Most people come into Washington, DC for tourism and tend to enjoy the history, museums, and nightlife.
They go to the Smithsonian, look at the Japanese Cherry Blossoms, and check out the monuments. But, one thing in DC we have that many tourists don’t know about is brunch culture. Read on for a guide to the 15 best bottomless brunches in DC:
Lapis took the place of the famous Napolean recently, but with bottomless brunch cocktails for two hours at $22 an hour? Consider me sold on this Afghan bistro brunch.
#SpoonTip: Brunch is almost 6 hours long, so you can always come later.
Feast on a never-ending selection of delicious unlimited not-so-small plates for $24.99. Spend another $14.99 and you get bottomless drinks, and can switch between mimosas, sangria, Tecate, and Bloody Marys.
#SpoonTip: Bring your meat-loving friends since the meat dishes are the real standouts.
3. Alba Osteria
Alba Osteria is a solid option for a brunch if you find yourself north of Chinatown with mimosas for the wine lovers and beermosas for those who don’t like wine. An added bonus is that the eggs are delicious.
Latin-Asian fusion stays true to its Asian roots as the decor and atmosphere are great for brunch. The service is quick but you will never feel rushed to finish and the food is beautifully plated.
5. Cava Mezze
While diners can order brunch cocktails a la carte, the $30 bottomless deal offers all you can eat food along with penny mimosas, $2 Bloody Marys and $2 beers. This place is Bitches Who Brunch approved.
#SpoonTip: For adventurous eaters, try out the Spicy Lamb Benedict.
Greek-style brunch full of tapas and house drinks on weekends. The spot offers both indoor and outdoor seating; the outside is bright and airy while the inside is comfy and cozy with a fully stocked bar.
#SpoonTip: You can get any highball drink with the house liquors in addition to typical brunch cocktails with the purchase of bottomless brunch.
7. Casa Luca
At the heart of the metro, Casa Luca offers an Italian brunch that doesn’t disappoint. However, you have to get the signature prix fixe brunch with bottomless mimosas if you want to spend only $32. The bottomless mimosas themselves are $14.
#SpoonTip: There is also a light healthy brunch with a mocktail in case you want to brunch but not go bottomless.
The patio ambiance and the quality of food make this $40 prixe fixe brunch with bottomless drinks a steal, but if you don’t want to get a set type of brunch and want to order a la carte, you can still get bottomless drinks for $15. Try the waffles for an incredibly sweet and rich brunch treat.
9. DC Harvest
A solid brunch spot with quality, well-prepared cuisine in a charming row house on H Street. This brunch spot is good for brunch dates and family friendly.
#SpoonTip: Be sure to order dessert, each one is perfect.
10. Bar Charley
Bar Charley uses quality ingredients and offers bottomless mimosas or bloody marys with your meal for $23.95. A steal for an English-style restaurant. The biscuits are fantastic as well — I wouldn’t be surprised to see food like this in Sherlock or Doctor Who.
11. Eat the Rich
Eat the Rich is an oyster bar that does brunch. It’s definitely the place to go for a different brunch experience. Not everything is seafood though, so don’t be afraid to come out and try it.
#SpoonTip: Start with cocktails and a dozen oysters before the main courses.
12. Medium Rare
Inspired by a French Restaurant, at this American brunch, you can be guaranteed to get great food on this steak-and-eggs themed menu. And it’s only $23 for two courses and bottomless beverages. They even have two locations, so if you don’t want to go to Capitol Hill, check out their Cleveland Park location.
I personally love Vinoteca. I used to go grab brunch there every time I was in the area with my brother. Get the bottomless mimosas deal and enjoy the yummy fair at this U Street hidden gem.
#SpoonTip: Get adventurous and try the duck confit benedict; I know, duck at brunch? You’d be surprised.
15. Red Rocks
Red Rocks is a solid, laid-back brunch spot with bottomless mimosas and friendly, accommodating staff. The food is great and the drinks keep flowing, what more would you want?
I suggest ordering the French Toast Sammy. It’s your choice of meat and cheddar scrambled eggs on brandy-spiked french toast, with a side of breakfast potatoes.