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Your Labor Day Brunch Guide Around DC

Nothing says a long weekend like Monday mimosas.
Pearl Dive dishes up its catfish po' boy for Friday brunch. Photograph by Scott Suchman

Enjoy the last days of summer with family, friends, and free-flowing mimosas. Restaurants around DC celebrate Labor Day Weekend with a variety of Monday brunch specials, from classic pancakes and bloody Marys to all-you-can-eat feasts.

Ambar

523 8th St., SE

Bring your appetite: this all-you-can-eat-and-drink Balkan brunch includes four types of mimosas and dishes like savory pastries and smoked salmon Benedicts. Unlimited brunch is $39, and must be ordered by the whole table.  

When: Saturday through Monday, 10 am to 3:30 pm

Bayou Bakery

1515 N Courthouse Rd., Arlington; 901 Pennsylvania Ave., SE

Make you’re staycation a little sweeter this Labor Day with beignets topped with powdered sugar, or try something hearty like a barbecue pork biscuit. An added bonus: specialty cocktails are $5 all day!

When: Saturday through Monday, 8 am to 4 pm

Boqueria

837 M St., NW

Looking to mix-it-up? Head to Boqueria for their unlimited brunch feast ($39). Patrons can pick a family-style choice of tapas, three types of sangria, and sweets like a churros sundae topped with whipped cream. The whole table must order, and last call for food is 2 pm.

When: Saturday through Monday, 11:30 am to 3:30 pm

Boundary Road

414  H St., NE

Can’t decide between lunch and brunch? Try this menu, where guests can add a fried egg to any lunchtime sandwich for $1, and wash it dow with $5 brunch punches, nitro draft coffee, and caffeinated old fashioneds.

When: Saturday through Monday, 11 am to 3 pm.

Boqueria serves a Spanish-style bottomless brunch on Labor Day Photograph by Scott Suchman.
Boqueria serves a Spanish-style bottomless brunch on Labor Day Photograph by Scott Suchman.

Brookland’s Finest Bar and Kitchen

3126 12th St., NE

Enjoy the last few days of summer with a family-friendly meal at this American spot. Options include seasonal quiche, veggie burritos, and biscuits and gravy.

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When: Saturday through Monday, 10 am to 3 pm

Commissary

1443 P St., NW

You’ll find plenty of options at Logan Circle’s neighborhood spot, whether you’re looking for a relaxed breakfast for two ($55), or budget-friendly options such as omelets and breakfast tacos. Go bottomless–mimosas or bloodies–for $15.

When: Saturday through Monday, 8 am to 4 pm

Copperwood Tavern

4021 Campbell Ave., Shirlington

Don’t leave your furry friends behind! Copperwood boasts a dog friendly patio, so your pup can laze in the sun while you dig into dishes like smoked salmon eggs Benedict or quiche lorraine with crispy bacon.

When: Saturday through Monday, 9 am to 4 pm

DC Harvest

517 H St., NE

Chef Arthur Ringel’s seasonal menu mixes classics like shrimp & grits with health-minded creations, such as pecan-spelt buttermilk pancakes with toasted coconut. Free-flowing complimentary coffee comes with bottomless bloody Marys ($25) and mimosas ($20).

When: Saturday through Monday, 11 am to 2:30 pm

Tico bartender Christine Kim pours festive drinks. Photograph by Scott Suchman
Tico bartender Christine Kim pours festive drinks. Photograph by Scott Suchman

 

El Centro D.F.

1819 14th St. NW

El Centro’s all-you-can-eat-and-drink Mexican brunch is definitely festive. Load up on carne asada quesadillas, chilaquiles, and margaritas. The deal is $35, or $25 without alcohol.

When: Saturday through Monday, 10 am to 3 pm

Farmers Fishers Bakers

3000 K St., NW

Head to the Georgetown Waterfront for a buffet-style brunch,  heaped with honey pot-fried chicken, egg dishes, and French toast. Complimentary coffee and ice tea are included. The spread is $30 per person, or $15 for kids ages 6 to 12. 

