12 ‘Bottomless’ Brunches To Try Now

We're talking prosciutto Benedict, baklava waffles and seriously discounted mimosas and Marys. 🍹
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Find loads of savory and sweet brunch options, like Ambar’s prosciutto Benedict, at these spots for unlimited bites and/or drinks around Arlington. (Photo by Ardent Vibe)

Brunch—quite possibly the most anticipated meal of the week. Scores of restaurants around Arlington offer irresistible menus for this leisurely midday repast, and many sweeten the deal with unlimited food and/or drink options. (Just be sure to drink responsibly). Add these to your list.


Saturday-Sunday | 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Dive into unlimited small plates ($42.99 per person, two-hour limit) at this Clarendon hotspot dishing out Balkan fare. The choices include beet tzatziki with house-made pita or cornbread, strawberry quinoa salad (green pea puree, red quinoa, chopped leeks, lemon-honey dressing), fried chicken sliders (almond-and-walnut-crusted organic chicken, pickled fresno chilis, apple-wasabi slaw) and prosciutto Benedict (English muffin, braised hanger steak, poached eggs, kajmak sauce). If you’re craving something sweet, try the cinnamon sweet truffle sourdough, with a Nutella or jam drizzle and powdered sugar. Thirsty? Each brunch beverage—from the peach bellini to the red wine punch—is $1. // 2901 Wilson Blvd., Arlington (Clarendon)

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Snow crab legs are an add-on at B Live’s bottomless brunch, which also features a DIY bloody Mary bar. (Photo by Albert Ting)

B Live

Saturday-Sunday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

There’s plenty to like about the brunch menu at this destination for live music and DIY bloody Marys. The bottomless meal ($27 per person, 90-minute time limit) features options such as baked salmon, vegan veggie fritattas, bread-pudding French toast and snow crab legs (for an additional $12). If buffets aren’t your thing, you can also order avocado toast, chocolate-chip pancakes and other brunchy dishes a la carte. Sparkling wine is $19 per person with an entree purchase, and 50 cents for each additional carafe. Or, for something spicy, step on over to the bloody Mary bar and craft your own midday cocktail ($10 for first drink, $8 for each additional). // 2854 Wilson Blvd., Arlington (Clarendon)

Bar Bao

Saturday-Sunday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Steak benedict. Bulgogi hash. Basil avo toast. Poke dumplings. Salmon Benedict. Find all that and more at Bar Bao’s unlimited brunch ($36.99 per person), which includes classic or Bold Rock cider mimosas for $1.99 each. If you’re looking for options beyond the traditional brunch bevvies, the restaurant also offers its full menu of beer, wine and craft cocktails ($15 each), such as the Uzumaki Manhattan (Toki Japanese whiskey, plum wine, five-spice syrup) and Mochi Paradise (Captain Morgan Coconut, pineapple, ginger beer, mochi). // 3100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington (Clarendon)

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Wash down your chilaquiles with 99-cent mimosas at Buena Vida. (Photo by Miroslav Pavlovic)

Buena Vida 

Saturday-Sunday | 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Take your pick of buñuelos with nata (crispy dough fritters with cinnamon sugar and Mexican clotted cream), egg white omelets (red pepper requesón with epazote spread), chilaquiles (pickled onions, fried eggs, chicken or chorizo) and much more during this hearty Mexican-style brunch in Clarendon ($39.99 per person, two-hour limit). Mimosas are available for 99 cents each, and classic margaritas are $1.99. // 2900 Wilson Blvd., Arlington (Clarendon)

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Dive into baklava waffles and spicy lamb Benedict at Cava Mezze, paired with 25-cent mimosas. (Photo by Deb Lindsey)

Cava Mezze

Saturday-Sunday | 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Embrace “brunch mania” at this Greek eatery, which serves up spicy “crazy feta” hush puppies to start the three-course meal ($38 per person). Brunch mainstays include Nutella banana fritters (sesame seeds, cinnamon sugar), baklava waffles (walnuts, cinnamon orange honey, crispy phyllo), and spicy lamb Benedict (poached eggs, hollandaise, dill). Sip on 25-cent mimosas, $4 bloody Marys and a host of other brunch drink specials. // 2940 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington (Clarendon)

