Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Washington DC Best Brunch Restaurants


The most versatile—and decadent—meal of the week, brunch with family and friends is a great way to enjoy gourmet food on a laid-back weekend. Linger over strawberry waffles, have a hearty starter of an omelet with crispy bacon, sip a glass of Champagne, or dive into a succulent plate of crabs' legs. Anything goes at this not-quite-breakfast, not-quite-lunch event. We've done the legwork for you, so just sit back, relax, and search our list of the best brunch restaurants in Washington, DC.


View the Top 10 Brunch Restaurants in Washington, DC


Acadiana Southern
14/20
Dining Room at Acadiana , Washington, DC 901 New York Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20001
Menu
Jeff Tunks woos diners with assorted down-home Southern dishes. More...

Agora Turkish
14/20
1527 17th St. NW
Washington, DC 20036
Menu
Snappy Greek-Turkish eatery with a diverse menu in midtown DC. More...

Al Dente Italian
14/20
3201 New Mexico Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Menu
Roberto Donna’s Italian cooking including his standout tiramisu “hemisphere.” More...

Art and Soul Southern
14/20
The Liaison Capitol Hill
415 New Jersey Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20001
Menu
Enjoy haute Southern cooking in a contemporary setting. More...

Birch & Barley American
14/20
Dining Room at Birch & Barley, Washington, DC 1337 14th St. NW
Washington, DC 20005
Menu
Hot, hip and happening, with American fare, for every age. More...

BlackSalt Restaurant Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at BlackSalt Restaurant, Washington, DC 4883 MacArthur Blvd. NW
Washington, DC 20007
Menu
One of DC’s premiere seafood restaurants, and a seafood market as well. More...

Blue Duck Tavern American Regional
No Rating
Dining Room at Blue Duck Tavern, Washington, DC Park Hyatt Washington
1201 24th St. NW
Washington, DC 20037
Menu
A contemporary, farm-to-restaurant destination with an elegant menu. More...

The Bombay Club Indian
14/20
Dining Room at The Bombay Club, Washington, DC 815 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20006

The Bombay Club re-creates the atmosphere of the Raj. More...

Brasserie Beck Belgian
15/20
Dining Room at Brasserie Beck, Washington, DC 1101 K St. NW
Washington, DC 20005
Menu
Robert Wiedmaier's Belgian-French cooking in a highly diverting setting. More...

Cedar American Regional
13/20
822 E St. NW
Washington, DC 20004
Menu
Wild game and produce are hallmarks of Cedar's menu. More...

Co Co. Sala Contemporary
13/20
Dining Room at Co Co. Sala, Washington, DC 929 F St. NW
Washington, DC 20004
Menu
A chocoholic's dream; it’s in everything from macaroni and cheese to soufflés. More...

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar Cuban
14/20
801 9th St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
Menu
Snazzy rum drinks and creative Cuban fare tempt the palate. More...

DGS Delicatessen Jewish
14/20
1317 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036
Menu
First-rate Jewish deli in the heart of DC. More...

Farmers Fishers Bakers American
13/20
Dining Room at Farmers Fishers Bakers, Washington, DC Washington Harbour
3000 K St. NW
Washington, DC 20007
Menu
Sushi, an in-house bakery and more in an all-American setting. More...

Firefly American
14/20
Dining Room at Firefly, Washington, DC Hotel Madera
1310 New Hampshire Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036
Menu
Inspired American cooking from chef Daniel Bortnick. More...

Floriana American
14/20
1602 17th St. NW
Washington, DC 20016

Exciting, inventive cooking marks Floriana's reemergence onto the DC dining scene. More...

Georgia Brown's Southern
14/20
Dining Room at Georgia Brown 950 15th St. NW
Washington, DC 20005
Menu
This eatery racks up high marks for its solid Southern cooking and its full-scale Sunday brunch. More...

Masa 14 Asian
14/20
Dining Room at Masa 14, Washington, DC 1825 14th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
Menu
Hot destination for a fusion of the best of Asian and Latino flavors. More...

Old Ebbitt Grill American
14/20
675 15th St. NW
Washington, DC 20005
Menu
American fare in a restaurant that captures the city's be-there spirit in an exuberant, old-world setting. More...

Perrys Japanese
12/20
Dining Room at Perrys, Washington, DC 1811 Columbia Rd. NW
Washington, DC 20009
Menu
Campy, kicky, trendy --- a cool Adams Morgan destination. More...

RIS American
15/20
Dining Room at RIS, Washington, DC 2275 L St. NW
Washington, DC 20037
Menu
Ris Lacoste is back with her American cuisine in the West End. More...

Tabard Inn American
14/20
Dining Room at Tabard Inn, Washington, DC Tabard Inn
1739 N St. NW
Washington, DC 20036
Menu
A DC landmark, the inn is redolent with tradition and charm, with food to match. More...

Back to Best Brunch

RESTAURANT AWARDS 2014

Check out the 2014 edition of GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Issue, which features the Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., Rising Chefs and more.