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20 Best Boozy, Bottomless Brunches in Washington, DC (Get An Uber!)

Margaret Carter

Margaret Carter, Updated September 22, 2022

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Washington, DC, is a fabulous place to brunch, especially if you’re looking for a boozy and bottomless weekend excursion. There’s something about eating good food in the national capital with a drink in hand that makes a business or pleasure trip that much better. Even if you’re native to DC, you might want to take a trip to these top twenty brunch spots and live your best life. 

The wonderful thing about brunching in DC is that you have a wide variety of cuisine to choose from around the city. It’s not just fancy bistros and traditional-style breakfast joints that offer boozy brunch.

There are Mexican, Mediterranean, Fusion, and New American establishments that provide a flavor explosion alongside decadent cocktails and awesome vibes. Depending on where you go, the bottomless brunch might even include all-you-can-eat delicacies! Take a peek at our top choices and have yourself a fantastic meal! 

*Prices Listed Below are Based on Current Menus at Time of Writing and are Subject to Change*

1. Bar Charley

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Address: 1825 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009 | Phone Number: (202) 627-2183

Set within a classic DC-style townhome cellar along 18th Street, Bar Charley is an excellent place to brunch with friends! They offer a seasonal steakhouse menu and over 100 custom cocktails throughout the week. On Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 3 pm. 

Bar Charley’s brunch menu includes one entree and 1.5 hours of bottomless drinks for $40.95. You can choose Flavored Mimosas, Bloodies, Draft Beers, Margaritas, and Narragansett Tallboys. Entree choices range from an American Breakfast to Buttermilk Pancakes, Biscuits & Gravy, Tomato Jam Toast, and Chicken & Beignets. 

This is an incredibly popular brunch spot due to the epic drink options on offer, so be sure to make reservations and arrive on time. They also have a Happy Hour that DC natives rave about on weeknights, so if you like the brunch vibe, be sure to check it out! 

Yelp Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Cost: $$
Specialty Dish: Buttermilk Pancakes
Cuisine: Steakhouse

2. Boundary Stone

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Address: 116 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001 | Phone Number: (202) 621-6635

The Boundary Stone is a vintage-style pub that is pure DC, with exposed brickwork walls and a tin ceiling. It’s small and intimate and offers a wide variety of pub food while hosting trivia and open mic nights frequently. 

The Boundary Stone brunch menu is delectable and available on Saturdays, Sundays, and Federal Holidays. Alongside two hours of bottomless mimosas, they offer brunch eats like Maple Syrup Bacon Grits, Honey Hot Wings, Bacon Lettuce and Pickled Green Tomato Sandwiches, Devilled Eggs with a daily flavor, and main staples like a Full Stone Breakfast, Corned Beef Hash, and Pub Steak and Eggs. 

While Mimosas are the only bottomless option, patrons love the Irish Coffee available and the Case of the Sundaze, a gin concoction that put The Boundary Stone on the map. This is the perfect place to start a weekly brunch tradition.

Yelp Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Cost: $$
Specialty Dish: Deviled Eggs
Cuisine: New American

3. El Centro

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Address: 1218 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007 | Phone Number: (202) 333-4100

El Centro is a two-story Mexican-style restaurant with an unrivaled tequila menu created by Chef Richard Sandoval. They have a lively courtyard, two bars, and one of the best brunch menus with authentic Mexican in town. 

On Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 4 pm, El Centro offers a bottomless brunch you won’t want to miss. For $39, you’ll get two hours of endless food and drinks! You can choose Mimosas, Bloody Marys or Marias, or the famous El Centro Margarita. They have Fruit Cocktails, Chicken Flautas, Huevos Rancheros, Breakfast Enchiladas, Tacos, and more! The only thing not included in their bottomless brunch is their Guacamoles, but they’re worth the extra price.

If you’re looking for the best brunch spot without the traditional eggs and bacon, give El Centro a try. If you have more than a party of two, be sure to make reservations. You’re not the only one who craves Mexican food and margaritas before noon on the weekend.

Yelp Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Cost: $$
Specialty Dish: Churros
Cuisine: Mexican

4. Hawthorne

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Address: 1336 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009 | Phone Number: (202) 853-9194

Hawthorne is an epic bar in the Cardozo neighborhood with four stories and a 360-degree view of DC from the rooftop. They have five bars and are open for Happy Hour from 5 pm to 7 pm Monday through Thursday. They offer great food on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with an unforgettable brunch menu on the weekend starting at 11 am and ending at 4 pm. 

