We don’t need to remind you that the brunch scene in Washington, D.C. is incredible. After all, Bitches Who Brunch did get its start in our nation’s capital almost a decade ago! Excellent news: northern Virginia’s brunch scene is quickly catching up. Just “over the river” lies Arlington, a city that boasts a delicious assortment of eateries. We’ve rounded up the brunches in the 703 that are worthy of your weekend consideration.
Punch Bowl Social Arlington
The millennial playground opened their Arlington doors earlier this year and we are big, big fans. Enjoy boozy milkshakes and cauliflower nachos and when you’re stuffed, burn off some calories with a game of bowling or skee-ball. Read our glowing brunch review here.
Punch Bowl Social Arlington, 4238 Wilson Blvd, (571) 297-7640
True Food Kitchen Arlington
Just next door to Punch Bowl Social is True Food Kitchen; a different vibe that serves delectable plates aplenty. For those looking for a lighter brunch fare that highlights seasonal fruits and vegetables, head here to fulfill those cravings. While you’re there, sip on some of our personal favorites such as the Cascara Cold Brew or rosé sangria. Read our brunch review here.
True Food Kitchen Arlington, 4238 Wilson Blvd Suite 1110, (703) 527-0930
Fyve at the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City
If you’re looking for a more opulent afternoon, Fyve at the Ritz-Carlton has you covered. Hotel brunches can be a hit or miss, and here it’s a major hit. Bite-size chicken and waffles, pain perdu, and short rib hash will leave you satisfied and looking for another special occasion to justify a second (or third) visit. Read our review here.
Fyve at the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City, 1250 S.Hayes St., (703) 415-5000
Most people don’t think of the Courthouse neighborhood for brunch, but Courthaus Social is looking to change that narrative. Head to the biergarten if you want to find soft pretzels larger than your face and Bloody Marys that could be entrées all by themselves. Check out our review here.
Courthaus Social, 2300 Clarendon Blvd, 703-243-4900
We can’t publish an Arlington brunch roundup without including Ambar, which is one of Clarendon’s most sought after eateries on weekdays and weekends alike. The Balkan-themed restaurant has an all-you-can-eat brunch option that’s filled with flavor and thoughtful preparation. Whether you head there with a group of 20 (like I did for my birthday) or first date, you won’t be disappointed by the true ‘Balkan Experience.’ Read up on what we said about brunch here.
Ambar Clarendon, 2901 Wilson Blvd, (703) 875-9663
Southern food in northern Virginia? Groundbreaking. But really, Tupelo Honey brought the recognizable tastes of signature meals below the Mason-Dixon line and reintroduced them to a new audience with success. We promise you’ll be immediately impressed with their freshly baked biscuits accompanied by honey and blueberry jam, and you won’t stop raving about their fried green tomatoes served on a bed of goat cheese grits. Check out our brunch review here.
Tupelo Honey, 1616 N Troy St, (703) 253-8140
With a slew of options in Clarendon, Wilson Hardware often gets overlooked. However, the Bitches are here to make sure they get the attention and credit they deserve. Look forward to $35 unlimited platters here too, complete with quarter mimosas. Get the French toast and thank us later. See our review here.
Wilson Hardware, 2915 Wilson Boulevard, (703) 527-4200