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Dec 11, 2007 09:20 AM

Brunch for 12 in Olney or thereabouts...

My family is coming up to visit and we need to find a good brunch place near Olney (my grandparents don't like to travel too far-Bethesda is as far as I can get them to go). A friend recommended Black Market in Garret Park. Any ideas? Thank you!

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  1. Clydes at Tower Oaks is such an attractive place, especially for grandparents. It looks like a lodge. Food is good, but not a a Foodie's dream come true!
    Normandie Farm is very pretty and festive looking around the holidays and has a buffet style brunch. Mon Ami Gabi is has a nice brunch but can be noisy for older people. I love Black Market and go there at least 3 times a month, but the acoustics are bad, (great food though!).

    1. If you want to stay in Olney, BJ Pumpernickels is a passable NY-style deli. It's not gourmet, but they do pretty decents blintzes, bagels, and my favorite brunch dish: lox eggs and onions.

      1. Well, I tried Black Market but they will not take parties larger than 10. Clydes is not my favorite and my mother doesn't like Normandie Farm (although the all you can drink champagne did appeal to me). So, we decided upon Mon Ami Gabi! Thank you for your comments...

        1. I really would not consider BJ Pumpernickels a good deli. It's fair- nothing special at all. Try Brookville Inn, which is just up the road from Olney. It's a beautiful place and while I haven't had brunch there dinner was wonderful and I understand brunch is as well.

          1. Another thought would be Mrs. K's Toll House. That would be a beautiful place while it is decorated for the holidays and the food is several steps higher than it used to be. We are trying it again for dinner between Christmas and New Year's.