The word around town is that Tabard Inn has the best brunch in the city. So, naturally, the bitches were on it like white-on-rice. Brunch at the Tabard Inn certainly is exclusive, as in, you need a reservation, and you need one two weeks ahead of time.
I’m happy to say it was worth it. Tabard Inn has an adorable, quaint ambiance, which I had previously experienced at their Sunday Jazz nights (great for a quiet date or catch-up sesh with a friend). The dining room was lively without being noisy, and the service was great. The server was happy to accommodate our request for iced coffee and quickly brought out water, coffee, and a basket of delicious bread—zucchini bread, corn bread and French bread. The zucchini bread was to-die-for.
Of course, we started out with the doughnuts served with fresh house-made vanilla whipped cream. They were warm, soft, covered in cinnamon sugar and, luckily, not at all greasy. The other bloggers are right; Tabard’s doughnuts are the best in town.
Upon inquiry to the waiter, Colleen picked Tabard’s most popular dish—scrambled eggs with cream cheese and chives served with sausage, a biscuit, and home fries. The scrambled eggs were some of the best in the city—light, fluffy, and flavorful. Meanwhile, Lindsey had the Eggs Benedict with spinach—which she described as mediocre—overly greasy spinach and a vinegary taste to the poached eggs. However, all were in agreement that the home fries are amazing.
I had the best dish on the table—a tart with asparagus, red pepper, crab meat and crème fraiche, served with a fresh, light, and flavorful side salad. The tart was creamy, delicious heaven with a warm, crumbly perfect crust—definitely one of the best brunches I’ve ever had.
The bitches say: A, for delicious food, adorable ambiance, unique dishes, and great service. We’ll give them a second chance on the benedicts. Check out the menu (here).
Hotel Tabard Inn
1739 N Street N.W.