21 Places to Do Brunch in Arlington
So. Many. Options. Go ahead—order that Bloody Mary.
On weekends, Northside Clarendon’s upstairs wine bar is a go-to for brunchy eats like fried hot chicken thighs and challah toast with almond butter, strawberry preserves and ricotta. It gets crowded early and the café doesn’t take reservations, but if you miss one of the coveted 50 seats upstairs, you can still snag housemade granola, Pop-tarts, espresso drinks, breakfast sandwiches on freshly baked bread, and quiches via counter service downstairs. // 3211 Wilson Blvd, Arlington (Clarendon)
Weekend brunch at The Liberty Tavern is an Arlington tradition—especially the upstairs dining room’s “breakfast table” buffet, which features challah French toast, brunch pizzas, several carving station options, salads and a large dessert spread with treats from the bakers at Northside Social. Brunch items are also available à la carte downstairs and on the patio. The Grapefruit Buck—made with vodka, St. Germain, grapefruit and topped with Maine Root ginger beer—is one of Liberty’s top-selling weekend cocktails. // 3195 Wilson Blvd., Arlington (Clarendon)
Northern Virginia’s self-described “only LGBTQ, straight-friendly restaurant and bar” hosts a sprawling buffet brunch in Crystal City each Sunday, with traditional breakfast foods, as well as sushi, a carving station and brunch drinks, for just under $25. Salads, burgers, fajitas and other entrées can also be ordered à la carte. If you lose your way, look for the pink flamingos on the roof. // 555 23rd St. S., Arlington (Crystal City)