Mintwood Place

1813 Columbia Rd. NW
Washington, DC 20009


Neighborhood: Adams Morgan

Cuisines: French, American, Breakfast

Opening Hours:
Tuesday through Friday for dinner, Saturday and Sunday for brunch and dinner.

Nearby Metro Stops: Woodly Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan

Price Range: Expensive

Dress: Upscale Casual (jeans okay)

Reservations: Not Needed


Best Dishes:
flammekueche; steak tartare with tiny spuds; lamb-tongue moussaka; whole boneless dorade with Picholine olives and fennel; cassoulet; skate wing with eggplant caponata; apple pie in a skillet.

Mintwood Place: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012

This Adams Morgan restaurant made one of the most striking debuts of the year, riding the brilliance of chef Cedric Maupillier, who brought Gallic rigor and a spunky imagination to owner Saied Azali’s hipster-farmhouse concept. Maupillier’s brunch lineup is less experimental, but his clean execution is still evident, whether he’s turning out a bountiful smoked-fish platter or an Alsatian flammekueche (a bacon-and-onion-strewn flatbread) or a fluffy Belgian waffle. The chef’s biggest reach—a croissant larded with ham, eggs, bacon, cheese, roast pork, and pickled onions—feels like a dare to make it to dinner without a nap. Saturday and Sunday 10:30 to 2:30.