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First Visit to Washington DC. Brunch/Lunch on a Sunday - Suggestions??

I am visiting the DC area for the first time in 2 weeks and the only time I will have to visit a good restaurant will probably Sunday for Brunch or Lunch. I'm hoping that someone might have a suggestion of somewhere good to go! The only thing I wouldn't go for is a seafood-related place, although I imagine that might not be an issue for lunch time. It could be just me, a couple people or a small group.

Help please! and thank you in advance!

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  1. I gather DC is quite the brunch city so a search will probably show you plenty and hopefully people will pipe in. We had lunch, but they serve brunch, at Bodega in Georgetown and thought it was fantastic. Here's the link:

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/752975

    1. The best brunch in DC in my opinion is at the Four Seasons, with that said, it is super expensive and you may want something more unique to DC.
      I love Black Salt (on MacArthur Blvd - but I'm afriad it's "seafoody") and also like Brasserie Beck (near the convention center). Other good options are the Tabbard Inn and Clyde's in Georgetown.

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      Brasserie Beck
      1101 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

      Four Seasons Cafe
      50 S Pickett St Ste 23, Alexandria, VA 22304

      1. mais oui duh

        Cafe Atlantico

        although you may want to review the menu or call ahead re seafood.

        sorry if that sounded rude, meant to be just flippant and silly.

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        Cafe Atlantico
        405 8th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004

        1. There are lots of good Sunday brunch options. You didn't mention a particular area of town so I'll just mention a few favorites: Tabard Inn (reservations are a must for brunch), Bistro Bis, Art and Soul, Creme, and Acadiana.

          I also have heard good things about the brunch at Birch and Barley but have personally never been.

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          Bistro Bis
          15 E Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

          Tabard Inn
          1739 N St NW, Washington, DC 20036

          Acadiana
          901 New York Ave NW Ste 200A, Washington, DC 20001

          Art and Soul
          415 New Jersey Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20001

          Birch and Barley
          1337 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

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          1. re: Elyssa

            I just went to Birch and Barley on Sunday for their toffee bacon donut and brunch, and everyone was very happy with their meal (though I wasn't quite blown away by the donut -- good, but not mind-blowing). The "Boozy Brunch" is $30 and includes three donut holes, two drinks, an entree, and unlimited coffee or iced tea, but if that's a little steep, the brunch entrees all seem to be around $14-$15. Reservations might be necessary if there's more than one or two people -- it was pretty busy and a tad loud when I was there.

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            Birch and Barley
            1337 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

            1. re: Elyssa

              I would second Tabard Inn. It is my go to for taking people out of town to brunch and therefore would recommend it for people in DC for the first time. It has the benefit of a unique atmosphere.

              I am dying to go to the Cafe Atlantico Dim Sum brunch, but my understanding is it is best if you are ready to be somewhat adventurous.

              I have not been to Birch and Barley for brunch but have been to the bar upstairs (Churchkey) which I love. I saw you mentioned kosher and might recommend against Birch and Barley if your friends don't eat meat out. Birch and Barley tends to have a lot of meet (often pork-based) in some of the more classic breakfast items.

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              Cafe Atlantico
              405 8th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004

              Tabard Inn
              1739 N St NW, Washington, DC 20036

              Birch and Barley
              1337 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

            2. As others have said, there are a ton of good brunch options in D.C. Masa 14 is one of my favorites. They have a $35 all-you-can-eat tapas style brunch that also includes all-you-can-drink mimosas and bloody marys. And the food is excellent!

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              Masa 14
              1825 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009