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15 Omelets to Order Around D.C. Right Now

Order them stuffed with smoked salmon, chorizo, or even shaved truffles

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Omelets are the blank canvas of breakfast. Diners simply can’t go wrong whether they're served simply with fresh farm eggs and veggies, made hearty with bacon and cheese, or spicy with peppers. Omelets can be tailored to each individual’s taste, so it's the perfect way for restaurants to appease the breakfast needs of nearly any patron.

While D.C.’s dining scene is ripe with great brunch and omelet options, these options are a must on any eater’s list. They span a spectrum from diners toFrench cafes.

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Silver New American Brasserie

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Silver, the fancier version of local chain Silver Diner, devotes a whole section of its menu to omelets, from a lighter egg-white-and-veggie option to omelets based around cremeni mushrooms, pepper jack with pico de gallo, and smoked salmon with dill and goat cheese.

Heat Da Spot Café

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The list of breakfast items keeps going and going at Petworth’s welcoming Ethiopian-American cafe, with special attention paid to omelets. Make sure you squirt on some of its spicy green sauce.

The Diner

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This Adams Morgan mainstay serves comfort food around the clock, a pleasing notion for breakfast enthusiasts and tipsy bar-goers. The Diner offers classic omelets like a veggie and a Western, but there’s also the Heights omelet, filled with chorizo, red pepper, onions, cheddar, and a topping of guac.

Florida Avenue Grill

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Open since 1944, Florida Avenue Grill claims to be the oldest soul food restaurant in the world. It’s certainly one of the oldest in D.C., and it's a go-to for breakfast favorites served all day. Try their three-egg omelet that features American cheese, Monterey Jack, bacon, sausage, onions, green peppers, and jalapeños. It's served with apples, home fries or grits and toast, and a hot biscuit or a corn muffin.

Le Diplomate

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Beloved Logan Circle brasserie Le Diplomate’s omelet is nothing short of decadent, pairing Saunders Farm eggs with gruyère, herbs, and shaved Périgord truffle.

St. Anselm

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It’s not just the flaky buttermilk biscuits that make brunch at this American tavern near Union Market such a draw. The wild mushroom omelets and farmer’s cheese omelets here feature an unexpected touch of bonito aioli.

Tabard Inn

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The Tabard Inn is a symbol of age-old elegance in Washington. Its brunch omelet is full of classic ingredients including Swiss cheese and spinach with a side of home fries.

Estuary

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At Estuary, Bryan and Michael Voltaggio’s version of steak and eggs involves grass-fed hanger steak alongside an omelet with charred broccoli stems on the outside and thinly shaved broccoli florets inside. Since the Conrad hotel restaurant spotlights Mid-Atlantic flavors, the brunch menu also features an “inland omelet” with Virginia ham and a “coastal omelet” with lump crab and artichoke.

Piccolina da Centrolina

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A wood-fired oven at the center of Chef Amy Brandwein’s casual cafe in City Center supplies the heat for long-handled pans that cook off an “omelette ratatouille” draped in melted gruyère.

Café Riggs

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At this new Euro-style brasserie inside a glamorous Penn Quarter hotel, Eater Young Gun Patrick Curran serves an all-day omelet. It’s glossy and perfectly folded, sprinkled with green herbs, and filled with tangy, creamy Vache cheese (reminiscent of chevre). A peppery, sunflower seed-studded arugula salad comes on the same plate.

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Tune Inn Restaurant & Bar

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This classic D.C. dive bar in Capitol Hill boasts a strong local following. This comfort food joint is loaded with omelet options, but the chili-cheese, and Philly steak and cheese omelets are intriguing options, especially for customers who bring their hangovers inside.

The Original Pancake House

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A known and loved breakfast favorite, Original Pancake House has an entire menu section dedicated to omelets. They're fluffy and light with fillings like sweet smoked ham and cheese, corned beef hash, or jalapeño poppers.

Ted's Bulletin (Multiple locations)

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Washingtonians love Ted’s for it's all-day breakfast, boozy milkshakes, and version of Pop-Tarts. While the breakfast options are numerous, “Jon’s Omelet” keeps it classic with mushrooms, spinach, and Swiss cheese. It's served with hash browns and the diner’s choice of meat.

The Bronson Bierhall

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Need control when it comes to eggs? This new German beer hall in Ballston features a brunch buffet complete with omelet station every Sunday (platters of homemade breakfast sausage and $10 bottles of bubbly add to the appeal).

