Young and Hungry

Six Bottomless Brunch Bargains


Bottomless brunches may be a time-tested method for forestalling a weekend’s inevitable hangover via the ingestion of rubbery eggs Benedict and watery mimosas. Luckily, a handful of local brunch haunts offer all-you-can-eat or -drink menus that are both palatable and reasonably priced. This weekend, skip the $40-plus food-as-an-afterthought spots, and get a decent midday buzz on a budget.

Alba Osteria

425 I St. NW

Price: $29.95

Hours: Saturday/Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

What You’ll Eat: All-you-can-eat Italian dishes such as breakfast pizzas, egg white frittatas, pancakes, and fried eggs and meatballs

What You’ll Drink: This not-quite-bottomless deal includes four brunch cocktails, with your choice of mimosas, white peach Bellini, prosciutto-infused vodka bloody marys, or house-made beermosas.


Agora Restaurant

1527 17th Street NW

Price: $32.99

Hours: Saturday/Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

What You’ll Eat: Unlimited Turkish entrees such as grape leaves and lamb-topped flat breads, as well as more traditional brunch staples like French toast

What You’ll Drink: Bottomless mimosas, bloody marys, Champagne, and house gin and vodka martinis

The Catch: The restaurant cuts you off after two hours.


Medium Rare

3500 Connecticut Ave. NW; 515 8th St. SE

Price: $23

Hours: Sunday 11 a.m.  to 2:30 p.m.

What You’ll Eat: A yogurt parfait, fruit salad, or mixed greens as a starter, followed by steak frites, steak and eggs, or another brunch entrée

What You’ll Drink: Bottomless bloody marys, mimosas, screwdrivers, coffee, and

orange juice


DGS Delicatessen

1317 Connecticut Ave. NW

Price: $27

Hours: Saturday/Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

What You’ll Eat: An entrée with an appetizer or dessert. Choose from done-up deli classics such as pastrami and corned beef sandwiches, a whitefish platter, and bagel with shmear

What You’ll Drink: Bottomless mimosas, screwdrivers, or bloody marys


Ardeo + Bardeo

3311 Connecticut Ave. NW

Price: $27

Hours: Saturday/Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

What You’ll Eat: One appetizer and one entrée from bistro options such as huevos rancheros, pork and grits, and pan-roasted Arctic char

What You’ll Drink: Bottomless mimosas or bottomless Champagne


Local 16

1602 U St. NW

Price: $20

Hours: Saturday/Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

What You’ll Eat: A pizza or entrée from a selection that includes Belgian waffles, eggs and chorizo, and smoked salmon pizza

What You’ll Drink: Bottomless mimosas, Bellini, bloody marys, PBR, Miller High Life, Tecate, or coffee

UPDATE: This story originally stated the Alba Osteria's bottomless brunch deal had to be ordered by the entire table, but that is no longer the case.

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  • Shaw

    You forgot to mention that Medium Rare also has a location on the Hill! 515 8th Street, SE according to google. And the one on the Hill offers all the delicious bargain of the Cleveland Park one without any of the hassles of the red line on weekends!

  • Kev29

    You don't have to take your bottoms off to have a good time.

  • Anonymous

    I had the brunch at Medium Rare at their Capitol Hill location and it was exceptionally disappointing. Think sad scrambled eggs and a really colorless, pathetic fruit cup. Seems like a great idea for a group brunch, until they bring out the food.

  • Amanda

    Why is Alba Osteria not quite botomless? It says on the menu unlimited brunch drinks.

  • Michael

    Medium Rare brunch was awful. Food was meh, I guess, and the portions leave you absolutely starving. Also, the servers seem to disappear every time you need your carafe refilled with mimosas. They also allow you to make reservations for 2:00 PM, knowing the bar closes at 3:00. All in all, it was probably the worst brunch I've had in DC.

    Check out Big Board on H St. if you want a really good deal. $10 for bottomless drinks and their food is really good. Don't let the building fool you.

  • Kevin

    Medium Rare was the worst brunch I've ever had in DC. Perhaps on the east coast...

    My salad was bland, eggs were cold (as they were for the other 5 I was with), steak looked like cat food and kind of tasted like it too. Mimosas weak.

    Only redeeming quality was the hot bread and butter. Which we asked for seconds of after our small, weak, cold, gross main courses.

    Our server was really nice though!

  • Sydney

    Medium Rare was very disappointing. My eggs were definitely made from a powder and super cold. The salad basically had nothing on it and I would have rather not been served it at all. No one told us when we arrived at 2pm that they would stop serving us drinks at 2:55pm...not even our server! I will not be going back.

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  • Jessica Sidman

    @Shaw. No we didn't forget. Look again. Both addresses are listed.

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