The Source: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012

Chinese bacon. Photograph by Scott Suchman.
Chinese bacon. Photograph by Scott Suchman.

It might seem ironic that some of DC’s best dim sum is in a
high-end Wolfgang Puck restaurant not far from Chinatown. You’ll find it
in the sleek spot’s laid-back, classic-rock-playing lounge, and in
fine-dining terms it’s a deal—$32 buys five small plates (enough for two
to share), while $42 brings eight. Stick to dim sum classics: pillowy bao
enfolding shiny-skinned duck, pork-belly pot stickers, and dan-dan
noodles. We forgo tea for such easy-drinking cocktails as a crisp Pimm’s
Cup and a nicely spicy Bloody Mary. Saturday 11:30 to 3.

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