We all know that DC loves a good brunch, but what is the BEST brunch!? Our friends from Bitches Who Brunch shared with us their top picks for the best brunchin' in the city!
Best Brunches of 2016
1. Best overall- Hazel
Brunch at Hazel is an experience, with 11 courses of creative American fare from Chef Rob Rubba, whose signatures seem to be pairing unique flavors (curried sweet potato doughnuts, zucchini bread with foie gras), and elevating junk food (tater tots with house-made garlic ketchup, bacon cinnamon rolls). We were constantly surprised by each plate that arrived—we never knew what to expect and loved each dish at the Dim Sunday brunch. The space is beautiful, and the service friendly and accommodating
2. Most Instagrammable: Junction Bakery
Even the most amateur of ‘grammers could snap gorgeous photos in this Del Ray locale. The Carrara marble round tables, traditional wooden Thonet chairs, and artsy tiled floor make for a perfect brunch environment and Instagram backdrop. The high ceilings, open windows, and bakery counter showcasing beautiful pastries have all the makings for the perfect picture. The space is nothing short of charming–and the food is delicious! So, head south for the day and make sure your phone is fully charged
3. Best Hotel Brunch: Kingbird at the Watergate
The Watergate got an oh-so-fancy facelift with a hefty price tag and relaunched with a bang. The space is snazzy, the service is fancy, and the cocktails incredible. We spent the afternoon drinking delightful rosé bellinis in an incredible ambiance—and those cinnamon rolls were heavenly.
4. Best Shaw Brunch: Kyirisan
Shaw is having a moment. Brunch at Kyirisan began with an inventive cocktail program, bottomless mimosas, and a basket of house-made pastries ranging from cinnamon rolls to Matcha doughnut holes and vanilla custard bao buns. It only went up from there—we loved the French-Asian fare with options for everyone ranging from the arctic char gravitas on a perfect croissant to Panko fried chicken sandwich.
5. Best Downtown Brunch: Pennsylvania Six and its champagne bar!
This downtown, upscale steak and seafood spot could be boring but was, in fact, anything but. Pennsylvania Six won our hearts with its over-the-top (and adorable) make-your-own mimosa bar, stocked with fresh juices, berries, and other elixirs to mix with your champagne. The meal began with a delicious ceviche sampler and concluded with the mind-blowing Dutch baby pancake topped with whipped cream and fresh berries.