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Elisabethm8 Jan 19, 2012 01:06 PM

who does the best Sunday buffet brunch in DC?

want to go with my teenage sons, they eat a lot and like good food!

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    Doh Jan 19, 2012 01:59 PM

    If price is no object, then I think probably the 4 Seasons in Georgetown.

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      erinnf Jan 19, 2012 06:00 PM

      Agreed. The four seasons brunch is ridiculous. Fresh raw bar, endless champagne, nytimes, and the typical brunch items. Last time I went it was $75/pp. Worth it!

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        Elyssa Jan 20, 2012 06:37 AM

        The best high end brunch buffet I've had has been at the Fairmont. This was a few years ago and it was for a birthday party but I think we paid about $60-70/person.

        What might be perfect for you and your hungry boys is brunch at Georgia Browns. They have a great buffet AND you also order an entree (which my bf and I took home and ate the next day for dinner but if your sons can really tuck away the food they can eat it at the restaurant). The food is Southern cuisine and the buffet has everything from honey ham, biscuits, a sweets table (including a chocolate fountain) and eggs benedict.

        It's $40 a person and in my opinion is a really good deal because you are basically getting 2 meals.

        The one thing I did remember though is it was very crowded and they had a jazz band playing so it got pretty loud. This was more of a concern for us because it was just me and my boyfriend and we were sitting at a pretty large table so it was hard to hear each other.

        http://gbrowns.com/brunch.php

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          Doh Jan 21, 2012 06:21 PM

          I agree the Fairmont brunch is great, but IIRC they now only offer it a few times a year.

          I've heard POV at the W (old Hotel Washington) does a pretty good sunday brunch with a hot dish plus a buffet, but I've been a little hesitant to try it.

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            Elyssa Jan 23, 2012 05:51 AM

            POV is super over-priced. And unless they changed their brunch (which they might have...it's been since the Spring that I've been there) there was not hot dish plus buffet deal. The brunch drinks are good at POV so sometimes my bf and I go there around 2pm on a Sunday (when it's warm out!) and grab a bloody mary but we don't often eat up there. The food is good but the servings are tiny and over priced.

        2. DanielK Jan 20, 2012 08:10 AM

          Masa 14 doesn't have a buffet set up, but it's $35 for AYCE from the brunch menu, and it's way better than overcooked eggs on a steam table.

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            Elyssa Jan 20, 2012 08:57 AM

            Also note it's all you can drink as well---not that will help with teenage sons.

            Masa 14's brunch is great! I'm actually going this Sunday.

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            katecm Jan 20, 2012 10:52 AM

            El Centro DF has all you can eat brunch (and you can get mimosas for yourself).

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              Elyssa Jan 21, 2012 08:08 AM

              Ya but I don't think the food is that great there.

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              emcentar Jan 20, 2012 02:04 PM

              Some great recommendations here - but I'm going to second the Georgia Brown's recommendation. Make sure you're hungry - and don't make plans to eat for the rest of the day.

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                79pooh83 Jan 21, 2012 07:20 PM

                The Rooftop Terrace restaurant at the Kennedy Center does a good Sunday brunch. I'm not sure of the price, but it's not as pricey as the Four Seasons or Fairmont (maybe $45).

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