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

About Poste (Hotel Monaco)


555 8th St NW
Washington, DC 20004
NW Northwest Dr
Silver Spring, MD

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.

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.

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.