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Saturday brunch in foggy bottom

sarahinthecity Apr 24, 2008 07:48 PM

Looking for a Saturday brunch spot to go to with my mom, and grandma on the day before GW's graduation. We'd have to eat around 10 or 10:30am to make an noon event in foggy bottom. Downtown and Arlington spots are options too, but Foggy Bottom is definitely preferable. Looking for somewhere cute, reasonable prices, and standard brunch foods. Any ideas?

  1. ktmoomau Apr 25, 2008 07:29 AM

    Would Circle Bistro fit the bill? They are open then for breakfast?

    1. KWynn Apr 25, 2008 09:41 AM

      What about Hudson? I still haven't been since it changed from David Gregory, but my understanding is that they have the standard brunch fare.

      Hudson Restaurant & Lounge
      2030 M St NW # 1, Washington, DC 20036

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        chaojareon Apr 25, 2008 10:54 AM

        Ok... I cheated cause I was curious too. I went to the washingtonian website and did a search for weekend brunch in FB. It lists:

        Circle Bistro
        Dish (The River Inn)
        Blue Duck Tavern

        I've never had brunch at any of these though so I can't speak for if they are good. If you extend that search out to Georgetown and Dupont the list grows quite a bit more (by like 20+)

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        1. re: chaojareon
          inbox_blues Apr 25, 2008 11:14 AM

          I think Blue Duck may be too pricey, in this case. Circle is the closest: http://www.thecirclehotel.com/ut_bistro_brunch.htm

          And Georgetown really isn't far to wander down to. I would definitely recommend getting reservations --if possible-- though, since more folks will be in town in general for the graduation. I know Filomena's has a good brunch (Italian): http://www.filomena.com/menu_brunch.html

          1. re: chaojareon
            rappel75 Apr 25, 2008 02:04 PM

            I have been to Blue Duck Tavern and Hudson for brunch. Neither are all that great. As good a reputation as Blue Duck has for dinner, it does not do brunch that well. Hudson was not bad but also not good.

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            polly parker Apr 25, 2008 11:08 AM

            i would not recommend blue duck tavern. it is an excellent restaurant for dinner/lunch, but i don't think they've really figured out brunch yet. what about the roof of the kennedy center? The brunch set up there is FANTASTIC. great "occasion" spot. Also, the four seasons does a very nice brunch (pricey) and is located just down the road from the foggy bottom metro. The Fairmont, as well, does a yummy brunch.

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            1. re: polly parker
              Hal Laurent Apr 25, 2008 11:37 AM

              I think the Fairmont only does brunch on Sundays.

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              dcandohio Apr 25, 2008 11:43 AM

              If you're going as far as Georgetown, Cafe LaRuche is very sweet and not at all expensive. It has outdoor seating, also.

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              1. re: dcandohio
                Elyssa Apr 25, 2008 12:03 PM

                Also Bistro Francais has a good 3 course brunch deal on Saturdays.

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                Elyssa Apr 25, 2008 02:13 PM

                Can you walk a little further and go to Firefly? Certainly cute w/ an affordable brunch.

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                1. re: Elyssa
                  sarahinthecity Apr 25, 2008 07:00 PM

                  Firefly is a good idea, except I took my family there already, haha. I'll look into the other options too.

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