Parc de Ville

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Georgetown French bistro Chez Billy Sud gained a sister restaurant in Fairfax’s Mosaic District this fall, featuring a classic folded gruyère omelet with an all-important side of frites.

Silver New American Brasserie

Silver, the fancier version of local chain Silver Diner, devotes a whole section of its menu to omelets, from a lighter egg-white-and-veggie option to omelets based around cremeni mushrooms, pepper jack with pico de gallo, and smoked salmon with dill and goat cheese.

Heat Da Spot Café

The list of breakfast items keeps going and going at Petworth’s welcoming Ethiopian-American cafe, with special attention paid to omelets. Make sure you squirt on some of its spicy green sauce.

The Diner

This Adams Morgan mainstay serves comfort food around the clock, a pleasing notion for breakfast enthusiasts and tipsy bar-goers. The Diner offers classic omelets like a veggie and a Western, but there’s also the Heights omelet, filled with chorizo, red pepper, onions, cheddar, and a topping of guac.

Florida Avenue Grill

Open since 1944, Florida Avenue Grill claims to be the oldest soul food restaurant in the world. It’s certainly one of the oldest in D.C., and it's a go-to for breakfast favorites served all day. Try their three-egg omelet that features American cheese, Monterey Jack, bacon, sausage, onions, green peppers, and jalapeños. It's served with apples, home fries or grits and toast, and a hot biscuit or a corn muffin.

Le Diplomate

Beloved Logan Circle brasserie Le Diplomate’s omelet is nothing short of decadent, pairing Saunders Farm eggs with gruyère, herbs, and shaved Périgord truffle.

St. Anselm

It’s not just the flaky buttermilk biscuits that make brunch at this American tavern near Union Market such a draw. The wild mushroom omelets and farmer’s cheese omelets here feature an unexpected touch of bonito aioli.

Tabard Inn

The Tabard Inn is a symbol of age-old elegance in Washington. Its brunch omelet is full of classic ingredients including Swiss cheese and spinach with a side of home fries.

Estuary

At Estuary, Bryan and Michael Voltaggio’s version of steak and eggs involves grass-fed hanger steak alongside an omelet with charred broccoli stems on the outside and thinly shaved broccoli florets inside. Since the Conrad hotel restaurant spotlights Mid-Atlantic flavors, the brunch menu also features an “inland omelet” with Virginia ham and a “coastal omelet” with lump crab and artichoke.

Piccolina da Centrolina

A wood-fired oven at the center of Chef Amy Brandwein’s casual cafe in City Center supplies the heat for long-handled pans that cook off an “omelette ratatouille” draped in melted gruyère.

Café Riggs

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At this new Euro-style brasserie inside a glamorous Penn Quarter hotel, Eater Young Gun Patrick Curran serves an all-day omelet. It’s glossy and perfectly folded, sprinkled with green herbs, and filled with tangy, creamy Vache cheese (reminiscent of chevre). A peppery, sunflower seed-studded arugula salad comes on the same plate.

Photo: Penden+Munk

Tune Inn Restaurant & Bar

This classic D.C. dive bar in Capitol Hill boasts a strong local following. This comfort food joint is loaded with omelet options, but the chili-cheese, and Philly steak and cheese omelets are intriguing options, especially for customers who bring their hangovers inside.

The Original Pancake House

A known and loved breakfast favorite, Original Pancake House has an entire menu section dedicated to omelets. They're fluffy and light with fillings like sweet smoked ham and cheese, corned beef hash, or jalapeño poppers.

Ted's Bulletin (Multiple locations)

Washingtonians love Ted’s for it's all-day breakfast, boozy milkshakes, and version of Pop-Tarts. While the breakfast options are numerous, “Jon’s Omelet” keeps it classic with mushrooms, spinach, and Swiss cheese. It's served with hash browns and the diner’s choice of meat.

The Bronson Bierhall

Need control when it comes to eggs? This new German beer hall in Ballston features a brunch buffet complete with omelet station every Sunday (platters of homemade breakfast sausage and $10 bottles of bubbly add to the appeal).

Parc de Ville

Georgetown French bistro Chez Billy Sud gained a sister restaurant in Fairfax’s Mosaic District this fall, featuring a classic folded gruyère omelet with an all-important side of frites.

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