Even though June starts Saturday, it already feels like the dog days of summer, temperature-wise. Skip running around in the heat and try one of these newly launched brunches where you can nurse a mimosa in the AC or shade.
If you’re starving and thirsty, the Balkan restaurant’s new $35 all-you-can-eat bottomless brunch is a great option. You’ll find an endless parade of dishes such as wild mushroom salad, fried chicken sandwiches, scrambled eggs with aged cheese and peppers, and crepes. Also tasty: an Ambar mimosa with peach purée and blood orange.
Go: Saturday and Sunday 10 to 4
The fried-chicken-and-doughnut shop just launched brunch over Memorial Day weekend, with crispy birds and eggs galore. Go à la carte, order a $12 set meal, or add bottomless mimosas and brunch punch for $15.
Go: Saturday and Sunday 10 to 2
While the whiskey bar started brunch in March, it was an indoors-only affair. Now you can get egg-topped duck confit hash and bourbon French toast al fresco on the rooftop terrace, as well as new items from a wood-fired grill later in the day.
Go: Sunday 11 to 3
Muse at the Corcoran
No meat? No problem. Todd and Ellen Gray expanded their once-a-month Sunday vegan brunch to weekly. (Regular brunch is still available Saturday.) Dishes are based on ingredients from local farmers markets—think red pepper gazpacho, French toast with rhubarb compote, and stuffed zucchini. The pretty museum setting will make you feel even healthier.
Go: Regular brunch is Saturday 11 to 2; vegan brunch is the same time on Sunday.*
The Falls Church pizzeria starts its first brunch this weekend. Chef Will Artley’s regular menu is available, but you’ll also find breakfasty offerings including frittatas, egg-topped breakfast pizzas, and a “biscuit board,” where guests can fill fresh buttermilk biscuits with a variety of sweet and savory toppings.
Go: Saturday and Sunday 11:30 to 3
Chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley and pastry chef Alison Reed team up for a new brunch menu, with dishes such as a fresh biscuit stacked with chicken fried pork belly, eggs, and sausage gravy, or “Sally’s bennie,” a riff on the traditional Benedict with blue crab and a house-made English muffin. Also tough to pass up: homemade sticky buns.
Go: Sunday 11:30 to 2:30
Ritz-Carlton Georgetown and Degrees
Get fit before indulging in bottomless mimosas with a complimentary (for guests and Georgetown neighbors) hour-long fitness class lead by a trainer in the hotel’s “urban garden.” Also beginning this Sunday: deejay brunch, with seating available in the garden’s upper terrace. À la carte and a “choose two” menu with bottomless drinks ($39) are available.
Go: Sunday—fitness class 10:30 to 11:30, brunch 11 to 2, with the deejay starting at noon
*This post has been updated from a previous version.