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D.C. Brunch Date Guide

BitchBiz: Bitches Who Brunch and Three Day Rule are event and promotion partners. This article was written independently by Bitches Who Brunch.


While we love brunching with our Bitches, sometimes we find ourselves wanting a beau to share our Bennys and Bloodys with. Between our busy schedules and brunching duties, we barely have time for finding Mr. (or Mrs.) Right.

Luckily, Three Day Rule, a personal matchmaking service, has arrived in Washington to solve the matchmaking woes of the city’s singles. Your matchmaker will hand-select and vet potential suitors that are the perfect guy or girl for you, or you can attend one of the many fabulous singles’ events around town.

Once you’ve met your match, we always suggest getting to know one other over a leisurely brunch. We’ve taken the pressure off planning by bringing you some of the best brunch-date spots the city has to offer.

Brunching to Impress

Knock the socks off your date and show off your brunching prowess by planning your first date at our top pick for brunch in 2014, Fiola Mare. Soak in the waterfront views and stare into each other’s eyes over some of the city’s best seafood. A romantic post-brunch stroll along the river is all you need to seal the deal. Read our review of Fiola Mare brunch, which is served on Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fiola Mare is located at 3100 K Street N.W., Washington, D.C.

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Show you’re in the know when it comes to this city’s celebrity chefs by brunching with your potential partner at Daniel Bouloud’s DBGB Kitchen and Bar in CityCenter. The talked-about toque is dishing out French-inspired fare for brunch and how can you get more romantic than that? We recommend the tuna crudo and, like any Bitch knows, a side of bacon. Feel the francophile-fueled love and take a stroll down America’s Champs-Elysees at CityCenter with stores like Kate Spade, Carolina Herrera, Claudalie, Alexis Bittar, and Zadig and Voltaire. Read our review of DBGB brunch here and check it out yourself at 931 H Street N.W., Washington, D.C.

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Bring on the Bottomless

If bottomless is what you’re looking for, than Boqueria is the way to go. The tapas restaurant offers unlimited plates and drinks for $39. Bask in the sun and pretend you’re in the Basque region of Spain with stand-out dishes like tortillas esponala, papas de bravas and, of course, sangria. We recommend lingering all day with your love on the outdoor patio and letting romance bloom. Read our review of Boqueria, which is located at 1837 M Street N.W., Washington, D.C., here.


Nothing puts a hitch in your first date than having to spend too much time  perusing a menu with a multitude of choices. Let Medium Rare, with locations in Cleveland Park and Capitol Hill, take the reins with its steak-and-eggs-focused menu. Although steak is the main star, Medium Rare offers other delicious brunch treats like an overnight-soaked French toast that can’t be missed. The $23 bottomless deal featuring bottomless drinks, a starter, and an entree will be sure not to break your first date bank. Read our latest review of Medium Rare here and our interview with co-owner Mark Bucher here. Medium Rare is located at 3500 Connecticut Avenue N.W., Washington, D.C. and 515 8th Street S.E., Washington, D.C.

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Romantic Brunch

There is truly no other brunch spot in the city that screams romance quite like Iron Gate. The city’s oldest operating restaurant’s carriage house and garden are all that’s needed to carry him or her away. Adore each other al freso while ordering baked hen eggs or their version with steak. Nothing spells old-fashioned romance like the history that comes with this cozy brunch spot. Read our review here and stop by  at 1734 N Street N.W., Washington, D.C.

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No one nails romance quite like the French, or the Hilton Brothers, in this case. Georgetown’s Chez Billy Sud is just the ambiance that you need to set the mood. The intimate French eatery features the classics like pain perdu, croque madame, and French onion soup. Transport your suitor to the city of love while never leaving home at this gem in Georgetown. Review the spot before you head Sud here. Chez Billy Sud is located at 2039 31st Street N.W., Washington, D.C.

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Worldly Brunch

Cruise the globe without the date’s plane fare at Compass Rose’s global-inspired brunch. The eclectic menu features culinary classics from Ireland, Thailand, India, and their famous Georgian Khachapuri, among other worldly delights. Everyone knows traveling is the best way to get to know someone so get to jet-setting at home, Bitches. Keep your eye out for our review of Compass Rose brunch coming soon. Compass Rose is located at 1346 T Street N.W., Washington, D.C.

Indulge in Indian Brunch at both locations Rasika and Rasika West End. The Washington staple offers a la carte specials including their can’t miss palak chaat. Indulge yourself with brunch orders like stuffed flatbreads, coconut pancakes, and masala-spiced potatoes. Wash it all down with $15 bottomless mimosas and see where your day-date takes you. Rasika is located at 633 D Street N.W., Washington, D.C.

Brunch with Fun

Mini-golf on your not-so- mini-date at H Street Country Club and brunch after you hit the course. See if he or she is up to par while you get to know each other over golf and bottomless mimosas. As we all know, a couple that brunches and plays together, stays together. H Street Country Club is located at 1135 H Street N.E., Washington, D.C.

Stay on H Street and make an entire day of it at Maketto, H Street’s new multi-purpose shop and eatery from Erik Bruner-Yang. Sneak in some shopping for sneakers and then slurp up delicious and ramen during your down time. Spend the day outdoors on their patio, re-fuel at the coffee bar, or venture to spice it up at their risque vending machine. Maketto is located at 1351 H Street N.E., Washington, D.C.


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