Monday, August 13, 2012

Best Brunch in DC: Lauren's Picks

Photo by Emily Clack
DC has some great brunch spots.  Here are some of my favorites:

The Pig's Shrimp and Chorizo Hash with Duck Eggs is divine!  Every dish we tried was totally tasty.  The Bloody Mary cocktails are made with cucumber infused vodka and house-made mix.  They taste like gazpacho in a glass.  Yum!  The French toast is OMG-good, but also super rich so might be best to share.  I love their Fried Green Tomatoes with Rabbit Confit.  The entire menu leaves your mouth watering.  
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Chef Harper McClure goes above and beyond with his brunch menu at The Federalist.  He offers a communal table with an assortment of salads, soups and his seasonal specialties to start off the meal.  The table is elegantly decorated with the charm of a farmers market.  The assortment changes every week.  You'll find house cured salmon, fresh berries, Boudin Blanc with housemade mustard, cucumber and Greek Yogurt salad, white gazpacho, raw farm vegetables with lavender butter, confit chicken salad, and asparagus salad. Everything is cooked perfectly and plated beautifully. 

Blue Duck Tavern cooks up some amazing Crab Cakes with Poached Eggs and Aioli.  You can even learn how to make it on Capital Cooking's Sunday Brunch episode.

Napoleon Bistro offers delightful French fare.  In the summer the patio is awesome, but in the winter, you'll still enjoy crepes and more. 

La Fourchette in Adams Morgan also features some delicious French dishes.  I loved the omelets.
Dying to try:  Boundary Road,  Graffiato, Tabard Inn, Masa 14, Cork, The Source, The Hamilton and Howard Theatre.

What are your favorite brunch spots in DC?


Dclionking said...

The Tabard Inn 
Busboys and Poets
Kafe Loppold

Lauren DeSantis said...

 Thanks for the recommendations!