On the weekends breakfast is my favorite meal to indulge in; but after a night of partying, the last thing I want to do is get up at the crack of dawn to catch it being served. Thankfully living in the DC area where brunch culture is alive and poppin, I can enjoy pancakes and omelets between the hours of 11:00am and 3:00pm. According to dc.eater.com, there are 30+ brunches in the nation’s capital. Here are 3 of my favorite from that number:
Located on 1924 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, this elegant restaurant describes itself as a “co-op-owned American eatery dishing out market-driven comfort cuisine along with rustic-chic style”. The decor and the food here is amazing. From Uncle Buck’s Beignets to cocktails made with local distilled spirits, it’s no surprise to see Founding Farmer diners posting pictures of their delicious meals and drinks all over social media.
Brunch is served Saturday, Sunday, and Holiday Mondays from 9am-2pm. Both the DC and MoCo locations serve an “a la carte” style brunch. To experience the Farmers Market Buffet Brunch, go to the Tysons Corner location in Virginia.
Nightly, Gryphon is one of the best places to party, and on Sunday afternoon it’s one of the best places to brunch! Please do not underestimate brunch being held at a “club”. The buffet is great and the bottomless mimosa option makes this brunch a winner with me. Besides the food, the energy is awesome: a stylishly dressed room enjoying themselves, dancing while the DJ does their thing in the background. After brunch hours, the true turn up begins so feel free to stay for the after party.
The Gryphon is located at 1337 Connecticut Avenue NW IN Washington, D.C. Brunch hours are between 11 am -4 pm. Reservations are highly recommended.
Matter Hatter is a “lively tavern known for beer & pub fare channels Alice’s Wonderland with an upside down room & more”. The mythical atmosphere and decent prices are what make this place great. Brunch offers standard breakfast american fare: steak and eggs, chicken and waffles, pancakes, or French toast. My favorites on the menu are Mad Man’s Breakfast or the Hatter Skillet. They’re both magically delicious! (I couldn’t help myself, I had to say it lol)
Brunch hours are between 11:30 am and 2 pm. It is located at 1319 Connecticut Ave NW.