Who doesn't love brunch? Here are some fun and delicious local options. All of the choices are great for meeting up with a friend, out-of-town guests or enjoying a filling meal with the family! Enjoy!
Summer House Santa Monica
11825 Grand Park Avenue North Bethesda, MD 20852; 301-881-2381
Great atmosphere and menu makes this a great brunch choice. Kids and adults will enjoy the diverse menu ranging from breakfast tostadas, to caramelized French toast. Everything is prepared with a California style. Fun alcoholic and non alcoholic drink selections are available and the bakery choices are amazing. Your mouth will water as soon as you walk in!
12505 Park Potomac Potomac, MD 20854; 240-386-8080
Hungry? Choose Sugo Osteria in Park Potomac for fabulous bottomless brunch. Price is $35 per person for unlimited choices or you can order individual items a la cart. Plates are small, but intended to be shared, allowing the diner to try many amazing options. The french toast, prepared with honey and bananas is amazing and the egg options are unique and tasty. Brunch is also offered with unlimited mimosas for an increased price.
Stella Barra Pizzeria
11825 Grand Park Avenue North Bethesda, MD 20852; 301-770-8609
All you can eat brunch for $16.95 and kids 10 & under eat free. Choices are limited, but well thought out with assorted pastry/sweet options and several egg dishes. Kids are welcome to the brunch or the pancake bar. Brunch cocktails are discounted at $3 per drink.
Pinstripes Bistro, Bowling & Bocce
11920 Grand Park Avenue North Bethesda, MD 20852; 240-630-3222
Now open at Pike & Rose in North Bethesda. Sunday brunch from 10am - 3pm with bottomless buffet including unlimited mimosas. $40 per adult, $15 per child, and children 5 & under eat free. Brunch offers omelet station, pastries, waffle station with a variety of decadent toppings, carving station, salads, flatbread pizzas and assorted other chef specialties. Separate brunch selections available for the kids and a sweets table complete with a chocolate fountain and many diverse dipping options. Reserve a lane for bowling or bocce and enjoy a true Sunday morning outing. Reservations recommended.
A Bethesda staple, Black's offers a Sunday Brunch from 11am-2:30pm. Brunch offers an oyster raw bar, cronuts in yuzu, raspberry, passionfruit and espresso flavors. For the healthy diner, Black's offers delicious avocado toast or a smoked salmon frittata. Interesting boozy beverages such as champagne sangria, bellinis, and hibiscus mimosas. On warmer days, outside seating is available.
Located on Woodmont Avenue in the heart of Bethesda. Fit in a morning hike on the canal and then head to brunch at the Silver. All day weekend brunch is offered at this new, upscale American restaurant. The Silver serves Compass coffee, a local roaster and offers an enormous menu with a plethora of options from healthy ones to traditional diner fare. Save room for dessert as the milkshakes are awesome with many boozy options. Call ahead (30-45 minutes in advance) for seating without a long wait. And after you tummy is full head to the Capital Crescent Trail for a walk.
Located in downtown Bethesda on Bethesda Row, this Parisian-esque French restaurant serves crusty bread with butter and raspberry jam to start your brunch experience. Mon Ami boasts an extensive brunch menu with lunch options plus quiches, sweet and savory crepes, waffles, eggs and more. Notable dishes are the Eggs Benedict in either traditional or Artichoke & Spinach and Waffles Banana Foster. They also offer a Bloody Mary bar and Champagne cart offering mimosas, bellinis and kir royals during brunch. Great location and kid friendly option for brunch. In the warmer months, outside seating is offered. And don't forget to save some time for shopping on Bethesda Row.
6 Post Office Road Silver Spring, MD 20910; 301-588-0867
All you can eat Sunday brunch in Silver Spring. Available from 10:30AM - 2:30PM. $26 per adult, $13 for kids and $5 for kids ages 5 and under. Pacci's offers a Belgian waffle station, meat carving, omelet station and seafood specialties such as shrimp, oysters, snow crab legs and mussels. The brunch also offers Italian specialties and traditional desserts & truffles.
Perfect choice for a leisurely weekend brunch, this antique filled, charming restaurant first opened in the 1930's and is the site of the once last operating tollhouse in Montgomery County. Brunch is offered on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday brunch (11:30AM-2PM) is $30 per adult and includes a 3-course meal (appetizer, entree, & dessert) and adult beverage. Appetizer options include gourmet soups and salads, entrees vary from traditional Maryland crabcakes to southern options such as chicken & waffles or shrimp & grits. Desserts vary based on the season.
A Sunday brunch buffet is offered from 10:30AM-2:30PM and is $37.95 per adult, $21.95 for children ages 9 & under, and $7.95 for children ages 5 & under. Sunday brunch features carving station, custom omelet station, freshly made belgian waffles, assortment of hot breakfast and lunch items, and assorted fine pastries. Reservations are highly recommended. My son highly recommends the unlimited oysters - he likes to top them with everything from whipped cream to cocktail sauce.
6939 Laurel Avenue Takoma Park, MD 20912; 301-270-3000
Part of the Black Restaurant Group, Republic is a casual yet refined neighborhood bistro with a seasonally driven menu in Takoma Park. Vintage inside setting done in a red & black palette, Republic also offers a back patio for warmer days with a laid-back atmosphere. Brunch menu includes an assortment of bubbly cocktails, a great oyster selection from MD, VA and the west coast and delectable pastries such as monkey bread and doughnuts. Entree options include a selection of poached eggs with choice of pork belly, hangar steak, sweet potato hash, or arctic char. Variety of sandwiches are on the menu including the Republic Po' Boy, and the Farm House Burger on a pretzel bun. All entrees are beautifully presented. Kids menu is also available with a variety of kid friendly options. Reservations are suggested. One of my favs!
220 Ellington Blvd Gaithersburg, MD 20878
This Downtown Crown location has an old soda shop/diner feel with homemade pastries on glass cake stands, milkshakes being made behind the bar and flat screen TV's playing vintage TV shows in black and white. This restaurant also boasts other locations in the DC and VA area. Patrons are unable to make reservations, but can call ahead to shorten wait time. Breakfast is served all day and the menu includes fluffy omelets, crispy hash browns and hearty meal options such as the Big Mark Breakfast which includes 3 eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, toast and a homemade pop tart or the Walk of Shame Breakfast Burrito which is very large and stuffed with steak, eggs, hash browns, cheese and green chili sauce. The pastries are all homemade and include donuts, pop tarts and gooey cinnamon rolls. My daughter would vote their pop tarts are the best!