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17 Brunch Options for Takeout and Delivery in D.C.

“Bottomless” mimosas, egg-topped burgers, and breakfast pizzas delivered to your doorstep

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A brunch pizza from All-Purpose Capitol Riverfront
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Brunch is a huge part of D.C. culture, and summer would typically be the prime time for diners to flock to patios and rooftops hosting day drinking sessions and bottomless meals. While those experiences don’t necessarily translate to a takeout format, a handful of businesses are figuring out how to package mimosas, bloody marys, French toast, and more for customers to eat at home.

A number of D.C. area restaurants have resumed dine-in service. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns. The Washington Post is tracking coronavirus cases and deaths in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. More information can be found at coronavirus.dc.gov. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

This list is ordered geographically from north to south.

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1. Medium Rare (Multiple locations)

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3500 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 237-1432
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Known for its prix fixe steak dinners, this DMV steak-and-frites chain also serves one of the most recognizable brunch meals in the District. Afternoon carryout menus include the typical meal set (steak frites, salad, and bread) for $24.95. On-site diners can partake in a $27.99 bottomless brunch deal with Bloody marys, screwdrivers, mimosas, coffee, sodas, and juice.

2. Seven Reasons

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2208 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 417-8563
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Venezuelan chef Enrique Limardo was responsible for one of the city’s buzziest openings before the pandemic shut down much of the city. His artsy pan-Latin cuisine skews more casual at brunch. Pre-order packages ($40 per person) include a pastrami sandwich, corn pancakes, truffle steak fries and other hearty plates. Add a beverage package of cava and juices for an additional fee. They’re available for pickup or delivery on Tock. Starting this week, raw fish fans can snag a slot for its new “Ceviche on wheels” delivery option, designed for groups of four or more.

3. Duplex Diner

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2004 18th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 265-7828
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From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends, the Adams Morgan diner offers brunch staples like French toast, huevos rancheros, breakfast burritos, pancakes, and pigs in a blanket. Orders are placed through a carryout window, UberEats, or GrubHub. Portable cocktails include a bagged “Quarantini” and huge 48-ounce pouch.

4. Ted's Bulletin (Multiple locations)

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1818 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 265-8337
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Trafficking in Americana, Ted’s sells its diner-style comfort food for contactless pickup and delivery (DoorDash, GrubHub, Postmates). Find classics like boozy milkshakes, chicken and biscuits, and pancakes with generous sides on their all-day breakfast menu, available at all six locations around the metropolitan area. Don’t forget the Ted’s Tart.

5. Mission Dupont Circle

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1606 20th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 525-2010
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Weekend brunch at Dupont’s Mexican eatery includes apple French toast, steak-and-egg tacos, and a chicken breakfast burrito from noon until 4 p.m. Dine on-site to capitalize on a 90-minute bottomless deal ($25.99) on mimosas, margaritas, Bloody marys, and Shocktop beer.

The 20th Street “streatery” outside Mission Dupont will stay in place through at least October 9.
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6. Agora (Multiple locations)

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1527 17th St NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 332-6767
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For a $40 a person, enjoy a three-course Mediterranean feast of Turkish and Lebanese dishes that includes a bottle of Champagne and choice of juice with every order. The brunch box includes a three-bread sampler and choice of one entrée and side. Call the Dupont restaurant, or its Tysons sibling, for carryout or delivery from staff. Dine-in is also available (11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.).

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7. Duke's Grocery

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1513 17th St NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 733-5623
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The quirky, East London-style pub offers brunch at all three D.C. locations, with patio/indoor dining, takeout, and delivery (via DoorDash) options. There’s one of the best burgers in town — add a runny egg for $2 — a pastrami-smoked lox sandwich, and a berry grain bowl with Greek yogurt and mint. A “bottomless” mimosa package ($35) comes with two bottles of Champagne and a side of OJ, and there’s also a $35 Bloody Mary kit. — Gabe Hiatt

8. Commissary

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1443 P St NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 299-0018
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Logan Circle stalwart Commissary just rolled out a daily brunch menu (8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) that encourages weekday drinking via a 90-minute bottomless mimosa and Bloody mary deal to go along with Southern fried chicken sandwich with a sunny side egg, an avocado bowl with poached eggs, and huevos rancheros. A “make your own mimosa” carryout or delivery kit includes a bottle of bubbly and juices for $20. EatWell DC’s next-door sister spot Logan Tavern adds new dishes like a roasted turkey-and-egg enchilada and a tomato caprese omelet that pulls produce from its Maryland farm (10:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. on weekends).

