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The Best Breakfast Restaurants in Washington DC

The District of Columbia, best known as the capital of the U.S. and hub for government, is full of history, iconic monuments, and interesting museums. It's also a city full of exceptional restaurants ...

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Macon Bistro - Chevy Chase

$$$$·Southern·
Chevy Chase
810 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date

This upscale, yet comfortable and inviting restaurant, offers a fusion of Southern-style food and French cuisine. Named after the Georgia and French cities know as Macon, flavors collide. Brunch, lunc...

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The Greenhouse at The Jefferson, DC

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
665 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion

Another local favorite for the best breakfast in DC is the Greenhouse at the Jefferson Hotel Washington DC. Patrons enjoy the elegant and historic charm of the colonial decor. The full ceiling skyligh...

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Jaleo DC

$$$$·Spanish·
Penn Quarter
9,371 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tapas
  • Special Occasion

For a Spanish breakfast experience while in D.C., Jaleo DC is worth a visit. The menu here features a combination of classic and contemporary Spanish dishes — the main highlight being the tapas! Chef ...

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The Smith – Penn Quarter, Washington, D.C

$$$$·American·
Penn Quarter
2,115 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual

In D.C.'s Penn Quarter neighborhood, The Smith is a local favorite. This restaurant dishes out New American favorites in a lively, friendly environment. As soon as diners walk in the door, they're gre...

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Belga Cafe

$$$$·Belgian·
Capitol Hill
4,358 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies

For those wanting to experience traditional Belgian eats without having to book a plane ticket, Belga Cafe is the best spot for breakfast in DC. Located on Capitol Hill, it's the place to stop before ...

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Dirty Habit

$$$$·Global, International·
Penn Quarter
1,058 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion

Dirty Habit is another great breakfast option in the nation's capital. Located in the historic Hotel Monaco, visitors can enjoy a memorable dining experience surrounded by stunning architecture. The m...

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Lincoln - DC

$$$$·American·
McPherson Square
3,015 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual
  • Special Occasion

Lincoln features seasonal dishes with fresh, local ingredients. The menu highlights some of Abraham Lincoln's favorite foods. Top breakfast choices include farmhouse mac and cheese, confit duck leg be...

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EDGAR Bar & Kitchen at The Mayflower Hotel

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
329 reviews

Located inside Dupont Circle's The Mayflower Hotel, EDGAR serves up modern American brasserie dishes. The atmosphere here is upscale and energetic — a good eatery for larger groups and couples alike. ...

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Farmers Fishers Bakers

$$$$·American·
Georgetown
10,472 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Brunch

Another spot to find the best breakfast in DC is Farmers Fishers Bakers. As the restaurant name suggests, farmers own this eatery. Located in Georgetown's Washington Harbour, this upscale eatery has a...

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Lafayette Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Downtown
1,287 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Scenic View

Located in The Hay-Adams hotel in downtown, Lafayette Restaurant is a must-try fine-dining spot for the best breakfast in DC. The restaurant overlooks Lafayette Square and the White House. Weekday bre...

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Le Diplomate

$$$$·French·
Logan Circle
10,777 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies

For individuals craving French cuisine, a visit to Le Diplomate is a must. This brasserie transports diners to Paris without ever having to leave Dupont Point. The menu is full of French classics such...

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El Centro D.F. - Georgetown

$$$$·Contemporary Mexican·
Georgetown
1,441 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Happy Hour
  • Great for Brunch

El Centro D.F. in Georgetown is another must-try spot for a breakfast meal. Chef Richard Sandoval serves up dishes that feature authentic Mexican flavors, and the vibe here is funky and fun. Guests ca...

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Peacock Café

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Georgetown
1,606 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch

For one of the best breakfasts in DC, Peacock Café is a favorite spot in the Georgetown neighborhood. Locals and visitors alike can enjoy contemporary American favorites. While some D.C. spots only se...

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Mon Ami Gabi - Bethesda

$$$$·French·
Bethesda / Chevy Chase
6,363 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

Located outside of Washington, in Bethesda, Maryland, Mon Ami Gabi is a French bistro that takes a fresh approach to classic French favorites. This eatery features an art deco look and feel. Notable b...

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Black's Bar & Kitchen

$$$$·Seafood·
Bethesda / Chevy Chase
3,155 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Bar Seating

For those looking for a great breakfast outside of D.C., there's Black's Bar and Kitchen. This must-visit spot is located in the suburbs of downtown Bethesda. The menu focuses on organic, fresh, regio...

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Teddy & The Bully Bar

$$$$·American·
Dupont Circle
1,497 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Lunch

Teddy & The Bully Bar pays homage to Theodore Roosevelt. Located in the Dupont Circle neighborhood, this is another spot for the best breakfast in DC. This eatery has a historic feel due to its refere...

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Great for Lunch in District of Columbia
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Seasons 52 - Tysons Corner

$$$$·American·
Tysons Corner / McLean
4,734 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Lunch
  • Healthy

Situated in McLean, Virginia, Seasons 52 offers seasonally rotating dishes that are made with locally sourced ingredients. Cooking methods like brick-oven roasting and wood-fire grilling are utilized ...

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Good for Groups in Virginia - DC Suburbs

Blue Duck Tavern

$$$$·American·
West End
6,768 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

Blue Duck Tavern is a contemporary eatery located inside the Park Hyatt Hotel. The menu items feature local ingredients. Due to its seasonal focus, the menu changes frequently. Everything from benedic...

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RIS

$$$$·American·
West End
3,344 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

RIS is an upscale eatery with a menu full of New American dishes. The interior of the restaurant has a comfortable, neighborhood vibe. Patrons can enjoy a two-course breakfast menu that also comes wit...

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