Dads. They make bad jokes, wear high socks, and sometimes go nuts over their favorite sports team. But, we adore them for a good laugh, a shoulder to cry on, and life advice. They have been our biggest fans through braces and all, so we at least owe them a delicious meal. Plus, isn’t the way to every man’s heart through their stomach? This Father’s Day, we’ve got you and dad covered with a round-up of classic brunch spots to celebrate that special guy in your life.
Adams Morgan/U Street
Busboys and Poets
For the easy going dad and casual diner–Busboys & Poets is a cozy bookstore and restaurant with an affordable menu and casual vibes. Breakfast comes just as you’d expect: with no frills, and sometimes that’s just what you need. Choose from one of the many omelets and egg dishes, or sweet potato pancakes. We loved the Benedict and French toast. Breakfast is served until 11 a.m. Monday through Friday. Read our review here. 2021 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Venture to Adams Morgan for brunch under the covered patio at Southern Hospitality. Bring the dad who loves all the comfort and ease of the South. We recommend the shrimp & grits, the chicken & waffles, the fried chicken Benedict, and the mac & cheese. Don’t forget about the bottomless mimosas! Brunch is served from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Read more about our experience here. 1815 Adams Mill Road N.W., Washington, D.C.
The ultimate Belgian experience! Get dad tipsy on mimosas and seasonal craft cocktails while having a blast with the Belgians. Belga Cafe is a D.C. dining institution, serving up waffles, moules frites, and artfully crafted Belgian fare—with a lot of Belgian spirit—for more than a decade on Barracks Row. The brunch is reliable and delicious, with tons of options for tastes. You can’t go wrong with any of their waffle dishes! 514 8th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.
Spend your morning bottomless brunching on Barracks Row at one of our favorite spots, Cava Mezze. The deal can’t be beat: $30 for bottomless food and .25 cent mimosas. You can’t go wrong ordering anything on the menu, but you must order the French toast, lamb Benedict, and banana fritters. We also loved the hanger steak, gyro hash, and smoked salmon plate. Dad will appreciate the options. Read the review here. 527 8th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.
Enjoy a delicious and dependable brunch from Lavagna and enjoy the intimate patio. You can’t beat the locally sourced and freshly made fare from this Barracks Row staple. Choose from mascarpone pancakes, eggs Florentine, or $12 bottomless mimosas. We love the fruit plate, the omelets, the chicken & waffles, and the bottomless mimosas. Obviously. Brunch is served from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Dad will be impressed with the authenticity and deliciousness. See the review here. 539 8th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.
We love that this New York City transplant is close and convenient to us now in the heart of D.C. When you dine here, you’re in for a real treat. We’re still dreaming about the monkey bread, blue cheese potato chips, breakfast pot pie, BLT + E, and cocktails. Dad will surely be in for a treat! Read our thoughts here. 901 F St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Zaytinya is a great spot to take the adventurous pops. The airy vibe and floor-to-ceiling windows make this an impressive spot to bring guests. We loved the large mimosas, Greek style pancakes, French toast, and poached egg dishes. Choose from various Mediterranean dishes such as baba ghanoush, falafel, spanakopita, or cilbir. Brunch specials are served until 2:30 p.m. Read our thoughts here. 701 9th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Head to Founding Farmers for a dependable and delicious brunch. Dad will enjoy this classic D.C. staple. Choose from French toast, egg scrambles, chicken & waffles, Benedicts, and more. We loved the beignets, the banana foster pancakes, the French toast, and the veggie scrambles. Breakfast is served from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. This is a great spot for a dependable and affordable brunch. See our review here. 1924 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Woodward Table has an extremely large menu of good ole’ American food and is conveniently located near the National Mall–so take dad on a tour around the monuments to walk off brunch. We liked the Carolina trout, the steak & eggs, and the kale salads. Choose from the enormous menu of traditional entrees of egg dishes and heartier options. You can be sure to find something for everyone in your party here. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on the weekends. Read what we thought here. 1426 H St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Blue Duck Tavern
We gave Blue Duck an A+ for impeccable cuisine in a pristine ambiance. Dad will be impressed with the open concept kitchen and amazing food. We loved their drinks, lemon ricotta pancakes, and egg dishes. Perfect for the fancy pants pop! Read our review here. 1201 24th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Iron Gate has one of the best and most beautiful ivy-covered patios in D.C. We loved their steak & eggs, phyllo doughnuts, and baked hen eggs. The lemon-ricotta pancakes and wood-fired burger caught our eyes as well. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Sundays. Read our review here. 1734 N St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
We loved our meals and the vibe at this Dupont locale. Bring dad here if he loves bottomless drinks and great vibes. The $15 bottomless deal and large, but affordable, quality brunch entrees are hard to beat. Great location, great service, and a great vibes. Brunch will be served until 4 p.m. Check out the review here. 1634 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Score major bonus points when you take your dad to Via Umbria for Father’s Day brunch. Arrive early to shop the Georgetown gourmet market for wine, ceramics, and other imported Italian goods, primarily from the region of Umbria. Head upstairs to the amazing open kitchen on the second level of the market. For $40 per person you can indulge in bottomless mimosas, Bellinis, or Bloody Marys, several appetizers, a selection of one main course, two family-style sides, and a dessert—all served around a communal table. Read about our experience here. Find the special menu and purchase tickets here. 1525 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.
