11 Restaurants That Do Brunch Right
This midday meal is all about indulgence. Go for it.
8296 Glass Alley, Mosaic District | 703-462-8662| requinbymic.com
No need to agonize over whether to order the brioche French toast or the croque monsieur. At Requin, you can have both. Chef Jennifer Carroll’s curated “bottomless brunch” menu includes those dishes and 13 others, including ratatouille, deviled lamb rillettes, steamed mussels, blistered shishito peppers and a cookie plate. Servers will ask what you’d like to try—more breakfast-y foods? Lunch offerings?—then adjust portions accordingly before bringing them out. Think of it as brunch tapas served in a sleek, modern space. Try the wild mushroom soft scramble, a luminous blend of puff pastry, white asparagus, confit onion and pecorino; or the airy Greek yogurt, spread in a shallow circle and studded with mixed berries, burnt honey and house-made oat-and-coconut streusel. Carroll, who co-owns the restaurant with chef Mike Isabella, says the menu will change as the weather warms: She may introduce a summer sorbet, a second salad and perhaps a cream cheese Danish cookie. Plus, she says, “I would love to do a sticky cinnamon roll.”