 

Huevos rancheros at Commissary.
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9. Convivial

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801 O St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 525-2870
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Chef Cedric Maupillier’s French restaurant in Shaw brings back full-blown brunch this month with new options like a gruyere omelet or shrimp and grits flanked with bacon and smoked cheddar to go along with existing specialties like boeuf bourguignon and quiche. Call for carryout or order for pickup or delivery on Caviar. Seats are available on a flower-filled patio or inside.

Croque madame at Convivial.
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10. Nina May

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1337 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 518-3609
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The weekend takeout menu at this hyperlocal American restaurant in Logan Circle rotates regularly (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.). Opt for a “chef’s choice” for two ($45) to sample a variety of dishes, or go a la carte on items like a bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich or Maryland crab-filled hushpuppies. Wash it down with to-go beer, wine, or a shake and make brunch cocktail.

Brunch at Nina May.
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11. Unconventional Diner

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1207 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 847-0122
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Daily, a la carte brunch bites include avocado toast, biscuit and “jam-edict” with bacon jam and breakfast potatoes, and an “s’eggs’y” sandwich slathered with French chef David Deshaies’s “sexy” sauce. Takeout, delivery, and dine-in are available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday and starting at 9 a.m. Friday to Sunday.

12. Mercy Me

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1143 New Hampshire Ave NW Ground Floor
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 828-7762
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The anticipated “Sorta South American” cafe and restaurant in the West End from chef Johanna Hellrigl and the Call Your Mother owners just added a weekend brunch menu filled out by sourdough banana pancakes with dulce de leche, an eggy Latin pizza, choripán, and a wild vegan tartare. Make a reservation for indoor/outdoor dine-in service (11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.). Mixologist Micah Wilder’s lineup of spritzes and tropical frozen drinks are available for takeout, along with pastries, grilled pizzas, and a couple sandwiches.

Mercy Me is selling breakfast tacos and Call Your Mother bagels Mercy Me [official]

13. Stable DC

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1324 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 733-4604
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Featuring a rotating pickup, delivery, or dine-in menu every Saturday (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.), the Swiss restsaurant on H Street NE is serving up French toast, berner rösti, bread bowls, and smoked salmon croissants. Add a bloody mary for $5 more or a bottle of sparkling wine and orange juice for mimosas at home for $23.

14. The Smith (Multiple locations)

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901 F St NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 868-4900
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This popular brunch spot with Penn Quarter and U Street locations sells avocado toast, buttermilk waffles, and vanilla bean French toast. Add a bloody mary or a mimosa to complete the meal for an additional $8. Order takeout or delivery online through Caviar, DoorDash, GrubHub, or Uber Eats.

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15. Smokecraft Modern Barbecue

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1051 N Highland St
Arlington, VA 22201
(571) 312-8791
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Weekend brunch at Clarendon’s brand new barbecue joint calls for smoked Monte Cristo sandwich, the ‘Craft Texas Toast (thick bread doused in a creamy cinnamon sauce and topped with smoked berry flambé and maple bourbon syrup), and Bloody marys dressed with candied applewood smoked bacon. Takeout or dine-in service from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Chief mixologist Lauren “LP” Paylor has worked at some of D.C.’s most ambitious bars.
Smokecraft’s chief mixologist Lauren “LP” Paylor has worked at some of D.C.’s most ambitious bars.
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16. Belga Café

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514 8th St SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 544-0100
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Chef Bart Vandaele’s cafe in Capitol Hill is serving to-go brunch on weekends from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (pickup or delivery via Uber, Postmates, or Grubhub). Options include

buttermilk fried chicken and Belgian waffles with jalapeno honey syrup or a breakfast sandwich with bacon sprinkles, pork sausage, American cheese, and a sunny side up egg. Add a “Bloody Feast” (bottle of vodka with two bottles of spicy Tabasco bloody mary mix) for $35. — Tierney Plumb

Fried chicken and waffles at Belga.
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17. All-Purpose Riverfront

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79 Potomac Ave SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 629-1894
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This waterfront pizzeria with New Jersey roots started one of the best brunches in town. The views won’t be the same at home, but people can order pickup or delivery (via Caviar). A Saturday special (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) has mimosa options ranging from an individual serving ($14) to a package for up to six people ($48). All-Purpose opens at 11 a.m. from Friday through Sunday for takeout or delivery on Caviar and DoorDash.

