Guide to weekend dining in Washington, DC

87d97c277b1108b9bd11e4b5e3f6e852Weekends are made for eating. And not just eating but actually stopping to savor your food.  It’s the chance you get to linger over brunch, sharing good food and warm drinks with friends and family. Luckily, for those of use in the Washington, D.C., there is a plethora of places to dine.

My House or Yours: From apple breads to pumpkin carnitas to coffee with an extra kick (for the warmth, of course), warm up your kitchen and your home with a harvest themed brunch fit for the season.

AgoraTurkish and Greek cuisine in the heart of Dupont Circle with a bottomless supply of featured cocktails will have you wishing you could have brunch every day. And with a red beets, lemon mashed potatoes, oranges, onion and orange blossom vinaigrette; Beet and Orange Salad plus French Toast of Challah bread dipped with egg-batter dusted with powdered sugar and served with maple syrup there’s something to please you whether you want a heavy, light or something in between meal.

Cuba Libre: The Latin-night hot spot goes all out for brunch with bottomless morning cocktails including mimosas and sangria but also unlimited tapas and classic brunch dishes that were inspired by Chef Guillermo Pernot’s  recent visit to Cuba.

The Bombay Cub: If the parents are in town, the significant other’s parents or really just anyone you want to impress you can’t go wrong with The Bombay Club. First off you’re only a few steps away from the White House, always an impressive sight, and once inside the restaurant you get live piano music and a buffet of seven traditional Indian dishes. 

Ardeo+Bardeo:  For an modern all American brunch look no further than Ardeo + Bardeo which features a two-course brunch with bottomless Champagne or mimosas.  The Watermelon and Cucumber Gazpacho with whipped yogurt, pickled watermelon rind and basil oil will have you thinking it’s still summer while the Gnocchi “BLT” guanciale, kale, cherry tomatoes, scrambled egg and sottocenere will remind you why you love fall.

nopa Kitchen + Bar If you think it’s not brunch without fresh seafood then this restaurant near the Verizon Center is for you. There’s Rutabaga Soup with crab, yuzu, endive a  Lobster and Paprika Egg Salad Sandwich, and the Fried Codfish Sandwich with remoulade and radish-watercress slaw.  Don’t worry though, if seafood is not your thing you’ll find plenty of other options as well including granola and Greek yogurt and French Toast.

Et Voila!: Belgian French cuisine seems like classic brunch food. At this upscale bistro in Palisades your’ll find  Buckwheat Crépes (choice of salmon or ham) served with spinach, cheese, tomato and egg, Mussels Burger, an entire “burger” made of mussels served with sweet potato fries and an aioli sauce and  the Brussels Waffle topped with fruits or chocolate and whipped cream.

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