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Brunch on U Street?

DCResider Nov 13, 2008 05:54 AM

Any recommendations for brunch in the U Street corridor? There will be a group of 4 of us.

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    hamster Nov 13, 2008 01:29 PM

    Has anyone tried brunch at Marvin? Looks pretty awesome:

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      botnot Nov 13, 2008 08:10 AM

      Vinoteca is now doing a $1 mimosa special. I haven't been there for brunch yet, but am thinking of trying it out now b/c of their special.

      1940 11th street NW, Washington, DC 20001

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        mcmullek Nov 13, 2008 12:13 PM

        Be prepared to wait 20 or even 25 minutes for champers cocktails at Vinoteca. The combination of a slow bar and inefficient service is beyond frustrating.
        Definetly a good deal, but the anticipation between rounds leaves alot to be desired!

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          beauxgoris Nov 13, 2008 01:06 PM

          Cafe St.Ex

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        MarcDC Nov 13, 2008 07:38 AM

        Creme. Bloody Marys, good chicken & waffles, and shrimp and grits

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          Elyssa Nov 13, 2008 06:14 AM

          Its all about Creme! :) But I would get there early since they don't take reservations (from what I can remember) and its popular.

          I also like the brunch at St. Ex. They usually have a nice quiche and they don't rush you out the door, so you can stay and enjoy your coffee/mimosas/bloody marys.

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            katecm Nov 13, 2008 06:12 AM

            You know, there are so many great restaurants in that area now, but I stay true to Polly's for brunch.


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              hamster Nov 13, 2008 09:53 AM

              Blech! Stay away from the French toast at Polly's. Horrid.
              I would recommend Ulah for brunch.

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                katecm Nov 13, 2008 10:01 AM

                What can I say? I lived there before there was such thing as Saint Ex, and Polly's has pitchers of mimosas or bloody marys!

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                  hamster Nov 13, 2008 12:32 PM

                  Aw, I am a fan of Polly's for drinks and a chill place to hang out. I just haven't been impressed by the food there.

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