Top 10 Brunch Spots in DC/MD/VA

Looking for an outstanding brunch?

Here are the top ten brunch spots in the DC/MD/VA area:

Blue Duck Tavern

1201 24th St NW, Washington, DC 20037

Weekend mornings from 11:30am-2pm

Blue Duck Tavern has a Michelin star for good reason. Located inside the Park Hyatt, this restaurant has delicious food and great service. Almost anything on the expansive menu will satisfy your brunch craving but here are two dishes you cannot miss: the pecan sticky buns and the homemade chicken biscuit.


7150 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20815

Weekends from 7am-3pm

Located in the heart of Bethesda, Silver is a family-friendly diner style restaurant. The all-day brunch works for those who prefer to eat early or others who would like to sleep in. Do not miss the caramel french toast, that comes with your choice of breakfast meat and eggs, as well as any of the omelets.

Le Pain Quotidien

Multiple locations

Hours depend on the location

With many locations in the area and seasonal specials, Le Pain is the go-to spot for fast and easy brunching with more healthy options than most places. The avocado toast is truly the best, and the Belgian waffle is yummy.

True Food Kitchen

7100 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

Weekends from 10am-3pm

If you have food allergies or dietary restrictions, then this is your place. Made from local ingredients, True Food promotes healthy food and demonstrates that vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and more food can taste just as good. Try the vegan chorizo burrito and the sunrise bowl. For a sweet tooth, the muffins are fresh-baked.

Summer House

11825 Grand Park Ave, North Bethesda, MD 20852

Weekends from 8am-3pm

One of the first restaurants to open at Pike and Rose, Summer House is still going strong. The California-inspired restaurant serves up standard brunch favorites. Order the buttermilk pancakes for classic, fluffy pancakes, or any of the egg sandwiches served on homemade English muffins.

Open City

2331 Calvert St NW, Washington, DC 20008

Open daily from 7am-12am

Open City is a neighborhood favorite serving breakfast foods all day. The food is diner-inspired. The two stand out dishes are the California scramble and the fried chicken and waffle. For the bagel lover, you can choose from three flavors with cream cheese.

Founding Farmers

Multiple locations

Depends on locations

There's everything to like about the brunch at Founding Farmers. This restaurant prides itself on being environmentally friendly and uses organic, local ingredients. The waffles and the poached egg hashes are popular. For dessert, the beignets are the cannot-miss bonus item served with three different dipping sauces.

Le Diplomate

1601 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Weekends 10am-3pm

Inspired by French cafes, Le Diplomate has one of the best brunch in the district. From a wide selection of seafood to cheese plates, this brunch has a little bit of everything. Order French favorites like croque-Madame, or stick to American brunch foods with a twist such as the uniquely flavored French toast.

Kafe Leopold

3315 Cady's Alley NW, Washington, DC 20007

Everyday 8am-4pm

Tucked into Cady’s Alley in Georgetown, Kafe Leopold servers European breakfast favorites. The “belgische zuckerwaffeln” is an authentic Belgian waffle. For a savory dish, the “Zwei Weiche Eier” is a European take on avocado toast with a side of poached eggs. Before you leave, try some of the pastries.  

Sugo Osteria

12505 Park Potomac Ave, Potomac, MD 20854

Saturdays from 10am-4:45pm and Sundays from 10am-3pm

At Sugo, you can get all you can eat brunch for $35 per person or order a la carte off of the brunch menu. Just be warned that everyone at the table must participate in bottomless brunch. The dishes are tapas style, and with so many choices, many people opt for the AYCE option. Favorites are the Nutella waffle and any of the “bennies” (benedicts).