As everybody knows, hotel brunches are hit or miss. On one hand, they’re often buffet-style occasions where you eat a myriad of food to your heart’s content. On the other, you’re served overpriced plates that could have easily been recreated at home. In any case, hotels have leaned into the brunch craze around D.C. with diverse menu options, some of which could rival your longtime favorites. Whether you’re looking to switch up your brunch routine or are planning a D.C. vacation, read on to see our recommendations for the best hotel brunches in Washington, D.C.
Kingbird at The Watergate Hotel
Kingbird might be your new favorite hotel brunch with a side of live entertainment. Start off with the pastry basket, which is a delightful assortment of croissants, cinnamon rolls, and pecan sticky rolls. Add some vegetables to your meal with the heirloom beet salad made with multi-colored yellow, pink, and red beets. Then, wash it all down with a strawberry Bellini or sangria blanca. Read our review here.
Kingbird at The Watergate Hotel, 2650 Virginia Ave NW, Washington, D.C.
The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown
By name only, you can expect the Ritz to deliver on ambiance and opulence. You can dine al fresco in their picturesque garden that serves as the perfect backdrop for the Instagram post that will soon follow. Tomato toast is a nice departure from the trendy avocado. And if you’re heading straight for cheesy-carbs, their macaroni and cheese is out of this world. If you saved room for dessert, get the s’mores French toast and thank us later. Read our review here.
The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, 3100 South Street NW, Washington, D.C.
The Greenhouse at the Jefferson Hotel
This boutique inn has been a Bitches favorite for years now. The staff at The Jefferson are kind, knowledgeable and attentive. The decor is Victorian without feeling gaudy and the food is just as impeccable. If you’re looking for a simple and classic meal before a day of sightseeing, start your morning at The Jefferson. Read our review here.
The Greenhouse at the Jefferson Hotel, 1200 16th St. NW, Washington, D.C.
A Rake’s Progress at The Line Hotel
One of D.C.’s newest boutique hotels is home to one of the most talked-about eateries in town. Their watermelon mimosa is fresh-tasting and delicious – plus it pairs perfectly with the soft shell crab eggs Benedict. The Baltimore-inspired menu does not miss a beat. Read our glowing review here.
A Rake’s Progress at The Line Hotel, 1770 Euclid St NW, Washington, D.C.
The Riggsby at The Carlyle Hotel
If a cozy, retro brunch is your idea of a swell afternoon, the Riggsby is ready to be your go-to destination. You can find this spot nestled inside of Dupont’s Carlyle Hotel. There’s a little bit for everyone here. Mussels for the seafood enthusiasts, the Schlow burger for the carnivores, and fresh spaghetti for anyone who woke up with pasta on the brain. Read our brunch review here.
The Riggsby at The Carlyle Hotel, 1731 New Hampshire Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
Blue Duck Tavern at The Park Hyatt
The Bitches love recommending Blue Duck Tavern, and the reasons are clear. The ambiance is warm, the food is tasty and the menu is diverse. Plus, they have a Michelin Star. Sip a mango sorbet mimosa while feasting on lemon ricotta pancakes topped with a poppyseed streusel and of course the chicken biscuit. Read our glowing review here.
Blue Duck Tavern at The Park Hyatt, 1201 24th St NW, Washington, D.C.
The Alex Speakeasy at The Graham Hotel
Sometimes brunch requires some exclusivity, and that’s where The Alex comes into play. They’ve branded themselves as a speakeasy and to their credit, is one of the more renowned in the city. Here you’ll find some of the best shrimp and grits in the District and that’s not an exaggeration. After brunch, venture to the rooftop to take in breathtaking views of Georgetown and surrounding neighborhoods. Check out our brunch review here.
The Alex Speakeasy at The Graham Hotel, 1075 Thomas Jefferson St NW, Washington, D.C.