Hawthorne’s Bottomless Brunch is only $26.99 for 1.5 hours of unlimited Mimosas, Bloody Marys, Orange Crushes, or Bud Lights. You’ll have to order an entree to get the bottomless deal, but they offer epic choices like Chicken and Waffles, Shrimp and Grits, and Waffle Fries, so that won’t be a hardship. 

The bars don’t close until 3 am on weekends, so if you enjoy brunch, go back and check out one of the best rooftop bars in DC under the light of the stars, rain or shine!

Yelp Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Cost: $$
Specialty Dish: French Toast
Cuisine: Traditional American

5. 801 Restaurant & Bar

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Address: 801 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001 | Phone Number: (202) 332-0207

Located in the Cardozo neighborhood along Florida Avenue, 801 Restaurant & Bar is an American-style restaurant boasting creative vegetable cuisine, trendy cocktails, and epic bar food. 

801 Restaurant & Bar has a monopoly on the Monday brunch scene, so if you’re busy on the weekends but still want to experience an authentic DC-style bottomless brunch, this is your chance! From 10 am to 4 pm on Mondays, you can get your choice of flavored bottomless Mimosas for two full hours made with Gran Valor brut and a revolving selection of juice mixers for only $21. They also offer Bellinis, Irish Coffee, and Gummy Bear Shots if you’d like to be a bit adventurous. 

With a full brunch menu including American traditions like popcorn chicken, steak tidbits, breakfast burgers, tacos, and burritos, this is a great place to eat your fill while lounging in a relaxed and upscale restaurant. Take a Monday off and enjoy a DC brunch you won’t forget.

Yelp Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Cost: $$
Specialty Dish: Steak Tidbits
Cuisine: New American

6. HalfSmoke

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Address: 651 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001 | Phone Number: (202) 986-2079

“Don’t grow up; it’s a trap!” HalfSmoke on Florida Avenue is the best place to let loose and design your own sausage plates in the DC half-smoke style. It’s got an upscale diner vibe with floor-level couches and low tables, bistro-style seating, and of course, the traditional diner stools along the bar. 

HalfSmoke offers bottomless mimosas every day of the week, from open to close, and a brunch menu that is always available. For $30, you get traditional bottomless mimosas for 1.5 hours, or you can add blueberry or strawberry flavoring for an additional $2 per carafe. They also offer a $45 bottomless brunch that comes with one of their best entrees, like the Bad and Boujee Full Breakfast, the Cash App Me French Toast, the Classy But Ratchet Flank Steak, and the I’ma Get Lazyy Steak and Cheese Sandwich. 

If bottomless brunch sounds good, don’t miss out on their bottomless Happy Hour from 5 pm to 7 pm every day for $35 with craft cocktails, wine, and beer!

Yelp Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Cost: $$
Specialty Dish: Bad and Boujee Breakfast
Cuisine: New American

7. City Tap House Dupont

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Address: 1250 Connecticut Ave NW Suite 105, Washington, DC 20036 | Phone Number: (202) 984-7110

Located right in Downtown, City Tap House DuPont is a sports bar establishment with upscale Gastropub fare, dozens of craft beers, and fantastic cocktails. The atmosphere is rustic-chic, with beautifully varnished wooden walls and a picturesque bar. 

City Tap House DuPont offers bottomless mimosas at brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 3 pm, alongside brunch dishes designed to feed the whole table like Morning Avocado Toast, Burrata, Elote Street Corn Dip, Charred Brussels, Baked Oysters, and Whipped Mascarpone with Pecan Dip. They also offer individual mains that sound divine, such as Steak Benedict, Strawberry Sundae Pancakes, and Pork & Sweet Potato Hash. 

This is a busy restaurant that hosts themed brunches you won’t forget. They often have a Mimosas and Queens Drag Brunch with an epic show at noon, so check their schedule to see what they’re up to before heading in!

Yelp Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Cost: $$
Specialty Dish: Chicken and Waffles
Cuisine: Traditional American

8. Ben’s Next Door

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Address: 1211 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009 | Phone Number: (202) 667-8880

Ben’s Next Door is the place to get proper southern food in DC. It’s a family-owned eatery with a bar right in Cardozo, so you know it’s good. They have indoor and outdoor seating and are right beside Ben’s Chili Bowl, hence the name. 

On Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 4 pm, Ben’s Next Door serves brunch with two hours of bottomless mimosas for $22. They even offer them to go if you just want to stop in for a minute. Their appetizers range from Jumbo Lump Crab Devilled Eggs to Buffalo Cauliflower, with mains like Chicken & Waffles, Catfish & Grits, Salmon Cakes, Vanilla French Toast, and Virginia’s Bread Pudding. 

Stop by Ben’s Next Door for that friendly neighborhood southern hospitality and stay for the food. You won’t regret supporting a locally owned business that celebrates diversity!

Yelp Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Cost: $$
Specialty Dish: Jumbo Lump Crab Deviled Eggs
Cuisine: American Traditional

9. Boqueria Dupont

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Address: 1837 M St NW, Washington, DC 20036 | Phone Number: (202) 558-9545

Boqueria Dupont on M Street is a wine-centric establishment with an upscale feel by Marc Vidal. They offer Spanish tapas and seasonal sangria in a festive atmosphere perfect for a meal out with friends, with a daily Happy Hour from 3 pm to 6 pm. 

Boqueria’s brunch is on offer Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm. They offer two 1.5-hour long bottomless options: Classic for $29 with Unlimited Sangria or Mimosas and Deluxe for $45 with Unlimited Mimosas, Sangria, Estrella, Bloody Mary, or Cava. Their food menu has dozens of options you’ll have to see to believe, so we’ll leave that as a surprise. Just know that each tapas seems simple but is packed with undeniable flavors that will keep you guessing. 

Boqueria takes its options seriously, offering authentic food and real deal sangria. If you’ve been looking for something a bit different, head their way after making reservations. You won’t find a better sangria in town!

Yelp Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Cost: $$$
Specialty Dish: Patatas Bravas
Cuisine: Spanish Tapas

10. TAKODA – Rooftop Restaurant & Beer Garden

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Address: 715 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001 | Phone Number: (202) 525-1252

TAKODA is an open-air rooftop restaurant with a beer garden with over 15 craft beers on tap, draft cocktails, and 70 different whiskeys for the true connoisseurs. The white and blue decor gives it a friendly feel, and the drinks seal the deal as a favorite place for locals. 

TAKODA’s bottomless brunch is a bit pricier than the others on this list at $53, and it’s only available on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 2:30 pm, but it’s worth every penny. They don’t just serve mimosas, it’s an entire open bar where you can sample their craft beers and cocktails, and a three-course meal is included in the price. For eats, they offer Americana specialties like Fried Chicken Biscuits, Smoked Salmon Bagels, Eggs Benedict, and more. Check their menu to find out what they’re offering each weekend! 

Since brunch is an entire experience at TAKODA, you’ll want to make reservations to ensure you get a table. Many people head there every weekend for the drinks and food, and the reviews rave about the wait staff and chefs.

Yelp Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Cost: $$
Specialty Dish: Eggs Benedict
Cuisine: New American

11. Due South

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Address: 301 Water St SE, Washington, DC 20003 | Phone Number: (202) 479-4616

With seven years in DC, Due South is a classic southern joint offering real deal southern food on Water Street right along Capitol Riverfront Boardwalk on the Anacostia River. The food is traditional and straightforward but absolutely delicious, and the view is phenomenal. 

Brunch at Due South starts at 11 am on Saturday and Sunday and extends to 3 pm, offering 1.5 hours of bottomless mimosas for only $25. While enjoying your libations, you can order Buttermilk Fried Chicken with Hot Honey, Sausage Gravy Biscuits, Country Ham, Seasonal Preserve Jams, Boss Hog Biscuits, Shrimp & Grits, Chicken & Waffles, or try a slew of sides like Bacon Braised Collard Greens, Jalapeño Cheddar Grits, Coleslaw, and Yukon Gold Potato Salad. 

Due to its location, this is an extremely busy restaurant, so make reservations for brunch. They also offer a dockside menu with southern Pimento Cheese and draft cocktails along the water, so feel free to head there and check out the vibe anytime.

Yelp Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Cost: $$
Specialty Dish: Buttermilk Fried Chicken Biscuit
Cuisine: Southern

12. Dirty Habit

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Address: 555 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20004 | Phone Number: (202) 449-7095

Located in the Kimpton Hotel Monaco on 8th Street, Dirty Habit is a beautiful glass-walled courtyard diner offering delicious breakfast and globally inspired American cuisine. They’re open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with brunch available on Saturdays and Sundays. 

