Where to Find Monday Brunch Over MLK Weekend

Toast the day off with bottomless mimosas and Benedicts.

Founding Farmers is one of the many restaurants offering Monday brunch on MLK weekend. Photograph by Scott Suchman

The long weekend is almost here, and many restaurants are opening early on Monday with weekend-style brunch menus. Browse the options below for bottomless mimosas, all-you-can-eat dishes, and relaxing midday meals. Also don’t forget that Monday marks the beginning of Winter Restaurant Week, so you can have your brunch and eat a discount dinner too.

Bar Pilar and Cafe Saint-Ex

1833 14th St., NW/1847 14th St., NW

These sister 14th Street eateries both offer their weekend brunches on Monday. Menus differ, but both kitchens work wonders with pork products, and each offers a chill (read: hangover-friendly) vibe.

El Camino

108 Rhode Island Ave., NW

Don’t have the funds for a Mexican mini-vacation? Try this new Bloomingdale spot instead, which serves migas, chilaquiles, and huitlacoche omelets from 11 to 3.

Farmers Fishers Bakers

3000 K St., NW

This Georgetown waterfront spot serves an all-you-can-eat brunch from 9 to 2 ($30 per person), which includes a buffet, complimentary tea, coffee, and biscuits, and passed trays of sushi and pizza.

Founding Farmers

1924 Pennsylvania Ave., NW/12505 Park Potomac Ave., Potomac

Farm-style brunch starts when the cows wake up at 7, and runs until 2 at both the DC and Potomac, Maryland locations. American classics include eggs, pancakes, Benedicts, fried chicken, and good ol’ Bloodys.

RedRocks Pizzeria

Multiple locations

The Columbia Heights, Arlington, and H Street locations of this pizzeria are open for Monday brunch. Drop in for pizza and Bloodys.

Richard Sandoval Restaurants

Multiple locations

Most of the restaurateur’s DC eateries, including Masa 14, El Centro D.F., Ambar, and Toro Toro, go all-out with their usual bottomless food and booze brunches. If Monday is anything like the weekend, expect an upbeat party vibe and a “there goes the day” mentality. The price tag for unlimited drinks and dishes is around $35 per person.


1926 14th St., NW

Head in on Monday between 11 and 3 for brunch dishes such as duck confit and green-chili hash, and chorizo breakfast burritos. The menu is à la carte, but you can opt for bottomless mimosas or Bloodys for $19.


1940 11th St., NW

Make it a true day off and put yourself in a food/booze coma with hearty dishes like steak-and-eggs poutine and unlimited mimosas for $15.

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.