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Sunday Brunch in DC not costing an arm and a leg...

khancher Jun 1, 2013 12:37 PM

Can't find a place with wait service that is not overly expensive. Preferrably near Freedom Plaza. Any suggestions other than Lincoln's Waffle Shop?

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    Elyssa RE: khancher Jun 2, 2013 12:18 PM

    How about Chef Geoff's? I think they do a brunch and it should be affordable.

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      hamster RE: khancher Jun 2, 2013 02:29 PM

      Busboys and Poets is a good spot, but not too close to Freedom Plaza. Worth considering.
      Pain Quotidien probably does brunch, there's a location on F Street over there.

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        Steve RE: khancher Jun 2, 2013 04:09 PM

        Change location.

        1. ClevelandDave RE: khancher Jun 6, 2013 01:26 PM

          These replies are embarassing coming from such distinguished chowhownders. How about the W Hotel, the Willard or the Occidental, which all are open Sundays. At a lower price point Old Ebbitt, Del Frisco, even Aria are all probably open Sunday for bruch and are better than Chef Geoff, Le Pain Quotiden or Busboys and Poets which isn't even near there...

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            Elyssa RE: ClevelandDave Jun 6, 2013 04:18 PM

            I would put the W Hotel, The Willard and Del Frisco in the overly expensive category.

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              Marty L. RE: Elyssa Jun 11, 2013 02:05 PM

              True enough -- those suggestions aren't responsive. But it's also true that we'd be doing the OP a real disservice by pointing her/him to B&P, Chef Geoff's, LPQ, or Matchbox, all of which are generic or mediocre . . . at best.

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            drsmoke RE: khancher Jun 6, 2013 02:34 PM

            "Cheap food ain't good, good food ain't cheap", brunch at the 4 Seasons cannot be any better, anywhere!

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              agarnett100 RE: drsmoke Jun 13, 2013 01:30 PM

              How much does brunch run at the 4 Seasons these days?

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              shake N baik RE: khancher Jun 6, 2013 03:13 PM

              I've only had dinner at Woodward Table but their brunch menu looks promising. Prices seem very reasonable too.

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                Elyssa RE: khancher Jun 6, 2013 04:18 PM

                The Hamilton is also nearby and they have a good brunch that isn't too pricey.

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                  Marty L. RE: khancher Jun 6, 2013 06:01 PM

                  Many good options discussed at this site:


                  Also, the brunch at Le Diplomate looks very enticing -- haven't been yet.

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                    Bob W RE: Marty L. Jun 7, 2013 08:57 AM

                    The Bitches' heavily illustrated write-up of brunch at DGS is mouth-watering!

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                    sienna221 RE: khancher Jun 11, 2013 08:23 AM

                    I agree with who said The Hamilton...their food is always good. Also Lincoln (not the waffle shop but the restaurant on Vermont) is good for brunch. Georgia Brown's...never been there for brunch, but their lunch and dinner is good. And it's a little bit of a walk, but Commissary on P Street in Logan Circle has an awesome brunch.

                    1. ktmoomau RE: khancher Jun 11, 2013 12:18 PM

                      Matchbox isn't too far away, and pretty affordable, they do brunch, but it can be crowded.

                      I don't know if Poste, Jaleo, Zaytinya or Brasserie Beck would be considered expensive, but aren't too far away.

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                        Bob W RE: ktmoomau Jun 12, 2013 06:22 AM

                        I would not have thought about Brasserie Beck for brunch, but I just took a look at the menu. Very appealing. I really like that place.


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                        hahn74 RE: khancher Jun 13, 2013 12:14 PM

                        If you're mobile, and can get to Petworth, Domku has a good, reasonably priced brunch. I particularly love their abilskiver (pancake balls) that are only served during weekend brunch hours.

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