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President’s Day Brunch Guide: D.C.

Is there a better way to celebrate the past and present leaders of our country than a celebratory brunch? We think not. After all, they fearlessly defended our independence so we can have the right to a Monday off work enjoying our favorite meal.

For those of you lucky enough to be out of the office, here are our picks for a festive President’s Day brunch.



Although it may not be as American as Presidents Day, Balkan restaurant Ambar will allow you to celebrate the diversity of our country. For a mere $35, you can enjoy bottomless food and drinks while you soak in the décor that charmed us on our last brunch there. Read our review of Ambar here.


There is nothing more we love than spending a spring afternoon brunching al fresco on the patio at Boqueria. Unfortunately, winter has rudely decided to limit our outdoor dining, but we can dream of warmer days at Boqueria’s Presidents Day brunch. The bottomless brunch features unlimited plates of Spanish tapas and endless red, white, or rose sangria, mimosas, or beer. We Bitches love rose, so we will raise a glass to George, Abe, and the coming spring. Read our review of Boqueria here

Boqueria Brunch


All of your brunching companions will find a dish to love on Commissary’s extensive menu. We’re partial to their unique twists on Bitch-approved Eggs Benedict and any of their brunch cocktails. If your brunch leaves wanting more of Commissary, head to the neighborhood spot for their Oscar’s party which features two cocktails, three small plates, and bottomless popcorn for $49 while viewing the award show (or, for the Bitches, the fab dresses). Read our review of Commissary here.

El Camino

This newcomer to Bloomingdale offers California inspired Mexican cuisine in a quirky setting. Thankfully, they recently launched brunch and will be open for Presidents Day festivities. We recommend ordering migas, a traditional Mexican breakfast dish, and washing it down with one of their signature cocktails.

Grillfish Brunch

El Centro

If you’re looking for a Mexican twist to your Presidents Day Brunch, then 14th Street’s El Centro is the pick for you. Like its sister restaurant Ambar, it is offering bottomless fare and cocktails for $35. Nothing says Hail to the Chief like endless margaritas, right? Read our review of El Centro’s brunch here.

Farmer Fishers Bakers

For the indecisive (or just hungry) brunch-goers, Farmers Fishers and Bakers is offering its signature brunch buffet for $29. Diners can choose between a wide variety of sweet and savory dishes at the buffet while servers pass samples of pizza and sushi around to tables. There’s no extra charge for the gorgeous view of the Georgetown waterfront. Read our review of Farmers Fishers Bakers here.



What says freedom like a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar? Dupont Circle’s Grillfish offers one along with a wide variety of tempting brunch cocktails. Follow it up with seafood-packed entrees for the best of what their menu has to offer. Our recent favorites included the crabcake Benedict and a beautiful tuna salad. Read our review of Grillfish here.

Logan Tavern

Logan Circle residents flock to this neighborhood restaurant for its dependably delicious food. Those looking for a Presidents day brunch sure to satisfy need to look no further. Beyond brunch, Logan Tavern offers a steal of a happy hour that often benefits our four-legged friends. Cocktails for a cause sound like a no-brainer to us. Read our review of Logan Tavern here.

Medium Rare

Just splurged on a Valentine’s Day gift? Not to worry. Medium Rare will be open on Presidents serving a brunch that is not only delicious, but also easy on your wallet. For $23, you can choose an appetizer, entrée, and bottomless beverages. We can’t resist their signature steak cooked; you guessed it, medium rare. Another must-have is their French toast which the soak overnight for maximum irresistibility. If you do head there for brunch, mention the Bitches for a free glass of champagne. Read our review of Medium Rare here and our interview with co-owner Mark Bucher here.

Medium Rare Brunch16

The Pig

We are firm believers that bacon makes everything better so take your Presidents Day to another level with brunch at The Pig. The Logan Circle favorite usually virtually every part of the pig to make delectable creations using local ingredients grown at their farm in La Plata, Maryland. The Pig also offers a great happy hour and fun events like a nose-to-tail dinner featuring different parts of the pig. Read our review of The Pig here and our interview with Chef Michael Bonk here.


Looking to keep the romance alive after Valentine’s Day? We recommend heading to Urbana with your sweetheart to slurp oysters over a glass of wine from their extensive wine list. A bit of an upgrade from a mimosa, brunch offers bottomless bellinis along with pizza, paninis, and more traditional brunch fare. This subterranean spot is the perfect hideaway for what looks to be a chilly Presidents Day. Read our review of Urbana here.



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  1. I was making brunch plans and saw that Ambar (Capitol Hill) had 10a tables available for Monday. I called to confirm and they’re serving brunch on President’s Day as well! Just wanted to let y’all know.

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