunch. Yet another option you can go with includes Brussels sprouts chips.


3126 12th Street NE

Washington, DC 20017

Working Hours

Saturday-Sunday 10am-3pm

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Bar Pilar

Located in the heart of the city, the Bar Pilar is one of the best options in the neighbourhood. Best known for the American and Spanish cuisine, it is the best option for the food and wines or a combination thereof.

Like a host of restaurants we have listed in our best brunch spots in DC, you will find even Bar Pilar procuring its products from the local farmers. The wine selection comes with the European excellence. You can be assured of the wonderful food options right from dreamy pancake sandwiches to the buttery English muffins. For those who have had a hangover, there is a ‘Hangover Cure” section that would get back sober soon enough.


1833 14th Street NW

Washington, DC 20009

Working Hours

Saturday 11am – 3am

Sunday 11am – 2am

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Japanese cuisine for the best ever brunch experience – that is exactly what Daikaya stands for. The place has two storeys – the downstairs houses ramen shop and upstairs is the home for a bar.

You can opt for the comfort food like ox and onigiri, or chicken & waffles. And then, the French toast, which is soaked the night before in cream and soy milk. The dining options are indeed completely all-purpose. You will definitely like the cocktail options that are accompanied by Cold River gin, matcha powder, egg, and lemon. The roasted vegetables and broth-soaked meats are an excellent option for all your brunch needs.


705 6th St NW

Washington, DC 20001

Working Hours

Sunday 11.00 am to 3.00 pm

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Iron Gate

One of the best options for the brunch for a date, the Iron Gate is one of the best options for all your needs. The cosy dining room is the perfect place you can get friendly with your loved one. Whether in winter or summer, the place has the best arrangements for your perfect date.

The menu is slightly Mediterranian in nature. Whats more, you also have access to the private dining option if you are looking for a more intimate dining. You have several other options as well including carriageway barroom, patio or garden – choose the one that you are comfortable with and feast on the menu with your loved ones. The olive-oil-fried eggs with crispy potatoes and the corned turkey hash pairs sweet potatoes with béarnaise are a couple of the best options for your brunch needs.



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Saturday And Sunday – 11.00am to  2.00pm

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Blue Duck Tavern

Yet another option available in the neighbourhood, the Blue Duck Tavern should be one of the best restaurants for serving the American cuisine brunch and an authentic one at that. And yes, yet another addition to the restaurants that source their ingredients from local options.

The restaurant has received the renowned Michelin Star accreditation. The ambience looks like a chic tavern atmosphere. The menu here is completely seasonal and amply creative at that. One of the best delicacies you can opt for include the silky short-rib hash along with chicken biscuit, or the raclette burger. It has been adjudged as one of the top restaurants in Washington by the Washington Post.


24 & M Streets, Northwest, Washington D.C. 20037

Working Hours

Sat & Sun. 11:00am – 2:30pm

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That is not all…

Well, that was a select list of the best brunch spots you would be able to find in DC.

No matter whether you are looking for the cure for your hangover, or a simple lot of mimosas, the list here should be ideal for your needs in every kind of brunch.

Whether for that romantic date or any other occasion, the restaurants we have featured should be practically enchanting options and quite unique in their own right.

Visit them at least once and share your thoughts with us. That will help our readers make practical decisions on which brunch spots would be ideal for their preferences.

Best Brunch DC: Brunch is what has replaced the regular meal in recent times. More so when the week is over and you are looking to opt for the weekend extravaganza. The concept of brunch assumes even more importance for a city like Washington DC which is known to be a Go-Go city in all aspects. So, which Brunch spots would we suggest you? There are several brunch spots around Washington DC and not all of them are worth the attention you are looking for. From that perspective, let us dwell upon a few great brunch spots in DC that you can feast upon over the weekend.

The weekend brings the festive mood, and a little day drinking with it! After those gruelling weekdays, it would indeed be a great option to start unwinding for the weekend. Brunch is one of the best activities that you can indulge in joyous feasting- whether it is with pancakes, mimosas and sandwiches or the booze. We present you the best brunch spots that you can go with while in Washington DC. Jumpstart your weekend with the right mix and the right kind of the brunch.

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