The problem with many D.C. brunches tends to be shortage of choices. At Black’s Bar & Kitchen, that will be the least of your problems. Let’s go through the choices. Option #1: bottomless brunch, where food and drinks are all-you-can-consume. With this option, you will choose from a variety boozy beverages including champagne sangria, bellinis, hibiscus mimosas and more. Then, you can go town at the luxurious brunch buffet. The buffet has everything from the cheesiest grits in town (seriously I could not stop eating them), potatoes, French toast, Eggs Benedict, quiche and roasted veggies. There is an array of salads, including a chickpea and feta concoction, a crispy Caesar salad, and greens with a bright lemon dressing. There is also a fabulous dessert buffet with treats like cookies and mini key lime pies and custard in teacups and tiny strawberry cheesecakes.
Option #2 is you can do just bottomless food and then order drinks a la carte which means you can enjoy champagne cocktails or Bloody Mary’s or any other beverage your heart desires. This is a good choice if you want a specific beverage or if you are the DD. (Although who DD’s any more now that we have Uber?) Option #3 is electing for bottomless drinks for $18 and then ordering from the restaurant’s a la carte menu, which includes treats like pancakes with house spiced maple syrup or a potato and mushroom-potato hash topped with sunny side-up eggs. This option is great if you don’t want to do over do it with food. (But then you miss out on the dessert buffet which would suck. Those mini cheesecakes are damnnn good). And finally, option #4, you can just enjoy both drinks and food a la carte. The glutton in me says just go for option #1. But maybe you’re different.
The good news is there is a brunch option that will please everyone at Black’s. Plus, there’s indoor and outdoor seating and plenty of room for big groups. Looks like you’ll be going to Bethesda next weekend.