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D.C.’s Brunch Heatmap, Summer 2018 Edition

Where to feast on Southern favorites, hearty egg dishes, and inventive sweets

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A chocolate waffle with bananas, marshmallow fluff, and cookie crumbs at Succotash.
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Tipsters, readers, friends, and family of Eater love a good boozy breakfast, and often ask the question: “Where should I grab brunch this weekend?” In the great tradition of the Eater 38, Eater could probably come up with a long list of places in this city that do brunch right, and in fact, here’s the most recent attempt to do so. But for those more focused on what’s new and hot, there’s the Eater Brunch Heatmap, which changes often to continually highlight where the food-focused crowds are flocking to at the moment.

This time around, the brunch heatmap features fresh contributions from Buena Vida, the Smith, Primrose, A Rake’s Progress, and Rosewood hotel.

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Buena Vida

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Silver Spring’s new dual-themed Mexican restaurant is now serving an unlimited brunch. Available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the $35-per-person meal includes all-you-can-eat Mexican fare including egg dishes, gourmet tacos, tortas, quesadillas, fried chicken, and candy-covered cupcakes.

Fried egg-topped chilaquiles at Buena Vida.
Buena Vida [Official photo]

Urban Butcher

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This homegrown meat palace recently extended its all-you-can-eat brunch to Saturdays offering an “endless carnivore” feast, priced at $45 per person ($25 for kids 12 and under). The deal couples a three-course meal with bottomless mimosas and specialty margaritas.

Assorted brunch offerings at Urban Butcher.
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Primrose

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This neighborhood wine bar serves brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekends. Featured offerings include croque monsieur sandwiches, yogurt parfaits with honey, berries and toasted oats, and French toast topped with strawberries, basil, and a drizzle of maple syrup.

Fruit-covered French toast at Primrose.
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The Smith (Multiple locations)

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This U Street newcomer is unique in that it serves brunch seven days a week. Offerings include smoked salmon toast, lots of Benedict options, and French 75 slushies.

Steak and poached eggs at the Smith.
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All-Purpose (Multiple locations)

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Popular neighborhood restaurant All-Purpose, which last year rolled out brunch offerings such as broccoli and spring onion strata, “eggs in a hole” on pizza toast, and cast-iron slab bacon at its flagship location in Shaw, opened a second outpost in Navy Yard this spring, with more gourmet pizzas, pasta, and chocolate chips cookies a la mode.

An egg-topped pizza at budding chain All-Purpose.
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Nothing fixes a hangover like Georgia’s iconic khachapuri. If not in the mood for bread, cheese, and a runny egg, try Supra’s ajaruli ketse bostneuli — a vegetable stew that somewhat resembles the baked egg dish shakshuka.

Assorted brunch offerings at Supra.
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Rosewood

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The luxury Georgetown hotel just launched Sunday brunch service on its rooftop lounge this month, with a $45-per-person buffet from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Featured offerings include brioche French toast, spinach and comte quiche, buttermilk chicken, and green juice. Add bloody marys and mimosas for an extra fee.

Mimosas are in play at Rosewood’s new rooftop brunch.
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DC Harvest

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Look to this H Street eatery for a hearty helping of brunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Friday through Sunday. Favorites include scrambled eggs with lamb sausage and smoked bacon-asiago doughnuts.

Brunch offerings at DC Harvest.
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Succotash (Multiple locations)

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Celebrity chef Edward Lee has landed in the District, and his newest restaurant features a classic Southern-style menu. Featured offerings include shrimp and grits, pimento cheeseburgers, and fried chicken with waffles.

Shrimp and grits at Succotash.
Succotash [Official photo]

Mi Vida

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New York restaurateur Roberto Santibañez offers brunch at his debut D.C. restaurant. Favorites at this modern Mexican eatery include a mezcal-fueled bloody mary, as well as waffles dressed with guava and chocolate sauces, toasted coconut, and berry-chipotle compote.

Mexican-style deviled eggs at Mi Vida.
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Seasoned chef turned restaurateur Haidar Karoum constructs menus fusing Mid-Atlantic cuisine with far reaching flavors at his debut restaurant. Featured offerings include a slow-roasted pork and ramen noodle bowl topped with a poached egg.

A meal at Chloe’s comes with a terrific view.
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Salt Line

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Chef Kyle Bailey’s waterfront restaurant by Nationals Park features brunch dishes such as a smoked fish plate stocked with Arctic char, whitefish salad, smoked oysters, and accoutrements.

Salt Line DC seafood
Salt Line’s assorted seafood offerings.
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A Rake's Progress

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James Beard Foundation Award-winning chef Spike Gjerde has seeded the brunch menu at his new Adams Morgan restaurant with homages to historic dishes and hometown favorites from neighboring Baltimore. Find everything from local oysters and cured country hams to leg of lamb at this tribute to Mid-Atlantic dining.

