Past Brunches

September 04, 2022

Bar Chinois Review

Bar Chinois

Mt Vernon

4.16

Serving the champagne and mixer individually is an excellent way to ensure the ratio we like to see, and Bar Chinois doesn't disappoint, with heavy pours extending past the two-hour mark.

August 27, 2022

Quattro Osteria Review

Quattro Osteria

Shaw

3.67

Your surroundings can vary from a loungy, open-air terrace to a classic back dining room, but in either option you're liable to find service staff outnumbering fellow diners, making for a rather mellow brunch experience.

August 13, 2022

Dirty Habit Review

Dirty Habit

Penn Quarter, Chinatown

1.01

The $45 charge for bottomless drinks alone is a dollar more than the entire Ambar experience (and, notably, $10 more than the price listed on Dirty Habit's website), so things weren't looking good for this score the moment we got the menu.

August 06, 2022

Matchbox Review

Matchbox

Penn Quarter

3.91

You can choose among five flavors — peach, cranberry, grapefruit and pineapple complement the usual orange — and with the champagne and juices served separately, your mimosas are as strong (or weak) as you like.

July 23, 2022

Agua 301 Review

Agua 301

Navy Yard

3.99

For a brunch menu that tops out at a $16 crab cake benedict, you'll leave impressively full (the complimentary chips and salsa doesn't hurt)

July 16, 2022

Pearl Dive Oyster Palace Review

Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

Logan Circle, 14th Street

2.96

Despite the $29 bottomless price, you're limited to orange and cranberry options, but fortunately the mimosas are light on the juice

July 02, 2022

Agora Review

Agora

Dupont Circle

2.84

Agora's dedicated to turning over your table by the two-hour mark, which means mimosa service lasts for even less.

June 25, 2022

Gatsby Review

Gatsby

Navy Yard

3.68

For a brunch spot, the mimosas were disappointing, but the cocktail options are aplenty and delicious, with a bourbon selection providing a rare opportunity to minimize the sugar.

June 18, 2022

Slash Run Review

Slash Run

Petworth

3.46

The classics are on offer, but it's the PBR and brewdrivers that really sets the tone, and at $26 for the bottomless option and an entree, sometimes it pays to brunch at a dive bar.

June 11, 2022

Mi Casa Review

Mi Casa

Dupont Circle

4.03

There's a wide selection (including an actually-good-brunch-margarita!), but we quickly gravitated toward Mi Casa's house punch, which was only enhanced by the goblet-sized contraption in which they arrived.

June 04, 2022

Tortuga Bar and Grille Review

Tortuga Bar and Grille

Eastern Market, Capitol Hill

3.55

For $25, the bottomless menu including a single mimosa option is a bit disappointing, but fortunately the freshly made pitchers don't lack for champagne.

May 29, 2022

Teddy & The Bully Bar Review

Teddy & The Bully Bar

Dupont Circle

3.17

Teddy's sticks to the classics, with bottomless mimosas and (if you must) Bloody Marys, though they fortunately go off-script by at least offering a cranberry juice option.

April 30, 2022

All-Purpose Review

All-Purpose

Shaw

4.09

When an opportunity to drink Aperol spritzes all afternoon presents itself, we've gotta take it, even if deep down we suspect they weren't that strong.

April 23, 2022

Hawthorne Review

Hawthorne

U Street

2.95

You're dining at a club, so temper your expectations accordingly. Still, it's hard to go wrong with classic American food.

April 16, 2022

Bar Deco Review

Bar Deco

Penn Quarter, Chinatown

3.36

The bottomless deal's spruced up with bellinis and the always-dangerous rosé, and we'll never complain about the control over champagne levels that leaving mimosa construction to us provides.

April 02, 2022

Lavagna Review

Lavagna

Eastern Market, Capitol Hill

4.34

You probably don't usually have spaghetti carbonara for brunch, but you should make an exception here. If you're not feeling quite that frisky, the mainstays still acquit themselves well.

March 19, 2022

DC Harvest Review

DC Harvest

H Street

2.65

Serving mimosas a carafe at a time is a great way to ensure we're never empty, and the complimentary samples of nitro cold brew are an unexpected treat.

March 12, 2022

RedRocks Review

RedRocks

Columbia Heights

3.95

RedRocks is very much a pizza place (if the 14 different pies aren't enough, don't sleep on the breakfast calzones), but breakfast classics still abound, at a great intersection of affordability and portion size.

March 05, 2022

Beuchert's Saloon Review

Beuchert's Saloon

Eastern Market, Capitol Hill

4.59

Brunch staples rule the day here, and from the chicken and waffles to the latke-enhanced breakfast sandwich, they're worth it.

February 26, 2022

Pappe Review

Pappe

Logan Circle, 14th Street

4.41

We'd usually complain about a $30 bottomless package, but not when it includes essentially the restaurant's entire drink menu

February 20, 2022

El Techo Review

El Techo

Shaw

2.79

The party brunch scene at 1:30 (p.m.) on a Sunday is a unique vibe. But the rooftop's a little too obviously Instagrammable, and the charm wears off after sitting a few hours in El Techo's very uncomfortable seats.

February 12, 2022

Pisco y Nazca Review

Pisco y Nazca

Dupont Circle

4.72

We know we're suckers for a sangria deal, but at $19 this is a good one even if the strength varies by glass, and the mimosas don't disappoint either.

