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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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Cafe Riggs takes omelets seriously
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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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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Silver New American Brasserie

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3404 Wisconsin Ave
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 851-3199
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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.

2. Heat Da Spot Café

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3213 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC 20010
(202) 836-4719
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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.

3. The Diner

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2453 18th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 232-8800
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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.

4. Florida Avenue Grill

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1100 Florida Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 265-1586
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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.

5. Le Diplomate

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1601 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 332-3333
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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.

6. St. Anselm

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1250 5th St NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 864-2199
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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.

7. Tabard Inn

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1739 N St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 331-8528
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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.

8. Estuary

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950 New York Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 844-5895
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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.

9. Piccolina da Centrolina

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963 Palmer Alley NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 804-5713
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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.

10. Café Riggs

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900 F St NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 788-2800
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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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11. Tune Inn Restaurant & Bar

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331 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
(202) 543-2725

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.

12. The Original Pancake House

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370 W Broad St
Falls Church, VA 22046
(703) 891-0148
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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.

13. Ted's Bulletin (Multiple locations)

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505 8th St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
(202) 544-8337
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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.

14. The Bronson Bierhall

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4100 Fairfax Dr #100
Arlington, VA 22203
(703) 528-1110
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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).

15. Parc de Ville

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8296 Glass Alley
Fairfax, VA 22031
(703) 663-8931
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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.

1. Silver New American Brasserie

3404 Wisconsin Ave, Washington, DC 20016

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.

3404 Wisconsin Ave
Washington, DC 20016

2. Heat Da Spot Café

3213 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20010

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.

3213 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC 20010

3. The Diner

2453 18th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009

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.

2453 18th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

4. Florida Avenue Grill

1100 Florida Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20009

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.

1100 Florida Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

5. Le Diplomate

1601 14th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009

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

1601 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

6. St. Anselm

1250 5th St NE, Washington, DC 20002

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.

1250 5th St NE
Washington, DC 20002

7. Tabard Inn

1739 N St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20036

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.

1739 N St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

8. Estuary

950 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

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.

950 New York Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

9. Piccolina da Centrolina

963 Palmer Alley NW, Washington, DC 20001

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.

963 Palmer Alley NW
Washington, DC 20001

10. Café Riggs

900 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004
Photo: Penden+Munk

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.

900 F St NW
Washington, DC 20004

11. Tune Inn Restaurant & Bar

331 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, D.C. 20003

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.

331 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

12. The Original Pancake House

370 W Broad St, Falls Church, VA 22046

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.

370 W Broad St
Falls Church, VA 22046

13. Ted's Bulletin (Multiple locations)

505 8th St SE, Washington, D.C. 20003

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.

505 8th St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

14. The Bronson Bierhall

4100 Fairfax Dr #100, Arlington, VA 22203

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).

4100 Fairfax Dr #100
Arlington, VA 22203

15. Parc de Ville

8296 Glass Alley, Fairfax, VA 22031

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.

8296 Glass Alley
Fairfax, VA 22031

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