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Best Breakfasts 2012

It’s said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But we like to think of it as the most fun. When else can you justify having bacon both on your plate and in your Bloody Mary? Whether you’re looking for a special-occasion splurge, a diner fill-up, or a few rounds of dim sum, our guide to more than 50 of our area’s best breakfast and brunch spots might make you forget that snooze button and leap out of bed.

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A & J Restaurant - Annandale

Rating:
Best Breakfasts 2012 Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2010 Cheap Eats 2011 Dirt Cheap Eats (2009)
Address: 4316-B Markham St., Annandale, VA
Neighborhood(s): Annandale
T: 703.813.8181
Cuisines: Breakfast, Cantonese, Chinese, Dim Sum
Price Range: Inexpensive
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Kid Friendly
Description: Not your everyday Northern Chinese dim sum.

Reviews:

A & J Restaurant: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 Cheap Eats 2011: A&J Restaurant Annandale Cheap Eats 2010: A & J Restaurant— Annandale Dirt Cheap Eats 2009: A & J Restaurant Cheap Eats 2009: A & J Restaurant - Annandale

A & J Restaurant - Rockville

Rating:
Best Breakfasts 2012 Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2010 Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 1319-C Rockville Pike , Rockville, MD 20852
Neighborhood(s): Rockville
T: 301-251-7878
Cuisines: Breakfast, Cantonese, Chinese, Dim Sum
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: Not your everyday Northern Chinese dim sum.

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2013: A&J Restaurant Cheap Eats 2012: A&J Restaurant Cheap Eats 2011: A&J Restaurant Rockville Cheap Eats 2010: A & J Restaurant— Rockville Dirt Cheap Eats 2009: A & J Restaurant

Art and Soul

Rating:
Best Breakfasts 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 415 New Jersey Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20001
Neighborhood(s): Capitol Hill, Capitol Hill, National Mall
T: 202-393-7777
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Southern, Modern, American, Breakfast
Price Range: Expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking Available
Description:

A mod-Southern spot from Oprah's former personal chef.

Reviews:

Art and Soul: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Art and Soul 100 Best Restaurants 2009: Art and Soul Art and Soul An Early Look at Art and Soul

Bagels And ...

Rating:
Best Breakfasts 2012 Cheap Eats (2009)
Address: 2019 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
Neighborhood(s): Annapolis
T: 410-224-8686
Cuisines: American, Breakfast, Deli/Quick Bites
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: The best bagels and bialys around.

Reviews:

Bagels and. . .: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 Cheap Eats 2009: Bagels and... Cheap Eats 2008: Bagels And ...

Bar Pilar

Rating:
Best Breakfasts 2012 Cheap Eats 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012 Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 1833 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009
Neighborhood(s): U Street/Shaw, Logan Circle
T: 202-265-1751
Cuisines: Tapas/Small Plates, Modern, American, Breakfast
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The seasonal small plates are the draw at this low-key bar.
Happy Hour Details: Monday-Sunday 5:00pm-7:00pm 5:00pm-6:00pm: half-price draft beers 6:00pm-7:00pm: $1 off draft beers

Reviews:

Bar Pilar: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 Cheap Eats 2012: Bar Pilar 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Bar Pilar Cheap Eats 2011: Bar Pilar 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Bar Pilar

Bayou Bakery

Rating:
Best Breakfasts 2012 Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 1515 N. Courthouse Rd., Arlington, VA 22201
Neighborhood(s): Arlington, Clarendon/Courthouse
T: 703-243-2410
Cuisines: Southern, American, Breakfast
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: New Orleans native and pastry chef David Guas has a lineup of sweet and savory odes to his home town.

Reviews:

Bayou Bakery: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 Cheap Eats 2012: Bayou Bakery Cheap Eats 2011: Bayou Bakery Dining on a Shoesting: Bayou Bakery

Bistro Bohem

Rating:
Best Breakfasts 2012
Address: 600 Florida Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20001
T: 202-735-5895
Cuisines: Breakfast
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Price Range: Inexpensive
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Kid Friendly, Weekend Brunch, Outdoor Seating
Happy Hour Details: Monday through Friday 5 to 7, $6 cocktails, $5 house wine

Reviews:

Bistro Bohem: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 First Look: Bistro Bohem

Bistrot du Coin

Rating:
Best Breakfasts 2012
Address: 1738 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20009
Neighborhood(s): Dupont Circle, Downtown
T: 202-234-6969
Cuisines: French, Breakfast
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: A boisterous French bistro.