February 05, 2022

Laredo Review

Laredo

Cleveland Park

3.85

At $34.99 for an entree and a variety of bottomless drinks (including coffee!), you'll rarely find a cheaper option, and that's not even counting the goodbye shot they'll throw in at the end.

January 29, 2022

Present Company Public House Review

Present Company Public House

Mt Vernon, Chinatown

3.66

Sadly, no one on our team went for the Miller High Life included in the $20 bottomless option, but the mimosas are quickly refilled, if a little weak.

January 22, 2022

Uptown Market Review

Uptown Market

Van Ness

2.10

The peach bellini's just peaches in champagne, which is sort of cool, but not worth nearly $30.

January 08, 2022

Lapis Review

Lapis

Adams Morgan

3.67

The dining room has a cozy, bright feel, which couldn't be more opposite from whatever's going on in the basement.

December 18, 2021

Little Coco's Review

Little Coco's

Petworth

3.24

Most brunch items can be combined with the bottomless offerings for $26, which is about as competitive a deal as you'll find, but are accordingly unremarkable.

December 11, 2021

Trio Bistro Review

Trio Bistro

Dupont Circle

2.66

We're aware we complain about this a lot, but this time it really did feel like the mimosas were straight orange juice.

December 04, 2021

Sequoia Review

Sequoia

Georgetown

4.19

The tapas menu is delightful, with oysters and shrimp making for a much more exciting appetizer than usual and enough mini-desserts to kill off any last worries you aren't full

November 27, 2021

Alero Review

Alero

U Street

1.71

The complimentary chips might've been the most memorable part, which is never a great sign. At least it's cheap!

November 06, 2021

The Pig Review

The Pig

Logan Circle, 14th Street

3.44

Only classic OJ's on offer, but large glasses are always an excellent way to keep the buzz going.

October 02, 2021

Carving Room Review

Carving Room

Mt Vernon

3.58

As its name implies, a restaurant called Carving Room is fundamentally a sandwich place -- you can't go wrong with the pastrami options

September 18, 2021

dLeña Review

dLeña

Mt Vernon

4.54

There's no filler on the bottomless food menu -- even sides like the grilled street corn are presented with care -- even if it may lean seafood-heavy for some.

September 11, 2021

Ophelia’s Fish House Review

Ophelia’s Fish House

Eastern Market, Capitol Hill

3.51

The perfect weather might be inflating our rating of their patio, but even if you're stuck inside, the fish-lined walls are a nice touch.

September 04, 2021

Madhatter Review

Madhatter

Dupont Circle

2.38

The classic OJ is light enough on the champagne to be part of a complete breakfast

August 21, 2021

ala Review

ala

Dupont Circle

3.72

The vaunted "mimosa bar," replete with flavors like rose and lavender and accoutrements like berries and mint leaves, alone makes ala well-worth a visit.

July 24, 2021

Medium Rare Review

Medium Rare

Cleveland Park

4.22

Our waiter told us he "wasn't done with us yet" and brought us another mimosa carafe when we asked for the check, which just about sums up our experience.

July 17, 2021

Doi Moi Review

Doi Moi

14th Street

3.49

Doi Moi puts an innovative spin on some traditional brunch items and you can always just order a big bowl of noodles if your heart desires.

July 10, 2021

El Chucho Review

El Chucho

Columbia Heights

3.53

The mimosa options are limited but distinctive (and, when combined with a burrito for less than $30, cheap) enough to merit a high score.

July 03, 2021

Floriana Review

Floriana

Dupont Circle

3.55

It's not every day you can have gnocchi for brunch, and like any good Italian restaurant the bread is on-point

June 26, 2021

Tico Review

Tico

U Street, 14th Street

3.21

For how artful the interior is, the vibe is remarkably staid, and the formulaic feel isn't helped by the dedication to that 90-minute limit.

June 19, 2021

Station 4 Review

Station 4

Waterfront

3.68

All your traditional brunch offerings are here and they're eggscellent, but there's no way an a la carte crabcake eggs benedict should cost $25

June 05, 2021

District Kitchen Review

District Kitchen

Woodley Park

4.37

With three flavors, including an innovative guava, you won't be bored, and at $35 for drinks and both an appetizer and a main course, you won't be bankrupt, either.

May 22, 2021

Takoda Review

Takoda

Shaw, U Street

4.15

It's a DIY situation, which works well when the supplies are replenished as quickly as they are here

May 15, 2021

Canopy Review

Canopy

The Wharf

3.82

A lack of variety is easily forgiven when mimosas are served a milk jug at a time -- per person

April 17, 2021

The Admiral Review

The Admiral

Dupont Circle

3.44

Despite the menu's proclamation that "it's a marathon, not a sprint," the number of 22-year-olds pounding Bud Lights seems to have convinced servers that most patrons see things differently.

April 10, 2021

Tonic at Quigley's Review

Tonic at Quigley's

Foggy Bottom

2.67

The menu is nicely balanced between breakfast and lunch options, all of which are basically complimentary to the tremendous number of tater tots

March 20, 2021

Urban Roast Review

Urban Roast

Penn Quarter, Chinatown

3.41

Don't be fooled by a slow start, our server picked up quickly on the need to bring two champagne bottles at a time

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