Brunch Archive

March 12, 2022

RedRocks Review


Columbia Heights


RedRocks is very much a pizza place (if the 14 different pies aren't enough, don't sleep on the breakfast calzones), but breakfast classics still abound, at a great intersection of affordability and portion size.

March 05, 2022

Beuchert's Saloon Review

Beuchert's Saloon

Eastern Market, Capitol Hill


Brunch staples rule the day here, and from the chicken and waffles to the latke-enhanced breakfast sandwich, they're worth it.

February 26, 2022

Pappe Review


Logan Circle, 14th Street


We'd usually complain about a $30 bottomless package, but not when it includes essentially the restaurant's entire drink menu

February 20, 2022

El Techo Review

El Techo



The party brunch scene at 1:30 (p.m.) on a Sunday is a unique vibe. But the rooftop's a little too obviously Instagrammable, and the charm wears off after sitting a few hours in El Techo's very uncomfortable seats.

February 12, 2022

Pisco y Nazca Review

Pisco y Nazca

Dupont Circle


We know we're suckers for a sangria deal, but at $19 this is a good one even if the strength varies by glass, and the mimosas don't disappoint either.

February 05, 2022

Laredo Review


Cleveland Park


At $34.99 for an entree and a variety of bottomless drinks (including coffee!), you'll rarely find a cheaper option, and that's not even counting the goodbye shot they'll throw in at the end.

January 29, 2022

Present Company Public House Review

Present Company Public House

Mt Vernon, Chinatown


Sadly, no one on our team went for the Miller High Life included in the $20 bottomless option, but the mimosas are quickly refilled, if a little weak.

January 22, 2022

Uptown Market Review

Uptown Market

Van Ness


The peach bellini's just peaches in champagne, which is sort of cool, but not worth nearly $30.

January 08, 2022

Lapis Review


Adams Morgan


The dining room has a cozy, bright feel, which couldn't be more opposite from whatever's going on in the basement.

December 18, 2021

Little Coco's Review

Little Coco's



Most brunch items can be combined with the bottomless offerings for $26, which is about as competitive a deal as you'll find, but are accordingly unremarkable.

December 11, 2021

Trio Bistro Review

Trio Bistro

Dupont Circle


We're aware we complain about this a lot, but this time it really did feel like the mimosas were straight orange juice.

December 04, 2021

Sequoia Review




The tapas menu is delightful, with oysters and shrimp making for a much more exciting appetizer than usual and enough mini-desserts to kill off any last worries you aren't full

November 27, 2021

Alero Review


U Street


The complimentary chips might've been the most memorable part, which is never a great sign. At least it's cheap!

November 06, 2021

The Pig Review

The Pig

Logan Circle, 14th Street


Only classic OJ's on offer, but large glasses are always an excellent way to keep the buzz going.

October 02, 2021

Carving Room Review

Carving Room

Mt Vernon


As its name implies, a restaurant called Carving Room is fundamentally a sandwich place -- you can't go wrong with the pastrami options

September 18, 2021

dLeña Review


Mt Vernon


There's no filler on the bottomless food menu -- even sides like the grilled street corn are presented with care -- even if it may lean seafood-heavy for some.

September 11, 2021

Ophelia's Fish House Review

Ophelia's Fish House

Eastern Market, Capitol Hill


The perfect weather might be inflating our rating of their patio, but even if you're stuck inside, the fish-lined walls are a nice touch.

September 04, 2021

Madhatter Review


Dupont Circle


The classic OJ is light enough on the champagne to be part of a complete breakfast

August 21, 2021

ala Review


Dupont Circle


The vaunted "mimosa bar," replete with flavors like rose and lavender and accoutrements like berries and mint leaves, alone makes ala well-worth a visit.

July 24, 2021

Medium Rare Review

Medium Rare

Cleveland Park


Our waiter told us he "wasn't done with us yet" and brought us another mimosa carafe when we asked for the check, which just about sums up our experience.

July 17, 2021

Doi Moi Review

Doi Moi

14th Street


Doi Moi puts an innovative spin on some traditional brunch items and you can always just order a big bowl of noodles if your heart desires.

July 10, 2021

El Chucho Review

El Chucho

Columbia Heights


The mimosa options are limited but distinctive (and, when combined with a burrito for less than $30, cheap) enough to merit a high score.

July 03, 2021

Floriana Review


Dupont Circle


It's not every day you can have gnocchi for brunch, and like any good Italian restaurant the bread is on-point

June 26, 2021

Tico Review


U Street, 14th Street


For how artful the interior is, the vibe is remarkably staid, and the formulaic feel isn't helped by the dedication to that 90-minute limit.

