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all you can drink mimosa/bloody mary brunches?

polly parker Jan 23, 2008 08:45 AM

uh huh. yeah i'm that girl.

now that we've covered that, seriously, it is cold outside and i would love to go somewhere and down some bloody marys and hang out with my girlfriends. i feel like there are a lot of packages that include A blood mary/mimosa, but i'm looking for the all you can drink specials... in dc proper (read no car) :)

Thanks in advance chowhounds!

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    polly parker Jan 24, 2008 06:28 AM

    i definitely like good food but i'm really not that picky for breakfast... good eggs and bacon and/or french toast really does the trick. i know where to go for the delish brunch spots thanks to the many posts on the subject on the board. Thanks for all of the info people! if you think of anymore send them my way. i see eastern market/southeast has some good options, i live in woodley park so that isn't the most convenient but creme and beacon are easily accessible :). and i think barracks row is really cute, so maybe a trip to the eastern market followed by brunch and drinks is in order. although it is hard to resist the food they have at the eastern market!

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      JustinS Jan 23, 2008 01:28 PM

      At Banana Cafe on 8th street in Capitol Hill you can add unlimited mimosas to their Sunday brunch for $4. Brunch is buffet style. The one time I went there they came around with pitchers and refilled drinks often. So often, in fact, that they ran out of champagne and allowed me to order any drink I wanted.

      I think other places on 8th street have all you can drink with their brunch, too. Finn macCool's advertises bottomless bloody mary or mimosas for $10 on Sat and Sun 11-3.

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      1. re: JustinS
        alkapal Jan 23, 2008 02:22 PM

        but finn mccool's food is not good.

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          Elyssa Jan 24, 2008 06:09 AM

          Well neither is Banana Cafe's if you ask me. Polly Parker didn't really mention the food---just the booze :)

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            alkapal Jan 24, 2008 07:29 AM

            yep, we disagree on banana cafe. i esp. love their ceviche with a little minced ginger. and their zarzuela de mariscos (seafood in lobster bisque). carnitas pretty good, too. never been to brunch there....

            1. re: alkapal
              Elyssa Jan 24, 2008 08:30 AM

              Are you thinking of their sister restaurant across the street (down a little further)...Starfish Cafe? They also have brunch and are known for the ceviche. I think Starfish is a lot better then Banana Cafe (which I didn't know served ceviche as well). Starfish also gives out free hush puppies at every table.

              1. re: Elyssa
                alkapal Jan 24, 2008 07:13 PM

                banana cafe.

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        skiwebster Jan 23, 2008 12:31 PM

        red rocks pizzeria in columbia heights has all you can drink mimosas. they have a full brunch menu including all their pizzas.

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          negociants Jan 23, 2008 10:12 AM

          I think 18th Amendment, on the hill, has bottomless mimosas for $15 or $20...ah, sunday-funday!

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            Elyssa Jan 23, 2008 10:11 AM

            Beacon Bar and Grill in Dupont Circle area has an all you can drink mimosa/champagne brunch. I believe it is a buffet...it's been years since I've been. I think you also can make reservations.

            That's the only place that comes to mind with an all you can drink menu. I know both Bistro Francais and Dupont Grill give you a free glass of champange (in Dupont Grill's case it's your choice of mimosa, bloody mary, or champagne...you do get all you can drink pot of coffee or tea though :) )

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            1. re: Elyssa
              gatorfoodie Jan 23, 2008 12:41 PM

              Bistro Francais does a brunch special for $23 or so. That includes all the champagne you care to drink...and the food is quite good. I take my parents there everytime they visit and I don't think we've ever stayed there less than 3 hours.

              1. re: gatorfoodie
                Elyssa Jan 23, 2008 12:43 PM

                Really? It's endless champagne? Why didn't I catch on to that when I went there for brunch this past Saturday!? hahaha. The woman offered me more champagne but I thought she was just being nice or it was for a cost. Good to know.

                I got the roasted chicken with pomme frites btw and it was delicious as always. Thier egg dishes are good as well

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              GregJ Jan 23, 2008 09:33 AM

              Sign of the Whale on M Street between 18th and 19th ... Used to have a do it yourself Bloody Mary bar. Don't know if they still do (or even they are still there).


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                de muerte lenta Jan 23, 2008 09:14 AM

                Creme on U street has a great bottomless mimosa/bloody mary brunch also! food is great.

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                1. re: de muerte lenta
                  Jamie D Jan 23, 2008 10:25 AM

                  I'll second Creme's brunch, for a few reasons: it's not a buffet, the bottomless bloody/mimosa can start while you wait for your table, and the food is indeed very good. nice garlicky shrimp n grits, it had us scurrying to order more bread to sop up the juice. great fried chicken, with waffles or not. service was competent and cheerful if a bit slow at times.

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                  MrsWheatie Jan 23, 2008 08:59 AM

                  According to most recent Vinoteca newsletter they are having bottomless Bloody Marys for the rest of the month.

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                    dcandohio Jan 23, 2008 09:07 AM

                    And does that mean that Vinoteca is also open for lunch/brunch on weekends? That would be fun.

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                      MrsWheatie Jan 23, 2008 09:10 AM

                      We are starting weekend brunch! Our
                      > first day for
                      > brunch will be this Sunday December 1st, from 10am -
                      > 3pm. After this
                      > Sunday we will have brunch Saturday's and Sunday's
                      > at the same time.

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