2275 L St., NW
Washington, DC 20037
Neighborhood: Foggy Bottom/West End, Downtown
Cuisines: Modern, American, Breakfast
Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner, Saturday for dinner, Sunday for brunch, lunch, and dinner.
Nearby Metro Stops: Farragut North, Foggy Bottom-GWU
Price Range: Expensive
Bay-scallop margarita; onion soup; mussels with chorizo and tomato; gnudi with tomato fondue; charcuterie plate; cheeseburger; sole meunière; cider-glazed pork chop; shell beans with bacon; collards; coffee-fudge sundae; apple-pear pie.
Bottomless mimosas and Benedicts are standard fare at many a brunch spot, but this quietly elegant dining room takes them to the next level. Mimosas—$18 for an endless supply—come in unusual flavors like cucumber-melon and bracing elderflower-peach and are so refreshing it’s easy to get your money’s worth. The kitchen gets poached eggs right, and you can pierce their runny yolks atop Benedicts with house-smoked salmon, traditional ham, or a jumbo-lump crabcake dolloped with orange-scented hollandaise. Other midday pleasures span the globe and include crunchy, pepita-crusted chiles rellenos, Scandinavian-inspired pickled herring with apple-horseradish cream, and warm buttermilk biscuits. Sunday 10 to 3.