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Mar 28, 2007 11:37 AM

Sunday Buffet Brunch - VA or DC

My husband would like to go to a buffet brunch on Sunday for his birthday. I looked around for buffet brunches in the Reston/Herndon area but couldn't find anything. Does anyone have suggestions for a buffet brunch? I would prefer someplace in Virginia and price is not a factor.

We can do DC too if you have a really good rec. After googling, the Kennedy Center brunch looked really good. Any feedback on that?


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  1. I would guess that for a buffet, price wouldn't ever be a factor.

    I did just see that Jasmine in Lake Anne Plaza has a brunch that looked pretty good. If the weather is good you can eat al fresco. I think Cafe Montmartre does a weekend brunch as well, and they certainly serve champaigne.

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    1. re: Dennis S

      Ritz Carlton at Tyson's Galleria does a nice one.

      I've been to the Kennedy Center brunch a couple of times, but not in the past year. It looked a lot better than it tasted.

      1. re: Dennis S

        I just had brunch at Cafe Montmartre yesterday - we were pretty underwhelmed. Place is charming enough, and I'll find any excuse to go spend a Sunday at Eastern Market. But the service was pretty bad and the food only so-so. The eggs benedict were hard-cooked, and the "pancetta" sure tasted like good ol' American bacon to us. The coffee was atrocious - maybe we were supposed to order espresso? But I don't think they have any excuse to charge $3 for a cafe americain and have it be no better than what the coffee maker in my hotel room makes.

      2. I'm not a big fan of buffet brunches, but they do a very nice job at Bistro Bistro in Shirlington.

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        1. re: baconjen

          Yes, Bistro Bistro is a great brunch spot. They do all the usual stuff well, plus lots of fruits and veggies, as I recall. And it's nice to sit outside, when the weather is good.

        2. I'd recommend the Sunday Gospel Brunch at the Corcoran Gallery of Art on 17th St- just across from the White House. To my mind, much more interesting than the Ritz-Carlton.

          1. B. Smith's at Union Station does a really nice Sunday brunch where lots of things are on the buffer, but you order omelets, waffles, etc from your table and they are brought to you. I like that because you can actually enjoy brunch with your companions instead of someone always being up in line waiting for something to be made to order for them. The buffet part includes breakfast meats, potatoes, ham, fried chicken, etc. And, you also get to choose a dessert from their menu, which is brought to you at your table. It's a good combination of buffet/table service.

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            1. re: DC Gal

              I second B. Smith's...Enjoyed our brunch there very much

            2. Not sure if this would be too far for you. Lansdowne Resort in Lansdowne/Leesburg has a yummy champagne brunch buffet. You will need a reservation.