Where to Go for DC Restaurant Week 2012 Brunch This Weekend

These spots still have some availability­—but you better get on it.

Palisades seafood spot BlackSalt is booked for brunch this weekend, but you may be able to snag a seat at the bar. Photograph by Scott Suchman

DCRW brunches have filled up fast, but some availabilities remain. When we called this morning, all of the below places were accepting reservations for brunch this weekend except for BlackSalt. It’s booked—but you can try your luck at walking in and scoring a spot at the bar.

BlackSalt (menu)

The Palisades may be a little out of the way for some to capitalize on weekday Restaurant Week lunch, but you can still get tasty classics such as Addie’s mussels and the wood-grilled bacon cheeseburger on Sunday (note: Saturday lunch has a similar lineup).

Chef Geoff’s

Sip a gratis mimosa or Bloody Mary with brunch at any of the Chef Geoff’s eateries, plus fresh fruit, a bread assortment, and choice of entrées such as biscuits and gravy and eggs Chesapeake.

Dino (menu)

In the theme of Dino’s Better Than Restaurant Week deals, you’ll find bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys as part of the $20.12 bargain in addition to the choice of any appetizer or half pasta, brunch entrées, and dessert.

Lia’s (menu)

Chef Geoff’s Italian spinoff also includes a boozy beverage or coffee with your meal, with items like Brie-stuffed French toast and Caesar salad topped with crispy oysters.

Vermilion (menu)

Stop in to this Alexandria spot after window-shopping around Old Town for elegant dishes such as summer gazpacho, smoked salmon Benedict with Old Bay béarnaise, and warm ricotta fritters.

Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.