Hallmark holidays are simply better enjoyed in the warm weather. Father’s day just happens to fall in the midst of a D.C.’s optimal summer weather before the excruciating heat and humidity kick in. The greater options for dining al fresco, refreshing cocktails, and local produce is in high supply and we just can’t get enough of it. There are many brunch spots suitable for a memorable brunch with your old man, but here are our favorites this year:
If you’re mother’s day high tea became a little more hipster and a little more masculine, it would look something like Rake’s Progress at the line hotel. We presented five flutes for impressive pastries, impeccably crafted cocktails, and jaw-dropping entrees.
1770 Euclid St NW, Washington, DC 20009.
Picking a spot for your food-savvy father can be difficult. Tail Up Goat is our immediate suggestion for a special Father’s Day Sunday brunch that is culinarily exceptional and hospitable time after time.
1827 Adams Mill Rd NW, Washington, DC 20009
The light-hearted, family friendly, and downright delicious All Purpose Pizza is everything you could want out of a father’s day brunch. A variety of Pizza combinations are complimented by beautiful waterfront views for a truly experiential dining experience.
79 Potomac Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003
Occidental grill is the type of D.C. establishment that has semi-creepy portraits of past presidents on every square inch of its walls. Their elevated French-American food and situation, though, is a sure thing dad will love.
1475 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004
The quintessential Southern-American steakhouse meets polo club vibes at Steven Starr’s St.Anslem. The restaurant has brunch with legendary biscuits and an unforgettable (hopefully) punch bowl.
1250 5th St NE, Washington, DC 20002
Your favorite dad deserves one of D.C.’s favorite establishments. Hank’s Oyster bar can satisfy your classic brunch craving and has one of the best raw bars in town. Check out their new Wharf location, too – review coming soon!
1624 Q St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Even if brunch before the ballpark isn’t in your father’s day game plan, Mission Navy Yard brunch definitely should be. The Mexican style brunch has a unique brunch menu with an unconventional array of margaritas.
1221 Van St SE, Washington, DC 20003
The burgers and fried chicken sandwiches are worthy of your Father’s Day brunch endeavors. Brunch is similar to the epic dinner offerings at Lucky Buns, but everything is better with a runny egg.
2000 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
The Tavern at Ivy City Smokehouse is a great destination brunch. Quality smoked fish and meat is taken seriously here. Whether you opt for a bagel and lox platter, or a decadent smoked brisket, you can enjoy a casual brunch where you can just hang out for a while.
1356 Okie St NE, Washington, DC 20002
We love the trendy bar vibes of Meatball shop. Their menu is nostalgically familiar with our childhood meatball favorites, but always has some specials worth investigating. The brunch menu is small, but the whole menu is up for grabs.
1720 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Officina is a classy place to sip prosecco and slurp down pasta this father’s day. The market on the main floor is ideal for browsing before or after your meal and they have an incredible rooftop with views of the energetic Fisherman’s Wharf.
1120 Maine Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024
Dads and beer are a near perfect pair. Blue Jacket’s brunch is consistently good in flavor and atmosphere. In the hear of the happening Navy Yard, Blue Jacket is in a great location to make a day out of your brunch activities.
300 Tingey St SE, Washington, DC 20003