Don Tito

Saturday-Sunday | 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Turn it up at this Clarendon hangout, which pairs brunch entrees with unlimited drinks ($35 per person, two-hour limit on parties of 6-plus). Choose from the Monte Cristo (brioche with ham, carnitas, jam and provolone, served with Mexican potatoes), the gordo gringo (ham, steak, bacon, pulled pork, sunny-side-up eggs, Texas toast and potatoes), Francesca toast (brioche, piloncillo, cinnamon apples, whipped cream, powdered sugar) and several other decadent options. To wash it all down, mimosas, micheladas and select beers are included in the brunch price. // 3165 Wilson Blvd., Arlington (Clarendon)

Fire Works Pizza

Saturday-Sunday | 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Score bottomless brunch ($28 per person) at this Courthouse pizzeria, where the temptations include Creole shrimp skewers, lox flatbread (white sauce, smoked salmon, red onions, capers, scallions), beignets (strawberry prosecco sauce), sticky buns (cinnamon, brown sugar), a veggie medley (potatoes, Brussels sprouts, peppers, onions) and more. Wet your whistle with $1 mimosas, $2 sangria and other specials on brunchy libations.  // 2350 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington  (Courthouse)

Liberty Tavern

Saturday-Sunday | 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Load up on ham-and-cheese quiche, Cajun shrimp and grits, smoked salmon Benedict, house-made pastries, applewood-smoked bacon and more with Liberty Tavern’s unlimited brunch ($31.95 per participating adult/$11.95 for kids under 12/free for kids under 3; 90-minute time limit). Feeling parched? Refresh with 25-cent drinks, from mimosas or brunch punch to Mango Cart wheat ale. An a la carte dining menu is also available for groups of less than six. // 3195 Wilson Blvd., Arlington (Clarendon)

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In the mood for cornflake French toast and $1 mimosa refills? Head to Matchbox in Arlington, McLean or Mosaic. (Photo courtesy of Thompson Hospitality)


Saturday-Sunday | 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

The brunch menu at this local chain known for burgers and pizza is a la carte, but you can enjoy $1 refills on mimosas and Bloody Marys. The menu includes cinnamon buns for the table ($9), cornflake French toast (challah bread, maple pecan praline, strawberries, $15), the hangover burrito (grilled chicken, cilantro rice, black beans, ranchero sauce, chimichurri, $20) and the brunch pizza (zesty sauce, onion, Italian sausage, gouda, scrambled eggs, pico de gallo, chipotle sour cream). // 2911 District Ave., Suite 120, Fairfax (Mosaic); 1100 S. Hayes St., Suite H20, Arlington (National Landing); 1340 Chain Bridge Road, McLean


Churros, monkey bread and arroz frito con huevos are on the menu at Palette 22, along with discounts on daytime drinks. (Photo courtesy of Palette 22)

Palette 22

Saturday-Sunday | 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

A “chef-attended” waffle and taco bar? Sign us up. Find that and more at this Shirlington tapas-style restaurant offering bottomless brunch for $32.22 per person. What else is on the menu? Monkey bread with pecans, raisins and salted caramel. Arroz frito con huevos and spanish chorizo. Walnut-stuffed dates with cinnamon kashk and pickled shallots. Once you’ve made your selections, clink glasses with a bellini, mimosa or customizable bloody Mary for $4.22 each. // 4053 Campbell Ave., Arlington (Shirlington)

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Find steamed littlenecks, lobster rolls and “endless” brunch beverages at Seamore’s in Clarendon. (Photo courtesy of Seamore’s)


Saturday-Sunday | 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

If seafood makes you smile, you’ve come to the right place. The brunch menu at this newish Clarendon spot features East Coast oysters ($18 per half-dozen), Virginia littlenecks steamed in DC Brau El Hefe Speaks beer; $16) Maine lobster rolls ($34), and scallop cake Benedict ($25). For $28, choose endless (aka within 90 minutes) mimosas, bellinis, bloody Marys, margaritas, screwdrivers or Aperol spritzes to pair with your meal. // 2815 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington (Clarendon)

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Newly renovated Wilson Hardware offers chicken and waffles and 50-cent mimosa refills. (Photo courtesy of Wilson Hardware)

Wilson Hardware

Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. & Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

The a la carte brunch options at this multilevel Clarendon hive include chicken and waffles (amaretto cream, berries, home fries; $18), short rib hash (fried egg, butternut squash potato hash, pepper jam reduction, home fries; $19) and roasted cauliflower (turmeric, romesco, fried egg, home fries; $16).  Discounted drinks are also a draw on weekends. After the first carafe of mimosas for the table ($20 per person), continue sipping for 50 cents a glass. // 2915 Wilson Blvd., Arlington (Clarendon)


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