Brunch is one of our favorite meals at District Home Magazine. Here are a couple of favorites that are definite crowd pleasers and great for the holiday season. Enjoy!
Blue Duck Tavern
West End ~ 24 & M Streets NW
A favorite spot of the Obamas for intimate dinners and known for its signature refined American cuisine, the Blue Duck Tavern’s brunch certainly is not one to be overshadowed by the evening meal. Blue Duck has a passion for locally sourced ingredients, and recognizes their growers on the menu next to each dish. Enjoy a gourmet cocktail or fresh squeezed juice along with starters such as the Sticky Bun, assorted basket of homemade pastries, or Salmon Avocado Johnny Cake. Main dishes include traditional yet upscale comfort food such as Strawberry-Rhubarb French Toast, Eggs Benedict with Smoked Trout, Wagyu Beef Steak and Egg, and Short Rib Hash.
Birch and Barley
Logan Circle ~ 1337 14th St NW
Birch & Barley takes a different approach to brunch. While for many in the restaurant industry it can be a difficult day, Chef Kyle Bailey & his team embrace with an all day Sunday brunch menu filled with sweet and savory dishes. Many choose the “Boozy Brunch” option, which begins with freshly fried donut holes and choice of two brunch cocktails like the Brunch Punch (Bourbon, Iced Black Tea, Citrus, Mint, Honey and Bitters) & the Cava Mimosa. The indulgent entrée offerings include the famous Fried Chicken & Waffles, House-Brined Corned Beef Hash with Fried Duck Eggs, and Sausage, Egg and Cheese on a Warm Crème Fraîche Biscuit with hash browns.
Farmers Fishers Bakers
Georgetown ~ 3000 K Street NW
Farmers Fishers Bakers boasts an award winning, all-you-can-eat, farmers market style brunch buffet. First, Heavenly Fluffy Biscuits & Warm Cinnamon Rolls are served to each table with butter and larder jam. The buffet spread features indulgences such as Brûléed Pink Grapefruit, Hot Maryland Crab Dip, Bananas Foster French Toast, Honey Pot Fried Chicken, Cured Ham, an assortment of house made pastries along with various salads and traditional brunch fare. Brunch includes complimentary drip coffee and iced tea, but don’t miss out on the cocktail options, featuring house made simple syrups and blends. This brunch is kid-friendly, and children under six eat free.
Adams Morgan ~ 1815 Adams Mill Rd NW
The appropriately named Southern Hospitality offers just that: a warm, sweet and welcoming approach to dining. Offering southern-style brunch on Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesday evenings (who doesn't love brunch for dinner?!), you'll be sure to go home with a happy stomach -- if not also a new friend or two. Start out with the bottomless mimosas, and go for a Benedict with your choice of fried chicken, crab cake or salmon. Feeling lunch? Enjoy some Shrimp 'n' Grits, Mac 'n' Cheese, Fried Green Tomatoes or all of the above. Finally, if you can’t ecide between sweet and savory, spoil yourself with Southern Hospitality’s Chicken and Waffles.