Brunch for one
I tend to be a solitary eater and enjoy brunch. However it seems to be a group oriented meal but would like to eat it alone and watch people. Does anyone know of any good places for brunch that would be well suited for one person? I live now in the Metro DC area and would prefer to stay in the area. No more north than Laurel/Gaithersburg, west to McLean, south to Springfield, and east to Annapolis. I also tend to like the buffets (getting to try little bits of a lot) but also like the a la carte menu.
Bonus points if the brunch has a raw bar and Eggs Benedict! Thank you for any suggestions you all have.
I eat brunch by myself all the time. In my neighborhood I often go to Bar Dupont/Cafe Dupont. It's nothing that is going to blow your mind but it's still pretty good and comfortable. I like the corned beef hash there.
For higher end (and delicious) I like eating brunch at the bar at Bistro Bis. You could do the same thing at Mintwood Place (which has one of the best brunches in town).
Personally I don't do buffets---especially a brunch buffet.
Also Hank's Oyster Bar now has an extended bar and therefore more room. You can get great raw bar items there and a crab cake eggs benedict.
I think the best brunch that meets all your criteria is at the Four Seasons in Georgetown.
1) a buffet with really high quality (not steamed) fare
2) fabulous raw bar
3) no weird stares from fellow diners b/c your alone (i presume other travelers dine alone) - also, you can pick up a complimentary newspaper on your way in.
it is $75pp (i think), so not cheap, but a fun splurge.