Reviews:

Bistrot du Coin: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 Bistrot du Coin

Black Market Bistro

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2013 Best Breakfasts 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 4600 Waverly Ave., Kensington/Garrett Park, MD 20896
Neighborhood(s): Rockville, Kensington/Garrett Park
T: 301-933-3000
Cuisines: Modern, American, Breakfast
Price Range: Expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Weekend Brunch, Outdoor Seating
Description: This retro-chic neighborhood spot oozes charm.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants: Black Market Bistro Black Market Bistro: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Black Market Bistro 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Black Market Bistro 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Black Market Bistro

BlackSalt

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 Best Breakfasts 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 4883 MacArthur Blvd. NW, Washington, DC 20007
Neighborhood(s): Upper Northwest, Palisades
T: 202-342-9101
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Seafood, Modern, American, Breakfast
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
Price Range: Expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Weekend Brunch
Description:

Jeff and Barbara Black's fishmarket/dining room is always packed.

Happy Hour Details: Monday through Friday 4 to 7, Saturday and Sunday 4 to 6

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: BlackSalt 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: BlackSalt BlackSalt: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 100 Best Restaurants 2012: BlackSalt 100 Best Restaurants 2011: BlackSalt

Brasserie Beck

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2013 Best Breakfasts 2012 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 1101 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005
Neighborhood(s): Downtown
T: 202-408-1717
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Modern, Belgian, Breakfast
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking Available, Weekend Brunch
Description: Big food from Brussels.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Brasserie Beck Brasserie Beck: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Brasserie Beck 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Brasserie Beck 100 Best Restaurants 2009: Brasserie Beck

Busboys and Poets - U Street

Rating:
Best Breakfasts 2012
Address: 2021 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009
Neighborhood(s): U Street/Shaw
T: 202-387-7638
Cuisines: Vegetarian/Vegan, Pizza, American, Breakfast
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible
Description: A hybrid performance space/lounge/eatery.

Reviews:

Busboys and Poets: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 Neighborhood Eats: Busboys and Poets Busboys & Poets

Cashion's Eat Place

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 Best Breakfasts 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 1819 Columbia Rd., NW, Washington, DC 20009
Neighborhood(s): Adams Morgan
T: 202-797-1819
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Modern, American, Breakfast
Happy Hour on: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Price Range: Expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups
Description:

The handwritten menu at this relaxed restaurant changes by the day.

Happy Hour Details: Half-off wines by the glass and $5 beers.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Cashion’s Eat Place 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Cashion’s Eat Place Cashion’s Eat Place: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Cashion's Eat Place 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Cashion's Eat Place

Chef Geoff's - Downtown

Rating:
Best Breakfasts 2012 Happy Hour
Address: 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20004
Neighborhood(s): Downtown
T: 202-464-4461
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Modern, Pizza, Fusion/Eclectic, American, Breakfast
Scenes:
Food Specials
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Party Space, Good for Groups
Description: A popular happy hour and brunch spot.
Happy Hour Details: All day Monday and Tuesday; Wednesday through Sunday 3 to 7 PM.

Reviews:

Chef Geoff’s: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 Neighborhood Eats: Chef Geoff's Chef Geoff's

ChurchKey

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2013 Best Breakfasts 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012
Address: 1337 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005
Neighborhood(s): Logan Circle, Downtown
T: 202-567-2576
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Modern, American
Price Range: Moderate
Other: Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Good for Groups
Description: Two beer-centric concepts under one roof.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Birch & Barley Birch & Barley: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Birch & Barley/ChurchKey 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Birch & Barley Full Review of Birch & Barley

Columbia Firehouse

Rating:
Best Breakfasts 2012
Address: 109 S. St. Asaph St., Alexandria, VA 22314
Neighborhood(s): Alexandria, Old Town
T: 703-683-1776
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Steaks, Modern, American, Breakfast
Scenes:
Food Specials
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Price Range: Moderate
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Kid Friendly, Weekend Brunch, Party Space, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups
Description: Orlando Hiltzig mans the stoves at this Old Town chophouse.
Happy Hour Details: 4 to 7 PM

Reviews:

Columbia Firehouse: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 Columbia Firehouse (Full Review) New and Noteworthy: Columbia Firehouse

Duangrat's

Rating:
Best Breakfasts 2012
Address: 5878 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041
Neighborhood(s): Falls Church, Baileys Crossroads
T: 703-820-5775
Cuisines: Thai, Vegetarian/Vegan, Breakfast
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups
Description: Asian tapas and elegant Thai.

