Liberty Tavern: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012

Liberty Tavern: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012
Lasagna Bolognese at Liberty Tavern. Photograph by Scott Suchman.

If buffets call to mind rubbery eggs and flabby bacon, the one at this dining room will cast all-you-can-eat spreads in a new light. While girls in Lilly Pulitzer pile their plates with
watermelon-and-heirloom-tomato salad and shrimp cocktail, a more bleary-eyed crowd grazes on cheese-loaded grits and biscuits with country ham. Most of it stays in remarkably good shape, and if you have a hearty appetite, the $20 price is a deal. Drinks, such as a terrific Bloody Mary (with a shot of Brooklyn Lager) and a pint-size mimosa spiked with Triple Sec, aren’t included. On the à la carte menu, the fried haddock sandwich with pickles and hot peppers is the highlight. Saturday and Sunday 9:30 to 2.

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Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Logan Circle.

Anna Spiegel
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.