Tag Archives: Logan Circle

brunch at Estadio

Estadio, on 14th Street near Logan Circle, has quickly developed a following for its delicious Spanish tapas, lively atmosphere and tasty drinks.  But not quite as well known (yet) is that the great combination is not just for dinner; you can also enjoy their fantastic meals on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Continue reading

brunch at Masa 14

 

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Masa 14 has only been serving brunch for a couple of months but it has already become known as one of the best deals in the city.  Usually when you hear “all you can eat” you get a buffet in which the majority of offerings are far drop the quality from what they would be had they been made to order.  Well, that’s not what you are getting at Masa 14.  When they say it, they mean unlimited ordering from a large menu of small plates and drinks…which is a deal that is so good, there is no way it can last.  For $35 you can eat your heart out while enjoying unlimited mimosas, Bloody Marys, bellinis and lemon lagers.  I highly recommend not planning anything else for your day after this brunch because you will leave so full that you will have energy for nothing more than a long nap. Continue reading

brunch at Bar Pilar

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It’s been a busy couple of months for me, especially over at The Hill is Home, which is my lame way of giving an excuse for my lack of reviews over here.  But with the New Year comes a renewed devotion to my love for brunch.  And with old friends in town for the holidays, I knew I could kick it off right.

We picked Bar Pilar for our New Year’s brunch — it is one of those brunches that is always recommended around U Street, but I somehow never made the time to stop by.  It’s been high on my list ever since I ran an informal poll on where to find the best Bloody Mary in the city, as it was nominated far more than any other place for a reliably perfect Bloody.  And an added bonus: their Bacon Bloody Mary, which is served with three large pieces of bacon in it.  One sip and I knew my friends had it right — that was one of the best I have had in DC. Continue reading

brunch at Eatonville

With the cool weather also comes cravings for warm comfort food. So Eatonville was welcome suggestion from one of my friend’s this weekend.  I love Eatonville but had only been there for dinner until this past weekend.  The food and drinks generally hit the spot, and the lively and warm atmosphere makes me feel right at home.

The brunch menu is about what you would expect from a restaurant that serves Southern comfort food — lots of grits, seafood and spices. I started off with a beermosa…I had heard that they had a bottomless beermosa deal but had yet to get an explanation of what, exactly, is in it. I know know it’s a frozen mason jar of Haywire Hefeweizen with some fresh OJ.  It was good but I don’t know that I would have wanted more than one or two — I guess I am forever a classic mimosa girl.  Something to keep in mind if you go here for brunch: the bottomless drink deal is only served at the bar, not at the tables.  Continue reading

brunch at Birch and Barley

A few weeks ago I was invited to try out the new bunch menu at Birch & Barley along with the bloggers from Capital Spice, Mango Tomato, Adventures in Shaw, and The Arugula Files. I had never had a meal with so many other foodies before and found it to be one of the more delicious and entertaining experiences I’ve had in a while.  Sangeetha, who works at the PR firm that coordinated the brunch, ordered a pitcher of the Brunch Punch for the table, as well as the homemade sticky buns and homemade donuts to pass around while we decided on our main courses. As each plate came, cameras came out and the photographs began. I am sure the people around us thought we were all crazy, but once you see the pictures you will understand – the food was begging to be captured.  It was a rainy morning and I overslept, so I forgot my camera but there are plenty of great ones from Olga of Mango Tomato and Mary of The Arugula Files.  Warning: they will make your mouth water. Continue reading

brunch at Commissary

I was pretty excited for Commissary as soon as it opened – then again any place with such a strong focus on breakfast gets me excited.  As a sister restaurant to Logan Tavern, which has a great brunch, I had little doubts that the food here would be great.  And even better: they serve breakfast from 8 am – 5 pm Monday – Friday and 9 am – 5 pm on the weekends. Continue reading

brunch at Logan Tavern: A Neighborhood Spot Not Just For the Locals

guest post by Kristen Rudzki

logantavernSaturday morning I headed to brunch at Logan Tavern, the self-proclaimed neighborhood restaurant/bar in the Logan Circle area.  While parking was tough we managed to get there right when they opened at 11am which was recommended for large groups – we had 14.  Due to our group size they had to push two large tables together right in the middle of the restaurant – if there were more than 2 large parties I don’t know if they’d fit them as most of the tables are booths for four.  Overall the atmosphere was cozy yet spacious with a nice simple, laid-back décor and a little bit of a pub feel.

Let’s get to the food. Continue reading