Need an excuse to dine out this weekend? Try one of these newly launched brunches, which offer a little something for everyone, from food-loving yoga fans to those looking for a hangover cure or a water view.
315 Pennsylvania Ave., SE; 202-450-4800
Chef Spike Mendelsohn launches brunch on Sunday at his Capitol Hill eatery. Look for très Français dishes such as crème brûlée French toast, ham-and-Brie omelets, and the “chef’s hangover cure,” a crispy pig’s feet hash topped with eggs and the restaurant’s namesake sauce. To drink: $14 bottomless mimosas and Bloodys or tableside bottle service with a carafe of sparkling wine and your choice of liqueurs such as St. Germaine for $35.
Details: Sunday 10 to 3
3050 K St., NW; 202-628-0065
You can watch the Potomac River flow by from the windows—or from the soon-to-open outdoor patio—at this elegant Georgetown waterfront spot. The brunch menu includes Italian morning specialties such as lemon-mascarpone pancakes and baked eggs with creamy mushrooms, as well as the restaurant’s signature seafood pastas and grilled fish.
Details: Saturday and Sunday 11:30 to 2:45
Heavy Seas Alehouse
1501 Wilson Blvd., Arlington; 703-879-4388
This new Arlington brew spot, a spinoff of the Baltimore original, just launched Sunday brunch. True to its Maryland roots, the menu offers dishes including a crab frittata with roasted corn and cotija cheese, and a fried-oyster Benedict with tasso-ham hollandaise and pickled jalapeños.
Details: Sundays, 11 to 4 (Saturday brunch will launch later).
301 Water St., SE; 202-484-0660
While this Capitol Riverfront Italian eatery has been open since November, it just recently started serving the brunch menu. A 100-seat outdoor patio overlooking the water will be the place to sit once the weather warms. In the meantime, you can warm up with DIY mimosas (a bottle of bubbly and carafes of juice) to pair with Italian pastries and dishes like a porchetta panino.
Details: Saturday and Sunday 11 to 3
Ritz-Carlton Georgetown yoga brunch
3100 South St., NW; 202-912-4100
You don’t have to be an overnight guest at this swanky hotel to enjoy its Saturday yoga brunch. The morning begins at 10 with an hourlong vinyasa class in the Ritz’s garden, followed by brunch on the terrace with new dishes from Degrees. Look for cardio-centric fitness brunches on Sunday, beginning May 18.
Details: $45 per person; Saturday at 10
2047 Ninth St., NW; 202-506-2496
You may be more familiar with this spot behind the 9:30 Club for late-night eats, but it’s now serving weekend brunch. There’s a “hangover helper” breakfast plate for those who partied too hard at the concert, as well as an egg-topped burger, huevos rancheros, and a peanut-butter-and-bacon sandwich.
Details: Saturday and Sunday starting at 11