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Brunch is offered at The Jefferson, Washington, D.C., and it's best to have a reservation. Call at least a week in advance to reserve your spot at The Greenhouse, which offers Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each week. This dining option at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel sits beneath one of the original details left in the completely renovated and overhauled hotel — the skylights that were once the awning for the hotel's original entrance. The arched-glass architectural detail was buried and blackened beneath previous renovations, but has been restored with new glass accenting the original framing and casting a sunny glow on diners. Like many details in The Jefferson, it’s a nod to the hotel's presidential namesake: At Monticello, his estate, Thomas Jefferson would spend mornings in his greenhouse singing along with his pet mockingbirds.
Once seated beneath this lighted structure, you can order appetizers and salads or such standard breakfast fare as a three-egg omelet (whole-egg or egg-white), with your choice of two accompaniments: ham, smoked bacon, country sausage, cheese, spinach, mushrooms, onions and peppers. Like many of the choices on the breakfast menu, this omelet comes with breakfast potatoes. You’ll also find eggs Benedict, bagels with lox and malted pancakes, as well as lighter fare like yogurt, parfaits, oatmeal and housemade granolas and cereals served with fresh fruit.
If you've up for some adventure in the morning, order from the breakfast specialties page. This portion of the menu changes seasonally, but on our visit there were options including lobster eggs Benedict with asparagus tips, an omelet stuffed with whitefish and lemon ricotta pancakes.
Whatever your choice, pair your breakfast selection with one of the menu's coffee or tea options, or choose juices ranging from the traditional, like orange and apple, to the exotic, including mango and coconut.