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8 New Brunches to Try This Weekend

Pad the stomach with "eggs in purgatory" before bringing out the devil with Pennsylvania 6's new bloody and Champagne bar. Photograph courtesy of Pennsylvania 6

New restaurant, fresh menus, and plenty of bottomless options for your springtime brunching.

Drift on Seventh dishes up their first seafood-centric brunch this weekend. Photograph by Rey Lopez
Drift on Seventh dishes up their first seafood-centric brunch this weekend. Photograph by Rey Lopez

Drift on Seventh

1819 Seventh St., NW

Restaurateur Ferhat Yalçın’s new Shaw seafood spot begins brunch this weekend, which serves a mix of American dishes and those from his native Turkey. The meal begins with complimentary beignets, followed by a la carte options such as a salmon Benedict or riff on shrimp and grits with spicy sucuk sausage. Dishes are all priced under $20, and there’s a bottomless mimosa option for $15. Sunday, 11 to 4.

Dig into tacos or jalapeno biscuits with chili-spiked hollandaise at Espita. Photograph by Jeff Elkins
Dig into tacos or jalapeno biscuits with chili-spiked hollandaise at Espita. Photograph by Jeff Elkins

Espita Mezcaleria

1250 Ninth St., NW

Tacos, chilaquiles, and jalapeño biscuits-and-eggs are all part of this new Oaxacan eatery’s brunch, which starts this weekend in Shaw. Don’t miss the excellent drinks here, whether you go for refreshing—chilled watermelon juice—or boozy, like a Mezcal bloody Maria. Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 to 2:30.

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Drink bottomless brunch cocktails to the tune of live music at Georgetown Piano Bar. Photograph courtesy of Georgetown Piano Bar

Georgetown Piano Bar

3287 M St., NW

Dine to the tune of live piano at this musical bar/restaurant, which serves its first round of mimosas, biscuits n’ gravy, and stuffed-challah French toast this weekend. Guests can opt for individual dishes, or indulge in bottomless brunch drinks and a choice of entree for $25. Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 5.

Mussel Bar still offers delicious bivalves along with its new buffet brunch. Photograph by Scott Suchman
Mussel Bar still offers delicious bivalves along with its new buffet brunch. Photograph by Scott Suchman

Mussel Bar & Grille

800 N Glebe Rd., Arlington

Hearty appetites should head to the Ballston branch of chef Robert Wiedmaier’s Belgian-American joint, which recently debuted an all-you-can-eat buffet. The spread includes a carving station with items like soy-glazed salmon or smoked brisket, an egg station, breakfast pastries, morning meats, and more ($32 per person). A la carte lunch items are also offered. Saturday and Sunday, 11 to 3.

Pennsylvania 6 offers a new bottomless Champagne and bloody bar to go along with the American fare. Photograph courtesy of Pennsylvania 6
Pennsylvania 6 offers a new bottomless Champagne and bloody bar to go along with the American fare. Photograph courtesy of Pennsylvania 6

Pennsylvania 6

1350 Eye St., NW

Can’t decide between a bloody or bubbly? You don’t have to at this downtown American brasserie, which now offers an all-you-can-drink Champagne and bloody Mary bar ($18 per person). Don’t forget to pad the stomach with crab cake Benedict or waffles. Saturday and Sunday, 11 to 3.

Drink an array of brunch cocktails along with your meal at Range. Photograph via Range Facebook
Drink an array of brunch cocktails along with your meal at Range. Photograph via Range Facebook

Range

5335 Wisconsin Ave., NW

Chef Bryan Voltaggio released a new brunch lineup for his Chevy Chase DC eatery: a two-course meal with an entree and dessert, plus a variety of bottomless brunch cocktails such as bellinis, crushes, and mimosas ($38 per person). Diners can also opt for the a la carte menu. Saturday and Sunday, 11:30 to 3.

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Bullfrog Bagel sandwiches come stuffed with eggs or whitefish salad (pictured) at Smucker Farms. Photograph courtesy of Smucker Farms

Smucker Farms

2118 14th St., NW

This 14th Street market draws from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and just opened a deli counter with Bullfrog Bagel breakfast sandwiches—try an egg n’ cheese with a Stoltzfus sausage patty—Compass Coffee, and a few healthy bites like yoghurt parfaits. You’ll have to take food to-go, but there’s a beer/wine section and juices for a full brunch in bed. Open at 8 am on weekdays and Saturday, and 9 am Sunday.

Brunch in a rooftop beer garden at Takoda. Photograph by Jeff Elkins
Brunch in a rooftop beer garden at Takoda. Photograph by Jeff Elkins

Takoda

715 Florida Ave., NW

You’ll have mimosas with a view from the rooftop of this new Shaw beer garden and restaurant, which plans to officially launch brunch on May 7.* Chef Damian Brown riffs on American classics like apple pie French toast, and chicken with sweet potato waffles. Saturday and Sunday, 11 to 3.

*This post has been updated from an earlier version. 

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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.