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16 New Brunches to Try NOW

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It's been several months since we updated our Brunch Heatmap (though we did give you the scoop on 2013 bottomless offerings in October). Several new restaurants have started brunch service since. Several spots have also revamped their brunch offerings. So it's time for a full-on reset of the Eater Brunch Heatmap. These places all either launched or revamped their brunch menus in the fall or winter months. Check out what they have to offer.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Republic

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6939 Laurel Ave
Takoma Park, MD 20912
(301) 270-3000
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Jeff Black's latest venture is serving up dishes like monkey bread, oyster po' boys and brioche French toast with pear compote. There's also a Cure Your Ailments drink menu with offerings like a charred tomato Bloody Mary.

2. Water & Wall

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3811 Fairfax Dr
Arlington, VA 22203
Water & Wall's brunch features dishes like eggs with kimchi, truffled eggs and pumpkin buttermilk pancakes.

3. Agua 301

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301 Water St SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 484-0301
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Migas and huevos rancheros are among the choices on this Mexican restaurant's brunch menu. There are also small plates and taco platters. And of course, guacamole.

4. Cork

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1720 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 265-2675
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Cork has been trying to emphasize its cocktail program, with a formal menu and interesting offerings spiked with ingredients like cognac. It first started showing off the drinks at brunch service, where they accompany options like crispy polenta with poached eggs, Cork-cured Juniper gravlax and a wintery panzanella with roasted tomatoes.

5. Petworth Citizen & Reading Room

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829 Upshur St NW
Washington, DC 20011
Petworth Citizen has a fairly straightforward new brunch menu, with corned beef hash, shrimp and waffles and burgers. A horseradish and Sriracha-spiked Bloody Mary is a good accompaniment.

6. El Chucho Cocina Superior

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3313 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20010
(202) 290-3313
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El Chucho's new condensed brunch menu higlights four items: Chilaquiles, buttermilk masa pancakes, Green Eggs and Ham (poached eggs, ham, black beans and chimichurri sauce) and rum raisin tamales. All items are priced under $10, and there are brunch cocktails as well, including green Bloody Marys, mimosas and more.

7. Marvin

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2007 U St NW
Washington, DC 20009
Marvin's beloved chicken and waffles still are featured on their brunch menu, but there are new options as well. Try out biscuits and gravy, shrimp and grits, bread pudding French toast, a salad nicoise, a kale and goat cheese-stuffed omelette, huevos rancheros, and more. The prices at brunch range from $8-18.

8. Ted's Bulletin

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1818 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 265-8337
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Ted's Bulletin is known for its epic breakfasts and the new 14th Street location is no exception. Try homemade pop-tarts, donuts, beer biscuits and gravy and a "walk of shame" burrito.

9. Piola Arlington

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1550 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22209
(703) 528-1502
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Piola Arlington decided to follow in the footsteps of the DC location this November and offer unlimited pizza brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Get the deal for $15.95 ($7.95 for kids) and add pitchers of sparkling drinks for another $14.95.

10. Morrison House Hotel

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116 S Alfred St
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 838-8000
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At the Grille at Morrison House, it's all about the duck press at brunch. The press helps the cook express juices from the duck to make a decadent sauce for the duck breast served at brunch. The brunch in general is a buffet, with other options like crepes, petit fours and beignets, all for $38.

11. Sprig & Sprout

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2317 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 333-2569
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Sprig and Sprout's brunch launched in October. On the menu: Bo Kho, a beef stew, and Banh Cuon (steamed rice crepes), as well as some classic dishes with a Vietnamese twist (think taro and potato home fries). There are also some classic offerings, like Bloody Marys.

12. Et Voila!

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5120 MacArthur Blvd NW
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 237-2300
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Et Voila started fall with a new brunch menu, with choices like a croque monsieur, buckwheat crepes and steak and eggs with Bordelaise. Some of the restaurant's cult favorites, like the mussel burger, are also available during brunch hours. Cocktails like a Bloody Lobster or bellinis complement ($12 for bottomless).

13. Arcuri

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2400 Wisconsin Ave
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 827-8745
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Lemon pancakes, French toast and eggs in purgatorio are among those dishes served during brunch at Arcuri, which they host on both Saturdays and Sundays.

14. Kapnos

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2201 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 234-5000
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Baklava French toast and spit-roasted chicken and waffles grace the menu at Kapnos during brunch hours. There's also spiked coffee, and orzo pasta bake and more.

15. Bar Charley

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1825 18th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
Just this week, Bar Charley announced its new brunch menu, which debuts Saturday. There's a prix fixe option that includes a basket of cheddar biscuits for the table, a choice of entree, and the choices of bottomless Mimosas, Bloody Marys, Bloody Beers (Schlitz and house-made bloody mix), Schlitz tallboys or Zeke's Coffee, all for $23.95. There's also an a la carte menu with items such as French toast and roasted mushroom omelette.

16. City Tap House

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901 I St. NW
Washington DC, DC 20536
(202) 644-9433
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City Tap House also kicks off its first brunch service this weekend. Look for such dishes as foie gras French toast, chicken and waffles, pizzas, a bottomless brunch bar (with Bloody Marys and mimosas) and more.

