Lucky for us, we live in a mecca of brunches offering an abundance of bottomless food and drink deals. Although we have our masterpiece DC Brunch Guide 2014 for every ambitious foodie, the amount of restaurants can be daunting. Each week we choose 5 brunches to try based on seasonal menu changes or new and exciting offers. Choose one or CHOOSE THEM ALL— optionality is key here people. If one particularly peaks your interest, check out our full reviews for more photos and tantalizing descriptions to salivate over.
In honor of the introduction of the new Saturday night sibling La Boum Boum Room to this festive brunch, here’s a reminder of their food greatness:
“With the blinds closed, and the lights dimmed, drinks are ordered first. While servers bring out champagne bottles topped with flaming sparklers, brunch is added. La Boum offers both French and French-influenced American fare such as tarts and crepes. “I’m never eating Eggs Benedict on an English muffin ever again,” a friend joyfully declared after enjoying the dish as served on top of a subsituted croissant and dashed in champagne hollandaise sauce and lobster.”
Check out our full review of the La Boum Brunch here.
After a week of silently cursing the sun on your way to work in the Metro train of stale, hot air because the air conditioning is broken and apparently so is the deodorant of the man next to you…this weekend is your chance to rekindle your love for the sun! Brunch on the beautiful outdoor patio of Barcelona Wine Bar. The brunch is tapas style, which means pretending to share with the people you’re with but really staking out the plates that will be reserved for you. If you have cocktails, an outdoor patio, AND a section of the menu dedicated to meat and cheese, the people will come.
If restaurant decor could be considered organic, this would be the farmer’s market of the restaurant industry. Luckily the menu is much more promising than kale:
“Thirty-five dollars gets you five courses from De Pue’s list of delectable options–it’s a harder task than it sounds, considering the fare. The brunch menu changes every weekend but you can pick between dishes like Crepes & Lox (with house smoked salmon and maple cream cheese), Eggs Benedict (with potato hash, poached egg and bacon hollandaise), as well as Pork Cheek Bolognese (with ricotta, gnudi and spinach). Add bottomless mimosas for $13 more.”
The gluten-free participants (willing or not) are no longer underrepresented when dining out. We recently checked out eating gluten-free at Urbana during dinner hours. Wheat inclined or not, you’ll love the Mediterranean menu.
“at Urbana, nothing is too over the top (the eggs florentine come exactly as described, and just as delicious as you’d imagine), too sweet (the “bomboloni” doughnuts with blueberry compote were just enough to satisfy a sweet tooth), nor too unadventurous (the tasso and egg pizza was a brunch/hangover heaven).”
Check out our full review of the Urbana brunch here. For those of us who aren’t gluten intolerant, here’s bread:
The Source is a staff favorite and a perfect choice if you’re looking for a brunch that’s a bit out of the ordinary.
“The dim sum brunch is one of the best deals and finest meals in town (and I love it so much I don’t even care that sentence cheesily rhymed). $32 gets you 5 dishes, and $42 gets you 8 (which is plenty for two people, trust me) and you can read our full review/fawning adoration of it right here. In addition to fantastic dim sum, they also have four different kinds of Bloody Marys such as the District Mary with a housemade half-smoke garnish, the Chesapeake Mary with crab garnish, my favorite, the spicy Shanghai Mary with pickled Szechuan chili and the Classic Mary with an Old Bay rim.” — Svetlana