When: Saturday through Monday, 9 am to 2 pm

Georgia Brown’s

950 15th St., NW

Looking for homey Southern cooking? Georgia Brown specializes in the likes of fried green tomatoes and duck hash. Wash it down with a Georgia Peach Martini ($12) or bottomless mimosas and bloody Marys ($25). Reservations are suggested, and can be made online.

When: Saturday until 2 pm; Sunday jazz brunch; Monday, 11 to 5

Grillfish

1200 New Hampshire Ave., NW

Dive into a seafood feast at Grillfish, which offers a three-course brunch with a complimentary mimosa or glass of bubbly, fresh-shucked oysters, lobster-poached eggs,and more. A-la-carte and kids menus are also available.

When: Saturday through Monday, 11 am to 4 pm

Dig into breakfast biscuits at Bayou Bakery. Photograph by Scott Suchman
Dig into breakfast biscuits at Bayou Bakery. Photograph by Scott Suchman

Lavagna

539 8th St., SE

Go Italian for brunch with items like eggs Florentine and bacon risotto. Bottomless mimosas are only $12, or try the new grapefruit-tequlia “brunch punch” for $28. Weather permitting, you can bring your dog and sit on the patio. 

When: Saturday through Monday, 10 am to 2:30 pm

Teddy & The Bully Bar

1200 19th St., NW

Check out a presidentially-themed restaurant for Labor Day, which offers a $45 bottomless food and drink menu. Try new items like roasted lamb with potato bread and cucumber mint slaw, or classic huevos rancheros.

When: Saturday through Monday, 10:30 am to 4:30 pm

Orange Anchor

3050 K St., NW

Take in Potomac River views from the Georgetown Waterfront while digging into crab eggs Benedict or Belgian waffles. Bottomless pitchers of mimosas, bloodies, or orange crushes are only $10 per person with purchase of an entree.

When: Saturday through Monday, 10 am to 3 pm

Pearl Dive

1612 14th St., NW

Get the long weekend started early at this Logan Circle seafood spot, where brunch begins on Friday. We love a big platter of fresh-shucked oysters, but they’ve also added sweets like daily doughnuts ($7 for three) and sticky cinnamon buns ($8 for five). Bottomless mimosas go for $20 (the whole table must participate).

When: Friday through Monday, 11 am to 3 pm

 

Don't miss the Riggsby's deviled eggs. Photograph by Jeff Elkins
Don’t miss the Riggsby’s deviled eggs with your half-price bubbles. Photograph by Jeff Elkins

The Riggsby

1731 New Hampshire Ave., NW

If you love bubbles, get over to Michael Schlow’s supper club-esque eatery in Dupont for 50-percent off any bottle of Champagne or sparkling wine. Pad the stomach with vanilla-soaked French toast or buttermilk pancakes. 

When: Saturday through Monday, 11 am to 3 pm

Tico

1926 14th St NW

Get your party on at Tico’s “disco brunch,” which offers bottomless mimosas ($25) and dishes like duck-confit and green chile hash or a Cuban sandwich–all to the tune of themed music. 

When: Saturday through Monday, 10 am to 3 pm

Tupelo Honey Cafe

1616 N Troy St., Arlington

Whether you’re an early bird or enjoy sleeping in, Tupelo Honey Cafe has got you covered with all-day mimosas for just $3, and hearty Southern dishes like steak & eggs or blueberry french toast.

When: Saturday through Monday, 9 am to 4 pm

Zengo DC

781 7th St., NW

Indulge in all your favorites with a Latin-Asian $39 bottomless brunch. Items run the gamut from Korean fried chicken to shrimp ceviche–all accompanied by free-flowing libations such as guava mimosas. 

When: Saturday through Monday, 10 am to 3 pm.

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