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UPDATED: Where to Find Brunch in Washington on Presidents’ Day Monday

Relax over mimosas and eggs on your day off.
Washington restaurants such as Founding Farmers (above) dish out Presidents' Day brunch. Photograph by Scott Suchman.

It’s a big weekend folks: Valentine’s Day on Saturday and Presidents’ Day on Monday, meaning three days of brunch-time fun. These spots are all serving brunch on the federal holiday, so go forth and find your bottomless mimosas and Benedicts.

Boqueria

1837 M St., NW

Unlimited tapas and drinks can be yours at this Dupont Spanish spot, which serves brunch from 10:30 to 2. Think huevos Benedictinos with Serrano ham, garlicky shrimp, and tortillas Española, all washed down with unlimited red, white, and rosé sangria, mimosas, and draft beer.

Copperwood Tavern

4021 Campbell Ave., Shirlington

Eating is an all-afternoon affair at this seasonal American eatery, open for brunch on Monday from 10 to 4. The menu includes dishes like bagels and house-cured lox, and short rib Benedicts.

City Tap House DC

901 Ninth St., NW

This Penn Quarter brewhouse serves à-la-carte brunch from 11 to 3, where the likes of biscuits and sausage gravy or smoked salmon hash can be ordered alongside a bottomless drink bar with Bloodys, mimosas, and beer-mosas ($18 per person).

Cafe Saint-Ex/Bar Pilar

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

These sister 14th Street restaurants both offer brunch starting at 11. Different menus, same laid-back (not to mention hangover-friendly) vibe.

EatWell DC Restaurants

Multiple locations

All four casual eateries in the group, including the Pig, Commissary, Grillfish, and Logan Tavern, serve brunch on Monday.

El Camino

108 Rhode Island Ave., NW

The newest addition to the Bloomingdale dining scene serves its regular Mexican brunch from 11 until 3. The bar will also be open for margaritas and beers between the end of brunch and dinner (starting at 5:30).

El Chucho/Bar Charley

3313 11th St., NW; 1825 18th St., NW

Both of these relaxed spots from Jackie Greenbaum and Gordon Banks—one in Columbia Heights, the other Adams Morgan—open at 10 on Monday for bottomless mimosa brunch. Look for Mexican specialties such as chilaquiles at Chucho, and American fare such as fried chicken and waffles at Bar Charley.


Founding Farmers

Downtown DC/Potomac, Maryland/Tysons Corner, Virginia

All three of these American eateries dish up bountiful brunches. The District and Maryland branches offer the full à-la-carte menu, while the newest (and biggest) Tysons location rolls out a generous buffet with pastries, egg dishes, carving stations, and a pancake bar. Cousin restaurant Farmers Fishers Bakers in Georgetown is also open for Presidents’ Day brunch from 9 to 2, with a $30 buffet on the waterfront.


GBD

1323 Connecticut Ave., NW

Say cheers to a Monday off with bottomless brunch punch, fried chicken, and fresh doughnuts from this Dupont joint.


Graffiato

707 Sixth St., NW

Cookies n’ cream waffles and brunch pizzas topped with eggs and bacon can be yours at Mike Isabella’s Penn Quarter Italian, which serves brunch from 11:30 to 3.


Le Diplomate

1601 14th St., NW

Celebrate a short week by splitting a shellfish plateau, baked eggs, and a bottle of bubbly at this popular brasserie, open for regular brunch.

Lincoln

1110 Vermont Ave., NW

Note: This brunch is on Sunday, not Monday, but it’s still a special holiday event. The restaurant named for our 16th President hosts a big brunch bash on Sunday from 11 to 3 with tunes from DJ Neekola (Honest Abe loved deejays), omelet and waffle stations, and specially priced cocktails.

Medium Rare Capitol Hill

515 Eighth St., SE

The Barracks Row location of this popular steak frites joint serves an all-inclusive deal for just $23: bottomless Bloodys, screwdrivers, mimosas, and coffee, plus a choice of yogurt or salad and entrées like steak and eggs or steak-mushroom Benedicts.

Tico

1926 14th St., NW

Drop in from 10 to 3 for an à-la-carte brunch menu that ranges from a smoked salmon platter to spicy fried chicken with fennel slaw and a breakfast burrito. Bottomless mimosas or Bloodys are also available ($19, with a two-hour limit).

Richard Sandoval Restaurants

Multiple locations

Many of restaurateur Richard Sandoval’s restaurants offer their all-you-can-eat-and-drink brunches on Monday, including Masa 14, both locations of El Centro D.F., Toro Toro, and Ambar. The deal includes bottomless small plates and several choices of brunch drinks, all for $35 to $39 per person (prices and cuisine vary by restaurant).

Vinoteca

1940 11th St., NW

Opt for bottomless mimosas ($15) or a lineup of brunch cocktails at this wine bar, alongside Nutella crostini and pan con tomate with fried eggs.

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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.