DC Summer Restaurant Week is almost here, starting Monday, August 9 through Sunday, August 15. Diners can pick between 200-plus restaurants in the greater DC area for set menus and deals. Brunch is arguably the best bargain, as participating restaurants offer $22 menus and may throw in an afternoon drink. Here are our top picks.
2911 District Ave., Fairfax
Enjoy an Italian brunch at Michael Schlow’s eatery with lots of options between pizzas, pastas, egg dishes, and more. This Mosaic District location also offers 25-percent off bottles of bubbly for brunch.
3251 Prospect St., NW
Head to Georgetown for a leisurely brunch at the modern French brasserie, which boasts a nice patio. Curate your three-course meal from a variety of options including a variety of Benedicts: traditional, smoked salmon, and vegetable Florentine.
2029 P St., NW
This Dupont location of the tasty Chinese-Korean fast-casual is serving brunch. Menus aren’t online yet, but typically you’ll find dim sum-style dishes like pork and kimchi potstickers—to stay or go.
Duke’s Counter and Duke’s Grocery
3000 Connecticut Ave., NW;1513 17th St., NW; 2000 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
These sibling gastropubs, which all offer the same Restaurant Week menus, are known for their decadent brunch burgers and English breakfast platters. If you want to make a day of it, Duke’s Counter is right near the National Zoo and Xiao Qi Ji, (plus deals are available for takeout if you’re in a rush to see the baby panda). All offer patio seating as well.
79 Potomac Ave., SE
This contemporary American bistro is offering up dishes like avocado and green pea toast, chicken and waffles, and breakfast tot poutine for brunch.
3100 N Washington Blvd., Arlington
Choose an appetizer, entree, and dessert from the regular brunch menu at this Alsatian-inspired restaurant—whether you’re in the mood for sweet brioche French toast or savory quiche Lorraine. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM to 3 PM, indoor and outdoor.
425 I St., NW
This Turkish restaurant offers a wide variety of dishes for its three-course brunch, including frittata, a beef-lamb sausage omelette, and white bean stew in the airy dining room or patio.
1205 11th St., NW
Dine on Georgian cuisine with Mediterranean and Middle Eastern influences at this Shaw restaurant, whose regular brunch menu includes khachapuri cheese breads, dumplings, egg dishes, and more. Note: the whole table must participate in Restaurant Week; indoor and patio dining available.