Let's Do Brunch! Leisurely Spots Abound in Washington, D.C.

After late nights on Friday and/or Saturday, the idea of getting up early to catch breakfast at your favorite Washington, D.C. venue is unthinkable. Your bed is much too warm and cozy! Thankfully many local restaurants offer brunch menus later in the day featuring breakfast must-have dishes like pancakes, waffles and eggs and lunch items favorites including sandwiches, pastas and salads. So sleep in, get some rest and let head to these 10Best Brunch picks in the nation's capital. 

If you crave an elegant setting, you can't go wrong with making reservations at Fiola Mare which over looks the Potomac River and showcases a daily changing menu based on seasonal and local fare. The Hay Adams is one of the best luxury hotels in the district so it should come as no surprise that their restaurant The Lafayette gives diners a first-class food and beverage experience. 

Looking for some entertainment to go with your meal? SAX Washington, D.C. puts on a burlesque performance during its brunch while Perrys offers a drag show that usually has guests lining up an hour before show time just to get one of the first seatings.

Whatever time you decide to roll out of bed, the district has a place to fit your every brunch need.


This classic American diner with a 1920s/1930s vibe offers patrons multiple comfort food dishes to chose from all day long. Buttermilk chicken fried steak, the walk of shame breakfast burrito, the Ty Cobb salad and Ted's famous grilled cheese...  Read More

Tabard Inn Restaurant
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Dubbing itself a European-style oasis on American soil, this venue offers both a charming place to sleep and a restaurant featuring a seasonal dish menu. Located inside three townhomes dating back to the late 19th century, the Inn has 40...  Read More

Le Diplomate
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For a taste of France right here in Washington, D.C., head to this bistro which offers an incredible comfort food menu for brunch, après midi and dinner. Brunch options include breakfast favorites like steak and eggs and spinach omelet and...  Read More

Logan Circle
Commissary DC

Looking for a casual place to take in brunch? Head to Commissary, a neighborhood hangout that encompasses café, bar and coffeehouse crowds. They serve breakfast all day but their brunch is always a crowd pleaser. Brunch Benedicts including the...  Read More

Bar Charley
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You may not think of a bar as a great brunch spot but your opinion will change after coming to this Dupont Circle eatery. Opened in 2013, this restaurant's modern bistro menu focuses on imaginative yet affordable food and drink. Brunch offerings...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Perrys

Brunch can be a 'drag' if you pick the wrong spot but you won't go wrong choosing Perrys. Every Sunday, the venue hosts a drag brunch show featuring queens and a continuous performance. If you are celebrating something special, be sure to tell...  Read More

Want some entertainment to go with your brunch? Then head on over to SAX Washington, D.C. which is a restaurant/bar that's also a burlesque. 'The Cirque Brunch' promises a Friday night experience on a Sunday afternoon with performances starting...  Read More

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Taking his inspiration from Greek cuisine, Top Chef contestant Mike Isabella's eatery features two-wood fire grills with rotating spits that roast lamb, goat, duck, chicken and suckling pig all day. Always a hot reservation to land, the venue is...  Read More

The Hay-Adams is one of the finest hotel's in the nation's capital so it's no surprise that they also feature an elegant, first-class restaurant in The Lafayette. Begin your brunch experience by visiting the appetizer buffet for your choice of...  Read More

Fiola Mare
Photo courtesy of Fiola Mare

With gorgeous views of the Potomac River and a seafood market counter to evoke a Mediterranean feel, this restaurant will make you want to get out of bed to catch it's top-notch brunch menu. Using the finest, freshest ingredients, the menu...  Read More


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