Looking for a place where you can enjoy a delicious brunch during your trip to DC? Here are our tips for the best spots in town to have weekend brunch, ranging from sophisticated bistros to waterside seafood joints.

Le Diplomate

French stand-by Le Diplomate is one of the city’s most popular restaurants, and brunch at the 14th Street spot will show you exactly why. Dine on perfectly cooked, fluffy French omelettes or a savory zucchini frittata as you sip on coffee in this chic bistro.

1601 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009


Jose Andres’ Mexican spot in Metro Center area has one of the most fun brunches in town. Head over here with a group of friends or family and split a pitcher of margaritas and some guacamole before trying dishes like scrambled eggs on a tortilla with poblano chili, fruit salad with fresh lime juice, or tripe with hominy and chile soup.

401 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004


Located out in Shaw, this French-American hybrid offers a number of fusion-y takes on classic brunch foods. We recommend going for the foot-long quiche lorraine sandwich (yes, really) or an omelette with Italian cheese and a spicy side sauce. The pink-hued interior also makes this a great spot for taking beautifully-lit pictures, so start snapping away!

801 O St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Duke’s Grocery

Head out to Dupont Circle for brunch at this gastropub, which offers dishes from all over the world (albeit with a British accent). You can’t go wrong with the avocado toast, served with a hearty country bread. Feeling like something lighter? Opt for a bowl of granola with yogurt and fresh fruit on the side.

1513 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036


Navy Yard’s Whaley’s is known for its delicious seafood and blue-and-white, beach-inspired interior. Brunch here means sharing a seafood tower or enjoying a seasonal plate of seafood, like scallops and grits or clams casino.

301 Water St SE #115, Washington, DC 20003