Brunch pizzas and cocktails from All-Purpose Capitol Riverfront
Brunch pizzas and cocktails from All-Purpose Capitol Riverfront
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1. Medium Rare (Multiple locations)

3500 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

Known for its prix fixe steak dinners, this DMV steak-and-frites chain also serves one of the most recognizable brunch meals in the District. Afternoon carryout menus include the typical meal set (steak frites, salad, and bread) for $24.95. On-site diners can partake in a $27.99 bottomless brunch deal with Bloody marys, screwdrivers, mimosas, coffee, sodas, and juice.

3500 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

2. Seven Reasons

2208 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Venezuelan chef Enrique Limardo was responsible for one of the city’s buzziest openings before the pandemic shut down much of the city. His artsy pan-Latin cuisine skews more casual at brunch. Pre-order packages ($40 per person) include a pastrami sandwich, corn pancakes, truffle steak fries and other hearty plates. Add a beverage package of cava and juices for an additional fee. They’re available for pickup or delivery on Tock. Starting this week, raw fish fans can snag a slot for its new “Ceviche on wheels” delivery option, designed for groups of four or more.

2208 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

3. Duplex Diner

2004 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends, the Adams Morgan diner offers brunch staples like French toast, huevos rancheros, breakfast burritos, pancakes, and pigs in a blanket. Orders are placed through a carryout window, UberEats, or GrubHub. Portable cocktails include a bagged “Quarantini” and huge 48-ounce pouch.

2004 18th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

4. Ted's Bulletin (Multiple locations)

1818 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Trafficking in Americana, Ted’s sells its diner-style comfort food for contactless pickup and delivery (DoorDash, GrubHub, Postmates). Find classics like boozy milkshakes, chicken and biscuits, and pancakes with generous sides on their all-day breakfast menu, available at all six locations around the metropolitan area. Don’t forget the Ted’s Tart.

1818 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

5. Mission Dupont Circle

1606 20th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
The 20th Street “streatery” outside Mission Dupont will stay in place through at least October 9.
Dan Swartz/Mission

Weekend brunch at Dupont’s Mexican eatery includes apple French toast, steak-and-egg tacos, and a chicken breakfast burrito from noon until 4 p.m. Dine on-site to capitalize on a 90-minute bottomless deal ($25.99) on mimosas, margaritas, Bloody marys, and Shocktop beer.

1606 20th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

6. Agora (Multiple locations)

1527 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036
Agora/official photo

For a $40 a person, enjoy a three-course Mediterranean feast of Turkish and Lebanese dishes that includes a bottle of Champagne and choice of juice with every order. The brunch box includes a three-bread sampler and choice of one entrée and side. Call the Dupont restaurant, or its Tysons sibling, for carryout or delivery from staff. Dine-in is also available (11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.).

1527 17th St NW
Washington, DC 20036

7. Duke's Grocery

1513 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036

The quirky, East London-style pub offers brunch at all three D.C. locations, with patio/indoor dining, takeout, and delivery (via DoorDash) options. There’s one of the best burgers in town — add a runny egg for $2 — a pastrami-smoked lox sandwich, and a berry grain bowl with Greek yogurt and mint. A “bottomless” mimosa package ($35) comes with two bottles of Champagne and a side of OJ, and there’s also a $35 Bloody Mary kit. — Gabe Hiatt

1513 17th St NW
Washington, DC 20036

8. Commissary

1443 P St NW, Washington, DC 20005
Huevos rancheros at Commissary.
Commissary/official photo

Logan Circle stalwart Commissary just rolled out a daily brunch menu (8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) that encourages weekday drinking via a 90-minute bottomless mimosa and Bloody mary deal to go along with Southern fried chicken sandwich with a sunny side egg, an avocado bowl with poached eggs, and huevos rancheros. A “make your own mimosa” carryout or delivery kit includes a bottle of bubbly and juices for $20. EatWell DC’s next-door sister spot Logan Tavern adds new dishes like a roasted turkey-and-egg enchilada and a tomato caprese omelet that pulls produce from its Maryland farm (10:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. on weekends).

 

1443 P St NW
Washington, DC 20005

9. Convivial

801 O St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Croque madame at Convivial.
Convivial/official photo

Chef Cedric Maupillier’s French restaurant in Shaw brings back full-blown brunch this month with new options like a gruyere omelet or shrimp and grits flanked with bacon and smoked cheddar to go along with existing specialties like boeuf bourguignon and quiche. Call for carryout or order for pickup or delivery on Caviar. Seats are available on a flower-filled patio or inside.

