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

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

    1. 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.

        1. 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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          1. re: ClevelandDave

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

            1. re: Elyssa

              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.

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

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            1. re: drsmoke

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

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

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

                1. Many good options discussed at this site:


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

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                  1. re: Marty L.

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

                  2. 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. 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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                      1. re: ktmoomau

                        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.


                      2. 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.