weekend brunch near clarendon/courthouse
Any 'hounds out there have a suggestion for a metro accessible place to have brunch in arlington (preferably near Clarendon or Courthouse)? We're a pretty boisterous and adventurous bunch--any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
We like breakfast at Whitlow's on Wilson or Iota (also on Wilson right down the street from the Clarendon metro stop). Whitlow's has a big Sunday brunch buffet and make your own bloodies bar but we usually order off the menu. Great garlicky homefries and excellent sausage and bacon. Iota is a little fancier and pricier with, for example, I think a blue corn tortilla huevos rancheros type deal.
There's also a Greek restaurant--the Aegean Taverna--on the cross street by the Clarendon metro stop that has a big weekend buffet and a nice vine-covered outdoor seating area. Amy
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The new Boulevard Woodgrill on Clarendon has started serving brunch. While I'm not wowed by the restaurant in general, the brunch choices are nice and a bit more gourmet than the usual toast and eggs. Brunch doesn't start though until 10:30 I think. We went earlier a few weeks ago and ended up at Whitlows. I actually found Whitlows kind of poor -- frozen OJ, lukewarm food, you can do as well at the Silver Diner in the same area.
I recently brought about 10 friends for my birthday brunch to Rhodeside Grill (about 2 blocks from Courthouse on Wilson) and was quite pleased.
They offer a fresh waffle and omelet buffet with bacon, fruit....as well as your typical a la carte selections (eggs bendict, sandwiches, etc). The place was busy enough not to feel dead, quiet enough for our group to spread out and get a little rowdy, and laid back enough for us not to offend anyone (hopefully). The best part was a make-you-own bloody mary bar with no fewer than 100 ingredients: sauces, mixes, spices and all the stuff you'd never think you'd want too put in a bloody mary. And a $4 a pint, a steal!
We walked away for under $20 a head, with 2 drinks each. Highly recommended!!
The 'hounds really came through. Thanks! More options than I had thought. I'll definitely report back! Thanks again.