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  • CourtLady February 15, 2014 - 7:03 pm #99462 Reply

    What is your favorite brunch spot? Bonus points for places that take reservations :)
    I hate waiting!

    Hank February 15, 2014 - 8:58 pm #99465 Reply

    Depends on what you’re going for, but I like Rhodeside (between Rosslyn and Courthouse). They have a good Bloody Mary bar. They don’t take reservations, however. But, it doesn’t get hellapacked. A lot of friends like going to Dogwood in Falls Church. The brunches are very similar, which makes sense because they are owned by the same folks. As is Ragtime in Courthose and William Jeffrey’s on Columbia Pike. All have a very similar, relaxed vibe, and I’ve never been to any of these four for brunch and had to wait.

    A lot of folks really like Liberty Tavern in Clarendon. It’s a bit crowded for my taste, but I believe they take reservations. Liberty Tavern is slightly on the pricier end.

    nom de guerre February 16, 2014 - 2:19 pm #99473 Reply

    WTF is “hellapacked?” This?

    Bella Luna February 19, 2014 - 3:56 pm #99677 Reply

    My favorite brunch spot is Bus Boys & Poets in Shirlington. Their wait is not too bad, 10 minutes max. The times I have gone (on weekends) that is the max I have waited, and I do not mind, since I am pleased with their service, food and atmosphere.

    halj February 19, 2014 - 4:16 pm #99678 Reply

    Carlyle has a nice brunch. My favorite (some time ago before its decline) was Bistro Bistro. Even with no reservations, there are enough options in Shirlington that you should be covered.

    esmith69 February 19, 2014 - 8:06 pm #99695 Reply

    Definitely William Jeffreys. Their unlimited waffle/omelette bar is amazing.

    Pan Gringe February 19, 2014 - 10:35 pm #99699 Reply

    I second William Jeffrey’s Sunday omelette and waffle bar and will add Copperwood Tavern in Shirlington.

    newty25 February 20, 2014 - 12:58 pm #99769 Reply

    I too like BB&P brunch. It used to be my goto brunch spot for years.

    I’ve moved on trying to find something in N. Arlington, but I just can’t find anything that makes me crave brunch like BB&Ps used to.

    I’ve tried Fuego, Boulevard Woodgrill, and Uncle Julios. All of them were decent, but none of them had me thinking about a return performance. I’ve also tried Wilson Tavern. The food was pretty decent and they have a magnum bottle of champagne for $5 if you eat the brunch that is well worth a return trip. That’s the star of the brunch and definitely in the plans for another brunch day.

    I tried Whitlows years ago and wasn’t impressed at all. The A-Town brunch was a big disappointment as well. The omelet bar barely had any toppings and no jalapenos! The other stuff on the buffet was mostly pasta and cheap sushi.

    I’m interested in trying the Water and Wall brunch in Virginia Square. That looks very promising.

    And, if I try another buffet, I would probably try out the new buffet at Hard Times in Clarendon for $10 and $4 mimosas and bloody marys.

    CourtLady February 21, 2014 - 8:03 am #99849 Reply

    Thanks everyone! I explored the suggestions and we decided on Williams Jeffrey’s. I am looking forward to it!

    Sunshine April 13, 2014 - 6:51 pm #103899 Reply

    Thanks for the William Jeffrey’s Tavern suggestion! I took some visiting family there today and we had a great time. It’s a nice, casual place with something to satisfy everyone. There is the bonus of outdoor seating. The bar area looked like a nice place to watch the game–lots of TV’s. If you park under the building, they validate parking. I didn’t know this and parked under the Giant. But it’s nice to know for next time.

    smiley456 April 13, 2014 - 7:38 pm #103901 Reply

    Sunshine! I was seated at the table right behind you! Well, I was, at least until they kicked me out cause I’m a dog.

    courthound April 14, 2014 - 10:31 am #103941 Reply

    We checked out the Hard Times buffet. It’s awesome. And a heckuva deal at $10 a person.

    newty25 April 14, 2014 - 3:34 pm #103981 Reply

    I did the Hard Times buffet several weeks ago and it was on point. Best biscuits and gravy I’ve had in a long time.

    For $10, it’s quite the deal.

    My favorite brunch in Arlington has to be Cava though. It’s an unbelievable brunch. Hands down my go to spot now.

    CrystalMikey April 17, 2014 - 7:40 am #104167 Reply

    Wow, Hard Times brunch is that good?  What else is good besides the biscuits and gravy?

    courthound April 17, 2014 - 9:33 am #104184 Reply

    The Country-style sausages, for one! They’re artery cloggers but they taste great while clogging.

    Hash browns topped with chili, onions, cheese, tomatoes & sour cream? Oh yeah.

    And they have fruit.

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