If you are living in the District of Columbia and you are thinking about visiting the nation’s capital, you may get hungry from all about sightseeing and bus tours. Instead of going for a power lunch that will restore your energy, try something new, such as having a casual brunch on Capitol Hill. If you want to have an elegant meal, you don’t have to go to expensive DC restaurants. Instead, visit one of locals from our list to enjoy a leisure weekend meal.

Tabard Inn

If you would like to have a brunch while at the same time learn something about local history, you should visit the Tabard Inn in Dupont Circle. This inn was built around 1920s and it was also used as a boarding house for Navy Women. If you are looking for a tasty, but casual meal, try their vanilla pancakes or homemade doughnuts. However, if you are looking for a more warm and hearty meal, try crab cakes or chicken and bacon waffles topped with maple cream and cheese sauce.


If you are looking for a prime brunch spot in DC, you should definitely visit the Four Seasons Hotel in Georgetown. Their dining rooms are bright and sophisticated and they are perfect for relaxing after a long walk, enjoying the zoo, or a museum tour. They have amazing food, and they are most famous for their fresh seafood, delicious crab cakes, and mouth-watering desserts and pastries. If you are hungry, try huevos rancheros, and if you are interested in tasting one of their fabulous desserts, opt for lemon ricotta pancakes. If you love Asian food, you must try their dumplings and pot stickers with pickled gingers. If you love Asian hot sauces, you can make your meal richer by adding a variety of sauces, such as sweet Thai chili and hoisin sauce.

Café Leopold

This amazing café is also located in Georgetown, and it is one of the favorite brunch spots in DC. If you are coming from Europe, and you are craving for home meals, try Café Leopold’s sweet and savory combination of European classic meals. You can opt for a German breakfast that consists of grilled ham with toast and two eggs, or you can try the emperor’s pancake made of plum compote and currants. If you love classic French cuisine, you can always get the classic croque monsieur or croque madame.

All meals are served a la carte, so you won’t have to worry about getting food that isn’t fresh and delicious. However, since you will have to wait a bit to have your dish prepared, so  visit this place when you are looking for a longer break.

Cava Mezze

Another great spot to have a casual brunch is Cava Mezze, located east of the Capitol building. Some of the amazing offers this restaurant has are all-you-can-eat brunch for $35 and mimosas for 25 cents. This is the right spot if you are looking for something new and delicious. We recommend trying spicy lamb Benedict or green eggs and ham. If you have some spare time, just around the corner, you can find old Eastern food vendors that sell rare cheeses and other interesting foods.