Reviews:

Duangrat’s: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 Duangrat's

Earl's

Rating:
Best Breakfasts 2012 Dirt Cheap Eats (2009)
Address: 2605 Wilson Blvd. , Arlington, VA 22201
Neighborhood(s): Arlington, Clarendon/Courthouse
T: 703-248-0150
Cuisines: Grocery Store/Market, American, Breakfast, Deli/Quick Bites
Price Range: Inexpensive
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Kid Friendly, Outdoor Seating, Breakfast
Description: A tiny breakfast/lunch counter with oversized sandwiches.

Reviews:

Earl’s: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 Best of Arlington: Earl's Dirt Cheap Eats 2009: Earl's

EatBar

Rating:
Best Breakfasts 2012 Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats (2009) Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 2761 Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201
Neighborhood(s): Arlington, Arlington, Clarendon/Courthouse
T: 703-778-9951
Cuisines: Tapas/Small Plates, Modern, American, Breakfast
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Weekend Brunch, Good for Groups
Description: Chef Nathan Anda—who also oversees the more expensive Tallula next door—is at his best here, dabbling in casual small plates and his beloved charcuterie.
Happy Hour Details: Monday through Friday, 4 PM to 7 PM.

Reviews:

EatBar: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 Cheap Eats 2012: Eatbar Cheap Eats 2011: EatBar Cheap Eats 2009: Eatbar Cheap Eats 2008: EatBar

Eatonville

Rating:
Best Breakfasts 2012
Address: 2121 14th St., NW, Washington, DC 20009
Neighborhood(s): U Street/Shaw
T: 202-332-9672
Cuisines: Southern, American, Breakfast
Scenes:
Food Specials
Outdoor Seating
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Weekend Brunch, Party Space, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups
Description: Andy Shallal's new literary-themed restaurant is just next door to Busboys and Poets, his popular U Street hangout.
Happy Hour Details: 4 PM to 7 PM every day at the bar.

Reviews:

Eatonville: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 Eatonville

Estadio

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 Best Breakfasts 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012
Address: 1520 14th St., NW, Washington, DC 20005
Neighborhood(s): U Street/Shaw, Logan Circle
T: 202-319-1404
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Spanish/Portuguese, Tapas/Small Plates, Breakfast
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking Available, Weekend Brunch, Good for Groups
Description:

A Spanish tapas house from Proof owner Mark Kuller in the red-hot Logan Circle neighborhood. Go early if you want a seat.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Estadio 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Estadio Estadio: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Estadio 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Estadio

Et Voila!

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 Best Breakfasts 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 5120 MacArthur Blvd., NW, Washington, DC 20016
Neighborhood(s): Upper Northwest, Palisades
T: 202-237-2300
Cuisines: French, Belgian, Breakfast
Scenes:
Food Specials
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Weekend Brunch, Good for Groups
Description:

Sturdy Belgian bistro classics.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Et Voila! 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Et Voila! Et Voila!: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Et Voila! 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Et Voila!

Evening Star Cafe

Rating:
Best Breakfasts 2012
Address: 2000 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA 22301
Neighborhood(s): Alexandria, Alexandria, Del Ray
T: 703-549-5051
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Modern, American, Breakfast
Scenes:
Outdoor Seating
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Weekend Brunch, Party Space, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups
Description: A funky, wine-savvy neighborhood hangout.

Reviews:

Evening Star Cafe: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 Neighborhood Eats: Evening Star Cafe Evening Star Cafe

Florida Avenue Grill

Rating:
Best Breakfasts 2012
Address: 1100 Florida Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20009
Neighborhood(s): Downtown
T: 202-265-1586
Cuisines: Southern, American, Breakfast
Price Range: Inexpensive
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Kid Friendly, Party Space, Breakfast
Description: DC's landmark greasy spoon.

Reviews:

Florida Avenue Grill: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 Florida Avenue Grill

Founding Farmers

Rating:
Best Breakfasts 2012 Happy Hour
Address: 1924 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20006
Neighborhood(s): Foggy Bottom/West End, Downtown
T: 202-822-8783
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Southern, Modern, American, Breakfast
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Good for Groups
Description:

Farm-fresh and trend-filled in Foggy Bottom.

