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Veterans Day Specials and Brunches Around DC

Food and drink deals and free meals for active and retired service members—plus Friday brunch.

The cheeseburger at Le Diplomate, a Biden favorite. Photograph courtesy of Le Diplomate.

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DC-area restaurants are offering discounted and free menu items for retired and active service members and their families on Veterans Day (Friday, November 11). Some restaurants are also offering a special Veterans Day brunch or lunch to kick off the holiday weekend on Friday—including more discounts for those who’ve served.

Veterans Day Discounts

1700 North Moore St., Arlington
Veterans and military service members will get a free drip coffee and 15 percent off any menu item when they dine-in at Rosslyn’s modern food hall, open from coffee to cocktails.
Hours: 7 AM to 9 PM

Atlas Brew Works
Multiple Locations in Navy Yard and Ivy City
Military members always receive 10 percent off at Atlas Brew Works, and this Veterans Day is no different. All active and retired military are invited to enjoy 10 percent off pizza, beer, and wings at the Half Street Brewery & Tap Room in Navy Yard as well as at the Ivy City Brewery & Tap Room.
Hours: 11 AM to 2 AM

Colony Grill
2800 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington
Clarendon’s new “hot oil” bar-style pizza tavern is offering complimentary pizza to any active or retired members of the United States Armed Services who dine-in on Friday.
Hours: 11:30 AM to 12:30 AM

Le Diplomate
1601 14th St., NW
Veterans can get the French brasserie’s signature Burger Américain on the house during lunch and dinner on Friday.
Hours: 12 to 3 PM, and 5 PM to 12 AM

Rosa Mexicano
153 Waterfront Street, National Harbor
The upscale Mexican chain is honoring veterans and active-duty service members with a complimentary meal on Veterans Day, which includes any single dish like nachos, birria queasatacos, and churros.
Hours: 11:30 AM to 11 PM

1250 South Hayes St., Arlington
As an expression of gratitude to those who have served, all active duty service members and veterans will receive 20 percent off lunch and dinner with a valid ID throughout the weekend.
Hours: 11 AM to 10:30 PM, Friday to Sunday, November 11 through 13

St. Anselm
1250 5th St., NE
Union Market District’s American tavern is offering their signature cheeseburger and a side of fries to any and all who have served on Friday during lunch.
Hours: 12 PM to 3 PM

The bar at the Clarendon location of Ambar. Photograph by Scott Suchman

Veterans Day Brunches and Lunches

Multiple locations in Capitol Hill and Clarendon
Both Balkan restaurants will offer a fixed price brunch menu of unlimited small plates for the whole table on Friday—including plates like crispy chicken sandwiches and house-smoked lamb sausage scramble. Brunch is $34.99 per person plus an additional $8.99 for unlimited drinks at Ambar DC. At Ambar Clarendon, brunch is $42.99 per person, with 25-cent drinks as well as a happy hour from 4 to 6 PM at the bar.
Hours: Brunch at Ambar DC: 10 AM to 3:30 PM, Brunch at Ambar Clarendon: 10 AM to 3 PM

Blue Duck Tavern
1201 24th St., NW
The airy restaurant in West End’s Park Hyatt hotel will serve its popular brunch on Friday featuring new items such as wood-roasted rainbow trout with wild rice salad. The restaurant will also offer a ten percent discount to all active and retired service members who dine-in on Friday.
Hours: Brunch from 11:30 AM to 2 PM.

Buena Vida Gastrolounge
2900 Wilson Blvd. #103, Arlington
Clarendon’s newly revamped Mexican restaurant will offer its fixed price brunch menu of unlimited small plates—think pork belly tacos, chilaquiles, and salmon toast for $42.99 per person, along with 25-cent cocktails.
Hours: 10 AM to 3 PM

476 K St., NW Suite D
Guests can dig into modern Mexican brunch on Veterans Day and choose between bottomless food and drinks for $60, or bottomless food for $37 plus drinks a la carte. Brunch includes baked egg dishes, tacos, grilled salmon, and more.
Hours: 10 AM to 3 PM, last seating for brunch at 2 PM

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