Washington, DC: P.J. Clarke's Brunch and Bottomless Drinks
I'm back (woo, month end at work is hectic) with ANOTHER bottomless brunch…with a couple more brunch posts to follow….eek. I got another deal through Gilt City - in the DC area they sporadically offer bottomless brunch deals, which I in turn quickly snatch up.
The deal was for P.J. Clarke's, so one Saturday morning I grabbed one of my girlfriends and we headed into the city. The internet recommends that you make a reservation but it wasn't to busy there when we went, although I am sure once it's warm it will be bustling-major bonus, brunch is on Saturdays AND Sundays. I have to say, I was absolutely in love with the interior-something about red checkered tablecloths just get me.
The deal included an appetizer of Crisp Parmesan Tator Tots. These were not your typical (and delicious) Ore Ida tator tots, they were something more. I've never had a homemade version, but these were awesome. A perfect starter.
Rosie and I decided to split two brunch dishes, Em's Breakfast SandwichEgg Whites, Avocado, Grafton Cheddar, Tomato, Arugula, served with Buttered Home Fries and Grand Marnier French ToastSliced Brioche, Fresh Fruit, Vanilla Creme. Both were delicious but Em's Breakfast Sandwich was the winner. The bread and combo of the toppings was spectacular. The home fries - I could have just eaten a plate of those and been happy. They were crispy and had caramelized onions, A+. The servings you are seeing below are half portions.
What is brunch without bottomless drinks? P.J. Clarke's let you have 4 options for bottomless: Mimosa, Bellini, Bloody Mary & Buck's Fizz (gin fizz drink). Naturally I had to try one of each, I preferred the Bellinis or Mimosas.
This place was great. Service was wonderful. We mentioned that we were going to split both of the brunch dishes and without asking the waiter had the kitchen split both dishes in half (so each dish you see above is half of what it would normally be). Along with that gesture the server was wonderful, friendly and funny without being to in our face. The food was also really good, I recommend Em's sandwich and the tots. Bottomless will cost you $18.84 and entrees will range on average from $11-$16.
Would I come back? Yes, the service and food would bring me back.