As NoMA’s newest resident, I’ve taken it upon myself to explore all that H Street has to offer, including its plethora of restaurants. I’ve loved DC Harvest, but haven’t tried many others – so I’ve made it my mission to brunch all over the Atlas district.
My first stop was Boundary Road. This neighborhood bistro bills itself as a locally sourced, sustainable restaurant so I was eager to give it a try. We walked in on a Sunday at noon, with a reservation, although there were enough empty tables that we may not have needed one.
I immediately loved the ambiance. The exposed brick, hardwood floors, and antique lighting gave it a very hipster, almost San Franciscan vibe. We were seated in the back, with a view of the kitchen, but I can definitely see myself going back for a drink at the bar and dinner at that communal table with my roommate.
I had the Gentlemen Will Take A Chance. I’ll forgive the sexist name because this scramble was so delicious. The pork cheek confit, summer squash, corn, greens, cherry tomatoes, and fried egg on top was hearty and very satisfying. Some of the ingredients would be out of season, but I’d definitely go back and order this dish during winter.
The Bitches say: A. A quality neighborhood bistro for hearty American fare, with generous portions and a chill atmosphere.
414 H Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
Boundary Road serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.