Besides the rain swooping over the city in sync with your commute home, the weather has been beautiful. This weekend is no different. This weeks brunches all have outdoor seating available ideal for mimosa sipping and food engorging. For the rest of your day, and for the upcoming week, look at our Outdoor Drinking Guide for a complete list of places with killer patios. For more brunch options always check our DC Brunch Guide 2014.
This outdoor patio is situated on the Capitol Waterfront with incredible views and drinks to match. The modern mexican menu features “Huevos Rancheros (fried eggs, refried beans, avocado, ranchero sauce, crispy corn tortilla) and breakfast tacos (chorizo, oaxaca cheese, green onions), as well as sweeter items like pumpkin pancakes served with spiced pepitas, ginger butter, chile infused maple syrup.” If you’re going for the drinks and view, they have a Bocaditos section of the menu, “little bites to have with drinks.” Agua 301 has 60 different tequilas and 10 mezcals.
Republic wants you to “Cure Your Ailments” with their Old Bay Spiced Shrimp Bloody, the Localist option of Green Hat Gin, Bee George Honey, and Lemon Juice, or Fresh Squeezed Orange or Grapefruit Mimosas.
“To start feast on appetizers of wood grilled bay oysters, slow-cooked corn grits, and beignets, then dive into some serious entrees like the Brioche French Toast with Black Rock Orchard pear compote and real maple syrup, or any number of poached farm eggs with barbeque butter-poached gulf shrimp and herb toast, slow braised pork belly, spicy black beans and avocado, or even wood grilled hanger steak, pommes frites and Sauce Béarnaise.”
Vinoteca has two patios and was featured on the “Best Drink Deals” section of our DC Brunch Guide 2014. “Fifteen-dollar bottomless Champagne cocktails, glass mimosas, bellinis or kir royale? We’re sold. The menu’s not too shabby either with options like the Roasted Pork and Cauliflower Frittata (with Gruyère, Potato, Scallion and Tarragon Aïoli), the Duck Confit Benedict (with Morbier, Hollandaise, Rustic Bread, Frisée, Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette), and the French Toast with Blackberry Preserve or Ginger Butter orLavender Honey and Sweet Ricotta or Walnut Butter.”
Another restaurant on our “Best Drink Deals” section of the guide and located at the beautiful Hotel Monaco. The outdoor seating area has a European vibe and a swanky menu to match. “Sixteen-dollar bottomless mimosas in a place that really doesn’t seem like it would serve anything bottomless (so-if you need to seem like you’re taking your family somewhere super nice but need to squeeze some serious drinks in without seeming suspicious, this would be our #1 picks of this round for a good family-visit brunch). PLUS they have a gorgeous outdoor patio and food like Harissa Skirt Steak and chorizo with eggs and spiced pork sausage, stewed tomato, potatoes, roasted pepper and baked eggs.”
If you’re looking for a bottomless food and drink option Boqueria offers a $39 special for brunch. For a Spanish twist o a traditional dish try the Tortilla de Setas a rolled omelet, wild mushrooms, goat cheese, caramelized onions, patatas bravas, and a salad. The tapas style menu also includes Lamb meatballs with tomato sauce and sheep’s milk cheese, or potato chip crusted chicken breast with dijon mustard allioli. For dessert have a churro with Nutella and cinnamon sugar.