June 19, 2021

Station 4 Review

Station 4



All your traditional brunch offerings are here and they're eggscellent, but there's no way an a la carte crabcake eggs benedict should cost $25

June 05, 2021

District Kitchen Review

District Kitchen

Woodley Park


With three flavors, including an innovative guava, you won't be bored, and at $35 for drinks and both an appetizer and a main course, you won't be bankrupt, either.

May 22, 2021

Takoda Review


Shaw, U Street


It's a DIY situation, which works well when the supplies are replenished as quickly as they are here

May 15, 2021

Canopy Review


The Wharf


A lack of variety is easily forgiven when mimosas are served a milk jug at a time -- per person

April 17, 2021

The Admiral Review

The Admiral

Dupont Circle


Despite the menu's proclamation that "it's a marathon, not a sprint," the number of 22-year-olds pounding Bud Lights seems to have convinced servers that most patrons see things differently.

April 10, 2021

Tonic at Quigley's Review

Tonic at Quigley's

Foggy Bottom


The menu is nicely balanced between breakfast and lunch options, all of which are basically complimentary to the tremendous number of tater tots

March 20, 2021

Urban Roast Review

Urban Roast

Penn Quarter, Chinatown


Don't be fooled by a slow start, our server picked up quickly on the need to bring two champagne bottles at a time

March 13, 2021

Mission Review


Dupont Circle


The array of brunch options are a great value, with Mexican twists on some brunch classics leaving no one hungry or dissatisfied.

January 30, 2021

Cuba Libre Review

Cuba Libre

Penn Quarter, Chinatown


For sitting at an outdoor table far from the entrance, we rarely faced the affront of an empty pitcher

January 23, 2021

Commissary Review


Logan Circle, 14th Street


The multiple menus are daunting at first, but worth sifting through for a smorgasbord of excellent breakfast fare.

December 12, 2020

Prost Review


Mt Vernon


Including steins of German beer in the bottomless package is a nice touch

October 24, 2020

Taberna del Alabardero Review

Taberna del Alabardero



Our server handled a bee situation with aplomb and considerable bug spray

October 17, 2020

Ambar Review


Eastern Market, Capitol Hill


At a certain point, you'd be well-advised to stop trying to manage the chaos dish-by-dish and just let the Ambar Experience wash over you.

October 03, 2020

Shaw's Tavern Review

Shaw's Tavern



Florida Avenue's good for a siren every half hour or so, which keeps you on your toes

August 22, 2020

801 Restaurant and Bar Review

801 Restaurant and Bar

Shaw, U Street


Top-tier brunch classics like steak and eggs and crab cake benedicts make this a solid, if unspectacular, locale.

July 25, 2020

Alta Strada Review

Alta Strada

Mt Vernon


Alta Strada is the first restaurant to ever bring out bug spray for our table.

July 11, 2020

Ottoman Taverna Review

Ottoman Taverna

Mt Vernon


You won't come across a bad option on this all-you-can-eat menu, largely an exercise in how many different excellent ways one can enjoy beef and lamb.

February 29, 2020

La Boqueria Review

La Boqueria

Penn Quarter, Chinatown


Don't expect a walk-in, or even a noon table, but the atmosphere and the challenge of an all-you-can-eat menu results in a pleasantly frenetic experience

February 15, 2020

Bar Charley Review

Bar Charley

Dupont Circle


While the regular fare is unspectacular, if brunch-y, the basket of biscuits picks up the slack.

February 08, 2020

Sette Osteria (Dupont) Review

Sette Osteria (Dupont)

Dupont Circle


Poured with flourish, and for well beyond two hours.

January 11, 2020

Duke's Grocery Review

Duke's Grocery

Foggy Bottom


Classic orange is what you're getting, but at the champagne-to-OJ ratio and speed of service (you're always on your first glass if it's never empty!), you'd be a fool to want any variety.

August 24, 2019

Barrel Review


Eastern Market, Capitol Hill


The flavor choices are among the best you'll encounter; take the week off from orange and enjoy blackberry, strawberry, or whatever special syrup's on offer

August 17, 2019

La Tomate Review

La Tomate

Dupont Circle


A full-service Italian restaurant, complete with aggressive baskets of free bread

July 27, 2019

Tyber Creek Review

Tyber Creek



The two-hour limit serves more as a warning for personal consumption than a restriction Tyber even pretends to adhere to.

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