There are only six federal holidays observed on Mondays, and Memorial Day and Labor Day have come and gone. Enjoy your next three-day weekend brunch on Indigenous Peoples’ Day, October 9, as many eateries are firing up autumnal menu items.
476 K St., NW
The wood-fired Mexican dining room in Mount Vernon Triangle is celebrating the lead-up to Dia de los Muertos hard with special menu items like mole negro and chicken tinga-filled empanadas de muertos. It will extend its bottomless brunch ($65 per person for unlimited food and drinks)—featuring churros, chilaquiles, micheladas, and mimosas—to Monday from 10 AM to 3 PM.
116 Rhode Island Ave., NW
Bloomingdale’s neighborhood pub offers a traditional brunch, with dishes like maple-bacon grits and fried chicken with French toast. Bottomless mimosas, Bloody Marys, or Aperol spritzes go for $23 as long as you purchase an entrée.
1255 Union St., NE
Stephen Starr’s brand-new tribute to Mexico City is open for lunch Mondays, with a menu nearly as maximalist as its taxidermy-filled interior. An extensive raw bar spread includes aguachiles, cocteles, and an extravagant seafood tower. Or, stick to heartier items like Oaxacan tlayudas and a squash-blossom quesadilla. Nearby sibling restaurant St. Anselm will also be open.
1501 Mt Vernon Ave., Alexandria
Brunch is the big draw at this all-day eatery in Del Ray, and a new fall menu kicks off this weekend, just in time for 8 AM to 4 PM brunch service on Monday. Try comfort foods like shrimp n’ grits, cornflake-crusted French toast and gruyere-topped patty melts on the patio or in the sleek dining room.
1847 Columbia Rd., NW
The date-night-friendly Afghan bistro in Adams Morgan will offer its all-day menu on Monday, with Silk Road specialties like mantoo dumplings, fragrant qabuli palow, and a rainbow of vegetarian dishes made with okra, red kidney beans, and pumpkin. Signature chai drinks join the restaurant’s extensive cocktail list and wine options.
1320 19th St., NW
The Turkish-Levantine eatery in Dupont Circle—with a new Bethesda outpost coming soon—is extending its bottomless brunch to Monday from 10 AM to 4 PM. The $48 three-course set menu features mezze like mutabal and feta croquettes, and eggy mains like shakshuka and a halloumi omelette. The price includes unlimited access to a mimosa bar stocked with flavored syrups and infusions.
1601 14th St., NW
Midday is a great time to pay a visit to Stephen Starr’s versatile French bistro, a latter-day Washington institution, and order whatever suits your fancy— a salade Nicoise and ice tea, or perhaps a carafe of Ventoux Rouge, steak frites, and a selection of cheeses. The menu is extensive and it’s available any Monday of the year.
“Balkan Without Limits” all-you-can-eat brunch will be available at Ambar’s three locations—Capitol Hill, Clarendon, and Shaw. The brunch menu ventures beyond Serbia and Croatia: a smoked pork sausage scramble, a walnut-and-almond-crusted fried chicken sandwich, and crab mac and cheese are on offer Prices for the full experience range between $42.99 and $47.98 per person depending on the location— the two DC outposts offer bottomless mimosas, red sangria, and Bloody Marys.