I live in Virginia and am officially sick of the amount of money I spend Ubering into D.C. I really do enjoy Virginia and am making a point to spend more of my lazy weekends exploring the area. I was excited to venture to Falls Church with my boyfriend for brunch at Dogwood Tavern. The lovely owners provided brunch on the house today.
We sat down at a high top next to the windows and looked out at a rather gloomy day. We were happy to be inside drinking brunch cocktails. We started off with a Bloody Mary and blueberry bellini. They offer a make-your-own Bloody Mary bar that carried an extensive array of mixers and fixins’ as well as infused vodkas. Andres ordered the bacon-infused vodka and made himself quite a pretty drink. The bacon vodka was super savory and was the perfect base for the cocktail.
The blueberry bellini was also delicious. Our lovely waiter informed us that they had just mixed up the blueberry syrup which slightly worried me–but it wasn’t too syrupy or sugary. It was light and refreshing. I would definitely order this again.
I ordered the bagel sandwich with home fries as my main entree. It came with a fried egg, however, after having a little too much to drink the night before, I could not stomach the thought of a runny egg. So, I opted for scrambled eggs instead. The Virginia ham was salty and hearty. I loved the Sriracha sauce and cheese with the arugula. The everything bagel was perfectly toasted. I don’t know what their secret is to their eggs, but they were incredibly thick and fluffy. The home fries were cooked and seasoned well–I devoured them to soak up the booze from the night before.
My date ordered the fried green tomato BLT on Texas toast. A very harsh critic of fried green tomatoes, Andres said that, “they were some of the best he’s ever had.” The Texas toast was cooked well, serving as the perfect vessel for the meat and veggies. The bacon was juicy, salty, and oh-so tasty. His home fries were also delicious.
We ordered the French toast for dessert. The portion was huge and the presentation was spot on. We loved the fresh strawberries and real whipped cream on top. Not only did this toast look pretty, it was one of the best French toasts we’ve had in a long time. You could tell it wasn’t just toasted bread–the outside was crispy and the inside was moist and gooey. We loved this dish.
At first glance, you’d expect nothing more than average bar food and beer from this tavern. We were pleasantly surprised that our meals were elevated, well cooked, and strategically designed.
The Bitches say: B. This bar was well worth the car ride. Think Cheers, but with friendly servers and yummy food. A great option for brunch in the ‘burbs.
Dogwood Tavern serves brunch on the weekend starting at 10a.m.