Reviews:

Founding Farmers: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 Founding Farmers 100 Best Restaurants 2009: Founding Farmers An Early Look at Founding Farmers

Georgia Brown's

Rating:
Best Breakfasts 2012
Address: 950 15th St., NW, Washington, DC 20005
Neighborhood(s): Downtown
T: 202-393-4499
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Southern, American, Breakfast
Scenes:
Food Specials
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays
Price Range: Expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Valet Parking Available, Weekend Brunch, Party Space, Outdoor Seating
Description:

Hefty portions of Low Country cooking.

Happy Hour Details: Monday - Friday: 3PM - 7PM Saturday: 12PM - 5PM

Reviews:

Georgia Brown’s: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 Georgia Brown's Georgia Brown's

Härth

Rating:
Best Breakfasts 2012
Address: 7920 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, VA 22102
Neighborhood(s): Mclean

Hong Kong Pearl

Rating:
Best Breakfasts 2012 Cheap Eats 2012
Address: 6286 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church, VA
Neighborhood(s): Falls Church
T: 703-237-1388
Cuisines: Breakfast, Chinese
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Weekend Brunch, Party Space, Good for Groups

Reviews:

Hong Kong Pearl: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 Cheap Eats 2012: Hong Kong Pearl

Jackie's Restaurant

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2013 Best Breakfasts 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 8081 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring/Takoma Park, MD 20910
Neighborhood(s): Silver Spring/Takoma Park
T: 301-565-9700
Cuisines: Modern, Fusion/Eclectic, American, Breakfast
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Weekend Brunch, Party Space, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups
Description: A splashy, retro-cool spot for updated comfort food.
Happy Hour Details: Monday 5:30 PM to 9 PM, Tuesday to Friday 5 PM to 7 PM. $5 select wines, cocktails, and appetizers.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Jackie’s Jackie’s: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Jackie's 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Jackie's 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Jackie's

Jackson's Mighty Fine Food & Lucky Lounge

Rating:
Best Breakfasts 2012 First Look
Address: 11927 Democracy Dr., Reston, VA 20191
Neighborhood(s): Reston/Herndon
T: 703-437-0800
Cuisines: Sushi, Modern, American, Breakfast
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Outdoor Seating
Description: Total comfort in Reston Town Center.

Reviews:

Jackson’s Mighty Fine Food: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 100 Best Restaurants 2009: Jackson's MIghty Fine Food First Look: Jackson's Mighty Fine Food

Kushi

Rating:
Best Breakfasts 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012 Happy Hour
Address: 465 K St., NW, Washington, DC 20001
Neighborhood(s): Penn Quarter/Chinatown, Downtown
T: 202-682-3123
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Sushi, Tapas/Small Plates, Japanese, Breakfast
Scenes:
Food Specials
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Price Range: Expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Party Space, Good for Groups
Description: This pulsing izakaya and sushi spot brings fish from Tokyo’s Tsukiji market to downtown DC.
Happy Hour Details: Monday through Friday, 5:30 PM to 8 PM; $4 rail drinks, $5 select small plates

Reviews:

Kushi: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Kushi 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Kushi Great New Restaurants 2010: Kushi Raw Energy (Full Review)

La Sirenita

Rating:
Best Breakfasts 2012 Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2010 Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 4911 Edmonston Rd., Hyattsville, MD 20781
Neighborhood(s): Hyattsville
T: 301-864-0188
Cuisines: South American, Mexican, Breakfast
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description:

The Mexican cooking at this Riverdale diner is the real deal.

Reviews:

La Sirenita: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 Cheap Eats 2012: La Sirenita Cheap Eats 2011: La Sirenita Cheap Eats 2010: La Sirenita Cheap Eats 2009: La Sirenita

Leopold's Kafe & Konditorei

Rating:
Best Breakfasts 2012
Address: 3315 M Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007
Neighborhood(s): Georgetown
T: 202-965-6005
Cuisines: German/Austrian, Breakfast
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: A mod, Euro-style restaurant/lounge/coffeehouse that overlooks Cady's Alley.

Reviews:

Kafe Leopold & Konditorei: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 100 Best Restaurants 2009: Leopold's Kafe & Konditorei 100 Best Restaurants 2008: Leopold's Kafe & Konditorei Cheap Eats 2007: Leopold's Kafe & Konditorei January 2007: 100 Very Best Restaurants

Lia's

Rating:
Best Breakfasts 2012
Address: 4435 Willard Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Neighborhood(s): Tenleytown/Friendship Heights, Chevy Chase
T: 240-223-5427
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Pizza, Italian, Breakfast
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: Geoff Tracy aims high at his Mediterranean eatery.

