7 New Brunches to Try Now

Bottomless deals, outdoor eating, and eggs galore.

Kapnos launches brunch this weekend with Mediterranean-inspired dishes such as Greek coffee waffles. Photograph by Greg Powers.

About Brunch Around DC

All our brunch suggestions in one handy location.

Whether you’re looking to check out a new restaurant, dine al fresco, or get silly
over bottomless mimosas, here are seven recently debuted brunches to try this weekend.


2400 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 202-827-8745

Glover Park’s Italian newcomer just rolled out brunch service with dishes such as
lemon pancakes, soft-scrambled eggs with prosciutto and ricotta, and a mozzarella-egg
sandwich. Not in the morning mood? You can still get pizza and limoncello slushies.
Check out the front patio on nicer days.

Hours: Saturday and Sunday 11 to 3


El Centro D.F. Georgetown

1218 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 202-333-4100

Hungry and thirsty? The Georgetown spinoff of Richard Sandoval’s 14th Street Mexican
spot offers an all-you-can-eat-and-drink brunch for $35. Get your fill of egg and
chorizo tacos, chilaquiles, shrimp ceviche, and more, washed down with micheladas
and agua fresca cocktails. The courtyard patio is open during these final summery

Hours: Saturday and Sunday 10 to 4


Et Voila!

5120 MacArthur Blvd., NW; 202-237-2300

Belgian neighborhood spot Et Voila! just revamped its brunch offerings—think savory
buckwheat crepes, croques monsieur and madame, and bacon, egg, and Gruyère on a toasty
muffin. Just $12 gets you bottomless bellinis, or there’s always a lobster Bloody.

Hours: Saturday and Sunday 11 to 2:30


The Grill Room

1050 31st St., NW; 202-617-2400

The Capella Hotel’s dining room just launched a Sausage & Rye brunch. Choose from
ten varieties of fresh-made sausage from meat man and colorful orator Jamie Stachowski, who owns the eponymous butcher shop up the street. You’ll also find whiskey cocktails, along with egg dishes for traditionalists.

Hours: Saturday and Sunday 10 to 2



2201 14th St., NW; 202-234-5000

First chef Mike Isabella rolled out a patio at Kapnos, and then plans for an Arlington spinoff.
Now he’s on to brunch, which starts this weekend. The many Greek-inspired items include
baklava French toast, baked eggs with crispy lamb and feta, and
taramasalata-spread bagels and lox. Go bottomless (figuratively) for $18.

Hours: Saturday and Sunday 11 to 3


M Cafe Bar

1634 14th St., NW; 202-290-1178

The newest Italian on 14th Street recently started a bellini brunch. Look for a modern
Italian lineup of flatbreads, frittatas, egg dishes, and more. If the weather’s nice,
a sidewalk patio is the place to be for people-watching.

Hours: Saturday and Sunday starting at 11

Red Rocks H Street

1348 H St., NE; 202-621-7300

The fourth location for Red Rocks is also the largest, with three levels and a spacious
roof deck. Bask in the sun while sipping $15 bottomless mimosas or Bloodys (limited
to two hours, which seems safe). Pad your stomach with steak and eggs, brunch pizzas,
brandy-spiked French toast, and more.

Hours: Saturday and Sunday 11 to 4 (note that Saturday brunch will not be available
during H Street Festival on Saturday, September 20)

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.