If you’re anything like us you love two things in this world; one is brunch. The other is planning your brunch and looking forward to every last well-earned morsel you’ll be putting in your mouth this weekend, come Hell or high water. While D.C. is chock-full of incredible brunches–you can find them in our extensive D.C. Brunch Guide here–the seasonal menus and specials rotate faster than you can scarf down that cinnamon roll. Fear not. We’re here to help with five new brunch specials to try this weekend for maximum foodie nirvana. Dig in, D.C. BONUS: check out our first week’s list of new brunch editions too as well as our second and third week and fourth week’s, mmk??
- Eat the Rich
First off, you can always head to Eat the Rich for their Fisherman’s Brunch with a Grand Chesapeake Boil for Two (seafood, smoked garlic sausage, new potatoes, cauliflower, coddled eggs, grilled bread and aioli). If you’re not in the sharing mood they also offer soft boiled hen egg with an oyster and toast points, as well as the Waterman’s Remedy (shellfish broth with seafood dumplings and squid ink noodles) a fish fry, omelets and more. And because it’s one of Derek Brown’s spots, you can bet the cocktails will be on-point.
- The Hamilton
If the spirit moves you, head to The Hamilton for an incredible brunch spread with items like benedicts, corned beef hash (house made corned beef, crispy potato cake, baby kale and sunny-side-up duck egg), The Elvis (fried bananas, brown sugar, maple house cured bacon and peanut butter sauce), shrimp and grits (stone ground cheese grits, andouille sausage, spinach, and buttery Creole sauce), and Brioche French Toast (winter citrus, cardamom whipped cream, orange marmalade and maple syrup). The space is huge, light, and comfortable, making for a lovely Sunday-morning-into-afternoon spot for perching.
- Bar Pilar
Or check out the always delicious Bar Pilar with $15 bottomless specialty cocktails with the purchase of brunch and $20 without. (Take that, New York.) Their food menu changes fairly often but we promise–you can’t go wrong with any of it.
- Le Grenier
We tasted our way through Le Grenier’s brunch menu and can attest–it’s well worth the trek to H Street. Their $18.95 deal gets you two courses and a glass champagne or a mimosa, and with items like Steak du Chef (grilled Angus beef steak served with shallot sauce, mustard drizzle, fries or salad), Crèpe Nutella or lemon-sugar crèpes, eggs benedict (poached eggs with Canadian bacon, toasted English muffins, sautéed spinach, & Hollandaise sauce, served with fries or salad) and more, we promise the only difficulty you’ll find is choosing your meal.
- Mintwood Place
Speaking of French, we highly suggest Mintwood Place if Adams Morgan is more your style. Try a variety of breakfast flammekueches, or perhaps some wood-fired heritage ham, broccolini and poached egg. No? Maybe the suckling pig hash with sunny-side-up egg or the breakfast succotash is for you. Regardless of your own brunch preferences, there’s something for everyone.