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Diners' Choice: Great for brunch restaurants in District of Columbia

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are great for brunch in District of Columbia? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Ted's Bulletin - 14th Street restaurant
4.7
4.7 (963)
$30 and under
American
Logan Circle
About the restaurant
Welcome to Ted’s. Your go-to place to savor The Every Day. We are a neighborhood eatery, taking a creative and contemporary approach to classic American dishes and cocktails. Open daily for all-day breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks. Voted “Best Hangover Breakfast” and “Best Kid-Friendly Restaurant” by readers of Washington City Paper (in the same year), Ted’s Bulletin is truly a restaurant for all seasons.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Our waiter was so great! Food was awesome and our large group had a nice meal!
A photo of Willard Holiday Brunch and Tea restaurant
4.7
4.7 (86)
$50 and over
American
Downtown
About the restaurant
Join us at Willard InterContinental Washington, D.C. for a special Mother's Day Afternoon Tea on Sunday, May 12. Indulge in unlimited afternoon tea sandwiches, scones, and desserts, along with bottomless champagne, mimosa, and bellini.

You will be seated in the recently renovated Crystal Ballroom, the most iconic room in the hotel, and seatings will be offered at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Do not miss this chance to treat your loved ones to a delightful afternoon and to create a new tradition.

$165 per adult | $85 per child (5-12 years of age)
(not including tax and gratuity) (a 24% service charge will be added)

Each seating will have a time limit of 2 hours.

Top review
EpicuriouslyYoursvip
Dined on May 12, 2024
Mother’s Day Tea was beautiful. I am pleased with the event and will come back in the future. I was also happy that parking was validated.
A photo of Ted's Bulletin - Noma restaurant
4.7
4.7 (25)
$30 and under
American
NoMa
About the restaurant
Now Open!! Welcome to Ted’s. Your go-to place to savor The Every Day. We are your neighborhood eatery, taking a creative and contemporary approach to classic American dishes and cocktails in NoMa. Open daily for all-day breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks. Voted “Best Hangover Breakfast” and “Best Kid-Friendly Restaurant” by readers of Washington City Paper (in the same year), Ted’s Bulletin is truly a restaurant for all seasons.

In addition to street parking, we offer valet, validate parking for the Marriot Hotel Retail Lot adjacent to our restaurant for up to 90 minutes. There is also a paid, private lot across the street.

