Your Guide to the Best Labor Day Brunches Around DC

End of summer = perfect excuse for bottomless Monday brunch

The Breakfast Pot Pie at The Smith. Photo provided by Judith Rontal.

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Labor Day means Monday mimosas at these DC-area restaurants, which are closing out summer with all-you-can-eat feasts, bottomless deals, and other daytime specials.

1250 9th St. NW; 79 Potomac Ave. SE
Get ready to toast the holiday with bottomless Aperol spritzes, mimosas, bloody Marys, and bellinis ($21 per person). In addition to drinks specials, both the Shaw and Navy Yard locations will serve up their brunch pizzas as well as egg dishes and antipasti.
Hours: 11 AM to 2:30 PM

Alta Strada DC and Mosaic
465 K St. NW; 2911 District Ave., Fairfax
Both casual Italian restaurants in Mt. Vernon Triangle and the Mosaic District will serve up a bottomless Italian brunch on Labor Day. In DC, $39 gets you as much food and drink as you want for two hours. Indulge in fried mozzarella with spicy tomato sauce, spaghetti carbonara, and brunch cocktails such as mimosas and bellinis. The Virginia location is serving similar dishes la carte.
Hours: DC (10:30 AM to 3 PM); VA (11 AM to 3 PM)

Ambar DC and Clarendon
523 8th Street SE
On Monday, head to Ambar DC for $39 unlimited small plates, including prosciutto Benedict and Balkan bread pudding, and all-you-can-drink brunch cocktails (in Virginia, the price is $34 for food and drinks are 25 cents each).
Hours: DC (10 AM to 3:30 PM); VA (9:30 AM to 3:30 PM)

Birds Eye
1800 14th ST. NW
Doi Moi’s daytime cafe will serve Southeast Asian-inspired breakfast and lunch with dishes ranging from smoothie bowls filled with dragonfruit, rambutan, and mango, to egg sandwiches layered with sausage and pickled veggies.
Hours: 8 AM to 2:30 PM

Boqueria Dupont and Penn Quarter
1837 M St. NW ; 777 9th St. NW
Can’t make it to brunch on Monday? Don’t worry, because Boqueria will be serving bottomless brunches all weekend long at their Dupont and Penn Quarter locations. For $42 per person, the unlimited menu features sangrias, beer, and “Leche de Pantera,” a cocktail made with vodka, coffee and condensed milk. Tapas include grilled bread with tomato, caramelized French toast, and firer roasted eggplant.
Hours: 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Get your spritz on at All-Purpose. (pictured: the Navy Yard patio). Photograph courtesy of All-Purpose

Boundary Stone
116 Rhode Island Ave. NW
Who said burgers weren’t brunch food? At this Bloomingdale pub, the breakfast burger comes with an over-easy egg, Guinness-dijon caramelized onions, American cheese, and bacon. Other hearty options include an English breakfast with two eggs, sausage, sautéed mushrooms, and bacon baked beans.
Hours: Starting at 10 AM

2505 Wisconsin Ave., NW
If the weather holds up, head to the deck at Casolare for an Italian brunch featuring dishes such as pastrami and jalapeño hash or smoked salmon on a freshly-baked bagel.
Hours: 11 AM to 3 PM

Buena Vida Silver Spring and Clarendon
8407 Ramsey Ave., Silver Spring; 2900 Wilson Blvd., Arlington
At the original Buena Vida in Silver Spring, feast on unlimited brunch small plates for $35 with dishes such as a bacon and avocado quesadillas, tacos, guacamole,  and much more. Meanwhile, Buena Vida Clarendon offers a similar service for $34. Both locations offer brunch cocktails a la carte.
Hours: 10 AM to 3 PM

Founding Farmers, Farmers & Distillers, Farmers Fishers Bakers
Multiple locations in DC, Maryland, and Virginia
All Farmers Restaurant Group eateries will serve brunch on Labor Day. If you’re hanging in DC, Farmers & Distillers near Chinatown, Farmers Fishers Bakers in Georgetown, and the downtown Founding Farmers are your best bets. The first two will serve their huge weekend buffets ($32.95 per person; $15 for kids seven to 12; free under six), while Founding Farmers will run an a la carte menu (locations include Tysons and Reston in Virginia and Park Potomac in Maryland).

Boundary Stone’s English breakfast with bacon baked beans, two eggs, sautéed mushrooms and sausage. Photo provided by Boundary Stone.

Franklin Hall 
1348 Florida Ave. NW
The beer hall will open its doors early on Labor Day for its “Beat the Buzzer Brunch.” Starting at noon, classic brunch drinks such as mimosas and Bloody Marys, along with breakfast tacos, will be $4 for one hour, then the price will move up by one dollar every hour until 3 PM.
Hours: 12 to 3 PM

Northside Social
3211 Wilson Blvd., Arlington; 205 Park Ave., Falls Church
Labor Day means $5 mimosas at these all-day cafes, plus full-service brunch in the wine bar. We’re partial to the house smoked salmon and avocado tartine, or hot fried chicken served on a cheddar biscuit.
Hours: 9 AM to 3 PM

Pearl Dive
1612 14th St., NW
Jeff Black’s Gulf Coast-inspired oyster house dishes up brunch on Friday and Labor Day Monday. In addition to the full raw bar, try dishes like po’ boys, eggs Pontchartrian (a seafood Benedict with crawfish, crab, and spicy hollandaise), and pork belly huevos rancheros. Tables can order bottomless mimosas with fresh orange or grapefruit juices for $20, or opt for a la carte brunch cocktails.

The Smith
1314 U St. NW; 901 F St. NW
In the mood for oysters? The Smith has you covered, shucking local seafood from their raw bar plus dishes like breakfast pot pie with bacon and mushrooms, avocado toast, and pancakes topped with whipped ricotta. At the U Street location, enjoy a complimentary brunch cocktail with any egg or griddle menu item.
Hours: 10 AM to 4 PM

Tico tacos. Photograph courtesy of Tico

The Riggsby
1731 New Hampshire Ave., NW
If you’re looking for a deal on bubbles, head to this retro American restaurant where all bottles are 50 percent off. Food includes everything from mussels to duck confit hash and vanilla French toast.
Hours: 11 AM to 3 PM

1926 14th St. NW
Head over to Tico for a pan-Latin bottomless brunch. The $39 unlimited food and drink menu includes French toast churros, spicy pork tacos, and three types of fruity mimosas.
Hours: 11 AM to 4 PM

Via Sophia
1001 14th St. NW
The modern Italian osteria located in the Hamilton Hotel is calling attention to the gender wage gap by offering $5 specialty cocktails exclusively for women, all weekend long. Pair the discounted drinks with brunch dishes such as smoked salmon on grilled focaccia or baked eggs primavera.
Hours: 11 AM to 3 PM

Kalina Newman
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Kalina Newman is an editorial fellow for Washingtonian. Previously, she covered metro news for the Boston Globe. Her work has appeared in ARLnow, DCist, and the Washington City Paper. Kalina graduated from Boston University in 2019 with a degree in journalism.