At Dirty Habit, brunch starts at 9 am and ends at 2 pm. They offer three different bottomless drink options to choose between Mimosas, Brunch Punch, and Michelada. For food, they offer classics with a twist, such as Honey Yogurt Parfait, Summer Salad, Birria Shakshouka, Chix Waffler, the Croque Madame, Poke Me Poke You, and Twisted Sweets like Dutch Baby, Oatmeal Brûlée, and Waffle It Up. 

This is a great spot to people-watch while enjoying clean food and bottomless drinks, and grab a pastry or two to go before hitting up the local sites. While they’re somewhat busy on weekends, you can get away without reservations if you show up early!

Yelp Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Cost: $$$
Specialty Dish: Tres Leches French Toast
Cuisine: Breakfast Diner

13. Shaw’s Tavern

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Address: 520 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001 | Phone Number: (202) 518-4092

Shaw’s Tavern on Florida Avenue is an excellent Gastropub with seasonal menus, exposed brickwork, patio seating, and a beautiful bar. The atmosphere is casual and cozy, and they offer an incredible brunch spread! 

From 11 am to 4 pm on Saturdays and Sundays, bottomless mimosas are available for $20 for two hours, or you can get a Margarita tree for the table for $50. They also offer single-serve Tito’s Bloody Marys, Silver Palomas, Irish Coffees, and Brunch Mexican Micheladas for $11, six different Brunch Shots for $8, and classic breakfast food options at great prices.

Always check the menu before heading out since it changes frequently. You might have to find a new favorite every time you go, but the variety puts this place on the map, so embrace it!

Yelp Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Cost: $$
Specialty Dish: Bailey’s French Toast
Cuisine: Gastropub

14. DC Harvest

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Address: 517 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002 | Phone Number: (202) 629-3296

At DC Harvest, love wins. This farmhouse-style restaurant is in a two-story townhome along H Street, with bright decor and a fun and friendly atmosphere. They offer traditional American dishes made from locally sourced and farm-fresh ingredients, alongside a full bar for the whole experience. 

Brunch at DC Harvest is from 11 am to 5 pm on weekends, with bottomless OJ Mimosas for $28 and Watermelon Mimosas for $32. They also offer a 32 oz Cranberry or Grapefruit Mimosa Carafe for $28 and a DCH Bloody Mary Carafe for $42. Their apps and mains change often but are handcrafted flavor explosions based on traditional dishes. For instance, the Low Country Shrimp and Grits are packed with cheddar, jalapeños, caramelized onions, sautéed gulf shrimp, and DHC bacon. 

DC Harvest is a relatively new restaurant still trying to find its way on the DC scene, so give their brunch a try and leave them an honest review. Recent patrons have absolutely loved the Bloody Marys, so if you go at a time other than brunch, give one a try.

Yelp Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Cost: $$
Specialty Dish: Low Country Shrimp and Grits
Cuisine: New American

15. Agora DC

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Address: 1527 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036 | Phone Number: (202) 332-6767

Agora DC is a lovely Turkish small plate restaurant in a cozy and low-lit brick courtyard. According to reviews, if you love Mediterranean food and bottomless brunch, you simply can’t miss out on this establishment. It’s the place to go for an authentic experience! 

Brunch at Agora is served on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 3:45 pm, with two Bottomless Brunch options. For $45, you get two hours to enjoy endless mimosas, Bloody Marys, and authentic Turkish dishes. For an additional $20, you can upgrade to Prosecco with sour cherry, apricot, peach, or orange flavors. They offer starters, eggs or omelets, flatbreads, and desserts. 

As one of the more popular brunch spots in DC, it’s always a good idea to set up reservations, and they can even handle large groups if you give them enough notice. They also offer a Nespresso bar every day of the week, so go try it out!

Yelp Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Cost: $$$
Specialty Dish: Flatbreads
Cuisine: Mediterranean

16. The Fainting Goat

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Address: 1330 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009 | Phone Number: (202) 735-0344

The Fainting Goat is a fresh twist on American cuisine with an upscale Gastropub vibe, including brick walls, classic wooden stools, and an upstairs dining room. They have live music on select evenings and, of course, a bottomless brunch!

