Past Brunches

March 16, 2024

PLANTA Queen Review


West End


We are perhaps not quite the target audience for a vegan restaurant, but after shelling out close to $25 for some entrees, we couldn't help but feel they were missing a certain something

February 18, 2024

Casta's Rum Bar Review

Casta's Rum Bar

West End, Foggy Bottom


Disappointingly, the bottomless deal only covers mimosas ($25 for a make-your-own situation), so mojitos are off the table at this Cuban restaurant unless you spend $80 on a cocktail tower that purportedly serves 8.

February 10, 2024

The Commodore Review

The Commodore

Dupont Circle


The Commodore's very straightforward approach to brunch starts where it should, with a $21 bottomless option that leaves the champagne-to-orange juice (among other options!) ratio in the user's hands.

January 13, 2024

Bindaas Review


Foggy Bottom


A single mimosa option's all that's on offer, but with saffron and some other mystery ingredients it doesn't get tiresome, and just as importantly, it's included with a brunch entree for the low, low price of $32.

December 09, 2023

Makers Union Review

Makers Union

The Wharf


Four flavors are on offer, and even delivered in a pre-set, tasting menu order, but they start syrupy and somehow get worse.

July 15, 2023

Hank's Oyster Bar Review

Hank's Oyster Bar

Dupont Circle


Classic brunch items are on offer and quite generously portioned, but if you're into beach-adjacent animals, we'd endorse switching over to the main menu

July 08, 2023

NaRa-Ya Review


The Wharf


It's the Wharf, so you've got the obligatory view of the water from a nice perch, although for all the visual razzle-dazzle they seem to have neglected some more fundamental items, like comfortable chairs.

July 01, 2023

Le Mont Royal Review

Le Mont Royal

Adams Morgan


The $96 caviar and lox platter takes the cake as the most expensive brunch entree we’ve seen by a solid sixty bucks or so, but the rest of the menu is reasonably priced in the high teens

June 17, 2023

El Secreto de Rosita Review

El Secreto de Rosita

U Street


Even the breakfast options go above and beyond — we always support starting your day with a shakshouka — but for the full experience we'd recommend venturing both into the appetizers

June 10, 2023

Ellington Park Bistro Review

Ellington Park Bistro

Dupont Circle


The menu has some reminders you're dining in a hotel restaurant — the granola and overnight oats starter prices exceed some entrees we've seen — but the main courses are well worth the price of admission

June 03, 2023

Astoria's Kitchen Review

Astoria's Kitchen

Foggy Bottom


The $30 bottomless price tag may give you a bit of sticker shock, but each partaker gets a bottle of champagne (and they seemed quite willing to supply more, if our better instincts hadn't kicked in)

May 27, 2023

Dolce Vita Review

Dolce Vita

14th Street


A varied selection of a few omelettes, benedicts, and sandwiches each extend the offerings beyond the usual brunch menu size, and Dolce's even a worthy entrant into the #pizzabrunch discussion.

May 20, 2023

Il Piatto Review

Il Piatto



Il Piatto offers more mimosa flavors than you could imagine, but imaginations can run a little too wild (here's looking at you, kiwi).

May 06, 2023

Via Sophia Review

Via Sophia



A $15 bottomless mimosa charge will always win over our hearts (we are nothing if not on brand), but bringing over elegant individual carafes is a guaranteed swoon.

April 29, 2023

Salazar Review


14th Street


The entrees are a perfectly good deal in the mid-teens range, and the bottomless tacos are both a brunch innovation and, at only $22, a steal if you're game for four or more.

April 15, 2023

Boundary Stone Review

Boundary Stone



Aperol Spritzes are the main attraction here, and at $23 for 2 (plus) hours, a reasonable deal, but we endorse switching to the classic mimosa once you've had your fill

April 08, 2023

Playa Ocho Cantina Review

Playa Ocho Cantina

Eastern Market, Capitol Hill


Sangria's included in the $25 bottomless deal, and while we meant to try the mimosas at some point for the sake of this review, well, the sangria's really strong and we forgot.

March 25, 2023

The Grill from Ipanema Review

The Grill from Ipanema

Adams Morgan


Brunch is a bit of an afterthought here, so an orange juice mimosa is the only choice on offer (for a steep $25), and sadly, the champagne is, too.

March 18, 2023

Hawk 'n' Dove Review

Hawk 'n' Dove

Capitol Hill


The brunch selection seems like a bit of an afterthought — literally a short laminated insert to the main menu — and you're best off sticking with the burger and sandwich selections

March 11, 2023

Jinya Ramen Bar Review

Jinya Ramen Bar

Logan Circle, 14th Street


Jinya keeps it simple — just orange mimosas and Bloody Marys — but with the $35 outlay coming with extensive food options (more to come!), you can't complain too much.

March 04, 2023

Vagabond Review


Dupont Circle


If merely the three mimosa options were on offer, we'd still have been satisfied, but the rum punch (served in a delightful frosted glass, to boot) takes Vagabond's selections to another level

February 25, 2023

Lyle's Review


Dupont Circle


Lyle's sits in a luxury hotel, and their brunch food is equally luxurious. The dishes are mostly your standard brunch fare, but just a little extra (tasty).

February 19, 2023

Sababa Review


Cleveland Park


Potato latkes are an ideal conduit for benedicts, and every kebab option is succulent, but it's the collection of appetizers that truly makes the meal.

February 11, 2023

The Big Stick Review

The Big Stick

Navy Yard


Many restaurants in our nation's capital offer only a lone, orange juice mimosa option on their bottomless menu; only the Big Stick has the good sense to charge a mere $14 for it.

