Poste: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012
Like your Bloody Marys extra-spicy—or extra-bacony? Make your own at Poste. Photograph by Scott Suchman.
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Poste (Hotel Monaco)
Address: 555 Eighth St., NW, Washington, DC 20004
Phone: 202-783-6060
Neighborhood: Penn Quarter/Chinatown, Downtown
Cuisines: Modern, American, Breakfast
Opening Hours: Open for breakfast Monday through Friday 7 to 10. Open for lunch Monday through Friday 11:30 to 2:30. Open for dinner Monday through Thursday 5 to 10, Friday and Saturday 5 to 10:30, Sunday 5 to 9. Open for brunch Saturday and Sunday 8 to 2.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Gallery Place-Chinatown, Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter
Price Range: Expensive
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Recommended
Best Dishes Steak tartare on brioche; a slow-cooked hen egg on toasted brioche with hollandaise and black truffles; wild-mushroom consommé; spit-roasted poussin; a crisp-skinned filet of sea bass capped by a red-wine-poached egg; a loving ode to salted caramel, a mul
Price Details: Lunch appetizers, $7 to $15; entrees, $10 to $18. Dinner appetizers, $7 to $14; entrees, $19 to $27. Three-course pre-theater menu, $30.06. Brunch entrees, $10 to $22.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking Available

Breakfast prices run steep at the Hotel Monaco’s brasserie. A simple Irish breakfast costs $17—but with crisp blood sausage, charred tomatoes, fried eggs, peppery potatoes, and a crock of perfectly seasoned baked beans, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better fry-up in town. Even more decadent is the egg-topped, béchamel-doused croque madame, in which grilled ham and slightly sweet Comté cheese are sandwiched between brioche slices. Monday through Friday 7 to 10 am, Saturday and Sunday 8 to 3.

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