DC Brunch Guide

Brunch:  Some people call it #basic, but I call paying $35 for endless booze and food to be a smart investment.  Having lived in DC for (almost) four years now, I thought I'd share my favorite spots.  All - clearly - are bottomless.

One  //  El Centro

I have a secret weakness for Mexican food.  $35 gets you endless margaritas, mimosas, and some other speciality cocktails along with endless tapas for two hours.  I like the one on Wisconsin in Georgetown, but if you're looking to go out afterwards I suggest the one on 14th. 

Two  //  The Fainting Goat

I've only been here once, but the time I did the food was FANTASTIC.  Bottomless is $17 and you get to pick your own flavor.

Three  //  Medium Rare

They have a location up in Cleveland Park and another over near the Capitol.  Their steak frites are great, but they also have normal brunch options.  At $25 for everything, this place is a bargain.

Four  //  Local 16

Super fun if you're going with a big group.  At $27 for bottomless plus an entree, it too is a good deal.

Five  //  Zengo

If you like Asian, this is a great brunch spot.  Everything is small places, but the food (and drinks) are bottomless. 

Six  //  Maxime Streak Frites

Similar to Medium Rare, but with a bigger menu.  It's right on M Street in Georgetown and the pastries are awesome.

Six  //  Southern Hospitality

Chicken-n-waffles, shrimp and grits, the works.  It's one of my favorite spots to hit up in the summer.

Seven  //  Policy

This isn't my favorite place, but instead of two hours you get three.  The food is good, but - if I'm being honest - not great.

Eight  //  Farmers, Fishers, and Bakers

It's a very GW/Georgetown locale, but there are a ton of different options even though I'm not a fan of buffets.  The food is good and the service is always fast.

Nine  //  Kapnos

When here for my 22nd birthday this year for brunch.  A bit on the pricer side, but it's not as rowdy as some of the other places (looking at you Local 16).

Ten  //  Kellari Taverna

Actually went to this place in NYC for brunch and loved it.  Had no idea they had a place here in DC.  The food is authentic Greek and the mimosas are made with high-end champagne (no cheap crap).

11 //  Cava Mezze

Mimosas are a penny and $30 gets you endless Greek/Mediterranean tapas.  Really fun to go and sit outside in the summer when the weather's nice.  The Mimosas are also served in water glasses #score.