The hangtown fry at A Rake’s Progress.
A Rake’s Progress [Official photo]

Buena Vida

Silver Spring’s new dual-themed Mexican restaurant is now serving an unlimited brunch. Available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the $35-per-person meal includes all-you-can-eat Mexican fare including egg dishes, gourmet tacos, tortas, quesadillas, fried chicken, and candy-covered cupcakes.

Fried egg-topped chilaquiles at Buena Vida.
Buena Vida [Official photo]

Urban Butcher

This homegrown meat palace recently extended its all-you-can-eat brunch to Saturdays offering an “endless carnivore” feast, priced at $45 per person ($25 for kids 12 and under). The deal couples a three-course meal with bottomless mimosas and specialty margaritas.

Assorted brunch offerings at Urban Butcher.
Urban Butcher [Official photo]

Primrose

This neighborhood wine bar serves brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekends. Featured offerings include croque monsieur sandwiches, yogurt parfaits with honey, berries and toasted oats, and French toast topped with strawberries, basil, and a drizzle of maple syrup.

Fruit-covered French toast at Primrose.
Primrose/Facebook

The Smith (Multiple locations)

This U Street newcomer is unique in that it serves brunch seven days a week. Offerings include smoked salmon toast, lots of Benedict options, and French 75 slushies.

Steak and poached eggs at the Smith.
Brenda C./Yelp

All-Purpose (Multiple locations)

Popular neighborhood restaurant All-Purpose, which last year rolled out brunch offerings such as broccoli and spring onion strata, “eggs in a hole” on pizza toast, and cast-iron slab bacon at its flagship location in Shaw, opened a second outpost in Navy Yard this spring, with more gourmet pizzas, pasta, and chocolate chips cookies a la mode.

An egg-topped pizza at budding chain All-Purpose.
All-Purpose/Facebook

Supra

Nothing fixes a hangover like Georgia’s iconic khachapuri. If not in the mood for bread, cheese, and a runny egg, try Supra’s ajaruli ketse bostneuli — a vegetable stew that somewhat resembles the baked egg dish shakshuka.

Assorted brunch offerings at Supra.
Supra/Facebook

Rosewood

The luxury Georgetown hotel just launched Sunday brunch service on its rooftop lounge this month, with a $45-per-person buffet from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Featured offerings include brioche French toast, spinach and comte quiche, buttermilk chicken, and green juice. Add bloody marys and mimosas for an extra fee.

Mimosas are in play at Rosewood’s new rooftop brunch.
Rosewood/Facebook

DC Harvest

Look to this H Street eatery for a hearty helping of brunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Friday through Sunday. Favorites include scrambled eggs with lamb sausage and smoked bacon-asiago doughnuts.

Brunch offerings at DC Harvest.
DC Harvest/Facebook

Succotash (Multiple locations)

Celebrity chef Edward Lee has landed in the District, and his newest restaurant features a classic Southern-style menu. Featured offerings include shrimp and grits, pimento cheeseburgers, and fried chicken with waffles.

Shrimp and grits at Succotash.
Succotash [Official photo]

Mi Vida

New York restaurateur Roberto Santibañez offers brunch at his debut D.C. restaurant. Favorites at this modern Mexican eatery include a mezcal-fueled bloody mary, as well as waffles dressed with guava and chocolate sauces, toasted coconut, and berry-chipotle compote.

Mexican-style deviled eggs at Mi Vida.
Mi Vida/Facebook

Chloe

Seasoned chef turned restaurateur Haidar Karoum constructs menus fusing Mid-Atlantic cuisine with far reaching flavors at his debut restaurant. Featured offerings include a slow-roasted pork and ramen noodle bowl topped with a poached egg.

A meal at Chloe’s comes with a terrific view.
Chloe/Facebook

Salt Line

Chef Kyle Bailey’s waterfront restaurant by Nationals Park features brunch dishes such as a smoked fish plate stocked with Arctic char, whitefish salad, smoked oysters, and accoutrements.

Salt Line DC seafood
Salt Line’s assorted seafood offerings.
Greg Powers/Greg Powers Photography

A Rake's Progress

James Beard Foundation Award-winning chef Spike Gjerde has seeded the brunch menu at his new Adams Morgan restaurant with homages to historic dishes and hometown favorites from neighboring Baltimore. Find everything from local oysters and cured country hams to leg of lamb at this tribute to Mid-Atlantic dining.

The hangtown fry at A Rake’s Progress.
A Rake’s Progress [Official photo]

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