801 O St NW
Washington, DC 20001

10. Nina May

1337 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Brunch at Nina May.
Nina May/official photo

The weekend takeout menu at this hyperlocal American restaurant in Logan Circle rotates regularly (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.). Opt for a “chef’s choice” for two ($45) to sample a variety of dishes, or go a la carte on items like a bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich or Maryland crab-filled hushpuppies. Wash it down with to-go beer, wine, or a shake and make brunch cocktail.

1337 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

11. Unconventional Diner

1207 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Daily, a la carte brunch bites include avocado toast, biscuit and “jam-edict” with bacon jam and breakfast potatoes, and an “s’eggs’y” sandwich slathered with French chef David Deshaies’s “sexy” sauce. Takeout, delivery, and dine-in are available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday and starting at 9 a.m. Friday to Sunday.

1207 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

12. Mercy Me

1143 New Hampshire Ave NW Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20037
Mercy Me is selling breakfast tacos and Call Your Mother bagels Mercy Me [official]

The anticipated “Sorta South American” cafe and restaurant in the West End from chef Johanna Hellrigl and the Call Your Mother owners just added a weekend brunch menu filled out by sourdough banana pancakes with dulce de leche, an eggy Latin pizza, choripán, and a wild vegan tartare. Make a reservation for indoor/outdoor dine-in service (11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.). Mixologist Micah Wilder’s lineup of spritzes and tropical frozen drinks are available for takeout, along with pastries, grilled pizzas, and a couple sandwiches.

1143 New Hampshire Ave NW Ground Floor
Washington, DC 20037

13. Stable DC

1324 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002

Featuring a rotating pickup, delivery, or dine-in menu every Saturday (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.), the Swiss restsaurant on H Street NE is serving up French toast, berner rösti, bread bowls, and smoked salmon croissants. Add a bloody mary for $5 more or a bottle of sparkling wine and orange juice for mimosas at home for $23.

1324 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002

14. The Smith (Multiple locations)

901 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004

This popular brunch spot with Penn Quarter and U Street locations sells avocado toast, buttermilk waffles, and vanilla bean French toast. Add a bloody mary or a mimosa to complete the meal for an additional $8. Order takeout or delivery online through Caviar, DoorDash, GrubHub, or Uber Eats.

901 F St NW
Washington, DC 20004

15. Smokecraft Modern Barbecue

1051 N Highland St, Arlington, VA 22201
Chief mixologist Lauren “LP” Paylor has worked at some of D.C.’s most ambitious bars.
Smokecraft’s chief mixologist Lauren “LP” Paylor has worked at some of D.C.’s most ambitious bars.
Smokecraft [official]

Weekend brunch at Clarendon’s brand new barbecue joint calls for smoked Monte Cristo sandwich, the ‘Craft Texas Toast (thick bread doused in a creamy cinnamon sauce and topped with smoked berry flambé and maple bourbon syrup), and Bloody marys dressed with candied applewood smoked bacon. Takeout or dine-in service from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

1051 N Highland St
Arlington, VA 22201

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16. Belga Café

514 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003
Fried chicken and waffles at Belga.
Belga/official photo

Chef Bart Vandaele’s cafe in Capitol Hill is serving to-go brunch on weekends from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (pickup or delivery via Uber, Postmates, or Grubhub). Options include

buttermilk fried chicken and Belgian waffles with jalapeno honey syrup or a breakfast sandwich with bacon sprinkles, pork sausage, American cheese, and a sunny side up egg. Add a “Bloody Feast” (bottle of vodka with two bottles of spicy Tabasco bloody mary mix) for $35. — Tierney Plumb

514 8th St SE
Washington, DC 20003

17. All-Purpose Riverfront

79 Potomac Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003
Brunch pizzas and cocktails from All-Purpose Capitol Riverfront
Brunch pizzas and cocktails from All-Purpose Capitol Riverfront
Rey Lopez/Eater D.C.

This waterfront pizzeria with New Jersey roots started one of the best brunches in town. The views won’t be the same at home, but people can order pickup or delivery (via Caviar). A Saturday special (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) has mimosa options ranging from an individual serving ($14) to a package for up to six people ($48). All-Purpose opens at 11 a.m. from Friday through Sunday for takeout or delivery on Caviar and DoorDash.

79 Potomac Ave SE
Washington, DC 20003

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