NEW SUMMER BRUNCHES

Bottomless Brunch – All-Purpose in Shaw has a new Bottomless Brunch menu that includes bottomless Aperol spritzes, mimosas, bloody marys, and bellinis in addition to some very popular brunch items from the Capitol Riverfront location and some new Shaw-exclusives. Brunch will be Saturdays, Sundays, and Holiday Mondays from 11:00 a.m – 2:30 p.m.

Indian Brunch – Bombay Club offers brunch with live piano for regional Indian cuisine and includes seven rotating Indian dishes offered as main courses, featuring three appetizers, one fish, one lamb, one chicken, three vegetables, and a lentil dish; each meal is also accompanied by rice & breads and guests are invited to complete their dining experience with two Indian desserts.  Served between 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.  They also offer Champagne brunch which includes unlimited pours of bubbly.  

A la carte — Blue Duck Tavern serves up an a la carte brunch experience showcasing the best of each season and region.  Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday, from 11:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with fresh produce, farm-raised meats and freshly caught seafood.  You can create their own brunch menu with a myriad of choices including Pecan Sticky Buns; Hot-Fried Chicken & Waffle with sorghum and chili butter, sunchoke slaw and sunny-side up egg; Lemon-Poppy Seed Pancakes with local blue berry compote; BBQ Beef Hash with crispy potatoes, pickled ramp relish and sunny egg; Spring Garden Benedict with roasted tomato, patty pan squash, zucchini, city ham and basil, served on an English muffin with  hollandaise, as well as the Charred Avocado Toast with English pea hummus, sugar snap peas, marinated cherry tomatoes, parmesan nigella seeds and sunny egg. 

Eat Your Heart Out — Buena Vida All-you-can-eat Brunch is now available with selections of Salads, Sliders, House Specials, Benedicts, Omelets, Classics, and Sweets created by chef Gerardo Vązquez Lugo.  A selection of Starters can also be added to Brunch for an additional ($10) per person every Saturday and Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Weekend Delights —CHIKO Dupont now offers weekend brunch.  You’ve had Chefs Scott Drewno’s & Danny Lee’s version of Chinese/Korean cuisine for lunch and dinner now there’s brunch exclusively their Dupont Circle location. The new brunch menu includes items such as XO Shrimp & Grits, Sichuan Biscuits & Gravy, Mimosas, CHIKO Bloody, and more. every Saturday & Sunday from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Wine Brunch — City Winery’s Chef Ingenito’s has created a menu, true to the definition of brunch, has a little something for everyone. Traditional entrée options include Wine Maker’s Breakfast comprised of two eggs, home fries, chicken sausage, and toast, pork belly hash, or brioche French toast. Paired with these favorite weekend dishes are some of D.C.’s finest drinks from City Winery DC’sBeverage Director, Samantha Miller. Starting at $42, diners can create personalized mimosas for a party of four or more, complete with an array of juices, fruits, and wines to choose from. Cocktails include the breakfast martini with Bluecoat Gin, Aperol, lemon juice, and Bonne Mama Orange Maman, as well as the blood orange crush made with Tito’s Vodka, fresh blood orange juice, triple sec, and citrus soda, or a passoã passion fruit frosé.

Brunch Bites —El Bebe, has begun brunch service.  The new menu offered on weekends only and features Mezcal and tequila focused brunch drinks. We’re looking forward to trying the Bloody Mary or Bloody Maria, each served with a mini quesadilla slice as a garnish, or the Michelada or Mezcalita de Pina made with mezcal, fresh lime juice, agave, cilantro, jalapeño, and pineapple. Brunch entrées include breakfast versions of enchiladas and quesadillas alongside Chilaquiles and Huevos Divorciados made with borracho beans, salsa roja, salsa verde, cotija cheese, and two eggs any style.

Cheasapeak Brunch — At the Conrad Hotel’s restaurant, Estuary, renowned chefs Bryan and Michael Voltaggio have recently launched a brunch menu.  The restaurant’s dedication to featuring ingredients of the Chesapeake Bay area in it’s upscale and unique dining environment is beautifully showcased in the Voltaggio brother’s new menu. Plan to brunch on items like Chicken Fried Quail & Waffle, Croque Madame, and the Voltaggio brothers totally new take on risotto made with steel-cut oats and a mushroom brodo. Of course, there are brunch cocktails! Partake in the Estuary Bloody Mary, the Parisian Party or the Mimosa Spritzer (Aperol, orange juice and prosecco). Served Saturdays and Sundays between 11:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.
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Weekend Brunch — SABABA offers weekend brunch service, Saturday and Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. you can enjoy salads, hummus, mezze and kebabs off the regular menu along with a selection of Israeli breakfast favorites, which are available exclusively during brunch service. Other signature plates include Charred Eggplant with herbed labneh, pomegranate and pistachio; Roasted Haloumi with dates, honey and charred lemon; Israeli Salad with cucumber, tomato, onion, mango and pickled strawberries; Smoked Trout with muhammara, walnuts and grilled cucumber.  

7 Days a Week —  You can now enjoy your favorite brunch dishes all week long at Succotash, like the hangover Special, with fried eggs, pulled pork, warm potato salad, red-eye gravy, and buttermilk biscuit; or shrimp & Grits, featuring Royal Red shrimp, andouille sausage, Cajun holy trinity, and jalapeño oil. They will also offer weekly drink specials. Brunch begins at 11:30 am, Monday through Friday, 11 am on Saturday, 10 am on Sunday, and ends at 3 pm daily.
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Stay tuned for other upcoming brunches…
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Coming Soon — Buena Vida Social Club, which occupies the entire third floor of the newly opened La Esquina de Clarendon, a three-level concept which houses TTT Mexican Diner & Buena Vida Clarendon. Brunch will debut on Saturday, August 3 and will be available Saturday and Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Priced at $25 per person, excluding tax and gratuity, guests can enjoy the all-you-can-eat selection of freshly baked pastries, gazpacho, salads, traditional brunch favorites and a build-your-own taco station, which will be served buffet-style in the center of the restaurant.  Buena Vida Social Club’s new brunch menu also includes unlimited coffee and aqua Frescas.