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The Best Brunches You Should Try in D.C. This Spring

by Lanna Nguyen on Apr 4, 2017 in Roundups
The Best Brunches You Should Try in D.C. This Spring

With the new season comes new brunches and revamped menus. If you’re looking for a new spot to sip mimosas and bloody marys, check out our list of recently launched brunches - if you’d rather stick with tried and true brunches, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered too.  

All-Purpose Pizzeria
The Shaw pizzeria will start offering brunch service on April 9. On Sundays from 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM enjoy Antipasti dishes, brunch specialties including Broccoli and Spring Onion Strata and Fried Mortadella, Egg & Cheese; artisanal pizzas; and refreshing cocktails like the Lemon-Mint Granita. (1350 9th St, NW; 202-849-6174)

Alta Strada Mosaic
Chef Michael Schlow’s newest Alta Strada location in the DMV area recently launched its weekend brunch with menu items unique to the Fairfax location. Diners can choose from dishes like Nutella French Toast, Bucatini Carbonara, and the “Amatriciana” Burger made with pancetta, onions, fontina, and tomato mayo. Brunch cocktails are priced at $9 each and include the usual suspects: Mimosas, Bellinis, and Bloody Marys. Brunch served Saturday and Sunday, 11 AM - 3 PM. (2911 District Ave, Fairfax; 703-280-0000)

BABA
Brunch everyday? Yes, please! The newly-opened Clarendon restaurant featuring Balkan cuisine offers DC’s favorite meal every-single-day. Stop by anytime from 8 AM - 3 PM for brunch small plates like Tiramisu Oatmeal, French Toast, and BABA’s Fluffy Skillet Eggs with Satarash. (2901 Wilson Ave, Arlington; 703-312-7978)

Joselito Casa de Comidas
Capitol Hill’s Spanish-inspired tapas restaurant offers a great brunch menu with $5 brunch cocktails (Mimosas, Bellinis, Bloody Mary, Sangrias) or $15 for unlimited. Pair your libations with brunch plates like Fried Eggs with Iberico Ham and Fries, Andalusian Style French Toast, Lump Crab Benedict and Spanish Fisherman Rice. Brunch offered Saturday and Sunday, 11:30 AM - 4 PM. (600 Pennsylvania Ave, SE; 202-930-6955)

Casolare
The Glover Park Italian restaurant revamped its brunch menu dubbed the “Bomboloni & Bellini” brunch featuring a basket of bomboloni and bottomless mimosas and bellinis for $15. New menu items include Vanilla Crusted French Toast, Roma Eggs Benedict, and Asparagus, Egg, Pancetta Pizza. Brunch available Saturday and Sunday, 11 AM - 3 PM. (2505 Wisconsin Ave, NW; 202-625-5400)

Sakerum
Get your brunch Bento Box-style at the sushi spot on 14th Street. The pre-fixed boxes ($29) come in six varieties combining Sakerum’s signature Latin-Asian flavors: Churrasco with grilled beef short rib; Chicken Karaage featuring double fried chicken thigh; Arroz Chaufa with shrimp and chicken fried rice, Pancake & Omelet; and the Sushi Box with a chef selection of nigiri and sashimi. Pair your Box with brunch cocktails like the Spicy Asian Bloody Mary or the Pineapple Avocado Smoothie made with mezcal, avocado, pineapple and cream. Brunch served Saturday and Sunday, 11 AM - 3 PM. (2204 14th St, NW; 202-518-2222)

Tried and True Brunches
Fainting Goat
The U Street gastropub has a great brunch menu with popular items like Goat Cheese Fondue, Chicken and biscuits, and Shrimp Bibimbap. Add on cocktails like the signature Bloody Goat to round out your weekend brunch meal. (1330 U St, NW; 202-735-0344)

 Le Diplomate
The uber-popular Parisian-inspired restaurant is one of DC’s best brunch spots. Order anything off the menu - seriously, you won’t be disappointed. Favorites include the Duck Sarladaise, Pineapple French Toast, and the Burger Americain. Be sure to make reservations if you have a large party - the 14th Street spot has been known to be booked solid for weekends months in advance. Brunch: Saturday and Sunday, 9:30 AM - 3 PM. (1601 14th St, NW; 202-332-3333)
 
Blue Duck Tavern
The Michelin-star restaurant in the Park Hyatt is a go-to brunch spot for special occasions and regular weekend brunches alike, with seasonal menus including items like Spiced Ginger pancakes, S’mores French Toast, and Short Rib Hash. (24 & M St, NW; 202-419-6755)

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