The caliber of cuisine and service at Marcel’s is top notch. Take dad here to impress him with just how well you’re doing out on your own. The cocktails and desserts are sure to “wow” you, as well as the seafood options and entrees. See what we thought here. 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.
For the old school dad, take him to Café Milano in Georgetown where the service is impeccable and the vibe is authentic. We loved the ambiance, as well as the burrata, the chicken and broccoli rabe, the cacio e pepe-style pasta, and the Tiramisu. Choose from a buffet or ala carte menu and you will be delighted by the uova Benedict, omelets, pastas, and more. Don’t forget to save room for dessert! Brunch is served from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Read the review here. 3251 Prospect St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Take a trip to H Street and visit DC Harvest. Everything is fresh and satisfying at DC Harvest, so the adventure will be worthwhile. We are big fans of the bottomless mimosas, the cheese plate, the egg scrambles, and the fruit bowl. Try the new pancakes and taste the seasonal compote, toasted coconut and pecan, or chocolate chip and banana hotcakes. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Read the Bitches thoughts here. 517 H St. N.E., Washington, D.C.
Head to B Too in Logan Circle for a delicious Belgian breakfast. We love the brunch drinks, the waffles, the bucket of bacon (obviously), and the fancy hash browns. Choose other brunch options from the enormous menu such as egg dishes, waffles, quiches, mussels, and sandwiches. Don’t pass up ordering the famous Doffle–dad will surely be impressed! Brunch is served from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on the weekends. Read our review here. 1320 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
We loved the inventive and generous helpings at Doi Moi on 14th Street. Bring dad to this Asian hot spot for the authentic and delicious cuisine. It’s a unique spot to take the dad who enjoys a culinary adventure. We drank the most gorgeous mimosa we’ve ever seen or tasted here too! See what we thought here. 1800 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Pearl Dive Oyster Palace
We love this 14th Street locale for a solid brunch and a great happy hour. The seafood is fresh and delicious, the ambiance enjoyable and lively. Head here with dad in tow if you want a fresh and delicious seafood-centric brunch. Read the review here. 1612 14th Street N.W., Washington, D.C.
Sick of the city crowds, but don’t want to sacrifice a fun vibe or quality food? Take dad to brunch at City Perch, located in North Bethesda. City Perch serves up a delicious, hearty, American brunch, with the luxury iPic movie theatres right next door. On Father’s Day, they’re offering some special menu items such as the mango and habanero BBQ baby back ribs with spicy coleslaw and honey-glazed cornbread topped with whipped goat cheese. There will also be a Fuzzy Mulligan Mule for $12. City Perch will also be selecting one special dad to win the sweepstakes! This includes a gold ball signed by a Master’s champion, a $100 gift card, and more. Get all the information here. Read our brunch review here. 11830 Grand Park Ave b, North Bethesda, MD
Head to The Bird for fried chicken galore. We loved the fried chicken, boozy drinks, and desserts! This is your go-to spot if you want a relaxed and trendy brunch locale on this special day. Chill with dad on the adorable and colorful patio. See what the Bitches thought here. 1337 11th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
With its fun outdoor space and sexy interior, Hazel manages to be a great place for a romantic dinner, a posh place for cocktails and dessert at the bar, and a perfect place to take dad for an outdoor patio brunch. We loved the Asian-inspired dishes, especially the doughnuts, Mapo eggs, Donburi, and zucchini bread. See what we thought about Hazel here. 808 V St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Have brunch on the baselines today! This special event will provide a unique opportunity for guests to enjoy dining in the actual field while watching the Nationals take on the Mets. Tickets are $75 for an all-inclusive meal. For more information here. 1500 S Capitol St. S.E., Washington, D.C.
Bring dad here for the ultimate Tex-Mex meal. We loved the drinks, Benedict, guacamole, and more. This adorable Virginia locale has the best and biggest patio in all of Mosaic District. Brunch will be served until 3 p.m. Read our thoughts here. 2911 District Ave., Fairfax, VA.
Fyve at The Ritz-Carlton
We gave this fancy pants locale an A+ for attentive service and spectacular classic and contemporary brunch items prepared with the freshest ingredients. You won’t be disappointed with the short rib hash, chicken and waffles, crab cake Benedict, and the mimosas! See what we thought here. 1250 S Hayes St., Arlington, VA
Bring dad here if he likes his options and can’t ever choose just one entree. We loved Kapnos’ $35 bottomless brunch for so many reasons; the spreads and dips are authentic and addicting, the .25 cent mimosas are tasty and light, and the flavors were endless. This is your go-to spot for a special treat. Read our review here. 4000 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA.
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