The Very Best Brunch (not buffet) in D.C./NOVA/MD
I have heard from a few friends that Tabard Inn is very nice, would love to try that--can anyone give some feedback on their menu selection and what days they offer their brunch menu?
Also, what other places would you recommend?
Particularly interested in places that have
-Fresh Squeezed juices
-Nice homestyle breakfast/brunch cooking
-YUMMY bacon or special homemade sausage...
**Doesnt have to have all of the above, but if it does, thats even better...
Would be great too if they were close to the Tysons area :)
Tallula in Arlington does brunch, I don't know what days and they often have special bacon and sausage, their bacon is wonderful not your average, their pancakes with ricotta and cherries are amazing, and the corned beef hash is very good. Their pancakes are even better than Market lunch in my opinion. Although Market lunch is another good brunch place if you can get their Saturday morning.
For eggs benedict, I really like Harry's Tap Room in Arlington which does a surprisingly good brunch.
In DC Poste has an excellent brunch, I really like their doughnuts, french toast and croque madame. I believe Poste does breakfast and brunch.
The Ritz in Crystal City does have a buffett, but boy it is incredible. Oysters, lamb, and yes - fresh squeezed orange juice. I took someone there this past Sun and they were astounded.
dunno if it's the BEST brunch, but it's definitely a fabulous brunch- part buffet, part made to order. Cafe Panache in Ashburn... the buffet is smoked salmon with all the fixin's- capers, egg, onion, etc.- cold pasta and cesaer salads, pastries, croissants, bagels, and the like to start. Mimosas, OJ or champagne are complimentary. you order from the menu with choices ranging from flank steak and eggs to french toast with bosc pears. then it all comes together at the end with decadent desserts- like key lime pie, mango custard, our last visit featured a berry mousse with a blood orange sauce swirled throughout- it was unbelievable. look for a latin american flair there this summer...
Cafe Panache features new dishes and different styles at will, and they never disappoint. it's a brunch woth checking out if you come to Loudoun County-
Oh yes- the sausage- a homemade maple delight, the oj- i THINK it's fresh squeezed but mine is always diluted with champagne... and the benedict- very good, but not my fave anymore after having the original creation from Mimi's Cafe! (see your other post)
Lansdowne Resort, near Leesburg, VA, is one of the best of the best brunch buffets in the DC Met Area. Aside from the variety and quality of the food, you also get a terrific view of the golf course, mountains and woods that surround the resort. And NO...I don't work for the resort...LOL!!!
thanks everyone for their suggestions...def more places to try on my list but went to Tabard Inn over the weekend with the bf and amazingly it wasnt super crowded, in the past it was nearly impossible to book a brunch reservation for that Sunday if I called like Wed-Fri before...
The meal was delicious...I had eggs benedict with yummy ham and my bf had pork belly with poached eggs and we had an appetizer trio of pork belly, duck terrine and something else with mini french pickles...the OJ was amazing too--so much better than the last OJ I had at the Fairmont brunch which was a tad disappointing...this one def tasted FRESH SQUEEZED and pulpy...just the way i like it :)