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weekend brunch near clarendon/courthouse

butterfly Aug 27, 2002 10:30 PM

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!

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    Amy B. RE: butterfly Aug 28, 2002 09:06 AM

    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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    Link: http://whitlows.com

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      naruda RE: Amy B. Aug 28, 2002 09:20 AM

      If you like Indian cuisine, Cafe New Delhi on Highland Ave. has a reasonably priced $ 7.95, eat all you can buffet. Other Indian Buffets at the same price are:
      Bombay Curry House and Delhi Dhaba on Wilson Blvd near Courthouse.

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        Lori D RE: naruda Aug 28, 2002 09:56 AM

        Another option is dim sum at Hunan Number One (Clarendon).

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      jillm RE: butterfly Aug 28, 2002 10:33 AM

      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.

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        Ronna RE: butterfly Aug 28, 2002 10:07 PM

        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!!

        Link: http://www.rhodesidegrill.com/

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          butterfly RE: butterfly Aug 28, 2002 10:41 PM

          The 'hounds really came through. Thanks! More options than I had thought. I'll definitely report back! Thanks again.

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