Reviews:

Lia’s: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 Neighborhood Eats: Lia's Lia's

Liberty Tavern

Rating:
Best Breakfasts 2012 Great Bars 2011 Happy Hour 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 3195 Wilson Blvd. , Arlington, VA 22201
Neighborhood(s): Arlington, Arlington, Clarendon/Courthouse
T: 703-465-9360
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Modern, Pizza, American, Breakfast
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: A winning model for neighborhood dining.
Happy Hour Details: Monday through Thursday, 4 to 7 PM; Friday 2 to 7 PM: $3 drafts, $5 Industrial margarita or rum punch, and half-priced wines by the glass.

Reviews:

Great Bars 2011: Liberty Tavern Liberty Tavern

Liberty Tavern

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 Best Breakfasts 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 3195 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201
Neighborhood(s): Arlington, Arlington, Clarendon/Courthouse
T: 703-465-9360
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Modern, Pizza, American
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description:

A winning model for neighborhood dining.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Liberty Tavern 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Liberty Tavern Liberty Tavern: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Liberty Tavern 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Liberty Tavern

Maple Ave Restaurant

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 Best Breakfasts 2012
Address: 147 Maple Ave. W., Vienna, VA 22810
Neighborhood(s): Vienna
T: 703-319-2177
Cuisines: Fusion/Eclectic, American, Breakfast
Price Range: Moderate
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Kid Friendly
Description:

A tiny roadside restaurant with an ethnic menu that reaches to Thailand, the south, and Korea as inspiration.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Maple Ave Restaurant 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Maple Ave Restaurant Maple Ave Restaurant: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012

Market Lunch

Rating:
Best Breakfasts 2012
Address: 225 Seventh St. SE, Washington, DC 20003
Neighborhood(s): Capitol Hill, Capitol Hill, Southeast
T: 202-547-8444
Cuisines: Seafood, American, Barbecue, Breakfast
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: Eastern Market's famous breakfast and lunch stand draws long lines for, among other items, blueberry/buckwheat pancakes.

Reviews:

Market Lunch: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 Neighborhood Eats: Market Lunch Market Lunch

Metro 29

Rating:
Best Breakfasts 2012
Address: 4711 Lee Hwy. , Arlington, VA 22207
Neighborhood(s): Arlington
T: 703-528-2464
Cuisines: Diner, Greek/Mediterranean, American, Breakfast
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: Breakfast is the thing at this jukebox diner.

Reviews:

Metro 29: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 Neighborhood Eats: Metro 29

Mike’s Deli at Lazy Sundae

Rating:
Best Breakfasts 2012
Address: 112 N. West St., Falls Church, VA 22046
Neighborhood(s): Falls Church
T: 703-532-5299

Mintwood Place

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 Best Breakfasts 2012
Address: 1813 Columbia Rd. NW, Washington, DC 20009
Neighborhood(s): Adams Morgan
T: 202-234-6732

Parkway Deli & Restaurant

Rating:
Best Breakfasts 2012
Address: 8317 Grubb Rd., Silver Spring/Takoma Park, MD 20910
Neighborhood(s): Silver Spring/Takoma Park
T: 301-587-1427
Cuisines: Breakfast, Deli/Quick Bites
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

Reviews:

Parkway Deli: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 Parkway Deli and Restaurant

Perrys

Rating:
Best Breakfasts 2012
Address: 1811 Columbia Rd., NW, Washington, DC 20009
Neighborhood(s): Adams Morgan
T: 202.234.6218
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Cuisines: Sushi, Tapas/Small Plates, Modern, Japanese, American, Breakfast
Price Range: Expensive
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Kid Friendly
Description: Sushi under the stars.

Reviews:

Perrys: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 Perrys

Poste (Hotel Monaco)

Rating:
Best Breakfasts 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012 Happy Hour 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 555 Eighth St., NW, Washington, DC 20004
Neighborhood(s): Penn Quarter/Chinatown, Downtown
T: 202-783-6060
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Cuisines: Modern, American, Breakfast
Price Range: Expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking Available
Description: A hip hotel restaurant with an ever-changing modern American menu.

