Washington DC: Acre 21 Brunch + Bottomless Mimosas
I am a sucker for bottomless brunches. I am an even bigger sucker for deals, particularly 2 for 1 bottomless brunches. When I saw the deal for brunch at Acre 121 I quickly snatched it up, knowing I could easily get one of my bottomless brunch loving friends to join me. I convinced one of my girlfriends to get one too and we scheduled a double date with our men.
They have four different flavors of mimosas to choose from: orange, cranberry, pineapple and grapefruit-$6 for one or $15 for bottomless (bottomless is clearly the better deal).Naturally we had to try all flavors. The table was divided for favorites, the girls preferred grapefruit and the guys liked cranberry. I was impressed with their mimosas, a lot of places try and skimp you on the champagne, but not Acre 121, they had a perfect mix of champagne and juice.
I ordered my favorite, ultimate indulgent breakfast/brunch dish-Biscuits and Gravy $14. This was pretty good-better then a lot of versions. I really liked the addition of the green onions on top. It was a heavy dish and it would have been nice if they had something light on the side (like the fruit salad the sandwich waffle below offered).
The bf ordered the Farm Raised Hanger Steak and Eggs $18, grilled 9oz. steak, two eggs any style, home fries, with toast. Flavors were good on the steak but it was really fatty and chewy. The home fries had an interesting twist- they were a red beans and rice themed breakfast potatoes.
My friend got the Waffle Sandwich $13 two eggs any style, ham and swiss on a Belgian waffle. As the picture shows, it's more of an open faced sandwich, or waffles with savory toppings. Either way it was really good. Ask for a side of Maple Syrup and drizzle some on top!
Her BF ordered the Chicken Biscuit $13deep fried chicken, fried egg, Applewood bacon, cheddar. This comes with a side so he picked the sausage. He enjoyed his dish.
Because I love bacon we ordered a side of it $5. The bacon had good flavor but it was too chewy. The boys liked it.
My bf is a bottomless pit, which really comes in handy when I don't finish my meals. Other times it's just crazy as he needs to order a ton of food to satisfy his hunger. He was still hungry so we ordered two desserts for the table to split, (during the brunch hours the only things available are the brunch dishes and desserts) the Apple Crisp Parfait $8 and the Carolina Crullers $7. Both desserts were kinda anti-climatic. The apple crisp was the better of the two, but it was really hard to eat. The Crullers had potential but they were way overcooked.
None of the food knocked our socks off, but it was good.The service (especially the kitchen) was a little slow but they bring you out carafes of mimosas so that made the wait more manageable.
Would I come back?Yes, I would. Although I would not likely be back if I had to travel from anywhere besides DC or parts of VA super close to the city (unless I got another fabulous brunch deal).