May is a lovely month if you’re a mom or a college graduate. Or, if you love patio brunches, parties, festivals, and perfect weather. Since there are many things to celebrate in May – Mother’s Day, graduations, and the onset of summer – we’ve pulled together a list of perfect D.C. locales for all of your brunching desires. So, order some mimosas and toast to Mom, student loans, and the beginning of summer.
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Spend some quality fancy-pants brunch time at Kapnos. We loved the yogurt parfait, the chicken & waffles, and the Greek coffee waffles. Choose from spreads, small plates, sandwiches, salads, or brunch mains, such as omelets and French toast. There’s something for everyone here whether you want a lovely patio, some bottomless beverages, or a solid group brunch locale. Brunch is served on the weekends from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Read our review here. 2201 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
MINTWOOD Place is intimate and whimsical. We loved our mimosas, the brioche French toast, the heritage ham dish, and the smoked salmon dish. Don’t miss the beet & goat cheese pie, bacon & onion tart, and Benedicts. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Read the Bitches review here. 1813 Columbia Road N.W., Washington, D.C.
Head to Policy for the upstairs patio with plush and cushy furniture and string lights. Oh, and the delicious food and $15 bottomless drinks. We loved the Bloodys and mimosas, fruit plate, beignets, Benedict, and candied bacon. You can also choose from the seasonal pancakes, steak & eggs, sliders, and much more. Policy serves brunch Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Read the Bitches review here. 1904 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
You won’t want to miss brunch at Silver for the delicious food or lovely patio. We love just about everything here, but we especially enjoy the omelets, the huevos rancheros, the chicken pot pie, the goat cheese bruschetta, and the mimosas. Choose from Benedicts, omelets, French toast, pancakes, salads, and more. Don’t forget to leave room for a delicious milk shake. Brunch is served all-day. Read the review here. 9710 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD.
Take mom to an authentic French bistro on Capitol Hill, Béarnaise. We love the crème brulee French toast, the L’American breakfast, the moules-frites, and the croissant sandwich. Choose from other French fare, such as croque madame, omelets, breakfast pastries, and bottomless mimosas. Brunch is served from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on the weekends. Read our Bitch review here. 315 Pennsylvania Ave. 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. See the review here. 539 8th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.
Hank’s Oyster Bar
Spend the day at Hank’s Oyster Bar and enjoy $15 bottomless mimosas, Bloodys, or sparkling wine. We enjoyed the Benedicts, the ceviche, and the fruit plate. You will have many options to choose from such as fish & chips, a bagel platter, Benedicts, lobster rolls, and more. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Read the Bitches review here. 633 Pennsylvania Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C.
Centrolina is a unique space near Chinatown that is a great spot for various occasions, such as a low-key Mother’s Day. We loved the French toast with strawberries, the cinnamon doughnuts, the ricotta gnocchi, and the Uovo Pomodoro. Dine on the small patio in CityCenter while people watching in between bites of granola and fruit, mushroom quiche, ricotta pancakes, and more. Brunch is served from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Read the review here. 974 Palmer Alley N.W., Washington, D.C.
Graffiato serves delicious Italian carbs in a trendy yet classic atmosphere. We love the seasonal gnocchi, the Brussels sprouts, and the doughnuts. There are also plenty of egg dishes, French toast, breakfast pizzas, pastas, and more to choose from. Don’t skip the bottomless mimosas for $18. Brunch is served from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. on the weekends. Read the A review here. 707 6th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Zaytinya is a great spot to take your out-of-town family for graduation. The high-ceilings 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 downtown to Central for a snazzy prix fixe Sunday brunch. The pancrepes are decadent, the goat cheese Caesar is tasty, the chicken & waffles are juicy, and the frittata is light. You will also find French onion soup, croque madame, chocolate mousse, and much more. Read the Bitches review here – we gave it an A. 1001 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Indulge in a fancy pants brunch at the luxurious Jefferson Hotel. We are fans of the bacon, the fruit plate, the lobster Benedict, and the omelets. You can also choose from steak & eggs, lemon ricotta pancakes, French toast, or pastries. This is perfect spot to treat mom to on Mother’s Day for an intimate girls day. Brunch is served from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Read the review here. 1200 16th St. 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. 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. There are also many appetizers to select from such as the brunch basket, the butchers board, or smoked salmon and bagels. You can be sure to find something for everyone in your party at Woodward Table. 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.
