With the rehearsal dinner done, the cake devoured, and the last guest boogied out from our imagined reception, there's only one last item on our wedding check list: The post-wedding brunch! Read on to learn where to book a tasty one.
Hook. This Georgetown seafood eatery is great for for smaller gatherings of 14 or less, which are set at a centrally located communal table. Larger parties of up to 33 people can fit in the the private dining room, which features a calming, underwater-themed decor. A three-course brunch menu priced at $29 per person includes dishes like fish and chips, crab cake sandwiches, and jumbo lump crab omelets. For an additional $7, guests get a house-made pastry and a either a mimosa or a bacon Bloody Mary.
Nage. Choose from either the lunch or brunch menus at Nage, which can be served in any of the eatery's three private dining rooms. We especially love the quiche buffet, which features varieties like Florentine (spinach and goat cheese), Lorraine (caramelized onion, jam, Swiss), meat-lovers (ham, sausage, bacon, chorizo, and cheddar), and apple-leek (Greyere and sage).
The Grill at Morrison House. Located in a historic Alexandria building, the Grille can accommodate 26 people for a sit-down brunch. We're especially excited by the house-made beignets with a strawberry compote and the vidalia onion pie.
Bourbon Steak. What better way to act like the royals than to follow suit with a brunch featuring canapés? The Four Seasons' Bourbon Steak offers a canapé menu with dishes like lobster corndogs (what?), USDA prime beef tartare, and Asian pear spice-poached prawns. The private dining room can fit up to 22 guests.
Normandie Farm. For a more traditional brunch, try this Potomac restaurant, which has been serving up special occasion fare since 1931. There are several rooms for parties of various sizes—between 15 and 150 can be accommodated. The brunch banquet menus (priced between $28 and $50 per person) are recommended for groups of 40 or more and feature a buffet, assorted breakfast breads and popovers, coffee, and hot tea. We love the baked brie with walnuts and honey and the carved turkey with cranberry sauce.
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