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Where to Find President’s Day Brunch Around DC

Pearl Dive dishes up pork belly huevos rancheros and a bottomless drink deal. Photograph courtesy of Pearl Dive

No federal holiday weekend would be complete without Monday brunch, and this one is extra-special because it coincides with Valentine’s Day weekend. Spend your hard-earned time off at these restaurants, which dish up Benedicts, bottomless bubbly, and all-you-can-eat feasts.

Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

1612 14th St., NW

Pearl Dive Oyster Palace will be open from 11 am to 3 pm, offering a new bottomless mimosa special: orange or grapefruit mimosas for $20 (available in the dining room-only and the entire table must participate).

The Riggsby

1731 New Hampshire Ave., NW

Drop into Michael Schlow’s retro American spot for brunch between 11 and 3. The big incentive for fans of bubbly: the Champagne menu is 50% off.

Graffiato

707 Sixth St., NW

Mike Isabella’s Penn Quarter Italian-American pours bottomless brunch cocktails alongside dishes like Nutella waffles, brunch pizzas, and egg dishes from 11:30 to 3.

Pepita

4000 Wilson Blvd., Arlington

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In addition to the regular menu of tacos, margaritas, and other Mexican fare, the brunch menu–offered Saturday, Sunday, and Monday–features dishes such as churro French toast and chilaquiles (11 to 3).

 

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Get into the all-y0u-can-eat-and-drink game at El Centro.

DC Harvest 

517 H St, NE

New brunch menu items debut for the holiday, which include dishes like shrimp and grits or a warm quinoa bowl with fruit, in addition to classics such as buttermilk-spelt pancakes. You can also indulge in bottomless bloody Marys ($20) and bottomless mimosas ($15).

Kapnos/Kapnos Taverna

4000 Wilson Blvd., Arlington; 2201 14th St., NW

Both of Mike Isabella’s Greek/Mediterranean restaurants offer a-la-carte weekend brunch, including stellar dips and spreads, dishes like Greek coffee waffles and baked eggs, and brunch cocktails (11 to 3).

Tico

1926 14th St., NW

Tico throws down for a high-energy disco brunch from 10 to 3, serving $25 bottomless mimosas and an a-la-carte menu.

El Centro 

1819 14th St., NW; 1218 Wisconsin Ave., NW

El Centro serves its all-you-can-eat-and-drink Mexican brunch on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday at both locations.  Priced at $35 per person, diners can feast on an endless selection from the entire brunch menu, and opt for bottomless mimosas, micheladas, margaritas, and more.

Brookland’s Finest

3126 12th St., NE

Chef Shannan Troncoso partners with Gordy’s Pickle Jar on a collaborative brunch menu available on February 13, 14 and 15. Specials include a burger with Gordy’s pickled jalapenos, bacon, and an egg, and a Gordy’s fried pickle platter.

Brunch becomes a party at Masa 14. Photograph by Scott Suchman

Masa 14

1825 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Richard Sandoval’s Latin-Asian spot offers brunch on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 10 to 3. The $39 price tag includes all-you-can-eat-and-drink small plates and daytime cocktails such as lychee bellinis and lemon lagers.

Zengo

 781 7th Street, NW, 20001

Bottomless brunch runs Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 1o to 3. Another all-you-can-eat-and-drink deal goes for $39 per person, and $10 per child under 10. Menu items include ceviche, sushi, and dim sum dishes alongside seven different brunch cocktails.

Toro Toro

1300 I Street, NW, 20005

Late-risers can take advantage of brunch at this downtown grill, which offers brunch on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 11 to 5. Take a trip to the bloody Mary bar, stocked with vodka, tequila, and all the fixings, before partaking in the South American fare ($39 per person).

City Tap House

901 9th street, Washington, DC 20001

Indulge in a beery brunch at this downtown DC tap house, which serves brew-friendly eats. Not in the mood for a cold one? Try bottomless mimosas or bloody Marys for $18.