In case you haven’t caught on, brunch hopping is the new bar hopping. And D.C is the perfect location to do so thanks to the underground heroes of WMATA. The Red Line transfer points at Metro Center and Gallery Place are the commuter’s hell, but if you’re a little buzzed on Mimosas it’s not so bad. And weekend track work is also a nightmare. So maybe take an Uber when brunch hopping.
Not only do they have bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Marys for only $10, but they also have bottomless brunch for only $24.95. Aside from the brunch staples that include eggs and bacon, the buffet section has an omelet and Belgian waffle station. Let me repeat that, a Belgian Waffle station.
Open Table named The Front Page one of the best brunches in America, so as you bite into their honey baked ham, impress your friends with that fun fact.
Any place that offers huevos rancheros for their brunch menu has my heart. And in Ardeo &Bardeo, the $28 Champagne Brunch includes an appetizer, entrée and bottomless champagne and mimosas. Which means you can enjoy huevos rancheros with endless champagne. Try their BLT sandwich, it has a sunny side up egg inside, and yolk dripping from bacon and bread is basically brunch heaven. If you’re feeling extra friendly, you can sit at their community table with a couple of strangers and either make awkward small talk or fall in love. You will most likely not fall in love.
The Poste winter lounge is no more, but the two patios at this spacious location have risen and are ready to soak up the summer sun. On those soft cushions, you can enjoy anything from their home made doughnuts to their chilled oysters. And if you’re really into that dough, double up on a bun because you can also order a cheeseburger for brunch. Plus, there’s an endless selection of cocktails and a Bloody Mary bar. Rumor has it, their truffle frites are life changing, and until June 7th you should enjoy those with a Negroni Slushie, because a dollar from this drink will go to Brainfood, aka you are saving the world and getting tipsy off it.
Never mind munching on shitty free bread before your order is placed. At Casa Luca, “breaking the bread” with someone is kicked up a notch with Chef Claudia’s Housemade Warm Pastry & Bread Basket. The basket serves 2-3 and includes grissini, the house roll and Buffalo’s milk butter, among others. But let’s get to business, bottomless cocktails are $14 and even though this is an Italian restaurant, their signature Bloody Marys have a Spanish flavor of gazpacho. An added bonus is that if you partied too hard Saturday night, (brunch is only on Sundays), then you can order a $5 mocktail so you don’t look out of place while your friends are enjoying the real deal. To top it off, Casa Luca just added a Sunday wine tasting menu in case you’re feeling bold enough to blend those liquors with some class. Oh, and let’s not forget desert offers a Sardinian ricotta doughnut with chocolate sauce.
H Street is to brunch as U Street is to bars. Learning that means hopping all over the D.C grid to get the best of what the city has to offer. Le Grenier describes itself as “French comfort food in romantic environs”, so if you think ordering in French sounds intimidating, you better brush up on that abandoned session of duolingo because their brunch menu is almost entirely in French. From the Les Oeuf Brouilles to the Croque-Monsieur, it can be a little tough to decipher, but the steak and eggs titles pretty much jump off the menu. For only $19.95, you can have any appetizer, entrée, and desert accompanied with a glass of champagne or mimosa, but don’t get carried away, it’s not bottomless.