We limited reservations for weekend brunch service. If they are all booked, WE DO ACCEPT WALK INS.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jul 5, 2024
Food was good. Service was good. Pretty loud bar area but people having fun. Breakfast burrito with spicier than anticipated and watch out for the double chorizo – it’s a lot of food. Norway Benedict was excellent.
A photo of Dovetail restaurant
4.5
4.5 (66)
$31 to $50
American
Logan Circle
About the restaurant
Exploring the crossroads of southern hospitality and Mid-Atlantic cuisine, Dovetail draws from regional ingredients to innovate with the dynamic flavors of the Northeast. Situated on the District's 14th Street corridor within Viceroy Washington DC, the indoor-outdoor restaurant offers rotating seasonal menus featuring the freshest ingredients from East Coast farmers, fishermen and purveyors. Relax on our all-weather outdoor patio for brunch or dinner while enjoying a destination raw bar with chilled Maine lobster and Chesapeake oysters, tantalizing appetizers like deviled eggs with kimchi or pork rinds with homemade ranch, exquisitely prepared dry aged steaks paired with fresh local vegetables, and sweet seasonal treats. Don't miss our happy hour where Dovetail's formidable beverage program is the star - highlighting local spirits, a selection of new and old world wines, craft brews, and inventive cocktails. At Dovetail, we're always up for sharing a good meal.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jul 6, 2024
We got there in time for happy hour and the deviled eggs and hush puppies were so good. Our server was very nice and attentive. We shared the chicken sandwich, which was also delicious. Overall, it was a great experience and we recommend to anyone who enjoys good food and excellent customer service.
A photo of Agua 301 restaurant
4.3
4.3 (809)
$30 and under
Mexican
Navy Yard
About the restaurant
Aqua 301 celebrates the culture and cuisine of Mexico taking contemporary Mexican cuisine and infusing it with modern flair. This is not Tex Mex! Chef Jaime Pelayo tweaks traditional Mexican ingredients and flavor profiles through experimental ingredient combinations and serves it up waterside in Yards Park.
Top review
Rosie
Dined 5 days ago
Have been to Agua 301 multiple times but wanted the family to experience the area, the restaurant itself and the drinks and food. Our choices varied, but everyone agreed that the drinks and food were delicious, from the guacamole to the main courses to the tres leches for dessert. The service was prompt and continual. No doubt we will all return.
A photo of Mission Dupont restaurant
4.3
4.3 (935)
$30 and under
Tex-Mex
Dupont Circle
About the restaurant
Enjoy delicious Tex-Mex cuisine, margaritas and a wide selection of tequilas in our block-long streatery, spacious patio and multi-level interior with multiple dining rooms and a 60-foot bar. Mission Dupont is celebrating 10 years in Dupont Circle and is located just steps from the Dupont Circle North Metro.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 7, 2024
Our waitress was awesome! The food and drinks were amazing! Best Mexican food I have had in awhile.
A photo of Angolo Ristorante restaurant
4.3
4.3 (174)
$30 and under
Italian
Georgetown
About the restaurant
Angolo’s relaxed spot where you can come for lunch and dinner with a menu celebrating the warm spirit of Italian cuisine, while honoring the purest seasonal ingredients. Take a seat on the patio and savor a chilled glass of wine with antipasti and refreshing salad.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 10, 2024
amazing food always, great staff, love the gnocchi
A photo of Bar Pilar restaurant
4.0
4 (480)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Logan Circle
About the restaurant
Inspired by Ernest Hemingway and named for his beloved boat, Pilar is a neighborhood restaurant that has been a mainstay of 14th street for over a decade. Executive Chef Clarissa Aguilar helms the kitchen turning out an eclectic menu inspired by local farms and New American cuisine with a focus on seasonal organic produce. The simple yet inventive dishes change frequently, but that’s part of the adventure! Complementing the cooking is a beverage program including cocktails which also rotate seasonally, ranging in taste and complexity from classics like the perfect Old Fashioned to signature concoctions using house made tonics and elixirs. Spanning two floors, Pilar has a variety of spaces to suit your mood. Our first floor bar offers up a casual, comfortable space to down a few drinks in dimly-lit, vintage-inspired surroundings. Head upstairs and you'll find an intimate dining room along with a cozy corner cocktail bar perfect for date night or catching up with old friends.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 25, 2024
The next door neighbor jackhammering. Manager went next door and it stopped. Excellent customer service. Tasty food.
A photo of Juniper Restaurant restaurant
3.9
3.9 (709)
$30 and under
Unspecified
Georgetown
About the restaurant
Imaginative takes on New American classics served in a luxurious dining room with courtyard views.
Top review
SusanR
Dined on May 19, 2024
Pretty setting for our 1 PM lunch - surprised it was a brunch menu but there were still great choices for all 5 of us. Good, appropriately attentive service. Everything was tasty. But, $235 before tip with only soft drinks, coffee and bottled water?
A photo of Butter Me Up restaurant
3.9
3.9 (95)
$30 and under
American
West Loop
About the restaurant
Butter Me Up on T St is now open! Butter Me Up was born as a ghost kitchen at the flagship Halfsmoke restaurant in Shaw, DC, and after winning best breakfast sandwich in DC, opened as its own brick and mortar stores, both in DC and Bethesda. We expanded our menu to include toasts, fresh smoothies, and a coffee program when opening these locations, but have kept our award-winning sammies as well. We also have a full bar and offer happy hour service daily. Late night hours coming soon!
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jun 5, 2024
Such a cute place! Food was incredible and service very friendly. Loved it!
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