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1. Republic

6939 Laurel Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
Jeff Black's latest venture is serving up dishes like monkey bread, oyster po' boys and brioche French toast with pear compote. There's also a Cure Your Ailments drink menu with offerings like a charred tomato Bloody Mary.
6939 Laurel Ave
Takoma Park, MD 20912

2. Water & Wall

3811 Fairfax Dr, Arlington, VA 22203
Water & Wall's brunch features dishes like eggs with kimchi, truffled eggs and pumpkin buttermilk pancakes.
3811 Fairfax Dr
Arlington, VA 22203

3. Agua 301

301 Water St SE, Washington, DC 20003
Migas and huevos rancheros are among the choices on this Mexican restaurant's brunch menu. There are also small plates and taco platters. And of course, guacamole.
301 Water St SE
Washington, DC 20003

4. Cork

1720 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Cork has been trying to emphasize its cocktail program, with a formal menu and interesting offerings spiked with ingredients like cognac. It first started showing off the drinks at brunch service, where they accompany options like crispy polenta with poached eggs, Cork-cured Juniper gravlax and a wintery panzanella with roasted tomatoes.
1720 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

5. Petworth Citizen & Reading Room

829 Upshur St NW, Washington, DC 20011
Petworth Citizen has a fairly straightforward new brunch menu, with corned beef hash, shrimp and waffles and burgers. A horseradish and Sriracha-spiked Bloody Mary is a good accompaniment.
829 Upshur St NW
Washington, DC 20011

6. El Chucho Cocina Superior

3313 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20010
El Chucho's new condensed brunch menu higlights four items: Chilaquiles, buttermilk masa pancakes, Green Eggs and Ham (poached eggs, ham, black beans and chimichurri sauce) and rum raisin tamales. All items are priced under $10, and there are brunch cocktails as well, including green Bloody Marys, mimosas and more.
3313 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20010

7. Marvin

2007 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Marvin's beloved chicken and waffles still are featured on their brunch menu, but there are new options as well. Try out biscuits and gravy, shrimp and grits, bread pudding French toast, a salad nicoise, a kale and goat cheese-stuffed omelette, huevos rancheros, and more. The prices at brunch range from $8-18.
2007 U St NW
Washington, DC 20009

8. Ted's Bulletin

1818 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Ted's Bulletin is known for its epic breakfasts and the new 14th Street location is no exception. Try homemade pop-tarts, donuts, beer biscuits and gravy and a "walk of shame" burrito.
1818 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

9. Piola Arlington

1550 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22209
Piola Arlington decided to follow in the footsteps of the DC location this November and offer unlimited pizza brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Get the deal for $15.95 ($7.95 for kids) and add pitchers of sparkling drinks for another $14.95.
1550 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22209

10. Morrison House Hotel

116 S Alfred St, Alexandria, VA 22314
At the Grille at Morrison House, it's all about the duck press at brunch. The press helps the cook express juices from the duck to make a decadent sauce for the duck breast served at brunch. The brunch in general is a buffet, with other options like crepes, petit fours and beignets, all for $38.
116 S Alfred St
Alexandria, VA 22314

11. Sprig & Sprout

2317 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007
Sprig and Sprout's brunch launched in October. On the menu: Bo Kho, a beef stew, and Banh Cuon (steamed rice crepes), as well as some classic dishes with a Vietnamese twist (think taro and potato home fries). There are also some classic offerings, like Bloody Marys.
2317 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007

12. Et Voila!

5120 MacArthur Blvd NW, Washington, DC 20016
Et Voila started fall with a new brunch menu, with choices like a croque monsieur, buckwheat crepes and steak and eggs with Bordelaise. Some of the restaurant's cult favorites, like the mussel burger, are also available during brunch hours. Cocktails like a Bloody Lobster or bellinis complement ($12 for bottomless).
5120 MacArthur Blvd NW
Washington, DC 20016

13. Arcuri

2400 Wisconsin Ave, Washington, DC 20007
Lemon pancakes, French toast and eggs in purgatorio are among those dishes served during brunch at Arcuri, which they host on both Saturdays and Sundays.
2400 Wisconsin Ave
Washington, DC 20007

14. Kapnos

2201 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Baklava French toast and spit-roasted chicken and waffles grace the menu at Kapnos during brunch hours. There's also spiked coffee, and orzo pasta bake and more.
2201 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

15. Bar Charley

1825 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Just this week, Bar Charley announced its new brunch menu, which debuts Saturday. There's a prix fixe option that includes a basket of cheddar biscuits for the table, a choice of entree, and the choices of bottomless Mimosas, Bloody Marys, Bloody Beers (Schlitz and house-made bloody mix), Schlitz tallboys or Zeke's Coffee, all for $23.95. There's also an a la carte menu with items such as French toast and roasted mushroom omelette.
1825 18th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

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16. City Tap House

901 I St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20536
City Tap House also kicks off its first brunch service this weekend. Look for such dishes as foie gras French toast, chicken and waffles, pizzas, a bottomless brunch bar (with Bloody Marys and mimosas) and more.
901 I St. NW
Washington DC, DC 20536

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