February 04, 2023

Boxcar Tavern Review

Boxcar Tavern

Eastern Market, Capitol Hill


Two bottomless options are on offer, classic OJ and a peach bellini, but choose carefully — they're served by a generous carafe per person, so you're quite committed to whatever you select.

January 21, 2023

Taco Bell Cantina Review

Taco Bell Cantina

Columbia Heights


Our most expensive "entree" was a $6.49 power bowl that's frankly not that much worse than the dreck Chipotle's charging double for these days

January 14, 2023

Bodegon Review


Eastern Market, Capitol Hill


We received small dishes of olive oil right away at 12:01, but the accompanying baskets of bread only several requests later at 12:45, which was really quite a while considering how pedestrian the mini-loaf was.

January 07, 2023

Commonwealth Cantina Review

Commonwealth Cantina



Commonwealth offers a two-tiered bottomless package, but unlike most such deals, the standard option still offers plenty of variety, with margaritas, palomas, and an assortment of canned options joining classic mimosas on the $25 line.

December 24, 2022

Gerrard Street Kitchen Review

Gerrard Street Kitchen

Logan Circle


Champagne and juice are served separately and frequently, in tasteful mini-carafes, so Gerrard does its best to make you forget you've paid $35 for a single-flavor bottomless deal.

December 17, 2022

Kellari Taverna Review

Kellari Taverna



Only orange juice mimosas come in the all-inclusive deal, but at $39.95 minus the Groupon-to-be-explained-later, we can't really complain. Though the mimosas were pretty weak, so we'll still complain a bit.

October 29, 2022

Boardwalk Bar & Arcade Review

Boardwalk Bar & Arcade

The Wharf


Boardwalk tried to win our hearts with service by the bottle and an array of mixers, but at $35 with a pretty strict (90-minute) time limit, you quickly realize you're paying for the Wharf.

October 22, 2022

Union Pub Review

Union Pub

Capitol Hill


We're never gonna contest a $20 bottomless setup with bottles of champagne and mixers on the side. But at Union Pub, drinking champagne's actually the healthy, sanitary choice

October 15, 2022

Él Bebe Review

Él Bebe

Navy Yard


We're suckers for a wide range of bottomless mimosa flavor options, with multiple berry options in play, and even more down for mimosas at only $5 a pop if you're limiting your intake.

October 09, 2022

Lincoln Review




Avoid breakfast before this one. With a full menu of all-you-can-eat options, you can treat yourself to a day's worth of meals in a single seating

September 04, 2022

Bar Chinois Review

Bar Chinois

Mt Vernon


Serving the champagne and mixer individually is an excellent way to ensure the ratio we like to see, and Bar Chinois doesn't disappoint, with heavy pours extending past the two-hour mark.

August 27, 2022

Quattro Osteria Review

Quattro Osteria



Your surroundings can vary from a loungy, open-air terrace to a classic back dining room, but in either option you're liable to find service staff outnumbering fellow diners, making for a rather mellow brunch experience.

August 13, 2022

Dirty Habit Review

Dirty Habit

Penn Quarter, Chinatown


The $45 charge for bottomless drinks alone is a dollar more than the entire Ambar experience (and, notably, $10 more than the price listed on Dirty Habit's website), so things weren't looking good for this score the moment we got the menu.

August 06, 2022

Matchbox Review


Penn Quarter


You can choose among five flavors — peach, cranberry, grapefruit and pineapple complement the usual orange — and with the champagne and juices served separately, your mimosas are as strong (or weak) as you like.

July 23, 2022

Agua 301 Review

Agua 301

Navy Yard


For a brunch menu that tops out at a $16 crab cake benedict, you'll leave impressively full (the complimentary chips and salsa doesn't hurt)

July 16, 2022

Pearl Dive Oyster Palace Review

Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

Logan Circle, 14th Street


Despite the $29 bottomless price, you're limited to orange and cranberry options, but fortunately the mimosas are light on the juice

July 02, 2022

Agora Review


Dupont Circle


Agora's dedicated to turning over your table by the two-hour mark, which means mimosa service lasts for even less.

June 25, 2022

Gatsby Review


Navy Yard


For a brunch spot, the mimosas were disappointing, but the cocktail options are aplenty and delicious, with a bourbon selection providing a rare opportunity to minimize the sugar.

June 18, 2022

Slash Run Review

Slash Run



The classics are on offer, but it's the PBR and brewdrivers that really sets the tone, and at $26 for the bottomless option and an entree, sometimes it pays to brunch at a dive bar.

June 11, 2022

Mi Casa Review

Mi Casa

Dupont Circle


There's a wide selection (including an actually-good-brunch-margarita!), but we quickly gravitated toward Mi Casa's house punch, which was only enhanced by the goblet-sized contraption in which they arrived.

June 04, 2022

Tortuga Bar and Grille Review

Tortuga Bar and Grille

Eastern Market, Capitol Hill


For $25, the bottomless menu including a single mimosa option is a bit disappointing, but fortunately the freshly made pitchers don't lack for champagne.

May 29, 2022

Teddy & The Bully Bar Review

Teddy & The Bully Bar

Dupont Circle


Teddy's sticks to the classics, with bottomless mimosas and (if you must) Bloody Marys, though they fortunately go off-script by at least offering a cranberry juice option.

April 30, 2022

All-Purpose Review




When an opportunity to drink Aperol spritzes all afternoon presents itself, we've gotta take it, even if deep down we suspect they weren't that strong.

April 23, 2022

Hawthorne Review


U Street


You're dining at a club, so temper your expectations accordingly. Still, it's hard to go wrong with classic American food.

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