Brunch at The Fainting Goat starts at 11 am on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays and ends at 4:30 pm, with the last seating at 3 pm and the kitchen closing at 3:30 pm. Their Bottomless Brunch lasts 1.5 hours for only $22, and you have the option of Bloody Marys, several different flavors of Mimosas, or Sangria. The food is simple fare with many toast options and classic sides. 

While the food is decent, it’s the drinks and atmosphere that keep people coming back for more. Their brunch hours are busy due to excellent pricing, so make your reservations before heading that way!

Yelp Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Cost: $$
Specialty Dish: Goat Cheese Fondue
Cuisine: New American

17. Madhatter

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Address: 1319 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036 | Phone Number: (202) 833-1495

The Madhatter is a Wonderland-themed bar known for its lively vibe and tavern-style eats. It’s been in DC for over 40 years, so you know it’s something special. Even with a crazy theme, which includes an upside-down room, it’s still a bit classy. The tables are covered in white cloth, and the bar extends the length of the restaurant. 

At Madhatter’s, brunch is on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 4 pm, and while they offer a bottomless mimosa, you’ll have a hard time finishing off the Hatter’s Punch, a $44 jumbo rum punch served in a glass top hat. While you’re there drinking, be sure to try out their Hangover Helper, Mad Max Breakfast, Fried Chicken and Waffles, or Meat Lover’s Skillet. 

The kitchen closes out in the evenings, and the whole place becomes a dance club, so if you love the vibe during brunch, head back one evening and experience a real Madhatter party!

Yelp Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Cost: $$
Specialty Dish: The Hangover Helper Special
Cuisine: Traditional American

18. Bar Deco

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Address: 717 6th St NW, Washington, DC 20001 | Phone Number: (202) 774-5867

Bar Deco is a large industrial-style eatery across the street from the Verizon Center. It has beautiful bars, wooden grills, and a lovely rooftop patio, perfect for a date night out or dining with friends. 

On Saturdays and Sundays, Bar Deco runs a Bottomless Brunch for $45 that includes an entree, and your choice of Rex Sparkling Rosé, Mimosas, Bellinis, or Bloody Marys. Reservations are required, and the two-hour limit starts at the time of your reservations. Keep in mind that the rooftop serves brunch and drinks but does not serve the bottomless option. The rooftop is also first come, first serve for seating. 

The menu is extensive, and they can accommodate large parties with notice, so this is an excellent option if you’re getting together with friends to see a show at the Verizon Center or want to take your coworkers out for a great meal.

Yelp Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Cost: $$
Specialty Dish: French Toast
Cuisine: Traditional American

19. Commissary

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Address: 1443 P St NW, Washington, DC 20005 | Phone Number: (202) 299-0018

Commissary is a perfect fusion of a café, bar, and coffee house, with brunch and breakfast hailed as some of DC’s best eats on offer. It’s located in Logan’s Circle and represents the neighborhood perfectly. 

Brunch at Commissary is offered daily from 8 am to 3:30 pm, with bottomless mimosas seven days a week. They offer a vast coffee selection, an extensive wine list, and several signature cocktails, including a Bloody Mary bar. For eats, they’ve cornered the market on breakfast sandwiches, specialty toasts, pancakes, egg platters, omelets, and classic sides. 

When we say critics rave about Commissary, we aren’t kidding. This is one place you’ll just have to try for yourself to see what all the fuss is about! The prices don’t hurt, either!

Yelp Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Cost: $$
Specialty Dish: Breakfast Tacos
Cuisine: New American

20. Provision No. 14

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Address: 2100 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009 | Phone Number: (202) 827-4530

If you’re looking for something a bit more upscale than the other options on our list, Provision No. 14 is a classy establishment with craft batch cocktails, communal dining, and shareable plates. With patina wall paneling and a marble top bar, it’s an elevated dining experience you’ll love. 

Provision No. 14 offers brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 4 pm, with two-hour-long bottomless mimosas for $23. You can choose between a classic mimosa or the Provision Basil Lavender. They also offer a wide variety of draft beers, a Bacon Bloody Mary, and individually flavored mimosas. For eats, they offer burgers and classic breakfast food. If you go, be sure to try the crepes. They pair beautifully with a bottomless drink.

As an upscale option, you’ll need to make reservations for their brunch hours and be sure to get there before 2:30 pm to participate in the bottomless option.

Yelp Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Cost: $$
Specialty Dish: Crepes
Cuisine: New American

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