What are the best places for brunch in Washington D.C.?

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Ted’s Bulletin is pretty good. Masa 14. Bourbon has a really great brunch at the Four Seasons. ChurchKey has a great brunch; that’s one of my favorites.

Mary Beth Albright

Ah, brunch, the world’s best excuse for sleeping through breakfast. The Tabard Inn offers extra incentive with their famous doughnuts served hot and pillowy, available only on weekends. Palena’s doughnuts also make rolling out of bed worthwhile, as do their lush egg dishes. The Kennedy Center’s Roof Terrace Restaurant takes the crown for brunch with a view, with its romantic wraparound balcony overlooking the Potomac River and monuments. The buffet boasts several types of fruit and vegetable salads, a raw bar, an omelet station, and a special kids’ buffet. (But we won’t tell anyone if you snag a few of the addictive pigs in a blanket, with their flaky pastry and savory spiced meat, for yourself.)

Matchbox offers several locations in the DC area, including the suburbs, and something for everyone so it’s great for brunch with a crowd. Children, vegans, and burger lovers will all leave happy with its diverse menu.

McLean Robbins

Brunching is almost as much of a Washington pastime as talking about politics. Whether you crave boozy brunches or bagels that rival Manhattan's, you'll find something to tickle your tastebuds here in D.C.

A few of the city's best locations for brunch include: 

Beacon Bar and Grill: One of the city's finest buffet options includes all of your standard breakfast, lunch and dessert favorites, plus unlimited bloody mary's or mimosas for $30. 

Tabard Inn: A longtime Washington, D.C. brunch staple, people shouldn't pass up on the restuarant's famous house-made doughnuts. 

The Willard InterContinental: One of the best hotel brunches in the city, this lavish spread is a special occassion favorite. 

Ted's Bulletin: From boozy milkshakes to traditioanl diner favorites and house-made pop tarts, this Barrack's Row hotspot is a local favorite. 

El Centro D.F.: Bottomless brunches of Mexican tapas and hundreds of tequilas make this an all-day dining favorite. 

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