Reviews:

Poste: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Poste 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Poste 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Poste 100 Best Restaurants 2009: Poste

Ris

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 Best Breakfasts 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012 Happy Hour
Address: 2275 L St., NW, Washington, DC 20037
Neighborhood(s): Foggy Bottom/West End, Downtown
T: 202-730-2500
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Cuisines: Modern, American, Breakfast
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description:

Ris Lacoste puts her twist on French classics and American comfort food.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Ris 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Ris Ris: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Ris Great New Restaurants 2010: Ris

Seasons

Rating:
Best Breakfasts 2012
Address: 2800 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20007
Neighborhood(s): Georgetown
T: 202-342-0444
Cuisines: American, Breakfast
Price Range: Very expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Valet Parking Available

Reviews:

Seasons: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 Seasons

Silver Diner - Greenbelt

Rating:
Best Breakfasts 2012
Address: 6040 Greenbelt Rd., Greenbelt, MD 20770
Neighborhood(s): Greenbelt
T: 301-220-0028
Cuisines: Diner, American, Breakfast
Price Range: Inexpensive
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Kid Friendly

Reviews:

Silver Diner: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012

The Ashby Inn & Restaurant

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2013 Best Breakfasts 2012 100 Best Restaurants 2012
Address: 692 Federal St, Paris, VA 20130
T: 540-592-3900

The Diner

Rating:
Best Breakfasts 2012
Address: 2453 18th St., NW, Washington, DC 20009
Neighborhood(s): Adams Morgan
T: 202-232-8800
Cuisines: Diner, American, Breakfast
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: All-night breakfast on Adams Morgan's main strip.

Reviews:

The Diner: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 Neighborhood Eats: The Diner The Diner

The Greenhouse at the Jefferson

Rating:
Best Breakfasts 2012
Address: 1200 16th St., NW, Washington, DC
Neighborhood(s): Downtown
T: 202-448-2300

The Hamilton

Rating:
Best Breakfasts 2012
Address: 600 14th St., NW, Washington, DC 20005
Neighborhood(s): Downtown
T: 202-787-1000
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Cuisines: Sandwiches, American, Breakfast
Price Range: Moderate
Description: A 37,000-square-foot, 24-hour restaurant and live-music venue, conveniently located between Penn Quarter and the White House.

Reviews:

The Hamilton: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 The Hamilton: Bigger, Not Better

The Howard Theatre

Rating:
Best Breakfasts 2012
Address: 620 T Street Northwest,
Neighborhood(s): U Street/Shaw
T: (202) 803-2899

The Lafayette at the Hay-Adams

Rating:
Best Breakfasts 2012
Address: 800 16th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20006
Neighborhood(s): Downtown
T: 202-638-2570

The Source

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 Best Breakfasts 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012 Happy Hour 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 575 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20001
Neighborhood(s): Penn Quarter/Chinatown, Downtown
T: 202-637-6100
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Cuisines: Modern, Pizza, American, Breakfast, Chinese
Price Range: Expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Valet Parking Available
Description:

Wolfgang Puck's Newseum dining room.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: The Source The Source: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 100 Best Restaurants 2012: The Source 100 Best Restaurants 2011: The Source The Needle: The Source Lounge

Trummer's on Main

Rating:
Best Breakfasts 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012 Happy Hour 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 7134 Main St. , Clifton, VA 20124
T: 703-266-1623
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Cuisines: Modern, American, Breakfast
Price Range: Expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Chef Clayton Miller’s résumé includes a stint at the French Laundry.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Trummer’s on Main Trummer’s on Main: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Trummer's on Main 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Trummer's on Main 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Trummer's on Main

Vermilion

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 Best Breakfasts 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012 Happy Hour 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 1120 King St. , Alexandria, VA 22314
Neighborhood(s): Alexandria, Alexandria, Old Town
T: 703-684-9669
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Modern, Breakfast
Price Range: Expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description:

Modern-American flavor in Old Town.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Vermilion 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Vermilion Vermilion: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Vermilion 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Vermilion

Volt

Rating:
Best Breakfasts 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 228 North Market St., Frederick, MD 21701
Neighborhood(s): Frederick
T: 301-696-8658
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Cuisines: Modern, American, Breakfast
Price Range: Expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Bryan Voltaggio's elegantly minimalist brownstone restaurant.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Volt Volt: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Volt 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Volt 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Volt
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