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Brunch in Montgomery County

Is there a good place to go for Sunday brunch/breakfast in Montgomery County? Bethesda, Rockville, Gaithersbug, Germantown? Something a little nicer than Original Pancake House and the like.

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Original Pancake House
12224 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852

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  1. Montgomery County is a wasteland when it comes to brunch or even a good breakfast. Not to say that there aren't any options, but they're few and far between. For an upscale brunch experience, I recommend Black Market Bistro in Kensington. They don't take reservations, so keep that in mind. http://www.blackmarketrestaurant.com/. For a more casual experience, I think Mosaic Cafe on Halpine Road is good, especially if you like waffles. http://www.mosaiccuisine.com/

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    Black Market Bistro
    4600 Waverly Ave, Garrett Park, MD 20896

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    1. re: foodtrip

      Thanks! Those actually both sound really good!

      1. re: foodtrip

        I second Black Market Bistro (I think they do take a few reservations-- I can't remember if you need to have 6 though).

        Cafe Deluxe is another possibility.

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        Cafe Deluxe
        1800 International Dr Ste B, Mc Lean, VA 22102

        Black Market Bistro
        4600 Waverly Ave, Garrett Park, MD 20896

        1. re: foodtrip

          Good choice. Black's is in Garrett Park, not Kensington.

        2. I often end up at La Madeleine on the Pike. Also Mon Ami Gabi in Bethesda. And IHOP. :) http://www.lamadeleine.com/

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          Mon Ami Gabi
          7239 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814

          1. Non-traditional, but nothing beats dim sum at New Fortune or A&J!

            Tower Oaks Lodge in Rockville does a pretty decent traditional brunch.

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            New Fortune
            16515 S Frederick Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

            Tower Oaks Lodge
            2 Preserve Parkway, Rockville, MD 20852

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            1. re: DanielK

              Love A&J. Haven't tried New Fortune yet.

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              New Fortune
              16515 S Frederick Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

            2. I've always liked the brunch at Lia's in Chevy Chase.

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              Chevy Chase
              6200 Chevy Chase Dr, Laurel, MD 20707

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              1. re: Jeserf

                A friend of mine its the Executive Chef at Lia's. He is amazing and the restaurant is beautiful!!!

              2. Louisiana Kitchen in Bethesda.

                1. The Comus Inn does a great Sunday brunch with a view of Sugarloaf Mountain.
                  http://www.thecomusinn.com/sundaybrun...

                  Normandie Farm does a fun if not traditional brunch.
                  http://www.popovers.com/content/view/...

                  Old Angler's Inn does a brunch that is more "unch" than "br" but is classy:
                  http://www.oldanglersinn.com/menu/bru...

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                  Old Angler's Inn
                  10801 MacArthur Blvd., Potomac, MD 20854

                  Normandie Farm
                  10710 Falls Road, Potomac, MD 20854

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                  1. re: CDouglas

                    Is it just me or does the Normandie Farm brunch menu look like 'whatever we didn't sell the night before'?

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                    Normandie Farm
                    10710 Falls Road, Potomac, MD 20854

                  2. I second Tower Oaks Lodge, Normandie Farm, and Louisiana Kitchen. All places I have taken my mother to.

                    A more casual choice is the Original Ambrosia across from the big Giant at 355 and Montrose Road.

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                    Normandie Farm
                    10710 Falls Road, Potomac, MD 20854

                    Tower Oaks Lodge
                    2 Preserve Parkway, Rockville, MD 20852

                    1. You might want to also try the General Store. If anything else its a thrownback to the restaurants of long ago. The decorations are a little hokey but the food for brunch is pretty good. The chicken and waffles approach, or the eggs benedict will be equally as good. Good luck and cheers! BTW The General Store is in Kensington/Silver Spring? Here is the URL:
                      http://www.myspace.com/thebluebuilding