Floriana has mastered the ultimate brunch balance – chill, but homey thanks to the packed rowhouse it’s housed in. We love the arugula salad, the prosciutto Benedict, the breakfast bowl, and tiramisu. Floriana also serves pumpkin jalapeño beignets, frittata, French toast, bottomless mimosas and Bloodys, and much more. Brunch is served on Sundays from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Floriana is serving Mother’s Day specials. Read the Bitches A+ review here. 1602 17th St. NW., Washington, D.C.
Iron Gate has one of the best and most beautiful ivy-covered patios in D.C. We all 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 Saturdays and Sundays. Read our review here. 1734 N St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Step through the keyhole door at The Riggsby and enter another era upon your brunching activities. We devoured the avocado toast, the Morning After Sandwich, the pancakes, and the baby potatoes. There are plenty of egg dishes, breakfast burritos, steak frites, and craft cocktails for you to choose from as well. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. The Riggsby is located inside The Carlyle Hotel which is perfectly convenient for entertaining out-of-towners and large parties. Read our Bitch review here. 1731 New Hampshire Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Step into Italy via Café Milano in Georgetown. We loved the top-notch service and 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.
Indulge in a delicious and decadent brunch at Fiola Mare. Choose from grilled spring asparagus, semolina pancakes, mushroom and asparagus scrambled eggs, or the Sorrento lemon torta. Don’t forget to order a refreshing mimosa or sangria. We loved the croissants, the Bloodys, the bruschetta dolce, and the cinnamon buns. Brunch is served 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Check out our A+ review here. 3050 K St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
The Grill Room at Rosewood
Toast to mom or the recent graduate with Rosewood’s unique champagne trolley featuring champagne and wines by the glass, including Dom Perignon, Taittinger, and Billecart Rosé. Try the lobster salad, the fried hen egg burger, or the chorizo and potato hash. We love the mimosas and lobster salad. Brunch is served from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Mention the Bitches and you’ll receive a complimentary glass of champagne or a mimosa. See our review here and read our preview of the spring brunch menu here. 1050 31st St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Take a trip to H Street and visit DC Harvest. Everything is tasty, 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.
Impress your mom or out-of-town guests with hipster haven, Maketto. We love the crispy fried dumplings, the Taiwanese fried chicken, and the char siu bao. Choose from other yummy dim sum options such as wok fried veggies, fried noodles, or the American wagyu bao platter. Maketto serves dim sum brunch on Sundays from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. They don’t take reservations though, so get there early. Read our brunch review here. 1351 H St. N.E., Washington, D.C.
Head to B Too in Logan Circle for a delicious Belgium 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. Brunch is served from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on the weekends and breakfast on weekdays starting at 7 a.m. Read our review here. 1320 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Barcelona is a chic hot-spot on 14th Street with great Spanish tapas and sangria. We loved the lobster eggs Benedict, steak & eggs, and pancakes. Choose from many tapas options such as tortilla and croquettas and more brunchy options such as French toast. Enjoy the gorgeous patio and delicious food on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. 3 p.m. Read the Bitches review here – we gave them an A. 1622 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Head to Logan Circle for a very yellow patio brunch at Le Diplomate. Try the steak & eggs, the Moules-frites, or French toast with vanilla poached pineapple. The bread basket, French toast, multiple omelets, Benedicts, and cheese selections are all top notch–you can’t go wrong. Make sure to save room for dessert! Brunch is served from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Read what the Bitches had to say here. 1601 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
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