weekend brunch near clarendon/courthouse
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 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.
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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