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These Prix Fixe Brunch Menus Are Actually Good Deals

All-you-can-eat brunch isn't always worth the trouble. But these restaurants offer better options. Photo by Scott Suchman.

Fixed-price menus aren’t always worth the money—dish options can be limited, and flagging down the server during some all-you-can-eat brunches can feel trickier than getting a retweet from FLOTUS. Not so at these restaurants.

The place:  PassionFish

11960 Democracy Dr., Reston; 7187 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda

The price: $19 for two courses.

Don’t miss: Seafood crepe; poached eggs with lobster and lemon hollandaise; lemongrass steak with vermicelli.

The place: Central Michel Richard 

1001 Pennsylvania Ave., NW

The price: $27 for three courses.

Don’t miss: Goat-cheese Caesar salad; fried chicken and waffles; lemon “eggceptional.”

The place: Ambar

523 Eighth St., SE; 2901 Wilson Blvd., Arlington

The price: $39 for unlimited dishes and drinks.

Don’t miss: Cheese pie with cucumber yogurt; Balkan burger; tasting of spreads.

Want more breakfast ideas? Check out more than 50 of our favorite breakfast and brunch joints in DC

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Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Logan Circle.