Happy Memorial Day! While everyone loves this holiday because it marks the start of summer, we’d like to take a moment to thank and recognize all of the men and women who fight for our country and our safety—many paying the ultimate sacrifice. So, we want to pause and say: to all who serve, thank you for all that you do in honor of our country.
If brunch is how you choose to celebrate, here’s our roundup of all the best places to brunch on your day off from work. Make sure you take advantage of your extra long weekend–you deserve it. May your day be filled with brunching, grilling, sipping, and swimming.
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Busboys & Poets
Busboys & Poets is an affordable and cozy bookstore and restaurant with an affordable menu and causal 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. See our review here. 2021 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
The Coupe, The Diner, Tryst, and Open City
We love the coffee shop vibes and free WiFi at this chain of mostly 24/7 establishments. We particularly enjoy the pastries and coffees— as all Bitches do. Choose from pancakes, French toast, omelets, Benedicts, frittatas, and much more. We love the bagel bar at Tryst and the greasy (in the best way) sandwiches from The Diner. Breakfast is served from 7 to 11 a.m. at The Coupe and all day and night at The Diner, Tryst, and Open City.
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 banana chocolate chip French toast, the Compass Coffee, and the mimosas. Choose from Benedicts, omelets, French toast, pancakes, salads, and more. Don’t forget to leave room for a delicious milkshake–make it a boozy one if you want! Brunch is served all-day. Read the review here. 9710 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, MD.
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 a penny per mimosa. 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. Brunch will be served from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. today. Read the review here. 527 8th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.
Enjoy brunch at a D.C. staple, Ted’s Bulletin. Enjoy breakfast burritos, steak & eggs, French toast, or pancakes along with to-die for milkshakes and home-made pop tarts. We are fans of the cinnamon rolls, boozy milkshakes, and the beer biscuits and gravy. The best part is that breakfast is served all day so there’s no rush. Read the review here. 1818 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C. | 505 8th St. S.E., Washington, D.C. | 2911 District Ave., Fairfax, VA.
Be patriotic today and head to Founding Farmers for a dependable and delicious brunch. 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. See our review here. 1924 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Old Ebbitt Grill
Old Ebbitt Grill is the perfect place to celebrate this patriotic and memorable holiday. We especially loved the mushroom strata, the breakfast potatoes, and the Chesapeake Benedict. Choose from strawberry French toast, house made granola, steak & eggs, salmon bagels, and more. Breakfast is served 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. Monday through Friday. Read the review here. 675 15th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Teddy and The Bully Bar
Get presidential on the patio at Teddy & The Bully Bar. We enjoyed the Bloody Mary bar, the flapjacks station, and the farm fresh omelets. You can also choose from crunchy Brussels sprouts, lemon ricotta pancakes, Benedicts, and chicken & waffles. Brunch is served from 10:30 until 4:30. On Memorial Day, all past and current members of the military will receive 20% off their bill. Read what the Bitches had to say here. 1200 19th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Step through the keyhole door at The Riggsby and enter another era on your weekend brunch in this Gatsby-inspired bar and restaurant. Beyond the posh, retro space, the Riggsby served a great brunch. 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. Read our Bitch review here. 1731 New Hampshire Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Urbana has a great brunch menu that has something for everyone. Whether you want eggs or carbs, Urbana’s got you covered. We enjoyed the Nutella French toast, spinach frittata, and bottomless Bellinis–of course. Choose from paninis, pizzas, and more breakfasty entrees such as Eggs Benedict or shrimp & grits. Breakfast is served Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Read the review here. 2121 P St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Farmers Fishers Bakers
Head down to the Georgetown waterfront for a lovely brunch at Farmers Fishers Bakers. The cinnamon rolls are out of this world–make sure you eat at least one. We also loved the egg station, guacamole, grapefruit, crab dip, and eggs Benedict. There are also tons of salads, dips, carving board meats, and a killer French toast station to choose from. Brunch is served from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on the weekends and holidays. Read the Bitches review here. 3000 K St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
The Grill Room at Rosewood
Toast to your day off and the men and women who fought for your country with The Grill Room’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 6:30 a.m. until 10 a.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. 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 2:30 p.m. Read the Bitches thoughts here. 517 H St. N.E., Washington, D.C.
Commissary has an extensive breakfast menu and also offers bottomless mimosas on Mondays—what more could you want? Order any one of the yummy omelets, the pancakes, the bagel sandwiches, or the breakfast platters. We devoured the short rib Benedict and washed it down with the bottomless mimosas. Commissary serves breakfast until 4 p.m. daily. Read the review here. 1443 P St. 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 for a fancy pants brunch on your much-deserved day off from work. Brunch is served from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. Read the review here.
Go for the coffee and bagels, and stay for the chill atmosphere at The Royal. The bagels are great and they offer funky cream cheeses such as scallion and roasted garlic or smoked tomato and cilantro (read: not approved for first dates). We loved the Nutella pinwheel, the everything bagel sandwich, and coffee. Breakfast is served until noon Monday through Friday. See the review here. 501 Florida Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.
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