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It's the Weekend, and Arlington's for Brunch Lovers. Sleep in, then have a fantastic Arlington brunch… because the brunch offerings in Arlington are worth getting up for and will ruin you for brunch anywhere else.
If brunch is supposed to be whimsical and indulgent, a number of Arlington restaurants have elevated it to an art form. The toughest part is deciding where you’d like to eat: so many strong candidates for enjoying the underrated meal that falls on the weekend and combines breakfast and lunch!
Here’s a sampling with reviews we found online so you can hear how delicious each restaurant is. It’ll be difficult to wait until the weekend to try these 10 spots.
1. Carlyle: High energy, American bistro with seasonal outside dining and year round classic fare. A perennial brunch favorite.
“We had plain french toast and two different omelets and it was all very, very delicious as there was nothing left on the plates after we were done. However, the best part of the experience was the goodies [complimentary bread] they bring you in the beginning.”
2. Tupelo Honey Café: Our Arlington location is home to creative, scratch-made Southern food and spirits.
“We got a variety of menu items. The ones that stood out were the jumbo honey chipotle wings, the big Louie ribs and the sassafras porterhouse pork chops.”
3. The Liberty Tavern: Featuring fresh, in-season ingredients, carefully prepared by Executive Chef Matt Hill and his team to emphasize memorable flavors.
“The Liberty Tavern offers a yummy brunch buffet with a wide variety of brunch and lunch items. I had eggs, french toast, pizza, salad and some really tasty Manmosas!”
4. Palette 22: Palette 22 embraces art and creativity, incredible flavors from around the world.
“The selection of small plates was huge and almost everything we ordered was delicious. We actually ordered pretty much everything on the menu and barely left anything uneaten. Would highly recommend the tacos vampiros, breakfast tacos, mushroom flatbread, cuban sliders, and french toast.”
5. Silver Diner: A menu featuring classic American favorites with a contemporary twist for today’s lifestyles.
“A power breakfast (egg whites, spinach, feta and turkey bacon) on one side of the table and Rancho Huevos (eggs, beans, rice, etc.) on the other side for a very late brunch today. Add large cups of coffee to make an excellent brunch.”
6. Circa at Clarendon: Neighborhood bistro serving delicious food and drinks.
“I ordered the eggs benedict, peach bellini, mimosas; a friend got the avocado toast and chicken biscuits with gravy... all of it was amazing, fresh, and tasty!”
7. Lebanese Taverna: A staple in the local region for the very best Mediterranean cuisine.
“Had a weekday brunch at mid-day here, and the selection of tapas-like small plates and appetizers was just perfect for sharing, and we were able to take our time and talk in a very congenial setting.”
8. Ambar: Ambar’s menu is artfully presented with modern combinations that deliver flavor profiles in a unique way.
“We chose the ‘Balkan Experience’ and we very much enjoyed the dining experience…Highlights include the cheese pie, meat pie, creamy beets, and strawberry & nutella waffle.”
9. Crystal City Sports Pub: Featuring cook-to-order omelets, waffles, carving station and more.
“We had a hankering for a breakfast burrito. This place was open and within walking distance from our hotel… I enjoyed the potatoes that came with the burrito.”
10. Bob & Edith’s Diner: Serving all of the best diner classics in a cozy diner setting, our menu has everything you could possibly want in a diner experience.
“Bob & Edith's was probably the best breakfast I had over our mini DC vacation. Two coffees, chocolate chip pancakes, a steak omelet, and a side of bacon later - we were set to venture into DC.”
Author: Kathleen Murphy